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Russell D. Nishimura, DDS, Inc.

Meet the Staff

Head of the clinic Russell. Nishimura, DDS
Experience in implant treatment Clinical experience since 1986 at the UCLA School of Dentistry with certificates of training in General Practice / Hospital Dentistry, Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics
Private Practice limited to Prosthodontics 1990 present, including Implant Dentistry Director of the UCLA Maxillofacial and Implant Laboratory 1993-2002.
Hometown Born in Los Angeles, CA and grew up in Ventura, CA
Hobbies Basketball, outdoor activities
Favorite Movies Star Wars

Philosophy of treatment

Dental implants are changing the way people live. With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. For more information about dental implants or to schedule a consultation appointment, call our office in Westlake Village, CA at (805) 496-0026.


Dr. Nishimura received his B.S. in Microbiology and D.D.S from UCLA. He then completed three post-graduate programs at the UCLA School of Dentistry receiving certificates in Hospital Dentistry, in the specialty of Prosthodontics, and in the subspecialty of Maxillofacial Prosthetics. Dr. Nishimura then became a full-time faculty member at the UCLA School of Dentistry. His past positions at the School include the Executive Vice-Chairman of the Division of Advanced Prosthodontics, Biomaterials and Hospital Dentistry, Director of the Maxillofacial Prosthetic and Implant Laboratory, Co-Director of the Maxillofacial Prosthetic Program and Director of the Bone-Implant Interface Laboratory.

Experience in implant treatment

UCLA School of Dentistry:
Course Chair: Osseointegrated Dental Implants for over a decade
Co-Chair: Post-Doctoral Core Course in Implantology
Research in Implant Dentistry from 1990 to 2004
Continuing Education Instructor in multiple courses

Author and co-author of multiple implant publications
Consultant to Dental Services at Veterans Administration Long Beach and Wadsworth Hospitals
Invited speaker on Implant Dentistry at multiple local, national and international meetings

Professional Memberships:

  • * Academy for Excellence in Dentistry
  • * International Academy for Oral & Facial Rehabilitation
  • * Academy of Osseointegration
  • * American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics
  • * American College of Prosthodontists
  • * American Dental Association
  • * California Dental Association
  • * Santa Barbara-Ventura Dental Society
  • * Association for Interdisciplinary Dental Excellence
  • * Conejo Valley Academy of Dentistry
  • * International Association of Student Clinicians - American Dental Association
  • * Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Epsilon Zeta Chapter
  • * Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • * Southern California Japanese-American Dental Society