Encino Smile Center
James Asaf, DDS:
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Encino Smile Center
James Asaf, DDS
Encino, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays



Clear aligners

Sedation dentistry

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 9:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 2:30 pm

Saturday: By appointment only

Sunday: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm





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

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


I have been coming to Dr. Assaf for years I keep coming back because he cares about his patients and goes above and beyond to make you comfortable during your visit. I was just in his office for a wisdom tooth extraction and he was able to expertly remove the tooth in one piece. For a regular tooth extraction, that wouldn’t be much of a problem, but not for my wisdom tooth. The root of the tooth was hooked in and any other dentist would have broken the tooth into several pieces, but not Dr. Assaf. He was patient, took his time, and somehow extracted my tooth in one piece. They say a picture is worth a thousand words so I have included a picture of the final result (not for the faint of heart). A big thank you to Dr. Assaf for his expertise and making me feel comfortable during such an uncomfortable procedure.

Audrey Wright (Source: Google)


Went in on a Sunday with an emergency. Dr. Asaf and Malka and entire staff were so lovely…..and eased my fear and pain immediately. I then brought my 13 year old son in who needed extensive work on a front tooth that was broken years ago, severely infected and blue! Dr. Asaf gave him his smile back! I LOVE this Dr. and the entire staff and would highly recommend him to EVERYONE!

Jasmine Reid (Source: Facebook)


I came here to try the whitening kit, and saw results from the first use. I definitely would be interested in another round after seeing these results, and having a pleasant interaction with the staff. They were friendly and very catering to me through the process, and the overall office decor was nice. A+ for Encino Smile Center

Virginia S. from Encino, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr James Asaf is amazing! I was suffering from excruciating toothache for days hoping it would go away. It became so unbearable and I knew it was something serious. I called and even though they were very busy they were able to get me in the same day. Words can’t describe how attentive, gentle and knowledgeable Dr Asaf is. I am allergic to a lot of pain killers but he knew exactly the kind of pain killer to use that wouldn’t give me a reaction. I was very comfortable the whole time I was there. He performed a root canal and gave me antibiotics to take home. I left his office with 0 pain. It was incredible! He had me come back another day and took xrays to make sure all infection was treated before the tooth was sealed. His staff is also phenomenal! Very polite and attentive. Thank you so much for getting me out of pain!

Randi Miller (Source: Google)


The staff here are so accommodating. You feel at ease right when you walk through the door. I’m so amazed how Dr. Assaf can work without causing me pain. I had a root canal and a post done. I’ve never had that in a dentist’s office. Thank you again. You are the best.

Anna M. from Fresno, CA (Source: Yelp)


Fantastic experience. Dr. Asaf is extremely patient, caring, and professional. He has transformed my health through his care of my teeth. I am forever grateful. The entire Customer Care team, including Malka, Edwin and Rosi, are truly great people, with the highest attention to detail and consideration for my time and wellbeing. Thank you, Encino Smile Center!

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


Had some pain last week and I had my wisdom tooth removed. I had immediate pain relief and I came in today for a follow up to make sure it’s healing fine. Everything looks good and I am really appreciative of the care and time the doctor and office team had in helping me with my pain and working with my budget. Dr. Asaf has been my family dentist since 2000 and we commute here from Hancock park he is so good.

David Amar (Source: Google)


This is the only place I would trust with my teeth. My mom got porcelain veneers by dr. Asaf over 20 years ago and they still look perfect. I also think it’s amazing that they will see right away in an emergency or after hours. Thank you

Malka Hakakha (Source: Google)


Dr. Assaf is the most caring and gentle dentist. He has extracted all my wisdom teeth as well as filled in cavities. The doctor makes me feel comfortable and relaxed while working on me by staying patient. best dentist ever!!! My whole family uses thid dentist. Highly recommend!

Gohar H. from North Hollywood, CA (Source: Yelp)


Hands down this is the best dentist office in LA. I had a wonderful experience getting my teeth cleaned and whitening here. Honestly the best staff ever friendly and most important professional.The office is very clean and organized. I wish I could give them a 10 star . This place is wonderful

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


I visited Dr.Asaf today I can’t say enough about dr asaf because i had a oral surgeon wisdom tooth that was really bothering. I was very nervous because i did not know were to go to resolve this situation. One of my friends referred me to Dr.Asaf and I made an appointment to see him. I have to say he was Amazing. He made me very calm and I felt super confortable. He told me he could get my tooth out right away and so I decided to go ahead and do it. He was so good and profesional it was gentle and not painful at all. I’m so happy now. Nurturing was very caring he’s an absolutely amazing and my surgery went easily and quickly wilI highly recommend him. Thanks Dr. Asaf!!

Dode Levenson (Source: Google)


Dr. Asaf, Malka and the whole Smile Center crew are the best! I don’t have the greatest teeth, so I was always anxious going to the dentist – but Dr. Asaf has SO much experience and cares so much for the patients and their comfort – it really makes a difference. I highly recommend Dr. Asaf and the Smile Center.

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


I have been a patient here for a while, and also recommend my brother and other family members. I was told by a friend to come to Dr. Asaf because my friend was very happy with his experience. So I made an appointment came in the office and right away I was treated very kindly and felt very welcomed by the lady who works at the front desk. They took me into the room and did some x-rays and doctor gave his advice to me and did a very professional job and fixed the problem I had. The place where they have the Dental chairs placed has a very nice view and made me fill relaxed. Aside experience and friendliness ,  Dr. Asaf addressed all my dental care needs and told me step by step what to do and what is the necessity and  what needs to be done in the future. Overall, I highly recommend this Dental office to anyone  who is looking for a professional treatment and a very humble and caring environment.

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


So far, I’ve gone in for 6 appts and had a great experience with Encino Smile Center! The staff is extremely friendly and makes the environment very comfortable. Luckily I found Dr. Asef at Encino Smile Center. The entire team at Encino Smile Center is wonderful people. Last week I took my mom to Dr. Asef and he replaced her broken implant screw without any pain. My mother also felt relaxed the entire time during treatment. It was a great experience with Dr. Asef. I am very thankful to meet this doc! In short, I would highly recommend Dr. Asef & the office as a whole. Keep up the great work!!

Cameron K. from Encino, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Asaf did an amazing job. Had 6 fillings and he was able to finish them in a fast and precise manner. The staff at the front is excellent and Dr Asaf was very professional and welcoming. Hadn’t gone to a real dentist in quite a while and I must say after visiting Dr Asaf I’ll be sure to come in for regular check ins.

Joy Kristie (Source: Facebook)


Got my teeth whitened at encino smile center. I am so happy with the results! Very friendly staff and they make you feel comfortable. My teeth are much whiter and with no sensitivity. I will definitely be back for other services

Marla M. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Asaf is very diligent and patient. When he does the job, he devotes all his attention to it. It’s hard to find a doctor like him. He acts like he’s treating his own teeth. I didn’t feel pain and he doesn’t recommend unnecessary procedures like most other dentists. He’s gem in Los Angeles.

Chris B. from Playa del Rey, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred over to Dr. Asaf recently, and could not be more happy with his service. I had a horrible experience a year ago after getting my two front teeth knocked in playing basketball. I was bumped around from a dentist to an endododontist, then an orthodontist and even a prosthedontist. I honestly felt as though my injury was being taken advantage of as I was bounced between various “experts” for seemingly no other reason than to pay them all referral/specialist fees. When your insurance won’t cover any of that due to the “cosmetic” nature of the injury, that gets old really quickly. Definitely not the case with Dr. Asaf. I feel as though he actually had (and has) my best interests at heart and is more concerned with providing me the proper care I need instead of unnecessarily referring me out somewhere else. Coming from the Midwest, I’ve learned that’s apparently hard to come by in LA. I’ll be sticking with Dr. Asaf going forward.

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


Dr. Asaf literally saved my life! I was an agonizing pain for days due to an infected wisdom tooth. I called him at 11 p.m. and he came to his office to help me within the hour (this was during the long weekend; Veterans day) Dr. Asaf was professional and kind he finished my surgery in an hour. He Was patient and accommodating. I strongly recommend him to anyone and everyone

Anonymous (Source: Google)


Dr. Asaf is absolutely the best Dentist in Los Angeles. I’ve been his patient for 26 years, since the age of 12. He has always treated me like family and suggested the best options possible to save my teeth. His work is clean and he truly cares. Not to mention he always makes me laugh so it makes the experience that much more pleasant. I highly recommend him.

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


I had an emergency on Sunday with a cracked tooth. Not only were they available to see me they accommodated me and the service was exemplary. From the front office to Dr. Asaf to Asal who assisted  everything went perfectly. So happy I read the reviews and chose Dr. Asaf! He has a very calm disposition and puts you at ease!

Kevin S. from Encino, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Asaf has been my personal and family dentist for nearly 25 years. He is the most gentle, compassionate, and very funny, always making us smile during and after our visits. I appreciate his honesty in having my best interests in mind when advising the beat course of treatments and he is the ultimate perfectionist. I have had regular dental work as well as cosmetic air done such as.porcelain veneers and all the work is stunning and natural. It is a relief to know I have a dentist who is available for emergencies.  There  Is so much to say about doctor a soft and the whole office team that I can go on and on. I highly recommend him. You will be very happy to be his patient.

Amir Rejaei (Source: Google)


I have been a patient of Dr. Asaf for 30 years! Extremely professional staff, courteous, caring and professional. Usually I do not give recommendations to family and close friends but I have recommended James Asaf, DDS to friends and family who have all been happy and have become repeat customers. Highly recommend!

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


I am so grateful for Dr. Asaf! My front tooth crown fell off in a pool I completely lost it. Of course I panicked it’s my front tooth, it’s a Saturday and it’s a long weekend due to the holiday meaning most offices would be closed until Tuesday. I found his office of yelp read the great reviews and took a chance. Let me tell you I’m so glad I called him not only did he answer my call right away, but he was very kind and understanding of my situation. I was in his office within an hour and he took care of me right away. Great work! And his staff is amazing too. Will definitely be coming back! Highly recommend this office for any of your dental needs. Thank you Dr. Asaf and awesome stuff.

Holly Z. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Asaf and his staff are amazing! Super friendly and professional wih very reasonable rates. I had to take my mother in for an emergency after not being able to get in touch with her previous dentist and Dr. Asaf was so good, that we’re now making the switch to him permanently. With decades of experience under his belt, I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Asaf and trust him and his staff completely. Could not recommend this place more highly!

Kiarash E. from Encino, CA (Source: Yelp)


I love this office and trust Dr. Asaf with all my dental needs. I work locally so this location is very convenient, but even when I was a ways out from here here, I would drive the extras distance just for Dr. James amazing care and expertise. The filling he did for me over 10 years ago are still holding strong and this is because he takes his time to do the job right

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


My brother Gabriel was in bad pain on tooth. On a Saturday we made a called to encino smile. And doctor quickly answer the call he was able to see him in 20min. Not many choices on Saturday evening but we are glad we called encino smile center. Doctor is very experienced, knowledgeable and professional. thank you doctor!!!

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


As someone who is admittedly, anxious about going to the dentist found the approach that Dr. Asef and her staff took to be accommodating and understanding. From the moment you walk into Encino Smile Center, you will immediately notice the cleanliness of the office as well as the abundance of light creating a very warm and relaxing environment that will put those who are scared of the dentist at ease! I love this place. I feel safe and know that I’m in good hands. Dr. Asef and her staff are professional, genuinely kind and good people. Back to my family and my experience, I would highly recommend Dr. Asef Studio for those who are searching for a new dentist, as Dr. Asef is very professional and at the same time has the ability to treat you with the warmth and friendliness that will make you feel comfortable

Joe Myer (Source: Google)


Extremely professional! I had little to no wait in the waiting room. The staff was extremely nice. Dr. James Asaf was gentle, calm, and does amazing work! I went in for a routine cleaning and check up, unfortunately the Dr found two cavities. He took care of the problem right then and there! Luckily he was able to save my two teeth from a root canal. The work was phenomenal, one can’t tell I even have a filling. Extremely satisfied and highly recommend this dentist office!

Devin Haman (Source: Google)


Beauty and health are extremely important to me as founder of Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center. So when I chose to get my full mouth of porcelain veneers, I kept hearing Dr. James Asaf’s name come up as being both super detail oriented and highly experienced. Price was secondary for me but honestly they were very fair on price as well. My smile looks totally natural and perfect in all ways. My wife decided to do hers now that she has seen the results of mine. Secondly, the VIP teeth cleaning is amazing. Dr. Katz does a great job.Lastly, Sunday appointments and emergency and on-call availability is much smoother with this office. Thankfully I have yet to need an emergency visit, but my last doc was MIA when I needed him, so it’s nice a dentist cares this much about his patients….beautiful office and spotless too Thank u guys

Cami A. from Encino, CA (Source: Yelp)


Let me start off by saying that I am not a fan of the dentist. This place has given the best experience at a dentist office I have ever had. The staff is amazing and so accommodating. I came in and got 3 wisdoms teeth removed.  The pain was minimal and the doctor was gentle yet removed those nasty wisdom teeth. I was back at work the next day. During my next visit I got two cavities filled. Again the pain was minimal and the doctor did a great job explaining exactly what was wrong with my deep cavity. I would highly recommend this place!!

Hany R. from Encino, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. James is fiet and foremost a good human being who is completely unassuming but the more he has attended to my dental care, the more I have seen why experience is so important when choosing a dentist. I came in for a cleaning from a coupon for andewp cleaning. It was the most thorough cleaning ever, they definitely lost money on me, but they also showed me some issues I had. I had 2 teeth pulled based on my initial exam.  They showed me in my xray and with the camera the rotting I could not see myself. Front desk is great and the assistant as well. God bless you! I am now seriously considering porcelain veneers for a couple teeth after seeing amazing before after photos

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


Dr. Asaf is an amazing dentist. Had a terrible toothache that I was trying to remedy with over the counter pain medication and home remedies, but eventually the tooth started to become resistant to whatever remedies I was doing. Needed to see a Dentist right away as the pain became very difficult to handle especially at night. Found Dr. Asaf on yelp with his outstanding reviews who could do emergency treatment and take care of the pain, called the same day and was able to see him in a couple of hours time. Got there and Dr. Asaf was able to perform an emergency root canal to save the tooth, and most importantly get rid of the pain, with no complications and no hassles. Had 2 followups, and Dr. Asaf has completely treated my tooth. Only gripe, is the treatment was costly, I wish I had dental insurance, but the Doctor’s office has been great in payment arrangements. If anyone ever needs emergency dental treatment. Dr. Asaf is the man to see. Thanks again Doc.

Roya Senobarian (Source: Google)


Dr Asaf is the best dentist he is super kind and cares about his patients, I always feel welcome to his office, office manager Mrs. Malka is a great person and so helpful, they use the highest technology, they have extended hours and Sundays appointment. I am really satisfied with this dental office and highly recommend Dr. Asaf. GO SEE HIM!!! HE will take good care of your teeth.

Samantha T. from Van Nuys, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was putting off the dentist for years and finally decided to face my fears and I couldn’t be happier with my decision to have come here to Encino Smile Center! They make you feel comfortable and cared for all while getting the work done in a quick and professional manner. I left feeling so relieved and happy to have found my dentist!


Why Choose Dr. Asaf for Your Dental Services? Dr. James Asaf is a proven dentist. Practicing dentistry for over 25 years in Encino, Dr. Asaf's number one desire is to be able to offer and provide the most advanced dental care available to each and every patient, Dr. Asaf's team of professionals provide the highest quality dental services. His Encino office is a pleasing environment that caters to you. His technical skill and his keen eye for aesthetics set him apart from other dental healthcare professionals. He has dedicated himself to his patients and will open his office before or after regular business hours, Monday through Sunday, to accommodate any schedule. Dr. Asaf specializes in Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry, Porcelain Veneers, Invisalign, Dental Implants, Teeth Whitening, bleaching, and emergency Dentistry. NOTICE: currently not accepting new DentiCal patients