Vram Kargodorian, DDS
Dr. Kargodorian has been practicing dentistry for 29 years. He is a graduate of Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago. Since graduating, he has continued filling his days with ongoing continuing education in Implantology, TMJ disorders, Six Month Smiles and most recently in Sleep Apnea.
He loves to travel and calls the South of France his favorite place in the world because of its amazing food and his ability to speak French with everyone (which is one of five languages he is fluent in!) Some of Dr. Kargodorian’s favorite pastimes are playing soccer and scuba diving. He has gone shark diving several times and calls it one of his craziest experiences.
His favorite thing about his job is his team. He calls them the most talented people he has ever surrounded himself with and looks forward to coming to work because they are so professional, funny and kind.
Elizabeth has worked at our office for 10 years. We are happy that she is the first and the last face that you see during your visit, because her smile is infectious. Elizabeth came to our office as a temporary worker filling in for a day; Dr. Kargodorian knew he wanted her to be a part of our team when he could see how well she could juggle all the expectations of our busy office and still keep smiling.
Elizabeth loves spending the weekends hiking Runyon Canyon with her dog Buddy and relaxing with her family. She also loves traveling to different countries to learn about their cultures. She is passionate about health and fitness and never misses an opportunity to train after work.
Elizabeth’s favorite thing about work is helping others; whether it is her co-workers or patients. It’s clear that Elizabeth is a very giving person.
Alex has been a member of our team for nine years. He is a very talented dental assistant who has a great deal of dental knowledge and common sense. He has completed training in Six Month Smiles and approaches each of the orthodontic cases with precision and grace.
Alex is a world traveler. In the past, he has traveled to Thailand and calls the food in the Phi Phi Islands the best food he has ever had. His favorite place in the world are the beaches in Mexico and he dreams of going to Venice Italy one day. When Alex is not working, he loves to spend the weekends barbecuing and watching movies; his favorite movie of all time being “Black Hawk Down”.
Alex is a great addition to our staff because he is always teasing and cracking jokes. Patients love him because he is kind, smart and funny; the perfect mix when you have to go to any dental appointment.
Jenny has been a dental assistant with our practice for five years. She is a quiet force on our team; quiet but fierce. Jenny has a calming way about her that makes patients feel relaxed, but confident in her abilities. Jenny loves to spend the weekends enjoying new adventures with her family and dreams of going to Switzerland one day. She loves her teammates at work and how fast time flies while she is there because she is always learning new things. Her favorite work memory is the week before Christmas when we all participate in Secret Santa. If you ever want to surprise Jenny, her favorite food is hamburgers…especially from Hook Burger!
We are grateful for Jenny and her calming demeanor. Even when things get really busy and the office becomes chaotic, Jenny buckles down and never lets the pressure get to her; that attitude is contagious.
Jessie is our newest team member. Born and raised in Utah, she is loving her new home in LA. Jessie is a compassionate and talented dental hygienist who can always be found with a smile on her face. In an office of foodies, we are learning daily from her as she follows a raw diet. We love to see all the passion she has for healthy living and admire her ability to walk away from all the goodies that patients bring us as we huddle in the break room.
Jessie loves to cook, read and be in nature. She is truly a gift to our practice with her positive energy and her work ethic. We look forward to making more memories with Jessie and can’t wait to see all the amazing recipes she will create along the journey.
Denise is our newest team member and we are so excited to have her! She comes to our practice with several years of dental administration experience and has jumped right into our practice with an amazing attitude. Denise loves being a native Californian calling it her favorite place in the world because of its amazing weather and its ability to have the ocean and snow only hours apart. Denise practices yoga and meditation in her spare time and is passionate about being a lifetime learner. She doesn’t watch television, but loves spending her time growing personally. Denise dreams of going to Tahiti one day, but until then loves spending her weekends on our beautiful California beaches.