Meet Dr. Ara Jil-Agopian

I am passionate about orthodontics and am honored to have the ability to change people’s lives. Giving a person a beautiful smile, one that lasts a lifetime and improves their oral and overall health, as well as their self-image and confidence, is an incredible process.

I love serving a diverse community and creating smiles for everyone from children through teens, working professionals, and even grandparents. Today’s orthodontic techniques allow us to gently, efficiently move teeth into correct position, and deliver stable results in the form of breathtaking smiles!

I was drawn to orthodontics as it’s the perfect combination of art and science, and allows me time to build connections with people. Because treatment takes place over several years, and I see patients about once a month, we are able to get to know each other.

While I love creating life-changing smiles and giving someone the confidence to go into the world and succeed, it’s the friendships we build that mean the world to me.


  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of California Los Angeles
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Southern California
  • Master of Science in Craniofacial Biology, University of Southern California
  • Certificate in Orthodontics, University of Southern California

Continuing Education

Like other healthcare fields, orthodontics is changing at a fast pace. Advanced technologies, as well as revolutionary new modalities and materials, are constantly developed. Taken together, these mean faster, more accurate diagnostics and treatment and more incredible results. Patients deserve to be treated by a doctor who is current on these changes.

Every year I complete many hours of post-graduate courses, consistently exceeding the minimum required continuing education hours. Through local, regional, and national sessions, along with lectures, seminars, and studying relevant journals, I ensure patients receive the highest-quality care. They deserve only the best!

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • World Federation of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists

Beyond the Practice

I immigrated to the United States when I was 19 and have spent the majority of my adult life in the San Fernando Valley. Currently I live in the Encino area with my wife, Lucy, and our young son and daughter.

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