Richard L. Jacobson, D.M.D., M.S.

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Richard L. Jacobson, D.M.D., M.S. is a sleep dentist who practices at Face Center Los Angeles, located in Pacific Palisades, California. He has earned renown as a clinician, researcher, and expert in orthodontics and jaw and bite disorders for both adults and children. He has extensive dental experience and has completed, analyzed, and documented more than 10,000 patients. His practice aims to progressively enhance each patient’s health, natural aesthetics, and optimal function. Dr. Jacobson’s treatment is corrective, interceptive, preventive, and biomimetic. Face Center Los Angeles is a medical center comprised of an interdisciplinary group of acclaimed specialists. These board certified specialists have extensive experience with sleep apnea medicine, maxillofacial surgery, stem cell rejuvenation therapies, TMJ disorders, orthodontics, craniofacial surgery, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and non-surgical facial rejuvenation.

Sleep dentist Richard L. Jacobson earned his postdoctoral certification from the Department of Orthodontics of the UCLA School of Dentistry in 1981. He then pursued further advanced training in jaw and bite disorders at UCLA’s Temporomandibular Joint Department for which he earned a master’s degree in Oral Biology in 1983. Dr. Jacobson then received further training at the American Institute of Bioprogressive Education where he eventually became a teacher himself. He also spent twenty years teaching in the orthodontic and maxillofacial surgery departments at the UCLA School of Dentistry.

Dr. Jacobson has lectured throughout the U.S. and abroad on subjects including orthodontics and jaw and bite disorders. He has been published in the American Journal of Orthodontics, the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and FORE proceedings. Dr. Jacobson has also authored chapters in numerous books including in Oral and Maxillofacial, Cephalometric Radiography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and the best-seller Cephalometric Radiography from Basics to 3-D.

In both 1985 and 2001, Dr. Jacobson served as the UCLA Orthodontics Alumni Association’s President. He also served as the Director and then as the elected President of the Foundation for Orthodontic Research and Education. He served as the director of the Western Orthogmorphic Diagnostic Team, which is a multidisciplinary team with prominent neurologists, dentists, maxillofacial surgeons, orthodontists, speech pathologists, otorhinolaryngologists, and rheumatologists. He also served on the UCLA/St. John’s Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Team.


Thanks For Helping my Breathing!
I had trouble sleeping at night, but Dr. Jacobson and Dr. Schendel fixed my breathing. Now, I can breathe so well and sleep a lot better. They saved my life.
Thank You!
I had gotten used to not breathing. I've never been able to breathe out of the right side of my nose. I just accepted it and managed to get by without it and breathe through my mouth when I had to. The surgery was simple; it was calm, professional and really didn't hurt that much. After about 4 days you are functioning pretty well, and after about 2 weeks you get back to normal quickly. It's worth the time invested. Dr. Schendel was very professional and calming. I felt very secure with him and had no doubts, and I would definitely use him again. I was very happy and felt very, very secure with my decision. The staff has always been polite. Everything has been very easy; my phone calls and questions are answered - that part was seamless. It's only been a couple of months, but I can breathe through my right nostril. It's a new sensation and it's really great! I never though that it would matter so much. It's really helped me and it makes an unbelievable difference in the amount of sleep, functioning, exercise, and smelling (cooking is much more exciting!). So thank you very much.

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