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Dr. Matthew Comfort
Periodontist & Implantologist

Dr. Matthew Comfort is a highly accomplished and dedicated dental professional with an extensive educational and clinical background. Graduating at the top of his class, Dr. Comfort obtained a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Following dental school, Dr. Comfort served as a Captain in the U.S. Army at Fort Hood, TX. While in the Army, he developed a passion for periodontal treatment and helping patients maintain and improve their oral health. This passion led him pursue his specialty training in periodontal and implant surgery at the UCLA-VA Periodontal Residency program where he learned advanced bone and gum grafting techniques, implant surgeries and other leading-edge periodontal treatments.

In addition to his foundational training, Dr. Comfort is currently an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Periodontology, California Society of Periodontology, Western Society of Periodontology, Academy of Osseointegration, and California Dental Association. His active involvement in these associations reflects his dedication to staying up to date with the latest advancements in dentistry to provide the best possible care to his patients.

When he’s not treating patients, Dr. Comfort spends most of his time with his two young children and his wife or training for his next triathlon. 

Dr. Leiza Walia

Dr. Leiza Walia is a caring and skilled endodontist who serves patients throughout Southern California. She recognized her passion for endodontics early on in her dental career, after which she fully immersed herself in the field. She was born and raised in Los Angeles. She attended the University of California, Irvine where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Studies and minored in Chicano Latino Studies in 2011. In 2016 Dr. Walia obtained her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where she was a Dean’s Scholar and graduated with honors in both Community Service and in Dentistry for Radiological Services. Dr. Walia completed a General Practice Residency (GPR) at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in 2017. She obtained her certificate in Endodontics from NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn in 2019. Dr. Walia is an active member of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE). 

When she is not seeing patients, Dr. Walia enjoys spending time with her family, dancing, traveling and hiking. She plans to teach in the future.

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