Brilliant Dental Group
Sami Hersel, DDS:
Practice Profile Page


Brilliant Dental Group
Sami Hersel, DDS
Burbank, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays



Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Sedation dentistry

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed



Check out some of my treatment photos:



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

Austin M. from Davis, CA (Source: Yelp)


Have been unable to see a dentist for a couple years now – I was so very much pleased with my first experience at Brilliant Dental and Dr. Sam! Office is clean, modern, new equipment, wonderful staff, thorough, caring and sound evidence based dentistry :).  Superb bedside manner – comfortable atmosphere – I am looking forward to years of dental care with Dr. Sam and the brilliant group!  As a physician – I feel very confident with this review.  Thanks brilliant dental!

Denise Hsu (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Brilliant Dental for over five years and there are some compelling reasons for that… amazing bedside manner, focus on preventative care (always recommending new techniques to help make maintenance a habit, but without the guilt trip), staying current and knowledgeable in the field and sharing that information, making appointments is a breeze and they do their best to remind me (text or call) even with updates due to schedule changes so I’m not inconvenienced or kept waiting. Excellent care from such a warm, friendly group of professionals… I would recommend if you’re looking for a dentist in the area.

Mehrdad F. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Sami Hersel is phenomenal. I have been going to him for around 5 years. He is always on-time, professional, knowledgeable and an extremely competent Doctor overall. From regular check-ups/cleanings to more complicated procedures, Dr. Hersel always provides the best service and his work is absolute perfection. He makes time for his patients regardless of how busy his schedule is.
Thank you Doctor Hersel!

Nadine R. from Sun Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


I love this place!!! Dr.Hersel and his staff rock! Dr.Hersel is just amazingly great at what he does he is very caring and understanding and truly compassionate to what he does his work is outstanding! After seeing many dentist throughout my past years I can totally say Dr. hersel is very honest kind and trustworthy and instead of feeling nervous once you’re in the dental chair you feel comfortable and sane, Alyssa the back office assistant is very nice and funny I love how she eases the nerves by being so charismatic at talking and going on about her stories I love it,Emily the front office receptionist is the sweetest yet very professional and very explanatory when it comes to treatments and insurance stuff they are all so very welcoming every time I go in I feel like I’m coming to my second home, the environment is very clean and relaxing btw love your guys’s pandora playlist, thank you so much. Brilliant Dental for doing Awesome at what you do see you guys soon for 6month checkup! Highly recommend this place to everyone Dr.Hersel is the best Dentist ever and his team!!!!!

Asia DeMarcos (Source: Google)


Dr. Sami and his team are the BEST! I’ve been going to him for over 18 years. I’ve referred several friends to him. My son is 14, he’s been going to Dr. Sami since he was 4 or 5. He’s a master at his craft. Super ethical, going to him feels like hanging with family. If you’re in Burbank, definitely check him out!

Jim B. from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)


My family and I have been patients of Dr. Hersel for over 12 years. I have referred numerous friends and acquaintances without hesitation; always resulting in positive feedback. Dr. Hersel and staff are professional, knowledgeable and personable to every patient, which makes each appointment a positive experience. Every procedure is explained thoroughly and my questions and concerns have always been addressed with honesty and patience. Over the years, the staff at Brilliant Dental have become like family to us, and I am grateful that we no longer dread dental visits. My family and I highly recommend Dr. Hersel and staff for all your dental hygiene needs. You won’t be sorry.

Marcela Contreras (Source: Google)


My regular dentist was on vacation when I had a dental emergency. I called Brilliant Dental Group and talked to Emily. I was scared but she reassured me everything would be fine. Dr. Hersel saw me a couple of hours later. He took a quick look in my mouth and knew exactly what was wrong and the issue got fixed. He was so knowledgeable, yet he explained everything in layman’s terms. He also convinced me that it was time to get my wisdom teeth extracted, which I had been avoiding for years. I expected the worst and the procedure ended up being as pleasant as tooth extraction could ever be, crazily enough! They made sure I healed properly and quickly and even called a few weeks later to make sure I was still ok. I’m so glad that’s out of the way! I cannot recommend Dr Hersel and his staff more! Needless to say, he is my dentist now!

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


I’ve been going to Dr. Sam Hersel for almost 2 years.  I was recommended to him by several of my nurse friends when I was looking to change dentists.  I wasn’t really happy about my previous dentist just because I never really felt at ease and thought they didn’t keep me well informed or addressed my concerns. But at Brilliant Dental, Dr. Hersel and the staff were very welcoming, courteous, and very professional:  Emily, the receptionist, always informed me of my pending appointments, how much insurance coverage I have based on treatment, and payment options.  I really liked the fact that she would call me if Dr. Hersel is running late with appointment so she would give me the option of rescheduling or keeping the appointment.  That said, I RARELY, had to wait long in the waiting room.  That’s great service! Alyssa, the dental assistant, is warm, friendly, and very knowledgeable when I asked her about fillings, crown replacements, and different crown options.  She always takes time when it comes to cleanings, x-rays, and other treatments so I never felt rushed.  It also helps when we talk about our adventures in parenthood so I hardly feel like I’m just sitting in a dentist’s chair.  It’s like two girlfriends chit-chatting over coffee.   Dr. Hersel is awesome at what he does.  He is all about preventative care and maintaining tooth integrity.  Growing up, I had a lot of cavities so I had many fillings and several crowns put in.  He would tell me his concerns if things didn’t look right or how things can get worse such as seeing a crack on one of my tooth (later we found out had several cracks) that can lead to cavities  then tooth loss or when a crown needs to be replaced.  He also noted a lesion on my gum that no other dentists before me even noticed.  He is very knowledgeable about different crown options and told me the pros and cons for each (porcelain vs. gold) so I can make an informed decision.  I recently had two crowns put in-one permanent porcelain and the other a temporary crown.  The procedure was a breeze.  Alyssa and Dr. Hersel made me feel at ease when they talked me through it.  I liked the fact that he is honest and a perfectionist. I highly recommend Brilliant Dental!

Frank S. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Hershel and his team are awesome!! I had two cavities filled and one wisdom tooth pulled at my last visit and the procedures were both quick and painless. The staff create a stress free environment where no one is pressuring you to have a procedure done that you don’t need. They make recommendations but they let you decide which procedures, if any, you want. I am a difficult person at the dentist as I have a small mouth but this wasn’t a problem for Dr. Hershel. I felt very comfortable. Highly recommend.

Silvia M. from Toluca Lake, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been a patient of Dr. Sami Hersel for years. He has always been gentle and considerate when it comes to the care of my teeth. He always asks if I’m ok while doing any procedure. Dr. Hersel always makes sure you’re needs and concerns are taken care of while you’re in his office. I totally recommend him to anyone! Of all the dentist I’ve had he is the only one that makes me feel comfortable.

Nicole S. from Thousand Oaks, CA (Source: Yelp)


A week ago I had the worst toothache and I couldn’t reach my dentist. One of my friends recommended Brilliant Dental Group. Dr. Hersel accommodated me in his busy schedule. I had one of the best experiences at a dental office here. Emily at the front was very nice and informative. Dr. Hersel took time to explain what’s going on with my tooth and different ways to solve the problem. I left the office with minimum out of pocket and pain free. Will definitely come back and recommend Dr. Hersel to my friends and family!

Alexa B. from Beverly Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


Been going to Dr. Hersel for 7 years now! Don’t know why it took me so long to write a review. But I was just reminded of what a compassionate and wonderful dentist he is when I had a dental emergency last week and he fit me in last minute and took care of my infected tooth. The staff is quite lovely too, and the office is modern and spotless! Thank you Dr. Hersel and the girls Emily, Alyssa, Yadira and Ida for all that you do!

Jana L. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Hersel is as good as it gets from my point of view. I have not been blessed with naturally great teeth, but thanks to Dr. Hersel, nobody has to know that…(um…until just now 🙂  ) thanks Dr. Hersel, I appreciate you being a perfectionist on my behalf. Seriouly my friends make fun of me because I go to the dentist so much! You are the best!!!

Sharon M. from Stevenson Ranch, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m not a fan of dentists. Though I do believe oral hygiene should be at the top of everyone’s priority lists, it’s hard to find a dentist you can trust. Dr. Hersel is amazing. He is very gentle and honest. He will not overcharge or suggest services that are completely unnecessary. The office staff are equally as amazing. My husband and I do not live in Burbank, but are willing to make the 30 minute drive to see Dr. Hersel. We strongly recommend him to family and friends!

Addie Roncal (Source: Google)


I had not gone to a dentist for years. Had grown up with braces and thought I could avoid seeing one until the worst toothache came on me. Went I went to Dr. Hersel, I immediately told him “no offense, but, I don’t like dentist”. He assured me that I’m one of many and proceeded to be the most gentlest and nicest dentist I ever met. I now go see “the dentist” regularly.

Ellen L. from Winston-Salem, NC (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Hersel is an amazing dentist!  I have been a patient for the last 3 years. Dr. Hersel and his staff are always pleasant and accommodating!  When I had to have an emergency temporary crown placed, he able to get me in the same day and went above and beyond to make sure that I was taken care of and I had minimal discomfort!

Mayra E. from North Hollywood, CA (Source: Yelp)


Growing up I was always afraid to go to the dentist because it always hurt and I never fully understood what was happening or why they were drilling into my teeth. When I found Dr. Sami Hersel and his team I couldn’t have felt any luckier. I am no longer afraid to go to the Dentist because I know that with Doctor Hersel I am safe. He is very honest about his practice and if he doesn’t feel comfortable performing something on you, then he will recommend you to a specialist. His whole team is very caring  about how comfortable you feel with any procedure from anything like cleanings to wisdom teeth removal. They are very involved in your dental plan  and they will always make sure you understand how everything works, why something happened to you and what you can do to prevent any further problems. I couldn’t say enough about Dr. Hersel and his team, except that I am very grateful I found a Dentist that I enjoy coming to, despite the possible cavities. They always go above and beyond for their patients, they are very kind, detailed, attentive and the list could go on . Its nice to know that i dont have to be afraid of my dentist or dental visits.

Marc M. from Glendale, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am a new patient,Dr Hershel repaired a veneer that no one else could,and looks like it new again.He is very informative and tells it like it is to me.Emily and Alisa are very friendly and professional and I feel comfortable.I actually met them at a Glendale Unified District health fair and received a complementary night guard for attending and going in for a visit.I highly recommend Brilliant Dental Group to all other district employees and everyone else as well. Thankyou guys and see you soon!

Williamswatson (Source: Google)


Best dentist office in Southern CA. I’ve been a patient of Dr. Hersel’s for over 12 years. He corrected several botched dental procedures and has help set me on a path of good oral health. He’s knowledgeable on the newest dental procedures and techniques. The Brilliant staff is friendly and welcoming.

Saba Saadat (Source: Google)


Dr. Hersel and his staff are so welcoming that you forget the fear you had before walking into the dentist office. He explains the problem and treatment option very clearly so you can make an informed decision. I highly recommend Brilliant Dental Group and will refer my friends and family to them!

Sujin H. from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)


First, I need to let you know that my last visit to the dentist was back in 2012 (for cavities) and before that, it was back in 2008 (wisdom teeth extraction). Did I fear and despise the dentist? Yes, and it’s all thanks to my childhood dentist/orthodontist who never waited for my Novocaine to kick in. But I knew I had to face my fear soon; I was extremely overdue for a check-up and root canal work. I met Dr. Hersel’s team at a company health clinic event and thought, “Why not?” I am so glad I took a leap of faith! Dr. Hersel and his team are a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Emily is the receptionist and has been fantastic following up with appointment reminders. Alyssa is the dentist assistant (I’m not sure if that’s the correct term) and is always so friendly when she sees me. There are a lot of moments when I’m in the room alone with her and rather than being awkwardly silent, she always makes the environment warm and easy-going by talking to you, like a human and not as a patient who just gives da money! She also gives honest opinions/feedback and takes time to answer my questions. Ah, and Dr. Hersel. Everyone on the team knew how much I feared the dentist and he in particular was always making sure I was first and foremost COMFORTABLE and pain-free during my procedures. “Lift your hand up if you feel any pain.” When I do, he gives me more Novocaine right away. He’s also making sure to pause during the procedure to ask if I’m feeling okay rather than silently going about his work. Like Alyssa, Dr. Hersel takes time to answer my questions and go in-depth with his explanations. He also lists all options for my treatment so he knows what my options are rather than sneakily going for the more expensive route (let’s be honest, there are many doctors out there who do this!). In terms of his work, Dr. Hersel is a perfectionist. I can tell how extremely careful and picky he is by making sure steps are completed with great care. I’m so thankful Brilliant Dental Group is so close to my office but even if they weren’t, I’d sit through LA traffic for them. So glad my worries over the dentist are over for GOOD!

Cindy Y. from Rosedale, NY (Source: Yelp)


Staff is very courteous and personable. Dr. Hersel is a big advocate of preventative dental care and takes the time to explain things in detail. Dr. Hersel and Alyssa are very attentive during my cleanings, whether it’s stopping a few times to ask me about my discomfort level or ensuring my mouth isn’t overflowing with drool, which I appreciate. Never needed to worry about parking for the new office since the office has its own parking lot and there’s lots of parking during my appointments (usually @ noon). Office is clean as well.

Sal C. from Covina, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been a customer for about 5 years now and I love Dr Hershel and his team. I’ve never been a fan of going to the cold, unforgiving dentist chair, but with Brilliant Dental I actually look forward to my visits. Emily and Yadi at the front desk are always welcoming and fun to talk to, as well as nice to look at ;). Aida does a great job distracting me with her stories as she’s putting drills and other machinery in my mouth. She is great at what she does and always checks if I’m comfortable. Alyssa is always there to assist everyone and is genuinely a nice person and a joy to be around. Dr Hershel always welcomes me and talks to me about my life. He has much personality to him which is sometimes hard to find with your dentist. I think it just shows how much I appreciate Brilliant Dental when I know the entire staff by name and drive 30 miles to go see them every time I visit. Thanks Brilliant Dental, keep up the excellent work!

D. D. from Santa Clarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


I truly struggle with seeing the dentist. I met these folks through a health fair at work and thought, “why not?” I was overdue for a check up anyway. The appointment process was easy and they even stayed late for me. The receptionist was very friendly. I arrived to my appointment and was immediately taken back for X-rays and exam. Dr. Hershel addressed many issues that I was dealing with including severe TMJ and muscular pain. He was honest and realistic. After being quoted $4700 by another clinician I was weary about this new guy! I’m so glad that I trusted him. He is really great! He did a thorough airway and skull analysis and his sweetheart assistant, Alyssa took compressions for a mouth guard. The dreaded cleaning was quick and the hygienist Aida was always asking if I was comfortable. She gave me a few shots and before I knew it, the ordeal was over! Emily and Alyssa even helped me with billing since I was switching insurance policies. I like a business who keeps patients first, before pay checks. I’ll continue to make the drive from Century City to see these guys.

Yessika S. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


This office  has a great staff, two professional n friendly ladies in the front. Once I went in to get my major tooth ache e takin care of, Dr. Hersel explained the xrays to me. He could have charged me for a root canal, instead he diligently and carefully opted to do a lining at the nerve then a filling . Ive been to dentists and dental office before, this is the first doctor that ever took his time to explain and show me the condition, also instead of asling for more money and going for a root canal, he unselfishly did what worked in my favor.Needless to say, the staff here is  BrillianT, very sweet, warm and friendly.
It feels good leaving a dental office happy 🙂

Mariah W. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I absolutely love this place! Since I can remember a have hated the dentist and always dreaded going for my check ups. I don’t dread the dentist anymore since I’ve been coming to Brilliant Dental. The staff are so polite, attentive,knowledgeable and the office is clean, open, and welcoming. Dr. Sami is awesome. He is really great at what he does. He’s mindful of his patients and their discomfort levels which is important for me personally. All around Brilliant Dental is the best dentist that I have ever been to and I’m so glad I found them. Do yourself a favor and try them too because you’ll begin actually enjoying going in for your cleaning.

Jen H. from Akron, OH (Source: Yelp)


I’m one of those weirdos who actually likes going to the dentist. I love that squeaky clean shiny teeth feeling and I always leave shiny and fresh when I come here. The staff is excellent, friendly, and very accommodating. They’re quick to schedule me around my work hours, which is always a plus. Dr. Hersel is friendly and thorough in his work so I feel taken care of.

Sasha C. from Beverly Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


wow. I had a dental emergency –chipped my front tooth– and Dr. Hersel squeezed me in on a short notice. First dentist I’ve met to be this accommodating. The place is small and quaint but inside its so clean that it feels sterilized. The office is up to date with technology and makes ex-rays kinda fun. I would recommend Dr. Hersel if you are looking for someone that is just straight up a good guy that loves what he does. He is knowledgeable, kind and does beautiful impeccable dentistry.  My tooth looks like nothing ever happened to it. I can tell its partly the high quality materials he used along with his skill. I almost fell asleep when he was fixing my tooth.  He has the most delicate gentle hands–surprising for a man of his built. Overall a great experience and he has definitely earned my continued business.  If you are looking for a reliable go to dentist, he is it! I rated him 4 stars because his office is in Burbank, I wish his office was closer to where I live, but he is definitely worth the drive.


Dr. Sami Hersel is a renowned dentist serving Burbank, California and the greater Los Angeles area. He has a vast knowledge of dentistry, pays attention to detail and is known for his patience and bedside manner. He focuses on providing his patients with personalized care and emphasizes on importance of teaching and educating patient to prevent dental disease and oral health issues. Dr. Hersel has extensive training in cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, orthodontics, as well as other areas of restorative and general dentistry. He earned his Bachelor's Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and then began his dental training at the University of Pacific (UOP) School of Dentistry. Dr. Hersel is committed in giving his patients the best care possible and treats everyone like his own family.