About us

Grin Garden Kids Dental and Ortho | Burbank, CA

At Grin Garden, we believe oral health is much like a garden, requiring planning, maintenance and care in order to reap the rewards of strong, healthy teeth. We love to educate and protect our little “gardens” from invaders by offering  full scope pediatric dentistry and orthodontic services for babies, children, teens and those with special health care needs.

 We serve families from Burbank, North Hollywood, Toluca Lake, Sun Valley, Studio City, Glendale, Los Angeles, The San Fernando Valley, and surrounding communities.

Our mission

  • To create a positive dental experience for our patients by providing a comfortable environment with trusted care. 
  • To ensure that all those who walk through our doors experience a positive dental visit and leave happy with all questions answered. 
  • To be as eco-friendly as possible in all aspects of our practice.

meet Dr. Ivy

Dr. Ivy Avanessian Fua is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and obtained her dental degree from UCSF and pediatric specialty training from USC + CHLA, treating the most vulnerable and high risk children. She is a native of the San Fernando Valley and is passionate about oral health education, nurturing doctor-patient-parent relationships, and creating a happy and comfortable dental environment. As a mother, Dr. Ivy understands the specialized care that a child needs for optimal health. She enjoys spending time with her son and husband and caring for her plants.

meet Dr. Frisch

 Dr. Lauren Frisch is a Board Certified Orthodontist and obtained her dental degree, masters degree, and orthodontic specialty training from the University of California, San Francisco. She provides personalized care to meet each child’s needs and promote optimal facial growth and healthy dental development. She is passionate about global health and outreach, and has volunteered to provide dental care and education for underserved communities in India, Cambodia, Jamaica, and California. In her free time, Dr. Frisch loves playing board games, skiing, camping, and stargazing.

meet Dr. Willens

Dr. Stephen Willens, a native of southern California, followed in his parents footsteps of attending both UCLA and USC. After earning his DDS from UCLA School of dentistry, he then completed his specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at USC. He obtained his Cleft Palate Rehabilitation Residency Certificate and Orthodontic training at Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, and received his Pediatric Anesthesia training at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. 

Dr. Willens has been in private practice in Burbank, Ca for over 30 years, and has been appointed a lifetime member of the professional staff at Providence St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center. He has been a longstanding member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Fernando Valley Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Orthodontic Society, and Functional Orthodontic Association. 

One of his proudest accomplishments has been the smile he created for his own daughter, which she displayed on numerous occasions while performing as a professional dancer. Of course, Dr. Willens treats all ofhis patients with the same care and dedication he has given his own family.