Julian Chen Dentistry
Julian Chen, DDS:
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Julian Chen Dentistry
Julian W. Chen, DDS
Santa Monica, 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

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





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

Holly A. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I never thought I’d say this, but I always have the best experience when I go to Dr. J. The place is clean and the whole staff really makes you feel special, like they actually do care about you, which is so appreciated these days. Thank you!!! 🙂

R. Luna (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Dr. Chen about 5 years now, since moving to Santa Monica, and have had nothing but good experiences. The hygienists are thorough, his advice is good, and they are often able to find openings in their schedule that work well for me. After difficulty scheduling with my kids’ pediatric dentist, I moved my kids over to Dr. Chen and they made our kids feel right at home.

Sevan Y. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chen is a fantastic dentist! He is so kind, gentle, and trustworthy. He explains everything in a way which is easy to understand. When a small crack developed in one of my molars, he carefully explained my options and the pros and cons of each. I’ve never feel like he is trying to sell me something or push an unnecessary treatment on me. I feel so comfortable going to my dental appointments with him. I know I’m in good hands. His office staff is great too.

Annabelle E. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Netflix and CHILL (literally though) at this dentists office! I have been searching for an honest, reliable, expert, friendly dentist that I can trust in the entire LA area for YEARS. Dr. Julian Chen is it! The prior dentist I went to at forever smile wanted to level and drill into a perfectly good tooth of mine, and he told me I had 9 cavities. I took a photo of my chart. And he was going to offer all his services at a discounted price of 15% off, which ended up being a solid $2900.00 after it would have been all done. NO way! I followed my gut and for a year and a half asked around. I went Dr. Julian Chen today recommended to me by my manager, and not only is Dr. Chen’s office full of good energy and no drama, you can literally watch Netflix and CHILL while you get your teeth cleaned.

Andre Li (Source: Google)


Dr. Chen is amazing! He had to redo the fillings after my previous incompetent dentist and he did a great job. He and his assistant are very patient and make sure you feel comfortable in the chair and have pain free experience. I was really impressed from step one in his office – he talks you through the entire process, explains everything in great detail what he is doing. So you leave feeling confident in his work. I must say, some doctors don’t see anything but a dollar sign when you enter their office. Definitely not this doctor.

Mauro from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Not being from the area , I was going in blind when looking for a good dental office . I was lucky that this was the office I found. All of the staff are great and super friendly and I would definitely recommend the office of Julian Chen to anyone looking for a dentist

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


Hands down the best dentist I’ve been to. I initially went in to have a filling replaced. The front desk staff was incredibly friendly and I hardly waited at all. I was shown into a room, and Dr Chen’s assistant asked if I’d like to watch anything from Netflix while they work on my tooth. YES! So much better than staring at the ceiling and trying to ignore the sound of the drill. Dr Chen was very nice and had the repair finished very quickly. Within a week I had another one of my fillings fall out! Really says a lot about my last dentist. I went back in thinking it was the one that Dr Chen had repaired, but it was in fact a different filling on the same tooth. Dr Chen was incredibly understanding and was nice enough to only charge the difference between a 2 and 3 surface composite instead of full price for another filling. This really helped me out and I will definitely be going back in for a cleaning. I would highly recommend this office to anyone.

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


I‘ve had a handful of dentists in my 40 years of life and by far Dr. Chen is the most respectable. Not pushy with procedures, quality staff, clean and organized space, I very much appreciate the polite and professional service. I felt perfectly safe going to my appointment during this pandemic. I’m grateful to have been referred to Dr Chen two years ago.

Robyn F. from Marina del Rey, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chen and his entire staff are truly the best of the best. I despise going to the dentist, like dreadful anxiety, so a dentist/dental office is the last place I thought I would find myself leaving a 5 star review, but Dr. Chen and his staff are just that worthy!  I can’t say enough positive things about everyone who works here.  They are warm, welcoming and help create a relaxed atmosphere. Every visit, I’ve had a pleasant experience but today’s visit was the golden ticket for my review.  Maya had never done my cleaning before today and she is the best! She made me feel so comfortable and at ease throughout my cleaning. So sweet, professional and personable. Dr. Chen is fantastic! He’s knowledgeable, honest, gentle, and his calm demeanor is just what I need to knock my anxiety down a few notches. I’m so glad I found him and should I leave the area, I’ll drive any distance to keep him as my dentist.

Lauretta Y. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to Dr Chen by one of my co-workers.  I am so happy with my decision to change dentists.  Everyone there is professional and treats you with respect. Katrina cleans my teeth and she is amazing! And the new office is very nice – I enjoyed beautiful views of the mountains while getting my teeth cleaned.  Dr. Chen is very attentive and you can tell he does what he does for the people.

Katherine A. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I don’t like switching doctors and other health care professionals but I really needed to find a new dentist. I’m glad I went here because I’m sick and tired of crappier looking dental offices. I felt relaxed durning my teeth cleaning. I didn’t feel like i was talked into any procedures that I didn’t need; which i have come to expect from many dentists.

Lawson S. from Marina del Rey, CA (Source: Yelp)


I give Dr. Chen the highest possible recommendation.  He is one of the best dentists in the city if not the state.  A USC/UCLA graduate, Chen’s approach to client service is old school akin to a small town dentist – he treats you like you are a member of his family and he is all about giving you the care that he would want for his father, or sister or wife to receive.  Dr. Chen is all about long-term relationships and long-term health of your teeth.  His approach to medicine is decidedly new school, as he uses digital x-rays, flat panel screens playing soothing scene customized to your interests, and assistants who for certain VIP and celebrities – might even massage your hand to take away the focus of the pain while he provides expert care. 

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


When I have an experience like I did at Dr. Chen’s office, I get excited to share it with the Yelp community. I had a dental emergency happen on Thursday, found Dr. Chen based on his great Yelp reviews and called the office on Friday… and by Saturday, my tooth was fixed and good as new. Considering how stressful and painful urgent dental matters can be, even I am shocked to admit how incredible the *entire* experience was. Dr. Chen is an amazing dentist, and the office staff was so sweet and extremely helpful. I’ll most certainly be back! (just hopefully on my own terms next time…)

Jeff M. from Marina del Rey, CA (Source: Yelp)


I say it every time I leave his office:  Julian Chen is the BEST dentist I have ever been to — in Manhattan, Scarsdale, or Beverly Hills!  His hygenist is top shelf, offices clean and effecient, skills the best.   And here’s a hint I got from my college roommate, a highly successfull dentist in Miami:  “If possible, choose a dentist or orthodontist slight of build/height/weight.  It’s common sense that his hands will be smaller, more maneuverable/less intrusive in your mouth.”  Julian, at 5’9″ 150 lbs. “fits” the bill perfectly! As well, his USC diploma, with honors, made him my first and last choice as our family dentist.

Emily K. from Hermosa Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Found my exceptional new dentist who has phenomenal team of hygienists too.  Dr. Chen is a people person, professional, skilled, patient, and very respectful.  On the consultation, he explained everything and answered every question.  I was looking for a dentist who would be conservative.  I like healthy teeth and want to keep mine.  Full mouth X-rays were taken during the consultation, there was one area of a tooth that could either be the natural shape of my tooth or a cavity, Dr Chen asked me to get my prior X-rays so he could have all the information.  Other dentists I have been to would have jumped to get that area filled, not waiting to get the information on whether there is an actual issue or not. Most dentist don’t take the time to save the healthy teeth, but Dr. Chen does everything he can to make sure his patients do.  Really like that Dr. Chen cares to get the whole picture. My previous dentist retired and it took me finding Dr. Chen to trust someone enough to get to the teeth cleaning. I have been to Lynette and Joan for teeth cleaning.  They were both exceptional at what they did and they way they treated me.  I was untrusting to begin with and they listened and were patient.  I was pretty high maintenance and a scaredy cat and that went away as I got to see them do their job and take into account my concerns. They were the first hygienist team that took notes on where my tooth sensitivities are and were careful so I didn’t shoot through the roof.  And Lynette gave me some great tips on preparing the next time.  Both were proficient, thorough, patient and cared.  Their office has the high tech stuff and also movies and all that, but I found the beautiful ocean scene savers perfect.  Every time I went I found street parking, but there is a garage.  

Allison L. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chen and his team are absolutely wonderful. I went here for seven years and could not have been more lucky to be their patient. Unfortunately my new insurance in the OC doesn’t work with their office, but trust me if that changes I will be going right back despite the hour drive. I will miss Maya so much! She is the sweetest! Best team around. Love that I can watch TV while I get my teeth beautifully and meticulously cleaned. Don’t forget to floss Dr. Chen!

Jessa B. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I feel like the luckiest girl in the world to find Dr Chen! He, and his staff are the best dental office I have ever been in. The front desk is always sweet, friendly, professional, and informative. I am a confessed dental-phobe, and they always put me at ease, plus they have great magazines, even though you never wait long. Dr Chen is everything you could want in a dentist-he is caring, skilled, patient, and knowledgeable. He has a very calm demeanor, and addresses all concerns without making  you feel stupid for asking. He is also very gentle. I don’t get a lot of cavities, but he filled one and I didn’t feel it at all, and I didn’t even get novacaine. I can’t recommend him enough. My neighbor went and now she is also a huge fan!

Sevan Yeghiazarian (Source: Google)


Dr. Chen is a fantastic dentist! He is so kind, gentle, and trustworthy. He explains everything in a way which is easy to understand. When a small crack developed in one of my molars, he carefully explained my options and the pros and cons of each. I’ve never feel like he is trying to sell me something or push an unnecessary treatment on me. I feel so comfortable going to my dental appointments with him. I know I’m in good hands. His office staff is great too.

Vortex R. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Dr.Jason Mirabile DDS and his entire team Claudia, Isa, Julie, Edwin of iHateTheDentist.com in Santa Monica for my new smile.  “Dr. “J”  told me he has done over 12,000 sets of new smiles during the consultation, so I knew  I was in the right hands.  I am in the public eye and always a happy person, so smiling is very important to me.  After a really bad car accident, that smile was compromised and Dr. J not only fixed that for me but made me a smile that was better than before.  Most dentists, like most I have had in the past, do what they want, however, Dr. J listened to me and did exactly what I wanted.  I thought it was more than perfect, however, being the perfectionist he is, he told me he did not like the way the lower portion came out so he let me keep the ones he already made and made me an even better one at his cost.  I did not think it could get any better.  So I now have a spare smile.  Everything fits like a glove so I don’t even need to use that awful glue to keep them in.  He also works closely with a Periodontist right next door and immediately got me started on a more permanent solution of implants after he was through with my temporary dentures.  He extracted what was there with absolutely NO pain.  I didn’t even need an Ibuprofen or even antibiotics afterward.  I cannot express how happy I am with him and his entire team!  They are all so friendly, courteous, respectful, and all appointments were on time with no waiting.  His entire office runs like a state of the art, smoothly oiled machine.  His service is far superior to any I have experienced my entire 50-year life.  Thanks again to you all !!

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


Totally great! I am from Germany and just for one month here in LA. I was really afraid of going to a dentist, because i thought the costs would be immense. Dr. Chen and his team are so nice and helpful and they could fix my problem immediately. I didn’t have to be afraid and should have gone ealier. They only charged what was necessary and didn’t want to make more. Really happy to have a place like that here.

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


I LOVE HIM! Holy moly! I have been going to a dentist for my whole life who is extremely pushy and seems that her only incentive is to siphon money out of me and my family. Dr. Chen is how dentistry SHOULD be; he’s a doctor, not a vendor. He is extremely nice and very informative; he doesn’t make you feel like you’re wasting his time. Cleaning professional is also nice, and there’s a TV mounted so you can WATCH NETFLIX while you get your teeth cleaned. If you were like me going on Yelp trying to find a good dentist who isn’t trying to rip you off, BOOK DR. CHEN.

Kevin (Source: Google)


Absolutely amazing work. I had 3 fillings done at once in about hour and half time total. Team is amazing, Dr. Chen is very gentle, very precise, I felt no discomfort or pain at any point (considering I hate dental work like most people do). I would absolutely love to go back and get more work done when needed.

Seth Ersner-Hershfield (Source: Google)


Dr. Chen is an amazing dentist. He goes out of his way to help, and his skills are extraordinary. His staff are caring and professional. You won’t find a better dentist anywhere.

Michael F. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


My wife had an emergency situation in which her tooth split down the middle and I thought the only recourse would be to pull it. Dr. Chen, however, saw her under urgent circumstances and was a virtuoso at saving the tooth. We instantly had a new dentist who is thoughtful, kind and highly skilled, with a staff that is warm, friendly and efficient.

Elizabeth F. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Love Dr Chen and his staff are very nice, happy and always helpful. My family has been going to Dr Chen for years and now his new offices are really nice and you can even watch Netflix while you have your teeth cleaned…how genius is that! I don’t love going to the Dentist but I do love Dr Chen!

Luna M. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


Yesterday was the best dentist visit ever in my life and I have to say, it was quite fun!  I was recommended to Dr. Chen by my brother.  I am looking for a new dentist and my dad has been having a bunch of problems with his teeth, so we both went in together. First impression – such a beautiful office!  It’s the nicest dental office I’ve been in!  And tv and movies in every room.  A refrigerator of beverages in the waiting room!  Blankets while laying in the chair!   Maya cleaned my teeth and she is so sweet and bubbly.  Didn’t need the tv since she was pure fun and entertainment.  She did a great job cleaning my teeth and it didn’t hurt at all.

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


Dr. Julian Chen is compassionate as well as knowledgable, and put me at ease from the beginning.  He very down to earth and explained various treatment options in detail so I could make an informed decision.  In particular, he described a dental treatment program which no other dentist ever told me about .  I wish I had discovered him years ago!  Unlike other dentists I have been to, Dr Chen only does what is absolutely neccessary.  And the office staff made me feel welcome and comfortable as well.

Judd A. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best dentist around! Beautiful office, nice staff, great hygienists. Dr Chen has great bedside manners and is very up to date with latest treatments. He always takes time to explain options and answer all your questions. We have been patients here for 4+ and am very happy that Dr he will be our daughters dentist when she’s gets older. I already bring here for my 6mo cleaning for here to get used to the environment and the entire staff does a great job of making  a fun and positive experience for her.

Mike H. from Beverly Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


Well deserve the 5 star, easily the best dentist I ever had. He actually took photos of my teeth and showed me before/after. Professional doctor, friendly staff, clean office, validated parking and netflix while they’re working on your teeth 🙂

Seth C. from Glendale, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chen is AMAZING! The nicest, most-skilled, and honest dentist I ever been too. His work is absolutely top-notch and his staff is all fantastic. His offices are exactly the place you want to go: comfortable, modern and with nice perks — netflix while you have your teeth cleaned and free sugar-free drinks in the lobby! The cleanings at his office are significantly superior than other dental offices I’ve visited — good for oral health and your teeth feel great. And his work (I’ve had my share of crowns and cavities) is of the highest quality. Best of all he is completely honest and wise about suggesting when you need to get work done and when it isn’t necessary. It’s so nice to have 100% trust in your Doctors — and that’s what I have with Dr. Chen.

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


I can’t say enough good things. He had to fix a bonding job on my 12 year olds front tooth that she had gotten done from a previous dentist 4 years ago. He took so much time with us and explained everything so thoroughly. He was patient, had excellent bed side manner and completely put my daughters mind at ease (she doesn’t love going to the dentist). He was so honest. A previous cosmetic dentist we had been to tried to talk us into a veneer. I asked him if that was an option for her and he said it would be a waste of money bc her mouth was still growing and she would just have to have it replaced in a couple years. His work was impeccable. She finally has the smile she always wanted and he was less expensive than two other quotes I got from other dentists. I highly recommend.

Cliff W. from Beverly Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chen is an excellent dentist. We have been patients since early 2015. He has excellence, expertise and kindness in all facets of his dental work. His staff are very caring and also they make an effort to get to know you.  Maya is an incredible hygienist for my wife and Rachel was my hygienist however all the hygienists are experts. You cannot go wrong with Dr. Chen, his very capable assistant, Aimee and his great staff listed here: Maya- Dental Hygienist Meagan-Front Office Liz-Front Office Keely- Dental Assistant Aimee- Dental Assistant Liz-Office Manager

Ellen A. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chen is the most caring, honest, and talented dentist I’ve ever been to. He cares about his patients so much, and he always takes time to answer questions and discuss treatment options. I always appreciate his calm and caring demeanor. Also, the rest of the staff in the office are wonderful! I’ll be a patient here for life.

A. G. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I do not know where to begin, but I feel fortunate that after several attempts to find a great dentist, I have finally found Dr. Chen.  My dentist of 30 years retired and since his retirement I have been to 3 other dentists and have not been pleased.  At first I thought it was my high expectations as the problem, but after my visit with Dr. Chen I realize my expectations were reasonable.  He is kind, gentle, caring, precise, detailed and honest.  If anyone would like to know the dentists to avoid, I will be more than happy to share that information.  Finding a good dentist is obviously not easy.

Caleb A. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Late Post. I meant to post this sooner. My first visit was on the first Saturday of August. I am using my benefits, I’m entitled to two cleanings a year now! So I asked my friends if they had any recommendations. I got lucky that a friend works at a very detailed dental group. It was my first time watching a movie during a cleaning. Any questions were answered descriptively, I enjoyed my experience. Would recommend! I would like to say, a lot of dental groups (and medical care) is priced by greedy bastards, who also just try to upsell. They also have monotonous answers like they don’t care, just working for the paycheck ya know… I would like to say, I did not get that feeling at all here during my visit. I have already booked my next cleaning with them!


We utilize the latest, clinically-proven technologies and methods to provide and help our patients maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. Our belief is that less dentistry is the BEST dentistry, and we believe ALL healthy smiles are beautiful in their own ways. That is why we will never push for or recommend unnecessary procedures. However, if you're looking to improve and/or restore your smile cosmetically, Dr. Chen is highly skilled in all aspects of Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. We offer teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns & bridges, and other metal-free restorative options. If you're interested in cosmetically improving and enhancing your smile, be vocal and let us know. We can provide you with detailed treatment options and work with you to achieve your desired smile. Dr. Julian W. Chen has been serving the wonderful community of Santa Monica since 2002 after receiving his dental degree from USC School of Dentistry. His priority is to provide his patients with the highest quality of dentistry possible and to help improve and maintain their oral health. True to his pledge of providing high quality dental care, Dr. Chen has carefully planned, designed and built out a completely brand new dental office to better serve his existing and new patients. Dr. Julian Chen is available by appointment only, Tuesday-Friday from 8am-5pm, and every Saturday from 8am-1pm (barring Holidays and Thanksgiving Weekend). Our office is primarily a fee-for-service office, but we do take and process most dental PPO insurances as a courtesy to our patients. However, we are "Out-of-Network" for ALL insurance companies so check with your insurance carrier with regards to whether they'll allow you to go to an out-of-network provider.