Dentist in Laguna Hills

D. Nicula DDS

I thank you for your interest in Smile Again Dental.
I hope you find this website useful for asking questions and getting to know our staff. As a solo-practitioner dental office, Smile Again Dental is a patient-focused, service-oriented practice.

We take pride in providing timely, quality and affordable dental services to our patients.

Our mission statement is to provide the best dental services the whole family can value and afford in a happy environment.

Dr Nicula DDS

Dr. Dorina Nicula earned her DDS degree in 1997 at the Carol Davila University where she graduated Salutatorian in her class of 350 students.

After obtaining her California dental license at USC in 2003, she practiced dentistry in Lake Forest and Newport Beach.

Driven by a strong commitment to quality dentistry, Dr. Nicula opened her own dental practice in early 2010 with a simple mission statement: To provide quality dental services the whole family can value and afford in a happy environment.

Besides providing the best quality dentistry in Orange County to her patients at Smile Again Dental in Laguna Hills, Dr. Nicula is often doing pro bono work at the Lestonnac Free Dental Clinic in Orange and playing with her daughters Bianca and Laura. She enjoys comedies, sci-fi novels and having guests over.

To provide you with the greatest outcomes possible, Dr. Nicula is always seeking new information and receiving more schooling. She attends dental symposiums, lectures, and other meetings to remain current with all the cutting edge advances that are accessible to a contemporary dental practice. Dr Nicula then brings back this technology to give you the best care available. Dr. Nicula received in excess of 150 hours of continuing education in 2009, which is about 125 hours over the mandated number.

Painless Dentistry

Because of her childhood fear of going to the dentist, Dr. Nicula has made painless dentistry a priority in her practice. At Smile Again every effort is made to deliver a painless dental experience to all patients. Very effective anaesthetics along with nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and a modern entertainment system will help you relax and forget your dentist jitters.

Dr. D. Nicula is member of the following professional groups:

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • International Association for Orthodontics
A few dental conferences and continuing education classes Dr. D. Nicula attended are listed below:
  • 11/15/2003 New endodontic breakthroughs in techniques, metods and devices – Dr Schoeffel
  • 3/12/2004 Antibiotics in periodontal treatment – UCLA
  • 3/12/2004 Force generation and reaction within the periodontium – UCLA
  • June 2004 Endodontics from A to Z: hands on workshop for the general practitioner – USC
  • 8/12/2004 Crown Lengthening: the restorative – periodontal connection – Dr William Becker
  • 9/25/2004 Ridge preservation skills: bone grafting and GTR workshop – PERIO INSTITUTE
  • 12/4/2004 Crown lengthening skills – PERO INSTITUTE
  • 2/11/2005 Clinical laser assisted dentistry utilizing the ultraspeed CO2 laser – San Diego Laser Dental Study Group
  • 4/22/2005 Connective tissue graft workshop - PERIO INSTITUTE
  • 4/4/2005 Risk management course – Dentist’s Advantage
  • 9/12/2005 California Dental Practice Act
  • 9/14/2005 California Infection Control
  • 9/19/2005 California OSHA Annual Review
  • May-June-July 2006 Advanced Esthetic Dentistry Continuum - USC
  • April 2007- The occlusal connection to esthetic dentistry - USC
  • Achieving Success with non metal indirect posterior restorations- USC
  • July 2008 – Bonded porcelain restorations- Pascal Magne - USC
  • June 2008 - Esthetic Rehabilitations and Bonded Porcelain Restorations - USC
  • June 2008 - CEREC 3D training, Los Angeles
  • October 2008 - Advanced CEREC Training: Overview of Emax Ceramic Blocks
  • 2009-2011 - Progressive Orthodontics – Aliso Viejo, CA
  • February 2009 - Orange County CEREC Study Club
  • April 2009 - CEREC Study Club
  • June 2009 - Cephalometrics & Non-Extraction Orthodontic Diagnosis, Aliso Viejo
  • July 2009 Progressive Orthodontics - Individual Patient Appliance and Level and Alignment Treatment, Aliso Viejo
  • August 2009 Progressive Orthodontics - Computer Diagnosis & Treatment, Aliso Viejo
  • October 2009 Progressive Orthodontics - Anchorage Planning & Mixed Dentition Diagnosis, Aliso Viejo
  • February 2010 - Invisalign, Manhattan Beach
  • March 2010 - The Art of Endodontics - Hands On - Santa Barbara,CA
  • April 2010 - Invisalign & Restorative - Latest Advances, Tips & Tricks, Newport Beach, CA