MKD Dentistry
Kenneth Mak, DDS:
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Kenneth B. Mak, DDS

MKD Dentistry
Los Angeles, CA (Downtown)

MKD Dentistry
Pasadena, 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: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 2:30 pm (by appointment only)

Thursday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


Monday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 7:30 am to 3:00 pm (by appointment only)

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


Dr. Kenneth Mak



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

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


I went in because I had a wisdom tooth coming in and all dentist were closed during COVID-19. It had been over 5 years since my last dental appointment. Alexies, Rudy, and Dr Mak have my praise! The entire team is frequently and professional! They ensured I received all the care I needed with detailed explanations over everything! All procedures to this point ( multiple fillings, and a deep clean) have been virtually painless and very pleasant experiences! 17/10 would recommend!!!

Megan Crossland (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Mak & Kleiger since I moved to the Pasadena area in the late 90’s — they are awesome. Highly recommend them. As they’ve grown, every new addition has been the same high caliber as their reputation.

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


Dr. Mak is really great and Mercedes is super patient in answering all of your insurance questions. She just worked out a tricky billing issue for me and went above and beyond to make it happen.

Mike Mello (Source: Google)


This place is top notch. Excellent synergy and coordination between staff, hygienists and Doctors Mak & Klieger. The doctors gave great interpersonal skills and I always leave well-informed and confident that I’ve received the most professional treatment.

David Gitter (Source: Google)


Very modern, clean, professional dental office. I feel very comfortable with their care. Certainly, there are dental procedures that are accompanied with some pain, but they strive to minimize the pain and discomfort that come from visiting a dentist. They send out email reminders for appointments, which is helpful. They also have a caring attitude which I appreciate. I am happy to recommend them.

Brenda Sansom-Moorey  (Source: Google)


This dental practice is honest, straightforward, fair, and highly skilled. The Drs. Mak and Kleiger don’t recommend unnecessary work and they answered all my questions patiently and pleasantly. Technique is excellent–I’ve never had excessive pain or discomfort as the result of a treatment, unlike some experiences with other dentists. I highly recommend this practice.

Robert R. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


Mak & Kleiger,  D.D.S. is the finest dental practice I have ever known or had the great good fortune to patronize.  All procedures are proactive; they, at Mak & Kleiger, are totally committed to preventing tooth loss and to improving and maintaining patient periodontal health in every aspect. The office staff of Jeanie, Patty, Teresa and Maria are always kind and attentive, and amazingly efficient. Dr. Rodney Kleiger, graduate of the famed USC School of Dentistry, is remarkable – I actually look forward to my visits! Please, if you need a dentist, especially one with whom you can develop a long term rapport, do schedule an exam with  Mak & Kleiger, D.D.S. on your next cleaning. I guarantee you would fly cross country to keep your future appointments.

Gabzilla D. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Mak is my all time favorite dentist. I found this place on yelp a few years ago, and my husband and I decided to check it out. We both had excellent experiences. Their staff is friendly, thorough, and super gentle with my teeth. The office is organized, efficient, and really helpful. You get the sense that the doctors are honest, and not trying to rip you off. So, my insurance changed and I had to go to a different dentist. Let’s just say that didn’t last long. We were okay paying a little extra for a great dentist. I had a couple cavities taken care of, and Dr. Mak and his staff are seriously pros. I was really nervous, but they talked me through every, and were always super considerate of how I was feeling. Five stars all the way!

Cindy Smith (Source: Google)


I always receive good service from the front office staff upon arrival, and I’ve recommended Dr. Mak to my friends who are looking for a new dentist. He is friendly, thorough and explains xrays and procedures that are easy to understand. He is also up-to-date on new technology in the field of dentistry.

Stephen M. (Source: Google)


Glad to have Dr. Mak and his assistant Sai today. Their offices are clean and inviting. Then make sure that the inform you about all that’s going on, what to expect, etc. Dr Mak is also very careful to ensure comfort as much as possible. Thank you.

Andy G. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I haven’t been to the dentist in seven years.  My teeth are very sensitive, and the last cleaning I had at my previous dentist was so uncomfortable, that I quit going.  Finally, I decided to make an appt with Dr. Mak.  After x-rays and an exam, it was pretty obvious I needed a deep clean to remove seven years of buildup.  Dr. Mak explained everything very clearly to let me know my options.  I let him know that I was apprehensive about the pain given my very sensitive teeth.  On the day of the deep clean appt, Dr. Mak did a fantastic job of getting me numbed up, so that I didn’t feel anything at all.  Already, I can tell a definite improvement in my gum health.  I go in next week to have the other half of my mouth deep cleaned.  Given how smooth and painless the first half was, all of my fear of the dentist is gone. Thanks Dr. Mak!

Cynthia Lundy (Source: Google)


Quality care, clean, friendly environment. Appointments are timely. Marge, my hygienist, is the best. She communicates what she doing, what I’m doing well or not, and is gentle. Both Mak and Kleiger are professional and throrough.

Lee Wong (Source: Facebook)


Great work very patience and highly recommend them. My children are very happy with Dr. Mak you be very pleased

Lisa G. from Marina del Rey, CA (Source: Yelp)


I just went in and saw Dr. Mak for a same day root-canal and it just confirmed that all 3 dentists here are spectacular.  One of my colleagues saw Dr. Klieger and said he was phenomonal as well.  Dr. Mak laid out all of my options, didn’t  pressure me into a decision, then carefully laid out exactly what he was going to do.  He was so great  with the shots that i didn’t  even feel them.  He does the shots slow so that they are not painful at all.  As far as the root canal, I did not feel any pain at all.  The staff, including Theresa, are all awesome, always helpful, and remember who you are.  What a phenomenal group of dentists.  I have been recommending them to everyone!

Jimi L. from Murrieta, CA (Source: Yelp)


Saw Dr. Kenneth Mak DDS …Last week for, the first time. He was the best and painless dentist I have ever seen!  He is flawless! and top notch! in dental procedures …with his state of the art dentistry office….He made me three modern cerec crowns and my wife two venner cerec crowns for her front teeth that look stunning!  …..We walked out four hours later complete with our new crowns!     He’s a grand slam hitter in dentistry!  Hands Down! and staff is supportive and keeping you informed on whats going on. The office is imaculantly clean along with the dental rooms.

Fabio K. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had been searching for a great dentist since moving to LA 3 years ago. I originally started seeing Dr Mak at his Pasadena location but was thrilled when he opened another office in a Downtown only a block away from my office. He is very thorough and conservative in his treatment. He takes the time to explain things and lists options you may have. Everyone hates getting novocaine shots, but he makes it as pleasant as possible. He applies numbing gel and he keeps the needle out of line of sight. To me this is huge! It’s the attention to detail, the quality of his work and equipment, and his professionalism that keeps me going back to him and referring family, friends, and coworkers.

D. D. from Glendale, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Mak is a great dentist and his staff is professional and courteous. Never a long wait. I started seeing him in Pasadena but I work downtown and his downtown LA office is perfect for my schedule. His new downtown office has state-of-the-art equipment and is well lit. I recommend Dr Mak to all my family and friends.

Jeffry M. from Altadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


My family and I have been long time patients of Dr. Mak & Kleiger.  I would like to express my sincere gratitude to these wonderful dentist, hygienist, and office staff who are so compassionate and kind when we enter the their office. Everyone there is in sync when it comes to you.  They all share a “family like” attitude which makes it a pleasure for my younger children.  They are thorough in their explanations, proactive in treatments, and just all around the perfect place I want my family to be monitored by such great dentist and such. In all, my family and I have been going to Dr. Mak & Kleiger for many years and will continue to do so.  They are amazing in so many ways especially when it comes to the welfare of your teeth.

Siyana Miranda (Source: Google)


Jennifer is simply the best – she explains everything thoroughly and is very careful and articulate when she is working (unlike other places that are rough and treat your mouth like road construction). Dr. Mak is friendly – overall would highly recommend.

Abe P. from Central LA, CA (Source: Yelp)


Usually, Yelp is full of two kinds of reviews. 1 star reviews from unhappy people that are impossible to please and 5 star reviews that were asked to leave their feedback from the business. This is neither one of those. I don’t have enough amazing things to say about this place. The office staff is amazing, they fit me in, working around my availability to get me into the office downtown so I didn’t have to go to Pasadena. All of the assistants were so helpful, nice, and thorough. Dr. Mak was extremely competent and truly just great. Jennifer was the best dental hygienist I have ever had – she was so efficient!

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


MKD Dentistry is hands down the best dentist I have been to in LA. I have been a patient with them for a few years now from working in the Pacmutual Building. Their office is on the 5th floor- great view, and super clean. They even offer an Uber service now if you are in the area (just make sure you request a day before). I went in last week for a check-up as my wisdom teeth were killing me. They squeezed me right in for an appointment that day and referred me to an oral surgeon for a consultation a few days later. After the appointment, I was still unsure at what to do and Dr. Mak called me back over the weekend, and even again the morning before my surgery to lead me in the right direction and give me the best advice. I was extremely grateful for his support and guidance. The staff really cares about their patients and makes that known. They have always been so personable, helpful, communicative and trustworthy. I highly recommend going here.

Dawn Sora Yang (Source: Google)


Their office is THE BEST! Hands down. I have been with Dr Kleiger for the past 20 years and it’s been awesome seeing his practice grow and thrive in Pasadena and the surrounding area. Their offices are super clean, the front desk folks are really helpful and kind, the communication and reminders about the appointments, additional payments outside of copay are extremely helpful too. The best part… the dental care is spectacular. They ensure that your teeth remain healthy and that your smile is beautiful. When situations happens with my teeth or gums, options are given to me, explained with much patience and then follow up discussions happen. I am so grateful to know Dr Kleiger, Dr Mak and his amazing team (love Michelle)! You guys are the best and keep me smiling every single day! Thank you for being your best for us!

Heather Lukas (Source: Google)


I had a great visit with Dr. Mak. He was very thorough in examining my teeth. The dental hygenist did a great job removing plaque in a gentle way. She also did a great job measuring periodontal gum health.

Steve Fickinger (Source: Google)


My relationship with the dental office coincided with a period during which my schedule became very erratic and quick to change. The office and it’s staff have been consistently understanding and supportive, far above what should be expected of them. Dr. Mak is a damn good dentist too.

Joyce N. from South Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


My family has been going to Dr. Kenneth Mak for 25 years..Whenever I meet someone they say you have the prettiest smile, I attribute that to my parents and special help from Dr. Mak. Last year I had to change dentist offices because of the type of  insurance I had.  I thought okay, I found another dentist for my family we did our visits was alright BUT I knew immediately that the level of care, attention to detail and just a feeling of overall goodness did not exist.  October was open enrollment and I could not wait to change coverages and get back to Dr. Mak and his amazing staff.  That old saying/song… “you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone”  it’s so true and I’m so excited to be back in Dr. Mak’s care. I am actually looking foward to my appointment… Lol! If you want an honest, efficient, and talented Dentist. Dr. Kenneth Mak will be your guy…

Sue R. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


These guys are fantastic.  Literally everyone here – the admin, front desk staff, dental hygienists, & the dentists are gems.  I needed a filling and had a lot of anxiety about going in to get it done.  They were incredibly supportive and Dr. Mak got it done in less than a few minutes.  He was very patient in answering all of my questions and making sure I knew what to expect.  I also was very grateful for Sai (apologies for my spelling).  Sai helped calm my nerves and provided a realistic expectation of what the process would be like. I really can’t express my gratitude in words for how helpful the Doctor and the entire staff was. This is as good as it gets – I travel nearly an hour each way to get here.  Highly recommended to anyone who is looking for a top-of-the-line dentist office.

Rob Hudock (Source: Google)


Today was my initial visit to Dr. Mak’s office. I found Dr. Mak to be very knowledgeable and personable, and I sense that he has a reasonable, measured approach to treatment. Marge was my hygienist for my cleaning, and I found her to be similarly very knowledgeable and personable. Additionally, I needed a consultation with a periodontist. The office periodonist happended to be in the office, and they arranged a consultation with him without an appointment. I’ve already referred someone to the office.

Suzanne M. from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Dr. Mak and Kleiger for 17 years now. Every time I go I can expect excellent attention from the front desk, they are always ready for me, even often when I get there early, they are ready for me early. The cleanings are thorough, and they always seem to be on top of the latest technology. The times I’ve needed fillings have been trouble-free with Dr. Mak. He is a master at what he does! They have a highly skilled staff there, and they excel in all aspects. This is a highly professional dentist, and I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a dentist.

Patti C. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


They now have a downtown LA satellite office! Been a patient of Dr. K for sometime now. Totally agree with other reviewers about his great manner & care… And how friendly the assistants & office staff are.  Now they have a satellite office on 6th & Grand. Great for those of us who work (or live) in the downtown area.  Very nice office building & space. Super friendly staff.  Also, my lil guy has been seeing Dr. Mak since he was 3 with no issues. They happen to also do well with kids. Definitely recommend both their Pasadena & LA offices.

Sara S. from Monrovia, CA (Source: Yelp)


I love Mak & Kleiger, DDS! I’m always treated with outstanding customer service from the time I arrive until the time I depart. I’m so pleased with the staff and the dentists! Dr Mak is extremely sensitive to any anxiety’s I’m feeling about cavities or worries I’m having about my dental health. I don’t even want to ever consider moving out of the area since I would never want to change dentists! I recommend them to friends and family anytime teeth alignment or any dental concerns are brought up. Five stars!!!

Michael Filson (Source: Facebook)


Haven’t been to the dentist in several years due to not having insurance and that I just hate going. Walking into MKD, the office was great. Great staff, very helpful. The office is very modern and love the current music playing. I think I just found my new long term dentist!!

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


I have found my new dentist! I have seen Dr. Mak twice and so far I love him and his staff. He is very attentive to your oral health and has state of the art office equipment that makes your experience even better. On my last visit I needed a crown replaced and I was very happy that everything was done in house and I didn’t have to wait for another party to make the crown because I hate those temporary tooth things. My crown is beautiful, the color is right, and it looks just like my other teeth. Thank you Dr. Mak, Rudy, and Teresa! My only con is that parking sucks! But hey all parking in downtown LA sucks.

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


I had a great experience at MKD Dentistry.  The office was clean, the staff was incredibly friendly, and Dr. Mak did a wonderful and thorough job. I will definitely be coming back. Highly Recommend!

Todd W. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


The list for giving five stars to MKD is long!  I have been a patient of Dr. Mak for 10 years and was really excited that he and his fellow dentists opened an office convenient to my Downtown office.  Now I can leave my office for my appointment and be back in an hour.  Wonderful! Their offices are spotless, have the latest technology and the staff is well trained, professional and courteous.  Dr. Mak provides all the dental services you need but not more than you need.  He has always been very helpful and consultative when I needed more than just the routine cleaning.  He is a highly talented dentist with a very gentle touch.  Over the years I have been seen by Dr. Kleiger and De Mesa and have had similarly pleasant visits.

Jacqueline B. (Source: Zocdoc)


I had an incredible experience at Dr. Mak’s office. I was greeted immediately by the front desk associate who had already researched my insurance prior to the appointment. Then, I had the most thorough and informational cleaning of my life. It sounds silly, but no one has ever taken the time to really explain to me what is going on while they’re working. Jennifer is a great dental technician. Dr. Mak was also very kind and professional. This is the kind of practice you keep coming back to for years


Dr. Kenneth B. Mak received a doctoral degree in Dental Surgery from the University Of Southern California School Of Dentistry in 1993. Prior to that, he earned a Bachelor Degree in Biological Science from the University Of California-Irvine in 1989. He was also Preclinical/Clinical instructor at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry for a year before practicing full-time in Pasadena in 1994. Since then, Dr. Mak has provided treatments and practical solutions to patients in all phases of cosmetic, general and family dentistry. He has extensive experience in dental implants and constantly keeps abreast with recent advancements in the science of dentistry. Dr. Mak places great emphasis on providing his patients a thorough understanding of their treatment options including state-of-the-art solutions for various dental circumstances and issues. I have been practicing in Pasadena since 1994 with extensive experience in dental implants as well as all phases of cosmetic / general / family dentistry. An integral part of my philosophy is clients have a thorough understanding of their treatment and options which include practical solutions with state of the art dentistry. Your comfort and confidence is my upmost priority.