Glenn P. Frial, DDS, MS
Dr. Glenn Frial grew up in the Orange County area. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Dr. Frial also attended dental school at UCLA, where he graduated at the top of his class and received numerous honors and awards. After his dental training, he went on to specialize in orthodontics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In 1996, he earned his Postdoctoral Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science degree in Oral Biology.
With all the new advancements, Dr. Frial feels it is important to not only meet but to exceed the standards of orthodontics. He continuously strives to use the most advanced techniques available. In fact, he is a consultant and clinical evaluator of new orthodontic products for 3M Unitek, a leading orthodontic manufacturer. Dr. Frial is an active member of various dental and orthodontic associations and was the past chairman of the continuing education committee for the California Association of Orthodontists. He is an associate professor at the UCLA Orthodontic Program. In 2001, he was voted "Orthodontist of the Year" by the editors of Consumer Business Review. For several years running now, Dr. Frial has been voted a "Top Dentist as an orthodontic specialist" by his peers. He is an orthodontic expert for Bizymoms.com and was also nominated "2010 Best Orthodontist" by Best of LA as seen on KCOP13 and ION30.
Dr. Frial and his wife, Carmela, have two sons, Zachary and Joshua. They enjoy living in the Laguna Niguel community. Dr. Frial has been involved in various community programs such as guest speaking for Career Day and Drug Awareness week at the local schools as well as coaching, umpiring and sponsoring local sports teams. He is currently a board member for the Rancho Niguel Little League. Due to his services, he was invited to participate in the Niguel Days Parade, celebrating the 10-year anniversary for the city of Laguna Niguel.
Professional and Community Affiliations:
- California Association of Orthodontists
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
- Rancho Niguel Little League Board
- District 55 Volunteer Umpire