Santa Cruz Dental Reviews and Patient Testimonials

At Gayane Mooradian, DDS we go above and beyond for our patients. Below are some of the dental reviews provided by patients of our Santa Cruz, CA dental office. Please contact our dental office if you have a testimonial you would like to share with our patients and website visitors. We would love to hear from you!

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I will never go to another dentist, she is the best and I'm glad I found her! Several years ago I was looking for a new dentist, I found one in Santa Cruz, Dr. Gayane Mooradian. She took my insurance Deltacare USA. Of course like most, going to the dentist was one of the least favorite things to do. I needed a lot of work done on my teeth. To my surprise I had the most pleasant experience. I had brought my x-rays in from my previous dentist and Dr. Mooradian explained to me what needed to be done: crowns, bridges, fillings, etc.. From the moment I sat in the chair to the time I left I was so comfortable. Dr. Mooradian tells you as she is working on your teeth the procedures she is doing. I never felt a shot or anything. The work she does is great. I am 55 years old and I have been to several dentists.
Judy Busser

Dr. Mooradian has been my dentist for over 10 years and I'm very happy with the service I received. The first time I saw her she discovered some problems my previous dentist had missed. Since then she's replaced all my silver fillings with white ones and never had any problems. Her staff is great as well and her prices are reasonable. Highly recommended.
William Allen

Excellent service and very kind and helpful dentist. I would send any of my family to her.
Susan Turner

I have been going to Dr. Mooradian for over three years. She is very pleasant and has a great chairside manner. She explained in detail what she was about to do. I felt very confident in her office. Great dentist. I refer all my friends to her.
Elisa Alcon

Great dentist. My family and I moved here two years ago from Southern California and we needed a new dentist. I found Dr. Mooradian because she is located in a central Santa Cruz area that is easily accessible and convenient. She also takes many kinds of insurances that other dentists complain about. She has a friendly and helpful office staff. I went in for a routine exam that was thorough and efficient. Dr. Mooradian repaired a cracked tooth that was causing me pain and temperature sensitivity. After the repair which was completed painlessly and with great care, I am now free of any problems with that tooth. The last two dentists couldn't even diagnose a problem which was very frustrating. She is also a great "kid dentist". My daughter was able to watch cartoons while getting her cleaning. I am very pleased with Dr. Mooradian and her entire staff. I have recommended her to several friends and will continue to do so.
Jennifer Casey

I recently moved to Santa Cruz less than 3 years ago, and I have needed a lot of dental work in a very short period of time. Dr. Mooradian is as fine as they come. Her office was clean and beautifully decorated, in a great location and the staff as friendly as it gets. She helped me work through all the insurance and necessary information easily and thoroughly. Out of everyone I've seen in Santa Cruz, she is definitely and A+ dentist while many others fell short even with beaming reviews. The staff went over and beyond to make me feel comfortable. I was seen far quicker than any other office I've been to in Santa Cruz (three different offices in one year). She was gentle and professional and I would even recommend her for kids. (I work as a nanny).
Lucy DeLeon

The office location was very easy to find and convenient, centrally located near Downtown Santa Cruz. After filling out paperwork I only had to wait about five minutes before being seen.The staff was very friendly. Dr. Mooradian performed an exam and cleaning on me. She was very gentle and informational answering all of my questions. It was a great dental experience and I highly recommend her.
Kendra Ellis

I have seen Dr. Mooradian several times and she has always been extremely professional and quite nice. She is courteous to her staff and other family members that also use her as their dentist. As far as interactions with the insurance companies, I have been witness to Delta insurance company jerking her around and it is not surprising that there may be some friction arising out of that more and more common trend. Doctors are people too, and their personalities are all different. Frankly, when I look for a medical professional, I am mostly concerned about their skills and treatment track record, not necessarily their constant and cheery disposition. For the most part, Dr. Mooradian has always shown me a good bedside mannner and we are very happy with her services.
Jess Johnson

Dr. Mooradian DDS is a wonderful dentist. I was referred to her over 5 years ago and have been thrilled with my experience. After not going to the dentist for several years (cause I hated going!!) Dr. Mooradian had lots to do: old fillings, crowns put in badly or fit so bad my teeth hurt and basic keep up. I can say that I never think about going to the dentist now, every 6 months and I'm great! I've referred Dr. Mooradian to family and friends and they agree! Office is very kind and efficient-never behind.
Cathy LaTorre

Dr. Mooradian's office was very clean and recently remodeled. Upon arrival I was greeted by a very nice receptionist and only had to wait a few minutes before my cleaning. The hygienist was very nice as well and the best part of the visit was the beautiful garden and fountain view through the tall glass windows while sitting in your chair. Very relaxing!
The doctor was very busy that day but made a point to come in and say hello to me and make sure that everything was going well. Upon leaving I was given a 10% cash discount since I lost my insurance over a year ago. I left with nice clean teeth and happy to have a wonderful dental office to go to. The doctor also left a voicemail letting me know that my x-rays looked fine and my teeth were in good shape! I recommend all of my friends to her and can't imagine going to anyone else.
David Avary

I didn't see a dentist for a long time and need an emergency appointment to fix a broken crown. I called Dr. Mooradian's office and they were very quick to accomodate me. They found time for me the next day.
Dr. Mooradian was very polite, compassionate & informational to the procedures needed to fix my tooth. She did a great job with no pain involved and gave me a 10% cash discount. Thank you Dr. Mooradian!!
Jesse Corona

I have been going to Dr. Mooradian for 10 years, and for a good reason - GREAT DENTAL CARE! Dr. Mooradian does incredible dental work including a super job cleaning my teeth when her hygienist was out of town.
George Haye

Over the years I have been to many dentists. Most have been okay, some have been horrid. Without question or reservation I can say that Dr. Mooradian is by far the best dentist I have ever been to. Her pain-free, quality work & meticulous attention to detail are a marvel. I highly recommend her.
Karen Waterman

Though our patient-doctor relation has just started, her no-nonsense attitude in a short time has won over much of my initial distrust that I generally have towards dentists. With Dr. Mooradian's expert help and the help of her exceptionally friendly and committed staff, I look forward to getting all of my dental needs fully addressed. Up to date, I'm very pleased with the outcome of my treatment, how she talks me through each stage of the process and what my choices are. It's quite refreshing to the note the difference to some of my previous dental experiences!!! Thank you and your staff for doing such great work.
Witold Peikarski

I came to Dr. Mooradian after my insurance changed after being with the same dentist for 15 years. I have found Dr. Mooradian to be a better dentist. I have had crooked front teeth my entire adult life. My former dentist had put caps on my teeth but they remained crooked. When the caps failed Dr. Mooradian replaced them. To my surprise when I looked in the mirror they were straight. They looked like I had braces on my teeth to correct the crooked teeth. Her prices and copays are very reasonable and fair. I am very happy to have Dr. Mooradian as my dentist. I recommend her to anyone looking for a dentist of quality. They will not be unhappy with Dr. Mooradian.
Carolyn Bigler

After 20 years of dentalphobia I chose Dr. Mooradian to address my two decades of neglect. Her whole staff were patient, non-judgemental and understanding. Dr. Mooradian began a series of fillings and extracted a wisdom tooth in about 90 seconds! If you want a highly skilled, educated and experienced dentist call Dr. Mooradian!!
Penelope Brown

Dr. Mooradian is an excellent dentist who does great work! I can recommend her most highly.
David Keith

I think the dental service here is great, never had a problem with her work or anything else for that matter. Zero hassle with insurance and zero waiting.....she does a fine job! I think she's great!!
Pat Cunningham

Dr. Mooradian has been my dentist for nearly eleven years. Over this time, I have recommended family members and friends to her dental office. She is very skilled, incredibly knowledgeable and does great work. As a result, I have healthy teeth and gums. I feel confident that my entire dental health is being handled well by Dr. Mooradian and her office staff. And, this testimonial recommendation comes with the highest endorsement. I have very high professional standards for myself and others, Dr. Mooradian's dental office is truly worthy of my recommendation.
David Meyberg

My name is Ruth Juhl, and I've lived in Aptos, Santa Cruz County for 29 years. I will be 87 next month. My big surprise was this morning when my dentist, Dr. Gayane Mooradian finished capping all of my lower teeth. They looked just like my Wedding picture in 1947. I recommend Dr. Mooradian highly. She is a perfectionist and very thorough. It is worth every cent, and more! I am so happy and satisfied with her work.
Ruth Juhl

I consider myself very fortunate to have found Dr. Mooradian. All of my dental needs/issues/problems have been addressed as fast, if not faster, and more directly than any dentist I have ever had. I can't say enough about how much I truly appreciate a completely straight forward approach to dental needs has meant to me. Re: 7 root canals, at least that many cavities, crowns, x-rays, cleanings, the whole gamete, all in the last few years. Dr. Mooradian has never let me live in pain and once gave me her cell phone number ( I didn't use it), just in case! If you can appreciate a No Nonsense approach to Dentistry, I highly recommend you call Dr. Mooradian.
Gregg Sentierri

If you want a dentist that is skilled, thorough and honest, Dr. Mooradian is the one for you. My whole family sees Dr. Mooradian and we've had everything from cleanings to fillings to crowns and root planings done. She's come through with flying colors. My husband will soon be having a large amount of dental work done, and he says she's the best dentist he's ever had (he should know, he's got bad teeth and has seen lots of dentists in his day). As to her bedside manner, she is kind and friendly. She is simply a very busy person trying to do a good job. She has never rushed through any of the work she's done for any of us. I'll say it again - we're VERY HAPPY with the care our teeth and mouths get. She's a dentist in Santa Cruz that takes Deltacare HMO and a talented one at that!
Diane Garrison

My husband and I were clients at the same local, dental practice for years and we were distressed when my dental plan options changed upon my retirement. I began searching for another qualified dentist, and just by luck, I happened upon Dr. Gayane Mooradian's practice. I plan to remain a patient, as I am fully satisfied with her professional dental services, her skill and knowledge, and her upbeat attitude.
Meanwhile, my husband decided to find his "own dentist" and unfortunately had a very negative and painful experience with the dentist of his choice. He finally concluded that he should try Dr. Mooradian's services since I was consistently reporting positive experiences with each dental appointment. This was a wise decision - one that he has not regretted. We're both looking forward to many years of excellence in dental care.
To husband, Dave: you should listen to your wife's advice more often.
To Dr. Mooradian: we're delighted to have found you, and plan to be your clients for years to come! Thank you Dr. Mooradian.
SharonLee Kermode

Dr. Mooradian is an outstanding dentist!! From the shot that I never felt, to the drilling with no pain whatsoever. I never felt a thing. The front desk was beyond helpful and kind to me from the moment I called to schedule my appointment to the minute I walked in and when I left.
The work I had done was very extensive. I had zero pain or stress on the teeth afterwards. I can't even tell that part of my tooth was worked on. I felt so relaxed while my teeth were being worked on, I had my eyes closed and just felt safe and confident in Dr. Mooradian.
David Hosack

After a lifetime of anxiety, fear and just plain avoiding the dentist, I am happy to report that thanks to Dr. Mooradian and her wonderful staff, dental anxiety is a thing of the past!
I've been a patient of Dr. Mooradian's for several years now and would never want to trust my teeth with anyone else again. Her front desk staff is caring and accomodating and her hygienists are thorough and great to work with.
I truly couldn't ask for better dental care.
George Gigardjian

I love Dr. Mooradian. Previously I had nothing but problems with dentists, but not anymore. I have never had better service, and my teeth are in the best condition of my lifetime. I recommend her to everyone.
Teri Cunningham

I highly recommend Dr. Gayane Mooradian DDS, affectionately called 'Dr M' for any dental service. My experience has always been positive in the many years she has cared for my dental health. She is very generous in her time and willingness to dicuss questions and implications of treatment. I have learned what it means to be a 'good client' by being clear in what I want and identifying what I do not understand. This relationship of trust provides me the best of care and best use of Dr M's service. We have , over time, discussed particular scenarios, for example, extraction, replacement, root canal, filling as well as the importance of daily dental hygiene and long-term dental care's contribution in overall health.
I am so appreciative of her knowledge, her relaxed and skillful approach to me, as a client, to help me understand benefits and results of treatment. Furthermore, I realize the responsibility of me, as a client, to ask questions, define my needs as Dr M and I work together toward beneficial results. Her staff is well-trained and personable, always gracious and welcoming. Thank you Dr M and staff!
Thea Crossley

I am very pleased with the crown that Dr. Mooradian did in my mouth. Felt no discomfort whatsoever, like nothing ever happened. I am so happy!
Caroline Dangzalan

I was scared to death of dentists, always had a bad experience at the dental office, until I met Dr. Mooradian. Her gentle touch, skilled hands, and calm demeanor, made it so easy to go to the dentist that I actually looked forward to getting my work done with her. And there is plenty more that needs to be done. Thank you Dr. Mooradian!
Eric Hollings

Wow no pain whatsoever, first time for a dentist! Great dental experience, just had three tooth colored fillings placed. Love Dr. Mooradian!
Maria Evangelatou

Best dentist ever!! I am so pleased to have found Dr. Mooradian, she is so down to earth and very sincere. Her dental work is beautiful, great color match with my front teeth. Even her cleanings are better than any hygienist I've ever been to. I can honestly say that she is worth every penny and highly recommend her to all of my friends and family.
Sara Anderson

I am so greatful to have Dr. Mooradian as my dentist because she is so good at what she does. She is incredibly gentle and very gifted hands. I am 92 years old and have seen a lot of dentists before her and I can honestly say she is the best!
Betty Richmond

I'm so happy with the work that Dr. Mooradian did on all of my front teeth. I was missing a tooth and had numerous cavities. Dr. Mooradian fixed all of my teeth with no pain involved, her quality is great and she's so affordable. Before going to her I went to Dientes, which is supposed to be geared for low income patients for an estimate....they quoted me $9000 to do all of the work. Dr. Mooradian fixed everything for one third the cost with the Deltacare plan that I purchased online. My wife will be going to her as well. We are just so thrilled to finally get our teeth fixed and be able to afford it thanx to Dr. Mooradian!
David Brown

She's really good.....no pain at all! I refer all my family and friends to her.
Gloria Roper

My family has been seeing this dentist for years now and we've never had any problems with her or her work.
She loves animals like most of Santa Cruz....you can take your dogs anywhere here why not to work? She is always nice to us and always asks how we are doing. When we are getting our work done, I don't get numb easily, so I'm one of those pain in the ass patients that you really need patience with. She's good with my kids that are also afraid of the dentist, not because of her, just generally after having to see me need a root canal and I had severe pain, but I do much better now. I just had two crowns done and the insurance only covered silver metal crowns, but after she was done and went to show me them, they were white ones. She didn't charge me the $300 that I couldnt afford to pay, so that proves she has a big heart and she is a nice person. Me and my daughter also like her assistant, we get along well with her, she has a nice sense of humor which you have to have dealing with all kinds of different people all day long. My husband has had a ton of work done with her because he has bad teeth that run in his family, and it has all been good, no problems. And for anyone who says she's mean, think about it. We all have our days right? Thank you Katrina, Gilbert and the kids.
Katrina Maciel

I had a crown done several months ago by Dr. Mooradian. Best crown ever made in my mouth! Ususally I get a lot of soreness after the crown is placed. This time didn't feel a thing, just like my own teeth!
Tom Rollins

I'm really happy with Dr. Mooradian's work. She's replacing all of my old silver fillings with crowns and white fillings. They look really, really good.....I show all of my friends. I can't wait to finish all of the work with her. I travel all the way from Twain Harte, near Yosemite, to see Dr. Mooradian.
Pam Holly

I could finally chew on my denture without it falling out of my mouth thanks to Dr. Mooradian. She repaired my old denture and made it like brand new. Not only did she reline the denture to make it fit more tightly, but she also replaced the worn out teeth. I am so happy I found Dr. Mooradian, she does exceptional work and my denture never felt better.
Jannette Pielage

The Bridge Dr. Mooradian did on my left back molars feels great! Thank you so much. Now I have to remind myself that I can chew on that side of my mouth again :) Dr. Mooradian is the best and I truly appreciate all of her help. I can't wait for her to fix the right side of my mouth next year when my insurance starts all over again.
Sheena Layne

I wish to thank Dr. Mooradian for her expertise in saving my teeth the past twelve years. I am 85 now and have been to many dentists in my life time and Dr. Mooradian is the best of them all. I also admire how she's able to operate and maintain her dental office all by herself, that alone is quite an accomplishment these days.
Ron Winiker

I have been a patient of Dr. Mooradian's since 2005. She is by far the very best dentist I have ever seen. Shortly after my husband, who was also her patient, passed away in 2010, I saw her for a crown. She was so kind, compassionate and caring to me. I wasn't sure I would be able to tolerate the procedure, but Dr. Mooradian made it possible. I highly recommend Dr. Mooradian to anyone.
Evan Field

I was very impressed with the work done, and have not had better service anywhere else I have had dental work done. Dr. Mooradian is very efficient and accurate about everything she does. This dentist has helped me have a healthier mouth, and has a great work ethic. I am very pleased with the work done and will be returning very soon. The dental assistant is also very efficient and gets the job done well. This is so important, and loved her attitude. I would refer Dr. Mooradian to my family, close friends, and anyone that needs any kind of dental work done. she does a phenomenal job!
Lucia Magno

She is the best dentist I've ever been to, and my family and friends feel the same way. She did three crowns with such great precision with her small hands, and did them faster and better than the last dentist did in the same amount of time it took him to do one crown. Her staff is always pleasant. I highly recommend her.
Mark Matovich

Dear dentist, thank you for filling my cavities and making sure my teeth are clean. Even though I am only 9 years old, I appreciate how you also make sure that when you are filling my cavities you made sure I did not get hurt. Like the first time I came you told me "Just raise your hand if you feel pain". That was alot of help! Dentists are awesome. P.S. I like your furniture.
Camille Gamboa

Thank you SOOO very much Dr. Mooradian for helping me today!! You have no idea what a life savor you are and what a difference you made. Words truly cannot express the gratitude I have with your kindness and in what you gave me. When everything else is falling apart for me, you are the one light that came shining through, put a smile on my face, gave me hope and lifted my spirits. You truly made a HUGE difference and impact in a grown woman's life and believe it or not gave me my dignity back. People like you are few and far between.....you are one in a million!!!
Donna Houlihan

First time ever that I did not have sweaty palms! Dr. Mooradian just did a wonderful job replacing an old silver filling with a white one. Never felt the shot or any pain whatsoever. She also gave me an incredible cash discount. Thank you very much Dr. Mooradian.
Debra Hubert

I love my new crown that Dr. Mooradian did on my front tooth! I'm very happy, it matches perfectly to my other teeth, I can't even tell its there. Thank you Dr. Mooradian for doing a great job!
Deborah Molea

I have been a patient of Dr. Mooradian's since 5 years of age. At seventeen, I have now been accepted to a seven year program to be become a dentist. Dr. Mooradian has been my inspiration and role model. She allowed me to shadow her for the last few weeks, Watching her, I learned so much. I cannot thank Dr. Mooradian enough for giving me the opportunity to observe her while working.
Tara Vattadi

I love my new denture that replaced my missing front tooth. I've got the best dentist in Santa Cruz County!!!
Harry Simonian

Excellent dentist! Very professional. She makes sure that her assistant's are doing their job correctly. She is very patient during the procedure and won't give up until the patient is satisfied. I went there to put a crown and she made it fit so perfectly that it feels exactly the same as before. She was very patient adjusting it. Best dentist I ever went to.
Marco Periera

Dr. Mooradian and her team are awesome. They have such a gentle touch. I never feel any pain and I'm never stressed about going to the Dentist! She's the best. Thanks Team!
Theresa French

Excellent job on my front brigde Dr. Mooradian! I'm definitely impressed and will highly recommend you to all my friends!
Nick Anderson

Thank you Dr. Mooradian from the bottom of my heart for all your hard work, extra effort and for your persistency with the lab. I appreciate you more than you know. I look forward to our continued dental visits!
Jenelle Camacho

I was so happy to get all of my fillings done (all nine of them) in one visit. I'm very appreciative of Dr. Mooradian fixing all the cavities that I had....with no discomfort whatsoever. I normally don't like dentists, but I like Dr. Mooradian. Thank you for taking such good care of me!
Brandon Ward

Dr. Mooradian was recommended through a friend. Tired of driving two hours for a teeth cleaning four times a year, I found a dentist closer to my location. Dr. Mooradian has been great! She has the nicest office staff and they are extremely friendly and down to earth. I always have a great visit, and they take great care of my teeth!
Alison Kruisbrink

Thank you so much Dr. Mooradian for all the work that you did. Everybody commented on how good my front teeth look. I feel less self-conscience now about my smile and more confident. I am very happy with the work you did. Thank you again so much!!
Deborah Davies

What an awesome temporary crown you made!!! The three crowns that you did on the upper right side of my face fit perfectly, never even knew they were there. Thank You, you're a terrific dentist!
Miro Bouchakian

It's so awesome that Dr. Mooradian can fit me into her schedule to do the crown I so badly need for only $500. Dientes which is a low cost clinic, charges the same amount for a cash patient with no insurance, except the wait time is three months to get in. Dr. Mooradian took me in immediately and did a great job!
Eric Gonzales

The reason I like Dr. Mooradian so much is because she actually has a two-way conversation with you. She was highly recommended by a friend, and I'm glad I found her. Most dentists just talk the entire time, presenting some long and unnecessary treatment plan that is very expensive. Not Dr. Mooradian. She makes her dental treatment affordable, and accessible. She answers all of your questions and concerns. She gives great feedback on what to expect after the treatment as well. She also leaves her personal cell phone number for patients if they are having a dental emergency. I can't say enough good things about my patient-doctor relationship with her. She is the best, and I will never go anywhere else.
Crystal Tanaka

I just returned from Dr. Mooradian's office where I had my teeth cleaned. They had me in the chair 5 minutes before my scheduled time. I was surprised when Dr. Mooradian did the cleaning herself, and actually seemed happy to do it. Her assistant did the flossing and polishing. Everything went well, it took an hour. Relative to the pain, the cleaning hurt time to time but it wasn't anything out of the ordinary from the pain I've had with any other dentist or hygienist. My experience is if it doesn't hurt and bleed a little when your teeth are cleaned, it means the dentist or hygienist isn't getting far enough under the gum line to really clean things out. She was kind to her staff. Dr. Mooradian does speak her mind and if she thinks I'm not doing a good job flossing or otherwise taking care of the many old silver fillings in my mouth she tells me, and I expect her to tell me. I requested to have Dr. Mooradian do my follow-up cleaning in six months and declined to be placed on her hygienist's schedule.
John Eicholz

The crown Dr. Mooradian did on my molar feels so good! So much better than before. Now I could floss again....it feels great!
Linda Navarini

This is the best dental experience I've had by far. She and her staff are very professional and friendly, but most importantly to me, they are very highly skilled. Go see her.
Francis Lucas

I love you, I love you, I love you Dr. Mooradian! Thank you for fixing my front tooth. I could finally smile again!
Elvia Sandoval

My dentist Gayane Mooradian has restored my trust and taken my fear of going to the dentist away. i've been a patient of hers for ten years and its been a great experience. When she gives me advice i trust her with my life. She is also very pretty, that helps with any fear issue. Her help is always nice and professional. I always look froward to coming back. She does my cleanings every four months, and I request her exclusively. Thank you for being you Dr. Mooradian.
Steve Liebenberg

Thank You Dr. Mooradian! You did a great job at pulling my tooth out. When the novocaine wore off, I felt no pain whatsoever. Thanx again.
Paul Dellasantina

I am very blessed to come your way, finding you in the yellow pages. You have been so helpful and recommended the Costco plan to save me money. You also talk to patients over the phone which is so rare these days. Thank you for being my dentist Dr. Mooradian!
James Hodge

Dr. Mooradian you did an excellent job on my crown! No pain whatsoever. Thank You!!
Jon Reed

Wow that's the fastest and most painless filling ever placed by a dentist on my front tooth. The color matched perfectly.
I'm totally impressed with Dr. Mooradian. Even her method of cleaning was better using the water jet and scraper at the same time. My teeth feel cleaner than ever before.
Katherine Goodwin

Thank You for the wonderful job you did on my mouth Dr. Mooradian! I do appreciate your diligence and experience with the crowns that you did on my front teeth. Everything is working really well. Thanks again for doing a superjob in my mouth. You have made a big difference in how I feel about myself.
Ted Gallagher

Your crowns fit so beautifully! Before I came here I had nothing but problems with other dentist's work. Not with Dr. Mooradian. She is the best!
Barbara Shelley

Thank You so much Dr. Mooradian. You do wonderful work. My whole mouth feels better than it has in years. Thanks again!
Esther Ruiz