• With 3 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 Northridge 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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How long will I be numb?

Depending on the level of anesthetic we deliver, most patients will experience residual numbness for one to two hours after their dental procedure. Of course, your numbness depends on the type of procedure we provide. A small filling may require little to no anesthetic while a bridge may require numbing of several teeth.

It is important to remember that we treat each patient individually, and the level of anesthetic you require may not be the same as another patient. Your anxiety and metabolic composition play a part in how effectively anesthetic will work on you.

For patients who experience dental anxiety, getting and staying numb can be difficult. By managing your anxiety, we help the anesthetic work more effectively. We use oral medications and nitrous oxide to reduce dental fear and make your overall experience more pleasant and relaxed.

If you have a speaking engagement or important meeting after your procedure, we do offer anesthetic reversal that reduces your numbness to about thirty minutes following your procedure.

Avoiding hot liquids after dental treatment is a good idea since you may not be able to accurately determine the temperature and could burn yourself inadvertently. 

If you have questions about anesthetic, its effectiveness, or whether it is necessary, contact our office. We are happy to provide you with the information you need to plan for your appointment!

Patient Testimonial:Maria's Empowering Transformation Part 1

Within the past months Dr. Joel Gould has conducted a “Smile Makeover” on Maria. She suffered from smile dissonance, her smile was destroyed by domestic violence and Dr. Gould wanted ... Read more

Patient Testimonial:Maria's Empowering Transformation Part 2

Maria's Empowering Transformation by Dr. Joel Gould of Modern American Dentistry. Read more

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Esthetic Bonding, Repairing a Chip