Dr. Erick Gutierrez, affectionately known as Dr. G, is passionate about dentistry and strives to make each visit a positive and enjoyable experience for every patient. The Southern California native majored in biochemistry at UCLA and then went on to the Ivy League to receive a Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. Upon graduating, he made his way to Morristown, NJ to attend one of the premier residency programs in the nation at Morristown Memorial Hospital. While there, he advanced his training in a variety of dental specialties. He excelled in the position of chief resident and received an award for Excellence in Hospital Dentistry.
Dr. G couldn’t stay away from the warm, sunny California weather for long and returned to his home state. He’s focused his practice on cosmetic, advanced restorative, orthodontic and implant dentistry. Over the years, he’s integrated his training and love of technology into his approach to allow him to offer his patients minimally-invasive treatments. He’s known for his friendly, relaxed chair-side manner and is renowned for using painless injection techniques.
In addition to helping patients achieve their dream smiles, Dr. G is also an instructor at one of the preeminent dental teaching institutions – LA Institute of Clinical Dentistry. There, he trains other dentists in providing high-end esthetic dentistry using minimally-invasive materials and techniques to preserve more natural tooth structure.
Dr. G is dedicated to keeping pace with the latest advances in dentistry as he’s completed over 2,000 hours of advanced clinical training including post-graduate programs in esthetic dentistry and implantology from UCLA and in orthodontics. Dr. G’s commitment to continued education is evidenced by this extensive training combined with years of providing high-quality dental care to thousands of patients. He consistently seeks out the best new technologies in his own practice and learns to use them skillfully and wisely.
Dr. G has earned numerous certificates and awards in post-graduate education including recognition as a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). This prestigious award is reserved for those few American dentists who have been recognized by other dentists as a leader in the field. The honor of an AGD Fellowship is a designation held by fewer than 5% of dentists nationwide. Dr. G has also appeared on television and radio educating the public about current issues in cosmetic dentistry and oral health.
Volunteering has also been a big part of Dr. G’s life. He’s actively involved in non-profit programs to benefit underserved communities ranging from mentoring to participating in Give-Kids-A-Smile days. When Dr. G isn’t in the office, he can usually be found around Manhattan Beach chasing after his active toddler, Michael☺!.
Whatever the level of dental care you need, Dr. G will listen to you, provide you with excellent care and make you feel at home. He has the knowledge and expertise to fully handle even the most complex cases. He’s always interested in finding better, less invasive and more comfortable ways to help his patients.