Prosthodontics, Implants, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Dentistry

Encino Dentist

Encino Dentistry

Tarzana Dental Care provides personalized dental care to many families in Encino. Our patients come from near and far to experience the warm, individualized care we provide. We pride ourselves in utilizing the most up to date equipment and techniques available. When you visit our office you can be confident that you are receiving the finest and most advanced dental care in Encino.

About Tarzana Dental Care

Tarzana Dental Care is a full-service, state-of-the art dental practice serving Encino patients for over 20 years. As your Encino neighborhood family dentist, we offer the latest methods in preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. We provide an extensive range of safe, aesthetic, completely natural looking solutions. We take great care in creating a smile that you will appreciate for a lifetime.

Our goal is to provide every patient the best dental care in a supportive and nurturing manner. Our office has a friendly atmosphere that will immediately put you at ease. Our welcoming staff will help you feel comfortable as they strive to provide the highest standard of personalized dental care in the most gentle and efficient way possible.

About Our Team

Dr. Siavash Zar is Tarzana Dental Care’s Owner, Prosthodontist and General Dentist he graduated with high honors from the New York University School of Dentistry where he also earned a specialist degree in Prosthodontics.

Dr. Darren Smolkin is our Endodontist and he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from McGill University and completed his graduate training in Endodontics (root canal therapy) from the University of Southern California.

Dr. Reza Malek is our Periodontist and he earned his DDS degree from UCLA and certificate in Periodontics from Oregon Health Science University.

Our entire office staff has extensive training and you will find them to be very friendly and helpful, ready to address all of your questions and respond to all of your needs.

At Tarzana Dental Care every decision we make is based on our office culture and value system.

Our values drive what we do and how we do it.

We strive to: Act with Kindness, Respect and Empathy; Build a positive Team and Family Spirit; Be Humble

This means from the moment you walk into our office we are your care providers. That means a lot to us and is something we don’t take lightly. We are not just here to fix teeth but to help people improve the quality of their lives.

It is not always easy to discuss with the doctors and the staff the problems that can occur with your teeth; this can at times be embarrassing, but here, you feel comfortable and can be honest with the entire team, who are always cheerful, knowledgeable and professional.

Our dental treatment is amongst the best in Encino. We care about all aspects of your dental care and overall wellbeing. The quality of our work is of utmost importance to us. We seek to be your advocate and treat you the way we would want to be treated ourselves.

Our Offered Services

Our Encino Dental Care practice offers a wide variety of dental services in one convenient location. A quick glance at our more commonly requested services are listed below. For more detailed information regarding our services please visit our website.

Emergency Dental Services

Dental emergencies happen at inconvenient times. That is why at Tarzana Dental Care we do our best to be available when you need us. Dental pain is frustrating, but some dental emergencies can be serious and should be resolved as quickly as possible.

Encino Emergency Dentist is the number one choice for emergency dental care in the valley. As an emergency dental service, we have helped thousands of people in Encino needing urgent dental care. Our Emergency Dentist and caring staff provide services for many of the local residents and businesses in the valley with same day emergency services available 7 days a week including weekends and holidays when many offices are closed. So when you need an emergency dentist in Encino call us first!

Tarzana Dental Care provides an environment that is comfortable and relaxing which allows us to concentrate on treating patients one at a time without crowded waiting rooms. We can also help with any general dentistry and cosmetic dental service that may be required, including denture repair, Porcelain Crowns, Root Canals, and Fillings. So whether it's a holiday, or a weekend, call the Encino Emergency Dentist at Tarzana Dental Care when you need immediate dental help.

Please refer to our web page on how to deal with Encino dental emergencies, immediate assistance.


Are you currently self-conscious about missing teeth, or struggling with pronunciation or chewing difficulties as a result of missing teeth, dentures may be a good choice for you. In addition to being a natural looking and comfortable solution, dentures are also a great long-term investment in your dental health. Our Encino dentists will explain what’s available in dentures, implants, crowns and bridges to replace your missing teeth and strengthen your bite and chewing ability. If you are suffering due to missing teeth, please let us put the smile back on your face.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are the next best thing to having your own teeth. They look and feel natural and allow you to have the beautiful smile you deserve. If you've experienced tooth loss as a result of an accident, tooth decay, root canal failure, or gum disease, dental implants may be your answer.

Our Encino Dental Center specialists provide you the best care possible. We are recognized as a center of excellence in restorative procedures from dental implants and wisdom tooth removal to facial and jaw reconstruction.

Where you have your dental surgery is your choice. When you can choose Tarzana Dental Care, why go anywhere else?

Teeth Whitening

What is teeth whitening?

The procedure is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel.

What can cause tooth discoloration?

There are several causes. The most common include aging, eating and / or drinking staining substances such as coffee, tea or tobacco. The use of tetracycline during tooth formation, and other antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.

Are teeth whitening procedures safe?

Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. Many dentists consider whitening one of the safest cosmetic dental procedure available.

Who benefits from teeth whitening?

Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, treatment may not be as effective for some patients as it is for others. Schedule an appointment for an Exam and Tarzana Dental Care can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.


Porcelain dental veneers can completely transform the look of your teeth. Our experienced and talented cosmetic dentist, Dr. Siavash Zar offers porcelain veneers as a solution to correct a number of dental issues including chips, gaps, discoloration and teeth misalignment. Veneers are thin shells of ceramic material and are custom-designed to look and feel like your natural teeth.

Tooth Extractions

There are a number of reasons you may need a tooth extracted. A common reason to have teeth pulled is because of severe decay or damage. Teeth may be damaged by an accident, broken or cracked so badly that the tooth must be removed. One of the leading causes for tooth loss in adults is gum disease. For patients with advanced gum disease, the surrounding gum and bone deteriorate and cause the tooth to prematurely fall out or in some cases, be physically extracted. Teeth might also be removed for orthodontic reasons, to improve alignment or to remove extra teeth.

One of the most common types of tooth extraction we perform is wisdom teeth removal. The third molars (wisdom teeth) are generally extracted before teeth are fully formed, in adolescents and young adults. Wisdom teeth can cause significant pain, particularly when there is not room for the teeth to grow. In severe cases, wisdom teeth can become impacted, leading to infection, decay, damage to neighboring teeth and misalignment to the bite.

Root Canals

Root canals are one of the most common dental procedures performed on an annual basis. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is a collection of blood vessels called Pulp, the pulp helps to build the surrounding tooth. When an infection develops in the pulp it can be caused by trauma to the tooth, decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of an infection can be easily identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to hot and / or cold, or pain in the tooth and gums.

If you experience any of these symptoms, we will most likely recommend a procedure where injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. If your tooth is not in a condition to respond to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication arises.

When your root canal therapy has been completed, together we will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond.

Contact Us Today

At Tarzana Dental Care, we offer a wide range of services and strive to be the most trusted and reliable family dentist for all of Encino and the surrounding areas.

To schedule an appointment, call us at 818-708-3232 or visit our website.