Dr. Arleen Azar-Mehr, better known as Dr. Azar, completed her orthodontic training at the University of Southern California, where she also received her Dental Degree and her Masters Degree in Craniofacial Biology. Dr. Azar comes from a dental family. She is a third generation dentist. Her maternal grandfather was the first Dean of Dental School in Seoul National University in Korea. Her parents are both dentists and professors at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. Her husband is also an orthodontist. In addition to her private practice, she previously taught at the Orthodontic Department at UCLA Dental School. Dr. Azar is currently the past of the USC Orthodontic Alumni Association. Dr. Azar is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists(AAO), Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists(PCSO), the California Association of Orthodontists(CAO) and the San Fernando Valley Dental Society (SFVDS).
We are especially interested in making all of our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Each member of our treatment team is a registered assistant, and our office staff has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.
My name is Shirley and I am the office manager at Dr. Azars orthodontic office. I have worked with Dr. Azar since she opened her office in 1998. I have worked in the dental field for over 40 years and I feel like this office is part of my extended family. I look forward to helping each patient and their family have a positive and fun experience at our office. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband Larry, my two daughters, and my two grandchildren. I also love to read, do gardening, and to hang out with my dog, rabbit, cats and chicken.
My name is Millie and I am the Treatment Coordinator at Dr. Azars orthodontic office. I have worked in the dental field for over 15 years and I have worked with Dr. Azar since 2008. I started working as a clinical assistant prior to being a Treatment Coordinator, so I feel that I can really help patients understand every step of what they will experience when they start with their treatment. I love spending time with my son, Riqy. In my free time, we love everything related to baseball and Disney. I also enjoy laughing, dancing, traveling, hiking and spending time with my family and friends.
My name is Sara and I am the scheduling coordinator at Dr. Azars orthodontic office. I have worked with Dr. Azar since 2010. I know from experience how much a smile can transform a person, because I was Dr. Azars patient when I was a teenager. Having my teeth straightened and getting the smile I always wanted was a great experience for me. I want to be able to be part of that same positive experience for our patients. In my free time I enjoy hiking, shopping and spending time with my family.
My name is Danielle and I am the scheduling coordinator at Dr. Azars orthodontic office. I have worked with Dr. Azar since 2009. I really love interacting with our patients and I strive to offer the absolute best customer service and to make sure our patients feel as welcome as possible. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Robert and our son, Nicholas. We love going to the beach, camping, traveling, and spending quality time together.
My name is Valerie and I am a scheduling coordinator at Dr. Azars orthodontic office. I have worked with Dr. Azar since 2015. Getting to know our patients and their parents is the best part of my job. I want to make sure everyone feels welcome and comfortable in our office. In my free time, I go to school, and I enjoy spending time with my friends and family
My name is Armine and I am a clinical assistant at Dr. Azars orthodontic office. I have worked with Dr. Azar since 1999. I feel very lucky to work in such a fun and friendly environment. I love what I do and I feel that our patients are part of our extended family. In my free time, I love cooking, shopping and traveling with my husband.
My name is Adriana and I am a clinical assistant at Dr. Azars orthodontic office. I have worked with Dr. Azar since 2010. I really enjoy the orthodontic field and I love knowing that Im helping to create beautiful smiles. My favorite part of my job is seeing the patients get their braces off and get excited about their beautiful straight teeth. In my free time, I enjoy hiking and spending time with my goddaughter.
My name is Juana and I am a clinical assistant at Dr. Azars orthodontic office. I have worked with Dr. Azar since 2003, and I really love being able to see the transformations in our patients smiles. I love getting to know our patients and I feel like Im creating new friends everyday that Im at work. In my free time, I love to hike and spend time with my family and my dog. I am also a huge Dodgers fan!