Meet The Team

Dr. Segal

Dr. Segal started practicing dentistry in 2009. After moving to the United States Dr. Segal was selected to attend the highly competitive and prestigious international program at the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry (UCSF). He graduated with honors and went on to private practice. As part of his commitment to learning and staying on the cutting edge of dentistry, Dr. Segal regularly attends various annual esthetic dentistry and implant conferences.

Caring for his patients’ oral health and beautiful smiles has been Dr. Segal’s passion for over 10 years. As such, Dr. Segal's possesses strong expertise and passion for full mouth rehabilitations, where the entire mouth and smile are restored to amazing health and beauty. He has performed hundreds of reconstructive and surgical procedures, including immediate implant placement, implant-supported hybrid prosthetics and a variety of other restorative procedures.   Dr. Segal implements an individualized approach to every patient. His primary focus is in Esthetic dentistry and Smile transformations. He considers the patient's desires and individuality and does his best to meet his patient's cosmetic expectations and oral health goals. Dr. Segal utilizes innovative technology and comprehensive knowledge to achieve great results.

Dr. Segal says:

“My mission statement is with my knowledge in smile design, help patients of all ages to have the smile of their dreams. Smile design by computer software is a revolutionary method that I use to help my patients achieve excellent results. Making someone happy is my first and most important outcome.

I really want to transform fear and insecurities to happiness, self-confidence and beautiful smiles”.


-American Dental Association

- California Dental Association

- Academy of General Dentistry

-Los Angeles Dental Society

- Alpha Omega International Dental Group

Dr. Violetta Kenigsberg

As your periodontist, Dr. Violetta Kenigsberg’s focus is on how to address your specific needs and provide you with the best dental care possible. She feels that dental care is a team effort, and we will work together in order to keep your teeth and gums healthy so you can keep smiling!

When Dr. Kenigsberg was just eight years old, she and her family immigrated to Los Angeles from Latvia. She attended UCLA before pursuing her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. She then didher Advanced Education in Periodontics at the NYU College of Dentistry. She has 6 years experience as a Periodontist and has joined Dr. Elena Benjamins’s dental office in November of 2019. Her favorite part of her new position is getting to work with such an amazing team as she addresses the periodontal needs of the community!

Dr. Kenigsberg actually met her husband while she attending dental school in New York. Like her, he was an immigrant who moved to Brooklyn, NY from Ukraine with his family when he was seven years old. Together, they lived in New York for eight years together and had a beautiful daughter named Renee there. In October of 2015, they decided to move to Los Angeles, where their second daughter Nicole was born. She holds great pride in her career and her family. Outside of work, her hobbies include reading, theatre, exercising, traveling, and playing pretend with my two daughters and husband. and husband. When she is not wearing scrubs and a white coat, she is busy being a superhero.

Professional Association
American Dental Association, California Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology

USC Mobile Dental Clinic volunteer award

Deans List, Annual Jay S. Seibert Tri-School Symposium presentation on successful socket management

Experienced in the full scope of periodontics including esthetic and functional crown lengthening, esthetic root coverage procedures, periodontal bone regeneration and pocket reduction surgery, minimally traumatic surgical extraction therapy with socket repair grafting, all aspects of simple through complex dental implant therapy.



My name is Larisa. I was born in Russia and grew up in Ukraine. I received MBA at Donetsk Management Academy. I moved to USA at age 27. To pursue dentistry was random but fortunate choice I made. I had graduated from WLAC hygiene program in 2005. Since then I have worked for Dr. Benjamin. It is truly a second home to me. My Colleagues and patients is what I love the most about this practice. I am married and have a daughter Emma. We are passionate about traveling. I also love to read, hike and adore my friends and life itself.


Office Manager

My name is Lorraine. I have been with Dr. Benjamin since 2001. I started as her main assistant for 11 years and became her office manager in 2012. Not only is this my job, Career, it's also home to me. I've been honored to love my work place and the patients that come in. I am dedicated to provide unconditional support and care to those that  I attend to on a daily basis. My goal is to provide a welcoming, warm and gentle presence to each of you that become part of our Family. I enjoy spending time with my husband and children. I also enjoy the outdoors and a nice hike and walk on the beach. 


Treatment Coordinator

My name is Gina and I have been with Dr. Benjamin since 2019. I've been in the Dental Field since I was 20 years old. I enjoy making it possible in any means to provide loving care to meet every patients needs. I enjoy everything about my Career and enjoy every moment I have here at work. I love spending time with my Family and my dogs.


Dental Assistant

My name is Lulu. I've been with Dr. Benjamin since 2015. I'm grateful to be able to do what I love everyday that I am at work. I enjoy every aspect of dentistry and pride myself on giving every patient quality care. I enjoy reading, fine dining and spending time with my family.

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