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Best Dentists in Pasadena, CA

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2095 Lincoln Avenue, Altadena, CA 91001 Rating

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5.0 (114)
5.0 (15)

Why choose this provider?

Mint Dental Loft is a professional dental practice located in Altadena, California that serves clients throughout the local metropolitan area. The practice is headed by Dr. Tran Han, who is a graduate of the University of Southern California Dental School and is a board member of the Southern California Academy of General Dentists in addition to being a member of the American Dental Association, a pre-fellow in the Academy of General Dentists, and a member of several other professional organizations. Mint Dental Loft offers clients such services as teeth cleaning and whitening, root canals, dentures, fillings, sedation dentistry, sleep apnea therapy, Invisalign braces, and more.

400 Foothill Boulevard, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 Rating

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5.0 (157)
5.0 (28)

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La Canada Cosmetic Dentistry is managed by Dr. Kenneth Ho, DDS, and Dr. Brandon Ho, DDS, both graduates of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. Together, they hold numerous distinctions, including as a Clinical Assistant Professor and as president of the CMDA (Christian Medical and Dental Association), which travels throughout Central America to offer free dental and medical work. Cosmetic and restorative dental services provided include dental fillings, inlays, inlays, crowns, extractions, dental implant restorations, and teeth whitening - among others. La Canada Cosmetic Dentistry accepts Delta Dental insurance and a variety of payment options including cash, check, and major credit cards.

4203 Gage Avenue, Bell, CA 90201 Rating

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4.5 (101)
4.7 (61)

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Dental & Implant Care Center is Mike Ahmadi's dental office with different service areas, including Pasadena. His practice includes cosmetic dentistry, orthodontic care, and oral surgery. He covers a wide range of dental procedures, which include fixed bridges, Invisalign, dental implants, and root canal therapy. Periodontal disease treatment, teeth whitening, and dental X-rays are also available. Mike Ahmadi is a member of the American Dental Association and is included in Consumer Research Council of America's Top Dentists.

80 South Baldwin Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024 Rating

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5.0 (32)
4.4 (7)

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Dr. Patrick Challita is a family-oriented dentist located in Sierra Madre, California. Dr. Challita provides numerous services, including digital x-rays, cleanings, whitening, restorations, veneers, root canals, crowns and bridges, dentures, implants, and extractions. Prospective new patients may call the office to schedule an appointment. Past patients praise Dr. Challita and his staff for providing a friendly and relaxing environment, as well as being knowledgeable and informative in the field of dentistry. New patients will need to provide an insurance card, photo identification and any medical records pertaining to the visit. The office accepts most dental insurance plans but does not accept HMOs.

1346 Foothill Boulevard, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 Rating

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4.0 (15)

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Robert W. Wheeler is a dental practice near Pasadena that uses advanced technology to provide family dental care services. The clinic offers preventative dental services to its clients, including dental examinations, routine teeth cleanings, tooth extractions, and root canals. Its dentist provides pediatric dental care, educating parents about baby bottle decay signs during teething periods and their prevention. Having completed post-doctoral studies, Wheeler is especially trained to handle complex reconstructive cases and occlusal-related temporomandibular joint disorders.

2340 Lake Avenue, Altadena, CA 91001 Rating

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5.0 (97)

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Altadental is a family dental practice based in Altadena, California currently accepting new patients. Their team includes Dr. Natalie Derboghossians, DDS, Dr. James Beck, Registered Dental Hygienist Jasmine Gonzales, and Amanda Acosta, Dental Assistant, as well as Norvan Zargaran in Business Operations. The clinic offers general, restorative, cosmetic, and preventative dental care, including comprehensive exams, screenings, crowns, implants, root canals, and more. Customers gave the dentist positive reviews on Yelp, saying the locally-owned business team were consistently friendly, with knowledgeable service and explained procedures thoroughly to ease client's anxiety and discomfort. Their clinic features a family room with two televisions, one running video games for children to play as they wait.

Compare our Top Dentists

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Mint Dental Loft
2095 Lincoln Avenue, Altadena, CA 91001
Kenneth Ho, DDS Brandon Ho, DDS
400 Foothill Boulevard, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Dental & Implant Care Center - Bell
4203 Gage Avenue, Bell, CA 90201
Patrick Challita, DDS
80 South Baldwin Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Robert W. Wheeler, D.D.S.
1346 Foothill Boulevard, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
2340 Lake Avenue, Altadena, CA 91001


  • Introduction

    Dentists are medical professionals who diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions that occur with the teeth, oral mucosa, and disorders of the jaw, such as TMJ. There are several areas of dentistry that include orthodontics, pediatric, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and cosmetics.

    People visit the dentist for basic wellness check-ups and exams, dental treatments for issues such as gum disease and periodontitis, and restorative cosmetic procedures. Dentists help patients with various issues, ranging from filling cavities and straightening teeth with braces to tooth extractions and treatment for conditions such as bruxism, also known as teeth grinding.

    When left untreated, conditions such as cavities and damaged or cracked teeth can lead to abscesses and infections, and dentists help by treating and preventing further damage.
  • Is it safe to go to the dentist?

    It's safe to go to the dentist, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to the strict infection control guidelines that dentists have followed for many decades. At all times, dentists follow ADA and CDC protocols to ensure patient safety.

  • When should a baby go to the dentist?

    The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry advises parents to schedule the first dental visit within six months of the first tooth erupting and one year of age for all infants. Babies should also visit the dentist for emergencies, such as cracked or broken teeth.

  • Why does a child need sealants?

    Pediatric dental sealants are applied to the teeth to work as a barrier and provide protection from decay and bacteria. Sealants also work to prevent small food particles from settling in the grooves of the teeth, which can lead to the development of cavities.

  • Can you go to the dentist while pregnant?

    It's safe for women to continue with regular dental visits while pregnant. During pregnancy, hormonal changes can affect the gums and teeth, leading to inflammation and gingivitis. Regular cleanings and checkups can help keep hormonal dental issues at bay.

  • How do dentists pull teeth?

    Dentists pull teeth through simple and surgical extractions. Simple extractions are performed at the dentist's office with local anesthetic and forceps. Surgical removal is required for broken teeth and teeth that have not erupted, such as wisdom teeth. Surgical procedures require stronger anesthetic or sedation, and forceps are used to remove the teeth.

  • What kind of dentists are there? 

    There are seven primary areas of dentistry.

    1. General dentistry covers a wide scope, with procedures ranging from general exams and X-rays to deep cleanings and simple extractions.
    2. Pedodontists, or pediatric dentists, have a primary focus on infants and children.
    3. Orthodontists handle braces and other procedures that straighten the teeth.
    4. Periodontists treat the gums and structures that support the teeth, such as bone and ligaments.
    5. Endodontists perform dental pulp treatments, such as root canals.
    6. Oral pathologists, or oral surgeons, focus on surgical procedures that include wisdom teeth extraction and dental implants.
    7. Prosthodontists handle highly complex restorative dental procedures, including bridge and denture placements.