Pasadena Family Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry
Altina Karimyan, DDS:
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Pasadena Family Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry
Altina Karimyan, DDS
Pasadena, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Pediatric dental care


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

Sedation dentistry

TMJ treatment

Sleep apnea therapy

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

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: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Randy T. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


Recently, my mother was hospitalized and her denture (upper) was removed as a precaution for some procedures.  I wasn’t even aware she had a denture but she must have been wearing it for many years as it was in poor shape.  She needed a new denture but her health precluded her from seeing a dentist.  I stopped by Pasadena Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry with the old denture to see if it could be replaced.  The staff was quite professional and Dr. Karimyan couldn’t have been more gracious.  Not only did she have the denture replaced within a couple of days but she didn’t charge me for it.  What an incredible act of generosity and compassion.  It couldn’t have come at a better time as my mom was just beginning to eat solid foods and having the new denture helped her ability to eat, lifted her spirits, and contributed to her recovery.  We are very appreciative.  Thank you, Dr. Karimyan!  If you are looking for a competent, efficient, and caring group of professionals, this dental office is for you

Alex T. (Source: Google)


I came to Pasadena Family Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry for a consultation on a tooth I was having issues with. After the initial X-rays, the manager explained every treatment option available and the next few options. He stated most choose the treatment as is, but I have some prior knowledge of dentistry so I opted for better materials and whatnot. A few days later, today, I went in for my procedure. It was fast, painless and very pleasant. The doctor was extremely gentle and kept my mind off of the procedure. I highly recommend seeing Dr. K (If you’re not seeing the other specialists) if you’re shopping around for a dentist. You will thoroughly enjoy your experience here. The office has lots of subscriptions so you’ll find yourself reading before your appointment. My hour long procedure felt like 10 minutes. It was that good.

Virginia R. from South Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


Omgoodness! I’ve finally found a dentist that not only see’s you at the time that you’ve  been scheduled. But, they were awesome all the way through! From the front desk that had the patience to call my insurance over and over again without losing it. All the way to the very compassionate Dentist who really took the time to explain all my options without feeling pressured, but actually feeling that she genuinely cared. That’s priceless!!! Then to meet Edwin, at the end to discuss the plan we would be following with a professional and also very caring demeanor that you can’t fake!!! He was such a delight that Im actually looking forward to my next appointment. This is where all the other dental offices should go take some notes from. Professional, compassionate and genuinely nice people!!!! That’s what we want and deserve when we go to the dentist!!! I don’t think it’s a lot to ask for. Oh, I forgot to mention. My total charges for  the work I need, came out to almost half!! half!!! of what those sleazy dentist at California dental in eagle rock tried to charge me!!! Of course I’m upset. Our teeth are very important to all of us. And to be so overcharged when most of us are on a budget, really stinks!! and that’s to say the least!!! You all take care. And take care of your teeth. This office makes it possible because to top it off their affordable. their prices are reasonable, so yes!! I just had to find this Yelp and brag about them!!!!! And Im sorry California Dental in Eagle Rock, but you guys tried to rip me off!!! Don’t go to them!!! They advertise on Spanish speaking channels and totally take advantage of people

Slimmy S. from Glendale, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had sever pain in my bottom Molar prior to holidays. I called the office for appointment and was accepted in. Dr. Karimyan has most amazing and patient staff. They all were so professional. Dr. Karimyan her self is so kind, and such a professional.  The way she addressed taking out the molar was extremely soft. I didn’t feel any pain,  after the appointment her and her staff followed up even during the holidays. This is the best dentist and I  highly recommend all to fo see Dr. K and her staff. Thank you all for your time. Typically I am afraid of going to dentist, but I already have my follow up scheduled! Thanks again!

Kristine Madatian (Source: Google)


Very professional and nice group of people. It was a long time since a dentist sat with me and explained each x-ray to help me understand what procedures were more of a priority. It was nice to feel like I wasn’t going to walk out super disapointed with my experience. 5 stars to this office. Would definitely reccomend their services…and believe me.. I’m picky!

Lucky S. from La Cañada Flintridge, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had not been to Dentist for long time when I went to Dr. Karimyan she the most professional dentist I have met. She takes her time explaining all the procedure she has to do. I had root canal to do I did not feel anything it was painless. I am a person who does not like to go to dentist, however Dr. Karimyan has changed my experienced forever because she is experienced, knowledgeable, patient, and gentle Dr. I highly recommend Dr. Karimyan. I have found my dentist for life. Her office is modern, comforting, and very, very , very clean. Pasadena Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry’s staff is professional , friendly and terrific customer service. She is incredible go to her and get your own experience and you will see

Lisa Chin N. from South Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


Today was our second visit to this dental office and has been such a pleasant experience from the minute we walked through the doors once again.  The operations manager Edwin is extremely delightful to work with and Dr. Kim was such a pleasure and took care of our every need.  Parking was also very convenient and we will be sure to make our visits every 6 months!!!  The overall experience was great!

Curtis C. from Rancho Cucamonga, CA (Source: Yelp)


I followed Dr. K from her previous life as a Dentist in another location; because she is that good!! The staff is honest and work only with professional integrity!  I would like to share my wonderful experience with all about this Dental office and recommend their services to anyone in need of dental care and follow up. From the time you arrive until the time you leave this Dental Office you are in for a positive outcome. Thank you Dr. K, Edvin and your staff for always looking out for your patience best interest for you have raised the bar for going to the dentist for routine check-ups and treatments!  Your office is highly recommended for the entire family!!

Anna N. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


My boyfriend and I came to California for vacation from New York. A couple days in he developed severe tooth pain and swelling. We went to a nearby urgent care and were told to go to a dentist. They recommended Pasadena Family Dentistry so he called and scheduled a same day appointment. When we arrived, after taking X-rays, he ended up needing 2 root canals which they did right away. The insurance he has is only covered in New York, so he had to pay out of pocket but they helped with the price A LOT. Would definitely recommend this place!!! Thank you for your help!

Bob A. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


As soon as you walk into Dr. karimyan’s office you will be greeted by highly trained, beautiful, industrious and friendly staff. The clinic is equipped with the latest high technology in dentistry. Professionalism and customer care is the no. 1 priority of her team. They make great effort to keep all schedules on track. I think that their strategy is very successful because of having a smooth and well organized office. This is why the office has a good reputation and rated as the best dental clinic in town

Christian Emmerich (Source: Google)


My first and so far last experience with the American health system. Needed urgent dental help (root canal) the second day after arriving in the U.S.  All members of team were very nice and I got an appointment on the same day. All was done on the same day and I was able to continue my tour through California – thank you so much!  The dental procedure was accurate and professional. I still receive their promotional newsletter along with reminders etc. I would be happy to return for a check-up but it’s quite a trip

Phil M. from Central LA, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


What talented and caring staff.  Dr. K is an angel in disguise.  Three weeks ago, when my 18-year old son came home for Christmas he broke his front two teeth playing football. All of a sudden we needed to quickly get his teeth fixed at the worst time of year – during the holidays – and in time for him to return back to his college out of State.  It was the last day before they were going to shut down their office for the holidays.  Dr. K and her staff no doubt had plans of their own after closing time, but they put their holiday plans on hold and stayed late 3 hours after closing time to make sure my son got what he needed!  Dr. K and her staff also made themselves available to us during their time off in case we had any urgent needs or questions come up. We had done our research.  We called a host of other dentists, even visited a couple in person before we found Dr. K’s practice.  We discovered most dentists would have just extracted what remained of my son’s two front teeth and put in implants.  Someone as young as my son, though, needs a dentist who is willing to restore the teeth if at all possible.  Thanks to Dr. K and her staff, my son got to keep his roots.  That night he got the temporary crowns, which looked great, and no one could even tell they were fake unless my son told them his football story.  Today he went in for his follow up appointment and got the permanent crowns.  Wow.  Beautiful teeth, perfectly matching in color and texture and aligned with his gums.  My son said he is very happy with them. You would never know just by looking at him that anything had happened. I want to say this, too.  Dr. K charged a very reasonable price.  My wife and I were so relieved because some of the dentists we called had wanted to charge us at least five times the amount for the same work. No joke!  Dr. K and her staff were professional, went out of their way to help my son, and they took the time needed to answer all our questions. I just can’t say enough good things about our experience here

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


What an amazing experience! State-of-the-art equipment! immaculate office! Warm and friendly welcome! knowledgeable staff! Above all-a desist who truly cares about her patients and their oral health. Dr. K is patient and very detailed orientated.  She takes her time to explain treatment options to her patients thoroughly and completely.  She makes her patients feel at ease and makes all efforts to ensure they feel comfortable. If anyone is looking for a dentist, I highly recommend this office

Diego R. from Northeast Los Angeles, Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was riding my bike and broke my front tooth.  I can not believe that dr. Was able to save my tooth. My experience with this office is amazing. Every time I come superb staff with great service. I NEVER HAVE ANY PAIN. dr. Karimyan is a great doctor. Always cares about me and always does what’s best for me. I love coming here and this experience is always great. I never wait I’m always being called on time. I highly recommend this office. Thank you Dr. K for such amazing experience

Irene Atencio (Source: Facebook)


Friendly staff. I have unusually sensitive teeth and I don’t think they gave me enough numbing meds so I felt the cleaning. I should have brought my own earplugs. This is not the dentist that gives you gas and earphones for music

Stacie S. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had a tooth infection and had to have my tooth removed in January.  I have always taken care of my teeth and have never had any major dental work done and I also have grave dental anxiety.  It was all happening so quickly for me.  However, the staff, especially the front office staff, Gabby and Edwin are super friendly, welcoming, and always made me feel at ease with this very traumatic situation for me.  There was a miscommunication regarding the cost of my temporary tooth and I want to give extra applause and express my sincere gratitude to Edwin for making this right.  It is so rare that places offer exceptional service and this office is a true gem! Thank you all so much for making my traumatic experience easier

E O. from Tujunga, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had an appointment today to see Dr. K and I was running late from work and I was bummed that I will miss my dental appointment due to my time restraints. I did call the office and spoke with Edwin and he assured me that they will accommodate me. After arriving 1 hour late to my appointment I was told by front office that due to time restraints they can only do my exam and X-ray. I was really excited because they accepted me being late. After I went in and met with Dr. K ohh what a superb dentist. She was very thou rough and diligently spent quality time explaining my conditions. After she accommodated me and told me she is going to do my cleaning also I was ecstatic. She stayed until past their normal closing time along with the entire staff to make sure I was we’ll taken care of. I have a family of 5 and I’m truly truly great full that I have finally found my dentist who I trust. Thank you soo very much Dr. K for everything. You truly made my day

Narek Orujyan (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to this office for a long time. They are the most professional office I’ve been to. They always take care of my problem and I never have any pain after. I also go for regular dental cleaning and I love love Dr. K. She’s awesome doctor!!!. She fixed my front tooth and no one can tell I broke my tooth. She has excellent skills and the best bed side manners. They always give me new tooth brush tooth paste and floss every cleaning appointment I go to. I love this place. And their office manager Edwin will always go above and beyond to help you weather its insurance problem or financials. He is smart and professional. There office is also very clean. spotless!!! The front desk and assistants are super helpful. I love Pasadena Family Cosmetic and Implant dentistry . I am very grateful I found them. !! Dr.K’s bedside manners are absolutely superb, the equipment is all brand new as well. I recommend this office to anyone who is looking for a painless quick easy as well as painless this office is number 1. The manager Edwin is absolutely amazing. I went in for a cavity and after he preliminary x-rays Edwin sat down with me and explained all of the possible treatments and which ones he recommended for me. The office staff is amazing and I look forward to my next appointment

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


Tis the season! Unfortunately for root canals! I was the grinch this season due to the pain it caused me. Dr K’s office took me in on short notice and what an amazing experience. The assistant took my X-rays and prepared for Dr K to walk in and work her magic!  She took care of my root in a matter of 30 mins and most importantly without any PAiN! It is now almost 12 hrs and i haven’t taken any pain meds!  I would recommend her to everyone I know

Christina H. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is a highly efficient, professional and caring dental practice. From the moment I called to set my first appointment with Edwin, I was treated like royalty. I was sent email and text reminders, and there was NO waiting once I arrived for my appointment! Dr. Kim is gracious and kind, and the small shot of Novocain she gave me didn’t hurt at all. The equipment they have is state of the art, and the dental assistants are all very good at what they do, as well. Edwin patently assisted me with an award winning smile, and helped me to understand my treatment plan, My Teeth were cleaned, x rays done, treatment plan given all in the first visit! I have found my forever dentist – Pasadena Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry feels like family!

Lynne Velling (Source: Facebook)


This beautiful clean professionally-run office provides outstanding service, reasonable pricing, helpful insurance advice, and keeps in touch with you, promptly! I am very grateful for the work I’ve received from them!! New, paperless operation….just ask Edwin, the office manager! He’s great!

SHR (Source: Google)


This Dentist is just a great doctor and the staff there are simply great and Edwin is very, very knowledgeable. Thanks I found it and decided to go an then change my previous dentist. I am treated with all respect a patient deserves, informed of every option, of every penny each option may cost me and never (never) told what to do, unless it is a medical issue, such as an infection. On the contrary, their suggestions always go in the less invasive and expensive direction. When I had a big deal, they suggest to give me a referral and talk with other specialists.. Additionally, to their professional behavior, the hands and practice of Dr. Karimyan are those of the best dentists

Madlen B. from Glendale, CA (Source: Yelp)


The Best Dental Office Ive ever been!! I highly recommend this dental office to everyone!!!!! Clean, Professional, Courteous, Friendly, Great, Honest!!!! I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Karimyan. She’s a very nice and trustworthy dentist, you won’t find anywhere else. This may sound odd, but I actually look forward coming to my dental appointments at Dr. Karimyan’s office and having my teeth worked on. Dr. Karimyan and her stuff are immensely amicable and treat you like a friend. And, in terms of the dental care, Dr. Karimyan is precise and gentle. I never leave her office in pain and the work she’s done on my teeth has been accurate and efficient. Even her front desk employees and office manager are very professional with booking appointments and they know how to handle any insurance.  I lost my insurance, and she really worked with me to come up with a cost effective solution. Just Excellent in the true sense of the word

Vahe O. from Glendale, CA (Source: Yelp)


First time i signed up for Yelp and i signed up because of Pasadena Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry. I recently had a root canal followed by a crown placed and i must say Dr. Karimyan is a genius. She makes you feel so comfortable while you’re on that dreaded dentist chair. She takes it step by step and makes you feel comfortable all the way no matter how long the process is. I made the switch from my other dentist to Dr. Karimyan and i can easily & honestly say one of the best choices i’ve made in a long time. Can’t wait for my follow up

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


I’ve been going to this practice for several years now. Dr. K and her staff are always friendly, punctual, professional, and provide quality work. I try to do my part to take good care of my teeth (regular brushing and flossing), so my visits consist mainly of x-rays (when needed), exam, and cleaning. The dentists and hygenists here always ensure my teeth are squeaky clean at the end of each visit. I used to get pretty bad coffee stains and tartar build-up, but they would take the extra time to do the tartar removal and polishing to remove all the stains. Also, they don’t try to pressure me to get work or procedures I don’t need. That’s a problem I experienced with a couple other dentists I’ve visited. That’s enough to make you want to skip your semi-annual visits. I really appreciate that I haven’t had to deal with that here. I’d recommend them without reservation

V-Money V. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


There are Dentists and then there is Dr. K. She is by far the best dentist i’ve ever had the pleasure to encounter with, she is professional and always has the right attitude and passion for her job. Her staff is amazing and so is the front desk-man as well. They make me feel like a superstar every-time I’m there. Normally you want to avoid the dentist but when its Dr. K you wanna keep going back

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


I have found Dr.Karimyan 5 years ago through my HMO insurance. I had been dreading going to the dentist for years before I found THE BEST DENTIST.  I am a very hard patient who is afraid of the dentist but Dr. K is so gentle you forget your in a dental chair.  She even puts comedy for me to  watch when I get too nervous.    I’ve been going to see her for years for my regular dental checkups .  I have to say I love Dr. K because she truly cares about her patients .  She is very detailed and thorough .  She will never recommend any unnecessary treatment , in fact she is very conservative . Prior to seeing her another  dentist told me I needed root canal  but when I went to Dr. K  she saved my tooth for me without a Root canal. Truly amazing dentist.   I look forward to my ever six month check ups now.  She’s truly is  the best not only in Pasadena area but the all Los Angeles .  And I drive far too see her.   And the office of course  is spotless with the latest technology.  Her stuff are so professional and helpful.   And if you have any insurance questions they will take all the time to explain.  Can’t wait for my upcoming appointments

Monte Nazar (Source: Google)


Best Dentist Ever . Very nice staff . I am very difficult patient and they took great care of me . Best cleaning of my life . Dr. Karimyan is an excellent dentist with very artistic hands . Her cosmetic work is amazing . Everyone always asks me who did my veneers . She’s very maticoulous. And best part is they are very affordable . Thanks to all the staff members for the red carpet treatment

Haikaz Orujyan (Source: Google)


This was the most Amazing experience of my life . Great office and exceptional service . Since I became of Dr. Karimyan I have been looking forward to each and every visit. I will recommend Dr. Karimyan to all my family and friends . My crowns looks so natural. She’s a true artist . She did exceptional work no one can even tell I have crowns in my mouth. Everyone always compliments my smile . Many thanks to this amazing office and amazing staff. I want to congratulate this office for such a delightful and effective team of caring professionals

Linet S. from Glendale, CA (Source: Yelp)


I went here 2 months ago for my annual check up and they took full mouth X-ray along with color photos. Dr Karimyan spent 45 minutes doing my exam which I’ve never had before and explained my X-ray and photos in great detail . Dr Karimyan took care of a crown for me along with replacing another that I had done somewhere else , for 3 years I was unable to chew with one side of my mouth but now I can ! On top of all this I had my cleaning done today which was perfect, Edvin the treatment coordinator checked my insurance and made sure all my copayments were taken care of . Everything amazing and all the staff were professional and friendly . I would highly recommend this place to anyone

Service I. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


It rarely happens that you find a goods or service provider in any field whose very reason for being in business seems to tip the scales in favor of their patients/customers. Of course profit must be made, but the special attention, kindness, and care here, makes you forget that this is in fact a business! It actually makes you forget that there are even “other” patients. Are there? Dr. Karimyan and staff are only “mine” right?  That in itself would be nice, but added to that, is the fact that Dr. Karimyan is a perfectionist. She knows, and keeps abreast of the latest and greatest in dental technologies, and is very meticulous in applying them. No stone is unturned here. Along with her smile, you can just see her brain working to get everything as perfect as possible! She demands that her staff be just as kind and efficient. It turns out that they too are completely on board with her unique system. Many times a front office and staff can ruin the practice of a great doctor. That won’t happen here! She finds people who are like her! Oh, and did I mention that in a addition to being completely busy, she DONATES  her time and expertise to help those in dental need, such as the homeless? Need I say more? Yay! I no longer dread going to the dentist now! Thank You Dr Karimyan, and all of your great staff. Merry Christmas to you!

Diana Davtyan (Source: Google)


I’ve recently visited this dental office for all of my dental implants . I got seven dental implants . I hated going to the dentist for years. But after my dental implant procedure this is the best dental experience ever. They were very gentle and no pain at all. I love this office and the stuff. They are very professional and very caring office . Amazing team . Thank you so much for taking good care of me

Melanie K. from Tujunga, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have never received better treatment from any other dentistry. This place is amazing, the care they provide is fantastic, I just love it! Dr. K is the best of the best; gentle, kind, and sweet. Not to mention how she makes kids WANT to take a visit to the dentist. Along with Dr. K, there are her assistants that do an absolute great job to make you feel as confident as you possibly can about your teeth. When you enter you are welcomed by all the staff, which make your trip to the dentist memorable, and makes you want to impatiently wait for your next trip to the dentist

Ivet S. from Glendale, CA (Source: Yelp)


After a year, I finally made time to go handle my dental treatments.  I visited Dr. Karimyan at Pasadena Family, I first had to take out my wisdom tooth. I was so delighted to see the professional care for Dr. K and her office staff.   Yesterday, I  needed a crown on another tooth. I walked in, I was greeted by Office staff, soon taken in to the back, had other office staff attend to me. Dr. K came in to inform me of the plan on my dental treatment, she was kind, polite and explained it all. I am extremely happy with Dr. Karimyan and her staff. This office is absolutely the most professional space. I will no longer be afraid of going to dentist, as I found the right one for my family and I. Thank you Dr. K and team, i am impressed with your work ethics and happy to have my dental care in your hands. Ivet Samvelyan

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


From a skeptical unbiased opinion, I was looking for a new dentist and found Dr. Karimyan in Pasadena. Not only her, but from her dental assistant, hygienist, receptionist, operations manager, were all very friendly with great positive attitude. Very thorough and explain all options and will give you their honest opinion. In no way was there any pushy sales tactics to try to get you or your insurance as I have encountered with many other dentist in the past. This is a great facility, great staff, and great location, love everything about this place. I am glad to say I have found my new dentist, Dr. Karimyan. I really applaud her and her staff. If you are looking for a new dentist, this is the place to go. Thank you to all of the staff you are truly very helpful and genuine