John Gonzalez Dentistry
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John Gonzalez Dentistry
John E. Gonzalez, DDS
Santa Monica, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Sleep apnea therapy

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: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed



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

Julieanne H. from Pacific Palisades, CA (Source: Yelp)


John Gonzales is a perfectionist which is exactly what one wants for a dentist! Thinking back… he actually has been in charge of my mouth since around 2000. And my teeth are great and really pretty. My kids also see John and have done so through braces and post braces. He is an excellent dentist that I highly recommend!

J. Kle (Source: Google)


I’ve used Dr. Gonzalez now for some 20 years. Although I travel a lot all over the country to lecture I always come back to see Dr. Gonzalez for any care yhat requires more than cleaning or a small filling especially any complex care like inlays and and Now because of my age dental caps his technique is Spectacular Extreme attention to detail and very light hands. Most Importantly the dental work has stood up for years and every other dentist that i see for cleaning etc comments on the excellent work.

Cynthia Meekins (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Gonzalez has been my dentist for about 10 years. I believe when you are truly satisfied, you won’t look elsewhere, which is how I feel about Dr. Gonzalez. His work is exceptional. He and his staff are professional and friendly. They are mindful of my time, but if I have questions or concerns he will always make time to address them

Liza T. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Gonzalez has been my dentist for ten years and I would never imagine going to anyone else!  He values quality above all else and his attention to detail is unrivaled. He is extremely caring and compassionate, and one of the most genuine people I’ve ever met, let alone dental professionals. I was referred to Dr Gonzalez after years of dental work and orthodontics that still left my teeth sub par, and I never thought that I would have the kind of smile that I would be happy to show off.  Dr. Gonzalez completely changed the look of my teeth and was able to seamlessly fix all the genetic problems I had on my front teeth with a bridge, an implant and veneers. Dr. Gonzalez takes a lot of pride on his work and always makes time for his patients, which I’ve needed for emergency procedures or concerns, even with a full schedule.  The whole staff is extremely kind and accommodating, and they always make you feel accounted for and comfortable.   Going to Dr Gonzalez was the best choice I could’ve made!

Christi Schimpke (Source: Google)


My husband and I have been going to Dr. Gonzalez for a long time and we are 100% satisfied with his expertise and care. Dr. Gonzalez is very patient and gentle, and takes time to explain procedures in detail. Not only that, but he will not perform unnecessary dental work which isn’t always the case with other dentists I’ve seen who are basically interested in billing. He’s extremely honest, ethical, and cares about his patients. And Dr. Gonzalez appreciates aesthetics and will go the extra mile to ensure that your smile is perfect.

Lynn M. from Santa Clarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


If you are afraid to go to the dentist, fear no more, Dr. Gonzalez is the dentist for you.  My entire life I’ve had many dental issues but never had a dentist that inspired confidence.  Most of the time, the work was average at best and the results were unsatisfactory.  I have had problems with my front teeth since I was 14 when I needed a root canal and gum surgery.  In my experience, the front teeth are the most painful for dental work.    When my front teeth needed to be replaced, for the third time, I was extremely nervous.  His ability to give a painless shot set the stage for the best dental experience of my life.  Dr. Gonzalez was the first dentist to make my teeth look great.  The first dentist made them too big, the second did not get the bite angle correct.  I lived with the consequences of these failed attempts for years.  Finally my teeth look and feel fantastic!  Dr. Gonzalez is a true artist of dentistry.  I am so ecstatic about his work that if I moved from the area I would travel back here to have work done – he is that good!  I would also recommend his hygienist, Analia.  She’s gentle and does an excellent job.   So, if you are hesitant to go to the dentist you really have nothing to worry about with Dr. Gonzalez.

F. V. from Pacific Pacific Palisades, CA (Source: Yelp)


When I first moved to LA, a dentist in Beverly Hills was recommended to me.  Although I liked the dentist very much, when we moved to the Palisades, it seemed ridiculous (with LA traffic) to continue driving to Beverly Hills to see him. Approximately seven years ago, my orthodontist referred me to Dr Gonzales. With all of the dental work I have needed over the years,  I have become very selective with my choice of dentists.  Needless to say, I was nervous about switching to Dr Gonzales.  But, I must say, since doing so, I have been extremely satisfied.  Dr Gonzales takes a conservative approach, is a perfectionist and pays very close attention to detail.  He’s not happy unless you’re happy.  Whenever I have needed work done, he has explained everything very carefully, including my options. Dr Gonzales’s hygienist, Jessica, is also terrific. Her recommendations regarding my oral hygiene care has made a big difference. I am thrilled to have made the switch to Dr Gonzales.  I actually enjoy seeing him and my travel time has been cut in half (at least) and most importantly I know I am in very good hands.

Laura Holt (Source: Google)


When I moved to California three years ago, I asked my daughter-in-law if she could recommend a dentist. I knew I needed a fair amount of work. ‘Yes! John Gonzalez! He’s the best.’ My son came into the room, ”John Gonzalez? See him. He’s the best dentist I’ve ever had.’ Their teenager looked up, ‘O I love Dr Gonzalez. He’s amazing.’ They’re right. Dr. Gonzalez is a very talented professional. He has authentic empathy grounded in his goal of dental health for his patients. Easy to say, ‘dental health,’ but actually astonishingly complicated to achieve. Dr Gonzalez skillfully encourages patient-participation in the process, but importantly, masterfully, he does the bits that we simply cannot on our own. He has extraordinary diagnostic skill and superb restorative skill. An all ’round nice man, he is modest, kind, amusing, very gentle, and very very bright. He has the grace to commend good work (previous dentists’ work; the patient’s part at home). I’ve been as impressed both by his superb assistant Griselda and helpful receptionist Sarrah, as by the collegeal ways in which he supports their work. In all, they are an ace of a team.

Kitty Smith (Source: Google)


I fly in from around the world just to come see Dr. Gonzalez! He’s brilliant, and he doesn’t sit there and force work on you, he figures out the real problem and has saved me literally thousands of dollars that other dentists would have charged to give me unnecessary work! My whole family and many friends go to him as well!

Kimberly S. from Manhattan Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have had to have a LOT of teeth work over the years and have also moved around frequently, and so I have had exposure to numerous dentists. I can say, unequivocally, that Dr. Gonzalez is hands down the best dentist I have ever had. His passion for his work combined with his true caring for each individual patient’s needs is unparalleled. I cannot recommend him enough. His patients are lucky to have him

Nancy D. from Pacific Palisades, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been a patient of Dr Gonzalez for about 10 years. Ever since a horrific experience as a child I’m a bit frightened of dentists. Dr G is kind and competent, often asking me how I’m doing. All the work he has done has been outstanding.  If he sees something that can wait he makes me aware of it so I can watch it and take care of it when necessary.  The staf is friendly and professional. I highly recommend him.

Linda Carreon (Source: Google)


Dr. Gonzalez is a great dentist! He fixed a broken front tooth perfect for me among other dental work. He is caring and patient. I would highly recommend him and his office. I have been going to him for serval years. Try to park on the street

Janet S. from Studio City, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Dr. Gonzalez for 5 years.  I have had nothing but excellent care and treatment. He is kind and compassionate.   Crowns he has done for me look identical to my other teeth.  He is an artist in his work.   I came to him because my last dentist had to leave dentistry for health reasons,  and through a family member I found Dr. G.  It was a great find!  I appreciate that he has sent me to specialists when they were necessary and all of them have also given me excellent care and treatment.  He truly cares about you and your dental health.  I recommend him highly and am fortunate to have found him.

Marco P. from Venice, CA (Source: Yelp)


Besides being a great dentist, gifted with enormous micro-precision skills (everything he does always fits perfectly in your mouth!), Dr. G is just a fantastic human being.  He’s a true Renaissance Man, being a dentist, an engineer, an artist, a pilot, a builder, etc, etc.  I find myself happy to go just so I can catch up with his latest projects and adventures. Nicest guy in the world.  Truly a gem on the Westside!

Kent S. B. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Professional, meticulous, caring and passionate about what he does, John Gonzalez is not only technically tops in his field, but he’s always interested in the best possible outcome for his patients.  His staff is very friendly and my experiences couldn’t have been better. You don’t always look forward to seeing your dentist, but in my case, that’s exactly how I feel.  Wholehearted recommendation!

Jean M. from Palmdale, CA (Source: Yelp)


I met Dr Gonzalez many years ago but I didn’t go to see him until I had some problems. I knew he would be honest about what needed to be done. He’s wonderful…kind, patient, meticulous, and so knowledgeable. He really explained things so that I could make a choice based on what’s real. Thank you John… I love my smile!

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


My husband and I have been going to Dr. Gonzalez for a long time and we are 100% satisfied with his expertise and care. Dr. Gonzalez is very patient and gentle, and takes time to explain procedures in detail. Not only that, but he will not perform unnecessary dental work which isn’t always the case with other dentists I’ve seen who are basically interested in billing. He’s extremely honest, ethical, and cares about his patients. And Dr. Gonzalez appreciates aesthetics and will go the extra mile to ensure that your smile is perfect.

Linsey Pena (Source: Google)


I have worked in the dental field for over 15 years and Dr. Gonzalez is the BEST DENTIST I have ever meet. I have his patient for over 5 years and would NEVER change him. He pays attention to detail, listes to you and is very patient. I am terrified to go to the dentist, when he did my filling he understood my anxiety and never tried to push unnecessary treatment like other places. A truly passionate dentist that loves his job and people. He build his own plane, he can definitely help you in any dental needs.

Kirby Iynn (Source: Google)


If I could give Dr. Gonzalez 10 stars, I would. When I moved to Los Angeles a little over a year ago, a good friend and role model in my life knew that finding a good dentist had been a real struggle for me. I’ve dealt with a lot of dental problems and a lot of dentists the last 4 or 5 years and as a result, I’ve had to teach myself how to smile and laugh while keeping my lips shut. As dramatic as it sounds, I haven’t really been able to smile with confidence in about a decade. After my first consultation with Dr Gonzalez I felt for the first time that I was solidly in great hands. He took time to really understand and explain my unique situation, and he sat down with me to really outline a plan. For someone like me with general anxiety especially regarding my dental plan as a result from previous dentists not working out, this was HUGE! He knew exactly how I needed things to go even though I didn’t, and he made sure that there weren’t any surprises for me along the way. He’s incredibly passionate and strategic; he thinks about how his work on one part of your mouth will affect the rest of your teeth – something my dentists of the past somehow didn’t consider which wound up causing issues that lead to me experiencing pain. I was told by other dentists that I didn’t have one tooth that was salvageable whereas Dr. G did everything he could in order for me to keep my healthy teeth incorporated within my brand new smile he built for me. He literally sculpted each missing or damaged tooth by hand, masterfully rebuilding my entire mouth. I highly recommend Dr. Gonzalez and his team, they are absolutely amazing. He’s committed, strategic, intelligent and incredibly humble. I’m so appreciative of everything he has done for me!!

Bryna S. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Gonzalez has taken excellent care of me and other family members. Any man who can sculpt, create jewelry and build a plane from scratch is my kind of dentist.  He sees the world in three dimensions and his work reflects that.  He applies his skill of resourcefulness, creativity, thought, patience and artistry to his work.  He offers good advice and excellent referrals, if necessary. I feel I am, quite literally, in good hands with him.

Joe R. from Beverly Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Gonzalez for many years, and I have really enjoyed having him as my dentist.  He has always been gentle and done great work on my teeth, and his staff is also very pleasant to deal with.  Sometimes the dentist visit can be an unhappy experience, but Dr. Gonzalez takes his time and has always made me feel valued as a patient.  I have referred many of my friends to him over the years when they tell me they need a dentist, I wouldn’t go anywhere else

Sarrah Creelman (Source: Facebook)


Best and most thorough dentist ever. His work is genuinely beautiful and he takes so much care to make each visit as pleasant as possible. 10/10, would (and absolutely do) recommend.

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


Dr . Gonzales is incredible.  He beautifully crafted my son’s right front tooth after my son broke it in HALF!  His staff is amazing, kind and encouraging.  I live about 30 minutes away and wouldn’t go anywhere else!

Susan Chuang (Source: Google)


I learned the hard way that you usually don’t discover you’ve received subpar dental work until a good amount of time later when things go awry. After a lot of poor dentistry done by other practitioners, I’ve found my dental guardian angel in Dr. Gonzalez. I’ve been with Dr. Gonzalez for over 15 years. His work is beautiful, precise, executed with the utmost care, and lasts. He’s a sculptor, a craftsman, a true artist… and all of that shows in his dental work. My previous veneers done by another dentist were overcontoured, which led to food getting trapped in the areas between the veneers and my gums. They were also discoloring at the margins. Dr. Gonzalez replaced them over 10 years ago – no more trapped food and no discoloration at the margins. Complete strangers have commented on how gorgeous my teeth are. I always respond with, “I can tell you where to buy them.” At first they’re confused by what I mean. After I explain to them that I have 6 veneers — they’re stunned. Dr. Gonzalez has also done crowns and fillings for me, all of which have lasted for years. He takes a conservative approach, which I always appreciate, and I’ve never encountered a more ethical medical professional.

Dave T. from Malibu, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Gonzalez is an expert at what he does. He’s a true artisan and you can tell he really cares about his patients. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for quality dental care.

Bob T. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


All the 5 star reviews are True! I’ve been a patient of his for so long I cannot even remember when I started – but I do remember switching to him. My first dentist in LA was a close cousin of my friend. He did very good work and I knew he was trustworthy. I had complete faith he was taking care of me and not thinking of his wallet. When my first dentist moved away, he referred me to Dr Gonzalez. If I had any concerns, they were immediately gone after the first year.  Dr. G took great care of me.  Without hesitation, I have even more trust in Dr. G. Lucky for me, I have a fairly clean mouth -just three fillings and all are bonded/composites put in place by Dr G over the years. All of them have significantly outlasted the lifespan of an average filling. Let me repeat that – all my fillings have lasted much, much longer than they were supposed to last. You see Dr G has this unique procedure that keeps restorations stronger and tighter than most other dentists.  Why is this important?  A filling by Dr G will need much fewer replacements than others – that’s less time in the chair for the rest of your life — and who doesn’t want to stay out of the dentist office!? Poor Dr. G’s perfection in dentistry comes at a price to him — the stronger his fillings are, the less money he makes.  That’s why ALL HIS PATIENTS TRUST him so much !

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


My dental guardian angel. Remember the episode of Seinfeld where Jerry dares to switch barbers within the same shop??  That’s me, only with dentists.  I switched to Dr. Gonzalez years ago and never looked back. Between not-so-great dental genes and a history of subpar work from other dentists, I used to dread going to the dentist.  Seemed like more often than not, it would involved bad news, pain, and unwelcome expense.  Dr. Gonzalez changed all that.  He’s a sculptor, a craftsman, a true artist … and it shows in his dental work. I was born missing two front teeth AND with a large gap between the two front teeth I did get.  In raw form, I looked like a hillbilly vampire.  Dr. Gonzalez crafted veneers for my top front six teeth.  Complete strangers have commented on how gorgeous my teeth are.  I always respond with, “I can tell you where to buy them.”  At first they’re confused by what I mean, and once I explain to them that they’re veneers — they’re stunned. Dr. Gonzalez’s work is beautiful, precise, and executed with the utmost care.  He’s also done crowns and fillings for me, all of which have lasted for years.  He takes a conservative approach, which I always appreciate, and I’ve never encountered a more ethical medical professional. For selfish reasons, I hope Dr. Gonzalez never retires and moves away to his dream location because me and my teeth would be lost without him.

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


I can’t say enough good things about Dr. John Gonzalez. He is the BEST dentist on the Westside!!  I’m an extremely nervous patient & he is so kind and gentle.  He provides headphones to cancel out noise and nitrous if needed, which definitely helps calm the nerves.  He’s also a perfectionist, which is a great quality when it comes to dental work.  If your looking for a compassionate, trustworthy dentist that will do a great job… he’s the Dr. for you!!  Thanks Dr. Gonzalez for all that you do!

Paige Thomas (Source: Google)


Dr Gonzalez is talented as well as caring and a true artist. His assessment of dental needs is the very best. I travel quite a bit and have experienced other dentists who are not anywhere near his level of excellence. he is tops.

Cathy Schlesinger (Source: Google)


I have been a patient of Dr. Gonzalez for many years. When I think of doctors that I can recommend to my friends, he is, without hesitation, the first person on my list. He is an excellent dentist, highly skilled, gentle, and conducts his business with the utmost integrity and kindness. I have very complicated teeth, and Dr. Gonzalez has helped me immensely, for which I am forever grateful.

Lori P. from Camarillo, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best dentist I have ever had. Not only is the office team friendly and helpful, he is an excellent practitioner. He matched my tooth color perfectly and is very precise with all the work he has done for me. I am so thankful for his talent and integrity in this day and age of low cost low quality dentistry that I have seen elsewhere

Nicole F. from Agoura Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


Thank you Dr Gonzalez for repairing my son’s front tooth after he took an elbow in a waterpolo game, breaking the tooth in half. I recommend Dr Gonzalez for his expert workmanship. You cannot tell the tooth was fixed, it looks perfect!

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


Dr. Gonzalez and my family go way back to 1995 – his dedication to make your smile beautiful and your fillings most comfortable, while the process is painless, is truly amazing!  He has done an extensive work on my teeth and I was extremely happy with the outcome.  He is a true artist and my family and I highly recommend him!

Tamsen Firestone (Source: Google)


I’m so lucky to have found Dr. Gonzalez! I am very hard on my teeth, to say the least. By the time I met him, I had ground down most of my teeth and was repeatedly breaking the veneers on my front teeth. With great skill and patience, Dr. Gonzalez basically rebuilt my mouth and restored my bite. He’s helped me maintain a healthy approach to my dental hygiene. Plus, he’s a really interesting guy…and that’s important when you have to spend a lot of time in a dental chair!

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


First of all, I love this dentist. You never have to wait long at all and they have a million magazines so even if I did, I would be happy. I’ve never considered the dentist to be “me time” but it is. Doctor does whitening trays that I can take home and they are customized for me specifically. I love them. Dr. Gonzalez provides such amazing service and my veneers and crowns look GREAT. I’m glad I found Dr. Gonzalez because him and his staff are so personal and phenomenal and they treat you as a person, as a patient, as a friend, rather than as just your case or just your pocketbook. I took a picture of the waiting room because I saw there weren’t any on here and it’s cute. Plus all those magazines. Dr. Gonzalez is a gem in a world of dentists and health-care professionals that just don’t care.


Quality dentistry without the hype. Work that not only looks fantastic, it lasts. I have performed a tremendous amount of quality dentistry since graduating from UCLA dental school in 1992. For thirteen of those years I worked in one of the highest profile offices in the country. While there, I gained vast experience, working on incredibly challenging and difficult cases, often times transforming patient's lives in the process. Through it all, I have treated every patient with honesty and with the patient's best interest in mind. When you let me do your dentistry, it is an investment in quality work that may outlast many other things in your life. I have teamed with a group of honest and talented specialists who can fix dental problems caused by years of patient neglect or caused by other dentists who left you without confidence in the dental profession. Upon graduation from UCLA dental school I went into private practice in Malibu. I was exposed to the importance of exceptional dentistry and the critical role fit and technique play in healthy long lasting restorations. Later, I worked in a high profile dental office which did not see the importance of the above concepts and preferred to place importance on marketing. After eighteen years of practicing dentistry I finally went out on my own and opened my own practice. The art of dentistry for me is not difficult. The practice of dentistry is an entirely different matter. Often times patients are simply caught up with a price rather than discerning the difference in quality and the method in delivering that product. My practice was founded on helping people who have had bad dental experiences in previous offices. Unfortunately, it seems that people need to have these experiences to understand how what I deliver is different. I am a patient advocate and very skilled at what I do.