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Our Team

Dr. Rodica Grasu

Dr. Rodica Grasu attended New York University and UCLA and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry in 1985. She obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree at the UCLA School of Dentistry in 1989. She then completed the General Practice Residency Program at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital at Sepulveda, California in 1990. She attained the Certificate in Periodontics and the Master of Science in Oral Biology at the UCLA School of Dentistry in 1992.

Dr. Grasu maintains a position as a clinical instructor at the UCLA School of Dentistry and is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, Academy of Osseointegration, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, California Society of Periodontists and other professional organizations.

Elissa B. Green, DMD, MS

Dr. Green grew up in Newbury Park, CA where her days were full with school and swim team. She completed her undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley, majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology. Following college, Dr. Green began working in a microbiology lab at a pharmaceutical company, but quickly realized her desire to work with people instead of bacteria. After a great deal of job shadowing, she pursued her DMD degree at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where she received the American Academy of Periodontology Dental Student Award for Outstanding Achievement in Periodontics and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society.

In 2018, Dr. Green received her certificate in Periodontics from the UCLA School of Dentistry and concurrent Masters of Science degree in Oral Biology. During her time in residency, she performed research investigating the role of specific inflammatory cytokines in the pathogenesis of periodontitis using a murine model which is published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. Most recently, Dr. Green has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Dr. and Mrs. Gerald M. Kramer Scholar Award for Excellence, an award given to the top periodontal resident in the country.

Her professional affiliations include the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, California Society of Periodontology, and Academy of Osseointegration. In addition to her time in private practice, Dr. Green is a clinical faculty member at UCLA Dental School.

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