Dr. Kathryn Le is a dual board certified dentist anesthesiologist by the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology as well as the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. As a graduate of the dental anesthesiology program at Loma Linda University, her extensive training at the Veterans Affairs Loma Linda Health Care System, Riverside County Regional Medical Center, and Loma Linda Medical Center provided her with invaluable experience in cardiology, internal medicine, and medical anesthesiology. This training allowed her to successfully manage a large variety of complex medical and surgical cases. In addition to her hospital-based experience, she also has considerable experience in providing outpatient ambulatory anesthesia. At Loma Linda University’s Special Care Dentistry Center, a clinic treating approximately 5,000 patients annually, Dr. Le provided general anesthesia for a variety of special needs adult and pediatric patients. Examples include patients with autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, Down’s Syndrome, and pre-cooperative young children.
Dr. Le is a member of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, the California Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. She is also certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Prior to her training in anesthesiology, she received her bachelor’s in Neurobiology and Behavior from the University of California, Irvine in 2002. During her stay at UCI, she conducted research under the National Institutes of Health. In 2006, she received her doctorate in dental surgery from the University of California, Los Angeles. She was twice awarded the Regents Scholarship, the highest level of recognition within a UC, at both UCI and UCLA. From 2006-2007, she completed a general practice residency at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. Dr. Le is actively working in her private practice and as an assistant professor at the Loma Linda University Department of Dental Anesthesia.
As a dentist anesthesiologist, she is committed to providing the highest level of comfortable and safe anesthesia for dentistry.