Smile Design Dental
Kimberly Pham, DDS:
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Smile Design Dental
Kimberly Pham, DDS
Santa Barbara, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

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 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Sunday: Closed





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

Miguel A. from Santa Barbara, CA (Source: Yelp)


I whole heartedly recommend Dr. Pham and Smile Design to anyone looking for an excellent Dentist you can trust. My family is very pleased with her expert care and kind and gentle manner.  Dr. Pham is exceptionally skillful and very concerned with patient comfort.  Dr. Pham makes sure patients understand what is happening with their dental health and what treatment options they have.  She takes pride in doing the best work possible and has an incredible staff and a beautiful office.  With Dr. Pham as your dentist your dental health is in the best possible hands.

Margie Luong (Source: Google)


Dr Pham and her staff are great. I needed some emergency dental work done a few months ago and they were very accommodating in fitting me into their schedule. Dr Pham is very detailed in her work. She double checked everything with xrays after the procedure. I just had a follow up dental cleaning which went quickly and smoothly.

S H. from South Lake Tahoe, CA (Source: Yelp)


I originally went to Dr.Pham about 6 years ago now. She’s now done 2 root canals and will be doing another in a few months. She is saving my teeth. They were neglected as a child and early adult and to be honest I was never taught the proper hygiene. She has a great bed side manner and so does her staff. They also remember my grandma by name and my nieces. My whole family basically goes to her. Everyone who works here is great at knowing how to educate you on a level you will understand. Not to mention I can’t believe how safe they are being during the pandemic. I appreciate this practice. I can’t imagine this is a very easy job. Thanks so much for all you do for the community.

Stacy Y. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


The best dentist ever. She cares for her patients very much. We were in SB for a weekend trip to celebrate my sister birthday. Long story short, we needed an emergency for a dentist for my daughter. During this unfortunate time, it is very difficult to find a dentist on weekend. Dr Pham was willing to see my daughter on her busy day. Because of circumstance, she even gave us her phone number after she had seen my daughter if needed. Her office followed up on my daughter after 3 days too. The patient care here at Dr Pham office is amazing. Thank you.

Ryan M. from Santa Barbara, CA (Source: Yelp)


Unfortunately, I was not blessed with good teeth, but I am extremely fortunate to have met Dr. Phamm!  She is gentle, professional and the end result, whether it be a filling, crown or root canal is always top-notch!  Having had a ton of dental issues over the years I have seen all kinds of dentists and I’ve never really been satisfied with any of them.  I highly recommend Dr.Phamm to anyone looking for a great dentist!

Alison Raack (Source: Google)


For as long as I can remember, I have always dreaded going to the dentist. I’ve always been very insecure about my teeth and have been told that Invisalign was not an option for me. Dr. Pham walked me through the process and told me that I would be a great candidate and here I am having almost completed them! I’m so thankful to have found such a kind and caring dentist. She took the time to make me feel comfortable and help me gain my confidence back through my smile. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for something as simple as a cleaning to cosmetic fixes. Book your appointment!

Josh G. from Ventura, CA (Source: Yelp)


Very impressed with Smile Design, Dr. Pham and her staff! I went in for my first general dentist visit in a couple years. I received Xrays, then the suggested deep cleaning to remove stains around my teeth. The whole procedure only took about 1.5 hours, and despite some minor pain associated with any deep cleaning, I’m very pleased with the results. Additionally, Dr. Pham finished the procedure with a light filing, evening out my front teeth and drastically improving the appearance of my smile. If you’re shopping for dentists in the area, look no further.

Mel D. from Ventura, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have HORRIBLE dental fear, and recently the dentist i’ve seen for the past 26 years retired, so i had to find someone new. I tried Dr. Pham based on the strength of her Yelp reviews, and i’m so glad i did. She is efficient, thorough, and steady, and was very respectful of my limitations. Her staff is also absolutely stellar–warm and kind and understanding, as well as efficient. The very first thing i had to see Dr. Pham for was a full root canal, and she did great, and i only freaked out a little. Highly recommended. Thank you, Dr. Pham, and all at Smile Design Dental, for taking me and my terrifying teeth on!

Katelyn Soliman (Source: Google)


I put off going to the dentist for awhile because I had a bad experience years ago at another practice. I had to have a lot of work done, but I couldn’t be happier with my experience with Dr. Pham and her staff. They are clean, professional and warm. Thank you Dr. Pham and Nicxi for showing me what a dentist visit should be. I will be coming back, and bringing my children also.

Lily V. from Santa Barbara, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am so happy I have been going here for years now. My regular cleaning is always a delight as I leave with my teeth feeling impeccably clean. I’ve had to get 2 cavities filled, and although it isn’t a procedure anyone would want to go through, Dr. Pham and her staff made it bearable and even rather comfortable. Speaking of which, I have never been inside a more aesthetically pleasing office before! There was a nice ambiance music in the background, water offered to me, and a clean modern room to feel leisurely in. I pray for the day I don’t need to get my wisdom teeth removed, but when I do – I know that I’ll be in good quality hands here. I’ve never had a bad experience here, only vibrant experiences that would improve my oral health and smile 🙂

Lionel D. from Santa Barbara, CA (Source: Yelp)


Nice place,quiet, clean, professional,staff knowledgable and they seem really honest.The honest part is most important to me as I was mis-diagnoised from a different dental group(western dental) who’s main objective was sell me services I didnt need or want,that lead me to a second opinion, DR PHAM figured out the issue in minutes and fixed me up.No upselling useless crap,like that other dentistry.My whole family is switching to DR PHAM,thanks again..

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


So long story short, I chipped my front tooth the night of the 26th.  The morning after i called and set up an appointment that day.  They took care of it within half an hour and did a beautiful job.  Dr. Pham and her dental technicians were all so kind and very professional.

Ali Raack (Source: Facebook)


For as long as I can remember, I have always dreaded going to the dentist. I’ve always been very insecure about my teeth and have been told that Invisalign was not an option for me. Dr. Pham walked me through the process and told me that I would be a great candidate and here I am having almost completed them! I’m so thankful to have found such a kind and caring dentist. She took the time to make me feel comfortable and help me gain my confidence back through my smile. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for something as simple as a cleaning to cosmetic fixes. Book your appointment!

Elyse O. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Kimberly and her staff are amazing and so nice. I came in earlier this morning to see if they could fix my chipped tooth. Not only were they very accommodating of my last minute appointment, but they made me feel so at ease and made my smile look amazing. I wish I lived around here so I could come back more often. Thank you so much!!!!

Dione J. from Santa Barbara, CA (Source: Yelp)


Amazing! I was in some serious pain and Dr. Pham took time to communicate with me over the weekend. She helped resolve my dental pain after completing a root canal and cap replacement. The front office and support staff were also extremely friendly and professional. I recommend Dr. Pham to anyone in the Santa Barbara area looking for a highly skilled dentist who takes time to explain everything in simple terms, while also taking time to listen.

Lionel Diaz (Source: Google)


Nice place,friendly,professional, went there on a refferal,I went to another denistry with severe mouth pains,they (WESTERN DENTAL) told me I just needed a deep cleaning and that would fix my mouth pains,HUH….after that ridiculous diagnosis from Westrern dental,DR Pham gave me the correct diagnosis and cured my issues,I had a fractured tooth with an infection that had settled in because ,Western dental mis-diagnosed me. ,So this being a Friday I had to wait til Monday,2 days of needless pain,How can one dentistry be so bad and money hungry and another just down the street BE SO AWESOME,I felt they really cared about there performance.and reputation,I was well taken care of,THANKS AGAIN

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


Awesome Gentle Dental. A few weeks ago, I had an agonizing pain on one of my tooth. I called and they were able to squeeze me in to their schedule. It was an emergency root canal. Dr. Pham performed the procedure with finest and minimal pain. She was so calm and collected….Thank You Dr. Pham and Staff for eliminating the worst tooth pain that one can experience

Jeff B. from Santa Barbara, CA (Source: Yelp)


I write this review in extreme pain – even before I see Dr Phan later today which will be my second visit. The reason I can write this now is because I know what will and will not happen today: What to expect: 1. Dr. Phan will be to able to alleviate your pain. 2. Dr. Phan is likely one of the best Dentists you will ever experience. 3. Dr. Phan will NOT make you feel guilty about the condition of your teeth. 4. Her only goal is to make you better. Not guilt you. 5. The Office staff is by far the friendliest and most competent available. 6. Affordable for folks like us you do not have dental insurance. Just the best I have ever had. Highly recommend.

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


Skinny: She is a great dentist. Suggest calling for an appointment, since I came in at 4:30PM on a Monday (her website mentions they close at 4:00PM). I prefer to go after work hours instead of during, unless needed. Pros: Dr. Pham is great. Assistant/Hygienist is great (Nixie is her name, I hope I spelled it right). Can’t speak on the other hygienist. Receptionist seemed good to me (told me what the damage would be and such). They lend you shades during your cleaning and floss your teeth at the end! Cons: Parking is tight and very limited. Details: If you’re going to be a new patient…. expect to leave a bit later than usual. Came in at 4:20PM to do some new patient paperwork… Left roughly around 6:00PM. Rundown of what I went through: Papers, X-ray, new patient photo (smile!), checkup/consultation, cost break-down from insurance + approval signature, deep-cleaning starts (I must have terrible teeth/gums), polish/shaving some teeth, filling, cleaning polish, the bill… Could’ve taken a shorter time, but I chatted with the hygienist, and asked for a quote on some procedures (price comparing with my original dentist). During my cleaning, I felt Dr. Pham digging into my gums and removing all my coffee/tea stains. Didn’t hurt too bad, but at least I know I got the deep cleaning service checked. Not used to closing my mouth during cleaning to remove any excess water with a small suction… though I felt the primary suction was sufficient (not saying it was a bad thing). Numbing you say? You’ll barely feel the needle. I did enjoy seeing a before and after photo of the two procedures (filling and tooth polishing/shaving). Bit random but… First, I’d usually look at the reflection around the lighting to see what the dentist is doing, but the lighting does have that nice acrylic or glass reflection. Second, I’d look at the dentist’s safety glasses reflection, but making eye contact on the first visit (or in general) is a bit awkward. Gets boring when you space out for 30+ minutes. Overall, First experience is great. My tooth is a bit sore after the filling still…, but she might’ve cleaned a bit deeper in my cavity or something. Guess I’ll see what happens during my next visit.

Theron T. from Santa Barbara, CA (Source: Yelp)


Excellent care! Like a lot of people, I was nervous before going to the dentist since it had been one year since my last exam. I couldn’t be happier with the excellent attention and service Dr. Pham and her incredibly upbeat and friendly staff provided. Their attention to detail and caring attitude made going to the dentist almost fun!

SaraJasmin Martinez (Source: Google)


Dr Kimberly Pham’s practice exceeded my expectations!I have always had an insane fear of dentist, so much so that when they removed my wisdom teeth when I was young, I had to be held down and sedated. I needed a dentist because I had this pain between my teeth but hadn’t been to one in a while and had new insurance. I got there around 915 and within 5 minutes I got seated and the dental assistant began doing the initial procedure. She asked me some questions about the pain and where it was and took photos. After that I think I only waited about 10-15 minutes for Dr Pham. She was very good at explaining in detail what was found, what caused it, etc. She was very good at making sure that if any pain was getting too excruciating that they could give me more numbing agent . Personally I didn’t because from past experiences its an extra charge for your insurance. However the pain wasn’t extreme so I was able to handle it. Aside from service, the location and office was beautiful and the front desk assistant was super friendly as was the dental assistant. The little touch I did like was the hook for my purse ( I know girl problems lol). All in all I was in at 915 out by 1045 which included check in , consultation, approval of work to be done, and procedures. I do wish she had a location in LA because that’s where my work is and I wont be WFH in Santa Barbara forever. Whenever I am in town though she is definitely the person I will go see. Thank you ladies!!!!

Bman O. from South Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kimberly Pham is an amazing dentist! Being a dentist myself, I know high quality dental work when I see it! She is state of the art and also very gentle!  This dentist is a perfectionist and does beautiful and natural dental work!!  Dr Kimberly Pham always goes above and beyond for her patients and explains every procedure thoroughly and allows you to feel at ease and comfortable. I highly recommend Dr Kimberly Pham!!

Gary O. from Goleta, CA (Source: Yelp)


I would highly recommend Smile Design. Dr. Pham is caring and a gentle doctor. Her staff is very profession, knowledgeable and kind. I have had a half dozen dentists in the past years and have finally found one that is honest and works well for me and my family. And there is no pressure in this office – it is very relaxing. So, if you are looking for a change – this is a great place to start!!