Abdi Sameni, D.D.S.

Dr. Sameni

Dr. Sameni's journey to reach his vision began with graduation from the USC School of Dentistry in 1991. He became a member of the USC clinical faculty in 1998. He is a former senior faculty for the "esthetic selective" which emphasizes a "biomimetic approach" to restorative and esthetic care. He was the original director of the USC Advanced Esthetic Dentistry Continuum for the portion relating to indirect porcelain veneers. He was the course director for an intensive "lecture" and "hands-on" course relating to indirect bonded porcelain restoration and was the chairman and developer of the "USC International Restorative Dental Symposium" for USC School of Dentistry, which has since become LA Dental Symposium.

Dr. Sameni lectures nationally and internationally on topics related to interdisciplinary dentistry, digital photography and its applications for dentistry, and various aspects of biomimetic and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Sameni is Past-President of the USC Dental Alumni Association, past-president of the USC Century Club and a member of the Board of Counselors for the USC School of Dentistry. Dr. Sameni was appointed as the representative for the School of Dentistry to serve on the Board of Governors for the USC Alumni Association. He maintains a private practice in West Los Angeles, where he emphasizes comprehensive restorative dentistry, including implant reconstruction and esthetic dentistry.

Dr. Sameni has a conservative, non-invasive approach to dental treatment and esthetic restoration-"Least is Best." His philosophy is to work on the fewest teeth possible to achieve the patient's required results. In particular, his understanding of natural beauty and expert attention to detail make beautiful smiles look natural and age appropriate. He goes to great lengths to allow patients to see and feel their smiles before they commit to a restorative procedure. He is personable, and takes a personalized approach to each patient and his/her needs and concerns.

As a practitioner in the field of cosmetic and restorative dentistry, he is not only an expert dentist but an artist as well. The mechanics of cosmetic dentistry, although challenging, also require an artist's eye when restoring someone's smile to meet his or her vision of what their smile should look like. Thus, Dr. Sameni's philosophy is centered in the meeting of his vision and the vision of each patient to achieve the best possible dental outcome for that patient, and that's what sets him apart from his peers.