Meet the Doctors
Dr. Susan Jarakian DDS
Dr. Susan Jarakian, known affectionately by her patients as Dr. Susie, established her pediatric dental practice, Kids Choice Dental in Northridge, CA in 2009. Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, she received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2000. Dr. Jarakian earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California, School of Dentistry in 2004. She continued her specialty education at Boston University’s Goldman School of Dental Medicine where she completed her pediatric residency in 2006. Upon her return to the San Fernando Valley, she worked as a pediatric dentist associate in Porter Ranch for the next three years.
Dr. Jarakian reaches out to the community by conducting dental education workshops to children and teachers in schools. She has volunteered with the San Fernando Valley Dental Society and was the 2012 Program Chair and 2013 Chair of the New Dentist Committee. Dedicated to the oral health of children, she has led numerous dental missions in Southern California and Massachusetts, as well as Belize, and Armenia. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Fernando Valley Dental Society, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and Armenian American Medical Society.
Dr. Susie lives in the San Fernando Valley with her husband Gevork Kazanchyan and their son Vonn. She is fluent in Armenian and her hobbies include cooking, nature walks, fishing, and running 5K’s with her Kid’s Choice Dental Team.
Dr. Erica Kim DDS
Dr. Erica Kim is very excited and feels fortunate to have joined the wonderful team at Kid’s Choice Dental. Dr. Erica is a board-certified pediatric dentist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She was born and raised in Los Angeles and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California. She obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC and also completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at UCLA School of Dentistry. Pursuing her love of working with children, Dr. Erica completed her advanced pediatric dental training at NYU-Lutheran Medical Center based in Tucson, Arizona, where she also had the privilege of serving as a chief resident.
Dr. Erica truly enjoys and loves working with children and has a friendly, patient-centered approach to providing quality and compassionate dental care. She strives to make each visit enjoyable, safe, and informative for not only the children but also the parents. Dr. Erica loves getting involved with the community by providing dental education presentations to children and teachers at local schools. She believes education and prevention are powerful tools to aid children toward healthy smiles.
She is an active member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Fernando Valley Dental Society, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and California Society of Pediatric Dentistry.
During her spare time, Dr. Erica enjoys spending time outdoors, staying active (she is a huge fan of the Disneyland Half Marathons), baking, and traveling with friends and family.
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18531 Roscoe Blvd.
Northridge, CA 91324
Phone: (818) 772-1800
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