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 more about Dr. Carl Misch.
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.
In 2018 Dr. Sahakyan was appointed by Dental Board of California as Examiner for conscious moderate intravenous sedation. Couple times a month Dr. Sahakyan travels throughout Southern California to dental offices of various permit holder oral surgeons, periodontist, prosthodontists and general dentist to do onsite inspection and evaluation for their permit renewals, Dr. Sahakyan grades them and makes sure that their practice meets the minimum standard for conscious sedation safety. For Dr. Sahakyan it is a way to get back to the profession, serve Dental Board of California and help fellow clinicians.