Leda M. Whitmer, DDS
Santa Clarita Dentist - Leda M. Whitmer, DDS
I'm a long time Bruin. I received my Bachelors degree in Mathematics and Doctorate in Dental Surgery from UCLA. I was elected to Phi Beta Kappa (the National Honor Society) and appointed a Regents Scholar (the highest award granted by the University of California).
My education is ongoing. I completed a five year program from the U.S. Dental Institute for the Study of Orthodontics. Most recently, I received a certificate in Dental Sleep Medicine from the residency program at UCLA. I will begin another residency in the fall on Orofacial Pain and TMJ Dysfunction.
I was the first female general dentist in the Santa Clarita Valley back when there were few specialists in town. That drove me to get lots of advanced training. I've been in the trenches doing all phases of dentistry, from root canals to wisdom teeth extractions. Presently, this diverse background enables me to excel at restorative and cosmetic dentistry while collaborating with the best specialists in the area. I know what it takes to be outstanding.
I've been a resident of Valencia for decades, and I sponsor many local athletic teams as well as the Santa Clarita Triathlon Club. I've competed in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship as well as the Boston Marathon. I also enjoy scuba diving and sailing. I’ve had the great fortune to extensively explore the South Pacific. And then there is "The Great Courses", where I've taken over seventy courses on everything from philosophy and music, to history and geopolitics. Curiosity abounds.
Hope to see you on the bike trails!
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