Meet Durham Dentist Dr. Peter A. Tzendzalian
Peter A. Tzendzalian, DDS
Dr. Peter A. Tzendzalian, DDS is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, School of Dentistry Class of 2000. Upon completing his doctorate, Dr. Tzendzalian entered a 2-year post-doctoral residency in Oral Medicine* at UNC Hospitals. During this residency period, Dr. Tzendzalian perfected his skills in every aspect of General Dentistry including sedation, operating room dentistry, special needs children and adults, elderly, veterans, and those with complex medical histories. Dr. Tzendzalian then worked with a dentist in Selma, NC for a year before opening his practice in Woodcroft Shopping Center in June 2004.
Dr. Tzendzalian's dual passions for dentistry and excellence have translated into a state-of-the-art dental office where he creates and maintains Durham's most confident and beautiful smiles! He is committed to making your dental experience comfortable and satisfying as well as educational, taking as much time as necessary to answer all your questions. Dr. Tzendzalian can provide treatment for people of all ages and all types of general dental needs. However, he understands that each patient is unique and if a referral is required, he uses only specialists that are in the top of their field.
Dr. Tzendzalian not only cares for and educates the people of Durham and North Carolina, but has committed to serve The Lord on dental mission trips around the world. He has performed dentistry in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Armenia, and Haiti as well as presented dental lectures to dentists in The Peoples Republic of China. He also volunteers on the NC Baptist Men's Dental Bus that travels to local health fairs and NC's underserved areas. Dr. Tzendzalian is a member of First Baptist Church in Durham, NC and is an active leader in the local UNC-Duke Chapter of the Christian Medical and Dental Association.
Prior to his doctorate in dentistry, Dr. Tzendzalian performed research and has been published on brain and spinal cord injury and kidney physiology. He received his Bachelor of Science in Philosophy and Bachelor of Arts in Physiology from the University of California, Davis. He also spent 2 1⁄2 years studying Epidemiology at SUNY Buffalo.
Many people ask "what is your ethnicity?" Dr. Tzendzalian is Armenian and his name literally means "exuberant joy!" English is his fourth language, Armenian, Arabic and French are among his repertoire. He loves reading Dostoevsky, cycling and Golden Retrievers. Ask him about his 200-mile bike rides!
*Oral Medicine - a specialty area of dentistry based upon a sound understanding of pathophysiology of oral disease and medical-dental relationships.
"Every one of the staff is super friendly and always pleasant. That makes the dentist visit a lot more bearable. Dr. T LOVES dentistry! I've never met a dentist like him. He really cares about your smile!"