Arlen Vartanian Dentistry
Arlen Vartanian, DDS:
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Arlen Vartanian Dentistry
Arlen Vartanian, DDS
Alhambra, CA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Sleep apnea therapy

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Sebastian P. from South Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I recently moved to Southern California from the Bay Area and needed to find a new dentist, which is never fun. I’ve always been openly anxious about going to the dentist, but luckily a coworker of mine referred me to Dr. Vartanian’s office. Dr. Vartanian and his entire staff were very warm, welcoming, and accommodating from the moment I entered their office. Dr. Vartanian did a great job of explaining everything clearly to me during my exam. I never felt rushed and he gave me ample opportunities to ask any questions that I had. I never felt like he was trying to upsell me on any dental treatment and he went over only what I needed to have done. He was very knowledgable, but also very fun and upbeat at the same time. Their front desk did a great job of confirming my insurance benefits, going over my treatment plan and copays so that there weren’t any surprises. I also want to give a shout out to my hygienist Barbara who was patient with me and did an awesome job cleaning my teeth!!!

Laura Mace (Source: Google)


Dr. Arlen is a WONDERFUL dentist. He is always so kind, attentive, and does very good dental work. I love his staff and all the dental hygienists. The receptionists will always go the extra mile to get you the appointment you want and all the dental hygienists are the best in the field. Not once have I experienced any pain during my routine cleanings and x rays. The office is spotless and they have extremely safe and smart protocols in place during these Covid times. It requires a lot of trust and vulnerability having someone work on your teeth. I trust them fully and couldn’t imagine going anywhere else!

Cynthia K. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Vartanian is the kind of dentist you actually want to go to. Him and his entire staff are very attentive, kind, and make the experience feel comfortable. I’ve taken my 3 year old for a cleaning and she now loves going to the dentist. Dr. Vartanian is not only a great dentist who is honest and you feel like you can trust, he’s also a very genuine and nice person. I’ve referred friends and family to him and everyone comes back telling me about their great experience!

Linette Hay (Source: Facebook)


Professional, friendly & welcoming staff. Dr V is attentive and put me at ease as he explains each step while performing my procedure. He took time to address my concerns and provide most suitable option for my dental needs. Thanks Dr V!

Mariana Zepeda (Source: Google)


First time to Dr. Vartanian office, and what a great experience. The staff is all nice and welcoming from the moment you walk in till you see Dr. Vartanian. They are all wearing protective gear and taking extra measures during this Pandemic. I felt safe and had a wonderful experience. I have found my new dentist office.

Josephine C. from San Gabriel, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had my teeth cleaning on a Tuesday afternoon in September. As I got to the door, Michelle took my temperature, I had to fill out a form with plexi glass at the counter and clean pens. The chairs in the lobby are 6 feet apart with no magazines. My dental hygienist, Barbara was nice and explained new procedures of just flossing. Before anything  got started, I had to swish of antibacterial moth rinse then I had to take an digital exam of my teeth. No brushing of flavor toothpaste just flossing. Last, Dr Vartanian was so nice and friendly and chatted before he checked my teeth. Great service as always.

Octavio V. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


Found Dr.Vartanian through family and friends,he and his employees are always so welcoming and friendly. I’ve always left filling like they had my best interest in  mind when approaching my dental concerns! I recommend them to everyone and i will continue to do so.

Laura Wilson (Source: Google)


I highly recommend the dental practice of Dr. Arlen Vartanian! He and his staff are extremely professional and always take a lot of time to make sure that I receive the best and most appropriate dental cleaning or other procedures. My family members also have had a great experience with this dental office.

Elizabeth Sesztak (Source: Google)


My experience from start to finish was reassuring and positive. There is a clear respect for patient and staff safety from the moment one enters the office. This is due to the fact that Dr Vartanian has been proactive in utilizing the best practices and protocols to maintain as safe environment as possible. Thank you to the entire staff for making this venture out during this pandemic so positive!

Tyler P. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Where do I even start? I wish I could give everyone here 6 stars. My sister and I have been coming to this dentist office since we moved to LA 5 years ago. They’ve always been so kind, professional, helpful and accommodating. I would recommend Dr. Vartanian to anyone, he is very personable, talks you through every procedure and is so gentle. I was recently in a bad accident and broke my two front teeth, Dr. Vartanian had me in the chair the next day and was always readily available if something went wrong. Everyone kept reassuring me it was going to be okay and my new teeth look even better than my old teeth. I’m currently on a first name basis with the entire staff and will probably never stray from this dream team. Just writing this makes me smile (with my new beautiful teeth) and I can’t thank them enough. 5 stars, would highly recommend.

Motweeta J. from Monrovia, CA (Source: Yelp)


Love this place! I have had really bad experiences with different dentists in the past. I always feel cared for here. Whether it is just a cleaning or some fillings, they were very professional but still out me at ease with warmth and humor. Highly recommend.

Michele Logan (Source: Google)


My wife and I have been going to Dr. Vartanians office for years when it was Dr. Foss. We loved Dr. Foss and we have found that Dr. Vartanian is of the same caliber- very easy on you, always describing and eliciting your feelings and doing very precise dental work. We’re moving out of state and wish we could take him and his equally talented and friendly staff with us.

Ellen D. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Vartanian is excellent. He explains things clearly and is very detailed. I just had an old crown removed and replaced. It was a bit involved but I was so relaxed I just about fell asleep. You will wish you had always been treated by him once you find him.

Lisa Tokmajian (Source: Yelp)


I have been recommending this dental office to all my friends & family. I have been successful in having a few switch over and they couldn’t be happier. The entire staff is so friendly and welcoming. Barbara is my hygienist and she’s the best I’ve had. Dr. Vartanian is so personable, thorough, and honest. He does an excellent job with my teeth and always makes me laugh.

Sharon Gillman (Source: Google)


Feel comfortable knowing I am in good hands and not too fearful of going to the dentist. My hygienist is thorough and great and does a terrific job of cleaning. The lady who took my X-rays was so good and gentle as I am a gagger. I liked the new technology of digital x rays.Dr. Vartanian checks all the work and does a very thorough job. He offers comments and isn’t pushy to do other work that most doctors insist you need. I will never go anywhere else. I love all the staff. Sharon Gillman.

Patrick Khajehtoorian (Source: Yelp)


Wonderful staff with a cool Dr. This was my first dentist appointment in LA and it was a smooth experience; there was no wait, no crazy up-sells and accepted my insurance. The staff and Dr Vartanian were very informative. There is plenty of parking at the back of the building. Glad I found a great doctor on my first try!

Vivian Hernandez (Source: Google)


Was welcomed into reception area, with an open door, (literally, did not have to touch any door knob), sanitizing dispenser, distanced seating arrangement, pens separated into two containers, one clearly labeled “used”, and my comfort level enhanced, by the additional precautionary protocols, i.e., antibacterial mouthwash for rinsing my mouth, prior to my teeth cleaning. Staff is clearly following and implementing COVID-19 precautionary measures. Leaving Dr. Vartanian’s office, I felt validated on my decision not to cancel and reschedule, having experienced some ambivalence, prior to this appointment. Excellent service and mindful consideration to the ‘new normal.’

Priscilla Pacheco (Source: Google)


I love Dr. Vartanian I’m so happy he’s my dentist I have referred friends and family to him because of my satisfaction with him, And all have been grateful for the recommendation because they absolutely love him as well. He’s genuinely concerned about his patients and he treats you like family. His stuff is amazing Michelle and Tanya have always been The sweetest and they’re always able and willing to work around your schedule. Their knowledge and experience is just so comforting because I never have to worry about insurance questions they are on it 100% thank you so much for the service that you have provided for me and my family. Also I forgot to mention the cleanliness and the great parking and great location.

Joan F. from Altadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I can’t say enough about how professional and pleasant Everyone is at this office. My fears eased by their protocol for handling safety during Covid. Dr Vartanian is a well educated perfectionist; a gem of a guy. Highly recommended.

Steven Maughan (Source: Facebook)


When Dr. Foss retired, he found the absolute best possible replacement with Dr. Vartanian. I have a medical background and I can assure you that Dr. Vartanian is a perfectionist and a dentist with genuine integrity and compassion. His staff is all first rate, and Barbara is likely the best dental hygienist in the world! c19 precautions are also state of the art. Thanks, Dr Vartanian and staff!

David Paul Torres (Source: Google)


Dr. Vartanian is a rockstar. One of the most down to earth dentists one can have. He is thorough, swift, and highly trained. He gives you exact information as to what is going on with your teeth and gives recommendations based on what he has evaluated. He does not try to get his patients to have any extra work done than what he feels is necessary. He is very personable, and cares about everyone he cheats. A consummate professional

Lauren Chan (Source: Google)


I’ve been going here for over 10 years and still make the 40 min drive for my routine visits, even after I’ve moved out of the area! Michelle, the front desk manager, has been there for forever and knows all of the patients by heart. My dental hygienist Barbara does a fantastic job with my cleaning and we always have the best conversations so the whole process flies by. Dr Vartanian recently took over Dr Foss and I have no complaints. He’s very thorough with his work and does an excellent job explaining every step or answering any questions you may have. A+ in customer service and dental services. Highly recommend!

Al (Source: Google)


First visit. Very quick appointment made available to accommodate me for my emergency. Superb protocols in office Well communicate as and implemented to minimize COVID-19 risk of transmission. Dr. Vartanian was courteous, professional, Knowledgeable and responsive, as was every single staff member. Excellent experience.

Priscilla P. from Temple City, CA (Source: Yelp)


I used to come here to see Dr Foss for many years. (Best dentist ever)After Dr. Foss retired, Dr. Vartanian took over and he’s been an amazing replacement. Not only is Dr Vartanian an exceptional dentist he genuinely cares about his patients. Michelle and Tanya front staff are so kind and so helpful and always willing to go that extra step for you. The location has great parking and the dental office itself is super clean and elegant. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

Kristen Lem (Source: Google)


Dr. Vartanian is great ! So kind, welcoming, and thorough with wonderful chair side manner. Plus in addition to being an actual dentist, he looks like he could play one on TV. Julie the dental hygienist is absolutely unparalleled in her intellect, skill, and experience. Truly a treat every time I get to see her, which is no small compliment considering I’m coming to get my teeth cleaned.

Lisa T. from La Crescenta-Montrose, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is probably the best dental office I have ever been to! The staff is friendly, welcoming, and warm. Dr. Vartanian is so kind, informative, and always has me laughing. Overall they do incredible work and have taken away my anxieties when it comes to dental anything! I have been recommending them to all my friends and family.

Megan N. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I really enjoy my experience here. Dr. Vartanian and all the staff members are so nice and friendly which I feel cared for. Dr. Vartanian really cares for his patients and takes time to talk to them and explain the procedures of what will happen during the appointment time. Coming here really ease my fear about going to the dentist because everyone is so caring, gentle, and calm which they take their time to clean and check my teeth. Overall, my family and I have a great experience coming here.

Judy Corren (Source: Google)


After being treated by the previous dentist, Dr. Foss, I thought no one could be as wonderful as he was but when Dr. Vartanian took over the practice, I was more than pleasantly surprised. Dr V. is a highly competent and caring dentist. I travel from the Palm Springs area–a long distance–and will continue to do so. I feel fortunate to be cared for by such a terrific dentist. His amazing staff continues to be the cherry on the sundae–professional, friendly, and always helpful.

Amber Barajas (Source: Google)


Dr. Vartanian Whole office staff is great from from front office to the back! Tania was very sweet over the phone in scheduling my appointment. Michelle the office manager was very nice and helpful. Had my cleaning with barbara the hygienist. Shes very gentle and friendly. The two dental assistants Allison and araceli are so awesome! and Dr. Vartanian is a very Nice and honest dentist. He treats you like he would his own family! Very nice! Must come to this dentist! You will love the environment. They are also very clean and on top of covid safety procedures. I felt very safe. This is a 5 star dentist!

Laura J. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I found this dental office through the Next Door neighborhood App. He was one of the three most recommended. I was so extremely nervous because I had never ventured out to another dentist other than the one my sister works for, but I got tiered of the long commute. So I tried this office since it is a few blocks from where I live. The experience was AWESOME, I had a chipped tooth and needed a crown. I know this is true because the prior dentist had already told me there was a possibility that this would happen. So I was not surprised, the staff was very professional, everything was explained to me , cost, procedure , time … I asked if they could start on the same day & they found me a slot on the schedule for me to return in a few hours. I was very pleased with everything & Doctor Vartanian called me the next day to make sure the temporary was feeling ok. I am more than pleased with his work and professionalism. I will recommend him to all my friends !

Steve Peterson (Source: Google)


Seamless transfer of practice. I have been a patient of this practice for over thirty years. Dr. Vartanian took it over a little more than a year ago. The staff and support team remained and have given a continuity of service. Dr. Vartanian is personable and professional. The staff is attentive and very caring and provides excellent care

Rodney Norris (Source: Google)


I have been going to this dental office for nearly twenty years and thought I had found the best dentist in the San Gabriel Valley. Now that Dr Vartanian has taken over the practice I know I still have! Visiting the dentist during this difficult time can be scary but they have taken every precaution to protect both patient and staff.

Judd Morris (Source: Google)


Barbara is great. Very thorough and a gentle touch. Michelle & Tanya are always pleasant to see and talk to. Don’t ever loose them. Dr. Vartanian is a wonderful dentist and I am very pleased with his expertise and knowledge. It can be very difficult when you loose medical people to retirement, but I couldn’t be happier with you guys.

Christina Ayala (Source: Google)


I had a molar that turned out to need a complicated solution to save. Dr. Vartanian and his staff coordinated a unique customized solution that involved bringing in an endodontist. The process took multiple appointments over several weeks that included one day with a Dr. Vartanian appointment and an endodontist appointment, back to back. The procedures were coordinated with the goal of having the most optimal outcome for my molar possible. Throughout the process Dr. Vartanian and his staff ensured that I was comfortable and pain free during the procedures. I am happy to report that my tooth is now fully recovered, and is the most comfortable in my jaw than it has been in a long time. Thank you Dr. Vartanian. Shout out to your wonderful caring staff as well. Tooth #19 and its partner in crime #19.5 send their best. – a grateful patient.


Our dental practice has been established since the 1950s, continually serving Alhambra, South Pasadena, San Marino, and the entire San Gabriel Valley. Dr. Arlen Vartanian is the third-generation dentist in this prestigious practice and promises to keep the same level of integrity and professionalism that both Dr. Robert Foss and Dr. Eugene Wagner had established before him. Our patients are central to our practice, and each member of our team is passionate about looking after patients' oral health and smiles. We love to see the look on our patients' faces when they walk out of the dental practice with a smile that enhances their lives and confidence. Developing a long-term relationship with members of our community fuels our passion for our work. We value the role we play when it comes to helping members of our community enjoy better overall health by providing quality dental care. Dr. Arlen Vartanian is a Bay Area native who completed his dental training at the USC School of Dentistry and his UCLA General Practice Residency at the West LA VA Hospital. After living in Southern California, Dr. Vartanian fell in love with the San Gabriel Valley. His dream was to own a dental practice with a strong emphasis of providing high quality dental treatment while forming long-lasting bonds with his patients whom he considers family. Through a colleague, Dr. Vartanian was fortunate to meet Dr. Robert Foss, who had an existing dental practice with an amazing dental team and patient base. Once they met each other, Dr. Vartanian and Dr. Foss knew that this was the perfect match for both of them.