Gail Rita Strahs, D.D.S. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Gail Rita Strahs Dr. Strahs practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in the Westwood area of Los Angeles, and taught oral surgery in the Residency Program of the UCLA Dental School for more than 25 years. Her office is on the northwest corner of Wilshire and Westwood Boulevards, three blocks south of the UCLA campus. She has been there for more than 25 years. Dr. Strahs is an in-network, contracted Delta Dental provider for the students, faculty, and staff of the University of California at Los Angeles who have Delta PPO coverage. This includes UCSHIP insurance for students.

Placing a priority on the alleviation of pain and anxiety, Dr. Strahs will discuss the nature and treatment of your problem in understandable terms, and will help you choose the surgical and anesthetic treatment options that are best for you.

Dr. Strahs manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth, and facial region. Services provided include removal of impacted wisdom teeth, evaluation and treatment of the mouth for dental implants, extraction of decayed teeth, diagnosis and treatment of pathological lesions (growths), and treatment of traumatic injuries to jaw bones and teeth. Dr. Strahs also performs pediatric oral surgery.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the specialty of dentistry that includes the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects involving both functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region.

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is a graduate of an accredited dental school who has completed an additional four or more years of training in an accredited, hospital-based, oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program.

Not all oral and maxillofacial surgeons are board-certified. Diplomate certification requires completion of training in an accredited residency program, evidence of post-training experience, and successful completion of written and oral examinations on the entire scope of the specialty by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.