Southland Dental Care
Delaram Hanookai, DDS:
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Southland Dental Care
Delaram Hanookai, DDS (Periodontist)

Sherman Oaks, CA













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

Dental cleaning

Osseous surgery

Gum lift

Bone graft

Bone ridge augmentation

Periodontal plastic surgery

Tooth extraction

Sedation dentistry

Dental implants

Pocket reduction surgery

Sinus graft



Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? No


Monday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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

Sunday: Closed





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

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


I have had super sensitive teeth in certain areas of my mouth for a long time. A lot of dentists couldn’t figure out why. One dentist even said I needed a root canal?? I am glad I got many opinions and finally landed in Dr. Hanookai’s office because she literally told me there is nothing wrong with my teeth and I DEFINITELY do NOT need a root canal.She said it had to do with my bite. She did some tests and worked her magic and fixed my bite. It’s already been a few weeks after my appointment and my sensitivity is so minimal to not even there. She said it takes time for it to completely go away but I already feel so much better. Tooth sensitivity is the worst and she finally gave me relief.

Jeff (Source: Google)


I went to this dental group by using a coupon and I didn’t know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised to find that they were the best dental care professionals I’ve ever been to. Dr. Hanookai has always provided exceptional and professional care with a personal touch that you don’t always find with dentists. The entire staff is friendly, knowledgeable and are great at making you feel comfortable. I have, and will continue to, recommend this great group of professionals.

Paul Alley (Source: Facebook)


After living in Los Angeles for a few years, I’ve finally decided to find a dentist in the area when my wisdom teeth started giving me trouble. I was very nervous about the process, but the staff at Southland Dental made it very easy and worry-free. They answered any questions I had and addressed all my concerns about the procedure. They checked in with me the day after, and showed they cared about my recovery.I never had any dental work other than a routine cleaning before so during my recovery I got worried the healing process, and whenever I had a concern the staff were happy to help. Dr. Hanookai even answered questions I had over the weekend, when their offices were closed.All in all, the staff and experience was great. I highly recommend this practice to anyone in the area looking for any work done.

Luis G. from Lancaster, CA (Source: Yelp)


Came in to Southland Dental Care looking for a new dentist I am a person that hates to go to dentist But walking into Southland dental care it felt welcoming. My initial visit and was with Dr. Abaian She mentioned that I needed a couple of crowns and 1 extraction. When I heard the word extraction i’ve completely freaked out to that was not something I was expecting then he mentioned that Dr. Hanookai  is one of the greatest surgeons, she would be able to put me under IV sedation to be more comfortable. I had my extraction done a week ago and it was one of the greatest experience at a dental office. I had to repost yelp keeps removing my review….

Randy D. from Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Okay, so I split my upper molar on a muscle shell chard the other day. Since it was 4:20 PM, my regular dentist of 20 plus years wouldn’t see me until the next morning and wouldn’t even speak with me. I was outraged and in great pain. I called around five other dentists and no one was available for emergencies until I had the good and blessed fortune of calling Southland Dental care. Dr. Delaram Hanookai was halfway out the when the receptionist informed her of my situation. Dr. Delaram Hanookai immediately said come in right now, and she didn’t even know me!The hands of an angel would be the best way to describe her treatment of me. She extracted my tooth, set me up for a temporary prosthetic, and scheduled the follow up appointments for fitting, then an eventual implant in about two months. I’m am forever her loyal patient going forward. The absolute best.

Richard H. from Tarzana, CA (Source: Yelp)


First thing I noticed is that all of the employees of Southland Dental Care were extremely personable and friendly. They did a great job at making the whole experience feel casual and comfortable. I actually had to laugh to myself about how comfortable I felt with the staff. They treated me as if i was family. The whole time i found myself chatting it up with everyone there. I was very impressed with the level of updated technology, the excellent customer service from the employees, and the professionalism and friendliness of the Doctors. Great people, great service! I’ve already recommended the place to a handful of friends and family.

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


I have never like going to the dentist, there is so many things that make a person nervous. When I walked in to Southland Dental Care it was welcoming they make you feel like home. When Dr. Hanookai came in to do my exam she took her time to go over my treatment and explain step by step what my treatment consisted of. I only needed a cleaning and a couple fillings. Southland Dental Care is really a state of the art place. The technology that they use is one of a kind she used a cámara that zoomed and shows you exactly why you need the work that she’s telling you. The entire appointment was exactly what need to be. The best part about everything is that it’s with in your budget. Also if you need any financial help they help you out and everything is done with in the office and you only see two doctors. Dr. Hanookai and Dr. Abaian. I would definitely recommend this office

Jessica V. from Malibu, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr Hanookai for several years and I have to say that every visit has been so comfortable, soothing and pain free. She really does set the bar from her office to her work. The last thing I had done I was in so much pain before I went in and after, I felt like I got a new mouth. I always say tooth pain is the worst type of pain because it feels like it’s shooting up to your brain. I didn’t even feel an ounce of pain when she started working on me. She is definitely the tooth angel. Thank you!!!

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


I found Southland via Yelp when I was looking for second, third, and fourth opinions about whether or not I need gum grafts and if so, how many of them. Everyone agreed that I did, but Dr. Hanookai explained the process and the science more clearly, she clearly had more experience than anyone I’d talked to, and the quoted price was more or less the same. It went very, very well, from the surgery to the recovery, so I started going to Southland for my regular cleanings and the like. Because I have the worst luck and my previous dentist sucked, I’ve had to have filings redone and just now had to replace a crown. They’ve worked with me on costs, fought with my insurance on my behalf, and offered to fix a billing mistake before I had a chance to finish the sentence pointing it out. Their work is great – my teeth and my gums look great and I’ve had very little pain during or after procedures – and they manage their business very well. I highly recommend them.

Chris B. from Palmdale, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had a bad experience many, many years ago with a Dentist. As a result I never saw a Dentist again. Of course I ended up developing severe problems. I was referred to Dr. Hanookai and Southland Dental Care by a friend. I can’t say enough good things about her and all of the staff that works at Southland Dental Care. Dr. Hanookai and the staff are all so knowledgeable and friendly. You can tell they all have a passion for their profession and truly care about you. I ended up having to extract 9 teeth extracted and soon will be back for implants. If you ever have had a bad experience with a dentist in the past and are putting off seeing a one again because of it, don’t. Go see Dr. Hanookai, you won’t regret it. For me, when I hear the word “Dentist” the only name that come to mind is Southland Dental Care!

Tiffanie L. from Granada Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


This office is so amazing, I take all 4 of my kiddos to see them as well. My oldest needed to have her wisdom teeth out and for us it was a no brainer. Dr. Hanookai was the ONLY CHOICE for us. Of course my kid would have 5 wisdom teeth! When we went for the initial exam, Dr. Hanookai, as usual, took the time to make sure we were comfortable and understood he diagnosis and treatment, which included IV sedation. After explaining to us, she made sure that my daughter (and myself) had a chance to ask any questions. Never once did we feel rushed. The day of treatment, Dr. H (and staff) put my daughter’s comfort and needs first above just getting the job done. I credit Dr. H with how calm my kid was. The extractions were kind of complicated simply because they were impacted and still Dr. H made sure to get them out smoothly and quickly so as to limit the IV sedation. Dr. H AGAIN, put the needs of her patient first! Recovery for my daughter went smoothly as well. When Anna called the next day, on behalf of Dr. H, we were able to happily report minimal discomfort! (P.S. the office was sure to call me after my big procedures as well, just to check in and see how I was.)We have to return soon to get that last wisdom out, and of course my kid isn’t nervous at all.After all of that, my 10 year old son had a cavity on a primary tooth. And again, no brainer, Dr. A was our go to. Dr. A took his time, focused on my son, making sure that he was calm and relaxed. When Dr. A said he didn’t think numbing would be needed and explained why and why he thought it best, I left that up to him and my son. My son wasn’t nervous in the least, and surprise, surprise, my son didn’t need the numbing at all. We all left smiling! I appreciate both Dr. A and Dr. H’s conservative no nonsense approach, delivered with such care and consideration. I simply adore them both!Now to get my hubs in!

David G. from North Miami Beach, FL (Source: Yelp)


Just got back from my regular cleaning. This dentist has saved my family money over the past 6 years. They offer options based on your finances, and there is never any pressure. My daughter has had her teeth taken care of by Southland Dental since she was 8 and she loks forward to going to the dentist. With all the dental work my wife and I have had over the past few years, we are nothing but totally satisfied with Southland Dental. These people are caring, compassionate, and make you feel like part of their family. I highly recommend this office to anyone, especially anyone who has ever been afraid of going to the dentist.

Michael H. from Valley Village, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


If your looking for a new dentist or looking for any kind of cosmetic dental work then this is the place to go!I’m really picky about anything that has to do with medical stuff and I’ve been looking for a great dentist office to always go to and I have finally found it.I’ve been wanting to get some veneers for my 2 front teeth for the longest because I chipped them when I was really young but I was always nervous about them looking to fake…. I can’t describe to you how happy I am that I finally got them done over here and how natural they look. I swear, nobody can tell I got work done on them. They really take a lot of pride in there work and are very patient. They never rush anything and if you have any concerns (like I did) they will walk you thru everything and make sure your happy!
Another huge plus is that they have financing so you can really afford to get whatever you want and don’t have to wait.You have to give this place a try!!!!! I swear you won’t regret it!!!!!!

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


Dr. Hanookai performed gum whitening on me months ago, and my smoker’s purple gum (heavy) miraculously has turned healthy looking light pink and stayed that way ever since. Dr. Abaian is also super-freindly and did an amazing job placing porcelain veneers on my two front chipped teeth (which no one can tell that they are veneers). I had a very traumatic experience with my previous dentist (damaging my nerve while performing simple filling procedure), and despite my anxiety, this place makes me feel a lot less anxious. The receptionists are super friendly and super understanding/accommodating if you need to re-schedule and etc

Soleil B. from Beverly Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been seeing Dr. Hanookai for many years. Dr. Hanookai and Dr. Abaian are the kindest, most gentle and accommodating dentists I have ever worked with. When you enter the office you feel like your in a spa waiting room with a beautiful tea and coffee station and comfortable chairs. The rooms are SUPER clean and peaceful. The prices and very reasonable and the service they give you is PRICELESS!  If your looking for an amazing dental office, you should really check this place out.

Sarah K. from Central LA, West Hollywood, CA (Source: Yelp)


This dental office works miracles and keeps you smiling! It is not just the enthusiasm/positivity everyone has when you walk in, but it is their hyper-focused dedication they have to your care and seeing you smile when you leave. I swear I have never enjoyed going to a dentist visits more!A little testament to why southland dental care is the best… first and foremost Anna works there! My treatment would not have been possible without her. She continues to go above and beyond to make my dream smile come true! Anna has a wide breadth of expertise in dentistry! Not only does she handle administration flawlessly (getting you in on time, scheduling/rescheduling, finding alternatives, speaking with you on what to expect for next time, payment plans, etc..) but I can ask her ANY question regarding my treatment and she gives me an answer to the best of her knowledge. She handles any problem or situation with ease and works with you to find a solution. Best of all, Anna will ALWAYS follow up with you which I hugely appreciate having an impacted class/work schedule. She is absolutely wonderful in clearly communicating with patients, and excellent at what she does! I am so grateful for all her hard work during the course of my treatment. The office is truly lucky to have her!
Southland dental care is such a well orchestrated team! That is why they produce the best results – everyone works so well together.I will be posting photos soon detailing my treatment experience! Stay tuned!

Kathleen S. from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Hanookai did major dental work for me including new veneers, sinus lift, many implants, crowns, etc.They and their staff made the whole process go very easy. It is a warm, clean, and friendly atmosphere.I have beautiful new teeth after many years of not having.Not only are they the best at what they do, but they are genuinely sincere and kind individuals who really care about their patients.I cannot recommend them highly enough.

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


Does anyone else hate going to the dentist as much as I do? I swear it gives me anxiety. But thank god for Dr. Hanookai because she makes laying on that dentist chair a lot easier. Her smiles warms the room and when she talks to you she makes sure you’re calm, okay and comfortable before starting any work. She will check in on you throughout the work to make sure you’re okay. She is very knowledgable and skilled. I had one of my wisdom tooth pulled out. I was barely swollen! The office also works with you in terms of payments and signing up for care credit was easy as well. The whole process just went smoothly from A-Z. Healing process was also fast and easy. Definitely recommend!!

Claythan Conerly (Source: Google)


Just had another amazing experience at the Southland Dental Care. My dental implant surgery went fantastic. Dr. Delaram Hanookai is truly a genius at her craft and the staff is just as amazing. They make this dental journey much more comfortable for me and do everything they can to make it as easy as possible. I’m so excited to see the end results. Thank you guys. I have found my dental service family.

Djahan N. form San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Last 20 years I have been at so many dental office and treated by so many doctors  but Southland Dental Care is a really the best dental office. Their office is very high tech and clean. Also, you will be welcomed by friendly staff and of course the great Doctors. Ms. Hanookai is a great doctor and very kind and caring. I am so grateful to know her, last three years she did three implants for me and I am very pleased with my initial consult and going over all steps of implants engagement of Dr. Hanookai.I am very impressed by the team here at Southland Dental and I do recommend to all my family and colleagues.

Jami F. from North Hollywood, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had some major work done five years ago at SDC.  I was new in the area I heard of them from a flyer I got in the mail.  Crowns, implants, gum surgery ….. I was a mess!  But the experience was wonderful!  In the meantime, I moved away and also got a new medical plan that wasn’t covered by this office.  So I just went to someone down the street.  Last week it came to my dentist attention that I had another bad tooth and recommended pulling it and another implant.  Now I am sure this local dentist could do it – one man dentist in a tiny little office with one assistant – but I thought about it and – since I got new insurance recently – I told him I preferred and and trusted the team at SDC.  He assured me he would do a good job – and I’m sure he could.  But the team at SDC is just that – a team!  And I just felt that I wanted to go back to SDC, especially for implant, etc.  they are experts!  Everything can be done right there in their office and both doctors are always backing each other up and consulting on everything going on.  Offices are nice and so is the well supported staff.  Many of their same staff members were still there – which says a lot as well.  I highly recommend for all all your dental needs!

Julie T. from Studio City, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was new to the area and my co-worker referred me to Southland Dental Care and wow, seriously, what a difference from my last dental office. This place is great. First impressions go a long way with me. When I walked in the staff greeted me so nicely, like they were actually happy to see me, the waiting room is also very nice and once you walk in the place is just gorgeous, everything looks so classy and high tech. Dr. Hanookai and Dr. Abaian really know dentistry and took time to explain all of the options for me. My treatment went well and I am happy to have found a great dental office.

Olga Carey (Source: Google)


Dr Hanookai is absolutely the best! I have been with Dr Hanookai’s office for over 10 years. I had my whole mouth done with her including implants and dental veneers. Everyone needs to see her. Her staff is also very professional.If you don’t go see Dr Hanookai you are missing out! Trust me!!

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


I was looking for a new dentist for a while. My sister referred me to this dentist. She swore by Dr. Hanookai and her prices so I decided to give it a try. I have been having some tooth pain and made an appointment. She was so warm and welcoming, which immediately made me feel comfortable. Warm atmosphere. I had my teeth taken care of within a couple of hours. No pain at all which prompted me to write a review right away. She knows whats shes doing! Already made my next appointment for a cleaning!

Marco R. from Palmdale, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had one of the best experiences I have ever had when it comes to dental visits at Southland Dental Care. I was a bit nervous at first considering I haven’t had a dental check up in about 4 years and I can honestly say I am happy I chose Southland Dental Care. Dr. Hanooki, Dr. Abain, and all of the staff at Southland were all very kind and made me feel very comfortable.  Everyone involved in my visit did an exceptional job.  Not only were they professional but the actual work done on my teeth was great and was done with great care. I recommend everyone to come give Southland Dental Care a chance, you will not regret it!

Jennifer C. from North Hollywood, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been coming to Southland Dental care for the passed 3 yrs. I came in with a horrible tooth ache on one of my molars, like typical human being that never would attend to a dentist. Dr. Hanookai and Dr. Abaian informed me that i needed a root canal and crown. They have been by far the greatest dentist that I have been to. The staff was friendly and helpful. From the begging to the very end. I loved Anna helped me with all the financial part. I loved the way i was treated that i keep coming back for my regular cleanings. I would highly recommend Southland Dental Care to everyone that needs a dentist

Brian G. from Chesapeake, VA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Hanookai is an absolute wonderful and friendly dentist. She is someone who actual cares about you as a patient and is very understanding to all circumstances. If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while don’t feel ashamed because she truly make you feel like family and has the knowledge and skills to give you that smile that you truly desire.I can not fail to mention her team as well especially the front receptionists. Upon your arrival the process of making you feel comfortable starts with them you are treated to warm and friendly smiles and a great welcoming to the dentist office. The entire team will always remember who you are and know exactly how you need to be treated. Once again this is a wonderful place and would highly recommend to one and all..Bottom line EVERYBODY in the office is wonderful and very professional if you have to spend money on a dentist please make this your only stop!

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


Here’s my story: I needed my front tooth replaced after a freak accident at a pool as a child. I was never quite happy with the work I had up till then and after seeing a friend that had a similar procedure to hers and seeing her smile, I decided to give them a shot. From the moment I walked in they made me feel so at ease, their entire staff is so warm and welcoming. I don’t live near the area but I drove out to the Valley because I had faith Dr. Abaian and Dr. Hanookai knew what they were doing. After a lot of dental work, I finally have the beautiful smile that I always wanted. I was so self conscious about my smile for so many years, they gave me my confidence back. Sounds silly and trivial but its true. All that major dental work was years ago but I continue to go back there for routine cleanings because now that I found a dentist that I am happy with I don’t dread going to the dentist anymore. Dr. Abaian and Dr. Hanookai are just plain awesome and I couldn’t be happier.

Ellen A. from Dallas, TX (Source: Yelp)


Wow! I had a great experience here. Received a coupon in the mail and called them about getting an implant. That day I had my complimentary consultation with free x-rays. The next day I had the most incredible cleaning –my teeth are now minus all the stains (and they looked bad when I came in). Dr. Hanookai did the implant and she is a total professional. She really knows her stuff.  FAST and PAINLESS. I couldn’t believe how little time it took. My face was kind of swollen but that’s to be expected. I came in there soooooo nervous but everyone put me at ease and made me feel like an old friend. I love this place.  Drs. Abaian and Hanookai are incredible. Their fees are less than what I have paid at lesser establishments and they are top notch professionals. The office is spotless and easy to find. The office and dental staff are super nice and helpful. I could not have asked for better — believe me, I’ve experienced a lot worse at other dental offices. Southland Dental Care, you are my dentists for life!

Chris M. from Garden Grove, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is a really great dental office. What’s interesting about this office is that they have dynamic team that works together to perform each task; x-rays, cleaning, fillings, and recommendations; each person felt like a specialist at their trade, and that really impressed me.A little backstory; I have been battling tooth sensitivity for several years due to receding gums. Several dentists and hygienists have recommended I get surgery to fix it as it was already getting worse. Although I purchased a night guard to help my gums, I didn’t want to worry throughout my life about these gums, so I came into the office ready to pull the trigger and get surgery if necessary. When I was consulted by Dr. Hanookai, she said that I don’t need surgery and a quick filling is all I need to help with my sensitivity. The process took less than an hour and no more pain! I was very impressed by the team here at Southland Dental and I will be coming here for all of my cleanings and routine checkups. Thank you everyone!

Marcos H. from North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had spent a long time looking for a dental office that does it all and it was pretty difficult to find one near my home, and I was fortunate enough to stumble across an ad in a magazine with Southland Dental Care. I came for a free consultation and i met Dr. Hanookai and she was WONDERFUL!!! I felt super comfortable and felt in good hands. Very professional and caring. I would definitely recommend everyone needing dental work to give Southland Dental Care before thinking about going anywhere else !!! BEST EXPERIENCE I HAVE EVER HAD!!!Thank you Dr. Hanookai and her amazing staff!!

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


I don’t know about you, but if I need oral surgery or any surgery for that matter, I want one of those surgeons in the top 25% operating on me. I just don’t know how to figure out who they are. In the world of medicine, finding out who is best – or even good – is nearly impossible. But let me take this opportunity and tell you a short story about my expedience with Southland Dental Care — particularly with Dr. Delaram Hanookai, and, as my luck would have it, later with Dr. Michael Abaian as well. They are the best! I am not a Yelp person however this is my way of saying THANK YOU to them both. I can eat, again! I am one of those less fortunate people who developed a severe and rare case of periodontitis commonly known as gum loss. My gums were bleeding, they were sore, extremely sensitive, frequently infected, you name it. My regular dentist at the time recommended I see a specialist. I was destined to meet Dr. Hanookai. I was very fortunate, indeed. More than 15 years ago I remember walking into this tastefully decorated, welcoming and immaculate dental office where I was greeted and welcomed with smiles and, with a choice of a cup of coffee, tea or fresh water with lemon–something you don’t find in any dentist office. In the examination room I met this lovely, gracious and petite doctor who greeted me with a great, broad smile. In that instant a piercing instinct told me that Dr. Hanookai and I we weren’t only going to be “doctor and patient” but also good friends. First impressions: I was tremendously impressed by the high-tech dental office. The staff is extremely knowledgeable, courteous, polite and professional. Multilanguage office: English, Farsi, Hebrew and Spanish. Friendliness and a family like sentiment blanketed me. I am amazed at the staff assiduousness in sanitation, sterilization and patient care. The examination room became my “suite” as I called it. Lol. I still do from time to time. Upon examination we began periodontal treatment forthwith. To prevent further gum and bone loss Dr. Hanookai recommend gum surgery right away. I struggled with dentures. I had to watch what I ate and how I ate. That means I had to bite on the side rather than the front. A lot of times the upper denture would become loose on the first bite and I had to excuse myself from the table to seek solace in the restroom by adding more dental paste to it. There were times where I would not eat for fear that the dentures especially the upper would become loose. It was three years ago that I had gone to see Dr. Hanookai for a follow up. And it was then that her compassion, concern and care for her patients showed me the light in making the determination to have implants installed in my jaws. Dr. Abaian is a perfectionist. He meticulously explained every little detail in the design, creation and fitting of the new teeth and he was not satisfied until the end result was perfect. I am amazed by Dr. Abaian’s expertise. From the first moment, you would feel like he’s your friend. But most importantly, he is a genius, highly skilled and has a remarkable passion for his profession. He’s definitely in the very top of the 25%. Keep up the good work. During the implants placement procedure, although numb, I could feel the dexterity of Dr. Hanookai expertly, effortlessly and efficaciously incising, placing implants, stitching tissue, etc. “We’re done,” I heard the doctor saying. What! That’s it? I was astounded at the speed and expertise of Dr. Hanookai. She may be petite but she’s an exceptionally proficient oral surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Delaram Hanookai for any kind of periodontal procedure. Indisputably, in the very top of the 25%. It gives me an immense pleasure to share this story with you. I have no doubt that once you visit Southland Dental Care you would agree with me. And, it is with immeasurable gratitude that I say a great big THANK YOU to Dr. Hanookai and Dr. Abaian. I can eat again! [I have adopted the phrase “I can eat again!” as my slogan.] Keep up the good work!

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


I can’t say enough about Dr. Hanookai and her team. My regular dentist recommended I visit a periodontist for gum graft surgery (I needed 2) and I found this practice through yelp. I had been warned by my dentist that the recovery was so painful that even doctor friends of his don’t go back for the 2nd round. I am here to say that this was not true in my experience! The surgeries were fast and painless and the recovery was uncomfortable, but relatively easy. When I had a question during off hours, the doctor was available and even had me text her pictures to review. They were diligent in scheduling follow-ups and incredibly easy to do business with. I am still nursing my baby and they were so helpful in making sure that I was only given medications compatible with breastfeeding. This practice is highly professional, skilled, and warm. I will recommend them to everyone!

Mike M. from Beverly Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am a new patient and my experience was great. I want to congratulate the Southland dental care  to raise the bar on dental care . The staff were very nice and professional, My dental hygienist Ms. Negah was very professional, she was gentle and calm , always with a smile , even when I was being a pain in the butt . I went through a deep cleaning unlike any I have ever had.  PAINLESS!  Dr. Hanookai was amazing , very knowledgeable as well as honest.   I am extremely happy with my experience at southland dental care . That’s the way dental care should be. Pleasant. Sounds strange but I actually don’t mind going back to see my dentist … weird? I know .

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


I have lived all over the country, and because of that have been to at least a dozen different dentists. I sincerely believe Dr. Hanookai leads the bunch. Not only does she do great work, but she is also a great person. She listens to your concerns and then explains everything so that you can easily understand the procedure. More importantly, she doesn’t jump to conclusions or try to do work you don’t need. I met her initially because I was looking for a dentist to correct some previous work and she impressed me so much, I kept going back. Like a mechanic, once you find a dentist you trust, you want everyone to know. I hope more people will take the time to meet Dr. Hanookai.


With more than 15 years as a practicing periodontist, Dr. Delaram Hanookai is exceptionally proficient in placing dental implants and grafting bone and gum tissue to replace teeth and restore smiles to people who may not have smiled comfortably in years. She understands this is not just a clinical procedure; it can change a person's life - for the better. Dr. Hanookai received her certification in periodontal dentistry and implantology from USC in 1998. She also received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from USC in 1994 and her Master of Science Degree in Craniofacial Biology in 1998. Her education didn't stop there however. She has continued to pursue advanced training at the Misch Implant Institute, one of the world's most advanced training centers in dental implantology. She has also been accepted as a Fellow of the ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists), one of the world's most respected dental associations. Dr. Hanookai is a former clinical instructor of periodontics at USC, as well as an award-winning periodontist. She won the California Society of Periodontology Award for her outstanding surgical skills. Dr. Hanookai is known for her excellent use of sedation dentistry with which she helps patients relax through their appointments. They simply go to sleep and wake up, and the procedure or treatment is completed. With her advanced laser dentistry skills, Dr. Hanookai can change the shape and look of gums in just a few minutes with very little discomfort. Laser dentistry often eliminates the need for sutures and does not require anesthesia. Dr. Hanookai stresses a team approach in her dental practice. "My staff and I are dedicated to providing the highest quality care, with the most advanced dental technology available."