Dr. Tomas Anderkvist is Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Southern California
Dr. Tomas Anderkvist has built a reputation for excellence since opening his private practice, Westwood Dental Smiles, in Los Angeles in 1995. His practice offers all aspects of family and cosmetic dentistry in a nurturing environment. Dr. Tomas Anderkvist works alongside Dr. Nadia Tabachnik, a highly regarded cosmetic dental specialist who has studied with several of the world’s most prominent cosmetic specialists and is fully trained to operate The Wand, a digital device that painlessly provides anesthesia.
Dr. Tomas Anderkvist graduated at the top of his class at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1991. Previously, he obtained a DDS from Caroline Institute in Sweden. Dr. Tomas Anderkvist currently acts as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry; he has won numerous awards for his outstanding work as a teacher. He has published articles in international peer-appraised journals on subjects including restorative dentistry and implant research, topics on which he is a highly respected expert. Dr. Tomas Anderkvist is fully certified and experienced in the use of Brite Smile and Zoom 3, techniques for whitening teeth. He also holds Invisalign certification, a virtually invisible alternative to metal braces.
Dr. Tomas Anderkvist possesses extensive knowledge of periodontal disease and TMJ disorders, and he offers effective treatments to patients suffering from these painful conditions. His office performs extractions, root canals, and full mouth rehabilitations and is prepared to address any related issues that may arise. All dental work at Westwood Dental Smiles is done by either Dr. Tomas Anderkvist or Dr. Nadia Tabachnik. Their goal is to deliver natural, healthy smiles that will increase the patient’s self-esteem and overall confidence.
As an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the California Dental Association, Dr. Tomas Anderkvist stays abreast of changes and innovations in the dental industry. In addition to English, he is fluent in French, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, and Hungarian.
A Brief Overview of the Dental Specialty of Prosthodontics
California-based dental professional Dr. Tomas Anderkvist currently practices at Westwood Dental Smiles in Los Angeles. In this capacity, Tomas Anderkvist, DDS, performs multiple services in areas including periodontal health, cosmetic dentistry, and the specialized field of prosthodontics.
Dental professionals who specialize in prosthodontics address issues involving replacement and restoration of teeth. In addition to fitting patients with veneers, dentures, dental implants, and inlays, prosthodontists may also address concerns such as injuries to the structure of the mouth, sleep disorders, and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD or TMJ).
Due to the amount of training they receive and the services they provide, prosthodontists are considered to be experts of total oral rehabilitation. Experience in clinical trainings, including creating restorations and treatments in laboratories, ensures that each prosthodontist is committed to the highest standards in services related to replacement and restoration of the teeth.
Dentists who wish to practice prosthodontics are required to complete up to three years of postgraduate training once they earn their dental degrees. This training ensures each dental professional’s eligibility to sit for the official licensing exam given by the American Board of Prosthodontics. In some cases, prosthodontists may also continue on to complete a PhD or master of science degree.