Meet Dr. Urdaneta

Dr. Urdaneta is a highly trained, talented, and experienced Prosthodontist & Educator with over two decades in private practice and academia. He continues to dedicate himself to educating, learning, and improving the oral health of the community. Dr. Urdaneta's ultimate goal is to improve patients' quality of life, by means of providing the best quality care and treatment. He treats patients with minor or major dental problems, such as crowns, bridges, dentures, implant crowns for missing teeth or under dentures to hold them in place, TMJ issues, sleep apnea, and smile reconstruction. 


UNIVERSITY DEGREES

  • University of Zulia, School of Odontology, Maracaibo, Venezuela  - Odontologist, 1993
  • New York University (NYU) - Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), 2000
  • University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Post Graduate Residency - Certificate of Prosthodontics, 2010

CLINICAL FACULTY POSITIONS

  • UCSF School of Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, 2001-2007
  • UCLA School of Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry/Advanced Prosthodontics, 2011 - present
  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine, 2011 - present

Dr. Urdaneta is an active member of American College of Prosthodontists (ACP), American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), Orange County Dental Society (OCDS), and the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), the Voice of Dental Education. He has received numerous community and professional awards, including Hispanic Business Salute Award from NBS Telemundo, Hispanic Small Business of the Year Award, and Outstanding faculty awards. He has provided Dental mission work in Jamaica, Mexico, and Venezuela. He speaks three languages fluently: English, Spanish, and Portuguese. 


Dr. Urdaneta resides in southern orange county with his wife and four children. He is an avid mountain biker, surfer, swimmer, and pilots small airplanes.