26th Street Dental
Angela Dunkling, DMD:
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26th Street Dental
Angela Dunkling, DMD
Santa Monica, CA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Sarah B. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I recently moved to LA and was looking for a new dentist. I had the most amazing experience at 26th street dental! Everyone was so friendly starting with the office staff as I entered the office. I arrived right on time and was brought back to the chair in less than a minute. The hygienist was super knowledgeable and walked me through everything she was doing and all of her findings along the way. Lastly, Dr Dunkling was so personable and knowledgeable as well! Overall, couldn’t have asked for a better experience and have definitely found my new LA dentists!

Carina Reimers (Source: Google)


Loooooooove 26th street dental! Shout out to Jackie for being downright lovely. That woman’s got a way with floss! Shout out to Dylan at the front desk for being kind, and a huge shout out to ANGIE for always being the personable and caring DMD that she is. Thanks team, see you in February 🙂

Kim P. from South Boston, Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)


Most people really hate going to the dentist but I have always had a great experience with both Dr. Dunkling and Dr. Averill. When I go to see either of them, I feel like I’m in good hands and if they suggest I need to have any work done, I trust that it’s really necessary and for the best. In the past with other dentists, I haven’t felt like they’ve been as genuine and I always question if I really need the work done or if they’re trying to get me to pay for something that’s unnecessary. Everyone in the office is extremely friendly and helpful and I’d highly recommend going to 26th Street dental!

Link S. from Century City, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


DR, DUNKLING IS A DENTAL GODDESS. She is truly a talented, remarkable, and kind person who happens to excel in the world of dentistry.  My experience was  and is amazing and I am thrilled she is my dentist.  I SINCERELY RECOMMEND HER TO ALL.  The staff is wonderful too. LINK.

Mary Wurz (Source: Google)


The practice of Dr. Averill and Dr. Dunkling is exceptional in every way. They do excellent work, giving detailed explanations, patiently answer all questions, it never feels rushed. Their hygienists, office staff and financial manager too are friendly and efficient in every way. The dentist my family and I went to for 25 years retired and did a lot of research to find the most qualified dentists to replace her and we are all so grateful for her choice.

David Mcgee (Source: Google)


I came into town for business and had a toothache that became unbearable.Looking for dentists in my coverage brought me to their office and I am happy that it did. They were able to squeeze me in on short notice and were able to get what turned out to be a cavity taken care of quickly and painlessly. Very professional, attentive, and friendly staff made the unanticipated trip to the dentist a breeze and I was able to get back to work without missing a beat. Thanks guys!

Lili Z. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


26th Street Dental is the best! Everyone is super friendly and they’re very efficient. Most of my cleanings are only 45 minutes! They’re very knowledgeable and make me look forward to going to the Dentist! Highly recommend!!! .

Monica Fulton (Source: Google)


26th Street Dental is the type of office that you want to go to.. there is a friendliness and a warmth, everyone takes the time to talk to you, and you can tell there is a bond among the people who work there. The office itself was home to an excellent dental practice for decades, several employees have worked there for many, many years, but now there is the added new, youthful energy and technological expertise of the great young dentists who bought the practice. 26th Street Dental is the best of both worlds ..the warmth of an old fashioned dentist’s office combined with the benefits of the most up to date techniques and technology.

Evan Dunsky (Source: Google)


Dr. Dunkling and Dr. Averill are the best dentists I’ve had in my longish life; always willing to take the time to discuss procedures and options, and extremely skilled. The staff is efficient and always pleasant. My hygienist Jackie has an amazing, painless and thorough technique. I’m also appreciative that that everyone is upbeat and fun to interact with. It’s a great place with great people. Highly recommended.

Laura G. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Dunkling and Dr. Averill are amazing! First time I’ve actually enjoyed going to the dentist. In addition to doing great dental work, they take the time to explain each procedure. They never make me feel silly for asking questions and I always feel like they have my best interest in mind. Highly recommend.

Patty O. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Great dentists!! Highly recommend!!!  I see Dr. Dunkling and she is thorough and detailed, let me know what she was doing at every step. (I had chipped a tooth so she needed to fix the filling.). I had spoken to Dr. Averill about my appointment and he is very nice and professional.

Jeanie Mcnamara (Source: Google)


26th Street Dental is the most caring, cautions, and accommodating office in town. Jackie is an amazing and careful hygienist and both Dr. Averill and Dr. Dunkling are kind, energetic, positive, and highly professional!! I highly recommend this team which also includes lovely Asia at the front desk. They don’t come any sweeter than she!.

Kelsey L. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


My husband and I have been on the hunt for a new dentist in LA for the last few years. After trying many different dentists we never found doctors as patient, thorough and knowledgeable as Dr. Averill and Dr. Dunkling! They are always sure to explain everything in detail and with care. The office staff is very friendly and we love the family-feel of the office. We have recommended 26th Street Dental to friends and family and would recommend to anyone looking for the best dentists around!

Susan J. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to 26th Street Dental for ages and I would never go anywhere else. Across the street from the Country Mart in Brentwood/Santa Monica, their office is lovely and the expertise and positivity of their entire team make seeing the dentist a joyful experience. It’s easy to park in their lot only steps from the office and parking is FREE! How rare that is in Santa Monica and Brentwood. The team of Drs. Gordon Averill and Angie Dunkling are first-class. They both make you feel relaxed and comfortable and, in fact, I always feel like I’m visiting my friends when I arrive. In the last month, I had three crowns done — in one visit — with Dr. Averill and some other work. He gave me the option of doing them on different days or all at once and I chose to get them all done at once. There was no pain at all. The numbing shots didn’t even hurt. Dr. Gordon is kind and patient, answers any questions I have (and I ask a lot!), and is an expert in the application of his professional skills. It’s also easy to see how much he enjoys his work and he wants everything to be perfect with his dental procedures and also with the patient’s comfort. He has a great sense of humor, too. During the procedures, they play music from a playlist that was so good that I was secretly hoping the procedure would last longer. Dr. Averill also telephoned me after the procedure to see how I was feeling and ask if I had any questions. Drs. Averill and Dunkling are the quintessential dentists and I feel blessed that they are in MY dentists. The entire team at 26th Street Dental is also the best. When you arrive, you’re greeted by Jeanine, Polina and Asia who are always genuinely happy to see you as are both dentists. Veronica is also delightful and superb in her assistance with dental procedures and so is Nelly. And Julie is my dental hygienist whom I’ve been going to for years and cleans my teeth better than anyone I’ve ever gone to before. Jack and Rich made beautiful crowns. I also appreciate that they are always on time at this practice. I’ve never had to wait for any of my appointments. Oh, and by the way, I spoke to one of their patients who actually comes over from England to have these dentists work on him. He told me that he would never go to anyone else either. And he lives 5,200 miles away. So the positive reputation of 26th Street Dental extends way beyond Los Angeles. Once you go to this dental practice, you won’t want to go anywhere else either.


Based in Santa Monica, conveniently located across from Brentwood Country Mart, 26th Street Dental specializes in local family and cosmetic dentistry with an individualized care approach for each patient. Gordon Averill, DMD, and Angie Dunkling, DMD, are the husband-and-wife team of 26th Street Dental devoted to your family's oral health and aesthetic needs. Dr. Angie Dunkling is from Shelburne, Vermont where she grew up with two brothers. Both of her parents are General Dentists. Dr. Dunkling attended The University of Vermont and received a Bachelors of Science in Biology, graduating from the Honors College. She knew that a career in Dentistry was right for her after shadowing both in general and oral surgery offices. Dr. Dunkling continued her education at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, earning her DMD degree. Following in both of her parents footsteps, she was accepted into a General Practice Residency program at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, VT, where she was one of four dental residents in the entire state of Vermont and was exposed to all aspects of general dentistry and private practice. Upon successfully completing the GPR, Dr. Dunkling and her husband, Dr. Gordon Averill traveled Asia for two months together, exploring this part of the world. They returned from traveling abroad and chose Santa Monica, CA as their ideal location to practice and settle down as a family. Angie and Gordon both have close family ties in Southern California and were eager to start their own practice in Santa Monica. Dr. Dunkling is a general and cosmetic dentist who enjoys restoring patient’s function and esthetics. She is invisalign certified and also sees children. Dr. Dunkling is committed to advanced continuing education, attending lectures throughout the US, focusing on restorative and cosmetic procedures. Dr. Dunkling is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and West LA Dental Society. She is dedicated to doing quality dentistry in a relationship based practice, focusing on individual needs of each patient. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Dunkling enjoys spending time with her family and friends hiking, skiing, playing sports or traveling.