Dr. Saj Jivraj Is Ready to Revive Your Smile With Expert Care

Dr. Saj Jivraj was born in Kenya and grew up in London, England. As a youth, he was an avid reader who dreamed of becoming a neurosurgeon. After he was accepted to medical school, he decided to apply to dental school. Confident that he could make an impact in the field of dentistry, he earned a Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Manchester Dental School in England.

He next moved to the United States to attend the University of Southern California’s Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, which is renowned for its advanced prosthodontics program. He mastered full-mouth reconstruction procedures while completing his Certificate in Prosthodontics. Dr. Jivraj then completed a master’s degree in science education with a specialty in medical education at USC.

In addition to his private practice, Dr. Jivraj works as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry at the USC School of Dentistry and as a Clinical Teacher at the Eastman Dental Institute in London. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry. In these positions, he mentors future dentists and prosthodontists and stays current on advances in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry.

Dr. Jivraj is former chairperson of Fixed Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at the USC School of Dentistry. He is considered an expert on cosmetic and implant dentistry. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. He cowrote the textbook, Treatment Planning in Implant Dentistry, published by the British Dental Association. Dr. Jivraj’s book, Graftless Solutions for the Edentulous Patient, has been used by more than 15,000 dentists, clinicians, and specialists worldwide since it was published in 2018. A second edition was just released! He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry and is the ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. In addition, Dr. Jivraj continues his education as a member of the following organizations:

  • California Dental Association
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • American Dental Association
  • American College of Prosthodontists
  • American Academy of Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Jivraj has patients from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles and as far south as San Diego who come to Anacapa Dental Art Institute in Oxnard, CA for his care.

Outside of the office he enjoys traveling with his wife, Dee, and their teenagers, Sara and Zain.