We are delighted to introduce the latest addition to our
dental team, Dr. Daniela Orellana, DDS, MS. Dr.
Orellana has been an esteemed associate professor at the
prestigious UCLA School of Dentistry since 2015, and
we are thrilled she has joined our practice.
Dr. Orellana's journey as a dental professional began at Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello in Chile, where she earned her D.D.S. degree. She continued her education at the University of Michigan, where she achieved a Certificate in Prosthodontics and a Master of Science. With her extensive training and expertise, Dr. Orellana specializes in all aspects of esthetic dentistry and advanced prosthodontics, including fixed, implant, and removable rehabilitation.
Notably, Dr. Orellana has significantly impacted UCLA over the past eight years. She has devoted herself to mentoring dental students and residents in prosthodontics, while also contributing to key committees involving curriculum development, patient care enhancement, student performance evaluation, and Faculty Practice oversight.
Dr. Orellana's exceptional commitment to dentistry has earned her well-deserved recognition and awards, including the UCLA Doctor Ted Berg Predoctoral Teaching Award in 2023, recognizing her exceptional teaching abilities and mentorship, her nomination to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the Doctor Billy Scholarship Award from the University of Michigan in 2011 and the Best Student Award from Universidad Andres Bello in 2008. Apart from her passion for dentistry, Dr. Orellana enjoys spending her free time outdoors, engaging in activities such as hiking, road biking, traveling, and skiing. Most importantly, she cherishes precious moments with her family, which includes her two young kids: Isabela and Luca, husband Jay, and beloved dog James.
With Dr. Orellana's arrival at our practice, we are confident that our patients will receive the highest level of dental care possible. Her expertise in advanced prosthodontics and her dedication to ongoing research and education perfectly align with our commitment to providing you with exceptional dental services.