John Chaves Dentistry
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John Chaves Dentistry
John M. Chaves, DDS, FICMD
Woodland Hills, 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

Sedation dentistry

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes

Offers ClearCorrect™? Yes


Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

T. S. from Beverly Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


Thank you to Dr. Chaves and his wonderful staff for squeezing me into their very busy schedule for emergency work.  With all that’s going on right now, the last thing anyone wants is to have a dental issue. I’m a new patient and Dr. Chaves was graciously able to see me and give me a temporary bridge until my implants can be done.  Excellent service.  Highly professional.   I’m very pleased, and couldn’t be any happier!  I highly recommend him.

Charity Fakrogha (Source: Google)


I had a great experience at Dr. Chaves dentist office. When I entered the office, the staff were friendly and made me feel at home. They were prompt and got me set up quickly. I had a deep cleaning. The hygienist was detailed and she was checked my teeth regularly by giving me more numbing gel so I was always relaxed. She did a great job on my teeth. She spent time to explain how to take care of my teeth at home and gave me some supplies so I can keep my teeth clean and healthy. Dr. Chaves came in and he checked my teeth further to make sure there were no other issues. Dr. Chaves and his staff generally cared about the health of my teeth. I left the dentist with a smile on my face, and my teeth looked more white when I came out the office. Thank you!

Betty Mccormick (Source: Facebook)


I had two root canals done this morning. Dr Chavez and his staff are friendly , skilled and explain what needs to be done and why. If someone asked me for a dentist in the San Fernando Valley, I would recommend Dr John Chaves and everyone on his staff. Betty McCormick

E. F. from Woodland Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chaves is the only reason I still have teeth in my head!  When my wife made this amazing chicken Bulgogi, I cracked my front tooth lol. I  rushed over to Dr. Chaves for an emergency extraction and started the implant process. The great thing is that his practice is a one stop shop for the entire implant procedure. Liza runs the front office and gets every penny possible from my insurance carrier so that I pay as little as possible!  Both Liza and Dr. Chaves are amazing!

Randall Runk (Source: Google)


My family and I have been patients of Dr Chaves for over 25 years. Yesterday I had an unscheduled root canal that was exceptionally complicated. Please know I appreciated your personal attention and skill during the procedure and the time your staff committed for a much longer root canal than expected. You are an exceptional dentist, human being and a valued friend. Please tell your team thanks for missing lunch and living up to the mission statement hanging in your reception area. See you in 2 weeks!

Alvin C. from Riverside, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chaves and his entire staff are THE BEST kept secret in LA.  They have taken care of generations of my entire family for many years.  So many of us are there, that I have to make sure they are scheduling the Jr’s and the Sr’s separately.  We love them, and are now trying to figure out how to keep them though we are moving out of the area.  Run don’t walk!

Jason D. from Agoura Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


From the moment you walk into the office of Dr Chaves all your dental worries are gone as you immediately feel at home.  The lovely team at reception treated me like a guest in their home as opposed to some patient. Dr Chaves did my dental work and managed to save a tooth that I was even sure would of needed to be extracted. Starlet (his assistant/ tech reminded me of a 2nd mother. Considering I had what would call “serious dental work” I felt no pain! Through the treatment they checked in with me to see how I was feeling, we laughed and joked through the procedure. I recommended this place to my father who now goes here. If money is an issue for you the ladies at reception will work with you. Don’t put off going to the dentist and when you do go….see Dr Chaves!!! Thanks doc for making me feel comfortable about my smile again. 6 stars if I could. These guys rock!!!

Manuk Keseyan (Source: Google)


Both my wife and I had an appointment for a consultation and I must say this was the most pleasant dental experience we have ever encountered. First off, let me start by saying that, everyone in this office is remarkable. They’re extremely accommodating, with scheduling both of us together and not to mention last minute. The staff is so warm, friendly and hilarious while at the same time extremely professional. Liza is an absolute gem and the sweetest person. Our x-rays (18 of them for each of us) were totally pain free and super fast and it didn’t hurt that the technician was super funny and made us feel totally comfortable. When it was time to see the doctor, I expected to hear the same old same old “dentist speech” where I’m told that I need to have a bunch of work done and it’s going to cost me an arm and a leg. In fact, I was in complete shock, it was the total opposite, I was actually told the truth and the doctor even recommended that one of my wife’s tooth be extracted (which turned out to be a wisdom) instead of fixed because there was no point in spending money to fix it when it was a non functioning tooth. They could have easily gone the other route and I would have received a $2,000 bill. Instead, I was told the truth and it’s extremely rare to find this nowadays. Long story short, we have finally found the best dentist and dental office.

Carolee Heynen (Source: Google)


Dr. Chaves is amazing. He is kind and patient and funny. His staff is also world class. I have had so many bad dental experiences in my life that I celebrate finding someone who “gets it”. In the past, no one seemed able to properly numb my mouth when work was done but Dr. Chaves is different. He has never failed to deliver a totally painless experience. Now, I cannot go to anyone else. Nor should you.

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


I have perfect beautiful looking teeth thanks to Dr. Chaves and the expertise of his staff.  Very professional staff at the front desk, who I enjoy interacting with each time.  The best hygienist I have ever been to.  My teeth look the best they have ever looked.  He gave me an honest price and delivered on it.   Thank you very much, Dr. Chaves!

Charity F. from Woodland Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chaves is my favorite dentist. He really cares and takes the time to listen to the issues I have with my teeth. When I first made an appointment the staff was very accommodating with my busy schedule. Then when I stepped into the office I felt right at home. The staff was helpful, and friendly. I had an issue with my teeth bieng so close together. My old dentist told me this is normal and didn’t take time to listen to the fact that I can’t floss because there is no room in between my teeth and I was developing cavities. My hygienist at Dr Chavez was very detailed. She checked for signs of cancer. I have never had a hygienist check for this so i took this as good sign. She actually listened to my concerns and taught me how to floss and told me the best floss to buy for my situation. I left the office feeling completely taken care of. Thank you Dr. Chaves.

Michael E. from Canoga Park, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chaves has been my dentist for several years now. And I could not recommend him more.  In the past, I did not prefer to go to the dentist. Now I’m not saying I go to the dentist because for entertainment, but I certainly don’t mind at all.  Dr. Chaves is an excellent dentist.  I recently had a worn tooth with a bit of chipping.  After he repaired my tooth, no roughness, no getting used to it, it felt just right.  Sometimes not feeling anything is the best feeling. I’m a bit of a question asker. Dr. Chaves answers all that I ask, and explains any options I have.  As good as I think Dr. Chaves is as a dentist, his real strength might be in hiring a great staff.  The whole office is kind, knowledgeable, and just happy. Even before I see Dr. Chaves there are the Dental Assistants.  I have had several over the years. To a person, they have been competent, professional and really respectful.  They make you comfortable first in the chair.  Then they make you comfortable with everything that is going to happen in the office.  They guide you every step.  Making appointments are pretty easy. And there is one aspect that I particularly appreciate.  If there is a cancellation, the office will call and see if you want to come in early.  They are proactive. In the front office is Liza.  She has been so much help over the years.  My wife and I have been through many different Dental Insurance plans, including a bit of time on ACA and some time with no insurance at all.  It was because of her we were able to stay with Dr. Chaves during this time. Liza is really and asset to the office.

Sydney Wagman (Source: Google)


I have been going to Dr.Chaves ever since I was a kid. He is welcoming and polite to all of his patients and I have had family visit him for years as well. With regards to the general fear that most people have of going to the dentist, including myself, John Chaves’s office staff makes me feel at ease instantly with their consideration and understanding of stress that could arise. Dr.Chaves is enthusiastic about his work and is happy to treat each and every one of his patients. Whenever I have work done, such as fillers, they make sure I am completely numb and don’t feel a thing, which is huge relief. Unlike most dentist offices, Dr.Chaves’s offices are kept clean and are updated. His staff is wonderful, all with amazing personalities. Dr.Chaves and his staff truly are outstanding at their work and make me feel the confidence to smile everyday!

Aaron H. from Topanga, CA (Source: Yelp)


Wow.  All the One Star people complaining… “I came in for a cleaning, and then he told me I needed…”  Um… that’s how it works!  How can the guy know if you need work (or don’t) over the phone???  Do you expect a doctor to diagnose you over the phone?  No.  You go get an exam and see what they say. Perspective patients… don’t heed these fools!  If they think getting proper dental care is not important, then I can only say I don’t share their priorities. Dr Chavez is GREAT.  Great attitude, great service, great medical results, very gentle and comfortable, and reasonable priced for what he does… which you can always decline if you want to. If you want good care, go see Dr. Chavez.  If you want to complain that the dentist is sometimes a bummer… well, duh.

Carolyn W. from Porter Ranch, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chaves has been dentist for many of my family members and myself for almost 20 years. I have received excellent dental care from him, as well as superb oral hygiene from his staff. Front office personnel are efficient, friendly, and respectful of their patients’ privacy. Offices are exceptionally clean and pleasantly appointed. I will never change dentists.
Carolyn W

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


Dr. Chaves, thank you.  Without your speedy efficient help, I would still be in pain and sort of looking like the elephant man.  Thanks for seeing and helping me on such short notice.  The root canal procedure took about one hour and I was out.  Thanks for the wonderful chair side manner, you and your staff have always been able to put me at ease, again thanks.  My wife and I have been coming to you for about 15 years and we won’t go anyplace else.  Even though you are out of network and a good distance away.  We are satisfied patients for life.   Smile, life is good!

Robert Helm (Source: Facebook)


I was shocked to see Hollywood celebrities in his waiting room. However, the most important thing I want to say is that Dr. Chaves is most like a client whisperer as his “presence” calms you down.

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


I had cosmetic dental work done as a teenager to repair chipped teeth from sports injuries. Over the years, the dental work decayed and became noticeable. I became very self conscious and did not like to smile – not a good thing for an actor always in front of the camera and in the public eye. Dr. Chaves changed all that. His office, his staff, is top notch. They were friendly, helpful and took amazing care of me. I go there for all my dental needs now. Dr. Chaves gave me my smile back!

Fred Joyal (Source: Google)


Because of my business, I know many excellent dentists, and I consider Dr. Chaves one of the best in the country. I recently did a full set of porcelain veneers, both uppers and lowers, and the results were nothing short of spectacular. The design of my smile and the choice of shade to make sure that my smile looked natural and not overly white, I can attribute to Dr. Chaves’ skill and wise counsel. But most of all, I know he cares about me as a person, not just as a patient, and that makes all the difference. And his whole team is friendly and conscientious and a delight to see every time I visit. I feel lucky to know him.

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


I got my Invisalign done from Dr Chaves. My teeth look amazing now. I had a gap between my two front teeth and multiple other teeth. I think it took six months but my teeth are completely straight now and my bite is symmetric. He was hands on throughout the whole process and when he is not he has a very experienced and talented staff. He also did my fillings for small cavities and I am doing great after with no issues. Cleaning visits were spot on.   I am a physician myself and was very impressed by how he runs his clinic and practice. I would recommend my family and friends and whoever else wants a talented dentist. I dont know what all these claims are about bad prices or charging are, I know how billing in medicine works and all his prices are fair and square.

Michael T. from Woodland Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chaves is one the most humble doctors I have ever met! He greets his patients as they walk through the front door, and makes us all feel welcomed. I had an extensive procedure done and the whole time I was in the chair I felt at ease. They have Tv’s and music in each room to help you through the visit, and it the distraction really helps! Dr. Chaves did amazing job! Day after my procedure I’m feeling great. I only wish I found him sooner.   All the ladies that work for him are great! You can tell they really enjoy working for him and enjoy the work they do! Overall my visit was really good from the moment I walked in to the moment I left. I am grateful for finally finding an dental office I can trust!

Gary Kaluza (Source: Facebook)


Dr Chaves and his staff are skillful, courteous and professional. He personally went out of his way to accommodate my erratic schedule, seeing me late in the evening and then very early in the AM. He and his assistant Lisa performed a extensive reconstructive procedure on me involving veneers and crowns that has restored my smile and made my wife smile as well! Thank you Dr Chaves

Becky Mcquilling (Source: Google)


An Awesome place to go. I have spent a lot there, because my teeth needed it, but I am happy with every visit and my teeth look perfect. It takes years off your appearance. Thank you to all of the professional staff at this office and to the awesome assistants and hygienist and of course, Dr. Chaves

Valerie Ferris (Source: Google)


We are fond clients of the John Chaves DDS Woodland Hills dental office. We have been receiving wonderful care both from Dr. Chaves, and his staff of hygienists, especially Irene. We would wholeheartedly recommend the John Chaves DDS Woodland Hills dental office to anyone, and everyone.

T. Stamos (Source: Google)


I highly recommend Dr. John Chavez and his wonderful staff. They do spectacular work, and are highly professional and courteous. I’m a new patient , and was instantly made to feel like part of the family. They took me in for an emergency procedure, and were nice enough to squeeze me in. I look forward to a continued relationship with them, and can’t recommend them enough!

Neil R. from Tarzana, CA (Source: Yelp)


You know you’re in trouble when your dentist threatens to charge you rent!  Unfortunately that’s been my story for the last year or so. The bad news, I have been afflicted with a number of diverse and challenging dental issues. The good news, I have had Dr. John Chaves and his incredible crew at the ready to take care of me and my mouth. Several years ago I inherited Dr. Chaves in the merger of two practices. At first I felt that no one could replace my prior dentist. Dr. Chaves quickly dispelled my concerns and has been taking care of me and my family ever since.  His practice is based on not only great dentistry but also an environment of warmth, understanding and caring. From my experience Dr. Chaves is seasoned in all aspects of dentistry and while it is unfortunate that I have recently experienced the diversity of his vast skills I’m grateful for his care. I used to be very anxious going to the dentist.  Being under the care of Dr. Chaves has allayed my fears.  Novocain injections are not even a big deal. One of the things that I greatly appreciate about Dr. Chaves is the fact that he continually checks in with me when I’m in the dental chair constantly asking, “are you okay?”, and waiting for a thumbs up assurance that I am.  Dr. Chaves surrounds himself with an incredible and caring staff. And while I appreciate each and every one of them I wanted to especially thank Liza for always taking care of the administrative aspects of my care and making sure I can get into see the doctor when I need to. To Star for always being such a star when it comes to my care. To Jackie for not only sharing the name of my daughter but also providing great care as she assists Dr. Chaves. And a thank you to Irene one of the greatest dental hygienists of all time. While I hope you, the reader, are not in a dental crisis I feel confident knowing that the care you’d receive from Dr. Chaves and his team is excellent.

Jake L. from Porter Ranch, CA (Source: Yelp)


Love my dentist! Been with Dr. Ford who got taken over by Dr. Chaves for years. Chaves is funny, professional, and very easy to interact with. Going to the dentist isn’t fun but the office atmosphere him and the front desk create makes it so much better! If you suck at paperwork and insurance this is the place for you – the office staff is very helpful! Always takes the insurance and paperwork ahead of time, up front on fees, dues etc. Highly recommend!

Arnaud F. from Woodland Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


I did eight veneers and a whitening with Dr Chaves. He’s the most gentle dentist I’ve ever met. I’m scared to go to see my dentist and unfortunately I had a really ugly smile. Dr Chaves knew to find the right world to give me self-confidence and offered me to give me veneers. I accept his offer and did first a whitening then the veneers. Now I feel really better with myself. I love my smile, I couldn’t imagine to have a smile as perfect as it’s now! His staff is really nice too. If I have a description Dr Chaves’s practice with one word, I’ll say the perfection. Thanks you so much for what you did!

Armen Gamalyan (Source: Google)


Hands down the best dental experience I’ve had in my life. The ladies at the front desk are absolutely wonderful, and Dr Chavez is an amazing dentist. I live in Texas, and gladly make the trip here to get my work done. Couldn’t possibly be happier with all the experiences I’ve had here.

Michael English (Source: Google)


Dr. Chaves has been my dentist for several years now. And I could not recommend him more. In the past, I did not prefer to go to the dentist. Now I’m not saying I go to the dentist because for entertainment, but I certainly don’t mind at all. Dr. Chaves is an excellent dentist. I recently had a worn tooth with a bit of chipping. After he repaired my tooth, no roughness, no getting used to it, it felt just right. Sometimes not feeling anything is the best feeling. I’m a bit of a question asker. Dr. Chaves answers all that I ask, and explains any options I have.  As good as I think Dr. Chaves is as a dentist, his real strength might be in hiring a great staff. The whole office is kind, knowledgeable, and just happy. Even before I see Dr. Chaves there are the Dental Assistants. I have had several over the years. To a person, they have been competent, professional and really respectful. They make you comfortable first in the chair. Then they make you comfortable with everything that is going to happen in the office. They guide you every step.  Making appointments are pretty easy. And there is one aspect that I particularly appreciate. If there is a cancellation, the office will call and see if you want to come in early. They are proactive. In the front office is Liza. She has been so much help over the years. My wife and I have been through many different Dental Insurance plans, including a bit of time on ACA and some time with no insurance at all. It was because of her we were able to stay with Dr. Chaves during this time. Liza is really and asset to the office.

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


I had a great experience with Dr. Chaves and the entire office staff. I had been looking around town for a cosmetic dentist to do some veneers, and was getting some insane prices thrown at me. The first quote I got nearly scared me out of the process entirely, but when it was all said and done, Dr. Chaves wound up doing about twice as much work for less than half the price. The process is an ordeal, I won’t lie, but everyone in the office did a great job making me comfortable throughout my visits. My before and after pictures are very striking. The work they did was somehow extensive and subtle at the same time. I’ve received many compliments on the new smile, but also many “you look great”s and “did you lose weight?”s (I did not. But I looked better, and they couldn’t tell why). I can’t recommend Dr. Chaves enough!

Anonymous from Woodland Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


I would definitely give this dentist five stars. Dr chaves works well with kids and teeth. My old dentist you still at me to open my mouth and I was scared. But now I feel more welcome. Even my teeth feel better he knows how to clean teeth very well I appreciate him for this I would definitely recommend this place. They also have Oreos and coffee just to snack on while you’re waiting for your teeth to get cleaned. My other dentist felt like he  was abusive he was very rude to me and yelled at me all the time. being in dr.Chaves office makes me feel like I can get my teeth clean without praying without to get yelled at thank you.

Wun Suzanne (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Chaves and his highly skilled and friendly staff make me smile every time I go to get a cleaning, or more invasive work such as my last experience with a root canal and dental implant on a molar I actually fractured. When I say I laugh and smile the whole time I truly mean it. The best part is Dr. Chaves not only answers every question, no matter how big or small, but his patient care is his highest priority Please consider him for your next dental visit. You will never regret joining the family�

Guy Aquino (Source: Google)


Let me start this review by saying that I truly believe that I had one of the most difficult and complex cases a dentist could work on. For years I lived a very unhealthy lifestyle and the teeth I had left were left in extremely bad shape. When I approached Dr. Chaves about what could be done I honestly thought it was a shot in the dark. After all I thought the only option was to pull my remaining teeth out and give me implants which I knew was going to be expensive. Most dentist would have looked at my case and probably scratched their head and not know where to start. After Dr. Chaves looked at my x-rays he sat beside me and explained to me the vision he had and that it could be done in just two visits. The ease, confidence and resolute professionalism he conveyed spoke volumes. Even more so, his enthusiasm and happiness was directly contingent on my happiness and satisfaction as his client.  Dr. Chaves was able to give me a movie star smile!! He is more than a dentist. He is an ARTIST!! He went above and beyond to make his vision come to life with bridges, crowns, and veneers. I honestly have a better looking set of teeth than most people who have never even had a cavity in their whole life . To recommend Dr. Chaves is an understatement. His bedside manner as a doctor is warm and comforting and his work is superior. Going to see Dr. Chaves was one of the best things I could have ever done for myself and my only regret is waiting so long to do it. Thank you Dr. Chavesfor who you are and what you do. My life has changed dramatically for the better and because of you today “I love to smile!!”

Kent N. from Simi Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Dr. Chaves in Woodland Hills since he took over Dr. Ford’s practice. Dr. Ford was a great dentist – I was sorry to see him retire.  However, he sure did sell his practice to the right guy!!  Dr. Chaves has a fantastic chairside manner and the office staff is always super friendly (even Dr. Chaves’ hypoallergenic office dog is a sweetheart). Most important, though, is that I trust his opinion and the work he performs.  A couple of years ago Dr. Chaves fitted me for 2 crowns and so far I am really pleased with them.  The whole process was painless and went very smoothly. In addition to seeing Dr. Chaves for checkups, I see Irene for a hygiene appointment 3 times a year.  She has been in the business for a long time and not only works there but also is an instructor at a dental hygiene school. Irene is a true professional; she is always so nice and does a fantastic job taking care of my teeth. She takes the time necessary to show me any problem areas using her mini camera and works out a plan for me to address those during my daily dental maintenance routine. Comparing photos with previous ones allows her to monitor my progress as she strives to get me to continually improve. I think of her as sort of my teeth-and-gums coach. A while ago I moved to Ventura County, about 30 miles away.  There are plenty of dentists out here, but my family and I still come out to the Valley to Dr. Chaves.


At John M. Chaves, DDS you will find a team of professionals that are dedicated to providing top-quality dental care in a friendly, comfortable, caring environment. When Dr. Chaves isn't busy researching the latest in Dental Cosmetic procedures, he is catering to Hollywood's hottest stars. Throughout his career, he has been featured on countless television shows and commercials, including ABC's Tony Danza Show, Watch Now, NBC's The Leeza Gibbons Show and HBO's Comedy Central. Nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in the Cosmetic Dentistry field, Dr. Chaves has co-founded four prestigious organizations, placing a strong emphasis on education. Through these programs, he has acquired thousands of additional hours of instruction that far exceeds the average Cosmetic Dentist. Dr. Chaves is a recognized pioneer in Cosmetic Dentistry throughout the world and his technology is used by the most elite Cosmetic Dentists.