Encino Friendly Dental Center
Hermineh Karamanian, DDS:
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Encino Friendly Dental Center
Hermineh Karamanian, DDS
Encino, 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: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Sunday: Closed





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

Arsine I. from Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Thank you so much for an amazing experience!! The staff here is wonderful and treats you like family the moment you come in. Dr Kay and the staff are amazing and they take care of all your needs. They explained every step and truly made me feel so comfortable. I knew I was in the best hands. I am so happy with my results and truly grateful for their wonderful service!! Thank you for my beautiful smile!!!

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


I love this dental office! I found them through yelp, and I’m so glad for all the reviews leading me to them. Dr. K and staff are so caring honest and gentle. I honestly look forward to my appointments! My kids (ages 5 and 7 also like coming)! My son was hit in the mouth and Dr K was so caring and monitored the tooth very closely multiple times (every week then every two weeks at no extra charge) until she was sure there were no further complications.

Anonymous from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Kay is top notch. Western Dental gets a lot of flack here on Yelp, but the Burbank office looks brand new! Get an early appt to avoid the rush and wait time. Dr Kay is very friendly, smells good (hey, that matters right) and has what I look for in ANY Dr…confidence. When it really comes down to it, who cares about personality, that’s a plus, but I want my dentist to know what they are doing. She does, and has all the other qualities. As for the staff, the X-ray tech was a good guy…personable and also confident. Made the time go by quick. I waited about 20 mins in the chair and fell asleep. Why not? The only hang-up for me is the open rooms…there are no closed rooms like we are used to here for the exams which means you hear everything around you. The big issue with the dentist is the auditory aspect…drills especially. The other tech’s are all young (to be expected) and the quality drops. My office management advice is: SPEAK UP when you work w/a patient. Project your voice from the office gal to the techs. I shouldn’t have to wonder what you said…and do not act like you’re in a rush! No patient wants to feel like they are not your total focus. Pretty basic, but a discipline young people usually do not have. When they do, they stand out from the pac

Fiorella P. from Riverside, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am so thankful for Dr. K and the staff! They are all so wonderful, from the front desk to even their lab! I have a complex situation when it comes to my teeth and this is the first dentist in a while who didn’t completely give up on me at the first look. I didn’t have much expectations being that I’ve been through it all when it comes to dental work but they stayed positive and gave me a sense of hope. They really moved mountains for me and worked hard on my case so I couldn’t be more grateful. I don’t regret giving them a shot!

Michelle C. from Culver City, CA (Source: Yelp)


It was difficult to find a dentist that wouldnt charge me in an arm and a leg for services. My aunt referred me to Encino Friendly Dental Center. And although it was a little far from home, I thought I would give it a try. I am was beyond happy that I made the decision to come here. The staff is extremely nice and helpful and Dr. K is amazing. I truly love this place and dont even care about driving from the Westside to the valley, just to come here. They give you quality service and always have a smile on their face. I truly recommend them to anyone.

Yvette G. from Tujunga, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr K was extremely nice and the whole office staff caring and friendly.  I love my clean teeth!  Valerie did an excellent job cleaning and was very gentle the whole time. Thank you Jody for working with my busy schedule and your kindness.  Really great office, highly recommend! !!!

Frank L. from Schenectady, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. K has done outstanding dental work for me and my family.  My daughter is scared of dentists but Dr. K is great with her. Hygienist Valerie has been cleaning my teeth since Reagan was President.  Highly recommended.

Abby I. from West Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


After seeing Dr. Kay for about a year and finally finishing all my major dental work, I wanted to come back and give an update. I simply have no words for how wonderful this office is. Everything from their flexibility, to the friendliness of ALL their staff, to their amazing care, to their willingness to work with you however they can… I am just speechless. Not once during any of my (many many) visits here have I ever felt any pain or fear, they always make me smile and laugh even though dental work is never fun, it doesn’t phase me in the least while I am here. I used to be very tense and would cry and shake in the dental chair- at Encino Friendly Dental I am totally relaxed, one time I even fell asleep while getting a filling. I have never ever seen anyone here NOT smiling and talking to the staff as if they are family. That’s how it feels, like you are among friends. And in my experience with insurance and everything I’m not completely poor after all that work either so that’s great too lol. The staff have gone above and beyond to accommodate me and give me the best results possible and it really shows. I love love love them and the work they’ve done is impeccable. I now have the perfect smile and teeth I have been lacking for so long and it feels AWESOME! So thank you to the bottom of my heart to Dr. Kay and Valerie and Jodi, and the awesome assistants as well. This place will make you enjoy going to the dentist! 🙂

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


The best dentist experience ever. Never thought I could trust a dentist again after a bad experience in Chicago in 2006. Encino friendly dental staff is the best. Very friendly, made me comfortable & really knows how to treat a patient. I’m feeling good and looking good. Thanks!!!

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


Have never been a fan of the dentist, until yesterday.  I can’t say enough good things about Encino Friendly Dental Center.  Dr K,  Jody at the desk to Griz her assistant, and the rest of the staff was beyond fantastic. Kudos to you all for your friendly and professional team!

Arin E. K. from Glendale, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. K is hands down the BEST! I normally get nervous going to a dentist; but when I come here they make me feel so welcome! Dr. K does a fabulous job with any dental work! She speaks with you, explains every step of the way! Her receptionist Jody, she is a sweetheart! She always calls and text to confirm your appointment, and greets you with a beautiful smile when you walk in! Friendly Dental Center , you guys are amazing!!! Deserves 10 stars!

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


I didn’t like dentists…didn’t trust them…refused to go to one until…now!  I do not know how Dr. Kay and her staff do it, but their care and caring is incredible.  I am not the easiest patient to have…possibly with too many questions and concerns, but Dr. Kay takes the time every time to answer all my inquisitions and explain everything in a way a layperson can understand and make sense of it and then from that make informed decisions.  Valerie is awesome at getting my not-so-pearly whites in shape and at their best.  It is not possible to recommend a dentist as highly as I recommend Dr. Kay.  If you listen to Dr. Kay, and pay attention to Valerie, you’ll come away assured, comfortable, almost wanting to bring pie to share every time you have an appointment…except I’m selfish and keep it all to myself.  Over the years I’ve not treated my teeth as well as I should have…but they’re doing just fine now and I look forward to being a patient of Dr. Kay’s for many, many, many years to come…or in the alternative, as long as Dr. Kay will put up with me.,,or I have any teeth left…whichever comes first…no guarantees except the exceptional with Dr. Kay.

Kelli N. from Simi Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. K and Val for years. Yesterday, I left in a better mood than when I came in (which says a lot about a dental exam)! Jody at the front desk is always so kind, friendly & efficient. Dr. K really sets the tone with her warmth & professionalism and Val always makes me smile. I can’t imagine going anywhere else. They are really a unique crew & I’m so glad to be their patient.

Sudheshna M. from Buena Park, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. K and her staff are literally the best team ever! I was first introduced to her when I chipped a tooth and have to have an emergency appointment. She was able to fit me in and repair my tooth MUCH more skillfully than the previous dentist who had done a poor job. At that visit, I was so sad that I had chipped my tooth and Dr. K was able to do such a great job, that I decided to return for all my dental care to her. One of her staff members, Jodi, is so easy and prompt to communicate with (by text, call, email), and always makes sure about my insurance coverage and my appointments that it makes it a joy to return. Marcela, the assistant who is with Dr. K during the procedures, always makes sure to answer any questions I have and has a very cheerful attitude and is very attentive during the procedures. Dr. K makes sure to also play music during the procedures to help calm me down as well! Definitely highly recommend!

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


Dr. Kay and the staff are great! Valerie has been cleaning my teeth for years. It’s not something I enjoy but she makes it easy and fun. Dr Kay is unlike any other dentist I’ve experienced. She is honest, caring and I always feel taken care of. I’ve moved several times through the years and I always go out of my way to come here.

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


Dr K & her staff are fantastic. Full disclosure: I apparently have teeth so perfect, they can only be explained with wild, unsubstantiated theories like alien DNA or pixie dust. HOWEVER, I suspect the doctor & her staff Jody, Mike, & Valerie would be professional & lovely if I came in with a set of crumbling death fangs, too. Professional & kind, you cannot help but have a good experience here. I’d give 10 stars if I could.

Stacie W. from Camarillo, CA (Source: Yelp)


GO HERE! They are EXTREMELY GENTLE!  I have been absolutely terrified of the dentist until I came here! I’m 28. That’s a lot of bad experiences, all erased by one visit to this office. And even the second visit, which was much more extensive work, was a breeze. I have 4 more visits, and I’m actually pretty calm about it. I actually can’t wait to get it done. Usually I’d start coming up with reasons why I could just put it off. Seriously, they even taught me some things I’ve NEVER been told from past dentists. It’s as if all the other dentists have been too rough and didn’t know what they were doing. EVERYONE IN THIS OFFICE KNOWS WHAT THEY’RE DOING! I love it. I could’ve fallen asleep once Dr. K got to the 3rd cavity, but I had to remember to keep my mouth open lol ….seriously, not exaggerating. Go here.

Lillian S. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


My teeth were very neglected and I had to take care of them, I was very afraid to go to a dentist and the result would not be good,I found the Encino Friendly Dental Center I came to them for a meeting and after a few days I came to the treatment and I was very pleased with my choice of results Excellent staff, excellent staff and short staff! thank you very much for the service.

Anet A. from North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. K and her staff are very friendly and professional. I had an amazing experience .I am so very happy I found Dr K. She changed my life !!! I did veneers 10 years ago ,on my first 6 teeth, they were so sensitive ,so I decided to replace them .the second dentist was worse than first …same problem.. I waited 4 more years , I couldn’t handle the sensitivity anymore so I replaced them again ! This time they were ugly very unnatural look and color ,and of course sensitive again !!! One of my facial customer who is very picky ,highly recommended Dr K . It was so scary and hard for me to go through the process AGAIN !!BUT OMG , I am so GLAD I did it !!! I never felt any pain during the process nor after !!! My smile is so amazing , natural and white!! I get lots of compliments!!! And all SENSITIVITY is totally gone !!! I am so  happy that words can’t express my feeling . Thank you so very much Dr K!!! You are amazing and very knowledgeable!!

Arin K. from Santa Clarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kay and her staff deserve more than 5 stars! The office, staff, and Dr. Kay are extremely nice and very friendly. Dr. Kay went above and beyond with my dental needs. I am forever thankful. DR.KAY YOU ARE THE BEST!

E. M. from Sherman Oaks, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am compelled to write a review because this whole office is Amazingly Awesome. From the receptionist, to the X-ray guy, to the hygienist, and of course the most amazing dentist!!!! Everyone is so friendly, warm, compassionate, and knows what they are doing. I first took my 2 kids ages 5 and 6 to see Dr. K. She was so gentle and patient. My kids love going to the dentist because of Dr. K. I on the other hand am extremely afraid of the dentist and haven’t been for 10 to 15 years. I can’t even remember when I went last. The reception when I walked in was warm and welcoming. The receptionist made me feel so comfortable as I expressed my fears. Dr. K was compassionate and did not judge me for my lack of dental care. She was so nurturing. The hygienist was sooooooo great. It did not hurt at all!!!! She had an amazing numbing rinse and with all my years of build up and neglect, I cannot believe how easy it was. She was able to clean my teeth without it hurting. She was easy going and explained everything she was doing. I am sooooooo happy that I finally found a dentist and dental office that I can say I am excited to go to. Wow. They are all the best team in an office that I have ever experienced. Thank you Encino Friendly Dental!!!!!

Jay J. from Calabasas, CA (Source: Yelp)


At 73 y/o I’ve seen many, many dentists over the years and hated like hell going to them, but Dr. Karamanian is so sweet, kind, caring and compassionate that I actually look forward to seeing her. Not only that, but she doesn’t scalp you with the money. I went to two other dentists to get a quote on what I needed to be done and she charged half of what the other dentists quoted. She’s number one! Jay Jacobs Calabasas, Ca.

Raphael V. from Falmouth, MA (Source: Yelp)


This team of dentists, headed by Dr. Kay – provided the Best dental service I had during all my 65 years. I visited this office more than a year ago (about 16 months ago). I received all different kind of services from Dr. Kay and her associates: bridge installed, fillings, cleaning. They are friendly, and very professional. I also had a root canal service – and, so sorry forgot the name of the person who made this – but she made also a really great job (!), and I would love to write review for her also. Technician who made bridge (Armen) – did a great job. I felt comfortable from the first day after it was installed. This bridge “works” well. I highly recommend Dr. Kay, and this office for my friends and anybody who is looking for good dentists, and great services.

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


This would have to be the best dental center I have ever been to! I am a part of a family of 7 and we all genuinely love it here. Everyone on the staff is so sweet and so caring and they treat you like your family and I am so glad to have joined this family. Highly recommend this place to everyone! LOVE IT!

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


Dr. Kay is a wonderful dentist and person.  Our whole family sees Dr. Kay and she has done extensive work on my husband.  He has had extensive bridge work and cosmetic dentistry done and she has been great with financing and working with our budget.  My daughter and I see her as well and she is the best dentist we have ever seen.  All her dental hygenists and office staff are helpful and friendly — a great place!

Laura T. from Santa Clarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best dentist ever. Friendly, gentle and great with my kids. What I love about her is that she doesn’t try to “sell” you on procedure you don’t need. The office is incredibly clean and staff is very professional. If you’re considering making her your dentist don’t think twice. She’s great!

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


OMG! First of all, I have been coming here for years and I love this place! My dental hygienist, Val, keeps me in in stitches while getting my teeth beautiful. Dr. K is an AMAZING dentist. She truly cares about her patients and keeps it real. I never feel like she is pushing product on me but advises me on things to do with my teeth. I am grateful to find a dental office that cares about its patients. Now, my entire family comes here as well!!!! This is definitely a place I would highly recommend to others!!!

Kimberley L. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I cannot say enough good things about Dr. K and her staff! Yes I am posting a second 5 star simply because they are that great. You will not find a more compassionate, gentle and caring dentist or person! Dr. K truly cares about your whole wellbeing and not just your teeth. She takes excellent care of those by the way. She is conservative and does everything she can to keep your teeth and gums in good health. Her office hours are flexible and she is always willing to see you if you have an issue. She has a very gentle hand and does everything she can to put you at ease. Jodi at the front is amazing and goes above and beyond for all of the patients. She really knows her stuff and if she can’t answer something off the top of her head she will get back to you. I know, wait what.. a call back when they say they will, shocking but true. Valerie is an awesome old-school hygienist and I adore her! She will leave your teeth spotless. She always has music playing which is relaxing and gives you something to listen to while you’re sitting there. Of course you can chit chat with her or sing along.

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


The best dental office I’ve had been to! When I was looking for a dentist nearby the first dental offices I checked in yelp were the ones that had 5 stars so by the reviews I chose to go to Encino Friendly Dental Center and I made the right choice! I completely agree with most all the reviews, super friendly stuff staring with Jodi and Dr K is great she super nice as well. The first visit I probably waited about 5 the second appointment was for my two daughters and it was the same waiting time. Another thing that I really like about Encino Friendly Dental Center is that they are open Monday- Saturday and is very convenient and easy to schedule appointment for the whole family after work or after school Jodi always try to help making the appointments that works with my schedule so I don’t have worry about missing work or taking my daughters out of school early. I glad I found this dental office!

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


Dr. K and her team are simply the best. It’s really hard to find a great dentist and one that you can trust. Even though I moved away from the valley I always go back to them. Her ability to match tooth color when doing fills on chipped teeth is really unparalled. I was very afraid when I had it done, but I couldn’t be happier.

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


Dr. K is amazing! She is so sweet, funny, and knowledgeable. Her check up was so thorough and I love how she explains along the way on what she is seeing in the xrays and takes time to explain everything. I am in my 30s and yet I learned so much by visiting her. She truly does take her time for perfection. She is a one of a kind dentist! Her staff is very friendly too and I was pleasantly surprised when her xray texhnician introduced himself and was so friendly during the process. Such a lovely experience overall!

Nina P. from Glendale, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have to say that Dr. K is absolutely my favorite dentist of all time. I have had a lot of bad experiences in the past and she has calmed all of my fears. She takes the time to listen what you need and does a great job on her work. Cavity free for 4 years now thanks to her. You do have to pay for parking but they validate it for an hour but be sure to bring cash. The parking lot does not take CC which is a bummer, luckily there is a little pharmacy that has an ATM.

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


I wish I could give more stars!…Dr.K is literally Heaven sent!..she made me feel very relaxed/comfortable,Jody the receptionist was very helpful & nice even the X-ray tech(sorry I forgot her name)was Awesome,just an overall great experience for my 1st visit,But definitely NOT my last!…she explained to me what work I needed done very thoroughly & the cost wasn’t as expensive as I thought!The office is very clean & the music they have playing is very pleasant as well.


Hi! My name is Dr. Hermineh Karamanian. I am a graduate of USC Dental School and the name of my practice is Encino Friendly Dental Center and it is conveniently located in West Valley Medical Center. I strive to provide a friendly, kind and comfortable atmosphere for all my patients. We have acquired all the latest technology to maximize our patients' comfort and treatment quality. We use digital x-rays, & the finest sterilization equipment available today to ensure your safety. I hope to see you soon. Dr. KAY