Dr. Laurence R. Rifkin

Cosmetic Dentist

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Meet Dr. Laurence R. Rifkin. A professional sculptor, author, lecturer, educator, writer and professional artist with many of his pieces in private collections around the world, this veteran cosmetic dentist has distinguished himself in a city abound with aesthetic practitioners—integrating his artistic background to craft smiles that are as structurally sound as they are visually pleasing. Accomplished in his field, yet humbled and ever so m...

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Meet Dr. Laurence R. Rifkin. A professional sculptor, author, lecturer, educator, writer and professional artist with many of his pieces in private collections around the world, this veteran cosmetic dentist has distinguished himself in a city abound with aesthetic practitioners—integrating his artistic background to craft smiles that are as structurally sound as they are visually pleasing. Accomplished in his field, yet humbled and ever so m...

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I sculpt every smile into a masterpiece.
Dr. Laurence Rifkin
Cosmetic Dentist
Beverly Hills, California

Services Offered

  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • General Dentistry
  • Full-Mouth Reconstruction
  • Invisalign®
  • Sedation Dentistry (Conscious IV and Oral Sedation)
  • Dental-Facial Aesthetics
  • Microscope-Enhanced Dentistry
  • Implant-Supported Dentistry
  • CEREC® Same-Day Crowns and Inlays
  • Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT)
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Bonding
  • On-site Dental Lab with On Call Master Technician
Contact doctor for financing details

A Minute With

1.
WHAT SETS MY PRACTICE APART
The ability to combine artistic sculpting skills and the microscope for precision to achieve truly beautiful, believable and natural smiles
2.
CAREER-DEFINING PROTOCOL
I developed “The Rifkin Method,” my exclusive system of aesthetic predictably that allows patients to have complete confidence in the final outcome of their new, beautiful smile
3.
MY HAPPIEST PROFESSIONAL MOMENT
When I was honored to donate my services to injured military veterans and victims of domestic violence and restore their smiles
4.
MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT
Opening my Suite1200, a private VIP treatment center for celebrities and non-celebrities alike. Additionally, one of my proudest accomplishments is being elected this year as the 2017 president of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry
5.
MY MOTTO
The journey is just as important as the destination
6.
HOW I WOULD SPEND EXTRA TIME IN A DAY
Sculpt more
7.
WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY PROFESSION
The interaction with my patients and friendships that develop
8.
THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS MEDICAL MYTH I’VE HEARD
When someone says, “If my teeth look fine and there’s no pain, I don’t have to see a dentist.”
9.
THE FIRST STEP IN GETTING A GREAT NEW SMILE
Understanding my patient’s specific goals and then designing a smile composition of teeth, gums, lips and facial features that are all harmonious. No two faces or smiles are alike. Each one is as unique as a fingerprint
10.
WHY GIVING BACK IS SO IMPORTANT
I am grateful for my past mentors and teachers. Now it’s my turn

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Philosophy

Meet Dr. Laurence R. Rifkin. A professional sculptor, author, lecturer, educator, writer and professional artist with many of his pieces in private collections around the world, this veteran cosmetic dentist has distinguished himself in a city abound with aesthetic practitioners—integrating his artistic background to craft smiles that are as structurally sound as they are visually pleasing. Accomplished in his field, yet humbled and ever so modest, Dr. Rifkin is a true architect of the smile in every sense. He employs what he calls a “dento-facial” approach to smile design, accounting for bone structure, the shape of the lips, and age as part of his all-encompassing philosophy of personalized natural beauty.

About My Practice:

Why is microscope-enhanced dentistry integral to your approach?

Just like an eye, hand, or brain surgeon uses a microscope, I feel it's important to do so for accuracy. A microscope allows me to better diagnose decay, cracks and other pathologies that may escape detection without this form of magnification. My dental operating microscope also allows me to be more gentle to the teeth and gum tissue during procedures, and provide a more accurate restoration.

How do you involve patients in their care?

I involve my patients by taking the time to hear them. My initial consultation consists of gathering records, taking photographs, and having conversations about what their needs are. The information is then utilized to create a computer presentation that identifies their conditions, confirms their personal goals and defines my recommendations. After all, there is a personalized design DNA in every patient's smile unlike any other, because your facial composition is unique.

What factors do you look at when designing a smile?

I create a composition that is appropriate for every patient given his or her gender, age, body type and ethnic background. To achieve a natural-looking smile, the dentist has to understand those differences.

How do you ensure patient satisfaction?

I don't depend on a laboratory technician or a faraway lab. I have my own lab and technicians and we are intimately involved in each patient's smile makeover. Patients come to see me because they know that I'm always the master architect executing their vision.

About Me:

How does your artistic eye help you design smiles?

I have to bring life to inanimate objects and make them emulate natural structures and materials like enamel and dentin. It's art, but my medium is the body.

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Matrimonial Makeover

Desiring a more even and brighter smile for her wedding, this 29-year-old patient consulted with Dr. Rifkin. “After whitening the teeth, we were able to achieve the natural look she wanted with minor laser gum contouring and only four veneers placed on the top row,” Dr. Rifkin says. 

Enhancing Patient Comfort

Upon entering the penthouse office of Dr. Rifkin, guests are immediately clued into his appreciation for aesthetics. From the sweeping panoramic views of the Beverly Hills mountains to the spacious treatment rooms where he uses digital and microscope-guided technology, beauty relays itself in the form of consistency and detail-oriented care. In most instances, the naked eye alone is not powerful enough when long-term results are the ultimate goal, says Dr. Rifkin, who also offers patients IV sedation, administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. Dr. Rifkin provides his Suite 1200 location across the hall to patients, where they can experience treatment in a completely private setting separate from the rest of the practice. Complex cases that involve team specialist treatments are routinely performed here, in the same location, so that the patient doesn't need to visit multiple offices. Rounding out the experience is an on-site laboratory. Success isn't just about the final result. The journey is just as important.

Education & Credentials

EDUCATION:

Degree:

  • University of Southern California School of Dentistry , Los Angeles, California

AFFILIATIONS:

  • Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry
  • European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry

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About Dr. Laurence Rifkin
About Me

How does your artistic eye help you design smiles?

I have to bring life to inanimate objects and make them emulate natural structures and materials like enamel and dentin. It's art, but my medium is the body.

About My Practice

Why is microscope-enhanced dentistry integral to your approach?

Just like an eye, hand, or brain surgeon uses a microscope, I feel it's important to do so for accuracy. A microscope allows me to better diagnose decay, cracks and other pathologies that may escape detection without this form of magnification. My dental operating microscope also allows me to be more gentle to the teeth and gum tissue during procedures, and provide a more accurate restoration.

How do you involve patients in their care?

I involve my patients by taking the time to hear them. My initial consultation consists of gathering records, taking photographs, and having conversations about what their needs are. The information is then utilized to create a computer presentation that identifies their conditions, confirms their personal goals and defines my recommendations. After all, there is a personalized design DNA in every patient's smile unlike any other, because your facial composition is unique.

What factors do you look at when designing a smile?

I create a composition that is appropriate for every patient given his or her gender, age, body type and ethnic background. To achieve a natural-looking smile, the dentist has to understand those differences.

How do you ensure patient satisfaction?

I don't depend on a laboratory technician or a faraway lab. I have my own lab and technicians and we are intimately involved in each patient's smile makeover. Patients come to see me because they know that I'm always the master architect executing their vision.

Education & Credentials

EDUCATION:

Degree:

  • University of Southern California School of Dentistry , Los Angeles, California

AFFILIATIONS:

  • Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry
  • European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry
A Minute With

WHAT SETS MY PRACTICE APART

The ability to combine artistic sculpting skills and the microscope for precision to achieve truly beautiful, believable and natural smiles

CAREER-DEFINING PROTOCOL

I developed “The Rifkin Method,” my exclusive system of aesthetic predictably that allows patients to have complete confidence in the final outcome of their new, beautiful smile

MY HAPPIEST PROFESSIONAL MOMENT

When I was honored to donate my services to injured military veterans and victims of domestic violence and restore their smiles

MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT

Opening my Suite1200, a private VIP treatment center for celebrities and non-celebrities alike. Additionally, one of my proudest accomplishments is being elected this year as the 2017 president of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry

MY MOTTO

The journey is just as important as the destination

HOW I WOULD SPEND EXTRA TIME IN A DAY

Sculpt more

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY PROFESSION

The interaction with my patients and friendships that develop

THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS MEDICAL MYTH I’VE HEARD

When someone says, “If my teeth look fine and there’s no pain, I don’t have to see a dentist.”

THE FIRST STEP IN GETTING A GREAT NEW SMILE

Understanding my patient’s specific goals and then designing a smile composition of teeth, gums, lips and facial features that are all harmonious. No two faces or smiles are alike. Each one is as unique as a fingerprint

WHY GIVING BACK IS SO IMPORTANT

I am grateful for my past mentors and teachers. Now it’s my turn

Insights

Matrimonial Makeover

Desiring a more even and brighter smile for her wedding, this 29-year-old patient consulted with Dr. Rifkin. “After whitening the teeth, we were able to achieve the natural look she wanted with minor laser gum contouring and only four veneers placed on the top row,” Dr. Rifkin says. 

Enhancing Patient Comfort

Upon entering the penthouse office of Dr. Rifkin, guests are immediately clued into his appreciation for aesthetics. From the sweeping panoramic views of the Beverly Hills mountains to the spacious treatment rooms where he uses digital and microscope-guided technology, beauty relays itself in the form of consistency and detail-oriented care. In most instances, the naked eye alone is not powerful enough when long-term results are the ultimate goal, says Dr. Rifkin, who also offers patients IV sedation, administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. Dr. Rifkin provides his Suite 1200 location across the hall to patients, where they can experience treatment in a completely private setting separate from the rest of the practice. Complex cases that involve team specialist treatments are routinely performed here, in the same location, so that the patient doesn't need to visit multiple offices. Rounding out the experience is an on-site laboratory. Success isn't just about the final result. The journey is just as important.

Services
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • General Dentistry
  • Full-Mouth Reconstruction
  • Invisalign®
  • Sedation Dentistry (Conscious IV and Oral Sedation)
  • Dental-Facial Aesthetics
  • Microscope-Enhanced Dentistry
  • Implant-Supported Dentistry
  • CEREC® Same-Day Crowns and Inlays
  • Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT)
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Bonding
  • On-site Dental Lab with On Call Master Technician
Contact doctor for financing details

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