Dr. Lisa Gao

Board Certified Orthodontist

Creating stunning smiles since 1976 in Los Angeles

Now accepting new patients.

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Orthodontist in Los Angeles

Our days are full of happy, beautiful smiles from patients who are having a great orthodontic experience.
Watching their self confidence grow as their smiles improve is the best!

Dr. Lisa Gao is a board certified orthodontist serving the Los Angeles area in California. She has been helping people change their lives for the better by giving them a smile they always wanted since 1976. As a highly experienced and professional orthodontist, Dr. Lisa Gao is very pleased to be accepting new patients into the new year. She brings with her a plethora of knowledge and professionalism that makes her excel at her work. While many orthodontists focus on working with teenagers during those difficult growing years, Dr. Lisa Gao is proud to work with patients of all ages: kids, teenagers and even adults.

Working with her dedicated support staff, Dr. Gao works closely with patients to help them understand their treatment options, explore the best options for them and guides them through the treatment process with ease and understanding. Because our smiles have such an impact on our lives, Dr. Gao works hard to ensure every patient gets the care and treatment they need to feel good about themselves and their lives. As she moves to expand her orthodontic practice, Dr. Lisa Gao is proud to offer a variety of services to help make a beautiful smile possible for all of her patients in the Los Angeles area.

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1 on 1 Care

We are a small private practice office, focused on delivering detailed care in a family setting. We only see a limited number of patients a day to ensure quality treatment.

Experienced Team

Our team members have been with us a combined total of 70 years! They are superstars on delivering exceptional and warm patient service.

Los Angeles Board Certified Orthodontist

Dr. Lisa Gao is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics, a distinction achieved by less than a third of all orthodontists. In order to get board certified, Dr. Gao has passed a rigorous set of written and clinical examinations, as well as a comprehensive review of her credentials.


Lisa Gao, DDS, MS | Westwood Orthodontics

Our board-certified orthodontists have expertise in the latest and most effective orthodontic treatments. Only a small percentage of orthodontists are board certified which requires completion of a rigorous peer examination process by the American Board of Orthodontics.

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Dr. Gao earned her Doctorate degree in Dentistry from the University of California at San Francisco. She completed her orthodontic residency at Ohio State University where she also earned a Master of Science degree. Dr. Gao is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics. When Dr. Gao is not in the office transforming smiles, she enjoys spending time with her family and dog Teddy.

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Dr. Amir Dadgar-Yeganeh was born and raised in Iran and immigrated to West Los Angeles with his family. After high school, he was accepted to UCLA as a Regent Scholar with full scholarship majoring in Psychobiology and graduated Summa Cum Laude Honors. He went on to obtain his dental degree from the prestigious UCSF School of Dentistry, where he served as Class President, and was awarded the Frances A. Sooy Chancellor's Cup with highest honors from his dental school class before joining UCSF orthodontic residency.

He was also the recipient of California Dental Association and American Association of Dental Education scholarships. He completed his orthodontic certificate in addition to obtaining a Master of Science in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences. His thesis was focused on the relationship of TMJ disorder to airway and vertical facial growth and its relation to obstructive sleep apnea. He is now a Diplomate of American Board of Orthodontics and is a volunteer lecturer, and a co-course director of Interdisciplinary orthodontics at UCLA School of Dentistry.

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Dr. Lisa Gao understands the importance of early intervention for children who are developing and growing. Working with parents and caregivers, Dr. Gao can make observations and recommendations about future treatment options and carefully monitor children’s growth as they move into their teenage years and receive their adult teeth. Teenagers are the most likely candidate for braces and orthodontic treatment, but it is not uncommon for adults to need orthodontic treatments as well. Dr. Gao is happy to help all of her patients achieve their best smiles at any age.

Our Talented Team

Our friendly staff wants to make your orthodontic experience as fun and pleasant as possible. We’re always here to answer any questions you may have about you or your child’s orthodontic care.

We look forward to meeting you!

If you want to work with the best board certified orthodontist in the Los Angeles area, contact the office of Dr. Lisa Gao today. She is proudly accepting new patients, but those spots won’t last long.

Please contact our office to schedule your complimentary new patient exam and learn about the wide variety of treatment options we offer including traditional braces and Invisalign. We look forward to meeting you and your family and helping you get the great smile you’ve always wanted. Call today!


M: 9am-5:30pm
T: 8am-5pm
W: Closed
T: 8am-5pm
F: 8am-4pm
Sat: 9am-2pm (limited)
Sun: Closed


Lisa Gao, DDS, MS | Westwood Orthodontics
1033 Gayley Ave. #106
Los Angeles, CA 90024

We are in the brick building across from Whole Foods.

PARKING: 2 hour free parking at Broxton Parking garage.

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