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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Picard earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Chapman College in 1982, and graduated from the University of Southern California with a Degree in Dentistry (DDS) in 1986. He started his dental practice in 1987.
Involved in both the Santa Monica Implant Study Group and Seattle Institute Study Group, he meets with other dentists monthly to share expert knowledge, stay up to date on leading edge techniques in Implant Dentistry, and adopt the latest dental procedures and technology.
Dr. Picard also knows when to apply long-standing dental techniques in lieu of pop trends, when proven results are better and more founded in reality than what the latest hype is. He educates patients on their options in an honest, pressure-free way, so that they can make well-informed decisions for their cosmetic and oral health needs.
Dr. Picard is an active member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and West Los Angeles Dental Society. His expertise in Cosmetic Dentistry includes completing the UCLA Esthetic Continuum, which includes smile design, veneers, bleaching and bonding.
Married with one son, Dr. Picard is very active in philanthropy. During April, National Autism Awareness Month, Dr. Picard donates 10% of all proceeds from his practice to Autism Speaks, and he and his wife raise significant funds for the Walk Now for Autism Speaks event every year, in addition to dedicating a lot of time to supporting the cause. He and his family are also active skiers, cyclists and hikers, and enjoy spending time with friends.
Verified Patient Reviews
Friendly, warm, reassuring & kind- these words describe both Dr. Picard and his wonderful staff. I cannot recommend his practice more highly!
Dr. Picard was fantastic. He was able to see me immediately and diagnose my problem quickly. He was pleasant and didn't give me too hard a time for not taking better care of my teeth. He called oral surgeons to find someone willing to see me that day and followed up that night to see how I was. I plan to make him my regular dentist going forward.
He's super personable and always very helpful. Unlike most places these days, he's usually the one that sees me, and occasionally has help from his staff. Overall a great guy, and great practice. Not to mention his office is immaculate.
Skilled professionals including staff. Excellent care.
Zoc Doc had actually not registered our appointments with their office, but they squeezed us both in very near to our original times. The staff and hygienists are all very nice, Dr. Picard is very friendly and thorough, and the office is clean. I'm glad to have found a good dentist!
Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Provided referral for oral surgeon. Guided me through the insurance process without any issues! Will definitely recommend
I came in for a consultation, but he was able to fit me in for a teeth cleaning at the same time. He even did x-rays. He is very nice and so is his staff.
Not only was he great, but the staff was all very courteous and nice.
Quick, easy, and painless. Literally. I had a consultation and a cavity handled. It took about an hour from the time I walked into the office until I left..... highly recommended. Highly Recommended.
Great bedside demeanor. Highly professional. Care was well discussed with all options layed out. X-rays were on a monitor just above chair.....it was great because I could see everything the doctor was talking about for the entire session and really understand what was going on. Very highly recommended!!!!
Dr. Picard and his staff are friendly and professional. My first visit was long but as pleasant as can be.
Friendly staff, great atmosphere.
Very quick and friendly and accommodating to any specific issues.
Courteous, polite and very welcoming staff! A+
I was recently in LA working when my back implant crown came off. I have had a lot of dental work done over the past 20 years after breaking all of my front teeth in an accident. Dr. Picard was extremely thorough, precise, clean and knowledgeable. He looked at all of my dental work and we discussed my various crowns and implants. He showed a real honest interest in my mouth. If I lived in LA i would return to his office for cleaning, checkups and dental work.
Dr. Picard is a genuinely nice guy and a quick and efficient dentist.