Peter Refela, DDS
Education & Background
Dr. Peter Refela was born and raised in Los Angeles. He attended the UCLA School of Dentistry for both dental school and his periodontics and implant surgery residency. He is currently very active in the field of periodontics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Periodontology and a member of the California Society of Periodontists, Western Society of Periodontology, American Dental Association, and California Dental Association.
As a doctor, he is gentle and attentive to his patients’ overall health and needs. He always encourages patient participation and enjoys sharing step by step treatment plans so that they are fully aware of what to anticipate. His main area of expertise is in implant placement and treating gum recession with soft tissue grafts.
Life At Home
Dr. Refela has been playing the oud, a musical instrument in the guitar family, for the last 12 years. He also likes to read classics literature and enjoys babysitting his niece.
What is a Periodontist?
A periodontist is a dentist like Dr. Refela who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas. They study for an three additional years of education beyond dental school. Dr. Peter Refela is familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and is also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.
Who should see a Periodontist?
Some patients’ periodontal issues can be managed by a general dentist. If any signs of periodontal disease are exhibited, coupled with research that suggests a relationship between periodontal disease and other chronic diseases of aging, periodontal treatment may necessitate a greater understanding and increased level of expertise by a trained specialist. Patients who present with moderate or severe levels of gum disease, or that have complex cases, will be best managed by a partnership between the dentist and periodontist.
Why Choose Dentistry @ its Finest for Best Periodontist Costa Mesa Orange County?
Periodontist Dr. Refela has extensive experience helping patients with complex periodontal disease or Dental Implants installation cases. At Dentistry @ Its Finest, we take care of you with latest technology at our Costa Mesa Orange County Office. Make an appointment with Dr. Refela to address your Oral health promptly.