Serving Los Banos with Quality Dental Care
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We take pride in our dental care, and have a fabulous team to meet your dental needs. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice!
Preventative & General Dentistry
We see adults and children of all ages and perform a variety of procedures including esthetic restorative dentistry, crowns, bridgework, implant restoration, cleanings, and whitening to name a few.
Even with the best brushing and flossing, plaque, tartar and stain will build up on the teeth. Home care isn’t enough. That’s why the American Dental Association recommends professional cleanings at least twice a year for healthy individuals. Some clients may need cleanings more often.
Diagnostic and preventative services include:
• Routine cleaning and deep cleaning procedures
• Sealants and fluoride treatments
• Tooth colored fillings
• Metal free crowns and bridges
• Night guards
• Sports mouth guards
• Removable and implant retained dentures
• Pediatric dentistry
Keep your smile healthy and bright with these procedures.
You don’t need to suffer with loose dentures, or missing teeth. Implants can be used to replace:
• Single missing teeth
• Multiple missing teeth
• To make dentures more stable
Dental Implants are artificial teeth surgically placed where the missing teeth used to be. There are many benefits to implants such as:
• A more youthful appearance
• No slurred speech or clicking dentures
• The appearance and feel of natural teeth
• A natural chewing motion
• No more ill-fitting dentures
• No more nightly soaking, denture adhesives or daily maintenance
We work closely with our specialists who place the implants. We restore implants with crowns that allow them to function as a tooth in your mouth, once they are determined by the specialist to be ready for restoration.
Veneers can instantly transform your smile
Traditional Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are custom fit to the front side of your teeth. There is minimal preparation of your
teeth needed for this restoration, but the changes to your smile are magnificent! This type of veneer is generally chosen when we are altering the shape of teeth.
Minimal and No Prep Veneers are ultra thin shells of porcelain that are custom fit to your teeth. There is no removal of tooth structure
with this type of veneer. They are generally chosen when we have excess space between the teeth.
Veneers can instantly transform your smile!
Our teeth naturally darken as we age. Certain habits and foods we eat such as coffee, tea, red wine and smoking all affect the brightness of our smile.
Make your smile as dazzling as your personality!
We will take impressions and make customized trays for you. You place the whitening material in trays and wear them for the recommended time per day. Within a few days you will be on the road to a whiter and brighter smile.
For ongoing whitening we offer a touch up kit of whitening material for those of you who have good fitting custom trays and want to maintain your sparkling smile!
Give your child the gift of early dentistry!
First appointment: We recommend that your child be seen for their first dental visit around the age of two, once all of their primary teeth are erupted. If there is an older sibling or friend who is accustomed to visiting the dentist, it can be helpful for an apprehensive child to watch an exam/cleaning visit before their own.
We appreciate positive language when discussing dentistry with your child. Working together with early exposure children have a wonderful experience at the dental office.
In addition to the regular exams and cleanings we all need, children’s teeth need other preventive measures such as dental sealants and fluoride treatments. Ask our doctors if your child would benefit from these protective services.
This protective coating fills in the cracks and crevices of our teeth, helping to make brushing easier and prevent a cavity from starting.
Young teeth need extra protection. Acids produced from many of the foods we ingest as a young person will damage the enamel of our teeth. Fluoride is a natural occurring element which can strengthen the enamel of our teeth. This is applied quickly and easily after a cleaning is done.
We look forward to helping your child begin a journey that will lead them to continued dental health!
Meet the Doctors
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DOCTOR ANDREW SMITH
Dr. Andrew Smith was raised in Los Banos. He attended Los Banos High School and after graduation received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Davis. Dr. Smith earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of The Pacific School of Dentistry, now Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry, in San Francisco in 1994, where he graduated with honors. Upon graduation he immediately set up his practice in Los Banos where his roots run very deep.
Dr. Andy is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Yosemite Dental Society. He continues his post doctoral studies through varying continuing education courses.
When Dr. Andy is not practicing dentistry he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, cooking and doing home improvement projects.
DOCTOR CAROLYN ALYANAKIAN-SMITH
Dr. Alyanakian-Smith spent her early childhood in the Boston area. Her family relocated to Los Banos when she was in elementary school. She attended Los Banos High School and received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Davis. Dr. Carolyn earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in 1996 with honors. She joined her husband practicing in Los Banos immediately following dental school.
Dr. Carolyn is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Yosemite Dental Society. She volunteers her time doing dental screenings and educational presentations at our local schools and enjoys continuing her post doctoral studies through continuing education courses.
When Dr. Carolyn is not practicing dentistry she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, traveling, and watching softball!
Our doctors are husband and wife and have two children and a golden retriever they are raising in Los Banos. Both Doctors Carolyn and Andy take every opportunity to enrich the lives of our local youth, and are proud to support local organizations that promote education and healthy lifestyle choices. It has been their pleasure to provide sponsorships for and/or donate to: Los Banos Parks and Recreation, Police Activities League, VFW & American Legion, New Bethany Residential Care Facility, Toys for Tots, Los Banos Arts Council, Los Banos Unified School District, Our Lady of Fatima, OLF 4-H, Los Banos & Pacheco FFA, Merced County Spring Fair and Heritage Committee, CASA of Merced County, Cathie’s Bears, Valley Children’s Hospital, American Cancer Association, American Heart Association, St. Jude, Wreaths Across America and others. They truly appreciate all that these organizations do for their community!
Meet Our Team
Registered Dental Hygienist
After becoming a Registered Dental Assistant in 1994, Tammy was excited to utilize her skills at Doctor’s Carolyn and Andrew Smith’s dental practice when she joined their team in 2003. Assisting chair-side with both doctors is her primary role; however, Tammy finds setting patients at ease very rewarding. She is the proud mother of five handsome boys. As Tammy finds herself with more free time as they move more fully into their adult lives, she is discovering long-forgotten hobbies like crafting. Tammy is always looking forward to her next trip to Disneyland!
Registered Dental Hygienist
Vanessa has been in the dental field since 2013, and quickly found dentistry to be “her place.” She loves helping patients feel confident and happy with their smile! Vanessa became a Registered Dental Assistant in 2015, and joined the “dream team” with Drs. Carolyn and Andrew Smith in 2019. She loves spending her free time with her husband, son, daughter, two cats and two dogs; you can never have a big enough family! Vanessa also enjoys cooking and baking.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Alejandra has been a dental hygienist since 2015 and truly enjoys working with patients to keep their smiles healthy and bright. She goes by Alex for short and shares her life with her husband and four-legged fur child Ginger, her beloved long-haired Chihuahua! Alex is a huge animal lover and also enjoys horse back riding and hiking when the weather is right.
Kayley was born and raised in the local small town of Hilmar where there are more cows than people. She graduated from Fresno City College Dental Hygiene program in May of 2019, and has been practicing hygiene at Main Street Dental since May of 2020. She is passionate about educating people in proper care for their teeth, especially in communities where access to dental care may be limited. She enjoys getting to know her patients and seeing familiar faces as patients begin to feel like friends. Working with the team at Main Street Dental has been great because of their shared goals of creating a comfortable environment for patients and delivering excellent care. Kayley spends her free with family and close friends.
Since becoming part of the team at Dr. Carolyn and Andrew Smith’s dental practice in August of 2015, Lentia has learned so much about dentistry. In spite of not coming from a dental background, she has thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of her position as Dental Coordinator. She handles scheduling, insurance, financial arrangements, and general office policy in the front office. Prior to coming to work at our office, Lenita had seventeen years of experience in the commercial insurance industry and twenty-two years in customer service. She am a mom to two wonderful boys and a dog mom to her girls, Lexi and Layal. In her free time Lenita enjoys going on walks and taking drives to the beach.
We accept most insurance plans. Our team will assist in helping you understand the benefits you have.
We offer the following payment options:
• Visa, Mastercard, and Discover Card
• Personal checks and cash payments
Find us here: 1314 S 6th St.,
Los Banos, CA 93635
Monday 8:30-5:30 (lunch 12:30-1:30)
Tuesday 8:30 – 5:30 (lunch 12:30-1:30)
Wednesday 8:00-5:00 (lunch 12:00-1:00)
Thursday 8:00-5:00 (lunch 12:00-1:00)