Meet the Dentist
If ever there were a person born to a particular profession, it's me. Needless to say, I love my work and my patients and I believe this is one of the major reasons why my practice has become so successful.
I am a native of California and was born and raised in West Los Angeles. I did my undergrad at UCLA and The State University of New York, majoring in math. After graduating from USC School of Dentistry, I moved to Encino where I still reside today.
My main hobbies include electronics and gardening. I have been a ham radio operator since the age of 16. I have enjoyed chatting with other amateur radio operators from all over the world. In addition, like building my own radio equipment from scratch and have built several shortwave transmitters and receivers.
I am also passionate about fruit gardening and have become an expert in rare fruits. I've written several published articles on this topic and enjoy sharing ideas with others. There are currently 17 varieties of rare fruits from all over the world growing at my home.
Animal rescue is one of my great loves and I am proud to have placed 5 abandoned dogs recently. Currently, I reside with a couple of pound puppies that are simlpy spoiled rotten. Murphy was just rescued from the West Valley Animal Shelter and is a very active black terrier mix. My pal Joey is a lap-loving Corgy mix. Both are cute and fat.
Allan Melnick D.D.S. was the first Dentist in Encino and the San Fernando Valley to receive the Academy of General Dentistry Fellowship. He was recently given the honor of Lifetime Fellow in the Academy. This is the most recognized designation within the dental community of commitment to continuing education and life-long learning. It is considered a model by which to measure professional excellence (Agd1998).
American Dental Association
Dr. Melnick was awarded a Life Time Membership by the ADA for high professional standards, community service, and commitment to education and contributions to his profession. He is one of a very small group to be so honored.
California Dental Association
Dr. Melnick was selected to be a Life Member of the CDA because of his dedication to the profession of dentistry. He is well qualified to mentor new and less experienced dentists because of his extensive knowledge and experience in the field of dentistry.
Dr. Melnick enjoys being active in the community. He is especially interested in environmental and conservation issues. He supports such organizations as Save the Bay and the Sierra Club. In addition he is also involved in not only animal causes but people causes and regularly supports programs such as the local SOVA Food Bank.