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Testimonials from you
Superb skill and an artist - Bruce S.
M. B. - There Are No Other Places Like This
I just wanted to thank you again for your help with everything! You have been wonderful.
Also, if you don’t mind, please thank Dr. Sarkissian for all of his help and kindness. He makes S. so much more comfortable with all of the procedures. We really appreciate your practice, there is no other place like it.
P.S. S. loves her finger! It’s displayed proudly among her other ‘curiosities’.
Derek B. - Zero Discomfort
It was an honor to receive your care recently. You are such a capable and caring group of people! I couldn’t have felt more highly valued. I experienced zero discomfort in your office. Just a day after my appointment I had a sense of relief at the site of the extraction, as it was painful before due to the infection. Today the low dull throb is almost gone. At no point did I need pain medication! I am amazed at the range of skills Dr. Sarkissian possesses. His gum work to access deep tooth decay is top notch. He did a great job making my removable “Essix” dental appliance to protect the extraction site. Several times staff re-heated the natural buckwheat pillow for my neck. The bone graft and Resorbable Membrane (using an extract of my own blood!) were secured in place by expertly stitching together the flaps of gum. My last two dentists never offered this service, leaving a gaping hole in my gums where food would be trapped in for months. I am happy that you used the ozonated water for disinfecting the exposed areas. The CEREC onlay was made quickly onsite, and supported my desire to have a mouth that is entirely metal free. Due to my concerns regarding potential pain, I am happy that Dr. Sarkissian used a special procedure for delivering additional anesthetic into the interior of the tooth prior to extraction. The nitrous oxide we used during the treatment was helpful. Thank you for suggesting it. I enjoyed the relaxing music. It gave me additional confidence to see in use your set of IQAir purifiers that capture particles down to .003 microns throughout dental office. Thank you very much, Dr. Sarkissian for taking the time to hear my concerns at the start. You are patient and you listen well. Your dental hygienist and office manager are very capable and professional, too. You exceeded every expectation that I had. You, Dr. Hammoui, Karmen, Mervelin, Ron, Liz, and Jamie make an excellent team!
JB: Great Confidence in Staff's Ability
E.O. Writes in, All the Way from Wisconsin
Catherine S. - Amazed at Quick Recovery
Olivia M. - Overcoming Lifelong Fear
Gina C. - for her toddler
Peter W. - Father of Sasha (5 years old)...
Thanks for making a dentist visit more than comfortable.
Erin B. - 8 years old...
from your patient,
As Dr Sarkissian had suspected, Annie needed to have her adenoids and tonsils removed right away. After the surgery Annie’s breathing improved 100% and the only regret we had was that she had not had this surgery sooner. After Annie recovered from the surgery, Dr Sarkissian started Annie’s orthodontic treatment and it has been smooth sailing ever since…
Cynthia B. from Alta Loma...
Twelve years later (at 27 yrs old), I started researching the health effects of the mercury in my silver amalgams. The research is pretty much unanimous (except “expert opinions” from the A.D.A.) I was experiencing common symptoms such as anxiety, asthma, teeth grinding, etc. So I made an appointment to start getting my fillings switched out. I made sure to find a dentist who knew the health risks of inserting mercury in my body. At my first appointment, Dr. Sarkissian told me, “I am not putting any materials into your mouth until we find out what is ok for your body.” This was very encouraging.
Four months later, all my fillings had been switched to Cynthia-safe ceramic. I noticed instant benefits. I noticed that when each side of my mouth was cleared of mercury, that side would stop clenching at night. My twelve year old acne (that no dermatologist could not get rid of) immediately and completely cleared up. I haven’t had an asthma or anxiety attack and I feel all-around more relaxed.
I was amazed by the instant health benefits and I am really excited for the long-term health benefits.
Alta Loma, California
Lisa (Eli's mother) from Altadena...
Lisa, mother of Eli
Gustavo X. Reyes...
Marie L. from San Marino...
How lucky and fortunate to have found Dr. Sarkissian, finally a wonderful, skilled, gentle, meticulous professional. I just discovered I have mercury poisoning, I’ve been so nervous to have the old amalgam fillings replaced. Dr. Sarkissian and his wonderful staff immediately put my fears to rest, it was such a soothing and relaxed experience. I’ve never had a cavity filled where I didn’t even feel the shot of Novocain sting. Afterwards I didn’t have the numbness in my face as I always did before and no pain in my jaw or teeth! I highly recommend Dr. Sarkissian to everyone; he’s knowledgeable and caring and uses natural medicines and remedies in his practice. Also Dr. Sarkissian has also done a wonderful job straightening my son’s teeth naturally, without using braces! I can hardly believe it, finally, I love going to the dentist and my son does too.
San Marino, California
Simone (Jana's mother) from Santa Monica...
Simone, mother of Jana
Santa Monica, California
Dr. Sarkissian's Son...
Maria R. from Glendale...
We owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. Sarkissian and his warm and caring staff!
Gunter Z. from Sunland...
“We now had to do our own research and were so lucky to find Dr. Sarkissian not far away from our home. Since then our son had a few treatments, has no hesitation to go to ‘his dentist’ and does not really want to leave at the end of the treatment but continue watching a cartoon on the monitor mounted on the treatment chair.
“Video during treatment is such a neat idea. I recommend Dr. Sarkissian to all the parents in our son’s pre-school, and – obviously – the rest of the family is seeing Dr. Sarkissian too. I hate shots – and I did not need any, all treatment has been painless. Thanks!
Sally from Santa Fe, New Mexico...
Dr Sarkissian and staff truly personify “care” at the highest level, from the first phone call to the “final treatment”.
Sante Fe, New Mexico
Julie from Thousand Oaks, California...
He’s solved my TMJ problems and I remain pain-free and totally functional.
Julie A., Thousand Oaks
Annie from Glendal, California...
Dr. Sarkissian is the best!
Argina K., California...
From hardly any waiting time to the excellent personal care and attention that I receive, I believe he is one of the best dentists around.
I especially like the spa treatments that I get during my treatments. I think his holistic dental approach and “do no harm” policy is exactly the type of dental care people need these days.
I highly recommend Dr. Sarkissian for all your dental needs.
Sherry, W. Los Angeles...
I am deeply grateful and appreciative.
I would highly recommend coming to see Dr. Sarkissian for any dental issues you may have.
Rhoquel H. ...
I had been told by one dentist that other than scaling and planing there wasn’t a whole lot that could be done — eventually my teeth will just fall out — that was totally unacceptable. When I came in I was in pain and almost hopeless. The doctor did a lot of research and was very patient with me. The staff has been incredibly patient and kind with me. VERY GENTLE too!
Elizabeth C., Whittier ...
In addition to jaw pain, I went through many years (off and on) of allergy shots. In my teens I developed allergies. I thought that my allergy symptoms were oftentimes worst at bedtime, but I know now that it was due to the effects of bad orthodontics resulting in TMJD which caused sleep apnea. Orthodontists back then did not know what they know now.
The goal of my existing and ongoing treatments is to reverse the bad orthodontics of my teenhood and get back the expansion of my jawline so that my temporal mandibular joints don’t rub together while doing normal things like sleeping, eating, talking, and simply breathing. When a person’s jawline is out of alignment like mine, breathing with my mouth closed was difficult because there is not enough room to inhale a full breathe of air before exhaling.
I used to sing soprano in my school’s chorus before I had braces. After beginning orthodontics treatment through its completion during my teens, I could no longer sing a decent note, and I missed singing harmony with my little sister. Since undergoing TMJD/orthodontics treatments with Dr. Sarkissian and as my jawline shifts to a better position, I no longer have jaw pain, I sleep better, my singing has improved, and I know everything will get better when my treatment is complete.
My best friend and her husband had orthodontists that pulled out four of each of their perfectly good teeth prior to getting braces as well. They were told that they need to undergo the same treatment and procedures I’m going through if they want a permanent solution to their problems.
If you grew up during the baby-boomer generation and had braces back then, and if you snore, suffer from insomnia and experience almost falling asleep at the wheel, you might want to explore the cause. You might be suffering from sleep apnea caused by TMJD due to bad orthodontics practices of the past.
Laura Morton ...
He skillfully removed the problem filling and replaced it with a composite one. I was very relieved. I am not an easy patient. Petrified since a child of going to the dentist, each visit over the years has been one of great anxiety. What impressed me from the first visit was the state of the art machinery. The oral cameras that show ME the problems or condition of my teeth were awesome. I had never seen the inside of my mouth like that.
And the way they use those images to monitor the teeth and compare from visit to visit. Since then I have returned regularly for checkups and cleanings (which also freak me out) to Dr. Sarkissians office and I can actually say that I almost look forward to the visits.
The concept of preventative dentistry is soothing and makes a lot of sense to me. As I get older and braver I realize that taking a preventative approach and dealing quickly with small decay or problem areas is an investment against a more complex and costly (and more time in the chair) dental appointments.
I appreciate that I have a dedicated and concerned dentist.
(Laura is a landscaping artist and you shoukd check out the most beautiful gardens she creates!)
Louretta W., Santa Monica ...
After major dental work I feared he’d insist I use an antibiotic, To my delight he recommend a product filled with herbs and tinctures known for their anti-biotic-like properties. He has surrounded himself with assistants who are knowledgeable (and continue to gain knowledge from working with the doctor); friendly, caring and truly enjoyable.
His hygentist is talented, highly skilled, devoted to her work, and absolutely gorgeous.
So much more can be said, but I think one has to have the experience and then you’ll know it all.
Nicole B., Pasadena, CA ...
Well, it may have taken me over 40 years, but I have found the PERFECT dentist for my family…
I actually cried tears of joys after my 1st appointment today knowing that I am in the safe & capable hands of Dr. Sarkissian and his staff! You folks are AMAZING!!! I am mostly thankful that my son can look forward to a lifetime of good (and SAFE) dental care. Thank you soooooo much folks!!!! I look forward to seeing all of you again soon (gulp! did i just say i look forward to it?!?! THAT is a first!) 🙂
(and this one on Yelp…)
SO VERY HAPPY!!!!! It took 44 years, but I have finally found a dentist that I am completely comfortable with!!! The entire office staff is wonderful, patient and kind. This guy is a GEM and truly HOLISTIC: he looks at the whole picture and cares about your overall health PLUS he does not believe in using poisons (i.e. fluoride!), and is mercury-free, uses Waterlase, etc.
The office is so welcoming, that even my 3-yr-old (who wants nothing to do with any doctor/dentist) asked if he could go first and is looking forward to his 1st appointment. They let him “help” and watch right from my lap! I am looking forward to healing my (horrible) mouth AND to my son’s future of having the PERFECT dentist from the start!!!
I cannot say enough about this practice… I highly recommend them!!!
Ross H., Los Angeles, CA ...
Very impressed by Dr. Sarkissian and his office. He is now my family dentist, as my wife and two young sons also call him their dentist. Not only is he a highly skilled and professional adult dentist, not only is he unique in that he is committed to practicing non-toxic and holisitic dentistry, he is excellent with kids. My kids have no fears or anxiety with seeing the dentist.
For the cracked molar issue, his office fit me in on very short notice, gave me very good treatment for this emergency issue, and also gave me a thorough inspection and explained the potential future work I should consider and WHY, when, and in what order these issues should be addressed–as well as with a cost range breakdown. His consideration and thoroughness were very much appreciated.
It’s difficult finding the right health professionals, so I was very glad to have been referred to Dr. Sarkissian.
The office is very easy to get to also–right off the freeway and with a parking lot. I hope he has a safe place to lock my bike for future visits.
Jim L. on a visit to LA ...
It is very comprehensive in presenting who he is and what he does, and very helpful in terms of information & education. I appreciate how specific he is on the website with such things as spelling out the exact things to take in dealing with an abscess – not just telling people to take homeopathic remedies but saying which ones to take, and not just saying to take remedies that have a natural antibiotic effect but actually listing them.
I sent him an email and, even though I am not a patient, he responded quickly and gave me the direction we needed.
Thank you Dr. Sarkissian!
Ben B., Topanga, CA ...
I like the staff, the hygenists, the “healthy, alternative, non-sterile feel” of the place, and of course Dr. S as well.
Even though I moved far away (Topanga), I still make the drive every few months, it’s worth it!
Adetayo W., Pasadena, CA ...
I had six fillings replaced with porcelain, unfortunately, by another dentist. I had dull pain in one of my molars which flared up when I chewed. After having the other dentist replace the porcelain filling with a gold filling, he put a gold crown on the tooth because I continued to have pain in the tooth. I stopped going to that dentist.
The problem went on for many years and I decided to live with the pain because I felt hopeless. About a decade later, my nutritionist referred me to Dr. Sarkissian. I was hesitant about going to another dentist. However, from the initial consultation, he was friendly, concerned and answered all my questions.
When Dr. Sarkissian removed the tooth, he gave me my choice of music to hear after I took some homeopathic remedies to help me stay calm. He was gentle and very patient during the process. The next day, which was a Saturday, he called me at home to see how I was doing.
Through the years, I have told many people of how wonderful Dr. Sarkissian was to me during my visits to him. I recommend him highly.
Marticela E. - Burbank, CA ...
She enjoys playing in their little play area while she waits to be called. The dental assistans always make her feel relaxed and at home. They even let her watch cartoons in the room. She Loves coming here.
Dr. Sarkissian does a great job with with all her dental needs. He is very gentle and my daughter always leaves with a smile, stickers, and a little toy. (:
I’m sooo glad I found such a great dentist, he and his staff are wonderful!!! (:
Janet A. ...
He has a holistic dental approach, he is very thorough, and promotes preventive health.
I come from out of town a few hours’ drive to see Dr. Sarkissian.
Before I become a patient of his I had tried a number of dentists and were not happy with them.
Dr. Sarkissian is an outstanding dentist.
Also the staff treats me well. The dental assistants are also good.
I particular like having Karmen as the dental assistant.
I feel like I can trust Dr. Sarkissian for the best dental work possible.
I thought of what a good job you have done for me over all the years. I thought I would take a moment to thank you.
Kim - Manhattan Beach, CA ...
As someone who has been enduring several serious health challenges & who has not been able to have any dental work for over 5.5 years, I was absolutely terrified to go to the dentist. However, one day, I saw Dr. Sarkissian’s ad & a gut instinct told me that he is the one to go to.
I kept the ad for over a year until I finally received the “okay” from my doctors to go to the dentist. I’m so happy that I listened to my gut because Dr. Sarkissian is absolutely wonderful (& so is his staff!). He is incredibly attentive, wise & conscientious (to say the least). Everyone working there is very friendly & sweet. He has an excellent team.
His dental hygenist is amazing & very gentle. This says a lot about his practice. The office is clean, peaceful & a very special perk is that it is equipped so that patients can choose to watch TV or a movie if they would like to, while receiving their dental treatment.
For those interested in the Laser Frenectomy, I had it done & it was totally painless. This guy is really great! It takes me over an hour & a half to drive get to his office but, it is well worth it. I feel very fortunate to have found such a special dentist who is so skilled, knowledgeable and caring.
I’m already referring people to his practice. I would have loved if someone had told me about him years ago!
Manhattan Beach, CA
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