River Dentistry
Charles Huang, DDS:
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River Dentistry
Charles Huang, DDS
Los Angeles, CA (Downtown)













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: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday:10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





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

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


My husband and I have been regular clients at River Dentistry since 2013 and our experience has been consistently great! I’ve gone through a full Invisalign course with them (best price in town and I really mean it, believe me, I am very thorough and have compared a ton of offers from dental offices all over LA), had fillings done, had bonds done, multiple cleanings… and Dr. Charlie did a flawless job each time! Painless too! I used to truly dread a visit to the dentist in the past and I know what it feels like to end up with a filling in the wrong tooth… don’t ask, sad story… So I do appreciate Dr. Charlie’s kindness and patience explaining the procedure in such detail that it becomes impossible not to understand, and making sure we both are on the same page about what’s happening and the expected results. Plus his skills are superb, it goes without saying. My husband is currently nearing the final stage of his Invisalign and has his teeth Zoom-whitened (another best price in town). My husband’s schedule is very difficult to work with, but reception (Vanessa in particular, she will become your friend!) has always been able to comfortably accommodate us. Everyone at River Dentistry is very-very sweet, helpful and professional. The space is cozy, recently renovated and clean (to me cleanliness is the ultimate luxury), I also love pleasant background music and a transparent chair in the waiting area, however I never get to sit there for more than a few minutes))) I hope you enjoy your experience at River Dentistry as much as my husband and I do! Smile! + they take insurance + they take credit cards (Visa/MasterCard) + they validate parking (when you valet your car at the Westin)

Tony J. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr. Huang is one of the best dentists I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting. I don’t necessarily like the dentist, mostly cleanings, and he makes them fast and easy. He uses the newest technology and he’s also not going to suggest getting work done unless you absolutely need it. Too many dentists will tell you to get procedures done just to get paid. Dr. Huang is different. He’s the newest generation of medical professionals that have a different viewpoint on patient care; he wants to take care of you and make sure you’re teeth are in the best health possible

Dutch B. from California City, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have used river dentistry just once, and although this might not seem enough for me to write a review, I think one time does it for me. after all first impressions matter right? first thing is, this is a very welcoming place. has the perks that make you really comfortable and you almost forget you’re here to see the dentist. then there’s the really receptive staff, hard not to notice. I had a brief consultation with the doctor, got me a diagnosis after a scan was done, and I booked an appointment for the next week. I’d say I had my fears about going to the dentist before now, but with the quality I saw when I first stepped in, I was sure I was going to have positive results after my treatment. I had a root canal issue dealt with and have been fine ever since

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


Very few businesses will I take the time to write a review…very few businesses are as near to the heart as Dentistry…You see, my dad’s  a dentist. The thoughts of the dentist to me are of playing in the chairs, squirting my brother Jon with the irrigation nozzle, trying to sneak some novocaine, (never could find where he kept it), or playing with the toys in the waiting room…Yes, my experience with dentist’s offices are different to say the least…I thought all dentists were like my dad; gentle, kind, considerate, communicative, involved, ethical, humorous, generous…Well, I found another one…Another considerate human being  who is the aggregate of the support staff in his office. See, I used to think that it was just my dad running the whole show with an Office Manager working for him and a couple of helpers…a hygenist and a secratary… The first thing that caught my eye with River Dentistry was the ad…read it…you’ll  see why… read it and listen to the message…again and again emphasis is put on what it should be put on…taking care of people…it would be a walk in the park if it were fighting someone’s legal battles or figuring out tax loopholes…try creating a Happy Customer when your customer comes to you maybe a little uncertain and in pain…not the perfect formula for a Cake Walk…when I called to find out if the office reflected the ad…guess what? It far exceeded anything I could have imagined…The Office Manager, Tanya, is attentive, kind, and takes the time to tailor a personal treatment plan with every aspect taken into consideration…now I know the Office Manager is the one who carries the office… places ads, follows up with appointments in a professional and friendly manner, understands financial challenges, but in this case Aseactually, come to think about it…An ideal Office Manager is a master at communication…phones, in person, emails, texts. Tanya has it all…she makes it look effortless if you are ever in the waiting room listening and watching…which won’t be long thanks to Tanya’s management skills…I can’t remember ever having to wait longer than 5 or 10 minutes tops…Please…When you want to have a completely new and unique experience with a dentist call Tanya…she has hooked her Star to an equally Incredible human being in Doctor Charlie. ..thank you Doc for hiring Tanya! Thank you Tanya for taking such good care of Doc. And thank you both for caring about us

Alicia Marie J. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


After many years of searching for a high-quality full-service dentist my search is over!  I have been to so many dentists over the last ten years and it was always clear that their interest in me was purely economical. Consequently, I’ve never really felt connected or loyal to any dentist and would usually only go one time.  My experience with Dr. Charlies has been the complete opposite.  Since my first visit, I have felt like a priority when I walk into his office. First, his front desk receptionists are so flexible, thorough, patient (sorry for my rescheduled appointments!!), and professional (they do reminder calls and texts!!).  Second, I never wait more than 10 minutes after arriving for my appointment.  When I sit in the dentist’s chair, the dental assistant takes the time to explain the process, make me feel comfortable and prep me for the dentist.  The icing on the cake is Dr. Charlie’s bedside manner and skill; he’s so gentle, communicative, and thorough.  When I had my scaling and had to be numbed (i.e. shots with a needle!), he constantly checked to make sure that I wasn’t too uncomfortable or that I knew how much more of the procedure remained (“Are you okay?” “Lift your hand if you feel any pain.” “You’re going to feel a little pressure.”  “We are almost done with the top.”)  Additionally, I like that he takes a little time to chat about what’s happening with me but not so much that it’s intrusive or weird.  Dr. Charlie also does a great job balancing multiple patients without keeping you waiting for more than a few moments.  Since that first procedure, he’s replaced my fillings, filed my teeth, and whitened my teeth…FOR VERY AFFORDABLE and REASONABLE prices. Don’t be intimidated by the fact that it’s in the Westin Bonaventure Hotel; after the first visit you’ll see how easy it is to get from the street or parking lot (which is super cheap) to the office. My confidence in my smile and dental health has increased by 1000%.  I told him recently that even though I am relocating to the East Coast in a few weeks, HE IS MY DENTIST.   Dentists like Dr. Charlie are hard to find and I am not letting him go now that I’ve found him.  He’ll just have to do all of my work when I come home quarterly to visit family and friends!    Anyway, I am sincerely grateful to Dr. Charlie and his office associates!  They are really top knotch. I look forward to a long relationship with this dentist office!

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


I started coming here over a year ago. I will say Dr. Huang is one of the best dentists I’ve ever had. He and his office staff are caring and compassionate. Even though I have nice teeth, I still don’t like going to the dentist. Dr. Huang doesn’t make the experience seem that bad. Prior to seeing Dr. Huang, the last two dentists I had aggressively tried to up-sell unnecessary products or services to me. I was annoyed with that because all I wanted to do was get my teeth cleaned. I started getting skeptical of dentists in general. Dr. Huang did not try to up-sell any unnecessary products to me. He is very honest and trustworthy. He has a very confident and calm disposition which makes me feel very comfortable. The office itself is very comfortable, modern looking, and clean. I am glad he is open late on some nights during the week and on some weekends. That is important for me since I work during the week. The other dentists located in DTLA are not open late during the week or on weekends

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


Dr. Charles Huang is the best dentist, by far.  He genuinely cares about his patients and I never feel rushed.  His hygienist, Anna, is super professional.  I was nervous to sit in that chair, but Anna immediately calmed my nerves.  She talked me through every step of the cleaning.  Erica at the desk is very welcoming, very professional, and thorough.  I don’t like driving to the downtown area but the office, which is, by the way, spotless, is in a beautiful hotel with valet parking which gets validated!  If I could give 10 stars, I would

Suzy Y. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Back in 2008, I went to a dentist for invisalign, but instead he talked me into getting 4 crowns and two fillings to take advantage of my dental insurance (Delta). After 2 years of treatment through 2010, I ended up with TMJ, and no invisalign. And he wanted me to refer me to a TMJ specialist when I knew it was just a matter of getting my teeth aligned. Lesson learned. I also visited Western Dental and didn’t feel comfortable that the Doctor was in such a rush. I found Dr. Huang and found he wasn’t after the money but that he genuinely worked to keep his professionalism and actually worked in the best interest of the patient. He is informative and answers every question and concern. He takes his time to use what he has learned. I am confident that he is the right person to do fix my teeth and wouldn’t go any place else

Aimee R. from North Park, San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Charlie is the kind of dentist that you keep from childhood through adulthood. I’ve only been going to him for a year and the entire staff is so personable and actually remembers what was going on in my personal life the last time I visited. I was bulimic for twelve years and I didn’t start doing damage control and taking care of my teeth until the pain got great enough. Needless to say I have a pretty extensive treatment plan. He works with me because I’m cash pay and constantly in so much pain. I never wait more than 5 minutes and they make me as comfortable as possible. I recently moved to San Diego and paid a lot of money for a yearly discount plan for a dentist down here. I saw her twice and wasn’t feeling it. I didn’t feel like an actual person and felt judged for the state of my mouth. I continue to go up to LA to go to River Dentistry. PS — I had a surgical appointment today and Dr. Charlie needed the day off but he came in just to see me personally because he knew how much pain I was in and that I was coming up from SD. He also pulled another tooth for me today for free because I couldn’t afford it at the moment and it was infected and was going to get worse if I waited

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


Dr. Charlie and his staff are fantastic! I’ve seen Dr. Charlie several times in the last couple of months, for teeth cleaning and other issues, and I couldn’t be happier with the results and with my experience! His teeth cleaning was the first painless cleaning I’ve had in many years.  At our first visit he established a plan to address areas of concern, and the work he’s done so far has made a huge difference for me. He’s done a lot more than address the sensitivity in my teeth, but the most obvious difference has been the elimination of the pain/discomfort that I’ve had for years because of the sensitivity in my teeth. Dr. Charlie chose the least invasive approach to address my issues and has been patient and careful in doing the work. At every step of the process he’s been concerned about minimizing, and has done all he can to minimize, pain and discomfort.  Dr. Charlie is very knowledgeable and skilled, and has very kind and gentle chair-side manner with his patients. Dr. Charlie’s dental assistants are nice, skilled and very attentive toward their patients.  Vanessa in the front office is always nice and friendly and is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful with everything related to insurance/payment. Every member of the office has contributed to my positive experience with River Dentistry!

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


Absolutely wonderful staff, warm and accommodating. I, without trying, have a bit of an attitude. But they looked past that and treated me outstandingly. I went in as a new patient and paid $120 for the exam, x-rays, and cleaning. Quick and easy x-rays. Which is good for me because I HATE every step of the process in a dentists office. I really don’t like ppl poking around in my mouth. I’m THAT patient. That being said, my hygienist Anna was the best I’ve ever had. The time she took and her attention to detail was STELLAR. She had a gentle touch and was very attentive and aware of my comfort level at all times. She made what is normally a nightmare situation for me very comfortable. The doctor is quite warm and spoke to me about future treatment and some cosmetic options I asked about. Front desk staff went above and beyond to make sure my future appointments fit my schedule ideally. Great, great experience. I absolutely recommend River Dentistry

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


After not visiting the dentist for years, I decided to give River Dentistry a try after being highly recommended. Best decision! The entire staff at River Dentistry is awesome! All of the assistants are friendly and very informative. Jose is incredibly nice, patient, and informative. Vanessa manages the appointments and she did a great job in working around my work schedule. Dr. Charles is the best! He is passionate about his work and it’s evident when you see the end results. Thus far, I’ve had three visits with Dr. Charles and his team: First visit: X-ray, exam, and cleaning. Dr. Charles explained what procedures I needed and then performed the cleaning, the entire time he explained what he was doing and why he was doing it. Awesome! Finally a dentist who not only cares about what he is doing but cares about having his patients feel informed to ease any anxiety. Second and third visit: Deep cleaning and replace existing metal fillings with composite fillings. Virtually painless! Once again, he explains everything that is being done and ensures you are as comfortable as possible. For those of us who feel anxious about visiting the dentist, this truly helps with the entire process. He makes you feel at ease and relaxed the entire time. My teeth look great, I feel great, and if you visit River Dentistry, you will too. Thank you Dr. Charles and team!!! You guys are the best!

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


I haven’t been to the dentist in over a year since I’ve been moving around for my job. I recently moved to LA and was looking for a dentist that was in-network and accepted my insurance (United Healthcare). This was one of the locations super close to my apartment, had good reviews, and open late (until 7pm on weekdays and they are even open on weekends!) so I decided to give it a try. It’s a tiny little office in the Westin Bonaventure Hotel downtown (on the left side of the escalators if you enter on Figueroa) but staff is amazing from Receptionist (Vanessa) to Dr. Huang! Everyone was super friendly and nice. Came in for my annual exam/cleaning and it was quick and painless. Dr. Huang and his dental assistant were both very gentle and professional and informative on top of that! They kept me updated with the status of my teeth while they were examining it which I really appreciated. I have a follow-up appointment next month and I can’t wait to be back! It’s such a relief to find my go-to Dentist in LA!

Tiffany W. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I followed Dr. Charles Huang from Zen Dental to River Dentistry when he opened up his own practice back in December of 2012 and my experience with Dr. Huang has been amazing! I’ve gotten everything done from deep cleanings to invisalign and he has made every dental appointment as painless and enjoyable as possible. Dr. Huang is professional, knowledgeable, and kind. His staff is extremely friendly and always willing to work around my busy schedule. I can always reach them via email or phone and receive a prompt response in return. I love that they are conveniently located downtown and are open on Saturdays!!! This was perhaps the biggest selling point upon first joining River Dentistry, but now that I’ve been a patient for so long, I can’t imagine going elsewhere. Dr. Huang is always very thorough in explaining what procedures will be performed and makes me feel comfortable every step of the way. Him and his staff are also experts at navigating the perplexities of insurance and helping me figure out what each procedure will cost. He offers very competitive prices and doesn’t try to upsell you with unnecessary procedures or hidden charges. I highly recommend Dr. Huang and River Dentistry. Come here and your mouth (and wallet) with thank you!

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


River dentistry made all my dental dreams come true! I came in for the first visit and I talked to Dr. Charles without knowing it while waiting for the dental office to open from lunch break.  He was a courteous, easy-going person from the beginning.  Dr. Charles made a initial plan plan for my teeth which were suffering from years of neglect.  I followed through with each appointment, from getting deep cleaning, a crown for a huge molar, to getting a dental bridge.  Each procedure was effortless, painless and done with care.  Dr. Charles always made sure I knew what was going on, explaining as he went along. The staff at River Dentistry are all excellent.  Vanessa at the front desk is always professional and pleasant.  Jose the dental is assistant is just awesome and is skilled at what he does.  He made the best temporary crowns for me, and always explained the follow up care so I understood. I really recommend River dentistry to anyone needed to a smile overhaul.  Their downtown location is just a hop skip and a jump from anyone in Los Angeles

Donna S. from Beverly Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


River Dentistry is the only place where i go to do anything related to my oral hygiene. The staff and doctors are incredible. They make even the visit to the dentist pleasurable. I have been coming here for the past 3 years now, and i don’t see myself changing any time soon. They are courteous, the office is clean, there is parking in the garage for the hotel and they validate. One of the things i love about this place is their ability to be on time. If you have an appointment at 11:00 AM, rest assured the latest you will be sitting on the doctor’s chair is 11:05. I have been to places where after one hour i was still in the waiting room hoping to be called in next. Never again. I love this place and i am staying here. I am due for a cleaning this week anyways

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


Dr. Charlie of River Dentistry is probably one of the best dentists I ever went to. He is very gentle, attentive to patients’ needs, and does a great quality work at reasonable prices. He is also an Invisalign magician. I went to a number of Invisalign providers and none of them wanted to take on my case or wanted to do both Invisalign and conventional braces for $6000-10000. Dr. Charlie ordered invisalign for me and at this point we are 2/3 of the way into the fairly long treatment (over a year), but results are already showing and are nothing but amazing. I strongly recommend River Dentistry to anyone who lives in downtown or in commutable distance. They are worth the hike and deserve every single 5-star review they ever received

Brittany V. from Central LA, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Charlie does it again! I wish I could have had Dr. Charlie as my dentist for my entire life. It would have saved me so much trouble and money. Today I had an appointment with him to get my lower left wisdom tooth removed. I was so scared… literally shaking in my boots. I read a bunch of horror stories online before my appointment (terrible idea) and was thissss close to rescheduling but decided to go in anyway and speak with Dr. Charlie. After a set of X-rays, Dr Charlie was gentle, yet firm in explaining that the tooth needed to be extracted. He numbed me up pretty well and got started. I was thinking this would probably be about an hour to hour and a half procedure, but Dr. Charlie extracted my tooth so quickly! It was literally like 15 min!!! Wow! Dr. Charlie is beyond professional, quick, and thoroughly explains the process step by step. He is the best dentist ever. His office is clean and his staff is amazing and so helpful. On a scale of 1 to 10, I rate Dr. Charlie a 12!!! Thank you River Dentistry and Dr Charlie. You all are the best.

Michael Likhinin (Source: Google)


Dr. Huang is extremely nice and professional: he always explains what and why he does or recommends. He is very gentle and if there is such thing as painless or enjoyable dentist – that’s him! He also always seems to be buying the latest and greatest equipment and software, which means we get the best and most advanced treatments possible. Finally, he does not refer out everything like most other dentists do nowadays and can do both root canals and extractions in-house, which if convenient for me. Will be back again and again!

Christopher J. from Louisville, KY (Source: Yelp)


I was very pleased with my visit. I was completely taken by surprise by how friendly the staff and doctor was. Dr. Charlie and the staff at River Dentistry exceeded my expectations. I was very anxious and hesitant of coming into the office but they spoke to me and calmed me down. Once I entered the office I was greeted by the Doctor himself and his staff who are extremely welcoming and friendly. Made me feel very comfortable and informed me of my situation very thoroughly. They broke down my treatment plan in order for me to understand clearly what is needed to be done. They use the latest high tech equipment as well as making sure you leave happy with your visit. Dr. Charlie is very intelligent, and educated doctor as well as informative. He’s so gentle that you barely feel he’s touching the mouth. I had an amazing experience and can’t wait to continue my work! Highly recommend this doctor to everybody! Thank you so much!!

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


Although it is my first check-in here, my husband and I have been regular clients at River Dentistry since 2012. And our experience has been consistently great! I’ve gone through a full Invisalign course with them (best price in town), had all kinds of fillings done, had bonds done (Dr. Charlie does a flawless job), multiple cleanings… My husband is currently finishing his Invisalign and had his teeth Zoom-whitened (another best price in town). Plus – they take insurance. Reception has always been friendly and accommodating, Vanessa will become your friend)! The space is nice and clean, pleasant background music, parking is validated (when you valet your car at the Westin)

Amanda Martinez (Source: Facebook)


Sometimes the 3rd time is the charm. After the BS I went through with the two previous dentists I had since moving to LA last year, I found Charles Huang via my insurance directory. Dentist #2 didn’t do root canals and was a jerk about it, so I had to find someone who did. That was Charles Huang. He is fantastic! I didn’t feel my root canal at all, and he was very meticulous about it. He listened to my sob stories of bad dentist experiences in LA, and was very helpful in showing me what my problems were, and how to fix them. He has great bedside manner and is gentle, and listens when you need more anesthetic. And whoever he sends crowns to be made to also does great work. I had a shoddily-made crown by dentist #1 replaced today with a crown that fits better than a real tooth. He seems to be an individual motivated to really help people, rather than just help money escape their wallet. No arm-twisting, upsells or pressure for services you don’t need. If you have a cavity, you actually have a cavity, no worries with Charles. Lastly, Charles and Adele have been very great in helping me navigate the labyrinth of insurance coverage. If I could give him 100 stars, I would!

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


Dr. Huang is – by far – the best dentist I have ever had in my entire life. He is incredibly skilled and has made every procedure I’ve had at River Dentistry (cleaning, fillings, and Zoom) painless…and with optimal results. I never have to wait: here, a 1pm appointment means I am actually seen at 1pm! Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference. I’ve had 4 appointments here so far, and each one has been great. Above all, I love this dentist office because they are skilled, honest, and upfront. I’ve been to so many shady dentist offices in the past that felt more like used car sales lots. Dr. Huang’s office is nothing like that. Only good things to say about the Dr and the entire staff

Carol S. from South Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I just had Zoom! teeth whitening done at River Dentistry because I had excellent results with an Invisalign treatment earlier this year and they were offering an $89 special for the whitening. I was not disappointed. The technician knew exactly what she was doing and did it efficiently and professionally. Best of all, I love the results. The entire staff is friendly and helpful and it’s always easy to get an appointment. If you’re looking for an excellent dental office, check out River Dentistry with Dr. Charlie Huang and staff. They’re outstanding!

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


Okay like most out there I dread going to the dentist… I know I know the dentist is your friend right!! We’ll let me tell you I am not longer a dentist scaredy cat I happened to google dental offices in the Los Angeles area and found Dr.Charles Huang. I called the office and was greeted by professional calm front desk. I asked the front desk if the office took my dental plan and she was able to answer all of my questions. I then scheduled an appointment with Dr.Huang, wow least to say I was nervous but Dr. Huang or Dr. Charlie as he is referred to put me at ease and performed the best cleaning I have had in a long time. He then did my full exam and told me I had a few cavities( remember I hadn’t been to the dentist in a while due to my fear). But instead of a lecture which some doctors give Dr. Charlie put me at ease and reassured me the cavities where not a big deal and could be taken care of in one appointment. Soo needless to say I have an appointment with Dr. Charlie in a few weeks and I even have booked my next six month cleaning. What can I say I  have found a great dentist and to boot he is open late and on the weekends which is great for  me and my crazy work schedule. So if you are looking for a kind, professional, knows what they are doing dentist Dr.Charlie is your guy. Thanks again Dr.Charlie and River Dentistry staff for making my dental experience a great one!

Todd K. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Charlie and the River Dental team continue to surpassed my expectations with each visit.  Dr. Charlie performed a root canal on me and he and his team were so friendly and professional that I was not nervous, at all.  The awesome person at the front desk helped me with all of my insurance related questions and Dr Charlie went above and beyond to make sure that I was comfortable.  I used to be nervous to go to a dentist for something as simple as a cleaning, but because of Dr. Charlie and his amazing team at River Dental I look forward to my visits because I know with each visit my smile becomes brighter and more confident

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


It has been years since I visited a dentist. I am considering getting Invisalign braces, I wanted them done correct so i purposely searched for the best and most expensive dentist in L.A.. To my surprise I found a few in fact  many offices were willing to take me once I told them I wanted Invisalign. They totally ignored the fact I haven’t seen a dentist in years a need work prior to getting them, they insisted to do my consultation for my braces first, and I can come back later for cleaning and everything else. Dr. Huang is conveniently located downtown L.A., he has Saturday appointments, when I scheduled I unknowingly had the pleasure to speak with him myself, he got minimum info from me and I attended my first appointment on sat 01/04/14. His staff was so sweet, Vanessa the receptionist is beyond helpful. Jose, student tech ( I can’t believe he’s a student). He’s really gentle and he answered all my stupid questions, and informed me of a few things while taking my x-rays. Dr. Huang is more than awesome! He asked me exactly why do I want braces, and everyone knows invisalign is expensive, however he told me It’s possible for me to get it but because of a bad habit of when I swallow I tend to push my tongue forward & it will only cause my teeth to go forward and having braces will be pointless and a waste of money. He even insisted I think it over for a while, in the meantime I have 9 cavities to take care of. I have a PPO plan where my insurance pays 60% I am responsible for the rest. Vanessa came up with a plan where we divided it up and I do a few at a time plus they gave me a 50% discount on my portion to pay it all totaled to a little under $500. Vanessa told me that my benefits from last year I didn’t use so i have an extra $2000 I can use and if I want apply to my current charges or hold off. My visit was beyond amazing and quick. I’m glad I made the right decision. Dr. Huang is inexpensive and he’s honest; I trust him greatly. The one thing to keep in mind is Dr. Huang, has a strict attendance policy. Before making an appt. make sure you can keep it! He values his work and he does take his time. He spends the appropriate amount of time per patient for everyone needs are different. I have already recommended this offices to 2 people so far and I am dying to show off my results!

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


Dr. Charles is the best dentist I’ve ever seen. He is kind, patient, and skilled. Those qualities are very important to me since I needed a lot of work done and really had been put off by the bad dentist in North Carolina. He always makes sure I’m not in pain even when my appointment is going over the four hour mark(which is super important since I have a high tolerance to local anesthesia). He worked with me to create a treatment plan that was manageable and reasonable. I’m also happy to say I did not feel judged or shamed for my the condition of my teeth. I really can’t express how grateful I am to have found him since he has vastly improved the quality of my life

Sylvia S. from South Gate, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am so grateful to have found Dr. Charlie. Him and his staff have been so great.  I had gone to a previous dentist in Long Beach where they offered me free teeth whitening for going in as a new patient. When I mentioned it to the dentist she said I could do it at home.  It did not take me long to realize I was lured in with a false offer. Well needless to say I only went back to get my x-rays after finding Dr. Charlie. You would not believe when Dr. Charlie reviewed my x-rays he picked up on them placing them backwards. I guess they wanted my new dentist to fail like they did. Boy were they mistaken. I am currently getting a root canal and crown which I was informed was a very painful process. I don’t get the horror stories people warned me about when it came down to getting a root canal and crown. I have had a great experience. Dr. Charlie is so gentle and truly cares about his patients.  Dr. Charlie and his staff will keep asking you throughout the whole visit if you are in any pain, if you have any questions or concerns. They are very professional, friendly and make you feel at ease. They are very thorough in informing you of your options regarding your dental care and needs.  What can I say other then I love the dentist now. Highly recommend you come by

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


Sometimes the 3rd time is the charm.  After the BS I went through with the two previous dentists I had since moving to LA last year, I found Charles Huang via my insurance directory.  Dentist #2 didn’t do root canals and was a jerk about it, so I had to find someone who did.  That was Charles Huang.  He is fantastic!  I didn’t feel my root canal at all, and he was very meticulous about it. He listened to my sob stories of bad dentist experiences in LA, and was very helpful in showing me what my problems were, and how to fix them.  He has great bedside manner and is gentle, and listens when you need more anesthetic.  And whoever he sends crowns to be made to also does great work.  I had a shoddily-made crown by dentist #1 replaced today with a crown that fits better than a real tooth.  He seems to be an individual motivated to really help people, rather than just help money escape their wallet.  No arm-twisting, upsells or pressure for services you don’t need.  If you have a cavity, you actually have a cavity, no worries with Charles. Lastly, Charles and Adele have been very great in helping me navigate the labyrinth of insurance coverage.  If I could give him 100 stars, I would!

Tom T. from Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I dreaded the moment when my friend was harping me about going to the dentist; I haven’t been for at least eight years and suffered through both bottom wisdom teeth pushing out out my gums. I already knew I had to get an extraction sooner than later. I may a pact that once I have dental insurance, I will see the dentist, no ifs, ands or buts. Lucky for me, Alana G. went to Dr. Charles beforehand, and I love the work that was done to her. All five times that I went to River Dentistry, and all five times I was pretty satisfied with the results. Why did I waited this long to write a review? I wanted to see if there was a change in pattern during all five visits, and it’s hard to judge something that is dealing with your health in one visit. 1) May 2014: X-Ray and teeth cleaning. I had already warned Dr. Charles that I haven’t been to the dentist in over eight years, and he already could tell the damage that was done. The initial visit was painless, and told me what I needed to have done to get my teeth to tiptop shape. I hesitated about hearing the wisdom teeth extractions, but already knew it had to be done. He managed to clean out a lot of gunk in my teeth and I had a weird empty clean feeling in the back of my bottom front teeth. 2) June 2014: Fillings, left side. I had this schedule on an experimental Sunday, with a different doctor. This doctor was a trial run, yet the doctor was pretty nice and gentle when she was drilling and putting the plaster into my teeth. People were surprised that I had to get numbed for fillings. Afterwards, I kind of figured out why, Dr. Charles wants to minimize as much pain for the patient, and possibly the drilling may have been painful, if one was sensitive to pain. 3) July 2014. Fillings, right side. Dr. Charles personally checked the left side, to make sure the previous doctor’s work was meeting to his standards (which they did). And it seemed that Dr. Charles was a bit quicker than the previous doctor, as my fillings were done in less than 45 minutes. He did warn me if my teeth was slightly uneven after the fillings, to let him know. (There was a small gap before I left, and he managed to fix it. Since then, no problems.) 4) October 2014. Wisdom teeth extraction, right side. The dreaded day of getting both top and bottom wisdom teeth pulled out. Somehow, the process wasn’t as painful as I thought it may have been, granted I was numbed up, maybe a bit too much than I should. Dr. Charles mentioned even if I feel a bit of a tingling of the nerves, to let him know, so he can increase the dosage a bit. Top wisdom tooth came out like a dream; bottom wisdom tooth had some problems, and he did noticed that I did flinch a bit, and gave me a bit more of the shot without me letting him know. After a loud crack (“it’s okay, it’s normal!”), my bottom tooth came out. He quickly moved to stitching the loose flap of my gum with the old-school stitches, because he mentioned it’s cleaner and less of a chance for the stitches to come out. After the entire ordeal, Jose took some time to explain to me how to keep the new holes clean, as well as how my diet will change the next couple days, until my wound/stitches heal. Dr. Charles prescribed some antibiotics and painkillers for me to take the next couple days, just in case. 5) November 2014. Teeth cleaning and check-up of wisdom teeth extraction. Quick and painless.  Just a check up to see how the extraction was healing and to cut off the remaining stitches as well as getting my yearly cleaning. After listening to Dr. Charles six month ago about changing my dental routine (electric toothbrush, flossing every day, mouthwash, the works), he noticed a big difference and mention to continue the healthy habit. He did mentioned a few more things that wasn’t brought up during my initial visit, and I’m considering his opinion, as he has taken care of me during this entire year. Because I recently changed jobs, my dental insurance is kind of in limbo, and I have let the clerk (Vanessa) know about this. She was more than happy to assist me on what I needed to do to continue seeing Dr. Charles. In addition, there were some cancellations in the past, and Vanessa alerted me as soon as possible (phone call and e-mail), and gave me a reschedule date that works around my schedule, and even alert me if and when an earlier time slot opened up. River Dentistry made me less scared about going to see the dentist, and I would highly recommend this place for those who haven’t been to the dentist in a while. From my five visits, I never once felt pressured to do all the procedures that Dr. Charles recommended, and the staff is understanding about the different situations in my life that they are willing to work around them. Best of all, open on Saturdays, so I can use my sick days for “sick days”

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


River Dentistry is amazing!! The whole team is wonderful.  I love the modern style of the office. They are so considerate of their patients, they validate parking, their open on Saturdays and they provide service until 7pm!  Dr. Huang is incredible. He is kind, gentle, professional, and his bedside manner is impeccable.  He is so genuine.  I have genetically inherited a crazy class III bite and let’s just say the dentist has not been my favorite place in the past. However, after going to Dr. Huang I look forward to seeing him and I look forward to taking care of my dental health.  He has definitely become my dentist for life!  Most importantly, his prices are very reasonable and he will work with you financially to make sure that you get the treatment needed.  Beyond my special bite, I have a host of dental needs and Dr. Huang has gone above and beyond to help me improve my smile. You can’t beat River Dentistry! They are the best

Barbra A. from Woodland Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


Last Saturday I had my first dental appointment at River Dentistry, and I had an amazing experience! Dr. Charlie is very professional, gentle, and caring. He always did his best to make sure I was as comfortable as possible. He had a gentle touch even in the most difficult part of the cleaning. It was hands down the best cleaning I’ve ever had. The office itself is super clean, modern, and a pleasure to be in. I didn’t have to wait at all. You can fill out your paperwork online and get appointment reminders via text, which is very efficient. Another great thing about River Dentistry is that it’s located inside the Bonaventure Hotel, and offers $4 valet parking. It’s super convenient and you don’t have to worry about downtown parking! I will definitely be going back. It’s not easy to find a new dentist–let alone an amazing dentist! If you’re looking for one, I highly recommend Dr. Charlie and River Dentistry

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


Hello to everyone that’s read it, My name is Niv and I’m a patient of Dr Huang’s for 10 years, so in this point I call him DR Charlie. This clinic for me is an example of excellency and quality of service. I know doctor Charlie since his days as a dental student in NYC,  while I was fresh to New York with big dreams and very little money. In one of my research for an affordable dental clinic, I found myself at the NYU dental care clinic. Dr Charlie was a young dental student over there, he looked like a teenager, but he was very friendly, pleasant and really professional . He’s persona was shining at that clinic and let’s be honest, most of the patients there, were very difficult cases of homeless, drugs users and people that haven’t seen a dentist for a long time including myself. As a foreign with a big accent and probably not so good english at the time, that was very helpful to communicate with him about my dental needs and he made it very clear to me. Everything I know about maintaining a healthy mouth and dental hygiene, I learned from him. He sealed my teethes and did  a great deep cleaning that I still remember and ever since I have no cavities, which is really incredible. Doctor Charlie, is a really kind person, he care about you first and about your oral health above everything and not about your money like a lot of other dentists, that practice probably not from the right reasons.  A lot of my friends have gone to see him since and we all are big fans of river dentistry. This place is clean, professional, the team is friendly, the place is well design and there is a great scheduling, so your time is really appreciated. I’m so happy to so him growing as a doctor and as a business and still providing an amazing treatment time after time, to me and to many of my dear friends. I hope you find this review helpful, sincerely, Niv

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


Dr Charlie is one of the nicest dentist out there. I moved from London and was in need of a dentist. I found Dr. Charlie online which I was in need of an emergency dentist. I didn’t have insurance, but Dr. Charlie is so nice he did the service (extracted that amn wisdom tooth), I’m paying in payments in house meaning my credit isn’t getting ruined, and he even was nice enough to open off hours and come see me for my emergency . And now I’m out of pain and will be back for my checkup exam. Highly recommend him, and it’s so awesome that he’s located inside the Westin Bonaventure, it’s such a nice hotel inside, that I forget that I’m coming to visit the Dentist! Thank You Dr. Huang!


River Dentistry is the only full-service Downtown LA dentist office. We provide affordable painless emergency and complete dental care, including root canals and extractions, in-office and in one visit. Our goal is not only to improve the beauty of your smile, but your overall health and quality of life. A Los Angeles native, Dr. Charles Huang, DDS attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Pharmacology. He went on to receiving a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the New York University's College of Dentistry - the oldest dental school in the United States. After graduation, Dr. Huang continues to be at the forefront of dentistry by completing advanced courses in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Patients enjoy his gentle demeanor, patience, and ability to make any dental procedure a relaxing, pain-free experience. Dr. Huang enjoys many activities outside of the dental office and was a competitive ice skater for over 15 years. He continues to train at the local ice rink in Culver City and also enjoys surfing, hiking, gardening, and working out. Dr. Huang is part of a select group of Los Angeles dentists serving as advisers for The Dental Advisor and evaluating the latest technological advances in dental care for the magazine.