Pleasant Smiles
Richard Gusilatar, DDS:
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Pleasant Smiles
Richard P. Gusilatar, DDS
Woodland Hills, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays



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: By appointment only

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: By appointment only

Friday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Sunday: Closed





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

Lamon P. from Woodland Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


Great office, that do great work, I had major work done with no pain, very professional. Friendly and professional staff, clean and sterile environment. I had 5 root canals done in one day and I attended my sisters show afterwards in absolutely no pain and minimal ibuprofen! The only dentist office I will be going too!

Ravi I. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr.Richard and his team are the best in town. I got to this wonderful place through 1-800-Dentist. Three things I saw about this place are ; Very pleasant people, Excellent team work and above all HONESTY in transactions. They are truly a Pleasant Smiles.

Jon Puyat Wong Jr (Source: Facebook)


I have know Dr. Richard Gusilatar for more than 20 years. I still remember when I met him and other Youth For Christ members including his cousins. Since then our friendship grows.

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


When I was growing up, I dislike going to dental appointments. I feared of big needles and sharp tools. I even lost a permanent tooth because of malpractice. When I got the opportunity to visit this dentist, it gave me a totally different impression! Dr. Richard of Pleasant Smiles is a light-handed, very patient and meticulous doctor I EVER met! The people in the office are all kind, giving sweet pleasant smiles to its clients! This experience will definitely be one for the books. See you again soon on my next appointment. Kudos!

Timothy C. from Woodland Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


I spent my birthday night in agony from a really bad tooth I let get way outta hand. How bad it was was one of the reasons I tried to ignore it. I ran around the net, ended up footing it to walk ins. Pressured by estimates of $300-500 (depending on “how bad it is”) I was really feeling it. Then there’s this little “whole” in the wall, & i said “i have too.” A simple, fair price with exceptionally high levels of professionalism & knowledge. I used to sell dental products to offices, @ 24yrs old, not too many good impressions, honestly, but these folks are genuine & united, I was at work the next day. The Dentist is pretty good, too, bye the way.

Ethel S. from West Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


My whole family has been going to Dr. Richard’s dental office for nearly 10 years now. He is extremely passionate about his practice and takes really good care of his patients.Unlike in other dental offices, you will never feel rushed. They are very professional, yet they make you feel right at home, relaxed. They would not let you leave unsatisfied. They have state of the art technology, clean office,  friendly and most importantly highly skilled staff. Special shoutout to Anna and Mia for easy appointment setting and Elizabeth for being an amazing dental assistant. Visit the office and you will never look for another dentist again.

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


Went to Pleasant Smiles for the first time this afternoon for some X-rays and a cleaning, and I am so happy I found them! I’ve been to dentists in the past that were rough, rude, and argumentative–but this place is the EXACT OPPOSITE!! I LOVED IT HERE! The staff was insanely friendly (shout out to Nancy, Richard, and Anna!), very helpful, and answered all questions I had. I’m really looking forward to upcoming appointments here and hope to refer others in the future! Also, they included a little aftercare package from Colgate, so sweet! Thank you all and see you soon!

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


Eventhough I live in LA, I still go to this clinic because of their 5-star service. I don’t mind driving that far compared to driving 10mins away, but not being taken care of well. All the staffs here are very friendly, and they make sure that you are taken care  of. I never feel pain with all the procedures I’ve done in this clinic.

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


So I hadn’t been to the dentist in over a year. Shame on me, but this dentist and his staff were amazing!!! As soon as I walked in I was greeted so happily and welcoming! My exam went by smoother than I expected since the dentist and his assistant were amazing at their work and they’re extremely friendly ! Will recommend to anyone! 😀

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


Don’t let the hole in the wall look fool you. It’s very professional inside. I hate going to the dentist. I’ve had some bad experiences. But the dentists, assistants, and receptionists really made this a pleasant experience for me. This was the first instance in which I had fun at the dentist. The staff and I were making jokes and it was an overall friendly and lighthearted experience. I don’t dread getting my check up now that I’ve found this office. Seriously, they do good work.

Jojo M. from Inglewood, CA (Source: Yelp)


Let me start off by saying I have extreme dentophobia. The thought in it self of going to a dentist sends me into hyperventilation and panic. (I was severely traumatized as a child growing up in a third world country and was taken to a very barbaric dentist repeatedly) I had a chipped front tooth that needed a filling. Dr. Richard was so very patient with me. He explained step by step what options I had and what was going to be done. I have  low to zero tolerance for pain. He fixed my tooth with no pain…you here me?!? Zero pain!! I will never see another dentist again. He’s it for me. If I could give this man more than five stars I surely would. (Matter of fact I already scheduled a deep cleaning with him for next week).  He’s awesome!

Renee C. from Woodland Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


I love this place . I think they put the nicest people all in one place . They are always on top of everything and have great reminders and wish you happy birthdays too yearly .The Dentist is very nice and professional and honest . anna is pleasant and very nice. what can i say i would recommend this place to anyone. They are very nice and pleasant.

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


Dr. G exemplifies the BEST in dentistry!  He and his talented and qualified staff are highly qualified, yet very personable, attentive, and all about patient satisfaction.  I feel like I am coming HOME when I visit their office, and am confident that Dr. G will be thorough in assessing my dental needs, and meticulous in his dentistry skills.  I have to admit that he is the best dentist I’ve ever had–and I have had a LOT of dental work from more than a dozen dentists!  Make an immediate appointment–you will NOT be disappointed!

Jacx Bernardo (Source: Google)


Still having a pleasant experience every time I visit this place. The sound and smell is not stress-inducing and the background in-house music can make you relax. Free parking space is very limited and very tight. You might need to look for a paid-parking on the street if their 10 free parking spaces, which is shared with other businesses, is filled.

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


Dr. Richard is the best I hadn’t been to a dentist in over three years until I came to Pleasant Smiles. They are always willing to try to set my appointments around my busy schedule. Not to mention the staff are amazing always going above and beyond for their patients. Ana in the front desk always has a smile on her face when you walk through the door. I recommend them to everyone I know.

Justin O. from Topanga, CA (Source: Yelp)


This was my first time to a dentist in a LONG time and they were awesome. I had no pain and they did excellent work. Very resonable in pricing as well. Everyone, including the staff, was very helpful and kind. They got me in the chair fast. I did not have to wait long. Quick at setting up appointments. I would recomend this place to anyone looking for great work in a nice atmosphere.

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


Dr. Richard and the Pleasant Smiles team are the most friendly and honest dental professionals I have ever experienced.  They promote preventative dental health and only treat what needs to be treated.  I have never had to wait to be seen and am always greeted by Dr. Richard himself.  Highly recommend.

Sonny L. from Calabasas, CA (Source: Yelp)


We are very happy with our choice of dentists. Dr. Richard is very personable and easy going which makes the visit to the dentist a pleasant one! Just great things to say about Dr. Richard and the whole team in the office. They are all so kind and professional. Soooo happy in finding our #1 dentist!

Ella C. from Playa del Rey, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been Dr Richards patient for over 5 years and I’m very happy with this dentist , I even convinced my husband to switch dentist and he is also very happy . I had a dental emergency when I was vacationing in mykonos and I text them to schedule me a root canal right when I get back and they responded pretty quickly

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


I’ve had bad experiences with dental offices in the past which has made me very weary. However I have been coming to Pleasant Smiles for a few years now and they have never disappointed me. The doctor is very trustworthy and I know that he truly is recommending the right thing for my teeth. The staff is also very friendly and helpful to accommodate your needs and make sure you are comfortable. I have had several services done here and I have left happy each time. If you are looking for a dentist I highly recommend giving Pleasant Smiles a try. I also love how you don’t  have to wait a long period of time for crowns you can get it the same day how amazing is that.

Jeanette G. from West Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


My husband and I started coming here for our oral care a few months ago, and we will continue for as long as we could. We also brought our young children for their check-ups, Dr. Richard and his staff are the best!

Kitty L. from Ventura, CA (Source: Yelp)


My discovery of Dr Richard G and Pleasant Smiles dental office was purely serendipitous. Being new to the area, I figured that finding a new dentist was just one of the more daunting of tasks — I never considered myself so lucky as when I found this listing and scheduled a cleaning/exam appointment. From the onset, this office was thorough and professional. Mia and Anna were able to answer all my questions and clarify my insurance information beforehand. When I finally arrived, remaining paperwork was minimal and I was basically ready to go. Dr Richard discussed my digital X-rays with me. Since there was an appt cancellation, he had some time and handled my 3 fillings as well as my cleaning — all within 90 minutes. Better yet, he threw in the porcelains for no additional charge!  He’s a professional who truly cares about his clients. Thank you, Doc…

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


I genuienly dislike going to the dentist. I hate getting shots, and I am a wuss about it. But I had some major pain caused by a wisdom tooth. I went to this doctor because his office is close by. When he started giving me a shot, I didn’t even feel it. I was a bit confused actually whether or not he gave it to me, to numb my gums, and he did. He then proceeded to extract my tooth, and did it really quick. It’s been a few days and I am in no pain whatsoever, this was an amazing job! Thank you Dr. Gusilatar.

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


I been going to see Dr Richards for over two years now. Will never go to another dentist unless I am out of town on an emergency basis other wise I will only let Dr Richards office perform work on my mouth. I refer all my friends and family to this place. They always try to work with my schedule. They always notify me if they have a cancellation to see if I can or would like to come in sooner. Anna and Mia are simply amazing and the two dental assistants that work with  me always are absolutely amazing.

Jennifer U. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been looking for a new dentist for a while, I came across many that were trying to take advantage of me until I found Dr. Richard. He is patient, funny, smart and best of all HONEST. Everyone at the office is extremely nice and knows their stuff. Dr. Richard is very dedicated to his patients, he wants you to understand every step of the way and makes sure you are comfortable in the process. I have gotten fillings, a crown and soon retainers with them and I can only say I am extremely happy with this office and Dr. Richard’s work. I wish there where more Dentists like him in the world. Keep up the good work pleasant smiles!!!


Our priority for our patients is to have heathy teeth and gums for life. We do all phases of general dentistry, Wisdom teeth extraction (no bony impactions), root canal treatment, orthodontic treatment (braces), cosmetic dentistry (veneers), metal free fillings, crown and bridge, dental implants and full and partial dentures. We rarely refer our patients to a specialist thereby passing on the savings to our patients. At pleasant smiles we believe simply in the golden rule,"Treat others like you want to be treated". With that in mind we present ourselves with honesty, integrity and a promise to our patients that we will provide the utmost dental care possible. We understand that the cost of dental services have gone up throughout the years, so to make it more affordable , we provide different financial options with 0% interest. We hope to see you soon. Dr. Richard Gusilatar acquired his dental license in California in 2006 and been practicing dentistry since then. He keeps upto date with the latest technique and technology in his chosen field by attending continuing education courses. He is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the San Fernando Dental association.