Dr. Jeffrey Hammoudeh

Dr. Jeffrey Hammoudeh is board certified in both oral and maxillofacial surgery as well as plastic surgery and holds faculty appointments at both the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the USC School of Dentistry. Dr. Hammoudeh earned a double doctorate in medicine and dentistry at Northwestern University, then he completed surgical internships in oral and general surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the University of Miami. He completed his general surgery prerequisites at Massachusetts General Hospital before completing his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the Harvard Program. Subsequently, he went to Jackson Memorial Hospital and completed formal training in plastic and reconstructive surgery, whereupon, he completed a fellowship in pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. His interests include craniofacial surgery, vascular anomalies, orthognathic surgery, reconstructive surgery, as well as adult plastic surgery.

Dr. Jeffrey Hammoudeh is one of the elite oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the United States. He has extensive experience in orthognathic surgery, including correction of dental malocclusion to help reposition and align the upper and lower jaw. Dr. Hammoudeh is also one of only a handful of surgeons that can offer the “surgery first” technique, which is a method of performing formal corrective jaw surgery first and doing orthodontics second.

Dr. Hammoudeh uses modern computer-aided, virtual surgical planning and three-dimensional models to show you exactly how your surgery will be approached. Using comprehensive facial x-rays and computer video imaging, we can show you how your bite will be improved and even give you an idea of how you will look after surgery. This helps you understand the surgical process and the extent of the proposed treatment. If you are a candidate for corrective jaw surgery, Dr. Hammoudeh and his team will work closely with your orthodontist during your treatment.

In addition to treating overbites, underbites, and crossbites, Dr. Hammoudeh is one of a handful of surgeons in the nation to correct moderate-to-severe sleep apnea. The procedure is known as maxillary and mandibular advancement, which is the process of moving the upper and lower jaws forward to increase the airway space. Formal orthognathic surgery has been proven to help alleviate obstructive sleep apnea, therefore eliminating the need for a CPAP device.

Dr. Hammoudeh is a recognized leader in the area of maxillofacial oncology field. He can comprehensively diagnose, treat and surgically intervene all jaw tumors and jaw cancers from its initial stage to reconstruction and rehabilitation. He has authored many book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles and lectured nationally, as well as internationally.

Dr. Lauren Odono

Dr. Odono was born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley, and she has travelled up and down the California coast for her education. Dr. Odono completed her college education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, when she was a student-athlete competing in crew (rowing) and track & field. Her next stop up the coast was to San Francisco, where she attended the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Finally, Dr. Odono made her trip back to Los Angeles, where she completed a general practice residency and internship and oral & maxillofacial surgery residency training at the University of Southern California.

As a resident, Dr. Odono was able to gain hands-on experience at numerous institutions in the Los Angeles county area, including LAC+USC Medical Center, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Keck Hospital, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Long Beach Miller Children’s Dental Health Clinic and the Herman Ostrow University of Southern California School of Dentistry. She was able to participate in numerous surgeries from orthognathics, biopsies, dental and facial trauma and temporomandibular joint replacements to dentoalveolar surgery and implants. Dr. Odono offers a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery treatments.

When not at the office, Dr. Odono enjoys spending time with family and friends, fly fishing, attending sporting events, hiking, travelling and cooking. Dr. Odono looks forward to meeting you in the future!