AboutElite Dental Group

Elite Dental Group is a Laguna Hills based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We have specialists in Oral Surgery, Periodontist, Endodontist and Orthodontist. We have a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. The dentist team and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 949-317-3197 and experience why our patients think Elite Dental Group is the best dentist in Laguna Hills.

Dr. Yu

Hi, I'm Dr. Bob Yu. I grew up in Louisville, KY and attended Washington University in St. Louis for my undergraduate studies and the University of Louisville School of Dentistry for my dental education. Afterwards, I completed a one-year general practice residency at Summa Akron City Hospital (where LeBron James and Steph Curry were born) to expand my clinical skills and knowledge. Upon completion, I worked at a rural, public health clinic in Southeastern Ohio to treat a severely economically-disadvantaged population that desperately needed dental care. In June of 2019, my wife and I moved to Orange County for her pediatric training at UC Irvine/CHOC.

My approach to dentistry is very conservative and I aim to preserve as much healthy tooth structure as possible. I am well-trained in all facets of general dentistry and am dedicated to providing the highest quality care I can to every patient. I value the faith and trust patients have in me, so I will never over-diagnose or oversell treatment that is not absolutely necessary. I make sure to listen to each patient and his or her individual needs, so that we can create an optimal treatment plan together.

In my spare time, I enjoy exploring Southern California with my wife, playing/watching basketball, snowboarding, making music, and painting. Thank you for visiting our website. Hope to see you soon for all your dental needs!

Dr. Garabedian, DMD

Dr. Raffie Garabedian will be joining our practice on a monthly basis to serve our patients. Dr. Garabedian completed his dental school training at the University of Pennsylvania (PENN), an Ivy League School. He graduated as one of the twenty cream of crop students with honors in clinical dentistry at the Advanced Dental Care Clinic in Philadelphia. He was also elected to honoree membership in the Omicron Kappa Upsilon by Eta Chapter Society. As a dental student, Dr. Garabedian was awarded the prestigious Abrams Cohen Award in Periodontics. Dr. Garabedian went on to completing advanced training in periodontics and implantology at the University of Southern California (USC). During his residency, Dr. Garabedian was the very first resident to complete a Master of Science in Biomedical Implant and Tissue Engineering (BITE) where his research focused on gum tissue and bone engineering in animal and human models. Dr. Garabedian philosophy of practice is patient centered care and expecting nothing less than excellent and predictability in outcome Dr. Garabedian maintains professional affiliations with the following dental organizations: American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, and Western Society of Periodontology. Away from dental world, Dr. Garabedian finds great pleasure in spending time with his family, cooking, and book readings.

Dr. Burnett

Dr. Burnett was born and raised in Southern California. He was an Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate student at Troy High School in Fullerton where he graduated from the Troy Tech program with High Honors and as a member of the National Honor Society and California Scholarship Federation. After 15 years in Orange County, Dr. Burnett left California with an academic scholarship to pursue his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University in Utah. There he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and minors in Chemistry and Japanese.

Dr. Burnett graduated Magna cum laude from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine. While in dental school he served as the Clinic Director of a volunteer clinic donating free dental care to military veterans (Sgt. Clint Ferrin Memorial Veterans Dental Clinic) and was the president of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery club. He also served as a Pre-Dental Student Coordinator for the American Student Dental Association and as an Assistant Course Instructor at the dental school. Dr. Burnett published multiple times while in dental school including an abstract on stem cell use in dentistry, a research project for which he was awarded a competitive research grant.

Dr. Burnett Family

Dr. Burnett completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at Cook County Hospital, a level I trauma center in Chicago (see ER the tv show). He was awarded the Resident of the Year award twice while in residency, served as an adjunct faculty member for the Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine, and presented at the Chicago Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons biannual meeting on malignant transformation of odontogenic keratocysts.

Dr. Burnett currently works both in private practice and as a Clinical Educator at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry (UCLA). He has completed certifications in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), and Basic Life Support (BLS). He has active hospital privileges at Orange County Global Medical Center in Santa Ana. Dr. Burnett is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (CALAOMS), the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (ADSA), the California Dental Society of Anesthesiology (CDSA), the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), the American Dental Association (ADA), the California Dental Association (CDA), and the Orange County Dental Society (OCDS).

Dr. Burnett married his wife Elise in Redlands, CA. They currently have three children: Caden (8), Vance (5), and Macey Jane (2). Dr. Burnett is an Eagle Scout, black belt in Tae Kwon Do, avid guitarist, passionate soccer player, and die-hard Lakers fan!