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. Tian “Mike” Jin
Dr. Tian “Mike” Jin is a caring general and cosmetic dentist with a doctorate degree from the UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr. Jin uses the latest clinically-proven methods and materials to create beautiful and healthy smiles for his patients. Dr. Jin is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the California Dental Association and an executive board member of the Chinese American Dental Society of Southern California.
Outside of the office, Dr. Jin volunteers at Care Harbor/LA Free Clinic, the Children’s Dental Center of Greater Los Angeles, Give Kids A Smile, and CDA Cares. He is an avid cook and a self-taught painter and sculptor.
Dr. Dmitriy Ivanov
Dr. Ivanov is a specialist in periodontics with a focus on the treatment of periodontal disease, hard and soft tissue augmentation and dental implantology. He has received extensive training in all aspects of periodontics, providing patients with a healthy and aesthetically pleasing smile. He is also trained in moderate IV sedation, helping the most anxious patients receive excellent periodontal care.
He is a member of Academy of Periodontology, the Academy of Osseointegration, and the California Society of Periodontics.
Dr. Ivanov received his Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from UC Santa Barbara, graduating with Summa Cum Laude (Highest Honors). He was awarded a D.D.S. degree from the UCLA School of Dentistry and continued his post-doctoral education in advanced periodontics and implant dentistry residency at the Veterans Hospital of West Los Angeles/UCLA Medical Center. His residency had an emphasis on medically-compromised patients, full-mouth rehabilitation patients, interdisciplinary perio-prosthodontics reconstructive therapy and full-arch implant treatment.
Dr. Ivanov holds a position as a clinical instructor of periodontics at the UCLA School of Dentistry in Westwood and the UCLA Venice Dental Clinic. Dr. Ivanov is a Los Angeles native and outside of his professional commitments, he enjoys life with his young family. His hobbies are camping, fitness, cooking and music. He is fluent in English and Russian.
Dr. Glenn Vallecillos
Dr. Vallecillos is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon serving clients both locally and globally. As Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, with a comprehensive background in plastic and reconstructive procedures, Dr. Vallecillos has a practice emphasis in facial detailing, body contouring, and breast revision.
After completing an undergraduate education at the University of California, Los Angeles, Dr. Vallecillos underwent his clinical training at St. Bartholomew’s and the Royal Medical College in London. Continuing, Dr. Vallecillos then trained in general surgery at Ann Arbor’s St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, and completed his fellowship training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Providence & St. John’s Medical Center.
Dr. Vallecillos is an active speaker and a regular contributor to esteemed publications such as the European Journal of Plastic Surgery. He also provides continuing medical education training to physicians and surgeons throughout the United States. He works as a clinical investigator for Mentor Corporation, and Allergan Inc. and is the Chief Treating Investigator for the Coapt Systems Novielle Injectable Filler Study.
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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