MKD Dentistry
Rodney Kleiger, DDS:
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Rodney H. Kleiger, 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


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

Dawn Y. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m an RN so you’d think that I would be ok going to the dentist.  I’ve hated most of my dentist experiences growing up but will say that I finally found “dentist love” for Dr Kleiger and his crew!  They are AH-MAZING!  I love how his office gets to really know you!  I can definitely trust that I will have my beautiful and healthy smile under his care.  He has a beautiful new office (not that this matters) but it’s clean, easy accessible parking and his office staff at the front always greets you with a smile!  If you’ve been timid to get your teeth checked out or are looking for a new dentist PLEASE try him out!  I’ve referred ALL of my friends there who are Dr Kleiger FANS now also!  Dr Kleiger thanks for all that you do!

Chris Barnes (Source: Google)


I had a great experience yesterday at Mak & Kleiger. Amid Covid-19 protocols, the safety measures were appropriate and professional. The staff was warm and welcoming, my hygienist did a thorough and superb cleaning, and Dr. Kleiger was welcoming and authentic. I loved it. Honestly, I’ve had great experiences over the years coming here. I’m a 15 year patient and happy to be so.

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


Wonderful experience and everything I’d hope for. I had a livingsocial deal for a cerac veneer and Dr. Kleiger was not only caring and careful but also took the time to create the perfect replacement veneer for my bad tooth. Moreover the artistry he and his assistant demonstrated in matching the color, shape, and fit of the new tooth was really very impressive and has resulted in a perfect veneer that beautifully matches the rest of my teeth. Even though MKD is not local to me at all I’ll now be making Dr Kleiger my regular dentist. Wholeheartedly recommended!!

Tyler B. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr. Kleiger spent lots of time with me, going over my somewhat complicated situation and making certain that I understood all the options that were available to me. I never felt pressured or pushed into doing anything, but he carefully about all the benefits associated with each different option. Also spent a lot of time going through each tooth and the anatomy of my x-ray, which many doctors are in a rush to get through (and often don’t even show you unless you have cavities).

Aimee Nowland (Source: Google)


I highly recommend this practice. For the last 8 years, my family has been coming to see Dr. Mak and Dr. Kleiger and we have never had a bad experience. Recently, I had a dental emergency, and was able to quickly get an appointment. The front office was so understanding. Dr. Kleiger’s expertise and skill made the process of repairing my tooth a stress free situation. I have my smile back! Thank you for making the process go so smoothly.

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.

Amanda Burr (Source: Google)


Dr. Kleiger was exceptional. He really took the time to explain what he saw in my x-rays. He communicated clearly without condescending, and was happy to answer questions. The dental hygienist (I’m bad with names but believe hers was Natalie?) was also wonderful. She was thorough but gentle, and was very kind without expecting me to engage in awkward small talk. The whole experience at Mak and Kleiger was great. Everyone in the office made an effort to make me feel well cared-for, and no unnecessary services were pushed on me. So happy to have found a great dentist!

Anonymous (Source: Google)


My family and I have been so happy and pleased with Mak & Kleiger DDS! Everyone that works there is pleasant, welcoming and takes their time with us when answering questions! We never feel rushed or like we are just a. number. They are very personable and do quality and professional work! We are grateful!

Carol Thaler (Source: Google)


I visited the offices of Dr. Kleiger and Mak yesterday. It was my first outing to an enclosed space outside my home in over 3 months. Needless to say I was nervous, but as I have been a patient here for many years I had complete trust in their ability to create a safe environment around CoVoid-19 for their patients. That is exactly what I found a very safe environment as well as a staff who gives complete understanding, patience and accommodation for their patients. Thank you all so much for making my visit the best it could be in these given circumstances.

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


Great dentist in downtown LA. Dentists here do the cleanings and I’ve had good experiences with both Dr. Kleiger and De Mesa. Appointments are punctual and quick. Waiting room is clean and quiet. Glad I found this spot, and no desire to look elsewhere unless my insurance coverage ends up changing. Highly recommended.

Debbie Vercellino (Source: Google)


I have been going to Dr. Kleiger for over 15 years. When I moved to Los Angeles, I went through three other dentists, before a friend turned me on to Mak & Kleiger. Everyone is nice, there’s no waiting (office is busy, but well-run) and Dr. Kleiger remembers conversations we had the last I was in. I won’t go anywhere else!

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


Somewhere along the lines I developed real anxiety about going to the dentist. I always put it off until I’m convinced my teeth are about to fall out. So today I finally went, a real ball of anxiety. I’m slightly embarrassed to admit I may have cried, but everyone and I mean EVERYONE in the office could not have been kinder, more patient and understanding. The only thing that would make this office better is if they served margaritas.

Marsha Ellis (Source: Google)


I’ve been a client of this dental office many years now and the dentists and staff are awesome! I’ve referred my parents and coworkers who also enjoy the care and professionalism in which services are provided. I would highly recommend this office if you are searching for a new dental care provider.

Elicia Banks-Gabriel (Source: Google)


Dr. Kleiger and team were so incredibly welcoming. The office is beautiful and in Suite 515. I am usually terrified of going to the dentist but I think I finally found a place I’d be happy to visit twice a year! Best cleaning ever and the most honest dentist I’ve ever visited in my old age of 33 haha. Also the only dentist that did the cleaning himself. Very happy patient and patient for life now!! Thank you so much!

Eve T. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I got a groupon for a $45 exam, cleaning, and x-rays. I went in yesterday for my exam and x-rays and had the best experience! The whole staff was really nice and the dentist explained the x-rays in detail – and he didn’t try to sell me any services that were necessary! The office is really nice as well. I highly recommend!

Rob Mcritchie (Source: Google)


I ‘ve been going to Dr. Kleiger for years and was so happy they opened up a location in downtown LA close to work! Caring, thoughtful, personable and very skilled. I have never had any issues with billing or procedures. With all the excitement going on in DTLA its great to finally have a professional dentistry service added to the growing list of neighborhood amenities.

Walter H. from Carson, CA (Source: Yelp)


I met the doctors at a LA Chamber event and got their business card.  Needed some cosmetic work done, so I decided to give them a try.  The work that was done was excellent, and I am very happy.  I would recommend them for general dentistry as well as any cosmetic work that you want to have done on your teeth. Go MKD!

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


I finally found my go to dentist in MKD Dentistry! I had multiple procedures done 3 days in a row and I found that each doctor and hygienist that I met with were all extremely friendly and informative. The pricing was very fair and they never tried to up sell me. I felt that they sincerely cared about my oral health and took time to thoroughly explain my situation.

Anabel Santamaria (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Mak & Kleiger for nearly ten years and to this day am extremely pleased with everyone I have seen. My dentist is Dr. Kleiger but I have also been treated by Mak and De Mesa, two thumbs up on all of them. Bedside manner is great, they are super friendly, gentle (love this especially) and of course very professional. I have never had any issues with any of their work – from fillings to root canals. Their staff is awesome too: front desk, assistants and especially Marge one of their hygienist. I always always see her… my teeth are in great shape because of her! I have recommended this office many, many times through out the years. Thanks for always taking such good care!

Bob Guzzi (Source: Google)


I went to get my teeth cleaned today at Makailas & Kleiger DDS. This was the first time I’ve been back since the covid 19 shelter in place orders took place. From the moment I arrived to the moment I left, I’ve never felt safer. Social distancing protocols are in place from hand sanitizers on counters, to plexiglass between you and office staff, to face shields and face masks on dental technicians. I left the office not only appreciative of their efforts to make a clean dental office even cleaner, but also appreciative of how great my teeth feel and look after my procedure! Thanks everyone!

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


Dr. Kleiger is absolutely the BOMB.  I’ve been seriously lucky in my history of dentistry.  But when my last dentist, whom I adored, retired, I was in a pickle.  And vinegar ain’t that good for your teeth.  Along comes Dr. Rodney Kleiger. Professional, nice, caring…and cleans your teeth like a pro.  Wait, he is a pro.  Ok, then he does a really, REALLY great job.  He’s trustworthy, gentle…all the makings of the perfect dentist.  Even if he IS a crazed Trojans fan.  🙂  I heart this dentist.  Go.  You will too.  In fact, I sent a friend there and she loved it, too!  And then I sent my brother there (they take his insurance, too! and he needed a crown replaced) and HE loved Dr. Kleiger as well.  Also, he has a great rating on healthgrades.  Booyah.  Oh, and his office is super modern and clean and the building is cool because it has a neat fountain in the courtyard and is gorgeous.

Elicia B. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr Kleiger and team are incredible!! The most honest and attentive dentist I have ever been to!! Literally telling all my friends and family about them. Also very close to the Red and Purple Metro line and several buses (downtown office). Just the best experience ever and I’m horrible at going to the dentist!! Lifetime patient now.

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


I’ve been with MKD Dentistry for over 4 years now and have had nothing but positive experiences. As someone without dental insurance (but still needs to get 3 cleanings a year), they have been nothing but attentive and accommodating. Mercedes, Dr. Kleiger, and all of the hygienists I’ve worked with have been awesome. I can’t recommend MKD Dentistry enough!

Aubree Lin (Source: Google)


My first experience here was phenomenal. Dr. Kleiger is very professional and honest. He tells you what exactly he sees with your teeth and what he recommends based on the X-rays and shows you the images. He is forthcoming about costs and what you can use that your insurance does or doesn’t cover. He went through whitening options after I expressed interest but he didn’t push me to do anything and I didn’t feel I was being sold something. The rest of the office was efficient and friendly. I highly recommend this office.

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.

Sarah K. from Big Bear Lake, CA (Source: Yelp)


I hate going to the dentist, and so does my husband, but when he needed to go because his teeth were literally falling out, we found Dr. Kleiger ..and boy, Thank Goodness! He is a wonderful dentist, explains everything and makes you feel comfortable.  The office is great – very clean and the examination/treatment rooms are clean and bright. They are really state of the art with computer programs that show your treatment needs, xrays load right onto the screen so you can understand and see what you need done.  My husband got his 11 fillings done, pain free and in two sessions, under 30 mins each time..and quality work.  You can’t even tell that he’s had fillings done! Very happy with Dr. Kleiger and will always go to him. Thank you!

Dana Foster (Source: Google)


As someone who absolutely hates going to the dentists or doctors, I felt a lot less anxious here than at any other facility I’ve been to. I had a chipped molar that was causing me pain and annoyance for a long time until I finally had to go get my teeth cleaned by request of my doctor prior to my surgery. Dr. Kleiger and his assistant (I don’t recall her name, sorry!) fixed up my tooth so quickly and efficiently, but I was determined to have needed two cleanings since I neglected to get my regular cleanings (curse my anxiety!). I was able to get both cleanings done within 10 days of my consultation/tooth repair and both hygienists were efficient and kind. Special shoutout to Marge (hope I got her name right) for her silly lesson on dental hygiene and microbiology lecture (which, as a recent biology major, peaked my interest haha). Actually looking forward to my next cleaning with her! Everyone at this practice was very welcoming, I highly recommend them to anybody!

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!

Carolyn Patterson (Source: Google)


I have been coming to Mak & Kleiger DDS for over 10 years. Every single interaction has been excellent. I have worked with two different hygienists who are excellent – my gums don’t feel torn open after the cleaning! Today, the hygienist Jerry not only did a superb, careful job, he gave me the best explanation of why we need to floss yet. Each dentist is kind and thorough. The staff is very professional. Be aware that you have to pay to park in the lot outside their building; it’s about $4.00.

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!!

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


I have been excited to write this review ever since I left MKD this morning! I am new to the DTLA area and have been going to the same dentist back home my whole life. I found MKD Dentistry through yelp and I am SO GLAD I did. The office is on the 5th floor and is super cute and clean. The receptionist, hygienist and dentist (I had Dr. Kleiger–definitely recommend if you have the option) were all so sweet and helpful. I could keep going but the point is, do yourself a favor and go here!!

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


Nobody likes going to the dentist, but i like going here. There’s usually no wait and they do their thing quick and hassle free, without trying to upsell you. Only stuff that’s necessary. You can tell everyone is well trained and experienced in all situations. I wish they did root canals at their office though, instead of referring you to another place.

Travis Fritson (Source: Google)


Great people, and great dentists. They are very communicative when they work on your teeth, and detail every item for you as they are working on them. They explained to me which items would and wouldn’t be covered by my insurance (after checking with the insurance I submitted to them – which you’re allowed to do without them “asking” for it first, since we’re all adults who should know how this works) and why they were performing each item on my teeth. They’ll show you the X-Rays, and very clearly display and explain what’s going on with your teeth with regards to what needs to be fixed. The office is comfortable, clean, and welcoming. Also, please don’t pick your dentist based on whether they validate parking.

William F. from Valley Glen, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Fantastic state of the art offices in a great part of Downtown. Great staff. Very thorough.  You feel like you are in great hands!  Dr. Kleiger is the best!!  My whole family/kids have switched from our Dentist of 15 years to MKD Dentistry and are very glad that we did! We live in Sherman Oaks and take the subway down.  Super easy and super fun wth the kids.  Make the switch!

Denise M. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


I must admit I’m a bit spoiled when it comes to the dentist.  For most of my life my dentist always cleaned my teeth personally up until the last 5 years when it was done by a hygienist.  I tend to trust dentist more that spend time with their patients and at MKD they do.  I currently don’t have dental insurance and am a little OCD when it comes to my teeth.  I’m also a Grouponer and recently realized I had missed my last 6 month check up and started scouring Groupon for a deal.  I looked over a few with mediocre reviews and then happened upon MKD dentistry and I’m glad I did.  Dr. Kleiger was amazing.  He provided a thorough cleaning himself which is a plus and he even provided an in depth tooth anatomy lesson as he reviewed my X-rays with me.  I  definitely picked the right place!!! Street parking is difficult to find and the lots are a tad expensive so bring cash and arrive early so you have more options.


Dr. Rodney Kleiger earned his doctoral degree in Dental Surgery at the University Of Southern California School Of Dentistry in 2000. While attending dental school at USC, Dr. Kleiger took various electives including pathology and was accepted into the I.V. Sedation selective under Dr. Stanley Malamed, a renowned Professor of Anesthesia & Medicine and Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Kleiger gained ACLS certification through this selective and moved on to teach CPR and local anesthesia and nitrous oxide administration. He was also member of the mobile clinic team and practiced dentistry extensively as he travelled with the team throughout California. ***THE OFFICE HAS A STRICT CANCELLATION POLICY, PLEASE PROVIDE 24 NOTICE AS A COURTESY.