Meet Dr. Marjorie Handshuh
Dr. Handshuh was born in the state of Washington and moved to Cerritos, California as a child. She attended public schools in Lakewood and graduated from Mayfair High School. Dr. Handshuh started college at California State University at Long Beach as an Art General Major. While going to school, she was working as a dental assistant in Downey and Long Beach. She enjoyed working in dentistry and eventually changed her major to Dental Hygiene. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from USC, graduating cum laude in 1986.She worked as a dental hygienist for 3 years and decided to go further, applying to dental school. She was looking forward to being able to do more for patients and using more of her artistry skills by becoming a dentist. She was accepted into the UCLA School of Dentistry and graduated in 1994.She received awards of merit in Oral Medicine, Special Patient Care, and for Team Approach to Patient Care. She was elected to the Honorary Dental Society Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Epsilon Zeta chapter, for superior achievement in dental school.
After graduation, Dr. Handshuh worked as an associate for several excellent private practice dentists in Cerritos, Marina Del Rey, and Malibu.
In 1997, Dr. Handshuh started working in her current practice in Lakewood, taking over the practice of Peter Moskowitz when he retired. She has enjoyed working in the area she grew up in, seeing family, friends, and neighbors as well as patients from Lakewood, Cerritos, Bellflower, Long Beach, Cypress, Artesia and surrounding cities. She loves the ability to help people become comfortable in their mouths, obtaining and keeping oral health. One of her favorite things about practicing dentistry is meeting new people, getting to know them, their interests and joys. It is a privilege to be able to contribute to their oral health and well-being, hopefully making friends along the way.
Dr Handshuh is a proud member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Harbor Dental Society. She has been an active member of these since 1994.
In her spare time, Dr. Handshuh enjoys being outdoors. She likes walking, horseback riding, and jogging. She also enjoys reading, music, and learning new things.