Sherman Oaks Dental
Mark Fotovat, DDS:
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Sherman Oaks Dental
Mark J. Fotovat, DDS
Sherman Oaks, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays



Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

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: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

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


This was our second time going to Sherman Oaks Dental and it is such a pleasure going there.  Dr. Fotovat and his team are professional, friendly and very caring. Having moved from the back east, I had the grueling job of finding a new dentist for my husband and myself.  As we all know, there are thousands of dentist out there, and you have to try and find a gem amongst them all.  Well, I can honestly say, we found a gem, Dr. Fotovat will be our dentist long-term.  Don’t bother looking anywhere else…they truly are the best!

Chavo Zendejas (Source: Google)


I am not a dentist person at all. In fact, I only went cuz I had pain due to my tooth. After X-rays they figured I need my tooth pulled. Thinking I was going to feel pain, the dentist was gentle enough i didn’t feel the injections, afterwards all I felt was pressure like i was told. The nurses were good also and very helpful to calm me. The front desk make you feel welcome. I have a new dentist office for sure…

Jairo Osegueda (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Fotovat and the entire staff are compassionate, kind, and extreme professionals when it comes to dentistry. I have had a ton of trauma throughout my life when it came to visiting the dentist; bad root canals, sloppy work on past wisdom teeth, filling breaks, you name it. Giving Dr. Fotovat the chance to reestablish my trust in dentists has been one of the best thing I’ve done in my adult life! If you have qualms about visiting the dentist, give the office a call and speak to one of the many friendly staff members to soothe your anxiety over coming in, once you’ve arrived, you’ll relate to the friendly and safe environment I’m describing on this review!

Steve L. from Sherman Oaks, CA (Source: Yelp)


Went to Dr. Fotovat’s recommended oral surgeon, Dr. Lokot (he will a separate review on his website) and had #9 extracted. For an unpleasant scenario, this was a pleasant experience. Lesly in Dr. Fotovat’s office called to make sure I was set for surgery and that they had the “flipper” I needed to put in my mouth after surgery. She also said that I may or may not need many adjustments to the flipper and to just come in anytime and they would squeeze me in. This office feels genuine and thorough which is greatly appreciated.

Ben Mehl (Source: Google)


I was anxious to visit the dentist after a few bad experiences other places. From the staff, to the hygenists, to Dr. Fotovat everyone at Sherman Oaks Dental is kind, caring, professional, and great at their job. As someone who was previously very uncomfortable at the dentist, I am looking forward to going back and working with them. Highly recommend them as your dental care provider. Thank you to Dr. Fotovat and the entire staff for taking good care of me.

Carmen B. from Dallas, TX (Source: Yelp)


Moved to LA a year ago and went to two different dentists before I found this team. LOVE this team and their hard work. As soon as you walk in they’re friendly and genuine and make you feel welcomed . Going to the dentist isn’t fun but they make the experience so much better. Dr. Fotovat is so kind and actually explains what he’s doing as he does it, which I really appreciate. Happy to say I found my dentist , thanks team Fotovat!

David Trentham (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Forovat is very knowledgeable and professional and always offers different alternatives to his dental care for his patients. It’s nice to have good recommendations from his staff as well. Very friendly and always trying to make you feel comfortable.

Veronika Dmitriyeva (Source: Google)


I’ve been coming to this practice for over a decade and although because of a move a few years back I couldn’t make it in, but now that I am back I’m grateful to say that this still is one of the best dental practices here in Los Angeles. From the front desk staff ( Elaine is wonderful) she accommodated me with my appointment in with above and beyond to get me in before the end of the year and for that I’m so incredibly grateful! But to continue, to the dental assistants, and hygienist (Debby is THE BEST) to the actual dentist himself. I could honestly say that I would give everyone above five stars if I could. Thank you for the integrity and honesty, professionalism and an amazing practice.

Sabrina Pires (Source: Google)


What a great experience my husband and I had with this office. Everyone is so friendly, professional and they make you feel at home. Dr. Fotovat is wonderful. We recently moved back to LA and I was worried about finding the “right” dentist. I no longer have to worry, this DDS is exactly what we were looking for.

Valerie V. from Henderson, NV (Source: Yelp)


I found him just by pure dumb luck & a little research…staff is wonderful and caring..Went in to have a crown recemented and fell in love with his staff & him.  I needed a new upper denture and he worked with me every step of the way, fixing everything that needed to be done to make it happen.  I love his staff and because I have strange schedule they did everything to accommodate me.  He’s my dentist!  BTW he is now my husband’s dentist also.

Danielle M. from Clovis, CA (Source: Yelp)


Friendly staff and great service !!! Really do a great job with our teeth and the dental hygienist even remembered my name, my kids, my job… makes you feel like you’re a valued customer, not just a butt in a seat. Cleanings are enjoyable, they even fixed my top two teeth and gave me a mouth guard for a great price.

Mario Suarez (Source: Google)


I definitely recommend this dental office great staff very clean always putting patients first what I like best is their honesty most dental offices are about how much$ they can get out of you here is what’s best for you and only what work you really need done I come from San Bernardino County about an hour drive but it’s worth it for great care and service.

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


Being one of the many people out there who has an incredible fear of going to the dentists I can safely say that this was probably the calmest I’ve ever been in a dental chair! Everything from the moment they answered my phone call this morning to my experience inside the practice was outstanding! I can safely say I’m not going to be so nervous about going to the follow up appointment and future visits! Thank you to Dr Forovat and your wonderful team for putting a very anxious patient at ease!

Tina Oakland (Source: Google)


Great experience at Dr Fotovat’s office. His staff are friendly and knowledgeable. My hygienist gave me some useful information about my problem gums and had a great touch. Dr. Fotovat is highly skilled and has a great personality… often you get one or the other. Dr. Fotovat came highly recommended by a close friend after our dentist of 38 years retired. We have been very happy with our choice

Jamaar Wilson (Source: Google)


The entire staff here are all so friendly. Thinking about how nerve racking it can be to go to the dentist, they make it easy and enjoyable to go back. The personable approach that everyone takes, and the level of care being taken is top notch! Thank you again for making my experience with you all enjoyable, you have a repeat customer in me!

Callie Michael (Source: Facebook)


My trusted dentist of many years passed away in 2013. So I was very happy when I found a dentist I could trust again to only do the work on my teeth that was truly needed. Dr. Fotovat also has an office staff that is as friendly and caring as he is.

Andy (Source: Google)


I wanted to share my first hand experience as a patient of Dr Fotovat. I just moved to LA, and its been challenging to find a good dentist for my family and I. Folks, Dr Fotovat is the BEST DENTIST, and I have seen my fair share of dentists! I did not feel the numbing, and did not feel anything during the procedure. And once the numbness wore off, no issues with sensitivity and chewing! Absolutely great experience! His office also takes my insurance. I had a bad experience with my previous dental office, as they did not tell me that they were not an ‘in network provider’ (make sure to check this before going to any office, or you’ll owe more money like I did). Its nice to know that this office took care of all the legwork regarding my insurance. Thank you so much Dr Fotovat! You have a patient for life!

Mo Gaffney (Source: Google)


I love this place and each and everyone of the staff. I’ve been going here for 15 years and was gutted when Dr. B died. I stayed on because of Dr. Fotovat (and of course the fab staff.) Mark Fotovat is a kind, meticulous dentist and he does stellar work. I moved 2 1/2 hours out of L.A. but I STILL go to Sherman Oaks Dental and always will. I highly recommend this dental practice.

Peggy Fiderio (Source: Google)


Having gone to Dr. B for many years, recommending him to co-workers, I was hesitant to have another dentist taking over my needs. I recently had a dental appointment & felt so comfortable with Dr. Fotovat & his assessment of my needs, I will certainly continue going to him. The staff is friendly, making every effort to accommodate my crazy schedule & gently reminding me when I need to “make a visit” for cleaning! So thankful I don’t need to “shop” for a new dentist!

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


Dr. Fotovat is an excellent Cosmetic Dentist. This review is way overdue because I got busy and went out of the country after my dental work. Now I am back in the country. I was referred to him by my son in late Nov. 2019. I saw him for my three ugly and sawlike lower front teeth due to grinding them when I sleep. I was so worried the work won’t be done for the holidays and in Jan. 2020 for my upcoming 50th Class Anniversary. When I saw the Dr., I felt so much better because he assured me that my teeth  will be done before the Holidays and in time for my Class Anniversary. He did not disappoint. I have my crown done in 2 to 3 weeks. Now I have beautiful lower teeth and I’m very happy with the quality of work that was put to it. Dr. Fotovat is the best Dentist I ever had. He is very pleasant, great personality and easy to talk to. He is also very knowledgeable and highly skilled professional. His office has a nice atmosphere and very clean. The staff from the desk to the hygienist are all very pleasant, professional and great at what they do. I am so lucky to find a Dentist of this quality in my neighborhood. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs dental work

Lola Red (Source: Google)


I have an anxiety disorder that keeps me from going outside and the staff was exceptional in every way. I was treated with such care through my panic attacks. I cried and shaked though the whole appt. Everyone was so patient with me and explained everything. I was so happy I finally got the care I needed. I’m so happy I want to refer everyone I know and will meet. I’m so thankful to Dr. Fotovat and his staff.

Amber Rose (Source: Google)


I hate going to the dentist with every bone in my body. Lucky for me I found dr Fotovat. He has different sedation options to help make the appointment run more smoothly. It has really helped me. I don’t dred it like I use to. He listens, asks questions and you can tell he really cares about his patients. I don’t feel like just a number when I come here. His work is top notch and reasonable. (Not to brag) lol but I found out after my appointment he is a top rated dentist on Time magazine. I personally was impressed by this as I imagine it’s not easy to do. He is also good with small children. I brought my son for his first dentist appointment which went very well. As far as his staff they are just as wonderful to see as he is. I truly feel like family when my family and I come here and would highly recommend this office for all your dental needs. Thank you Dr Fotovat for taking cate of our families dental needs. You are amazing and our family Is looking forward to our appointments with you this month.

Graham Kurzner (Source: Facebook)


Dr Fotovat, and his staff are excellent. Professional and efficient! I had a terrible dentist as a child so I know how it can be to go to the dentist, Dr. Mark makes every visit a great one! my schedule is also a nightmare and they always work with me. 5 stars.

Mara Jaffe (Source: Google)


Been going to this dentist office for many years. Friendly reception staff, Lesley is especially great, always professional and kind. My Hygienist, Debbie, is very thorough and my teeth feel really clean when she’s done. Dr Fotovat took over the practice a couple years ago and I’m so glad most of the old staff stayed, I liked the old, Dentist, Dr Bjornbak, sad he passed away, but I must say that I couldn’t be happier with Dr Fotovat. I haven’t needed to have any “work” done since he took over, but he does a quick exam after each cleaning. He has a great positive energy and besides looking for cavities or cracked crowns, he uses a special ultraviolet light to check your mouth for any unusual tissue and general health. Really nice guy.

Kat D. (Source: Google)


Dr. Fotovat is incredible! I used to go to an amazing highly-credentialed teaching dentist in New York who taught me what to look for in a dentist and how to make sure I’m getting appropriate care. He taught me things like what cavities look like on x-rays. I knew what work I needed done from that previous dentist, and I when I moved to LA I tried to find a dentist I could trust. I tried about 10 different dentists, and each told me I needed something different done. Some told me I needed fillings where I knew I didn’t need fillings, or completely missed the fillings that I knew I needed, and some used scare tactics and told me I had gingivitis and needed expensive deep cleanings or my teeth would fall out. Dr. Fotovat knew exactly what I needed done and accurately explained the same work my last dentist said I would need, he showed me the x-rays, and he ended up performing the work and doing a perfect job. He wasn’t covered by my insurance so I paid out of pocket and it was worth every penny!

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


I won a free dental cleaning at the Sherman Oaks Street Fair. These are nicest people. I forgot the dentist hygienist name but she was amazing she even hugged me. They were understanding to fact that I didn’t have dental insurance. I got X-rays, cleaning and exam from the Dr himself all for FREE. Love a company that doesn’t slide in hidden costs. I did pay $25 for Fluoride wash but I asked for it! If and when I get insurance I will be coming back 100%. Also, no cavities!

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


Dr fotovat and his staff are AMAZING! I was referred by a friend who spoke highly of him, office is clean, his attitude is great and his hand is steady… I’ve already set up an appointment for my wife and I plan on being a long time patient of this outfit..his wife is an orthodontist in the same office which is a plus because I love supporting family business’ .. THANKS DR FOTOVAT AND STAFF

Natalie Poveda (Source: Google)


I was looking for a new dentist in my neighborhood and came across Sherman Oaks Dental. I read positive reviews so I gave it a try. I’m glad I did. I’ve had a great experience so far. The staff is super nice, and the office is clean and welcoming. Dr. Fotovat is lovely. He’s very thorough, warm, and efficient. He makes you feel really comfortable. I was avoiding the dentist for 2 years because I knew I had to have a root canal, and I’ve had awful experiences with dentists in the past. I had the root canal done here a few weeks ago and it went as well as it could have. Whew. I’m glad I found them and will definitely stay up-to-date on my dental care 🙂

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


Dr Fotovat took over the dentist practice of my former dentist who passed away last year. As my previous dentist was very kind, thoughtful and attentive I was skeptical if the Dr Fotovat could match him. I’m pleased to say although no one could replace Dr Bjornbak, Dr Fotovat has similar attributes. He makes me feel comfortable. He is also kind, personable and gives his full attention. The hygienist and the office personnel also add to the warmth of the office. And of course they all very kind and knowledgeable. If you are looking for a wonderful and reputable dentist I highly recommend Dr Fotovat. And no I was not paid to give this positive feedback. LOL.

Geno Soto (Source: Google)


Dr. Fotovat and his staff were amazing, a friend referred me and I was not disappointed at all. He was very professional , very thorough and honest. On top of that, his wife is an orthodontist and they work together, which is awesome because I love supporting family business’.. I would highly recommend this outfit if you’re looking for a solid, clean, proffesional dentist with a steady hand and a great etiquette. Thanks Dr. fotovat and staff! Extra note: Had my teeth cleaned w Amani the in-house Hygenist , really pleasant and also very Thorough and informative the w oral hygiene methods and techniques.

Anonymous (Source: Google)


The Best in the Business! Hands Down! Especially for me someone who until a years ago I could not even get from the parking lot to the office without crying and having a panic attack. It was through this team at Sherman Oaks Dental that I have come this far and have the best dental health of my whole 57 years. From the first smiling welcoming face you see at check in to the Dentist himself and everyone in between, you feel the genuine care and concern, you know that they are really HEARING YOU!

Sandy B. (Source: Google)


My visit was outstanding! I was a little nervous because it was my 1st visit with Dr. Fotovat, but he took his time explaining in detail, verbally reviewing my x-rays and the health of my teeth. He was knowledgable, but more importantly, he genuinely seemed to care. I wasn’t just another routine patient. Jackie put me at ease about the multiple x-rays saying that we get more radiation from our cell phones than the new x-ray machines. I will definitely be back and recommend Dr. Fotovat. Thank you Dr. Fotovat and team!

Elsa Mata (Source: Google)


Very pleased and happy with excellent service received and on detailed explanation on teeth condition and treatment options to follow. Nervous at the beginning but with no rush Dr Mark Fotovat knowledgeably and with sincere care presented his planned treatment approach and never made me feel bad or judged for not going to a dentist sooner. The office staff made me feel, since the beginning, I was in good hands.

Sharon Rollins (Source: Facebook)


So happy to have found Dr. Fotovat. He and his staff are extremely caring and understand my fear of dental work. I had several procedures yesterday and with the help of a bit of medication, I slept through the entire appointment.

Cynthia Hunt (Source: Google)


The team at Sherman Oaks Dental does such a great job – we’re so happy we found them. While we started going to them for the ‘full sleep dentistry’ option, they’ve made my son and I feel so comfortable – we haven’t opted to use it. The staff is friendly and they’re all exceptionally well-qualified … plus, all of them (especially the Doctor) are very compassionate. If you’re looking for a new dentist … our family highly recommends them. You won’t be disappointed!


At Sherman Oaks dental, we offer a wide array of comprehensive dental services to give you a healthy, beautiful smile for life. Sherman Oaks dentist Dr. Mark Fotovat and orthodontist Dr. Tenny Balabegian offer the latest in dental technology and top-quality dental care, including general dentistry, orthodontics, implants, Invisalign clear braces, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry and sedation comfort. Dr. Mark Fotovat is a highly trained Sherman Oaks cosmetic dentist who offers the latest cosmetic dentistry techniques to enhance your smile, including teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. Whether you've suffered from dental anxiety or had unpleasant experiences in the past, sedation dentistry makes it easy to receive the care you need - comfortably. Dr. Fotovat not only places implants but restores them too, providing the ease of one consistent office and a superb match for your teeth. We work with each patient to determine an individualized treatment plan that fits your needs and your lifestyle. Dr. Balabegian can provide comprehensive orthodontic treatment to children and adults. We provide exceptional dental care to the families of Sherman Oaks and Encino, treating our patients with respect and compassion while providing maximum comfort and individual attention. Contact our Sherman Oaks dental office to schedule an appointment or a consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve your dental goals! Dr. Fotovat graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 2010 and completed a general practice residency at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. In 2011, he won the E. Gerard Keen, DDS Award for oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Fotovat takes frequent continuing education courses throughout the year to stay up-to-date so he can provide his patients with the most modern care available. When he isn't caring for his patients, he enjoys spending time outdoors. He is an avid runner, cyclist, golfer and skier and loves traveling.