Columbia Dental Group
Jennifer Chang, DDS:
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Columbia Dental Group
Jennifer Chang, 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: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: Closed

Friday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Charles S. from Pittsburgh, PA (Source: Yelp)


I had zoom whitening which went really well, then a few weeks later i had 3 veneers replaced on my bottom front teeth, by Dr. Chang.  Zoom whitening stings while its being done, but my teeth are a lot whiter… The three veneers look and feel great, seem way better than my previous veneers.  The staff was professional and really nice.  They clearly explained my insurance coverage and out of pocket cost.  Making appointments was easy and there wasn’t a long wait.  I recently moved here and seems like i found a really good dentist office !

Chuck N. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


My company downgraded me to HMO insurance this year(I used to have PPO).  This office showed up closest to my house.  I called to make an appt and was seen the same week.  I had my teeth cleaned and for the first time no one tried to sell me anything.  They showed me a video about my sensitivities.  I was told I will get a text reminder in 6 month for check up again!

Grace L. from Manhattan Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chang and her staff are not only highly skilled and professional- they are WONDERFUL people. I am so fortunate to be their patient. They have taken such good care of my needs and now my husbands

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


I am taking the time to write a review as I am very pleased with the dental care I have received from Dr.Chang. She takes time to answer questions and is very thoughtful and thorough. I like the gentle way she performs my treatment. Everyone on her staff has been extremely courteous and professional. I was a patient for many years with a fine Dentist who passed away and seeked out Dr. Jennifer Chang for my regular care. I am completely happy with Columbia Dental Group.

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


I went with my friend  for support and she has never been  treated so very gooood. Her former dentist told her she had alot of cavities and guess what… no cavities at all. She told me many dentist that she has gone to in the past have tried to sell her everything. But this office doesn’t push to  sell 100 unnecessary things. Good honest dentist who do the right thing. Her experience made me sign up for an  appointment and I can’t wait for the same great experience.  🙂

John D. from Fullerton, CA (Source: Yelp)


I went to Columbia Dental a few times before moving to the east side.  I liked the thoroughness of their cleaning procedures. The main dentist performed the entire cleaning during my last routine check-up and had good suggestions regarding toothbrushes and flossing methods.

Alden T. from West Covina, CA (Source: Yelp)


I don’t usually go to the dentist too often because of unfortunate experiences in the past, but visiting this establishment has given me a new resolve in breaking from tradition. Going in, I expected the receptionist to react the same way as the other reviewers have mentioned previously on here, but that was not the case from my visit. The receptionist was very kind and understanding of my needs and conveniently confirmed my appointment. If anything, I felt very comfortable interacting with this individual. Now with regards to the service, I was assured an oral experience that proved to be of measurable quality, with respect to the time I had allotted for my procedure. I was also really delighted by the dentists who were very friendly and funny people. Although I was wary at first because I hadn’t been to the dentist in a long time, I figured going here wasn’t such a bad deal. I also thought having movie posters in the office was a really nice touch.

Gee T. from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)


The most painless dental experience I’ve ever had. For the past decade it’s been a drag for me to go to the dentist because of horrible past experiences. After visiting Dr.Chang for the first time I now see that getting my teeth taken care of can actually be a pleasant experience. She is very sweet and patient, and I somehow feel absolutely no pain when I’m under her care. I no longer hesitate getting my cavities filled. I’m not sure how, but she somehow always knows when I don’t floss, which has motivated me to take better care of my teeth by flossing more often.

Catherine E. from Location, WV (Source: Yelp)


Two years ago, after breaking a tooth in half and discovering my (now ex) dentist couldn’t find any time to fit me as an emergency, a coworker referred me to Columbia Dental Group. I was able to get an appointment the next day to look and work on my broken tooth. I can’t tell you what a relief it was to find a dentist who would help me in an emergency. They put a nice crown on my broken tooth. I have been going to them ever since – everyone is friendly and they are gentle on your teeth! I love that that work some evenings so I can go at the end of the work day.

Will H. from Studio City, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m probably like most people, I hate going to the dentist. So yeah, I’m that guy that only goes when he absolutely HAS to. Well, that day came a couple weeks ago when I got a tooth abscess. Talk about pain. My face was so swollen I looked like the Nutty Professor. Anyway, after digging around Yelp, I came across Columbia Dental Group and spoke with Dr. Chang on the phone. I popped in for a quick visit and my worst fears were confirmed. I needed two root canals. After a week on antibiotics brought the swelling down, I was there in the dreaded dentist chair. Not only was Dr. Chang pleasant and friendly, she kept me calm through what turned out to be a relatively pain free experience. I’ve had root canals in the past and they were nothing like this. I expected a few painful days recovering. This time I just popped a few Advil after the procedure and the next day I was brand new again – no pain! I might just honor my follow up appointment even if my teeth aren’t giving me trouble. Thank you Dr. Chang!

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


My wife goes to Empress College two doors down. I was walking around and waiting for her to finish her class. I saw Columbia Dental Group’s sign and was going to check them out.  I haven’t had my teeth clean in years.   Then my wife text me saying she was going to take a while.  Next thing you know, I am in the dental chair getting my teeth cleaned.  Dr. Chang was very thorough.  Basically I am grinding my teeth away at night.  They took molds of my teeth and I will be back to pick up my night guard next week.

Joanna L. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chang is amazing because: she has a great team, gentle hands so you don’t feel a thing and the best thing is walking out with 0 pain. Had a great experience and didn’t feel a thing. 100% recommendation for those scared to see a dentist.

Danielle C. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to this dental group since before it became Columbia (20+ years). The dentist and oral surgeon and complete team are great! They’re completely knowledgeable, gentle, helpful, and a joy to visit. I trust them completely to take care of my teeth, my TMJ, as well as my migraines, thanks to Dr. Chang’s and Dr. Do’s experience with and treatment of both TMJ and migraines.

Tiffany C. from West Covina, CA (Source: Yelp)


I visited Columbia Dental to get a consultation on some ortho work I was hoping to get done. Their website said it was free, and they were near my office which was a huge plus. I was initially iffy because of the other reviews, but since I had itching to lose, I called for an appointment anyways. I don’t know if maybe they got a new receptionist or if I called at a better time or something, but it the scheduling process was pretty straightforward compared to the other reviewers. She was nice and scheduled me without a hassle. The actual consultation process was also very easy. I had the guy dentist (Dr. Chen I think). It’s a pity the other comments never talked about the dentists because, come on, this is a dental office right? Anyhoo. If you can make it past the receptionist to visit him, you’re in for a treat. He’s probably like one of the youngest dentists I’ve ever met. My past dentist was kinda old, which isn’t bad but I never really talked much with him past just business. Dr. Chen is pretty hilarious. He joked around with me a bit when he took my X-rays and made my overall visit pretty fun, which is something I never thought I’d say when talking about visits to the dentist. This might be a new office, but I was glad I gave it a shot. They were straightforward and very transparent about my case. I’m still thinking about whether or not I’ll be doing the ortho work–and I was never pressured into doing it with them, which is a huge plus–but I know for sure I’ll be going back to them for general work at least.

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


My family and I have been patients here for the past 17 years and have been with the most recent change to become clients of Drs. Chang and Chen.  We have always received professional service here and will continue.  Over the years, we’ve had to make changes with our schedule or other accommodations, and it may have required a little extra communication to make things happen, but we’ve been happy that everyone there has worked to give us what we need…great dental care for adults and children.  We’ve had referrals to periodontist and orthodontists and have been very satisfied.  No problems.  Thank you

Candy L. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Jennifer Chang is a GREAT dentist. She really talks to you and goes over and beyond to make the right recommendations. She literally made me a dental plan, which made my life so much easier. She seems to have a solution for everything related to my teeth. She is also very gentle when it comes teeth cleaning and she has on site specialists (ie. oral surgeon and periodontist), if you have more serious issues. The doctors all communicate with each other and really care for your well being. Keep up the great work!

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


Hate going to the dentist but let me tell you Dr. Chang is the best n not to forget Fanny the front office girl very helpful and sweet. I really recommend Columbia dental group don’t agree with other people reviews thank god I didn’t listened to them. 🙂

Cathy L. from Beverly Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


Let me start out by admitting my last dental visit was five years ago. I know! Scary! It’s hard to believe the negative reviews about appointments and the receptionist. Ida is the nicest person and so friendly! The office was incredibly accomadating with my appointment schedules. I have been paying for delta dental for over 16 years and never really used dental insurance because I hate going to the dentist!! Before starting at the Columbua Dental Group, I probably visited the dentist less than ten times in 16 years. I was ready for Dr. Chang to give me a list of things that I needed done. She was so sweet and understanding, understandably I was embarrassed at my lack of attention to dental care. But she said my teeth were fine and gums were fine. That nothing was absolutely necessary. She said one of my old (very old) metal filling needed to be replaced with a crown, sooner than later. I liked her demeanor and honesty so much I did it the same week. The temporary crown bothered me a bit and they squeezed me in to take a look. I’ve had my permeant crown now for about a week. I LOVE Dr. Chang and Columbia Dental Group! No discomfort, no adjustment period. Just feels perfect. I have promise myself to see Dr. Chang at least twice a year since that is what is covered under Delta Dental. So I went from almost never going to the dentist to actually planning my next visit. I was prepared to pay upfront for my crown. But they bill the insurance and I pay the balance. I thought that was very convenient and afforable. Overall they all the best dental group I have been to. I realized I haven’t seen many dentist but that’s because after see the dentist, I never want to see them again, I have been to six different dentist and they were all fine but a few would push too much on work being done, and push their own products. The rest were just okay and felt like a mill. Columbia dental group and Dr. Chang and the staff, especially Ida made me feel comfortable and appreciated. I have recommended them, specifically Dr. Chang to all my friends!


Dr Jennifer Chang and Dr Chris Chen graduated from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral surgery in 2005. Since then, they finished post-graduate residencies in Cosmetic Dentistry and Implantology. Dr. Jennifer Chang received her bachelors degree in psychology and biology from the University of California Los Angeles and her dental doctorate degree from Columbia University School of Dental Medicine. In addition, she also has completed two post-graduate residency programs in general dentistry with emphasis on implant treatments at UCLA and the Veterans Hospital of New York. During this time she developed an expertise in the clinical and scientific aspects of dentistry by bridging the different specialties of dentistry into the office as well as caring for patients with medically compromised conditions that may need extra attentive care from the dentist. Her mission is to bring together expertise in restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, periodontics, endodontics, and oral surgery to offer the highest level of comprehensive dental care. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Los Angeles County dental society as it ensures her with the latest advancements in dental medicine. Dr. Chang believes in collaborations with other physicians and advancement in technology to provide her patients with the utmost advance care. Dentistry is at its best with a multi-specialty approach to achieve comprehensive results.