Roberta Cerveny, DDS
I am a Southern Californian since birth and grew up in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles where I still reside today. While attending high school, I helped out in a dental office and really enjoyed what I learned. The dentist in this office really encouraged me to go into dental hygiene, which I did. After graduating from the dental hygiene program at UCSF, I practiced in the San Fernando Valley. While working as a hygienist I realized that what I really wanted to do was to become a dentist. I applied to UCLA dental school and was thrilled to be admitted. I was the only woman in my class, which made it quite interesting.
When I graduated I went into private practice in Sherman Oaks, later moving my practice to Encino where I still am today. Although many of my classmates wanted to go into a specialty area of dentistry, I always knew I wanted to be a general dentist so that I could have the variety and flexibility of doing all types of dentistry. Since graduating, I have been keeping abreast of all the changes going on in the dental field by going to classes and seminars.
I have studied aesthetic dentistry, learning how to do porcelain veneers, crowns, and bridges. I have taken extensive courses at Loma Linda University on placing and restoring Dental Implants to replace missing teeth. I keep current on treating gum disease and also study Endodontics, which is treating the canals of an infected tooth. My staff and I keep current with CPR and sterilization techniques because patient care is one of our main concerns. There are other facets of dentistry I have studied over the years and have taken more post-graduate classes than required by law to keep up my license. There are so many new things in dentistry, it is really an exciting time to become a dentist and I love to make people look and feel better about their mouths.