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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Shelyan completed his bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience at UCLA and then moved to New York City to obtain his Doctorate in Dental Surgery at New York University. After an extensive training in general and cosmetic dentistry at NYU and an exciting life in Manhattan, he and his wife decided to move back home to Los Angeles.
Dr. Shelyan believes that it is possible to have a comfortable and pleasant dental visit. The key is to simply reduce any fear and anxiety there is. By using soft music, aromatic candles, and relaxation techniques and/or anti-anxiety medication, Dr. Shelyan assures his patients’ comfort from the moment they come into the office until the end of the dental treatment.
Dr. Shelyan also believes that anyone at any age should have healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. He makes his patients feel good about themselves regardless of their teeth and gum conditions. Patients openly communicate with him and his staff and after listening, Dr. Shelyan educates them about their dental needs and how to improve their oral health.
*As courtesy and respect to all of our patients and our doctor for their valuable time, we require a 48 hour advanced notice for any cancellation or a $100 missed appointment fee will apply. We appreciate your cooperation*
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Shelyan was great. I went in for a root canal (one of the worst dental experiences ever in my opinion) and he eased me through much of the ordeal, even offering me nitrous oxide to help calm my nerves. I'm especially impressed with his front office team, though. Kristin and Sarit were so awesome and they definitely held my hand through every step of the procedure, from financing to making sure I stayed hydrated. Love them and definitely will be returning for further dental needs.
Dr. Shelyan was professional and informative in his bedside manner. He explained all what was needing to be done and the reasons that we needed to do it. Also explained the ramifications of if it didn't get cared for. Appreciated the honesty from him and his staff. Would definitely, and am, go back again for my dental needs.
He will try to sell you expensive treatments and surgeries, but otherwise he is a good dentist and my teeth feel great after my cleanings. He did an excellent job, I just wish I didn't feel pressured to pay out of pocket for procedures he knows I can't afford.
I always have anxiety going to the dentist, but Dr. Shelyan was amazing and very in tune to my needs as a patient. The office stayed open later for me to accommodate my schedule and was helpful and friendly. Highly recommend.
The entire team worked together to provide a polished and professional enperience. In short, I really enjoyed this trip to the dentist. During my appointment we completed solid research on my teeth, did realistic projections for a strong prognosis, and developed a plan that works for me and my pocketbook. Every single person was first-class. Now I feel like they are my team - And I like that.
Very knowledgeable and explained everything very clearly.
I walked in pretty nervous as I hadn't been to the dentist in over a year and I knew my teeth were in bad shape. All of the staffed helped me to ensure I felt comfortable and educated me on everything that was going to occur. They helped me prioritize my treatments to ensure everything was manageable on my end.
Going to the dentist can be terrible, but this was a very pleasant experience. The staff is unbelievably friendly and courteous. They walked me through exactly what they recommended for treatment/services and also through my costs with insurance. No one pressured me for anything. Highly recommended.
I was looking for a dental office that was close to my work and this one came in the top 3. Reviews were great and now I understand why: I love how the Dr Shelyan takes the time to: - answer your questions - show you how to do things properly and why to do them - make sure you're comfortable / okay / not in pain - explain you in details your situation - get to know you and your habits better On top of that, his Assistant Parisla, as well as the Receptionist Carla and the Office Manager Sarit are really great women. Everyone there really makes your feel comfortable and you can talk to them very openly. I scheduled an appointment for my husband quickly after mine and he had a very positive experience as well.
I had a great experience with Dr. Mehrshad Shelyan as well as with his associates. Everyone was very friendly from beginning to end. I've already recommended him to other co-workers!
I am a very big fan of Dr. Shelyan and his entire staff at Forever Smile. Everyone is so friendly, informative, and they make you feel really comfortable. I'm from out of town so I was worried about finding a good dentist but I can confidently say that I will definitely be coming to them for all of my dental needs and referring my friends to them as well. Everyone in the office is wonderful and genuinely care about their patients!
Tried to upcharge me to a pricey deep cleaning and a host of other expenses... Even if I needed all of them (I've never had a cavity before, though it's been two years since my last dentist appt), I walked in to get a free cleaning and left feeling pressured to spend A LOT of money worth of dental work. Don't have a good feeling about them, not returning.
I originally had another Dentist scheduled for today but they called to cancel my appointment. I couldn't wait another day so I frantically looked for another dentist. The distance from where I lived mattered a little but what was more important was the reviews they had and how may they had. I luckily came across Dr Shelyan's profile here on ZocDoc and to my surprise he had availability for the morning I had to come in... That was less than a 12 hour notice. When I came in, Sarit, his office manager I assume, was incredibly welcoming and very pleasant to deal with. It was my first time using my new insurance so she even explained the details of my plan to me in better than my insurance company did! She was very informative and I appreciated that she took the time to run everything by me and in such detail. I couldn't be happier with my first experience at this office and I'm actually looking forward to my next dentist appointment.
Very friendly staff. They were professional and very thorough in regards to explaining billing and insurance coverage, and were upfront about all costs, which I appreciate. They also were very helpful in working out the best plan of attack for all my dental work, while staying within my budget. Dr. Sheylan is an excellent and talented dentist who made me feel at ease and comfortable. I recently had a bridge done and could not be happier with the results; you can't even tell I had any work done. -Noelle
Absolutely amazing service. The staff were incredibly helpful and efficient, and Dr Sheltan was so thorough and knowledgable and really put me at ease. Highly recommended, and one of best dentists I've ever been too.
I was very pleased with my visit because I was traveling with my family and came in with an dental emergency. Dr. Shelyan took me in and treated me like I was one of his regular patients.
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He was professional and friendly
Amazing human being, very knowledgeable and willing to help the patient. The office is very clean and advanced. The assistant is extremely nice, they are both very careful and professional. Best dentist experience I have.