Dr. Bill Dorfman is not just a famous cosmetic dentist, he is THE famous cosmetic dentist. Affectionately known as “America’s Dentist,” Dr. Bill is widely recognized worldwide as a leading dentist who is responsible for creating smiles for many of Hollywood’s brightest stars. In fact, Dr. Dorfman has become a star in his own right as the featured dentist on the hit ABC series, “Extreme Makeover,” where he performed amazing dental transformations on the show’s participants as well as the number one guest co-host on the new syndicated daytime talk show, “The Doctors.” In addition, Dr. Dorfman is a world-renowned lecturer and author of the best-selling cosmetic dentistry book, The Smile Guide and the NY Times bestseller Billion Dollar Smile.
The innovative and accomplished doctor is also renowned in his field as an energy-brimming inventor and brilliant entrepreneur who has brought award-winning innovations to the world of dentistry.
Dr. Bill Dorfman has been interviewed extensively for numerous magazines and television shows including ABC’s Good Morning America, The View, Oprah, CNN’s Larry King Live, NBC’s The Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Dr. Phil, The Rachael Ray Show, TheTyra Banks Show, Entertainment Tonight, MTV’s The Osbournes and Newlyweds: Nickand Jessica, The Wayne Brady Show,The Sharon Osbourne Show, EXTRASoap Talk, Access Hollywood and E! Entertainment Television.
As a 1980 graduate from UCLA Dr. Bill was honored with the prestigious “UCLA Outstanding Senior Award.” He then received his dental degree in 1983 from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, where he was one of the youngest graduates ever to receive his doctorate degree. Upon graduation, he completed a two-year residency at a dental hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 1985, Dr. Dorfman returned to the United States and established his private practice in aesthetic and general dentistry.
In 1989, at the age of 30, Dr. Bill Dorfman formed the now hugely successful company, Discus Dental, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of tooth-whitening, oral hygiene and aesthetic dental products. Here he helped develop such ground-breaking professional take-home teeth whitening products as Nite White and Day White, both of which brighten smiles much more quickly, safely and effectively than conventional over-the-counter teeth-whitening strips and paint-on gels. More recently his company has launched Zoom! and Brite Smile both revolutionary in-office whitening system which use a safe, effective and gentle light-activated gel to whiten teeth by 8 to 10 shades in just over an hour. Breath Rx the #1 dentist dispensed complete line of breath freshening products is now also available at retail outlets across North America.
Dr. Bill Dorfman is a member of the American Dental Association and he is one of only 33 Fellows in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, only two of which are in Los Angeles. In addition, Dr. Bill Dorfman was the founder and program coordinator of P.A.C.-live, a continuing education program to teach practicing dentists state of the art cosmetic dental skills on live patients, at the University of the Pacific Dental School. He has been honored by being recognized as the “Best Aesthetic Dentist in Los Angeles” in Los Angeles Magazine and, by the young age of 42, was awarded not one but two lifetime achievement awards from the largest academies in dentistry and has since then been awarded a total of eight lifetime achievement awards.
Throughout his accomplished career, Dr. Dorfman has been committed both to educating the public about the world of dentistry and to giving back to the community. In association with The Crown Council of Dentistry, Dr. Bill has offered Discus Dental’s assistance in donating all of the whitening materials for its annual four-month charity campaign, Smiles for Life. Each year, The Crown Council dentists donate their time and services to offer consumers tooth whitening at a lower rate. Then 100% of the money earned is donated to country singer Garth Brooks’ “Teammates for Kids Foundation,” which in turn gives to children’s charities across the U.S. Thus far, they have raised and donated more than $28 million to more than 115 children’s charities, including St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and The Children’s Dental Center.
In addition, Dr. Bill Dorfman is dedicated to aiding the many graduates of Los Angeles’ Battered Women’s Shelter, a downtown refuge that helps survivors of harrowing physical violence heal and rejoin the world. Since 1997, Dr. Bill has helped restore the smiles of abused wives, rape victims, former prostitutes, drug addicts and unfortunate women at no charge in order to assist them on their path to confidence. He recently not only traveled to South Africa to help raise money and awareness for Tomorrow’s Trust – a nonprofit organization that helps orphan children affected by HIV and AIDS, but he also co-founded The LEAP Foundation. LEAP – Leadership, Excellence and Accelerating YOUR Potential is a summer scholarship program for students and young adults to help obtain valuable life skills that they wouldn’t otherwise learn in a traditional classroom setting. Skills such as business etiquette, time management, making a first impression, etc. are all taught through seminars, celebrity speakers and mentors. His humanitarian and philanthropic involvement has led to his recent recognition by his alma mater, receiving the 2009 UCLA Community Service Award- one of the top honors.
Dr. Bill is also active in the world of fitness and beauty and has been a repeat judge for the Miss USA beauty pageant. His personal fitness regime includes a strict, healthy diet, and he loves to water and snow ski, bike, climb, swim and scuba dive.
When Dr. Bill Dorfman is away from his busy office, he enjoys spending time with his three daughters, Anna, Charlotte and Georgia.