Viva Smile
Gohar Hovsepyan, DDS:
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Gohar Hovsepyan, DDS

Viva Smile of Van Nuys
Van Nuys, CA

Viva Smile of Granada Hills
Granada Hills, CA














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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays



Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

Sedation dentistry

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


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: Closed

Sunday: Closed


Monday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Marissa R. from Northridge, CA (Source: Yelp)


If you’re on Yelp looking for a dentist because you haven’t been in far too long and you’re looking for confirmation, this is it. I hadn’t been to the dentist in over 4 years and was extremely embarrassed and anxious about my first time back. I’m so glad I settled on Dr. Hovsepyan as she put me at ease right away. She never showed any sign of judgement and was patient and understanding. Following my visit with her, my insurance (MetLife), sent me a claim and said the office was out of network. I called the office and was sad to say I could no longer see them. The office manager (from the Van Nuys office) took my call and again, was incredibly sweet and assured me that despite being out of network I had no outstanding balance with them and anytime I was going to owe money, it would be discussed as an upfront cost. In the short time I’ve been seeing Dr. Hovsepyan, everyone in the office has been amazing. Despite being out of network, I am continuing to see the office as they work with you and in some ways this actually helped me. Glad to say I have found my new dentist after being scared for so long.

Thurayya Hernandez (Source: Google)


These guys are the BEST! Everybody there is so nice and the doctor is excellent. They make the procedures as comfortable and painless as possible and the administrative staff is always on top of things when it comes to your appointments, scheduling, and working with your insurance to get you the best deal possible. My whole family goes there and we LOVE it!

Mayra Fernandez (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Hovsepyan is by far the best dentist I’ve ever had! She is always nice and cheerful towards me and is excellent at what she does. During my cleanings, she knows my gums are sensitive, she is super careful and gentle so I don’t experience any pain or discomfort. Also, I can’t forget the awesome dental assistants! They are all friendly and really attentive to helping you and Dr. Hovsepyan. I would highly recommend this dental practice for anyone looking for a new Dentist!

Margarita K. from North Hollywood, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am so grateful to have an experience with Dr. Hovsepyan and Dr. Bagdasaryan to resolve  my complicated dental issues. From my very first visit at the office I was made to feel comfortable by both friendly  staff and the pleasant environment of the office  itself. Both doctors inspire the utmost confidence by their wealth of knowledge,  professionalism, by  caring and loving attitude. THANK YOU  for making me happy by  doing absolutely painless procedures and for  being always available!

Ricardo Avila (Source: Google)


Dr. Hovsepyan is very knowledgeable and professional. Her and her staff at Viva Smile are great. I highly recommend this place to everyone. My family and I have been coming here for years and never had a bad experience.

Zulema A. from Sylmar, CA (Source: Yelp)


Had an amazing experience at Viva Smile. The staff is amazing. The office is clean and with the latest equipment. Words can not express how I feel about Dr. Hovsepyan. She was beyond patient, profesional and understanding. Anxiety is a normal feeling that most people feel when visiting a dentist, but Dr. Hovsepyan and her staff make it a point to make sure you are comfortable and discuss everything prior to beginning to minimize your anxiety. Thank you for an amazing experience! I would strongly recommend this office for all your dentistry needs.

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


I don’t mind driving all the way from DTLA to go the best dentist! I found Dr. Hovsepyan thanks to a good friend of mine. After having some bad dental work done while I was in college my smile was in need of severe help. Dr. Hovsepyan was able to repair a crown followed by removing two implants that were poorly placed. I’m in the process of getting braces and finishing off with three new perfect implants. Couldn’t be happier with their service professionalism and how welcoming they made me feel. They take the time to explain everything in detail before having you agree to anything. The office is super clean and everyone has a friendly simile and appear to enjoy their job, something that is hard to find these days. Wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. I highly recommend paying them a visit for all your dental needs.

Chiharu Velasco (Source: Google)


My family has been getting our dental care from Dr. Hovsepyan for years. The office looks so nice, the staffs are nice and Dr. Hovsepyan is super nice. She is very explanatory when telling us what is going on with our teeth and gives detailed information when it requires procedures. Always caring and kind. We definitely recommend Dr. Hovsepyan to everybody who needs dental care!

Ripsime Khatcherian (Source: Google)


The staff is wonderful! Very professional, friendly and caring. Dr. Gohar Hovsepyan knows exactly how to handle patients with sensitive teeth. She makes sure she does whatever it takes to make me comfortable and pain free. I am very happy with them.

Evie F. from Sherman Oaks, CA (Source: Yelp)


I love this place!!! Waiting time is good, schedule appointments are quick and easy. Everything went smooth the  Dr. explains everything in detail, she was able to calm my anxiety and she is super friendly!!!!

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


Have been a patient of Dr. Hovsepyan for 3 years now and I’ve never been disappointed! From cleanings to extractions to even my full ortho treatment, Dr. Hovsepyan has delivered exceptional care and attention. Little by little my family has began to see her and they all rave about her. Her office staff is also wonderful and you are treated as a part of their family the minute you walk in. I can keep on writing wonderful things about this office but just do yourself a favor and  book an appointment!! You won’t regret it

Frank Valdez (Source: Google)


Kindest team I’ve ever met!!! Your body naturally fears things that have hurt you or given you unpleasant results— that is my past experience with dentistry. That being said, this team helped me overcome my fear by doing a great job with upmost care and kindness. Thank you so much !!

Mara Naiditch (Source: Google)


My whole family goes there (including for orthodonture) and it’s always a positive experience. Her husband is an oral surgeon and we’ve seen him too with equally positive experiences. Can’t say enough good things about Dr. H and her entire staff.

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


I dont usually leave yelp reviews but this time I had to. My first impression of this office was great, the moment I walked in, I was greated and the staff there was very helpful. Once I met with Gohar for a consultation for removal of my wisdom teeth, Gohar explained everything thoroughly about the procedure and cost breakdown. The procedure was done generally quick and clean, I felt little to no pain during and after the procedure. I highly recommend going and seeing Gohar for anything, She is very welcoming and so is the staff

Carlos D. from North Hollywood, CA (Source: Yelp)


Very thorough dental practice. I really enjoyed the company of every single individual. Dr. Gohar Hovsepyan made me feel so comfortable with every procedure that was done with to tooth. She explains before any procedure. Also the front desk is amazing went above and beyond to get insured for my whole procedure. She was literally on top of it. Will continue to come to this office for sure. Any questions you can ask and they’ll do the best they can for you.

Martina B. from North Hollywood (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Hovsepyan and his staff are compassionate, patient, and very good at what they all do. My son had to have major work done & is petrified of the dentist. We found Viva Smile in their Van Nuys Office as we needed someone who had good reviews, did several different dental procedures and did sedation. We couldn’t be happier with our discovery!
They listened to his story of how terrified he was and were so understanding & compassionate of his feelings. He needed extensive costly treatment. We had all the work then performed in the Granada Hills Office as this is where they do the sedation. State of the art office! Mar at the front desk is so helpful & nice. My son now has a beautiful smile. Quality work! He is now smiling again!! Thank you Viva Smile for all everyone did in both locations to help my son!
I would refer them without a hesitation.

Cindi R. from West Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


They were great! From the moment I got the appointment. I was reminded (which I needed) and the front desk was so helpful and smiling and then I was brought in to get X-ray’s (technician was fantastic), then meeting Dr. Hovsepyan and she explained everything as she was doing it so there was no surprises. She looked and then got my teeth cleaned by a very competent lady. This was a most enjoyable experience and cannot wait to go again in 6 months. I was referred and could not be happi

Scott Detweiler (Source: Google)


Of course there is a wide choice of good dentists in the L.A. area but what makes Dr. Hovsepyan different is her warm and sincere chair-side manner. She always has a smile and makes me feel welcomed and secure that I am getting the best care and that she really cares about my health. (I actually look forward to my regular dental visits!). The spirit of her high quality patient care is reflected not only in her clinical staff but in her front office staff, as well. I recommend Viva Smile to my friends and colleagues every chance I get. Thank you, Dr. Hovesepyan!

Jose Cardenas (Source: Google)


I can’t say enough about how great this place is. The staff is amazing and friendly. Dr. Hovsepyan is the best. She is not only professional, ethical and great at her job, but she genuinely cares about the work she does for her patients. She loves her job and it shows in the work that she provides for the patients. I live an hour away one way, but I do not mind making that drive because I know I will get great service and great work done. Nothing beats Viva Smile

Anush D. from San Fernando, CA (Source: Yelp)


I loved everything about the office and Dr. Gohar Hovsepyan. Dr. Gohar recently replaced my crown and the process was comfortable and painless. What I loved most about her is she took the time to explain EVERYTHING and was happy to cover all my questions and concerns. This tells me she cares about her client and shows passion for her work. Dental work usually gives me anxiety; especially when they start drilling. To ease my anxiety, I asked her to tell me what she is doing step by step as she is working on my tooth. She was happy to do so and didn’t show any sign of annoyance. I understand this might make things a bit challenging for a dentist but she did not give me that vibe at all, she continued to do her best to make me feel comfortable. I am satisfied with the results, it looks natural and feels right. I also got a cleaning a few months ago when I had braces. The hygienist was skilled, friendly and professional. The hygienist knew how to do a thorough cleaning on teeth with braces. I was satisfied with her work.  I was NOT happy with the place I went to PRIOR to Viva. The hygienist  was chatty and would ask me questions as she was in my mouth cleaning my teeth. She would stop so I can answer her question, then forgot which tooth she left off of so she ended up skipping a few teeth. Viva staff is professional, fast and knowledgeable. I usually make appointments, confirm appointments, ask questions to Mar (receptionist) via text messaging. This makes things extremely convenient for me. Mar is friendly, professional and has always been helpful. Will definitely return and continue to recommend.

Paul R. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Took my 89 year old mother for the first time visit after her dentist had retired. Could not have had a more pleasant time. Staff is delightful and Dr. H is so compassionate and realistic about care that is needed. I would drive from Santa Monica for myself if I didn’t have a great dentist already.

Lancelot D. (Source: Zocdoc)


We showed up early and got in early little to no wait time.the front desk staff was nice made small talk also offered water and husband has really bad teeth there was making him feel bad they listen no judging good environment. This the place get your teeth done will be make own appointment soon .??

Carrie DeQuiroz (Source: Google)


Happy with the friendliness of staff and cleanliness of the facility. No wait time upon arrival of appointment. Any or all fees and charges were discussed without the pressure of making money on getting any work done.

Michelle Arevalo (Source: Google)


Dr. Gohar is very thorough when explaining the procedure and what to expect. As a patient, it makes me feel more comfortable knowing what is happening and how everything is done. She’s also very pleasant and I feel valued as a patient. I love her!!!

Jovelle S. from Santa Clarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


I trust my teeth in this place. I get my cleaning done here and regular check ups for my Invisalign. The staff here are always pleasant and friendly. Especially the girls in the front, really make the place run smoothly. Dr. Hovsepyan is always kind and upfront about her treatment plan. She always offers options and reassurance and takes special care and consideration to each step of the process. She is someone who I feel genuinely cares about the wellbeing of her patients

Stan Wang (Source: Google)


All the staff here are friendly and honest. They don’t recommend random procedures you don’t need, and will patiently explain the procedures you do need as well as the costs. Cannot recommend them enough.

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


Dr. Gohar and Dr. Karen are amazing, they have a very modern equipment, the office is beautiful and super clean And the ladies are so nice and kind. Love this place .

Alek A. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Gohar Hovsepyan is a great doctor!I have done a lot of dental work with her and every time I visit her could not be more happier. She is very knowledgeable, has many years of experience, moreover she is very friendly with all her patients. She uses the newest technologies  and very high quality products. The office is extremely clean and staff is friendly. Highly recommend her.

Bella Noche (Source: Google)


I absolutely love this dentist! Everybody there is sweet, kind and really cares about you. I will recommend this dentist office to everyone I know. Even if you’re afraid of going to the dentist, you won’t be anymore after your first visit here. This place is heaven send.

Alla Nersesyan (Source: Google)


Amazing Doctor and staff . My husband and I have been going here for years. They are very professional and up to date with dental technology. I have referred many friends and family to this office because I wouldn’t go anywhere else for my dental needs. Love Dr.Gohar Hovsepyan she is he always smiling and friendly

Jaimie M. from Van Nuys, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am 34 years old. At 9, I smashed my face on asphalt and have spent the last 25 years battling the damaged that was caused by the fall compounded with shotty work by several dentists throughout the years. It got so bad that I refused to go to the dentist for years, resulting in the need for implants and lots of crowns. My husband found Dr. Gohar and knew she was just what I needed. Just the thought of walking into a dentist would hive me such anxiety that I would cry and shake. Upon my first visit, 95% of that anxiety disappeared. The staff listened to my concerns and were patient with me. They are more than just a dental office. They are a professional family. Everytime I have come in, its more like talking with friends. Something I needed so much more than I ever knew. The dr is very straight forward about the treatments I need yet I have NEVER been pressured to do anything I wasn’t comfortable with or could not afford. She works hard to prevent doing unnecessary procedures. Something both myself and my wallet appreciate. For the first time in my life, ai look forward to going to the dentist. I am calm, no longer need to take anxiety medication before my visit and am so happy with how my new smile is developing. Viva Smile, Dr Gohar and her staff are absolutely amazing

Gigi M. from San Fernando Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am so grateful to have found this dentist. Dr. H and her husband (who is the oral surgeon) performed gum recontouring aka gingivectomy on my upper gums purely for cosmetic reasons, and can’t say how much happier I am with my smile. Even after having braces more than 5 yrs ago, no other dentist offered the services for my gums. The staff including the receptionists and hygienists are so polite and helpful. I’ve had 2-3 cleanings done here, and I never experience pain. I also never wait more than 5min once I arrive for appts time, so they are definitely in top of being punctual. Even after months after my gum surgery, Dr. H said hello just to check up on me making sure I was happy with everything. I wish I had a picture of my before and after, perhaps I’ll ask for a copy next time.
Give this dentist place a try. Also, they give a starbucks gift card after your first visit/check-in, and the office itself is gorgeous and clean

Simone G. (Source: Zocdoc)


Finally found the courage to go see a dentist after way too many years. The Doc was super nice, patient and very understanding, and so were all the lovely ladies working the office and assisinting. Going back for a cleaning in a few weeks and planning on getting my wisdom teeth pulled at a certain point 🙁

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


I have been going regularly for cleaning and more needed treatments  to Dr Gohar  Hovsepyan more than 6 years now and she is absolutely an amazing doctor, I usually used to visit them in their old locations and Dr Karen Baghdasaryan  did my implants and he absolutely changed my whole life!  I am thoroughly impressed with Dr. Karen’s extensive knowledge in cosmetic dentistry, his upbeat personality, attention to detail and care for his patients. I have 2 implants done with him and and last one I just got recently. Need to mention after I got the implants I didn’t have any problems and not much pain. It was unbelievably easy for me and very less pain. I am so incredibly thankful to both of them. I can not stop smiling and feeling confident. They are very carrying and I have to mention that  they have a lots of patience to work  with (chicken)person like me. The technology in the clinic is the highest and upscale . Also highest level customer/patient service!!! I couldn’t ask for better experience. I Thank so much to my both doctor’s Karen Baghdasaryan and Gohar Hovsepyan. I highly recommend everyone who is looking for great and amazing carrying doctors  to visit  Viva Smile clinic to see both my doctors.

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


Not even sure where to start in my praise for VIVA SMILE.  From the moment I walked into the sparkling clean, beautifully remodeled office to the time I left , a completely satisfied patient , it was a great experience. Everyone I came in contact with was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. I have had work done by both Karen and Gohar, the husband and wife dentists who operate the business, and both are amazing.  Each takes time to explain the procedures, reasoning behind their proposed treatments and options available.  I really feel as if they are concerned about me as a person. The exam rooms are comfortable and relaxing.  A major attribute for a dentist’s office. The work I have had done there has been state of the art,  painless , and the final product exceeds expectations. In conclusion,  I can’t say enough good things about VIVA SMILE.  And all of this is coming from a man who has historically hated going to the dentist. I would without  hesitation highly recommend them to everyone!


Dr. Gohar Hovsepyan is highly skilled dental professional that enjoys her work and is committed to providing excellent services to her patients.  She is a professional, caring and skilled dentist in Van Nuys, CA. She obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1994. Since then she had obtained numerous trainings and certifications on the latest techniques available in modern dentistry. We proudly serve Encino, Sherman Oaks, Northridge and nearby communities. Dr. Hovsepyan continued her advancement in Orthodontics with prestigious United States Dental Institute, an institution that takes pride in educating dentists in orthodontics for over thirty years. She is a lifetime member of the Institute and receives over 200 hours of continuing education every year. She is Invisalign certified and is recognized as preferred provider of Invisalign.  She is also a great cosmetic dentist with outstanding personality and gentle touch that can transform any smile into something to be proud of.