Ralph D. Buoncristiani, DDS

Oral Surgeon

2020 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 530
Santa Monica, CA 90404



Board Certified Specialist,
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery


  • Dental Implant Surgery
  • Dental Implant Reconstruction
  • Bone Preservation & Grafting
  • Surgical Removal of Teeth
  • Wisdom Teeth Removal
  • Sedation & Anesthesia

About Dr. Buoncristiani

A native of Southern California, Dr. Buoncristiani is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, practicing in Santa Monica Country for the past three decades. He received his DDS from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UCLA.

A Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Buoncristiani is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is also a Diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Buoncristiani practices the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with a focus on corrective jaw surgery, for which he is well-known throughout Southern California.

Leadership in the Dental Profession

Dr. Buoncristiani is Chair of the section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Saint John’s Health Center and has been on the teaching faculty of the UCLA School of Dentistry in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery since 1986. He has lectured nationally and internationally on facial reconstructive surgery and other various topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and has published numerous articles in scientific journals.

He is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the California Dental Association.

Community and Family

When not in the office, Dr. Buoncristiani enjoys traveling. He and his wife have two grown children.

Implant Restorative Network

The doctors at Santa Monica Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery work closely with some of the finest general dentists in the area. Close collaboration between surgical and restorative colleagues results in the best possible outcomes for patients, particularly with dental implant treatment.

Brian Alessini, DDS &
Dan J. Alessini, DDS

2901 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 239
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Eugene D. Bock, DDS &
Steven Cook, DDS

2901 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 255
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Michael Brandolino, DDS
1234 7th Street, Suite 1
Santa Monica, CA 90403

William Chan, DDS 
1746 Ocean Park Blvd.,
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Fred Chao, DDS 
1227 Lincoln Blvd., Suite 301
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Julian Chen, DDS 
2730 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 300
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Kathleen Clemans, DDS
11600 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 426
Los Angeles, CA 90025

David Davoodpour, DDS
11859 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 660
Los Angeles, CA  90025

Tricia Feist, DMD &
Brett Lent, DDS

2730 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 410
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Carol Follette, DDS
2021 Santa Monica Blvd.,
Suite 704-E
Santa Monica, 90404

Mary Jo Frazier, DDS 
2428 Santa Monica Blvd.,
Suite 402-A
Santa Monica, 90404

John Gonzalez, DDS
11980 San Vicente Blvd.,
Suite 901
Los Angeles 90049

Joel D. Gould, DDS
1200 Rosecrans Ave, Suite 107
Manhattan Beach 90266

Brent Hale, DDS &
Susan Hale, DDS

2901 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 301
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Natalie Homyak, DDS
4644 Lincoln Blvd., Suite 508
Marina Del Rey, 90292

Bonita Hornstein, DDS
1260 15th Street, Suite 1117
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Kevin McNally, DDS
6804 Centinela Avenue,
Culver City, CA 90230

Bobak Morshed, DDS 
1244 7th Street, Suite 202
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Larry Picard, DDS 
11500 W. Olympic Blvd.,
Suite 326
Los Angeles 90064

Roger H. Schuster, DDS
2811 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 600
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Natasha Shojania, DDS
2021 Santa Monica Blvd.,
Suite 340 E
Santa Monica 90404

Ryan Wallace, DDS 
1460 7th Street, Suite 205
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Jennifer Wood, DDS
620 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Teresa Yang, DDS 
1510 10th Street,
Santa Monica, CA 90401