American Family Dental
Ray Farzam, DDS:
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American Family Dental
Ramin Ray Farzam, DDS
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

Sedation dentistry


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday:  9:00 am to 1:00 pm (by appointment only)





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

Zeinab O. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Farzam and his staff are so professional, friendly, and considerate! Better yet, Dr. Farzam takes the time to connect with his patients, remember them and their concerns, and make accommodations as necessary and possible. It’s pretty common to have a little extra nerves when it comes to dentists, and as one of those people myself, I have found Dr. Farzam to always be very reassuring, kind, and effective. Always a relieving and happy visit to American Family Dental! Thank you!

Terence Cooper (Source: Google)


OMG I’m so thankful for this place. I would’ve died waiting another month for western dental. If your in pain, and need to get an extraction. This is definitely the place to go. Don’t just take my advice, call 1800 dentist. And ask them. Thanks Ray!

Joshua M. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was shopping around to get 6 veneers on my front teeth.  After visiting a few cosmetic dentists, I decided to go with Dr. Farzam since he seemed the most knowledgable and experienced.  His office is so high tech and his staff were very friendly.  I am very satisfied with the outcome.  I get compliments on my smile all the time and I highly recommend him to everyone.

Seid S. from Pacific Palisades, CA (Source: Yelp)


The best dentist in the area. We have been their patients a family of four for over 20 years. The very best care and great doctor with great hands. Highly recommend. Dr Farzam is highly accredited and great reputation at his work. We thank them for their work and their services.

Sarah T. from Beverly Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


They took me in on a Sunday as an emergency patient.  Dr. Farzam took care of my infection.  He was so thorough.  The office is state of art with the latest technology and computers and flat screen cable TV’s in every room.  I strongly recommend him.

Michele G. from Beverly Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m very happy with this practice.  They are always there for me.  Dr Ray is very nice and his work has been excellent.   Everyone in the office has a smile and do their best to make me comfortable …I am updating now that we are finished with my 2 implants and 3 crowns.  All teeth are in.  They are perfectly matched and the fit is tight and needed no adjustment in the bite.   I’ve been to many dentists.  Dr Ray is my favorite.  Highly recommend American Family Dentist ! Thank you Dr Ray.

John F. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Ray is an excellent dentist. I have been going to see him for years and have been very happy. The office has a great view and it’s very pleasant to sit in the chair. They’re always punctual and professional. I highly recommended American Family Dental.

Andrea R. from Toluca Terrace, CA (Source: Yelp)


My husband and I found Dr. Farzam after several bad experiences with other dentists. He has never recommended a procedure we didn’t need. In fact, in the 13 years I’ve gone to him, I haven’t had a single filling when the dentist before him said I needed 10!  My husband has had a couple of procedures and we have been happy with the work. In my experience, Dr. Farzam is an honest man and a solid dentist

Kathleen B. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have not been to the Dentist in along time, never had good dental care and was always upsold. Dr. Farzam is the most amazing Dentist, his office staff are professional and warm, his assistants are the same. Although I do need a lot of work, I am prepared and not scared. Thank you so much for a most amazing experience.

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


I have been a patient of Dr. Farzam since 2004. At that time, when I was trying to decide on a dentist, I choose Dr. Farzam because I learned from his biography that he graduated from Columbia University School of Dentistry.  I also am an alumni of Columbia. It turned out to be an excellent decision. Most importantly, Dr. Farzam is an exceptionally knowledgeable and skilled dentist who keeps up to date with the most recent techniques and procedures.  He has put a number of crowns on my teeth without there having ever been a problem. He is personable as well, and treats people with courtesy and respect. A very telling indicator of both his character and his professionalism is the fact that for the most part his staff has remained the same throughout all the years I have been going to him. From the dental assistants to the dental hygienists, his staff is highly competent and very friendly. I feel confident when Dr. Farzam does any work, or makes any recommendation, that it is what is in my best interests and will result in what is best for the health of my teeth. You cannot ask more from your dentist.

Jeanne E. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have tried several dentists in the Santa Monica area and am very happy to have found Dr. Frazam.  I get personal attention from him every time I go in.  I am so glad to have a dentist that knows me and my dental history.  His office is small so all of his staff know me.  Everyone is very polite and professional.  I strongly recommend him.

Barbara A. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I always have a surprisingly good experience at the dentist at American Family Dental.  The staff are friendly and do their jobs well, and Dr. Farzam is terrific. I like that the treatment plan is always just what I need and not a lot that I don’t, like at some dental offices

Dorit M. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr.Farzam and his team are professional, supportive and kind. So thankful that I am able to smile again:)! My treatment included a “dental journey” of Two  implants and two crowns in a very decent price and pain free. I, for sure continue keeping up the good smile with Dr. Farzam and his team ‍

Michael V. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I found AFD in my insurance company’s directory and was pleasantly surprised when I blindly gave them a try. The staff is friendly and welcoming and Dr. Ray is honest and thorough and has never suggested unnecessary dental work – unlike so many dentists I have seen in the past. They stay on schedule too which is respectful and much appreciated. Highly recommend them.

Hugh W. from Culver City, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Farzam has been my dentist for over ten years and in that time i have always experienced excellent service. His staff are friendly and professional, appointments start on time and his services are first class and reasonably priced (i pay out of pocket). Plus Dr. Farzam always explains clearly and honestly any work that needs to be done and why. I highly recommend them if you are looking for a friendly dentist who provides consistently outstanding service.

Mike S. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been associated with Dr. Ray Farzam & American Family Dental for the past 3 years.  Talk about a professional operation.  They are precise, intelligent and extremely friendly…and painless.  If you are looking for a dentist that hits the mark every single time, then American Family Dental is the way to go. You want a dentist you can trust.  I have never been disappointed.  I highly recommend them.

J. H. from Marina del Rey, CA (Source: Yelp)


My hubby and I have been coming here for years. The staff is friendly and Dr. Farzam is great and honest. They’re not trying to sell you a whole new grill or products you don’t need. Just a great family dentist you can trust your teeth with throughout the years.

Natalie G. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I recently visited Dr. Farzam because I had chipped my tooth.  Although it is a small chip, it is on my front tooth. I asked him what I could do about it, and he mentioned a couple of possibilities. When I asked him what he would do if he were me, he said he would leave it alone. I really appreciate his honesty, which is quite rare.

Paula Naples (Source: Google)


Professional staff and Dr. Ray is amazing . My experience is always most comfortable. He is extremely knowledgeable and smooth with his needles. Always feel so much better after he and his hygienist Miriam work on me.

Andreas S. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


My family and I have been coming to Dr. Farzam for years. We go there for advice and procedures that have included everything from regular cleaning, fillings and a crown. Dr. Farzam has provided us with great service over time and we are in good hands with him. He and his staff have been courteous and professional throughout. The office location in Santa Monica is easily accessible from many areas.

Eric K. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Such a great family dentist, we have been going for years and are always happy with the service. The entire office staff is very friendly and takes care of all of our dental needs. Even the kids don’t mind going to the dentist,  I think that says something.

C. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Ray SAVED MY SANITY! One day it hit me… like a ton of bricks… MOUTH PAIN that was throbbing and not only did it have me in tears, it felt like some one was jabbing an ice pick into my gums at the rate of my pulse beating. Being brand new to California and with my fiance out of town, I was scared to try out just any ole dentist, much less have to go through the night with this excruciating pain. So I found Dr. Ray. Skeptical at first, of course, I talked to him in tears (I am still surprised he could understand what I was saying through all the huffing and puffing) he assured me it was okay and he will get me out of pain TONIGHT (it was magic to my ears) he had me meet him at 9pm (it was 7:30pm when we had spoke) I had a quick X-ray, Novocain shot, and an emergency 10pm root canal… he saved me a lot of grief, and my poor fiance who felt helpless was more than grateful for Dr. Ray’s kindness, caring, and laid back attitude that made this a good experience. I of course have NO money and he was kind enough to start me on a finance plan with no upfront cost and 6 months free of interest WOW. Which I needed because although there was no price for me not being in horrid pain, it was VERY expensive. But shoot, what isn’t these days?Yeah Dr. Ray! Highly recommended!

Anonymous (Source: Google)


Another great appointment. I had my teeth cleaned, X-rays, and an annual appointment. The office was impeccable, the staff were friendly and professional. I have been coming here for many years and would not go any place else.

Jason McCord (Source: Google)


The staff is very friendly and the doctor is nice. I’ve been going here for years so I obviously like it. My complaint is the building – parking is expensive (in the parking garage, there is also street parking) and the interior of the building is just a dump. Floor 4 looks like an abandoned building. When you get inside the actual dentist’s office, it’s nice enough.  Anyway, highly recommended but be prepared to travel through a dumpy building.

Minoo T. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


We are very lucky to have such an amazing dentist in our community. Dr Ray Farzam is a very caring and professional dentist. He is always welcoming us and he does not rush through his work . He always spends time with my children and I explaining everything. His office , American Family Dental , is very clean.
Dr Farzam and his staff are very polite. His care is beyond understanding. He is very reasonable. The value of his patients is more than anything else. We appreciate his work and we are very lucky to have him as our dentist. My family and I wish him a lot of success. Thank You GOD

Tera F. from Rancho Park, CA (Source: Yelp)


My family has been coming here for years. The hygienists have been great (especially with my son) and Dr. Ray is very nice and does not push a lot of expensive procedures that I noticed other dentists I’d used previously did. It is always easy to make or change an appointment.

James D. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve used Ray Farzam for several years. He is an excellent dentist with a friendly personality. His staff are always attentive and polite. I would highly recommend him to anyone in the Santa Monica area who is in any way dissatisfied with their current dentist.

Israel C. from Upland, CA (Source: Yelp)


Straight shooter.   I have a limited dental plan (Delta) and appreciate it when I have a direct discussion regarding my dental options and anticipated cost up front.   I am especially impressed when the dentist explains why a particular procedure is/isn’t immediately necessary and the short/long term consequences. Dr Ray Farzam is such a clinician.  As for the staff, they have consistently been friendly and accomodating. The building is currently (April 2019) undergoing a renovation so don’t get concerned/fooled by the outward appearance. The office is fully functional.

Chris D. from Beverly Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have to agree with the kind evaluations. I am a physician and know well what is extraordinary. That’s why after my daughter went to Dr. “Ray”, the remainder of the family and extended family are now patients. Unfortunately those who tend to write extreme and angry comments, especialy with the anonomity of the internet, are sometimes working out other anger issues. It’s a shame. Dr. “Ray” is indeed a caring and very gifted dentist who often ends up fixing other dentists less than perfect work. He has also treated many celebs and royal family members but remains unpretentious, honest and warm. It is what it is. Dr. “Ray” should be proud of his practice, he is extraordinary (and human) and I wish his practice well, no doubt it will thrive. Problems? He is a great value too, if I were him I’d definitely raise my prices.

Nicole M. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been a patient of Dr. Farzam for nearly eight years and I highly recommend him. He’s done two of my implants and all my maintenance care. He’s always warm and friendly and he does great work! I’ve recommended other people to him who have also been very happy. He’s both a dentist and an oral surgeon which means if you need surgery you don’t have to go to a separate office.  I trust Dr. Farzam’s work and integrity.

Catherine T. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Staff is very amiable and efficient; waiting time for me was minimal to be taken back. Cleaning/check up is done pretty quickly but also thoroughly. The X-ray they have is a little camera, so it’s easy to take photos of your teeth if an X-ray is necessary. Dr. Farzam seems like he knows what he’s doing, and the rest of the staff does, too! No pain at all during the cleaning, as they try to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible! Everyone in my family goes here and we are very happy with Dr. Farzam

Alpha B. from Gardena, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is Alpha I have been going to Dr Ray for all most 15 years and he is my family Dentist which I gave me all Credit and his Staffs very friendly and take good care of your need. I have recommended many of my friends to him and he is a Honest Man and his Office very Clean all around, I will give him five stars for all his work and professional with his Staffs. Dr Ray keep up the good work and God Bless for all this years of good work.

Lance E. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have lived all over the country, so I always had to find new dentists. But if I move, I want to bring American Family Dental with me. They are super friendly, and professional. They took time to explain everything to me when I asked which I liked. They are highly recommended.

Beril P. from Redondo Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Dr . Ray for 12 years. I have had major dental repairs done. Dr. Ray and his staff have build a safe and comfortable environment. Maria has been my hygienist for many years, she is amazing. Front desk is nice and helpful.  Dr Ray is amazing at what he does. My teeth are in great condition and look great as well thanks to him. I really appreciate his dedication, attentiveness, and compassion for his patients. Thank you for all that you do Dr Ray!

Lewanne E. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is an excellent dentist as well as oral surgeon. I originally saw Dr. Farzam for a complicated oral surgery, and he did a perfect job. Subsequently, I have switched to him as my regular dentist. They are efficient, thorough, and very friendly. My teeth are now one of my best features. Thank you Dr. Farzam!


Dr. Ray Farzam is a graduate of Columbia University in New York City. He founded American Family Dental in 2000. As of 2010 close to 10,000 patients have been treated at our practice. We have patients who fly in from far away places such as Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. Dr. Ray Farzam is a graduate of Columbia University, in New York City. He has completed advanced training in Oral Surgery, sedation, implants, root canals, and cosmetic dentistry. In 2008, he was chosen as the number one dentist in California.