a few words from our patients…

January 19, 2017

Azadeh is the Best

Because of Azadeh, I actually look forward to my dental appointments.  She is a wonderful person and the best dental technician (hygienist).  Also the entire practice is first class.  I’m so happy I found Locust Street Periodontics.

Wiliam Meck from Philadelphia, PA

January 17, 2017


The staff and periodontist were very kind and took their time to make my very nervous 12 year old comfortable.  Dr T made our day and my daughter left smiling from ear to ear!

Anonymous from Philadelphia, PA

January 17, 2017

Great cleaning!

Always a good experience when I come to this office.

Silvia P from Phila, PA

January 16, 2017

Locust Street Periodontics

The staff there are always efficient, friendly and highly skilled.

John Dulik from Philadelphia, PA

January 16, 2017

Cleaning and check up

In and out no problem.  The best dentist and staff in philly.

Dennis Maloney from Philadelphia, PA

January 14, 2017

I had a very excellent visit.  The staff at your office are always pleasant & have a passion about their work.  The staff always makes sure I am very comfortable under stressful visits.  Many thanks for the services your office provides.

Jocelyn E. from New Castle, DE

January 13, 2017

Great Doctor, really nice staff, total trust

I’ve been a patient of Dr Torosian’s for several years after bouncing around from other docs in center city and he is the best.  His credentials are top notch, he takes good care of his patients, he and his staff are down to earth and caring.  I have complete confidence.

Patricia Gorko from Philadelphia, PA

January 13, 2017


Excellent service as usual from Azadeh and Vickie

Lauren Fisher from Cinnaminson, NJ

January 12, 2017


Always a pleasure when I come to the office.

Keith Stukes form Philadelphia, PA

January 11, 2017


Great office, office staff, assistants, and doctor!!

Janice Judes from Elkins Park, PA

January 11, 2017

Staff and service were first rate

Dr Fuji and staff made me feel at ease during my visit.  Very welcoming atmosphere.

Cesar Gonzales from Philadelphia, PA

January 11, 2017


Excellent, professional, courteous care

Bernard Gelman from Philadelphia, PA

January 7, 2017

Saved me from horrible situation!

I am very grateful to Dr Torosian for his expertise and compassion.  By acting creatively, he saved me from a possible complicated and expensive ordeal.  The staff was helpful and compassionate.

Thank you all.

Sandra Stevens from Philadelphia, PA

January 7, 2017

Recent Visit

As always, I received excellent care by Dr T and Azadeh.  Staff is friendly and caring.  Except for when it is time to pay my bill, the whole experience is almost painless.  Love this practice.

Barbara Mason from Dresher, PA

January 6, 2016

It’s always a pleasant experience when I visit Dr Sanavi’s office, I’ve had several implants done & had very little discomfort during the procedure.  Dr Sanavi takes his time to answer all my questions & explains everything in detail, he also let’s me know what to expect after the procedure.  The staff are always friendly, courteous & knowledgeable.  I would highly recommend Dr Sanavi to anyone looking for excellent service.

Teresa Doohan from Philadelphia, PA

January 6, 2017

Pleasantly Pleased

I was referred to this dental office and was not sure what to expect.  I have had some (not so good) dental experiences so I can become hesitant.  The staff is very friendly, courteous and professional.  I felt like they were patient and receptive to me and other patients.  The wait time was very short.  Once in the back any procedure were fully explained to me and any questions were answered before they started any work.  I have been back for two procedures which went very well and healed quickly.  The staff encouraged me to call any time if I have any questions or concerns about the procedure no matter how small!  Dr T was highly professional and took the time to listen and explain any options you may need.  I was very pleased with his work!  I would refer this dental practice to others and I will be returning to followup on my dental care.  The reason that I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is I did not like that the dental office was in an apartment building.  Once inside I was Pleasantly Pleased!

Anonymous from Philadelphia, PA

January 5, 2017

I have always received nothing but outstanding professional service and treatment from the physicians, (dentists) dental hygienists and staff of your office.

Peter Hirsch from Penn Valley, PA

January 5, 2017

I’ve been coming here for so long, I can’t remember when I started.  I love Locust St Periodontics & Implant Dentistry!  My hygienist, Azadeh Azad is personable, professional & excellent at her job.  I can’t be more satisfied with the service I receive on each visit.

John J.

January 5, 2017


Calm and good service.  Well information.

Dennis Hart from Philadelphia, PA

January 3, 2017

A Great Practice!

I was sent here by recommendation with my general dentist in which I wish that he actually do general dentistry as well as periodontics and implant dentistry. Nice office, wonderful staff and Dr T is amazing!

Ayshia Vincent from Yeadon, PA

December 30, 2016


I’ve been going to Shelley for several years.  She has always been professional and personal.  I wouldn’t want to go to anyone else.

Lisa Cujdik – Philadelpia


December 29, 2016

Courteous and Professional

The staff was so patient and welcoming. I am a new patient and they made me feel at ease. Dr Sanavi was thorough and explained everything in detail, providing the type of excellence of service that patients desire? I would recommend the Periodontist to others.

Elizabeth Surin – Philadelphia


December 29, 2016

Dr is always the best along with staff

John Grauer – Phila


December 28, 2016

Visit Review

The cleaning by the hygienist (sorry, I didn’t catch her name if she gave it) and assessment by Dr Torosian seemed well done; my care has been very good.  My only dissatisfaction is with the practice unfortunately common across medicine of treating advice or reminders as obligations I must carry out. I appreciate advice and reminders but it is my decision what I do or do not do.

Joel Telles – Phila


December 28, 2016

Great, as usual.

Lorie and Dr. Torosian are terrific.

David Alpher – Philadelphia, PA


December 27, 2016

Outstanding service & quality work

I’ve been coming here for so long, I can’t remember when I started, I love Locust St Periodontics & Implant Dentistry!!  My dentist..(hygienist) Azadeh S Azad is personable, professional & excellent at her job.  I cant be more satisfied with the service I receive on each visit.

John Jones – Phila


December 23, 2016

Painless stitch removal this time with lots more to come

Absolutely the place to go for oral construction projects.  I’ve had at least three gum-tissue skin-grafts there and this is the second tooth extraction/implant Locust Street Periodontics has been involved in.  I can’t get enough of it – the place is like chocolate-covered peanuts,  Seriously, Azadeh & Shelly (all apologies for any misspellings) & Dr Gian-Grasso & Dr Torosian & everyone else there has been great.  But I’d still rather spend my money on chocolate-covered peanuts….

Eric Thurschwell – Ardmore


December 23, 2016


everything went well.

Rosina F – Phila


December 21, 2016

The Best!

Everything was great as usual!!!

Deborah W – Philadelphia


December 17, 2016

My Road to good oral health

Courteous and accommodating.  However needed more clarity on claim for oral surgery procedure.  My periodontist was professional and concerned about my dental health.  He helped me to understand what was to be expected, I liked that he was honest from the beginning of my treatment.

Sandra J – Phila


December 17, 2016

Wonderful visit

Just had my first visit – a consult with Dr. GianGrasso to see if I’d need grafting on my gum, around a tooth where the tissue had severely receded.  The front staff were friendly and efficient:  Lori, the dental assistant was superb; Dr. G put my mind at ease with his smarts and experience; and Kim was great when reviewing my insurance and out-of-pocket costs.  Can’t recommend this practice enough!

Anonymous – Phila


December 15, 2016

Excellent Periodontial Service

Excellent service received.  From the initial check in at the front desk to the very sweet caring periodontist.  I would recommend everyone to make an appointment here.


December 14, 2016

Dr Fuji, the best Periodontist and staff in the city!!

William Tolen – Phila


December 13, 2016

Prompt, professional, courteous service as always with my hygienist Azadeh.

Linda Hansley-Battle – Philadelphia


December 12, 2016

Love everything about this practice!!!

Robin Alpher – Phila


October 22, 2013

Dear Dr Torosian,
Once again I want to express my appreciation for the courteous and professional service I receive from everyone on your staff.
I want to give a special thanks to Shelly for getting thru some unpleasant procedures with her pleasant conversations.
Great job everyone!

CV Springer-Boyd

After being told by a few dentists that I needed to urgently see a periodontist and me refusing to do it out of fear, I gave in and started coming to Locust St Periodontics.

Not only have they dramatically minimized and reduced my problems with my gums, but they are all so kind and pleasant that, as much as I dread dental work, I actually enjoy seeing them. And they never make me feel badly if I wait too long to come in – they are a reassuring, comforting group of people.

K John


August 14, 2013

What do you get when you arrive at this office? Smiles and a friendly greeting to start your visit.

Dr Fuji and the staff are warm, caring, and professional in their work. Every time I leave, I know and understand the results of my visit and our future plan. During my visit I feel I can relax knowing I am in good hands. I appreciate the concern I received regarding the monetary impact of my treatment and the follow up with my insurance and explanation of my procedures.

Thank you for the great service,

Janice W.


May 23, 2013

Dear Dr Gian-Grasso,

I wanted to be certain to take the time today to commend Azadeh Azad for being such an excellent member of your staff. I’ve been a patient of your office prior to my oral surgery performed on November 18, 1997 and this procedure caused me to stop smoking cigarettes. I’ll never forget that milestone thanks to you Dr Gian-Grasso.

Azadeh Azad has made each and every office visit following that time period of almost 16 years ago to be a very positive and pleasant experience. She’s always very friendly, extremely informative, and helpful in my oral care. With each and every follow-up appointment, I learn more and more about my dental hygiene. Mrs. Azad is the reason why I travel from my work location in Elkins Park, PA to your Center City office. I know it’s more convenient for me to be seen in the Abington area closer in proximity to work; however, Azadeh makes it worth my while to travel downtown.

Her demeanor is always positive and her working knowledge is outstanding. Please share this letter with your colleagues. Thanking you in advance for your time and attention to this matter. I am


Ruby S.


May 15, 2013

Dr Joseph Gian-Grasso and Assoc,

As a patient of Periodontics Dentistry, specifically of Azadeh Azad, I have had nothing but positive experiences. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable. Azadeh Azad has always been friendly, courteous and professional. She takes the time to treat her patients effectively. She values her patient’s time, meeting them at the time of their scheduled appointment. I have always been satisfied with the results of the services that were provided by Azadeh Azad and would recommend her without hesitation to prospective patients.


Rose C.


April 18, 2013

I am so impressed by the front desk staff. Both times I have come in there have been very difficult patients and these women are amazing at dealing with the situations and calming.

Cindy B.


July 17, 2012

The staff are always available to help with any questions or needs. Ask for one of the jackets or blankets if the room is cold. The docs are also responsive if you have problems after your visit, so don’t hesitate to call.



July 10, 2012

This is my 3rd visit here. The two young ladies that did scaling of my teeth did a fabulous job and were very sensitive to me and pain. They were kind, patient, and always asked me if I was OK. Not only were they kind, complimented each other. They know what they are doing and did it well.

George S.


July 10, 2012

Pleasant, Pain/Trauma Free and Good Humored.

Preston W.


June 25, 2012

My experience here has been excellent. Dr Torosian does fine work. He and his staff are very pleasant and caring.

Iris N.


June 22, 2012

My name is April W. and I have had extensive gum and tooth procedures done at Locust Street Periodontics. Dr Gian-Grasso is very knowledgeable, meticulous and excellent with his work. Dr Elana Walker makes a tooth extraction very easy and painless. Azadeh is verythorough with aftercare and cleaning. Myexperience here has been very Pleasant, Pain free and Informative. I recommend Locust Street Periodontics to anyone who has problems with tooth and gum disease.

April W.


June 18, 2012

Excellent Staff!

Very pleased with Dr. Torosian.

Paulette N.


May 21, 2012


I would like to “thank” Dr Gian-Grasso and his Assistants/Staff for the “excellent” customer service during my 4 (sides) of Osseous Surgery. Everyone was so, so nice and helpful during my visit!

The front office staff always greets you with a smile (which makes a “nervous patient” so relaxed). But the most special care was Dr Gian-Grasso – he is so wise and experienced and knows his job and delivers great expertise! I didn’t feel any pain during the procedure. (Smile)

Also, thanks for the telephone call after the procedure and checking up on me!

Thank You, Thank You and I’ve already recommended my co-workers to this office. Have a great Day!

Michelle B.


May 15, 2012

(a note to Dr. Tom Fuji, Dr. Joseph Gian-Grasso, and Sandra Berlin-NE Office Manager, from our patient’s General Dentist)

Tom, wanted you to know that Lisa (patient) spoke of you and your office in MOST glowing terms. She was impressed with the “professionalism of the office”, she “never had to wait” and really improved surgical techniques since she had grafting 20+ years ago.Thank you for providing my patient with a totally positive experience.

Dr Oscar Goren


May 10, 2012

Dear Dr Gian-Grasso,

Thank You – I appreciate all that you have done for me. I have received from you such excellent care. You are one in a million. Again, Thank you and God Bless You !!


Diane W.


March 7, 2012

Dear Dr Gian-Grasso:

I wanted to express my thanks and pay tribute to Azadeh S. Azad, RDH. Since I began coming to your office as a patient, with each visit I have received the highest level of care from Ms. Asad. She always Demonstrates the highest level professional demeanor and I am treated at all times with the greatest of respect and kindness.

Because I suffer from two chronic diseases (Systemic Lupus and Scleroderma), my dental hygiene is extremely important, and Ms. Azad makes sure that I am fully instructed in proper dental care and how to watch out for any problems which could occur as a result of my health concerns. And I greatly appreciate her efforts. She is the exact type of health care provider a patient wishes for.

Please let Ms. Azad know this patient greatly appreciated all of her efforts. If possible, please provide her with a copy of this letter or at least, place it in her personal file.

Best regards,

Karen vW.


February 15, 2012

Dear Dr Joe,

It was great to see you after so many years! Please know how much I appreciate your time, expertise, support, and consideration of me, and some of the issues I am facing. You alleviated many of my concerns and helped me move forward in a positive direction. I have the utmost respect for you, and I am fortunate to be able to once again sit in your chair.

Best Regards,

Meg L.


January 28, 2009

Dear Dr Rosenberg,

A new year has started, and I am reminded and am grateful that I have a full mouth of my original teeth.  I credit Azadeh with making this possible.  She is a gem and I actually look forward to my monthly appointments with her. Your practice is so fortunate to have her.  I am sure that all your patients feel the same way.  Not only is she an excellent hygienist, but also, she is caring and kind.

She is a jewel in your practice.  Just had to write and tell you that.

Very Truly Yours,

Mollie S.


May 24, 2011

Dear Dr Walker,

Thank you again for seeing me today, I appreciated your time and patience regarding my present situation.  As for the discount plans affiliated with Locust Street Periodontics, there are two that I’m researching; when I find the one that’s beneficial to me, I shall switch and inform Karen.  Personally, I hope to continue seeing you as you made me feel very comfortable (added bonus for not exclaiming “OOF”, at least while I was there!)

I will be in contact very soon, have a great rest of the week.  Please give my thanks to Karen, Jessica and Michelle for their hospitality.


K. Watson


April 2010

I would like to commend Dr Torosian for his professional mannerism and most pleasant attitude.  I have always been afraid right before my appointment in anticipation of the pain.  With Dr T, I have never had pain and he makes me laugh and feel so comfortable, I forget all about the pain.  The staff is wonderful and a friendly environment.  I would highly recommend my family and friends.

Thank you, you’re the best.

Lonzenia J.


August 13, 2008

I recently had an exam and cleaning appointment at your periodontal office. I was served by Azadeh.  I was helped to feel very comfortable during this encounter.  Ms. Azad was Welcoming, professional, and friendly.  She examined my mouth carefully and as she worked, let me know it was clear that I was keeping my mouth really healthy.  This praise was important for me to hear and it encourages me to continue good dental self-care.  Working with Ms Azad was a good experience.

Jocelyn F.


August 31, 2009

Well, I’ve been coming here for a while and I think the doc is an excellent Dr.  I think he’s considerate and attentive to his patients and he makes sure with his assistants that you are comfortable and they always make me laugh.

P.S.  God Bless all of you and may Heaven smile upon you.


November 19, 2009

I recently had 2 implants done by Dr Gian-Grasso and could not be happier with the whole experience.  I put this surgery off for 11 months due to my fear of having it done and it was not necessary.  I had some discomfort (strongest word I can use) only, after the surgery

Kim M.


February 15, 2010

In my honest opinion from what I have seen and heard from my doc (Dr Torosian), I think he is the best dentist that I have been to, to date.  I’ve been to a few over the years and so far he’s been the best.  Reason being, to me is he’s communicative to his patients about what’s going on and what you can and cannot do and very friendly about it; which makes me have trust and confidence in him.  I feel comfortable in his presence and I feel the exact same way about Melice, his assistant.  She always makes me feel warm and welcome and gives me very good service everytime I come.

W.W. Sr.


Dr Sanavi,

I would like to Thank you for making my experience at your office a pleasant one.  All of the staff in the reception area were kind, compassionate and very helpful.  I appreciate all of the help and support that everyone gave to me.  Once I reached the back work area, you and Melice quickly made me realize that I made an excellent choice by coming to your office.  I thank you both for the education, the gentleness, the compassion and most of all the patience.  I would highly recommend this office and your, Dr Sanavi to anyone in search of a caring dentist.  I only wish I had come to you sooner!  I am however very happy that I found you now.  You truly have helped me get over my fear of dentists.  Your kindness has erased all of the previous bad experiences.  Thank you and please thank all of your wonderful staff.

Much thanks,

T G.


January 10, 2012

Dear Dr Gian-Grasso,

I would like to way thank you for your excellent bedside manner.  I am usually apprehensive at the dentist office, but your staff (especially Michelle, Mel & Tracy) and yourself made the experience pleasurable.  Now I wouldn’t go as far to say that I am looking forward to my next visit, as I am getting a molar extracted, but I will say that I am comforted by the fact that I know I will be in good hands with you and your staff.

Thanks again.


Giselle A.


December 9, 2011

Dr Gian-Grasso

My heartiest thanks are extended to you for all the courtesy, and patience to patient atmosphere displayed by your very personality.  Since my initial appointment for implants, your steadfast professionalism has proven dependable!  Truthfully, it can be reiterated:  “One never missed life’s goodness until it passes them by.”

A very satisfied patient


August 2, 2010

My experience here has been very good.  I would recommend these doctors to my family members and friends.



November 8, 2010

I had a bad experience in another office with the same issue of bacteria that I am experiencing now.  The other office did not explain in very good detail what my next steps were (my options) and what I could expect.  The scaling procedure was painful and very uncomforting.  The doctor wanted to perform a procedure not necessary for the treatment of my bacteria.

This office was a complete opposite.  I was well informed financially and about what would happen during my visits.  The doctors were very comforting and answered all questions and genuinely cared about helping me resolve my issue.



April 28, 2008

Dr G is extremely “superb” in his technique, competence, and just as much in his ability as a doctor to create confidence and caring.

The staff is lovely, respectful, and caring.  You feel completely taken care of.

Keywords form My Experience:

  1. Ultimate in professional service
  2. Clear/ Cordial/ Supportive
  3. Trust/Confidence
  4. Effective
  5. Timely
  6. Comfort-PainFree
  7. Consistency

I have been  a patient for 16 years.  Our relationship began with surgery.  Since that time, my experience has been consistently of the highest quality.  I would not go anywhere else for my periodontal needs, given any choices.  The professional people here are the very Best!

Darryl T.


May 6, 2008

Thank you all, Dr Fuji & Danielle for your T.L.C.

Today’s experience was “a breeze”.  Lots of work.  You both should put in for a raise.

10,000 thanks.

C. Mullen


May 13, 2008

To Whom It May Concern:

I have been coming to this dental office – 4 times yearly – for over twelve years.

I’ve had serious periodontal work done as well as routine maintenance and cleaning.  Never had any pain or discomfort.  I highly recommend the services here – Also I think Shelly is great.

Paul E. P.


June 3, 2008

I have been attending this dental office for approximately three years or so.  When I began services here, I did not completely understand the severity of my oral health.  Like many patients, I was initially reluctant to undergo the necessary procedures to rectify my issues.

Via the professionalism, patience, and education I received at this office, I felt so comfortable and informed about the procedures I would require.  Ever since the completion of the first procedure, I knew that I was at the best dentist office any patient could ask for.  Several years later, I continue to have my dental needs addressed by the kindest, most professional, and qualified staff anywhere.  I highly recommend this office, and the staff here.

Looking forward to my next visit!

Richard T.


July 14, 2010

Although I abhor invasive procedures, Dr Fuji’s prep time with me, explaining what I was to expect and the time it would take, allowed me to feel at ease.  His professional touch just enhanced my experience of “it really wasn’t as bad as I thought”.  Dr Fuji is alright with me.

As for my hygienist, Shelly, I couldn’t ask for nor would I expect a more personable and professional individual to have worked on my mouth.  She reminds me of a down to earth, make yourself at home, kind of gal, that eases her professionality on you.  She makes my stay an enjoyable one.

The front desk staff always has a smile and congenial attitude coming and going.

I would highly recommend the office of Drs Gian-Grasso, Fuji, and Walker to anyone.

Gerald R.