• Orofacial Pain now identified by the American Dental Association as the 12th dental specialty.

  • Dr. Brad Eli

    From an early age it was clear that Dr. Eli would pursue a career in the medical field. His father was a dentist, his mother a surgical nurse. Dr. Eli’s commitment to delivering compassionate care was instilled in him by the example his parents set. Growing up in his father’s dental practice, dentistry was an obvious career choice. In 1987, Dr. Eli obtained his dental degree from Temple University.

    In 1990, Dr. Eli enrolled in UCLA’s first class in Orofacial Pain Management. This was an ideal fit. This new specialty in dental medicine provided Dr. Eli with the opportunity to integrate his deep knowledge of dental medicine with his inventive spirit. After graduating from this ground-breaking program, Dr. Eli’s clinical experience at Loma Linda University and Medical Center, UCSD Department of Anesthesiology and Scripps Memorial Hospital Pain Center, solidified his understanding of chronic pain management.

    In full-time practice for 30 years, Dr. Eli is appreciated by his many grateful patients. He treats all types of head, neck and jaw pain as well as Sleep Disordered Breathing. Recognized as a national leader for his expertise, Dr. Eli regularly consults with other leaders in the field of Orofacial Pain Management. In addition, Dr. Eli holds several patents for medical devices designed to improve patient care.

  • Dr. Sachi Mehrotra

    Dr. Sachi was drawn to the dental field at an early age. With support from her dentist and mentor, she attended several volunteer dental trips that solidified her decision to enter healthcare. She began her pre-dental education at UCLA with a degree in physiological science and a minor in Spanish. She subsequently attended the UCLA School of Dentistry and was introduced to the field of Orofacial Pain early in her dental training. Upon graduation, she completed a 2-year residency program in Orofacial Pain at UCLA and served as the Chief Resident during her senior year. She began working in private practice upon graduating and enjoys specializing in this field due to the complexity of chronic pain syndromes and the critical thinking required to effectively diagnose and treat such conditions.

    Dr. Sachi is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and a member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain.