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Dr. Poria Edalat, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

Los Angeles, CA

Overall rating
5.0
Recent reviews
I am sure there are people like me out there that this review will help. I’ll try to keep it brief.I had a traumatic dental experience when I was 14 due to not being numb. After that, just thinking about going to a dentist made me cry. I’m now 26 and my teeth were bad enough that my desire to get them fixed trumped my phobia of dentists and their drills. I’ve spent the last 3 years reading reviews online looking for the Los Angeles dentist I would eventually go to when I worked up the courage or when the pain became too unbearable. Dr. Edalat stood out because he consistently received great review after great review. I figured he’s got to be pretty good it people are giving him 5 stars after he had drilled in their months. I finally bit the bullet and called for an appointment. To my shock, the woman on the phone said I could come in the same day. Mentally, I wasn’t prepared for that but I went anyway. 2 hours after calling to make the appointment, I was in the chair with Dr. Edalat getting a temporary crown. It didn’t hurt at all. I didn’t even feel it when he gave me a shot of Novocain. I was proud of myself for even going to a dentist but I was kinda kicking myself for putting it off for so long, and for being terrified of something that ended up being pleasant and over before I knew it. I was thinking about was I was going to have for dinner while he was drilling my tooth. Today I had a root canal done on my worst tooth. It didn’t hurt either. The only uncomfortable part was having to keep my mouth open the entire time. I’m almost in shock by how painless my experience at this dental office has been. This is the exact opposite of the experience I had when I was in. I’ve been worked on by all 3 doctors here, and they’re all great. I’ve already recommended this place to two of my coworkers and I’ll continue recommending him to anyone that hints they need some dental work. The price (in uninsured) is wayyy less than what I thought I would have to pay (which was also part of the reason I’ve been putting off getting my teeth fixed). I know the feeling of thinking your teeth are so bad the dentist will shame you when you finally to go to one. I know the feeling of being so afraid of the drills that you tense up anytime you hear a power tool. I know the feeling of having to keep floss picks in your purse so you can keep the holes in your teeth clear. I just love, love, LOVE this place and that’s something that I never thought I would say about a dentist. I’m leaving this review in hopes that someone like me will read it and pick up the phone to do the right thing for themselves. I know the struggle of not being able to chew on both sides of your mouth. I’ve spent 10 years chewing on one side and not by choice. I can relate to any of you that think your teeth are a disaster or those of you that are terribly afraid of dentists in general. I can relate because I was you 2 weeks ago. Now I’ve had a friggin root canal and I’m a few more appointments here away from having perfect teeth. I promise you, you have nothing to worry about at this dentist and you will be so happy when you leave here. There is a reason why Dr. Poria Edalat has so many 5-star reviews. Your only regret after coming here will be having not come sooner.
I am sure there are people like me out there that this review will help. I’ll try to keep it brief. I had a traumatic dental experience when I was 14due to not being numb. After that, just thinking about going to a dentist made me cry. I’m now 26 and my teeth were bad enough that my desire to get them fixed trumped my phobia of dentists and their drills. I’ve spent the last 3 years reading reviews online looking for the Los Angeles dentist I would eventually go to when I worked up the courage or when the pain became too unbearable. Dr. Edalat stood out because he consistently received great review after great review. I figured he’s got to be pretty good it people are giving him 5 stars after he had drilled in their months. I finally bit the bullet and called for an appointment. To my shock, the woman on the phone said I could come in the same day. Mentally, I wasn’t prepared for that but I went anyway. 2 hours after calling to make the appointment, I was in the chair with Dr. Edalat getting a temporary crown. It didn’t hurt at all. I didn’t even feel it when he gave me a shot of Novocain. I was proud of myself for even going to a dentist but I was kinda kicking myself for putting it off for so long, and for being terrified of something that ended up being pleasant and over before I knew it. I was thinking about was I was going to have for dinner while he was drilling my tooth. Today I had a root canal done on my worst tooth. It didn’t hurt either. The only uncomfortable part was having to keep my mouth open the entire time. I’m almost in shock by how painless my experience at this dental office has been. This is the exact opposite of the experience I had when I was in. I’ve been worked on by all 3 doctors here, and they’re all great. I’ve already recommended this place to two of my coworkers and I’ll continue recommending him to anyone that hints they need some dental work. The price (in uninsured) is wayyy less than what I thought I would have to pay (which was also part of the reason I’ve been putting off getting my teeth fixed). I know the feeling of thinking your teeth are so bad the dentist will shame you when you finally to go to one. I know the feeling of being so afraid of the drills that you tense up anytime you hear a power tool. I know the feeling of having to keep floss picks in your purse so you can keep the holes in your teeth clear. I just love, love, LOVE this place and that’s something that I never thought I would say about a dentist. I’m leaving this review in hopes that someone like me will read it and pick up the phone to do the right thing for themselves. I know the struggle of not being able to chew on both sides of your mouth. I’ve spent 10 years chewing on one side and not by choice. I can relate to any of you that think your teeth are a disaster or those of you that are terribly afraid of dentists in general. I can relate because I was you 2 weeks ago. Now I’ve had a friggin root canal and I’m a few more appointments here away from having perfect teeth. I promise you, you have nothing to worry about at this dentist and you will be so happy when you leave here. There is a reason why Dr. Poria Edalat has so many 5-star reviews. Your only regret after coming here will be having not come sooner.
EV · Less than 1 month ago
I needed to be cleared for braces and he totally made me feel so comfortable with my visit. Guess what Igot my braces! I highly recommend him.
I needed to be cleared for braces and he totally made me feel so comfortable with my visit. Guess what I got my braces! I highly recommend him.
AP · More than 1 year ago

About Dr. Poria Edalat

Dr. Poria Edalat received his dental degree (DDS) from the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Poria Edalat is practicing in Los Angeles and is an active member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association. Dr. Poria Edalat understands that each patient has different needs and expectations, and therefore customize his treatment according to the person, not the tooth. Patients can expect a kind and warm atmosphere with professional and genuine dental care. When Dr. Poria Edalat isn't busy caring for patients, he enjoys an active lifestyle with fitness, and outside activities. Care Philosophy: "My mission is to provide friendly, high-quality patient care in a comfortable setting while educating the patient in order to establish and maintain optimum oral health"

In-network insurances

  • AIG
  • Advantica
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Cosmetic Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - University of Southern California, Doctor of Dental Surgery

Professional memberships

  • California Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • California Academy of General Dentistry

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Farsi
  • Norwegian
  • Swedish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1750734075

Dr. Poria Edalat's office location

Monterey Hills Dental

5906 Monterey Rd

Los Angeles, CA 90042

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I am sure there are people like me out there that this review will help. I’ll try to keep it brief. I had a traumatic dental experience when I was 14 due to not being numb. After that, just thinking aboutgoing to a dentist made me cry. I’m now 26 and my teeth were bad enough that my desire to get them fixed trumped my phobia of dentists and their drills. I’ve spent the last 3 years reading reviews online looking for the Los Angeles dentist I would eventually go to when I worked up the courage or when the pain became too unbearable. Dr. Edalat stood out because he consistently received great review after great review. I figured he’s got to be pretty good it people are giving him 5 stars after he had drilled in their months. I finally bit the bullet and called for an appointment. To my shock, the woman on the phone said I could come in the same day. Mentally, I wasn’t prepared for that but I went anyway. 2 hours after calling to make the appointment, I was in the chair with Dr. Edalat getting a temporary crown. It didn’t hurt at all. I didn’t even feel it when he gave me a shot of Novocain. I was proud of myself for even going to a dentist but I was kinda kicking myself for putting it off for so long, and for being terrified of something that ended up being pleasant and over before I knew it. I was thinking about was I was going to have for dinner while he was drilling my tooth. Today I had a root canal done on my worst tooth. It didn’t hurt either. The only uncomfortable part was having to keep my mouth open the entire time. I’m almost in shock by how painless my experience at this dental office has been. This is the exact opposite of the experience I had when I was in. I’ve been worked on by all 3 doctors here, and they’re all great. I’ve already recommended this place to two of my coworkers and I’ll continue recommending him to anyone that hints they need some dental work. The price (in uninsured) is wayyy less than what I thought I would have to pay (which was also part of the reason I’ve been putting off getting my teeth fixed). I know the feeling of thinking your teeth are so bad the dentist will shame you when you finally to go to one. I know the feeling of being so afraid of the drills that you tense up anytime you hear a power tool. I know the feeling of having to keep floss picks in your purse so you can keep the holes in your teeth clear. I just love, love, LOVE this place and that’s something that I never thought I would say about a dentist. I’m leaving this review in hopes that someone like me will read it and pick up the phone to do the right thing for themselves. I know the struggle of not being able to chew on both sides of your mouth. I’ve spent 10 years chewing on one side and not by choice. I can relate to any of you that think your teeth are a disaster or those of you that are terribly afraid of dentists in general. I can relate because I was you 2 weeks ago. Now I’ve had a friggin root canal and I’m a few more appointments here away from having perfect teeth. I promise you, you have nothing to worry about at this dentist and you will be so happy when you leave here. There is a reason why Dr. Poria Edalat has so many 5-star reviews. Your only regret after coming here will be having not come sooner.
Less than 1 month ago
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I needed to be cleared for braces and he totally made me feel so comfortable with my visit. Guess what I got my braces! I highly recommend him.
More than 1 year ago
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Muy buen trabajo! Voy a recomendar a mis familiares aqui.
More than 1 year ago
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Came as emergency. Had severe pain and doctor made my whole visit feel at ease. They were to able to work me in last minute.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr is awesome took very good care of me, went over my lack of flossing =) which will get better (promise).
More than 1 year ago
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Great first visit for my daughter.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. was very professional, explained everything so that I would understand, demonstrated w/ pic on Ipad. Overal I had a great experience.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Edalat was amazing with my 3year old visit was so smooth it didnt even feel like a dental visit.
More than 1 year ago
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