A.J. Boyajian, DMD
Dr. A.J. Boyajian is one of Beverly Hills’ most respected dentists, specializing in cosmetic, general and advanced restorative dentistry. Dr. Boyajian has been practicing in these fields for over 17 years and has earned the reputation of being a gentle and caring dentist.
Dr. Boyajian is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and has been serving the entertainment community for many years. Previously practicing in Santa Barbara, CA, Dr. Boyajian moved to the Los Angeles area in 2001. A California native, he completed his undergraduate studies at USC.
In many ways, Dr. Boyajian is a dental artist. His passion for art started long before he began his dental practice, and is something he has carried into his dentistry. Both a sculptor and painter, he creates functional dental restorations that are pleasing to the eye. In fact, one of the goals outside of function is to make your smile as aesthetic as possible.
Dr. Boyajian is a member of several prestigious dental organizations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, where he received his fellowship in Implantology.
Some of Dr. Boyajian’s art is displayed throughout the office, including his highly regarded tribute paintings to artists like Cezanne and Aivazovsky. Feel free to stop by our office and check out his artwork anytime.
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- American College of Oral Implantologists
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Delta Sigma Delta
- Beverly Hills Academy of Dentistry
Dr. Shir practices cosmetic and general dentistry and has served many well-known celebrities in addition to owning and managing several successful dental practices in Los Angeles County for over 25 years. She is highly trained in complex and cosmetic dental procedures. Dr. Shir’s commitment and focus are to provide quality dental and patient care utilizing the most advanced techniques and procedures. Your overall health is her highest priority. She listens and provides the best choice of treatment based on each individual and their needs. Her capabilities and philosophy of treatment are what makes her stand out from the rest. She has owned and practiced in different dental set ups and very familiar with all aspects of dentistry and the dental techniques.
Academically, Dr. Nushin Shir is well versed, Dr. Shir is currently a Clinical Instructor at UCLA School of Dentistry- Restorative Department; AEGD Residency Program & Doctorate Program. She has been the Course Director and an Academic Instructor of Dental Materials at West Coast University. Furthermore, she collaborated with UCLA – School of Dentistry in mentoring the 4th year graduating dental students in the areas of dental practice and practice management.
Dr. Shir graduated from the UCLA School of Dentistry in June of 1993, and completed her coursework towards her Master in Public Health at UCLA (1987/1988 & 2007/2008). She earned her Bachelor Degree in Biological Sciences from UC Irvine.
She is well-known in the dental field and has been broadcasted as 2014 Award Winner on Top California Doctor (KTLA – Good Day LA, April 2015), interviewed by Southern California Top Dentists, KCAL-TV (Best of Southern California), Woman’s Day Journal, USA Today, Who is Who’s publication and Time-Warner Cable Section on Health in the areas of preventative and cosmetic dentistry in addition several Radio Shows. Her articles regarding modern dentistry have been published in several magazines. Dr. Shir was honored with the prestigious 2010, 2011 2012, 2013, & 2015 America’s Top Dentist award. Dr. Shir was voted among TOP SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DOCTORS in 2014.
Dentistry is a big part of my life. My father is a dentist and as a child, he used to take me often with him to his dental office . Being around him and seeing his passion for what he does, and how he gets joy out of helping people had a big influence on me. I have developed the same affinity for this career. I have graduated from Loma Linda University in 2008 with a degree in advanced prosthodontics and followed that with a degree in maxillofacial prosthodontics at UCLA in 2010 . In 2014 I have joined the advanced prosthodontics clinic at UCLA ; and I teach there mondays since then.
Integrity, excellence,and striving to give my best in my work are values that I take pride in. These qualities, after all, are what my father displayed all of his career. I love working with my team here at Elite Dentistry . We all enjoy our work and share the same vision. we work as a team to provide the best dental treatment to our patients in the most relaxing peaceful atmosphere possible.
Outside of dentistry, I enjoy all aspects of life. Into hiking, sight seeing and visiting new places. I’m a big foodie; i enjoy good food and into new fads. I love people , and that’s why I like to give and help in my community.
Danielle Lowery, RDH
Dani has 14 years of experience as a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Detroit Mercy in Michigan. Her favorite aspect of her job is meeting new people and educating them about how to improve their oral health. Dani understands that people can be a bit uneasy about coming to the dentist, but she strives to provide her patients with an easy and pain-free experience while in her chair. She provides thorough but gentle care for every patient she treats.
In her spare time, Dani enjoys weight training, hiking and spending time at the beach. Dani travels to Michigan to see her family as often as she can because family is everything to her.
Amber Cowan, Office Manager
Amber is the newest member of our team and brings 13 years of dental experience with her. Starting as a Back Office Assistant, Amber has worked her way up to the Office Manager position.
Amber provides our patients with the highest quality of care and face-to-face customer service. She is an advocate for all our patients’ needs and inquiries. Amber seeks to continually improve her skills and knowledge by attending dental seminars. When she’s not helping patients obtain their ideal smiles, she enjoys playing tennis, going to the beach and hiking with her Yorkie, Rudy.
Cara, Our Hygienist
I have been practicing hygiene for the better part of a decade. I spent a few summers in the Dominican Republic doing humanitarian dentistry. This gave me a deeper appreciation for what I do and brought me closer to my profession. I love being a hygienist and being part of the Gallery Dental Arts team.
I am originally from New Hampshire, where I worked full-time as a dental hygienist. In my spare time, I owned and operated and organic raw vegan chocolate company. Once a month I would guess chef at a local restaurant, where I would share healthy gourmet meals with people from all over New England. I also held the title of a New Hampshire justice of the peace and nothing made me happier than being able to bring friends together in marriage. My love for a healthy active lifestyle brought me, my husband, and our cat to the quiet little neighborhood of Los Feliz here in Los Angeles. We are so happy to be living here, I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else. In my spare time I love to travel, hike, camp and spend time with friends enjoying all that the state of California has to offer.
Donna Mckenna, Office Manager
I came to Los Angeles over 30 years ago from the United Kingdom,and started as a back office
assistant and eventually the Front office Manager.
I Know how important it is for our patients to feel comfortable and i am here to answer any
questions, plan your appointments and help resolve any concerns you may have.