Early one college summer, in pursuit of some professional experience, Gunjan Kella landed herself behind a desk at a dental office.
What was supposed to be a temporary job answering phones, dealing with insurance, and filing charts quickly turned into something that truly interested her. Gunjan soon realized this is where she wanted to be.
To this day, she still cherishes what originally drew her to dentistry; meeting and treating patients like they are an extension of their family. The people aspect of this business never gets old and it’s something she appreciates every single day.
Meet the Doctor
Dr. Gunjan Kella is midwestern-bred, with a bit of New York edge, and a laid back Californian at heart. She graduated from University of Michigan with a degree in Biopsychology and Cognitive Sciences and then continued there for 4 more years—obtaining a DDS in 2007. She and her college sweetheart (now husband) then moved to New York City to pursue her residency. There, she continued her advanced training while serving patients in Manhattan for over 10 years.
Looking to be closer to family, Gunjan headed for sunny California (where her relatives had been hiding from Michigan winters). She has been practicing in Los Angeles ever since!
Throughout her 14 years of professional experience as a dentist, Dr. Kella has treated hundreds of patients with their restorative needs and gum health. For her, dentistry is more than just treating teeth—it’s about holistic patient-centered care and support.
Dr. Kella was a clinical lecturer at UCLA and considers herself a lifelong student. She keeps up with the latest developments in the field so that she can incorporate these practices and technologies into her own treatment plans. She recently completed advanced training in Implant Dentistry with Implant Pathways Institute.
Beyond Sayva Dental, Dr. Kella and her husband have three kids. She loves to travel, read, and experience everything LA has to offer with her family and friends. She cant wait to meet you!
“I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Kella."
She is kind, compassionate, accommodating, empathetic, and most of all, a fantastic dentist. I had many problems with my teeth and needed several crowns. As a result of her work, my teeth have never looked better. My smile is vastly improved (and gorgeous, I must say). My self-confidence has improved noticeably. People comment on the change—but can’t put their finger on why. This is exactly what I wanted!
— Linda H.
"I am now looking forward to my next appointment!"
I have major anxiety when it comes to making dental appointments. Truth be told, I’m terrified of coming to the dentist. Not only did the staff here make this a very comfortable experience, they answered all 100 questions I had about my treatment. I can’t say THANK YOU enough to Dr. Kella, Tania, and Michelle for the great customer service.
— Breanna H.
"I can chew and I feel whole again!"
By far the most comprehensive care I have ever received from any dentist. It takes a special dentist and team to provide this level of care. From start to finish, I was involved in the decision-making process. I never had a dentist share x-ray images with me; I actually viewed problem areas and completed work.
— Sheena V.
"She is so approachable and down-to-earth"
Dr. Kella is really great! She fixed my tooth that had yellowed and started to look like trouble in pretty much one session! No trouble since! The deep cleaning procedure was done very well too! Tania at the front desk is so professional and kind as well! I am so happy to have found a place a stone’s throw away from my preferred location with top notch service!
— Supriya V.
Sayva, literally meaning “service” in hindi, is at the core of what we strive to do. Providing excellent service and delivering quality care, we are redefining the dental experience with you in mind.
We serve you, real people and real families with real lives who deserve that personal and gentle touch.
Tania’s compassionate, personable, and has a killer attitude. Starbucks- enthused and loves to play Jenga with the schedule, she’s actually pretty darn good at it. We know you’ll love her as much as we do!
Having two young kids back to back, Anthia’s used to the chaos that dentistry can bring. But being born and raised in sunny California, she has the laid back attitude that we all know and love. She can honestly relate to patients on any level, and we know she’ll put you at ease.
MJ’s been scrubbing teeth and a floss boss for over 40 years now, and still going strong! Don’t let her white hair fool you, she’s a night owl and loves her some pilates and long walks on the beach. Our favorite hygienist will be your favorite hygienist.
She’s a girl on a dental mission and watch out… because she’s got it all! With a killer work ethic and sincere dedication to her craft, there’s nothing that Stephanie can’t do! We have never been so loyal.