Meet Dr. Rodrigo Lagos

Periodontist in Palm Desert

Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology

Dr. Rodrigo A. Lagos - PeriodontistDr. 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.

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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Excellent care. Highly recommend

- Barbara Todd A

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Office worked well with my schedule and with my regular dentist. Extremely helpful and explained the procedures in such a manner that they were easy to understand

- Donald L

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excellent care

- Rick

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there are not enough stars for everyone in this office!!! I have had deep cleaning,bone grafting, cleaning,etc. I was told before I came here by two other dentists that I had a gum infection and needed to see a periodontist and have the tooth pulled. the P.periodonist that I went to said I was not a candidate for an implant as i had too much bone loss and there was a good chance that i could loose the tooth,before my next two days THIS WAS MY FRONT TOOTH!!!!! I decided to get another opinion and by what i am sure was heavenly intervention i found this incredibly wonderful office. from the front desk. to the nurses even the décor was so exceptional. but then i met Dr. Lagos,HE WAS SO CONFIDENT OF WHAT COULD BE DONE AND EXPLAINED THE OPTIONS IN SUCH A COMFORTING,CONCERNING WAY HE IS SIMPLY THE BEST ANY ONE WOULD BE LUCKY TO BE IN HIS CARE BECAUSE HE TRULY DOES CARE. by the way my ordeal started seven months ago and i still have my front tooth, thanks to Dr. Lagos and his excellent care

- dee k

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Extremely satisfied with all procedures.

- Raymond K

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