MariaElena Rodriguez, DDS
Prosthodontist & Dental Implant Surgeon
As a distinguished specialist in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, MariaElena “Malena” Rodriguez has carved an illustrious career spanning nearly two decades in Torrance. A proud alumnus of the UCLA School of Dentistry, Class of 2000, she has showcased her unparalleled expertise through her specialization in Prosthodontics, Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, and Geriatric Dentistry, all achieved at UCLA. In 2014, Dr. Rodriguez further elevated her professional stature by completing the globally renowned Fellowship in Implant Dentistry at Linda Loma University. This prestigious program, one of only two of its kind worldwide, delves deep into dental implant training and accepts a select three applicants annually for an intensive 36-month residency.
Dr. Rodriguez’s unwavering commitment to excellence is evident not just in her credentials but also in her relentless pursuit of knowledge. She continually seeks advanced dentistry courses globally, ensuring she remains at the forefront of her field. Beyond her clinical achievements, Dr. Rodriguez is passionate about imparting her vast knowledge. She dedicated eight years as a faculty member at the UCLA School of Dentistry and continues to mentor budding dentists. Furthermore, she is an esteemed member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, an international women’s organization with a mission to empower women through educational opportunities.