“It is not about straightening teeth as much as it is about building self-confidence and changing lives. I knew I picked the right profession after seeing the transformation of a timid woman who never smiled into someone who is full of life. It was the most gratifying feeling in the world.” — Dr. Frial
Dr. Glenn Frial has practiced orthodontics in Laguna Niguel for almost 20 years. The son and grandson of dentists, Dr. Frial saw first-hand from a young age how important a smile could be in a person’s life. He works hard every day to give patients a smile that will change their lives.
Dr. Frial grew up in the Orange County area. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he received a Bachelor of Science in biology. Dr. Frial also attended dental school at UCLA, where he graduated at the top of his class and received numerous honors and awards.
After his dental training, he went on to specialize in orthodontics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). At UCSF, he earned both a postdoctoral specialty certificate in orthodontics and a Master of Science in oral biology.
With all the new advances in orthodontic treatments and technology, Dr. Frial feels it is important not only to meet but to exceed the standards of orthodontics. He continuously strives to use the most advanced techniques available. In fact, he is a consultant and clinical evaluator of new orthodontic products for 3M Unitek, a leading orthodontic manufacturer.
Dr. Frial is a past associate professor at the UCLA orthodontic program. He taught at UCLA for 10 years. He was voted “Orthodontist of the Year” by the editors of Consumer Business Review. For several years running, Dr. Frial has been voted a “Top dentist as an orthodontic specialist” by his peers. He is an orthodontic expert for Findatopdoc.com and was also nominated “Best Orthodontist” by Best of LA as seen on KCOP13 and ION30.