WLA Dental Center
Abdi Sameni, DDS:
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WLA Dental Center
Abdi (Abdolreza) Sameni, 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: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Susan Burritt (Source: Google)


Dr. Sameni is the BEST. He is not only kind, gentle and caring, but he is also brilliant at what he does. He helped me through the ordeal of losing my two front teeth. (They were dead and needed to be extracted.) Then, he went above and beyond in making sure my replacement teeth looked perfect. He did an amazing job. I always feel safe and secure in his skill, wisdom and care. I’ve had my teeth cleaned by both Ursula and Candace and they do great work. In fact, all of the staff at WLA Dental are great at what they do. I highly recommend this office

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


There are so many things that I appreciate about West LA Dental Center, from being greeted  as soon as you step  into the reception area, to being offered text, email, or phone call appointment reminders (and remembering those preferences). Being greeted by name might seem like a funny thing to obsess about, but to me its the kind of detail that points to the professionalism and courtesy of another era. The entire staff is so on top of things and also just really nice people… Joan makes cleanings fast, painless and always entertaining. Dr. Sameni  has been so great about brainstorming solutions to my dental problems and offering patient and detailed options and explanations .  I can’t believe the lengths that he and his staff went to to get my smile in shape for a big anniversary abroad– I will always be grateful for that!!! Dr. Sameni’s persistent intelligence, inventiveness and KINDNESS  are the foundation of what makes this office so awesome.  Cannot recommend enough, especially if you are nervous about going to the dentists office!

Britta Lee Shain (Source: Google)


When was the last time you heard, “I love to go to the dentist!” Probably never. But if you do have to go, how much better is it to be in an environment where the staff are all friendly and extremely knowledgeable – a dentist’s office where you can sense from the second you walk through the door that you are not only in good hands, but that you are in great hands. Well, that’s how I feel every time I set foot in this visually pleasing, energetically soothing, and totally trustworthy, top-notch Westside dental office. And it’s how I’ve felt for almost 40 years. Check it out.

Rae V. from Santa Barbara, CA (Source: Yelp)


Outstanding service as always! I drive to WLA from Santa Barbara (2 hour drive) and it’s so worth it. The entire staff is warm, friendly, and super supportive. I bought a salad to eat after my appointment and they put it in the fridge for me, with my name on it. They also allowed me to pump (nursing mom) in their conference room and asked if I needed a blanket, helped me find an outlet, and put a do not disturb sign on the door! Candice cleaned my teeth and she is amazing! All the hygienists are outstanding and super nice! The staff go out of their way…Not just one, but every single person that works there!! I love going to WLA Dental!! Thank you Dr. Sameni for having a stellar team!! New office design is beautiful..all the amenities I look for in a dental office!

Jason T. from London, United Kingdom (Source: Yelp)


I was in the US for a short break and decided to get my teeth checked out at WLA Dental Centre (UK spelling) and all I can saw is wow! I had a 1 hour session with Ursula the hygienist and a 1 hour session with Jennifer the dentist and both were by far the most through examinations I have ever been through (in a good way).  They put UK dentistry to shame. The level of professionalism and skill both Ursula and Jennifer showed was amazing.  They both have great skill in putting patience at ease with their kind nature and explain everything thoroughly as the go along which is reassuring. I would highly recommend WLA Dental should you need any dental work done, and if you are lucky enough to see Ursula or Jennifer you will be in for a treat! Jason (from the UK)

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


Dr Sameni and his staff are the absolute best. From the front desk on the attention to detail is second to none. Patient care is absolutely the priority. All procedures are done with education before hand so that you have a very clear understanding of what is to be done and why. Joan my cleaning technician is amazing. She is so thorough and yet gentle I cannot say enough great things about her professionalism. If you want to take care of your mouth visit WLA Dental Center you owe it to yourself.

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


I have to say that this is the most professional and through dental office I have ever been in. All the things you want or would expect are here, and actually, you receive more than you would ever expect. Everyone is clean, courteous and extremely pleasant. The doctor seems to possess the highest knowledge and executes his talents perfectly with much caring. He listens and he delivers what he says, for me without any pain. I look forward to my cleanings and knowing that I am getting the best care ever. I highly recommend this office and feel if you do not go to this office, you will be will never receive the same value or attention. anywhere else. So happy I was referred to them after my other dentist failed me

Atticus P. from Pacific Palisades, CA (Source: Yelp)


We’ve been with Dr. Sameni for years. Some of the best dentists around were trained at USC. Dr. Sameni teaches there and mentors students as well, so he is up on the latest research and thinking. He’s a perfectionist and that’s what you want if he’s installing a  crown that will last forever, or creating fillings when gums erode that will look good forever. We recently went to his associate Dr. Raz for a checkup after another dentist had advised that my son have cavities drilled. After a long and thorough exam, Raz advised that what my son had would resolve on its own with careful cleaning, and that his philosophy was to drill into a tooth only if no other option exists. What dentist refuses to drill a cavity? This dental practice is clearly guided by Integrity, honesty, professionalism and extraordinary skill

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


I can honestly say, I love going to my dentist!   I’ve been a patient of WLA Dental Center for many years and have total confidence in their dental care and recommendations.    Dr. Sameni is a superbly trained and highly skilled dentist and I know he offers to do what is truly best for me.    Each procedure is preceded  by a discussion so that I fully understand his rationale and get all the info I need to make the final decision.    During all these many years, I’ve always been pleased with the decisions I’ve made and the results. The staff is VERY friendly, professional and helpful and Candice, my dental hygienist, is a highly competent technician and a delightful person

Masa K. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


After having a series of dental nightmares somehow by luck I had the great fortune of finding Dr. Sameni. I have had so much work done over the years on my teeth and it was my goal after some very bad experiences to find a good dentist. I did my homework and I was referred to some of the finest dental clinics and dentists around but to no avail.  After much unnecessary dental work I was left with with gaps in my teeth where food gets in and with infections that have required surgery more than once. When I found Dr. Sameni I was very skeptical but soon I realized I found the dental specialist I have been hoping for.  Dr. Sameni’s skill and his overall way of doing things with excellence and perfection were evident to me on day one. Also my friend had a veneer come off of one of her front teeth.  The well-known Beverly Hills dentist who had done her work was no longer around. Dr. Sameni was able to meet with this person on an “off time” emergency appointment and thank God he did!  Dr. Sameni made it possible for her to have a new temporary veneer done in his office that looked better than the expensive veneers that she already had. The preparation Dr. Sameni does before his surgery is impressive also. My same friend required some surgery and her experience with Dr. Sameni was outstanding. We have learned that Dr. Sameni trains a lot of new specialists and he is highly thought of by other dentists. I am also very pleased with the front desk staff who are very well trained. What a great experience and privilege it is for me to finally find someone who can take care of my teeth in the best way possible. New and happy patients, Shigemasa “Masa” Kawamura And Carol Williams

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


Dr. Sameni is at the top of his profession. I was referred to him by a top periodontist.  I have been seeing Dr. Sameni for years.  He is very analytical, high touch, friendly, really caring. I recently had an incident where I fell on a Saturday and chipped a tooth. I emailed him a photo and got a response within an hour: “If it’s really painful, please let me know and I’ll come in on Sunday to address”.  I didn’t need to come in and Dr. Sameni fixed the tooth–brilliantly.  No discernible issue.  I then completed a call back with him on that issue about 4 months later.  Took X-ray, checked tooth.  About 20 minutes. No charge.  All included in the original service. A terrific physician

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


Going to the dentist often conjures visions and feelings of fear. What will they find? Is it going to hurt? I feel so vulnerable. Walking in to WLA Dental Center is like a calm breeze. The beautiful office and smiling welcoming people put me instantly at ease. My visit was prompted by severe dental pain. I was treated with patience, care and compassion and left clearly knowing the next steps to take to handle the issue they found. Dr. Sameni is a gem of a doctor not only with his dental skills but in his calming and professional demeanor. While a visit to the dentist may not be anyone’s idea of a good time this office makes that time as easy as can be

Carol W. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have had so many problems with dental issues..and I have always searched out the very best dentists I could ever find. Finally I have found what I think is the very best dentist imaginable.I have a long story but all i will say is that Dr. Abdi Sameni is the greatest dentist Ive ever been too…and Ive been to a lot of the best. The staff was all great but Dr. Sameni was a PERFECTIONIST..and he was patient and took all the time he needed to do it correctly..NO pain. He is really the most kind ,knowledgable and again …a perfectionist. I am so happy to find him as I was starting to think Id never find a good dentist that could handle a complicated and difficult case.

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


Dr Sameni has been my dentist for 12 years.  I admire the professionalism and commitment of the practice.  I have great confidence in the diagnoses I get because they are based on the results of careful tests and exams with very up-to-date equipment. The feeling you get is that Dr Sameni never stops learning or improving his skills. Dr Sameni spends the time necessary to ensure you understand the recommended treatment and the reasons for it completely. It’s one of his traits that I value the most. Beyond the science, Dr Sameni has a real commitment to the aesthetics of dentistry.  Colours match, crowns fit, bonds are perfect. My mouth looks a lot better then it did before I knew him. The practice staff are unfailingly polite, professional and helpful. I was lucky to have been recommended here, and pass the recommendation on when I can

Barbara G. from Woodland Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to WLA Dental for years. They are the best. I am  treated with respect and kindness. They work hard to create a warm and friendly environment. The hygienists are experienced and have a holistic view of oral hygiene. Dr. Sameni is a true artist, but never pushes towards cosmetic dentistry.  He is a wonderful professional. Dr. Weiner is a wonderful addition to the practice. I recently sent a friend to the office and they were treated by Dr. Weiner. This is someone that is fearful of dentists and I received feedback that they would have been back to a dentist on a regular basis, if they had been treated by Dr. Weiner. I always feel comfortable referring friends to WLA Dental

Caitlin R. from Venice, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had a bad fall and smashed my two front teeth, cracking one and breaking the other.  The first dentist I consulted recommended crowns on both front teeth.  I did not feel great about this and went to Dr. Abdi Sameni at WLA Dental Center for a second opinion.  Dr. Sameni explained the options and recommended bonding with composite, both less expensive and less invasive.  He explained that a lot of dentists recommend crowns in this situation because with bonding it is challenging to get an exact match and with front teeth a good cosmetic result is important. I’m a doctor at a teaching hospital and I was impressed that Dr. Sameni teaches reconstructive esthetic dentistry at USC dental school and at conferences around the country.  His office is spotlessly clean, equipment is modern, and his staff are warm and professional. I had the bonding done today. Dr. Sameni was meticulous, documented every step of the process with photos, and carefully matched the shade of the composite to my natural teeth.  It looks and feels almost as if the tooth was never broken.  I’m amazed at how good the reconstruction is. You should know that if you have dental insurance you have to pay at the time of service and then get reimbursed by your insurance, though the office will submit the claim to your insurer on your behalf.  It’s well worth it to me, because Dr. Sameni’s technical skills are outstanding, and I’m really happy with the result — not to mention that he saved me time, money, and preserved my teeth for the future

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


I have been patient at WLA for over 15 years.  My office used to be in the same building and thats how I first met Dr Sameni and his staff.   I can say by far that the dental exam and care is the most through I have ever had.   The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and caring.  Diane, Nancy and Yah in the front office are super friendly and the hygienists are extremely thorough.  Dr Sameni is well known in his field and a frequent lecturer on the latest techniques in dentistry.  Fabulous experience..always!

Katie K. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is the best dental practice in LA, hands down!  How do I know that? Well, I have been to many practices in LA, all of which disappointed me for various reasons. One oversold products and treatments that were completely unnecessary, another office had very rude staff, and yet another had very unprofessional dentist who made inappropriate passes at me.  Then, I found WLA Dental Center.  Dr. Samini and Dr. Weiner are the Holy Grail of Dentists.  The office staff is truely top-notch, sweet, helpful and very professional.  The hygenists are the best I have ever had (and I actually get my teeth cleaned every 4 months so I know what I am talking about)  In fact, I drive from San Diego just to see Dr. Weiner…need I say more? ok, I will. Dr. Weiner is the best dentist ever. She is amazingly talented, has a very keen aesthetic eye.  She will not waste your time or money on unnecessary treatments like a lot of other dentists out there.  FYI rumor has it she finished FIRST in her class at USC Dental School- that means that she is THE BEST!!! I don’t know about you, but if I only get one set of teeth in this life, I want to make sure that I only trust them to the most competent dentist around.  See, all that studying pays off!  Go to WLA Dental Center and you can thank me later!

Jennifer Gordon (Source: Google)


When you go to West LA Dental you can be assured of getting the highest quality of professional service there is. That goes for hygiene appointments, cavity fillings, and everything else. Plus, everyone who works there is terrifically amiable making your experience as painless as possible – even enjoyable. Beware, though, once you go there, you won’t want to go anywhere else

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


Dr Samini went above and beyond for me yesterday.  It was 5:30 on a Thursday night and I had chipped my tooth! Major problem because I was supposed to go on a date that night. I called Dr Samini’s office and tried to get an appointment for the next day.  They told me that he was going skiing the next day so he wouldn’t be able to see me. I was so upset because I would never trust anyone else with my smile. Then…a little Angel blessed me and I got a call from Dr Samini himself asking me where I was. “About 20 minutes away from your office in Santa Monica”, I told him. He then said to come in and that he would see me RIGHT NOW!!! What?!? I was shocked – and elated!! I rushed over there and he fixed my chipped tooth perfectly- it looked even better than it did pre-chip. I don’t know what magic he has in those dental hands of his, but I’m so grateful to call him my dentist. ALL DENTISTS ARE NOT THE SAME – Dr Samini is hands down THE BEST!! Oh, and his Hygenist URSULA REYES is the most amazing Hygenist ever- she is even one of like 30 people to have a Masters degree in dental hygiene. And it’s from USC, so you know she’s an overachiever. She will make your teeth feel better than you have ever had them feel in your life… really… I used to think all dental Hygenists were the same but au contraire- there is one that stands out as the cream of the crop and that is Ursula. Go see her for a cleaning if you can manage to squeeze into her busy schedule. You’ll be glad you did!!

Spencer W. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Amazing!!! Amazing is the only way that I can describe my experience at West LA Dental Center with Dr. Abdi Sameni. Dr. Sameni, a deeply involved USC Alumni, is the BEST dentist that I have ever been to.  I am from Orange County and I have been to numerous dental offices in that area throughout my life and I have had a variety of experiences.  I can honestly tell you that Dr. Sameni at West La Dental is by far the best dentist with a magical soft touch.  Dr. Sameni has an amazing background in all types of dentistry, especially in cosmetic dentistry, and the skills that he demonstrates in his office reflect his mastery of the dental profession.  However, what makes Dr. Sameni my favorite dentist is simply one thing; TRUST.  From the moment I sat in the chair, Dr. Sameni explained every step of the process to me and made me feel comfortable and totally relaxed.  He was extremely realistic in explaining what work I need done inside of my mouth and what work I could do as a preventative measure. Throughout the whole process I could feel that he was explaining everything from my perspective, answering my concerns before I even voiced them.  I have never met a professional who I felt that I could trust more than Dr. Sameni. We all know how stressful it can be to go to the dentist’s office, but the professionalism of the staff at West LA Dental made all of that stress go away.  Ursula, the hygienist that I saw was truly incredible.  She had the most gentile touch and gave me the best cleaning of my life.  Since it has been a while from my last dental hygiene visit, she explained to me the daily routines that I need to change and how I can do them to realistically fit my schedule. All in all, my experience at West LA Dental was THE BEST I have ever had.  I highly recommend this office because of Dr. Sameni and because of the amazing staff of highly trained professionals that work there

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


I have been going to WLA Dental Center for more than 20 years.  I started with Dr. Rosenbloom, now retired.  He noticed a problem my previous dentist created and with my permission, he contacted the dentist and arranged to have him pay Dr. Rosenbloom (who taught dental ethics at USC) to repair the problem.  This concern and caring continued with his successor Dr. Sameni, who also teaches at USC Dental School.  One afternoon I had a dental emergency and the receptionist was not able to fit me in that day.  That night I was at my gym where I bumped into Dr. Sameni, who I never saw there before.  He was concerned that the office had no time for me that day and arranged for me to meet him at the office after my pilates class that evening at 9 pm, when he took care of my problem.  Who else would do that? I’ve now gone to Dr. Haddad for the first time and she has the same qualities, professionalism and caring than the other doctors at that practice.  Further, their dental hygienists are top notch and the entire staff are professional, kind and caring – and they laugh at my jokes!  I have referred very many patients to them, including my 90 year old uncle, who Dr. Rosenbloom took care of until my uncle passed away at 100.  You couldn’t do better than WLA Dental

Doreen Dietsche (Source: Google)


WLA Dental Center is top notch. They partner with me to come up with the best approach to resolving a dental issue while taking great care of my teeth for long-term health of my mouth. I appreciate that they take the time to talk through the pros & cons and educate me so I understand the impact of my choices. I love my dentists and their whole team! Highly recommend them!

Bob Stone (Source: Google)


WLA Dental is all you want from your dentist–skillful, careful, sensitive to any discomfort, and totally ethical. They’ll give you options, and usually recommend the cheapest. No whiff of doing unnecessary treatments. I’ve been going here to Dr Abdi Sameni for 15 years, and for several years now my 93-year old brother has been seeing Dr Jennifer Haddad. Both are beyond wonderful. Today my brother had a minor emergency, and it took a short phone call to arrange immediate treatment by Dr. Lauren Pierce, who gave him the same compassionate treatment we’ve come to expect at WLA

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


I cannot begin to describe just how amazing WLA Dental Center is. My front tooth had been chipped since the second grade and after numerous attempts at bonding by average dentists, I was left with one tooth shorter than the other. For years, I hated my tooth, until my dentist referred me to Dr. Sameni. Dr. Sameni is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! Not only is he genuinely kind and caring, but he is a true master at his craft. From the first consultation, I knew I was in good hands. He patiently answered all of my questions and described the procedure in complete detail. I knew exactly what to expect each step of the way. During the procedure, he and his staff made me feel completely at ease and comfortable. His staff was amazing and cheerful and a joy to interact with at each step of the process. My tooth is now fixed thanks to Dr. Sameni and I LOVE what I see when I look in the mirror!! It is a work of sheer perfection on his part. I am so grateful to this amazingly talented and wonderful dentist!! I wish more people in the medical field were like Dr. Sameni. He is a true gem and an incredible artist. Thank you Dr. Sameni and WLA!!

Barbara G. from South Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient at WLA Dental for many years. Dr. Sameni is gentle, caring, and reasonable.  Dr. Sameni and his staff  have always provided explicit and cost conscious treatment planning information. I do not have dental insurance and therefore I must pay cash. The staff is ALWAYS  friendly, courteous and helpful. The hygienists are gentle and always take time to discuss the health of my gums and teeth to help me to improve my oral hygiene. WLA Dental staff, dentists and hygienists look at  me as a whole person, not just a mouth and teeth. I have referred many other friends and colleagues to WLA Dental and will continue to do so

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


I have used this dentist since 1998.  I send my kids here too.  I prefer Dr. Sameni who is better than any dentist I have been to. Example: he spends forever making sure a crown is perfectly seated and fitted;  he spent a lot of time making sure the temporary crowns were good too–they lasted a very long time, than god, because i was so busy with work and kids I was hard pressed to get back to get the perms done.   This guy is like some guild craftsman who wants the things to be perfect.  Once, I came in with an emergency on a Thursday before a holiday: I called and asked if anyone could stay a little bit. I got there at 5:45; I left at 8; Dr. Sameni missed a flight that night to go on a vacation and I only learned that weeks later. Tell me if you know any dentist like that. This place lives, breathes and dreams teeth: they nag you about flossing, rubber tipping, using high grade flouride toothpaste and cleaning. If you want to avoid teeth problems, this is the place. If you are like me and didn’t get great dental care as a child, and kind of neglected teeth in your 20’s, this is for you. if you want to keep your teeth, this is the place

Jennifer M. from Culver City, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to WLA Dental Center for over ten years. I don’t think you could convince me to go anywhere else. Dr. Sameni is the heart of the practice and cares deeply about your dental health before anything else. Dr. Haddad has been a wonderful addition to the practice and has gives extreme attention to detail in every aspect of your care. I have seen almost all of their hygenists with wonderful results. This practice wants you to keep your teeth and keep them as healthy possible. I can’t stress that enough. They are not trying to sell you unnecessary restorations. It’s rare to find a health service provider that you trust 100 percent. Highly, highly recommended

Donna W. from Playa del Rey, CA (Source: Yelp)


My previous dentist retired and I didn’t like the new Dentist that took over he well established practice.  I asked another retired Dentist friend for help in finding a new Dentist. I was referred to Dr. Sameni for a consultation on TMJ and met with him today.  He was very patient with me and answered all my questions. I left feeling much better and not pressured to do something immediately. He took the time to look at the xrays I brought and he used a camera to look at my teeth and gums. He explained what he saw and gave me a referral to a specialist in TMJ so now me and my husband will adopt him as our regular dentist and see the specialist for my TMG monitoring or solution. Thank you to everyone in the office for being so nice

Jeff Balash (Source: Google)


I have been a patient for 10+ years, maybe 15+. I was referred by one of the top periodontists in LA. Dr. Sameni is beyond thoughtful, caring and careful. He is always utilizing the latest technology. This past summer, I caught my toe, fell, and chipped a front tooth on a Saturday evening. Dr. Sameni offered to come in on Sunday if it were too painful to take care of it. It wasn’t. It’s rare to find a physician with his skill and degree of caring

Lola L. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to dentist for just about 60 years, so I believe that I know a little bit about dentist and their teams.  Dr. Sameni at WLA Dental Center in West LA is the best!  I travel from the South Bay to be seen by and cared for by Dr. Sameni and his staff.  From the moment you walked through the front door you are greeted, checked-in and you get to update your medical history if needed directly into a computer that is presented to you.  The front desk staff are friendly, professional and helpful.  They will address any need that you may have, appointments, payment processing and where to find the restrooms, etc.  Dr. Sameni designed my teeth.  I have the most beautiful smile in the world.  I would know I have traveled around the world and taken photos with a lot of folks.  Not only are my teeth beautiful, my gums are pristine.  I have received the most thorough mouth, neck, teeth, tongue, jaw, gums, check-ups since  Dr. Sameni became my dentist.   During my exam there is a camera that I can view my teeth and gums while Dr. Sameni checks my teeth.  Yes WLA Dental Center has all the modern equipment and dental chairs to make your visit peaceful and effective.    Dr. Sameni has the professional skills as a dentist, but he is an amazing artist!  I have had my teeth reconstructed three times from other dentist and none of them designed my teeth for me; my height, size of my mouth, structure of my face and my personality.  Very important aspects to take into consideration and you do not know this until you experience a genius with a gentle and compassionate touch and temperament. If you want to see a photo of me and my stunning teeth checkout my book Sweet Tips from Lola!’s Lips:  Fifty-Two Ways to Live the Life You Choose on Balboapress.com  I have a fabulousl smile and that is the exceptional and gifted work of Dr. Sameni.  Check him out, check out the WLA Dental Center in West Los Angeles

Megan K. from Woodbury, Glendale, CA (Source: Yelp)


When I first moved to Southern California a year ago as an 18-year-old from Alaska I had absolutely no familiarity with California and no idea who to turn to for my dental care. Through a referral from my roommate, I decided to try out WLA Dental Center and it was the best decision I could have made! Although it’s about an hour drive from where I live in Glendale, I will happily make that trip because of how incredibly respectful, knowledgeable, kind and professional everyone at WLA is. The facility is always perfectly clean, modern and beautiful. Although there is no parking lot, street parking is never hard to find and there is a parking garage down the block!

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


Dr Sameni and his staff are as good as it gets. Dr Sameni is kind, knowledgeable and one of the most respected dentists in the united states. he will not try to rip you off like so many other dentists and will try to save your teeth in the most affordable effective possible way. Dr Samenie’s assistants at the front desk, by his side as well as his hygienist are all top notch as well as have great bed-side manners. I would never trade WLA even if I need to pay my last penny to them because you might find a cheaper dentist but never a better one. Dr. Sameni’s network of other type of dentists are just as trustworthy as he is. I Love WLA

Barbara Moroncini (Source: Google)


Dr. Sameni is an excellent practitioner. I went in for a consultation and he gave me a thorough and very clear picture of my options, explaining in details the reasons behind his advice, and the pros and cons of the different possibilities. Beautiful practice, lovely and helpful staff, and a doctor who made me feel completely at ease. You could not put yourself in better hands

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


I just want to say Angelenos if you are looking for a dentist Dr. Abdi Sameni and the team and WLA Dental Center are the absolute best. Dr. Sameni is the kindest, most optimistic, problem solving, save you money in the world. I have an extreme fear of the dentist’s office and the noise and sounds and pain but this man… he absolves all of it with the most Incredible kindness, empathy, forthrightness, and SCIENCE. The office also has fair prices and excellent caring care with referrals to specialists who are the same. I am so grateful for Dr. Sameni and his staff that I could cry in gratitude. And for fellow Trojans he is a Trojan and teaches at the dental school too. Have a ton of things to fix in my mouth but he created a plan that adresses my anxiety over it, minimizes the cost, and prioritizes the things that need to be done so I can save for the most expensive things. I’m so grateful that four years ago I made the shift from my longtime dentist to him because he is my person of the year.


Dr. Sameni's journey to reach his vision began with graduation from the USC School of Dentistry in 1991. He has been a member of the USC clinical faculty since 1998. He is a former senior faculty for the "esthetic selective" which emphasizes a "biomimetic approach" to restorative and esthetic care. He was the original director of the USC Advanced Esthetic Dentistry Continuum for the portion relating to indirect porcelain veneers. He currently is the course director for an intensive "lecture" and "hands-on" course relating to indirect bonded porcelain restoration and he is the chairman and developer of the "USC International Restorative Dental Symposium" for USC School of Dentistry. Dr. Sameni lectures nationally and internationally on topics related to interdisciplinary dentistry, digital photography and its applications for dentistry, and various aspects of biomimetic and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Sameni is Past-President of the USC Dental Alumni Association, past-president of the USC Century Club and a member of the Board of Counselors for the USC School of Dentistry. Dr. Sameni was recently appointed as the representative for the School of Dentistry to serve on the Board of Governors for the USC Alumni Association. He maintains a private practice in West Los Angeles, where he emphasizes comprehensive restorative dentistry, including implant reconstruction and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Sameni has a conservative, non-invasive approach to dental treatment and esthetic restoration-"Least is Best." His philosophy is to work on the fewest teeth possible to achieve the patient's required results. In particular, his understanding of natural beauty and expert attention to detail make beautiful smiles look natural and age appropriate. He goes to great lengths to allow patients to see and feel their smiles before they commit to a restorative procedure. He is personable, and takes a personalized approach to each patient and his/her needs and concerns. As a practitioner in the field of cosmetic and restorative dentistry, he is not only an expert dentist but an artist as well. The mechanics of cosmetic dentistry, although challenging, also require an artist's eye when restoring someone's smile to meet his or her vision of what their smile should look like. Thus, Dr. Sameni's philosophy is centered in the meeting of his vision and the vision of each patient to achieve the best possible dental outcome for that patient, and that's what sets him apart from his peers.