Dr. Amy Gimlen
Board Certified Orthodontist
Meet Dr. Gimlen
Dr. Amy Gimlen is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, an alum of both UCLA and USC, a professor at UCLA Orthodontics, on the craniofacial team at St Johns and a mom of two.
Dr. Gimlen’s mission is to provide excellent, cutting-edge orthodontic care in a personal and comfortable environment. She believes that orthodontics positively impacts patients personal growth and self-confidence in addition to beautiful smiles.
Dr. Gimlen completed her degree in Biochemistry at UCLA and continued to graduate Magna Cum Laude from UCLA dental school. She earned her Master’s degree in Craniofacial Biology along with her Certificate in Orthodontics from USC. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics, California Dental Association, and the Western Los Angeles Dental Society. Dr. Gimlen was also elected to the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society. She is the only local Invisalign® Diamond Plus Provider.
Dr. Gimlen served as president of the UCLA chapter of the American Dental Student Association and president of her residency program at USC. She also acted as a member of the USC Orthodontics Alumni Association Board and is an associate member of Sandpipers, a South Bay philanthropic organization, and a provisional member of National Charity League. She is also a member of the St. John’s Hospital craniofacial team, where she treats patients with cleft lip and palate as well as other craniofacial differences. She is a professor of clinical orthodontics at UCLA and specializes in teaching the residents in Cleft Lip and Palate as well as Invisalign.
Dr. Gimlen grew up in the South Bay and has also lived in Hawaii and in Northern California. She and her husband, Scott, reside in Manhattan Beach with their kids, Kiele and Kai and dog, Stevie. In addition to her commitment to serving her patients and her community, Dr. Gimlen enjoys traveling and the beach. Dr. Gimlen looks forward to continuing the 50+ year tradition of excellence in patient care in the South Bay!