Meet the Doctors

Joel Henriod, DDS, MHS

Dr. Henriod is an expert in his field of advanced periodontic treatment with laser dentistry.

Dr. Henriod received his DDS degree from the renowned UCLA School of Dentistry and was the Chief Resident during his Periodontic Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. Because periodontics is an ever changing field, continual learning is a cornerstone of his dental practice.

He’s a Diplomate of the prestigious American Board of Periodontology. He was certified after passing a comprehensive and rigorous examination process covering all phases of gum disease and its treatment, including dental implants. Only 10% of periodontists have this certification.

In addition to being board-certified in periodontics, Dr. Henriod is certified in LANAP (laser periodontal surgery), a minimally invasive alternative to regular periodontal surgery (gum disease surgery); trained in the Pinhole Surgical Technique, a non-surgical solution for receding gum; and he is certified in oral and IV sedation as well.

He not only stays on top of the latest gum grafting techniques through continuing education, but he’s also an innovator in minimally invasive gum grafting.



Renowned and sought-after lecturer and trainer of other dentists

Respected by his peers as one of the top periodontists in the area, Dr. Henriod teaches periodontists and other dentists about implant surgery, bone grafting techniques and minimally invasive gum grafting. His reputation for practical problem solving using the best technology and techniques has made him a sought-after speaker.

From 2008 to 2013 he made presentations and gave over 100 lectures to dental clinicians around the world on laser gum treatment, dental implants and treating complicated dental treatment through teamwork.

See a list of Dr. Henriod’s Presentations here.

Dr. Henriod loves improving the oral health of his patients through periodontal treatment and helping fearful patients realize that modern surgical dentistry is more comfortable and less invasive than ever. He is passionate about giving his patients the best care every time he sees them.


Meet the DoctorsDr. Henriod and Dr. Hendry have been voted Top Dentists by readers of Pasadena Magazine since 2013.


Dr. Henriod’s academic career is marked by excellence in achievement and by taking a leadership position throughout.

  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery—UCLA School of Dentistry
  • Master of Health Science—Medical University of South Carolina
  • Residency in Periodontics—Medical University of South Carolina
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • California Dental Society of Anesthesiology


  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • California Society of Periodontists
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Board of Periodontology
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Academy of Maxillofacial Radiology

Outside the Office

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Dr. Henriod with his family.

“I love living in the Pasadena, Los Angeles area with my wife, children, and our black lab named Clyde. We try to experience the great weather, museums, oceans and mountains in our backyard. I enjoy road biking, surfing, gardening, and hiking any mountain. I did my first Ironman recently and survived! What a great place to live and work!”

To make an appointment, call 626.796.5386 or click here to request an appointment online.


Tyler Hendry, DDS

Dr. Hendry received his DDS degree from UCLA School of Dentistry. He completed his residency at UCLA Periodontics. Dr. Hendry is certified in LANAP® (Laser Periodontal Surgery), Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST), as well as both Oral and IV sedation.

Dr. Hendry’s passion is to provide periodontal services using the most pain free and advanced techniques available. He cares greatly about each individual’s needs and wants them to have a smile they can be proud of.


  • Doctor of Dental Surgery – UCLA School of Dentistry
  • Residency in Periodontics – UCLA Periodontics
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology Certified in LANAP® (Laser Periodontal Surgery)
  • Certified in Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST), an alternative to traditional gum grafting
  • Certified in Oral and IV Sedation
  • Instrument Rated Private Pilot
  • Eagle Scout


  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • California Dental Association
  • American Academy of Periodontology (AAP)
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
  • American Board of Periodontology
  • Glendale Dental Academy

Personal Life

“I love living here in beautiful Southern California with my wife and three children. Together, we like to play as hard as we work. You can find us at the beach, hiking in the mountains, or at one of the many theme parks California has to offer. As a family, we enjoy biking, hiking, swimming and even flying. I have had my private pilot’s license for almost 20 years and I hope to visit all of the wonders of this amazing state. In my spare time, I enjoy competing in triathlons, scuba diving, traveling, and spending time with my extended family. I also volunteer with Boy Scouts of America and am an active member of my church.


Dr. Soma Esmailian Lari, DMD

Dr. Lari is a native of southern California. She earned
her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering
from Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UCLA
where she was the recipient of highly competitive
Intel Scholarship and the Outstanding Engineering
Achievement Award for Leadership and Student Welfare.

Dr. Lari received her DMD degree from College of
Dental Medicine at Western University of Health
Sciences in 2015. She graduated in the top 5-
percentile of her class and was inducted into the
prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental
Honor Society. She was the recipient of the American
Academy of Periodontology Dental Student Award for
Outstanding Achievement in Periodontics.
She completed a three-year post doctoral training at
UCLA, earning her certificate in Periodontics and
Dental Implant Surgery. During her time in residency, she conducted extensive research and
publications in the area of genetics and periodontal disease. She is a VOLPE Prize winner and
recipient of the WSP Resident Research Award in 2018.
Dr. Lari takes the time to understand the patient’s desires and concerns to develop the best periodontal treatment plan for each patient. She firmly believes that the most rewarding aspect of dentistry is connecting to her patients on a personal level.
In addition to her time in private practice, Dr. Lari is a clinical faculty member at UCLA School of Dentistry. She maintains current memberships in multiple dental societies and continues to advance her degree and expertise with continuing education.
Dr. Lari enjoys her time off with her husband (Vahe). They both love to travel and spend time
with their family and friends.


  • Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry – College of Dental Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences
  • Residency in Periodontics – UCLA Periodontics
  • Certified in Oral and IV Sedation


  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • California Dental Association
  • American Academy of Periodontology (AAP)
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
  • American Board of Periodontology

Ronald Miller, DDS (Emeritus)

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Dr. Miller’s advanced education and experience in periodontics has given him the ability to treat patients with the highest quality of care.

An Outstanding Education

As Dr. Ronald Miller says, “education is the foundation of science.” He attributes his solid foundation as a periodontist to his excellent education and post-graduate continuing education. Periodontics has seen many changes since Dr. Miller started practicing in the 1980s, and Dr. Miller has been proud to embrace them all.

“I am so very grateful to be part of a profession in which there are so many advancements, and the changes and improvements have been unbelievable,” says Dr. Miller. Above all, Dr. Miller loves the opportunity he has had to help thousands of patients live better lives through good oral health.

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Dr. Miller uses the most advanced technology that modern dentistry has to offer.


  • Loyola University of Los Angeles
  • Brigham Young University
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Southern California
  • Periodontist, Loma Linda University
  • Dean’s Lister at Loyola, USC, & Loma Linda Universities
  • Teaching responsibilities at:
    • Loma Linda Senior Seminars
    • Loma Linda Surgical Training
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Dr. Miller with his family.

Dr. Miller was born into a wonderful family headed by loving parents. He grew up in Monrovia, California and made many lifelong friends there. He played basketball in high school and received many scholarships. He chose Loyola University and later realized what a great choice he had made.

After Loyola, he served as a missionary for his church for two years, then went to USC for his dental degree. After graduation, he went to Loma Linda University to pursue his specialty training in periodontics.

Dr. Miller enjoys golfing, skiing, fishing, gardening, and reading. He has been blessed with good health, a wonderful family, a beautiful and loving wife, nine wonderful children, several grandchildren and many friends.

“I’m so grateful I chose dentistry,” says Dr. Miller. “The profession has given me so many opportunities, challenges, and wonderful people with whom I’ve been privileged to work. I am grateful to have this opportunity to work in this practice with my son-in-law who is an exceptional doctor. Life is and has been wonderful!”

Dr. Miller passed away in February after a courageous battle with lung cancer. We miss him every day and are grateful for his legacy of humane, dental care over almost 50 years!

Dr. Miller’s Obituary & Tribute Wall