James Mellert & Associates
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James Mellert & Associates
James Mellert, DDS
Torrance, 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

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Wednesday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Friday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Theodora F. from Redondo Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had a very bad dental experience before and I was terrified of going to the dentist. Dr. Mellert immediately put me at ease. I felt that I could trust him right away. He went above and beyond with everything. This doctor truly cares about his patients. He is an amazing doctor and I am so grateful to him and his staff for his help. I literally felt like a new person when I walked out of his office. Words cannot express how thankful I am to Dr. Mellert and his team.

Brenda L (Source: Google)


First time patient at this dental practice. I appreciated the thorough cleaning from the hygienist: she took her time and was professional and sweet the whole time. Maria the receptionist was welcoming and accommodative, since I showed up an hour early. Lastly, the doctor who saw me was sweet and professional. I highly recommend this facility to get your teeth cleaned and worked on

Joe L. from Lakewood, CA (Source: Yelp)


I just left Dr.Mellert’s office it was my first visit since the pandemic I had my teeth cleaned by Janice and as always it was painless and thorough.I was impressed by the new protocols used to help stop the spread of Covid hand sanitizers mask ect ect.I can honestly say I have a better chance of getting covid going to pick up fast food ..Thank you Dr.Mellert and staff for keeping us all safe and having the best hygienist Janice I have ever been to !! In my 70 years

Ken Seeraty (Source: Facebook)


Over the past few years, I’ve have consistently solid experiences, no matter if it’s a general cleaning, x-rays or a cosmetic bonding touchup. I can’t praise the superb jobs each staff member does enough, from front office to billing to hygienists to the practitioners. Thank you!

Justin St Jean (Source: Google)


I couldn’t have found a more amazing dentists office. I met Dr. Houck from requesting a consultation for Invisalign. She was incredibly nice and helpful so I decided to switch to her for all my dentistry needs. Not only is Dr. Houck our of this world, but every single staff member is too. I can’t describe how impressed I am with Dr. Houck and staff. I am genuinely sad to be moving and not able to continue going to this office. Thank you all for the wonderful experiences here.

Tracy B. from Redondo Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been with this office for decades.  I trust these people completely!  I’ve had them “watch” things that ultimately they have yet to need to treat and I have had them treat things on the spot, regardless of what my appointment was for because it needed to be taken care of.  Their attention to detail and aesthetics is top notch.  And for a needle-phobe such as myself, they are as close to pain free as I can imagine.  Shall I go on?  Because I could.

Petchara E. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


Doctor Mellert’s dental office is located in a good neighborhood, is VERY clean, beautifully decorated with ocean decor and soft music is played in the waiting area. The hygienist I’ve been seeing does her best to make me feel comfortable, is always professional, caring and effective.   They’re great with offering options to better your hygiene to help extend the health and life of your teeth. I would recommend this dentistry to everyone, especially those who have a fear of going to the dentist like me. I love the baggie of goodies you leave with; toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and chapstick!

Gina Cappadona (Source: Google)


I have been a patient for over 10 years. I recently experienced some discomfort in my gums and it quickly became an infection. I was on vacation at the time and Dr. Mellert and his staff called the local pharmacy for me. I was able to start on antibiotics immediately. Once I returned the office was able to access my issue and get me back to health. I am forever grateful!

Arthur Hellmann (Source: Google)


My dentist retired so I was referred to Dr. Mellert. I have seen him twice in the past 2 weeks due to a very loose removable partial bridge. On the 2nd visit he was finally able to adjust the prongs without breaking them. He was very patient and pleasant and did not charge me for the 2 visits. He has a beautiful office and friendly personnel. Of course he will remain my dentist. I would highly recommend Dr. Mellert.

Kristi Brown (Source: Facebook)


I was so impressed the last time I was at the office at how quickly and pain free Dr. Mellert put in my temporary crown. Dr. Brown gave me the Novocain which he does so well (and it didn’t even hurt ) then Dr. Mellert and his team began working on my crown which they did and they got it done so quickly I was so amazed. They all work together so efficiently and they are so very friendly. I have got to tell you I am not afraid to go to the dentist anymore. Thank you all.

Jane W. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


Everyone in Dr. Mellert’s office – doctors, hygienists, dental and administrative staff – treat you like a VIP. I appreciate that the doctors address dental emergencies in a timely manner, take a conservative approach to treatment, make your comfort of utmost importance, and thoroughly explain what they are doing and why. The hygienists are very knowledgeable and gentle, and interface well with the doctors. The office staff handle making appointments, insurance claims, and payments very well and are happy to work to resolve any problems that might arise.  Professionalism from top to bottom!

George Dazet (Source: Google)


15 years a patient receiving excellent service. Then with medicare, enrolled in the medicare dental HMO. 100% dissatisfied with that as the clinics refused service if it was not what they recommended, which procedures were not covered by the HMO plan. So after refusing the HMO recommendations I happily returned to Dr. Mellert and received today the same excellent service I had been use to, before the HMO medicare experience over the last three years.

Patti S. from Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Mellert and his staff are fabulous! I had a major dental accident that required 4 root canals, and 2 implants. Dr. Mellert acted as the ‘quarterback’ and his staff set me up with appointments with the other dental professionals. People don’t even now know that I’ve had tooth issues. One of my biggest reasons for coming here is Gigi! She is the VERY sweet, fun hygienist that takes great care of my teeth and is always on time and works the early morning shift! I highly recommend her. Check them out yourself! I’ve recommended many friends over the years still going to them too!! It’s a nice family to be a part of!

Vicki S. from San Pedro, CA (Source: Yelp)


What a caring and amazing experience I had with Dr. Mellert and his staff. My husband found you on the internet after an accident I had over the weekend, called Monday morning and I was there by 9:30 am. They were so kind, fitting me in around their scheduled patients and coming in to check on me when I was in the room alone. I can’t thank you enough for the attention and care you and your staff provided. As a dental patient, I felt well cared for and much attention was given to even the smallest detail or need. Dr. Mellert came by to check on me and talk to the Doctor who was performing my root canals. You both worked to save my teeth. I certainly did not come with an easy problem to solve and required extensive work, and you and the team delivered an amazing result. You literally repaired my identity that for a brief time was lost. Once we arrived at your office, there was never a doubt about the level of sophistication and attention I would receive from pain control, to restoration and ultimately regaining the same smile I had lost only a few days before coming to you for care. The kindness I received helped me get through this. I have found my new dentist and will never be anything other than grateful for your skill and subsequent result. Thank you for all your work and special thanks to the team you have so carefully assembled.

Alma Holland (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Mellert DDS is the best you can fine. I have taken great efforts to get the best work done in my mouth, and Dr. Mellert does superior work. His attention to details means you get a bridge or implant that will fit perfectly in your mouth; he doesn’t rush the job to be sure the finished work feels right to you. I just did and I couldn’t be more satisfied. My hygienist, Connie, does an excellent job too of cleaning my teeth. I keep my appointments and they see me promptly without an extended wait. They all take care of business!

Cathy Z. from Hermosa Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Brown did a previous “repair” on my front tooth…I had chipped it and he repaired it beautifully approximately 9 years ago … then I returned a year ago for another beautiful repair job …he takes his time, matches the color, forms the “bondo” to look exactly like your real tooth and makes sure you are happy …I paid the said amount and a year later here I am with the same problem …the “bondo” in my tooth fell out…I returned to have Dr Brown repair it…he and his assistant took the time to perfect the correct color match, apply the product and smooth it out to my satisfaction …we weren’t happy with the first application as my tooth appeared a little short…they actually started all over …with the best attitudes and the final outcome was amazing! I was very happy and went to pay the receptionist …to my astonishment there was NO charge! I am still in shock at the time spent and pride of workmanship make sure their client was completely satisfied . You don’t find this kind of good will extended very often ! I highly recommend Dr. Brown for any cosmetic dentistry, professionally done in an comfortable setting

Christine Kucelin (Source: Facebook)


Special thanks to Dr. Mellert for taking care of us on such short notice and being so understanding of our “anxiety of dentists” situation. I have been going to Dr. Mellert for our dentistry needs for 20 years and have always been happy with our results and their customer service. Thanks for everything!!!

Cathy Cogan (Source: Google)


Dr. Mellert, Dr. Brown & staff have helped me through the years in ways too numerous to recount. This last visit Dr. Mellert was there (as usual) to catch me before I “fell” by offering assistance above & beyond prior to my even inquiring. Dr. Brown is one of the kindest people I know & regularly regales me with his valuable & far-reaching knowledge to help me in other areas of my life. It goes without saying, both are incredibly skilled dentists. Gigi always takes great care of me & my teeth with a smile & a story. The staff is cheerful, friendly & helpful every time without exception. & when not laser-focused on a dental procedure Dr. Mellert fills the halls with song. Remind me again why people don’t like the dentist..?

Carol Bridge (Source: Google)


I have seen Dr Mellert and Dr Brown for years and they are the best. Yesterday I referred a friend with a dental emergency. Bad tooth with infection. (He he’d been suffering a while). I called Dr Mellert and they got him in the same day. Extracted the tooth and sent him on his way with antibiotics and pain medz. My friend cannot fully express his relief and gratitude. Dr Mellert and his staff were excellent from start to finish. The entire procedure was over in a little over 1 hour. All his suffering and problem was solved quickly. I highly recommend Dr Mellert and staff. You will not be disappointed. By the way,the cost was surprisingly low considering it was a surgical extraction. Thanks Dr Mellert and staff!!

Doug C. from Hawthorne, CA (Source: Yelp)


I suggest this dentist to anyone for several reasons.  I have always received excellent treatment on the over 20 years of care here-this office has a way of making me feel good about coming here. There is a feeling that you are being treated as a person they want to help. Dr. Mellert is extremely able AND his staff is really a plus for him. Start with his new receptionist-Jackie is very helpful and friendly so it is easy for me to make the appt. and then smile when I have arrived. Then Gigi has been my hygenist for all this time  and it is actually fun getting my teeth cleaned because she is like a friend trying to help me! I haven’t had a negative issue in all these years and definitely suggest this dentist to anyone who needs one

Anne Elise Doherty (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Mellert, Dr. Brown and their entire staff are professional, compassionate and very understanding with us “dental chickens”. I used to dread going to the dentist but since changing to their office it is no problem. Their office is impressive (tv’s, music, etc) and their friendliness and calming demeanor helps put me at ease. I would highly recommend this dental practice.

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


Dr. James Mellert has now been my dentist for many years.  He is always professional, friendly and up to date on the latest techniques and his office has all of the latest equipment.  I love that he stays up to date on the latest techniques.  His knowledge helps to make my experience at the dentist pleasant, even when I have to have a lot of work down. I trust him and his recommendations.  I also appreciate the fact that his recommendations are practical and necessary, never any hard selling. His office is beautiful, the staff is great, it is just an overall great experience.

Julian Moran (Source: Google)


This is a great dental office, full service. The waiting room, that I rarely visit because they are always so on time, and the observation rooms are so clean and comfortable. I really appreciate the pleasant music and individual TV’s that I can change the channel. The ladies in the front office are always so helpful and happy. My hygienist is wonderful, very accommodating to my quirks and requests. And they have all the latest equipment and technology. Also I really like the dentist, professionals in every since of the word. Great office, I refer everyone to Dr. Mellert’s office.

Ghassan Sleiman (Source: Google)


Best dentist office ever. Very professional and the staff is great. They give you sunglasses so that the light does not hurt ur eyes. Headphones so that you can watch sports or HGTV or Jerry Springer while they work on you. Little to no pain while they do the procedure. I have had a crown now for over 10 years and 0 issues with it. Another crown did have problems because I needed a root canal but Dr. Mellert and staff took very good care of me and replaced the crown at no cost after the root canal procedure. The best part is that I don’t feel bad after I leave because I don’t floss. They don’t talk down to you and say …”you should floss your teeth”. They just do the work, smile and send you home ASAP. Another great thing is that there is hardly a Wait the doctor is very respectful of your time . Before Corona, they gave water and lipbalm….I am sure they will do again after everything settles down .

Bob S. from Harbor City, CA (Source: Yelp)


My first review of Dr. Mellert was 5 years ago. Outside of being with my wife, this is one of the longest non-sibling relationships I’ve had. He’s still as awesome as ever! My wife has been experiencing extreme sensitivity for the past week, so she made an appointment to see him today. Only she’s a scaredy-cat and wanted me to accompany her. The Friday before Labor Day weekend. 90 degrees in the shade. And I had a billion other things to do. But, a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do… After X-rays and examining her for a while, he referred her to a specialist in the same complex, only in a different building. Even she couldn’t find the exact problem, other than maybe some overactive nerve pain. I brought along my mouthguard that had been giving me problems, even though I didn’t have an appointment – hoping that Dr. Mellert could take a look at it if he wasn’t too busy. He always makes time for his patients, and was happy to help me after examining my wife. He got me re-fitted, and I was soon on my way. I really didn’t expect him to spend as much time with me as he did, but I deeply appreciate his help. And this is where his staff really stepped up. Instead of just giving me directions to the specialist’s office my wife was in, his assistant walked me over to the office. In the heat. And didn’t mind! Seriously… these are the people you want taking care of you.

Terry Fredrickson (Source: Facebook)


I’ve been going to Dr. Jim Mellert for 30+ years. His expertise, friendly demeanor and great staff add up to excellent dental care. Besides my usual teeth cleaning, I’ve had fillings, crowns and also got teeth whitening trays. The work has lasted well over the years and I feel comfortable and confident that I’m getting the best work possible on my teeth! I know my teeth look good and are in the best condition possible. I highly recommend putting your dental trust and needs in the hands of Dr. Mellert!

Jamie L. from Hermosa Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was told that my original 5-star review was somehow deleted from Yelp. So I am repeating my review in different words and in a shorter version, in case that was the problem causing Yelp to delete my review. Being a patient of Dr. Mellert has literally changed my life when it comes to dental work. I have had a lot of dental work done, starting as a child (I am now 60) and most of the experiences were very unpleasant, painful and anxiety-provoking, leading to my becoming someone with serious anxiety and even panic issues with respect to dentistry. These issues resulted in my delaying and/or neglecting completely my dental health needs, which led to more problems due to the fact that my teeth are now in need of much repair work…. After experiencing a truly frightening experience undergoing a procedure (I believe it was a root canal but it may have been a crown) at another dental office several years ago, I researched and found Dr. Mellert. Not only is he a state-of-the-art dentist for anyone needing excellent dental work done, he is an expert at treating patients with anxiety and fear issues. I have been a patient for many years now, and even though I have needed and gone through several major dental procedures, I have never experienced any even moderate pain or anxiety. I totally trust him and his wonderful staff to make sure that I am always in complete control and comfort with respect to my pain management. Just today, as I was having the first part of a crown procedure done after having some anesthetics administered, I winced in a little bit of minor pain. They immediately stopped the work, administered more anesthetic, and let it take effect before proceeding with the work, and I was totally fine. I recommend Dr. Mellert and his fantastic staff to anyone needing any kind of dental work, routine or complex!

Carol H. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have worked in the dental field for 45 years.  Mr. Mellert is my dentist.  I know a well run office when I see one.  Dr. Mellert is always on time, his staff is friendly not only to the patients but to each other as well.  An office where you can feel the tension in the staff is an office to avoid.  I have had two crowns by Dr. Mellert, never had a problem with a temporary crown falling out and the crowns fit perfectly.  He also has Registered Dental Hygienist working for him, which is great, you can’t get that wonderful teeth cleaning from anyone but an R.D.H. I chose him as he was a graduate of UCS and my experience has been that they ate the best.  I also like that he is very pleasant but not too friendly.  He is business like and is here to provide the best care for his patients.  I would and do recommend him to anyone seeking dental care.

Nicola Mcgillicuddy (Source: Google)


I use to go to Dr. Mellert for years and then we got inexpensive HMO dental insurance so could no longer go to him. I started having a problem of discomfort on my lower left side with a swollen gland. Went to our HMO dentist and he just said I had gingivitis and charged me for a deep cleaning and some extra stuff. The problem continued so I made an appointment with Dr Mellert since I had no faith in the HMO dentist. Dr Mellert’s office got me in right away. They took a bunch of xrays and Mellert spent time with me saying it could be my wisdom teeth or a possible cracked tooth and referred me to a Endodontix to get more clarity. Dr. Mellert did NOT charge me a cent for this appointment which blew me a way. The Endodontix determined that my wisdom tooth was infected and needed to come out. All I can say is that we are going back to Dr Mellert. He and his office really care and I have complete confidence in them. And I am so grateful for his help in finding out what the problem was. So much gratitude!! Nicola

Olivia Taylor (Source: Google)


I have been a patient of Dr. Mellert for many years, and I must say he’s the best dentist I’ve ever had. I always feel so comfortable from the moment I step inside his dental office, until the moment I leave. The staff is friendly and polite. Dr. Mellert is professional, knowlegedable and compassionate. His office has the state-of-the-art equipment, and the office is always clean too!!! I wish I could give Dr. Mellert 20 stars for his excellent service. Oh, I forgot to mention that he even returned my emergency phone call after hours…..that’s impressive. Keep up the great work!!!!! Zsadee Major Patien

D W. from Hermosa Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Thou I can appreciate Dr. Mellert’s new dental facility as being fresh, clean and cool, it doesn’t come close to reflecting his warm and welcoming interior (soul) or friendly staff. I highly recommend Dr. Mellert and his cool, calm, and collected crew for anyone who wants a big, bright, beautiful smile and/or any dental chickens out there, any ages! On my first visit, many moons ago, I was petrified to have my teeth touched as I am a sensitive soul that houses a sensitive mouth. They patiently sat with me, easing my distress before they began the check-up. To me, that is what matters most, the heart to heart interaction, the stuff that soothes our souls (and they do ideal dentistry). Like all reviews, I recommend checking them out for yourself as you know what’s good for you! As for me, I am sure glad I did as I have had a very happy mouth! BIG smiles and sparkly teeth ;-Denise W. Wait, there’s more…and they decorated the ceiling so you have something to gaze at while getting work done! Love him, them, love it all! Cheers!

Mark Mohr (Source: Facebok)


I’ve had many dentists over the years, but the Mellerts are the absolute best. They care more about my teeth than making a profit. Other dentists just want to do jobs that rack up the bills and replace your teeth. But having worked with them for the last 10 years, I can honestly say that this team truly cares about me and my teeth (not to mention my comfort level and wallet). I highly recommend them! I truly couldn’t be happier! I’ve already gotten 7 other people to switch over to Dr Mellert!

Carol S. from Redondo Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


As many years have passed, and most other dentists have left me feeling “sorry I was an inconvenience to a smooth operation of the day”; it was refreshing and an enjoyable experience which gives me hope for a brighter dental future.  First the staff were a pleasure to work with, the office is pristine.  Then the personal and caring manner with which Dr. Mellert and his assistant took care of my needs, left me hoping he can really make a difference.  Over time and with the patience of Job (on his part), Dr. Mellert is taking on a task he is well-prepared for.  You can trust this Dentist!

Alma Holland (Source: Google)


I have been a patient of Dr. Mellert for many years because I trust his recommendations for treatment is the best option for me. His knowledge and skills are superior to other I have use. There has never been a problem with my treatment. The staff at Dr Mellert’s office make me feel truly cared for, and my appointment time is always honored, meaning I’m NOT sitting in his beautiful lounge for hours waiting to be seen. Dental treatments are not cheap but I’m worth getting the best treatment in town, so I continue to go to the best dentist in town. I fine dental insurance cost to be of very little help compared to what they pay in benefits and I’ve never found a dentist in their network I want to travel too. Dr. Mellert’s office has always worked with me to get no or low interest credit for 12 months. If you want the best treatment go to Dr. Mellert. If you just want cheap go to any office that packs you in their office with a waiting list a mile long for hours to make their overhead. I’ve got better things to do than sit around in a waiting room. Dr. Mellert’s office always allows enough time to take care of each patient without long waits.

Eric B. from Lomita, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Mellert and his staff always make you feel like one of the family. Everyone from the time you walk in and speak with the receptionist, to the hygienist, and dentists treat you with love and care. This is a seriously experienced staff who makes you feel like you are in very good hands.  My whole family has been going to Dr. Mellert for over 15 years.