- University of Nebraska
- David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
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 David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in 2004. As a dual-degree oral surgeon, Dr. Walline felt he’d be able to provide his patients with the most comprehensive care.
- UCLA Medical Center
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’s interest and focus has always been on corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery). His practice is currently limited to corrective jaw surgery.
- American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- American College of Surgeons (FACS)
- American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons
- Division of Otolaryngology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Dr. Walline is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and a fellow of the American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons. In addition, Dr. Walline is a clinical faculty member of the Division of Otolaryngology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, where he has the opportunity to teach residents.
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.
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, but was the most drawn to corrective jaw surgery. 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.