Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS

Supra-Gingival Dentistry by Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz provides artistic cosmetic dentistry as well as general dentistry. Supra-gingival (above the gum) dental procedures offer patients benefits such as healthier gums, tooth preservation, less chance of root canal and less discomfort.     Dr. Ruiz has been practicing for more than two decades. He is a leading researcher and educator in modern, minimally invasive dentistry, developing and teaching a number of new techniques in aesthetic and restorative dentistry. He has published several clinical and research papers on adhesive dentistry, aesthetic dentistry and occlusion therapy. He has made numerous television appearances all while being the director of the Los Angeles Institute of Clinical Dentistry.

What is your specialty?

“I decided to become a dentist to make beautiful smiles. I have taught advanced courses on porcelain veneers and esthetic dentistry at USC for years and have done thousands of smile makeovers for people in the movie industry. We have people consistently come from around the country and even overseas to get their veneers done with me for a reason.”

How does your practice differ from others?

“We understand that only by providing dentistry that preserves and protects the health of not just your mouth but your entire body can we truly create smile masterpieces. We offer a healthier form of minimally invasive dentistry. We say ‘no’ to crowns—always choosing healthier options.”

Would you describe your approach as holistic?

“We are not holistic, but we are a new level of healthy—based on scientific evidence. The way we practice protects the patient’s health. There are fewer issues that patients encounter after leaving the office.”

How do your patients describe you?

“Caring, gentle and an artist. My patients see me as someone they can trust and rely on when it comes to oral health—not only cosmetically but for overall health in the mouth.”

How does technology enhance the patient experience?

“By having the most up-to-date, state-of-the-art technology, we are able to have full digital X-rays; newer, cleaner and faster equipment; and most importantly, new equipment allows for a cleaner and more sterile atmosphere.”

How does your practice provide personalized attention to patients?

“We provide VIP services not usually available in dentistry, such as zero wait time, personalized attention one patient at a time, extended hours by request, comfort technology such as aromatherapy, and the latest equipment to improve the quality of care such as lasers, digital X-rays and GALILEOS cone beam technology.”