Many individuals spend a small fortune seeking to restore their smiles, only to receive what is commonly referred to as a big set of “Chicklet” teeth. All too often we see dental work that can appear crude or heavy-handed. This dreadful and disappointing result is the antithesis of ‘The Rifkin Experience.’ With a keen eye and master’s finesse, discriminating clientele trust in Dr. Rifkin’s unrivaled ability to create gorgeous, natural-looking smiles, and dentistry that doesn’t look like dentistry.
A Dentist With a Passion for Art, Technology and Science
Dr. Rifkin displays a relentless passion for excellence in periodontal health, function and dento-facial aesthetics. He creates synergy between science, technology and fine arts. He also believes in a team approach to achieving optimal results for his patients, collaborating with both dental and medical specialists he’s personally hand-selected for their skill and integrity.
“We strive to deliver perfection in every smile and pleasure in every visit.” Laurence Rifkin, DDS
Art and Nature
Creating natural-looking smiles requires intimate knowledge of, and appreciation for, the principles of natural beauty. Therefore, dento-facial aesthetics that successfully emulate the wondrous beauty found in nature is achieved only by the most skilled artistic hand.
Beauty in nature is not perfectly symmetrical. Elements of balance, harmony and composition are organically incorporated. Hence, reproducing facial beauty in the dental setting requires a merging of artistic inspiration and scientific discipline. When the dentist himself is a master of the artistic elements of balance, harmony and composition, dento-facial aesthetics is elevated to the level of living, breathing, visual poetry. True homage to the brilliance of nature’s beauty.
Dr. Laurence Rifkin’s innate brilliance and mastery of artistic principles plays a primary role in his having created the world’s most exquisite smiles for over three and a half decades.
- USC School of Dentistry – Former Faculty Member
- UCLA School of Dentistry – Former Faculty Member
- Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry
- American and European Academies of Esthetic Dentistry
- American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
Highlighting Dr. Rifkin’s role as a luminary in the field of aesthetic medicine is the fact that he is among the few dentists who—being recognized as an aesthetic leader even beyond the field of dentistry—can claim the honor of being selected for membership to the prestigious American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
Combining cosmetic surgery principles with dentistry is a rare passion. Doing it exceedingly well for the better part of 40 years is a legacy. As a renowned international lecturer, Dr. Rifkin addresses dental and cosmetic surgery academies all over the world.
Dedicated to the Community
Dr. Rifkin has long given back to his community in various philanthropic endeavors. His work in this area is not about shining a light on himself but rather to restore one of the most important things a person can lose, their smile. When Dr. Rifkin’s philanthropic efforts garner media attention, he is proud to use the platform to educate and inspire the public.
His most recent focus has been with R.A.W. (Rebuilding American's Warriors) and Face Forward. Dr. Rifkin donates his time and skill to both organizations so that returning injured military personnel as well as women and children traumatized by domestic violence can smile again.
Veteran Sergeant Tony Lino served as a member of the U.S. Marine Corp’s EOD bomb squad in Iraq. These soldiers save lives while risking their own by seeking out and dismantling enemy explosives. Unfortunately, Sergeant Lino was injured when flying shrapnel from an explosion knocked out one of his teeth and injured several others. Upon returning to the U.S., Dr. Rifkin and his staff were honored to give Sergeant Lino the full “star” treatment—and a brand new smile.
Among Dr. Rifkin’s many roles as community benefactor and aesthetic authority, he was also called upon by Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers show to assemble a team in the emotional and dental rehabilitation of a young mother named Jennifer who was experiencing extreme physical and emotional pain from the serious deterioration of her dental and systemic health. Jennifer’s metamorphosis was truly moving. Her health and self-confidence were transformed, and both soared with her new smile. Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers show acknowledges Dr. Rifkin as a designated Lifechanger.