Beverly Hills Periodontal Arts and Implants
Sam Markzar, DDS:
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Beverly Hills Periodontal Arts and Implants
Sam S. Markzar, DDS (Periodontist)
Beverly Hills, CA













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

Dental cleaning

Gum lift

Periodontal plastic surgery

Bone grafting

Gum surgery

Tooth extraction

Dental implants

Crown lengthening


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? No


Monday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





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

Mimi S. from Studio City, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


One of the top dentists in Beverly Hills referred me to Dr. Markzar as the best periodontist. I already had 2 gum grafts elsewhere and the experience left me avoiding another one for the last few years. So, after much hesitation I finally had the grafting yesterday and I’m astounded at the results. Barely any bleeding, no bruising, and a very slight amount of swelling. The graft area on my palette and gums is so meticulously stitched, I can barely see where the surgical site is. I remember feeling like a bit of a Frankenstein before, but this time with Dr. Markzar I feel like I haven’t even had a grafting! Bizarrely wonderful!! He uses a stent, that looks like an Invisalign, but that covers over your soft palette so your incision site is protected. So comfortable and makes you forget that you just had surgery. My last tip would be to take advantage of Xanax…I didn’t take it my first 2 times and I was somewhat traumatized from hearing the Dr. scraping at my palette. The Xanax totally knocked me out and once home (with a driver) I slept the whole night through. Anyway, I will go have my 4th graft with him without any hesitation. Big love to this doctor for being so good at his profession. Update: So the second day I did start to bruise a bit, maybe a 1 inch square area, seriously not a big deal.

Ivy Nicole (Source: Google)


I’m very happy to have met such a caring team. Beverly Hills Periodontal Arts and Implants provides a very professional atmosphere. I had a double extraction, pain free and with good healing immediately. I believe Dr.Markzar’s knowledge and precision makes healthy happy patients:-)))) Thank you again !! Looking forward to my future implant.

Katherine S. (Source: Google)


Best doctor experience (of any kind) I’ve had in LA hands down. My 2 graft/allograft procedures were essentially painless, recovery was smooth, and results have been great so far. Dr. Markzar is very smart and kind and does an excellent job answering questions and explaining procedures beforehand, as well as creating stellar results. Janniah & Katherine at the front desk are very helpful and thoughtful both before and after procedures; I received prompt follow ups a few days after each of my procedures where they asked how everything was going and eased any concerns. All hygienists in the office are also fantastic. Very nice and professional, and also did a great job answering any and all questions and thoroughly explaining post-opp procedure. Overall, very positive experience and would highly recommend Dr. Markzar’s office!

Vida Monify (Source: Facebook)


Can not stop praising Dr. Sam Markzar. He has saved my tooth that 2 other dentists recommended extraction. He is not afraid to take extra steps to save your teeth. He is there to serve and save you. He is G-d given gift to us. I recommend him highly to those who are looking for a conscientious dentist.

Sasha K. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Markzar is one of the most gifted, educated, competent, caring and compassionate dentists as well as health care professionals that I have ever known. I am a Family Nurse Practitioner with over 25 years of experience in the medical field and I have never known anyone like Dr Markzar. I am just amazed by his attention to detail, gentle approach and the utmost care that he puts into each and every procedure. I was originally referred to him by a general dentist from Orange County because I had a very complex dental implant case. At first I complained a lot about the long commute from Irvine, CA, which can take any where from 3 to 4 hours round trip depending on the traffic. But now that I know Dr Markzar work and his standard of practice, I am glad to do the commute, and won’t go to anyone else but him.

Gary G. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to Dr. Markzar for something called a “crown lengthening.” All I knew was that it involved “oral surgery” which, I can assure you, is NOT on my bucket list. Plus, it was going to put a serious dent on my credit card. But, my primary dentist was insistent so I called. The desk personnel could not have been more helpful–they actually assisted me in getting dental insurance that, when it was all done, cut my out-of-pocket costs by 75%! Dr. Markzar himself immediately put me at ease with his air of quiet professionalism… I could instinctively tell that he really knew his craft. Prior to my surgery, I was given an info sheet on what to do and things to keep an eye on after the procedure. It seemed to be a daunting list. So, I came in for the procedure, resigned to a few days of pain. First of all, the initial injections of local anesthetic were undetectable… he numbed my gum with some kind of topical anesthetic… didn’t feel a thing when he gave the actual injections. He and his assistant worked like the pros they are, quickly and efficiently. It took about an hour, and it was done. I was thinking “Hope I get home before the drugs wear off.” Wouldn’t have mattered–I had absolutely no pain whatsoever, even though there were numerous stitches involved. This guy is an artist… I would recommend him to anyone in a heartbeat. On top of that, both Dr. Markzar and his staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. They even helped to find free parking. Great resource if you need any kind of serious dental work.

Martin F. from Beverly Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to Dr. Markzar by my general dentist for a consultation for a dental implant. I lost a tooth in a minor accident I had a few months back and my dentist thought a dental implant would be best for replacing the tooth. I was really worried about the procedure since it would involve surgery and all. I was a little skeptical about Dr. Markzar when I read the reviews here, but my general dentist assured me he was good, so I though I give him a try. He turned out to be really good at chairside manner, explained the whole procedure to me, showed me the picture he took of my tooth with his fancy imaging equipment and put me at ease about the treatment. I had the first surgery to inset the root about 3 months ago, and when I went in for a followup 2 weeks ago he told me I was ready to have the implant restored (meaning put a crown on it), which we did last week. Even I can’t tell that this one tooth is fake and not real. I am really satisfied with Dr. Markzar, his attitude towards his patients, his skills and services.

Mathew Bahri (Source: Google)


Dr. Markzar is a very caring and an absolute expert in Dental Implants. He takes his time to explain the Procedures in their depth and in intricate details! So, when you go to him you, one can be sure that neither him nor his Office has turned into a Commercial Practice….He’s been my go to Specialist for years as I’ve had fabulous results!!!

Cynthia Hlavac (Source: Google)


My most recent visit w/Dr. Markzar was 2 discuss the plan 4 major dental work. My experience w/Dr. Markzar & his amazing, 1st class, professional, caring associates has been nothing less than superb & patient focused. Dr Markzar meets one-on-one, explains his recommendation carefully in an understandable way w/your teeth xrays in your view. His expert, precision, fair priced — not over-the-top fees 4 unneeded procedures, are amazing. Dr. Markzar stands behind his work & wants only the best result for his patients. I give Dr. Markzar & his wonderful associates the GOLD SEAL for artistic work — your smile will be absolutely lovely & PAIN is minimized with his gentle care. You will not make a mistake by choosing Dr. Markzar for your oral surgical care. He & his staff R like a 2nd family 2 me….they all care so deeply for their patients.

Mark A. from Culver City, CA (Source: Yelp)


If there is any chance to make the impossible possible, Dr. Markzar will try it…try it, and try it over till it’s done! I have had several implants and bone grafts done by Dr. Markzar. I am extremely satisfied with his work due to the following reasons. Prior to every procedure, he took the time to show me slides, pictures, or his hand drawings to explain what is to take place. In these demonstrations, Dr. Markzar also showed the difference between a job “just done” and an excellent outcome. Talk about caring for the patience; on a trip out of U.S, I was being treated by a local dentist who ran into trouble with a particular procedure. I called Dr. Markzar at 2: 00 am U.S time. Not only did he explaine to the local dentist what needed to be done, Dr. Markzar also waited by the phone, over 20 minutes, and assisted the local dentist to get the procedure completed. In my opinion, Dr. Markzar has gone beyond the line of duty as a professional. I have made a great choice by choosing Dr. Markzar as my dentist.

K. Edwards from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I could honestly write a whole book about Dr. Markzar and his team! I was referred to him for crown lengthening. Now, I had already had this procedure done 3-4 times before, but no one ever got it right. Apparently, I just hadn’t sat in the right chair until I walked in to his office. He did such an amazing and thorough job, that I literally shed tears afterwards. The smile he helped to create for me has given me a whole new confidence, and I am no longer self-conscious when I smile. What a lifetime of relief this has been for me. I am forever grateful for he and his staff and what they do. His touch is delicate, his staff is amazing, and he really goes above and beyond to take care of his patients. If you have ANY dental needs, do yourself a favor and go see Dr. Markzar!!

Meyer Soroudi (Source: Google)


Excellent Periodontist. Himself and office staff are the best professionals I have ever experienced with. Can’t recommend him enough. I live in south Orange County, where lots of Periodontists are available. Yet, I chose to drive 1 1/2 hours each way to let him do my dental implant. If you are in need of a Periodontist, don’t hesitate for a second. Call his office and make an appointment. I am a physician and am very picky when it comes to recommending someone in the medical field. Meyer S

Maureen G. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Dr. Markzar for many years. I have had many necessary periodontal procedures which have had lasting results. Not only has my overall dental health improved under the care of Dr. Markzar, he also has an excellent chair side manner and is extremely knowledgeable. His dental assistants, dental hygienists and front office staff all reflect the care and professionalism of Dr. Markzar. I highly recommend Dr. Markzar.

Joseph M. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am 110% satisfied with my experience with Dr. Markzar’s office. It can be a miserable experience loosing teeth that you are born with. But thankfully, knowing you are getting the best quality of treatment possible goes a long way in making up for the misery!! I have had other doctors in dental care business, regular dentists, endodontists, and even other periodontists comment on the quality of work done by Dr. Markzar! (Yes, unfortunately I have some bad teeth.) He is a true professional who practices his craft with expertise like an adept and celebrated artist, with unpretentiousness and friendliest demeanor. And getting to deal with the front office staff just completes the whole experience…Leslie, Catherine, Janniah, and the other members of the staff make you feel welcome, treat you with respect, and go out of their way to help and accommodate you. In all honesty, I cannot think of one aspect of my experience at Dr. Markzar’s office that would require improvement.

Marco G. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Markzar is in the category of an elite grouping of dental professional’s. He is extremely knowledgable/detailed in all forms of dentistry along with a very soft caring demeanor that puts one at ease. He extracted a molar, put in the implant and crown on top of recommended how to heal another problematic crown. The office staff goes beyond all levels of professionalism from helping one deal with insurance through medications and future appointments.

Shelley Phillips (Source: Google)


As always, had a wonderful experience with Dr. Markzar, as wonderful an experience you can have at a dentist office. He’s always very gentle and explains all procedures until you understand exactly what you are about to have done. If you need a Periodontal specialist, I highly recommend this office and his wonderful staff.

Nina D. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


After years of trying to find a good dentist as well as a hygienist I finally found Dr. Sam Markzar. Not only is he the sweetest caring and talented dentist I have ever come across, his staff welcomes you with the warmest greeting. Dr. Markzar is so talented and has skills that are very hard to find. I was always afraid of getting cleanings because of the horrible experiences I have had, but after experiencing a cleaning with hygienist Princess I knew I was in good hands. She is very gentle, caring, and does a very thorough job. It was an absolute pleasure and I almost even fell asleep in her chair. Any questions or concerns I had, the staff was always ready to help and gave me clear detailed answers. Trust me when I say you will not regret going to this dental office and experiencing great quality care.

Jennifer I. from Lake Balboa, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr.  Markzar is the best!  He is very personable, does quality work in a clean environment and never tries to force unnecessary procedures.  His staff is professional and courteous.  I enjoy being able to receive text reminders about my medicine, appointment and traffic alerts.  First class operation.  Parking can be tricky so make sure to park down the block in the city structure (2 hrs for free), short walk passing a Starbucks for on the way back

Garrett Thompson (Source: Google)


Needed to have surgery to address my receding gum line, was incredibly happy w the results from Dr Markzar. Scheduling was smooth, the procedure was straightforward and took exactly as long as they predicted. Was surprised at how little pain was involved in the recovery, will be planning to return to address another area of my gums that need work.

Eli Y. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


My general dentist referred me to Dr. Markzar because I had some gum problem. I needed deep cleaning and my general dentist had told me that I should get that tooth removed. Dr. Markzar did a thorough examination and explained the issue to me. He spent a lot of time reassuring me that he will try to save the tooth even without surgery. I am very happy to report that it has been more than three years since I went to his office, didn’t need to have surgery, and my lower pre-molar tooth didn’t even need to be removed.!! Dr. Markzar’s hygienist, (Gil, yeah.. a very nice “guy”!!) was also very thorough and professional and recommended that I see him every 4 months for my cleanings, which has indeed improved my home care and helped me saving my teeth, and future expenses. Thank to them, I’m very grateful that there are still professional and ethical health care providers out there. !

Sharon Philipson (Source: Facebook)


I was terrified of oral surgery, and Dr. Markzar’s staff went a long way at holding my hand. They understood my fear, and couldn’t have been more sensitive to my needs. Dr. Sam Markzar is amazing. He’s kind, professional, and really cares about your oral health. While no one is happy at needing oral surgery, if you do have such a need – you would be in the hands of the best! Don’t put off those implants! Dr. Markzar will take excellent care of you!

Vida Monify (Source: Google)


I just came back from Dr. Markzar ‘s office. I can not believe my eyes. He just finished completing an implant for me, and I can not distinguish the new tooth from the rest.He is an artist above and beyond being an excellent Dentist. As he was finishing with me, he noticed that I have chipped one of my front teeth. He said” I can not see you walk around with a chipped tooth”. Although he is always busy, he took the time to fix my tooth. This masterpiece looks unbelievably natural . It is the same color, shape and size as my other one. My family and I have been seeing him in excess of 7 years and can not be happier. I highly recommend him to those who are looking for an excellent, conscientious ,competent and knowledgeable dentist who cares.

Knajula Edwards (Source: Google)


I could honestly write a whole book about Dr. Markzar and his team! I was referred to him for crown lengthening. Now, I had already had this procedure done 3-4 times before, but no one ever got it right. Apparently, I just hadn’t sat in the right chair until I walked in to his office. He did such an amazing and thorough job, that I literally shed tears afterwards. The smile he helped to create for me has given me a whole new confidence, and I am no longer self-conscious when I smile. What a lifetime of relief this has been for me. I am forever grateful for he and his staff and what they do. His touch is delicate, his staff is amazing, and he really goes above and beyond to take care of his patients. If you have ANY dental needs, do yourself a favor and go see Dr. Markzar!!

Karen Swanson (Source: Google)


Very professional, knowledgeable and friendly staff. I see greater gum tissue in the before and after pictures. I had the pin-hole procedure, which took 3 hours or so to do. My pain was minimized and healing time took 6 weeks of avoiding certain foods and not brushing or flossing the affected area. I followed the instructions the best I could, and it as very hard to give up eating salad for that long, but in the end it was worth it. Thank you Dr. Markzar!

Rich B. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


It’s fascinating that I could write such a nice review when Dr. Markzar was slow serving me (he was on the phone helping another dentist with a procedure and thus I waited) I found Dr. Markzar to be very genuine, and caring, much like my dentist who referred me Paige Moosavi. He took his time explaining things to me, and was completely fair in giving me a discount on my consultation as the result of the rather lengthy time I waited. I really left feeling like he was a fair guy, who wants the best for his patients. That’s all I can really say, but my experience with was grade A

Nestor Galvez (Source: Google)


Dr Markzar will let you know what you really need . He will do the work to perfection , that means correct . Every time I have gone there I feel so Confident that it is done right and the pain is almost none when I am at home . I will recomend Dr Markzar to everybody for periodontal needs and implants . He has done 3 implants ,cleanings , extractions and laser gum surgery and I am so happy that he is the one who has done it . 10 out 10 from me

Dennis Melendez (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Markzar is a very capable periodontist. He helped me through multiple-session gum surgery with a lot of caring attention. He also answered my questions and provided good written instructions about self-care. His staff is also top-notch.

Amanda C. from Venice, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had an outstanding experience with Dr. Markzar and his staff.  This was the second graft to the same area and, by comparison to the first (done elsewhere), this was stress free .Dr. Markzar is an outstandingly gentle surgeon.  This type of surgery is painful and there is no way of getting around that fact.  Full explanation of all which was to take place, continued concern during the actual surgery, full follow-up after the surgery and I have great confidence this graft will actually function as it should.  Without hesitation I would recommend Dr. Markzar and his staff, all of whom were outstandingly polite and caring.  I find it very hard to compare my experience with Dr. Markzar and the negative comments left by others.  Seems like two difference offices and two different dentists.

Frank A. from Laguna Niguel, CA (Source: Yelp)


I LOVE THIS DOCTOR. I traveled from Laguna Niguel to Beverly Hills and Rowland Height to have Dr Markzar put in my implants, and I’m a lazy guy who doesn’t want to go anywhere. Dr Markzar is the most professional dentist/periodontist that I have ever worked with. Dr Markzar still consults/instructs at USC’s dental school and his techniques are state of the art, I know because I did my homework. Dr Markzar was the consumate professional. The thing that really blew me away was I have had novicane shoots a hundred times over my lifetime, and even though they don’t hurt very much you always feel them. Not with Dr Markzar, I didn’t even feel the little sting when they go really deep, and these shoots were for IMPLANTS! AMAZING! Dr Markzar is incredibly patient and gentle. I point this out because when I go to a dentist I’m a HEADCASE, so I know how important it can be to have a doctor who is empathetic and treats me the way he would treat a family member. I have always thanked Dr Markzar for his gentle apppoach, but my last visit to him compelled me to register on and write this review. Dr Markzar put in (2) implants (one upper/one lower on the same side), it took about 2 hours, and I was really concerned because I had heard that it was going to be painful for a long time after the implant procedure. By the time I got home and took my prescribed antibiotics, the novicane started to wear off, I had almost no pain at all. As a matter of fact, I didn’t take any pain killing medication. Everyone knows that going to the dentist isn’t going to be much fun, but Dr Markzar makes it about as enjoyable as it can be. In summation, I am happy to say that I can unequivocally recommend Dr Markzar for your dental and periodontal needs without reservation.

Carl Cooper (Source: Google)


This is the greatest place l have gone for Dental services. The staff is superb, and Doctor has the best bedside manners I have ever experienced. He thoroughly explains the procedures in simple details, and you are not left with any unknowns. My hygienist is engaging, funny, professional, and very informative about taking care of your teeth. I would Highly recommend this office to anyone seeking the best Dental service in the greater Los Angeles area.

Ilana K. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am writing this review on behalf of my mom, Tamar. Dr. Sam Markzar is truly an amazing and caring doctor. My family has been going to him for the past few years. He has the best heart and cares about his clients. After many years, he gave a beautiful smile to my mom with his exceptional work. I highly recommend Dr. Markzar. Thanks again for all caring! Tamar Y.

Shirra P. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Today was my first visit with Dr. Markzar based on a referral by my dentist. His staff was very nice and efficient, which was a relief. I have been jaded with inefficient and unprofessional front desk help, this was refreshing. As for Dr. Markzar, he gave me all the time I needed. He never rushed me, tried to sell me something that wasn’t needed, a true mensch. My prior periodontist was a egotistical sales man. Dr. Markzar made me feel relaxed, and I trusted what he had to say. He was straight forward and explained my condition in a cerebral manner and with care. I am now a fan. I feel now I found someone I can believe in.

Viet Nguyen (Source: Google)


Dr. Markzar and his staff are great professionals. I never had a problem changing my appointments or contacting them for whatever needs. I have been a client for a long time and I have even consider finding a new dentist closer to home but their service and care is THAT superb — it makes it hard to change. Their staff is understanding of my long drive so they know to accommodate and set my appointment times during non-traffic hours. Also, it is tough to find a more calm, cool cat like Dr. Markzar. Even when there are things that go haywire, like the 3rd party lab screwing up an order or something, I have experienced that Dr. Markzar does not lose his cool. That’s the kind of dentist you want operating on you, especially with drills and pointing objects in your mouth.

Louise Bale (Source: Google)


Dr Markzhar has been my periodontist for over 15 years. I have the utmost confidence in him and have referred close friends and family to him. I appreciate his communication and thorough explanation of treatment plans, and he has the least invasive and most gentle technique. I will continue to refer to him and trust my British messed up teeth in his hands.

Nick A. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


The best medical professional of any kind I have ever encountered. Dr. Markzar is very thorough in explaining everything and makes sure you understand. You never feel like he is rushed. He takes all the time that is needed. He explained everything so well, I almost thought I could perform the procedure myself! (; He’s also a perfectionist. Everything he does is done right. If you need a dental implant. Look no further. He’s the best there is. Western Dental quoted me over $2,000 more for the same procedure. See my Western Dental review if you want more info. about that. His prices are fair and competitive. They are not all about the money, they are all about the patient! The office staff is superb. The best office staff ever. Seriously, they are great. They fought for me to get my insurance company to pony up for their part of the procedure. While other offices would have given up, they didn’t and finally got them to pay. This place is the best of the best. If I could only give 5 stars to one place, this is the place I’d choose. They are that good! No one put me up to writing this review. I would not believe the negative reviews at all. You’ll see for yourself what a professionally run operation this is. Case in point. I was so impressed with Dr. Markzar that I wanted him to put in the crown after the implant. He didn’t want to step on my regular dentist’s toes, so he very politely refused. The crowns are the easy money in dentistry, and he passed on it and chose professional courtesy and ethics instead.


We provide all required specialty treatments for your periodontal health. And as a professional drawing artist, and by nature, Dr. Markzar pays the highest attention to even the most minute details from the initial consultation, through the treatment completion, masterfully. Dental implants A viable treatment option for missing teeth, dental implants restore aesthetics and function of your tooth to its most natural state. They provide a secure foundation for replacement, allowing you to speak, eat and smile with certainty. Dr. Markzar is a dental implants specialist. Gum disease Periodontal disease is the primary cause of tooth loss for people aged 35 and older. However, the devastating effects of gum disease are reversible, if caught in the early stages. Dr. Markzar can effectively treat and reverse the detrimental effects of gum disease. Dr. Sam Markzar is passionate about your smile, and he will not rest until your teeth and gums are looking and feeling their best. If you are committed to improving your smile and your oral health, you can count on Dr. Markzar as your trusted partner. Naturally, you will want to know more about Dr. Markzar before you commit to having him place your dental implants or treat your periodontal disease. Dr. Markzar graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) with a bachelor’s degree in biology and biochemistry. He then continued his education at the USC School of Dentistry, where he earned his Doctorate in Dental Surgery and Oral Medicine. After he graduated, he completed postgraduate work in advanced periodontology, oral implantology, and surgery at USC. But Dr. Markzar did not stop there. Because he wanted to learn more about the skull and facial bone structure in order to better inform his surgical decisions, he earned a Master of Science degree in craniofacial biology from USC. Many patients want to know about our office and what we have to offer at Beverly Hills Periodontal Arts and Implants. The asset we are most proud of is our dedicated and friendly staff. We are committed not only to your health and the appearance of your teeth, but also to your education. We believe that you have a right to know about every aspect of your treatment options so you can make an informed decision. We also offer state-of-the-art equipment to provide you with the latest in periodontal care and implant procedures. When you are missing teeth, you have many options for replacing them. Many patients mistakenly believe that they are limited to dental bridges or partial dentures because they are not educated about dental implants. Dental implants are artificial teeth attached to a bio-compatible metal rod. The rod is implanted directly in your jaw to anchor it in place. The artificial tooth, or crown, is then attached to the rod. Dental implants look and feel so natural that no one but you and Dr. Markzar will know that it is not your natural tooth. Dental implants are one of Dr. Markzar’s areas of specialization, so you can rest assured that you are in good hands when you choose Beverly Hills Periodontal Arts and Implants to place your implants.