Dr. Shelyan completed his bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience at UCLA and then moved to New York City to obtain his Doctorate in Dental Surgery at New York University. After an extensive training in general and cosmetic dentistry at NYU and an exciting life in Manhattan, he and his wife decided to move back home to Los Angeles.
Dr. Shelyan believes that it is possible to have a comfortable and pleasant dental visit. The key is to simply reduce any fear and anxiety there is. By using soft music, aromatic candles, and relaxation techniques and/or anti-anxiety medication, Dr. Shelyan assures his patients’ comfort from the moment they come into the office until the end of the dental treatment.
Dr. Shelyan also believes that anyone at any age should have healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. He makes his patients feel good about themselves regardless of their teeth and gum conditions. Patients openly communicate with him and his staff and after listening, Dr. Shelyan educates them about their dental needs and how to improve their oral health.
Dr. Shelyan has always been interested in the artistic aspect of his career which is Cosmetic Dentistry. As an NYU dental student, he became a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). He then joined American Dental Association (ADA) and after his move to California, he also became a member of California Dental Association (CDA) and Los Angeles Dental Society (LADS). He also joined American General Dentistry (AGD) where he started his fellowship by continuously updating his education in various aspects of dentistry. He is certified by Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation (DOCS) and permitted by California Dental Board to practice Sedation Dentistry.