West LA Dental Care
Afshin Golyad, DDS:
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West LA Dental Care
Afshin Golyad, DDS
Los Angeles, CA (Sawtelle)













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

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: Closed

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Sunday: Closed





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

Harry J. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I liked the quality and the service that Dr. Golyad provided me during my office visit. I got a dental whitening done and recieved a lot of compliments from my friends and colleagues afterwards. I am a patient who always had problems in other doctors office. Dr. Golyad with an extreme expertise and patience provided me a very relaxing environment to help me with my problem. I recommend Dr. Golyad as the best doctor in LA.

Anonymous (Source: Google)


DREAD going to the dentist! Who doesn’t, right?? Well, I had to go and so I schedule with West LA Dental. From the moment I walked in they were courteous and friendly. I think they sensed that I was nervous and quickly helped to calm my nervousness! The paperwork to fill out wasn’t too lengthy or too complicated. And even if it was the receptionist was very polite and helpful. The staff really made a “dreading” dentist appointment into an enjoyable one, believe it or not. Will definitely continue my dental appointments here. Five stars West LA!

Sheena T. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


My husband visited West LA Dental first and came home and bragged about his visit. We were going to a different dentist and we were not happy with the dentist, and the service we were getting so that’s how we found Dr Golyad, and now he has become our new dentist. They are caring and considerate and since we have no insurance they work with our budget.

Tim W. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had not been to the dentist in about 5 years so when I finally got a bit of insurance, I got a recommendation from a family member to try Dr. Afshin Golyad at West LA Dentist. After I confirmed my appointment, they sent my family member a thank you gift certificate for recommending them to me. I went in to get a cleaning and to ask about an implant for a missing tooth. On my first visit I met the Doctor and his assistant who were both very friendly. He talked me into a deep cleaning and x-rays too like some of the other reviewers but for good reason; it had been long overdue. He took care in making sure he completely numbed the areas he cleaned and asked me several times if I was doing okay. His assistant was nice enough to place protective eyeglasses on my face since the plaque was a flying. On my second and third visit, I had a cavity filled and a crown placed  on  a tooth that had a very large cavity. I knew before the end of my first visit that would be the case since he places the x-rays on a screen right in front of you. When I saw the large discoloration on my tooth, I knew he was being honest with me. I never once thought he was trying to up-sell me on a crown. he actually mentioned that I might have needed a root canal but wouldn’t know until he got in there during the procedure. Clearly if he was trying to get more money out of me, he would have said I needed a root canal. On my most recent visit, I decided to get the Zoom teeth whitening before I talked about fixing my missing tooth. He carried out the whitening procedure and at the end of it, asked me how my teeth were feeling and if they were not hurting, if wanted extra whitening since he had some left over. Normally most people wouldn’t choose to sit a dentist chair for more than and hour and a half but I want the best results I could get. When I asked him about an implant, he gave me two options, a bridge or an implant. I opted for the implant and he gave me several referrals with great advice on taking my time on making a decision. he never pushed for me to do the bridge, which he could have done and was happy with the decision I had made. Later in the day, he personally called me to see how my teeth were doing. Apparently whitening can make your teeth ultra-sensitive and he wanted to make sure I wasn’t in any pain. I’ve never had a doctor call me to see how I was feeling. After that, I just had to give him a positive review.

Leland Gordon (Source: Google)


Had some serious pain, and called them up. They had me in and out within 24 hours, no more pain, fixed the filling problem that some other dentist had caused. Gotta love location along Santa Monica Blvd. if you’re a West LA person, and parking was good. I paid cash, and I was given quick service that was geared at fixing the problem and getting me out of pain. This office is a good dentist and would definitely go back (hopefully don’t need to).

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


I met Doctor Golyad and explained to him all my insecurities about my smile including hygiene. I explained to him that I didn’t have a lot of money but I really wanted a million dollar smile. He was extremely professional, nice, and gave me his vision and thoughts of what he can do for me. I LOVED all his recommendations! I felt extremely comfortable with him within minutes! He offered the best advice and I really felt like he wanted to help me and to top it off, he took his time talking to me and didn’t rush me to do anything!. A couple months down the line, Doctor Golyad was able to give me a perfect smile! Now I have beautiful NATURAL looking veneers. He removed all my ugly looking crowns from previous dental offices and gave me new ones! I went from a C in my hygiene to an A. I feel comfortable talking to people and there’s never a day goes by that I’m not complimented on my smile. I recommend this office to everyone! Thank you Doctor!

Beyer W. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred over to Dr. Golyad by my friend , since I was looking for a honest and a reliable dentist to do some dental work for me. Upon meeting him, along with some follow up appointments, I was extremely pleased with the work which he did on my teeth , I was particulary very impressed with his work ethic in which how he explained everything to me , and made me feel very comfortable. If you are looking for a dentist who takes the time to explain everything to you , who is honest , and reliable, then I would definately recommend Dr. Golyad to be your dentist. I was very thankful to my friend for referring Dr. Golyad to me.

Italia N. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I first came to West LA Dental at least 4yrs ago. I just happened to find Dr. Golyad by chance and was incredibly surprised by how much I liked him and his office. I had never quite had such a pleasant experience at the dentist. Dr. Golyad has by far, the BEST bed side manner! I then scheduled my son and husband for a cleaning and they too loved him. My son commented on how nice and gentle Dr. Golyad was and I have never heard a complaint about Dentist appointments since. They are always very friendly and accommodating with our schedule. We truly love coming to see Dr. Golyad!

Eric S. from Culver City, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m so happy I found this dentist!   The whole staff is great, and my dentist (Dr. Afshin Golyad, I think is his name) is very nice, knowledgeable, and takes the time to explain everything. He makes me feel like he cares about my well-being.  I appreciate his straightforward, honest advice on what dental issues can wait VS. which to not bother with VS. which are priority. I feel I am getting competent and premium care — not just another patient being shuffled in and out (which is very commonplace experience in other dental offices).  The prices are very reasonable too.  I recommend!

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


Dr. Gholyhad and his staff have won me over.  He’s probably my dentist for life. The office is quaint and everyone is very friendly – it’s not one of those super centers where you are just a name.  Ruthy in the front is very good about working out appointments and sending you reminders. Now on to the doctor…  He’s very straightforward about what the procedure will be, but the best part is that he has a very gentle touch.  He always shakes my hand when he sees me =) Love that they’re open on Saturday..  See you next time, Doc!

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


I am someone who breaks into tears and has a mini heart attack every time a dentist appt draws near. I have extensive work to be done partially because of my fear leading me to avoid the dentist for long periods of time and partly because I am a single mom in LA with very limited funds. I recently got a god dental insurance through my employer and chose Dr. Gholyhad as my primary dentist. Best choice I’ve ever made! He is so kind and gentle and understanding. He has been able to explain in detail what work I need to get done and we made it through my first appt without a single tear! His staff are truly amazing, they seem to genuinely care about making me feel comfortable and are very non-judgemental, which means a lot given I am embarrassed at how long I have avoided taking care of my dental issues. The Office manager has exchanged several emails with me to go over my dental plan and how we can schedule the work to fit my finances. If you are a nervous nelly like me, or just looking for a dentist you owe it to yourself to go to West LA Dental Care.

William S. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Golyad is simply the best.  I’m a huge dental chicken and every experience w/ Dr. G has been pain-free and discomfort-free.  Other reviewers have commented on his “chair-side manner”, and it’s true, he’s such a gentle person. He’ll tell you everything that he’s going to do, tell you if you will feel pressure, ask you to let him know at any time if you’re uncomfortable or in pain, and is re-assuring through everything.  He’s also got a great, sly sense of humor and I get a kick out of some of the things he says. If you have nightmares about going to the dentist, I’d suggest you try Dr. Golyad for a great experience.

Gregory T. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I frankly don’t understand the negative reviews here, and as anyone can see, they are completely dwarfed by the rave reviews.  That’s Yelp for you, I suppose.  Either way, Dr. Golyad basically restored my mouth four years ago (beautifully), and everything is still going strong.  I have enough confidence in him to recommend him to others, all of whom have expressed their gratitude for the recommendation.  I went in for a checkup just last week, and was treated as an important customer as always.  Just like it is with your doctor, a good dentist is part of your health team.  As long as Dr. Golyad is in practice and as long as I live in the area, he’ll be my dentist.

Lindsay H. from Santa Clara, CA (Source: Yelp)


Going to the dentist isn’t something that most people look forward to, but if I have to sit through the torturous scraping and poking that is euphemistically dubbed “exam / cleaning”, I’m more than happy to pay a visit to Dr. Golyad. He’s very personable and knowledgeable, and he takes care to actually remember his patients (either that or he takes wonderful notes and slyly looks them over before your arrival). My appointments are always quick and [mostly] painless. This is also the first dentist I’ve had that actually interacts with my teeth himself – as opposed to my past dentists who’ve had a tech do all the work then taken a brief, rushed glance in my mouth to wrap up the visit. So no complaints from me. Except of course for the general consensus complaint of having to go to the dentist in the first place..

Timothy G. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve had my share of questionable dental experiences and I can truly say that after one visit, I’ve found a place I will stay with! Easy to make an appt., easy check-in, and excellent service. The Dr. is kind, honest, and professional. He does an outstanding job and most importantly, is very trustworthy. The rest of the staff is friendly and top notch as well. Sam is an exceptional person, and very good at what she does. Couldn’t be more satisfied. I am recommending this practice to my entire family!

Sajid V. from Redondo Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


For many years I had been unhappy with the color and the spacing between my teeth. I was too scared to do anything since sometimes you see people that their teeth look so fake. After years of being Dr. Golyad’s patient, I finally got the nerve to fix them and I am so happy I finally did that. They look so natural and it changed the way I look. I should have done that years ago, but I guess it is never too late. I am so grateful for what they have done for me through out the years and wrting this review is the least I could do to try to thank them for my new look.

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


I’ve had the worst experiences with dentists in the past. But, this is no joke! Some people have phobias of spiders, clowns & I know this sounds silly, but mine was dentists, ugh! My palms would sweat & if I heard the drill I would shriek, and  have to leave the room. Dr Gholyad is the most Amazing dentist I’ve ever been too! He has put all my fears to rest. He is so gentle, and almost clairvoyant  in understanding my needs. I would never go to anyone else. And the staff is just as amazing! I consider myself so lucky to have found them. Thank you Dr Gholyad . Your my hero!!

Anastasia N. from Venice, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best dental experience ever.  Needed deep cleaning, 1 root canal & about 10 fillings.  I got to know this crew pretty well.  First, I appreciated that they treated me like a patient, not a “case”.  They understood & showed compassion for my situation which was having no insurance.  Dr. G worked with me on the pricing of the dental work which helped me out tremendously.  Oh, I forgot to mention that they work quickly & painlessly.  Dr. G the dentist, Gwen the hygienist, Ruth the admin & even Brian the intern, you guys are all amazing, thank you all for talking good care of me.  I will continue to send everyone  I know that needs dental work here.

Tony Bella (Source: Google)


Love my dentist office!! <3 I definitely recommend this office for all your needs. Usually an office smells like death and rotten decay BUT this office was bright, beautiful and smelled so fresh. It eased me to walk in and see the smiling faces, they make you feel comfortable and treat you with such care. The staff is friendly, the Dr. is amazing & they kept me informed on my insurance coverage (other offices were out of network & didn’t explain much, so when I made my appointment they explained that they except, in network with all major insurances). I did not hesitate to make another appointment for my follow up cleaning. I highly suggest you pick up that phone and make a life changing experience with WEST LA DENTAL.

Becky J. from Fullerton, CA (Source: Yelp)


I would say that I have found a new home here and now going to the dentist isn’t quite the chore it once was! All the staff was very friendly, they took me at my scheduled appointment time, the office was very clean and welcoming, and their prices were affordable. Doctor Golyad provides thoughtful care and advice when discussing possible treatment and preventive plans, I would recommend the team and West LA Dental to anyone in the area, you wont regret it.

Ray Lyon K. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Great Experience, Great Service, Great people. Without a doubt the most time and attention spent by any dentist I have ever been to. Dr. Golyad spent an entire 45 minutes with me explaining everything as he was doing it. He didn’t just mess around in my mouth and then leave, he walked me through everything that was going on with my teeth.They took the time to explain to me what I needed to have done and treated me with respect.Dr. Golyad was really informative and actually made the whole process really interesting and actually had me thinking “cool.” I definitely will be going back to him for years to come.

Stanley R. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


I can’t say enough positive comments about Dr. Golyad. He has a very gentle touch.   I never feel the numbing needel.  His bed side manner is top notch. He concerns for how the patient is doing throughout the appointment. I felt absolutely no discomfort during my dental visit and had all of my questions answered. He has eliminated all my anxieties of going to the dentist. I trust him 100%. He’s conservative and thinks of the patient first.

John McGhee (Source: Google)


I cracked a tooth during a visit to Venice Beach and used Google to find a dentist. This place came up high review wise and my insurance said they’d cover me going there so I gave them a call. Lucky for me they had an opening and could take me right away. One hour later I was back with my family enjoying the beach again. One thing I really enjoyed about this visit was that the procedure was handled in a room with a view. Usually a dentist office either has no windows or the blinds are pulled because the view is of a wall. Not here. I gotta move out this way!

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


LOVE these guys!! My husband and I have finally found our permanent dentist! After bouncing from dentist to dentist feeling disappointed for 20 years, our friends recommended Dr. Golyad. We are so thrilled. He is warm, friendly and professional. His assistant, Sam, is a gem. I am a neurotic mess in the dentist chair. While getting a cavity extracted, I was overwhelmed with anxiety. She was so nurturing and patient. She gave me her earphones so I could listen to music and calm myself down. It’s little things like that that make us feel very taken care of. Ruth at the front desk is a sweetheart too. These people really care. They know us by name, welcome us with a smile and we never have to wait to be seen. It feels like a family dentist office. We are super happy!!

Rose P. from Yorba Linda, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Golyad and her staff are AMAZING!! I have been going to him for a few years now and he recently did an incredible job changing my old ugly silver fillings. He explains everything you need to know about your procedure, and he is always on time so you don’t have to sit there nervously waiting to get to your turn.

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


Dr Golyad is truly an amazing dentist. He’s very knowledgable and caring. Before I went to him for my root canals, I was in so much pain and needed to see a dentist as soon as possible. Albeit his busy schedule, he arranged to see me the very next day. I’m so relieved that I got to see him. such a pain free experience. He’ s a great dentist. I highly recommend him.

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


Dr Golyad has been my dentist for 11 years now. I go to him because I trust him. He is very competent in all the different types of dental procedures that he has performed for me. He is really a skilled dentist who can produce good results. Being a dentist requires a lot of talent and skill of the hands and I am happy that I was able to find this quality in Dr Golyad. Fortunately, his prices are decent and comparable with other dentists in this area. Another thing I like about Dr Golyad is that before he performs a procedure for me, he explains to me why I need the procedure. He will also discuss with me the different alternatives for my dental condition and allows me to make an educated decision about the type of dental work I want to receive. I highly recommend him. Definitely check him out!

Kaitlin E. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve found that going to the dentist is kind of like seeing a mechanic. You have to believe what they tell you, because, what do you know? Well I initially went to a dentist in Marina Del Rey and was told I needed gum cleaning, antibiotics for my gums, three crowns and 4 cavities filled…grand total (after insurance) $5000. I decided to get a second opinion and that is where West LA Dental came in. The doctor did agree that I needed the gum cleaning, but the antiobiotic shots were not necessary ($120 a pop saved right there). And he also said one of the areas that the other doctor said I needed a crown could actually be fixed with a cavity instead. Grand total? $3,500. The office is very small, one receptionist, one hygenist and one dentist. They feel like family now because I have been back so many times to have my work done. I work 9-5 and they are open on Saturdays so I haven’t had to schedule any appointments during work which is awesome. I’m very satisfied with my experience and would recommend this dentist to anyone.

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


I heard about Dr Golyad from a friend who told me what an amazing job he does on teeth whitening. I decided to check it out for myself and WOW what an amazing incredible job he did on my teeth. And what a wonderful experience I had for the first time at a dentist office. From the second I stepped in his office I felt very welcomed. His staff was all smiles and so kind. They were thorough and very helpful and answered any questions I may have had. They were all very professional, very well organized, and informative. Most importantly I didn’t have to wait, they called me in right on time. I am terrified of dentists and when I met Dr Golyad all my fears went away. He was very caring and friendly and made me feel very comfortable and at ease, which is something hard to do when I am at the dentist. He is very professional yet feels like he is an old friend. I saw his interactions with his other patients and it was the same story with them as well. He treats all his patients with care, and really wants them to leave happy. He described to me in detail the procedure so I had nothing to be afraid of and there would be no surprises. The Procedure took about an hour and they even played a movie for me during it. He thoroughly explained to me everything I needed to do after the procedure. The results are absolutely EXCELLENT!!!!!! My teeth look fantastic and I constantly get complements, and it is a great boost of confidence.  I have never had an experience like this at the dentist and I would 110% recommend Dr Golyad as a dentist. If you are thinking about the teeth whitening, don’t think anymore! GO to Dr. Golyad and get it done!!

Edgenia R. from West Hollywood, CA (Source: Yelp)


There’s a little bit of risk you take when you find a dentist through Google instead of through a referral, but that’s how I found West L.A. Dental Care, and I am happy I tried them out. I have been a patient there for about a year now and have always been extremely satisfied with their services. The practice is small and to my knowledge, still pretty new. They have all of the latest equipment the place is immaculate. I really love going because the doctor, Golyad Afshin, is pretty awesome. I referred my boyfriend and he wrote me a thank you letter that was nice and also kind of funny. How sweet, right?  I’ve had x-rays, cleanings, and fillings done there and my boyfriend a root canal, and we’ve both left more than satisfied. If you want a dentist that remembers who you are, is thoughtful, professional and gentle then I highly recommend West L.A. Dental Care.

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


Hi There, I don’t typically write reviews but I have to tell you about my experience with Dr. Golyad. I am a chicken when it comes to the dentist but this place was amazing. First let me tell you that everything is very clean and smells clean which is important. Ruth the office manager is amazing!! She makes you feel so comfortable and answers all your questions. She is what made me schedule an appointment. Samyra his dental assistant is so pleasant and so lovely just like Ruth that you feel comfortable right away. She is also extremely knowledgeable which is an added bonus. Dr. Golyad is warm, honest and makes you feel very comfortable. While he was filling my cavity he kept asking me if I was okay. I almost forgot the most important part, he is soooooooo gentle. Love the staff and will definitely go back. Thanks Dr. Golyad, Samyra and Ruth.

David D. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


Am I the only one who has a “fear” of going to the dentist? I think my fear comes from an early childhood experience of going to a nasty dentist in my small hometown. (But, that’s another story best left for Steven King to write.) As an adult, I force myself to make an appointment on a regular basis because I luckily have a nice set of choppers, but going to the dentist continues to be a stressful experience. However, it’s been over a year since my last visit (maybe longer) because my last dentist wasn’t too nice, so I kept putting off making an appointment. I explained this situation to a friend and she suggested I go visit Dr Golyad, her dentist at West LA Dental Care. She gave nothing but praise for Dr Golyad, so I took a few deep breaths and started the process – my return to the dentist. First of all, the reception and appointment taker couldn’t have been nicer. We had a brief chat on the phone where I explained that I had this deep “fear” about going to the dentist. So, when I arrived for the appointment, the entire staff couldn’t have been friendlier and more accommodating. Since it was my first visit, Dr. Golyad and staff was alerted to my “fear” and through each procedure, Dr. Golyad explained each action before doing it… “Now, I’m going to do a little scraping to smooth down the filling… You’ll feel a little tension, but shouldn’t feel pain.” By taking the time to “talk” me through each of these actions, I was able to relax and be prepared. Thank you, Dr. Golyad for understanding my fear and taking the time to address it in a professional manner. I’m not in a hurry to go back, but at least I found a great dentist who is sympathetic to my childish fears.

Anita G. from Pacific Palisades, CA (Source: Yelp)


This place is great.  The wait time is never long and I never feel like they are rushing you through to get to the next patient.  Dr. Golyad takes time to explain exactly what he’s doing.  He is thorough, capable, and gentle.  The staff feels like long time friends (sitting with you and often joking).  Records are all computerized and well maintained (no needless x-rays).  He’s the first dentist I’ve had in years who isn’t drill-happy or trying to make extra $ with additional procedures that are not needed.  I don’t have dental coverage/insurance but he always works with me – giving my teeth the care needed for an affordable price.  I have nothing but praise for this place!

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


Dr. Golyad is as good as it gets in dentistry. As someone who has had poor experiences with dentists in the past, I was reluctant when searching for a new one. To my pleasant surprise I stumbled upon Dr. Golyad and his team (Ruth and Gwen) at West LA Dental. From the moment you enter, you are greeted and made to feel welcome. Dr. Golyad is as ethical is it gets. In my case he clearly articulated treatment options and when I asked him for his advice he did not try to up sell me in anyway, in fact he told me that the cosmetic work that I had envisioned was excessive and provided an alternative option that not only saved me money but more importantly left more of my natural tooth structure in tact. It is this unbiased advice that separates him from others and builds credibility. I felt like he genuinely cared about me, frequently stopping during procedures to assess whether or not I was okay before he continued. He described each procedure in detail and made me comfortable with every aspect, even the slight pinch here and there, nothing and I mean ABSOLUTELY nothing was a surprise during the procedures. Everything went smoothly according to how he had described it, which made me feel at ease during the procedures. During one particular visit I remember telling him that I had not had good experiences with dentists in the past and he put down his tools, looked at me and asked, “How do I ensure that you have a better experience here?” That quote tells you all you need to know about Dr. Golyad. Ethical, Professional and caring. A combination that has earned my business for life. I can finally stop dreading the dentists office.

Nathan E. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have extremely high standards. Dr. Golyad AND his staff exceeded all of my standards. If you have anxiety about going to the dentist due to past experiences, don’t fret, they welcome you here with open arms. Dr. Golyad cleaned my teeth extremely well, perhaps better than anyone ever. He also works very fast. Go here. I already have my next appointment on the books. -Nate


Our patients and our staffers build lasting relationships over the years, and we hope to make you and your family the next people with whom we create that lasting bond! Our goal is to take care of our patients' periodontal health from the time they are children all the way until they have kids of their own! We hope you enjoy your visit to our web site, and we hope you will feel free to call up our dental offices any time to schedule an appointment. We offer basic cleaning services, family dentistry, cosmetic dental procedures, oral surgery, and more! Our office is located at 12340 Santa Monica Boulevard, 2 blocks west of Bundy Dr. in beautiful West LA. We are in Suite 241 on the 2nd floor. Plenty of parking is available around the building for your convenience. We are equipped with the latest in dental technologies, which allows us to bring you the lowest possible prices, smoothest procedures, and quickest in-and-out appointments. Dr. Afshin Golyad, D.D.S. welcomes you to his General family dentistry practice. Dr. Golyad has finished his undergraduate studies at U.C.L.A, and moved to U.S.C to receive his dental degree in 1995. He is a dentist who runs a patient-centered family dental practice. Our office functions as the primary source of dental care for all members of a family beginning around age 2. We work with our patients as part of a team to educate them. We believe it is important to listen to them and understand their needs. We want to help our patients to achieve the results they desire. Our goal is to educate and to help them achieve and maintain optimum oral health, while providing the best, cost effective dental experience possible. Our philosophy of close communication is vital to excellent patient care. It is our desire to provide our patients with that beautiful smile they have always dreamed of, enjoying a sound periodontal foundation and retaining their natural teeth pain free.