Dental Procedures.
Dental care is divided into three categories, preventative, basic restorative and major restorative. If you have insurance it will use this terminology to determine coverage. Cosmetic and other procedures are also available to enhance appearance and protect the teeth. 

Preventative Dental Treatment.
Aside from regular brushing and flossing on your part, teeth cleaning or 'dental hygiene' at the dentist's office, along with a dentist's exam should form the basis of your dental preventative care. 

Cleanings and examinations (sometimes called dental checkups or dental examinations) should be done on a regular basis. These can be every three, four, or six months depending on your needs. In addition to the cleanings and exams, x-rays are also necessary for diagnosis of your treatment needs. 

Basic Dental Restorative Treatment.
This group of procedures includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Periodontal (gum) disease treatment
  • Tooth extraction
  • White or silver fillings


Major Dental Restorative Treatment. 
This group of procedures generally refers to replacement of missing teeth. It includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Crowns and Implant. These are used when a white or silver restoration cannot be placed. Crowns are commonly made of porcelain (ceramic) fused to precious metal. 
  • Bridges and Implant Bridges. These can be gold, porcelain, or metal and porcelain.
  • Dentures and partial dentures.
  • Restorationof dental implants


Cosmetic Procedures
Teeth whitening
Inlay, onlay, veneer, bonding


Mouthguards
Some patients 'grind' their teeth at night. This can result in excessive premature wear of the teeth, and discomfort in the jaw joint. A custom fit appliance, called a nightguard or occlusal guard can be fabricated to protect the teeth and jaw joint.


Some patients snore, and this can rob them of needed sleep. We make custom fitted snore appliances to help with this problem.


For patients involved in contact sports we make custom sport guards.

Insurance.

Our office will gladly provide, or research if necessary, the details of your insurance plan and will be happy to assist you with any question or concern.


We accept all indemnity and PPO plans.


The office is contracted with Delta Dental of California PPO and MetLife Preferred Dentist Program


We send claims to all PPO plans, including Cigna, Aetna, Blue Cross, Guardian, PacifiCare, Blue Shield, Humana, Mutual of Omaha, Prudential, HealthNet, Kaiser, Great Western and United Concordia.


Dr. Barbara Friedman is a graduate of USC Dental School.


Since 1992 she has been treating patients from Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, North Ranch, Calabasas, Malibu, and as far away as Ojai, Pasadena and Palmdale.


She taught at USC.

Note: Our office will gladly provide, or research if necessary, the details of your insurance plan and will be happy to assist you with any question or concern.  This will be done in strictest confidence.

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​​Office Hours

Monday9 am to 6 pm
Tuesday9 am to 6 pm
WednesdayClosed
Thursday8 am to 5 pm
Friday8 am to 5 pm


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