Alex B. Avanessian, DDS


7334 Girard Avenue Suite 204
La Jolla, CA 92037


Board Certified Specialist,


  • Dental Implant Surgery
  • Bone Preservation & Grafting
  • Periodontal Plastic Surgery
  • Periodontal Therapy
  • Aesthetic Tissue Sculpting
  • Periodontal Microsurgery

About Dr. Avanessian

Dr. Avanessian began his collegiate experience at UCLA, majoring in Biology. After graduating in 1990 and working in oral microbiology and pediatric cancer research for two years, he enrolled in the UCLA School of Dentistry earning his dental degree. As a result of his academic excellence, he received the American Academy of Periodontology Award.

Following his general dental training, he relocated to New York to study at the prestigious Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester. He earned his certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Periodontics and then served as a clinical instructor and as a Periodontist for the Northeast Permanente Medical Group.

In 2004, Dr Avanessian completed a lengthy process of board certification attaining Diplomate status, the highest recognition and certification for dental specialists in the fields of Periodontology, Implantology and Oral Plastic Surgery. He returned to Southern California and began private practice in La Jolla.

To remain at the forefront of the advancing fields of Periodontics and dental implantology, Dr. Avanessian maintains a rigorous schedule of continuing education and advanced studies. He is a member of many study clubs and regularly lectures and teaches.

About the Practice

Both the doctor and his staff are committed to providing their patients with the most advanced periodontal and dental implant treatment available in a caring and compassionate environment.

State-of-the-art microscopes improve the precision of implant placement, resulting in superior outcomes with dental implant procedures. High resolution digital x-rays for exceptional quality images and reduced radiation, as well as advanced dental lasers aid in numerous surgical procedures.

Your Initial Consultation

Your first visit to the office will be a comprehensive examination and evaluation of your overall oral health, including the jaw, joints, soft tissues, and teeth, as well as a thorough screening for oral cancer. This will provide Dr. Avanessian with the information he needs to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs.

Following the evaluation, Dr. Avanessian will present his recommendations for treatment, discuss your various options and alternatives, and answer any questions. His goal is to provide you with all of the information you need to feel comfortable with your decision about treatment.


Implant Restorative Network

Dr. Avanessian works closely with some of the finest general dentists in the area. Close collaboration between surgical and restorative colleagues results in the best possible outcomes for patients, particularly with dental implant treatment.

Lawrence Addelson, DDS
2840 Fifth Avenue, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92103

Ron Barry, DMD
13983 Mango Drive, Suite 202
La Jolla, CA 92037

James Byrne, DMD
9460 Cuyamaca Street, Suite 101
Santee, CA 92071

Doug Campbell, DMD
2840 Fifth Avenue, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92103

Anakarina DeAngelis, DDS
4130 La Jolla Village Drive #205
La Jolla, CA 92037

Michelle Espinoza, DDS
7334 Girard Avenue, Suite 104
San Diego, CA 92117

Thomas Lange, DDS
8950 Villa La Jolla Drive Suite A - 105
La Jolla, CA 92037

Gavin J. Miller, DDS
4130 La Jolla Village Drive #205
La Jolla, CA 92037

Melissa Minger, DDS
8950 Villa La Jolla Drive, Suite A-105
La Jolla, CA 92037

Cathy Oleksy, DDS
8950 Villa La Jolla Drive, Suite !-105
La Jolla, CA 92037

Dhafir Petros, DDS
4844 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92150