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A California native, Dr. Mamta Dalwani grew up in the Pasadena area, the second oldest of three sisters. She attended the University of California, Irvine where she received her undergraduate degrees in economics and biology. Next, Dr. Dalwani attended the University of the Pacific in Northern California where she received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery.

Dr. Mamta Dalwani has always focused on providing her patients in Los Angeles with wellness-focused cosmetic and general dentistry treatments. As a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology and as SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) certified dentist, Dr. Dalwani ensures that her dental treatments not only focus on providing you with the best oral health but that these treatments also positively contribute to your overall wellness.

Prior to establishing the Center for Holistic Dentistry in the Santa Monica area, Dr. Dalwani practiced for 9 years alongside her mentor and father at the Forum Dental Group. Dr. Dalwani is a standing member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and the West Los Angeles Dental Society.

When she’s not practicing her passion of dentistry Dr. Dalwani spends most of her time with her husband, Sumeet, and rambunctious dog, Zoey.

Dr. Mamta Dalwani
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With over 34 years of surgical experience, Dr. Oren is able to achieve remarkable results that are biologically and esthetically optimized to restore patient health. His unique background in medicine means he prioritizes patients’ natural restoration to health, rejuvenating gums and rebuilding missing bone while minimizing trauma. His extensive experience and unwavering, around-the-clock patient support means patients heal with minimal pain and maximum comfort.

Dr. Oren is a Board-certified Specialist in periodontology and dental implantology renowned for his expertise in periodontal plastic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Bologna School of Medicine, faculty of Medicine and Surgery in 1979 and graduated from Tel Aviv University School of Dentistry in 1986 with a Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) degree and recognition for an Outstanding Doctoral Thesis. He received a second doctorate degree from the University of Rome, School of Dentistry, as Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1993.

Continuing his education, Dr. Oren was awarded a Certificate of Specialty in Periodontology from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1999. Dr. Oren became a Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology in 2000 and was recognized as Board-certified Implantologist in 2019. He has been practicing dentistry internationally since 1986 and has been practicing periodontology/implant dentistry in Los Angeles since 1999.

Dr. Oren has lectured nationally and internationally on topics ranging from restorative dentistry to tissue engineering and periodontal disease. He taught as a Faculty member of the Department of Operative Dentistry at Tel Aviv University and spearheaded their Graduate board certification training program. Additionally, he conducted Clinical Periodontal Seminars to Undergraduate & Graduate students at Temple University.

Dr. Oren is an active member of the following professional societies: The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), the American Board of Periodontology (ABP), California Society of Periodontology (CSP), The International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Academy of Osseointegration and the Western Society of Periodontology.

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Dr. Chela Altman earned her doctorate in dental surgery from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, CA. Upon graduating from UOP in 2003, she was elected into the Tau Kappa Omega dental honor society for her outstanding academic and clinical achievements. She graduated summa cum laude from Claremont McKenna College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

Dr. Altman has been a colleague and worked with Dr. Dalwani for the past 17 years and they are both fellow alumni of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry (UOP).

Over the past seventeen years, Dr. Chela Altman has focused on providing patients in Los Angeles with dental treatments and care that embody the holistic philosophy. Being a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology and as a SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) certified dentist, Dr. Altman has a thorough understanding of the importance of maintaining oral health and its relationship with your overall health and wellness.

Dr. Altman is a valuable addition to the Center of Holistic Dentistry, as she embodies the holistic philosophy that is the cornerstone of our practice. Dr. Altman understands the importance of maintaining your oral health and how it directly correlates to you overall systemic health. She practices meditation, maintains an active lifestyle, and has been a lifelong vegetarian. Her life philosophy of balance and health translates directly into her approach to holistic dentistry.

Dr. Altman creates a relaxing and comfortable environment in which she delivers her exceptional dental care to our patients. She excels in holistic, cosmetic and restorative dentistry. This coupled with her calm and friendly attitude create the perfect environment for patients to receive the best that dentistry has to offer.

Dr. Altman is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the San Fernando Valley Dental Society. Dr. Altman continues to perfect her craft through continuing education and certifications at the World Clinical Laser Institute.

When not providing her patients with beautiful healthy smiles, Dr. Altman spends time with her adorable niece and nephew, enjoys hiking, pilates, scuba diving. She can also be found in her kitchen crafting vegetarian culinary masterpieces.

Chela Altman, D.D.S.
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