Ocean Smiles Family Dentistry
Steven Chen, DDS:
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Ocean Smiles Family Dentistry
Steven Chen, DDS
Los Angeles, CA (Montebello, East LA)













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: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 10:30 am to 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:30 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: By appointment only

Sunday: Closed





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

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


Before i even start my review you must know that I am deadly afraid of shots and the dentist. I avoided going to the dentist for almost 4 years. I found this dentist office through my insurance. My first visit was so much better than i expected. I went in because i was having horrible pain from my wisdom tooth. That procedure went painless and faster than i expected. The doctors and nurses made me feel safe and in good hands. Ive been going now for four months fixing all the cavaties as well as doing a deep cleaning. Overall the doctors and nurses are amazing and very welcoming! Ive never trusted a doctor more than Dr. Chen! All my visits have been positive and painless. He does well to explain every procedure as well as explain any treatment plans you may need. As for affordability goes, it doesnt break your bank account So if you are in need of a dentist then come here!

Jose Limon (Source: Google)


Just switched to this dentist and I love it here. I had my appointment at 4:00 and the dentist saw me immediately, took my x-rays (I didn’t even have to move to a different room to do them) and I got lucky and was able to have my cleaning done as well. Dr. Chen is super kind and puts you at ease and I left feeling like I just had the best dentist appointment ever. The front office was really friendly too. I definitely recommend anyone to make the switch to this dental office!

Jacob A. from North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Went in to get a crown done, got a temp crown and from their front desk associate, to the dental assistant and the dentist, every employee there was helpful, caring, and kind. Mary their front desk associate is great along with Dr. Chen answering any billing/procedure questions I had. They filled me in on insurance detail information, how much I’d be paying vs my insurance coverage and even insisted I ask questions to clear up any confusion. Their whole staff and team is stellar. They assisted with email correspondence to set up the appointment and square away all of my insurance information prior to going in. I’ve never been the biggest fan of seeing a dentist and their office is a bit out of the way for me but I can honestly say the visit was well worth it. Looking forward to getting my crown services finished with Ocean Smiles

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


I am personally finding myself difficult to write any reviews especially, the business. Because every business has their own satisfaction of the customers and preferences. But I would like to share my reviews if it would help other patients who looking for the top-notch dentist in San Gabriel Valley. Since I was young “The thought of a dental visit usually doesn’t inspire a smile”  — but now it does for me, thanks to the excellent care that I have always received from Dr. Steven Chen. I have always appreciated the clear explanation he gives to my answers about the questions that I have every times I visit ;what needs to be done and alternatives. Last year since October I actually have a full lists that need to take care up until now including the Root canal, crown and filings and decided between two dental offices. Once a decision has been made, the necessary work from Dr. Steven Chen is accomplished skillfully and efficiently. There are even some little things that have given me a positive impression — for example, when the usual injections of anesthesia are required. They are virtually painless, unlike what I have often experienced elsewhere. And very importantly, clearly Dr. Steven Chen does not consider his dental practice to be just a business — he genuinely cares about his patients. The good example set by Dr. Steven Chen is followed by his staff members, too. They all appear to be well-trained to perform their specific tasks; they do their work cordially and make their patients feel welcome and valued. Lastly, Dr. Steven Chen’s office is conveniently located and easily accessible, and there is free parking right behind the office on their premise with welcome gates. If you are trying to decide where to go for your dental care. You would not be disappointed. They also accept all majors insurance. Thank again Dr. Steven Chen and staffs, keep up the good works

Kimberly Quon (Source: Google)


Had another awesome checkup at Ocean Smiles recently. Dr Chen and his staff were very accommodating to my schedule and was able to fit me in last minute before I had to go out of town. I still remember the first time I came to see Dr Chen for a toothache. My previous dentist who I had been seeing for 2.5 years before completely missed a large cavity that was causing me discomfort. Dr Chen caught it right away and was able to fix it right then and there. The procedure went flawlessly and I didn’t feel a thing! Not to mention probably saving the tooth from a root canal. Price was also very reasonable. Been a fan of this office ever since. See you guys in 6 months!

Kathy M. from South Montebello, CA (Source: Yelp)


Been coming here for years even though there’s new management service has not changed or been compromised they are still very attentive and provide a great service. The patience they have is not found in all dental offices.Highly recommend this place. They cater to patients needs, my mom has a variety of medical conditions and they make sure she’s ok which I like. The remodeling is making this place look great too. They want to be sure that you are happy with the service and I always leave happy

Karen H. from Alhambra, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m so glad that I found Dr. Chen! He took time to explain everything that I need throughly and provided me the best options and estimated time frame to get them done. Not only that, his staff carefully went over the insurance coverage with me and helped me understand and know where I could save my money. Most importantly…….He has a super soft touch and steady hand. He is so careful and professional, so great with needles/anesthesia, sometimes I didn’t even feel a thing when the needle went in. Best dentist to go to if your pain tolerance is 0 people!

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


Dr. Steven Chen was kind, knowledgable, and skillful. I have gum recession, and normally cleanings are very painful for me. Dr. Chen made my experience pleasant and pain free! He thoroughly explained to me my condition and what I could do to reduce the sensitivities that have due to the gum recession. He removed all my coffee stains and I left his office feeling great. I’m definitely coming back as a regular patient. I would recommend Dr. Chen to all my friends!

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


Great Dentist office and Great Dentist!! My kids and I went to this office today for the first time, which am so glad I chose this place. The staff was so professional and they prove that they care for their patients. I loved how the dental assistants and Dr.Chen break down the benefits of your insurance before starting any work and they explain exactly what work the dentist will perform . That made me feel very comfortable. Not like other offices that don’ fill you in on the pricing. Dr.Chen was really cool , he made sure every moment of my procedure if I was o.k and comfortable..my kids and I could say we found our new dental office

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


I got my 4 wisdom teeth extracted during one appointment visit. It did not hurt at all, he was very gentle and made sure that I was feeling comfortable. Dr. Chen would keep asking if I was okay, and made sure that if I needed more numbing he would put more. All I felt was a little tugging but no pain. I was surprised at how well I felt right after having all 4 wisdom teeth extracted. My mom was even surprised herself because she thought I was going to feel really bad, but the next day I was able to eat what I wanted just smaller bites to not make me bleed. I will definitely be coming back! I loved the pain during the procedure and after!!

Mason N. from El Monte, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had insurance through work that I needed to use it or lose it so my boy recommended me this place he found thru his coworkers.  Walking in at 630pm Tuesdays and thinking they would ask me to come back another time, but the asian dentist was willing to stay layer just to accommodate me. Super cool right off the bat. But the real reason I rated this 5 stars was he didn’t try to sell me on stuff I don’t need. My last dentist in El Monte found every little thing to upsell me on but this guy was straight up with me. Every freakin dentist always try to make me remove my molars but he didnt pressure me about it when i said no thanks. He went straight to work, explained what hes doing each time and made jokes about how the Lakers better not suck this yr since Kobe is retired. He didn’t rush thru the work since it’s the end of the day.  His assistant kept spraying the water down my throat that made me cough a few times while he was working, but the dentist didn’t get mad, he was chill and told his assistant to be more careful. I forget the dentists name but he did say my gums need more flossing and joked his older patients probably floss more than me. Ain’t gonna lie, I need to floss more tho. I didn’t get charged a copay when I left for the cleaning so that’s another win. I will be back,  but hopefully not anytime soon, since hate visiting the dentist more than anything else

Richard Fuentes (Source: Google)


Very professional and friendly staff! Would highly recommend. I came here when my toothache started and Dr. Chen immediately assessed and remediate the problem right away. The procedure went flawlessly; very little pain/discomfort , timely and affordable. They also coached me on dental hygiene and provided financial advice for the work I was having done. Since I started coming here I have had 4 root canals (it had been years since seeing a dentist before coming here. I neglected my teeth), deep cleaning and a filling, all of which went without any problems. Now I feel that my gums and teeth are significantly healthier than before and I now upkeep good dental habits because of Ocean Smiles

Gracie R. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chen and his staff made me want to go to the dentist more often! I had a bad experience with my previous dentist, which made me apprehensive about going back to the dentist. I had been dreading my return to the dentist, but Dr. Chen and his staff made me feel welcome from the beginning and put me at ease when I was nervous about my return to a dental office. The office feels like a family and they make their patients feel cared for and understood! I found Dr. Chen on ZocDoc and followed it up with a yelp search. All reviews told me that he was a great dentist, but I remained skeptical until I actually met him and his staff in person and they made me feel right at home. I have already told my family about Dr. Chen, his friendly staff, his awesome work, and his great bedside manner. I’ll definitely return!

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


This place is great! Knowledgeable, friendly and gentle dr with really nice and helpful staff! I’ve gone to many dentists over the years and am glad to have found this place. Dr Chen worked quickly and explained the procedures well, helping alleviate a lot of the anxiety I had. My child had to have a root canal and Dr Chen was very helpful both answering my questions before the procedure and was very prompt in following up with me when I left messages afterwards. I know I have found my permanent family dentist. I highly recommend this place

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


Let me start off by saying I don’t like dentist, AT ALL. Every single one I’ve been to they are very rude, condescending and always seems to be in a rush. I was in pain for a week due to a really bad cavity in my wisdom tooth. When I searched for dentist in my area this place was the first to pop up. It had 5 stars so I thought hey why not. I was NOT disappointed!!! The whole staff was amazing. Very helpful, sweet and they made me feel comfortable. Dr. Chen is THE BEST. He actually sat down and talked to me, asked me questions and answered every question I had for him. He took his time during the procedure and not once did he try and rush through. Greatest dental experience every! If I could give this place 10 stars I would! Thank you Dr. Chen and his wonderful staff for helping me!!

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


I was referred to Dr Chen by pretty much my entire family. My mom, my sister and her kids have all been coming to see Dr. Chen for years. After not being to the dentist for a long time I finally got the nerve to make an appointment, not just for me, but for my two sons as well. I can tell you that I wish I would’ve been braver much sooner. It was the best experience I have ever had at the dentist. Dr Chen was amazing with my 7 year old and he, his brother and I all look forward to our visits!

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


I am so happy to have been recommended to Dr. Chen and his office. Since the moment I walked in I was helped with every single question I had, and there have been a lot. Being new to making my own appointments and using insurance and such I have been pretty nervous with being on my own but thankfully Mary was such a tremendous help through it all, explaining everything so I understood clearly. Dr. Chen and the others also helped me by being calm and professional every step of the way, to make it as quick and painless as possible. If you are looking for a great environment and friendly team (who isn’t), definitely recommend you visit Dr. Chen’s office!

Jacob A. (Source: Google)


I had a root canal done late 2019 from a different dentist and after looking online, I found Ocean Smiles for crown services. My previous review was for the temporary crown and now after getting the permanent crown done, I know for a fact in the future I’ll be taken care of. Like my first experience, my second experience was very pleasant and done quickly once I arrived. I didn’t know what to expect as this was my first crown and thought I’d be in pain but the experience was painless and done within an hour. Also, I was hesitant of it even getting addressed due to Covid-19 but their office took great PPE precautions to ensure a clean, safe environment while I got my permanent crown put on. Super thankful their team is still available and working during these times and know in the future it’ll be a great experience with Ocean Smiles again. Highly recommended for quality and great customer service

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


After looking for a dentist for a few years, I came across the web page for Dr. Steve Chen under Ocean Smiles. I decided to give it a try, and I am very happy and pleased with Dr. Chen. He does care for his patients and provides top notch service. His office is super clean, and his staff is friendly and professional at all time. The one thing I was looking for was for a dentist that will do the entire process as I believe that there should be no middle parties when it comes about Dental work as Dental procedures are of a very sensitive nature. Dr. Chen is simply the best I have had so far. If you are looking for a great dentist, Dr. Chen is the one. No need to look any further

Richard F. from Pico Rivera, CA (Source: Yelp)


Very professional and friendly staff!  Would highly recommend.  I came here when my toothache started and Dr. Chen immediately assessed and remediate the problem right away.  The procedure went flawlessly; very little pain/discomfort , timely and affordable.  They also coached me on dental hygiene and provided financial advice for the work I was having done. Since I started coming here I have had two root canals (it had been years since seeing a dentist before coming here), deep cleaning and a filling, all of which went without any problems. Now I feel that my gums and teeth are significantly healthier than before and I now upkeep good dental habits because of Ocean Smiles

Davis N. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)


I usually hate going to the dentist. Dr. Chen and his staff make it really easy to forget that you are actually at the dentist. They make you feel welcomed and are very nice to you. They definitely remember you and talk about previous things, actually getting to know their patients and treating them more like family members. Definitely a great environment. Also want to state how caring they are. I state this because they actually saved me a lot of money. My teeth were really messed up since I didnt go to a dentist in like 7 years. Great place to get your teeth done and they definitely look out for you and help you out the best they can. Would recommend this place to anybody!

Mary Marin (Source: Yelp)


I would like to share a helpful story about this office. I came in for a (Free) Consult I needed clarification on how many of my teeth needed treating??? My previous Dentist told me that I had 19 cavities? And possible 2 Root canals!!! Which would cost me more then 3 g’s . Wiell after Dr.Chen did his (Free) exam and some x-rays ( which I did have to pay for) I was told that I had 7 cavities and needed a deep cleaning.. ….. Only!!!! I was explained why I was in need of a deep cleaning….I was asked in what sequence I wanted to Treat my oral cavity back too health….I was told how much I would pay with my dental insurance…I was given a couple of options to pay…Staff is very polite and professional ( they all look happen to work there) Maybe because the doctor buys them lunch??? How often ? Enough to have them happy … I saw this on the day I came in…….. Office is so Meticulous!!!

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


Ocean Smiles Family Dentistry is by far the best dentist office I have been to. From the clean environment to the friendly atmosphere, I feel so relaxed and take care of. Dr. Steven Chen was very nice, understanding and patient with me as someone who was terrified to go to the dentist. The staff have been such a great help in explaining everything very easily and being so friendly. The office hours are great and to make an appointment they can work around a busy schedule. Highly recommend Ocean Smiles Family Dentistry

Yvette R. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


The best dentist in Los Angeles…over this past weekend I experienced my first toothache . Boy did it hurt!! I called Dr. Chen, and told him the problem he prescribed antibiotics. Which so much…I went in this morning f ok r my appointment.  Found out that the pain that I was experiencing was infection in my gums. I had to extract two teeth. I was kind of nervous cuz this is the first time I’ve ever had it to hold out let alone two teeth have to be pulled out. So.Dr. Chen numb my gums with in 6 minutes they were both out!! It did feel better had bleeding. But, it stop within 30 minutes. It’s  now evening time and no pain whatsoever!! Special thanks to Dr. Chen and his amazing staff. Mary who is the secretary and office manager…..thanks a bunch

Oscar H. from Las Vegas, NV (Source: Yelp)


I began the new year looking into taking care of my oral health. With so many dental facilities out there I had no idea where to go. I found Ocean Smiles online and decided to give them a try, best decision ever. Staff was very welcoming, very flexible with scheduling and really took the time to explain what are the best options for certain procedures. The DDS Steven Chen was very professional. He took the time to assure everything was being done correctly by double and triple checking throughout the procedure. He also has a gentle touch through procedures in which many other dentist I have gone too can really do a number on you. Overall, Ocean Smiles is a great place, friendly staff, affordable, and most importantly, great results

Daniel B. from Alhambra, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chen is a terrific dentist!  I never had serious issues with my teeth until I had a filling done poorly last year.  Sadly, this led me to need a root canal.  The day I started having too much pain to eat anything comfortably, I called Ocean Smiles hoping for a same day and I got it.  Dr. Chen figured out the problem and scheduled me for a root canal the next day.  They were able to maximize my insurance and charge me a very, very reasonable out of pocket amount (my insurance was definitely not great).  The procedure was lengthy but I didn’t feel any pain whatsoever.  Four months later and I’m still happy with the work he did!  The staff is as friendly as it gets and the office is very clean and accommodating.  Top marks all around!

Char C. from Hermosa Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to Dr Chen because I recently switched dental insurance. Dr Chen himself actually took the time to explain questions I had regarding my veneers and he wasn’t pushy about forcing me to make decisions. Overall he made me feel really comfortable about everything. He also gives me cost options in terms of out of pocket costs which was really helpful. For example my dental covers 80% and copay is 20% but Dr Chen doesn’t even collect copay for common procedures like root canals, deep cleaning, and fillings. He told me he does this to save patients from paying out of pocket so he gets paid thru insurance. Its pretty awesome. All of my past dentists collect copay. (Just to make sure it isn’t a “you pay for what you get” situation, I checked his credentials. He went to NYU College of Dentistry which is rated top 5 in the nation. Safe!) Later on I found out that he reads/speaks fluent Chinese as well so I referred my mom to him because elders tend to feel a little more comfortable asking for things in their native tongue. Elders tend to stick with old dentists but they always have very dated dental technologies or use dated dental practices. Its nice to have my mom go to a younger dentist thats in tune with the latest dental technologies and practices. My mom needed dental implants. Coincidentally his office is right down the street from my moms place so its super convenient and theres plenty of parking. Not hard to find at all. The staff was really nice and super helpful too. Super happy that I found Dr. Chen

Magdita Lopez (Source: Google)


(Translated by Google) I recommend this place very clean and friendly, they give you the opportunity of payments and help you in everything nesecitas with your teeth and do not have to wait long for you to attend, so I give it 5 stars remomendable 100% (Original) Recomiendo este lugar son muy limpios y amables, le dan la oportunidad de pagos y te ayudan en todo lo que nesecitas con tu dentadura y no tienes que esperar mucho para que te atiendan, por eso le doy 5 estrellas remomendable 100%

Dennis L. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


Cliff Notes: Dr. Chen saves the day! FML went home to SoCal for a short trip and had to find a dentist for a broken filling. Ugh! A buddy highly recommended me to Dr. Chen and even though I live in Irvine I made the trek to East LA to see him. First impressions: Convenient location off 60 (Atlantic exit) and good parking. They got me into an evening appointment that same night so that was a huge plus. Looks like a recently renovated office and looks great. They got me in and out quick and didn’t try to upsell me anything. Got my filling fixed and was out of there within 20 minutes. No pain, no hustling at a reasonable price and friendly staff and doc. Hate going to dentist still but will set my next checkup and cleaning to coincide w/ a trip back down south to see Dr. Chen

Lucy V. from Norwalk, CA (Source: Yelp)


This office staff has been great. Ive been coming here for many years. Professional, friendly and timely. They set my  appointments for me for every 6 months for cleaning and send reminders. If I can’t keep it, they do their best to help me stay on track. I’m actually afraid of dental appointments but they’re necessary. Dr. Chen is thorough yet gentle. He explains everything and shows you exactly what is going on. I like that. They accept most insurances and will work out a payment plan, if necessary. They all make it a pleasant experience. I actually look forward to coming here. The best part is leaving with my shiny clean smile!

Johnny L. from San Gabriel, CA (Source: Yelp)


We first went to a Ocean Smiles dental clinic when my daughter had a toothache. I was researching which dentists in our area was good and Ocean Smiles had a 5 Star rating, so we decided to give it a try. As with everyone, my daughter was deathly afraid of dentists as our previous regular dentist was not good. Dr. Chen and his staff were great! They comforted her and played with her to keep her distracted as did their work. He was super careful to make sure she was always ok and for that, my family and I will ALWAYS go back. In a day and age where technology like the internet and Yelp let’s you research and look up a business before you go, I definitely felt compelled to come back here and put in a good word. Yelp helped me find great places to eat, drink and now a great dentist to always bring my family back, so now its my turn to give a little back. My opinion and rating might not be that great but if helps, then perfect. Thank you Dr. Chen and staff, we hope we don’t see you anytime soon but if we need you, Ocean Smiles will be the dentistry for us!!! ~Cheers 

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


This was a very unsuspected experience. Located in an older building, with a private parking lot. Once I stepped into the office, I was not expecting the nice modern decor along with the fun and friendly staff. I came in for a crown due to a large crack. Dr. Chen was very professional and accommodating through the process and his gentle nature really made me feel calm. Dr Chen explained the process throughout the procedure and guided me through the type of pressure I was going to experience. Overall it was as good of an experience as you can have at the dentist office. Dr Chen definitely has the gentlest hands East side of Los Angeles!

Paul Daniel (Source: Google)


I approached Ocean Smiles for teeth cleaning and molar removal services with an implant replacement. The treatment I’ve received was top notch. I didn’t feel like a patient but treated like a friend. Many thanks to Dr. Chen I am very happy with my new smile. I highly recommend Ocean Smiles Family Dentistry in Montebello

Bianca G. from Montebello, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chen and his staff are just wonderful. I am a new to his office but I am very happy with them. Since day one they have made me feel welcomed and I have not had any problems with their work. I’ve gone to other dentist offices where I had problems with their work after they were done but not here. This will definitely be my new dentist office. The Dr has a soft touch and when he’s working on you it doesn’t feel like he is. Great job, painless, lovely people. 100% recommended!

Silvia Q. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


My experience with Ocean Smiles has been exceptional! The front desk staff are very welcoming and attentive. Mary, the dentist assistant, was very professional and knowledgeable,when I had an issue with my insurance she went above and beyond to solve the problem. Dr. Chen is an exceptional doctor, he answered all my questions in regards to the procedures and he was very detailed and explained everything. I would most definitely highly recommend Ocean Smiles for your next dentist visit


Steven Chen DDS is a skilled Montebello/ Eastside family dentists. His practice provides a full range of general and cosmetic dentistry treatments for patients of all ages, including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental implants, dental crowns, and dental bridges. He can correct a wide range of aesthetic and functional dental problems and conditions, redesigning your smile and enhancing your dental health. Our East Los Angeles dentist have more than 10 years of combined experience, which ensures a knowledgeable and comprehensive approach to dental care. You will be in good hands with Ocean Smiles Family Dentistry. Dr. Steven, as patients like to call him, was born in Taiwan and moved to Los Angeles at an early age. Following the footsteps of his father, who is an experienced prosthodontist practicing in Taipei, he is ecstatic to implement the skills he has mastered throughout his career in his own practice. In addition, Dr. Steven spends countless hours in continuing education every year to further hone his clinical skills. He prides himself in his conservative approach to dentistry and his emphasis on proper maintenance to ensure oral disease prevention . Growing up in Southern California, Dr. Steven is excited to move back from the east coast and to provide excellent dental care in the adjacent East Los Angeles Area. On his free time, he loves to spend time with his friends and family, try out new food, and work out at the gym. But most importantly, enjoy the beautiful weather Los Angeles has to offer.