Tom Shanakian, DDS, is committed to delivering safe, accessible dental care. At Comfort Care Dental in Sherman Oaks and Glendale, California, he strives to help patients improve their oral health. Dr. Shanakian is passionate about patient education. He works tirelessly to ensure that patients have the information they need to make educated treatment decisions.
Dr. Shanakian completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Later, he graduated from the acclaimed UCLA School of Dentistry. After he finished dental school, he chose to perform a residency in general dentistry at Rancho Los Amigos in Downey, California. During his time there, his dedication to patient care won him the coveted Resident of the Year award.
In 2005, Dr. Shanakian partnered with Dr. Robert Tingilian and founded Comfort Care Dental. Together, they have developed a practice where patients receive a wide range of services under one roof. Dr. Shanakian and Dr. Tingilian share a commitment to patient comfort. They ensure that their practice offers both cutting-edge technology and deluxe amenities.
Dr. Shanakian has participated in several intensive courses and seminars, including Gnathos Orthodontics in Atlanta, Georgia, and The United States Dental Institute in Costa Mesa, California. He has also attended lectures and clinical seminars at UCLA School of Dentistry and AIE (Advanced Implant Education). Dr. Shanakian's commitment to continuing education allows him to offer up-to-date techniques and treatments.
Dr. Shanakian is passionate about giving back to his community. He often participates in health fairs, providing dental care to patients who need it most. Dr. Shanakian is also proud to be a trusted mentor for dental students in Southern California, and he speaks Armenian and English to serve a greater part of the community.