Modern American Dentistry
A Great Dentist
  • With 2 Locations in Southern California, Modern American Dentistry is here for you.
Welcome To Our Practice

At Modern American Dentistry, we provide the highest level of patient care and dentistry available. We incorporate modern technology to make your dental treatment more successful, precise, and comfortable. We create lasting relationships with our patients and value the role we play in the health of our community.

Sleep Restoration

Quality sleep is essential to good overall health! If you have trouble sleeping, wake up feeling tired, or if you snore, we can help! Our team utilizes the latest sleep treatments to improve your quality of life and allow you to get a good night's sleep!

Dr. Joel Gould
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Meet Dr. Gould

Dr. Gould launched a dynamic new practice concept, which he calls Modern American Dentistry. Begun at his flagship Manhattan Beach office in California, it has expanded to his practices in Woodland Hills and Santa Monica. A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Dr. Gould graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1991 with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery. In Ontario, he joined forces with the government to provide on-site dental care and treatment to elementary school children in underserviced areas. He also established a dental clinic in a rural Ontario community.

Meet Dr. Adorjan

Dr. Gabe Adorjan was born in Hungary and arrived as an immigrant to the United States with his brother and parents at the age of twelve. He had an early natural affinity for computers and anything mechanical. In his early years, he worked with his father, a general contractor, building residential homes in the Valley. He has an aptitude for creative problem solving and became highly skilled at working with his hands.

Dr. Gabe Adorjan
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Incorporating the latest dental technology into our practice allows us to give you the most updated treatment possible. Precision, accuracy, and quality are what we do best. Below are some of the ways we use technology to make effective early diagnoses so we can address your dental conditions while they are easier to treat.

Digital Dental X-Rays

Digital dental x-rays provide high-resolution images that allow us to safely diagnose conditions in their earliest stages. With 80 to 90 percent less radiation than traditional x-rays, they are safer than ever. We take x-rays periodically for effective diagnoses of bone conditions and decay. How often you will need x-rays depends on your dental health history.

Intraoral Cameras

Seeing is believing! With intraoral camera technology, we can show you images of exactly what we see. We can take high-resolution images of a single tooth or an area of your mouth and instantly display it on a computer monitor for you to see. This tool helps us to provide essential patient education so that you fully understand your conditions and treatment options.




This tooth shows the cavity in the grooves of the tooth. Something like this generally doesn't show up on an X-Ray unless the decay is very deep.

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

Dental anxiety and fear is something we are all too familiar with. Addressing this fear and anxiety of the dentist is one of the most important things that we do. We truly believe that being comfortable with all aspects of your dental visit is key to loving your dental office.

Patients love "gas" for a good reason. It is extremely effective at reducing or eliminating anxiety. Sometimes it is used in combination with oral medication. The benefit of using nitrous for the relief of anxiety is that it's effects wear off within 10 minutes of placing the patient on pure oxygen. With oral medications the patient is unable to drive making this form of anxiety relief less convenient for the patient.

If you've put off visiting the dentist due to fear or anxiety, give us a call today! We can help!