Linda Makuta Denistry
Linda Makuta, DDS:
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Linda Makuta Denistry
Linda Y. Makuta, DDS
Encino, 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


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: By appointment only

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

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


Dr. Makuta is fantastic and everything you could hope for in a dentist. She was originally recommended to me by my orthodontist after I started my Invisalign treatment. I was so happy with Dr. Makuta that I switched to her as my permanent dentist and moved my family to her practice as well. Dr. Makuta’s friendly personality made me feel welcome, and her equally friendly office staff were extremely patient as I worked out some problems with my insurance — they never once pressured me for payment as I resolved the issue. Dr. Makuta has always shown concern for my overall comfort each time I visit and always takes the time to explain the various procedures as well as the overall all care plan for my Invisalign treatment. She really puts effort into her patients’ care. Just a great all-around experience and I highly recommend Dr. Makuta as a dentist!

Stuart Kauffman (Source: Google)


Dr. Makuta is one of the best, if not the best, dentist that has ever treated me. She is efficient, detailed, and very caring/concerned about oral health and hygiene. Staff is awesome, office location is great, and Dr. Makuta is always on time for appointments (no sitting around the office waiting). My wife and I got very lucky to find her and I would highly recommend her. She’s awesome.

Jen Troy (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Makuta is one of the best dentists I have ever been to! She’s very friendly, incredibly knowledgeable, really listens, and does a great job. Last year I had to have a crown and Dr. Makuta made the process painless and I left feeling like I didn’t have work done. I always feel confident when I go to her. I just had a cleaning and the office was well sanitized and all precautions were exceedingly met. Making an appointment is easy and they send you a text with your appointment details. I highly recommend if you’re looking for a dentist!

Linda R. from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Makuta for at least 7 years and I can honestly say  she and her staff are the VERY BEST.  She has the best dental hygienists who are so sweet, patient, knowledgeable and give the best cleaning. My teeth are always  glowing after a cleaning and I can’t stop smiling. In addition I never feel rushed. The best and most thorough cleanings I have ever had. Also the receptionist is absolutely wonderful and makes scheduling appointments and paying a breeze. As for Dr. Makuta, she is a perfectionist and cares about what she does and cares about her patients. She is AMAZING at explaining everything and makes you feel so comfortable. She is INCREDIBLY honest and I trust her wholeheartedly if she says I need something done. You just know you are in  good hands with Dr. Makuta. She is also so down to earth and approachable. I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else and feel lucky to have found her!

Sara G. from Canoga Park, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Makuta sees our whole family. She is professional and extremely caring. My son has extreme phobia of the dentist and Dr. Makuta Has gained his trust with her calm yet confident approach.  She is honets, trust worthy and provides excellent care.  She is great with all ages, even checking our 1 yr old’s four little teeth.  She is the only dentist I want to care for my family.   We love Dr. Makuta!

Sue B. from Tarzana, CA (Source: Yelp)


Very comprehensive office!! Dr. Makuta treats the whole patient and not just your teeth. She is very thorough. She takes time to explain what is going on so that the patients have a good understanding of what goes on inside their mouths. Friendly staff. Great office for children as well.

Nadine S. from Encino, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is by far the best dentist office that I have ever been to! The dentists, Makuta and Moriguchi are thorough and professional.These dentists, their ofgice manager, and dental technician are friendly and take great care to provide the best service. They made my teen and preteen daughters smile, laugh, and look forward to returning. These ladies are tooth fairies!

Brendan Monahan (Source: Google)


Dr. Makuta is my favorite cosmetic dentist in Encino. She’s a kind and honest person that makes you actually look forward to going to the dentist. If you’re looking for a new dentist, I highly recommend you watch the video on her website to see how she’s different than all the other dentists out there and then call and schedule an appointment to come see her. She gets 5 stars from me. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Mohit Mehra (Source: Google)


My first visit to Dr. Linda Makuta was truly a wonderful experience. Not only did she make me comfortable, she took out the time to educate me on many different topics such as the X-Ray exams and Oral Hygiene. I appreciate the transparency and honesty with which she and her staff conducted their business. Highly Recommend her service!

Eleanor V. from Studio City, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I tried out five different dental offices where they were always trying to up-sell me until I found Dr. Makuta’s office. Dr. Makuta and the entire staff is honest, patient, kind, and thoughtful. They make sure you understand how to read your x-rays so you know what they’re talking about and how to best care for your teeth. I highly recommend this dental office.

An L. from Ventura, CA (Source: Yelp)


Great friendly and professional office. Sue the front desk, is very kind and helpful. Dr Makuta who I have known for a couple years, is very knowledgeable and friendly. She uses great quality products and instruments in her practice. The office is very clean, and I highly recommend this dental office. Parking is available in the lot or residential parking on the street.

Michael Tuday (Source: Google)


I have been a patient of Dr. Makuta for several years. She is a fantastic dentist. She combines the skills of a healer, an engineer, a scientist, an artist and a master crafts person all in one extraordinary individual. She has a very soft gentle touch and has never hurt me. It is as if she can feel my dental pain vicariously so remarkable is her ability to alleviate my discomfort. It has been probably 5 years or more since my last online review. I say this in order to demonstrate the enthusiasm for which I make this recommendation!

Alex C. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Makuta takes the time to ask you more than just basic questions about your dental hygiene. She asked about my over all health and took the time to ask about what was important to me. She is a great dentist and very trustworthy. I’m happy to be a patient under her care

Emily L. from Lake Balboa, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


All I can say is WOW!  If I could give more stars I would.  I needed a new dentist and Dr. Makuta’s office is what I was looking for and more!  Sue and Chelsea were absolutely delightful and completely competent.  Dr. Makuta took the time to go in depth with my history, concerns, and questions.  She is focused on your overall well-being and is extremely knowledgable, really listening and giving input based on her experience and research.  She was considerate of my comfort level and had great suggestions.  I could tell from how she was speaking that she has very high ethical standards.  I left the office feeling so grateful to have found this practice.  It doesn’t get better than this!  Thank you Dr. Makuta and staff!

Regan L. from Valley Glen, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Makuta is the best dentist I’ve ever had. Normally, I come out crying from a routine cleaning but not with her. She is so gentle, I can almost fall asleep. Now she is really honest about her opinions. She will tell you that you don’t need it and isn’t one to add treatments to line her pockets. She even did some cool treatment to my head when I told her I had a headache to help make it go away. Linda’s office is equipped with all the good stuff. Together with her great personality at making you feel at home, I can’t recommend her enough times to anyone. Go to her for some solid quality care

Hinda Majri (Source: Facebook)


I am extremely grateful for Dr. Makuta and her assistant ( and her office manager). They are amazing. Dr Makuta and her assistant both have outstanding bedside manners. Even when busy Dr Makuta tries to accommodate you and you truly goes above and beyond. She is Smart certified and is the person to go to for mercury removal. She truly cares about your health and I literally drive 6 hours just to see her. I do not want to find a new dentist where I now live. She is worth the trip.

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


For the first time in my life, I actually enjoy going to the dentist.  Dr. Makuta’s warm and caring manner is a delight, as is her very informative approach to treatment.  Her entire office has a friendly and welcoming feel.   My wife and daughter have followed me as patients and we are all very happy to be under her care.   Unlike other dentists we have had, she doesn’t try to oversell us on elective treatment and, when Dr. Makuta  recommends a course of action, you know that she is spot on. I highly recommend her as a family dentist to anyone in need of such professional service.

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


Dr. Makuta is one of the most trustworthy and caring dentists I have ever been to. I have autoimmune issues that have left my mouth very dry causing lots of damage and decay. She has managed to help me maintain the health of my gums and teeth, and has never taken advantage of my need for intense dental care by over charging or making me spend money on things I don’t need. I’ve been going to her for 4 years now, and recommend her to ANYONE looking for an honest dentist who genuinely cares about them and their overall health!

Regan Lau (Source: Google)


I’ve been seeing Linda Makuta for many years for all my dental needs. Now I have her servicing my growing family. She’s always been upfront on all my questions of what I should or shouldn’t do. It also helps that she’s got the gentlest hands when it comes to teeth cleaning. I’ve visited many dentists and dental hygienists and often felt traumatized and left a bloody mess. Not with Linda. I feel very fortunate to have found her.

Greg K. from Simi Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Makuta is a great dentist overall. She is very knowledgeable and knows all the latest technology for dentistry. I have been going to her for several years. She always has a good recommendation that is spot on when I need an intervention. I have gum recession and through her interventions it has helped me to maintain so my recession does not get any worse.  She is very warm, has integrity and is a good listener to what your needs are or what you might be going through.  I would recommend her if you need a good dentist.

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


I’ve been going to Dr.Makuta for about 8 months now and I couldn’t be happier with her services.  She is a fantastic dentist.  She is extremely honest and explains everything in a way that makes sense.  I got my invisaligns with her about 3 months ago and she has been amazing and very precise the entire step of the way.  I highly recommend her.

Lynn Wolfson Harrill (Source: Facebook)


The Doctor and her staff are very congenial and caring. Great care is taken with my comfort. I also received some excellent suggestions for improving the health of my gums and teeth. I can totally recommend her, and the staff.

Melissa Ziminski (Source: Google)


Highly recommend Dr. Linda Makuta! She’s highly skilled, knowledgeable, caring and friendly, and she is up to date on the latest dental practices. Her office staff are friendly and extremely helpful as well! So glad I found her office and have been happily going to her for the last several years.

Elizabeth Elias (Source: Google)


Dr. Makuta is great! I have always been hesitant about going to to the dentist since I stopped going to my family dentist in high school but I now look forward to going to the dentist. She truly cares about your oral health as well as your overall health. Dr. Makuta takes her time with her patients, which is hard to find now. I never had a dentist perform a periodontal exam so that was very cool!

Dave H. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I highly recommend Dr. Makuta. On my first visit she took the time to really explain what to look for on my x-rays which no other dentist has done before. She really wants to make sure you understand what you are looking at in case you ever relocate to ensure you don’t get taken advantage of. Who does that? She does because she truly cares for her patients! My first visit I thought I was going to have a bunch of work done. I expressed my concerns and Dr. Makuta ensured what I thought I needed to have done was not necessary. Where I think most other dentists would have just cashed in and did the work. That’s honest integrity! Not to mention Sue the receptionist is very friendly and really is accommodating. My schedule is hard to predict and I have had to change appointments. She goes above and beyond! If you are looking for a dentist stop now and schedule an appointment with Dr. Makuta. You will be glad you did!

Nancy H. from Woodland Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


What an amazing dentist Dr. Makuta is, and her office assistants are the best!! I was fit in the same day with an urgency and taken care of by caring and knowledgeable professionals! I recommend them highly!

Petra L. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


The first time I met Dr. Makuta I knew she was the perfect dentist for me, and I highly recommend her. Dr. Makuta takes great care of me and explains everything in a way that I can truly understand what’s going on. A couple of years ago, I needed a filling and she showed me my tooth on the computer screen with this tiny little camera, explaining what she was going to do. I couldn’t believe how fast Dr. Makuta was done with the procedure – plus there was NO pain… at all! I truly look forward to seeing my dentist!

Andrew C. from Encino, CA (Source: Yelp)


Had a fantastic cleaning today with Dr. Makuta in Encino.  She took great care of me and got my teeth looking and feeling great!  Staff was kind and she took XRays and took her time with me.   She even let me play my own music on my phone to relax me while I had a cleaning.  She was amazing. It was painless and the staff is very friendly and professional.  I highly recommend Dr. Makuta and her staff. 5 stars all the way.  Thank you so much for keeping my mouth healthy.

Jen Eldridge (Source: Google)


I have been going to Dr. Makuta for several years and she is outstanding! Like many people, I always hated going to the dentist, but now I don’t stress over it at all. Dr. Makuta is friendly and professional, and shows genuine care for her patients. She never makes me feel badly if I miss a flossing (or two :-)) but always encourages me to continue improving my health. When she relocated I continued to see her even though it is a 30-40 minute drive because I didn’t want to go to a different dentist. Highly recommended!

Robert Sainburg (Source: Google)


Personable – dentist of dentists – really approaches the patient care with scientific excellence – does not delegate – one on one – I think they should validate parking but that’s my pet peeve – excellence and quality. Very comforting and assuring.

Megan H. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I love Dr. Makuta.  She really took the time to make me feel welcome and cared for.  She went over my X-rays and health in detail.  She gave me great advice and recommend a filling I know I need by her showing me on the X-ray.  The best part, I’m confident she’s honest.  I had seen a dentist a few years before that had recommended two fillings and a crown that she said I absolutely do not need.  To know I am not paying for those unnecessary procedures is a relief! Her staff was helpful and friendly, too.

David S. from Simi Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


What can a person say about Dr. Makuta after reading the reviews? Dr. Makuta is a very caring person and it shows when it comes to your dental health. I like the fact that Dr. Makuta doesn’t over book patients. When you’re in her care the spot light is on you and not two other patients at the same time. I’ve never had to wait and on occasions got started earlier than my appointment time. Through Dr. Makuta’s gentle care and encouragement I’ve developed better dental hygiene habits. I’m very impressed that she does the cleanings herself. This in turn gives her the opportunity to really identify any areas that might be a problem in the future or certain situations that need more attention. Dr. Makuta is the best Dentist I’ve ever had over the past 50 years. I would highly recommended calling her if you are looking for an excellent dentist. Also the office staff gets five stars for their wonderful friendly assistance.

Michael Nelson (Source: Facebook)


Since I started going to Dr. Makuta, she is now seeing my wife and children as well as my father. My mom is too loyal to step away from punishments from her 1970s era doctor dentist… she’ll say see the light. Dr. Makuta is very caring, takes time to listen first, then explain what she sees, then presents options. She is always looking out for the best interest of my mouth, which is what I pay her for and why I refer my family & friends to her.

Melissa H. from Encino, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I just had my first appt with Dr. Makuta. First and foremost, she was a professional. She was also extremely friendly, patient and kind with me. You can tell she cares about her patients’ teeth and overall well being.  I would and will, recommend her to my family and friends.

Sarah G. from Lake Balboa, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’d like to preface this review by stating how afraid I am of going to the dentist. I was sure I’d continue to have this anxiety for the rest of my life until I met Dr. Makuta. She is amazing! Literally, she walked me through everything she was doing; X-rays, (I got to see them on the screen as she took them) checking my gums, everything. I found out my teeth are in much better health than I thought! Seriously, if you’re worried like I was and didn’t go to a dentist for YEARS, try out Linda Makuta, because she made it so much easier for me. She and her staff were kind, attentive and overall gentle and efficient in their work. Thank you, I WILL be back!


Linda Y. Makuta, DDS, PC offers complete, comprehensive holistic dental service and promotes overall wellness. We offer family, cosmetic, Invisalign, implant, TMJ/Orofacial Pain Management care. Each person that comes here for their dental health is given personalized attention and coaching. Doctor Makuta has been in practice for over 20 years. She has become a sole practitioner in her holistic Encino office. Her goal is to promote overall wellness through the medium of dentistry. Dr. Makuta is passionate about dentistry, health care and wellness of her patients. She has been involved in dentistry since 1985 when she was a dental assistant in Tarzana. Knowing since the age of 5 that she wanted to be a dentist, Dr. Makuta pursued a rigorous academic schedule attending the University of California at Irvine obtaining a degree in Biological Sciences. She then went on to attend the Dental School at the prestigious University of California, San Francisco, graduating in 1998.Dr. Makuta is continually advancing her knowledge in dentistry to benefit her patients. She is an Invisalign provider, places and restores dental implants, and is in the process of obtaining her Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry. As a San Fernando Valley native, Dr. Makuta is excited to be helping people maintain and advance their health in her home area. She has two children that keep her very busy. She and her husband love to travel and are big sports fans.