Doctor Team

DDS - 3yrs at SMFD

Dr. Roz Saedi was born and raised in sunny Southern California. She graduated at the top of her class from the prestigious University of Southern California School Dentistry where she earned her Doctorate in Dental Surgery. Prior to her dental education, she earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Roz is a skillful and artistic family dentist who is committed to delivering the highest quality dental care. She strongly believes in building relationships based on trust, helping you make informed decisions about your dental care, and creating a smile that is designed just for you.

Dr. Roz has extensive experience in the treatment of children and adults, with an emphasis on preventative dentistry. She strives to stay up-to-date on the cutting edge technology, new dental treatments, and all the latest advancements in the field of restorative and cosmetic dentistry. She is continuously seeking to advance her clinical skills through various continuing education courses. Dr. Roz maintains active memberships with the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Los Angeles Dental Society. When she is not in private practice, she enjoys giving back to the community. Among other community activities and endeavors, Dr. Roz volunteered services to numerous community oral health clinics including USC mobile dental clinic, Queenscare Mobile Clinic, The Union Rescue Mission, and Special patients Clinics of USC.

Outside the office, Dr. Roz enjoys taking spinning classes at Soul Cycle, snorkeling and traveling. She looks forward to meeting all current and new patients and ensuring the best dental health and happiness for all.

DDS, Periodontist 24yrs at SMFD

Dr. Cohen received his DDS degree from Emory University in 1972. After a stint in the U.S. Air Force Dental Corp. and private practice in Atlanta, Dr. Cohen began a Preceptorship in the Dept. of Periodontics at UCLA School of Dentistry. In 1987, Dr. Cohen completed his residency in Periodontics at UCLA with his research thesis on the comparison of surgical modalities.

Dr. Cohen’s specialty in Periodontics, Cosmetic Gum Surgery and Implant Placement makes him an especially valuable member of our team. A consummate student of his profession, Dr. Cohen attends approximately 5-10 major dental conferences each year.

When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Cohen enjoys music, skiing and traveling.

Owner, DDS - 34yrs at SMFD

Dr. Rubenstein received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California San Diego in 1977. He attended dental school at New York University College of Dentistry where he received his DDS in 1982. After practicing for a short time in Manhattan, Dr. Rubenstein returned to his native Southern California and established Santa Monica Family Dentistry in 1984.

Dr. Rubenstein is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, West LA Dental Society, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. His expertise in cosmetic dentistry includes Smile Design, Veneers, Implants, Bleaching, Bonding and Contouring. He is also a Premiere Provider for Invisalign and attends numerous Invisalign conferences where he interacts with other leading practitioners in the United States.

Dr. Rubenstein is married with two children. In addition to enjoying practicing dentistry, his other passions include traveling, golfing and fitness training.

DDS - 10yrs at SMFD

Dr. Lindsay Leland received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from The University of Georgia. She then attended Medical College of Georgia and received her DMD- Doctor of Medical Dentistry. In her fourth year of dental school, she traveled to Los Angeles for an internship at The University of Southern California’s Mobile Dental Clinic. She spent four weeks in Los Angeles treating underprivileged children. This experience made her realize that Southern California was the place she wanted to call home.

Upon graduating dental school, Dr. Leland immediately went to work for 2 years at a family practice in Atlanta, Georgia that specialized in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. She was an active member of the Georgia Dental Association and multiple study clubs. In December 2007, Dr. Leland was ready to make the move and took the California Boards. She received her license the following February. She continues to be active in organized dentistry in Los Angeles. She is a member of the American Dental Association and Beverly Hills Multidisciplinary Study Group.

Dr. Leland has lived in Los Angeles for 6 years and enjoys taking advantage of all the outdoor activities California brings. She enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and anything to do with the beach.

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