About Dr. Walline
Dr. Benjamin Walline was inspired to pursue a dental career by his father, who was a dentist, and his mother, who suggested he follow in his father’s footsteps. It was easy for Dr. Walline to choose oral and maxillofacial surgery once he attended dental school because he was attracted to all aspects of the specialty, including corrective jaw surgery and wisdom teeth removal. After working with Dr. Kupferman at Kaiser, he decided to switch to private practice because he liked the idea of being able to perform both office-based and hospital-based procedures.
Dr. Walline’s favorite thing about being an oral surgeon is the effect he can have on patients’ lives. More specifically, he loves how much he can help jaw patients who may not feel comfortable with their appearance. He can get to know patients and pay careful attention to their goals and then provide them with optimal results, giving them a reason to smile and feel more confident in themselves.
After studying biology and philosophy at the University of Nebraska, Dr. Walline decided to listen to his mother’s advice and attend his school’s College of Dentistry. In 2000, he graduated from his father’s alma mater with his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. After earning his dental degree, he chose to continue his education by completing medical school as well. He earned his medical degree from the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine in 2004. As a dual-degree oral surgeon, Dr. Walline felt he’d be able to provide his patients with the most comprehensive care.
Dr. Walline stayed at UCLA to complete his oral and maxillofacial residency. He trained with surgeons and anesthesiologists for years to learn about the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery and the safe administration of anesthesia. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Walline possessed the qualifications to treat all oral and facial conditions and safely perform all types of anesthesia.
In addition to being a dual-degree oral surgeon, Dr. Walline is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. To earn his board certification, he was required to complete extensive written and oral exams to exemplify his knowledge of the oral and maxillofacial specialty. His board-certified status signifies that he is the highest qualified dental professional to treat your oral and facial needs.
Hobbies & Interests
Outside of work, Dr. Walline enjoys spending time with his twin sons and going to their soccer games to support them. He also likes spending time participating in outdoor sports, such as snowboarding and surfing. He loves traveling and even takes his spare time to volunteer his surgical services in other countries.