Meet Dr. Sands and her team and learn about their expertise,
background, and interests outside the office.
Dr. Jamie Sands
Born and raised in Beverly Hills, Dr. Sands has spent more than twenty years helping patients from across Los Angeles enjoy beautiful and healthy smiles.
A graduate of the University of California, San Diego and the University of the Pacific Dental School with high honors, Dr. Sands is certified by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists, the American Academy of Cosmetic Orthodontists, and the American Academy of Dentists and has taught at the USC School of Dentistry.
Dr. Sands completed additional studies to specialize in TMJ and occlusion, including a one-year residency in occlusion (understanding and diagnosing bite issues) in Texas. In addition to her specialized understanding of occlusion and aesthetic dentistry, Dr. Sands remains abreast of all current and upcoming practices and techniques, continuously expanding her knowledge and areas of expertise via hundreds of hours of CE a year.
Dr. Sands has shared her expertise on CNN, Fox 11 Los Angeles, The Doctors, and programs on the E! Entertainment Television Network. She has also been named one of LA’s Top Dentists by Los Angeles Magazine for 5 consecutive years.
Away from the office, Dr. Sands volunteers her services at Care Harbor/LA Free Clinic, the Children’s Dental Center of Greater Los Angeles, MEND (Meet Each Need with Dignity), and Give Back A Smile, where she helps domestic violence survivors with cosmetic dentistry. She is also an avid painter, sculptor, yoga practitioner, and marathon runner.
Dr. Marilia Ryan
Dr. Marilia Ryan was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil. She attended the University of Notre Dame where she received a Bachelor of Science. Moving East, Dr. Ryan completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine while also obtaining a Master of Arts in Science and Dental Education at the Columbia University Teachers College.
At Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, Dr. Ryan graduated top of her class with the highest honors and distinctions from multiple departments and was inducted into the renowned international dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU). After dental school, Dr. Ryan moved to Los Angeles where she completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). At UCLA, Dr. Ryan gained further training on the treatment of complex and medically-compromised patients, requiring full-mouth rehabilitation and implant therapy.
Dr. Ryan is described by her patients as caring, compassionate, and extremely meticulous as she strives to provide nothing short of excellent care to all her patients. With her background in teaching, Dr. Ryan values patient communication, education, and preventive dentistry. She strongly believes that it is the dentist’s duty to educate patients on their oral health status and help them make an informed decision regarding the proper treatment options available.
Dr. Ryan speaks Portuguese, English, and Spanish fluently. Outside of the office, she enjoys drawing, cooking, traveling, and exploring LA. Dr. Ryan is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Western Los Angeles Dental Society and stays current with the latest advancements in the field through continuing education courses and scientific literature.
Our boutique Studio City office was personally designed by Dr. Sands and brought to life by award-winning architect John Reed. The facility features high-tech treatment rooms, dedicated in-house sterilization stations, flat screen TVs, music, and headphones to help patients relax, and fresh pillows and blankets for patient comfort during longer treatment sessions.
Dr. Sands regularly volunteers her time with MEND (Meet Each Need With Dignity) and Give Back A Smile, in association with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, where she helps domestic violence survivors reclaim new smiles and self-esteem through free cosmetic dental work.
Maria is a mother of three and one of the five million Americans who experience domestic violence annually. As the result of a domestic dispute, Maria lost a front and side tooth, making it difficult for her to find work as going for a job interview became nerve-wracking and stressful.
With no financial support, Maria struggled to provide for her children. She was referred to Dr. Sands by the Give Back A Smile program and she received two dental implants allowing her to smile with confidence. Maria received her new smile in 2015 and has now entered the workforce.
Positive patient outcomes are crucial to Dr. Sands.
She treats patients according to three central values:
Dr. Sands brings experience, training, and insight to her cosmetic and preventive dentistry.
Dr. Sands is dedicated to ensuring her patients receive world-class treatment every visit.
Dr. Sands works closely with every patient to personally manage their experience and outcome.
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