James Crabtree Dentistry
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James Crabtree Dentistry
James M. Crabtree, DDS
Arcadia, CA







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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

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


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 12:00 pm (by appointment only)

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

David G. from Las Vegas, NV (Source: Yelp)


How Dr. Crabtree isn’t the number one ranked dentist in Arcadia is a bigger mystery than the creation of the universe. Let me break down why you should stop going to your current dentist and drive on over to Dr. Crabtree (listed in no particular order): 1. Pain-free. He makes sure you aren’t feeling what he is doing. 2. The man has a love and passion for his job 3. He remembers information about patients and their families. 4. Super clean office. 5. Conveniently located off the Gold Line. 6. He lets you know exactly what he is doing. 7. He wants children to watch him works so they are not scared of dentists. 8. His office staff is incredibly friendly. I went to Dr. Crabtree when I was a child. Back then I loved going to the dentist. It was fun going to the dentist and getting my teeth cleaned. My insurance changed and I had to switch to other dentists. That is when I started to fear dentists. When I was a patient of Dr. Crabtree I had never felt any pain. Every dentist since has made me sweat through my clothes during the visit. I recently returned back to LA after spending 13 years in Japan. I told my wife to stop torturing herself with the Japanese dentists. She must have gotten tired of hearing me talk about how great Dr. Crabtree is. Unfortunately, she popped out a crown with a toothpick before I was able to secure a job and dental insurance. I immediately called Dr. Crabtree and was lucky enough to get an appointment that day for her. He cemented her crown back on. Not only that, but he remembered stories about me from over 20 years ago. He remembered my parents too! It was crazy! When we went to pay we were shocked that he charged us $0. What dentist does that?! I feel so lucky that my mother took me to see Dr. Crabtree when I was a little guy. If I lived two hours away from his office I would commute to his office for all my dental needs. Thank you for being the best dentist I have met in 37 years. Never retire.

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Lynette (Source: Google)


My family and I have been going to Dr. Crabtree for many years. I have never been afraid of the dentist because of Dr. Crabtree. He has always taught me about how to take care of my teeth and I am very grateful for that. I would highly recommend him to any family or individual for the best dental care! My family and I have enjoyed the wonderful care and treatment we have all received from him and his office staff over the years. The staff are also amazing to communicate with!

Elvis V. from El Monte, CA (Source: Yelp)


I walk into a small office. Apprehensive. Dear god, give me good news. In fact, let there be no news. News, when it comes to teeth, is almost always bad news. So let no words be spoken by James Crabtree. For this will be a successful visit. However, when he opens his mouth, my apprehension begins to fade. He explains what he is doing, each step of the way. Not only that, he explains why he is doing it and what I could be doing at home to the same affect. He talks about himself. His family. His experiences from both the dentist and patient perspective. True, it’s more of a one-sided conversation what with my mouth being heavily occupied with rubberized fingers, but it’s a welcome, honest distraction. Before I know it, the pain free process is over. I leave the office more knowledgeable, with a small kit to keep my pearly whites in their current state of good health. If you’re on the market for a new dentist, your search should start here. Even if you have a dentist, maybe you should consider a change. You won’t be disappointed.

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


I’ve been a patient of Dr Crabtree’s for quite a while now and I think he’s fabulous! He’s honest, friendly, efficient and pain free! I also appreciate that he’s not always looking for things to fix in my mouth like other dentists I’ve had in the past. He tells me things that we’re going to keep an eye on but doesn’t recommend we do anything unless it’s absolutely necessary. That’s what makes him the best in my book! Thanks Dr. Crabtree!!

Richard Abbott (Source: Google)


Dr. Crabtree has been keeping my teeth in great shape for many years (I must have been one of his first patients as he still seems young to me…). I moved away from the area for about a year and a half, and would fly back to LA periodically just to keep him as my dentist. He’s a fine fellow and a highly competent doctor. I look forward to seeing him each time I go.

Rebecca F. from Monrovia, CA (Source: Yelp)

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Dr. Crabtree is the best dentist I have ever visited! He is great with kids and adults, emphasizing making his patients as comfortable and calm as possible. My son has had a lot of dental work done and hated the dentist, but now that we switched to Dr. Crabtree, he never complains! I also love that he never pushes unnecessary treatments on his patients. My previous dentist was non stop with the extra whitening or other cosmetic treatments. I do not have insurance, but Dr. Crabtree is reasonable and affordable. Best dentist ever!

Charlie J. from San Marino, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Crabtree’s office feels like home.  The individualized care is unbeatable and they do a great job.  I will be forever grateful for how they handled dentistry for my kids over the last 16 years.  I highly recommend this dentist to those who hate going to the dentist.  They will change your mind.

Joan Fingon (Source: Google)


Dr. Crabtree is knowledgeable, punctual, and personable –all great traits in a dentist. His office is always welcoming and clean. There is never a wait and he answers all your questions. Rarely do you get a dentist who cleans your teeth too! His new office location is much better than his old one and there never is any problems with parking. I travel over 25+ miles for my visit but it is worth it.

Charlie Rogers (Source: Google)


My wife and I have been one of Dr. Crabtree’s very first patients and have been absolutely delighted to have Dr. Crabtree as our dentist and Jodi as his dental assistant. I have known Dr. Crabtree most of my life since he and I grew up together and have maintained a close friendship since childhood. Our friendship notwithstanding, Dr. Crabtree is an outstanding dentist with impeccable bedside manner and admirable professionalism. He truly is a fabulous family dentist. In fact, for many years, he has been the dentist for our sons, my parents, and other family members, all of whom would give him the same top marks. Because of Dr. Crabtree and Jodi, a visit to the dentist’s office is actually something to look forward to (rather something that many patients of other dentists often dread).   Thank you, Dr. Crabtree and Jodi for taking such good care of us.

Jenel Corales  (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Dr. Crabtree for 20+ years now. Just that alone should tell you that he’s doing something right. He and Jodi always make you feel comfortable and they take their time with you. Dr. Crabtree is also great with my kids, they love going in for their visits. He lets the kids watch along as he cleans, one of their favorite parts of the visit. He always explains what he’s doing and lets you ask questions. He’s very honest and trustworthy, which is hard to come by these days. You can’t go wrong by having him as your dentist.

Jenn Allen  (Source: Google)


Dr. Jay is the absolute BEST for both children and adults. He takes care of my three children, my husband and myself. He is always personable, very knowledgable, never makes you feel guilty if your teeth are not in the best condition and if you ever have an emergency, Dr. Crabtree is very quick to respond and get you the treatment you need immediately. Dr. Jay’s dental hygienist, Louise is also very kind and works with your schedule. Dr. Jay is by far the best dentist in the SG Valley.

Starene Cruse (Source: Google)


Dr. Crabtree was a,wonderful dentist to our children now they are all adults. We called him because we had an emergency with one of our children and he jokingly calmed him down and got to work. In no time he was done and had us all laughing with his story. I am also not an easy patient and he has always been patient with me. He evens tells you when things are needed for sure or things can be done a better way. HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Crabtree.

Maria Elena Verona (Source: Google)


I am going now for several years to Dr. Crabtree’s office. I am very happy with the care I received. Dr. Crabtree is very professional and a very nice person. He has a very nice family practice. There is no waiting time, the location is perfect for Arcadia and you can always find a parking space adjacent to his office. The assistant is nice and efficient.

Sarah L. from Monrovia, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had decided to change insurances because the one I was on just had those big groups that suck the life and money out of you. When I was looking around for a new dentist that can take care of kids as well I was referred to Dr. Crabtree. I have nothing but the best to say about him. He is great with my kids and did a great job with my husband and me. My daughter recently broke her teeth in this COVID-19 world and was quick to take her in as an emergency. It was pretty bad. When he couldn’t do it because it would be more extensive work he was calling around for specialists willing to help her. I am forever grateful and we are so glad he is our dentist. I believe having a good dentist is very important like having a good doctor and we a very lucky to have Dr. Crabtree and his amazing dental assistant Gloria.

Anonymous (Source: Google)


Excellent service. He is our family dentist and we are very happy we started there. His bilingual secretary, dental assistant and he make for a wonderful team; each explains process and procedures so we always know exactly what is going on, especially in the dental chair with Dr. Crabtree where he strives to make us feel comfortable explaining to us what he is doing as he works. He is always professional but personable and always a pleasure to interact with. We look forward to our visits and that is unusual to say for a dental visit; we always leave with a good feeling. The concern for each individual person is what makes this clinic special.

Analiese Y. from Central LA, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)

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Dr. Crabtree is a great dentist! He always explains what he’s doing and makes sure the patient is as comfortable as possible. His ethics are on point and he’s very personable. He’s very knowledgeable and does his best to answer any questions I may have. I’ve been with him going on 3 years now and my teeth are definitely seeing the good outcome from his treatment. Thanks to Dr. Crabtree, I have more knowledge on how to properly take care of my teeth!

Veronica S. from Arcadia, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been one of Dr. Crabtree’s patients for about 12 years and he has been nothing but amazing. He is pain-free, he is passionate about what he does, and he makes you feel comfortable and welcomed! I have gone to him through chipped teeth, 6 years of braces, tooth removal, teeth cleanings, and two crowns and it has been nothing but a wonderful experience. I have never had a fear of dentists simply because I’ve been a patient of Dr. Crabtree’s for as long as I can remember and he makes going to the dentist fun and exciting! I will continue going to him for all my dental needs, he is the BEST!

Diane W. (Source: Google)


I wanted a new dentist for my children and did a dentist search. Most dentists wanted to drill and fill cavities on baby teeth and do so while putting the children under some type of medication. I had one dentist tell me my two year old son was too squirmy and may have to put him under anesthesia for drilling and filling a baby tooth. I didn’t want my kids drugged nor put through unnecessary dental procedures for enriching them. Dr. Crabtree doesn’t do any of the above. He treat adult teeth. He talks to the kids and shows them photos of uncared for teeth. I am very happy with him and referred my mother to him and am even thinking of making him my dentist.

Andrea Kim (Source: Google)


I’m one of those people that fears dental work like nothing else. A week before my dental appointment I start conjuring up stories in my head about how horrible the experience will be. How many teeth will fall out. How much it will hurt. I walk into Jay’s office acting like a 4 year old whining and freaking out. He is SO patient and doesn’t make me feel ridiculous. He is careful and informative and as soon as I sit down in the dental chair… all that irrational fear melts away. I’ve been to a lot of dentists in my life having lived many different places. Jay is by far, the best. I will continue to make the trek to Arcadia for a long long time.

Starene Cruse (Source: Google)


Dr. Crabtree was a,wonderful dentist to our children now they are all adults. We called him because we had an emergency with one of our children and he jokingly calmed him down and got to work. In no time he was done and had us all laughing with his story. I am also not an easy patient and he has always been patient with me. He evens tells you when things are needed for sure or things can be done a better way. HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Crabtree. 

Margaret B. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Crabtree is great.  He performs the dental cleanings and is very gentle, which is much appreciated considering some of the sadistic hygienists I have endured previously.  He made a night guard for me, which has saved my teeth.  Highly recommend!

James G. from Arcadia, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr James Crabtree is a professional, exceptional dentist and a wonderful person.  My wife and I have been patients for many years and appreciate the detailed and caring approach to our dental needs.  If you are looking for a great dentist,  I can tell you that you will not find any better than James Crabtree.

Karen Ford Viel  (Source: Google)


I have been going to Dr. Crabtree for at least twenty plus years. I do not like going to the dentist but he always has been compassionate and caring when I have needed him to be. He is a caring person. Very gentle with his work. When I was dealing with spasms in my jaw and in a lot of pain he would let me come in without an appt. To help me relax my jaw. I will never forget that. My kids have been going to him since they were young child and still are going to him as adults. I recommend Dr Crabtree to patients, Friend s and family. His office gal is wonderful also. A very friendly atmosphere…

Lisa San Miguel (Source: Google)


My family and I have been going to Dr. Crabtree for over 15 years. He is NEVER late, always happy to answer questions, and friendly. He also has the most efficiently run office I have ever encountered, thanks to Jody.  If you or anyone you know, has a fear of Dentists I highly recommend they meet Dr. Crabtree. He puts everyone at ease.  As if I wasn’t impressed enough with him, a few years ago, when I was going through an extremely stressful time, Dr.Crabtree was the first of my doctors to notice my stress and how it was impacting my health. Thanks to his advice, I checked in with my GP and was quickly put on a plan to help manage what turned out to be a dangerous health issue. It has since been resolved but, again, I have Dr. Crabtree to thank.                      I have referred friends to Dr. Crabtree and ALL are now happy to now call him their Dentist.  He is THE BEST!

Tanya Parker  (Source: Google)


No one looks forward to going to the dentist, but Dr. Crabtree makes it an easy and painless visit. I am always in and out very quickly and am able to get a convenient appointment before work. Dr. Crabtree has always provided excellent advice and guidance and only suggests work that is really necessary. His assistant Jodi is great as well. My whole family has been going to his office for over 10 years. We wouldn’t go anywhere else!

Mary Monroe (Source: Google)

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My whole family sees Dr. Crabtree and everyone loves him. My daughter who is terrified of shots had a cavity filled by Dr. Crabtree and actually felt empowered by the way he is able to get it done without the patient even realizing what is happening. She makes sure to schedule appointments when she is on a break from college because she would not trust anyone else.

Kathy Flora (Source: Google)

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Always the best possible experience! Jodi and Dr. Crabtree provide very professional service. I am a long time patient and would never let any other dentist work on my teeth. Office is clean, quiet, and organized. Best dentist west of the Mississippi. Make an appointment and see for yourself, you will not be disappointed, I promise.

Eddie Tommy Torrez (Source: Google)


Im one of those people who hated the dentist and ever since I started coming here I find myself looking forward to my visits. They are so down to earth and friendly but at the same time professional. I’ve had a few emergency visits where I had no issue getting squeezed into Dr Crabtree’s busy day which I appreciate so much. Can’t thank this office enough for all they provide.



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