Santa Monica Bay Dental
Tricia Feist, DMD:
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Santa Monica Bay Dental
Tricia S. Feist, DMD
Santa Monica, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Pediatric dental care

Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Collette H. from Culver City, CA (Source: Yelp)


So, I’ve been here several times in the past few weeks while my daughter is in town; so we’re getting it all in while I can! It’s one thing when you have a “good day” with an office, but it’s an entirely different thing when you experience consistently good, professional service – something that unfortunately is a rarity these days. And I’m not even talking about the dentists (although they’re great as well), but the office staff. They’re seriously pleasant…all. the. time. I think it’s the culture of the company, and I get the feeling they take care of their employees. They close at 1:00 on Fridays, giving employees a chance to have a life I’m sure. When I called during the holidays, they were closed for a holiday party – which is a good sign to me. (And, they gave notice on their voice mail message that they were out – that’s how I know.) Oh, and the dentists are great too. Dr. Freed is my personal dentist and he’s fantastic. My daughter sees Dr. Tricia Feist (there are two Feists) and she’s great as well. Going to the dentist isn’t fun, but this place takes the “pain” out and makes it as pleasant as possible!

Maia Leon (Source: Google)


Dr. Face filled my teenager’s cavities in July if 2020. Our teen had never had any cavities prior to this. Overall, I am impressed with SM Bay Dental’s doctors and office staff, and highly recommend them. I see Dr. Feist, and our teen sees Dr. Face.  For our teens fillings, Dr. Face thoroughly explained the repair and filling process step by step ahead of time, and patiently answered all our questions. During the actual cavity repair process, he positively coached the teen through every step, and used state of the art laser technology – which allowed the work to be done without any shots. It was as positive an experience as cavity filling can be.

Sharon Armstrong (Source: Facebook)


Best Ever Every one is so friendly Makes going to the dentist a breeze McKenzie is the BEST Take it from a dentist chicken like me …make your appt NOW

Isabelle B. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Tricia Feist is a wonderful dentist. I love her personality, cheerful and friendly. I also liked how she has updated equipment. I have recommended her to all my friends and family. I am bummed though because my insurance changed and I think she only takes PPO.

Dianne Geraghty (Source: Google)


This tooth is perfection! I broke my veneer off on Easter Sunday and I called Dr Lent. I was supposed to have Dr. Feist and Dr. Face arrived. I’m glad I let him fix my broken veneer. He just bonded it with this plastic material. The dental assistant gave him an A+ and I give him an A+ also.

Raquel Vallejo (Source: Facebook)


I’ve been a patient of Dr. Roger Lent for 27 years. He is the BEST! Capable, friendly and informative. So happy to bring my kids here for their care. His son and colleagues are also excellent, and the office is beautiful and beautifully run. Everyone so friendly. Big �!!

Marin M. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I just want everyone to know how wonderful Santa Monica Bay Dental is. I have been going to them for several years and I cannot say how sweet and compassionate the staff is for their patients. To my surprise when I went in for my regular cleaning this morning I was informed that I was patient of the week. I left not only with a beautiful smile but a tote bag, coffee mug, bottle of wine, and a gift card and a picture with my hygienist Kelley. Special thank you to Dr Feist for always smiling and keeping me comfortable.

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


Santa Monica Bay Dental is the best dental practice ever! The reception staff are always friendly and patient which I super appreciate. The office itself is a pleasure to occupy. The design is clean, yet homey, and the big windows provide lots of natural light, which really helps with the stress of getting dental work done. They have a mini fridge full of drinks and a coffee machine, what a dream! I love their high tech offerings, like laser cavity filling. I recently had this procedure done and I was amazed at how easy and comfortable the experience was from beginning to end, without a needle in sight. Dr. Feist takes plenty of time with each patient to address all your concerns and answer questions. Along with the high quality care from the hygienists (I recommend Charlotte. She is so sweet and very gentle), I always walk out of the office feeling very well taken care of. Keep up the great work, Santa Monica Bay Dental team! I couldn’t imagine a better dental experience.

Victoria M. (Source: Google)


Exceptional peoplel! Dr. Feist and Dr. Shafi are great at what they do, and they are kind people as well. The front office staff is always super friendly and welcoming, and Melissa in the back office goes overboard to help the billing/insurance process go smoothly. Couldn’t recommend this team more!

Cal D. from Marina del Rey, CA (Source: Yelp)


Can’t say enough about how well run and exceptional this practice is. I’ve been a patient for 6 years, starting as a patient of Dr. Feist and most recently seeing Dr. Face. The entire team is consistently friendly, fun and compassionate. Going above and beyond for their patients to provide the highest level of service and comfort is a noticeable part of the culture in this office. While the dental work itself is always impeccable, it’s the people and the way they treat their patients that set Santa Monica Bay Dental apart from the rest. Highly recommend

Maxine P. from Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico (Source: Yelp)


I have suffered from a 28 year long full on phobia of going to the dentist stemming from a horrific Marathon Man type experience in my teens during a tooth extraction In London. But then, I found the amazing and beautiful Dr. Shafi and she drugged me up to the eyeballs, sweetly probed me, drilled me with kindness and eventually  made me her (very willing) dental patient bitch. I love this woman.. And it’s not just the halcion talking….. Santa Monica bay dental is the best place ever for anyone with a dislike or fear of dentists, it’s filled with the kindnesses, sweetest, most gentle and amazing dentists, nurses and reception staff.. Special shout out to Dr Feist too–she rocks my world and was totally non-judgemental about the fact I hadnt set foot inside a dentist’s office in over ten years…..

Kelly Lowry (Source: Google)


I can’t even begin to think of a dental experience that would be better than the one I have with Dr. Feist and her dental assistant MaryAnn. Not only are they very professional and thorough but they have wonderfully buoyant personalities and I look forward to seeing them and sharing news about our lives. What even makes it better is that over the past couple of years the office has been enlarged and remodeled making it a state of the art dental facility with all the modern equipment. The clerical staff is technologically savvy, making it easy to schedule appointments and the dental hygienists are very thorough and well trained.  My family and I are very happy with Santa Monica Bay Dental.

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


We have been going to Dr. Feist for more than 10 years.  She is like a member of our family.  Her sunny nature makes dental visits less painful.  But she also gives you the bad news straight.  For example, if you need a root canal retreated or a new crown, she doesn’t sugarcoat it, which I appreciate.  She explains the treatment plan very clearly, and will communicate with other providers (e.g., orthodontist, endodontist, etc.) to manage your dental care.  Even though I have to drive more than a half hour to see her after our move to the Hollywood Hills, it’s worth the trip to go to a dentist I trust.

Brandon S. from Brea, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had a fantastic first visit experience at Santa Monica Bay Dental. Everyone was very friendly and helpful.  I had Dr. Feist for my dentist, and she did a great job explaining everything to me.  Most dentists will tell you just enough (in response to your questions) to get you out of the chair, but it’s clear to me that Dr. Feist is passionate about dentistry…she could barely contain it and if I wanted, I feel like she would have given me a half hour lesson on whatever questions I had. She’s a great dentist and I’m thankful to Yelp for alerting me to it. Scott is there at the end for the check out process, and he helped explain the insurance situation in a way that made more sense to me.  He also gave some great advice in how to get the most bang for the buck in terms of the timing of my dental care. In short, they are friendly, professional, and good at what they do. I’ll definitely be back.

Brittany Faith Guy (Source: Facebook)


This is the best dentist I have ever been to! Dr. Lent and his staff took me from being to embarrassed to smile or laugh to smiling nonstop. Not to mention everyone makes you feel like family!

Sean M. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Whether you are orally gifted and never get cavities or you’re like me and require magicians just to keep your smile from falling out, Dr. Feist is the solution.  Its been 6 years with Dr. Feist and I can say with sincerity that it has been a pleasure!   Best work I’ve ever had done, and I’ve had everyone and their sister in my mouth. But more importantly, its an incredibly fun atmosphere which I daresay you have never heard before with regards to a dentist. Do your mouth a favor and switch your bi-yearly checkups to Dr. Feist.

Marcia Bradley (Source: Google)


Gosh, imagine being happy to get my teeth cleaned. My hygenist Mackenzie was the best. Made the whole experience totally bearable. And my teeth look beautiful again. Thank you!

Brad Newman (Source: Google)


SM Bay Dental is a phenomenal Dental office and I actually look forward to heading to the dentist now. Dr. Lent and Dr. Feist provide excellent Dentistry, while the entire staff is caring and friendly. I’ve had a variety of work done and it’s always been a pleasurable experience. The office is located right on Montana Avenue, so it’s always nice to walk around the area before and after treatment as well. Oral-health is extremely important and SM Bay Dental provides top-notch care in all regards.

Jessica C. from Venice, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Feist is wonderful and the perfect dentist for anyone who has previously had significant issues with their teeth. I suffered a facial injury as a teenager that has resulted in major dental surgeries and other issues throughout my life, so I like a doctor who is sensitive to my experiences and yet who will talk to me like a reasonable, educated adult with options. I am currently in the middle of the latest work – orthodontics, two implants, and bone grafting – and Dr. Feist has been great and helping to breakdown not only the options, recovery, timeline but also the financials. In the midst of it all, we ran into a very serious roadblock that required more surgery and naturally I was very upset over both the extra work/pain and the costs, considering I’m getting married in a few months, so I was a bit teary in the office. A few days later, I received the nicest card of encouragement in the mail with two free movie tickets from Dr. Feist, encouraging me that it will all work out great and to take an afternoon at the movies to enjoy a break from it all. It made my week 🙂 She has great staff who are incredibly competent and friendly, and her equipment is top-notch. I highly recommend!

Amy H. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Everyone from the reception staff, Assistants, Hygienist to Dr Feist herself is top notch! Dr Feist did 2 crowns on me and my made an experience that gave me alot of anxiety a pleasure. She is warm and and does a wonderful thorough job of making sure your mouth is in check. While you are in the chair you get a beuatuful view of the Santa Monica mountains. Best dental practice in town by far on every level.

Raquel Vallejo (Source: Facebook)


I’ve been a patient of Dr. Roger Lent for 27 years. He is the BEST! Capable, friendly and informative. So happy to bring my kids here for their care. His son and colleagues are also excellent, and the office is beautiful and beautifully run. Everyone so friendly. Big �!!

Rahul Karugapadam (Source: Google)


Dr Face is amazing. He is professional, friendly and great with kids. This is the preferred dentist Office of myself, my daughter and My wife. My wife also says Dr Feist is amazing although I’ve personally never had the pleasure of receiving dental care from her. All the staff are friendly and always go above and beyond.

Will Mayer (Source: Google)


Dr. Feist and the team at SMBD have been incredible to me ever since I found them after moving to Los Angeles. Over the past three years, they’ve restored my teeth and carefully guided me along the way. Their office is incredible state of the art and the staff is fantastic. Dr. Feist always explains every procedure and takes as much time as I need to fully understand. I’ll be going here as long as I live in Los Angeles.

Brent B. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Such amazing people throughout this office! I actually enjoy my visits to this dentist, whether for cleanings with Kelly or other stuff with Dr Feist — who’s always humming along with the ambient music with a smile on her face! She takes the time to walk me thru all of my options, rather than dictating treatment to me. Couldn’t recommend them more!

Tara S. from Woodland Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have probably gone to over 15 dentist over the course of my life and can say that no one compares to the level of expertise and high quality standards of care that Dr. Feist and her staff portray. Her office is extremely clean, has VERY advanced technology and friendly knowledgeable staff.

Rebecca Davidson (Source: Facebook)


Having to find a new dentist can be very nerve wracking. Dr. Brett Lent and his team made me feel like family from day 1. They are incredibly friendly and professional, and their work is flawless. I can’t get over the level of care put into everything they do. My teeth have never looked better and I can’t stop smiling! Thank you Santa Monica bay dental!!!!

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


SMBay Dental is so amazing that there are not enough superlatives to describe them. I have always had anxiety when walking into the dentist, and it all went away when I became a patient here about 3 years ago. Dr. Feist has incredible bedside manner, the office is welcoming, and the staff is five stars all the way! I had to have oral surgery in the past year, and I could not have had a better experience both medically and personally. From the doctors to the dental assistants to the hygienists to the front desk, everyone here is professional, personable, and so nice. All of the hygienists are super gentle. I’ve had the best experiences with Dr. Feist and Dr. Shahi who are both realistic and detail oriented about oral care. Last but certainly not least is my favorite dental assistant, Angel! She is super caring, attentive, and sweet. She knows what she is doing and remembers each patient, it’s amazing. Thank you, SMBay Dental for everything!

Mary Rosso (Source: Google)


SMBD is equipped with the latest technologies and the cleanest medical office ever seen. Brittany is my go to hygienist because of her deep knowledge and attention to detail; nothing gets past her and she teaches me how to do better to keep my smile!!! Dr. Fiest is my go to pro!!!! Always a smile and singing too!!!! I completely trust her with needles and fixes!!!!!! Thank you all for taking such awesome care of me and my family!!!!!

Martine Brousse (Source: Google)


Love Dr Feist and this office! Dr Feist is the best dentist ever, caring, dedicated, obsessive with the quality of the work, and an excellent listener. The staff is friendly and looking for ways to make you feel welcome and comfortable. Highly recommended!

K. T. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


The Santa Monica Bay Dental office makes going to the dentist pleasant. The interior design is beachy and contemporary, not making you feel like you’re at your average joe’s dentist office. Visited as a new patient after relocating to the area and happy to find a new dentist on the first try out here! Reception was welcoming and efficient. Dental assistant and hygienist were both friendly and cautious when working after I disclosed that I had severe anxiety when visiting the dentist. Dr. Feist was super friendly, warm and engaging. She explained everything she was doing and was not pushy or condescending in any way, like some doctors can be with patients. The only reason for 4 of 5 stars was the length of time spent in office (claiming due to “a throughout cleaning and assessment”), no parking validation and limited availability to book within the next 30 days. Overall though, this place is tough to beat!

Sean S. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I don’t write Yelp reviews… I always intend to and then don’t get around to it. Not this time.A bit of background:I moved to Santa Monica a few years back and was in search of a new dentist. I have veneers and needed to ensure that whoever my new dentist would be, they would take care of my investment. My wife and I started going to Dr. Feist and her team ( I think she was a referral).They are EXTREMELY professional, courteous and punctual. We’re going on year 4 with them with no plans to change. The office is IMMACULATE and tastefully (no pun intended) decorated. The reasons I am writing this: 1) I broke a veneer yesterday mindlessly chomping on an olive.  Not fun. I called first thing this morning. They are able to see me tomorrow morning even though Dr. Feist has jury duty. I TRULY appreciate their willingness to accommodate.

Lydia Campbell (Source: Facebook)


I came in from out of town. Not only did I feel comfortable (knowing I need some work done), I also felt confident that things will get done with a team that was not only professional but honest and open. With their help, it turns out that I didn’t need as much work as claimed by another office. Worth the trip.

Alex Jessup (Source: Google)


I don’t see how anyone could give these guys anything but 5 stars. The experience is so easy and relaxing. I showed up an hour early and they took me within 5 mins for arriving. The front desk folks are super friendly and helpful. The hygienists are extremely talented, gentle, knowledgable, professional and friendly. The dentists are also extremely knowledgable and personable. The technology in the office is state of the art. My x-rays took about 3 mins total. They never, ever try to push things you don’t need on you like teeth whitening. Plus the views from the chair of Beverly Hills are awesome to look at. I am recommending these guys to my friends completely unsolicited. They offer the best possible dentist experience – hands down. There’s not one thing I would change.

Paulette L. from Pacific Palisades, CA (Source: Yelp)


Drs. Lent and Feist’s office is a great place to go “dreaded” teeth exam!  Beautiful, airy spaces with lovely views — front desk staff very friendly — technicians gentle and thorough — the Drs. personable, chatty, soft-hands, but, most importantly, extremely knowledgeable on all things “Tooth”!


Santa Monica Bay Dental, located in Santa Monica, California, is a comprehensive dentistry practice known for its highly advanced technology and its proactive approach with patients, encouraging them to be involved in making decisions about their own medical treatments. The practice offers a wide array of services, including dental bonding, dental bridges, dental exams, dental fillings, dental implants, dentures, emergency dentistry, full-mouth reconstruction, laser dentistry, oral cancer screening, pediatric dentistry, restorative dentistry, same day dentistry, teeth cleaning, teeth whitening, temporomandibular joint (TMJ), and veneers. The team at Santa Monica Bay Dental consists of experts who provide specialized dental care in an inviting, warm, and welcoming environment where patients can relax with something refreshing from the beverage bar. The practice focuses on giving patients the utmost friendly and professional attention while helping them feel at ease. Santa Monica Bay Dental, located in metropolitan Los Angeles, welcomes all ages and treats any oral health condition. The practice's goal is to prevent future oral health issues by educating their patients and offering preventative treatments to help them achieve excellent oral health for life. To schedule a consultation, call or book an online appointment today. The Santa Monica Bay Dental team looks forward to giving all patients their best smile. Tricia Feist, DMD, is a caring, professional expert in dentistry at Santa Monica Bay Dental in Santa Monica, California. Her passion is to build relationships with her patients while helping them maintain their oral health and beautiful smiles. Dr. Feist understands the importance of helping a patient build trust with their dental professional and gives them a caring, comfortable experience. She develops strong personal relationships with her patients, many of whom consider her a friend, in addition to their talented and effective dentist. In addition, she believes that maintaining oral health is one of the keys to a person’s overall mental and physical well-being. Dr. Feist earned a Bachelor of Arts in Latin from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and a Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition, she completed her residency at Denver Health Medical Center in Colorado, where she received advanced training in all aspects of general dentistry, emergency dentistry, and management of medically compromised patients. To honor her passion for continuing education, she’s a faculty member for Spear Education, which provides innovative continuing education for dentists, in Scottsdale, Arizona. She lives in the South Bay area of Los Angeles with her husband, James, and her two young children. She’s an avid baseball, hockey and Disneyland fan, and she enjoys watching movies, playing games, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.