Our Team

It takes a village to raise a child and it takes a team to deliver quality dental care. The entire staff at Dori Dental Arts is committed to providing genuine and honest service. Our goal is to make your dental experience positive and comfortable from the moment you step into the office. Our team of highly trained professionals will make every effort to ensure you are taken care of and receive the type of dentistry you deserve. Because, let’s face it, coming to the dentist rarely makes it on anyone’s top ten list of “things I want to do today”.


Dr. Alon Dori

General Dentist

Art and science have been the two biggest driving forces in Alon’s life. From an early age, Alon has been fascinated by nature, physics and how the universe works. And before he could speak, he could draw. It’s no wonder he became a dentist.

Alon was born and raised in the sun-kissed hills of the San Fernando Valley. Growing up in California afforded him the opportunity to enjoy snow skiing in the picturesque Sierra Nevada mountains and swimming in the cool waters of the Pacific. Always with a sketchbook in hand, Alon captured his thoughts in pictures and pondered the riddles of science.

After graduating from the University of Colorado, Boulder and earning a BA in Biology, Alon switched gears and pursued a career in Hollywood. He first spent several years honing his artistic talents at the Academy Award winning Stan Winston Studio where he sculpted and molded many of Hollywood’s memorable characters. Unsatisfied, Alon left special effects and attended Loyola Marymount University where he earned his Masters Degree in Fine Arts. With diploma in hand Alon wrote and directed several award winning short films and commercials. Of course, as you may know, a career in Hollywood does not afford a life of stability and Alon and his wife, Melissa were set to start a family.

Ready for the challenge, Alon attended the highly competitive University of Southern California, School of Dentistry. While there Alon made Deans list every semester and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honors society as well as presented with the Pierre Fauchard Academy certificate. Thirsty for more knowledge, Alon continued his dental education with a year long residency at the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs hospital in West LA. Finally, after working some time refining his skills as an associate dentist, Alon and his wife, Melissa decided to pursue their dream of building a practice together where they can provide their patients with superior dentistry.

Member of: Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Fernando Valley Dental Association


Dr. Melissa Dori


Most 5th graders attend career day dressed as policemen, firemen, astronauts, and ballerinas.  Melissa went as a dentist.  She wore a lab coat and had a mirror and a probe in her pocket.  The other children mocked her, but Melissa did not pay them any attention. Her mind was made up; she was going to be a dentist.

Melissa always had a knack for science.  Growing up in the San Fernando Valley provided a world of opportunity.  However, Melissa opted to explore her world with a microscope and chemistry set instead.  During these years, Melissa came to understand the benefits of precision and perfection and learned that she wanted to combine those with her desire to help others.  She did get out of the house during her formative years by running track, skiing, wheel-throwing pottery and playing the piano.

In college, Melissa satisfied her “wander-lust” by studying abroad in Israel for her Junior year, and completed her college education at the University of Colorado, Boulder with a BA in Biology and a minor in Biochemistry.  Melissa then went on to study Dentistry and Health Administration concurrently at the University of Southern California.  She attained her Certificate in the Management of Ambulatory Care Systems in 2000 and her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2001.

Melissa was interested in gaining as much knowledge as possible in order to treat her patients with the highest level of care.  To that end, she completed a one year General Practice Residency at the Veteran’s Hospital in West Los Angeles.  Melissa then entered private family practice and taught as part-time faculty at USC in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences.

In her never-ending quest to accrue more student loans, Melissa decided to once again embark on expanding her knowledge base.  With a 6 month old baby boy, Melissa started an Endodontic (root canal) residency at USC.  Two weeks after graduating in 2005 as a specialist, she had her second baby boy.
Since graduating her Endodontic residency, Melissa has worked in private practice and teaches both a didactic and hands-on Endodontic course to the Residents at both the West LA and Sepulveda Veteran’s Hospitals.  Melissa, mother to two boys, is excited to work with Alon, merging Endodontics with Family and Esthetic dentistry.

Member of: Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Fernando Valley Dental Association