Encino Dream Smile
Julian Zhitnitsky, DDS:
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Encino Dream Smile
Julian H. Zhitnitsky, DDS
Encino, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Sleep apnea therapy

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

Sedation dentistry

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Tuesday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





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

Myrian Sandoval Rubio (Source: Yelp)


The doctor is amazing tells you up front what you need to improve your dental hygiene and smile, the staff is very attentive from the moment you walk in you are greeted and taken care of… Thank you Encino Dream Team!!!!

David C. Franks (Source: Google)


The doctor clearly cares about each patient, takes the time to talk to them and make them comfortable, he has a great sense of humor that puts you at ease, and he knows what he’s doing. His staff is welcoming, knowledgeable, and friendly. I feel comfortable with him and fully recommend his services!

Myrian Sandoval Rubio (Source: Facebook)


The doctor is amazing tells you up front what you need to improve your dental hygiene and smile, the staff is very attentive from the moment you walk in you are greeted and taken care of… Thank you Encino Dream Team!!!!

Retta J. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have not been to the dentist in many years. I just could not find a trustworthy dentist in more than 7 years. I went through many different dentist. My husband had gone to a dentist that he loved for many years, then our plan changed and we moved. We changed plans again two years ago, and my husband looked up his old dentist and found that he moved his practice. He and his son opened a new practice closer to our home and he wanted them to be our family dentists. He and my son went and had a wonderful experience. I still had bad thoughts from past dentist, so it took my husband two years for him to talk me into seeing his dentists. I had work that was not completed five years prior that was now becoming a problem. About a month ago I made appointments for myself and my daughter. It has been the best experience I’ve ever had with a dentist in my life. Dr. Julian did a consultation on myself and my daughter. He told us what needed to be done, and even possible obstacles that he might run into…so we would not to be surprised.
My daughter and I received the treatments with Dr. Julian and his staff with no problems in a very comfortable and professional manner. With follow up phone calls directly from Dr. Julian and his staff to check up on the healing process. I have never felt so secure about the dental procedures in my life. I have completed all of the work that I need for now. My daughter has one more appointment, and then we will be back in six months for our regular cleaning. We have a real family dentist now and I could not be happier.

Burhan Abdullah (Source: Google)


Had a really good experience here and the staff are extremely friendly. First time deepcleaning was little scared but Dr. J was extremely nice and made this process very easy. Also not like other places they check your insurance before doing all the procedure so your not left with a big bill which my wife is doing from another location.

Tony W. from Cedar City, UT (Source: Yelp)


I have been to a few dentists in my 57 year life and this man is by far the best.  Very skillful, no pain, and cares about you and his trade. Very clean environment and very professional staff. Top notch.  And the jokes are great to. Absolutely the best.

Lana Z. from Woodland Hls, CA (Source: Yelp)


Just left my FAVORITE dentist. I hate going to dentists. I’m very fearful.  Ever since I started going to Dr. ZHITNITSKY,  my fears have been eliminated. His shots don’t hurt, I barely even feel them. His knowledge is superb and his office offers the most up to date technology and dental procedures. I just left Encino Dream Smile, smiling and happy. Pearly white teeth and a big smile ! Great staff too! Thank you Dr. Z!

Anonymous (Source: Google)


I went to Julian recently for a toothache and a cleaning. Julian and his staff were extremely courteous and professional. Julian has a great sense of humor/personality and made the experience much more pleasant than dental visits often tend to be. He did a great job in resolving my issues and his prices were very reasonable. I look forward to going back to him for all of my dental needs.  Thank you Julian and Inga 🙂

Galit Setton (Source: Google)


I have the biggest fear when it comes to going to the dentist. It’s been a while since I’ve gone and my teeth really needed lots of work done. I’m so glad I ran into Dr. Julian Z with Encino Dream Smile. Their place is nice, staff is friendly, and Julian is great. He really made me feel at ease with the whole process. I ended doing sedation treatment which was awesome as I didn’t feel anything being done. I finally have a smile I can be proud of thanks to Dr. Julian. Thanks a million!

Daniel R. from Glendale, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient here for almost 7 years and have been treated well every time. Nice, friendly atmosphere, good payment plans and they always give a detailed explanation of the procedures. I highly recommend Dr. Zhitnitzky’s services as I have been very pleased with the outcome of every visit.

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


Good vibes people. I was referred to Dr. Zhitnisky by a co worker. He has a great bedside manner, and did a great job on my cleaning and my partial crown. Pricing is very fair, and I am going to be using him for my implant and my TMJ grinding appliance as soon as I can.
Inga and Maria are great at the front area too!

Jorge Varela (Source: Google)


(Translated by Google) A good friend recommended Dr. Zhitnitsky (Dr. Chichineski, this is how my friend calls Dr. for his pronunciation). Well really, so far I have not had any bad experience here. Dr. Zhitnitsky has an excellent personality, very positive, charismatic patient and a good sense of humor. He loves to make you laugh, but at the same time his work is very professional and answers all the doubts you have. Ohh before I forget to mention, he’s trilingual, a couple of times I’ve been to his clinic I’ve seen him treat patients in English (logically), Russian and Spanish. I would also like to thank your assistants Maria, Stephanie and Inga for the great customer service they provide. I will definitely keep coming here until I grow old and need dentures ha ha ha.

Mikey Z. from Uptown/Carrollton, New Orleans, LA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Zhitnitsky is outstanding! He is always professional, gentle, and thorough, providing the best results possible. He has been my dentist for over 21 years and I cannot imagine going to anyone else. His compassion, skill, and sense of humor make my visits truly enjoyable; I highly recommend Dr. Zhitnitsky and would rate him 6 stars if I could.

Mayra S. from Bakersfield, CA (Source: Yelp)


Words cannot describe how amazing Dr. Zhitnitsky works. My mother has been coming here since the 90’s (before my sister was born and she’ll be 20 this year.) We ended up moving to Bakersfield in 2003 but we still come down here for dental care. I tried a dentist in town but care couldn’t even compare to his. The staff here is amazing as well and super friendly. I highly recommend his work.

Boris Z. from Woodland Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Zhitnitsky SAVED MY MARRIAGE! I have severe sleep apnea and my wife was ready to divorce me because of my snoring. I went to Dr. Z for a regular check up and happened to mention that my wife was so distraught by my snoring, that it was ruining our marriage. Dr. Z recommended a sleep study and a sleep apnea oral appliance  ( like a mouth guard) that I wear when I sleep.  I have since been sleeping with it on, and I have never had such restful sleep. And my wife is happy because now she can sleep also. I am so thankful to Dr. Zhitnitsky and his always friendly and professional staff for saving my marriage and giving me a really restful sleep

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


Hands down, my favorite dentist of all time.  Dr. Z is highly skilled. He took care of a bonding for me that up to today (3 years later) is still perfect. The dentist before him did a poor job and the bonding came out after several months. Dr. Z is also super nice, humorous and genuine about helping people. I love the new office as well with the best view of the house looking at Encino Hills. What more can you ask for? Call them and find out!

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


I was looking for a great dentist and was referred to Dr. Julian. Once I Walked in I was amazed ,how great the customer service was. I filled out my paper work and was called in immediately. When I was seated in the room I was helped out by a nice dental assistant. The equipment that the Dr. Has was top of the line. Everything was clean and well taken care of. Dr. Julian had great bed side manners and made me feel very comfortable. He was a very nice and happy dentist. You could tell he loves what he does. I highly recommend this dentist. The office, his assistants, and himself are very welcoming.

Leland T. from Woodland Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been coming to Dr. Zhitnitsky for 15 years, his previous location in North Hollywood, I love his personal attention to details and his ability to fit me in at the last minute. I have minor gingivitis and his cleaning techniques are effective, pain free, and with minimal bleeding from the gums. He has great friendly staff that put you at ease when you arrive, since going to the dentist is not on my list of fun things to do… it’s right up there with paying taxes. He’s a DDS I would highly recommend to all.

T. H. (Source: Google)


My entire life I was never able to find a dentist that I actually liked, until I came here. The staff is friendly and personable, Dr. Julian is just the same if not more, my appointments are always seen on time (as opposed to being late with every other dentist I previously had), he doesn’t try to gouge you for whatever he can charge you for but presents all the options and pros/cons and I’ve always gotten the impression he genuinely wants what’s best for his patients. First dentist I’ve ever actually liked – and I keep going to!

Gary Krastein (Source: Facebook)



Gary Krastein (Source: Facebook)



Jenya L. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Thank you Dr. Zhitnitsky and staff for making my dental visit such a breeze. I am the first one to admit that I have dental phobia but let me tell you, this office will make you forget all about your dental fears. Everyone in this office just simply amazing- professional, courteous, with high standard of care at a reasonable price. I brought my family and recommended this office to all my friends, don’t hesitate and contact Encino Dream Smile for all your dental needs.

Eugene (Source: Google)


Thank you Dr. Zhitnitsky and staff for making my dental visit such a breeze. I am the first one to admit that I have dental phobia but let me tell you, this office will make you forget all about your dental fears. Everyone in this office just simply amazing- professional, courteous, with high standard of care at a reasonable price. I brought my family and recommended this office to all my friends, don’t hesitate and contact Encino Dream Smile for all your dental needs.

W. (Source: Google)


Awesome New Office especially with the view of the Encino boulevard and pretty homes. Julian is always a pleasure to go and have anything done on my teeth. I trust him as my dentist all the way and can’t imagine going anywhere else. My last visit we had taken care of an old filling that needed to be replaced. Smooth as silk, felt no pain. Thanks again!!!

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


Dr. Julian has been my dentist for over a year now. He is great. Inga is a sweetheart. The rest of the team is always so courteous and professional. I really appreciate the text reminder a day prior to my visit. If you are looking for a dentist, Encino Smile is the place!

Johnny N. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


The min you walk in Dr. J has you smiling. From cleaning my teeth to perfection, quickly, to bleaching them for photo shoots he is the number 1 goto dentist for me and my lifestyle.

Floricely K. from Glendale, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am truly blessed to have Dr. Zhitnitsky as my family dentist!!!! He has been my dentist for the 8-9 years and I consider him one of the best. He is extremely funny, patient, and knowledgeable in his field. Pays close to attention to your dental needs. He staff Maria (I love) she is extremely patient & extremely helpful. His assistant Dina makes you feel comfortable and is always friendly. I would give them all a 10 if I could.

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


Our family has been coming to this dentist for at least 30 years when the parents were practicing. This dentist is the best and the he and the staff is fabulous and always friendly and pleasant. We’ve never been disappointed.

Michael Seeman (Source: Google)


Dr. Shitnitsky saved my tooth when others said it couldn’t be saved. A retired dentist said it could be saved if I could find a doctor tenacious enough an willing to take the time and effort to save. A trusted neighbor told me that Dr Shitnitsky, was absolutely the one for to see…I made an appointment. He examined me and said , ” Yes, I can save it”. It took a lot of effort on his part. It would have been much easier for him to say no and extract it with the hope of eventually doing an implant . He saved it back in 2011 and I am so happy and thankful . Thank you Dr. Shitnitsky.

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


I’ve been coming here for a few years now, and I’ve been meaning to write a review and I always forget! Let me take the time to explain to you why Dr. Julian Zhitnitsky and his team are worth your time and every dollar. A few years ago, I found myself in the most severe pain I could imagine. Now mind you – I’ve experienced giving birth. This tooth pain was KILLING ME! I’m the person who is terrified of the dentist. T E R I F I E D. I found Dr. Zhitnitsky on yelp…read a few reviews and it seemed fine. Well I was wrong. It wasn’t fine at all. It was something short of the most amazing customer service-ever. People/kids today have no idea of the type of customer service there used to be. When I called I explained my issue – I’m in pain. I need help. They were completely booked that day, however asked if I could come in and they will make room for me! So I rushed  to Encino, staff was super friendly and extremely attentive. They got me into a chair and performed an x-ray right away. Turns out I needed to have my wisdom tooth pulled. Dear God, I almost died. Remember I’m terrified of the dentist. He gave me enough anesthetic to numb me, pulled that sucker out and I didn’t feel an once of pain. I was in love. He prescribed some meds and off I went. His staff called me the next day to check in with me to make sure I was okay – wow. Talk about over AND beyond! One more reason and then I’m done. I was 9 months pregnant and the night before I was scheduled to have my baby, I cracked my tooth. Once again, much more painful than giving birth. I called them crying the morning I was going into Kaiser to give birth to my little human. I explained my issue and they told me to contact my doctor to let them know they were going to give me X, Y and Z, if that was OK. I Called Kaiser – got the thumbs up and I was On my way! When I got there they gave me X, Y, & Z. Every few minutes they were checking my heart rate to ensure I was stable. Turns out I needed a root canal! Are you kidding me??? I’m going into labor and I need a root canal performed?? Dr. Zhitnitsky cleaned me up and did a temporary cap. Aww, the pain was gone. I left home took a nap and gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. I was telling the nurses (while pushing) about my crisis earlier in the day and they were in awe of the wonderful experience I encountered. My family sees him, my mom, sister, best friend and a few others. I’m beyond thankful for him and his amazing team! If these reviews didn’t convince you, then maybe you’re not the right fit for them.

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


Dr. Zhitnitsky is amazing! Very thorough and hard working dentist. He’s got the best sense of humor and makes you feel welcome. His staff are very courteous. Definitely recommend coming here!

Anna M. from Lake Balboa, CA (Source: Yelp)


The best dentist in town .  He’s not only super caring about his patients but is AMAZING at what he does . Dr.  Julian Zhitnisky has NEVER turned me down of all the times I’ve ran to his office with a toothache and his concern wasn’t how I was going to pay for it but what he can do to help me. Truly an amazing dentist and person.  I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a good dentist that cares about his patients.

Shelly R. from Woodland Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


I love going to Dr. Z and the new office is just an added bonus! It’s right on the Blvd., views are amazing, and the interior is very upscale and clean. Both my husband and I were never big fans of going to the dentist (let’s face is who is), but ever since we’ve been going to Dr. Z, going to the dentist is actually fun. He has the best bedside manner, and he’s great at telling jokes and keeping you at ease throughout the process. I’ve never felt any pain or discomfort during or after he works on my teeth and my husband says it’s the lightest hand he’s ever felt at the dentist. I love all of the staff, they’re on top of it and make the whole process flow easily. I know they offer sedation dentistry for those who would rather be knocked out, but I’ve never tried it. Next on my list to-do is their teeth whitening services, which I’m going in for this week! I’ve heard good things about it from friends and since my teeth are so sensitive, I know I will get the best care with Dr. Z.
They’re new office also has a referral program, which I thought was really nice.
Trust me yelpers, if you’re like me and hated going to the dentist before, do your self a favor and go see Dr. Zhitnitsky at least once. I promise you won’t regret it!!!

Regina J. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Not sure what happened to my first review but I have been here a few times for wisdom teeth extractions and fillings and Dr Zhitnitsky is the best. Everyone here is all really nice and when it comes to getting dental work I used to panic but Dr. Zhitnitsky is really good about putting people at ease and he has a great sense of humor! Also prices are great and whatever ur insurance doesn’t cover they will work with you. Inga in the office is also really nice and explains any payment info. I highly recommend this place to anyone that is looking for a new dentist 🙂

Jess S. from San Fernando, CA (Source: Yelp)


This place is absolutely amazing! The staff is amazing, I mean excellent customer service here! Dr. Z is by far the best dentist I’ve even been too! He’s an absolute sweetheart extremely friendly and makes you feel so welcomed into his practice and comfortable. I’ve hated to visit the dentist before but once I stared coming here I absolutely love the dentist. I highly recommend Dr. Zhitnitsky! If you want to have great high quality work this is the place to go, not only is his work top notch, but he works Saturdays. Everyone you come across in this office is friendly, warm, & welcoming. I don’t know what more I can say except Dr. Z has officially earned my business from the moment I set foot in his office on every visit him and his staff continue to proof why I’ll never go to another dentist ever again. This is the place where I’ll bring my entire family for years to come!


Dr. Julian Zhitnitsky with Encino Dream Smile is truly the go to dentist for those who have dental phobias. With over 20 years experience, Dr. Zhitnitsky has helped many patients overcome these phobias with his Sedation Dentistry techniques in which he has mastered, and his added charming personality. Encino Dream Smile caters to the whole family from adults to children in most areas of dentistry from basic check-ups, cleanings, to cosmetics, orthodontics, sleep apnea, and oral surgery treatments. Don't neglect your health and achieve the perfect smile with Encino Dream Smile by calling today to make an appointment. Dr. Julian H. Zhinitsky DDS has been practicing general and sedation dentistry now for over 20 years. He originally graduated from USC's Dental School, and then cemented a solid reputation in the San Fernando Valley as an expert in his field. He has a well deserved reputation as a caring professional with a proven commitment to his patients and a strong community presence. Sedation dentistry is one of the most important methods practiced by Dr. Julian H. Zhinitsky DDS, as well as general dentistry techniques. Sedation dentistry is particularly useful for any patient who is worried or anxious about dental procedures. Sedation dentistry, as practiced by Dr. Julian H. Zhinitsky DDS, involves the use of drugs that help to relax and soothe the patient before and during treatment. Patients find it hard to recall the treatment they have received after it has been completed, despite being kept completely conscious throughout the procedure.