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Meet the Doctors

Dr. Tigran

Founder & General Dentist

Dr. Tigran Gyokchyan DDS, MS, FICOI, FAGD got his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, one of the best training institutions in the country. Dr. Tigran has a wide range of experience in different areas of dentistry, from cosmetic to Implant dentistry and root canal therapy. He has practiced cutting edge dentistry for a decade and has completed postgraduate programs at Harvard University, University of Las Vegas, UCLA and many more. His emphasis on patient comfort as well as keeping up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry enable him to provide his patients with among the highest quality of care in the field.

Dr. Tigran is a member of highly recognized dental associations. His tireless efforts in providing cutting edge care for his patients pushed him to excel in the continuing dental education field and become a Fellow of International Congress of Oral Implanvology, Academy of General Dentistry and California Implant Institute. He has a particular reputation for providing among the best Full mouth dental Implant rehabilitation, facially driven full mouth reconstruction, Porcelain veneers smile makeover and root canal therapy.

Dr. Ninella Bogosian

General Dentist

Dr. Bogosian is a caring and compassionate dentist who always takes the time to understand her patients. Utilizing the latest techniques, she ensures patients are comfortable and informed during all procedures. Her calm demeanor and advanced knowledge can help to put even the anxious patient at ease.

After earning a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree, Dr. Bogosian proceeded to follow her passion by earning a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Arizona.

Understanding the importance of being a life-long learner, Dr. Bogosian has taken numerous continuing education courses on implant dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, Botox in dentistry, and Invisalign®, to name a few.

Dr. Bogosian also has a heart for meeting the needs of underserved communities. She has provided dental care in several nursing homes and has participated in large, organized events, such as the California Dental Association. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of general dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American academy of Implant Dentistry, and American Academy of Facial Esthetics.

Dr. Art Melkonyan

General Dentist

I’m Dr. Art, a dedicated dentist with 12 years of experience. My academic journey began overseas, graduating from dental school in 2010. My passion for dentistry took me to Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in the California, where I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2022. I specialize in general, biomimetic, and esthetic dentistry, with a particular passion for surgical procedures. My commitment to enhancing smiles extends to the realm of esthetic dentistry, where artistry meets science.

My early years as a pediatric dentist in Armenia taught me the significance of a gentle touch, especially with anxious patients. I believe in achieving excellence through hard work and patience, always prioritizing my patients’ needs. For me, excellence is about being the best for my patients and pushing the boundaries of my craft.

Dr. James Oh

Orthodontist

Dr. James Oh, DDS, MS attended the prestigious University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, obtaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Upon graduating from Michigan, Dr. Oh attended UCLA for his first dental residency in pediatric dentistry. His training included all pediatric dental procedures, early phase orthodontics, and craniofacial therapies. His interest in orthodontics led him to pursue his second residency in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at Loma Linda University, where he obtained his Master of Science degree.

Recognized for his clinical skill, integrity, and leadership, Dr. Oh was selected by his colleagues and faculty to serve as the chief resident.

Dr. Oh is one of the only dual residency trained specialists practicing in Southern California. In addition to his extensive educational background, he believes that a commitment to clinical research is imperative to being able to provide the most innovative and advanced treatments to his patients, and you can find his name authoring publications in various journals. His active areas of research include pediatric sleep-disordered breathing and nasopharyngeal airway obstruction.

Dr. Oh cherishes the opportunity to guide his patients on their journey towards a healthy and beautiful smile. When he is not at the office, he stays active by working out, playing sports, and volunteering in his community.

Ara Jangozian

Registered Dental Hygienist

A proud graduate of West Coast University and have been practicing over 15 years. I am passionate and caring with an individualized approach even to the most anxious patient. I educate and provide preventative care. During my free time I enjoy day trips and traveling with my wife and two children.

Dr. Shirin Bankie

Dental Anaesthesiologist

Dr. Bankie, a board-certified Dentist Anesthesiologist, specializes exclusively in delivering anesthesia and sedation services for dental procedures. As a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology, she holds the highest level of anesthesia training in dentistry. With certifications in Basic Life Support, CPR, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and pediatric Advanced Life Support, she ensures a safe experience.

Dr. Bankie began her dental career in 1993, earning a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Southern California. She later obtained a Doctoral Degree in Dental Surgery from USC and completed postdoctoral credentials in dental anesthesiology at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.

Her extensive medical training includes trauma facilities, medical centers, and veterans’ hospitals, where she treated patients with diverse medical histories. Dr. Bankie’s specialized training at the Special Care Dentistry Clinic focused on pediatric and adult special needs patients.

Due to her background and exclusive focus on dental services, Dr. Bankie understands dental procedures, anticipating the needs of each patient. By providing strict and vigilant anesthesia care, she ensures a safe and comfortable experience, allowing dentists to perform efficient, quality dental work. A proud member of various dental associations, including the ADA and American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologist, Dr. Bankie is committed to excellence in dental anesthesia.

 

Dr. Luciana Soares

Restorative & Biometric Dentist

His emphasis on patient comfort as well as keeping up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry enable him to provide his patients with among the highest quality of care in the field.
Dr. Tigran is a member of highly recognized dental associations. His tireless efforts in providing cutting edge care for his patients pushed him to excel in the continuing dental education field and become a Fellow of International Congress of Oral Implanvology, Academy of General Dentistry and California Implant Institute. He has a particular reputation for providing among the best Full mouth dental Implant rehabilitation, facially driven full mouth reconstruction, Porcelain veneers smile makeover and root canal therapy.

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