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.