Santa Monica Dentistry for Children
Elana Norman, DDS:
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Santa Monica Dentistry for Children
Elana Yerushalmi Norman, DDS (Orthodontist)
Santa Monica, CA













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


Clear aligners


Comprehensive orthodontics

Space maintainers

Palatal expanders


Interceptive orthodontics


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





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

Margaret C. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


They are great! My daughter has been pretty fearful of the dentist and Dr. Stone has been awesome about alleviating those fears and last week my daughter (10) went in for a filling by herself! (I was with my son while he had his teeth cleaned in the next room) Dr. Norman, the orthodontist is also great. We’ve generally been happy with the staff, but I do think one nurse Annelle – is just amazing at making kids feel comfortable!

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


Took my daughter yesterday for a cleaning and was so impressed by all the covid precautions and safety measures taken. Everything was so well organized, clean and all staff members were extemely helpful and supportive. They also have Saturday appointments which is extremly helpful during this hectic time. So proud of this office for all their hard work and professional care. Anyone with a kid who is looking for a new or first-time dentist go here!

Max Masterson (Source: Google)


Both of my children are always excited to go to SMDC and never afraid even when they have had fillings. The office is beautiful, state of the art, and clean as can be. The dentists are not just wonderful dentists, they are wonderful people. Same goes for every hygienist and receptionist we have seen over the last four years. MOST HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

Asha S. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Love this place! My son started going here when he was 2 and is super comfortable with all the staff and our wonderful dentist. Everyone is really friendly and it’s cute how they give the kids a toy and “goodie bag” when they leave.

Joe Blackstone (Source: Google)


Dr. Norman and her team are simply the best. Great bedside manner. Very safe environment which is especially important during a pandemic and always the best dental work. My daughter sat quietly for a mold for a retainer to come and for adjustments to her braces. Great visit. Highly recommend.

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


I am writing this review because my daughter actually made a point of telling me how nice the dentist and hygenist were during her appointment.  They didn’t shame her flossing habits but were instructive enough to motivate her to want to take better care of her teeth.  Overall, a great practice and every person we have dealt with has been kind, professional and nurturing.  As an aside, they moved the waiting room outside and were very “covid cautious” about who came inside.

Jessica V. from Hialeah, FL (Source: Yelp)


This place is amazing! I never leave reviews but the service and staff here is impecable! From the ladies in the front of the office, to the hygienist, to the dentist. You’re always welcomed with smiles and feel part of a family. I love the waiting area keeps my 4 year old plenty occupied with a drawing station, a chalkboard wall, a little nook with books, its just adorable! I’ve never waited more than 5 minutes. The dental hygienist amd dentist do a great job with the kids and always make it fun! They have a way of making all the dental jargon sound like a magical experience. I love it! They are so sweet and playful with the kids. They also play great kiddy movies during the checkup to keep kids entertained. They always give her a huge goodie bag with treats and the last time I went with my 4 month old son, they gave me little dental treats for him too. So thoughtful! My daughter also stopped sucking her finger so she was celebrated immensely and her picture was taken to put up on a mural of kids who stopped finger sucking and she got to pick from some pretty amazing prizes!  My daughter loves going to the dentist because of Santa monica Dentistry for Children!

Nancy W. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Norman is a fantastic orthodontist.  My kids never mind the visits. Dr. Norman does a great job making them feel at ease, and she clearly explains how important it is to follow her instructions for best results with braces/ Invisalign.

Kristen J. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


There is just no other place you should take your kid for dentistry. They’ve thought of everything: Friendly / Efficient staffing, TV screens on the ceiling streaming popular kid movies; a treasure chest for after the appt. The dentists are so thorough and professional. We’re so glad to be patrons of this business. Thank you for taking such great care of our kiddo!

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


They are amazing with the kids and the environment supports the kids experience as a positive dental experience. Very thorough in their explanations to both kids and parents of work to be done or recommended work. Fantastic people. I couldn’t recommend them more highly.

Lily J. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


My daughter has been visiting this dentistry for more than two years. She really likes it. Everyone here is friendly, smiling, and patient. A very warm place for kids! Dr. Stone, Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Norman are all very good doctors. They always answer questions patiently. They treat kids as their own. I can’t imagine a better dentistry like this.

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


This is everything you would want in a dentist’s office for your children.  The waiting area is adorable, the staff is friendly, the dentists are kind and thorough and the hygienists really know how to work with children. The only piece of advice I will offer is to consider how much you are thinking you are going to spend on your kid’s dental visits before making an appointment. If you don’t have insurance to help cover the costs you will be paying up to $300 per kid, with X-rays, cleaning and exam.

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


I love Dr Norman!!! She is highly skilled, professional and great with my kids. My son actually asks to go see her!!! She really goes above and beyond for her patients, and we feel so lucky to have found her. The office is very kid friendly, and the assists are great as well.

Christiane Bell (Source: Google)


Santa Monica Dentistry for children has been taking care of our son since he was 3 years old. He is now 9 years old. The customer service is second to no other, all of the staff treats customers with the respect and so friendly. The dentist and dental assistants really take pride in making sure their little patients are comfortable with every procedure. Great place to take your kids!!

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


Thank you all for being so lovely and patient and kind. I took all my three boys under 9 and was nervous about being there alone but was immediately greeted with smiles and sincere interest in my boys. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Johanna Minassian.

Anna P. from Arlington, VA (Source: Yelp)


My 14 year old daughter needed a dentist after we moved here and her pediatrician recommended this place.  I’m glad I took their advice.  It was a nice, clean, modern space.  We were able to get appointment relatively easy and it was a good experience.  I guess they are so used to talking to really young kids that my daughter was bit annoyed about “they were talking to me like I’m an baby”….hah haaa.

Gretchen Kapur (Source: Google)


The entire staff is truly amazing. Always pleasant and always available to answer questions, etc. My kids love going there and never complain about having to go. Having a dentist and orthodontist in the same practice is great and they are able to work together during the appt. if there is a dental issue or orthodontia issue. Couldn’t be happier with them. They are the best!

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


We have been going to this place for 3 years now and I cannot say enough good things about it. The staff is extremely professional, helpful right from the moment you step in. The doctors, hygienist make sure they keep kids comfortable and engaged during the entire process. They truly love the kids and what they do. Also, it’s kinda amazing as to how they are able to keep their appointments punctual. A big shout out and kudos to the entire staff.

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


Can’t imagine going anywhere else for our kids’ dental and orthodontic needs. Amazing, patient and kind doctors and the same goes for the staff.  Our kids, dare I say, actually like “going to the dentist!”

Nandhini Jeevanandam (Source: Google)


I have been to this place twice for my three-year-old daughter’s dental checkup. She enjoys as her teeth being cleaned and examined by the nurse and the doctor. I experienced a great care. The environment is kid-friendly. There are supplies for children to scribble or color on the appropriate places provided in the waiting area. This place has TV to keep the kids calm while at the critical checkups. After every checkup, each child is allowed to take one toy out of plenty of little toys. Overall, I highly recommend this dentistry.

Christy Reardon (Source: Google)


Very kid friendly environment. I appreciate how positive and understanding the dentist is. My son’s teeth had a lot of plaque and rather than make me feel guilty about it, she was sympathetic and helped me see how I could improve in the future. My son likes going to the dentist because he gets to watch a movie and pick a prize, and I like it because his teeth are now clean and healthy again.

Tiffany Monique Martinez (Source: Google)


We have been coming to this office since my now 4 year old was about a year old. They are so kid friendly and give the perfect amount of enthusiasm to really keep her entertained and happy throughout the appointment. They always have a fun movie playing, cute sunglasses to help with the light and they have about 20 different flavors of toothpaste. If you have a child and they aren’t coming here, you’re missing out!!

Vanessa V. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have only been here once but I was very pleased. My daughter was nervous but they made her feel comfortable and that was so important to me. I thought she needed dental work but the dentist is trying to avoid that which is awesome that they aren’t just all about billing the insurance. I’m bringing both of my little ones here from now on and I couldn’t be happier.

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


The worst thing is having to take your child to a dentist that’s not kid friendly. Have your child scream the whole time and throw up on you. This is what happened BEFORE I found this place. I love this place! They explain everything to your child so they don’t get scared. They remind you via email and phone plus they send you a picture!

Lsabel P. from Venice, CA (Source: Yelp)


Wow! I can’t get over how GREAT this dentist office is!!! They were wonderful with my 6 year old son. They talked us through every process to help put us BOTH at ease. All the staff is very friendly and helpful. We felt welcomed from the moment we stepped in. It was all very easy and pain free for my little guy. This office really gives children a great dental experience. I wouldn’t go anywhere else! Recommend HIGHLY!!!

Erica U. from El Segundo, CA (Source: Yelp)


Great! Everyone is so friendly. My 5 & 2 year old seem at ease there and love visiting the toy  bin when they are done. Dentist herself takes plenty of time to explain things and seems to really care about her job. Plus it’s a cute and clean atmosphere. And there is a koi pond downstairs next to our awesome Pediatrics office so this medical complex is a convenient and fun stop for us.

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


I have been taking my 3 sons to this office for years. I have always received the best treatment. I know they are in good hands. Everybody in that office, from doctors to assistants and front office, are professional and friendly. They truly care about their patients and they are always ready to answer questions and give you the best treatment for your kids. Having kids feel comfortable at a dental office is priceless and I feel really lucky to have found the perfect office for my kids.

L. G. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Big morning, Kaili got an expander! When Kaili arrived at age 7, 2.5 years ago it was her first experience with a dentist & clearly she loved it. She wants to be a singing orthodontist or dentist now when she grows up thanks to the kindness and care of Dr. Elana Norman & Dr. Stone. Kaili always reminds me to be grateful for things I definitely took for granted that my parents did without question. It may be late but thanks mom and dad!!;) #gratitude #adoptolder #kailisfirst.

Roni C. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


The orthodontist is kind and good at what she does.  It’s been easy going compared to what many of my friends describe. Sometimes the front office can be challenging – not returning calls etc., but if you let her know, she takes care of it.

Jesel J. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


The whole staff was so helpful and kind with my 3 year old boy. what I loved at the end was that his teeth were sparkly clean. The dentist was precisely knwoledgeble on how to care for his teeth. my son’s favorite part must have been the chocolate toothpaste and the car toy he gets at the end. Looking forward to our next vsit.

Krisena Borenstein (Source: Google)


Fantastic office! I myself am an orthodontist and bring my two children to see the doctors at Santa Monica Dentistry for Children. They are very thorough in their diagnosis and provide excellent treatment for their patients. Everyone in the office is extremely warm and caring. 5 stars all around!

Mireya V. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


My daughter, age 6, was very nervous during her first appointment. She sat on the exam chair shaking. The dental assistant was friendly and manage to calm her down by explaining each process in a way that a child would comprehend. Best experience ever, she’s willing to return without a worry.


We are a state-of-the-art pediatric dental practice located in Santa Monica, California. We offer care to infants, children, teens and special needs patients. Both Dr. Jessie Schwarz and Dr. Ellen Stone are specialists in pediatric dentistry, each with nearly 10 years of dental experience. Dr. Elana Norman provides conservative orthodontic care for our patients. Dr. Norman is a native of Santa Monica, CA. After finishing high school at Samohi, she went on to UCLA to receive her Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience. As a life-long Bruin, Dr. Norman then continued her studies, completing not only her Dental Doctorate degree, but also her Master's degree and Orthodontic Residency at UCLA. During her specialty training in Orthodontics, Dr. Norman became a Certified Invisalign Provider, and gained experience in the newest techniques and technologies available in the field of orthodontics. Dr. Norman takes pleasure not only in creating beautiful smiles, but also in interacting with her patients and their families. Her hobbies include traveling, cooking, and painting. When not at the office, she loves spending time with her husband, Danny, and three children, Leora, Adam, and Naomi. She is an active member at Sinai Temple. Dr. Norman is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity.