Santa Monica Dentists
Eric Videgain, DDS:
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Santa Monica Dentists
Eric A. Videgain, DDS
Santa Monica, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Sedation dentistry

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: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 1:00 pm (by appointment only)

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

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


I have been a patient of Dr. Videgain’s for many years.  He is the most kind and patient dentist I have ever seen – and believe me because I’ve seen many!  He’s super friendly and explains everything in detail.  There are no surprises here! The office staff is the best.  It seems like most of them have been there for many years.  They always greet me with a smile and make me feel like I’m part of the family. You won’t  be sorry seeing Dr. Videgain!

Wendy A. from Culver City, CA (Source: Yelp)


Eric is truly as good as it gets!  He is on time, highly skilled and a joy to know.  I have been seeing him for 12 years and could not be more impressed with his professional abilities, his gentleness, and his delightful manner.  A friend of mine has had “difficult” experiences with other dental groups and finally came here.  She is now a convert!  From the moment you step into the office to the time you walk out the door, you are greeted with respect and concern.  Everyone here is meticulously selected. Believe me, you will not regret coming here!

Jessica W. from Sacramento, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Videgain is a legend in my office.  Over half of the staff goes to him and anyone that does comes back with tales of his greatness and magnanimousness.  Imagine all those “Chuck Norris facts” and insert Videgain’s name instead. There are email threads about this. What can you say?  The man can do no wrong.  The grand I had to shell out in co-pay for my root canal?  Forgiven.  The creepy hygienist who touches me too much and was flirting with the endodontist during surgery?  A bad hiring decision, but still not his fault. The office even has 7am appointments, so I don’t have to miss work.  The staff is friendly and Videgain even told me I could bring my bike up if I forget my lock again.  Seriously.  Legend, I’m telling you.

Such W. from Topanga, CA (Source: Yelp)


I think half my workplace goes to Dr. Videgain, and I can understand why. He is gentle, professional, punctual, respectful, and skilled. I can’t speak highly enough of this practice. Everyone is just lovely.

Alf S. from Miami, FL (Source: Yelp)


+++++Wow wow! 5 stars for Dr. Videgain and his crew at the clinic. Here is the story:  My wife and I were on our honeymoon in Santa Monica for a week. The day of the wedding my wife went to the dentist and they found an abscess under her crown. They gave her pain killers and went on with the weekend. When we got to LA she was in pain and it wasn’t till the 3rd day that she decided to do some action. We started Google research and found a plethora of dentist. It was actually amazing, but luckily somehow we found the positive feedback that Dr. Videgain had on First thing we called at 9am and told them our story and how we are on our honeymoon. The office assistants were quite helpful and really understanding of our situation. They got us an appointment at 1030 am that same day!!! Once we got there we were greeted by the front desk, which was an amazing and outgoing staff. Really organized! They made my wife fill the paper work and let her in to the office for the procedure. Dr. Videgain found the abscess, cut the side of her gum to let it drain. GREAT JOB! She felt a lot better the remainder of the honeymoon. He then had called me in to explain the situation and tried to get to know us. Not only was Dr. Videgain a great dentist, but a great guy/person. He has excellent interpersonal skills and is very honest man. You can see it in his personality and how he carries himself as a professional business man.  The day after Dr. Videgan had called my wife to see how she was doing. I live in Miami and no dentist has called me to see how I was doing, that was the most amazing thing.  My wife had a question and just called his cell phone, he answered all our questions. He also suggested some places to go in Malibu. I was astonished by Dr. Videgan work and follow up. I didn’t feel as if I was at the dentist, I felt like he is running the place as a 5 star resort or restaurant. When I move to Santa Monica, he will definitly be my dentist and Highly recommend him to anybody.

Michelle K. from West Hollywood, CA (Source: Yelp)


He promised it wouldn’t hurt and it really didn’t hurt!! Everyone is super friendly and helpful. The doctor himself followed up after the procedure to check in on how I’m doing. Pretty sure not many doctors personally  check in on patients these days!

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


My friend recommended Dr. Videgain. I had an appointment with him today and found that he’s a friendly, professional and personable dentist who takes his time during consultations. Tanya, the hygienist who did the cleaning, was thorough and gentle during the procedure and kept an eye on the clock. Offices are clean and staff feels inviting. Punctual which I really, really respect. Everyone was friendly, warm atmosphere and I would recommend this dental office to friends and family.

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


I’m always impressed by Dr. Videgain and his friendly and knowledgeable staff. I had a very bad experience years ago with a root canal which has created a high level of anxiety and fear when going to the dentist. I just completed a root canal with their in-house Endodontist and he did a fabulous job. I had no pain and he even called me that evening to check up on me. Dr. Videgain is compassionate, light-handed and calming. He always tells you what he is going to do next so that you know what to expect. He and his “right-hand” Kathy where incredibly fast and efficient. Also, their front desk woman, Jamie is always warm and recommends the best parking in the area to avoid tickets. I would absolutely send my friends and family to Dr. Videgain and his team.

Nina F. from Culver City, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been there for years and recommended Dr. V to many people. They are wonderful and Dr. V. is gentle, kind and caring. Let’s not forget funny. Love the hygienist Tanya. They took my European teeth from pretty bad to US standards 🙂 Feel like family there.

Sandra N. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I came to California in December 2001. I was lucky to find a good primary care Dr but I walked into about 15 Dentist office and walked out. Dirty, didn’t smell good, lack of customer service, and numerous other things. I finally asked my primary care Dr who he went to and that is how I met Dr Vidigan and his wonderful staff. From the moment I walked in his office I felt like family instant bonding. If it wasn’t for him I would not have the beautiful smile I have today. So if you are looking for a Dentist go look but if you want the best Dentist go to Dr Videgain you will be so glad you did The whole office is great you won’t find another one like it.

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


Oh, I am so relieved to have found a great dentist.  I have had several bad dental experiences here in LA (as I am sure many of you have) so I felt compelled to write this review and hopefully spare you the same.  Dr Videgain was patient, gentle, friendly…He explains everything he is doing and really takes his time with you.  Willing to answer questions.  Awesome staff.  They will give you little ipods to listen to during treatments and you even get a warm hand towel at the end.  If you need a dentist, I highly recommend him.

Caitlin P. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Videgain is AWESOME. I would recommend anyone to him.  His whole staff and he are beyond nice and accommodating.  During procedures and cleanings, Dr. Videgain tells me exactly what he’s doing and why.  Cleanings are gentle and absolutely painless.  They pay close attention to my needs, are always on time, and they never rush.

David R. from Beverly Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


Are you looking for a dentist that you’ll actually look forward to seeing when you need to go in to have work done? Look no further. Dr. Videgain is absolutely amazing and I highly recommend him. He’s been my family’s dentist since I was a little kid and because of him I always looked forward to visiting his office (as opposed to being afraid of going to have my teeth cleaned or worked on). The positive vibe of his office, positivity of his staff, and the elite professionalism, care, and passion they bring to work every day will make you an instant fan — you’ll feel like you’re a part of their family.  Dr. Videgain and his staff are so warm, personable, collected, and cool that visiting their office will be the highlight of your day.  The world actually feels brighter after a visit to their office. Dr. Videgain’s care for his patients comes from a special place in his heart and his immense concern for their well-being is only outweighed by his phenomenal skill, dedication, and expertise. He is truly a passionate dentist who holds himself to the highest standard and the success of his practice is proof of his great work. I cannot say thank you enough Dr. Videgain.

Jo W. from Santa Mónica, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is the BEST dental office you will find in Santa Monica/ West LA. My aunt recommended this place a few years ago and it has been a godsend! The staff is very personable and the doctors are top notch. I can vouch for Dr. Johnson and Dr. Videgain. They listen to patients and take the time to do the job right every time. You can’t go wrong here.

Emma C. from Evergreen, CO (Source: Yelp)


A large, fantastically run, amazing practice – of three dentists and several other periodontists and hygienists. Dr. Videgain, who I see, is an extremely talented dentist, and along with his assistant there is no muss and no fuss – they work through even very complicated tricky procedures smoothly, quickly and efficiently and none of the complains and whines that I’ve come to expect from lesser dentists.  I also now understand a complaint about another dentist from a friend that “they were not sufficiently concerned about my pain level” – welcome to visits to the dentist that don’t involve any pain, not least of all because your gum is numbed up and then the novocain glacially slowly introduced into your gum.  They even text you to check in that evening that you’re OK – which of course you are, but having had dentist experiences that left me in quite a lot of pain for several days, it’s a nice touch. The front desk are also super friendly and very efficient, billing also done very smoothly and any hiccups, whether I’m late or a mysterious charge turning up, dealt with amazing good grace.

Sun M. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dear Reader, When my DDS retired I was devastated.  Just to give you a little background, I’m terrified of sitting in a dental chair, whether it be for a cleaning or a filling with oral sedation. Luckily I found Dr. Eric Videgain and his lovely chair side assistant “magic” Kathy.  The work synergy between the two is amazing.  There’s a lot to be said for excellent communication between a team. They are able to make me feel so comfortable in the chair, I forget my mouth was wide open. I happened to get my first shot in the roof of my mouth today. I have heard horror stories of how painful they are. I gripped the chair preparing for the worst.  Good thing Dr. Shot Master Videgain was at hand; It was only a mini pinch, and that is coming from a dental chicken. I have jabbed myself harder with a tooth brush by accident brushing my teeth. I really appreciate how conservative Dr. Videgain is with treatment. He’s not trying to give you treatment  you don’t need. He is able to help you though the understanding and level of dental treatment you need. If you want it finished correctly you’ll see Dr. Videgain at his fantastic team. Now on to the front office staff. WOW! What can I say but FLAWLESS! They are cheerful, magicians with a tough schedule, and on top of everything. The care giving level is top notch.   A true UNICORN team.  I must give great thanks to this lovely, super clean, professional, office as a whole for taking me as a patient.  I feel like family and unafraid now to sit in what use to be “The Big Bad Dental Chair” without oral sedation.  THANK YOU!

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


I recommend them to all my family & friends. Dr. Eric Videgain is fantastic and everyone I’ve encountered has always been very friendly. Dr. Videgain takes his time to explain things in detail & has amazing bedside manner. Bonus – my appointments have always started at the time scheduled and have taken as long as they told me it would. I know this should be a given but honestly I’ve never had a doctors or dentist office actually run on time before. It’s been great being able to schedule appointments during the work week knowing I’ll be able to keep my schedule easily.

Christine L. from Scottsdale, AZ (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Videgain and the staff that work in his office are wonderful. I trust him completely. Even though I have left Santa Monica and it sometimes takes me 45 minutes to get to/from his office, it’s worth the drive. I saw another dentist (when my insurance didn’t cover Dr. Videgain) who filled my cavity and the filling fell out 3x in less than 2 months. As soon as I switched jobs and was covered with Dr. Videgain, I went back to him (I couldn’t wait) for the filling. Dr. Videgain fixed it and it hasn’t fallen out in over 2 years. He is definitely a cut (no pun intended) above the rest.

Pete B. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have had a lifelong fear of dentists (and pain)! By the time I first arrived at Dr. Vidigain’s office (after 15 years of avoiding it) I figured the result of my fears would be the inevitable replacement of my teeth with wooden choppers or the like. I could not have been more wrong. Dr. Videgain and his fantastic staff treated me like family, and the end result of a wonderful relationship is a dazzling smile I never could have dreamed of. Everybody in the entire office are friendly, compassionate and very easy to like. My experience could not have been better. Kudos, brother!

Steve F. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr V and his staff are outstanding!  Their work is clean, professional and not money hungry.  Best of all they do not take shortcuts! I sent my Mom there and she was equally please.  Keep up the great work! Thanks!!!! -Steve F.

Bill Oswald (Source: Facebook)


The BEST group if doctors, hygienists and office staff you will ever find! I play hockey and have had teeth knocked out, broken and I have NEVER felt any pain or discomfort from any one of my hundreds of procedures! These are caring Drs who really care about your health and well being. If you need a dentist STOP you have found the BEST group ever! I’d never go anywhere else I trust them 110%! And have referred many many friends, hockey team mates and co workers!.

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


I can’t say enough about Dr. Videgain and his staff. The world would be a better place if everyone operated their business the way this team does. Upon first arriving to the office, it was clear that everything was handled with pride – very clean, great technology – even the background music and screen saver images on the monitors in front of your chair were chosen with care. After having my x-rays done, Dr. Videgain gave me succinct explanations of what might need to be done to get me back on the “straight and narrow” which was right in line with what I expected (including a possible wisdom tooth extraction), but he gave me PLENTY of options. I’ve had my teeth cleaned (easy), one filling fixed (also a breeze), and yesterday I had a wisdom tooth pulled by the oral surgeon who’s part of the team (Dr. Nahigian). Again, as simple as it could be. I was able to manage the pain afterward with ibruprofen. It’s now a day later, and I haven’t taken any pain relievers. I’ve practically forgotten I’ve had a wisdom tooth pulled. If you’re particular, and are creeped out by the invasiveness of getting your mouth examined like I am, go to Dr. Videgain. He and his wonderful team will take amazing care of you!

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


My visit with Dr. Videgain was probably the most positive experience I have ever had with a dentist, despite the fact that he told me that I would probably be needing a root canal.  The office was clean and modern, and everyone I met was extremely friendly.  But beyond that, Dr. Videgain actually took the time to sit down and talk to me, and not just about my teeth.  And when we got down to the tooth business, he was extremely knowledgeable and took the time to explain to me what he was doing. I am actually looking forward to going back. To the dentist.  That really says something

Brett F. from Las Vegas, NV (Source: Yelp)


As a patient for more than 6 years (at least 15 appointments) , I can say the three dentists in this practice – Samuel, Videgain and Wagner, are awesome.  Aside from the fact that all three are personable, reasonable and excellent dentists, they run a well oiled machine. This office is more efficient than any other medical or dental practice I’ve encountered in 40 years.  No joke.  They are always on time, they follow up on everything and the entire process is very efficient.  And EVERYONE SMILES HERE.  All the time.  The office is clean and it has the latest equipment.  I’ve never had a complaint and I am a former healthcare administrator. If you are in or near Santa Monica, this is the only dental practice you need.  Highly recommended!

Amy S. from West LA, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I can’t tell you how grateful I am to have found Dr. Videgain. I have a whole mess of health problems and most doctors get scared to treat me because my health can be complicated. This extends to the dentist – I can’t lay flat because it’s very difficult to breathe, I cough a lot (not contagious) and I need accommodations and adjustments to get dental work. Dr. V and the lovely Kathy treat me like a normal patient and don’t blink when I request adjustments to help breathing. As frequent flier in the medical field due to all my issues, I can tell you this is NOT the norm and Dr. V and his staff’s concern for my well being shows what heart they have. I can’t tell you how much I value being treated with such kindness and consideration – this practice is the best of the best. Thank you Dr. V, Kathy and everyone at the office for being so kind to me and my needs! I will be forever grateful!

Chase H. from West Hollywood, CA (Source: Yelp)


This dental office is truly amazing. Each and every staff member is incredibly friendly and welcoming… the front desk staff are even happy and greeting you with a smile early in the morning! The environment of this office is great, and I recommend them to anyone looking for a fantastic dental office!

Tatiana H. from Las Vegas, NV (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Videgain and his team are truly amazing. I have been going to dentists all my life and I am very picky. I was referred to him by many people who were treated by him at my office and let me tell you, he is worth the praise and trust. He and his colleagues performed a complex dental procedure on me and the whole time I could not help but think how thorough, attentive and caring he and his staff were. I referred many of my friends to him. He is a gem and I love him.

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


Dr. Videgain is, bar none, the finest dentist in California, If not the country. He is thoughtful, gentle and astoundingly empathetic with an intellect and skill set that are mind-blowing.  As one who is terrified of pain, riddled with dental anxiety and filled with shame about the state of my mouth, Dr. Videgain instantly and tenderly put me at ease. His first words: “You can genuinely relax. This is not a shaming place.”  And I melted into his chair. His colleagues and staff are equally extraordinary. Whatever your issue, run — don’t walk — to his office and never ever wince at the thought of the dentist again. Put simply, this guy  is a gift. Accept it!!

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


Dr. Eric Videgain is an exceptional dentist.  He is caring, compassionate and gentle.  Over the many years that I have been going to him, he has never pushed a treatment, unless it was medically necessary.  His approach to dentistry is conservative and individual.  I cannot recommend him enough!  Thank you Dr. Videgain for taking care of my family!

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


Dr. Videgain and his wonderful team (from receptionists to assistants) make every visit so absolutely seamless and wonderful. The continuity in service and the positive spirit of the team is undeniable. The best way to illustrate my level of satisfaction is that I seize every possible chance to refer folks, arguably the best indication and metric of successful business (taking the time to Yelp means something). I  have had countless negative experiences in my past and I have a whole new outlook. Dr. V and team have helped me through intense emergencies and routine visits, they have been such a reliable resource. Dr. V’s has this amazing ability to step into the patient’s shoes and pacify every worry and insecurity. He does this through amazing communication skills, patience, listening, and subject matter expertise. I trust him and his advice, he has earned it.

K. B. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Videgain is fantastic! He was my first dentist when I moved to LA 10 years ago. However, when my insurance changed, I changed dentists. Big mistake. Three crappy dentists and a bad filing later, I returned to Dr. Videgain. I will never go to another dentist as long as I live in LA. He’s so gentle and has such a calming manner, you can almost forget he’s performing dental work.  The entire staff here is exceptional.

L. K. from Alhambra, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Videgain is awesome!   I never thought I’d say that about a dentist (due to childhood experiences) but he truly is!  I hate getting shots and Dr. Videgain is always very gentle and has techniques to ease the pain too!  He is a great dentist, very friendly, and does his best to make patients feel comfortable. A friend recommended him and after my first visit, I was hooked.  I’ve also recommended friends and they love working with Dr. Videgain.  The staff is amazing, they’re always friendly and very helpful.  Although I no longer go to Dr. Videgain due to dental insurance reasons (I switched jobs and got new insurance), I still highly recommend him and hope to work with him again.

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


I highly recommend this place~ I needed a new and good dentist and was recommended to go to this place. When I booked my appointment, the very kind receptionist asked if I had a preference of doctors- I didn’t. I got there and the staff was so nice! I got my x-rays done. Dr. Videgain came to meet me before the x-rays and he was so wonderful. He made honest, professional, recommendations. I also had a cleaning done. And again, I was very impressed by how great Tania was. I am not changing my dentist again!!

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


If I could give Dr. Videgain and his staff 10 stars, I would. I hadn’t been to the dentist in roughly a decade, and I was terrified and embarrassed by my teeth. I had been to several of the “your teeth are terrible and you are a bad person” dentists when I was younger, and I was scarred for life. I was NOT excited about going to the dentist. I found Dr. Videgain through yelp, and wow, the yelpers are right on! Dr. Videgain is the kindest and most guilt-free dentist I’ve ever had–in fact, he made me feel great about finally coming in to see him! His staff is very friendly, helpful and fun to be around. They remember my name, are kind to my referrals, are also very gentle, which is a major plus. I’ve been a patient of Dr. Videgain’s for only a few months, and lucky me, I have come out of his office with 2 root canals, 2 gum procedures & more. And yes, even after that, I still am thrilled to write him a raving review. The most amazing part: NO PAIN & NO GUILT TRIPS! Who goes to the dentist for crazy dental work and feels great coming out? Dr. Videgain’s patients! He’s a lot of fun, has a young spirit and I actually look forward to going to his office. 10 stars for Dr. Videgain & his staff!

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


Dr. Videgain has been my dentist for several years now, and he is fantastic. I first started going to him as he was highly recommended by everyone at my old company, and was just a few blocks from the office. Now, even though my work has changed and he’s no longer just a few blocks away, and hasn’t been for a few years now, I can’t imagine ever switching dentists. I go clear across town, by bus, to continue to have Dr. Videgain as my very knowledgeable, friendly, patient, extremely gentle dentist. The office staff there is also very friendly and between the dentists, hygienists, and office staff, it’s a really solid team out there!


Our practice has been a part of Santa Monica and the Westside community for over 35 years and counting. We are proud of our long-term relationships with our patients. When you join the practice of Santa Monica Dentists, you join our family. We pay attention to every detail. We listen. We care.Eric Videgain was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Boston University and received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. He then moved to Los Angeles and attended the University of Southern California where he received his D.D.S. degree. He has been in private practice in Santa Monica since 1994. Dr. Videgain is married to his wife, Mary, a marriage and family therapist. They enjoy life on their ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains, where Mary is also a horse riding instructor. Their family grew and the ranch got a lot busier in 2008 with the birth of their triplets, Eden, Evelyn, and Julien. Dr. Videgain is a musician and guitar collector, and outside of time spent with his family, he enjoys making and listening to music and hiking in the local mountains.