Dr. Yakligian


Dr. Yakligian at Harmony Dental “Golden Rule” has been the focus of Dr. Yakligian’s life for as long as he can remember, “Whether I am with a patient, friend, or family member, I’m always attempting to put myself in the position of the other person and treat others the way I would hope to be treated.”

Driven by a love of science and medicine, Dr. Simon chose dentistry because it allows him to care for people’s physiological and functional needs while simultaneously attending to their more emotional concerns regarding their self-image. “In many ways, modern dentistry is a holistic process in which the patient’s cares are evaluated and treated both on the physical level and also with respect to how they feel about their smile, their treatment, and dentistry in general.”

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Dr. Simon graduated from the University of the Pacific in 2004 with his Doctoral Degree in Dental Surgery. His “Golden Rule” life philosophy was further inspired by the realization that dentists need to recognize that in the past, some patients endured largely unfavorable dental experiences. “Many people have both negative associations and genuine anxiety about previous dental treatment. I think it’s our responsibility and privilege as dentists to create a nonjudgmental, empathetic place where patients feel safe, heard, and empowered in their own care.” Dr. Simon’s favorite part of his profession is the opportunity to build positive, long-term relationships, as well as to create rapport that encourages patients to truly enjoy their time “in the chair”. Characterizing his approach to treatment as conservative and preventative, Dr. Simon would love to help each patient enjoy, “A smile that lasts a lifetime. I am convinced that it’s possible, and I love working together toward that ideal.”

Certifications and Memberships


Both Dr. Michael Umberger and Dr. Simon Yakligian consider continuing education to be the key to providing their patients with the most current and progressive dental care available. As a result, both doctors have advanced clinical education credits from countless accredited institutions, including the Spear Institute, as well as the Misch International Implant Institute.

In addition to continuing education, the doctors also belong to various prestigious organizations and groups that promote both clinical and technological advances in modern dentistry.

Professional affiliations include:
•  Membership in the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
•  Fellowship in The International Congress of Oral Implantologists
•  Faculty Club Membership at Spear Institute in Arizona
•  Membership at Cerec Academy
•  Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification
•  Lane County Dental Society
•  Oregon Dental Association

Harmony Dental is grateful and excited for the opportunity to contribute our services and care to our community. Within our office we have participated in the Donated Dental Services Program that has supplied treatment and assistance to countless local patients over the years. In Dr. Simon’s continual effort to help people feel more comfortable with dental care, he has volunteered at various Community Care Dental Events across the West Coast. Additionally, Dr. Simon has traveled internationally to provide much needed dental services to underserved populations.

Call Harmony Dental at (541) 246-3250 for more information.


Office Hours:

Mon: 8am – 4:30pm
Tue: 8am – 4:30pm
Wed: 8am – 4:30pm
Thu: 7:30am – 3:30pm
Fri: By Appointment


Phone:

(541) 246-3250

Address:

4765 Village Plaza Loop Suite 101
Eugene, OR 97401-6676


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