Marina View Dentistry
Lisa Ho Guinan, DMD:
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Marina View Dentistry
Lisa Ho Guinan,DMD
Marina Del Rey, 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: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Sunday: Closed





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

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


From the moment you walk into Dr. Guinan’s office, you feel welcomed, taken care of, and at ease. Her staff is the absolute best! Then you get to Dr. Guinan, who pulls no punches with your dental care but does so in a way that makes you want to do better for her. I love going to the dentist for the first time ever now that I have Dr. Guinan’s office on my team.

Jessica Owens (Source: Google)


Dr. Lisa is a phenomenal dentist and her staff is awesome. Like most people, I’m not a big fan of going to the dentist, but Dr. Lisa makes the experience as painless as possible. Everyone is friendly and makes you feel at ease. I highly recommend Dr. Lisa if you’re looking for a dentist on the west side of Los Angeles!

D. K. from West Hollywood, CA (Source: Google)


This has to be the BEST dentist office in LA!!!!! I have been going here for almost 20 years and I every time I have been there, they have treated me great. It’s not just Dr. Lisa Ho Guinan (who is wonderful) but everyone that works in the office has a great attitude and are so personable. They have all the high tech equipment. I lived over in Europe for a few years and would fly back to LA just to go to this office whenever I needed a dental work. It is a strange concept, but I actually enjoy going to the dentist just to see everybody there.

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


Dr Lisa and Team set the bar very, very high. Not only is their facility clean and professional, their approach to dental is welcoming and non-judgmental. Like most, I was terrified of the dentist and constantly canceled appointments due to the dreaded drill; NOT the case with Dr Lisa and Team. They don’t make you feel bad because you have a cavity and stink at flossing. Instead, they correct the issue and show you how you how to avoid dental work in future. Beyond the incredible people, you get a set of wireless headphones and can select any movie/show you want to watch on NetFlix during your appointment.

Sarah T. (Source: Google)


I consider Lisa and her entire team a true and immense gift. I LOVE going to have anything from cleanings to fillings done. They are wholeheartedly attentive, kind, professionals and immensely talented. I head in with absolute trust and always leave feeling better than when I came. My teeth are grateful for the gracious and wondrous care that they are treated with. I had avoided having an impacted wisdom tooth extracted for about 7 years but had full faith that the oral surgeon that Lisa recommended would be amazing, because she is so stellar. I finally gathered the courage to have it extracted and am so happy that I did. I will be without a doubt, a lifelong, devoted patient of Lisa’s. She is talented, kind, and an incredibly wonderful human being. No matter where in the world I find myself, I always come back to Lisa.

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


I have been going here for about 4 years. Friendly, helpful staff. Very honest and willing to work with you. While I am not a fan of getting my teeth cleaned, I have never witnessed any of the horrible experiences of my friends and coworkers.

H. K. from Marina del Rey, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Guinan is a wonderful dentist. Caring, considerate, honest, & gentle. It is very calming to be in her care in spite of the fact you are in a dentist’s chair!!! She is GREAT with kids. Patient and gentle and knows how to make them feel perfectly safe by just being who she is, not with a lot of contrived gimmicks – she really makes the kids feel comfortable. Probably because she is a mother too. I cannot recommend her highly enough. If you live anywhere near her office, or even far from it, go to her and don’t look back. She is the only dentist I have ever gone to in this area that is TRULY a doctor, and an honest one. Skip the ads/coupons in the Argonaut and bus-benches. I went to a couple of those back in my college days and they tried to tell me I needed 1000’s of dollars worth of work…..when in fact, I needed no such thing, just a cleaning! (my father in law is a dentist who did that cleaning and told me I was smart to walk out of those other places -so he is the only one I trusted back then but he lives in Kansas) So, around here in the Marina, Go to Dr Guinan. She is fantastic!

Brittany G. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lisa changed my life! I went to her after years of suffering from an eating disorder; With horrible tooth pain and terrible self esteem (she said my mouth was one of the worst she’s seen). She has gotten me to the point where I am now always being complimented on how nice my teeth are and I am always smiling! I’ve been seeing her for about 6-7 years and I will never let someone else touch my mouth. She is incredible!! Yolanda, Ericka and her whole staff are amazing too! YOU MUST SEE HER!!

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


I previously a horrific experience with a dentist, and a friend recommended Lisa. Easy to make an appointment and promptly got an appointment. The entire staff is very friendly and welcoming – it was as if I’d been a patient there for years. Lisa is awesome – very thorough, explains everything and made me feel at ease. I couldn’t possibly be more pleased with this place!

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


I have been going to the office for 20 years and I have had extensive work done there as unfortunately, I inherited poor teeth quality from my family. Lisa is the most honest, genuine and caring care provider I encountered in Los Angeles. She takes the time to explain what each procedure is and always waits until it is necessary to move forward with treatments. She also recommended different specialists for root canal and implants, both were excellent. I trust her professional opinion 100%.

Orly C. Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am afraid of the dentist- but Dr. Guinan is so nice and comforting, that I am less afraid of going to this office. She has great bed side manner, and will make you feel totally at ease while in her dental chair. Her staff is also great- efficient scheduling, no long hold time, and great follow up. I also love that this office is open on Saturday.

Amanda C. from Marina Del Rey, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am a dental baby. I avoided going to the dentist until I just couldn’t anymore. Then I went to Dr Guinan. She and her staff are so pleasant and professional that I don’t hesitate to recommend them. The Doc herself chatted warmly with me while the anesthesia set in and helped keep me calm when I was nervous (I said I was a baby.) You’ll be in good hands here.

Angela M. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Love this office, have been going for years. Decided to write a review based solely on my last visit for a FILLING. It had been awhile since I had had a cavity. I admit that I am lazy when it comes to flossing. I kind of just do it when it feels like I need it. That was until Dr. Guinan filled my recent cavity and showed me the entire process with a mirror along the way. She wanted me to really grasp what is happening to a tooth when it’s getting a filling. And let me tell you, it’s pretty horrifying! We think of cavities as no big deal but seeing her do the step by step process of drilling a hole in my tooth, pulling out decayed matter, and filling it back up was eye opening. I take much better care of my teeth now. Dr. Guinan is great in the no BS “I’m going to show you what your rotten tooth looks like” kind of way. And I love that about her.

Steven G. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Lisa Ho Guinan is the probably the best dentist I’ve ever had. She is warm, friendly, professional, and competent. She sincerely cares about her patients and doggedly fights the never-ending battle against tooth decay, gum recession and poor dental hygiene. Straightforward but never rude, she’s the only dentist I know who can jam a needle in your mouth without pain. Now THAT is a skill I can understand! Many dentists keep such tight schedules that they don’t even have time to talk to you. Lisa always finds time to talk to her patients and keeps them informed and on track. Her office seems entirely staffed by women, mostly young, and some almost absurdly pretty, but all are both competent and friendly. I especially like the fact that they text you appointment reminders! Awesome! Now I never forget an appointment! Her offices are located in a mini-mall dominated by a large building under construction. Despite all the debris and scaffolding, there is ample parking, and…they validate!

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


Lisa and Staff are by far the most accommodating Dentist Office in town. I had been going to the same Dentist since I was 5yrs old. I moved for a job and so the search was on. I started by going to see a Dentist in Century City (10 years ago) and he tried to up sell me on services I did not need. I did need the mouth guard, veneers nor anything else he had to offer. I then found Lisa through a former coworker. She was awesome and did not offer anything I didn’t need. I do not generally see anyone expect for her at the office. Note: If you have any questions or preferences it is best to take the responsibility to ask the call any Dr.’s office to clarify. Lisa’s office will go above and beyond to try an accommodate your request.

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


I actually look forward to going in for check-ups with Dr. Guinan! I just went in for a cleaning today. She’s always on time, and I never have to wait. I’ve been going to her for about 6 years now, and it’s always great. Today, I got some x-rays done, quickly and easily. The x-rays showed up on the computer screen and Dr. Guinan took a look at it to check for problems. She tells me that I have some plaque build-up behind the last tooth in each row, and I need to floss more there. Dr. Guinan always engages me in a conversation and asks how things are with me. And she remembers the conversation and she’ll ask about it the next time I see her! I love that! This cleaning, she noticed a defect in my gums (I also noticed it has started to bleed all the time when I floss there). She explained that there’s a pocket between my bone and my gums, possibly caused by having had braces. She told me to pay extra attention to that area to keep it clean. The gaps between my teeth are pretty tight. But when Dr. Guinan flosses my teeth, she makes sure that she doesn’t force the floss through and hurt my gums. When everything is done, I go to the reception desk where Yolanda (also extremely nice and friendly) gives me a toothbrush, floss, and toothpaste. I validate my parking ticket and off I go.

Stacey H. from Tucson, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I first went to Dr Guinan at the suggestion of my then boyfriend. He had been going to her for a few years and highly recommended I try her out. It had been 5+ years since I had seen a dentist, partly due to changing jobs, changing dental insurance a few times and partly due to fear…lol. Dr Guinan and staff were very accomodating, professional and outright friendly. I’m still a patient and have since recommended a few coworkers to her practice. AND once you’re a repeat customer, they offer Saturday appointments, but you may have to schedule a little while in advance. In my opinion, Dr Guinan and staff are the bees’ knees…totally boss…diamonds in the rough…jus sayin…

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


When I showed up at Dr. Guinan’s office I was in bad shape. I hadn’t been to a dentist in 4 years and I was dreading the visit. Not only was Dr. Guinan and her FABULOUS staff non-judgmental, but they made me feel so at ease that I seriously forgot I was at the dentist. Since then I have been back half a dozen times for cleanings and services and I have been thrilled every single time. It’s rare to get excited about a dental appointment — but I feel giddy when I get to visit the gals at Dr. Guinan’s. Dental insurance or not, I am a patient FOR LIFE!!!!

Kelsey McPherson (Source: Google)


I had to have emergency dental surgery and was referred to Dr Lisa Guinan by a friend and was so happy with my experience. They are all so friendly and professional in the office. I’ve had a few traumatizing dental experiences and this visit was wonderful. Would highly recommend seeing these ladies. You’re in good hands.

Tom Y. from Corona, CA (Source: Yelp)


My girlfriend went to Dr. Lisa Guinan for a complete check up because the previous dentist did not replace the crown she was not advise to receive. I was very fortunate to be a patient of Dr. Guinan in the past and she replaced 3 crowns and fixed 10 cavities that was not replaced for years. I recommend anyone who needs a dentist for their friends and family to make an appointment with Dr. Guinan.

Christine S. from Hermosa Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Who loves going to the dentist? Well, if you see Dr. Guinan, you will! The staff are so friendly and professional. Dr. Guinan is extremely caring and good at what she does. She is reasonable and really helpful. Katerina is my dental hygienist and she is amazing. I learn something new every time I go. They use ultrasound to clean your teeth, which is great. The office environment is laid back and I always feel at ease during any procedure.

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


If you need somebody who is honest and advises you in YOUR best interest she is the one. Her name is on the door which means a lot. She takes a lot of time to sit down with you and is just a very good person. The office is not much to look at but thats not what counts at the end of the day. In my case she advised me to go a way that she will not make any money of and I’m sure no dental group would have been so honest with me. Never trust a Dental group always seek the individual.

Grace Pacho (Source: Google)


Me and my husband just had our cleaning done today, after almost a year of searching for a good dentist. And I can say that my search ends here with Dr. Lisa. She’s great, I didn’t leave her place feeling like I’ve been robbed (upselling me with everything and finding unnecessary problems so they can fix and bill me and the insurance). The staff is were attentive and approachable, they seem to be happy to be working, not your ordinary stoned-face office staff who won’t even look at you when talking, good energy and vibes. Special shout out to the hygienist too, Jenica. I have to make sure she’s there on our next visit. Also, you’ll know the dentist is good when you call for an appointment and their next available time is 2 months from now.

Micah Hervada (Source: Google)


Dr. Guinan is a wonderful dentist! My husband and I both are treated by her. She is gentle, honest, and I feel confident recommending her to any friends and family. You are in good hands at this office!

Alex M. from Marina del Rey, CA (Source: Yelp)


Been coming here for ages & felt I should add to the rave reviews. Always had really bad experiences with dentists…& always a lot of work done…never sure if I needed it. Anyway was recommended here by a friend & actually do not mind going to the dentist now !! Always really friendly…on time & I explain everything so well to you. Don’t go anywhere else !!

Ashley P. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Guinan and her staff are so wonderful! They are quick, painless, and do beautiful work. They’re also great with appointment reminders. As a new mom, it was stressful finding the time to go in and they even watched my baby for me while I had my appointment. Can’t recommend enough!

Natasha T. from Gardena, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lisa and her staff especially Yolanda are the absolute best people. I’m super terrified of dentists and needles and they always make sure that I don’t feel any pain! I definitely recommend them to anyone who is a giant baby like me. Parking is a little difficult but they do validate. Also they give the best toothbrushes lol. She also sends out reminders through text which I can appreciate. It’s nice to have an office who cares about patients.

Cel A. from Brooklyn, NY (Source: Yelp)


Amazing! Wonderful! Kind! Professional! Dr. Lisa Ho Guinan is the best dentist I have ever had. For the past 15 years, she has been my primary dentist. Even after moving away to NYC and Miami, I always fly back to LA to get the best dental care possible with her office. On the 2 occasions that I had emergency trips to the dentist on the east coast, I regretted not being able to wait to get back to her office to experience the best dental care possible. Dr. Lisa and her staff have taught me so much about taking care of my teeth and gums and helped me to have and maintain my beautiful smile. Her team always calls and emails to remind me of my appointments. The dental hygienists often give valuable tips about flossing and brushing. She and her entire team are so kind and professional. They are the epitome of excellence. The beauty of it is that every visit to their office feels like a homecoming because they treat every customer like a member of the family. Whether you live in Southern California or you can find a way to fly into LAX for excellent dental care with this office, I highly recommend their services.

Katie K. from Tujunga, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lisa is just the best! And everyone on staff is wonderful! Ive been coming here my entire life, as my parents come to lisa as well. Lisa is very calm and she makes you feel very calm! Both my parents have very sensitive mouths. Lisa is the only dentist they will come to! I love coming to get my teeth done here because its like coming to see old friends!

Ian L. from Culver City, CA (Source: Yelp)


First impressions: 1) the receptionist tells you you’ll be seeing someone other than the doctor 2) and makes you wait 30 minutes after your appointment time begins My spidey sense tells me stars will start falling .. But then fate took a turn for the better .. 1) Cute doc (Miss Weng) assigned to my teeth cleaning 2) Couples Retreat playing on the TV (I like the movie) 3) Awesome and friendly receptionist 4) Free goodie bag with toothbrush and toothpaste (as a cheap Asian anything FREE makes me salivate) 5) Validated parking for up to 2 hours .. THANK GOD General suggestion for teeth cleaning: Rather than using the water jet to clean the patients mouth after each phase of the cleaning and polishing (and spraying water everywhere) just let them get up and rinse their mouth. Worked very well with my Bay Area dentist of 10+ years. Teeth felt clean and happy afterwards .. until I went straight across the street and grabbed a 960 calorie Chicken Fajita Burrito from Chipotle =).

Janine K. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I really like this Dentist! I moved from Germany to LA some month ago, so my English isn’t the best and especially not my Dentist English 🙂 But the staff is very patient and nice!!! I was very afraid when I came here for the first time (you never know what you have to expect in other countries), but they take care of me and this very good! I mean you can watch movies 🙂 In comparison to Germany this dentist is sooo great!! (I have never thought that I would ever say this about a dentist 🙂 ) I have never felt any pain during a treatment (just once and Dr. Guinan gave me an other anesthesia and it was over) and I haven’t had problems after a treatment. Since I am a patient of Mr. Guinan I can go to the dentist without being afraid and nervous. The only thing I don’t like is that sometimes they don’t talk to me. But I am not sure if it just in my case so. (Once Dr. Guinan had an emergency and I had the young dentist, without any comments- but she was good, too!) And another thing is amazing- I had problems with 3 teeth, and my German Dentist said- no they are fine, if you have problems try to change your toothbrush or toothpaste…Dr.Guinan took a look over the X-ray and found the problems (I didn’t tell her that I had problems at these teeth…She is amazing!!

S. T. from Emeryville, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have had a lot of dental work done in my life, so I’ve been to many dentists. I’ve never been to a better dentist. Everyone’s friendly and great. They’re genuine, caring, honest, diligent, thorough, and more than anything else, they’re just good people doing something they care about. You won’t be treated like you’re just a bunch of dollar signs. There’s definitely no hard sell of any kind, and they try to actually save you money when they can. Once I had a cleaning due in late November, and they noticed that I had maxed out my dental insurance for that year (remember I said I’ve had a lot of work done?) and suggested that I reschedule for the beginning of the year. The only downside is that sometimes they can be quite busy and it might take a bit to get an appointment. I’ve since moved to SF and am in need to find a new dentist (which is why I’m currently on yelp searching). Second thought, I might just take a trip down to visit some friends/family and try to schedule an appointment. If you live in the area and need a dentist, I can wholeheartedly say that you won’t find a better dentist.

Regina C. from Monrovia, CA (Source: Yelp)


I love, love, love Dr. Guinan and her staff: they’re friendly, knowledgeable and really look out for the best interest of the patient. When I changed jobs (and dental insurance), I so sad to discover she was out of network, I didn’t go the dentist for four years. (Yes, I know: gross, and it was totally my fault) When I finally went to see the HMO-designated dentist, they recommended a deep clean + copious amounts of Arestin, a supplemental drug treatment that would have cost more than $1000 out of pocket. I immediately called Dr. Guinan’s office for a second opinion. Dr. Guinan’s staff was incredibly accommodating, and got me in for a consultation within a few days. Dr. Guinan confirmed that the dose was, for the most part, aggressive and I would be better served to find someone else for the more important dental work. Her staff also suggested a new cost-effective service provided by the drug manufacturer to help make it more affordable. This kind of service and expertise is miles away from that dreck of a dental practice provided by my HMO. Dr. Guinan and her people really care about you, and I would recommend them in a heartbeat. Rest assured, the minute I get better dental insurance (or can afford to pay out of pocket), I’m going back for good.

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


I had what I thought for sure was a pretty serious problem with a tooth that had been acting up for a few days. I don’t have dental insurance and figured I was going to be in big trouble. After reading the large number of great reviews on Yelp I called and managed to get a last minute appointment literally within minutes. An hour later after some X-rays and incredibly sensitive probing and analysis I had a diagnosis and a treatment plan that involved little more than a visit to CVS for an off-the-shelf mouth guard. I don’t usually write reviews. And I was curious as to why SO many patients wrote reviews for Dr. Guinan – way more than the other dentists in the area. Now I know. It was one of the quickest, easiest and most efficient dental visit I have ever had and the staff was just as nice as the doctor. I think Dr. Guinan is “The Tooth Whisperer”.

Suzanna N. from Playa Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


I never knew I could feel this way about a dentist office. I had bad experiences with past dentists which I am sure many people have, but I also had those rare good experiences (a dentist in Irvine). My experience at Lisa Ho Guinan’s office was on a whole new level – AMAZING. I loved everyone at the front office who were just so sweet and friendly – the hygienist was so gentle and great and Dr. Guinan was spectacular. I had to have 2 small fillings and if I had know she would be as gentle as she was and with NO pain or discomfort, I would have taken a nap! Loved EVERYONE at this office and I cannot recommend this office enough.


Dr. Lisa Ho Guinan practices a full scope of general and cosmetic dentistry with expertise ranging from porcelain veneers to dental implants, crowns and bridges. We pride ourselves on having developed a unique combination of science and artistry to redesign our patient's smiles. Dr. Ho Guinan provides some of the latest advance technology. She graduated Temple University in Philadelphia. Her focus on advanced cosmetic dentistry ensures a beautiful healthy smile. Dr. Ho Guinan takes the time to get to know you and your dental needs. Dr. Ho Guinan and her entire team emphasize comprehensive care, quality and preventive dentistry. We look forward to welcoming you to our dental family.