Lakewood Dental Arts
Robert Goodis, DDS:
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Lakewood Dental Arts
Robert K. Goodis, DDS
Lakewood, 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

Sleep apnea therapy

Dental implants

Sedation dentistry


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 2:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

David H. from Hawthorne, CA (Source: Yelp)


These people treat you like family, really. Best first appointment I HAVE EVER HAD. This company has their systems and procedures set up and running smooth. They even have all the phones going to a location away from the lobby and rooms, no constant phones ringing and all that chatter is not there. It’s nice and tranquil. Colleen has very positive style and attitude that helps the whole place flow. She helped me understand all the work that my teeth need and all the costs were explained in detail. If you are looking for a dentist to go to, go here. You will be glad you did.

R. Megill (Source: Google)


I use to visit this dentist many years when I was younger, then stopped coming. After living overseas for a while, I needed to have two wisdom teeth removed and I decided to come give it a shot. They were very nice, helpful, and answered most all the questions I have. The dentist that helped me was very kind and walked me through the process, knew that money was an issue and told me he will help me with expenses if I want to get my other two wisdom teeth taken out as well. They were all helpful in finding ways to help with expenses. I would recommend it to some friends if they are looking for a dentist/orthodontist.

Christina M. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been coming here for 15+ years. I am a huge baby when it comes to dentists but they have always been so patient and gentle with me. I’ve referred several friends, coworkers and family members and now my own daughter is a patient for both dentistry and orthodontics. I wouldn’t go anywhere else!

Douglas P. from Roseburg, OR (Source: Yelp)


Lakewood Dental Arts Rocks!! “My go to Dentist for over Twenty Years.” Dr. Goodis and Dr. Weiner are the… “Best In The West” !! Professional, Informative, Attentive, Effective, Personalized, and Attention to Detail Approach. The Dental Hygienists are Excellent! General Dentistry is Great! Especially with porcelain feelings. Endodontist Dr. Batheja, Root Canal Specialist is Absolutely Amazing with his calming and effective approach!! Orthodontist Dr. Fowell achieved incredible results with my daughters moderate-to-severe under bite and the need for early intervention with phase 1 and 2 braces, and, my son’s orthodontics! All of the staff is very attentive and educated with insurance questions and the receptionist are proactive with callbacks, scheduling, and appointment needs. I have had several procedures completed throughout the years ALWAYS VERY PLEASED with the RESULTS!!! My Highest Recommendation for all your… Dental needs! A++ Thank You! for my New Smile!

Michelle R. (Source: Google)


The Lakewood Dental Arts Orthodontist staff is friendly, welcoming and overall fantastic. They are always on time and never keep you waiting. My daughter loves the doctor and the assistants and they are all very gentle. On several occasions I had to reschedule an appt. and they have been extremely helpful by calling me back when another appt. opened up. The office has a great reward program that allows the kids to earn prizes such as gift cards. If you want great service I would recommend this office.

Loretta Blatchford P. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


What can you say about the dentist? They are usually the people who deliver pain and noises that you only experience in nightmares. I have had deep cleaning twice and regular cleanings after that. While there is pain involved, I must admit, the staff her will explain and tell you the amount of pain that will be involved. They will try their best in making you feel as comfortable as possible while you are going through the process. Just remember one thing, if it hurts, RAISE YOUR HAND! You can’t say anything because they are in your mouth, so raise that hand like you just don’t care! Try to have a good time after everything is done. Go out the dinner the night before because you won’t want to eat after a deep cleaning!

Judy T. T. from Brooklyn, NY (Source: Yelp)


The office is very nice! it’s very clean, the people who work there look nice and they greet you when you come in. if you have HMO insurance they put a welcome list out to new patients.They have free WiFi, all you have to do is ask for their hotspot and they will give you the password. Dr. Goodis is very nice and friendly and he will sit down and talk to you like a person and not car parts. He didn’t try to find anything wrong with my teeth or create problems. I got a cleaning the same day from Tanisha and she was very good and thorough, very friendly and quiet. All I was looking for was a good dental office that was clean and professional to get my check-ups and cleanings. i don’t have any problems with my teeth. I would recommend them. Good office.

C. S. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr.Goodis is an excellent dentist !! Our family has been in his hands for probably 20 years. We have only glowing comments about him on all levels-expertise, professionalism, sanitation, kindness and wonderful human spirit. His integrity is something rarely seen in today’s world- beyond reproach..Character is something that can’t be taught. It takes a lifetime to build and a minute to destroy. He has treated each member of our family as if we are his family. How fortunate we are to have him in our lives. Besides his great technical expertise and honesty he is a real professional in every sense of the word. Beyond accepting responsibility he has great ethics. His genuine warmth and caring for patients is a testament to the dentist he is and the man he is. Dr. Goodis has a passion for dentistry and dedicates himself to his patients Going to any dentist can be a real pain- not a stress-free event. However, because of his calm demeanor and terrific sense of humor,we have never had the need to take tranquilizers beforehand. Due to his flexible nature, he is able to adapt to different ages, personalities and situations. We highly recommend him. It would be easy to go on with praise but Yelp doesn’t have enough room. His staff is efficient but, just as important, they are kind, helpful, friendly and caring. C..S.- Long Beach, Ca

Darren Rutledge (Source: Google)


If you are looking for a great place for Quality Care and a Quality Experience then I would recommend Lakewood Dental Arts Orthodontics. My 14 year old son and I, (Almost 50), got braces on at the same time. The entire staff is friendly, professional and very organized. I am 100% satisfied with our treatment and I am looking forward to having that smile I have wanted since I was kid. Great Job to the entire staff.

Kelly R. from Lakewood, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Goodis and the team at Lakewood dental arts are TRULY the best! As a long time patient, I have received nothing but the best care. I’ve seen Dr Goodis for general and cosmetic dentistry as well as Dr. Fowell for my orthodontic needs and Dr. Bathaja for my root canals. ALL three of these doctors have a level of chairside/bedside manner that was above and beyond my expectation. The staff is always friendly, gentle and accommodating! Special thank you to Alma, Rose and Lenden. Alma for always being warm, friendly and welcoming. Rose in orthodontics is truly amazing. She was my go to girl for the entire time I was in braces. And lastly, Lenden in general dentistry has played such a big part in my care and creating the gorgeous smile I have today! THANK YOU LAKEWOOD DENTAL ARTS!!!!!

Tad Y. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


The entire office is very friendly and welcoming.  Dr. Goodis is very experienced and efficient + I like his sense of humor.  He knows I travel a lot and tries to fit me into his schedule the best he can which I really appreciate.  Last time after the appointment was done with him, he personally arranged a root canal on the same day with Dr. Batheja and they completed the whole treatment in one day.  Dr. Batheja was very thorough, flexible, and accommodating as well.  He explained details about the treatment, reviewed before and after x-rays and took time to answer all my questions.  He also personally called me a few times after my root-canal treatment to make sure everything was ok.  Being able to get all treatment done under one roof at a high quality clinic is very convenient and valuable.

Chantal C. from Carson, CA (Source: Yelp)


I fell in love with this dentistry. This location and staff are so efficient, professional, and show empathy to me when I needed oral surgery last year. Dr.  Goodis referred me next door to Dr. Gonzalez performed my procedure  and informed me of all steps of the procedure, before I realized it was completed I was assisted to my vehicle and home sleeping like a baby with very limited of pain. She was the very Doctor to text and check up on me the next 24 & 48hrs. I was amazed. I followed the directions. A week later I returned without any infections and returned to work. Another example,  Teresa assisted me with a billing issue that my insurance made a mistake she caught it in time we worked the kinks out and I was able to make the remaining payment without any additional fees. Thank you Lakewood dental staff for making my visits pleasant. I highly recommend this location if you want outstanding quality work.

Brandy Campos (Source: Google)


I took my grandson here for teeth cleaning and discovered he needed his wisdom teeth pulled. The staff is amazing and all the doctors are very nice. They explained everything to Sergio and on the day of surgery they allowed both Sergio’s mother and I to go in after surgery. He said he felt no pain and the next day his swelling was minimal and his pain level was well controlled. I am transferring to this office. I live all the way in Arcadia so they are a 30 minute drive, but they are well worth it.

Daniel M. from Lakewood, CA (Source: Yelp)


I want to preface this with the fact that I’m writing this review from a business standpoint. I’m a local photographer who works with LWDA on a regular basis. They are always punctual, polite and go above and beyond my expectations. Cathy and Dr. Goodis are very competent individuals and often times my meetings with them are interrupted with patients greeting them and the Dr. running out to check on patients. (Is that a bad thing?) I’ve never heard anything but exceptional customer service from the women who run the front desk in both the main office and the orthodontic office. They are a cornerstone of Lakewood and big supporters of the community. I strongly recommend them to all my friends and family.

Karey S. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I felt I needed to Yelp this wonderful office again! I called on Monday and was seen that afternoon! By Wednesday my procedure was complete! This is the nicest most efficient well run office in the area! Everyone is warm and welcoming and professional! I wouldn’t think of trusting something as important as your dental needs and smile to anyone else but Lakewood DentalArts and the sister office Los  Alamitos Dental arts! If you are searching for a new dentist, meet with Dr. Goodis. You’ll be a patient for life!

Karey R. from Seal Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I don’t normally review my doctors, but I think the bad reviews for Lakewood Dental Arts are such a shame. I started going there last year and have had nothing but great experiences. The staff is very helpful and have never given me false information. They are backed up with lots of appointments, but they are very helpful in putting you on a cancellation list. The rooms are somewhat open-air which made me nervous at first, but after awhile I realized that I liked it much better than being in a tiny enclosed room. The Dentists and hygentists have always been kind and understanding to my whole family. They have been great with my 6 year old!

L. S. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


As an adult who did not follow the doctors orders as a child to wear her retainer I, once again, had to get braces due to my teeth shifting. I was referred by a family friend who is in high school and loves it there. My experience there since the day I walked in has been nothing but great. Everyone is so warm and welcoming. Doctor Fowell and staff are always smiling and making me laugh. I can’t say there has been one time that I wasn’t happy throughout my time with them. I would highly recommend this office to anyone getting braces, young and old. When I have children, I will definitely bring them here! I will be glad when my braces get taken off, but sad that I won’t get to see the staff anymore.


Lakewood Dental Arts is your one-stop-shop for all of your dental needs including general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery and orthodontics in Lakewood, CA. For over 25 years, our doctors have put patients first and provided quality dental and orthodontic care for thousands of patients and families. Contact us today to schedule your first visit! Drs. Robert Goodis and Nathaniel Weiner, the founders of Lakewood Dental Arts, met while students at the USC School of Dentistry. Upon completion of their studies, they founded Lakewood Dental Arts in June of 1985. Their philosophy has been to provide the highest level of dental care to their patients at reasonable fees. This philosophy has served their patients well, as the pracitce continues to grow and has become an integral part of the Lakewood communtiy. Dr. Goodis completed his undergraduate studies at UCLA in 1978 before moving on to the USC School of Dentistry, where he earned his D.D.S. in 1982. He completed his general practice residency at the Long Beach VA Medical Center one year later. In practice for over 30 years, Dr. Goodis stays abreast of the latest advances in his field through active memberships with the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the Harbor Dental Society.