Best Natural Smile
Craig Israel, DDS:
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Best Natural Smile
Craig A. Israel, DDS
Santa Monica, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

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: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

Tuesday: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

Wednesday: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

Thursday: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

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


I have been going to Dr. Craig Israel for many years and have had nothing but the most positive experiences with him and his entire office staff.  I totally trust his expertise, professionalism and good diagnostic skills.  I like the fact that he catches problems early and has kept my teeth healthy for so long. He also explains everything very well so it’s always a comfortable experience.  I will continue going to him and have no need to ever see someone else!  Plus the office is very attractive with good feng shui

Milanie D. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have had problems finding the PERFECT dentist for me…well I have now found one.  The doctors and staff have been thoroughly professional in every aspect of my dental experience.  From my initial contact with them thru to my dental procedures they have been a pleasure to deal with.  They thoroughly explained everything I needed done, the length of time for each procedure and costs.  Dr. Israel was gentle and reassuring throughout the entire time.  He made sure I was comfortable and in no pain.  The office staff were kind and so nice to me.  I would highly recommend this practice to anyone and everyone.  Though I have dentists close to where I live, it is worth getting thru all the LA traffic to see them.

Sean J. from Venice, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have  gone to best Natural Smile for years , I was recommended to go see Dr. Israel by two big directors and a really funny Comedian, he’s got a great bedside manner and has all the latest technology in the office , Vickie  his assistant is caring an knowledgeable They are the absolute best you can’t go wrong for your best natural smile

Maggie W. from Marina del Rey, CA (Source: Yelp)


 Dr Israel have been my providers for over 10 years and have been nothing but professional and efficient. I’ve had such hit or miss experiences with dentists in general so finding this group has been wonderful. I had an emergency issue that was accommodated immediately by both providers – fitting me in their very busy schedules. The staff are so welcoming and friendly. And most importantly, the location and parking is convenient. Grateful for this group.

Lorraine J. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Israel has been my dentist since I moved to Santa Monica 10 years ago. Dr Israel is amazing! Very caring and skilled and professional. The staff at Best Natural Smile are simply the best. If you are searching for a great dentist in Santa Monica look no further…..just go to Best Natural Smile.

Ashley P. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Everyone here is so friendly and helpful! I just started as a patient in this office and the experience has been positive. I was referred by a friend and I’m so grateful for the recommendation. Finding a dentist who treats you with patience and consideration and takes care of you when you’re most vulnerable seemed to me, an impossible task, but I’ve found all of that (and more) at Best Natural Smile. If you’re looking for a great dentist (and overall awesome office experience, everyone is so accommodating) – come here!

Karen F. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr Craig Israel as my dentist for well over 20 years.  That in itself says a lot about the confidence I have in him.  I moved down to Long Beach many years ago, but he is worth driving all the way to Santa Monica.  He is very nice, very knowledgeable, and does extremely good, careful work.  Everything in his office is state of the art.  Everyone on his staff is very warm and friendly.  I heartily recommend him!

Nicky P. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Love these people and they make me feel loved! Dr. Israel has really been amazing. Not only are his dentistry skills top-notch, he’s always providing me with the best treatment options while being very considerate of any concerns I have regarding my budget. And Vicky– Vicky is just about the sweetest dental assistant around. I feel like my moms right there with me when Vicky’s by my side 🙂 Thank you Best Smile!

Hillary V. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Gotta give a shout out to my dentist Dr. Craig Israel. He is a true artist. Every time he gives me an estimate I bitch and moan, and then I have the procedure done and, no matter what it is, it is so pain free that I joke I’d pay even more! He has a magic touch. And his artistry is especially evident if you need a bridge. The guy’s a genius. His practice is Best Natural Smile . In Santa Monica.

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


My dentist of 18 years passed away, and he was a holistic dentist… very new age. After that I went to a similar type dentist in Tijuana who was also great, but the drive back and forth is not fun. Next, in the city where I live, the best holistic dentist is very expensive. So I gave in to my husband and tried his traditional dentist in Santa Monica who does composites (not silver) fillings. I must say that although Dr. Israel is not an alternative practitioner, I feel very comfortable with him and trust him. He’s a wonderful dentist and very intelligent. Not only that, his staff is amazing. I feel very cared about from the moment I walk in the door, or if I am on the phone with someone in the office, or when I’m in the chair. Lovely people who go out of their way to take care of my needs and make me feel at ease.

Rose Porterfield (Source: Google)


If you are looking for a GREAT dentist and dental office….Dr. Craig Israel and Best Natural Smile is the winning ticket! I have been a patient of Dr. Isreael’s for over 27 years now and there is no one better. He is knowledgeable, caring, compassionate and if your like me, going to the dentist is not at the top of the list…but, Dr. Isreal makes it painless. I have always had a great experience there no matter what I was having done. I remember I had to have 2 teeth pulled and not only was fairly painless, but, Dr. Isreal called me at home later that night just to check on me and make sure I was doing o.k…that does not happen very often these days. The staff are all very nice, personable and make you feel welcome and calm. They work with you when it’s time to schedule an appointment so it’s as convenient for you as possible. It truly is a wonderful office and I promise you will LOVE Dr. Craig Isreal and the entire Best Natural Smile staff.

Gabrielle Mariucci (Source: Google)


HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!! I’ve never been to a dentist who doesn’t make me wait in the lobby for over 30+ min. I usually have to plan my dentist appointments for 3hours in order to be on time to wherever I’m going next. But WOW!!!! I’ve been here 3 times in the past month and couldn’t have had any easier, quicker and kinder service. I don’t have a single bad thing to say. It’s rare to have a good dentist experience so I am very grateful.

Brian Trimble (Source: Google)


Let me start by saying this is the best dentist office I have been to Hillary was the one to set up my appointment and very professional and nice Dr. Israel was my dentist very professional and knowledgeable about the treatment I was going to have and gave great service his assistant Vicky was very comforting and very very nice and Christina my hygienist also did a wonderful job on deep cleaning my teeth She was very very nice so if I could give his experience a higher rating of five I would give it a 10

Rosalie Maduro (Source: Google)


A very good friend recommended Dr. Israel late last year. So far, I have had several visits at Best Natural Smile and every visit has been wonderful. Dr. Israel and his staff are very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. On the first visit, they gave me a comprehensive list of the work that needed to be done on my teeth and worked with me on a plan that suited my hectic schedule. I appreciate that they check with my insurance and provide me with my out-of-pocket expenses prior to each visit. Before visiting Best Natural Smile, I was always apprehensive about my dental visits. But the team at Best Natural Smile are so gentle and caring. They always made me feel calm and relaxed. On my last visit just a few days ago Dr. Israel had to replace a couple of fillings. He was so gentle that I literally fell asleep during the procedure! I highly recommend Best Natural Smile.

Rad Bielicki (Source: Google)


Dr. Israel and his team at Best Natural Smile are at the very top of their game, period. I’ve been around, and I dealt with other dentists before. They just pale in comparison, on every level. Wow! I’ve been a loyal customer for over 15 years now, and I feel really blessed I found a dental crew so awesome. Once you set your foot there, right away you sense what they’re all about. You feel a rush of warm, positive energy — everyone is super friendly, you feel welcome, but you also have that elusive sense of being safe — of being in good hands. Just about everyone I know feels scared about having someone work on their teeth. Here, I always know it’s gonna be done right, and there’s no need to be afraid. The office is full of the latest, high-end computerized dental gear, and offers spectacular views of Santa Monica coastline. You will love that VIP vibe as you sit in your chair! After you’ve had your procedure done, you realize on a gut level that your teeth just have been operated on by a total master of his craft, supremely confident in every move he makes. You just know it. Dr. Israel is absolutely amazing, and all the people who work with him are also awesome and top notch in how they handle your visit. Once you experience how they do what they do, you don’t ever want to accept a level of dental care quality any less than this high — trust me on this! “Highly recommended” would be an understatement on my part. Go book a visit and see for yourself!

M. DiBiasi (Source: Google)


I write this as the sensation returns to my face. I’ve been coming here for about 2 years now, major dental work, check ups, the works. I have never had to use a pain killer, never experienced discomfort enough to even down an Advil. All the dentists are amazing, I tell everyone any chance I get. The staff is about as nice, friendly and accomodating as anyone could ever possibly imagine. An old fashioned vibe with the best customer service and state of the art treatment. And for those who are crazy busy I have never waited even when I was early or late for an appointment (I’m sure there are exceptions, but not in my experience). I can’t sing their praises enough. Thank you for the wonderful care you give me

Brian McCormick (Source: Google)


I’ve had a great experience with Best Natural Smile and I can’t recommend them enough to anyone looking for a top quality dentist in the Santa Monica area. I first went to Best Natural Smile to see if they could help fix my very crooked/over-crowded teeth as well as to fix an implant that was 10 years old and falling apart. They were able to overcome some very challenging issues related to the removal of my old implant and then installed a new implant which looks incredible. They also guided me through the Invisalign process and now my teeth look absolutely perfect. The fact that I was able to have all of this done at 7am (when they open) meant that I didn’t have to take time away from work to have this done. Thanks again to Dr. Israel and his staff!

Yvonne Gordon (Source: Google)


Dr. Israel and his staff are ALWAYS so professional. I felt like I was at a tooth spa. Vicky was so nurturing and comforting and held my hand when I needed her for my fillings. Dr. Israel truly is just on it!!! He is an amazing dentist that really uses very high tech techniques to make my teeth feel like new. I also have TMJ so the care he provides with simple things like a tooth clench, is so very helpful. He suggested that I get a shot to make sure my mouth didn’t stay numb for too long and I wish I would have listened LOL. I am sooo hungry! lol. Excellent dentist office. The best all around!!! He has actually had to redo work that I have had from other dentist offices, and now my teeth are on their way to feeling like new! Blessed!

Laura Park (Source: Google)


I would highly recommend Dr. Craig Israel at Best Natural Smile to anyone. I have been a patient of his since 1991. I have always felt I was in very capable and knowledgeable hands. I take very good care of my teeth and have had many procedures done over the years. I have the highest regard for the work that I have had done. Dr. Israel is well educated on the latest techniques and procedures and is very gentle. He and his staff are not only professionals, they are kind and caring individuals. They treat me like family and I feel that I am getting the best dental care possible. Your smile is one of the first things people see and I can honestly say that my smile is in great hands at Best Natural Smile.

Bradley H. from Venice, CA (Source: Yelp)


Craig Isreal is my dentist.  I am not sure if he formed this group, joined it or what but I have been visiting him in the same building in Santa Monica since the 80’s; (his offices have really nice views of the ocean & mountains).  Through the years he and his staff have done a fantastic job of preserving my teeth in spite of my less than stellar personal dental care.  Dr. Craig Isreal gives almost completly painless shots when you need one, his dental work and bedside manner are exceptional and his staff  are truely professional and caring.  They have all of the latest high tech stuff that makes going far less stressful.  I still don’t really want to go see my dentist, but at least I know I am getting the best care for the least amount of pain possible.  They also take care of all of those dental insurance forms so you don’t have to stress about them.

Marc W. from Stevenson Ranch, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been seeing Dr. Craig Israel and his staff for more than 20 years. He is a kind, conscientious, hard working professional that I would gladly refer to others.  He has helped me with my caps and problematic bite while making me feel at ease always. Thank you Best Natural Smile! You make ME smile!

Trevor T. from West Hollywood, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Israel has been my dentist since I moved to LA. He’s the best and provides exceptional care. I messed up, was late for my last appointment and he graciously worked me into their busy schedule, which meant he had to clean my teeth. I couldn’t be more appreciative. Thank you!!!

Krista H. from Anaheim, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best experience I’ve had at a dentist office! The office staff was so friendly, the facility is beautiful and the doctor is so great. I went in for a consultation for Invisalign. They went over all the options and explained the process. They checked my insurance and set up the next steps for me. I would highly recommend this facility to everyone!!

Rose P. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Craig Isreal has been my dentist for over 27 years and he is wonderful.  Most people dread going to the dentist, but, Dr. Israel and his staff will make you feel differently.  He is a caring, compassionate and very knowledgeable dentist and trust me when I say this as I have had a LOT of dental work.  He takes his time and makes sure you are always comfortable and not in any pain.  He always greets you with a smile and a “How are you doing today”. His office staff and hygienist’s are all great and you always feel welcomed and at ease when you arrive. If your looking for a new dentist and dental office or are unhappy with your current place, please go see Dr. Craig Israel and everyone at the Best Natural Smile office in Santa Monica…I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Jim P. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


The office of Dr. Israel always has state of the art equipment and is always very clean. He is always on time and his dental hygienist does a great job cleaning the teeth. His fees are very fair and offers online appointments which makes it easy to make a time that fits into one’s schedule.

Rina H. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Israel is the ONLY dentist I trust. My whole fmaily has been going to him for over 25 years. He is a really wonderful and caring dentist. The whole office is awesome also They are so patient and they really care to make you feel comfortable. I highly recommend Dr. Israel and his wonderful and professional staff!!!!. When you need an urgent appointment, they really try and accomadate you….. Run,, don’t walk to go and see him if you need anything with your teeth!!!!!!

Laura P. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Israel at Best Natural Smile for over 20 years. I feel very safe in his hands. He is experienced and very gentle. The atmosphere is professional but also friendly. Everyone there treats me like I’m family and makes me feel happy to have a dental practice that cares so much about me. More than that, my teeth are happy!!

Sonya P. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Israel has the most wonderful office and staff.  I have been going there for over two years now and the dreaded dental visit has become a pleasure.  His hygienist’s are awesome and very gentle and a shout out to Hilarie his office manager who guided me through getting my Lumineers, which are so beautiful I can’t stop smiling 🙂

Lilly Bjorkelo (Source: Google)


If you’re looking for a modern, professional, streamlined experience, this is the place for you! Everyone at Dr. Israel’s office is so kind, and they really take the time to make sure you’re comfortable and informed on your treatment. The text message communication is a huge convenience. Plus, the fantastic views from the office is a bonus!

Deborah Levey (Source: Google)


Best dentist in LA. Very professional and will not do work unless it’s necessary. I had a root canal in the morning and an hour later Dr. Israel had my new crown in. His state of the art equipment made the new crown right in his office so I did not have to go through the usual week to two weeks wait time. I’m also a pain weinie, he will provide Nitrous Oxide and it really makes the whole process easy. I have referred several people to him and they all had the same experience. His office is following strict CDC standards and I felt very safe. I highly recommend him. Thank you Dr. Israel

Rita Montgomery (Source: Google)


Experience with Dr. Israel and his assistant Vicky is without question the best in quality and customer service. I always receive compassion and understanding through all procedures. I am explained everything beforehand and during procedures which puts me, the customer, at ease. I also cannot say enough about the outcome of their work as crowns and fillings are done with the latest technology and with an emphasis also on the cosmetic look. Crowns are made right in the office in one visit, again due to the state of the art equipment. I also want to acknowledge Christina, the hygienist as she is both thorough sand conscientious and really cares about her work. Front office personnel is warm and friendly and I want to acknowledge Angel and Lilly for making the experience with the front office a positive one.

Mike Mathews (Source: Google)


I have been seeing Dr. Israel for over 10 years. The office staff is always on the ball. I get my teeth cleaned twice a year and the hygenist is nice and does a great job. And most importantly, Dr. Israel has always been there for me. Might be a filling or might be an emergency crown where they needed to fit me in last minute. He is great and explains things and I have a lot of confidence in him.

Donna Agnes (Source: Google)


Best Natural Smile is hands down the best dental office I’ve ever worked with! From the moment you walk into their waiting room, you’re greeted with their friendly staff. Hilarie who runs the office has such a welcoming energy and she cares deeply about the health of your teeth. She’s educated me a lot about the importance of taking care of your teeth and how they affect your wellbeing. Their team are not only very friendly, they’re also very professional and skilled. Dr. Israel is amazing, I can really tell he loves being a dentist and cares about people’s teeth. Vicky, his assistant, is also very sweet. They both made me feel comfortable especially because I had to get a few major procedures done. My hygienist Christina, and she is the BEST! She is gentle in the way she cleans, yet very thorough. I’m so grateful I found Best Natural Smile. I can’t ever imagine going to a different dentist!

Milanie de los Reyes (Source: Google)


I have had problems finding the PERFECT dentist for me…well I have now found one. The doctors and staff have been thoroughly professional in every aspect of my dental experience. From my initial contact with them thru to my dental procedures they have been a pleasure to deal with. They thoroughly explained everything I needed done, the length of time for each procedure and costs. Dr. Israel was gentle and reassuring throughout the entire time. He made sure I was comfortable and in no pain. The office staff were kind and so nice to me. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone and everyone. Though I have dentists close to where I live, it is worth getting thru all the LA traffic to see them.

Tomas A. (Source: Google)


My family and I have been coming to BestNaturalSmile for at least 10 years now. I can wholeheartedly say that we are lucky to have such a great dentist like Dr Israel. I trust him 100percent with his work. I definitely feel like we are in good hands from the moment we open the door. Trust me when I say his hands are golden!! The front staff are always welcoming. The dental hygienists Sharona and Christine are great, aswell as his dental assistant Becky. They have impressive state-of-the-art equipment to scan your teeth, and precisely make molds. Not to mention a machine that can make a crown in a matter of minutes. The office is super clean, and with spectacular views of the beach and local SM mountains. Dr Israel is always available to answer any questions, even if he is at a hockey game!


It is our goal to offer the highest quality dental care available in a comfortable and trusting environment. Our team of dental hygienists have a reputation of providing extraordinary gentle and thorough hygiene services with numerous amenities to keep you comfortable and relaxed throughout your experience with us. We strive to recreate the same appointment experience for each of our patients providing you with the respect you deserve and a clear understanding of the treatment options available to you. This dentist office is a local Santa Monica business built on integrity and trust. We are members of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau. Owned by Craig A. Israel, DDS who is a graduate of UCLA Dental School. Associates working with Dr. Israel are Diana Broumandi, DDS and Alex D. Lopex, DDS who is an esteemed Diplomate of The American Academy of Periodontology. Best Natural Smile is a dental practice that also happens to have a gorgeous ocean and mountain view. Dr. Israel is the owner and founder of Best Natural Smile. He is our rock and an extraordinary artist who creates life changing gorgeous smiles every day. He is witty, cleaver and ever so confident, as he leads you though any and all procedures with ease. Dr. Israel is a seasoned UCLA alumnus. In his spare time, you can find him on the golf course, enjoying a movie or spending time with his family. “I love my job for a mountain of reasons, but most of all because I am able to utilize the latest and greatest technology to restore and enhance smiles.”