Gerald M. Kirshbaum, DDS

Pediatric Dentist located in Encino, CA

Meet Dr. Kirshbaum

Dr. Kirshbaum received his Masters degree in Physiology at USC. He attended Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, and received his D.D.S. Degree in 1963. He began full time teaching at USC in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and started his private practice in Encino. He was on the part-time faculty as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.

He received his specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at USC and was co-chairman of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. As a Clinical Assistant Professor he taught in both graduate and undergraduate areas of Pediatric Dentistry for 15 years.

As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Kirshbaum has lectured extensively in the U.S, as well as in Mexico, Hawaii, Japan, Yugoslavia. He has been active in the San Fernando Valley Dental Society, as well as past president of the Southern California unit of the American Society of Dentistry for children. He is one of few pediatric dentists that is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. His wife is a practicing clinical psychologist and they have raised four children.

Dr. Kirshbaum was formerly on the staff of Granada Hills hospital, Northridge Hospital and West Valley Community Hospital. Presently he specializes in dental treatment using in office sedation with skilled and trained anesthesiologist.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, The Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Society of Dentistry for Children, and the California Society of Pediatric Dentists.

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Gerald Kirshbaum, DDS INC

Dr. Kirshbaum received his Masters degree in Physiology at USC. He attended Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, and received his D.D.S. Degree in 1963. He began full time teaching at USC in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and started his private practice in Encino. He was on the part-time faculty as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.

He received his specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at USC and was co-chairman of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. As a Clinical Assistant Professor he taught in both graduate and undergraduate areas of Pediatric Dentistry for 15 years.

As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Kirshbaum has lectured extensively in the U.S, as well as in Mexico, Hawaii, Japan, Yugoslavia. He has been active in the San Fernando Valley Dental Society, as well as past president of the Southern California unit of the American Society of Dentistry for children. He is one of few pediatric dentists that is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. His wife is a practicing clinical psychologist and they have raised four children.

Dr. Kirshbaum was formerly on the staff of Granada Hills hospital, Northridge Hospital and West Valley Community Hospital. Presently he specializes in dental treatment using in office sedation with skilled and trained anesthesiologist.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, The Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Society of Dentistry for Children, and the California Society of Pediatric Dentists.


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Our Services

Our Services

Welcome to our Office...

We hope that you and your child's experience in our dental office will be a pleasant one.  

Other dentists on our team provide adult dental services including cosmetic dentistry.

We are dedicated in the dental treatment of our patients by using state of the art dental techniques and equipment, as well as current infection control procedures.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us or any one of our staff.

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Meet Our Orthodontist: Dr. Alexander Yuen

Dr. Alexander Yuen is a graduate of the Orthodontic Program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and has been practicing orthodontics for the past twenty years. He also maintains practices in Pasadena and Los Angeles, and makes his home in the San Fernando Valley.

Prior to his orthodontic training, Dr. Yuen was in general dentistry for fifteen years. In addition to earning a Certificate in Orthodontic, he also obtained a Master of Science Degree in Oral Biology at UCLA. Dr. Yuen has been on the teaching faculty in the orthodontic section at the UCLA School of Dentistry.

Dr. Yuen is very personable orthodontist who likes to communicate with patients and parents, and aims to provide efficient and pleasant orthodontic care by utilizing the latest up to date and state of the art treatment modalities. Dr.Yuen places strong emphasis on prevention and early correction of malocclusions in children. Braces are not only for children, as more and more adults are getting their teeth straightened due to new technology which makes braces almost invisible. Dr. Yuen is very experienced in treating adult patients as well.

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General Dentistry: Meet Dr. May Anaraki

Dr. May Anaraki obtained her undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics and Chemistry from University of California, Los Angeles in 1986, and her DDS Degree from University of Missouri, Kansas city in 1990.

She had served in the United States Army for ten years, followed by a successful private practice.

Dr. Anaraki provides treatment in preventive, restorative, periodontics (gums), dentures and cosmetic aesthetic alternatives. She utilizes up to date and state of the art treatment, which include the latest techniques in porcelain crowns, veneers, tooth colored fillings, and teeth whitening.

In addition to being a skilled dental practitioner, Dr. Anaraki’s top priority is her patients’ comfort. She is a caring person with a gentle touch and takes time to communicate every step clearly with her patients about their treatment.

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Anesthesiologist: Dr. Kourosh Noormand

Dr. Kourosh Noormand is an anesthesiologist with more than 15 years of experience with pediatric and adult anesthesia. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology.

By providing intravenous sedation (anesthesia) for a more predictable solution, the amounts can be adjusted to the level of sedation necessary to the procedure.  This allows the dentist to focus solely on the dental treatment, thereby reducing the quantity and length of dental appointments required.

More importantly, intravenous sedation allows the patient to remain comfortable and relaxed through the procedure, where they are safely monitored.

Click here to learn more about IV Sedation Dentistry.

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Dr. Kirshbaum explains Pediatric Dental I.V. Sedation

In this video, pediatric dentist Dr. Gerald Kirshbaum explains how pediatric dental I.V. sedation works and why it might be helpful for your child or apprehensive patients.

Children and Infants 

Those with moderate to severe anxiety and/or the inability to relax or tolerate dental care. Intravenous anesthesia alleviates the fear and discomfort of the dental procedures. The entire treatment plan can often be accomplished in one visit.

Physical and Mental Disabilities
Those with back or chronic pain sometimes find it too difficult to sit in the dental chair for long periods, but with intravenous anesthesia you will be comfortable and relaxed. Careful monitoring associated with anesthesia and the reduction in stress is a major benefit for those with medical conditions. Severe gaggers or people with reactions to local anesthetics reduce their difficulties with anesthesia.

Convenience
Multiple dental appointments may not be compatible with a busy schedule. Your dentist is now able to perform a maximum amount of treatment in a minimum amount of time. Several months of major dental visits can be pleasantly accomplished within hours.

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Insurance Plans

Most insurance plans are accepted, including Medi-Cal. Please note: We do not accept HMO plans unless the insurance company has set up a referral.

Advantage Insurance Network
Aetna
Ameritas
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Assurant Health
Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Shield of California
Care Credit
Cigna
Connection Dental
Delta Dental
DenteMax
Great West Life
Humana
Our Team

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  • Heidi  Sheikhvand
    Heidi Sheikhvand
    Front Desk Administrator
  • Mona  Khalighi
    Mona Khalighi
    Registered Dental Assistant
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "I took my son to see Dr. Kirshbaum because he chipped his front tooth and lost the real tooth that he chipped...Dr Kirshbaum performed a miracle...definitely recommend."

    Chasmetic P.
  • RateMDs

    "I brought my child in yesterday with my sister's kids and this dr is wonderful...The care is fantastic here , you're dealing with the best of all dentists!"

    Verified Patient
Location
Gerald Kirshbaum, DDS INC
5400 Balboa Boulevard, Suite 308
Encino, CA 91316
Phone: 818-306-3410
Fax: 818-986-5502
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Get in touch

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818-306-3410

Gerald Kirshbaum, DDS INC
5400 Balboa Boulevard
Suite 308
Encino, CA 91316