Meet Trent Westernoff, DMD, MD

Dr. Trent Westernoff is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He graduated with honors with his bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Westernoff then pursued his post-graduate education, obtaining a doctorate in Dental Medicine at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, with cum laude honors. During dental school, he became a US Army reservist and was commissioned as a captain on the USS Constitution.

He continued his education at the University of California, San Francisco. During his six years at UCSF, he completed oral maxillofacial surgery training, obtained his medical degree (MD) and finished a year of general surgery training. In addition to his extensive education, Dr. Westernoff was activated and promoted to the rank of major in the US Army where he served for three years as full-time hospital staff at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. While there, he practiced full-scope oral and maxillofacial surgery. He was deployed in 2005 during Operation Iraqi Freedom and served at a Combat Support Hospital in Mosul, Iraq. Dr. Westernoff received a Meritorious Service Medal for his outstanding service while in Iraq.

Dr. Westernoff completed board certification for both the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and National Dental Board of Anesthesiology, and he currently holds diplomate status in both organizations.

After completing nine years in the US Army Ready Reserve and three years of active duty, Dr. Westernoff and his wife elected to move back home to Southern California, where they are raising their family and continuing their professional careers.

Awards and Honors:

  • 2014-15: Board Member South Bay Children’s Health Center
  • 2013-14: Board Member South Bay Children’s Health Center
  • 2014: Immediate Past President Western Los Angeles Dental society (WLADS)
  • 2012-14: Board Member Dental foundation of California
  • 2012: President West Los Angeles Dental Society
  • 2012: Treasurer West Los Angeles Dental Society
  • 2011: Secretary West Los Angeles Dental Society
  • 2009: Editor West Los Angeles Dental Society
  • 2008-09: Local Area Representative West Los Angeles Dental Society
  • 2008: Who’s Who in America
  • 2007: Army Commendation Medal, Ft. Bliss Dentac, US Army.
  • 2005: Meritorious Unit Commendation, 228th Combat Support Hospital, Iraq, US Army.
  • 2005: Meritorious Service Medal, 228th Combat Support Hospital, Iraq, US Army.
  • 2005: Order of the Combat Spur, 11th U.S. Calvary Regiment, US Army.
  • 1998: Graduated cum laude, Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
  • 1998: Oral Biology Award, The American Association of Oral Biologists.
  • 1998: Award for Excellence in Research, The Harvard Odontologic Society
  • 1998: Hatton Award Finalist, International Association of Dental Research.
  • 1997: American Association for Dental Research Student Research Fellowship.
  • 1995-1998: U S Army Health Professions Scholarship Program.
  • 1994: Graduated Honors, College of Letters and Science, University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • 1993: Certificate of Achievement, Order of Omega Honor Society.
  • 1993: Sigma Chi Foundation Student Scholarship Award.
  • 1992: Dean’s List Scholars Award.
  • 1992: Golden Key National Honor Society.
  • 1991: Dean’s List Scholars Award.
  • 1991: Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society.