Dental Design Studio City
Taline Kotchounian, DDS:
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Dental Design Studio City
Taline A. Kotchounian, DDS
Studio City, 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

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm (by appointment only)

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





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

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


Dr Taline and Dr Sako are out of this world!  I cannot state enough about how well trained, professional, talented, knowledgeable and friendly they both are.  My family and I are all looked after by this practice and we feel lucky to have found them right in our home turf of Studio City. The entire staff: Ricardo, Rene’, Daisy, Jenny, Dat and Randy are all so friendly, caring and competent. I have always dreaded going to the dentist but I can honestly say that my dental visits feel like going home to family. I highly recommend this practice, not only for regular dental issues but aesthetic needs as well.

Melissa Cuerrier (Source: Google)


Everyone here is so friendly and careful. They take time to explain every step of every action to you. They’re also very good at preparing the best plan for your dental care, but not pressuring you to commit to anything you’re not ready for. They really understand that your time (for appointments) and money are limited resources. They are extremely busy, but I have found that Dr. Sako ensures that he gives each patient appropriate time and attention. I only recently moved to LA, and I feel like I really lucked out finding the best dentist with the best staff.

Lauren Z. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I simply can not say enough wonderful things about Dental Design. The staff are beyond friendly, kind, accommodating and helpful. They make sure your insurance is getting you the best price possible, switch appointments for you if needed and are all so kind. They text you to remind you of appointments. The office is beautiful and comfortable — watch Netflix/HBO and get your phone charged DURING your teeth cleaning! Also the most painless teeth cleaning I’ve ever had. I’ve referred several people from work there, they have all loved, and Dr. Sako even fit my mom in on a Saturday when she was in from out-of-town and had a tooth emergency. LOVE THEM!

Shawna Bowman (Source: Facebook)


The best! Dr. Taline and team are so friendly and put you at ease. I had my last mercury filling replaced today and I could not be more happy. They take the time to explain every procedure, go over options for your treatment and follow up to make sure you are happy and comfortable. This is the best dental experience I have had in my 35 years of seeing dentists. I can’t say enough positive things about my experience.

Anna Guinn (Source: Google)


I was so please to have visited Dental Design Studio City today for my dental care. Everyone was very kind and generous with their service. Being professional and courteous is what everyone should expect from any establishment regardless of the product or service. This dental group goes beyond any expectation and made my entire visit very pleasant, which may be a bit unusual to say for a dental visit, but it was. I am pleased to have found a group to entrust with my dental care. Thank you!

Antoine H. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is by far the best dental office I have been to in a while. The staff is very knowledgeable, friendly, compassionate and cool!  These guys rock and make visiting the dentist a memorable experience, Both dentists are equal in nature, whether you choose Dr. Sako or Dr. Taline, the only difference is one is male and the other female. Office is in a great area, they have free parking which is a rare in LA.and the office is all digital, what more can you ask for! The Operations and marketing manager is very good looking and experienced too!

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


Seriously I am so excited that I found this place! I haven’t had a dentist I liked or trusted since I was a kid. The office staff is top notch and super friendly. I felt at home right away. Dr Taline is amazing and took the time to listen and make me feel comfortable. She really cares about her patients. She even sent me a message after my visit to see how I was doing and to check in on my tooth she fixed which was so thoughtful. Definitely the best I’ve seen in LA!!

Valerie Schechter GloriaVictoria (Source: Google)


Dr Taline is more like a friend than a dentist while being an amazing great dentist! How is this possible ? I have a phobia of dentists yet here I am, LOVING my dentist! Painless and non judgmental , she works really hard to make your issue as affordable as possible while also giving you best outcome. Her staff is amazing and don’t be surprised if after your visit , while she’s home With her kids, even at dinner time, you get a No Caller ID call and it is Dr Taline checking on you.. yes! I had failed implant holding in a four toothe bridge on my bottom front teethe and implant saved, new teethe on the way and my temporaries is are awesome.

Terry Burstein (Source: Google)


Dr Taline and Dr Sako are out of this world! I cannot state enough about how well trained, professional, talented, knowledgeable and friendly they both are. My family and I are all looked after by this practice and we feel lucky to have found them right in our home turf of Studio City. The entire staff: Ricardo, Rene’, Daisy, Jenny, Dat and Randy are all so friendly, caring and competent. I have always dreaded going to the dentist but I can honestly say that my dental visits feel like going home to family. I highly recommend this practice, not only for regular dental issues but aesthetic needs as well.

JD. P. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I do not like going to the dentist but…this is not your average dental office. It is in fact an EXTRAORDINARY Dental Office! No one ever takes the time to explain things to you anymore, here you will receive complete & thorough information from your treatment to your insurance benefits. I had the pleasure of seeing both dentists & there truly is no difference, they are both great at what they do, I refer to them as dentist artists with superb bedside manner. The manager, V. has the warmest, welcoming smile & is wonderful at what she does, most people do not know where to begin when selecting insurances, V. made it a breeze. Rick & Daisy keep you laughing & quite comfortable, almost forgetting what you are actually here for. I love it! I highly recommend Dental Design Studio City to any and everyone! What a great experience! Try their service..You’ll Like Them. 🙂

Tanya S. from Porter Ranch, CA (Source: Yelp)


I honestly had the most amazing experience with Dr. Taline! The office is amazing. Very modern and CLEAN. The staff is extremely pleasant, professional and accommodating. I agree with all the amazing reviews and won’t be repetitive! However the best thing about Dr. Taline is how conservative she is with work that needs to be done. I’ve been to enough dentists to know some do unnecessary work and she is the exact opposite! Not to mention I love that they have Saturday hours!!!

Kaitlyn Bracken (Source: Google)


Dr. Taline is absolutely AMAZING, and I can’t say it enough. I let my fear of the dentist hold me back for years, but now I will never be nervous to go again, as long as it’s with Dr. Taline and her team. Their services are professional and overall, a relaxed experience — the staff just tops it off! The team is so kind, understanding, and genuinely compassionate. Dental Design makes communication with their patients a top priority, and it goes such a long way. I couldn’t be happier with my results. You’ll never be afraid of the dentist again after a visit with Dr. Taline — after spending several weekends in a row with her and her team, I can personally assure it. Thank you for everything, Dr. Taline!

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


Amazing visit! So glad I switched to Dr. Taline and her team. From the very beginning at check in, I felt a welcoming environment. Every person that helped me (x-day technician, hygienist, etc.) was amazing. You could tell how passionate each person was about their work with me. I’m so happy to have finally found a dentist that I fully trust in Los Angeles, and feel this level of comfort with.

Aya N. from Glendale, CA (Source: Yelp)


Since I moved out from the area, I no longer go there, but all staffs there are professional and caring. I also love the fact that the office utilizes texts and emails; it was easy for me to communicate with them. I had routine cleaning with them every three month, and they always cleaned my teeth super clean that my husband asked me their phone number. 🙂 Thank you all, especially to Dr. Taline, for taking care of my dental health!

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


My 5-star rating still stands. 😀 – Are you terrified of visiting the dentist? – Has this terror prevented you from going to the dentist for quite some time? – Are you not only terrified but now worried about being judged by a new dentist who will wonder why it took you so long to come in? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then you should really just go to Dental Design Studio City already because they will welcome you with open arms. I was in that boat over 6 months ago, but I knew I had to get checked. I also knew I did not want to wait until I was in pain to find a dentist. I am so happy I found this office via Yelp! I have spent the last 6 months working on my dental health with the help of Dr. Taline and her fantastic team. I got a root canal done, deep cleaning, and have experienced a follow-up cleaning. Let’s just say that all of that sounds painful and dreadful, and I would never have imagined myself saying, “Wow, it wasn’t that bad.” Dr. Taline and her team were completely understanding of my fear/terror. They encouraged me along the way; made me feel comfortable and in good hands; and helped me manage my pain expectations appropriately. They also thoroughly answer all questions, especially when it comes to billing and insurance. I also absolutely love how they seamlessly incorporate digital tools to get paperwork done, communicate via text or email, and entertain you during potentially scary visits (i.e. Pandora / Netflix etc). At the end of my last appointment — which was the one that ended my root canal saga — we even hugged! I have never hugged my dentist before, but her and her team helped me change my attitude toward dental visits. They are the dental family I never had. : )

Atokad M. from North Hollywood, CA (Source: Yelp)


Over 50 and been to a few dentists over the years, all LA/SF Valley area. Dental Design is the BEST by far. Not just their professionalism, all the gear, the office, the staff- top notch. I first came in early 2017 after not going to a dentist for 10+ years. That initial visit they pulled a tooth (yep it needed it, thanks to my lack of attention). Now, over two years later, with an implant (unnoticeable), teeth are the best they have been since my 20’s all thanks to them.

Michael C. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


My family has been going to Dental Design Studio City for two years now and in one word, AMAZING. Dr. Taline replaced my cracked crown and having gone through that procedure twice now I can say she is the rock star dentist in my book. She fitted my crown perfectly and checked in with me via text message later that afternoon. My checkups and cleanings have been pleasant and hassle free, they even had an old Sony Trinitron TV from the 80s hooked up to a Nintendo in my exam room. My Pac-Man skills have suffered over the years but better them than my teeth! I feel in good hands with the Kotchounians, I highly recommend them! Keep smiling with the great people at Dental Design Studio City.

Jason Somerville-Kimlin (Source: Google)


Background Info: Phobia of injectables. Had extensive dentistry experiences during my 50 years. Don’t write reviews and/or testimonials unless the business/person is deserving of same. Visiting the USA (from Australia). My Experience: During my vacation in the USA, I experienced a toothache due to a cracked filling and associated infection. Pain, head throbbing and lack of sleep forced me to investigate dental options. From my first point of contact (with Miss V of the Dental Design Studio City “DDSC”) to the repaired tooth, the service was second-to-none. Doc Sako and his competent team took fantastic care of me, my dentistry needs including my needle phobia. In essence, the DDSC team only cared about me. Sure, the service was outstanding, the practice was very well appointed, the paperwork was made easy due to the technological tools on hand, BUT, this means nothing unless your specific needs are addressed, and the Doc Sako and the entire DDSC team excelled in this area. In Summary: If you have a fear of injectables/drills/the dentist chair, or, want to experience a top shelf dentist service, undertaken by consummate professionals, STOP SEARCHING and call or email the DDSC team like I did – you won’t regret the decision!

Shannon Mcclead (Source: Google)


I had such an amazing experience at dental design studio city. Everyone that worked there was so kind and helpful. All of their equipment is high-tech and up-to-date. The staff was very professional and also made me feel comfortable. Going to the dentist is always a stressful experience and I want to thank the doctor and the rest of the staff for making that experience easy.I will be a long time patient.

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


Super friendly. Definitely recommend. Went above and beyond. Upon walking into the door I was impressed. Everyone I spoke with were very helpful and made me feel very comfortable. I was visiting from Florida when my grandson accidentally kneed me and knocked a filling out. With no where to turn, I took a chance and I’m glad I did. Reception was great. The office manager Randi was personable and took the time to listen. She took the time to make me feel comfortable. I saw Dr Sako Karakozian who was very professional and did amazing pain free work along with his assistant who went out of her way. Being 62 I’ve seen my share of dentists but this office exceeds the rest. 5 Stars !!!

Cassandra Rachel (Source: Facebook)


From the moment you walk in the door to the end of your appointment your treated with a brilliant smile, calming demeanors, and overall excellent service. The wait time was minimal and both dentists are extremely efficient as well as kind. I normally have a huge fear of the dentist, as I absolutely abhor needles and drills. However, Dr. S calmed my fears and has a neat ‘lil trick he does to keep you from noticing the injection of lidocaine. I would absolutely recommend Dental Design Studio – in FACT, I have multiple times to others in need of dental work. Bottomline, if you need dental work and you’re backlogging your visit due to fear of a dentist…Well, I guess you won’t have an excuse anymore. Dr. S has never hurt me and I’ve never left his office feeling anything less than overly satisfied.

Aida A. from N Hollywood, CA (Source: Yelp)


These guys rock! Incredible service, amazing work! Office is very clean and modern, they are using the latest technology for both, applications and machinery. Dr Sako had a filler done on one on my teeth, the one that another dentist told me it is impossible to do a filler and i need a crown, which is obviously was going to be a lot more costly. Dr Sako did a filler and it is tightly sitting there for 3 months already. He suggested to do a crown if this filler comes off, but definitely saved me money this time. The other filler on the front tooth he made it in a way that its not any different than the tooth itself. This guy is very knowledgeable, very gentle. They called me 3 days after to check on my well being. This is my dental place for life! Thats for sure!

T. S. (Source: Google)


My visit today with Dr.Taline as a New Patient was Amazing! The entire staff was Friendly, Efficient, Quick and Professional. Loved my cleaning with Jennifer. My teeth look so good and I didn’t feel any discomfort. I loved the fact that Dr. Taline was honest and only recommend what I needed which was a water pik for those hard to reach areas. Thank You Dr. Taline for sharing your knowledge with me and your professionalism. I’m so happy to found this office.

Krissie Miller (Source: Google)


It had been 5 years since I went to the dentist and the lovely people at Dental Design were sensitive and kind about where my teeth and gums needed some work after my years of neglect and gave me several options on how to move forward. All of my xrays were done with the best technology and they run the office so efficiently I was never left waiting wondering what was going on, and if I was waiting for just a moment they put Netflix on so that I could watch it while they cleaned my gums! Seriously better than anything I could have expected especially since I was worried about judgment for not getting a cleaning in so long. I recommend Dental Design to anyone who feels like they have put going off to the dentist for too long and needs a helpful guide, as well as people who are on top of their dental hygiene and want the best of the best to maintain it!

Seth C. from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been to a lot of dentists in my life, and I can confidently say that Dental Design Studio City is by far my favorite. From the professional and friendly staff, the excellent service, competitive pricing and super cool decor–this place deserves a 6 star rating. I recently moved back to the area and was looking for a dentist that took my insurance. Yelp was the whole reason that I ended up going here in the first place, and it lives up to everyone’s reviews and far surpassed my expectations. Vernetta at the front desk greeted me by name and immediately made me feel right at home. As a new patient, Daisy quickly handled all my x-rays–while making sure I was comfortable and having a great time. The exam room is modern, bright and clean–with really interesting pieces from local artists on the wall. The vibe of this place feels more like a salon than a dentist office. When Dr. Taline came in to meet me for the first time–and had actually read the new patient forms–I knew this was going to go well. She went through all the x-rays and thoroughly discussed a treatment plan–explaining what she was looking at and why she was recommending certain things. The cleaning was quick and painless–they have pandora or Netflix to keep you occupied. I ended up getting a tooth extracted and I’m pretty sure it took her longer to numb my mouth than it did to actually pull the tooth–quick and painless. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Taline and Dental Design Studio City to anyone looking for a dentist in the area. This place has ALL the small touches that really let you know how much thought and care they’ve put into creating and excellent customer experience.

RB. D. from Tujunga, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have found my Dentist, Dr. Sako is amazing, I was in and out without any hassle that I usually deal with.  From the front desk to back chair it was all smooth sailing.  Everything was explained to me and I just needed a filling done.  Dr. Sako put in the time to answer all my mundane and trivial questions, guy seams like he really cares.  I am getting updates from him to check on me via text, which I have never seen happen.  There place is wonderful! The entire staff is competent, helpful and friendly.  I would recommend anyone from any age to choose this place!  Thank you Dr. Sako for everything you did, see at my next check-up!

Arthur Z. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I visited the Dental Design Studio City, and let me tell you, it was one of the most comfortable experiences I have ever had at a doctor/dentist office. Dr. Sako and his dental assistant Rick really know what they are doing. Before I arrived, my teeth desperately needed a cleaning, and when I left, they were white. Dr. Sako is really nice and wants to make your dental experience as comfortable as he can. If your looking for a dentist that’ll make your dental experience great, look no further, Dr. Sako is the man for you.

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


From the updated equipment and clean facilities to the extremely friendly faces (even with masks on!), Dental Design SC truly shines from the rest. The staff are exceptional – SO friendly and willing to answer any questions and walk you through what they’re doing. Dr. Taline was super thorough, funny yet professional, and made sure my questions were answered. She made me feel so comfortable as a new patient. I didn’t know a dentist appointment could be enjoyable until today’s visit. You can even watch Netflix while you’re getting your teeth cleaned and examined! A huge plus for me was the underground parking – super convenient. The office is on the second floor, in the corner, past CPK. I’m already looking forward to my next appointment with them, and can’t wait to pick up my nightguard 🙂 Thank you, DDSC for being so amazing and for being someone that I can trust with my teeth!

Angie King (Source: Google)


Dr. Sako, Dr. Taline, and their staff are all so amazing. Everyone here is always very accomodating and knowledgeable. It’s always a great experience at DDSC and we no longer develop that uneasy feeling knowing it’s that time of the year for our checkups. Taking x-rays are always painless and I was able to view my teeth right from my dental chair. Dr. Sako is so wonderful and made my teeth look exactly how I wanted. He goes above and beyond in expectations. They also provide a personal monitor inside every room which keeps you entertained. My son had a blast playing old school Nintendo while there for his teeth cleaning. We also had all four of his wisdom teeth removed over the summer and it couldn’t have been a smoother experience. Not to mention, the interior decor is very hip and there are several amazing contemporary art pieces to check out. It feels like a mini art gallery. So grateful for this wonderful establishment for me and my family. Always a five star experience!

Cassandra Rachel (Source: Google)


I hate dental visits or rather I did. I suffer from severe anxiety and the thought of a needle coming at my face is not exactly my idea of a good time. However, I don’t go into a complete panic attack anymore since Dr. Sako has been my dentist (he does this really cool pinch and jiggle thing on my cheek if I need an injection LOL). 12 years have passed and since he has relocated to Studio City, California – I actually travel all the way from Vegas for my dental work. On the office- Super hip, trendy, and fun. My dental kit even came with a smiley pin. (LOVED THIS) On the office staff- Rene is so amazing and wonderful. He always makes me laugh, before I even get in the chair and I don’t feel like I’m dealing with a used car salesmen when it comes to payment. Daisy is super friendly and even showed me what all the tools are before they went into my mouth (Insert all your dental joke here..) As funny as this is, it’s another amazing reason why I feel so much more comfortable at this office than I ever have before. Eric- where do I start with this guy. He has this awesome LED scrolling name tag and is super amazing with X rays. I have a horrible gag reflex (keep the dental jokes coming guys.) He’s super fast with X-rays and again, is another easily apparent reason why I choose to stay with Dr. Sako. Randi is the office manager and a pitbull with the insurance companies and paper work. I imagine she is the reason the office runs so smoothly and I actually get to enjoy all my insurance dental benefits. Dr. Taline I’ve only met a few times in passing, as she is not my dentist but the lady has an amazing smile and insanely pretty. She’s said hi to me every time I’ve ever seen her. For those of you wondering. I did try to find a local dentist office in Vegas. This resulted in taking the dentist 2 days to pull out a tooth. It damn near undid everything Dr. Sako has done over the past 12 years to keep me calm in a dental chair. I literally cried and did have a full on panic attack my 2nd day. This is exactly why people fear dentists. Save yourself some grief and just go see Dr. Sako. He’s worth traveling for.

Audrey H. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


So many things to love about Dental Design SC. 1. Great communication right off the bat – booking an appointment online, filling out new patient docs before you even arrive, text reminders about appointments. 2. They are extremely efficient. I have never waited more than 10 minutes for my appointment, and their operations are so smooth I never find myself waiting around between processes. 3. Excellent customer service. Whether it be rescheduling appointments, sending referrals, or anything else, their team is on top of it and helpful along the way. 4. Beautiful facilities – well decorated office, new modern equipment, and great location. I rave about my dentist to all my friends, and I hope I never have to go to any other dentist in my lifetime.

Lian L. from Studio City, CA (Source: Yelp)


This place is magical and should get 10 stars! I will never go to another dentist other than Dr Sako! When I came for the first time, few months ago for a check up, right away I felt that something is very different in this clinic. For the first time I didn’t have the uncomfortable and anxious feeling that I always get when I go to the dentist. The team at the front desk Rene and Randy are always so calming, nice and make you feel that you came to the right place and you’ll be taken care of. All the other assistants that are taking your X-rays and helping the doctor are very caring and thoughtful and treating you in the best possible way and beyond! DR SAKO, he is just an amazing person and doctor! His aliveness and happiness will stick with you and you will leave with a great feeling and you will want to come back to see him! When he started to treat my teeth, I had few cavities and needed a crown he was so gentle, caring and professional and made me feel calm and supported. No matter what kind of treatment you will need he will take the stress out of it and make you feel in ease. His Assistant Nanny is very gentle and understanding and their team work is outstanding. They also have Netflix so you can put headphones and listen to music or comedy while they are working on your teeth. What a great idea to make you feel comfortable! I never thought I can have such a great experience at the dentist. Thank you Dr Sako and his team for everything you do and for making every visit so pleasant!

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


Went back for my bi-annual cleaning and was as happy as ever with the service. From walking in the brightly lit, filled with art and currently Halloween decorated waiting room, to the business end (payment and setting next appointment) to my futuristic-easy and painless-x-rays, best cleaning ever (Thank you Jenny!) and great check up with Dr. Sako. I know many people have some fear associated with dental work, but IMHO this office will put you at ease. Thank you

Val C. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Had my new patient appointment at Dental Design yesterday and I am happy to report that I’m in love! Well, not in love-love, but you know what I mean… Dr. Sako’s and his DREAM TEAM support staff made this visit the BEST dentist appointment… Of. My. Life. I am so GRATEFUL to my co-worker for the referral when I asked around. I only wish I had found them sooner.

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


I seriously can’t recommend Dr Taline more. Or her staff. This place is the kindest, most welcoming, personable dentist office of life. 😀 I got the most gorgeous set of veneers from Dr Taline. Every step of the way I was cared for, nurtured in getting exactly what I wanted. Even when I wanted to change the smallest thing, she was more than accommodating. The office is beautiful and the chairs are bomb. 🙂 Everyone in the place is always super cool! Thanks Dr Taline!!


If you're in the neighborhood, stop by and say hi, meet the staff, talk to one of the dentists - we promise you'll be pleasantly surprised at how comfortable you'll feel here! We're definitely not your typical dental office. Yes, we have modern equipment, a clean office, and super cool art, but you also get an amazing staff and two awesome dentists who have a passion to serve their patients! Dr. Sako and Dr. Taline devote all their time and attention to their patients and are extremely responsive to their needs. We offer an entire spectrum of services, including Zoom teeth whitening, veneers, Invisalign clear braces, dental implants, crowns and bridges, wisdom teeth removal (with sedation), an in-office root canal specialist, and many more. Call us or check out our website for more info! Dr. Sako and Dr. Taline have almost 20 years of experience between the two of them and are thankful to have the opportunity to share their dental expertise with the community.