Meet Dr. Bato
Tricia D Bato was born and raised in Southern California and achieved a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology Genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). After graduating with honors, she chose to remain at UCLA to obtain her Doctor of Dental Surgery.
Dr. Bato has been involved and published several research projects related to the specialty of Periodontics during both her college and dental school years. She successfully completed a three-year residency at the University of Southern California and earned her Certificate in Periodontology. She also received the American Academy of Periodontology Award for Achievement in Periodontology and the California Society of Periodontists Award for Outstanding Periodontal Resident.
Dr. Bato is Board Certified in Periodontics and practices all aspects of periodontal therapy at our Laguna Hills office including dental implant surgery, and other surgeries aimed to augment bone for implant placement, gingival grafting, cosmetic periodontal surgery and therapies that address gum disease. She is involved in several professional organizations including the American Academy of Periodontology, the Academy of Osteointegration, the California Society of Periodontists, the Western Society of Periodontology, the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association. In addition to private practice, Dr. Bato teaches in the Periodontics Department at the UCLA School of Dentistry. She speaks Spanish and Tagalog.
In her free time, Dr. Bato enjoys playing the piano, reading and catching up on the latest sports, especially the Los Angeles Lakers, of which she is an avid fan.