Pasadena Smile Center
Niloufar Molayem, DDS:
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Pasadena Smile Center
Niloufar Molayem, DDS
Pasadena, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

Holistic dentistry

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Sleep apnea therapy

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Kelsey R. from Ventura, CA (Source: Yelp)


Amazing staff from phone conversation. I looked into this practice for a second opinion on the dental work needed for my daughter. I was hopeful that their ozone treatment would be able to replace the restoration treatment that was needed for her comprised teeth. I call to make an appointment and was told someone else would call me back to explain the details to me. This practice is over an hour away from me but I was willing to make the drive if it could help. The women who called me back was so kind and helpful. She explained that unfortunately the treatment I was hoping for does not work that way. She went in depth explaining how it does work and what options they have available for my daughter’s current situation. She was more than willing to provide me the appointment that I asked for but was completely up front with me about what I would be looking at for future treatments. It is so nice and refreshing to have someone in the medical field truly care about your situation and give you good honest information. I thoroughly appreciated the experience I had simply via a phone call.

Haylee Nila (Source: Google)


I took my 2 year old and was positive this check up wasn’t going to go well but Dr. Molayem is amazing with kids and my son warmed right up to her. I was very happy with this experience and lucky to have found a great family dentist on the first try

Sam Esmaeilzadeh (Source: Facebook)


As I went in for my teeth cleaning I was politely greeted at the front desk. The hygienist that works there was really funny and after I was done my teeth looked amazing. After I went in for an exam for my tooth ache Dr. Niloufar fixed the problem with ease and went out feeling great. I recommend this place to anyone. 

Maggie S. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Molayem for few years now.  She is truly a gem and I couldn’t have say enough about her.  She really knows her craft.  recently I have been having jaw problems and I thought it was a toothache and I rushed to see her.  They took me in right away and after doctor looking at the area she gave me advice on what to do.  she gave me a sheet that explained about what to avoid and what to do to heal and also she referred me to a chiropractor.  I knew that my neck was bothering me but I didn’t realize that it was affecting my jaw.  I’m really glad she didn’t touch my teeth despite of me trying to keep telling her that it was my tooth.  After few days the pain went away and all great again thanks to this amazing doctor.

An T. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Google)


I can’t recommend Dr. Molayem enough. She is very professional, does outstanding dental work, and charges very reasonable prices. She is also very sweet! And I love every single person on her staff. They all are very good and professional, especially Anna! I had many bad dentists before, including one very well-reviewed on Yelp. So Dr. Molayem has been a godsend!

Benjamin S. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Molayem for the last ten years. The staff is very professional and so is the Doctor. They have free parking which is great if you want to go in and out quickly. They helped me get rid of my gum disease and save my teeth. The best thing about this office is they have laser treatment. I highly recommend  this office.

Jonathan F. from Atlanta, GA (Source: Yelp)


My broken tooth looks great! I was on vacation with my family and i broke one of my front teeth. Dr. Molayem came highly recommended by my friends in LA. Luckily, she was able to fit me in for an appointment the next day. Dr. Molayem and her assistant were super nice and helpful. She explained the process to me and made sure I was comfortable throughout the entire process. Thank you Dr. Molayem!

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


I have been a patient at the Pasadena Smile Center for over 25 years.  Dr. Molayem began running this office approximately 10 years ago (sorry, maybe longer).  My experiences while having treatment at the office have always been superb, which is why I literally travel about 15 miles to and from this office.  Yes, that’s correct, I live in LA and travel to Pasadena for the special care I receive at this dental office.  All of the work for my family’s dental needs is top rated! Customer service is always on point. There is a new hygienist and I recently had the best EVER teeth cleaning (last month) than I have ever experienced before.  I also like the hygienist who has been there for 4-5 years too; she is terrific.  If you live or work in the Pasadena area or if you are like me, one who travels to get the best service possible, then check out the Pasadena Smile Center on Lake… will smile more broadly going forward….promise.

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


I really, really don’t like going to the dentist. It gives me anxiety and I often flip out. Dr. Molayem is the first dentist I’ve found in Pasadena who doesn’t produce this reaction in me. Her staff is so sweet I feel like I’m at home here. I’ve been to dentists before who told me that I have cavities when i don’t or don’t tell me I have any problems, and it turns into a root canal. This is the first dentist who I feel like is honest and cares about me and not the money. I live in L.A. and I drive an hour just to see her and so does my whole family, we have been going to her for years. I definitely recommend her!

Sharana E. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


If I could give Dr. Niloufar + her office TEN stars I would! I have been coming to Dr. Molayem’s office for nearly a decade now and I can say I have never experienced anything but a great job; From their kind staff to their clean and welcoming office, coming to the dentist has become more enjoyable and less worrisome. Being someone who is somewhat anxious, especially about going to the dentist, the approach that Dr. Molayem and her staff embed into their practice is not only accommodating but understanding as well. They explain things in simple terms, are clear, and offer/encourage patients to express their concerns. I have very sensitive teeth that unfortunately, are always chipping. Every time I come into the office I receive a quick and very friendly exam. Overall my visits are always prompt and compliant. The Dr. and her staff are genuine, empathetic, and are truly concerned with getting the job done right and effectively. Break down of the service: Quality: A++ My teeth look phenomenal! I could not be more happy with the product every time. Office: A+ Beautifully designed, clean, and welcoming. Parking: A+ Free parking in the lot attached to the office Price: A+ Very reasonable and even under priced for the exceptional quality. I could not thank Dr. Molayem and her staff enough! I have and will continuously recommend them to anyone who needs to see a fantastic dentist!

Carol G. from Lincoln Square, Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


I am so thrilled to have found Dr. Molayem!  I recently moved to the Pasadena area and I chose Dr Molayem based on her exceptional reviews.  The receptionist was very informative, helpful and friendly.  I was able to schedule an appointment within the month at a time that was convenient for me.  I generally have a lot of anxiety when I visit a dentist office because of past experiences and the nature of dental work.  Dr Molayem’s assistant Anna helped me to feel at ease and very comfortable.  Dr Molayem was very empathetic, calming and incredibly talented.  I’ve already had 3 appointments here and plan to continue. I have also referred a few people and would absolutely highly recommend this office and dentist.

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


I brought my daughter here yesterday because a tooth was hurting her. The dentist checked her X-rays and mouth and said she had no cavities, but just irritation due to plaque under the gums which would be fixed after her cleaning. I have been looking for a good dentist for several years to be our family dentist, happy to have finally found an office that meets our needs. I liked the dentist, the dental hygienist,  the office manager and the receptionist.

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


I have been looking for a trustworthy dentist for a while.  I wouldn’t have guessed that Groupon would’ve led me to her!  She is very nice, does good work, and I feel has been honest with me.  I had not gone to the dentist in many years until I got dental insurance from my job.  I went  to a dentist in Alhambra under my insurance.  That dentist forcefully told me I needed 22 Preventative Resin Restorations amounting to over $2000.  Suspicious, I looked them up on Yelp and saw they received one star from every reviewer..   I went to Dr. Molayem for a second opinion (without telling her about the previous experience).  She told me I only needed 12 small cavities filled.  She did a great job patching me up and I will keep on going to her for my regular check ups.

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


My husband went to a dentist near Huntington hospital and was told he needed 4 root canals costing more than $8500 out of pocket despite having insurance. my mother in law is a retired dentist and took a look at the x-rays and told my husband to find another dentist as that dentist was trying to exaggerate  the diagnosis, we found dr Molayem, my mother in law was able to talk to dr Molayem and they were able to save all 4 teeth with special treatment and fillings covered by our insurance total cost out of pocket $300, dr Molayem went above and beyond and literally turned a disastrous situation into a happy experience. You won’t find a better dentist than Dr Molayem in the Pasadena area who is so honest and works with high level of integrity.The staff is well trained and experienced and don’t make rookie mistakes. I since had my teeth checked here and also took my daughter for her first dentist visit.She loved it.

Montgomery I. from Beverly Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been coming here for the past 4 years, I have had my braces, teeth cleaning and my chipped tooth filled in. From my experience with Dr.Molayem and her staff, Im very comfortable and always leave here with more confidence. My family has been coming here for a while, and they are all happy with the work. My teeth look amazing thanks to Dr.Molayem and her staff, I never feel any discomfort when I come here. From my past experience, I highly recommend this place, total 100% Satisfaction!!

Maggie (Source: Google)


Love this office and the dentist! she is very sweet and caring. the office is nice and clean and the staff are great. there is free parking and no wait time. I went in for a toothache and they took care of me right away. I’m going back to have my cleanings done here.

Thelma Campbell (Source: Google)


Hi, I traveled from Wrightwood CA, which is next to the sky resort Mountain High, to Pasadena CA in search of the best Holistic Dentist. I did my research and I liked the reviews. Well I’m here to tell you that, it was worth the drive. As soon as I walked in the receptionist was so nice and friendly. The Dental Assistant Tenny was also so nice and went right to work on my teeth. The Dentist Dr. Niloufar Molayem came in and she also was Very nice and very Knowledgeable about what had to be done and everything I had asked her she knew and gave me the best options. This will be my Dentist for the rest of my life.  Thank you, Dr. Niloufar Molayem & staff.

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


I am not a dentist person and recently went to a dentist that I learned was over charging me. I went to Dr Molayem’s dental office recently and had work done. I had the most positive experience at this Dental Office. The staff front desk Marcy very professional. I had a deep cleaning done by Tenny Belderian and she was so patient and professional. They never pressured me and only recommended treatment. Overall I was pleased with the overall experience. I have made this my primary Dentist.

Tim M. from West Hills, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I recently returned to this office after trying another office closer to home, and I am definitely glad to be back.    Dr. Molayem and her staff are incredibly friendly and take their time to thoroughly explain everything.  I saw the hygienist Cassie, who was excellent.  I was a few months overdue for a cleaning, so I was a little nervous going in.  Cassie not only was gentle, I came away with one of the best cleanings I’ve ever had.  I will definitely be scheduling my next cleaning with her.  I would definitely recommend this office to everyone, and be sure to ask if you can be scheduled with Cassie for your cleanings.

Abby S. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Molayem is the most amazing dentist that I have visited.  By far the best bedside manner. She is caring and skillful.  I had a crown done and it feels and looks exactly like my own tooth. and the best part is that she uses the best materials that is suitable for your body.  She goes into details about your health of your body and mouth and how it’s all connected.  She went over my diet and told me what I need to eat to keep myself healthy.  they also had a scan machine that they did my crown with and they didn’t to put all that putty stuff in my mouth.

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


Hands down the best dentist out there! Dr. Molayem has excellent bedside manner, is phenomenal with children and you makes you feel comfortable. I love that she is holistic and offers treatment plans as such. She’s a true gem and I’m so blessed to have found her. Her front desk and dental hygienists are friendly, knowledgeable and great too! Highly recommend Pasadena Smile Center.

Melvin B. from Altadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


My Dentist of the last 20 plus years retired. I did not think I could find another one that would be a great fit for me. I waited as long as I could but I needed my routine cleaning. My wife referred me to her Dentist , Dr Molayem. My first visit was with the hygienist Cassie. She was very friendly, great at explaining things in an understandable way, and gave great advice on caring of my teeth. Met Dr. Molayem, she examined the condition of my teeth. She was very nice, easy to talk to, and great at explaining things. I felt very comfortable with her and scheduled a follow up visit to replace my silver fillings. At the follow up visit I met Dr. Molayem assistant. She was very nice and caring. (Nice and caring must be the theme of this office!) Dr. Molayem explained each step of the procedure and made sure I was comfortable throughout the process. She is a very skilled and gentle Dentist. I have found my Dentist for the next 20 years.

Nick T. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


This place was fantastic. They sent me an email link where I filled out my intake forms the night before (very user friendly). I did wait in the lobby for 15min but they were very observant of that and updated me before I even had to ask (delay: patient in front of me was a talker). The facility was clean and welcoming. It’s an old home converted into an office. Dental hygienist was very helpful, accommodating, and informative. The Dentist (Niloufar Molayem) was no different. I told them right up front that I was moving to another part of the state and was only there to get a check up/cleaning so I would not be returning. This did not seen to matter to them because they made me feel like a long time customer, offered to recommend a dentist in my new area and pass on their dental findings to my new dentist. I wish I would have found then years ago, bummer I’m moving. After such a great expierience, I now know why people write overly long reviews.

Ross C. from San Marino, CA (Source: Yelp)


Doctor Niloufar Molayem is one of the best Pasadena’s Dentist. Don’t let the amount of review on here fool you, most of her clients do not write reviews otherwise she would have plenty of 5 starts reviews on here. She is gentle yet very adroit, she is very knowledgeable and up-to-date with the latest techniques and resources available in the industry. I have been to at least 20 other dentists in the Pasadena area as I was born and raised in this area and she is so far the best dentist I had the pleasure to deal with. Good Job Niloufar

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


A great alternative to traditional dentistry! Niloufar is not only gentle and kind but she’s holistic in her approach doing everything possible to avoid unnecessary procedures. My business partner was told he needed a root canal by a number of dentists and Dr. Molayem spared him the procedure with her natural alternative methods. Highly recommend her! And her staff was very professional and knowledgable.

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


From the moment I stepped inside Dr. Niloufars office, her staff kindly welcomed me into a very clean office, I told them my “BOTCHED” situation,  and once I spoked to Dr Niloufar she reassured me I was going to be satisfied with my procedure, after my procedure was Done which took a few visits I was extremely happy with my new set of pearly whites! Thank you so much to you and your awesome staff, specially your hygienist wow what a pro!

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


We have been going to Dr Molayem for years. She is an exceptional dentist. She is very sweet, patient and super knowledgeable! She makes every patient experience as pleasant as possible! The hygienists are excellent, the entire staff are so friendly, professional and courteous. This family atmosphere that is a relaxing, simple and sweet environment make this a WONDERFUL PLACE to be when you need dental care!!

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


I have been coming to this office for several  years, and cannot compliment Dr. Moyalem and her staff highly enough.  The office is professional, competent and extremely friendly.  Each visit is well coordinated, reminders of your appointment reach you in advance, no one is kept waiting.  The hygienists are well informed and extremely helpful – offering good advice as needed.  Dr. Moyalem is one of the best and most thorough dentists I’ve ever met.  This is a wonderful group of well educated, professionals that you will enjoy meeting.

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


Dr. Molayem and her staff are total pros. Her staff is helpful and friendly. They were able to see me last minute for an emergency and even had me fill out my paperwork online before my appointment so I could be seen more quickly. Dr. Molayem is the absolute SWEETEST. She is very meticulous in her work (I had a cracked front tooth and she did a BEAUTIFUL job), conscientious and patient. She explained everything thoroughly and carefully before each procedure, making sure to ask if I was ever in discomfort. She is incredibly courteous to her staff as well. Everyone who helped me from making my appointment to paying my bill and scheduling for future appointments was professional and kind. I would highly recommend them to anyone

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


Hands down the best experience I’ve ever had at the dentist. Super clean and frequently staff. Dr. Molayem made me feel very comfortable from my first visit. If you have a fear or anxiety of going to the dentist I strongly suggest Dr. Molayem. I’ve had a lot of work done with other dentist prior to meeting this dentist and I’ve never had any dentist care as much about their work as she does. Easy free parking next to the office, friendly staff, and they have an automatic txt reminder which informs you of your set appointment time which is great. If you care about your teeth and your smile like I do, I strongly recommend Dr. Molayem 100%!

L. from Little Italy, Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


I cannot say enough wonderful things about my experience with Dr. Molayem. I took my father there who has a history of a stroke for a new set of dentures. It takes a special kind of attention and patience to keep him still in a dental chair for a long time. Previous dental visits we had and his previous set of dentures were a disaster– they fit poorly to the point that he never wanted to wear them and eventually they broke. He also was extremely agitated in his previous dental visits by the aggressive, impatient approach of his previous dentists. Dr. Molayem was so kind, patient, competent, and attentive to my father’s needs. We drove all the way from Redondo Beach until his dentures were just perfect. She continued to patiently adjust his dentures until the fit was perfect and there was no area that was bothering him in his mouth. Now he cant function without his dentures! He loves them, and once when he thought they were missing– he frantically asked, “where are my teeth… where are my teeth?!” Our family is really grateful to Dr. Molayem for doing a wonderful job for my father’s dentures. Her kind, compassionate, attentive, and detail-oriented attention made our experience wonderful! Thank you!


Dr. Niloufar Molayem is dedicated to excellence in Holistic and Cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Molayem is extremely gentle and experienced. She takes her time with every patient and is very skilled in treating patients with dental anxiety. She offers procedures such as digital x-ray, laser dentistry, tooth color crowns and fillings, veneers, dental implants, clear braces and laser teeth whitening. All materials used are bio-compatible and She has a holistic approach in accomplishing long term oral health for every patient. Her goal for her patients is for them to enjoy long term oral health without having repeated dental procedures through education, home care, diet and maintenance. Pasadena Smile Center is currently owned by Dr. Niloufar Molayem an USC alumni and previous faculty. It was previously owned by Dr. Lennox Miller another USC alumni and faculty for over 30 years. It is a private dental office that focuses on individaul patient care and service. Dr. Niloufar Molayem is a graduate of USC School of dentistry. She attended UCLA for her undergraduate studies majoring in Neuroscience. She has extensive training in general and cosmetic dentistry and continuously keeps abreast of the latest advances and developments in the field of dentistry, participating in numerous postgraduate education and special training courses. Dr. Molayem uses state-of-the-art equipment and the safest, most current and techniques available. Dr. Molayem was a part-time Preclinical Professor at USC School of Dentistry and is Certified Invisalign Provider. She is an active member of the American Dental Society, California Dental Society, San Gabriel Dental Society, IAOMT International Acadamy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She is described by her patients as the most caring and gentle dentist. Dr. Molayem is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care in a safe and friendly environment. Her training allows her to treat her patients as a whole and not just a set of teeth. She has gathered a highly qualified team of specialists to treat each patient's needs with the highest standards, creating multidisciplinary care. She has become dedicated in the safety of her patients by taking a holistic approach in her treatments and has numerous anxiety managment techniques available.