I love my career, and my patients. The interaction between me and my patients give me the drive for my job and I absolutely love meeting all the people that walk through our doors. I simply enjoy meeting new patients, getting to know them, and ultimately providing the treatment that they want. I am lucky to be able to use the talents I have to interact with such amazing people.
I grew up in Southern California and obtained my undergraduate degree in just 3 years from USC. Even while finishing early, I graduated at the top of my class. I continued my studies at The University of Southern California to finish my Doctorate of Dental Surgery. During my tenure there, I fell in love with the surgical and more complex cases including Oral Surgery and Cosmetics where upon graduation I was hand selected by the faculty to receive the top award sponsored by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
After receiving my degree, I practiced as an associate in Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, and surrounding areas eventually finding my niche in Encino and laid roots at my own practice at Elevate Dental.
I continue to better my dental education knowing that my pursiut of learning has allowed me to stay ahead of my peers and thus give our office an edge over other offices to provide custom, personalized treatment plans beyond what other dentists are able to. I expanded his grasp on general dentistry to include implants, veeners/lumineers, invisalign (invisble braces), sedation (for the fearful patient), cosmetic crowns and fillings, lasers and much more.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and my dog Jericho. I enjoy hiking and regularly hike trails in the San Gabriel mountains, Malibu, and San Fernando Valley. I enjoy finding new adventures and outdoor activities. Another passion of mine is photography. Some of my photos can be seen in the office during your visit.
Elevate Dental in Encino, CA is the creation of Dr. Navid Safaei. Dr. Safaei started his career by associating at several offices. At those offices he realized one very important thing: in order to provide quality dental care, he had to create an environment that focused on the quality of care he delivered. An environment that places the standard of care at utmost priority and focuses on the patient’s needs and desires.
Elevate Dental is an office that is strictly focused on quality of care. A patient focused, one-on-one relationship that takes into account the requests of patients to provide treatment. We are a boutique, patient focused practice delivering personalized dental care with one-on-one relationship with Dr. Safaei.
Our office is a high tech, fully digital, paperless office that allows you to interact with Dr. Safaei where he will work with you to guide your treatment in the direction that best fits you.
Many regard Dr. Safaei as Encino’s best dentist! His depth of knowledge along with his experience has a profound effect on his patients. He provides personalized care from the moment you meet him and he performs all aspects of dentistry including cleanings, fillings, crowns, bridges, implants, invisalign braces, root canals, veneers, whitening, and more, painlessly and comfortably.
Dr. Safaei is a proud member of:
ICOI: International Congress of Oral Implantologists
AAID: American Academy of Implant Dentistry
ADA: American Dental Association
CDA: California Dental Association
SFVDS: San Fernando Valley Dental Society
LADS: Los Angeles Dental Society
USCAA: USC Alumni Association
At Elevate Dental we are in network with most PPO insurances and offer discount plans for those without insurance. At Elevate Dental we serve Encino, Sherman Oaks, Woodland Hills, Calabasas, Studio City, Van Nuys, Tarzana, Lake Balboa, Valley Glen, Reseda, and surrounding areas.
We are located in the HSBC building on the corner of Libbit and Ventura. Please call us at 818-385-3681 if you need helping finding our office.
Office Hours – Late Hours
Our office understands that many of us work a standard 9-5 or have unusual hours for work. We listened and have adjusted our work hours to accommodate yours. We offer late hours Tuesdays – Thursdays that extend to 7PM to allow patients to visit the dentist! These late days allow our patients to maintain their standard routines and still visit a quality dentist.
We value our patient’s time and respect their time off. We are closed for the weekends to allow our patients to spend time with their loved ones. We are open late in order to accommodate patients who work a regular schedule.
Monday 8 am – 5 pm
Tuesday 10 am – 7 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 7 pm
Thursday 10 am – 7 pm
Friday 10 am – 4 pm