Nima Mashkouri Dentsitry
Nima Mashkouri, DMD:
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Nima Mashkouri Dentsitry
Nima Mashkouri, DMD
Santa Monica, CA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Pediatric dental care

Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm (by appointment only)





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

Ashlyn H. from Gilbert, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I was having pain and swelling in my mouth that was getting increasingly worse. It was a Saturday and I was stressed that I wouldn’t be able to get into a dentist soon enough. I submitted an appointment request on their website and I got a call back within 30 minutes Dr. Mashkouri scheduled me to come in the same day. He and his assistant were very kind and helpful, and I got my problem taken care of while I was there. He was very warm and welcoming. I highly recommend him!

Mehrsa Javanmard (Source: Google)


I was in so much pain crying and was not able to even speak and I was not able to find anyone who could do a root-canal on my moral tooth in the back since it was a difficult one to fix . Every dental office that I called was closed because of this pandemic situation and no one was seeing new or emergency patient. Then I found him and he was really nice and told me he would see me right away because I had so much pain and opened his office for me . He did my treatment right away and it was truly the most comfortable painless root canal procedure EVER . In addition , his office and staff were so professional and friendly that I felt like I knew them for so long because of how kind and friendly they treated me. I really appreciate him and his staff. I went from 10 out 10 pain level to 0 out of 10 in one day. He did not even charge me extra even though it was an emergency walk in. They are amazing and I highly recommend this office. Such an amazing and knowledgeable dentist.

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


I went to Dr. Mashkouri looking for a dentist and I left my appointment having made a new friend. Dr. Mashkouri is by far the best dentist I have been to in my life! Having lived in different countries in different parts of the world I have seen a lot of different dentists in my time. Some good. Some not so good. Dr. Mashkouri transcends any other dentist I have ever met. He is so thorough and uses all his professional expertise to figure out exactly what’s going on your mouth. He doesn’t try and oversell you on anything and helps keep you calm throughout the appointment. His assistant is very nice and friendly as well. This is by far the best team I have ever been to. Thanks again! Much love

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


Dr. Mashkouri is a real mensch!  I needed an emergency procedure due to an abscess over a broken tooth that needed extraction.  I was in level 12 pain, basically feeling as if my face had exploded.  I reached out to him for an emergency appointment, and unfortunately his office was closed that day.  Nevertheless he promptly responded to me by email, and accommodated me with an appointment the following morning and a referral to a highly regarded colleague to be seen that day.  I saw his colleague who was fantastic, but my gratitude to Dr. Mashkouri is through the roof.  He had no incentive to take time out of his day off to help me out, but he did and deserves the acknowledgement.  Dr. Mashkouri is wonderful person.

Lice Cannington (Source: Google)


Dr. Nima is a wonderful dentist! He takes the time to explain to me exactly what he is going to do and why. His positive energy and confidence puts my mind at ease whenever I have to do dental work. I highly recommend his practice for not only dental work but also teeth cleanings. His hygienists are lovely.  The staff can always find a way to fit me in. I couldn’t be happier.

Lameece Issaq (Source: Google)


I can’t say enough about Dr. Mashkouri and his team. I went in to have some botched cosmetic work fixed, and Dr. Mashkouri was not only kind and sympathetic, but fixed the issue quickly and brilliantly. He has a great eye and talked me through the entire process. I was so relieved, and my teeth look fantastic! Excellent service by the staff, who were patient and warm, and Rebecca, the technician, chased me down the street to return my purse when I forgot it in their office! And it was at the end of their day, which tells you something about their professionalism. Amazing people, so grateful I found Dr. Mashkouri!

Kevin Mitchell (Source: Google)


I had a dental emergency, intense pain from one of my wisdom teeth. I called Dr. Mashkouri’s office and was seen the same day, within a few hours. Turns out he had to extract the tooth, which he did for me immediately. The procedure went so smoothly and I already feel better. As someone who spent years avoiding the dentist, this experience far exceeded my expectations. I plan to go back for more routine work, and I would not hesitate to send family to Dr. Mashkouri for anything they need. He and his staff were fantastic, everyone was so friendly and helped ease my fears of dental work. I highly recommend him if you need a dentist.

Theresa Caampued (Source: Google)


I rarely write reviews. However, Dr. Nima Mashkouri deserves a 5 star review. I was a demanding dental patient because I was moving out of state in less than a month. My first dental appointment was on August 19, 2019 for emergency dental pain on one molar that was unbearable. I was also having intermittent pain on 2 other teeth but that pain was only slight and tolerable. It turned out 3 teeth were severely decayed because I waited too long. Dr. Nima Mashkouri was able to perform 2 root canals and provide a new crown for a tooth that decayed under an old crown. After one of the root canals on a wisdom tooth, I was still having slight pain. Due to the time constraint, he went out of his way to double check that he didn’t miss a root. He then sent me to a specialist to further investigate for this possibility. The specialist’s consultation was inconclusive as well. Dr. Nima then explained that because this was a wisdom tooth, it wasn’t essential and that I should wait to see if the pain subsides.

Shaheen (Source: Google)


Dr Mashkouri has been my dentist for more than ten years. He has excellent bedside manner and is very attentive to his patients. His diagnostic ability is excellent and his recommendations have been flawless. His staff are very professional and helpful. I have recommended him to several of my friends and they have all been happy with services they have received from him and his staff.

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


A very best experience ever at Paradise Dental in Santa Monica Ca. I had a bad experience at other dental places in the past, which in my mind everytime I will hear “dentist”  there was a remark about pain, pain, pain. At Paradise Dental with Dr. Nima my experience was the best very careful during procedure no pain at all and very professional, overall Dr. Nima cares about your well being plus it is a very comfortable place to be and very friendly  attentive staff. Thank You! Dr. Nima for changing my expectation and my confidence toward my dental experience again. I recommend anyone who is looking for a Dentist you won’t regret it, you will thank me for this recommendation trust me! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Niyc P. form West Hollywood, CA (Source: Yelp)


So happy to have been referred to Dr Nima – truly exceptional care and a super happy and friendly team… I actually look forward to going to the dentist now! My root canal was painless and was, along with my two new crowns, completed in super quick time, and looks and feels fantastic. I have already recommended Dr Nima to friends, and will definitely continue to do so. Fantastic doctor, environment, and team! Thank you!

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


I’ve never written two reviews on Yelp before, but Dr. Nima deserves it.  Dr. Nima goes beyond what you would expect a good dentist to do.  There were a number of times he followed up with me after business hours to ensure I was taken care of.  Most recently, he went out of his way to ensure I received retainers in a timely manner, and this was at a time when he knew he might not see another dime coming from me (since I have moved away from California).  This proves he really values delivering quality service to his patients more than anything else in his business.  Thanks Doctor!

G. S. from Malibu, CA (Source: Yelp)


The staff at Paradise Dental is very caring and sweet. Dr. Nima Mashkouri is amazing at what he does. I have been to several dentists over the years and have finally found the right one. I recently had a root canal and it was so quick and painless. Honestly the staff and doctor were so attentive the entire time. I highly recommend Paradise Dental especially to people who are anxious about going to the dentist.

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


Dr. Mashkouri did a root canal for me. His examination was thorough and he worked with me throughout the procedure. Instead of going to a specialist, an endodontist for the procedure, I was able to have the procedure done with less cost and be assured of the quality of work completed.

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


So, all my life I haven’t been on top of cleaning my teeth. Also never really had money for the dentist either. I recently moved to California and a few months in a had to get my second root canal. Let me tell you this the lady who did it was awful, but that’s another story. I ended up cracking my back left molar and was scared for my life. I didn’t want to end up back in that ladies chair so I went on yelp and found Dr. Nima Mashkouri. I saw he had five stars on almost all his reviews, so I knew he must be doing something right. today I went in for my appointment. Waited literally 5 minutes and I was called back. The front desk ladies were absolutely lovely and made me feel comfortable. The nurses were the same, and made me feel less stressed about getting my teeth looked at, I got my X-rays done and then I met the dr. He was so positive and excited and that makes me feel even better. Found out I had to get another root canal and I am excited to have dr. Nima perform the surgery. He also helped me figure out how I’ll be paying for all this. Literally saved my life and my wallet!!!!!

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


Dr. Nima has single-handedly changed my opinion of the dental industry.  This place is amazing.  Great office, friendly (and funny) staff and state-of-the-art equipment.  Dr. Nima has the best bedside manner I have ever experienced.  He is honest, to the point, and did not try to up sell me on a bunch of useless and expensive procedures that many dentists have done in the past  (His prices are also very reasonable.) I went in for a long – overdue visit and a chipped tooth.  The entire experience was painless and dare I say “enjoyable?”  I will be visiting Dr. Nima and his practice from now on without any reservations or hesitations.  No one likes going to the dentist but this is as good as it gets.  Thanks again!

Marc Vanocur (Source: Google)


Woke up with an extraordinary amount of pain one morning on the west side and called Dr. Nima. He saw me immediately and recognized it was time for a root canal. The mere sound of the word ‘root canal’ gives me the shivers, but he took care of the problem quickly and without pain. I felt incredibly well taken care of and I can’t recommend him as a dentist enough!! Your teeth will be in good hands.

Johnny Lee (Source: Google)


I’ve dreaded dental visits my entire life until I found this place. Dr Nima and his team have taken great care of my teeth for the last few years. They are professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. I want to point out the hygienists are also fantastic. My appointments have always been super smooth without a wait. Within a few minutes of arriving for a scheduled visit, they are ready to start. Insurance and payment process is really quick as well. I’ve moved 50 miles away but I still choose to come here. The parking situation may be tough in this area. You may find free parking right in the front of the building if you are lucky. I usually wait 5-10 minutes and a spot opens up. If you are in a rush, there are paid parking structures nearby within walking distance.

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


I rarely write reviews. However, Dr. Nima Mashkouri deserves a 5 star review. I was a demanding dental patient because I was moving out of state in less than a month. My first dental appointment was on August 19, 2019 for emergency dental pain on one molar that was unbearable. I was also having intermittent pain on 2 other teeth but that pain was only slight and tolerable.  It turned out 3 teeth were severely decayed because I waited too long. Dr. Nima Mashkouri was able to perform 2 root canals and provide a new crown for a tooth that decayed under an old crown. After one of the root canals on a wisdom tooth, I was still having slight pain. Due to the time constraint, he went out of his way to double check that he didn’t miss a root. He then sent me to a specialist to further investigate for this possibility. The specialist’s consultation was inconclusive as well. Dr. Nima then explained that because this was a wisdom tooth, it wasn’t essential and that I should wait to see if the pain subsides.

Rob S. from Pacific Palisades, CA (Source: Yelp)


Root Canal With Quick Recovery & Almost No Discomfort I needed a root canal for my furthest back lower right molar. I had sensitivity to cold, to hot, to pressure, when eating, you name it. I needed that tooth fixed. Dr. Nima and his dental assistant Ellie were outstanding. The procedure was somewhat long of course, and it was not uncomfortable, very little pain at all, throughout. Then when I got home and expected the pain to begin to be more present in the evening, it was very minor. I rinsed with warm salt water as instructed whenever i noticed it. The next day I had no discomfort at all. The best root canal experience I’ve ever had!

Tim Anglin (Source: Facebook)


You can’t ask for a better dentist than Dr. Nima Mashkouri. His skills and dental work are top notch, and a great person all together. Nima and Paradise Dental are highly recommended!

Ashlyn Howard (Source: Google)



Mashkouri and his assistant were very helpful, and got me in on the day I called on a Saturday. They were very warm and welcoming and I got my issue taken care of on the same day. Highly recommend!

Chick Stevenson (Source: Google)


Paradise dental, always meets my high expectations. My appointment was for 11AM, and as I entered the practice I was greeted by efficient and friendly staff. My hygienist shortly after entering greeted me and guided me to the treatment room, she was very friendly and professional. I have know hesitation in recommending Paradise Dental, to my family and friends.

Maarten Lefor (Source: Google)


Dr. Nima is an expert, as evidenced by all the beaming reviews on Google. ‘Compassion’, ‘knowledge’, and ‘warmth’ come to mind when I think of this dentist. I have only seen Dr. Nima under less-than-great circumstances, but have been provided with outstanding care each time. Root canals are never fun, but I have only had great experiences here. My review today is for the unbelievable accommodation by his team to see me same-day for an emergency. Beyond responding to my urgent call for help, it was an entirely painless procedure. A very special shoutout to the front desk team here, and to Ellie. Trips to the dentist can be daunting, but I always look forward to visiting this office. Thank you!!

Anasheh Shabandari (Source: Google)


Doctor Mashkouri was very professional. I went to several doctors prior and they were unable to help. Doctor mashkouri and his staff immediately took great care of me and fixed my problem in 1 visit. I love this doctor’s work he’s great and very professional. I got a root canal with him and it wasn’t painful at all. I will recommend him to all of my friends and family. This office is great. Thank you.

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


I am writing this long overdue review having never actually met Dr. Mashkouri in person. I called his office when I was in my second trimester of pregnancy believing I needed emergency dental surgery as a result of extreme pain around one of my wisdom team that had been getting worse over the course of a couple of weeks. Dr. Mashkouri took the time to get on the phone with me even though I was not a patient of his. He was very kind and knowledgeable, and listened to my explanation of what was wrong and was able to diagnose me over the phone- Pericoronitis. He explained that it would be possible to remove the tooth with the blessing of my OB but that I could try to get some relief at home with salt water rinses and some other remedies and delay any surgery or other dental work until after I delivered. Armed with a name for my ailment, I was able to learn a lot more about it online and followed Dr. Mashkouri’s advice as well as some other tips I read about. Within a couple of days I was much improved and within a week, I was almost completely pain free. 4 months later, I am still so grateful for his help and candid advice that saved me from having to undergo dental work during my pregnancy. I look forward to meeting him in person in the next couple of months post-delivery and working with him to get to the root of the problem! 🙂

Bita F. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I found Dr. Mashkouri through a few “Los Angeles” friends recommendation! I live in Chicago & needed to correct my smile (Invisalign)! I came all the way from Chicago for consultation & fell in love with the doctor & his sweet, fun, happy staff! They are not your average dental office where you do your cleaning/fillers/crowns! They do full range of dental procedures like root canal, implants, restoration, periodontal care, Invisalign, EMERGENCY exams etc. They don’t charge you for “emergency exams” they charge when they FIX the problem! (Seriously who does that?) The Dr. seems very smart, he’s very detail oriented, he did not rush me, his happy attitude, his fees are very reasonable (trust me on that) & all the Yelp reviews are exceptional!

Neama Rahmani (Source: Google)


Nima is the best! I’ve been seeing him since before he moved his practice to Santa Monica, and followed him there. His staff is super nice, the cleanings are painless, and he always spends time to talk to me about my teeth and dental hygiene. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an outstanding dentist.

Gregor Richter (Source: Google)


I had to go for two fillings to my dentist Dr. Nima Mashkouri. Unfortunately, I had to get a root canal done and a crown. Everything was done in one visit. I had no pain at all. Dr. Nima and his team took really good care of me and I can’t refer him highly enough. I was scared from past experiences but now I have no problem to go to the dentist at all. Thanks to Dr. Nima and his team. If I could give more stars I would give them.

John L. form Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Nima Mashkouri , is a fantastic dentist,caring and my root canal was absolutely painless. He really cares about his patients and worked with me to get other badly needed work done. His staff are very friendly and his assistant also very friendly and caring. I think in all the best dental experience I have ever had .I would recommend his services to anyone.

Chris Murray (Source: Google)


Doctor Nima and his whole staff are simply the best. I’ve been going to Dr. Nima for years now, and have done cleanings to root canals and finally so happy with my dentist. They are super friendly and great at what they do.

Gerry G. from Dallas, TX (Source: Yelp)


Great team of professionals here.  I was visiting LA on a business and had a veneer come off.  I called several dentists in the area and no one would see me for at least a week or two.  Dr. Mashkouri’s staff got me in the next morning and treated me as if I was a long time patient.  I would highly recommend him and his team for any type of dental work you may require.  Oh, and he gave me a great tip on a local Iranian restaurant!  All in all a very pleasurable experience and a kind and caring team.  G2

JJ. Goldsbury (Source: Facebook)


Doctor Nima is absolutely incredible After years of having bad dental experiences i was “shopping dentists” and got recommended to Nima. Going into the office everyone was very kind then i met the doc and he had such a light hearted and kind personality so it put me at ease instantly. Then talking about my teeth you can tell this isn’t just a job but he’s passionate about it. He put together a plan that was best for my budget and super accommodating.

Jeffrey Meunier (Source: Google)


I have been coming here for almost 6 years. Dr Nima and his team have worked with me and I have a smile that I never had before. I initially came to him and needed an emergency root canal. After that was handled we set upna plan to fix all my fillings and cavities and I even replaced my two front teeth. I actually dont mind going to see him and Elle. The office was just remolded and feels like a nice beach home inside! Thank you Dr Nima, best dentist I’ve ever had !

Tsion T. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I don’t even know where to start! The best, the awesomest, the greatest, the most amazing- these titles won’t even suffice to describe the dental office of Dr Mashkouri. From the front desk, all the way to the back office the staff is just wonderful. The dental assistants are a pleasure to have by your side and unlike the last place I made a mistake going to, are exteremely qualified and efficient. As for Dr. Mashkouri-pure magician!!! You just know when you encounter someone who is an expert in their trade. I had a difficult root canal that the last dentist couldn’t finish, Dr. Mashkouri got it done with zero pain. He also extracted my wisdom tooth very quickly and painlessly and made sure to follow up and check on me the next day. I am just utterly impressed by the professionalism, skill and most importantly warm and friendly attitude of Dr. Mashkouri- he makes you feel like you are visiting friends and family, instead of the dreaded dentist office. I could write an essay on this place, but the bottom line is, if you not going to see Dr. Mashkouri you are missing out on the best dental care in Los Angeles! And trust me, I’ve been to enough dentists around here to know. I need some extensive dental “makeover” and would not trust anyone but Dr. Mashkouri to get the job done painlessly and of the highest quality.


Dr. Nima Mashkouri defines and shapes his role in dentistry by ensuring patients are both healthy and happy. Open communication is encouraged by his warm, friendly personality and his authentic consideration for every person's needs. He works efficiently and effortlessly to make each visit a pleasant one, all while his patients are able to relax comfortably in a stress-free environment. Having grown up in Southern California, Dr. Mashkouri attended University of California, Irvine where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the prestigious Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. With a goal of mastering the art of cosmetic dentistry and smile design, he completed a Comprehensive Esthetic Dentistry residency program in Los Angeles.