Glendale MicroEndodontics has a dedicated staff in Dr. Nishan Odabashian, Elizabeth Keshishian Achjian, Lilia Casillas, Ingrid Lossi, Noura Boghossian (not pictured), and Lilit Odabashian (not pictured). Our team is committed to providing excellent endodontic treatment and service with a smile.
After practicing general preventive and restorative dentistry for almost 10 years, Dr. Odabashian found his calling in Endodontics. He received his certificate of specialty, and a Master's Degree in Endodontics from one of the top Endodontic Residency programs in the country--Loma Linda University, (LLU). Dr. Odabashian has done extensive research at UCLA, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, (TUSDM) as well as LLU. He holds the position of part-time Assistant Professor within the Department of Graduate Endodontics at LLU, has held a part-time Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas (UNLV) (2009). He currently serves as the President of the California State Association of Endodontists (CSAE), and Chairs the Bylaws Committee of the International Academy of Endodontists (IAE). He served as the president of the Armenian Dental Society of California (ADSC) from 2003-2006, and has also served on the Board of Trustees of the Armenian Dental Association (ADA), he was the president of the Armenian American Endodontic Association, (AAEA) of which he is a founding member. Dr. Odabashian is also a member of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), (where he served on the Bylaws Committee), the American Dental Association (ADA), the California Dental Association (CDA), Nevada Dental Association (NDA), Glendale Academy of Dentists, San Fernando Valley Dental Society (SFVDS), Kern County Dental Society, (KCDS), Southern Nevada Dental Society (SNDS), and the Southern California Association of Oral Pathologists (SCAOP). He has lectured on endodontics at both local and international conferences.
Dr. Odabashian has been privileged to have had as patients some notable figures from the entertainment and business industries including the late Michael Jackson (King of Pop), Brian Holland (Motown Songwriter), Ivan Passer (Film Director/Screenwriter), Frank Scinta (Entertainer-The Scintas), Elaine Goodlad (Body Builder/Model), Tania Themmen (Opera Singer), Damian James (son of Moody Blues Guitarist Denny Laine), Gagik Ovsepyan (Ballet Dancer, Moscow Ballet Theater), Anthony Marnell (Principal, M Casino), Jordan Plosky (Guitarist, Everclear), Norman Howell (Hollywood Stuntman), Hrye Kaprealian (Actor), Janet Yetenekian (Children's Entertainer, Hoylari).
Dr. Odabashian feels blessed not only in his chosen profession but also his family. He is married to his beautiful wife, Lilit, and his three children, beautiful daughter, Galia (8), his comedian son, Serge (5), and Noah (3).
Elizabeth has been in the dental field for over 25 years. She has been working with Dr. Odabashian since 1992. She is extremely competent and knowledgable regarding her duties. She is the clinical manager, and is very meticulous about her responsibilities. Moreover, Elizabeth is someone you look foreward to seeing at your dental appointment, because she makes patients feel at ease, and relaxed. She has a way of making patients feel comfortable in an ordinarily anxious setting. We are very fortunate to have someone like Elizabeth to be part of our team.
Lilia has been in the dental field for 30 years and has made her career a lifelong passion. She started out as an RDA but quickly moved into various management positions. For 20 years, she has been a business manager at dental offices with the last 15 being in the field of endodontics. she brings strong values, committment, integrity, a strong work ethic and love for the field of endodontics. She has a very amiable personality and works hard to build a solid professional team. In the short time that Lilia has been with us, we feel that her joining our team has been a blessing.
Ingrid has been with our team for over two years, and serves as a chairside assistant. Ingrid has been in the dental field for over 10 years, coming from a general dentsitry background. Ingrid has also been with the Los Angeles Community College Foundation in the Scholarship Department. Ingrid is friendly, caring and puts patients at ease with her nice personality. She is married and has two daughters, Arian, 13 and Jailene 7. We are happy to have her on our staff, and we are certain that so will our patients.
Mrs. Lilit Odabashian, works behind the scenes to keep our office running smoothly and efficiently. Lilit makes sure that there is nothing missing in the office. She always shows up with a smile, and often with goodies for the staff to brighten the day.