Dr. Melissa Ota
Dr. Ota received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from UCLA and her undergraduate degree with honors from Brown University in Human Biology. After finishing her DDS, she was invited to become a UCLA faculty member from 3 separate departments and is currently on faculty with the UCLA Hospital Dentistry program.
Dr. Ota was a leader of a number of dental organizations at UCLA including the Academy of Sports Dentistry Club and the American Association of Women Dentists. While attending UCLA, she received the Craniofacial Research Scholarship and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Foundation Grant.
She enjoys giving her time and dental expertise by volunteering with organizations such as Collette's Children's Home and the Ronald McDonald Camp. In her free time, she enjoys camping, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.
At Pacific Coast Dental, Dr. Ota not only sees our regular patients but also specializes in complex medical issues including cancer patients.