Hi everyone – I’m Dr. Taline! I’m originally from Montreal, Canada but spent the greater majority of my life growing up in Los Angeles. I eventually moved to Orange County and graduated from UC Irvine, with Honors, majoring in Biology and minoring in Women’s Studies, all while functioning as a student coordinator for the Biomedical Ethics courses offered at the University.
Following graduation, I moved back to Los Angeles and proudly attended the prestigious USC School of Dentistry. It wasn’t long when I realized how strong my passion was for dentistry – the connection with patients, my involvement in their lives, and, of course, all the dirty little secrets about their teeth! I soon discovered that an exceptional and comprehensive dentist is one who sees patients as a whole and not just a mouth full of problems. I continued my earlier focus in Ethics by becoming a student board member of the USC School of Dentistry Ethics Committee for four consecutive years, helping to guide and uphold the ethical standards of the institution and, ultimately, the dental profession.
After receiving my Doctorate in Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), I relocated to New York where I completed a General Practice Residency at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx. This invaluable experience gave me exposure to medically compromised patients, and therefore refined my knowledge in managing those whose poor oral health had a direct relation to their overall health.
Since completing my formal education in 2008, I have been practicing my love for dentistry in the greater Los Angeles Area, constantly striving to further my education by attending courses under the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and The Spear Institute. I’m an active member of the California Dental Association, American Dental Association, San Fernando Valley Dental Society, and the Armenian American Medical Association.
In my free time, I love playing volleyball, hiking, cycling, and game nights with my family.
Random Fact: I can quote lines from many 80s movies – favorites include “Back to School”, “Coming to America”, and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”. Oh, and I also grew up watching WWF wrestling. My favorite wrestler – obviously – The Ultimate Warrior!