Dr. Peter Rafela

Dr. Peter Rafela

Periodontist

Dr. Peter Refela was born and raised in Los Angeles. He attended UCLA School of Dentistry, where he excelled as an undergraduate, graduate, and periodontics student. While at UCLA he became Editor-in-Chief of UCLA’s ASDA Newsletter, Periodontology Study Club President, and Resident Representative for California Society of Periodontists Board of Directors. He developed leaderships skills as a tutor, mentor, volunteer, presenter, and student instructor. Once Dr. Refela completed UCLA's renowned Periodontics and Implant Surgery Specialty Program he went on to field research/practice and became a fellow member of: American Academy of Periodontology, California Society of Periodontists, Western Society of Periodontology, American Dental Association (ADA), and California Dental Association (CDA). As a doctor, He is attentive to patients overall health and needs. He encourages patient participation and enjoys informing the patient with step by step treatment plans and at home oral health care. Dr. Peter Refela was born and raised in Los Angeles. He attended UCLA School of Dentistry for both dental school and his periodontics and implant surgery residency. Dr. Refela has been playing oud, a musical instrument in the guitar family, for the last 12 years. He likes to read classics literature and enjoys babysitting his niece. He is currently very active in the field of periodontics and is a fellow member of: American Academy of Periodontology, California Society of Periodontists, Western Society of Periodontology, American Dental Association (ADA), and California Dental Association (CDA). As a doctor, he is gentle and attentive to patients overall health and needs. He encourages patient participation and enjoys informing the patient with step by step treatment plans and at home oral health care so that our patients are fully aware of what to anticipate. His main area of expertise is in Implant placement and treating recession with soft tissue grafts.