Empire Dental Group and Orthodontics
Arash Elie, DDS:
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Arash Elie, DDS

Empire Dental Group and Orthodontics
Burbank, CA

Valencia Dental Group and Orthodontics
Valencia, 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

Dental implants

Sedation dentistry


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


Monday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

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


For the first time in my life I can honestly say I’m not afraid of the dentist as I was. My teeth were in bad shape. Dr.Elie was great. The whole team put me at ease. They walked me through everything. They did not rush. Gave me great advice. They are friendly. I was dreading my appointment but left feeling very happy. Not what I thought was going to happen. This is definitely a place I will go back to. They made sure throughout the procedure I was okay. I recommended them. If your a nervous patient they are amazing!

 Edward P. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Don’t let the unassuming storefront exterior keep you away. The service and professionalism inside Empire Dental is top-notch. From the receptionists at the front door to the hygienists and dentists inside, I received excellent service, and the staff goes a long way to relieve what for many folks can be very anxiety producing event. Plus, my teeth are on their way to looking and feeling the best they’ve been in years. Win-win!

Alex Ranu (Source: Facebook)


I love the team here. Noel is a fantastic hygienist and she is very thorough. The team here is welcoming and I always feel comfortable.

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


Okay, I am one of those lunatics who freaks out hard at the very thought of a dentist touching my teeth. I have horrible teeth and a long history of painful experiences with dentists. I let them know about this on my very first appointment. I had to go in because I had cracked two of my molars and was in a lot of pain. I was shaking and sweating and crying the entire appointment. When I came in to have the actual work done (two root canals) I had a panic attack and tried to run out of the office. The staff were totally great about it and managed to calm me down and get me back into the chair. We ended up using nitrous for my appointments, and even though it cost a bit of money, it made a huge difference in my dental experiences. They were also very understanding when I told them I couldn’t afford to pay all at once and worked out a payment plan with me. They even got me approved for a line of credit to use for dental work. I’m looking forward to coming in for a cleaning and exam and figuring out if I can finally fix some of the things I have been avoiding for years.

Mike F. from Castaic, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve read the negative reviews and to be honest, I’m shocked.  Valencia Dental Group has been one of the best experiences with a dentist I’ve had.  In fairness, I don’t recognize any of the names in the negative reviews.  Apparently they have moved on or are in other locations.  My specific experience can only be summed up poetically.. Dr. Ellie has a chairside manner that is easily one of the best, he hates the fact that I still smoke, I wish he’d give it a rest. Dr. Solemein really cares, I can feel it in my gut, his tips and advise will save your gums and your breath won’t smell like butt. Dr. Angha is a surgeon and normally would be my bane.  But her caring demeanor and numbing skills ensured I felt no pain. The office gals are really great and make sure the time just flies, they handle appointments and insurance claims and they’re easy on the eyes!

Jennifer D. from Sylmar, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have seen Dr Eli at Empire Dental for over 10 years and my husband and I love him, and his dental and office staff. They are friendly and super helpful. They work with you to determine a dental plan that will take care of dental issues and not deplete your bank account. They are honest and up front and flexible and we appreciate that! Dr Eli does great work, as does Dr Gregorian, the endodontist. Once we found a great dentist/dental office, we began regular visits/check-ups. We highly recommend Dr Eli and Empire Dental in Burbank.

Crystal I. from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)


This office is the best!! They accomendate everybody and are extremely professional and friendly I had a awful experience somewhere else and the staff and team are excellent. Thank you Empire Dental Staff for helping me get my smile back!!!!!

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


For those like me… a big man baby when it comes to the dentist Empire Dental almost instantly diminishes the anxiety and fear, From the moment you enter, the agonizing long walk down the hall to the chair and every step in between they hold your hand. Wonderfully warm and professional staff. Love you guys!

Kelly L. from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)


I love Empire dental. They’re very kind, thorough and work with you on what you can afford and provide a reasonable procedural plan starting from what things need to be done now to things that can wait.  They don’t try to stick you with procedures that aren’t necessary like some dentists I’ve been too. I feel so comfortable whenever I go there. They remember you name and treat you like someone special. 5++++ stars to Empire Dental.

Anahit A. from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had my first visit with the Empire Dental Group. I had a great experience there. Everyone from the people at the front desk to the doctor were super nice. I didn’t wait at all. Dr. Luiza Nersisyan is excellent. She addressed all my concerns. After the thorough examination she explained everything in detail and answered to all my questions. They explained about the different payment options and were very helpful.

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


These guys are great! After trying several dentists over the years, I finally found a dentist that makes me feel comfortable. Like many people, I have a fear of the dentist and my anxiety level WAS VERY high going into my visit.  Today I no longer fear the dentist, especially with Dr. Eli. He could tell that I was anxious and seemed to make a genuine effort to put me at ease and reassure me.  He made my visit easy and painless.  After he checked my teeth he discussed what I needed and told me the priorities and suggestions. He was very gentle, even the injection was painless!  He was very attentive and my teeth never looked or felt better. The assistant, Gaby, and the receptionist were also very sweet and helped make it a more pleasant experience. I have read some of the reviews about how expensive the office is, but you get what you pay for. The staff put me at ease and I was able to get good dental care, with state of the art equipment.  I got great service that was within my budget.

Mark H. from Tucson, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I hate going to the dentist. But not this dentist. After years of neglect, due to the aforementioned hatred of dental practices, I needed to suck it up and try to undo the effects of my neglect. This was no easy task, as I have had several bad, uncomfortable, and painful dental experiences in the past. So anxiety was definitely an issue. From the first time I met Dr. Elie, I truly felt at ease. His clear and concise manner of discussing treatment options and procedures gave me a heightened sense of understanding, while his genuine empathy, compassion, and patience kept me calm. He went above and beyond to help me work through my anxiety issues, which is amazing enough as it is. But then, part way through our treatment plan, I was laid off from my job. Dr. Elie and his staff went through my insurance coverage with a fine toothed comb, and came up with a revised treatment plan that got us where we needed to be, with minimal out of pocket expense for me. Even more impressive, this was done under considerable time constraint, as my coverage expiration date was rapidly approaching. I sit here now, able to confidently smile for the first time in years, and I owe it all to Dr. Elie and his amazing staff. If you want a kind dentist who is mindful of your time, finances, and will go above and beyond to make you feel at ease; look no further.

Sam A. from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)


Had a silver filling removed and replaced with a Cerec onlay and it has been ages since I heard the sound of a drill. All went well but it was Ana who helped take the edge off reassuring me that the procedure will be uneventful. Thanks Empire Dental and Ana for a great, uneventful experience !

Raphael G. from Aliso Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


Two days ago, I was brushing my teeth and looking forward to the day, when my front veneer fell off after 10 or more years. The wonderful thing was that I was on a business trip and that is so fun when teeth fall off. I looked like Frankenstein when I smiled and thought geez that isn’t good for business, but on a positive note, Halloween is coming up soon. Anyhow, I drove to my place of business and trying not to smile at other drivers and glanced over just before arrival and saw this dental office along the way. I walked in to this dental office at 9AM and they were busy yet I explained my situation and they scheduled me for 10AM, even though they knew that they had to squeeze me in which would be tough for them. I came back in one hour, and then saw the Dentist and other crew. Luckily my veneer was still in tact and they were able to put it back on in the way that I wanted. I have had over 30 grand in dental work done over the years and I have vast experience with how things should be done. These guys were perfect and did everything with precision. They also communicated well and I was very glad that I stumbled upon this place and may come back for more work some day. They seemed to care about how patients felt which is rare. They also did not try to upsell other crap which was nice. I was able to return to my office within 45 minutes and could smile without looking a Halloween character.

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


I don’t write too many reviews but, from the moment i moved from stl to CA. I searched for an orthodontist in the community to finish the work that had been started.. Claudia was so help through the entire process from transferring my medical records and my payments..Lizet and the front desk staff are awesome!! As well Ana, Mike, and of course Dr Taking! Always making me feel comfortable and proving customers service. I recommend you to go if you’re looking for a great dentist and orthodontist.. I finally have my braces off with a New smile and attitude. THANKS EMPIRE!!

Veronica T. from North Hollywood, CA (Source: Yelp)


I always have an amazing experience at Empire Dental!!! Claudia and Lizet are the most amazing front office staff I’ve had the pleasure of working with. They always work with me and make it a point to accommodate my busy schedule. They also make sure I am notified before my appointments, which is very important for me because I’m very forgetful. I highly recommend anybody who is looking for a dedicated and professional dental provider, to call Empire Dental IMMEDIATELY! They are SoCal’s best!

Myrna Gutierrez-Mudge (Source: Facebook)


The perfect dental office, it feels like family. Professional, friendly and caring. The best dental care. I recommended to family, friends and coworkers. Love it there.

Denise P. from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have two children who have braces done through this office. The front office staff has been amazing in making my family feel very welcome and cared for during this process. I especially appreciate how flexible Empire Dental is in scheduling the many follow-up appointments. In this regard, I would like to thank Lizette for taking care of the many needs of my family.

Maria V. from Palmdale, CA (Source: Yelp)


The staff at Empire Dental Group were so accommodating and made scheduling an appointment seamless. Dr. Arash Elie was so gentle and took the time to chat with me before I was seated in the chair. I needed to have a crown done and was able to get the permanent one the same day with no gooey materials in my mouth. My appointment was painless and I didn’t have to spend the entire day in a dentist chair, because who wants to do that anyway? Thank-you Empire Dental Group and Dr. Elie for taking care of my dental needs!!

Edwin Asaf (Source: Google)


My own father is a dentist, so I am extremely picky when it comes to selecting a skilled and experienced dentist I can trust. My friend Navid told me about Dr. Elie and I could not be happier. Thank you Dr. And staff 🙂

Charlie L. from Valencia, CA (Source: Yelp)


I don’t know how this place is a 3 star. The staff was super helpful and very understanding of my situation, even going out of their way to help. I met 3 doctors. Dr. Cho found a huge cavity (that was giving me pain) that my previous dentist did not find. He referred me to see Dr. Soleiman, a periodontist, who removed that tooth and put(?) bone graft in (cuz of my periodontal disease), which my previous dentist was gonna charge a F@%K ton of money to do. I also got my teeth cleaned from Dr. Ellie, a hygienist, who cleaned my teeth super fast. Literally in and out and didn’t feel a thing. Whoever says this place is ripping them off must be going to some bootleg/pop up dentist in an ally. They were super cheap (definitely cheaper than the last place), extremely caring, and very helpful. Definitely coming back and it’s not cuz I have a follow up visit. Seriously, 1 reviewer gave them 1 star cuz the TV and music was too loud for him/her. But the Doctors were “wonderful”. Next time turn down your hearing aid and you won’t have that problem. Cmon people!

Sarah D. from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had a very good experience at Empire Dental. The women who checked me in were lovely, and explained what my benefits covered, and even went out of their way to entertain some of the kids who other patients brought in. The hygenist who cleaned my teeth was thorough, and took the extra step of checking to see if I had tongue cancer (never had any office ever do that!), and offer me some tips on what kind of toothbrush I should buy, and how to brush (I apparently brush too hard!). Finally the doctor who came in to look at my x-rays gave me some other pointers on what steps I can take to keep my gums and teeth healthy.

Mel W. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)


Today, was my second time coming in to take my daughter to the Dentist. I actually forgot that I had her dentist appointment, so I called to verify. I sure enough had her dentist appointment, and was running late. I asked if I could move my appointment from 9 a.m., to 9:30 a.m. Still considering my daughter had school. They, immediately changed it with no issues. I was greeted with a friendly smile from two, young ladies at the desk. They had a movie on for the kids during the waiting period. Both the Dentist and a few other staff there were super polite, and even came to my aide immediately apologizing for any wait time. They gave me an explanation of why they were a bit delayed, and I respected that amongst anything because they were communicating with me. Again, staff was friendly and atmosphere was fine. I knew everything that they would be doing, during my daughters visit. My daughter had a pleasant visit, and I felt comfortable in bringing my child here. We look forward to our next visit. Suggestion: I would suggest that you all also, find a way to turn on the T.V., monitors while waiting in the chair for the dentist. It will make for an even smoother visit for the kids and ease their already nervous bodies. If you were also interested in giving the place a spruce in color in the waiting area, that would also make this area more inviting and not so dark. Please keep up the great attitudes and continue making this dentist office great.

Hector D. from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)


Nobody likes going to the dentist, especially me. Dr. Elie and the staff at Empire Dental Group always make me feel at ease when I come in for my appointments. The staff is really friendly and very helpful. My time is very valuable and I appreciate them accommodating my busy schedule. Keep up the great work Empire!

Claudia D. from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)


My kids and I have been patients at Empire Dental Group for 4 years. Everyone from the front office staff to the assistant’s and doctors are very professional.My kids have braces on and Dr. Jelson and his staff have been very patient in working with us to achieve perfect smiles!My family and I cannot say enough good things about Empire Dental Group and would recommend them to anybody looking for a family dentist.

Ben B. from Santa Clarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


A lot of people hate going to the dentist, and I don’t blame them. Usually the dentist = pain and money. Nonetheless, I look forward to coming to my home dental office! I can honestly say the doctors actually care about you here. They do the best work here and they stand by it if anything goes wrong. They make sure you are 100% comfortable, which is important when you’re at a dentist. A lot of companies will try to drum up business selling you this or that. Here they will give you their advisement on what needs to be done and leave it up to you to decide instead of bullying you into a sale. I can honestly say the staff here genuinely cares about their clients and are very friendly. There are also a lot of cute girls in the office as well, which never hurts 🙂 Keep up the good work Valencia Dental Group!

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


Office staff is friendly, well organized and fast Dr. Luiza is a great dentist she did my bridge and the pain goes away. Jackie the hygienist is very patient with me because I have zero tolerance with pain. Lupe the dental assistant took x-ray on my teeth with ease. Overall, I have an awesome experience that I have recommended this office with my friends.

Bonnie H. from Glendale, CA (Source: Yelp)


Due to a change in insurance, I had to leave my beloved dentist of ten years in Encino. At first, I was really skeptical about Empire Dental but found out very soon that they are really great. The front office ladies, Lizette and Heddy, and a few others are always so friendly. I really like Dr. Ellie. He is very gentle, great with a needle and works quickly. Jackie is the hygienist I prefer and she’s always very, very thorough. Lupe is the lead dental assistant and is super knowledgeable, very gently and super personable. I’ve had dental problems ALL my life and freak out unless I’m absolutely at ease. Dr. Ellie and his staff always make me feel comfortable. i had a huge procedure done yester on multiple teeth and was in the chair for about 4 hours. They brought me a blanket because I felt chilled and a Jamba Juice as I hadn’t eaten before my appointment. They didn’t want my blood sugar to drop. Today, I received a call from Lisette saying that Dr. Ellie wanted to know if I was ok and if I was in any pain. I highly recommend anyone to Empire Dental!

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


I have been going to Empire Dental Group for almost 4 years now. The front office staff is very friendly, helpful and patient. They help you understand everything you’re getting done and signing every step of the way. I loved this office so much, when my dental insurance changed, I moved my kids to be seen here too. (For the record, when my girls were young they loved going to the dentist. However, when we moved to Burbank 6 years ago the dentist office they had to be seen at, because at the time they were on medical, made each of them hate going to the dentist.) My girls have now see Dr. Luiza twice in the last year and they once again love going to the dentist! THANK GOODNESS! The staff knows who we are and treats us like family when we arrive. Our dentist, Dr. Luiza, is very knowledge and thorough. She’s never done work that wasn’t necessary. I just recently went in for my 6 month cleaning and mentioned one of my teeth was temperature sensitive. She was pretty sure my filling from years ago was getting too close to the nerve and causing the discomfort. She thought I’d need a root canal but had me see a specialist to be sure. He confirmed that if I didn’t get one now I would most likely in the near future. I decided to have it done and they did a fantastic job. I do have dental insurance so all basic financial needs are always covered. I did opt for the porcelain crown from the root canal though because I didn’t want metal in my mouth, however, I do think it is majorly over priced. It’s sad that the material that is better for your mouth and body isn’t covered by insurance. I do think the cost of the night guard is over priced as well. The only other financial concern I have is the fluoride treatment they recommend for the children’s teeth is $25 per child and it also isn’t covered by insurance. Besides those few concerns I highly recommend Empire Dental Group to anyone who has any dental needs. You’ll be well taken care of!

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


I have been with empire dental for 3 years now. Every visit gets better and better. The hygienists are pleasant and make you feel comfortable regardless of the severity of your visit. The team at the front of the house is knowledgable and swift in all items from scheduling to invoicing. I have never had any setbacks with them. Dr Ellie is awesome too. Very efficient and professional. I had crown work done and was at ease and comfortable the entire time. All staff members I have dealt with are pleasant, understanding, helpful and overall very fun. Fu. Is something most people don’t find in a dentist office right? Excellent dental provider. I recommend to anyone.

David R. from Los Angeles, CA(Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Empire Dental 3 years now, and have had nothing but a positive experience.  As someone who has a few crowns and several fillings, I never looked forward to seeing any dentist.  Even with several shots of novocaine I always had some pain or sensitivity when work was being done.  So when Dr. Elie told me that I had to have a filling replaced, I mentally braced myself.  To my surprise this was my first pain free filling experience in my life.  Since then Dr. Elie, has had to do some additional work, and its all been pain free!  I really can’t say enough about Dr. Elie or his staff.  In addition they send email appointment confirmations and your even able to cancel your appointment if you cannot make it though the email they send.   Very convenient for someone like me who does not always have a regular schedule.

Trisha S. from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)


This office is great to work with. The dentists and staff are very friendly. Lizet is the the best to work with and so helpful and sweet. I highly recommend this office. We get our general dentistry and orthodontia work done here and it’s been so positive for our whole family.

Mary A. from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Empire Dental Group for several years but clearly I had missed a few cleanings when I came in this summer.  Dr. Elie and his staff were so welcoming, from the very professional Lizet and company on the front desk to the warm and gracious Lupe. Dr. Elie explains everything and always answers my many questions. I needed three crowns and the replacement of a filling that had long since come out and I’m very pleased with the results. Dr. Elie is so gentle and caring. Everyone there really understands how difficult going to the dentist can be in our minds, and they go out of their way to make the experience pleasant and as pain-free as possible.  When I was unhappy with the contemporary new night guard he had made for me, he said no problem and remade it in the old school version I prefer.  I will continue to go to Empire for all my dental needs and refer my friends and family as well.

John A. from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)


A good first impression is so important, especially in a dental office. With that said, the front office of Empire Dental Group & Orthodontics is simply put…amazing. They make you feel so comfortable treating you with the utmost care. One example I like to point out is Lizette. She is very friendly, caring and professional and takes initiative with my sons’ appointments. She reminds my wife and I of them with phone calls/emails. At times, she will bring concerns regarding my insurance and its coverage, then helps me find affordable yet effective solutions. Because of her passion and that of the entire staff, they give my family and I more reasons to smile. Thanks Empire Dental!!!

Sasha N. from Tujunga, CA (Source: Yelp)


This place was FANTASTIC! Their staff was extremely kind and my endodontist was very understanding and comforting. My last dentist was in Agoura Hills and had been treating me and my family since I was 11. Unfortunately the last few years we’ve been experiencing too many problems and they told me I needed a specialist for my root canal since the one they did, which took up to 3 hours and was extremely painful, was now being rejected. I got an appt and an estimate over the phone and the girl was very nice. When I was at the office I was still nervous for my appt, and even more so meeting the endodontist, everyone was so kind and understanding about my anxiety, they even gave my boyfriend a chair so he could sit with me. The root canal took maybe 25 minutes, painless and perfect, he even did the root canal over my crown without breaking it! I love this place and I will ALWAYS come back here and refer others!


My patients can expect a gentle and thorough exam. I listen to my patients specific needs and customize a treatment plan to meet those needs using the latest technology. My goal is to exceed my patients expectations while helping them to maintain healthy teeth, gums, and overall health for life. I have been practicing dentistry since 2000. In my spare time, I enjoy bike riding with my wife, Neda. We have two young boys, and our latest arrival is a girl. I love to spend time with my family, travel, and cook BBQ. My favorite book is Tuesdays with Morrie, my favorite TV shows are Everybody Loves Raymond and The Voice, and my favorite movies are The Sound of Music and The Shawshank Redemption. For vacation, my favorite destinations are Salzburg, Austria, and Maui. I am also a devoted fan of the Lakers, and have been since the 80s.