Dr. Leila has lived in the West San Fernando Valley since the age of 18. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Los Angeles, followed by her dental degree from the University of Southern
California. After learning the business end of dentistry while working as an associate for other dentists, she established her practice on Ventura Boulevard, in Woodland Hills. Her office is comfortable and caring, with no pressure to submit to procedures.
She is an active member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Fernando Valley Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. In addition to her full-time practice, she has taught at USC School of Dentistry as a clinical instructor and she has mentored other students to succeed at dental schools. She is active in her community where she dedicates her time and effort in serving her community.
Doctor Leila has traveled to East Africa to provide free dental care to a community near Arusha, Tanzania. Some children there had never even seen a toothbrush before. She also discreetly treats the rich and famous.
Doctor Leila has elevated her practice through the KOIS Center, learning the most advanced techniques in modern dentistry.
Her hobbies are hiking, jogging, travelling and drinking coffee with friends.
She is a big hockey fan, buying the whole office lunch when the LA KINGS won each of their Stanley Cups. She has traveled to over 24 countries and believes that traveling makes you more flexible in life. She is happily married to her husband Tom, a teacher, and lives with him and their two girls, Hanna (born 2008) and Ava (born 2010).
All dentists are required to engage in continuing education, but some take it much more seriously than others. Dr. Leila takes it seriously–far too seriously, according to her husband, who complains that the family doesn’t take a vacation, anymore, unless there is a Continuing Education course attached.
Dr. Leila travels throughout the United States and internationally to stay on the cutting edge of advancements in dental treatment.
She recently traveled to the Kois Center in Seattle for a 30-hour, 3 day course, given by that world renown specialist who is revolutionizing the approach to dental occlusion.