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Cosmetic & Implant Dentists in Sherman Oaks, CA

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Cosmetic & Implant Dentists in Sherman Oaks, CA

Delaram HanookaiD.D.S., M.S.

With more than 15 years as a practicing periodontist, Dr. Delaram Hanookai is exceptionally proficient in placing dental implants and grafting bone and gum tissue to replace teeth and restore smiles to people who may not have smiled comfortably in years. She understands this is not just a clinical procedure; it can change a person's life - for the better.

Dr. Hanookai received her certification in periodontal dentistry and implantology from USC in 1998. She also received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from USC in 1994 and her Master of Science Degree in Craniofacial Biology in 1998.

Her education didn't stop there however. She has continued to pursue advanced training at the Misch Implant Institute, one of the world's most advanced training centers in dental implantology. She has also been accepted as a Fellow of the ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists), one of the world's most respected dental associations.

Dr. Hanookai is a former clinical instructor of periodontics at USC, as well as an award-winning periodontist. She won the California Society of Periodontology Award for her outstanding surgical skills. Dr. Hanookai is known for her excellent use of sedation dentistry with which she helps patients relax through their appointments. They simply go to sleep and wake up, and the procedure or treatment is completed. With her advanced laser dentistry skills, Dr. Hanookai can change the shape and look of gums in just a few minutes with very little discomfort. Laser dentistry often eliminates the need for sutures and does not require anesthesia.

Dr. Hanookai stresses a team approach in her dental practice. "My staff and I are dedicated to providing the highest quality care, with the most advanced dental technology available."


  • MS Biology, Cal State Northridge, Dean's List
  • DDS University of Southern California
  • Specialty in Periodontics and Implantology from USC
  • MS Craniofacial Biology from USC
  • Misch Implant Institute Graduate
  • Clinical Instructor, Periodontics, USC


  • UCSF: Category II Dental Laser
  • Conscious Oral Sedation
  • IV Conscious Sedation
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Ten Years of Part-Time Faculty
  • Service, USC School of Dentistry


  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Fellow, International Congress of Oral Implantology
  • Fellow, Misch Implant Institute
  • The American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Fernando Dental Society

Cosmetic & Implant Dentists in Sherman Oaks, CA

Michael AbaianD.D.S

Dr. Abaian is called the "Engineer of the Smile" and with good reason! He began his career with a degree in engineering from Cal State Los Angeles. His love of structure and perfection led him to pursue a degree in biology, followed by completing his DDS at USC. His unique background and interests have made him an outstanding cosmetic dentist.

Dr. Abaian puts considerable thought and planning into the design and treatment of a smile. He understands that a smile makeover is a deeply personal transition. Tooth color, length and width of the tooth, size and shape of the patient's face - all are taken into consideration when designing a smile.

Dr. Abaian provides his patients with the highest quality restorative and cosmetic dentistry and continues to actively seek the latest techniques and technology to improve his patient's dental care. He is one of the few dentists in the country to offer the beauty and convenience of one-day, one-appointment CEREC® crowns. He is also licensed to administer Oral Conscious Sedation for a peaceful and painless dental appointment.

Dr. Abaian continues to further his education by taking advanced courses at the prestigious Kois Center. Serving dentists from around the world, the Kois Center is a leading dental training program that offers a comprehensive curriculum involving aesthetic, occlusion and restorative dentistry.


  • BS Engineering, Cal State Los Angeles
  • BS Biology, Cal State Los Angeles, Dean's List
  • DDS University of Southern California


  • The American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Fernando Dental Society
  • Academy of Restorative Dentistry


  • Dental Implant Surgery Fundamentals and Details Advanced Site Development. Dr. Robert M. London, Course Director
  • Advanced Training for Root Canals with the world-famous Dr. Buccanen
  • da Vinci Veneers Preparation
  • Invisalign® Certificate of Completion, Course I & II
  • CEREC Certified
  • Oral Conscious Sedation

One Patient's Review

One Patient's Review

I was very happy that they could offer these procedures. I had 4 implants placed at one time, and I just went to sleep and when I woke up - I didn't remember anything - and was satisifed. I highly recommend Southland Dental because they are very friendly. The doctors, Dr. Abaian and Dr. Hanookai, give you good advice and these people have brought me confidence in my life, and I am satisfied 100%. I feel like a part of the family.
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