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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Dr. Lagos has been providing me dental care for the last 3 years. I needed a dental implant and he did a terrific job. I recommend him.

- Martin S

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Very friendly and great work.

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Having spent a great deal of time in a dentist chair in many locations, I'm quite aware of the value of professionalism, expertise and excellent skills in explaining complicated procedures. Dr. Lagos rates at the highest level in all these categories, as well as knowledge of the latest technologies available in his field. Their staff and offices are of highest quality and rank a some of the best I've experienced. The outcome of my procedure was exactly as described and their follow-up was equally excellent.

- Peter C

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Very professional.

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Procedure was explained well. Staff is professional. This is my second implant with Dr. Lagos. I am very happy with his work and the follow up. Dr. Lagos is kind and caring.

- Rita R

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