Who Are We?
Comfort Care Dental was established as a unique dental practice with emphasis on patient care and comfort by UCLA School of Dentistry graduates Doctors Robert Tingilian and Tom Shanakian.
Our mission at Comfort Care is to provide the best dental care utilizing the most state of the art techniques and material while educating out patients on preventive oral hygiene and proper dietary habits.
We pride ourselves in always taking the most conservative route in addressing our patient’s dental needs while taking ownership in all of our work. In partnering with our family of patients for their individual dental care, we have built a high level of trust and confidence throughout the years within our community which we cherish wholeheartedly and continue to build upon with every single patient.
Dr. Robert Tingilian
After earning his Bachelor’s degree in Physiology from UCLA with high honors, Dr. Tingilian went on to obtain his dental education and training from the prestigious UCLA School of Dentistry. Following his graduation in 2003, Dr. Tingilian began providing comprehensive dental care to his patients throughout Southern California. In 2005, along with Dr. Tom Shanakian, Dr. Tingilian established Comfort Care Dental in the city of Sherman Oaks with the goal of providing the highest quality comprehensive dental care in the most relaxing and patient-friendly environment.
Being avid believers in continuing education, Drs Tingilian and Shanakian have both participated in numerous courses and seminars over the years in order to stay up to date with the ever-evolving advancements in all aspects of dentistry. In addition to general and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Tingilian is one of the few general practitioners who are fully adept in orthodontics and dental implant surgeries.
Dr. Tingilian is also passionate in giving back to the community, therefore, he proudly volunteers his services and expertise to health fairs and clinics around the country.
Dr. Tom Shanakian
Dr. Tom Shanakian completed his undergraduate studies at UCLA in Psychobiology before continuing on to earn his doctorate degree from the prestigious UCLA School of Dentistry. Being the recipient of many scholarly accolades throughout his academic career at UCLA, Dr. Shanakian went on to complete a general dentistry residency (GPR) at Rancho Los Amigos in Downey, California, where he was the proud recipient of the coveted and rarely awarded Resident of the Year award.
Being passionate about all aspects of dentistry, Dr. Shanakian has participated in various multi-year continuing educations courses and seminars such as Gnathos Orthodontics in Atlanta, Georgia, and The United States Dental Institute in Costa Mesa, California. Through these intensive courses and many years of dedicated clinical practice, Dr. Shanakian has acquired invaluable expertise and experience in all aspects of orthodontics. Furthermore, he has also garnered immense experience in dental implant and regenerative bone placement procedures through many years of lectures and clinical seminars at UCLA School of Dentistry and AIE (Advanced Implant Education).
Dentistry has been a lifelong passion of Dr. Shanakian which he pursues with vigor and enthusiasm on a daily basis. He is also very passionate about giving back to his community, therefore, he actively participates in many health fairs along with Dr. Robert Tingilian, and even mentors future dental students whenever he can. His goal is to make each and every patient feel comfortable in a friendly environment while he helping them achieve and maintain optimal oral health throughout their lives.