Danimere Dentistry
James Chen, DDS:
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Danimere Dentistry
James Chen, DDS, MMSc (Prosthodontist)
Arcadia, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners


Full mouth reconstruction

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants

Sleep apnea therapy


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

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

Sunday: Closed





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

Kai M. from Duarte, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have a phobia of dentists, and before I went to see Dr. Chen, I was afraid of any visits to dental offices. My friend recommended me here for the cavities I had. The environment is really clean and comfortable. The dentist was quite patient, thoughtful and answered in detail all the questions I had about the x-ray photos. Later I came back to do tooth cleaning and almost fell asleep during the procedure!  I just couldn’t believe it! If you were  afraid of dental visits like me, I would recommend you nobody other than Dr. James Chen. You won’t regret your choice!

Sheryl A. from La Cañada Flintridge, CA (Source: Yelp)


I started going to Danimere after searching online and agree with one of the reviewers.  The entire experience is much more refined than other dental offices I have been.  Not only are Dr. Chen’s manners professional, but the exams are much more thorough and detailed (like the oral cancer screening – no other dentist does this).  The treatments are a lot more comfortable and gentle.  I had one of my bad molars extracted and replaced with an implant.  Whole process was pain free.  Unlike my previous experience with a dentist at another office who butchered my gum for just 2 fillings.  Plus the office followed up with me the next day to make sure everything is ok.  Outstanding

Michael C. from Arcadia, CA (Source: Yelp)


Attention to details and exceptional professionalism is what Dr Chen separate from other dentists I had before. Dr Chen will explain every step and option you can have throughout procedures. Unlike others, he will not hold back on what is the best options for you in long term. Other dentists, I had either not honest enough or lack of skill. The staffs are well informed and well trained not to mention friendly too. Overall I had very good experience at Danimere Dentistry I highly recommended.

Mikael G. from Glendale, CA (Source: Yelp)


About a year ago I was searching for a reliable dentist I can keep throughout the coming years….and I wasn’t disappointed. A friend had referred me to Danimere Dentistry and I was instantly sold on my initial teeth cleaning visit. Dr. Chen is the model dentist everyone wants to go to. His level of expertise, communication and thoroughness is the best I’ve experienced. Great service and staff all around. Do yourself a favor and let Dr. Chen be your dentist….then you can pretend to your friends that you only know him through word of mouth…..that’s how good he is.

Sandy C. from Rosemead, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been coming to Dr. Chen for the last couple of years. He is the best dentists I had ever visited in San Gabriel Valley. Extremely professional… He always explain the procedure in every detail possible. The staffs are very friendly and patient. Office is clean and comfortable. Perfect work done every time. This is a must visit place for your dental needs!

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


I honestly can’t thank Dr. Chen and the staff here enough for their impeccable service and hospitality. I was recommended to Danimere by family as I had moved from Chicago to L.A and was looking for a new dentist in the L.A. area. I was overdue for a cleanse, so I figured I’d check it out. It was the most thorough work I’ve ever experienced, hands down. Dr. Chen had x-rays done, my gums checked, and a deep cleanse done all in my first visit. He made sure to explain all procedures beforehand and made sure I was comfortable the entire time. I returned two other times after to get cavities filled and I was surprised by how thoughtful they were in scheduling two different sessions, one for each side, so that I wouldn’t have to take on too much all at once. Everyone here just really makes you feel welcomed/cared for. I also want to thank Wendy, the receptionist. She is absolutely the sweetest and has always been more than helpful in helping me figure out my insurance. Not to mention, she and Dr. Chen always personally call the day after a visit to make sure that everything feels alright and that there are no issues. There is a sense of family here at Danimere and I’m beyond thankful to have come across this dentistry!

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


I have been to several dentist prior to seeing Dr. Chen, he is by far the best dentist I have seen. Not only is he patient and gentle, he also explains every procedure very clearly. I recently bleach my teeth here too and the result was impeccable. Very grateful for Dr. Chen for his service and teaching me so much about teeth maintenance!

Chris S. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)


I haven’t been to the dentist in six years before visiting Dr Chen, as I’ve always dreaded going to the dentist. I finally decided I should get my teeth cleaned before going to my brother’s wedding. Dr Chen was very gentle, but thorough, and made me feel comfortable the whole time. The entire experience was pain free and pleasant. I’ll be visiting much more often now!

Hungy H. from Monterey Park, CA (Source: Yelp)


I do not know anyone who enjoys going to the dentist but if you have to go you need to seek out Dr. James Chen.  He does not rush the consultation and he does not lecture about flossing like so many annoying dentist.  Dr. Chen is very gentle and is very cognisant of the patient’s pain level.  While waiting in the waiting room you can not help but be impressed by his credentials.  Columbia dental and Harvard specialty.

Lucy L. from Griffith Park/Los Feliz, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am extremely pleased with the work that Dr. Chen had done for me – eight upper front veneers and crowns, and six lower veneers. My reason for going to Danimere Dentistry was because my original set of veneers and crowns were not only opaquey and gray, they simply weren’t made correctly as my bite was off. The previous dentist attempted to grind them down, but that only made them look even worse. My orthodontist friend recommended that I seek out a prosthodontist but couldn’t make any recommendations as she is located out of state. I found Danimere Dentistry after a thorough search on the internet and reading countless reviews. During my consultation with Dr. Chen he informed me that one of the issues is the material used for my old veneers and crowns were unsuitable for my case as I had some teeth with metal in them from my root canals when I was a teenager. He even mentioned that the type of bonding cement played a important role in affecting the final esthetics (really, could not have guessed that). To make a long story short, he made a new set of crowns and veneers for me and they look and feel drastically more natural. The grayness has been replaced with porcelain that is natural white, the sharp edges from the grinding have been replaced with smooth and rounded borders. The bite feels normal and even now and all this was completed in the most painless dental experience I’ve ever had (you have to experience it to believe it). I compared my before and after pictures and it was amazing how a set of well made teeth can instantly make one look younger, on top of the boost in confidence with one’s smile. The expertise and craftsmanship is in a whole different league when compared to my prior dental experiences. Really appreciative of the beautiful work that Dr. Chen has done for me, and, of course, my friend Jen for sending me in the right direction!

Tony L. from San Luis Obispo, CA (Source: Yelp)


Went to Dr. Chen for a cleaning.  He did a great job.  I always go for cleaning every 6 months.  This is the only time my teeth felt clean.  Kept build up on teeth away.  Other dentist I notice did not do this.  In fact, they try to rip me off and insist I do a deep cleaning.  Dr. Chen told me it was not necessary because my gums are very healthy.  He’s the only one I’ve been to that doesn’t push unnecessary work on me.  I’ll go back knowing he will be honest telling me what I need and don’t need.

R. D. (Source: Google)


Dr. Chen is a great listener and I told him all my concerns. Another place kept pushing deep cleaning on me. Dr. Chen said my gums are healthy and don’t need deep cleaning. The other place just wanted my money. I returned 8 months later for another regular cleaning and Dr. Chen examined me and said still no deep cleaning necessary. I feel very comfortable at Danimere. I won’t have unnecessary dental work pushed on me.

PS. H. from Arcadia, CA (Source: Yelp)


Excellent service! Painless treatments! I had a very detail teeth cleaning by Dr. Chen, told him about this tooth that bothered me for years, I still had on and off pain even after 3 root canal treatments. Dr. Chen referred me to Endodontist Dr. Chang in Pasadena, had the retreat done, then come back to Dr. Chen for a Crown. Staffs and Dr. Chen explained procedure before start, numb the area (I’ll have to say that’s the only part I felt little pain) next you know I kind of fell asleep :p. They scheduled me to come back in two weeks, had the crown delivered. Many Thanks to Dr. Chen and Dr. Chang, after all these years, I am pain free. Highly recommend this dentistry to all my friend!

Rex W. from Arcadia, CA (Source: Yelp)


I generally don’t usually post reviews, but I had to make an exception for Dr. James Chen. I created an account just so I share my previous experience at his dentistry. A little background, I moved out to the west coast a few years ago and was necessary to find a new dentist. I was referred to by a friend in Arcadia that highly suggested we try Danimere Dentistry. Within my first new-patient check up, I was amazed by how thorough Dr. Chen is. I had many questions especially after we looked at my x-ray to check for cavities or others and was very grateful for how patient Dr. Chen was with me and made sure that I understood my current oral health status. Before he does anything, he always informs you what he’s about to do so there are no surprises at all and is always making sure the patient is comfortable. My previous check up I needed 3 fillings. To be honest, it was painless. I think might have even dozed off for a second. I appreciate how he doesn’t needlessly suggest doing fillings as he acknowledges that some still have a change to be cleaned with more flossing. I haven’t had any troubles with my fillings so far and they seem to fit very comfortably. His team members also contributed to the positive experience as they are all VERY friendly and sincere. I had no trouble scheduling and rescheduling appointments at all as they try to find the best time to squeeze me in. Long story short, great experience and safe to say I’m sticking with Dr. Chen. Pro: -Thorough/very detailed -Informative -Patient -Quality -Fluent Bilingual (english & chinese Con: -Appointment lasted longer than expected (due to very detailed dental work)

Pauline W. from Chino Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. James Chen did a wonderful job on our routine teeth cleaning, he explained our teeth condition very detail and with great patience after the examime, he also cleaned our teeth extremely gentle and thoroughly, my son and myself were very pleased from that teeth cleaning experience. I then scheduled a deep clean and filled the cavity as Dr. Chen’s suggestion, it was long hours process, I was very nervous from beginning, but just a while later, I felt that I could be relax and counted on his gentle work, I’ll definitely be back to compete another side of deep clean without fear next week. If you’re nervous and afraid of seeing a dentist, Dr. Chen will be the one can help you. I also like to give a lot of credit to front desk Wendy, warming welcome and absolutely nice and easy to work with, CoCo is excellent assistant as well, they’re a great team work together ! I had canceled another 3 dentist appointments near by me for my daughter and husband, instead planning to drive from Chino Hills to Arcardia to see Dr. Chen, your can see how much we like them !!!

Chain L. from Monterey Park, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is the Mercedes Benz of Dentistries. Here’s where Dr. Chen excels beyond all others: 1.) Customer care: James spends the extra time to not only be completely through, but also help you understand how o better care for you teeth. Many of the other dentists in the area operate like a Toyota dealership, where its all about speed and numbers. Not here. You’re treated like a real patient, where proper knowledge for you to prevent future problems is imparted. 2.) Excellent Equipment : Up-to-date and advanced dental equipment all meant to help give you the best dental experience. There’s high resolution X-rays and their vac system has a small bit to it, so your jaw can relax while being worked on. 3.) Amazing dental work : I’ve never had a dentist more gentle than Dr. Chen. I had several cavities filled, on different occasions, never felt a thing during the novocaine injections. I never had a better experience. Dr. Chen is the Ivy League gold standard. I’ll be moving to Northern California soon, but in the future will make the flight here to get my dental work because he is that good.

Ryan W. from Tempe, AZ (Source: Yelp)


Because of a bad experience at another dentist, I didn’t come back to any dentist for quite awhile. So naturally when finally coming back I had a bunch of issues to handle. Dr. Chen setup and walked me through my treatment plan and every visit since my first has been excellent. Like most, I have a lot of “dental anxiety” but the doctor here makes sure to take time during the visit to make sure things going smoothly. If something is wrong, or hurting, he will take the time to make sure I am comfortable before continuing the procedure. Reception and billing have also been a breeze. Faye has taken the time to work with my insurance to get me the best rates. She checks in the day before my appointments to remind me about my visit, and follows up with me later after I leave to make sure everything is going well and answer any follow up concerns I might have. I still have a lot of work to do, but my dental health has greatly improved and I appreciate the extra care that Danimere Dentistry offers and will continue to come here.

Nick S. from Milpitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


While visiting my sister, I needed to get my teeth cleaning done. She recommended her dentist, Dr. Chen at Danimere. It’s a small office that is clean and comfortable. I went in with embarrassing stains on my teeth and he did a through job of cleaning them all. He was informative, relaxed, and gentle. Unfortunately he also found a couple of cavities, which I came back for a second visit. Again, I had a pain free and relaxed experience. I’m very happy to have taken care of the cavities and I would come back again for my next cleaning.

Hubert W. from Temple City, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chen, Wendy (their Office Manager), and Coco (his assistant) are all awesome!  They all take personalized care and customer service to the next level.  I needed two crowns and 8 cavities filled.  Dr. Chen took the time to explain the procedures to me in detail, and never rushed me through any of my many questions that I had.  The technology and imaging equipment that they have at the facility is very high-tech and really helped me to see what was truly going on in my mouth.  My procedures have been pain free, and I am extremely pleased with the craftsmanship.  I am going to recommend Dr. Chen to everyone I know!

Jeff Y. from Arcadia, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chen is an example of a dentist that has many accolades and also a dentist you can trust. He takes time during his procedure to ask you if you feel any pain and trust me, I did not feel any pain at all! His skills are very gentle and precise and he makes sure everything is perfect before he lets you leave his clinic. Front office staff and his dental assistant are great and professional and courteous. Highly recommended!

Andy Y. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


My second time visiting Dr. Chen.  First time was to fix a filling and this time is to replace a missing crown.  I would describe Dr. Chen’s style as efficient and precise but with a gentle touch.  The quality of his work is first rate.  He also tries to minimize the discomfort as much as possible to ensure a relaxing and pleasant visit.  Highly recommended.


Dr. James Chen is a prosthodontist, a dental specialist in smile solutions, implant dentistry, and oral reconstructions. He completed his prosthodontics residency at Harvard University where he received his Master of Medical Sciences (MMSc) degree and certificate in prosthodontics. Prior to that, he finished his dental training and attained the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Columbia University. Dr. Chen is one of the few dental specialists in the country to further his training by completing a two-year fellowship in advanced dental implant surgeries at Loma Linda University, where he received his certificate in dental implantology. This provides him with the rare expertise to combine both the prosthetic and surgical backgrounds of dentistry to deliver the most comprehensive and comfortable care to his patients. Dr. Chen also completed a sleep medicine mini residency at UCLA, focusing on the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea with oral appliances.