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Dr. Nishan Odabashian

Dr. Nishan Odabashian received his DMD degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1991. After practicing restorative and preventive dentistry in Glendale until 1999, he committed to residency in Endodontics at Loma Linda University under his program director, Dr. Mahmoud Torabinejad. He received his certificate of specialty in endodontics in 2001 and a Master of Science degree in endodontics in 2003. He has been a part time assistant professor of endodontics at the Department of Graduate Endodontics at LLU since 2001.

Dr. Odabashian is the District VII Director for the AAE, past president of the Glendale Academy of Dentists, past president of the California State Association of Endodontists, and past president-elect of the International Academy of Endodontics. He has served on many committees for the AAE, and the IAE. He has lectured locally, nationally and internationally at the AAE, Armenian American Medical Society, Glendale Academy of Dentists, Northern California State Association of Endondontists, US Naval Academy in San Diego, LLUSD, Armenian Dental Association in Armenia, and International Beirut Dental Meeting in Lebanon.

What defines Dr. Odabashian most is his passion for the field of endodontics, his commitment to providing patient-centered treatment. He is a life-long student and always looking for ways to improve his knowledge and patient treatment through study, collaboration with colleagues, and critically following up of past treatment. He is married to Lilit and has three children; Galia, 15, Serge, 12 and Noah, 10. He enjoys playing weekly bridge.

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