Dentists of South Pasadena
Martin Galstyan, DDS:
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Dentists of South Pasadena
Martin A. Galstyan, DDS
South Pasadena, 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


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:30 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

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


There are way too many good things to say about this office. The staff is professional and courteous, the doctors are knowledgeable and have made all my visits extremely comfortable. For someone who is usually terrified of visiting the dentist, the comfort experienced in the procedures has alleviated all fear of visiting the dentist. I’ve told most of my family and friends about this office and have yet to hear a negative comment from any of them. Looks like I found my dentist for life. Thanks Dr. Martin and your awesome staff!

Kelly Lopez (Source: Google)


Great office staff! Considering I have a lot of dental work ahead of me I feel safe and secure knowing I am in good hands. Everything was thoroughly explained to me from the procedures to the cost and I love that experience in any type of health care.

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


Thank you to Natasha, Jessica, Dr. Galstyan and Essenia (sorry if I spelled it wrong) for taking such wonderful care of me at my visit today. I am very apprehensive as I have had a rough dental history. At my visit, I did X-rays and was scheduled for the cleaning. I ended up having two cavities and some other work that needed to be done. Essenia and Dr. G were very gentle when it came to my cleaning and having cavities filled. The front desk was very kind and patient with helping schedule my future appointments that I will need to have in order to finish up my treatment. Natasha explained very well the work that needed to be done, what they will be doing today, and all the financial options that I have. We decided on the bigger down payment option to have smaller monthly payments. The office is very clean, and everyone is so friendly.. even stayed past closing time just to finish up my treatment. I know I am in good hands with Dr. Galstyan and his team.

Lola M. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I hate dentists and I love these dentists so much!! They are compassionate and take time to explain every procedure and billing. They do not overbill and/or recommend unnecessary treatments. When I had to go in recently for a dental emergency they offered me a discount on a procedure I needed because of financial hardships related to covid and helped me come up with a plan to get what i needed. Thank you!

Tyree (Source: Google)


My whole family goes to The Dentists of South Pasadena and we love Dr. Martin and the whole staff. My 4 year-old is obviously a little nervous and scared about getting his teeth cleaned and checked, but the staff is great with kids and they make the experience easy and fun for the little one. The office is very nice and new with easy parking around. It’s comforting to know we have found a dentists office for the whole family for years to come!

Lauren T. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


Been trying to find a new dentists since moving to California and didn’t realize it be this hard, but after going through two other awful dentists. We have a clear winner here. Staff and doctor here explained every step so well, from paperwork to cleaning and have a great system for seeing patients. I have anxiety when going to dentists but because they explain things and are friendly, this eases those nerves.

G. T. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


After having a dental emergency and looking for a local office, I was really pleased to have found this office!!! Super accommodating and caring. The Office Manager Natalie has been fantastic at booking my appointments and managing the financial/insurance aspect. Dr. Hernandez is great! Really clear and open/honest about my situation. Very genuine! My hygienist Brittany was outstanding!!! Gentle and careful. I cannot recommend her and this office team enough. So thankful and grateful for their care, professionalism, and availability!! Thanks!

Carolina Balan (Source: Google)


I love that my entire family is served here. The entire staff is knowledgeable, kind, and helpful. I’ve had everything from maintenance to big procedures here and I constantly send friends and family here. They are helpful and offer a variety of payment plans. The offices are all extremely clean & up to date on technology. My young daughters love going to THIS dentist!

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


Ive had really bad experiences with my last dentist of 10 years. Last year after getting work done, my inlay broke after a few days from my old dentist who wasn’t always available. I reached out to a friend of mine who works at Dentists of South Pasadena, and she got me in right away on an emergency. I was happily surprised by the amount of high tech equipment that they have there, that allows them to do quick high quality in house work. A year later I came in on another emergency, satisfied with the work they did and the friendly workers, I have now transferred myself and kiddo over to Dentists of South Pasadena.

Melissa B. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I became a patient here after a horrible experience with another dentist in town, New Vision Dental. Because of that terrible experience I was very suspicious of all dentists. When I first walked in the place was so clean and upscale looking, I was worried that maybe they’d be overpriced or another shady operation, but I was so pleased to find that they are fair, honest, and have a great dentists working here. The front desk staff has been extremely helpful during every visit. The dentists are very thorough, they explain everything in detail and do an oral cancer screening, they’re not just poking around in your mouth and saying nothing. No shady billing here, they are extremely upfront about cost, everything matched up with my insurance, and there was no pressure or upselling. I had a deep cleaning here, and I have heard many people complain that deep cleaning seems like the same as regular cleanings but they cost an arm and a leg. I don’t know how other places do a deep cleaning, but this was definitely not a regular cleaning. It was extremely thorough and I can really feel and see the difference. They also made sure to numb me up pretty well so it didn’t hurt. And wasn’t too expensive with my insurance. I will continue to get all of my dental work and my son’s dental work done here. I have already recommended them to several people and would continue to send anyone here who is looking for an honest dental office that does good work.

Kelsey C. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I get nervous going to the dentist and the staff at this office make it easier!! Jia did my x-rays and joked around to distract me, Dr Timothy was patient answering all my questions and helpIng me work with my insurance. The assistant who took my impressions was kind and made it a comfortable experience. I love the staff and they make coming to the dentist not so bad!

Pilates Strong (Source: Google)


Dr Martin Galstyan is such an excellent dentist!!! He did such an amazing job on a tooth that need a partial crown after a filling from a previous dentist broke off. I was in and out the same day and have had no issues with the tooth after over two years! Even the same day there was no pain when the numbing wore off, so cool!! He is the best dentist our there, very professional, caring and gentle with the procedure. Since moving to Los Angeles I have had no luck finding a good dentist, they all seem after your money wanting to replace fillings that don’t need to be replaced. Dr Martin is different, he really cares that his patients feel good afterwards. He is honest and professional and keeps the process simple for the patient. He has steady workmanship so it is a very gentle process that makes you feel comfortable when he’s doing fillings or crowns. Getting the novacaine shot was a beeeze too! Thank you so much!! I’m so happy I found this place!!! I’d give it more stars if I could!

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


I had a very pleasant visit today. I felt like the team was working hard to make sure I felt comfortable and received great service. The office is very new and clean. They seem to have very new equipment and use newer technology. For example, the x-ray machine is all fancy looking and they include with the visit a panoramic x-ray. Dentist Girard, the blonde dentist, was very enthusiastic and sweet. She never seemed rushed and made sure that I had all of my questions answered. I felt that she did an excellent job trying to make sure my teeth were clean. I can tell that she knows her dentistry as well because any comment she made about certain teeth were in line with comments I had heard from my prior dentists. She is definitely not the type who will tell you that you have a bunch of cavities just to bill it. Additionally, the office was transparent with all of the charges. Whenever I see a clean fancy dental office, I’m always a little nervous that they are going to try to up-sell me or add on extra charges. They answered all of my billing questions and with insurance I was able to have the normal x-rays, panoramic x-rays, cleaning, and a fluoride application with no cost to me. They never tried to add on “deep cleanings” or push whitening. When I did ask, they said that they do offer the boost whitening with the whitening trays for home touch ups if interested.

Nick W. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Amazing office EVERY representative of the office was extremely nice and encouraging. The most significant part of that to me was that it was a Monday…. and everyone was so positive. Thank you and also thank you for my clean teeth. Thank you Dr Donna

Stephanie P. from La Verne, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Martin is amazing! He’s probably the best dentist that I’ve ever been to. I saw him when he practiced by my house in La Verne. I have now switched back to him when I had a very untrustworthy dentist recommend some very expensive treatment for my son and I. He did in fact tell me this treatment was unnecessary. I have complete trust in him and now travel to this practice for my dental needs.

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


This is the greatest dental office EVER. Front desk staff is sooooo nice, dentist and endodontist are amazing. I had an emergency root canal this week and have a genetic disorder that makes local anesthesia less effective, so I was worried about pain management. They did an incredible job and I am truly grateful. My whole family comes here and the staff is phenomenal.

Yaya C. from Whittier, CA (Source: Yelp)


Coming from the dental field. I try my best to stay with the best and see the best. I had a great experience since the beginning. If I could give Jessica more stars I would. She was super sweet and caring during my call…she helped me schedule my first initial appointment at ease and answered all my questions and concerns. Dr. Martin Galstyan is extremely knowledgeable and caring. I will definitely recommend this office to anyone. P.S They give you complimentary coffee that’s a plus for me.

Kayleigh Rocheck (Source: Google)


Cant believe this dentist only has four stars, and can’t believe I’m writing a review about a DENTIST! Alas. Dr Martin is such a special doctor, his staff is nice, hygienists are gentle. Have been to A LOT of dentists trying to find the one and have been coming here for years. Wholly recommend.

Lana M. (Source: Google)


Teel was very kind professional and helpful, she helped calm me down over the phone I was having sever pain and helped in getting me scheduled for a visit. A huge thank you to Teel, kindness is so important when dealing with patients, thanks again, you make this world s better place.

Suk A. from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Martin is the best, super nice, friendly and professional. He has great hands, you can immediately tell he is well trained and skilled at his profession. He really makes you feel comfortable in his processes. I usually would hate going to the dentists in the past, but I look forward to my visits and check ups here. Always leave happy and satisfied. Highly recommend giving his office a visit when needed.

Alfred R. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Very modern office with the latest technology for making a crown the same day. Their computer uses digital technology to photograph your tooth before and after drilling and then produces a crown that is a perfect fit. The staff and the doctor are very pleasant and helpful. Their office is also new from top to bottom so it is a very pleasant experience to go there.

Rena T. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Wonderful experience. Especially during this Covid crisis. Over the years I have had such bad luck finding, not only a good dentist, a great dentist and I’m done with my search! This was the best from the first call. My old crown came off and they gave me an appointment right away. The front office staff was very friendly, pleasant, and welcoming. They were sensitive to my anxiety of having to visit a dentist during this time. They were very thorough with covid precautions. I had a great dentist. I had to get two crowns and it’s the best work I have ever had. Everyone there seemed to really be happy. Happy employees equals happy patients and exceptional work. I will definitely be returning for the rest of my dental needs.

Emma Watson (Source: Google)


A credit to their profession, Friendly, Flexible. Caring. What more could you want from a dental practice? I’ve been seeing here for several years now. Both he and his staff are great at explaining both the good and the bad in what they find when you’re in their care. What I think I like the most is their friendliness and their approach to doing whatever it take to put me at ease.

Matthew Vega (Source: Google)


What an amazing office!… Everything from the environment, to the staff, and especially the Docs! Go beyond to make you feel comfortable, they have the latest technology, latest treatments and are truly here to help their patients… I found a new dental home! And I’m sooo happy

Liz G. from Alhambra, CA (Source: Yelp)


Let’s be real… nobody looks forward to the dentist. But, the team at Dentist of South Pasadena are AMAZING! Natalie is the first person you see when you enter, and she is super outgoing and attentive. It’s always nice to be greeted with a beautiful, friendly smile. Adolfo is also amazing. He held my hand while I had a tooth extraction that didn’t hurt a bit. He was very comforting and sweet. Thanks so much, Adolfo Dr. Martin is the best! I was super nervous when I was about to get my poor tooth extracted. Dr. Martin made me feel safe and I trust him. It’s so important to have a dentist that is honest, trustworthy, and a he’s such a nice guy. Everyone- ditch your dentist and come here instead. You will not regret it.

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


This was my first visit to this office after 40 years with my prior dentist. The positive Yelp ratings were a big influence for helping me choose a new dental office. The dental assistant who did the xrays was awesome. I experienced the least amount of discomfort I ever had during full mouth xrays. The equipment was definitely the latest and greatest compared to my prior dental office. The dentist confirmed that my existing crowns and fillings looked fine and since they were not bothering me, he did not try to convince me to replace any old fillings or crowns. From start to finish everyone was very pleasant and professional.

Maria S. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had my first visit a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t be happier with this dental group, they’re all great and nice at all times. Dr. Galstyan and Roberto did an excellent job with my veneers and they were very nice throughout the whole process. Roberto is awesome overall, very kind person. I look forward to going back for my cleaning.

Elsa R. from Alhambra, CA (Source: Yelp)


It’s been challenging finding a dentist that makes me feel content. Their office is clean, up date with their technology and don’t try to sell you services you don’t need. Front office staff is friendly and professional and can accommodate you in a reasonable amount of time. I signed up all my family at this office and the best part it’s only 5 minutes away from my home.

Cody Burger (Source: Google)


This is by far the best dentist office around! Everyone who works there is super nice and amazing at their jobs! The lovely ladies upfront were very nice and understanding in answering all my questions regarding appointment times, insurance, and procedures. I scheduled a deep cleaning and laser therapy for my gums. I had the pleasure of meeting an amazing dental hygienist named Arpi. She did the work on my teeth and gums (I hadn’t been to a dentist in years, so lots of plaque). I don’t know how she did it but I barely felt a thing as she cleaned my teeth, I was so relaxed I almost fell asleep a few times! The laser gum therapy sounds pretty involved, but it only took a few minutes and I barely felt anything. I just laid back and listened to the music in the office. Now my teeth and gums look and feel super clean! I really should have come sooner. I’m actually looking forward to my next cleaning in a few months (crazy right?).

Jeff Brown (Source: Google)


This has to be one of the most amazing dental experiences I have ever had. I was visiting my son while on vacation from Florida this past winter when I bit into a olive pit and fractured one of my molars. Being it was the 2nd day of my 12 day holiday, I needed some urgent care on that tooth so I could enjoy the rest of my stay. Having had crowns done before, I knew it was not enough time for me to have a crown completed since it usually takes a couple of weeks in a temporary crown until the lab fabricates the crown. I asked my son if he had a dentist in the area and he said a couple of his co-workers have been ranting and raving about Dr. Martin Galstyan at Dentists of South Pasadena. He also said how he heard that he makes his crowns on site with some sort of computer technology. I figured I would give them a try and boy I’m glad I did! From the initial phone call to my meeting with Dr. Martin within 24 hours was nothing short of amazing. Everyone at the office is extremely professional. His whole team there seemed extremely happy and everyone had a smile on their face. That says a lot about the environment that they work in and how the Dr. treats his staff. If the Four Seasons Hotel had a dental office on their properties. This would fit right in! I was able to start my crown that same day and get it completed without having to have a temporary. Best of all this took 1.5 hours start to finish. AMAZING! I felt great that night and was able to enjoy the rest of my stay here. Even more amazing is that I recently had a check up back home with my dentist and she confirmed what a great job Dr. Martin did on my crown and was herself amazed that it was completed in one day. Thank you to the whole team at Dentists of South Pasadena. You saved my vacation. If anyone is looking for a highly skilled, honest and professional dentist, look no further than Dr. Martin.

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


As much as I hate going to the dentist (especially without insurance), I had to find a place. They take Care Credit, and were able to squeeze me in due to some terrible tooth pain. The front desk is always very nice and welcoming. The dentists are as well! I wasn’t able to get my root canal done that day because of not having the specialist in house, but the temporary cap they did was great. My pain was gone! When I did get the root canal, I barely had any pain and the specialist was very nice. Thank you!!

Sof P. from South Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


Honesty, manners , friendliness , and a dentist giving eye contact is a plus for me . My kid went in today . I love the fact that although it had been longer than 6 months that she’d been to a dentist , Dr Martin G. actually was honest and said she didn’t need any deep cleaning and had no cavities. I personally have never been to a dentist that is so honest . They have always suggested really expensive and unnecessary cleaning , procedures etc. and other things. In this day and age, or any age, his honesty means a lot. I have confidence that I can go in there or have my friends and family go in there, and the truth will be told, even if it means that they will get less money from insurance companies for a basic cleaning . My kid was there over two weeks ago as well. She had chipped her teeth and they looked terrible. We needed somebody fast and who had a great reputation. I had heard about Dr. Martin G. from a couple of friends and he had really great reviews on Yelp. My insurance also covers his office. What luck !! I can’t believe the difference of how her teeth looked. He was honest that time as well. He said my kid didn’t need anything major to fix the chips other than Resitin to fix her two teeth . I didn’t tell the office or Dr. Martin G. that I had been doing research on different ways to fix her teeth and that I was aware of what the average price would be.

LL. M. from South Pasadena, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I appreciated my dentist’s openness about herself and her experience. She actively listened to me and that meant a lot! I like that she has lots of dental experience yet is a new grad so she will know current standards of treatment. My only negative was waiting in the dental chair for finance info – I would prefer waiting in lobby. And they need to add a beautiful peaceful nature photo on the wall for patients to look at in treatment rooms. I was very apprehensive about this visit but they resolved all my fears

Lynette M. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have had horrible experiences with other dental offices in the Pasadena area. I came to the Dentist of South Pasadena feeling distrustful towards dentists and their supposed “care,” but the Dentists of South Pasadena have exceeded my expectations! They appropriately communicate about costs, insurance, and dental plan. I feel well cared for when here, am able to ask questions about my dental health and I am always met with understanding and good care. I no longer feel anxious or distrustful towards the dentist!! The receptionists here are also extremely professional and easy to work with. They make everything breeze. I recommend this office to everyone!

Brad L. from Arcadia, CA (Source: Yelp)


Just finished my first visit for an exam. Literally the best dental experience I’ve had in my life. I’m actually looking forward to my return visit for my procedures. Wow. I can’t recommend them more. From the dentist, to the hygienist, to the nurse who took my x-rays, and even the front desk staff. Everything was perfect and easy to understand. Update – just had all my work done and I have to say it continued to be the best dental experience I’ve ever had. I felt no pain and the procedures were very well done. They even did my ceramic onlay onsite while I was there. Amazing office with amazing staff. I recommend this place to everyone now.


Dentists of South Pasadena is located on Fair Oaks ave, just between Mission and Hope street, across the way from Gus's BBQ. Our experienced staff provides quality general and cosmetic dental care to the South Pasadena community using industry-tested technology and a gentle touch. We welcome walk-ins and dental emergencies also. I am committed to improving and maintaining excellent oral health for my patients. You can expect me to provide treatment in a compassionate and highly professional manner in order to foster a long-term relationship. I promise that I will always pursue excellence in dentistry and will always be open to new possibilities. Dr. Galstyans favorite book is Enders Game. He enjoys watching the movie A Beautiful Mind and the TV shows Shameless and Narcos. For vacation, he likes to go to Armenia and anywhere tropical. Dr. Galstyan enjoys spending his spare time with his wife and son. He also likes playing ice hockey, golf, and tennis, and rooting for the Los Angeles Kings and the UCLA Bruins.