“I love working with such an ethical, caring boss and this wonderful staff.”
– Laura L Schrouder, RDAEF
“Not only is Dr. Cohen a fantastic dentist but also a great person to know and work with. He is very thorough in his evaluations, treatment planning and the procedures he performs on patients. He uses high tech equipment and visual aids to discuss procedures and treatments with patients. It has been a pleasure working with Dr. Cohen and our staff for the last six years.” – Eileen Michaelian, RDH
"I love working with Dr. Cohen because he is a great dentist and he truly cares about his patients' well being. He is my boss, my mentor, and my friend." - Sophia Ortiz, RDH
With over 28 years' experience in the dental field, I guess you could say that I am passionate about dentistry. I was a dental assistant for my first ten years in the profession and learned first-hand how patients should be treated clinically. I have worked in various dental specialties including general dentistry, oral surgery, and periodontics. Since 2017, I have been privileged to work as the practice coordinator in the office of Dr. Cohen and our amazing staff.
I am a mom to several rescue cats and a dog. I am a lover of all animals and practice a vegan lifestyle. My hobbies and passions include baking, bowling, golf, and spending time with my furry family, biped family and friends. I am also certified as an addiction counselor and as a phlebotomist. Throughout my life I have always enjoyed working with and helping people. I hope to be able to help each and every one of you as well.
Laura Schrouder, R.D.A.E.F.
Clinical Supervisor & Head Dental Assistant
Laura Schrouder is an accomplished Registered Dental Assistant with the added certificate in Expanded Functions who has been the clinical right hand of Dr. Cohen for over twenty years. She is a caring and supportive dental professional that helps create, for each patient, a superior atmosphere and exceptional clinical results. No one knows more about how the back office functions in Dr. Cohen's practice than Laura Schrouder.
Eileen Michaelian, R.D.H.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Since 2008, Eileen has been an essential member of the Cohen Dental Care team. She appreciates the warmth and thoroughness that Dr. Cohen demonstrates, combined with the use of advanced equipment and technology, and extends those same values to her patients. Her primary focus is on periodontal (gum) health and treatment that addresses the unique conditions of each patient, from scaling and root planing to clean and optimize the health of the gums and protective areas to conducting thorough oral exams to check for any unusual lesions and growths to educating patients about the health of their mouth.
With over 20 years of experience as a Dental Hygienist, Eileen is licensed to practice in Nevada as well as California. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from California State University and completed the Dental Hygiene Program at Pasadena City College [when?]. She maintains her continuing education as a member of the Beverly Hills Dental Hygiene Study Club, which presents lectures by the most elite specialists in the region. Outside the office, she loves cooking and entertaining, practicing yoga, shopping and spending time with family and friends.
Sophia Ortiz, R.D.H.
Registered Dental Hygienist
As a dental hygienist, my goal is to provide state-of-the-art dental hygiene care for all my patients. To help accomplish this goal, I continue to educate myself on the latest techniques and treatments available. I also try to make my patients’ dental visits as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
I have now been in dentistry for over sixteen years, fourteen of them working for Dr. Cohen. During all that time he has always made the office feel like a family environment. He always encourages growth and passion in the dental field. It is wonderful to know that Dr. Cohen and I share a passion for excellence in caring for our dental patients.
I love working with Dr. Cohen because he is a great dentist and he truly cares about his patients' well being. He is my boss, my mentor, and my friend.
Personally, I am happily married with a beautiful daughter who we adore very much. My husband and I are also blessed to be expecting a second child later this year. Yes, truly blessed!
Albina Kosovitskiy, R.D.A.
Albina is an Registered Dental Assistant who helps our patients both administratively and clinically. She works hard to be the best dental assistant she can be and challenged herself to earn and receive her California state R.D.A. license. When not helping our patients she is a loving and caring mother to two daughters and her dogs.
Deirdre Herman, R.D.H.
Registered Dental Higienist
Born in South Africa, I came to the United States at the age of three. I grew up right here in Sherman Oaks and can therefore state unequivacably that I am a "Valley Girl".
I have been working in the dental profession for almost twenty years, almost half of my life. As a Registered Dental Hygienist I am happy to be part of the process that keeps people's mouths healthy, functioning, and smiling bright. I am also certified as a yoga instructor and have additional education in nutrition, so my approach to health is full-bodied.
If you catch me out and about in the neighborhood, please be sure to say "Hi!".