Santa Monica Family Dentistry
Alan Rubenstein, DDS:
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Santa Monica Family Dentistry
Alan G. Rubenstein, DDS
Santa Monica, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

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: 9:00 am to 5:45 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 5:45 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:45 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:45 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 5:45 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Roland T. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I recently moved to LA & was looking for a dentist. Luckily I was referred to Dr. Rubenstein’s clinic by a friend.  I heard good things about the clinic and I must say that I was not disappointed.  The clinic is nice and well kept and the staff were all friendly, approachable and professional.  Dr. Rubenstein  was great ! He thoroughly explained the treatment that has to be done and answered all my questions. He made me feel relaxed and comfortable throughout the appointment.  I had a great experience with Dr. Rubenstein and his staff ! I will definitely recommend Dr. Rubenstein’s clinic to everyone !

Lily Huston (Source: Google)


The Covid-sterilization protocol is so thorough and impeccable I think I might feel even more safe in the SaMo Family Dentistry office than I do at home! Doctors and staff are capable and pleasant, Went home happy,

Brian Frates (Source: Google)


Enjoy” and “Dentistry” in the same review? Yes! Faced with an emergency situation, I turned to the team at Santa Monica Family Dentistry and was duly impressed by their professionalism and kindness… as well as their engaging personalities. Outstanding!

Bonnie M. from Venice, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have tried 3 different dentists in Santa Monica over 10 years, Dr. Rubenstein’s office is by far the best.  I have been a patient for 4 years and every time the experience impresses me more.  Kind, patient, friendly, professional, clean and considerate of my time are just some of the reasons why I keep going back and telling everyone I know that they should switch if they are unhappy with their dentist, the staff or even the building.

Jaysen Gillespie (Source: Google)


I was impressed with both the adherence to Covid-19 protocols and the quality of the dental work. Dr Rubenstein himself reviewed my x-rays and discussed corresponding issues, satisfying my questions and leaving me with a reasonable treatment plan. The front desk was up-front about cost and had already determined exactly what my insurance would cover. In addition, his office was able to immediately move me into a follow-on appointment for a deep cleaning. Chantal, the hygenist, was a superstar. Anyone with some dental “experience” can quickly tell the difference between a professional who truly cares about the patient and someone who may do a decent but less thorough job. I commend Chantal for her dedication to her trade and her patient.

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


I have worked with many dentist and been to many dentist offices and Dr. Rubenstein’s office is by far the bestttt one I have been to. Very knowledgeable, honest, nice and helpful staff and Dr. Rubenstein is the most ethical and well trained dentist I have encountered in many years. I recommend him all the time to my friends and family and enjoy every visit I have at this office.

Warren Goldberg (Source: Google)


One of the most comforting things that I have found to be really essential is to know that I have the finest dentist possible and that person is Dr. Alan Rubenstein. It all begins the moment that I step into his office, where I am warmly & sincerely greeted by all of his staff to the very thorough, detailed and meticulous examination that follows and whatever subsequent treatments are needed. Nothing is overlooked, every detail is attended to, and when I leave I go with full confidence that I have received the best possible care. He really is that good, as is his staff.

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


Dr. Rubenstein and his excellent staff gave me the gift of a healthy mouth with their professional expertise and gentle, compassionate manners. With an extremely low threshold of pain and high, multi-layered anxiety with all dental treatment, their kind and sympathetic attention allowed me to freely express and move through my extensive restorative work into a maintenance regime that is both rewarding and quite actively preventative. I am so very grateful and cannot recommend them highly enough.

Janis Morse (Source: Google)


This is my go-to dental office, even after moving away to Newport Beach. I keep coming back because this is the most quality, professional, and caring dental group I have ever encountered. Each and every person involved is the best in the business. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Rubenstein and his team for your dental needs.

Laura Stabilini (Source: Google)


I have been visiting Dr. Rubenstein for a few years and the experience has been consistently very good. His entire staff is always very kind, professional and makes me feel very comfortable. Efficient scheduling with no waiting time. I would definitely recommend this office.

Jeanna Deswert (Source: Google)


I recently had my first appointment (routine cleaning) and a second appointment for routine dental work with Dr. Rubenstein and I cannot recommend him or his practice enough! The staff and doctors are very friendly and really take the time to make sure their patients understand what is being recommended and done. The very first time I met Dr. Rubenstein he made sure to let me know that he values open communication and that he wanted me to ask any and all questions I may have. This alone made me feel really comfortable and I feel comfortable asking and discussing anything related to my care. Again, I cannot recommend this practice enough. They are amazing!

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


I have been going to Dr. Rubenstein for five years now– a friend referred me when I moved to LA. He is truly a great dentist– super friendly and always puts me at ease– and trust me I’m usually anxious at any type of doctor’s office!! I’ve hardly ever had to wait after my appointment time, and I’ve sent so many of my friends to him. I needed a root canal on my first visit ever– I was horrified, and he fixed me right up and even called me AT HOME later to make sure I was doing alright. He cares a lot about his patients……..going to any other dentist on the westside would be a mistake!!

Adam Kraemer (Source: Google)


They were great from start to finish. Saved my gums and probably saved my teeth. Explained to me what the problem was, were willing to see me three days in a row, and for dentistry were reasonably priced. Very happy they were recommended to me

No L. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I truly have to say I’m not a fan of going to the dentist. Not so much the pain, but the environment and such. The pain isn’t that great either, now that I think about it… Doctor Rubenstein and Levitt (sp?) are by far the two greatest dentists on the planet. Quick, supportive, painless (absolutely painless)…I cannot say enough, especially for someone like me who has been so scared to go to the dentist. These guys changed everything for me.

Tyra Elder (Source: Google)


I have to admit, I’m not a fan of going to the dentist in general, but this is the BEST dentist office I’ve ever been to. They are super efficient, thorough, and fast. Dr. Rubenstein is great and I LOVE, and always request Alison for my cleanings. I also really appreciate the fact that they fully review your treatment plan, and cost before doing any work not covered by insurance. Highly recommend!

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


I had a root canal emergency that I suffered with over the weekend and my regular dentist was not available, I called around and Dr. Alan Rubenstein was able to see me early Monday morning. Dr. Rubenstein and the dental technician that worked on me were consumate professionals, they performed the root canal with total ease and efficiency, I was relieved to realize I was in truly great hands. And it was painless and required only 1 visit, which was a first for me with a root canal. Very grateful and relieved to have such great treatment and to have found Dr Rubenstein, who I will definately see again for more dental work. Thank you!

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


Everyone here is amazing! They work with you and are so friendly! I couldn’t believe how willing they were to accommodate my busy schedule and would always be mindful of time. They are fast, efficient and professional at what they do. But most importantly, they care and couldn’t be more happier with my physicians.

Victoria Kemsley (Source: Google)


My husband found this office from an ad offering big discounts. I was skeptical but he got great service so I thought I’d give it a try. I was so impressed. Clearly Dr Rubenstein understands that bringing a customer in for a consult can result in a long term relationship. I was given a full set of xrays and a consult and written estimate of work at no cost. Then I had a discounted cleaning. It was the best cleaning experience I’ve ever had. With both the dentist and the hygienist I felt listened to and thoughtfully dealt with. The office staff are lovely and professional. The office is immaculate and modern. I am so delighted with my new dentist office. I feel the costs for future work are appropriate and fair. It reassures me that I’m in good hands. Phew!

Pedram Maddahian (Source: Google)


Salutations. From the minute I walked into dr Rubinsteins office I got the feeling I had found a good dentist. I found the good doctor a week after an old crown fell out while flossing. I didn’t want to go back to my old dentist because I doubted his competence after my last few visits. I am so happy to have found such a competent dentist. Cheerful office and friendly staff and more than competent assistants. Five stars for sure. Money well spent. Thank you Dr. Rubinstein and thank you Rolls and Abel. I no longer have a gaping hole in one of my molars which I thought irreparable.

Cary Herrman (Source: Google)


I had a dental emergency— my implant came out after 5 years… I called, they got me right in. When I got there, after my exam, they discovered it was worse than they had thought— and a procedure was going to be an hour long vs 15 minutes. The doctor moved patients around to accommodate, taking very good care of me and making me feel extremely comfortable. I sincerely love this office and staff; Dr. Rubinstein is EXCELLENT!

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


I live in Santa Monica and Dr. Rubenstein has been my dentist for over 9 years. I have sent my friends and family there and everyone had great experience. That just confirmed my own experience. Dr. Rubenstein is a perfect dentist and overall nice, friendly person. I have been his patient long enough to completely trust his expertise and also get to know him as a person. His staff is also super friendly and professional. I am not blessed with great teeth or gums (thanks Mom&Dad!) so having good, trustworthy and experienced dentist saved me a lot of money and pain. My husband also likes him (and he is not easy to satisfy 🙂 and enjoys his regular cleanings. I would not go anywhere else.

Kristen Campbell (Source: Google)


I absolutely LOVE Dr rubinstein and his staff. The ladies that did my cleaning were great and made sure I was comfortable. The front desk ladies were also fantastic. Every person I cam in contact with at my appointment made going to the dentist easy and not terrifying. Thank you guys! Ill see you in 4 months for another cleaning!

Liz Meisler (Source: Google)


Santa Monica family dentistry is a unique experience! You are welcomed and personally walked to your chair with a “How are you doing today?” along with eye contact that makes you think they mean it. The quality of the work is top 10%. And they make sure repeatedly that you’re comfortable doing the procedure. If you are not, they adjust. This is consistent no matter which hygienist or dentist you get. You are a part of a community when you walk through the door. You a part of a community when you walk through the door And the best stress reducer of all is the financial part. The front desk will run your numbers any way you like. Urgently need $5000 of treatment now and don’t have the cash? No problem! They connect you up to get an interest free loan for a a year – to do the work now. Dental doesn’t get any better than this!

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


I’ve been seeing Dr. Rubenstein for a couple years – well actually other than the yearly exam I really only see the hygienists. I am lucky and have no dental work but needed a deep cleaning on my first visit. I had gone a couple years without a cleaning (was living abroad) and had a lot of bleeding and I guess what are called “deep pockets.” The hygienist was great – don’t remember her name – but spent a long time cleaning my teeth, and importantly showed me how to floss and convinced me of its importance. I had to go back every four months for the first year afterwards but am now back to normal regular schedule about every six months. Last visit, the hygienist explained how a water pick might help and now that is in my regimen. Not sure what might have happened if they hadn’t fixed my gums but they are in great shape now.

Sharon Lewis (Source: Google)


Outstanding first time visit! Everyone was tentative to my care and any concerns I had. Thank you, this has been the best experience ever. I actually look forward to going back. Sincerely, Sharon

Teri Bernstein (Source: Google)


I just transferred to this office, and I have a complicated dental history. I was welcomed and treated with kindness, care, and professional expertise. The xray techniques were modern and painless (no cardboard digging uncomfortably into gums and floor of mouth–thank you, Ronnie!). All of the staff were polite and warm, yet professional. The hygienist, Dan, was careful and thorough, and Dr. Rubenstein was clear, knowledgable, and had a great chair-side manner. The experience exceeded my expectations.

Larry T. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Rubenstein’s dental office for several years and have referred many of my friends. We all think his office is terrific. They make going to the dentist as “fun” as it can be. The staff have all been there for years, and they make you feel comfortable!

Jan Kravets (Source: Google)


I feel comfortable with and cared for by the office staff …and we are long-time patients of Dr Rubenstein, Our whole family has been faithful to Dr Rubenstein and his team because we continue to experience consistent, excellent care. Originally referred to his office by other faithful patients of the practice !

Gina Lomeli (Source: Google)


Dr. Rubenstein and his entire staff are amazing. I’m the biggest baby when it comes to dental work. They made me feel at ease and I felt comfortable. I’m in and out with no wait time AND that to me is IMPRESSIVE.

M. Cruz (Source: Google)


Great atmosphere and excellent service. I had gotten a 10 month job out of town last minute and needed my crown put in before I left, but it was at least another week until it was ready. They pulled some strings with the lab to do a rush job and I was able to get everything done the next day before I left. This is a top notch dentist office and I would recommend them to anyone.

Carmen G. from Marina del Rey, CA (Source: Yelp)


My first time to see Dr. Rubenstein. His staff is very friendly and personable. The office is nice and had a beautiful view. The dental hygienist did a fabulous job with my teeth cleaning The doctor was really nice and very professional. He loves Frank Sinatra music. I thought I was at the Bellagio Hotel in Vegas He did the check up and es not pushy at all. I recommend this dentist , honest.

Denise Durfee (Source: Google)


Was able to be seen right away for the dental issue I was experiencing.The entire staff very professional and my concerns were addressed.Thorough exam with various treatment options and detailed pricing were presented. Felt no pressure and that I was able to be in charge of my course of care.

Rebecca S. (Source: Google)


I hate going to the dentist…I literally stop breathing when I walk in and hold my breath the whole time. But Dr. Rubenstein was friendly, professional and personable and made it easier for me to relax. The office staff are great. Even though I had to have a deep cleaning, everyone involved was compassionate and did their best to put me at ease. All costs and relevant insurance coverage were clearly explained to me prior to getting services. The office uses up-to-date technology, so you can see pictures of your x-rays in real time. And the office is very clean and comfortable. Happy to have found our new dentist!

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


I’ve gone to Dr. Rubenstein a few times over the years. I actually have several dentists that I deal with. A year or two ago a crown fell off my tooth and one dentist said pull it, however the Master Dr. Rubenstein saved it. So a few weeks ago I go through something similar with another crown and one dentist said pull so I go to Dr. R to see what he can do. He checked it and said maybe I can save it….So I go back to see what could be done….bottom line he said he couldn’t save it and of course I’m not feeling that because it’s a molar….and I don’t want to pay for an expensive implant… The whole point is this man worked with me. I have a cheap HMO and they are PPO. Also this man could have did the work and charged me a lot of cash…his ethics prevailed and I appreciate that…

Rebecca Refuerzo (Source: Google)


I have been a patient of Dr. Rubenstein ‘s since 1993. He and his whole staff are both caring and professional. I have recommended this office to many friends and family.


Dr. Rubenstein received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California San Diego in 1977. He attended dental school at New York University College of Dentistry where he received his DDS in 1982. After practicing for a short time in Manhattan, Dr. Rubenstein returned to his native Southern California and established Santa Monica Family Dentistry in 1984. Dr. Rubenstein is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, West LA Dental Society, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. His expertise in cosmetic dentistry includes Smile Design, Veneers, Implants, Bleaching, Bonding and Contouring. He is also a Premiere Provider for Invisalign and attends numerous Invisalign conferences where he interacts with other leading practitioners in the United States. Dr. Rubenstein is married with two children. In addition to enjoying practicing dentistry, his other passions include traveling, golfing and fitness training.