Smile the Spa
Julio Terra, DDS:
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Smile the Spa
Julio U. Terra, DDS
Long Beach, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Dental implants

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

Sleep apnea therapy

TMJ treatment


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 1:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed



Check out some of my treatment photos:



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

Sarah T. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m taking the pandemic seriously and I have some anxieties about going to the dentist, so going to the dentist right now was a hard choice for me. Dental pain made the decision for me. Dr. Julio Terra is my fave. This is only my second visit to his office. He has supplanted my favorite dentist of all time–and that woman used to hum to me while she worked. Dr. Terra is instantly calming, very professional while still being personable, and seems to really want to do good work. I went in for a cleaning, with new dental pain. I told him. He said if it hurts too much, raise your left arm. Dude. DUDE! I didn’t even get as far as raising my left arm and he stopped and checked on me. I feel safe in his office. It’s been…. umm… let’s not count the years… a long time since I felt anything close to safe at a dentist office–even with my humming dentist. So. Yeah. I like these people.

Jas (Source: Google)


Dr Terra and his staff are always pleasant and efficient. You’re always seen by the Dr and there’s never a long wait. Pleasant spa music in the background, and a hot towelette to wipe your face with after you’ve been stuck in a dentist chair. Dr Terra takes an interest in his patients and is great with kids as well! Got to have a great smile to greet a great dentist with!

Graciela C. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I love going to The Smile Spa and Dr. Terra. Every time I go his staff and himself always cater to the patient and make the experience wonderful. I’ve had great results with my teeth and Dr. Terra is always willing to work with me and help my smile look the best possible! I recommend going to his office!

Ana Hueto (Source: Google)


Dr. Julio is the best dentist on earth! Gentle, never makes you hurt and explains every step of the way. My insurance is complicated and the ladies at the front desk always figure it out, no matter what it takes. Excellent service.

Ryn E. from Westminster, CA (Source: Yelp)


This place is the most wonderful place ever for getting work done on your teeth. They are very honest, go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable, and are very kid friendly! I was told ages ago that I needed all of this dental work by another dentist, which cost a TON of money. I came here and was told that I didn’t need all of that work. Just a few things. Dr. Terra is very honest and explains every little detail to you so that you understand what is going on. I love this place so much!

Rocio G. from Riverside, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Terra for over 4 years, best decision made. He is professional, knowledgeable in state of the art dentistry. I doubted of getting invisalign, however he helped me make the right choice and I don’t regret it.  Happy with all dental work performed. More than anything he genuinely cares about his patients, his kind and very patient, ensures you are very comfortable. The girls are sweet and make you feel welcome. Love Dr. Terra 🙂

Jillian N. Gomez (Source: Google)


I have been taking my family to Dr. Terra since 2015 and I have always been overly satisfied. He understands human nature, the financial responsibility we have when it comes to improving or fixing our teeth and he is really great with kids. Warm and welcoming and very detailed! Highly recommend!!

Maira M. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Great stuff, very professional. Dr Terra and Evelyn both made me feel so comfortable. I came In for a consultation,  to get my teeth check for Invisalign.  If you’re looking for a place to get straight teeth or to have celebrity white teeth. This is the place to come. Very affordable. Thank you everyone, who made my day even extra special.

Angela M. from Bellflower, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been a patient of Dr. Julio Terra for over 7 years. He is professional, kind and the office is Zen, and very clean. Dr. Terra does excellent work, with state of the art equipment.
I highly recommend his office for all of your dental needs… Xoxo Angela M

Maria Ardila (Source: Google)


Julio has been my dentist for more than 3 years. He is the best as his job.  I can say that he is a NO PAIN dentist and his practice is a spa-like environment, where you can relax and enjoy. I strongly recommend smile the spa.

Janet M. from Ashland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Dr Terra is the best Dentist in Long Beach. I needed a crown – I’d had one before done by a different dentist and it took a year until the tooth stopped bothering me. With Dr Terra the whole experience was pain free from beginning to end. I was chewing on my new crown right away with no sensitivity at all.  Dr. Terra is very caring and I felt comfortable through the whole process. I will definitely be going back to him for all my dental needs.

Milton A. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


My whole family goes to Dr. Julio Terra for a reason, my son Diego is a loving 16 yr old teenager that was diagnosed with Autism at age 3. Dr. Julio, thank you so much for being loving, caring and understanding dentist, Diego will not go anywhere. You’re SUPERV! We give you an A+ Rating!!! We love you!

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


If you are looking for the best dentist in Southern California, I recommend Dr. Terra.  He has an amazing office that makes the whole dental experience very relaxing.  He has a great personality and is very professional.  He makes you feel very welcome and at home every time you visit.  He also uses state of the art dental equipment to provide you with the absolute best dental services.  His staff is also very friendly and professional.  So the next time you need a dentist, I recommend that you call Dr. Julio Terra at Smile the Spa.  You will be glad that you did. Kim B.

Milton Aguilar (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Julio Terra, you’re the very best !!!! Specially when it comes to my kid Diego that has autism. Dr. Julio Terra has the patience of a GOD!!!.. and my son loves him and his staff .. thank you Dr. Terra!!!! �

Audrey Stephanie L. from Circle Area, Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


This dentist is an artist and perfectionist… just what you’d want for something as important as your appearance. Not only that but Dr. Julio does not believe in pain… another positive attribute in a dentist! The last dentist gave me crowns that were darker than my teeth and before I could see them in thr light, had me to sign a document that that I was ‘ok’ with that. Not Dr. Julio! One tooth was too bright when it came in, and he’s changing it cuz he doesn’t think it looks right. Nice change from the more expensive last guy. I no longer have a chipped tooth from when I was 12. Lastly, he is trained in lots of things. Here can do Invisaline to straighten your teeth and there was a sign for botox, if you’re interested. The staff,  Jackie in front, Jeanne and Isa, the dental techs are all adorable too. If you’re looking for a great, fair dentist, look no further.

Trejos Marcela (Source: Google)


I am probably not the only one that has a hard time when the time comes to see the dentist, but this time around was a big deal. My front tooth had a big fracture and I already had major work done on my other teeth. I was very afraid thinking about all the work that needed to be done and the cost. My friend told me about Dr. Julio Terra, she also had some major work done with him and she really liked him…and I was impressed by her beautiful smile. I made an appointment that same day and I saw him 3 days later. He was very nice and knowledgeable, he explained what I need it to have done and Lisa at the front desk went over the paper work and cost. It was not small project and it was going to take some coordinating, but they made some accommodations and we started the job a week later. It has been 3 months now, since the job was done and I wanted to wait before I wrote this review to make sure I know how I felt. Well… I love it, Dr. Julio Terra is a very talented dentist, he is extremely gentle and he really cares. It took about 2 months from beginning to end and he checked on me all the way through it. He even called me a couple of times to see how I was doing. I have visited many dentists in my years and I have to say that Dr. Terra has been the best dentist I have ever had. I felt secure with his experience, professionalism and his bedside manor was impeccable. I am very glad I found him and his staff. Thank you Dr. Terra, for giving my smile back. 

Mee Vaj (Source: Google)


Dr. Terra is the best dentist I have had. So glad I found him. He is gentle and caring and has a wonderful demeanor. Very positive guy. His staff are fantastic and friendly. Always a good experience. The office looks and feels more like a spa than a dentist office. They don’t overbook so I normally get seen at the appointment time. Dr. Terra personally did all the work. I had deep cleaning, polishing and a few fillings. The experience was more pleasant than other dental experience I have had. My son also came to see Dr. Terra at my recommendation and he likes Dr. Terra. He had cleaning and his wisdom teeth pulled. Much gratitude to Dr. Terra and his team. I Highly recommend Dr. Terra.

Cindy T. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Terra and his staff are the BEST! They are great about accommodating my schedule. They are very kid friendly, they makes my kids (8yrs & 5yrs) feel so comfortable. I no longer get complaints about going to the dentist. Dr. Terra genuinely cares about his patients and their smiles. I can’t imagine going to any one else.

Christy H. from Lancaster, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been coming to this wonderful dental office since shortly after they opened. In spite of moving about 100 miles away, I continue to remain a patient of Dr. Terra. I have suffered with TMJ for many years and Dr. Terra was determined to help me overcome the condition. He recommended Invisalign to help correct my problem. I have now been pain free for 8 months. My teeth are almost perfectly straight, along with my bite. I have a few more trays to go and everyone notices my new and improved smile. The office staff is extremely welcoming and helpful. They take my Delta insurance and offer really good pricing on uncovered dental procedures. Going to the dentist here is like going to a spa. There is tranquil music playing and the dental instruments a quieter than any other dental office I have been to. They continue to use the most technologically advanced dental equipment available. I have experienced little pain to no pain through each procedure. I would highly recommend this office for anyone who needs dental work done.

Natalie Hale (Source: Facebook)


He is a wonderful and very caring and patient dentist. He even cleans my teeth instead of having a hygienist do it. I have been going to him for over 5 years! He is really great with my daughter, too

Anonymous (Source: Google)


My family and I have been with Smile the Spa for almost 10 years and I am not planning to go anywhere else. The facility is very clean and uses sophisticated equipments. Dr. Julio is the best dentist in town. He is very friendly, caring and gentle with you. He makes every visit a pleasant one. My kids enjoy their visits each time they go see Dr. Julio and always raves about how gentle he is that they didn’t even feel pain when he’s injecting numb shots in their gums. Dr. Julio is very experienced and knowledgeable in his fields and I feel very comfortable when ever I go in for any procedures. Highly recommend everyone come see Dr. Julio and I promise you’ll won’t be disappointed.

Maira J. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Excellent dental care. As usual I didn’t like going to the dentist but with Dr. Terra is different. I really like the spa like environment and the quality of the equipment and people. One think very nice too is that the place doesn’t smell like most of the other dental clinics. It smells very well. Thanks Dr. Terra, for making my smile beautiful!

Maria L. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Throughout my dental history, I have had several terrible experiences making me extremely leery of going to the dentist.  However, Dr. Terra has broken that phobia.  He is the most patient, caring and empathetic dentist I have ever had.  I am honored to say that I have been his patient for many years and will continue to be a loyalty as long as he practices.  I would recommend Dr. Terra to anyone young or old!

Terri G. from Garden Grove, CA (Source: Yelp)


I absolutely love Dr. Terra!!!  My favorite dentist that I’ve ever had.  I call him the pain free dentist!!! I’m a self admitted sissy. When I needed fillings I was terrified. I barely felt the shot. Seriously!!! My daughter also goes to Dr Terra and she was afraid the first time she needed fillings. She says she doesn’t feel anything. I referred my mother to him and she loves him as well. Great technique! Beautiful office and wonderful staff. I was crushed when my insurance had  changed and I couldn’t see him for a year. You will love it. As well as you can love going to the dentist that is.

Graciela Carlito (Source: Google)


Love The Smile Spa and Dr. Terra. Every time I go his staff and himself always cater to the patient and make the experience wonderful. I’ve had great results with my teeth and Dr. Terra is always willing to work with me and help my smile look the best possible!

Lina Gonzalez (Source: Google)


I went to the Smile Spa and I loved it! The environment was so friendly and cozy. Dr Terra is a very nice person. He treated me like a friend and made me feel comfortable, while doing a very professional job. I strongly recommend that you go to his office if you want to have a perfect smile and enjoy the experience. You will never be afraid to go back to the dentist!

Maria Angelica Salguero (Source: Google)


Seeing Dr. Terra is always a pleasure. He is outstanding either as dentist and as person. I’ve been there for teeth cleaning and teeth whitening. Everything has been made perfectly.
He is very patient and makes you feel very comfortable. I think he is the best dentist in Long Beach. I strongly recommend Smile The Spa.

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


I have been going to Dr. Terra at Smile the Spa for several years now. I had been wanting to fix some of the small spaces in my teeth, and each time I had a cleaning Dr. Terra would educate me on my options for the cosmetic part of what I wanted done. I always asked a lot of questions and he did not put any high pressure sales on, he simply educated me and let me decide when I was ready. Now, I’m almost finished with an Invisalign treatment and I’m SO glad I did it. Not only does my smile look GREAT, but everyone at Smile the Spa has been truly wonderful to work with. I highly recommend them!

Christy H. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have always hated going to the dentist because of the pain after wards. Julio Terra DDS managed to take care of 3 dental procedures that I needed without very much pain. I barely felt it when he numbed my mouth for the dental work and the atmosphere was calm/relaxing. My teeth look great and my mouth feels better. This was the best dental experience that I have ever had. The pricing was very good too. I recommend this guy if you are scared of the dentist, mainly because it felt like I wasn’t even at a dental office. It really felt like I was going to a spa. Try him out. He is really a good guy.

Gregory Matthew Stone (Source: Facebook)


Dr Terra is highly skilled dentise, belive me when I say this. I have earned the right to be someone you can belive and trust. Dr Terra did extensive work on my teeth over a period of a year or so, and I am extremely pleased with the outcome. Every dental professional who has seen my teeth has asked me who my dentise is, because they want to know who is responsible for my extremely well done restoration . I proudly tell them Dr. Terra! If your trying to find the right dentise, look no further.

Edgar Cobos (Source: Google)


I have been going to Dr. Terra for over three years. He worked on straightening my teeth and correct my bite with Invisalign braces. The office is now equipped with a modern teeth/bite scanner that creates a digital 3D modeling of your teeth/bite. Its pretty cool to instantly see how your teeth currently look and how they will look in some time. Fast forward a couple months and now I have teeth that have given me the confidence to smile. I’ve also had some fillings and cleaning done here. I think it goes without saying but getting fillings is not pleasing. Dr. Terra always went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable to make getting fillings less daunting. Unfortunately for me, I am moving out of state so will need to find a new dentist. Dr. Terra and Smile The Spa have definitely set the bar high. I highly recommend Smile The Spa.

Johnny K. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Terra is a great dentist. I haven’t been to the dentist in years due to the decades of poor experience with my childhood dentist/orthodontist. After continuously telling myself for years that I’ll find a new dentist, I finally went on Yelp a month back to do thorough research for local dentists in the greater LA/OC area, and I happened to run into Smile the Spa, which not only had great reviews, but the “spa-like” experience many reviewers were referring to was intriguing. I decided to give them a call to make an appointment for general cleaning and oral check. The front desk is extremely friendly and gives you text reminders for appointments, which I love. My first visit, I had general cleaning and x-rays done for potential cavities. My second visit, Dr. Terra worked on my cavities on right side of mouth. Third visit, he worked on my left side. I’m now set for my fourth visit for teeth whitening ! Dr. Terra is very knowledgeable in his field, friendly, and even has a great sense of humor and great personality. I am very happy to have found an amazingly competent dentist after years of searching with whom I plan to consistently visit for many years to come !


At Smile The Spa we believe that everyone should put their best smile forward. Research has shown that when people are proud of their smile, they smile more often; and, when we smile more often good things come our way. About Dr Terra: After he finished his residency program in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr: Terra started a spa like, relaxing private practice to deliver healthy, natural looking smiles to his patients in the greater Los Angeles area. His patients' rave reviews of his practice speak for themselves. If you need dental work - and who doesn't? - this is the place to achieve your most beautiful smile.