Rodrigo A. Lagos, DDS, MS

Periodontist in Palm Desert

Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology

Dr. Rodrigo A. LagosDr. Lagos is a dental specialist whose passion is helping people to get their mouth healthy and give them a beautiful smile in a comfortable fashion. Dr. Lagos is proud to be a periodontist, which is a dental specialist who helps control gum disease, places dental implants and performs plastic periodontal surgery.

Dr. Lagos obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) professional degree with honors from the University of Concepcion, Chile in 1995. He practiced as a general dentist several years before dedicating his career to the field of periodontics and dental implants. Dr. Lagos was actively involved at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Dentistry.  He was an intern in the advanced postgraduate studies in periodontology. Then, he was selected for a Research Fellowship position  at the UCLA Periodontics Department in 2000 where he collaborated in a series of cutting edge research for the fields of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. In 2002, Dr. Lagos was appointed part-time Lecturer for the periodontics undergraduate program and collaborated in the education of clinical periodontology at the UCLA School of Dentistry. At UCLA, he also received extensive training in Implantology and has been successfully placing implants since 1995.

Dr. Lagos completed his  Residency in Periodontics at the Louisiana State University (LSU), School of Dentistry, where he obtained his Certificate in Periodontics and learned advanced techniques in non-surgical and surgical Periodontology, Periodontal Plastic Surgery, Microsurgery, Laser Periodontics and Implant Dentistry.

To make an appointment with Dr. Lagos, call ☎ 760-568-3421 today to speak with our staff.

Dr. Lagos also obtained a Master of  Science (MS) degree in Oral Biology from LSU.

Dr. Lagos has lectured nationally and internationally, has published papers as well as conducted and participated in several research projects in the field of periodontics and implant dentistry. Through continuing education courses, he stays up-to-date on the most current concepts available in dentistry today.

He is a member of several dental societies such as the American Academy of Periodontology, California Society of Periodontics, The Western Society of Periodontology, American Dental Association, California Society of Dentists, Tri-County Dental Society, and  the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. His practice in Palm Desert, California is limited to periodontics and dental implants.

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LAGOS Periodontics & Dental Implants

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I am very happy that I chose Dr Lagos and his team for my dental treatment. The moment that I entered his beautiful state of the art office, I was truly impressed. I also ...really appreciate the way Dr Lagos interacts with and treats his team...he always tells them thank you. Dr Lagos is caring, thorough and very professional. He wants to make sure the patient understands everything. I highly recommend this outstanding Periodontal Office.

- Linda H

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Like Dr Lagos vary much, nice and friendly.

- Betty N

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I was welcome as I entered the Periodontist Office & greeted by all the staff by my name. Wait time is always very short. My exam included digital x-rays to 3-D cone scan & a visual mouth exam. Every procedure was explained to me and I was given several alternatives from great to the best. Be prepared, Dr. Lagos is enthusiastic, conscientious and takes pride in his work! He is all business and ready to serve you as an individual, listens & will fulfill your needs. I had no complications even though I'm a patient full of challenges. Several procedures were completed: Bone graphing, sinus lift, removal of teeth and dental implants. My experience was awesome! Be patient it can be a long process for a beautiful smile. I am so very pleased I trusted Dr. Lagos. Professional service from Dr. Lagos & staff is very much appreciated. I would recommend Dr. Lagos to anyone who wants the best special care & dental Implants! Debra~

- Debra T

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I have been treated well by office staff and by DDS Lagos. Very professional service. Every thing was done on a timely manner. Thank you , for your professional service. I will recommend your services to other people.

- Robert Hodges V

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Dr. Lagos is an excellent doctor. He takes time to explain everything and answers all questions. His technique and skill are excellent. He is fair and honest about cost and alternatives.

- Bruce W

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