About Dr. Viken Garabedian

Viken Garabedian DDS - Laguna Niguel Dentist

Dr. Garabedian received his undergraduate degree from UCLA in 1982 and graduated from USC Dental School in 1986, finishing his curriculum six months in advance. In 1989, he moved to Laguna Niguel.

Dr. Garabedian always enjoyed cosmetic dentistry and did his first full veneer case in 1988, long before the procedure became popular. His compassionate nature and vast skills make all patients, new and old, feel safe and confident when under his care.

His other great passions are heli-skiing and the volunteer work he does abroad. He established a clinic and a teaching facility in an orphanage in Armenia in 1994 and spends two to three weeks there every summer, teaching local dentists and taking care of the less privileged.


Yael Cohen, RDH

Viken Garabedian DDS - Laguna Niguel Dentist - Yael

Ms. Cohen’s romance with dentistry began in 1981 when she worked as a part-time dental assistant and she has been in the dental office ever since. She was born in Israel and came with her family to the United States in 1980. Ms. Cohen received her undergraduate degree from UCLA and completed her dental hygiene school at USC.

Dentistry is not only Ms. Cohen’s work, but it has also been her passion for the last 25 years. She is proud of her ability to treat her patients with the utmost professionalism, integrity and friendliness. She is warm and caring and every patient is important to her.


Lina Preston, Om

Viken Garabedian DDS - Laguna Niguel Dentist - Lina

Lina is the Office Manager and has been with Dr. Garabedian since Feb 1989 and has seen the practice grow and relocate. Lina knows all the patients personally and has seen their families grow, go to college. get married and have new babies. Patients feel very comfortable with her and often stay after appointments to chat. Lina will call you the day before to confirm your appointment.

Viken Garabedian DDS - Laguna Niguel Dentist - Louis

Louis, Greeter

Louis is our Rescue dog and our most enthusiastic employee. He is part black lab and part beagle and is a certified comfort dog. Louis will sit by you or on you to keep you company, if you so desire.