We are a team of caring professionals who are committed to creating a partnership with our patients to help them achieve and maintain optimal dental health. We believe in providing the highest quality of dental care, therefore, we are dedicated to our continuing education and learning.
Dr. Gurgen (George) Sahakyan DDS
Dr. Gurgen (George) Sahakyan has been practicing dentistry since 2003. He graduated from University of Southern California with Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. Dr. Sahakyan is an expert in all aspects of general dentistry with extensive training in orthodontics, oral surgery/implants. For him being a dentist is his way to help people. He spends one-on-one time listening to each patient so that he can understand their concerns and establish the best-customized treatment for each individual. He always goes the extra step to make sure the patient is comfortable with the treatment and makes a bond with his patients for many years.
Outside of the practice, Dr. Sahakyan enjoys spending time with his wife Ani and their sons Avo and Arman. Dr. Sahakyan likes all sports and is a big fan of LA Kings and FC Manchester United.
Dr. Sahakyan has graduated from Misch Implant Institute which is the most prestigious implant education in the US for the past few decades. He did his 2 years residency as well as his surgical and prosthetic fellowship with the institute which gave him profound knowledge and experience in that field. Dr. Carl Misch is the biggest pioneer of dental implant industry in the country from 1980 until now and is the founder of Misch Implant Institute. He mentored Dr. Sahakyan through his journey. Learn about Dr. Carl Misch in the link listed below: www.misch.com/about-dr-misch.php
Dr. Sahakyan completed his certification/training in intravenous moderate sedation under the supervision of Dr. Stanley Malamed and Dr. Ken Reed. He obtained his conscious sedation permit with Dental Board Of California as well as specific skills that permit him to treat complex surgical implant cases in stress-free and anxiety free settings which are the best for patients well being. Dr. Malamed is the biggest pioneer of dental education/industry in the field of dental anesthesia and sedation dentistry. He has authored more than 140 scientific papers in various medical and dental journals and textbooks in the areas of physical evaluation, emergency medicine, local anesthesia, sedation and general anesthesia. He mentored Dr. Sahakyan through his journey.
Dr. Astghik (Stella) Sahakyan DDS
Dr. Astghik (Stella) Sahakyan graduated from University of Southern California with Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 2008. Since then she has been practicing dentistry in Southern California working in various settings. She is experienced in most aspects of general dentistry including restorative and esthetic dentistry, endodontics, fixed and removable prosthodontics and pediatric dentistry. Dr. Sahakyan is a gentle, patient and caring doctor, loved and respected by her patients and staff. She joined her brother, Dr. Gurgen (George) Sahakyan at Smile Makeover of LA and together they will meet all the dental needs of their patients. Dr. Sahakyan is married, mother of a two years old daughter-Mary.
Rita Galeno RDA
Rita Galeno is a Registered Dental Assistant. She was brought up and educated in the Philippines. Worked as a dental assistant for 20 years and enjoys learning and providing the best for our patients. In her spare time, she keeps herself busy creating beautiful cakes. She lives in Glendale with her husband whom she enjoys spending time with.