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Dr. Robert Mokbel

Dentistry
Fountain Valley, CA
43 years experience male

Locations

So Cal Prosthodontics

Fountain Valley, CA

Address

9525 Garfield Ave, Suite A, Fountain Valley, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00am
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Practice website

Insurances accepted

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

About

Bio

IN private practice for 30 years, Practice limited to Prosthodontics and Implant dentistry. Advanced training and certificates in Fixed and Removable Pros from Univ of Paris VII, France, Research, PHD in Dental Sciences (1982). Training in Implants From Loma LInda (2004-2005), CA, and in Periodontology from France. Clinical assistant professor at USC Ostrow school of dentistry since 1984.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Periodontics

Prosthodontics

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

370 Answers
259 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
It is very possible: Tinnitus may be caused by of course a variety of otologic problems, and a bunch of other causes such as neurologic disorders, allergies, blood pressur... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
A few weeks: It is going to take about 2 to 4 weeks for your gums to heal depending on the extent of your surgery, post operative complication and how quickly you ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Teething: These are signs of teething, your baby should be getting his or her first tooth between the age of 6 month and 10 month, it is always possible that th... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
See your doctor: Sore glands could be due to an infection in your mouth, sore neck don't know could be anything. You can not treat yourself gargling, you need to get p... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Not the same: A tooth fractures if it has decayed & weakened the remaining structure or if it had incomplete treatment ( after a root canal), a cracked tooth does n... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
See your dentist: Well it is not easy to guess on line, sorry but if it is not going away within a few days you should see your dentist, it could be something very beni... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Information!: I don't get your point, gum disease affects about 60% of the population and is mainly due to neglect: poor hygiene and few professional cleanings. The... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Possible: Everything is possible, but it could be just coincidental, check back with your dentist, and your physician, depending on the extraction and your medi... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
ER: Your best bet is to go to the emergency room , the doctor on call can give you an injection too reduce the pain and a prescription for pain or and ant... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Talk to dietitian: You should be able to find a lot of sweet recipes for diabetics using substitute sugars or artificial sweeteners such as xylitol, look online and ask ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Not related: Your symptoms can get better with the use of an occlusal guard, your acid reflex could be due to stress as well but could be a separate issue as well... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Honey: Honey, this is as good as any medication out there. Read the article about Canker sores by Eric T. Stoopler. A Natural Remedy for Canker Sores? Medsc... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
As needed: Every person is different, some teeth may need less then a cartridge (1.8ml). Some other teeth more then one, the max depends on the age, the heath a... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Long enough: Once the blood clot has formed it is stable and should not be affected by blood thinners, it will stay in place normally unless it is disturbed mecha... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Yes: Your dentist should be able to prescribe some pain killers.meanwhile she can try some over the counter medicine such as ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetamin... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Not really: you should not normally have pain in the site of the injection, but it happens. if it was hard to find the right spot to numb you after multiple attem... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Antibiotics : Gum infection ny itself does not to my knowledge cause dizziness, but the Meds, such Antibiotics, they could. You should ask your doctor to change you... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Follow up: With your health history and habits I would complete the treatment and go back to the dentist for any follow up and additional treatment needed. You s... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
A Post: A post (prefabricated or Cast, fiber, metal ) is usually placed in the space provided inside the canal after root treatment. If the remaining root is... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Don't worry: It is just like a regular kidney stone, if it is small enough it will pass by itself, sometimes it may need some help ( saliva stimulation), if not an... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
See a Pedodontist: First how old is your child and are we talking baby teeth or permanent? i have seen similar situations where a tooth is pushing out and the tissue aro... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Periodontitis: Yes you could have periodontitis affecting the bone laying under the soft tissue. Puffy, swollen and loose gums are some of the signs of gingivitis d... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Very serious: An abscess is an abscess, it is an infection inside your jaw, with pain or no pain it is causing damage not only to the tooth but to the bone, the gum... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Why?: if you have bad gums you need a thorough job, and your gums may bleed. The rubber dam is placed to protect the fillings from contamination, it is mor... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Laser treatment: Laser treatment for periodontal have been showing tremendous advantages in the treatment of bacterial induced periodontal disease. It is rapidly gaini... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Call your doctor: You may need a different antibiotic, you may be either allergic to Amoxicillin or the antibiotic is not working well especially if you are not getting... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Don't wait: Although antibiotics may give you some relief, it is not recommended to keep bad teeth in your mouth for any period of time. If money is an issue, try... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Yes you should: Your girlfriend should get pain killers to take care of her pain, it is safest during the second trimester as most fetal organ develop during the firs... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
See your dentist: You will need to get a consultation to find out what is exactly causing the TMJ pain or if it is something else, need to really see the facial asymmet... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Check it out: No matter what you think it is easier to deal with an injury early then waiting until more complications come up, you need to see someone either your ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Not at all: Down syndrome is a genetic disorder, you can only be born with it, teething has nothing to do with it , your baby is safe.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Many options: If your tooth is infected, the question is can you save it, if the tooth is restorable, you will need a root canal and a new bridge, if the tooth is... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
SEE your doctor: Can't diagnose symptoms without seeing the patient, it could be a simple cold or a brain tumor. If you don't get better with over the counter influenz... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Cavity or recession: receding gums will expose new,root surface that is not protected by enamel, this is a result of gum disease or zealous aggressive brushing. Abrasion a... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Right Away: You should be able to eat and drink right away after the anesthetic wears down. After treatment is completed the tooth- crown should feel the same as ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Sinus pressure: Are you congested or suffer from sinusitis, pressure can buildup in you nasal and or maxillary sinuses and may cause you to feel a dull ache when you ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Yes: The clicking noise is made when you open or close your mandible, the noise come because the disk that covers the mandibular condyle is slipping off or... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
It depends: In general, you don't eed to worry about this condition when getting an extraction, the oral surgeon will evaluate your medical history and will decid... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Call your doctor: Dry socket can be the result of different factors, it is best to contact your dentist, he or she may need to clean out the socket and pack some medica... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Don't wait: Waiting will make things worse, as the hole gets bigger, it will become more difficult to fix, it may need additional,procedure if it becomes painful ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
None: Negative result means not malignant, there is no cancer as of now. If they are inflamed and they don't get better in a few days and you are still conc... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Ignore: Don’t try to straighten your teeth on your own, you can loose them.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Most likely fillings: If your sensitivity started or worsened after the fillings were replaced it is most likely not the receding gums. This Can happen when using white fil... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Don't know: If you had large caries, or old root canals it may explain some of the symptoms, but if you have a severe crack, it could deep inside the roots and wo... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Specialist: If you have malocclusion it is recommended that you correct the bite to enhance the relationship between the way your teeth come together and to synch... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Occlusal guard: Exercises, analgesics, muscle relaxants, hot and cold compresses are all good. You should seek a specialist in TMJ ( Prosthodontist). I find that an o... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Dentist only: Swelling of the checks a sign of bad infection, It can spread even more and cause more pain. Serious infection can become life threatening if not trea... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
You're right: Usually For a 500 mg dose, It is 3 times a day or every 8 hours, morning, mid day and dinner. If prescribing 250 mg dose then the frequency is 4 times... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
See your dentist: You should not take narcotics without a doctor supervision. The pain you are experiencing should be dealt properly by a dentist, take Motrin or Extra ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
See your dentist: Zoom whitening does not elicit this kind of pain, normally the pain or sensitivity is very mild and go away with a small dose of ibuprofen. There may ... Read More

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Mar 19, 2015
great dentist!!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mokbel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mokbel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks, it has improved. The swelling has gone down, etc. Just waiting for the sore to heal. No longer hurts! So I'd wager my mom was 99.9%, as usual.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! 2 specialists are vying for my business. For now, online helps. I better make a decision very soon.DDS's say anything to me to get business it seems.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I'm adding sugarless gum also to your list. Produces saliva to help wash away a miniscule amount of debris. Bye!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Paris VII, Garanciere Dental School
Graduated 1982MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris VI) U.F.R. of Medicine Pitie-Salpetriere, France
Graduated 1981MD

Medical/Graduate school

Ecole dentaire, Univ of Clermont-Ferrand, France
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

Loma Linda Implant program

Residency

Univ of Paris VII, France

Residency

University of Paris VI, Salpetriere

Awards

Humanitarian Award 2006 for dental outreach program
Top Dentist, First Place, Orange County, CA - Winter
2013
Top Doctor, Third Place, Orange County Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American Dental Assocation
California Dental Association
Orange County Dental Society
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