Friendly Dental Care
Sam Cho, DDS:
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Friendly Dental Care
Sam Cho, DDS
La Mirada, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Pediatric dental care

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: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Lori C. from Fullerton, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best dentist I’ve ever been too! I Would recommend to anyone and everyone. The staff is so kind and helpful. Through all the covid shutdown they were able to get me in for emergency dental work right away no problem. Even after my dental work was done they were so kind enough to follow up with me and make sure that I was doing ok. My 5 year old daughter is also a patient and loved her first visit to the dentist and now wants to go back and get her teeth cleaned every week (hahaha). Wish I would of found this place years ago. Thanks again Dr. Cho and staff.

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


This review is long overdue, but if I could give them 10 stars on here I would. I’ve been coming to friendly dental for about 2 years now. I hadn’t been to the dentist in an embarrassingly long time and was nervous about looking for a new place, especially since I haven’t had the best luck at other dental offices. Luckily, friendly dental care is right down the street from me and everyone here is so great. Front desk is amazing with handling appointments and with reminders; they’ll call to confirm and text you the night before to remind you. Josie and Grace are the best! Doctor Cho and his dental assistants/hygienists always make me feel comfortable and well taken care of. This place really is a gem and I would recommend them to anyone I know.

Ralph E. from Whittier, CA (Source: Yelp)


My family and I have been coming to Friendly Dental for years.  I want to say its been well over 10 years actually.   I can’t say that I enjoy dental visits, but Dr Cho and his team are fantastic.   My kids and wife are happy with their visits.  The office staff is friendy, gentle and the office is always clean.   Easily the best Dental office that I have ever visited.

Jai Voon C. from La Mirada, CA (Source: Yelp)


I find that the entire staff team provided their best care and I felt very warm. Josie and Grace sent timely reminder, Dr. Sam and his team did their best to keep you relax when undergoing the tooth extraction process! Awesome experience!

Robert F. from West Covina, CA (Source: Yelp)


If you’re thinking of changing dentist and you have kids, this is the best one. Friendly Dental Care has been my families new dentist for the past year. They have a nice office skilled workers but above all they live up to their name. They always verify your appointment the day before and call the day after to see how you are doing. The best part is that they have a place for our kids to play while I am in the dentist chair. I love that our dentist never scolds us on work needing more flossing or pressures us to hard certain work done. Their team is very skilled and we are in and out faster than any other dentist I have been to

Alicia J. from Hacienda Heights, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve always been terrified of the dentist until I met Dr. Cho and his team. Friendly Dental care really takes care of you and works at your pace. Dr. Cho made my visit very comfortable and easily took care of my dental problems. Great dentist and lovely office. Smells great and Josie is very friendly!

Gary B. from La Mirada, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Cho has been my wife’s and my dentist since 2001. He is very knowledgeable, friendly and compassionate, and keeps abreast of new methods and technology in the industry.  Likewise his staff is very knowledgeable and reassuring, making sure you feel comfortable throughout your visit. Dr. Cho received his degree from the University of Southern California, known for their superior dental school. Friendly Dental Care has the latest technology including digital x-rays. Your x-rays and dental history is stored in their secure computer system and is available for your review at any time. Throughout the years my wife and I have had a verity of treatments including fillings, crowns, bridges and implants, all procedures have been a complete success. I highly recommend Friendly Dental Care and encourage you to become one of Dr. Cho’s happy patients.

Daniel R. from La Mirada, CA (Source: Yelp)


If you’re looking for a dental office that is caring, efficient  and does excellent service then Friendly Dental Care is where  you should go.  My family has consistently been impressed with their services.  I highly recommend  this dental office!

Don L. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Sam, Grace, Josie, and the entire staff at Friendly Dental are the very best I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and getting treatment from. I recently relocated down from the Bay Area and knew it would be hard to find a good dentist for my wife and I, but all concerns subsided once I went to my first appointment. Dr. Sam takes time to genuinely care for his patients and checks in periodically during his cleaning/filling etc to make sure you’re doing well. He has great attention to detail and his 20+ years of experience shows! The 5 star reviews from all of his patients are greatly deserved. I recommend him HIGHLY for all your dental needs!

Cindy C. from La Mirada, CA (Source: Yelp)


Been coming here for 2 years now and I am happy to call this my dentist. Receptionists, Josie and Grace are really friendly. Josie is always welcoming and Grace always calls/texts to remind me of my appointments and she ensures I understand my health coverage. Dr. Cho is an honest dentist, who listens to his patients concerns. As long as you make your appointment on time, there is no wait and if there is a chance you must wait, the waiting room has water, snacks, and magazines for your enjoyment. Also, the decor is on point!

John H. from La Mirada, CA (Source: Yelp)


My family has been going here ever since we moved to La Mirada six years ago.  Dr. Cho is very professional and personable and so is the entire staff.  Josie, who heads the front office is a delight to talk to and is always a pleasant face to see when I come in after work. They always call and send reminder cards so that you don’t forget about your appointments-a prudent business decision but also very helpful to me. My daughter loves to go see Dr. Cho.  How many four year olds like going to the dentist?  Probably most of the kiddos that go to Friendly Dental Care! I have received nothing less than excellent care here.

Matthew K. from La Habra, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Cho does a great job of communicating with patients during any type of operation to make sure that everything is ok. He understands and does all he can do to make sure patients are comfortable. The office staff is great and explains all procedures and costs before each appointment. They also send texts and call to remind you of upcoming appointments.

Greg S. from La Mirada, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Dr Cho for many years–he is such a great dentist, but his entire team from the hospitality of office staff Josie and Grace to the hygienist who helped me with some sensitivity with x-rays. I highly recommend this practice, especially to those who are a bit more sensitive. They are all wonderful!

Rachel G. from Tustin, CA (Source: Yelp)


Just switched dentists. Dr Cho has been great. Dr. Cho and his staff are all very friendly. Dr. Cho takes his time with his patients. He seems very considerate, very knowledgeable, and trustworthy. Which is why I switched to his practice. I would recommend his practice to my family and friends.

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


I just wanted to share what a great experience we had at Friendly Dental Care. Dr. Cho and his staff were nice and understanding with my children explaining the procedures step by step helping my children calm down and feel at ease. They had a nice and inviting waiting room, and great customer service always making you feel welcomed. I had so many questions and Josie was so helpful. Dr Cho and his staff are great I’m glad we found a great dentist.

Kimberly C. from Santa Fe Springs, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Cho and his staff are nothing short of amazing . I have been to going to this office for a little over 3 years . Office is clean , staff is friendly , and Dr, Cho goes out of his way to make sure you are comfortable . I hated going to the dentist before I came here. Highly recommend !

Danny T. from Gardena, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Cho is very patient and kind.  I went for a check up and ended getting two major operations.  He found deep cavities underneath old filling done in my childhood.  He was not sure if he could save the teeth because they were so close to the nerves.  But he saved both of them.  Extremely meticulous and thorough!  Now my wife is his patient also.  Also very kind staff!  I highly recommend him.

Laura L. from Downey, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Cho staff is very friendly, I took my son for the first time for a tooth extraction and they made sure he felt comfortable, everything went well, they also called me to follow up.  Every time I make an appointment they do not make me wait, which I also appreciate.  I highly recommend Dr. Cho

Andy Lee (Source: Google)


When I moved to La Mirada went to another dentist that took my insurance and I was not pleased as they tried to up sell me services I knew I did not need. Switched to Friendly Dental Care and have been very pleased with Dr. Cho and his very friendly staff. My wife and kids come here as well and have good experiences. The office is super nice and clean as well. If you’re looking for a dentist I highly recommend this one.

Lauren E. from Whittier, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Friendly Dental for as long as I can remember, but I’ve never been to the dentist in the middle of a pandemic! It would be just my luck that I needed emergency care for shooting pain in my tooth right in the middle of quarantine. I called Friendly Dental and without hesitation, they scheduled an appointment for the next day. Everyone was so professional (as they always are) and made sure to wear the appropriate protective gear before, during, and after providing me with care. They even made sure I was the only client there at the time. I felt complete safe and cared for in that moment. Dr. Cho helped me out and took care of all of my immediate needs so that I would not be in any more pain. Now that it’s safe to resume dental appointments, I still feel the same sense of assurance I felt during my initial appointment. Safety measures continue to be taken, the staff is always professional, and the care is top notch! I cannot recommend Dr. Cho and his team at Friendly Dental enough!!! They are truly wonderful!

Maribel C. from Cerritos, CA (Source: Yelp)


My family has been coming to Friendly Dental for a few years now.  Our previous dentist retired and he was amazing, so I thought finding another dentist to fill his shoes was going to be super difficult.  Dr. Cho has been just as amazing with our entire family and we are super happy with his work, he’s thorough, gentle and patient. I recently took my son to see the Dr. for the first time and was shocked to see how much he enjoyed his first visit.  THE ENTIRE STAFF there is great, they are very reassuring and comforting throughout your treatment; very nice and kind group. Josie and Grace are amazing at keeping me informed on my visits and reminding me of our upcoming appointments.  The icing on the cake are the follow up calls/text messages after our appointments to make sure that everything is going well after our treatments.  I can go on forever… I 100% recommend them.

Tara C. from La Mirada, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was so happy to find this dental practice so close to home. Dr. Cho is a wonderful dentist, he really cares about his patients. He explains everything that needs to be done in a way that is easy to understand and follows through with great treatment. Grace and Josie are always so kind and helpful. The communication is excellent and they go above and beyond for your dental care.

Brittany J. from La Mirada, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had been putting the dentist off for years because of a traumatic experience I had at a different place. But many of my friends recommended Friendly Dental so I gave them a shot. I shared right a way of my fear, and everyone was very understanding and explained fully everything that was happening. Obviously, I needed a deep cleaning and a few cavities taken care of. The visit went as well as can be expected. But what got me was later, I got a call from the front office asking how I was doing. I have never, in my life, gotten a call from a dentist, doctor, or other wise, asking how I was. It was great customer service!
I’ve been back twice now and can definitely see myself making this my dentistry and keeping my regular visits. You should too!

Kim R. from La Mirada, CA (Source: Yelp)


Around a year ago I switched dentists for various reasons and like the rest of the world, looked to Yelp for a good dentist near me. I’m very thankful it pointed me to Dr. Sam Cho at Friendly Dental Care. The front office staff is always very pleasant and cheerful and the dental assistants have always been very kind, calming and professional. Dr. Cho is without a doubt very skilled in his field. I appreciate his clarity when describing treatment plans and his openness to hear and discuss my ideas and questions. He is very gentle when he’s working and I believe he and his staff try to make what, for many people, could be a stressful experience as smooth and comfortable as possible.

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


Love this place! The whole staff is super friendly and welcoming. Dr. Sam is great and is so careful, the best part is the wait time which is none. I use to go to a different dentist and the wait was 45 minutes in the lobby. I would spend 3 hours at the dentist for a simple teeth cleaning . My son would complain about the wait and looked for another place and found them! If you want a dentist that is friendly and respectful of your time I recommend this place!! My family goes there and I always recommend them to my other family members and friends. I truly appreciate how attentive and friendly Josie and Grace are!!!!

Frances B. from Whittier, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m incredibly grateful to have discovered Friendly Dental Care! Dr. Cho and his staff are truly top notch. Every appointment always starts on time and goes smoothly. I also think it says a lot that my two young boys love going to the dentist.  The front office staff is so great about sending kind reminders via text…which I always seem to need! When someone in my family has needed any extra work, I’m given an estimated price right away, and I never feel like they are trying to push extra stuff. My family is so happy with Dr. Cho and his staff!

Elaine S. from Pomona, CA (Source: Yelp)


My brother referred me to Friendly Dental Care because I was looking for new dentist.  I feel so comfortable there and teeth feel clean and healthy.  I come all the way from Pomona to visit Friendly Dental.  I highly recommend them:  hygienist and dentist and receptionist. Note:  Dr Cho does volunteer dental work in Vietnam.

Samuel K. from Artesia, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Sam is awesome and the staff is so friendly. The new hygenist, Antoinette, is so gently with  cleaning! I’ve had many cavities done here and didn’t feel anything. Dr Sam is very throrough and explains everything before working on my teeth. I’d give six stars if possible

Adrianna R. from Paramount, CA (Source: Yelp)


This review is long overdue.  I’ve been coming here for years and it is by far the best experience I’ve ever had with any dentist.  Dr. Cho is awesome and everyone in the office is super friendly.  The Wednesday night hours are perfect for me.  It allows me to come in without having to miss work.  So glad I found this place.

Johnny F. from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (Source: Yelp)


Been to many dentists and Dr. Sam and his entire staff has been my best dentist in the 40 years I have been going to practices! As you see from the reviews, this is a solid dentistry.  Dr. Sam has been in business for quite some time which shows he knows the dental business with any questions or concerns you may have.  What I also appreciate about his practice is I never feel rushed as many dentists want you in and out as he answers all my questions and concerns.  He has a wealth of knowledge and his patience enables trust in any procedure done.   His staff is so friendly and kind which makes any dental appointment easy and pleasurable!  I would highly recommend anyone to go visit and try Dr. Sam as your primary dentist as you will see how great this practice is run!

Damien P. from La Mirada, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is honestly the best Dentist I’ve ever been to. I first came across Friendly Dental Care on Yelp and it definitely lives up to the 5 star reviews. First of all, everyone is very very nice and friendly. I really appreciate the receptionists Josie and Gracie who give you friendly reminders on your scheduled appointments. They make sure you come prepared and free of any hassle before showing up. As soon as you walk in you are greeted with a smile by whoever is working at the front desk. They provide complimentary bottled water, juice and coffee. Inside is kept well organized and clean. My dentist Dr. Cho is very careful with his work and does a great job with your teeth. He’s very knowledgeable and super friendly as well. You can go in confident knowing that Dr. Cho will do his very best to make you feel really comfortable in a place that’s commonly not known to be. I’ve had other dentists before who are very rough and not attentive to how you’re feeling when doing their work. With Dr. Cho it’s the exact opposite. Simply put with Friendly Dental Care you can be confident your dental needs will be taken care of professionally and gently to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Chris P. from Rowland Heights, CA (Source: Yelp)


Here is what I like about Dr. Cho: 1.  He’s honest.  With past dentists, I felt like they were like car mechanics, constantly trying to upsell me on various things that I may or may not have needed.  I never get that sense with Dr. Cho or his staff.  Dr. Cho does charitable dentistry in poor countries and just seems like an all around good guy. 2.  He’s competent.  I’ve been coming here for four years or so, and have had multiple cleanings, fillings, and crowns.  My operations are almost entirely pain free.  I haven’t had any complications from any of the operations he’s done.  It gets done right the first time, and he always exudes confidence, which puts me at ease knowing I’m in the hands of a professional. 3.  He quick.  No fuss, no muss, he gets in there and gets the job down quickly.  I recently had two crowns put in at the same time–a fairly big operation made more so by the discovery of a hidden cavity–and he had the drilling done in about 30 minutes.  I’ve had fillings done where, after numbing me up, he was done in under 10 minutes.  He’s not overly chatty, but . . . 4.  He’s available.  If you have questions, he’s not at all rushing you.  He will take whatever time you need to answer questions and explain what’s going on. 5.  Great staff.  From the friendly receptionist to the competent assistants, Dr. Cho has surrounded himself with good people.

Karol H. from Buena Park, CA (Source: Yelp)


I switched to Friendly Dental after decades with my previous dentist. If I knew about this place as soon as it opened up, then it would’ve been longer than a few years that I would’ve been coming here! I didn’t realize that I could’ve been receiving much more thorough and advanced dental exams. They truly live up to their name of friendly, dental care. They’re like those friends where you only see them every 6 months, but it feels like time hasn’t passed!…and they have nice refreshments while you wait! ;D

Nancy D. from Whittier, CA (Source: Yelp)


My family and I have been going to Dr. Cho for several years now. We love the great, friendly, professional staff. They make you feel comfortable and treat you with respect. The waiting area has coffee, snacks, water and it smells great! The candles Josie lights up smell incredible. Grace and Josie send appointment reminders through text just to make sure you don’t miss your appointment. They follow up with you after a dental procedure to make sure you are doing well. Dr. Cho provides great dental care and treatments. I would definitely recommend this Dental office to anyone looking for a new dentist.

Adrian F. from Monterey Park, CA (Source: Yelp)


My family has been looking for a Dentist since moving to this area.  We are really happy to have Friendly Dental Care as our Dental provider for our entire family.   Our visits have been a pleasant experience and the dental hygienist (Guadalupe) was very professional and did a fantastic job leaving us with zero pain after.  After, Dr. Cho followed up and made sure we were welcome and answered any additional questions we had.   To add to all this the office followed up with my family to make sure we were happy 1-2 days after our visits.  Really happy to continue our dental visits with Dr. Cho’s office.


Dr. Cho has been practicing dentistry at the same location in La Mirada for 20 years. Dr. Cho is a graduate of the prestigious USC School of Dentistry, where he served as a clinical instructor. In addition to many years of experience, Dr. Cho has certifications in Invisalign, Dental Implants, and Cosmetic Dentistry. He is also a member of many notable dental associations such as the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Currently, Dr. Cho is serving as Assistant Professor at Western University College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Cho’s other passion is spending time with his family, which includes his wife, Grace and his kids, Samantha and Sean. He also enjoys playing bass guitar and going to movies.