Welcome to The Kargodorian Smile Design Institute
Dr. Vram Kargodorian D.D.S. and the caring team of professionals at The Kargodorian Smile Design Institute are dedicated to ensuring your visit is as comfortable as possible. Each procedure will be thoroughly discussed with you and any questions you have resolved prior to the start of your care.
Vram J. Kargodorian, DDS
I'm Vram Kargodorian and I have been practicing dentistry for 29 years in the San Fernando Valley. I am a graduate of Northwestern Dental School in Chicago and continued my externship by becoming a Diplomate in Implantology from the International Congress of Implantologists in 2000. Since then, I have studied the correction of TMJ disorders, quick orthodontic movements with Six Month Smiles and most recently CPAP alternatives for patients with Sleep Apnea. I love to travel and call the South of France my favorite place in the world because of its amazing food and my ability to speak French with everyone (which is one of five languages I am fluent in!) Some of my favorite pastimes are playing soccer and scuba diving. I usually play soccer three times a week and have since I was a young boy in the streets of Beirut. One of my favorite things about my job is my team. I call them the most talented people I have ever surrounded myself with and look forward to coming to work because they are so professional, funny and kind.
Sherwin Callos - Registered Dental Hygienist
My name is Sherwin Callos and I am one of Dr. K's registered dental hygienists. I pride myself on delivering the highest quality of work and care to all of our patients. One things I love most about this job is that I get to help people and change lives every day. Outside of work, I am passionate about investing & the stock market. On the weekends, I love to travel and hang out with my dog.
Argineh Artoonian - Registered Dental Hygienist
My name is Argineh Artoonian and I am a registered dental hygienist here at Dr. K's office. One of my favorite things about working in Dr. K's office is that both the staff and all of our patients are amazing. I love getting to know all of our patients, and it allows me to make sure everyone is getting the best care that they need. Outside of dentistry, I'm very passionate about healthy eating. My favorite thing to do on the weekends is to spend time with my family, especially with my son who is a toddler.
Denise Soliz - Front Desk Manager
My name is Denise Soliz and I'm one of the newest members of Dr. K's team. Since I joined the office, I have jumped right in as one of the main leads of our Sleep Apnea business. I don't have much free time because I have four children and spend a lot of my time just doing "mom things", but I do meditate a lot to keep myself focused and on-track. It has been a practice that has become a priority in my daily life. I like our office because I am always learning new things. I worked in a very fast-paced dental office prior to Dr. K's office; they didn't stress patient care and the importance of maintaining long-term relationships with patients. I realize the importance of that from both a patient's point of view and an employee's point of view.
Jennifer Martinez - Dental Assistant
I am Jenny Martinez and I've worked for Dr. K for five years. Dr. K says I'm a "quiet force" on our team. I find that if I'm calm and confident, the patients sense it and it relaxes them as well. I love to spend the weekends enjoying new adventures with my family and dream of going to Switzerland one day. I love my teammates at work and how fast time flies while I'm there because I'm always learning new things. My favorite work memory is the week before Christmas when we all participate in Secret Santa; each day we have a theme and we find gifts hidden throughout the office. Dr. K takes us out to lunch at the end of the week and we reveal who we were surprising all week.
Diane Rodriguez - Dental Assistant
My name is Diane Rodriguez and I a dental assistant for Dr. K. I love working at our office because our patients are so nice. They are always bringing us treats and thanking us for making them enjoy their time at the dentist. That makes me feel so proud. On the weekends, you will usually find me trying out new coffee shops around the city. I love coffee, and I'm always happy to recommend new places I've found to you!