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About Dr. Nora Kahenasa

Dr. Nora Kahenasa began her education in sunny southern California at the University of California, Irvine, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences in 1998. She then continued her education in sunny Florida where she earned her degree as a Doctor of Dental Medicine at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Kahenasa remained at Nova Southeastern University to complete her 12 years of education to become an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Currently, Dr. Kahenasa is board certifed by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery and part-time faculty at the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery clinic in the UCLA School of Dentistry, where she is fortunate to be able to fulfill her passion for teaching by training her future colleagues. Dr. Kahenasa is also in private practice in the Los Angeles area where she performs oral and maxillofacial surgery with the absolute safety and comfort of her patients in mind. 

Dr. Kahenasa is qualified and experienced in the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery including: removal of wisdom teeth and dental extractions, dental implants and bone grafting, orthognathic surgery including jaw and chin reconstruction, TMJ evaluation and surgery, facial trauma and reconstruction, and, the diagnosis and treatment of oral pathology including benign and malignant tumors of the oral and maxillofacial region. Dr. Kahenasa is dedicated to keeping herself constantly updated on new and innovative techniques in oral and maxillofacial surgery to assure the best treatment for each patient and her ultimate goal is to provide the utmost care in a safe and friendly environment while always keeping the patient's comfort her top priority.

In October 2012, Dr. Kahenasa was given the Patients' Choice Award! This top rating has been awarded to Dr. Kahenasa and a select few of the nation's most beloved doctors! Of the nation's 870,000 active physicians, only 5 percent were accorded this honor by their patients in 2012. 

Dr. Kahenasa was recently voted a 2014 Super Dentist!