About the Practice
At Los Angeles Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we specialize in jaw surgeries, dental implant procedures, oral pathology treatment, dental extractions, and more. If you need oral or facial surgery services, we have two convenient office locations — one in Los Angeles, CA, just off Santa Monica Blvd near Century City, and one in Bakersfield, CA. Patients of all ages are welcome at our practice, and we treat every patient with the utmost respect and care.
The oral and maxillofacial surgeons at Los Angeles Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery have years of experience treating jaw disorders, facial pain, injuries, dental problems, and more. Dr. Steven Kupferman, Dr. Benjamin Walline, and Dr. Robert Relle are all certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons, making them experts at diagnosing and treating a wide variety of facial and dental conditions. We also have trained oral and maxillofacial assistants and an on-site anesthesiologist on staff to ensure that every procedure goes as smoothly as possible.
Meet the Doctors
Dr. Steven Kupferman
Dr. Steven Kupferman was born in southern California and was happy to move back after his education to practice in Los Angeles. Growing up, Dr. Kupferman knew he wanted to go to dental school after his uncle, a dentist, served as a type of mentor. He pursued oral surgery when he realized he could make a bigger difference and provide patients with a more effective change.
Dr. Kupferman enjoys experiencing the appreciation his patients express after treatment. He likes the feeling of being a specialist, and his focus on jaw surgery and treatment of jaw dysfunction allows him to provide patients with care that not everyone can offer.
Dr. Benjamin Walline
Dr. Benjamin Walline was inspired to pursue a dental career by his father, who was a dentist, and his mother, who suggested he follow in his father’s footsteps. It was easy for Dr. Walline to choose oral and maxillofacial surgery once he attended dental school because he was attracted to all aspects of the specialty, including corrective jaw surgery and wisdom teeth removal. After working with Dr. Kupferman at Kaiser, he decided to switch to private practice because he liked the idea of being able to perform both office-based and hospital-based procedures.
Dr. Walline’s favorite thing about being an oral surgeon is the effect he can have on patients’ lives. More specifically, he loves how much he can help jaw patients who may not feel comfortable with their appearance. He can get to know patients and pay careful attention to their goals and then provide them with optimal results, giving them a reason to smile and feel more confident in themselves.
Dr. Robert Relle
Dr. Robert Relle was attracted to oral and maxillofacial surgery — jaw surgery specifically — while in dental school. He knew he didn’t want to spend his career doing generic procedures when he had the skills to provide more life-changing care to patients. He was inspired by the impact he knew he could provide with jaw treatment, and it was a no-brainer to pursue oral and maxillofacial surgery and specialize in corrective jaw surgery.
Dr. Relle decided to work in private practice because it gives him the opportunity to work with all sorts of other specialists and provide the highest quality of care. When patients visit a specialist, they know they are getting the best chance for optimal results. He loves seeing the change in patients and restoring their oral function and self-confidence.