Luis Guerra Dentistry
Luis Guerra, DDS:
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Luis Guerra Dentistry
Luis M. Guerra, 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

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 3:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Gia B. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Never have I ever felt comfortable about the dentist, however I can now say that has all changed. My mother has been going to Dr. Guerra for a little over a year now and has said nothing but the most amazingly positive things about Dr. Guerra and his office staff.  I’ll  be honest I was still not so sure, but my recent discovery of a large black dot on my molar gave me no choice but to find out for myself. I can’t tell you how unbelievably wonderful Dr. Guerra and his staff are, to say they are amazing would be an understatement. Dr. Guerra has the most delicate touch, he is calming and keeps you updated with each step he is taking. He was very attentive and overly concerned with my comfort level at all times. He was honest and informative. I have never felt so confident in a dentist in all my life. I am a patient for life. Thank you to Dr. Guerra and his staff for creating a whole new imagine of the dentist in my life. My teeth have never looked for felt better. I am so happy to have found you. I actually look forward to my next appointment.

Stef Wiles (Source: Google)


I have been a patient of Dr. Guerra for over 12 years and through two different periods in my life when I have lived in greater LA. What I appreciate about him most is his philosophy of maintaining the natural dental surfaces as much as possible, in other words he is a minimalist. Dr. Guerra is kind and compassionate, as are his staff. I drive from the South Bay to Santa Monica to see him, and it is worth enduring the 405 to do so.

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


I started going to Dr Guerra eight years ago when I moved to Santa Monica. He has done incredible work and has always been very professional. I had a cracked molar from a motorcycle accident and was experiencing a lot of pain. He was able to see me right away and through his contacts in the dentistry community I had a root canal followed by a great temp and perfect matching permanent from Dr Guerra. He and his staff have always been very personable and professional. I highly recommend him and his staff!

Chris M. from Beverly Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Guerra is hands down the BEST DENTIST I have ever been to! He is patient, kind, professional and his work is amazing. I’ve been going to him for years and recommend him to all of my friends. I recently needed an emergency root canal and not only did he stay late to see me, he made a personal phone call to an endodontist who also agreed to see me that night and stay in the office until 7:00 p.m. to finish the procedure. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Guerra for any dental needs. You won’t be sorry and you many even look forward to going to the dentist. I know I do! 🙂

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


I absolutely HATE to go to the dentist, but Dr. Guerra and his staff are the BEST.  So patient, so kind.  I was terrified when I had to get a filling and he was so understanding of my anxiety and reassuring.  The filling was quick and painless! Also, Kira does the most amazing cleanings.   If you live in the West LA area, you MUST go to Dr. Guerra.  I am a loyal patient for life!

Stef W. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am a patient of Dr Guerra for over 12yrs and I cannot imagine going to another dentist. When I first was referred to him, I was under the impression  I needed 4 crowns replaced based on what another (less ethical) dentist had told me. In the end, I only needed ONE crown and as has been his professional philosophy since that first appointment, Dr. Guerra believes in preserving as much of the natural tooth as possible. He and his staff are always kind, courteous and make patient comfort their highest concern. The drive from Torrance to Santa Monica takes planning for the commute, but well worth every minute. Great care, high quality work, ethical.

Amber E. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been coming here for over a year- and I absolutely think they deserve 5 stars for being a Dentist that I feel will not rip me off and honestly care about my teeth and over all health. All the girls are so sweet – perfect scraping and cleaning and knowledgeable about how to maintain my good teeth..and they talk to me like we are friends which I love. Dr. Guerra also double checks the fantastic cleaning I just had and checks the tongue for potential problems and my throat and cares if I smoke” which I do not” but I do not recall other dentist being so thorough. I love this dentist!!!

M'Sherry A. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been visiting Dr. Luis Guerra for almost 17 years.  His office has helped me with crowns, fillings, and routine cleanings.  In addition, I have never been disappointed with his referrals to specialists.  I sent my daughter to his office as a preteen and teenager and he was great with her.  His hygienists are always very thorough and competent.  I appreciate how Dr. Guerra cares about my overall dental health.  I love his warm, personable nature.  I haven’t lived in the city for 8 years but I still commute for my twice-per-year visits.

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


Dr. Guerra is absolutely the best dentist you can find. He cares deeply about the welfare of his patients and is very honest on top of that. He never over diagnoses like so dentists do. He is very gentle and practices painless dentistry. I have never even experienced the slightest bit of discomfort when he works on my mouth. I didn’t even feel the numbing shot! He even guarantees that the dental work will not fail! I have called him after hours for emergencies and he always responds right away. I can’t imagine going anywhere else. Dr. Guerra always goes the extra mile to make sure my dental health is maintained at the highest standard.

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


I was in for my dental cleaning and check up today. I had a new hygienist, Sophia, and I think she is wonderful. While she was very thorough, she was also very gentle. I have sensitive gums because of years of cancer treatment and sometimes in the past I have had to have my gums numbed so that I could tolerate the cleaning. I didn’t need any numbing today so I am very happy about the new hygienist. I also saw Dr. Guerra for a check. I have been going to him for a decade or so and I have always found him to be thorough and very gentle. He’s a really sweet guy and has taken good care of my teeth all these years. Unlike other dentists I have seen over the years, he doesn’t push me to do unnecessary work.

Steve J. from Riverside, CA (Source: Yelp)


My wife and I are big fans of Dr. Guerra and his team. They are all thorough, dedicated and very knowledgable. I drive from Riverside for my visits and am always thankful for his  professionalism and skill. I would recommend him to anyone.  A big plus is that parking is always available directly in front of his office.

Giovanna Innes Bell (Source: Google)


Never have I ever felt comfortable about the dentist, however I can now say that has all changed. My mother has been going to Dr. Guerra for a little over a year now and has said nothing but the most amazingly positive things about Dr. Guerra and his office staff. I’ll be honest I was still not so sure, but my recent discovery of a large black dot on my molar gave me no choice but to find out for myself. I can’t tell you how unbelievably wonderful Dr. Guerra and his staff are, to say they are amazing would be an understatement. Dr. Guerra has the most delicate touch, he is calming and keeps you updated with each step he is taking. He was very attentive and overly concerned with my comfort level at all times. He was honest and informative. I have never felt so confident in a dentist in all my life. I am a patient for life. Thank you to Dr. Guerra and his staff for creating a whole new imagine of the dentist in my life. My teeth have never looked for felt better. I am so happy to have found you. I actually look forward to my next appointment.

Leslie W. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Guerra and his staff are fantastic! I’ve gone to him for years and have always been satisfied with the treatment I have received. He is extremely professional and easy to talk to. I never feel that he is trying to sell me on a procedure or anything cosmetic. He definitely cares only about the health of my teeth.  His dental assistant Vilma is always friendly, and Elena, the new dental hygienist, is extremely gentle.  Anyone who is giving a negative review is disgruntled for other reasons and has an obvious attitude problem.  The dental practice is better off without patients like her. Looking at other reviews that she has given to other businesses, she is simply angry and negative.  I highly recommend Dr. Guerra!

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


After having read so many ghastly dentist stories, I would like to recommend Dr. Guerra.  He is one of a kind. He truly cares about his patients. I’ve spoken to a few in the reception area and they feel just as I do. He is also extremely gentle, something that is very hard to find.  He also doesn’t try to “sell me” just simply gives me options. I value and trust his experience and opinions. I live in L.A. which is about a half hour away but would travel anywhere just to see him. If you go to this dental office you will never want to go anywhere else! And no I’m not getting paid for this review!

Patrick K. from JFK Airport, Queens, NY (Source: Yelp)


I have been seeing Dr Guerra here since he opened the practice and I have to say he is a great dentist and a really good guy.  Always friendly and helpful, and he has an A-plus team with him.

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


I have been going to Dr. Guerra for 12 years, and he is an excellent doctor. I’ve had some complicated dental needs and am a very nervous patient but his calm and professional manner, and his warm and thoughtful staff have seen me through. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

Jasmine P. from Culver - West, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


No one likes going to the dentist but Dr. Guerra is unlike any other dentist I’ve ever been to! I’ve been to dentists that seemed to only be interested in getting the job done quickly so that they can move onto the next patient. I’ve literally had fillings fall right out of my mouth from not being filled properly. But Dr. Guerra and his team take the time to make sure you are properly treated and that issues like this won’t happen. They make sure you are comfortable and feel no pain throughout the entire procedure. Not at all like other dentists who just drill away at your teeth with no regard to whether you are in pain or not. From the minute you walk in, you are greeted with pleasant smiles and warm greetings. Dr. Guerra and his team make a point to create a personal relationship with each of their patients that makes you feel like you’re visiting friends as opposed to going to the dentist. If you’re in the market for a new dentist, you should 100% give Dr. Guerra a visit!

Angelo C. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I almost never leave any review, positive or negative because I always think that good and bad are the outcome  of the choices I make, so I feel very responsible about it and usually, I don’t give to the others the benefits or the blame but for Dr. Guerra I have to make an exception because he deserves it.  He is a very honest person, a very rare quality in our times !

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


Dr. Guerra and his staff are absolutely wonderful!  I was treated like a VIP from the time I walked through the door until the completion of my treatment.  Dr. G took his time explaining the procedure and was very concerned about how I felt before getting started. I felt safe and relaxed while listening to the soothing sound of the waterfall that was located outside of my window. I highly recommend Dr. Luis Guerra, he truly is a perfectionist and his work speaks for itself!

Kristin B. from Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Guerra is hands down the most HONEST and gentle dentist I have ever been to. I had a terrible accident in my 20’s…my jaw wired shut and subsequently tmj plus years of tortuous cosmetic dentistry to get me to where I am today. My friend recommended Dr Guerra to me claiming he was very honest and would never try to sell me extra things plus was very gentle. I went to him and it was the first time I have ever felt comfortable and not dreaded going to an appointment. He is an awesome dentist and my two children go to him as well! We love Dr Guerra and his staff is great, too! We love his dental hygienist, Kira! She makes my kids feel super comfortable and going to the dentist is an easy thing for our family these days! 🙂

Elena K. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been treated by over a few dozen dentists across the world and time and again I had to correct the damage done by a previous dentist. Until I discovered Dr. Guerra. His holistic approach to my dental health, meticulous attention to detail and flawless execution form a reason why I’ve been using his services for years now. From regular cleaning to the most complex surgeries, I know I can rely on him and his fabulous team to take the best care of me. I can’t overstate how important this sense of trust is for me. Thank you, Dr. Guerra and the team for my wide smile that’s getting wider and wider. I hope to never need to use dental services but since that’s unrealistic, I’m glad to be under your care!

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


My family has known Dr. Guerra for decades He was my late mother’s dentist and worked on her teeth despite her severe dementia. Dr. Guerra was kind, patient, and competent. Dr. Guerra was my son’s dentist since he was 3-years old. Initially, to introduce him to the concept of dentistry, Dr. Guerra had him sit in the dental chair, made a balloon out of the latex gloves and helped my son get comfortable with  sitting in the exam chair. Finally, Dr. Guerra believed me when I had pain in one of my upper left molars. He referred me to an Endodontist that refused to believe me, but Dr. Guerra referred me to another Endodontist who used ultrasound to detect the damaged root underneath my upper molar crown. I feel that what is awesome about Dr. Guerra is that he truly cares about his patients and tailors his dentistry to their individual treatment needs!

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


I worked with Dr. Guerra for 9 1/2 years as the only hygienist, he is the one that I finally allowed to do my vaneers. After 25+ years of wanting my front teeth to be fixed I chose him because on 4 separate occasions with 4 different patients I was unable to tell the difference between his vaneers and natural teeth (Hard to admit being a hygienist!).  I still to this day get compliments from every dentist or hygienist that sees them up close and personal. He does amazing work and is a complete perfectionist! His work is still to date, the best I have ever seen! I have referred EVERY person I know in the LA and Orange county area to see him. I am no longer working with him and yet I STILL refer so what does that tell you! I left my dentist of 26 years to have Dr G work on me and even though I currently live in Colorado I still go back to him for any and all necessary dental work. I read the one negative post below and find it sad to see such lies about Dr G! I spent 9 1/2 years working along side him and not once did I see unnecessary or “shotty” work and obviously I know his work intimately. If I hadn’t moved to CO I would have retired with him because of the pride he takes in his work, the ethics he lives in his daily practice, and the kindness and compassion he shows his patients. Don’t go to an office that tells you your previous dentist did such bad work that they need to “redo” the work… that’s a scam people! If you want a great dentist take my professional opinion to heart and go see Dr G! You will not be disappointed!

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


this guy is amazing.   Dr G and his staff were referred to me after i endured a dentist from hell scenario,  and seriously, i was living with dental PTSD.  Than I met Dr. G.   Dr G,  is a thoughtful, gentle and perfectionist dentist.   hegave me back the confidence I didn’t have in dentists anymore.   Now my whole family goes to him.  And even though he’s not the cheapest, he is for certain, worth every penny.   He had to make me a crown in front and the thing looks REAL.  His crown guy Hiro, would come in a color match the tooth right in my mouth!  They took this tooth seriously. We had appointments until it matched JUST RIGHT.  They care and take pride in their work.  Dr. G will take the time to make sure its PERFECT.  Not just okay.   And the result… It shows.    My fake tooth looks and feels real.  And the best part, i finally have a dentist i trust. Kira does amazing cleanings too.  She won’t stop until every last bit of grime is gone. Easy parking.  Friendly staff. It is a very personable, nice experience.  Dr. G even brings his avocados from his tree and gives them to patients during the season!  Good dentist and free avocados?  How can you top that!

Ken M. from Valley Glen, CA (Source: Yelp)


O.K. I just left my favorite Dentist and went for coffee with a friend and just for kicks I looked up him on Yelp I was not shocked by all the five stars but thought the crazy review by one person and that persons daughter totally nuts!! This review is totally real and I would imagine someone like Dr. Guerre if indeed he reads it would turn red because he is simply the best and most humble human being I know.  As a dentist he’s incredible and has helped me beyond imagination, he is the very best dentist I have ever had the pleasure of knowing (here come’s the part to embarrass him). I coach basketball in South Central for five years (actually used to, had some physical stuff and no longer do it.). Our mission was to get these kids college scholarships for young men who are gifted athletes.  I had a few kids who couldn’t afford a dentist, when I told Dr. G about this HE TREATED THEM FOR FREE!!! I have no reason to lie in this review I just truly think this man is a fantastic man and a wonderful dentist, PERIOD END OF SENTENCE!!

Lori S. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Anyone considering Dr. Guerra for their dentistry can feel rest assured they will be in great hands.  I am in my 50’s and after a lifetime of dentists ranging from bad to mediocre to “good” I can say that Dr. Guerra is in a class of his own.  I now understand what good dentistry actually is.  He is a rare find in his caring, his thoroughness and his standards of excellence in every aspect of his work.  He is truly a man of character. I feel very fortunate that I have found a dentist with this level of skill that is near my home and is actually younger than I am so I can be certain I will have good dentistry for the rest of my life!

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


Dr. Guerra is amazing.  I’ve been to several dentists throughout the years but he is easily the most thorough and patient.  His work is just excellent.  He also doesn’t try to push unnecessary procedures on you like some dentists.  Though I’ve moved several times through the years, I won’t change dentists and drive the extra hour just to see him.   I also have to agree about his hygienist.  (Okay, I don’t know how to spell her name.)  But she is really thorough.  Both are professionals of the highest caliber who really care about their work.

Lisa R. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Guerra is an expert dentist.  There are two reasons he is my dentist – 1) His touch is very gentle while working in my mout 2) His philosophy, in my opinion, is that he only performs work based on using the best products/techniques available and actual need or usefulness of proceedures.  (I’ve had experiences in the past of Dentists trying to sell me on work I really didn’t need done.) I feel fully confident in recommending Dr. Guerra to you!

Lisa D. from Mill Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Guerra is an artist a saint a fantastic dentist! Go to him! I fly down from SF to continue with his care. I fly in friends from NY! He is a genius. He does not know I am writing this. I am just a big fan.

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


Dr Guerra’s office is the best in town.. He is kind warm and exceptional at his job; every person on Dr Guerra’s staff is wonderful and caring. Thank you for always making trips to the dentist most pleasant as they can be for your amazing work… keep it up!!

Caroline M. from Venice, CA (Source: Yelp)


My entire family of 4 ( includes 2 kids) have been going for years. We wouldn’t go anywhere else.  He is thorough, personal and I appreciate tremendously that he and staff are honest. They aren’t trying to sell you unnecessary procedures like a lot of dental offices now do.


Dr. Guerra is passionate about dentistry and is committed to providing stellar care for each of his patients. Dr. Guerra values the trust that patients place in him. He enjoys aesthetic reconstruction with an emphasis on cosmetic veneer and crown restorations. Dr. Guerra earned two dental degrees - one from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry and the other from the University of Saint Mary's in his native country of Peru. In additional, he served as an Assistant Clinical Professor at USC in the Division of Primary Oral Health Care. Dr. Guerra enjoys playing tennis, traveling and spending time with his family. “I am committed to providing my patients with the highest quality General and Cosmetic dentistry. It is my pleasure to answer your questions and listen to your concerns.”