Dr. Joe Virata
Dr. Joe Virata was born in Hawaii, but spent most of his youth living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated from UC Davis with dual degrees in Neurobiology and Psychology, before going on to UCLA School of Dentistry to obtain his degree in dentistry. He then received his pediatric specialty training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center.
Within a year of graduating from residency, Dr. Virata was awarded Diplomate status by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, distinguishing him as a board certified pediatric dentist. He has since enjoyed teaching dental students and pediatric dental residents as faculty in the section of Pediatric Dentistry at UCLA.
Dr. Virata is proud to have participated in his high school baseball team that won the NCS Championship for their division. During his free time Dr. Virata loves spending time with his two dogs Westley & Watson, cooking new recipes with his fiance Christine, and watching baseball.