Meridien Dental
Peter Pham, DDS:
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Meridien Dental
Peter H. Pham, 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

Offers ClearCorrect™? 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 5:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday: Closed


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

EC. T. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


To be honest, it was hard to find a dentist during the covid shut down. However, I somehow got lucky and found Meridien Dental online. I was on the waiting list and the office called as soon as there was a cancellation. The entire staff was very kind and gentle. The wait time was less than 5 minutes. Dr. Pham and his staff were extremely thorough. I got x-rays at the beginning of my appointment and after Dr. Pham reviewed them, he decided he wanted to do one more to just to be sure. He didn’t want to do anything before he was absolutely sure of the problem, which I really appreciated. After identifying the problem and before starting on the procedure, they walked me through the cost of the procedure – what my insurance would cover and what will need to come out of my pocket. During the procedure, they continued to check in with me to make sure I was doing okay. An added bonus – I got to watch Friends on Netflix the entire time! I will be recommending this dentist to my friends and family.

Shai Townsend (Source: Google)


I have been a patient at Meridien Dental since 2015 and have always had positive experiences. Most recently, I had a portion of one of my molars come out completely on the right side of my mouth and a painful food trap on the left. I was in pretty bad shape and eating became a chore as I could barely chew my food and often swallowed it half-masticated. Dr. Pham was able to get me an appointment within the same week and took quick action to provide immediately relief. I had two cavities filled in one visit and can now eat again without issue! Will be returning in two weeks to get some of my remaining work done. Thank you for always providing service with great care and at a reasonable cost. I was anxious all week leading up to the appointment afraid of what the financial damage would be, but came out spending far less than I expected to. Thanks so much again!!!

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


Went in for a general checkup.  It’s been a few years so I was a bit nervous.  Dr. Pham put me at ease.  He knows his stuff, is professional, straightforward and honest.  Communicates well at all times during the procedure.  I appreciated that he did most of the work himself and was gentle.  Did not try to sell me services I did not need.  If you think it’s odd I’m mentioning that, I have had that experience with other dentist, even with my kids as well.  That is not the way to earn my trust.  Overall, great doctor, will be taking my family here and will definitely go back.  Highly recommended

Wendy H. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Very pleasant experience.  The entire staff was very helpful and professional and the office was spotless.  I made my appointment with Dr. Pham to repair a broken tooth.  He was very informative, engaging, positive and in the end did great work repairing my tooth.  I was in and out in a reasonable amount of time.  I made my appointment during a work day so it was good to get back quickly and on time without compromising quality of service.  Looking forward to coming back to Meridien Dental.

Hunter W. form Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Pham has been my dentist for about a year, and for the first time I don’t dread going to the dentist. He goes out of his way to make sure that you’re comfortable, and that you’re happy with how your teeth look. (And you get to watch Netflix with headphones the whole time, which is great if you hate the sound of the drills!) Best dentist experience I’ve ever had, highly recommended.

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


Growing up, I never paid much attention to my teeth and as a result I developed poor oral hygiene. Then I lost 2 teeth and needed to get implants placed. Meridien Dental came to my rescue! I was really scared of getting the implants placed. All these thoughts were running in my head- would it hurt? How long would this take? How much would it cost? But? to my surprise the process was SO simple and easy. Meridien Dental kindly and patiently explained everything and made me feel so at home. It is amazing to see what dentistry can do thee days! In 2 visits I had a brand new smile. Thank you to Meridien Dental for my new found confidence ?

Cat P. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Pham was great! I’m one of those people who’s avoided the dentist for a few years. The truth is, I’ve always have had a lot of anxiety seeing the dentist and having a very difficult time being comfortable having work done in a chair. After 4 years of not seeing a dentist, Dr. Pham was ready to all my answer questions and help ease the anxiety. He really made me comfortable. To my surprise, the dental chair was more like a spa bed, and every station had its own hi-tech setup. I was able to listen to my favorite Pandora station but also had the option to watch a movie on Netflix or Hulu, which was really awesome considering I was there for more than a few hrs. On top of that, his staff was warm and welcoming. When I first entered the office, I thought I walked through the wrong doors since it feels and looks like a spa. I would highly recommend Dr. Pham to anyone! Actually looking forward to my next visit. Thanks Dr. Pham!

Audrey (Source: Google)


I have high anxiety problems, especially when it comes to the dentist. Being in a new city, it’s hard to find a dentist, which makes me even more anxious! I found Dr.Pham on Zocdoc and made an appointment since my tooth was bothering me. The office was really quick to respond to me for my appointment. So on the day of my appointment, I showed up and was warmly greeted into the office. Everything was so clean and bright. I was really excited I got to watch Netflix during my X-rays and cleaning. Dr Pham was super patient and professional with my anxiousness. He was pause and ask how i was doing periodically; which surprised me. Any other dentist I have gone to either tried to just brush it off or drug me for anxiety. I felt like he sincerely cared about how I was doing. I felt really comfortable which I had never felt at the dentist. He really explained thoroughly what he was doing during the cleaning and the procedures I would need in the future. I can’t believe I would ever feel positively about going to the dentist but I can honestly say that I am. Still a little scary but at least i know Im in good hands Ps my teeth feel AMAZINGLY clean 🙂 Thanks Dr. Pham!

Evanleo Ledesma (Source: Google)


Staff are professional and Doctor Sienna Palmer was excellent. I may have the worse condition but somehow they made me feel at ease (discreet enough with their terms so I would not feel uncomfortable). Although, as a designer, the walls could use more acoustics/buffers. But otherwise, it was a great experience. I could not asked for more.

Peter T. from Hicksville, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr Pham and team are very attentive. Clean office and flexible appointments, given calendar time, to be able to book long appointments to reduce number of visits. Very clear on dental health plan and next steps as well as insurance needs

Diana N. from Las Vegas, NV (Source: Yelp)


First off let me just say that I never liked going to the dentist before.. I have a ton of anxiety when it comes to going to the dentist so I spent a ton of time looking for the perfect dentist and I have definitely found him! Dr. Pham is simply amazing! His staff are really great as well! They made me feel so comfortable and they always made sure that I was doing ok and not uncomfortable. The office is simply beautiful as well! They have all state of the art equipment and to top it off they have a tv in front of each chair so that you can watch a movie or listen to music while being worked on. They also have small chandeliers in the waiting room that are so pretty 🙂 I loved the fact that after calling to make an appointment the receptionist called me to let me know that I wouldn’t have to pay anything out of pocket and letting me know that they already verified everything with my insurance so that there wouldn’t be any issues. And did I mention that they got me an appointment for same day?! oh and that they are open on Saturdays as well. I have to go back next week to get a deep cleaning and filling but I’m not dreading it for once. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone! I feel like it couldn’t get any better!

Christie Asselin (Source: Google)


I really have never met a nicer dentist than Dr. Pham! He’s also a highly skilled practitioner. Great support staff too. I am just one of those people who does not like going to the dentist, but Dr. Pham and his team always put me at ease. I drive across town for this dentist, which in Los Angeles… says a lot.

Melissa L. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I had such bad dental anxiety before I saw Dr Pham for a dental cleaning. I had avoided the dentist for a few years because of bad past experiences. I was able to make an appointment really quick and easy online. He really took the time to explain to me what he saw on the X-rays and was patient with my anxiety. I had to go back for a few fillings last week and saw a different dentist who was really sweet and made the visit as pleasant as getting a filling can be. She went the extra mile to make sure I was comfortable. Overall, the staff is wonderful and the office is great.I had such bad dental anxiety before I saw Dr Pham for a dental cleaning. I had avoided the dentist for a few years because of bad past experiences. I was able to make an appointment really quick and easy online. He really took the time to explain to me what he saw on the X-rays and was patient with my anxiety. I had to go back for a few fillings last week and saw a different dentist who was really sweet and made the visit as pleasant as getting a filling can be. She went the extra mile to make sure I was comfortable. Overall, the staff is wonderful and the office is great.

Chuck E. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to Dr. Pham through several friends; I must say this was a GREAT recommendation. Dr. Pham’s office is very clean, and offers a friendly + professional  support staff.  The overall experience was such a breeze, and in fact surprisingly pleasant. I would highly recommend Dr. Pham’s office to first-time patients in need of a regular check-up or dental work. The office has all modern imaging, and a TV for relaxation during cleaning Thank you!

Bman O. from South Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Pham is an amazing person as well as dentist.  He has a beautiful office with all the latest non invasive techniques and technology.  He makes you feel so comfortable and is willing to listen and make recommendations for my teeth that I feel comfortable with.  I highly recommend  Dr Pham for your dental needs!

Randy T. (Source: Zocdoc)


The entire staff was friendly, kind, and polite! I liked that I was asked why I didn’t like going to the dentist- it showed they wanted to make my visit comfortable and personable. I also really enjoyed the treatment plan which was individualized to my specific needs and with expected pricing for each visit/item needed. I was not pressured to make any decisions on the spot or to even make a follow-up visit, but I will definitely be going back here and letting all my friends and family know about Meridien Dental.

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


The best dentist! I’m a dental chicken but Dr. Pham will make every effort to make sure I’m comfortable. He takes the time to explain all the work that’s needed (and I need a lot) going over a treatment plan, best options and cost with me. He answers questions readily and will explain more than once if needed. All during procedures he will ask if I’m ok and comfortable and I’ve begun to feel a little less anxious. I needed to have a tooth extracted and just as I was bracing myself in case the novacaine didn’t work, it was over and I felt nothing. I’m sure Dr. Pham is also good with children as he has two beautiful children of his own and is a real family man The office is new and clean with windows giving natural light so there is no closed in feeling. the office staff are all friendly, relaxed and helpful. There is ample street parking as well as parking in the building. Conveniently located on Santa Monica Blvd in West Los Angeles.

Kimberley Dietrich (Source: Google)


Dr. Pham and his team at the office are great! The staff is polite & friendly. State of the art technology & equipment in a very clean, modern & well kept office. Dr. Pham is very professional, friendly and has great bedside manners. He kept making sure I was not in pain or had any discomfort while he was cleaning and working on my teeth. I hate going to visit a dentist but I had no choice this time because a filling came out. Dr. Pham made my visit easy & very pleasant.

Alex D. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


I hadn’t been to the dentist in an embarrassingly long time, and finally decided to make an appointment – and I am SO GLAD I did. I initially visited another dentist, which was not a great experience, but I decided to go to Dr. Pham for a second opinion. From the time I walked in the office, I felt comfortable and relaxed; their staff is super friendly and the whole office just feels approachable. I ended up needing a LOT of fillings, which I was super nervous about, but Dr. Pham walked me through the process and helped me set up a treatment schedule that felt doable. Through the course of my treatment, I’ve seen both Dr. Palmer and Dr. Wang, and they are both amazing. I never felt judged or intimidated, and never had any pain or discomfort during my treatments. I can’t recommend them enough!

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


Dr. Pham puts in the extra effort to provide a cheery bedside manner and make his patients feel relaxed and comfortable.  He did excellent work in preparing for my crown (waiting to have the permanent put on) and made sure that I was completely at ease during the procedure. He answered my questions in depth, and was very forgiving when I was almost late as a new patient having not filled out my forms and told me not to stress when there was a seeming issue with my insurance. His front staff was great and they helped me figure out all my insurance issues in little time.  I overheard him talking to a child patient during their visit and the kids totally loved him too.  I am sure getting to watch cartoons during their visit helps.  He is very competent in his work and did not sweat when I wanted to watch everything he was doing.  Overall great experience.  Highly recommended!

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


Dr. Pham has been my dentist for several years.  A graduate of the UCLA School of Dentistry, he does outstanding, meticulous work. He has a real aesthetic/artistic sense and actively applies it to his dental work.  Dr. Pham and the others in his office are very friendly, polite, professional and accommodating.  I’m always comfortable there, not to mention having the choice to watch movies or listen to Pandora during a painless cleaning or procedure.  It’s top notch place.  Considering the complexities of insurance coverage in today’s environment, before my visit I confirm with the office exactly how much I will owe out of pocket.  This has avoided any misunderstanding.

Samantha Kozak (Source: Google)


Always have a great experience here, the staff is friendly and quick! Not to mention I get to watch Netflix while I am getting my cleanings or any work done. I had an appointment last week on Tuesday and my roommate was looking for a new dentist, I referred her over and she got an appointment booked for Thursday – she also told me what a great experience she had and thanked me for the referral.

Lausanne Miller (Source: Google)


Dr. Palmer is the best! Aside from being friendly and kind, she and her team do excellent, gentle work and are great about explaining everything clearly so you have the best understanding of your dental health and practices. The office is really nice, including front desk staff and they seem to have the highest level of technology and services available. I highly recommend Dr. Palmer and the office.

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


I just moved to Santa Monica from Northern Cali so I’ve been trying to find healthcare providers in my new city. My friend told me about ZocDoc to find the best ones so I ended up just looking for a new dentist on there. Dr. Pham had some of the best reviews and the pictures I saw of the office looked better than any of the others I had seen in the area (and that I had ever been to for that matter) so I immediately was drawn to this office. I ended up booking my appointment immediately after on their website and they called me less than five minutes later to confirm. The fantastic pictures of the office that I saw didn’t even do it justice, it looked EVEN BETTER in person. The staff was extremely friendly, the office was bright and lively with the flat screen TV on, music in the background, and coffee or lemon water in near proximity, and most importantly Dr. Pham is very professional but extremely personable, and accommodating, to where it felt like I was only in the chair for 30 minutes. I also had the option to listen to music, watch movies/news/sports, etc. on the Roku they have hanging over the dental chair so I could relax. All in all, my experience at Meridien Dental was phenomenal, I pat myself on the back for choosing this office!

Rachael F. from North Hollywood, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is by far the most beautiful and brightest dental office I’ve ever been to. My family and I have been trying for years to find a dentist that we feel comfortable at and completely satisfied with and Dr. Pham is SO genuine and great at his craft, not to mention I felt like a whole new person with my new smile after I left. They also have a Roku hanging over the dental chair so I could feel relaxed and watch a movie, play a game, or listen to music if I wanted to as I had my exam done.

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


Dr. Pham came recommended by a good friend. Wow, was I happy I chose Meridien. He was courteous, professional and extremely transparent. Highly recommend this dental office. Everyone from the front desk to the dentists, everyone was professional and warm. Plus, having the option to catch up on your favorite show while in the chair is a huge plus! I found out they have been there during the pandemic for emergencies. I love an office that is there for its community when in need.

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


I can’t say enough good things about this place. (Particularly when I’m in the dentists chair, with my mouth full of dental equipment) and so I will type them instead. Ever since discovering this little Oasis here in Santa Monica, I’ve been consistently and pleasantly surprised with each and every recurring visit. What does it say about a dental office when you actually Look Forward to going back? Well the answer is obvious. From the levitating full cable monitors that hover over your head for your agreeable-neck-position viewing pleasure during every procedure, to the exceedingly (and I suspect genuinely) friendly staff at every stage of an appointment, my own visits to this office have been more of a pleasure than anything I have encountered before, dentally speaking of course.

Nika Bielska (Source: Google)


Dentists are usually people you don’t want to talk about, but all staff in this office is very polite and professional, equipment seems new and well kept. I was very well examined during my first visit, informed about treatment plan and given options, as well as informed about insurance details, which I was using hard first time here in US. Strongly recommend!

Anna Wayne (Source: Google)


After moving to the area a year ago I knew I would need to find a new dentist office soon- but was nervous and scared because of dental horror stories I’d heard about and I have an overall anxiety and fear of dentist offices. However, Meridien dental has completely changed my opinion of dental offices- everyone is kind, friendly and professional. I knew after the first visit that I could trust them. I found them on yelp- and am really glad that all the reviews were true!

Anna J. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Have been going to Meridien Dental for a couple years now and have been very pleased with both Dr. Pham and Dr. Englund. I was one of those people that hadn’t been dentist in a very long time, so was expecting the worst and it turned out to be fairly pleasant experience.  I now go to the dentist like clockwork!  Both doctors and all the support staff are friendly, easy to talk and very good at answering all my questions–which I had a lot of since I hadn’t been to dentist in a long time. They’re also very good about explaining what needs to be done, and what your insurance will cover. And the office is brand new and therefor in great shape and really pretty.  Plus it’s close to my office and apartment, so I can walk to appointments.

Paige M. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was recently referred to Dr. Pham through a friend. I was very pleasantly surprised in how I enjoyed my dental visit. The staff was very friendly and professional. Dr. Pham was very thorough and gentle. He was also knowledgeable and gave me great advices. I went into the appointment, thinking that I will need a couple of new crowns based on my other dentist’s suggestion. To my surprise, Dr. Pham told me that I should keep them as is since they were still in good condition. Unlike other dentists, he wasn’t trying to suggest things that I don’t need. Instead, he understood what I actually needed and cared about my wellbeing. I appreciate his honesty and professionalism. Asides from the great service, the office is also beautiful. It feels more like a spa than a dental office with beverages, comfortable dental chair and TVs.

Ryan L. (Source: Zocdoc)


First rate service. Our entire family has been going to this office for years. They are incredible from staff to doctors. They are gentle and very good at what they do. The office is very clean, everyone is friendly, and they are always on time. Highly recommended.

Traivs Dai (Source: Google)


Dr. Pham and his staff were great! I ended up needing to leave early and they were very accommodating to make sure I got everything done without feeling rushed. He answered all my questions and was clearly knowledgable about his work. The office is great, they have Pandora, tvs etc so you can relax during the treatment. Going to set up an appointment for my brother now and will definitely be referring other patients here, highly recommend.

Crystal M. from Alhambra, CA (Source: Yelp)


This place was great. They made a same day appointment when I was having some tooth pain. The office is meticulously clean with updated equipment and a TV available for the patient during the teeth cleaning! Staff was friendly and courteous. Dr. Pham was also excellent in explaining everything he was doing. I actually had a great time going to the dentist and felt relaxed and very well treated.

Caleb S. (Source: Zocdoc)


INCREDIBLY impressed with Dr. Pham and his team. I felt like he truly cared about my health and well being, and made recommendations I’ve never received before from any previous dentists. Most importantly, I’ve had a crown (NOT originally done by Dr. Pham) bothering me for NEARLY two years and after a few adjustments by Dr. Pham, the pain was GONE (and still is). My previous dentist said it was a problem with the nerve and that I needed a ROOT CANAL! Thank goodness there are honest doctors like Dr. Pham. Not to mention the office is as clean as a whistle and feels more like a spa than a dental office. HIGHLY recommend!


Conveniently located in Santa Monica, CA, Meridien Dental provides patients from West LA and the surrounding areas with top-quality, state-of-the-art dental care in a relaxed, spa-like setting designed to make every patient feel comfortable and at home. Dr. Peter Pham, Dr. Bethany Englund and the entire staff of Meridien Dental are committed to offering professional, compassionate treatments and individual consideration so every patient can feel confident in the care they receive. Patients at Meridien Dental can enjoy a wide array of treatment options, from routine exams, cleanings and preventive care, to restorations using tooth-colored fillings, crowns and dental implants, to cosmetic treatments for staining, cracks, chips and poorly aligned teeth. The team also offers comprehensive evaluations and in-depth treatments for early and advanced stages of gum disease, treatment for painful TMJ symptoms, full and partial dentures and sports dentistry options including custom mouth guards so every patient can get the best and most appropriate care based on their unique needs. The office is equipped with the most advanced technology, including digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, laser dentistry and computerized charting to aid in treatment planning and to provide an easy-to-access comprehensive history of your dental care. Dr. Peter Pham is a dentist treating patients in Santa Monica, California, and the surrounding communities. His goal as a practitioner is to ensure that each of his patients receives high quality dental care. Dr. Pham is a member of professional organizations including the California Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Pham pursued his doctoral dental degree at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry. Dr. Pham now holds certification in the use of Invisalign and Clear Correct. Patients visiting Dr. Pham can receive a full range of both general and cosmetic dental services. He provides tooth extractions, fillings, veneers, root canal therapy, gum surgery, dental cleanings, preventative services, and general dental consultations. He has had continuing education in replacing and restoring implants, and teeth-whitening procedures and treatment for wisdom tooth problems are also available. When he is not treating patients, Dr. Pham enjoys snowboarding, travel, golf, and cooking.