Why Choose Us?

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Alexi Eyvazi, DDS

Dr. Alexi Eyvazi has been in the field of dentistry for over 20 years. His undergraduate studies were conducted at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he earned a baccalaureate in Physiological Science. In 2005, Dr. Eyvazi, graduated from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry.

His passion for his field of study, as well as patient care has shown time and again through his continued dedication to volunteerism and using his expertise to provide care for under-served patients locally, as well as internationally. His passion and dedication spur him to seek continuing education opportunities in order to improve his skills and to keep abreast of new developments in the exciting field of dentistry.

Dr. Eyvazi is an active member of several dental and medical organizations including the American Dental Association (ADA), the California Dental Association (CDA), the San Fernando Valley Dental Society, the Armenian American Medical Society and the Glendale Academy of Dentists.

With a sympathetic ear, Dr. Eyvazi prides on being a good listener for patients and their concerns and strives to provide the most conservative and cost-effective treatment in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Dr. Eyvazi is married to Dr. Arina Hartunian. In their spare time they enjoy traveling, reading, dancing and watching competitive sporting events.

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Chela Altman, DDS

Dr. Chela Altman earned her doctorate in dental surgery from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, CA. Upon graduating from UOP, she was elected into the Tau Kappa Omega dental honor society for her outstanding academic and clinical achievements.

As a distinguished clinician with over a decade of experience, Dr. Altman focuses on cosmetic and restorative dentistry. She maintains a high level of excellence in her work and strives to create a comfortable experience for each of her patients. Her warm smile and friendly attitude truly embody the caring and positive atmosphere that is sure to be a part of the patient’s dental office experience.


Dr. Arina Hartunian

Dr. Arina Hartunian is a Southern California native, and a true “Bruin.” She received her Bachelor’s Degree, her dental degree, and her certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from UCLA. She also completed advanced training at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in West Los Angeles, and at the Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center, where she gained extensive experience working with a large variety of medically compromised and physically disabled adults and children. Dr. Arina is currently on the faculty at UCLA, where she teaches part-time in one of their Pediatric Dental Clinics. She is also the past president of the Southern California Society of Dentistry for Children. When Dr. Arina is not doing dentistry, she enjoys traveling with her husband, Dr. Eyvazi, playing tennis, listening to music and dancing.


Allison Yen, DDS, MS

Dr. Allison Yen graduated from the University of the Pacific, Dugoni School of Dentistry, where she graduated top 10 of her classes and was honored with many awards for academic excellence. Following her dental training, she completed a three-year postgraduate residency program in periodontics at the University of Illinois, at Chicago. During her training, Dr. Yen obtained a Master of Science (MS) degree in oral sciences from the University of Illinois where she conducted research in wound healing. She is trained to deliver oral conscious and intravenous (IV) sedation for patient comfort.

Dr. Yen is actively involved in numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association, and the California Dental Association.

Dr. Yen keeps up to date on many continuing educational classes, ensuring that her patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, playing volleyball and tennis, movies, and time with her family.

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Meet Our Team

Our caring team of dental professionals at SoCalSmiles Dental Office is committed to helping our patients enjoy healthy beautiful smiles. When you visit our family-oriented practice, we provide compassionate, individualized dental care with a gentle touch. We welcome you to visit or call our office today at 818-345-5286 to learn more about dental care in Tarzana, California, and to schedule your appointment with one of our skilled dentists. We look forward to getting to know you and to caring for your smile!


Agita – Practice Manager

Agita has been part of our dental family for 12 years. She enjoys working with our team and building relationships with our patients, encouraging and helping them to get the treatments they need to enjoy healthy smiles.


Brooke – Registered Dental Hygienist

Brooke has been with SoCalSmiles Dental Office for 8 years. She graduated with honors from her dental hygienist program, and has received the Best Dental Hygienist award. She works hard to provide a comfortable atmosphere and to help keep our patients at ease. Brooke’s favorite part of our practice is the great teamwork of our fantastic team.

Brook has 3 children. She has a horse, and rides often.


Brenda – Registered Dental Assistant

Brenda has been with SoCalSmiles Dental Office for 14 years. She enjoys the calm and relaxed atmosphere at our office, and how well our team gets along and works together. Brenda always maintains a warm and welcoming attitude to help our patients feel at ease when they visit our office.