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Our Doctors

Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care.  As a dental professionals, we stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for my patients.  We recognize that our patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in us andour team.  That is just one reason why we value each and every patient relationship.

We appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit this site and find out more about this dental practice, our team, and the many services we can provide to help you achieve optimum oral health.

Select any of our doctors below to learn more about their personal experience in dentistry.

 

Dr. Aivazian

STEVE AIVAZIAN, D.M.D 

Dr. Steve Aivazian (also know as Dr. Steve), graduated with his dental degree from Boston University and has since dedicated himself to defining dental excellence. To stay informed on the most current practices in dentistry, he has completed continuing education courses from Den-Mat on cosmetic lumineers and is a member of the California Dental Association, American Dental Association, and the Implant Study Group. 

Dr. Steve also enjoys playing sports, especially golf. He also enjoys riding the bicycle with his two boys and his wife.

 

Dr. Bekeredjian

DR. JOHN BEKEREDJIAN

Dr. John Bekeredjian (also know as Dr. B), a graduate from Tufts University with over 18 years of dental experience in all aspects of dentistry. He keeps up to date with the latest dental practices by taking many continuing education courses and is also a member of an implant study group. 

He enjoys spending time with his three boys and his wife. He also enjoys the outdoors and follows the L.A. Kings.


MICHAEL VERT, D.D.S. 

Dr Vert is a pedodonist, a dentist who specializes in children's dentistry. He received his bachelor's degree in biology from  the University of California at Irvine in 1990. He then went on to the "prestigious" University of Southern California (USC) where he received his Doctor of Surgery degree in 1994.

Dr. Vert was heavily involved in school organizations and activities.  He served as the Senior Class President in 1993-1994 and the AADS Western US President in 1993-1994. Dr. Vert also received the highest award of his class, the "Behavior Award" for four years of outstanding humanistic qualities in his class of 1994 and the "Outstanding Service Award".

Dr. Vert decided to specialize in Pediatric Dentistry. He received his certificate in Pediatric Dentistry in 1996 from USC. Dr.Vert is specialized and trained to better deal with the needs of the "little ones". He is the "New Kid on the Block"and is fully committed in providing excellent dental care.

Dr. Vert is a member of the CDA, ADA, and the AAPD. Dr. Vert enjoys water-sking, camping, playing the saxophone, writing, music and cinema.  

 

Dr. Alexandrian

Dr. Nareg Alexandrian completed his bachelor’s degree in biology at Bichat University in France and received his Dental Surgery degree from Saint-Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon in 1996. After practicing general dentistry for two years, he was accepted in the orthodontic residency program at Tufts University in Boston. There he received extensive training on functional therapy approaches with highly sophisticated orthodontic appliances and early treatment modalities. In 2000, Dr. Alexandrian completed his master’s thesis on maxillary molar eruption and flexible lip bumpers at Tufts University in collaboration with Nijmegen University in Holland.

He then moved to California where he started his private practice in North Hollywood and recently opened a new location in Porter Ranch. Dr. Alexandrian is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and American Association of Orthodontists.

In his leisure, Dr. Alexandrian enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters. He is active in the community and enjoys teaching the art of sculpture. 

 

Dr. Salamati

AFSHIN SALAMATI, D.D.S.

Dr. Salamati received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from UCLA. He then received his certificate of completion for the specialty program of Periodontics at UCLA.

Dr. Salamati is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), American Academy of Periodontology, The California Society of Periodontology, and the Western Society of Periodontology. Dr. Salamati has been a solid addition to our office. He is an excellent periodontist (gum specialist) with a great demeanor and professionalism. He enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his loved ones. 

 

Dr. Garibyan

Dr. Shakeh Garibyan graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles where she studied biology and discovered her passion for the profession of dentistry. After earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California, she decided to return to USC and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles to earn her post-doctoral degree in Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Garibyan is currently an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the San Fernando Valley Dental Society.

Dr. Garibyan was born in Armenia and immigrated to the United States as a child. She has resided in the Los Angeles area since her arrival.  She and her husband Henry are the proud parents of three lovely children.   On her free time she enjoys crocheting hats, reading and spending quality time with her family. 

 

Dr. Ameet Chopra

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Ameet Chopra is an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon specializing in tooth extractions, dental implants, anesthesia/sedation, corrective jaw surgery, and trauma surgery. He was born and raised in Southern California, and attended UC-Irvine for his undergraduate education.

After graduating with honors, he attended Pacific University Dental School, the only accelerated, three year program in the US. He then attended UCLA for an Oral &

Maxillofacial surgery internship followed by completion of residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Harbor- UCLA Medical Center.

Dr. Chopra is married to Danielle, and has three children.  In this free time Dr. Chopra enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid sports fan.