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Joel Laudenbach, DMD

Assistant Professor

College of Dental Medicine

E-Mail: jlaudenbach@westernu.edu



  • American Academy of Oral Medicine
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Los Angeles Dental Society
  • American Dental Education Association
  • Alpha Omega.


Dr. Joel Laudenbach received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine in 1998. He completed the general practice residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in 1999. From 2002 – 2004, Dr. Laudenbach completed residency/fellowship in oral medicine and geriatric dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania. Previous academic/hospital appointments between 1999 and 2007 include: USC School of Dentistry, UCLA School of Dentistry, Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Laudenbach maintained a private oral medicine practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 2004-2011. From 2007 until June 2010, Dr. Laudenbach was an assistant professor and clinic chief of hospital and geriatric dentistry in the Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry. He was also an attending on the medical staff at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago.

Dr. Laudenbach returned to Los Angeles in June 2010 and started a private oral medicine practice in Beverly Hills and Tarzana. From 2010-2011, he was a faculty member in the Section of Oral Medicine and Orofacial Pain at the UCLA School of Dentistry. In 2011, Dr. Laudenbach joined the medical staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the Division of Dentistry & Oral Surgery, Department of Surgery. In October 2011, Dr. Laudenbach was appointed as an assistant professor at Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Laudenbach provides educational courses to dental, medical and health care professional societies, study clubs and postgraduate training programs locally and nationally.