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Santoro Dentistry
Scott A. Santoro, DMD
Pasadena, CA

★★★★★

29 REVIEWS
0 BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS

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DENTAL TREATMENTS OFFERED

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

Dental cleaning

White fillings

Crowns

Inlays & onlays

Bridges

Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

Sedation dentistry

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Sleep apnea therapy

Dental implants

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Offers Invisalign®? Yes

OFFICE HOURS

Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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PATIENT REVIEWS

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

Ivana S. from Buchanan, NY (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

This was my initial visit to Santoro Dentistry. From the first moment, everything went smooth and on time. Luckily, I don’t have any serious issues with my teeth except for an occasional small cavity or tiny chip on my front teeth. Like most people, I get anxious when going to the dentist. Dr. Santoro is the most gentle and genuine doctor I have ever met. He calmly yet thoroughly explained every step he was going to make to fill my cavity, starting with the numbing injection that I didn’t even notice had happened. On top of being gentle and kind, Dr. Santoro listens, explains and truly cares about his patients. He seems to know immediately how to address and correct your issue in the most professional way. I also had a routine cleaning with one of Dr. Santoro’s highly skilled hygienists and found that experience to be excellent as well. I can strongly recommend Santoro Dentistry.

Warren Jituboh (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Exceptional service. Dr Santoro was recommended to me by a Maternity Ward Manager friend of mine. After my first and most recent appointment I told my wife I was made to feel like a Rolls Royce, not a truer word spoken. No unnecessary procedures or expenses. Silva performed my cleaning after which my mouth felt like a million dollars and my gums made exceptional progress!! Can’t speak highly enough about this dentist.

Kenneth M. from Altadena, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Just completed major dental work with Doctor Santoro. I really appreciated the attention to detail and thoughtfulness exhibited by the Doctor and his staff. I was extremely pleased at the professionalism and quality of the work done. As I needed new upper and lower partials, It was important that the appearance and fit would be up to my standards. The Doctor made sure to take extra time to discuss my concerns and worked overtime to make sure everything was perfect. I could not be happier with the outcome and will recommend this Dentist and his services to anyone who asks.

D. L. (Source: Google)

★★★★★

After coming to this practice for 20 years, I decided it is time to write a review about my experience. I do not live in Pasadena and there are many dentists much closer to me than Dr. Santoro’s location. However, I would rather travel to get the dental care I trust. Unlike many other very competent but busy doctors, Dr. Santoro is very informative and takes as much time as necessary to clarify issues and concerns for his patients. When it comes to more complicated cases, Dr. Santoro provides different options and explains each advantages and disadvantages until you are completely comfortable in your decision. I believe Dr. Santoro really puts his patients’ welfare first. I complimented Dr. Santoro repeatedly for giving me the best shots – I hate needles but no one does it better than Dr. Santoro. The office is bright, clean and cheerful; parking is a piece of cake. The front desk staff and oral hygienists are super polite and professional. I think they are very well trained to be proactive in patient care. They look for any signs of possible trouble before trouble actdevelops. An excellent team.

Greg B. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I was a patient of Dr. Perkins for many years until I retired 3 years ago and had to choose another dentist in the Delta HMO plan. His office has a wonderful comfortable atmosphere but it is also clear that his equipment and procedures are latest state of the art. What I like most about Dr. Perkins are his ethics. His rates are very reasonable and he does not run a money making factory with a lot of upselling like some dentist offices do. If he says you need some work you can be assured that you really do and are not just contributing to the bottom line. His hygienists are very friendly and highly skilled. I can highly recommend this practice.

Zara K. from Arcadia, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I can’t recommend this practice enough, Dr Santoro and his entire staff are amazing. He is very knowledgeable and has been great at addressing my concerns regarding my teeth. He takes the time and effort to get to know all of his patients. His office is clean and updated with the latest software (my old dentist was not sadly)! If you need a new dentist, this is the place to go!

Gabriel P. from Mount Morris, NY (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I just recently went to Dr. Santoro for two crowns and a filling. He and his staff did an excellent job all through the way. I was really impressed with how attentive they were to keeping everything clean for the patient, how skilled his assistants and hygienists were, his bedside manner, and how nice and up to date his office is. Since I had been there last, they now have a portable x-ray unit for their digital x-rays, new chairs, new TVs in each room, text messages for appointment confirmation and reminders, and just recently redesigned their logo. Everything looked and felt really modern and comfortable. I also could tell that Dr. Santoro was motivated by my well-being as we discussed possible treatment plan options. You’re in good hands with Dr. Santoro.

Laurie R. from Chandler, AZ (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Santoro has been my dentist for several years. The office waiting room is comfortable and inviting, though not much time is spent there as the wait time is extremely minimal. From the family pictures to the homelike decor, you immediately feel at ease. The office staff is friendly and welcoming. Once escorted into the treatment rooms, you realize the care that was taken for patient comfort. While I am not a patient who fears going to the dentist, there are those who may. The patient rooms have state-of-the-art equipment and chairs that bring a great level of comfort to the patient. Additionally, there are TVs in each room with beautifully soothing photography displayed on the screens to keep you visually entertained. The music playing is an added bonus! I have had the good fortune of experiencing teeth cleaning by both hygienists, Silva and Rhonda. Each is careful and thorough, as well as friendly. Dental Assistant Naz is experienced and gentle and does a wonderful job of keeping patients relaxed. Dr. Santoro is compassionate, knowledgeable and articulate. He explain what he is doing before he does it, which is something I prefer. He is gentle and calming which goes a long way in treating a patient with prior fears of the dentist. Dr. Santoro only prescribes essential treatments so you will never be told you need something done unnecessarily. I highly recommend Dr. Santoro if you are searching for an experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate dentist.

Ryan K. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Yelp needs a new rating system because Dr. Santoro and his staff need more than 5 stars. Dr. Santoro assisted me with two beautiful veneers on my front teeth. Dr Santoro did a meticulous job matching the color of my existing teeth with the veneers. It was a seamless and pain-free process and I am very pleased to have found Dr. Santoro. I am one happy patient with a big, bright smile thanks to Dr. Santoro!

Catherine L. from South Arroyo, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Santoro and his staff are absolutely wonderful! My family & I have been going here for several years. The front desk staff is organized and friendly. The hygienists are amazingly through. Not only do they clean & polish our teeth, they also take the time to carefully check the health of our gums. As for Dr. Santoro himself, he is warm and goes out of his way to make sure his patients are comfortable, informed & at ease. His assisting staff is very personable, and treat you like part of the family. I highly recommend Dr. Santoro’s office because not only do they want you smiling when you leave, they want your smile to be healthy!

Elizabeth A. from Glendale, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Santoro and his team are the BEST!! I’ve been going to this office for about 2 years. My husband goes as well. The entire staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and so easy to work with. I’m always able to get an appointment time that fits my schedule and if I have a billing question I get a quick and easy answer. The office is extremely clean and warm and welcoming. Dr. Santoro has a great “chair side” demeanor and is extremely bright, knowledgeable and friendly. I never dread going to see Dr. Santoro and his team because I know everything will be painless and as quick as possible!

Helena M. from South Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I was a patient of Dr Perkins for about 10 years. When i heard of his retirement i literally freaked out until I met the dentist that is slowly taking over the office. He is awesome. Very skilled, calm and friendly. I love the staff on general. Im the kind of the person which HATES going to the dentist. At their office i feel comfortable. They are excellente. I recommend their office to anyone.

Lawrence F. from Northwest, Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Coming back to Dr. Perkins, particularly Rhonda as my hygienist. I learned that Dr. Perkins is semi-retired (I guess that points out that I haven’t had a teeth cleaning lately!) and has taken on an associate, Dr. Santoro. Not having a strong relationship with Dr. Perkins, I was thrilled to meet and interact with Dr. Santoro through the evaluation and X-rays to get me back in the saddle of good teeth care. I’m thrilled with both, and all of that staff are great to work with! You can not go wrong here, trust! Cheers Dr. Santoro and Rhonda 🙂

Carole W. from Newport Coast, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Perkins is the warmest and friendliest dentist ever. I was always afraid to go to the dentist until I found him a few years ago. He understands my fears and dental anxiety, and is always calm and collected around me. The work he’s done is great and my smile has never looked better. I just found out that Dr. Perkins does have weekend and late hours! All in all, I would definitely recommend Drs. Perkins and Santoro and the hygienists who work there.

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

★★★★★

Dr. Perkins has known me all my life and is the dentist for my parents as well myself. He is the only dentist I trust. He is kind and gentle and he only does work on your teeth that is needed. I went to another dentist once and was in a world of hurt. I came right back to Dr. Perkins

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

★★★★★

Excellent dentist! The office is lovely and has really cute decor with comfortable couches in the waiting room. The oral hygienists are gentle and can really put you at ease if you’re a little shy around needles, such as myself. The only real gripe I have is regarding their office hours and appointments. They’re usually booked atleast a month in advance and they don’t have any weekend or evening appointments. If you work full-time like most of us its pretty impossible to get the most out of this office when its so hard to make the time for an appointment. Overall, amazing Dental office. Definitely recommend it!

Todd H. from Venice, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Came in for a teeth cleaning and whitening. Dr Santoro and his staff are super friendly, welcoming and most importantly, very professional. You can tell they’re a great team and all enjoy working together. Dental assistants Savina and Christine were both awesome. The office itself is nicely decorated and absolutely spotless. Would 100% recommend if you’re seeking a dentist in the Pasadena area.

Teddy P. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

My hygienist in the office is Silva and she’s great , very thorough! The staff is lighthearted and very friendly, I actually enjoy going in . I met dr. Santoro recently because my front tooth was chipped off. He made me feel at ease and fix my tooth. It’s so well done that it looks better than ever ! He did a great job ! Thanks to everyone in the office

Gabriel Proulx (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I just recently went to Dr. Santoro for two crowns and a filling. He and his staff did an excellent job all through the way. I was really impressed with how attentive they were to keeping everything clean for the patient, how skilled his assistants and hygienists were, his bedside manner, and how nice and up to date his office is. Since I had been there last, they now have a portable x-ray unit for their digital x-rays, new chairs, new TVs in each room, text messages for appointment confirmation and reminders, and just recently redesigned their logo. Everything looked and felt really modern and comfortable. I also could tell that Dr. Santoro was motivated by my well-being as we discussed possible treatment plan options. You’re in good hands with Dr. Santoro.

Laurie Reber (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Santoro has been my dentist for several years. The office waiting room is comfortable and inviting, though not much time is spent there as the wait time is extremely minimal. From the family pictures to the homelike decor, you immediately feel at ease. The office staff is friendly and welcoming. Once escorted into the treatment rooms, you realize the care that was taken for patient comfort. While I am not a patient who fears going to the dentist, there are those who may. The patient rooms have state-of-the-art equipment and chairs that bring a great level of comfort to the patient. Additionally, there are TVs in each room with beautifully soothing photography displayed on the screens to keep you visually entertained. The music playing is an added bonus! I have had the good fortune of experiencing teeth cleaning by both hygienists, Silva and Rhonda. Each is careful and thorough, as well as friendly. Dental Assistant Naz is experienced and gentle and does a wonderful job of keeping patients relaxed. Dr. Santoro is compassionate, knowledgeable and articulate. He explain what he is doing before he does it, which is something I prefer. He is gentle and calming which goes a long way in treating a patient with prior fears of the dentist. Dr. Santoro only prescribes essential treatments so you will never be told you need something done unnecessarily. I highly recommend Dr. Santoro if you are searching for an experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate dentist.

Daniel S. from South Gate, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Santoro is a great and honest dentist, plain and simple. I visited his office specifically for new anterior crowns after being severely-disappointed with the dental work done by my last office. My last office made me distrustful of dentists altogether but it’s safe to say that Dr. Santoro restored my faith. Apart from his work on the crowns, which was excellent, his staff is also well-trained and friendly. All in all, I can definitely see myself returning to his office. If you have reservations about visiting his office, you needn’t worry; he’s got you covered.

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

★★★★★

Dr Santoro and his team are nothing short of the best. Professional from start to finish. They make sure your health insurance covers a procedure BEFORE they begin, they estimate a quote, they explain what they’re doing before they do it, the cleaning is thorough, the staff is professional, it’s clean and comfortable and Dr Santoro is friendly, quick and easy to talk too. Highly recommended for those looking for a new dentist!

Nikki O. from Lamanda Park, Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

WORLD’S BEST DENTIST! The staff is super efficient– I’ve never had to wait longer than a couple minutes to be called in. Dr Santoro is an absolute pleasure to be around. Perfect bedside manner. It had been 4 years since I last saw a dentist and I had 13 cavities when he met me and he was never condescending or reprimanding. He’s funny too! I really felt like he was on my side. He’s super knowledgeable and more importantly, explained my conditions and procedures in terms I could understand. His hygienist is very kind and knowledgeable as well. Prices are fair. I had a hard time keeping my mouth open, and he was understanding, accommodating and always checking to make sure I was doing ok. Best dental experience I’ve ever had. Period.

D. L. from Arcadia, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

After coming to this practice for 20 years, I decided it is time to write a review about my experience. I do not live in Pasadena and there are many dentists much closer to me than Dr. Santoro’s location. However, I would rather travel to get the dental care I trust. Unlike many other very competent but busy doctors, Dr. Santoro is very informative and takes as much time as necessary to clarify issues and concerns for his patients. When it comes to more complicated cases, Dr. Santoro provides different options and explains each advantages and disadvantages until you are completely comfortable in your decision. I believe Dr. Santoro really puts his patients’ welfare first. I complimented Dr. Santoro repeatedly for giving me the best shots – I hate needles but no one does it better than Dr. Santoro. Several other reviewers mentioned his staff of friendly front desk staff and oral hygienists. I think they are very well trained to be proactive in patient care. They look for any signs of possible trouble before trouble actually develops. An excellent team.

Sahenoa B. from South Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Are there 10 stars? I really think there should be at least 10 stars for Dr. Santoro and his awesome staff. My husband and I started coming here about a year ago and it’s been a consistently high quality, professional, painless and outstanding experience each time. Dr. S is a crack-up and a great dentist to boot. I’ve had some fillings repaired, a crown replacement and my usual cleanings with high quality results each time. Front desk staff is efficient and friendly. You’ll love this place, give them a try

Brianna B. from Northeast Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

There are not enough stars to give Dr. Santoro and all of the wonderful oral hygienists at this dental office. They provide excellent patient care for my family and I. Dr. Santoro and the oral hygienists are super friendly and make me feel comfortable during every visit. They truly make each appointment stress free! They are all very welcoming and warming and make each dental visit seem like a breeze. I highly recommend anyone who is interested in looking for a new Dental office to come see Dr. Santoro and the excellent staff, you won’t regret it!

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

★★★★★

There are only a few things in life that truly freak me out, and seeing a dentist tops the list. I managed to avoid seeing one for nearly 15 years until my crown popped out late one afternoon. Despite it being very close to closing hours, Dr. Santoro kindly saw me at the last minute. He is a very skilled, gentle, and, most importantly, a calming dentist. His demeanor, personality, and interaction are all very soothing and made me feel completely at ease. Unfortunately, my 15 years of dodging the dentist requires more work than just replacing my crown, but for the first time ever, I am actually looking forward to seeing a dentist again – so long as it is Dr. Santoro. I strongly recommend Dr. Santoro for those who are too scared of seeing a dentist. After one visit with him, you will wonder why you feared dentists in the first place!

Catherine C. from Sierra Madre, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

My mother has been going to Dr. Perkins for 30 years and was always so happy with the excellent care she received. Recently, she was advised that she needed a tooth extraction by Dr. Perkins’s new associate, Dr. Santoro. She was extremely nervous about the procedure as she not had a tooth extracted since she was a teenager, which was some 40 odd years ago. Dr. Santoro explained everything so thoroughly, was so caring and empathetic, that my mom, who had originally wanted to be anesthetized for the procedure, changed her mind and let him proceed. The procedure took only about 2 minutes and my mom never felt a thing and had no pain whatsoever afterwords. In following in Dr. Perkins’s footsteps, Dr. Santoro has big shoes to fill and he is doing so in fine form.

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

★★★★★

I am SO RELIEVED to have found Dr. Scott Santoro of Perkins & Santoro DDS. I have looked for a good dentist for YEARS and have been disappointed by the service and selection in Echo Park/Silver Lake/Los Feliz…even DTLA. He is thorough, thoughtful, and would never recommend unnecessary dental work (a problem with the 3 other dentists I’ve seen in LA). He’s also a young and friendly person who is up-to-date with all the latest research and technology to make visiting the dentist as painless as possible. The office is conveniently located off the 110 and has a really nice waiting room (no old, idiotic magazine subscriptions here!) and friendly receptionists. Silva is my dental hygienist and she is excellent–thorough, sensitive to my comfort, and worked quickly and efficiently. 100% recommend this place

A WORD FROM YOUR DOCTOR

At Santoro Dentistry, your dentist in Pasadena, we are committed to giving you a beautiful and healthy smile. Our expert skills and compassionate care coupled with utilizing the latest advances in dental technology make every visit to our practice a positive, comfortable, and stress-free experience. Proudly serving the Pasadena community and the surrounding areas of South Pasadena, Altadena, La Cañada Flintridge, Glendale, Eagle Rock and San Marino for over 40 years, our office has established a reputation of excellence based on the quality of patient care that we provide and the successful treatment outcomes that we achieve. We have devoted our careers to providing clinically excellent dental treatment in a comfortable and caring atmosphere. Using a mix of proven traditional technique with modern innovations such as all-white restorations, Invisalign, and digital radiographs, we are able to achieve superior, long-lasting results. We strive to help you understand your mouth and the choices you have in caring for it. We also take hygiene very seriously. Our hygienists are highly skilled and provide a thorough cleaning on every visit. Dr. Lawrence Perkins has been practicing dentistry in Pasadena since 1973. Since then, he has been devoted to providing clinically superior and ethically sound care to his patients. Dr. Scott Santoro was brought on as an associate in 2015, and is very excited to join Dr. Perkins in his commitment to excellence, while offering extended hours for our patients' convenience. Dr. Scott Santoro grew up in Westchester, NY, then moved to Chandler, AZ. He earned his BS from Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University, and his DMD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He then went on to complete a General Practice Residency at Allegheny General Hospital, a Level 1 Trauma Center in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the San Gabriel Valley Dental Society. He is also a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

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