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“There is no moment more exciting than when a patient’s new smile is revealed (even in the beginning of a smile makeover) and the patient gets a glimpse of how he or she will look.”
Dr. Arash Azarbal

About Dr. Azarbal

Dr. Arash Azarbal has an artistic approach to designing a smile for you. His training in cosmetic dentistry and his use of the latest dental technology allow him to design a smile that matches your personality, preferences, and facial features. A smile makeover from Dr. Azarbal is customized to ensure a beautiful, personalized outcome. 

Dr. Arash Azarbal received his degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California (USC) in 2002 After graduation, he completed his general practice residency with the New York Department of Veterans Affairs. Before attending dental school at USC, Dr. Azarbal completed his undergraduate studies at UCLA and graduated with honors (cum laude) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology. In addition to his general dentistry education, Dr. Azarbal has received advanced certification and training in cosmetic dentistry. He completed the Aesthetics Continuum at the UCLA School of Dentistry, as well as several advanced continua at the Eubank Institute for Smile Design and Advanced Occlusion. Dr. Azarbal is a certified Level 2 Invisalign® Premier provider. He is an active member of the San Gabriel Valley Dental Society chapter of the California Dental Association. Furthermore, Dr. Azarbal has served as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Director at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, in the Division of Restorative Sciences. From 2013 to 2015, he was an instructor in Dental Morphology, Function, and Esthetics (DMFE), where he worked under Dr. Pascal Mange, world-renowned professor and one of the fathers of biomimetic dentistry.

Every year, Dr. Azarbal spends over 100 hours in continuing education to improve his skills in cosmetic dentistry. From teeth whitening and porcelain veneers to dental implants and full smile makeovers, Dr. Azarbal has the training and experience to give you beautiful results.

Dr. Azarbal is outstanding. I had quite a bit of work done and experienced almost no pain. Not to mention I am constantly getting compliments on my smile. If you need dental work, it is worth the trip Pasadena for a pleasant, professional and better than expected results.

LaShawn Cullins

December 01, 2015

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Dr. Azarbal’s Dental Philosophy

Dr. Azarbal loves the profession of dentistry and is constantly striving to advance his knowledge and training in dentistry. He is continuously striving to keep up with the latest advances in the field. Every year he participates in numerous multi-day continuums that include training in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, and orthodontics and sedation dentistry.

Dr. Azarbal uses a conservative approach to imitate ideal natural dentition in form, function, and aesthetics using appropriate design and material. When restoring teeth it is important to try to conserve the areas that provide the core structural strength. If that is not possible, then the natural design is imitated using the correct materials with an understanding of how forces act on them. It is therefore, extremely important to understand natural morphology and properties, how dental materials and design correlate to them, and to do it in an aesthetically beautiful manner (as different types of composites and porcelains can have significantly different properties).

Cosmetic and restorative work is particularly satisfying to Dr. Azarbal. He really enjoys restoring and bringing the dentition and the mouth back to health—both aesthetically and in function—and maintaining it there.

In his spare time, Dr. Azarbal enjoys running, and he occasionally runs the Los Angeles marathon. He also enjoys watching sports, particularly baseball and football, and playing golf occasionally.

Education and Training

  • USC Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry – Instructor in Dental Morphology, Function, and Esthetics (DMFE) (2013-2015)
  • USC Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry – Adjunct Clinical Assistant Director – Division of Restorative Sciences (2013-2015)
  • Certified Level 2 Invisalign® Provider
  • Eubank Institute for Smile Design and Advanced Occlusion – Continuing Education
  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry – Aesthetics Continuum
  • New York Department of Veterans Affairs – General Practice Residency
  • University of Southern California – Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry – DDS
  • University of California, Los Angeles – Bachelor of Science, Psychobiology, (with honors)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Adjunct Faculty at USC Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Gabriel Valley Dental Society

Technology for Beautiful Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Azarbal has the latest dental technology in his office to make your smile beautiful. He takes digital x-rays and uses an intraoral camera to produce three-dimensional images of your teeth. Dr. Azarbal uses CEREC® technology to restore a tooth with a beautiful porcelain crown in just one visit. The technology that Dr. Azarbal has at hand enables him to provide you with customized restorations that look completely natural.

Cosmetic Dentistry with a Beautiful Smile Outcome

When you decide that you want to transform your smile, Dr. Azarbal will listen as you describe the details of what you want. He will ask questions to ensure that he thoroughly understands your preferences. You will also see before-and-after pictures of smile makeovers from Dr. Azarbal. They will help you decide what you do and don’t want in your new smile, and they will give you confidence in Dr. Azarbal’s ability to give you a beautiful smile makeover.

Dr. Azarbal uses a methodical, step-by-step process, partnering with the patient to ensure that you will love your smile makeover. For example, if you decide that you want porcelain veneers, through each phase of the process Dr. Azarbal involves you and ensures that you are delighted with the results before he proceeds to the next step. Learn more about the process on our Creating Beautiful Smiles page.  

Some patients who were disappointed with dental work they received from another dentist have come to Dr. Azarbal to transform their smile. 

In the photos below, the patient had all-porcelain restorations on all of her upper teeth and on her lower front teeth. Notice the natural sparkle that Dr. Azarbal and his master ceramist have created in her smile. The results are beautiful.

If you are interested in beautifully enhancing your smile and would like to know your options, call us to schedule an appointment, or request an appointment online.

Porcelain Veneers Before-and-After Photos

In the photos below, the patient had all-porcelain restorations on all of her upper teeth and on her lower front teeth. Notice the natural sparkle that Dr. Azarbal and his master ceramist have created in her smile. The results are beautiful.

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