Meet Dr. Bill Dorfman

Best Cosmetic Dentist in Los Angeles

dorfman-teamDr. Bill Dorfman is not just a famous cosmetic and general dentist, he is THE most famous cosmetic dentist world wide. Affectionately known as “America’s Dentist,” Dr. Bill is widely recognized world-wide 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 a recurring guest co-host on the new Emmy Winning daytime talk show, “The Doctors.” In addition, Dr. Dorfman is a world-renowned lecturer & author of the best-selling cosmetic dentistry book, The Smile Guide and the NY Times bestseller Billion Dollar Smile.

The innovative & accomplished doctor is also renowned in his field as an energy-brimming inventor & brilliant entrepreneur who has brought award-winning innovations to the world of dentistry.

Dr. Bill Dorfman has been interviewed extensively for numerous television shows & magazines 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, Steve Harvey Show, FABLife, The Doctors, The Tyra Banks Show, Ricki Lake Show, Entertainment Tonight, MTV’s The Osbournes & Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica, The Wayne Brady Show, The Sharon Osbourne Show, Living It Up! With Ali & Jack, EXTRA, Soap Talk, Access Hollywood & 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 & established his private practice in aesthetic & general dentistry.

In 1989, at the age of 30, Dr. Bill formed the hugely successful company, Discus Dental, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer & distributor of tooth-whitening, oral hygiene & aesthetic dental products. Here he helped develop such ground-breaking professional take-home teeth whitening products as Nite White, Day White, & Breath Rx. His company also launched Zoom! & Brite Smile both revolutionary in-office whitening system which uses a safe, effective & gentle light-activated gel to whiten teeth by 8 to 10 shades in just over an hour. More recently, after 20 years of becoming a leader in teeth-whitening products, Dr. Bill sold Discus to widely recognized Philips Electronics – makers of Sonicare and has become a spokesperson for some of their newest innovations.

Dr. Bill is a member of the American Dental Association & he is one of only 100 Fellows in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, only two of which are in Los Angeles. In addition, he was the founder & 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” by 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 & has since then been awarded a total of six lifetime achievement awards.

Throughout his accomplished career, Dr. Dorfman has been committed both to educating the public about the world of dentistry & to giving back to the community. In association with the The Crown Council of Dentistry, Dr. Bill 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 donated their time & services to offer consumers tooth whitening at a lower rate. Then, 100% of the money earned was 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 & donated more than $30 million to more than 115 children’s charities, including St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital & the Children’s Dental Center.

In addition, Dr. Bill 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 & rejoin the world. Since 1997, Dr. Bill has helped restore the smiles of abused wives, rape victims, former prostitutes, drug addicts & unfortunate women at no charge in order to assist them on their path to confidence. He has not only traveled to South Africa to help raise money & awareness for Tomorrow Trust – a non profit organization that helps orphan children affected by HIV & AIDS, but he also co-founded The LEAP Foundation. LEAP [Leadership Excellence Accelerating Potential] is a week long summer motivational leadership program for students & young adults at UCLA 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 are all taught through seminars, celebrity and motivational speakers & mentors.

His humanitarian & philanthropic involvement has led to his recent recognition by his alma mater, receiving the 2009 UCLA Community Service Award – one of the top honors. More recently, Dr. Bill was also included in the Guinness Book of World Records for ‘Most Money Raised for a Charity Through Head Shaving by an Individual,’ after raising more than $120,000 for LEAP & shaving his head live on the Emmy Winning daytime talk show, “The Doctors.”

A multi-faceted individual, Dr. Bill is not only a leader in the world of dentistry and active in philanthropy, but he is also active in the world of fitness & beauty as a repeat judge for the Miss USA beauty pageant. Additionally, is sits on the board of Virgin Films and most recently made a deal with Joel Silver Productions for a new show he created. His personal fitness regime includes a strict, healthy diet and outdoor activities that include water & snow skiing, biking, climbing, swimming & scuba diving. Dr. Bill is also the recipient of 14 Life Time achievement awards!!!!

When Dr. Bill Dorfman is away from his busy dental office, he enjoys spending time with his three daughters, traveling and waterskiing.