Meet The Doctor
Robert Mokbel, DDS, DSO ( Ph.D)
Dr. Mokbel is currently a clinical assistant professor teaching Restorative Dentistry and Prosthetics at the University of Southern California (USC), School of Dentistry, (since 1983), specializing in all restorative dental procedures to enhance the appearance of your smile and to help those patients with complex missing teeth. He has extensive training in Prosthodontics including Cosmetic Dentistry, Implants and full mouth rehabilitation.
Dr. Mokbel has been practicing dentistry in California since 1984. He received his degree in Dental Surgery from France in 1978. He then pursued a research project and a teaching opportunity at the Univ. of Paris and earned a second doctoral degree (Doctorate in Odontologiques Sciences) In Prosthodontics or DSO in 1982. He has since received many teaching awards.
A Prosthodontist is a highly trained specialist in Crown & Bridge, Implants, Dentures, Cosmetic dentistry and TMJ disorders, dedicated to restoring the health of the whole mouth.
With advanced training in Prosthodontics and Cosmetic Dentistry and over 30 years of experience, Dr. Mokbel takes great pride in treating all his patients personally, with a lot of compassion and dedication. He is very personable, caring and very gentle.
Dentistry can be very complicated, beside working with your regular dentist (GP), Dr. Mokbel works with a team of specialists such as Periodontists, Endodontists, Orthodontists, Oral and Plastic Surgeons so together, they can handle almost every conceivable case from simple tooth replacement such a single implant to a full mouth rejuvenation and reconstruction with several implants and even Extreme Make Over as seen on TV.
Dr Mokbel practiced in Italy and in France between 1978 and 1982.
Affiliation with professional organizations include:
- International College of Prosthodontics ICP
- International Congress of Oral Implantology ICOI
- American Acedmy of Periodontology
- Fellow Pierre Fauchard Academy
- Fellow Advanced Institute of Laser Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- Orange County Dental Society
- Member of USC Century Clubs,
- Past President OKU Honor Dental Society at USC.
- Past director of AYUDA-USC mobile clinic
- Chairman of CDA_Dental Forum for 2007 and 2008
- Past OCDS Delegate to CDA House of Delegates.
A personal note from Dr Robert Mokbel
For me being a Prosthodontist is not just about fixing old dentures and making long span bridges, it is not about placing implants or restoring a badly worn dentition, for me it is about people.
I am a very good prosthodontist and I love what I do.
For the past 30 years, I spent a lot of time at USC, dental school, I was teaching Prosthodontics in the international program. After I got my DDS degree in Paris, France I did a 4 years research in removable prosthetics and in occlusion, so when I came to USC I found it easy to teach Removable and Fixed Prosthodontics. Now I am teaching Restorative dentistry in the Sim Lab. With additional training in Periodontolgy (gum disease treatment) I understand and manage the Pros & Perio implications of complex situations more efficiently. But, since my goal was prosthodontics, I limited my practice in 1998 to that specialty exclusively.
Well, If you'd like to know more about me or my practice, I'd love to meet you, you can visit me in my office and we can get to know each other. Obviously if you will allow me to fix your teeth you have to know me as well.
Our office looks forward to a long lasting relationship.
Robert Mokbel, DDS