George Apelian, DDS

Dr. George Apelian has been practicing in Agoura Hills for over nine years. He received his doctorate from Loyola University Chicago College of Dental Surgery in 1982 and continues his education and learning yearly, where he studies the latest trends, technologies and techniques in modern day dentistry. He received his post doctorate in general dental surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles and completed his post graduate residency at a local hospital. He also completed an Osseo integrated implant surgery and prosthetic training program and has been certified by the Southern California Implant Institute. Dr. Apelian is a proud member of the American Dental Association®, the California Dental Association and the San Fernando Valley Dental Association. He was the supervising dentist and comprehensive dental practitioner at a private multidisciplinary dental practice in Tarzana, California, from 1983 to 2013. Dr. Apelian served at Goleta’s Cottage Hospital from 2004 to 2007 in an outpatient operating room setting, where extensive oral rehabilitative procedures were performed, free of charge, for underprivileged and developmentally disabled adolescent and young adults. He was also the co-founder of the Dental Clinic at Devereux in Santa Barbara, California. The clinic rendered challenging and much needed dental and oral health care to developmentally disabled children and young adults from 2003 to 2008. Additionally, Dr. Apelian is the founder and the sole sponsor of a dental clinic at the Salvation Center of Disabled Children in Shingavit, Armenia, (www.Prkutyun.am). Since November of 2005, the clinic provides, free of charge, much needed dental care to the very poor and the underprivileged, primarily children and orphans with special needs. Over 15,000 families and individuals have been treated. The clinic still continues its mission to this day through the Paros Foundation. Dr. Apelian is married to his wife Victoria and together they have three boys. When not at the office, he loves gardening and enjoying his classic cars.

Education:
  • Post-Doctorate, hospital residency V.A/UCLA affiliate hospital Sepulveda, California
  • Loyola University School of Dentistry Chicago, Illinois

Degree: Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)

With Honors, Completed four year clinical program in three years.

  • Post-Doctorate, hospital residency V.A/UCLA affiliate hospital Sepulveda, California

Degree: Bachelors (BS & BA) Chemistry & Biology

Licensure:
  • Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners
  • Certified in Illinois & 12 states
  • California State Board of Dental Examiners

Professional Affiliates:
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Fernando Valley Dental Association
  • Alumni Association – CSUN, California
  • Certificate – Southern California Implant Institute

Volunteer Community Services & Professional Outreach Achievements:
  • 2004 -2007 at Goleta’s Cottage Hospital. In an outpatient operating room setting, extensive oral rehabilitative procedures were performed, free of charge, for underprivileged and developmentally disabled adolescent and young adults.
  • Co-founder of the Dental Clinic at Devereux in Santa Barbara, California. The clinic rendered challenging and much needed dental and oral health care to developmentally disabled children and young adults. The clinic operated 2003-2008.
  • Founder and the sole sponsor of the dental clinic at the Salvation Center of Disabled Children in Shingavit, Armenia (www.Prkutyun.am). Since November of 2005, the clinic provided free of charge, much needed dental care to the very poor and the underprivileged. Over 15,000 families and individuals have been treated. The clinic still continues its mission to this day through the Paros Foundation.

Practice in Dentistry:
  • 2014 – Present: Founder of and currently practicing dentistry at Hilltop Dental. Agoura Hills, California.
  • 1983 – 2013: Supervising dentist and comprehensive dental practitioner at private multidisciplinary Dental Practice. Tarzana, California.

Personal Objectives:
  • Continue practicing dentistry at Hilltop Dental.
  • Continue to meet the challenging needs of my family.
  • Continue to thrive in making planet earth a better place for someone, each and every day.