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Dr. Winston Muditajaya

Dentistry
Whittier, CA
25 years experience male

Locations

Whittier Square Dentistry

Whittier, CA

Address

13215 E. Penn St. Suite 200, Whittier, CA
Directions

Insurances accepted

AFLAC

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross of California

Cigna

Connecticut General Life Insurance Company

Dental Benefit Providers, Inc

FiServ

Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company

Guardian Life

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

Pacificare Life & Health Insurance Company

Principal Financial Group

Prudential Insurance Company of America

United HealthCare Insurance Company

WellPoint Health Networks Inc

Office

Pico Rivera, CA

About

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

Languages spoken

English, Indonesian, Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

64 Answers
47 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
No necessarily. : If good oral hygiene is practiced, there should be no reason why teeth with veneers will be any more susceptible to failure than normal teeth. Again t... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Difficult to say...: It depends on which part of the tooth is missing (due to drilling, decay, fracture, etc) and the circumstances. If a part of the tooth is a part requi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: Yes but only as a supplement to normal brushing. The point is to not have food debris or plaque on your teeth. If you don't carry floss or a tooth bru... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: Your mouth can have ulcers from time to time and will generally heal within a week or two.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
More crowns: Most of the time we make crowns match your existing teeth. However if you like the look of your crown, i'm sure you can crown or veneer your other te... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Several choices: We have quite a few in our arsenal. Just to name a few....Lidocaine, prilocaine, marcaine, articaine, and several more. They all have slightly differe... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Several solutions: For dry mouth I have found that products such as biotene help. I suggest you consult your dentist as dry mouth can be caused be several factors includ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Good question: This is such a difficult question because there are so many ways to do "cosmetic dentistry." i suggest you get multiple opinions and options. Then you... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
No problem: This should be fine. If there is soreness i would ask your dentist for pain medication.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Decay needs to b fix: Tooth decay should be fixed before braces or implants since decay continues to grow. It does not make too much sense if you're replacing a missing too... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
In short no. : Because utilization with dental insurance is high (for everyone paying $1 in premium, they want $10 in treatment), dental insurance companies will put... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: Splinting teeth will stabilize them. What happens is that you're essentially distributing the forces from 1 tooth to all of the teeth splinted. This c... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Shop around: In many parts of the nation, if you can get discounted fees, you may actually pay less than buying insurance and paying your copays. The best thing to... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Maybe: General dentists are subject to the same standards as oral surgeons when removing teeth. Some general dentists have experience and no problems in remo... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
1-3 weeks : The mold of your teeth should take no longer than 30 minutes. Then the mouth guard will need to be made. If the mouth guard needs to be sent to a lab,... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Maybe: It depends on what you mean by "worse." when orthodontically moving teeth, you will feel discomfort and soreness. And you do have to be more diligen... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
If needed, yes!: Some primary teeth will be retained until 10-11 years of age. Some are important in maintaining space so the permanent teeth will have too to grow.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Dentures: Usually the first 6 months is the most difficult part of getting dentures as not only do you have to learn to use them, adjustments on sore spots need... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Not necessarily ...: While patients may get feelings of abandonment and betrayal in these cases, dentists are people too and circumstances might have forced he/she into re... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Location dependent: Dental insurance is going to depend on your location. For example in many metropolitan areas, there is so much competition that dental insurance plans... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: If done correctly they work very well. Studies on 10-year survival rates are greater than 90%.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Teeth move all times: Teeth will move regardless of age. Hence the reason people have retainers after braces. The amount a tooth moves may be dependent on other factors suc... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
No: Typically implant manufacturers only make implants and attachments (abutments, screws, etc). The crowns that attach to the implants and abutments are ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Could be ok...: Having wisdom teeth doesn't mean you will have problems. Where and how the teeth are situated can give you higher or lower risk of problems later on. ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Lots of options: I think you have some options, but you may need to travel outside of marina del rey 5-20miles. I've seen crowns advertised in certain parts of socal f... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Tell your dentist: There are many different brands and kinds of temporaries. Certain ones can taste and smell worse than others so talk to your dentist about it. Remembe... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
See your dentist: It's difficult to tell from your question. But possible causes can include tooth decay, gum disease, or just grinding/clenching. Treatment can range f... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Doubtful, but....: It's doubtful that a 5 year old get a wisdom tooth, but it is normal for some 5 year olds to have their 1st permanent molar erupt. The 1st permanent m... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Depends on policy: I have found that most dental insurances have limitations on procedures treating tmj.For better clarification, i suggest you contact your dental insur... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Consider cost...: When looking for an individual dental plan, please consider cost of buying the policy vs cost of treatment without insurance. Because premiums are bas... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Little chance: It depends on your particular policy. Almost 99% of medical insurance plans do not cover what they consider dental procedures, however it's best to as... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Not always: I can argue that in the los angeles area, outside of some distict areas (beverly hills, newport beach, pasadena, etc) dentistry is the most competitiv... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
None: I can't say i've used bleaching gel for normal cleanings. We normally scale the teeth with either hand scalers or an ultrasonic scaler and then polish... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Orajel, etc: If you have not had the pain looked at, tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, or orajel may work for temporary relief. Otherwise it's best to get a proper ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Teeth shifts: The opposing tooth may shift and erupt towards the now empty space. If you have a tooth further behind the extracted tooth, that tooth may also tilt i... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes. : No reason a general dentist cannot make a night guard as good if not better than an orthodontist. I would think a majority are made by general dentist... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Maybe...: The smoking itself might now be a problem though smoking does reduce the rate of success; however, the fact you mentioned, he has breathing problems s... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Not long. : Once we stop administering the nitrous oxide, usually the effects halt within minutes.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: There are already research going on this very topic including extracting stem cells from the pulp of teeth and incubating the cells to grow new tissue... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Not bad: If you experience pain during a filling procedure, it doesn't necessarily mean something bad has happened. Most of the times it just means that you ne... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: For the most part yes. The modern dental implant design has been used for more than 30 years with great success. As far as bone grafts, there are diff... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Motrin + Tylenol (acetaminophen): If you want an over the counter regimen, i like 3 x Motrin 200mg (600mg total) every 8 hours combined with extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) (500... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
No: Most dental procedures do not need pre-approval from the insurance. However, even with a pre-authorization it's never a guaranty of payment to your de... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
No: Sealants are bonded to tooth enamel and have poor bonding properties to existing fillings. So it would not be a good idea to seal an existing filling.... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
May be harmful: If the implant was placed and temporary attached the same day, contact with temp can be problematic as micromovement of implant is greatest source of ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Root canal failure?: A root canal treatment can fail. Even the best root canal specialist doing the root canal to the best of their abilities can still fail. I would have ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Nothing is ever free: I've seen some dentists give free temporaries, but they incorporate it into the cost of the extractions and final dentures. Talk to different dentists... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Temporary relief: Aside from taking motrin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) or topical anesthetics such as orajel, the source of the problem really needs to be identified. Oth... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
Depends: It also depends on how complex the procedure and how comfortable the dentist is. For example i prefer local anesthetic for a single tooth implant plac... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 25 years experience
How it's made...: Once the tooth is prepared for a filling, an inlay or filling (either white or silver) is used to cover the hole. The main difference is that an inlay... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Muditajaya is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Muditajaya is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Ok. It is the way it is. Somehow, science has to come up with the elusive bone graft material that will totally harden after a few weeks than a few MONTHS!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

USC
Graduated 1997MD

Awards

Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Academy of Implant Dentistry
American Board of Oral Implantology / Implant Dentistry
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