Dentist – laguna hills, ca

Meet Dr. Leif Löberg in Laguna Hills, CA

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I graduated from the New York University College of Dentistry David B. Kriser Dental Center in 2001, with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS). I am licensed in both Ontario, Canada, as well as in California, USA. My focus is on clinical dentistry including the use of prosthodontics and oral implantology. I am the recipient of professional awards such as the Waterpik Prosthodontic Award.


When asked, “Do you ever get tired of talking about teeth and looking into people’s mouths?”. My answer is always, unequivocally “No!” I love dentistry, and I can tell you with absolute confidence, the moment I knew I wanted to be a dentist. I was in Dr.Neuron’s dental chair and I remember clearly thinking, “I want to be a dentist when I grow up.” Dentistry is not as dangerous as being a police officer, or as exciting as fighting fires, or as lucrative as an investment banker, but it is my true passion.

As stated, my love for dentistry started very simply in a small dental office located in the very small town of Bracebridge, Ontario. I had a very simple upbringing, with no television and no electronics, just my ice skates and a frozen pond. Dentistry was always in my mind, but my journey to being a dentist was a difficult road that was almost derailed twice! After high school, I entered the University of Toronto and majored in Pharmacology. Let me tell you, I had A LOT OF fun while studying at U of T. I was on the rowing team all 4 years and juggled sports with a strenuous academic schedule. While in school, my dad opened up his own dental laboratory. I spent many hours helping him and learning about the technical aspects of dentistry from a lab technician. This further cemented my passion for dentistry.


Subsequently, I was accepted to NYU College of dentistry in 1997 and I remember before I left, one of my dad’s dental contacts told me I would never be a successful dentist, because I was too unfocused. Well, I proved him wrong. I spent many hours tutoring other dental students in gross anatomy, biochemistry, and histology and also managed to graduate with high honors. My free time was spent observing and learning complex surgical cases. To this day, I still love surgery, from placing implants to performing sinus augmentations to doing Teeth in a Day surgical procedures. If I wasn’t doing dentistry, I’d be teaching dentistry. I love seeing the light bulb moment on a team member’s face when they comprehend a concept I’m conveying. To impart the knowledge that I’ve learned through the years to a young doctor and watch them grow into an amazing practitioner is very rewarding. I am proud to say that my wife and I have one child (out of 4) that aspires to be a dentist. Once she graduates dental school, I hope to impart to her all that I’ve learned through the years. My other children will forge a different path, as an investment banker, a grade schoolteacher, and a famous gymnast. I couldn’t be prouder of them as well! I look forward to welcoming you and your family to our family here at Löberg Dental Center!