Dr. Khanchalian grew up in Arcadia and decided early on that he wanted to be a dentist, due in part to the gentle dentistry of his own childhood dentist, Henry Voskian. Dr. Khanchalian went through Arcadia schools and then received his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Southern California.He completed his doctorate in Dental Surgery, also from USC, in 1982. He first practiced in Westchester and in associateships in Arcadia and Eagle Rock before purchasing his present practice in Pasadena in 1989 from the very Dr. Voskian who was his own childhood dentist and inspiration. Dr. Khanchalian carries on the tradition of gentle, traditional, family dentistry serving Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley.
Dr. Khanchalian is married to Janene, his wife of 28 years, and they have two teen sons who bring a lot of joy and entertainment. Janene can sometimes be seen in the office filling in as chair side assistant or receptionist.
Dr. Khanchalian is very thankful for his devoted staff members-Marie, office manager of 15 years, Consuelo, dental assistant and Dr. Art and Kathy, our excellent and gentle hygienists.
Beyond the Office
Dr. Khanchalian’s love of restoring extends to many interesting areas including restoration of early sound recordings for individuals as well as national and international archives. He has done work for the Autry Museum/Southwest Museum in Los Angeles as well as national libraries, museums and notable collectors around the world. He has also contributed to several Grammy Award-winning CD collections on various vintage musical themes. He hosts an historic Christian broadcast heard currently on 140 plus radio stations nationwide. He was delighted to help establish the dental clinic on board the YWAM mercy ships, and has enjoyed being part of dental outreach trips in Latin America and the South Pacific.