LiveWell Dentistry
Shabnam Khanideh, DMD:
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LiveWell Dentistry
Shabnam Khanideh, DMD
Santa Monica, 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: 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: 8:00 am to 1:00 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:

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


I have had a lot of poor dental work in the past and I originally went to Dr. Khanideh to fix a root canal.  She was so gentle & amazing, I wish I would have found her years ago!  I normally get very anxious before even just regular teeth cleanings and all the girls in the office including Shay and Debra are so sweet, calm and gentle.  I never feel anxious anymore before getting my teeth cleaned, I actually look forward to my visits!  They truly go above and beyond for their patients.  I cannot recommend Dr. Khanideh’s office enough!

Lizi Ruch (Source: Google)


LiveWell Dentistry is clearly a great choice for a dental client. Up to date and reliable dentists who take the time, care and commitment to bring each patient to the most practical means to address their dental needs in the solutions that work for today and tomorrow. My husband and I both feel blessed to have been led to LiveWell by our former dentist.

Irene Miracle (Source: Facebook)


I just love Dr. Khanideh (and her whole staff). Mrs. Khanideh is so gentle and sensitive to your needs, and she does excellent work. I’ve had a couple of onlays that had fallen out which she replaced and so impressed with the results. She works with the precision and artistry of a jeweler. And the environment of her offices are so beautifully designed. One’s feels a sense of peace and well being upon the first steps into the space. “LiveWell” aptly describes this center. Highly recommend. Dr. Khanideh is AWESOME!!

Kimmy H. from Culver City, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr khanideh thanks to you and your professional staff for making me comfortable and warm during my procedure…. the blanket is a nice touch. Excellent job on my two fillings and my bicuspid looks amazing  smooth and matches my enamel. Thanks again!!

Laura Marblestone (Source: Google)


Wonderful practice. While visiting LA, I had a dental emergency with a chipped tooth. My daughter called her dentist at LiveWell Dentistry and they were able to get me an appointment right away. They did a great job and I was able to smile again. Highly recommend LiveWell Dentistry

Lola M. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’d gone too long without taking care of an onlay and some other things, mostly because my longtime trusted dentist moved out of town. After a long search I found the lovely Khanideh and feel like my search is finally over. She is gentle yet confident and does really beautiful work. I don’t have insurance and she was willing to work with me on pricing too. This dental office is top notch! Her whole staff is kind and helpful too. I am totally siked I found a good dentist on the west side (I used to drive to Glendale for my previous guy). Don’t walk, run to this woman for any dental needs. You won’t regret it!!

Robert V. from Beverly Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


I  was crushed when I found out my regular dentists, Dr. Yamada and Dr. Lim retired.  They have been the family dentists for over 25 years and I  was leery of finding a new dentist.  Doctor Khanideh was highly recommended and I was encouraged by a few patients of Dr. Lim and Dr. Yamada to give her a try.  I was impressed with the professionalism, kindness and consideration that Dr. Khanideh expressed toward me and her impressive credentials.  My wisdom tooth became infected and Dr. Khanideh extracted the tooth painlessly.  I received a personal follow-up call from Dr.  Khanideh the next day inquiring as to my condition.  Wow!  I cannot recommend her enough and I fully expect Dr. Khanideh to be my dentist for the next 25 years

Jesus Torrecilla Cabañas (Source: Google)


Dr Khanideh is a great professional, gentle and concerned. She takes the time to explain what you need to do to improve you oral hygiene. Yesterday I had a deep cleaning. No pain at all. Much better than expected

Cary Odes (Source: Google)


Everyone here does a great job and really cares about you and your teeth. Dr. Khanideh is fantastic, and takes the time to explain what you need to do to keep your teeth healthy. The hygienists are great too. So much better than the glitzy, but uncaring west side offices.

Lilly Z. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


If you must go to a dentist (and we all MUST), Dr. Khanideh and her staff are the BEST. The relaxing environment, and friendly professional staff are secondary to the quality of dental care I receive from Dr. Khanideh.  She is down to earth, but definitely a master at what she does. She definitely shows concern for me as a patient.  I have referred my family and friends.

Bill F. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I can’t say enough good things about my experience with Dr. Khanideh.  She is caring, skilled, and meticulous. I recently went to see her about a sensitive tooth; she immediately identified the problem, explained the options available to me and set me on the right course toward solving my issue– a quick and near painless experience. The entire team here is superb and they make you feel comfortable and looked after.  They are also great about finding options to minimize cost, which I greatly appreciate. Highest recommendation for the best dentist I have ever been to!

Arnecia Bradley (Source: Google)


Great customer service. Great experience for kids and adults. Dr. Khanideh and her staff especially Laila are amazing. My kid loves doing to the dentist. She started here when she was 3 yrs old and it’s been an enjoyable experience for her. There are several parking options, free street parking, metered parking or a parking garage. They have coffee and water for you as well

Julia F. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


My husband and I have been going to Drs. Pouyan and Khanideh for several years after they took over the practice from our previous dentist. We have been so pleased with their work, professionalism and kindness. We have had complicated procedures and simple ones.  All have been done perfectly and pain free.  My husband and I think they are the best dentists we have ever had and that’s saying a lot having lived in Washington, D.C. and New York City. Thank you, Drs. Pouyan and Khanideh!

Jenny Amin (Source: Google)


I love this Dentist! I recently went to Dr. khanideh for a check up and cleaning. I hadn’t been to the dentist in a while. She was super sweet and caring. She made me feel totally comfortable even though I don’t like going to dentist. The location and the office is nice too. I would recommend her.

Lou M. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


No need to wonder how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. You only need one – Dr. K. She’s been my dentist for nearly 15 years and I should have written this years ago. In fact this is my first review of any kind. She is amazing…kind, obviously caring, gentle, considerate. I strongly urge anyone needing dentistry, especially those uncomfortable with dental work, to use Dr. K. She is fabulous!

Michelle Mallahi (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Khanideh is an amazing dentist! I have visited many dentists, and she is one of the only doctors who I fully trust. She is very responsive, kind, gentle and truly cares about her patients. Everyone in her office is very nice and a pleasure to work with

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


I received the most thorough cleaning I’ve had in ages, the staff is kind and professional and Dr. Khanideh is warm and knowledgeable. She took the time to answer my questions and suggestion options. The pricing is extremely reasonable. I’m grateful to have found them and will be back. Thanks!

Alana Wilson (Source: Google)


Couldn’t be a happier patient. Dr. Khanideh and her team are the best. I moved to Oregon last April and fly down to receive care at this office. Leila , the office manager, took the time to ensure I would be covered while under OR insurance. I always love coming here- Dr. K is super gentle and knowledgeable. The best combo I think 🙂 These ladies are best and I am so grateful to have found them.

Cherylnn Pope (Source: Google)


Entire staff is always super friendly and helpful! They also do the hard and frustrating job of contacting the insurance company and persevering until the insurance company does their part. Thanks! And Dr. Khanedi is the best! She explains what she’s doing and why. She never tires of answering my questions. 🙂

Liesbet K. from Venice, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had my teeth cleaned for the first time by Dr Khanideh,  and I had such a good experience.   She is very gentle and kind,  I had x-rays taken and I was given a thumbs up,  no work needed now…no up-sell… I will definitely go back to her.    I highly recommend her.

Mina M. from La Crescenta-Montrose, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am SO happy I found this place!!! My teeth have never looked better. Dr. Khanideh is the best dentist I have ever had. I went in this week and I felt extremely safe. The constant sanitation and the extraordinary measures this office has placed is outstanding. She takes the time to explain everything to me. She truly cares about her patients and has made such a difference in my life. I ask so many questions and she answers all of them and puts me at ease. I feel so lucky to have found this office!!! I am so happy every time I come. I recommend this office to anyone who wants an amazing dentist taking care of their teeth!

Jeffrey Gordon (Source: Facebook)


Dr K and her staff are beyond professional. I have been with Dr K since she took over Dr Yamada’s practice and couldn’t be happier with the service she provides. If you are looking for a dentist in the area or are not satisfied with your current professional, I HIGHLY recommend Dr K!!!

James D. (Source: Google)


I require an unusual amount of novocaine to get sufficiently numb. Dr. was very kind and professional, and took all the time necessary and administered as much novocaine as required to ensure my total comfort. The work done here is thorough and of very high quality.

Michelle Mallahi (Source: Google)


Dr. Khanideh is an amazing dentist. I have visited many dentists, and she is one of the only doctors who I fully trust. She is very responsive, kind, gentle and truly cares about her patients. Everyone in her office is very nice and a pleasure to work with.

David A. from La Crescenta-Montrose, CA (Source: Yelp)


Going do doctors and dentists these days is typically word of mouth , but with Dr Khanideh it should definitely be a word of “mouth”.  She is so friendly ,passionate and also a good listener .She tries to use her experience to make sure that you leave her office happy and your problem is solved . She gives a part of her big smile to you when you leave!!good job

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


Dr. Khanideh and Dr. Pouyan are both excellent dentists. Their office staff is awesome, They are courteous, profesional, and friendly. All my appointments have been handled on time with no delay at all! The ambience in the office is warm and inviting. Dr. Khanideh also provided a complimentary consultation for my spouse with her spouse, Dr. Pouyan, who went out of his way to spend a good amount of time with an assessment and suggested plan of action. Very few dentists would do that! Dr. Khanideh also has an excellent professional staff to go along and that makes every visit so special. Dr. Yamada (my previous dentist who retired) had assured me that he is leaving the practice in good and safe hands and I am very much in agreement with that promise- I truly believe that Dr. Khanideh and Dr. Pouyan will keep a lot of people smiling and a whole of of oral cavities happy! Dr. Khanideh has a soft touch to her work on teeth and gums and I certainly take pride in letting her know that.

Rachel F. from Simi Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had to have extensive dental work done, which as a result of I became very aquainted with Dr. Shabnam Khanideh and her entire staff over about a 6 month period of regular visits. Many of them involved the kind of surgical dentistry that is stereotypical to why most people hate going to the dentist. Multiple root canals and the like. I cannot express enough how friendly and supportive the staff was throughout this process, which was at times both physically and even somewhat emotionally draining.  Having never had dental work of such a serious nature prior to this, i cannot say how the experience compares. However given the reputation that such procedures have, i was amazed how gentle she was. I was constantly asked how i was throughout procedures and efforts were made to provide make for a more comfortable process during the the most trying aspects of the treatment. I highly recommend Shabnam Khanideh, DMD & Mehra Pouyan, DDS. I cannot imagine a better outcome or experience given my circumstances. And ive received many compliments from people i know that the teeth which had to be capped look amazingly natural and inconspicuous.

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


I don’t often write reviews but I believe people who approach their profession with the highest level of commitment to excellence should be acknowledged. Dr. Khanideh and her entire staff fall into this category. I became Dr.Khanideh’s patient after my previous dentist of over 20 years retired a year ago. Dr. Khanideh has taken such good care of me and she is very, very thorough. In the past year Dr. Khanideh fitted me with a night guard and did some procedures that seemed to be long overdue. She is very patient and with all procedures spends a lot of time making sure everything is as close to perfect as possible. All of Dr. Khanideh’s staff, from the front office staff to the assistants and hygienists, are very friendly and a pleasure to interact with. I highly recommend Dr. Khanideh. She has a very kind and caring soul and will make you feel great!

Brian Lockhart (Source: Google)


I had a crown come out unexpectedly and called the office on Dr Khanideh’s day off for an emergency appt. She came in good-spirited, fixed my tooth and scheduled my follow up appt to permanently fix the problem. LiveWell is the absolute best…hands down!

Bret Rowe (Source: Google)


During my standard teeth cleaning the technician, Helen, was very professional and did a very thorough job. Dr. Khanideh performed the final examination and summary and was very professional and friendly. The office is very organized, clean and easy to access as well. Will return for my next cleaning —

Asako Oshiro (Source: Facebook)


Very professional and courteous dental practice! Dr. Khanideh and her dental hygienists are very gentle when they work on your teeth so I would highly recommend them for anyone!

Boneless M. from Central LA, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had a great experience here and I was very well taken care of. Dr. Khanideh was very clear on her instructions on what I’m supposed to do now that I have braces. The hygienist was gentle with my cleaning. I recommend LiveWell Dentistry to anyone.

Elenie Opffer (Source: Facebook)


LiveWell Dentistry lives up to its name! Very supportive and knowledgeable. I learned things no other dentist in my 63 years on the planet every told me! She also let me a range of solutions to my dental issues so I’d have a choice in how much I wanted to spend

Andrew Nappin (Source: Google)


The entire team at live well dentistry make having your teeth attended to, into something you don’t have to associate with pain or anxiety in anyway at all. I was Needing a new dentist given I moved locations and this location was ideal for me. They have wonderful staff and a fresh feel, aesthetic and new equipment in addition to being unbelievably gentle when they are working on you. It’s one of the few places I’ve been to where all the stuff are interested in your overall well-being. Thank you so much to the team there and see you all soon!!

Kate R. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was so pleased to meet this wonderful husband and wife doctor team. I found myself nervously in need of a few procedures and relieved they provided me with extradinairy care and high-end dental work. The staff is completely competent to deal with insurance companies. As a very picky consumer especially when it comes to my healthcare and dental, I was previously with an extremely accomplished dentist in Beverly Hills, up on all the latest technology but recently retired. Living in Santa Monica, I decided to search a more local option and thrilled to recieve the same great care without having to drive across town. I strongly recommend LiveWell Dentistry.


LiveWell Dentistry is the dental care experts for children and adults in the Santa Monica and the nearby communities of West Los Angeles, Brentwood, Westwood, Culver City, Venice and Pacific Palisades. Our dental practice prides itself on helping our patients restore and enhance natural beauty of their smiles. Through our state of the art equipment, expert dental care professionals and gentle, yet effective dental treatments, we set the bar high in quality dental care. That's because we truly care about each one of our patients, and we want to see their smiles shine proudly and happily, to help them live well, through LiveWell Dentistry! Our Chief Dental care expert, Dr. Shabnam Khanideh, has been the local family dentist to so many in the LA community. And it's no wonder. Dr. Khanideh and her team have a well-known reputation for taking the scare out of dental care! At Livewell, we make our patients feel comfortable and stress-free throughout any of our procedures. Our dental care experts have intricate knowledge of the top dental procedures our patients need the most. Dr. Khanideh graduated with a degree of biology from UC Irvine. Her interest in healthcare and attention to detail drew her to dentistry. She chose Boston University School of Dentistry, which has the distinction of offering state-of-the-art technology and innovation. She shined during her clinical years with her excellent work and exceptional chair-side manner. After graduation, her interest in esthetic and cosmetic dentistry attracted her to continuing her education in a residency at the renowned Los Angeles Institute and the prestigious Spear Education Center. Dr. Khanideh has an unparalleled dedication to make patients feel at ease during dental visits. She achieves this by building a personal relationship with each patient and treating them as if they were her family. Her belief is that a healthy mouth, a healthy body and a healthy mind are all intertwined and make a person beautiful, inside and out. Dr. Khanideh and Dr. Pouyan have been married since 2010 and they have a little girl name Ava. They both enjoy outdoor activities with her.