SoCalSmiles Dental Office
Anoosheh Shahkarami, DDS:
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SoCalSmiles Dental Office
Anoosheh Shahkarami, DDS
Tarzana, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Sedation dentistry

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: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Cindy K. from Sherman Oaks, CA (Source: Yelp)


I recently had a toothache and was referred by a friend to Dr Shahkarami and Dr Altman. I was nervous because my last experience with a dentist was not good so I’d been avoiding dentists for a few years. I had to face my fears now that I was in so much pain; I had no choice.. I met Dr Altman who made me feel totally comfortable. She told me I needed a root canal but promised it wouldn’t hurt. I didn’t believe her, how could a root canal not hurt?? She was right! The root canal specialist at their office did my root canal in one hour and I actually fell asleep!! It was totally painless. I am going back to have Dr Altman do a crown on that tooth and I’m not nervous anymore. Finally I feel like I’ve found MY dentist. I Even get to watch a movie while I get my crown! Love this place!

Salina N. from Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I recently experienced a dental emergency and asked a friend if she had a good dentist. She told me about her office and I quickly called for an appointment.  Panic stricken on when they might be able to see me I was so thankful that they worked me into their schedule the same day. I had two front teeth broken and was Very upset.  The minute I got to the office everyone made me feel so welcome and were very caring to my situation. I met Dr. Shahkarami for the first time and she really put me at ease. I felt her approach was very professional and understanding. I am so impressesd at not only the Beautiful outcome that she created for gorgeous new teeth, but the way the entire team worked together to make me feel so welcome. I will share my experiences with everyone I know. Dr. Shahkarami is Amazing! Thanks to her and her team I can smile again with confidence!

Michelle Lee (Source: Facebook)


I’ve been with the office since Dr. Puri, and I have to say they keep improving. The current Doctors and Staff are polite and conscientious as well as kind and knowledgeable. My 9 yr old and I see Darwin for our hygiene, and he is as wonderful with my son as he is with me. Dr. S gave me the thumbs up for both of us! We both look forward to our appointments!

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


My fiancée introduced me to Dr. Shahkarami’s office. She had been going for years and highly recommended them. I can see why she likes them. The staff is really friendly and Dr. S is very easy going. Had a great check up! No cavities. I’m  getting my teeth straightened with Invisalign before the wedding. Highly recommend.l this office.

Jason Z. from Marina del Rey, CA (Source: Yelp)


I just got back from my first appointment and I had to leave this review as I had a great experience. I’m your typical dental-phobe. I can’t stand my bi-annual visits and I have been wandering from office to office in search of a better experience for over 7 years. I saw the great reviews on YELP and decided to give it a try. From the moment I entered the office I was put at ease. The staff was very friendly and my hygienist was like the Buddha… so calm and so gentle. To top it off, when Dr. Shahkarami came in she was super professional but also extremely friendly. Too many times the hygienist is nice then the doctor comes in like a bull in a china shop acting like they’re too busy to be bothered with you and you should feel lucky they even scheduled you. Dr. Shahkarami was completely  relaxed, she took her time and made me feel like if I had questions or any issues she would have remained in the room until I was comfortable enough for her to leave. It’s that fine balance of being friendly and approachable without losing the professional air that makes you feel like you’re in good hands that led me to leave this review. I recommend this office unconditionally and I look forward to many carefree appointments to come. Thanks to the great staff and Dr. Shahkarami!

Jordan A. from West Hollywood, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Shahkarami is an excellent dentist and very knowledgeable . She takes the time to explain each procedure and makes the whole process easy and painless. There are a lot of other dental offices out there, but this is by far the most professional and honest place I have been for dental care. Highly recommended.

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


Best dentist I’ve ever been to. Really the staff is warm and welcoming as well. Dr Shahkarami put me at ease and I am one of those that really doesn’t like to go to the dentist EVER!!!!! I highly recommend this office for anyone is a phobic like me. Thank God no cavities this time and thanks for putting me at ease. 🙂

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


Dr shahkarami has really helped take away my dental anxiety.  I’ve been so scared of the dentist my whole life and she has been so patient with me.  She explains everything to me thoroughly and even let’s me watch a movie when she works on me!  I highly recommend this office!

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


I was referred here from my friend who loves this dental office and constantly raves about it. I thought he was crazy, until I had a really bad toothache and had to look for a dentist. I thought I would give this place a try. Wow was I surprised, this place is awesome. Everyone at this office is fantastic, from the front desk, to the assistants and especially the dentists. They made me feel so relaxed and at ease, and that says a lot because I WAS deathly afraid of the dentist. So here is a run down of what happened: I woke up with a severe pain in one of my back teeth, it was like an ice pick was being driven into my eyeball, I called SoCal Smiles and the lovely receptionist got me in to see the doctor that same morning, wow score one for this dental office. I came to the appointment with paperwork in hand, the office was beautiful, I didn’t really get to enjoy the reception area because I was called back almost immediately to see the doctor. Never have i waited less time to see a doctor, usually I would think a 15-30 min wait is standard, I wanted like 2 minutes, another brownie point for this office. They snapped a few X-rays and projected it on the screen and I could tell this wouldn’t be good…the dentist Dr. Shahkarami came in to do an exam, and let me tell you I would let her examine me all day long because she was that beautiful and incredibly nice. She wasn’t pushy at all, I could really tell she wanted what was best for me. She clearly went over my options, we decided the best thing was to save my tooth, but then she mentioned the dreaded word…ROOT CANAL. I almost jumped outta that chair and ran for my life. the doctor assured me that I would be just fine and told me she has a specialist that does the procedure right in the office, how convenient! She went over the steps of the procedure and made me feel at ease.

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


SoCalSmiles makes going to the dentist seem like not such a rough thing at all.The staff (Sharon, Agita) could not be friendlier, Dr. Shahkarami is about as nice as can be (and super knowledgeable), and Brooke does teeth cleanings so smoothly that you hardly know you’ve been there. The whole office is as high-tech as it gets; watch your own private TV screen during a cleaning or procedure! The kicker was one our baby was born, the office sent us a gift card for BabysRus!

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


I have to say that I always put off going to the dentist because I have never had a good experience there, that is until I went to see Dr. Shahkarami! She was so caring, knowledgeable and nice, which helped put me at ease. Her staff was also amazing and very helpful.

Swaylah F. from Orange, CA (Source: Yelp)


The most personal, caring and family-oriented dental office I have ever seen! I found Socalsmiles through a friend who raved great things about the office. When I called to make the appt I instantly saw great customer service with their office manager Agita. I scheduled for an annual exam and cleaning that I definitely needed. When arriving at the office I could see why my friend referred me here! Vey professional and really friendly staff! I loved Nora who did my cleaning and when I got to meet Dr. Shahkarami she was so personal! She recommended some dental treatment that I definitely knew I needed so I’m scheduled to come in next week! I love this office and would definitely recommend them! Can’t wait to go back!

Jason L. Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


As someone who is a little nervous about going to the dentist, due to a number of traumatic experiences as a child. It is very comforting to find one who is not only extremely competent professionally but also possess a kind caring chair side manner. Dr Shahkarami was recommended to me by a friend who spoke very highly of their experience. I needed a root canal, crown, and cleaning all of which were handled delicately and easily constituted the best experience I have had at the dentist. I thoroughly recommend Dr Shahkarami and her practice to any one in need of dental treatment.

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


I finally found a dentist I love! I was so nervous to try someone new but everyone at this office put me at ease.  My hygienist was amazing and Dr Shahkarami made me feel really comfortable.

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


I am soo happy I was recommended this dentist office. From the beginning, they were very helpful and patient with me since it took them hours on the phone with my insurance to make sure I had coverage. I had not gone to the dentist over 6 years so I was very nervous about how it would be especially since my teeth are my biggest insecurity. I was running late for my first appointment because of traffic but I let them know and they assured it was fine, although that did not help my nervousness. I walked it and was seen immediately. Agita was very helpful and welcoming with my paperwork and Cathy was great and calmed my nerves. She was very gentle and explained to me what she was doing. I went back for a deep cleaning and it was a great experience. I felt little to no pain which left me excited to go back and continue doing work on my teeth! I never thought that day would come! Dr. Shahkarami is very personable and made me feel like she at ease. She explained everything I needed and each procedure. My sister also sees them now since my experience was so great and I have been telling everyone I work with to go see SoCal Smiles!

D. M. from Tucson, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I really loved Dr. Shahkarami.. Very caring and honest. Straight forward and everything by book! She makes u satisfied with everything. Oh, and not forgetting the great ladies at the front disk with their great smile and follow up call to check on you after ur visit. Every single person worked on me is a professional. I am very glad and thankful that I found this place!

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


I have been to her office twice now.  My prior dentist was good (Dr. Levy in Tarzana), but i became frustrated with the lack of scheduling accommodation from the front desk.  With Dr. Shahkarami, I thought she is professional, at ease and gave very practical advice.  You can engage her in a conversation about whatever your dental health is and she approaches it with knowledge, ease and friendliness.  Also, i didn’t feel like i was being pitched any unnecessary procedures. Her front office (Agita and Sarah) were incredibly accommodating with scheduling, were friendly and they make you feel very at ease and comfortable.  Lastly, the hygienist Kathy was excellent.  She was nice, energetic and efficient.  This is the best dentist’s office i have been to in decades.  It’s rare that an office has a great staff and dentist.  It’s a great well functioning team.   I can’t recommend them enough.

L. C. (Source: Zocdoc)


Office looks great, staff is beyond friendly, Nora did my cleaning; she was very thorough; pain-free & professional. Dr Shahkarami was great, knoledgeable and friendly. Didn’t push for any treatment nor made me feel guilty. Highly recommend this office.

Jaime A. from Studio City, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Shahkarami’s office is the best in the Tarzana area! Office- equipped with modern (and advanced) technology. Clean environment and comfortable in terms of colors/ music and limited “dental” noise. The dental hygienist always explains everything in advance and does not take for granted that the patient is an expert. I like that. The rest of the staff is friendly and accommodating to me. I like referring friends to the office – I know they will be well taken care of!

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


Love Dr Shahkarami.  She was really the best.  She took her time and explained my problems to me throughly and was very patient.  The staff is awesome too!  I highly recommend this office.

Emily J. from Woodland Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


Everyone in this office is truly amazing! I have had cleanings with Kathy, had teeth extraction and implants with Dr Yen and Brenda, and seen Dr Shahkarami for exams. They are all truly compassionate practitioners and have helped me through some real anxiety. This includes office manager Agita- she is calming, knowledgeable and helpful. Everyone has made me feel comfortable during my visits. Thank you!

Deb Baxter Nikkel (Source: Facebook)


SoCal smiles is a very professional outfit. The staff is very organized, knowledgeable and pleasant. They all have great personalities as well.I would recommend them to everybody I know.

Cathy R. from Woodland Hills, CA (Source: Yeelp)


Love this dental practice! The whole team is friendly and helpful.  Dr. Shahkarami, Dr. Altman really take care of their patients.  Brooke did a great job on my cleaning today. I still cannot get over that Brenda remembered from my last visit that she wanted to make me a new whitening tray because she wanted it to be just right! Also, everything is online and easy to navigate. This is my first yelp review!

Vic C. from Northridge, CA (Source: Yelp)


I love my dentist, Dr. Shahkarami! I was so afraid to go to the dentist, until one day a friend of mine told me about hers. So I figured, I should give it a try. I must admit, I was nervous as I approached the door, and during my short wait in the waiting room. I didn’t even have to fill my paperwork out because I e-mailed it ahead of time. My nerves were somewhat calmed by the pretty women in the reception area. Suddenly, the door opened and another beautiful women appeared in a white lab coat and called my name. I immediately followed her and she sat me down in the chair and put that napkin thing around my neck and began speaking to me. Her voice and mannerisms completely calmed me. I was even allowed to watch movies while I was in the chair. My hygienist was extremely smart and explained every little thing to me in detail. I wish I had come in earlier. Then the dentist walked in and did her consult. I swear people in this office could make a calendar and sell a million copies. Every person is in the office is beautiful and they all have perfect teeth. Unfortunately I had a filling but they filled it right away and there was no pain whatsoever. The dentist was gentile and made sure I was comfortable at all times I couldn’t recommend this place more. Nora was my hygienist, she is truly an angel. Also they actually have technology that is up to date and beyond, like cool lasers, digital pictures, and MOVIES!

Jaime S. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr. Shahkarami has taken such good care of me. I used to have the worst, most profound fear of the dentist. After 13 years of no checkups I needed a lot of help. I went to Dr. Shahkarami because she had such high reviews. Those reviews were no joke!! Dr. Shahkarami and her incredible staff (I love Andy, Brenda, Agita and Sarah) made me feel welcomed and relaxed. My mouth was in bad shape — but there was no judgment! The staff at SoCal Smiles just wanted me to feel at ease, so that they could help me. My comfort was Dr. Shahkarami’s top priority. She wasn’t about to let me be in any pain. Her bedside manner is tops! She’s funny, kind, understanding, wiling to answer every single question and talk through everything if needed. With my comfort addressed, she was able to get everything I needed, done. I find joy in my visits! Dr. Shahkarami is the entire reason I was able to overcome my fears and make my smile healthy. I am so, so grateful. I have found my dentist for life. My teeth are now straight and beautiful, I have no cavities anymore, and the boost in self-esteem is irreplaceable. In short, choosing Dr. Shahkarami was the best decision I could have made! 

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


New to the area, so I used yelp to find a new dentist. I’m so glad I did bc Dr. Shahkarami was great.  The reviews were so positive that I was worried the reality would disappoint but I was pleasantly surprised!  The staff is young and energetic.  Everyone was so friendly that I felt like I was at a friends rather than sitting in a waiting room. I’ll definitely be back in 6 months for my next checkup.

John O. from Calabasas, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is a fantastic practice and I’d recommend it to anyone looking for a dentist. From making a reservation, to confirmation, to the office visit and follow up, everything is meticulously attended to. All staff members and dentists are very pleasant, professional, kind and competent, and they give only the best quality care. They make the billing /insurance aspect very easy as well. My cleanings are done by Nora, who is the best dental hygienist I’ve ever had. Even though there are dental practices closer to where I live, I continue to go to SoCalSmiles because they provide such excellent service. The practice has had some changes over the last few years, from Drs Puri and Davis to Dr. Anoosheh Shahkarami now, but nothing has changed in terms of the high level of service and the staffing.

Sasha Z. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Everyone always has bad stories about their dentist, but I am happy to say I do not fall into that category.  Once I found Dr. Shahkarami at SoCalSmiles, going to the dentist has become a breeze. She truly cares for her patients, taking the time to explain everything and answer any questions you have. She is also very detail oriented and thorough, which as a patient makes me feel comfortable knowing my dental work will be done right the first time. The rest of the staff at SoCalSmiles is also great. They are all really knowledgeable and helpful. The only down side is that I have to drive a long distance to get there, but I am willing to do it every time because I know I am in great hands with Dr. Shahkarami.

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


Dr. Shahkarami is the best. A friend referred me yesterday and I was a little nervous going to a dentist I’d never seen. Especially since I was experiencing severe mouth pain. From the second I walked in the door I felt so at ease. They took me in right away and everyone made me feel very comfortable. You can tell Dr. Shahkarami knows what she’s doing and is an excellent dentist. They were very thorough and I left with a big smile on my face. Would definitely recommend!

 Ryan F. from Beverly Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


The last dentist I had was a nightmare. I dreaded every visit and every teeth cleaning. All that changed though when I visited Dr. Shahkarami. You will not find a better dentist!!  She was warm and friendly. So personable and so nice. I felt comfortable in the dentist chair and confident in her knowledge and abilities. I’ve had dentists in the past where I really questioned if the dental work they were proposing was actually necessary, but with Dr. Shahkarami I trust that I am in good hands. I’ve recommended a lot of my friends her way and wanted to post my feelings on Yelp to help spread the word!

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


Dr. Shahkarami is the best dentist in Los Angeles! The office is lovely and very clean. Dr. S herself is very personable. She is genuinely interested in her patients and goes above and beyond to satisfy their every need. I chipped my front tooth, and she was able to get me in right away. She was quick and it looks better than before! I am usually hesitant to go to the dentist, but she made my experience easy and painless.

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


This is my first review on yelp, however, I feel that this dental office deserves the acknowledgment! I found this office browsing on yelp and decided to check them out based on the reviews and I definitely agree with the 5 star rating! I have been a patient since last summer and every visit to SoCal Smiles has been great! Everyone is so nice and personable which definitely helps ease some of my dental anxiety. The office is very clean and organized which is something I can really appreciate(I work in the healthcare field). Right when you walk in Sara and Agita greet you with a warm welcome. Brenda did a great job taking my X-rays, Quick and gentle! I was seen by Dr Shahkarami for my initial exam. She was thorough and took the time to explain the treatment I needed. She is very genuine and prioritized my treatment in my best interests. Agita then went over my insurance and broke down everything which made the costs easy to understand. The hygienist Darwin is thorough and very gentle! I am currently doing Invisalign (after having braces for four years in high school and not wearing my retainer after =/). I am halfway done and I am very happy so far. No one ever notices I have my trays on! I’m glad I found SoCal Smiles and definitely recommed this office to anyone looking for a new dentist!

Karon H. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr Shahkarami, is in one word, INCREDIBLE! She is kind and caring and extremely meticulous in everything she does. She contacted all of my doctors to make sure that I was in good health for the procedures that needed to be done. It turned out that some of the dental work could have involved major complications and had Dr. Shahkarami not checked and worked with my doctors, some of the work that needed to be done could have resulted in very serious problems. So far my teeth are at a point where they look beautiful even though more work is still needed. A HUGE THANKS to Dr. Shahkarami and her entire staff, hi Andy! There is more work to be done and I will be going back to her as needed. Thank you all so very much!

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


This is truly the BEST dentist ever. I definitely recommend this dental office to anyone looking for a dentist. The staff here is amazing. I saw Dr. Shahkarami on my first visit and right away I knew that she is a caring and professional dentist. She explains everything in detail and makes you feel SO comfortable. She is not the dentist that will push you to have work done. Everyone at the office is great. Agita at the front desk is so sweet and very good at explaining all of your benefit information. Andy and Brenda have both called me the day after my procedures to check-up on me and see how I was doing. Everyone is so gentle and kind. I got a deep cleaning with the hygienist (forgot her name) she was wonderful! I felt like I had a new mouth. Dr. Chong is amazing; he was able to redo one of my old root canals since I had a horrible job done before (at another dental office). I had no pain during any of the procedures and the recovery was not bad either. Minimal pain afterwards but that’s expected. I have never waited more than one minute in the waiting room. They call you in right away. They also send you text message reminders for your appointments, how awesome is that! Dental work is pricy as we all know, but for the wonderful work they do here I would pay that price. Thank you for the amazing work that you do!

Rosa Z. from Canoga Park, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am soooo glad I found Dr. Shahkarami! After a horrible dentist experience last year, I was a little hesitant to just randomly find a dentist. The last one over charged me and told me I needed like 3 fillings and I really didn’t think my teeth were that bad. When in doubt, refer to Yelp…so I did. Called a few and SoCal smiles said they had a Yelp promotion going on so I booked an appointment for a check up and basic teeth cleaning. I had to reschedule a few times but they were so nice about accommodating me. The place is clean and Dr. Shahkarami was amazing. She genuinely cares about the patient and wants to get to know you. I also had a lot of questions and she was very patient with me and answered them all. She is also very honest which I respect so much. She will tell you her truthful opinion about whether certain things need to be done or not…like filings. I did not need them, which is not what the other dentist told me. She also personally cleaned my teeth which I think was really nice. All the staff were so nice too, it made my visit very pleasant. I would highly recommend all my friends and family. *At first it may be a little hard to find, the place is in the building in the back of Tarzana Square, so not one of the shops surrounding the plaza.


SoCalSmiles has been improving patient's smiles for over 40 years. We serve multiple generations of patients from young adults to the elderly. We are committed to providing a lifetime of optimum oral health for our patients and strive for relationships based on mutual trust. We only provide treatment to our patients that we would perform for ourselves or our families. We measure success on the quality of the relationships we have, not just the dental care we provide. We believe that every patient deserves to be treated honestly and with respect. Dr. Anoosheh Shahkarami graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 2003. Along with completing her continuing education requirements, Dr. Shahkarami has stayed current on cutting edge technology, applying innovative dental techniques and materials to her practice of dentistry. She excels in cosmetic, restorative, porcelain veneers, dental implant restorations, Invisalign orthodontics and laser dentistry. Her passion is to provide pain-free, aesthetically satisfying and state-of-the-art treatment to all our patients. It gives her great satisfaction to be able to help patients improve their smiles and eliminate their dental problems. Seeing her patients happy and satisfied always reminds her why she loves dentistry and why her profession is a fulfilling one. It gives her great pleasure taking care of her patients and improving the quality of their lives!