Dr. Les Latner, DDS

Dr. Les Latner, DDS

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Dentistry  |  
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66 y/o
(58)

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As much as he's known for excellence in dentistry, Les Latner is known for his love of football. While attending UCLA in the early '70s, he divided his time between earning a master's in kinesiology and managing the school's famed football team. After graduating, he received his dental degree from Washington University in St. Louis but soon returned to his old stomping grounds as the team dentist, helping the Bruin boys with their oral injuries for many years. More than 30 years later, he still can't separate himself from the action. Dr. Latner currently keeps stats for the referees during games, keeping as close to the field as he can—without actually wearing a uniform and enduring bone-crunching tackles.In addition to his pigskin endeavors, Dr. Latner graduated from the Washington University-St. Louis, School of Dental Medicine and completed a two year residency in pediatric dentistry at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. But his true passion lies in general dentistry. Dr. Latner is one of fewer than 10 dentists who've achieved both accreditation in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. Also, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentisry, and is a clinical assistant professor at the UCLA School of Dentistry, lectures regularly on esthetic dentistry, and has authored an article published in the Journal of the American College of Dentists. Fittingly, the sports-loving dentist was officially recognized by the Sports Dentistry Commission for the World Cup in 1994, and was a presenter at the 1986 Academy for Sports Dentistry National Symposium.When away from the office, Dr. Latner spends time with his beautiful wife, Nora, and his black lab, Shaina, while missing his son who attends Wheaton College in Massachusetts. Whenever they can, they steal away to the mountains for some rejuvenating snow skiing.

Westside Dental Associates

2990 S Sepulveda Blvd Ste 204

Los Angeles, CA 90064
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  • Delta Dental

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Les Latner has been delivering excellent results for his cosmetic and general dentistry patients in Los Angeles since 1984. Meeting his patients demands in the fast pace of LA life is a tall order, but Dr. Latner has proven himself more than worthy of that challenge. Our Los Angeles cosmetic dentistry practice has flexible hours, a complete range of dental services in one location, and the experience and skills to make your dream smile a reality.
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Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • General Dentistry (Dental Assistant)
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Reconstructive Dentistry
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Sports Dentistry
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Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Alveolar Bone Loss
  • Ankylosis of Tooth
  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Black Hairy Tongue
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Bonding Disorders
  • Bone Loss
  • Broken Tooth
  • Canker Sore
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Chronic Periodontitis
  • Clicking of Temporomandibular Joint
  • Cold Sore
  • Cracked Tooth
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Injury
  • Dental Trauma
  • Dentinogenesis Imperfecta
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dry Tooth Socket
  • Excessive Tooth Wear
  • Fibroma
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Halitosis
  • Loose Teeth
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Misshapen Teeth
  • Mouth Lesions
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Oral Infection
  • Oral and-or Facial Athletic Injury
  • Periodontitis
  • Plaque
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Receding Gums
  • Salivary Duct Stones
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Soft Tissue Infection
  • Stained Teeth
  • Swollen Gums
  • TMJ
  • Tartar Buildup
  • Teething
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Tooth Abnormalities as Seen in Diabetes
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Avulsion
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Decay Caused by Acid Attack
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Displacement
  • Tooth Loss
  • Tooth Malformation
  • Toothache
  • Traumatic Dental Injuries

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Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Air Abrasion
  • Amalgam Dental Fillings
  • Athletic Mouthguards
  • Bite Adjustment
  • Bone Regeneration Procedure
  • Ceramic Dental Crowns
  • Composite Fillings
  • Computer Imaging for Dental Crowns
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Cosmetic Dental Procedure
  • Crown Lengthening
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Examination
  • Dental Filling
  • Dental Hygiene Services
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlay
  • Dental Procedure
  • Dental Prophylaxis
  • Dental Restoration
  • Dental Veneer
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Denture Repair
  • Digital X-Ray (CDR)
  • Diode Laser Soft Tissue Treatment
  • Endodontic Retreatment
  • Endodontic Surgery
  • Endodontic Treatment
  • Extraction of Wisdom Tooth
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Fluoride Varnish
  • Frenectomy
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • General Anesthesia
  • Gum Disease Treatment
  • Implant-Supported Bridge
  • Implant-Supported Crown
  • Implant-Supported Dentures
  • Intraoral Camera
  • Laser Cavity Detection
  • Light Activated Teeth Whitening
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Mouthguards
  • Nightguard
  • Nitrous Oxide Administration
  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation
  • Non-Surgical Bite Correction
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Oral Sedation
  • Oral Soft Tissue Assessment
  • Pediatric Dental Exam
  • Periodontal Exam
  • Pocket Depth Measurement
  • Porcelain Bridge
  • Porcelain Crown
  • Porcelain Dental Inlays
  • Porcelain Dental Onlays
  • Porcelain Fixed Bridges
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Power Teeth Whitening
  • Preseason Dental Exam
  • Prophy Jet Air Polishing
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Restoration of Dental Implants
  • Retainer Therapy
  • Root Canal
  • Root Planing
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Single Visit Root Canals
  • Smile Makeovers
  • Sterilization
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Polishing
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Tooth-Conserving Dentistry
  • Traumatic Dental Injury Treatment
  • Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning
  • Upper Dentures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • UCLA
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • Washington University In St Louis / College Of Dental Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Latner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Latner to family and friends
4.8
based on 58 total reviews
Dr. Latner's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
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Dr. Latner accepts 1 insurance carrier
  • Delta Dental
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