Southern Cal Smiles is part of a medical building in the heart of the Warner Center in Woodland Hills, CA near Calabasas. When patients enter our practice, they will be warmly greeted by a staff member in our reception area. After checking in for their appointment and completing any needed paperwork, patients can rest in our spacious waiting area with reading materials and plenty of seating. Each treatment room utilizes technology to help patients understand our care and feel more comfortable during their appointment. Southern Cal Smiles uses both digital x-rays and intraoral cameras to better detect problems with minimal radiation exposure.
Dr. Fredericks meets with patients in our private consultation rooms, where she can review radiographs and intraoral imaging to explain areas of concern and develop the patient’s best treatment plan. In addition to general and cosmetic dental treatments, Dr. Fredericks is able to perform advanced dental procedures like simple or surgical tooth extractions, periodontal surgery, and more using local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation.
Dr. Susan Fredericks is a board-certified dentist who is proud to provide general, cosmetic, and restorative dental services. She commonly works with patients from West San Fernando Valley, Calabasas, and the Los Angeles area at her practice, Southern Cal Smiles, in Woodland Hills, CA. Dr. Fredericks graduated from both undergraduate and dental school at UCLA, which is ranked in the top five dental schools in the United States. Over the last 30 years, she has had extensive continuing education in all phases of dentistry. At Southern Cal Smiles, Dr. Fredericks helps her patients with preventative and general dental services that improve their oral health, as well as cosmetic treatments that give them pride and confidence in their smiles. She also uses her years of experience and knowledge to help patients with complex cases that may require dental implants, periodontal treatments, and other advanced procedures. At both Southern Cal Smiles and her volunteer work, Dr. Fredericks boasts a strong commitment to improving the health of her patients and the community.
Dr. Fredericks offers a variety of sophisticated cosmetic dental procedures. These include teeth whitening for patients who would like to improve the look of stained, discolored teeth and porcelain veneers to correct minor imperfections on the surface of teeth. Other cosmetic treatments she performs are teeth straightening with Invisalign, dental bonding and contouring to improve minor flaws, and smile makeovers for those who want multiple cosmetic dental treatments. Dr. Fredericks also provides restorative dentistry treatment options, such as dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth and full-mouth reconstruction.
Although many individuals visit Southern Cal Smiles for cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures, one of Dr. Fredericks’ top priorities is helping her patients achieve or maintain good oral health. To this end, she offers general and advanced dentistry services, which range from routine dental cleanings and tooth-colored fillings to root canal therapy and treatments for TMJ disorder.
A Southern California native, Dr. Fredericks earned all of her degrees from the University of California in Los Angeles. Starting with an undergraduate degree in biology, Dr. Fredericks then earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.). To better treat her patients, she went back to UCLA to earn a Master’s degree in Public Health. She is committed to continuing education to stay abreast of advances in the industry. With this in mind, Dr. Fredericks routinely attends local and national dentistry conferences. In fact, she has attended most educational conferences held by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry since she joined the distinguished organization.
Throughout her career, Dr. Fredericks has stayed extremely current with new advances and technology in dentistry. She has outstanding relationships with a number of specialist providers, oral surgeons, orthodontists, periodontists, endodontists, and lab technicians in a collaborative effort to attain the best results. She has an outstanding reputation in her community and among her colleagues. She also is one of the few dentists in California who does professional reviews for the California Dental Board. Other professional organizations that Dr. Fredericks belongs to include:
Dr. Fredericks enjoys her career as a dentist but also feels very strongly about giving back to the community. Dr. Fredericks has been a volunteer faculty member for the past six years at the UCLA School of Dentistry and takes students regularly to the MEND Clinic in Pacoima. The clinic provides dental services to patients who have very low incomes and to the homeless. She has also taken students to Honduras several times to provide care for people with no access to dental services. She is on the Board of Directors of MEND (Meet Each Need with Dignity), UCLA Dental School, and West Hills Hospital.
Dr. Fredericks lives in Calabasas with her husband. Since she loves her job, Dr. Fredericks strongly recommended healthcare careers to her children and they actually listened to her! Her daughter Danielle is a 2016 UCLA dental school graduate who is currently pursuing a career in oral surgery, and her son Brett is a medical student in Chicago.
Kelli is our warm and welcoming Appointment Coordinator.
Kelli has been in dentistry for over 30 years. She grew up in West Los Angeles but has been living in the valley with her husband most of her adult life. She’s an incredible animal lover and has at least two dogs in her life at all times. She loves working in her garden and outdoors and taking long walks on the weekends with her husband and dogs.
Maria is our experienced and dedicated dental assistant. She prides herself on ensuring your visit goes smoothly!
Maria obtained her RDA license in 2013 and has been in the dental field for 24 years. She joined our team in 2017 and has been a pleasure to work with. She is friendly, compassionate, and caring. She and Dr. Fredericks are such a great team working together to give our patients the best treatment as possible.