Santa Monica Esthetic Dentistry
Roshen Ganesh, DDS:
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Santa Monica Esthetic Dentistry
Roshen G. Ganesh, DDS
Santa Monica, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Pediatric dentistry

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





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

Dan R. from Sioux Falls, SD (Source: Yelp)


I moved from Santa Monica 4 years ago, so this is a review from my past experience with Dr. Ganesh.  Today a friend of mine in Santa Monica mentioned that she was having a trust issue with her dentist, who seemed to be trying to up-sell her on all kinds of additional treatments and services. I immediately recommended Dr. Ganesh to her.  First of all, he is one of the best dentists I’ve had (I’m 56, and have lived in several cities, so that’s a great endorsement).  He always demonstrated an amazing knowledge of his trade.  He has that perfect combination of experience and continued education.  He also has state of the art equipment and an excellent support staff. I like to understand what’s going on when I need any type of physical procedure.  Dr. Ganesh always explained the work he was recommending in great detail and in a way that I could understand.  He walked me through options and even had his office insurance person give me a detailed quotation on what my out-of-pocket costs would be.  I actually looked forward to my dental visits to Dr. Ganesh.
My only complaint is that he doesn’t travel to the midwest a couple times a year to take care of my dental needs 🙂

Victoria K. from Laguna Niguel, CA (Source: Yelp)


I just went back again recently and had the same great experience! They are so friendly!  One of my favorite parts about their office is that they give free teeth whitenings for referrals!  I LOVE that!  I try to refer as many friends as possible- for many reasons!!  They are the best!

Jason Foulkes (Source: Facebook)


I highly recommend Dr Ganesh (and Toshnee). I couldn’t be more positive about my experience in their care and have already recommended multiple colleagues and friends in the past year. The team is professional, caring, and Dr Ganesh approaches his work with a view to your long term dental health. When we moved to LA my wife had a shoddy crown inserted at another dentist in Santa Monica and was in great pain for 8 months. Dr Ganesh gave incredible care to her and fixed the issue over time.

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


I came to Dr. Ganesh for an exam because I was having some serious tooth pain, and usually I expect to wait about half an hour until I am even seated in the chair, let alone seen by the dentist, but their office was SOOOO fast and efficient! They took super high quality pictures, so I could know exactly what I was paying for. He took the time to go over all the pros and cons of each treatment option and e-mailed me a thorough treatment plan. As a student, I’m pretty low on funds and this place is pretty high-end, but after seeing how well they treat their patients and how thorough they are with every step of the process, I definitely think its worth it. I was a bit skeptical at first on going here because he had a few bad reviews, but, for me at least, my experience was nothing like that. The xrays and exam were done in a timely manner, and I was glad to know every detail about my teeth so there would be no surprise fees. Overall, I would definitely recommend Dr. Ganesh and his staff.

Charles B. from Fort Worth, TX (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Ganesh is a great cosmetic dentist. His entire team is very friendly, they make you feel like your at home from the time you walk in the door. Too many good things to say about Dr. Ganesh and his team to list. If you want the smile of your dreams, this is the place to go!

Joseph N. from Castro Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


These guys are seriously the sweetest and most caring group of dental professionals out there. I had an emergency where I needed immediate help with a crown that had been done poorly by another dentist. Dr. Ganesh and his team fixed me up the same day I came in (they’re able to make the crowns on site…sooooo cool). He did a really good job of explaining to me how the process worked and even made me laugh–what dentist does that!? The staff there has a great sense of humor, and really makes you feel at home in their office. I have absolutely no complaints. Also their front office person is very sweet and understanding, treats me like her son every time I come in!

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


Dr.Roshen Canesh is very professional and caring. Like most people I dread going to the dentist office, but my visit  today was more then pleasant. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. Every room has it’s own TV set and as I was waiting for the doctor to come, I was able to check the latest news. The nurse took some digital photos of my teeth.  Dr. Ganesh uses the latest technology including digital dental X-ray. Digital radiology is not just much safer for the patient, but better for the environment as well. Based on the photos and the x-rays Dr. Ganesh tailored the appropriate treatment for me. He gave me a big discount after I confined to him that due to my current financial situation I can not afford  to have the work done. So, yes – I highly recommend Dr. Ganesh. He is not just very knowledgeable, but compassionate as well. A rare gem!

Yuri X. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


After 10 year in LA and 6 dentist later, I finally found a professional who can make me feel comfortable in going to the dentist. Even my kids love Dr. Ganesh, I never thought I would say that but today they don’t mind going to dentist anymore and for that Dr. Ganesh deserves a metal.

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


This was such a wonderful experience, everyone is so welcoming and helpful.  They really treat you like family and make you comfortable, big tv and Netflix to glasses and pillows. If I wasn’t moving I wouldn’t leave! Thank you for everything. I recommend this to all my family and friends and anyone who is looking, you won’t be disappointed.

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


I strongly recommend SMED. Dr. Ganesh and his staff are the ones to see. I know it sounds impossible but they actually make it a pleasant experience to have dental work done.

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


I have been coming to Dr. Ganesh and Santa Monica Esthetic Dentistry for the past year.  I poured over Yelp looking for offices that excelled in patient care, technology, and complex issues because I have an irrational fear of the dentist and was long overdue for some cleanings and diagnostics. When I entered Santa Monica Esthetic Dentistry the first time, I noticed that the facility was clean and inviting, and then I got excited that some distraction (i.e., Netflix) would be available to me as I approached the chair.  Something I also noticed is that there are protective coverings EVERYWHERE – the TV remote, the equipment, the pillows, etc.  This place is CLEAN. My first visit included x-rays and photographs (performed by staff), and a cleaning provided by Dr. Ganesh.  He took the time to explain all of the problem areas of my mouth, projected images on the TV monitor over the chair, asked for my health and cosmetic goals, and then set up a treatment plan accordingly.

Jason F. from Venice, CA (Source: Yelp)


I highly recommend Dr Ganesh (and Toshnee). I couldn’t be more positive about my experience in their care and have already recommended multiple colleagues and friends in the past year. The team is professional, caring, and Dr Ganesh approaches his work with a view to your long term dental health. When we moved to LA my wife had a shoddy crown inserted at another dentist in Santa Monica and was in great pain for 8 months. Dr Ganesh gave incredible care to her and fixed the issue over time.

Ahmed K. from La Habra, CA (Source: Yelp)


Haven’t been to a dentist in a long while simply because I don’t like dentists, but I had to see one because of my chipped front tooth that was glaringly obvious. Thankfully, I went to the right place! The place is very clean and presentable and Dr. Ganesh’s gentle demeanor and professionalism helped put me at ease. His work was solid and his price was reasonable, considering the area. You can’t go wrong with this place for your dental needs. Thank you Dr. G and your wonderful staff!!!

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


Dr. Ganesh is a wonderful, kind person, and fantastic dentist. No one likes going to the dentist, especially me, but the past year and a half have been a really great experience for me. He uses state of the art technology, which means he gets the job done quicker and better, and pain free. I have never had a dentist who was so knowledgable and actually has taught me a lot about my teeth. My dental hygienist has always been great, I’ve never had cleaner teeth in my life. They take the time and make sure each tooth gets the full tender love and care you came there for.

Jeff J. from Youngstown, OH (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Ganesh and his staff are top notch.   I could not have had a better experience.  I had not had routine cleaning for several years, and also wanted a consult about some cosmetic work.  I came across Santa Monica Esthetic Dentistry on Yelp and based on the great reviews, scheduled an appointment.   I currently have a somewhat unpredictable work schedule, but Thoshni at the front desk was very accommodating in scheduling my first appointment, and also flexible when I had to reschedule on one occasion.   On my first visit, Dr. Ganesh took my history, did the cleaning himself, and scheduled a follow up for a consult regarding the cosmetic work.  At the second visit, he took some molds for the veneer I wanted, and at the third visit he placed the veneer.  The whole process was very painless and easy.  They also worked with my insurance to get me a great price for the work.  

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


I’ve been seeing Dr Ganesh since moving to the westside 8 years ago and he’s been great with every visit I’ve had. He’s super nice with a very calming voice and also takes the time to explain everything that’s going on inside your mouth. Prior to seeing him my gums were in terrible condition but after taking his advice my gums are now tip top. Also Christina the hygienist is fantastic and doesn’t hurt your gums or teeth as she goes to work cleaning them.

Alexx R. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was terrified to go to the dentist because I have had a lot of bad experiences with dentists. The office staff was so friendly and welcoming. The women who works the front desk is really amazing. I had a lot of confusion with my insurance and she was so kind and patient and really helped talked me through everything. I really had a great experience and would suggest this office to anyone.

Lucas K. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred here by another doctor in Santa Monica and am extremely grateful for it. I can’t say enough nice things about this Santa Monica dentist. Dr. Ganesh and his team are extremely accommodating, knowledgeable, and more than anything, they care. Every time I’ve had to come in for dental work, Dr. Ganesh has been very patient with me. He explains what he finds in his examination and then goes over what the best step to take is. I never feel pressured to get work done here that is unnecessary, as Dr. Ganesh always goes over different options that will work for me, and the pros and cons of each option–especially in terms of short versus long term health benefits. I trust and value his opinion and am very grateful for his honesty and advice over the years.

John Bartrom (Source: Google)


I had a great experience with Dr Roshen. Everything in their office is state of the art. I had a cleaning and consultation. Dr Roshen is very knowledgeable and honest in his consultation giving me insight that I have not gotten before with other dentists. It was a very comfortable experience.  I would highly recommend it Dr Rosen for anyone seeking a professional, honest dentist that isn’t going to try to sell you something that you don’t need or that won’t work. I would give 10 stars if I could!

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


Dr. Ganesh is one of the best dentists I have ever been to. He takes his time to give a proper assessment and is truthful about what is best for you. Him and his staff are always welcoming and I would always recommend him as your go to dentist.

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


I never thought I’d be reviewing a dental clinic, but I just wanted to share with the world what an amazing experience I had! Firstly to talk about the location of the clinic, it’s located in Santa Monica which is super convenient for me as a student of UCLA. It only takes one bus trip! (Also super happy my UCLA insurance works here. :)) The clinic itself is super modern. There is a super cool light fixture that changes colors and resembles a tree of some sort. Super cool for an Instagram post. (Did I mention that there’s a Pokestop nearby?)

Chris N. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Ganesh is patient, professional, and breaks down/explains complicated dental issues in a way that is easy to follow and understand.  The office and technology are top notch, the front and back office staff were kind and helpful, and the cleaning was thorough but gentle.  I came here because my sister (who is a dental hygienist for a very good dentist in Chicago) reviewed all of the dentist offices’ websites in Santa Monica and thought Santa Monica Dentistry’s patient dental work after photos and modern technology were the best.  I have two molars with decade-old composite fillings that need work, and the recommendation my sister gave me is literally the exact same Dr. Ganesh offered me.  They gave me an estimate of the cost, and mentioned I’d receive a more accurate breakdown once they spoke with my insurance.  It did not seem unreasonable or like I was being “sold” anything like another prior review mentioned.

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


First off, let me say YES! Dr. Ganesh and his staff are professional, accommodating, and patient. Dr. Ganesh is prompt – I have never had to wait for him or his staff over the 3 years I have been going to him – unlike mosts dentists where you have to wait a while in a stuffy waiting room and dread every second. I’ve had an array of services from teeth cleanings to root canals to cavity fillings and all have been done with such professionalism and the latest technology. Dr. Ganesh takes his time to explain the procedures, payment options to choose from to best suit your needs. I highly recommend this dentist! After all, you only get one set of teeth, so choose the right dentist.

Lara W. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


First off, I would like to say how wonderful every experience has been going to Santa Monica Esthetic Dentistry. Dr. Ganesh has been my dentist for seven years now, and this review is way over due. Dr. Ganesh’s extraordinarily kind nature as a person shines through in his work. He has never caused me any pain, and has a very gentle touch. Not only is Dr. Ganesh terrific, but everyone I have ever encountered there has been as well. I can not stress enough how amazing my experience there has been, and I could not imagine going to another dentist. Additionally I know Dr. Ganesh to be ethical to a fault. He will never do anything one does not need. He is open and honest at all times. I know several other people who have him as a dentist and we all agree he is one of the best dentists around.

Gina R. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


I was on the other side of town the other day and found out that my dentist in Studio City had canceled on me because he was sick and I really needed to take care of something before I left town.  This office had a cancellation and got me in DAY OF!!  (which is totally rare, I know) but I was sooo appreciative and they did a great job!  I think I’m a convert 🙂

Lillian W. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


My entire family has used Dr. Ganesh for over 6 years. We all feel that he is the best, most ethical, and kindest dentist we have had. I especially like his communication skills when he is performing work, or explaining needed work. As someone with an MFA and Ph.D. I hate it when dentists or doctors treat patients as if they are too stupid to understand what is going on. Dr. Ganesh has never done this with our family, or with our other friends who see him either. We all agree that he is an exceptional dentist and human being!

Anthony C. frrom Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am 60 years young, and in all my years, I’ve never been fond of Dentists. That is until I went to Dr. Ganesh. He is not only an excellent Dentist, but an Artisan as well. He has a calming way about him, and encourages his patients to look forward to their next office visits. He has transformed my teeth into something I’m proud of; and by the way, they’re all my teeth.

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


Highly recommend the expertise and experience here. I had a really great cleaning with a member of the dental staff, as well as an in-depth dental consultation with Dr. Ganesh. I learned a lot about my dental situation and found the high-res photos fascinating AND very helpful to understand how my tooth grinding is creating trouble. My teeth have had trouble recently due to significant grinding at nighttime, which Dr. Ganesh confirmed. He provided detailed analysis and spent a lot of time explaining the treatment options available. Aside from the personal care I received. I love the peaceful environment of the office. It’s very serene!

Arad T. from Encino, CA (Source: Yelp)


I absolutely love everything about Santa Monica Esthetic Dentistry and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great place to get any dental work done. It’s really convenient because they’re open Saturdays as well and have parking! From the people working at the front desk to the hygienists and dentists everyone is not only friendly and kind, but they always make me feel like I’m the only patient they have. It’s that personal connection and attention to detail from the staff that sets this clinic apart from the rest. They take their time to make sure you’re comfortable (including the option to watch Netflix) and it’s great how everything is super state of the art. My favorite thing is that the doctor will put photos of what they see on the tv so that you can really see what they’re talking about and don’t have to just take their word for it, it’s a practice you can really trust. The doctor and his staff are incredibly kind and warm they really make you feel like family and it makes going to the dentist an enjoyable experience instead of an anxiety inducing one.

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


Wow. Absolutely, hands down, the best dental experience of my life. Excellent across the board – friendly, professional, clean, thorough, gentle, fun (they have netflix!). Great chair side manner. I cant recommend them highly enough! The whole team was fantastic -Thoshnee, Anna, and Dr. Ganesh. See you in six months.

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


I’ve been seeing Dr. Ganesh for over a decade, and would encourage anyone seeking a dentist to look no further. Dentistry is one of those specialties in which there are vast differences in outcomes depending on the skill of the provider. Dr. Ganesh seems to have a handle on all the cutting-edge techniques in his field; his expertise is obvious the way he speaks about various options with such detail and enthusiasm. And that segues into another important attribute of Dr. Ganesh – he explains very clearly both the situation and his proscribed course of action. In addition, he wisely tends to opt for the most conservative course of treatment, possessing the humility to understand that the field changes every day and that doing something aggressive today could foreclose the possibility of a superior treatment tomorrow. Dr. Ganesh’s office is located in a convenient part of Santa Monica (near 7th St. & Santa Monica Blvd.) The office is spacious. He always runs on time, and there are flatscreen TVs in every treatment room so that you can pass the time during a procedure watching your show of choice on Netflix. Booking an appointment is simple, and his staff is extremely kind, helpful, and diligent. Working with insurance companies is inherently confusing, and they go to great lengths to make sure they have secured the maximum possible reimbursement from your insurance company, therein passing on the smallest possible cost to the patient.

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


I’ve been putting off a visit to the dentist for years, and went to Dr. Ganesh with predictable trepidation. And while some dentists simply go through the rote routine of cleaning and billing, Dr. Ganesh took the time to explain the significance of what’s happening in my mouth. As a result, I don’t just know what I’m supposed to do, I understand why I’m supposed to do it. I’m generally indifferent to where I live in this world, but staying in LA County just became a little more appealing as I know that while I live here that my teeth will be taken care of.

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


Let me start off by saying…dental offices and myself generally do not get along. I have a super sensitive mouth and I’m a pretty big baby when it comes to getting any sort of treatment done, outside of the general cleaning. I’ve been coming to Dr. Ganesh since 2010, when I first had to get a root canal (fun!). Not only were they gentle, but they were patient when I needed a break, and helpful with the payments. Since then, they’ve filled cavities and provided deep cleanings, all without me leaving their office in tears. I actually, kinda, sorta, enjoy coming to Dr. Ganesh’s office; everyone is so nice and personable and they really make me feel comfortable. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a gentle and effective dentist.

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


Dr. Ganesh is one of the greatest dentist I’ve been to. Very professional and knowledgeable when It comes to providing patient care. One of the things that I really liked about this office is that they take digital photographs, not xrays. Which shows you the condition of your oral cavity. Along with a treatment plan presentation showing exactly what you need and why you need it. And to me that’s a big sign of patient care and professionalism at its best. I’d highly recommend Dr. Ganesh to anybody that’s in the market for a dentist..

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


Dr. Ganesh and his entire office are the epitome of good dentistry.  I have a terrible  gag reflex and normally hate going to the dentist.  They make it a pleasant experience, and I look forward to seeing and talking with the whole staff each time I visit.  They are friendly, warm, and authentic people, which can make all the difference.Professionally they excel at their jobs.  Dr. Ganesh takes the time work with me.  He is extremely patient and considerate, and performs terrific work.  The office is clean, and the technology is current.  For instance they use digital X-rays instead of traditional film to reduce radiation and  improve the results.  I can not say enough good things about my experience there.   I encourage anyone looking for a dentist to come here!


You deserve a beautiful and confident smile, let us perfect it? Our team is dedicated to helping patients achieve life-long dental health and happiness. We provide all dental services needed; tooth extractions, cleanings, root canals, crowns, inlays, onlays, X-rays,veneers, implants ,night, cerec, & sports guards. Our key to excellent dentistry is of two parts: superior service and superior ability. We operate with only the state-of-the-art technology and materials - an immaculate work environment. As a fun, intuitive, and loving team, we will work with you to determine what treatment options work best for you, your schedule, and your budget. At the age of 23, Dr. Roshen Ganesh graduated from the University of Western Cape, in Cape Town, South Africa with a 5 1/2 year Doctor of Dental science degree in 1983. Dr. Ganesh was the Executive director of a private Dental Esthetic Clinic in South Africa for 21 years prior to starting his practice in Santa Monica in 2004. Dr. Ganesh was one of the first dentists worldwide that trained with Cerec technology starting in 1994. He also holds advanced postgraduate certifications in Cerec technology from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, The University of Liverpool, Great Britain and University of Pretoria, South Africa. He also trained with Sirona in Bensheim, Germany with cerec 1 in 2000. He received a post doctorate diploma in Dental Surgery from the University of Stellensbosch, Cape town South Africa . Dr. Ganesh has also trained intensively at various prestigious dental institutes in the US on aesthetics, Endodontics and implant reconstructive rehabilitations.