Meet Dr. Leif Cobain
Dr. Cobain is passionate about giving his patients the opportunity to be proud of a healthy brilliant smile. He loves seeing his patients transform from being self-conscious about their teeth to confident individuals who laugh and flash their smiles without a second thought.
Education and Continuing Education
Dr. Cobain attended UC Santa Barbara, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences. He attended the University of the Pacific’s School of Dentistry to obtain his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2003. He completed his formal education at UOP in 2005 when he earned his Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry.
Dr. Cobain has since made it a priority to attend continuing education courses in all areas of orthodontics. He is especially interested in the latest advances in technology such as Invisalign® and digital scanning (iTero®). Evidence-based dentistry is his focus because he “wants to offer only high-quality treatment options that have been rigorously tested and proven to be effective.” He is committed to giving all his patients the most comfortable and efficient treatment methods available.
In the Office
Dr. Cobain believes that his profession defines him. “I feel extremely fortunate to be an orthodontist and believe that it’s a privilege to help my patients improve their smiles, their oral function, and above all, their self-esteem. It is important to me that the office environment is fun and positive so patients are comfortable the entire time they are with us. I truly care about giving my patients the best experience and smile possible. I believe everyone has awesome potential. I feel that orthodontics can help remove roadblocks that may hinder an individual's path to reaching their full potential.”
Dr. Cobain spends most of his time out of the office with his family and friends. He is a proud parent of his two young boys who keep him running! Together they enjoy video games, baseball, and exploring the outdoors. His focus is being the best father he can be.
In his spare time, Dr. Cobain enjoys playing soccer, surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, and mountain biking. Whenever possible, he travels to the beach or mountains to enjoy adventure sports. He also enjoys attending or volunteering in community events. He believes that through such involvement, he not only improves his community but betters himself.