Dr. Krisena Borenstein is a board-certified orthodontic specialist. She attended dental school at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Then she completed a three-year residency in orthodontics at UCLA, where she earned a master’s degree in oral biology, as well as her certificate to practice as an orthodontic specialist for children and adults. She also holds a part-time faculty position at the UCLA School of Dentistry in the Orthodontic Department. She finds it very rewarding and fun to work directly with the current orthodontic residents in the clinic. Dr. Borenstein also is a member of the St. John's Cleft Lip and Palate Team where she volunteers her time to help children with various craniofacial needs.
Since she was a little girl watching her mom, Dr. Fell, work hard to create beautiful smiles, Dr. Borenstein couldn't wait to follow in her mother's footsteps. She spent many hours working in the office alongside her mom in various jobs around the office. She couldn't wait to get her dental and orthodontic degrees so she could work on patients herself to help give kids and adults the smiles they always wanted.
“I feel like one of the luckiest people in the world to be in the profession I am in. Family is the most important thing in my life, and I feel so lucky that I get this opportunity to work with both my family and other families every day! Being able to give both kids and adults smiles that they can show off to the world is both fun and rewarding.
“Every patient is unique and different. That is what keeps my job exciting! Not only is every patient’s smile different, but their personalities and stories are different as well. Trying to figure out what treatment is best for each patient is like solving a new puzzle each day.” – Dr. Borenstein
Both Drs. Fell and Borenstein attend many continuing education meetings and conferences. Their mission is to stay up to date with the latest technology in the field in order to provide the best care for their patients.
Dr. Borenstein is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics, and the Academy for Orthodontic Excellence, as well as other orthodontic study clubs. The combination of those organizations, as well as her affiliation with the university, gives Dr. Borenstein exposure to all the latest developments in the orthodontic field.
Outside the Office
Dr. Borenstein and her husband have two kids, Kate and Ben. As a family, they love spending time at the beach. Dr. Borenstein’s personal interests include playing classical piano, alpine skiing, and exploring new places.