Dr. Jacob Elisha is a highly-regarded Board Certified Periodontist and Dental Implant Surgeon with over 30 years of experience. This certification is only awarded to those Periodontists who have made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of their specialty. Dr. Elisha specializes in the treatment of gum disease and offers services that include: Extractions and bone grafting, bone & soft tissue reconstructive plastic surgery, crown-lengthening, gum grafting, scaling & root planing and LA dental implants.
Education and Background
Dr. Elisha attended UCLA undergraduate college majoring in Microbiology. At a young age of 19, he receives the highest score in Dental Admission Test in the country and became the youngest student ever to be accepted to Harvard School of Dental Medicine and UCLA School of Dentistry. With an academic scholarship, Dr. Elisha decided to stay in Southern California and attend UCLA. In 1988, he attained his doctorate in Dental Surgery at UCLA School of Dentistry. He received numerous honors including National Institute of Dental Research Student Scholarship for Research and The Department of Periodontics highest award for Clinical Excellence. In addition to his dental school curriculum he spent 3 months at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor prestigious department of Bacteriology and Immunology. He graduated at the top 3% of his Dental School Class with the highest score on the National Board Examination. Upon completion of his dental degree, Dr. Elisha completed a one year Hospital Dentistry Fellowship at Veteran Hospital West Los Angeles. Upon completion of his fellowship, he received his postgraduate training in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at UCLA.
Education is important to Dr. Elisha. He is active in professionally continuing education and regularly attends continuing education courses and classes. He was a clinical instructor at UCLA undergraduate periodontics and course instructor at UCLA Dental Extension program. He has lectured throughout California to numerous dental societies on Dental Implants and bone grafting techniques.
“Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As your dental specialist, our staff stays up to date on the latest advancements in periodontics and implant dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for my patients. We recognize that our patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in me and my team. That is just one reason why we value each and every patient relationship.”