Dentist with nurses doing surgery on patient

Life as a student can be hard with all the mounting debt, the time crunch, and the stress of balancing work, school, and a personal life. But finding a quality dentist when you’re covered by UC SHIP doesn’t have to be. Look no further than Dr. Guillen. He is one of the premiere dentists accepting UC Ship in Westwood, Ca and offers a wide array of oral care procedures in a comfortable, cozy dental studio outfitted with some of the best cutting-edge tech around. In fact, Dr. Guillen can perform nearly any procedure:

  • Fillings
  • Wisdom tooth extractions
  • Caps/Crowns
  • Complex oral surgeries
  • And more!

Beautiful girl in a dental chair

Dr. Guillen is proud to be one of the best UC SHIP dentists in Westwood. As a family dentist he knows that the commitment to lifelong oral health begins at a young age and is an experienced pediatric dentist. UC Ship is an important tool to help span the insurance gap between when young people are covered under their parents’ dental policy and when they qualify for their own.

Unfortunately, as a recent article in the Daily Bruin discussed, many students simply don’t understand the benefits available to them under UC Ship’s coverage. In addition, scheduling necessary visits can be an issue at some dental providers. This can lead to postponing necessary preventative dental care which, in turn, can lead to complications and expensive procedures down the road.

UC SHIP gives young people (and some non-traditional students) coverage they need to take care of their oral health before minor annoyances become major issues. If you have questions about your coverage, call us. We’re happy to help.

It can be hard to find medical and dental providers who like to adopt new insurances. Not only does the billing process get more complex every time you add on another layer, but some insurance companies have a bad reputation with dental service providers. If healthcare professionals aren’t paid by insurance companies in a timely fashion, it can hurt their practices and even drive them out of business.

But UC SHIP is different. It’s a great low-cost option for California students to get the health, dental, and eye insurance they need to take care of themselves while they’re busy learning to be who they will become.

Will UC SHIP cover cleanings? What about fillings? Wisdom tooth extractions? These are just some of the questions that we’re asked almost every day. Our experienced billing staff can help patients understand what is and isn’t covered under their UC SHIP policies. Don’t put off needed dental work just because you think it isn’t covered under your insurance policy. Give us a call at (310) 254-9355 and get the answers you need.

There are other UC SHIP dentists in Westwood, but we want to be yours. If you think you may need a wisdom tooth extracted, a crown replaced, a tooth filled or if you’d just like to stay on track with your routine dental cleanings, give Westwood Village Smiles a call at (310) 254-9355 today or request an appointment online.