Kathleen Lucas Dentistry
Kathleen Lucas, DDS:
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Kathleen Lucas Dentistry
Kathleen J. Lucas, DDS
Pasadena, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

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: 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 4:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Denise G. from San Gabriel, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Dr. Lucas for about 10 years. I cannot imagine any patient having anything but a fantastic experience with her practice.  To start with, her receptionist, Karen, is always helpful, cheerful, and knowledgeable with appointment making (routine and emergency), billing issues (insurance and non-insurance, I’ve been on both sides of that), and always presents a smiling face as the first face of the office.  Jody, one of the hygienists and the only one I’ve gone to, is one of those rare hygieniest who doesn’t ask the questions…. when her hand is in your mouth :).  She, never “lectures”, even when I know its obvious I haven’t been the most diligent with that flossing routine. Instead she “encourages” good hygience practices.  She’s so sweet I almost don’t want to disapoint her my next visit.  Dr. Lucas manages to be friendly and professional at all times.  I’ve seen her for routine visits, always educational and always comfortable. I’ve seen her for emergencies and the “ouch” factor is always minimal.  I’ve had numerous fillings and crowns done by Dr. Lucas so I can attest to her gentle touch that gets the job done. She keeps her side of the conversation going, always cheerful, while I’m in the chair unable to speak, instead of just quietly and coldly getting the job done like previous dentists I’ve gone to. I tend to stress and Dr. Lucas, Jody, Karen and all the staff I’ve ever encountered at the practice manage to make all visits as positive as can be. The sound of flowing water from the desktop fountains, the music and bright colored decorations, add to the pleasant ambience.  Her charges are competive for the area, I have checked!   I highly recommend Dr. Lucas and her staff!

Barclay W. from Saint Paul, MN (Source: Yelp)


After many years of my mother being convinced that the insurance only covered doctors in her network (the bay area) she finally realized that I could go anywhere for my dentist and eye doctor (something I had been saying for years, but as I wasn’t the one with the insurance I just trusted her). Upon hearing that I could finally leave my terrible dentist in the bay I took to yelp to find a new one. With any kind of doctor you want someone who is going to take good care of you. I spent a good amount of time reading reviews of local dentists. What I liked about Dr. Lucas’ reviews was that she took the time to respond to not only the negative reviews but also the positive. Hearing her side of the story on both the good and the bad showed me that this is someone who cares about their patients (and can prove that the bad reviews were unfounded). During my first check up I was so pleased with everything. The office is well lit and feels welcoming. Everyone was super friendly. Dr. Lucas made sure to make me feel comfortable and chatted me up a bit. I felt very much at ease and trusted her completely. At the end of my visit she told me I had a small cavity on the cheek side of my wisdom teeth (yes I still have my wisdom teeth. I suffered much to keep them as a child and I’ll be damned if I am going to loose them after all that). I made the appointment for my next day off and requested nitrous. I have a deathly fear of needles (like it took 7 nurses to hold me down once as a child for a flu shot level of fear). I’ve gotten much better about needles but I still can be prone to panic attacks when I know a needle is involved. I told Dr. Lucas this and she informed me she doesn’t use nitrous. Uh oh! She promised me though that she is very gentle and will numb my gums ahead of time. I really liked this place so I decided to give it a shot. I held off my review until today after my cavity filling. Dr. Lucas wasn’t lying. She was very gentle and calming with the needle. If someone as phobic as me can handle it anyone can. I was in and out in about 30 minutes. No fuss, no muss. One final thought on what I like about Dr. Lucas. She doesn’t pressure you into anything. My dentist back home always pushes zoom whitening, vaneers, and other cosmetic unnecessary add ons. I also have friends who go to dentists who tell them they need a deep cleaning regularly or that they have issues with their gums and have to come every three months now (something their old dentist never found, but this one magically did). Dr. Lucas isn’t here to take you for a ride. She is all about making sure you have a good experience and healthy teeth. The only thing she pushed me on was flossing more (I know I need to do better on that). So happy to have a good dentist again.

Jerri F. from California (Source: Yelp)


I found Dr. Lucas on Yelp when I moved to the Pasadena area 3 years ago and have not been disappointed with treatment and care.  Jodi does my regular cleanings with Dr. Lucas checking X-rays and asking about any problems or concerns.  Recently, I cracked a tooth.  Dr. Lucas took me the same day and bonded it to hold me over for a few weeks before I could be fitted for a crown.  (I was going out of town). It was my first crown experience.  I told Dr. Lucas I was nervous and she talked me through the whole procedure.  I am happy to say my crown is in place and i can chew on that side with NO pain.  The process could not have been smoother.  Thank you Dr. Lucas and Jenny.

Pete M. from North Las Vegas, NV (Source: Yelp)


DR. Lucas is wonderful. She is honest as can be, funnny and easy to talk to. It is as if your not at the dentist. I absolutely love her. She has me on a great plan to keep my teeth in shape. I came in as if I had a train wreck in my mouth but just in the nick of time I found an honest, sincere DR who will guide me in better health with my teeth and gums… TOTAL five stars………. TEN in my book

Daniel F. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Dr. Lucas for about 2 years now and couldn’t be more happy. Staff is efficient, friendly, and Dr. Lucas is honest.  Went to a dentist in the past who was paying off his Mercedes on my dime with loads of unnecessary procedures.  Dr. Lucas takes her time and is very thorough. Office is tidy and comfy. The two essentials for me when it comes to dentistry.  Look forward to many more visits with Dr. Lucas and staff.

Andrew G. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Lucas for 2 or 3 years and have sent my family to her. We have found her to be an excellent dentist and appreciate her patience and the amount of time she spends with her patients. You will not be rushed in and out. Everyone in the office is friendly and helpful. Jody, the hygenist has a very gentle touch. Karen at the front desk is extra nice. There is plenty of parking on the property. The office is clean and comfortable. Highest recommendations to this office.

Nina G. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have a mouthful of teeth that have been decimated by chemo and radiation, so after a disastrous experience with another ignorant dentist in Pasadena in the late 90’s, I decided to do several consultations to find a dentist that was not only very knowledgable, but had the personal characteristics that would keep me comfortable in the chair. Dr. Lucas was the clear winner and still is. Always helpful, organized and informative, she and her staff are outstanding. There have been several occasions when I needed emergence interventions (lost crowns,etc) and they dealt with it quickly, and with the utmost friendliness. I highly recommend her!

Cara C. from Arcadia, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lucas is the best and of course all the staff here. They make you feel at home. My mouth is always too small for those X-ray films and I hated doing those. But they always remember to use the kids size for me, which make it less painful for me. I also love their reminder service. They keep track of when you are due for you biannual check up and reminded me that I had missed mine.

Candice S. from Altadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I rarely write reviews, I’ve written less than 10, so you can take comfort that I have to feel quite passionately about the service I receive. No one (or very few) likes to go to the dentist! Count me as an “avid avoider”. I have been to the dentist semi-regularly and I have always had such painful experiences I thought “that’s just the way it is”. I WAS WRONG! Dr. Lucas was amazing! I needed to have a cavity filled and I thought “great, here we go again”. I have been under numbed and over numbed, sometimes to the point my entire side of my face was numbed for days! I have no idea how numbing medication is dosed, but it was the perfect amount! I didn’t feel anything during the procedure, the area numbed was just in the area needed and it dissipated within hours! In addition to that I HATE waiting. If I’m on time, I expect the doctor to be on time. I have had several appointments with Dr. Lucas and my wait time has averaged 3 minutes!! The first few times I sat down and started playing phone games and she would come out and I’d think “but, but, but I’m in the middle of my first level…” She also explained everything to me! She was very informative about what she was doing and why, I have NEVER had a dentist do that before! I would get a simple “this is what you need” with no explanation why. Not only that, but she didn’t try and force various products or services on me! She gave me information and left it up to me to decide. I had asked about teeth whitening and she could have advocated for the most expensive procedure but didn’t!! She asked me about my diligence with a two week process and then recommended an inexpensive, short duration whitening treatment that would be best for me! Seriously, if you skipped to the end because my review was so long, here’s the deal: If you want a great dentist, you’ll find it with Dr. Lucas.

Marc A. from Santa Cruz, CA (Source: Yelp)


I moved to the area in 2013 from Northern California after having the same dentist for over 10 years. I am so happy to have found Dr. Lucas. Pros: – Very friendly, professional, responsive, and happy office staff. (Not always a combination I have found in dental offices) – Beautiful, modern, and clean office – Caring, compassionate, honest, and competent dentistry by Dr. Lucas and her staff – My interpretation that her philosophy is about encouraing good preventive care and fundamentals, as opposed to unnecessary, invasive, and/or harsh treatment options I have definitely had a great experience here and think others will too.

Steve F. from Franklin, TN (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Dr. Lucas’ for over 10 years now. It’s so nice to see Karen, the office manager every time I have been in and be greeted with a nice smile. I have a wacky schedule and can never plan in advance for dental appointments, so I’ll call Karen and she’ll always find a way to squeeze me in or put me on a cancellation list so I’m able to get in right away. I have had the same hygienist Jodi for all of these years as well. She is wonderful, and doesn’t manhandle me while cleaning my teeth. I always look forward to getting my teeth cleaned by her. We always chat about what’s going on in our lives while there. Dr. Lucas is warm and caring, and is always cheerful. We always seem to laugh a bit while I’m there. Whenever I have had to have work done and it required Novocaine, I can honestly say that I have never felt the needle go in because of her gentle touch. I feel like family when I walk through the doors of her beautiful office, and that’s one of the reasons I’ve been coming back for so many years and look forward to my appointments.

Andrea G. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


I hate going to the dentist.  It’s my least favorite thing, which is why I hadn’t one in about three years.  Of course, the longer you don’t go, the worse your teeth get, the more terrible things happen when you go to the dentist, which is why I was extra nervous when I headed here for my appointment. Turns out, I had nothing to worry about; this may have been the easiest dentist visit of my life.  More attention from the dentist then I’ve ever gotten (usually it’s an hour with the hygienist and 2 minutes with the actual dentist), no extreme pain, no yelling about how I don’t floss…it was great.  From now on, I’m actually going to the dentist every 6 months like I’m supposed to.

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


When I was looking for a dentist nine years ago, I was seduced by that “good with anxious patients” tag I saw in a directory – well, that and the fact that Dr. Lucas’s office was, like, three blocks from where I worked at the time. Even though my job situation has changed since then, and so has her location, the relationship has remained strong the entire time!
Thanks to Dr. Lucas, I’ve been able to arrange for a (long overdue) wisdom-tooth extraction and get a couple of nicely-done bondo- I mean, composite fillings. Karen stays on top of the paperwork and scheduling, Jody the hygienist does great cleanings (I’m still licking my teeth a day later), and the office tries to stay on top of the latest dental technology. My exam yesterday included digital x-rays and a ViziLite oral cancer screening. If my insurance ever covered it, I’d gladly get my orthodontics done here too.
One note: the parking at the new building is a bit dicey, but it’s not crazy-bad, and the attendant/valet in the lot does his best to be helpful.

Marte B. from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lucas is outstanding.  She is friendly, cheerful, always willing to discuss any issues or problems, and is gentle with those of us who still have dental phobias.  The hygienist is the best I’ve been to in 25 years in California and the front office staff is always upbeat and friendly and wonder of wonders they remember who you are.  I would recommend her to anyone–and I have!


One of my patients recently likened coming to our office to going to a personal trainer. We provide one on one care: your appointment time is for you and you alone. You will never feel rushed or feel like a number. We really get to know our patients as family and friends. While there are many dentists out there. There are very few that match our level of interest in the whole patient and health not just their teeth. In 1994 I purchased my practice from a retiring dentist. I have loved being a dentist and feel very fulfilled when I can help someone smile more. In January 2009, we moved from our original location to a beautiful new office in a beautifully refinished building on the corner of Walnut/Mentor. When you walk into the building atrium you will be calmed by the garden setting. I particularly like the fountain which brings me such a peaceful feeling when I hear the running water. I grew up in Glendale, California. My parents still live there. presently, I reside in the San Gabriel Valley. I've been married for 20 years. My husband is an aerospace engineer and we have 2 dogs. My hobbies include cooking, travelling, fly-fishing. I'm dabbling in jewelry making and I'm going to take those guitar lessons again I promise.