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Drake Dental
Michael N. Drake, DMD
Santa Monica, CA

★★★★★

35 REVIEWS
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DENTAL TREATMENTS OFFERED

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

Dental cleaning

White fillings

Crowns

Inlays & onlays

Bridges

Braces

Pediatric dental care

Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants

CLEAR ALIGNER SERVICES

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Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes

OFFICE HOURS

Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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Dr. Michael Drake

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

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

★★★★★

This is your dentist (or at least it should be)! Extremely impressed with Dr. Drake’s dental work. He is a true professional. I’ve had a cleaning with Melissa (fantastic experience) and a filling replaced by Dr. Drake. From the bedside manner, music in the office, friendliness of staff, and seeing all the patients in a good mood (AT the Dentist office?!), Dr. Drake has made the dental experience an enjoyable one (seriously). And to Sharon at the front desk, I’ll see you next week for my second filling! 🙂

Brett Twente (Source: Google)

★★★★★

This is your dentist (or at least it should be)!  Extremely impressed with Dr. Drake’s dental work. He is a true professional. I’ve had a cleaning with Melissa (fantastic experience) and a filling replaced by Dr. Drake. From the bedside manner, music in the office, friendliness of staff, and seeing all the patients in a good mood (AT the Dentist office?!), Dr. Drake has made the dental experience an enjoyable one (seriously). And to Sharon at the front desk, I’ll see you next week for my second filling! 🙂

Scott Rarick (Source: Facebook)

★★★★★

Was my first appt w a new dentist after my regular dentist of many years retired. Dr Drake and staff were exemplary…friendly, professional, and seemed interested in helping you have the best teeth you can. I think I’ll be very happy with my new dentist.

Rowena R. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Due to genetics and poor habits I’ve been to a lot of dentists, and Dr. Drake & his entire team are the absolute best. They are friendly, thorough, & upfront. The treatment Dr. Drake recommended was conservative, he explained everything in detail so I understood why he was doing what he was doing, &  the prices quoted were quite a bit lower than what my previous dentists had given me. Melissa did a fantastic job with my cleaning, it was probably the longest and most detailed cleaning I’ve ever received in my life. She cleaned up some remaining debris from a recent crown, & focused on certain areas, explaining why along the way. I walked out feeling well taken care of, and that the team had my best interests in mind at all times.

K. Hibson (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Really wonderful staff. Not only am I confident in their dental knowledge and care of my teeth, but they treat you like a real person. They work with you on billing, insurance and scheduling. They make it easy to handle those little teeth annoyances, aches and pains that can pop up outside of your regular check up schedule. I don’t feel like I’m fighting against a medical corporate machine whenever I engage with them.

Sara B. from Redmond, WA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I came to Drake Dental for a routine dental cleaning. As soon as I walked in, I was warmly greeted by the staff and felt welcomed. I had the pleasure of Sharon as my hygienist who did a thorough cleaning. I have some areas that are more difficult to clean and she suggested using a proxabrush. She even gave me one to take home and try out.   Dr. Drake is very friendly and easy to chat with. He explained some cosmetic options for the spaces between my teeth in a way that was easy to understand and fit with my particular concerns and needs. Overall, I received excellent care. Everyone I interacted with was genuine and personable. I will be coming back! Also, parking is easy and free!

Andy Hamamura (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Amazing doctor surrounded by a very friendly group of staff who genuinely care for your well being. I appreciate the amount of time they spent on educating me of my current situation, while building a game plan that fits my best interest. Glad to find a new dentist I can trust.

Maria A. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Drake Dental feels like a rarity in a big city like LA – extremely genuine staff who want the best for you. I really felt like I was being taken care of, rather than just a random patient. I moved to LA for school and needed to find a new dentist to fill some cavities – he thoroughly walked me through all of my X Rays so that I understood where each cavity was and which ones were necessary to fix. He only filled the cavities that needed to be dealt with, rather than selling me out to fix an absurd amount of cavities that weren’t that bad. Bonus – I didn’t even feel the shots I had to get to numb my mouth. I felt super comfortable and taken care of by the whole staff. Really thoughtful, kind people – would recommend to absolutely anyone looking for a new dentist or to change to a better one.

Itsmelid (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Prior to the appointment I spoke with Sharon the receptionist and she was informative and answered all my question such as type of insurance they take, cost, etc. Once I confirmed my appointment Sharon sent me my paperwork ahead time which I thought was good that way once I got to the office I don’t have fill out any forms. The dentist was attentive, answered my questions, and let me know if I have any future question to get in contact with him or the receptionist. I enjoyed the visit.

Moi Jill (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Super knowledgeable dentist. Super nice. I felt no fears having prongs and air floating in and out of my mouth! Yep. I came in for a “dental emergency” as a crown fell out on a Friday afternoon. Dr Drakes officer had Saturday hours! Thank goodness! The Dr explained everything clearly and I left feeling better than I had going in! I would definitely recommend and I don’t review doctors often. This one was worth talking about!

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

★★★★★

I Went here for a routine check up. The assistants were friendly and Dr. Drake is very knowledgeable.  He definitely cared for my well being and gave great suggestions to keep my teeth healthy.  Overall it was a great experience and I’m definitely coming back here!

Kira R. from Malibu, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Gone are the days of putting off regular dental exams and cleanings! Dr. Drake and his staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and honest. They actually make going to the dentist a pleasant experience. Dr. Drake makes sure to thoroughly explain treatment options (including cost), and is very clear about what to expect. He answers all of my questions and addresses any concerns I have. I have peace of mind knowing I’m being well taken care of at Drake Dental! Additionally, booking appointments has been very easy, and I’ve never had to wait past my appointment time. They even have free parking, which is always appreciated in Santa Monica…

Michelle Kim (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Drake is so awesome! I was terrified of the dentist & he made me feel so comfortable. He truly has your best interest at heart & will recommend what’s best. Plus, each and every person in the office has been so nice & pleasant! I would definitely recommend!!

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

★★★★★

Many members of my extended family have been dentists so I had never been to a dentist I had not known personally until visiting Dr. Drake.  It was a relief to find someone I was as comfortable with as I was with the members of my family who were dentists.  Dr. Drake is engaging and cares about his patients health and the health of their teeth.  He takes his time to evaluate what is truly needed and has a soft touch, which many find to be an important trait of a dentist.  I’m very happy to have found a dentist I am comfortable with and have confidence in.  Thanks, Dr. Drake!

Sandy W. from Walnut, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Just went in for my routine exam and cleaning for the first time at Drake Dental and had a great experience! First off, the office is super close to my work in Santa Monica and there’s also free parking available behind their office. Bonnie, the hygienist, was super friendly and very thorough during the cleaning. Lastly, Dr. Drake was very kind and  knowledgeable. When I had an exam with him, he wasn’t pushy at all and answered all my questions and addressed any concerns. Additionally, he’s great with kids too. My 4 year old niece went in for her cleaning as well and ended up having a cavity! Surprisingly she was very calm and comfortable around Dr. Drake. I was very impressed!

Christopher M. from Chino, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Wow! I don’t write non-food yelp reviews, unless the service is super good or unacceptable… Dr. Drake and his whole team are SPECIAL! Taking up a new job, in a city I’m unfamiliar with, I searched for a new dentist in the area. This way, I can sneak in a regular check up/cleaning during a lunch break. This is where my great encounter began. I called around and after seeing other great reviews on Yelp, I found Drake Dental. Instantly I was helped. No long holds. No monotone robot voices. I immediately knew this would be my new spot. Grace helped get me in asap and was over the top friendly.
When I came in, I noticed the office was clean and fresh. Just as with all my other reviews (with food), this is a HUGE plus. Environment effects experience. I just felt relaxed and comfortable. Wait time: I was almost taken in instantly. This was my first visit, so I did a general check up/meet & greet/cleaning. I’m not too sure of her name, but I believe it was Delia who helped me. Once my exam was finished, Dr. Drake came in and actually took the time to sit and explain my problems. Dr. Drake helped me understand vs just getting me in & out. Care was great. Services done were great. No complaints. I’m just very blown away with the amount of care I was given. I’ve had hard dentists & doctors before; Where I can call in and get no help. I get left on hold; I get an appointment months out; I get the run around. I’m left feeling like they don’t know my name half the time. I know it’s only been 1 visit so far, but everything went perfectly. And I left with an appointment for my next visit. So easy! I was lead here by other Yelp reviews, so hopefully I can help someone else… if you’re looking for a new dentist, I highly recommend the fun sense of humor and swift hand skills of Dr. Drake.

Natalie D. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Came here a few days ago for a routine checkup, and I received excellent service. Everyone from the dental assistants to the doctor treated me so well and made sure to answer all of my questions. Thank you!!

R. M. (Source: Zocdoc)

★★★★★

Had a tooth fixed by Dr Drake same day, painless and efficient. Gabbi in the front walked me thru insurance so there were no suprises. Five stars!

Steph Sydney (Source: Google)

★★★★★

He is efficient, gentle, thorough and pleasant but I had teeth removed and the flipper they made to fill the gap is awful! Worst I’ve had and I’ve had a few. Went back twice to try to get them to fix it and it is still uncomfortable and at times painful.

Rowena Ruan (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Due to genetics and poor habits I’ve been to a lot of dentists, and Dr. Drake & his entire team are the best. They are friendly, thorough, and upfront.  The treatment Dr. Drake recommend was conservative, he explained everything in detail so I understood why he was doing what he was doing, and the prices quoted were quite a bit lower than my previous dentists.  Melissa did a fantastic job with my cleaning, it was probably the longest and most detailed cleaning I’ve received in my life.  Walked out feeling well taken care of and that the team had my best interests in mind at all times. This is a great option if you live in the area!

M. T. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Drake is honest, ethical, and competent.  I’ve seen many different dentists over the years, and Dr. Drake has been the best so far.  He takes the time to show you what he’s observing on your X-rays and explains why you need a procedure.  His exam of my oral cavity was more thorough than what the average dentist does.  At the end of my visit, the secretary made sure to explain the expected costs of my co-pays for future visits.

David R. from Beverly Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Drake seriously has the hand of an artist. My procedure came out better than the brochure pictures. The last time I saw Dr. Drake, I mentioned that my fiancé wanted me to ask him about the gum recession I have that resulted in “dark triangles” appearing between my teeth. I read about gum grafting online and because of the size of my gaps, Dr. Drake told me that grafting wouldn’t be as effective as I thought it would be. Then, he told me about a procedure called Bioclear. It’s essentially like a filling that would widen the width my affected teeth ever so slightly so that the limited gum I have would have a much smaller gap between my teeth which it would be able to fill in. I was hesitant at first because I didn’t think the brochure pictures were very convincing. The first place where Dr. Drake went above and beyond was how he did a quick example filling to roughly slow me what a closed gap would look like in my mouth. Maybe not more than 5 minutes later I couldn’t believe the smile I saw in the mirror. So, I said, “F*ck it, I’m!” and a couple of hours later I have a smile that looks like the one I had when I was younger. My problem was that I never flossed until my noticeable gum recession really scared me into flossing regularly. By then it was too late to reverse the damage and even natural remedies like oil touted by friends had no effect. However, after this procedure was done, I literally felt like I turned back the clock. The second place where Dr. Drake went above and beyond was in the care he took on my teeth. During the procedure, I could tell he was putting the same care into my teeth that he would have put into his own teeth. He ensured the substance bonded to my teeth flawlessly without any noticeable are where my tooth begins and the bonded substance starts. He also smoothed it out so that the tip of my tongue can’t tell the difference between what is my original tooth and what is not. The duration of this procedure would have tired me out. There is such tedious and painstaking detail that must go into it in order for it to come out perfect. But, Dr. Drake never once showed any sign of the fatigue or waning of attention span that I feel I would’ve displayed. From beginning to end, Dr. Drake’s focus, stead hand and attention to detail was always at the same high level. I’m simply amazed and astonished at the work he sculpted.

Ashley Vego (Source: Facebook)

★★★★★

Great experience going to Dr. Drake!! The entire Staff is super friendly and welcoming and Dr Drake is awesome. My husband and I will now be going here for our regular cleanings moving forward. The work they do is super thorough. I feel like I’m in good hands here. I also love they are open on Saturday’s. A huge plus for us who find it hard to fit in appointments during the week. My husband and I highly recommend going here!!

Serena Knights (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Drake and his staff were amazing! Very personable and kind. As a new patient I was nervous to try a new dentist after loving mine for so long, but they really made me feel welcome and safe. I trusted them to give me a fantastic cleaning and they did.
Couldn’t be happier with my visit 🙂

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

★★★★★

I’ve never felt more taken care of at a dental office before! From being greeted, to the short wait time, to sitting in the chair, to setting up my next appointment before leaving. This is one of those family dentists who takes time to get to know you and make sure your teeth are the healthiest. And they keep everything really clean, which is super important to me. I’m one of those people who has reeeaaallly sensitive gums. But the way Dr. Drake does scalings, fillings, and especially x-rays (these always hurt the most in other clinics), made going to the dentist not so bad. I actually look forward to going to the dentist now because I know that Dr. Drake will make my teeth feel squeaky clean and white. Gotta keep these pearly whites beautiful 🙂 Thanks Dr. Drake!

Nancy T. from El Monte, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I don’t often write reviews, and when I do, it’s because the service was extraordinary. The service – Right when you walk into Drake Dental, you’ll get the feel that you’re taken care of. The office environment is well take care of and clean. The employees are helpful and kind. You will not have to wait hours after your scheduled appointment time. You’ll get seen promptly because the team here is all about taken care of YOU. The Doctor – There are so many good things I can say about Dr. Drake. He was not only entertaining and fun to talk to during the visit, but I can tell he was also an honest man who wasn’t trying to nickel and dime me. He gave me very clear visuals of my exam, explained what was going on, and would allow me to feel comfortable before making any moves. He’ll be honest about his prices. With the type of care and attention I get here, I’m can honestly say I wouldn’t go anywhere else. I’m happy I found this dentist! I’ve been looking for a good one for quite some time…

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

★★★★★

Needed a new dentist due to a plan change & a broken crown. After reading his reviews, I made an appointment. Over the phone, Sharon was awesome to review my insurance coverage in real-time with the insurer on the other line, along with her computer resources. Kathy, dental hygienist, is friendly with a soft touch that kept me calm throughout the appointment. Dr. Drake respects everyone’s time with the team & patients. While the novocaine was settling in, he takes the time to show me how my crown was made, along with a reminder of proper care & answering ANY question. I appreciated his options to proceed with my crown before anything began: fair, truthful, with insurance proof of coverage. With the whole team doing the prep work ahead of time, I felt confident with his work & insurance coverage outcomes. The whole team is a family that extends out their bonds to their patients. Looking forward to my next appointment.

Adria K. from Laguna Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Drake took over for now-retired Dr. Dobeck, who beautifully maintained my toothy needs along with his wife Sharon, the greatest and most thorough hygienist I’ve ever had the pleasure of welcoming into my mouth. Lucky for us all, Sharon is still on the team, complete with her wit and welcoming nature. Dr. Drake is simply a fab dentist. He makes me feel at ease, addresses my issues while not pushing treatment further than it may need to go, and is in touch with all the latest tooth tech. Besides his expertise, I also just really like the dude. I emerge from my appointments feeling like I’ve just lunched with a friend — only laden with fluoride instead of avocado toast. Love the team at Drake dental! Homies for life. Five stars!!

Ashley Arana (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Great experience going to Dr Drake!! The entire Staff is super friendly and welcoming and Dr Drake is awesome. My husband and I will now be going here for our regular cleanings moving forward. The work they do is super thorough. I feel like I’m in good hands here. I also love they are open on Saturday’s. A huge plus for us who find it hard to fit in appointments during the week. My husband and I highly recommend going here!!

Sara Boye (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I came to Drake Dental for a routine dental cleaning. As soon as I walked in, I was warmly greeted by the staff and felt welcomed. I had the pleasure of Sharon as my hygienist who did a thorough cleaning. I have some areas that are more difficult to clean and she suggested using a proxabrush. She even gave me one to take home and try out.  Dr. Drake is very friendly and easy to chat with. He explained some cosmetic options for the spaces between my teeth in a way that was easy to understand and fit with my particular concerns and needs. Overall, I received excellent care. Everyone I interacted with was genuine and personable. I will be coming back! Also, parking is easy and free!

Josh P. from Rosemead, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Drake was attentive to my chief concerns. He involved me in the process and the results were nothing short of exceptional. I’m as nervous as the person about going to the dentist but Dr. Drake made it comfortable and personable. Turns out he is a knowledgeable NBA fan!

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

★★★★★

Doctor Drake is the best dentist I have ever had.  He is gentle, compassionate, knowledgeable.  He is a skillful, gifted technician, and a wizard at restoring teeth.  He is also witty and amusing.  His staff are capable and congenial too.

Merlin C. from Malibu, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I just had my first visit and it was a very positive experience. I’m looking forward to getting to know Dr. Drake.  I’ll have my family start seeing him and am happy to recommend to others.
I’m happy I’ve found my new Dentist!

Rarrace (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Was my first appt w a new dentist after mine of many years retired. Dr Drake and staff were exemplary…friendly, professional, and seemed interested in helping you have the best teeth you can. I think I’ll be very happy with my new dentist.

Kaz O. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I have been putting off going to the dentist for years because of a bad experience I had with a previous dentist. I finally got the courage and found Dr. Drake! He was very friendly and professional, and his staff was welcoming and the service was outstanding. If you’re looking for a dentist, look no further! Dr. Drake is your guy!

A WORD FROM YOUR DOCTOR

Drake Dental is an experienced general dental practice with a focus on providing excellent personalized care to patients from the Santa Monica area. We utilize modern technology and advanced techniques to ensure your treatment is efficient, effective, and comfortable. Dr. Michael Drake and our compassionate team are welcoming new patients to our convenient Santa Monica dental office. Our dentistry services include: Preventive dentistry: Your preventive care appointment may include professional teeth cleaning, dental hygiene education, thorough oral health examination, and more. Restorative dentistry: Your dental restoration will be customized to meet your unique needs. This may include high-quality dental crowns, fillings, dentures, dental implant restorations, or other restorative solutions. Cosmetic dentistry: Your cosmetic smile solutions are designed to enhance your health, confidence, and appearance. Depending on your need, this may include teeth whitening, porcelain dental veneers, or even a full cosmetic smile makeover. Children's dentistry: Our team is great with kids! Your child's dental visit may include teeth cleaning, dental hygiene education, or gentle dental treatment, if necessary. Dr. Drake had the privilege of purchasing Dr. Charles Dobeck's office in 2018. Dr. Dobeck practiced in Santa Monica for over 35 years. Dr. Drakes strives to provide the same level of care and compassion that Dr. Dobeck did for so many years.