Joe Lawrence Dentistry
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Joe Lawrence Dentistry
Joe H. Lawrence, DDS
Los Angeles, CA (Silver Lake)













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: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





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

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


The staff in this office tries their very best to help maintain the dental health of their patients. Unfortunately, there are times when certain circumstances can be misunderstood, as in the case with mo b. Prompt attention and open patient-dentist communications are utmost to success when treating dental problems. This office treated her tooth condition in the best possible way, and nothing was done incorrectly. When she called weeks after her visit, her only concern was her insurance. Multiple attempts to contact her to discuss what was bothering her resulted in no reply. She never informed this office in any way that her tooth was hurting after her filling was done. We found out through Yelp! Her only concerns on her callbacks were her insurance, and her x-rays. Her x-rays were found and more attempts to call her to discuss her concerns were to no avail. Her x-rays have been sent to her. We wish her the best.

Shelli P. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is during the Covid 19 era and my own dentist was closed. A big piece of tooth broke off and I thought I was going to need a crown. I  tried another dentist office that claimed they took my insurance but it turned out to just be a carrot to get me in and then try to upsell me “crown preparations” for cash. Left there fast.  My daughter recommended Dr. Joe Lawrence and said she was very happy with her dental services there. The office was open for emergency treatments. I was given an appointment right away. He was very friendly and helpful and explained everything as he went along. He said that in fact, a filling would handle the chip and he did not even need to use anaesthetic. He could have easily sold me a crown and made the big bucks, but instead chose to be honest and save my tooth. He did not charge a lot either. Dentists that are that ethical are hard to find. He deserves ten stars if I could vote that high!

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


Have had amazing experiences with Dr Joe. Due to new insurance, I had to see another dentist who was pretty dishonest and made extreme recommendations. Now I’m back with dr Joe and can’t say enough great things about him. He is very honest and always has the patients best interest in mind. I have now recommended him to three people!!

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


This guy was pretty dang awesome.  I was starting to get a little mad because it was takin a bit to get me in the seat, but reality is the office was busy.  I came in signed up with the front office hoping to get it done ASAP as I had some other work stuff to attend to.  Dr. Joe brought me into his office and was like whats up? I told him where it hurt and told him I had to head out fast… He was like no problem, get you out in 35 min, he got me out in 20… Removed a cavity and gave me a filling.  Bout $140 and I was out.  I was numb for a bit, but it was totally worth it.  That tooth was bothering me for a while.  He took care of me and set up my cleaning and future visit.  Glad I found a cool neighbor and FELLOW DODGER LOVER!!!

Terry D. from Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


ive been to ALLOT of dentists in my young life….(hey! i got a busy mouth!)….and drjoe is BY FAR the most talented, kind, GENTLE oral artist i have employed, he is brilliant. he originally took the charge of fixing/correcting another dentist sloppy work, no easy task….several visits later not only was my mouth healthy and my smile beautiful, but i wasn’t put out onto the street with dental payments. drjoe is very fair with his pricing (heck he could charge more!), but hes the best….i do think he is the happiest dentist i have ever chaired. as a result, my whole family goes and on a regular basis now!! hey, when the experience is fun, pain free, the work is perfect and beautiful, AND your not over charged, you come back. thank you dr.joe for saving my teeth, my bank account, and my smile… awesome is it to smile again! YAY!!!

Breanne J. from Glendale, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Joe is awesome! I’ve been going to this office for 3 years now and he has gone above and beyond for me on multiple occasions. He has made sure to fit me into the schedule when he would be otherwise booked when I’ve had a couple of emergencies. For example, right before my wedding, I really needed some touch ups on some bonding and I totally forgot to call and make an appointment a couple of weeks before. But when I called a few DAYS before, he managed to squeeze me in between a couple of other appointments and totally fixed me up so I was smiling with confidence on my big day. I’ve been to dentists before that seem to try to figure out ways to nickel and dime you and Dr. Joe does NOT do that. In fact, he really tries to work with you and in my case, my insurance to keep costs down and make dental care as reasonable as possible. I feel like he is a straight shooter and only tells me what I really need, which is obviously awesome and much appreciated. Highly recommend!

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


During a lapse of dental insurance, I had a filling fall out, and wanted to find an affordable dentist who could get it fixed fast.  I saw a lot of great reviews for Dr. Joe and Dr. Chong so I gave them a call to see if they could fit me in.  I was able to get an appointment the very next day and my tooth was repaired fast and professionally for about $100.  I was very appreciative that they understood how eager I was to fix the tooth and squeezed me in as soon as they could.  I would say the price was more than fair because they did a better job repairing the tooth than the last dentist had done on the original filling.  I think I found my new dentist.

Julie W. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Joe is a great dentist and I only wish I’d found him sooner. He is interested in saving your teeth not making as much money as possible on you. He is easy to talk to and he really cares. This first time I called he got on the phone to answer all my questions. His staff is great, very friendly. My teeth are not the best and now I feel like I have someone on my side helping me instead of some one talking down to me and over my head like my last dentist. Thank you Dr. Joe!

Aditya M. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


“He is a great doctor and a caring and compassionate person” Based on their website, and yelp reviews, I decided to try Dr. Joe Lawrence and my experience was good. Really speaking, it was a great experience though I needed a root canal and crown. Like everyone else, I hate going to dentist but for the first time in decades I don’t feel frightened going to the dentist. He is so nice and gentle that he makes me forget all about my fear. He’s honest about his cost and getting appointment is easy.Dr. Lawrence cares about his patients and only suggests what is absolutely necessary.He is a great doctor and a caring and compassionate person who I fully trust for my dental problems.If you’re looking for a dentist, look no further and go to Dr. Lawrence. He is the best.

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


Our whole family has been looking for a dentist that we were happy with since we first moved to l Los Angeles twelve years ago.  We’ve finally found it andit is better than we had dared to hope.  We all have major dental work in our future and instead of trying to talk us into expensive procedures that we probably wouldn’t need, instead they did some simple, cheap, and obvious things which worked just as well.  We are sold and will be patients for life.

Nosuch N. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


awesome! dr. joe is knowledgeable and helpful, and really put me at ease (i am quite uncomfortable with dentists in general, given past experience). i went in to have a chipped tooth bonded, and not only did dr. joe get the job done at a few hundred dollars less than what i was expecting to pay (due to net research on the procedure), but he was very proactive in helping me look forward to what future work would be required once i have dental insurance. the bonding job looked flawless as well. he looked over my employer’s dental plan, and was very helpful in planning out a course of action for future visits. i would strongly recommend this office for those looking to have dental work done, especially for those who are afraid of dentistry in general, like i am.

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


Great Experience.  I went here for a cleaning after not having visited a dentist in several years.  I’d had problems with my gums bleeding and Dr. Joe went out of his way to show me better flossing techniques than the ones I’ve been using.  Thanks to the extra time he took with me, I’m taking better care of my teeth and they are in much better shape.

RC. L. from UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Healthgrades)


Dr. Joe has empathy, artistry, and skill. An excellent dentist & artist of the mouth who takes an individualized approach to crafting the results for each client. One takes his/her teeth, gums, and mouth for granted, unaware that each tooth, according to Chinese medicine, connects to a body meridian and body organ. Thus, if we see teeth as the ivory keys of a piano, tuning, upkeep, and skill are needed to produce music: which, in humans, is the vital breath, or Qi! Thanks Dr. Joe!

Lawrence J. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Coming to this office, you can expect 100% patient care, which is why we must state we are unfamiliar with a James C., from Long Beach, and his situation. Dr. Joe is an established dentist in the Los Angeles area with over 30+ years of experience, and takes great pride in the quality of his work, and the strength and  sincerity of his patient rapport. He would definitely be aware of a multiple repeat client with dissatisfaction. We welcome Mr C. to contact this office to discuss his issues.

Gregory K. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Joe is the man. Super friendly as well as the rest of the staff that I met while there. Prices are decent even without insurance and the most important thing. Dr. Joe is honest. I went to a dentist that tried to tell me I had a cavity and I knew I didn’t. After several recommendations I was referred here and glad I was. I was fine. No cavities nothing. Now to just get in for my next appt as its almost  been that amount of time. See you guys soon. Thanks again.

Ali S. from Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Joe is the man! I hadn’t been to the dentist in a while and ended up getting 2 cavities filled after my teeth cleaning. The pricing is fair, the experience is pleasant, and it was incredibly easy to find parking. I’m really not sure what else I could ask for in a dentist. If you’re in the DTLA, Echo Park, Silver Lake, Los Feliz, Glendale, or Hollywood neighborhoods, you have to have Dr. Joe as a dentist!

Nicole P. from Tempe, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I took a spill and chipped my two front teeth. I no longer have dental insurance so was very apprehensive about calling around to see how much it would cost. After reading great reviews on Yelp, I thought I would give this place a chance.They set me up with an appointment the very next week. The woman on the phone quoted me $135 to start out.I arrived to my appointment 10 minutes before my scheduled time and was asked to fill out the obligatory paperwork. The waiting room had a variety of magazines ranging in interest level. I was called back at 2:10, ten minutes after my appointment. Not bad.The dentist shook my hand (I forgot her name–I am terrible with names) and she sat me down. She asked me how the chips occurred and then gave me an estimate of how much it would cost. She quoted me $110 for the one tooth and $125 for the other (since that tooth had two chips.)I asked her if she could just file them down for me before I agreed to get the bonding done. She said sure. After filing my teeth down ever so slightly she let me look in the mirror to examine the work. The chips were still very evident so I told her to proceed with the bonding. I appreciate that she gave me this option. It is reassuring when the doctor has the patient’s best interest in mind.My entire appointment lasted only one hour. It wasn’t painful, uncomfortable at times, but never painful. After she was done, she let me look in the mirror again. There was a slight pointed edge on one of my teeth. I pointed it out and she said she would file it some more. She was very patient with me as well as comforting.They didn’t charge me for the consultation or initial exam. The only thing I paid for was the bonding itself. She said the bonding will last between 5 and 10 years depending on how I take care of it.Overall it was as pleasant as a visit to the dentist can be. I would definitely recommend this Dentist’s Office to others! Cheers!

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


Just visited Dr Joe for the first time on Saturday. I broke a tooth, called on Friday and they called me back first thing Saturday morning and managed to fit me in that afternoon.Not only is the staff fantastic, but being open on Saturdays is a big plus. I don’t have insurance and they’re very reasonably priced. They did great work as well and I didn’t get any lectures about what else needed done, he just fixed what I was there for. I’m thrilled to have finally found a great dentist in LA! Free parking in the back right behind the building.

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


BEST DENTIST EVER. Seriously.I needed a cleaning, I have no insurance and something weird was happening with my gums. I called on Tuesday, when the office is closed. They called back the next morning, and they had a cancellation that afternoon and could see me then. I went in, filled out some paperwork and was seen immediately by Dr Joe, who was very friendly and not at all judgmental about my former-tongue-ring-caused gum damage.The prices are more than reasonable, and I had a full cleaning, an x-ray, and scheduling of another appointment in under an hour. And I left feeling rather optimistic about my gum-recession.I will be a patient for life.

Allen L. from San Gabriel, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Joe has been my dentist for about 18 years. His brother is best friends with my uncle so we always have a great experience every time we have a dental appointment. The facility is clean and there is a huge waiting area, where you can sit and read magazines while you wait. They will also send you a 6 month reminder card when it is time for you to visit.Dr. Joe also cares about his patients and he remembers the last conversation you’ve had with him. I hadn’t been in for a while but he remember what we talked about! Awesome.Dr. Joe also recommended me to other doctors when I had braces back in high school. I remember as a kid he used to pull out my super loose teeth with ease and I didn’t even know it was out.They do all sorts of dental services. They take X-Rays, clean teeth, whiten teeth, dentures and other dental services.Parking is kind of tricky. There aren’t that many parking spaces in the back but there is a smaller lot located next to initial five parking spaces. You could park on the street.It is hard to find a reliable dentist nowadays. Dr. Joe is awesome! Call and make an appointment today. You won’t be disappointed. Gotta keep your grill clean.

Ian H. from San Fernando Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


My friend needed to get a wisdom tooth removed, but she doesn’t have insurance and is on a very limited budget.  I started doing some research on dentists for her, looking for the mix of quality and affordability.  Thats when I found Dr. Joe… or, more to the point, Dr. Chong.  Dr. Joe isn’t accepting new patients, apparently, but that’s OK folks, Dr. Chong is amazing, and a heck of a nice guy.  If you are looking for a new dentist and you don’t have insurance, save yourself research time.  I did it all for you, calling something like 25 dentists/oral surgeons for rough estimates on wisdom tooth extraction.  Dr. Joe/Chong’s prices are the best you will find.  But the best part is, the quality of work is top notch.  My friend was in and out in something like 10 minutes.  Dr. Chong took the x-ray, shot her up with novocaine, then pulled that tooth in seconds flat.  No fuss, no pain.  And she has had next to no pain during her recovery so far.  Also, Dr. Chong called her today to check on how she is feeling.  It’s those types of touches that make a great doctor.  My friend HATES going to the dentist, but she is actually excited now that she has found a dentist she likes this much.  And I was impressed enough with Dr. Chong that I am going to make him my dentist too now.  He is a good person and he deserves your business, so reward him yelpers.  You will be glad you did.

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


It’s not too often that I write reviews but this place definitely deserves all the good reviews that people have given it.  So my story is the typical where it’s been about 3 years since I’ve seen a dentist and no dental insurance.  Sure enough, suddenly a toothache from hell,  Now being somewhat new to the area, I  need to find a new dentist and do some research online but my pain is definitely a factor.  After reading reviews on here, I contact a few of the places.  Unfortunately, most of them were booked till the end of the year.  I call the office of  Dr. Joey Lawrence and a  very friendly receptionist answers.  After telling her my situation, she tells the best thing is for me to come in but they don’t have an opening have an opening until two days later.  So I tell her that I will call back.  A few minutes later, the same very friendly lady calls back to tell me that they had a cancellation and I can come in seeing as she knows the pain I’m in. Now I’ve been to alot of dentists and let me tell you that this was the best experience I’ve ever had.  Dr. Chong saw me right away.  He was very friendly, very professional, and very skilled.  Took care of my pain (cavity on my wisdom tooth), offered great advice, and was just a really nice guy.  He even gave me a holiday discount seeing as he knew I didn’t have insurance.  The whole process was very comfortable and painless as it could be considering.  These guys are great, affordable, honest, and  I will be coming back to them for all my dental needs for as long as I live in SoCal.  I even overheard Dr. Joe calling back a patient just to check in on them while I was filling out paperwork in the reception room.  Now that’s service.  I’m a very satisfied patient.