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Stephen Giovanisci Dentistry
Stephen J. Giovanisci, DDS
Montrose, CA

★★★★★

35 REVIEWS
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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

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Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

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Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

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Offers Invisalign®? Yes

OFFICE HOURS

Monday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:30 am to 9:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am to 9:00 pm

Friday: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

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

★★★★★

This review is long over due. If you want to get some cosmetic dental work done to fix your smile so you can smile confidently again, other general dental work like checkups, fillings, cleanings or are simply looking for a new dentist and wondering if Dr. Stephen G is the right dentist? Read on.. I have had very bad front teeth since childhood and not been happy with my smile. They were crooked and badly shaped. As a result, I never smiled very much. I think this is also the reason I gave up on them and never paid much attention to my dental health. So, I was very prone to getting cavities in the past. But I remember watching a show almost 20 years ago called “Extreme Makeover” on ABC7 where selected participants received complete image and body transformations which included full cosmetic dental work done to fix their smiles. For the first time I realized I could actually do something about my smile that I was unhappy with. I decided to do some research on cosmetic dentists in the LA area. Eventually I narrowed my list down to 2-3 cosmetic dentists. One was the cosmetic dentist on the “Extreme Makeover” show himself, a Beverly Hills dentist named Dr. Bill Dorfman. And the other one was Dr. Stephen Giovanisci in Montrose, LA. Long story short, my consultation with Dr. Dorfman’s office was both quick and disappointing. An associate took a look at my teeth and said they were horrible, needed to be fixed. I was not being informed about any details about my dental condition or given any chance to discuss treatment plan etc. He got up quickly after only a few minutes of consultation and said his “finance manager” would come in and talk to me about “fees”. In addition to being quoted astronomical prices for the dental work they proposed, the whole experience from start to finish gave me the impression that they didn’t have my best interests at heart and I was simply a new column in their financial spreadsheet. I first came to Dr. Stephen’s office back in 2004. When I arrived, I didn’t have high expectations after my rather disappointing consultation experience with the Beverly Hills Dr. Dorfman’s office. However, the experience was night and day. The staff at Dr. Stephen’s office including Dr Stephen himself were very professional, friendly, warm and welcoming – and to date still are! I remember my consultation with Dr Stephen himself for the first time back in 2004, almost 20 years ago. He examined my teeth thoroughly, took meticulous notes, made and analyzed my charts etc. He printed out a pictorial representation of my teeth, showed me and explained the problems he saw and went over several different options he thought would help fix my smile. We also spoke at great length about dental health and hygiene. I remember he also patiently answered every question I asked, providing full detailed answers. The prices he quoted me were very reasonable compared to the other dentist. He did not pressure me to make any decision on the spot at all. He gave me a detailed printout that described each recommended procedure, the pros and cons, a pictorial representation of my teeth and the cost for each procedure and told me to think about what I personally wanted to do and contact him when ready. He also personally walked me to the front desk and reminded me to call anytime if I had any questions about what we discussed that day. Long story short, I was impressed with my initial consultation experience and decided to have full smile makeover cosmetic dental work done with Dr. Stephen G shortly after. He set me up with a combination of crowns and veneers. It took several appointments to get it done because of how bad the condition of my front teeth was. But I still remember the whole experience was phenomenal from start to finish. I remember smiling for the first time when it was all finally done. It was an amazing feeling. Had to spend several weeks practicing how to smile properly in front of the mirror because I had never smiled so much before. I now have straight teeth and smile confidently thanks to Dr Stephen! He was very thorough and professional with the work he did and was always communicating and explaining everything he did every step of the way. Awesome chair side experience. Overall, I am very happy with the cosmetic dental and other dental work I had with Dr. Stephen G, his hygienists: Karina, Georgette, assistants & staff: Sally, Cathy. Verdict. Dental Work: 5/5. Ambience: 5/5. Cleanliness: 5/5. Professionalism and Customer Service: 5/5. I highly recommend Dr. Stephen G if you need excellent cosmetic dental work done to fix your smile or are looking for an awesome, friendly, knowledgeable dentist who is thorough and professional with the work he does and communicates with you every step of the way. In other words, forget the typical 90210 Beverly Hills dentist who in my personal experience only cares about your money. Go with the 91020 Montrose, LA dentist Dr. Stephen who actually cares about you.

Celine D. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Let me start off by saying that prior to going to Dr. Giovanisci, I was terrified of going to the dentist. However, my wisdom tooth was causing me great pain and I had no choice but to go to the dentist. Dr. Giovanisci was able to see me on a list minute’s notice to remove my tooth. The procedure was painless, and he made sure that I was comfortable. He and his staff are not only friendly, but professional. On top of that, the office is nice and clean. If you want a dedicated and thorough dentist, come to Dr. Giovanisci!

Michael P. from Studio City, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

THE best dentist I’ve ever gone to……EVER. I will continue to pledge my loyalty as long as I possibly can. Trustworthy, Knowledgable, Professional, Friendly, Helpful, Efficient and Current……..those are the words I would use to describe Dr. Stephen Giovanisci DDS. He SAVED my tooth from a possible root canal….it doesn’t get any better than THAT!!!

Pam L. from Montrose, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Giovanisci is the best!! He is extremely knowledgeable and skillful, taking the time to analyze each situation thoroughly before deciding on a course of action. He displays great enthusiasm for his work and is happy to explain every step of a procedure and answer all questions. He cares very much about his patients and has a great personality and sense of humor. I needed quite extensive work done when I first came to see Dr. Giovanisci, and I am so happy with the results, My teeth are healthy now and look better than they have in years. Dr. G has really given me back my smile! Cathy, Eric, Erin, Rebecca and all the front office and tech staff are wonderful and caring too. For the convenience of their patients, the office schedule includes two evenings a week plus Saturday. I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Giovanisci and his staff. I highly recommend them to anyone and everyone!

Jen S. from Montrose, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I have known Dr. G for many years .. possibly 15 years. He is a great Dentist and Orthodontist! My son has had his orthodontist work done with Dr. G and now I am getting my teeth finally taken care of to straighten them with braces and he is very thorough. My teeth cleanings have always been done with lots of care no matter whom his office staff take care of me. He has great staff and they are always helpful and cheerful. He also has coffee in his office and a fun fish tank for kids.. I think you can find a fish like Nemo in his tank. Also our sons went to boy scouts together and we were on a trip to go snowboarding.. he is a great guy even away from the office. Very professional and friendly! I would definitely refer Dr G to my friends and family.

Nicole H. from Canyon Country, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I have had some serious dental work from below average dentists my entire life. I went to Dr. Steve and immediately realized how every dentist SHOULD be. He is caring, thoughtful, listens to all your concerns, and is an all around amazing guy. His main dental assistant was very kind and patient while taking xrays as I always gag and tear up (but I didn’t with him!). The receptionists greeted me with a smile on their faces even though it was very late at night. Everyone here seems to really love their job. I would recommend them to anyone who cares about their teeth!!! Will be returning at least every 6 months for preventative care. Thank you Dr Steve and staff, you are amazing.

Sarah R. from Glendale, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Giovanisci is such a caring, attentive dentist. His expertise and professionalism are immediately apparent, and I am really impressed by his commitment to doing the very best work possible. HIs great heart and enthusiasm for his patients makes me realize how blessed our community is to have him!  I know Dr. Giovanisci will be our dentist for many more years.  The staff is also excellent.  I really appreciate the professionalism of Cathy, as well as her helpfulness in scheduling appointments. The entire staff is great. I highly recommend this dental practice.

Rod L. from La Crescenta, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I have been a patient of Dr. Giovanisci for several years. Recently he completed a very elaborate procedure that involved restructuring all my upper teeth. My bite was completely out of alignment and required a “snap-on” mouthpiece to begin the reconstruction. At first I was concerned about both the cost and time it would take to complete this long overdue project. Dr G’s assistant Barry set up a very cost effective payment plan thru “simple pay” that made this affordable. The procedure started last November and was completed in March. My upper teeth and bite are absolutely perfect! Dr. Giovanisci, Barry , V and all the staff were amazing. I am very fortunate to have such a great & professional dentist in this area. He works hard at his practice and you can see this reflects also through his staff. Thank you all again for my new smile!!

Alex O. from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I love your office . My family has been going there for over 20 yrs . I always recommend Dr G . My daughter Ashley don’t trust any other doctor .She says ,” don’t wanna go to any other place . I like Dr G the best ! ” She’s been going since she was 5 and is now 24 . Dr G’s cool.

Brian B. from Monrovia, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

We took our 3 year old to his first dental appointment at Dr. Giovanisci’s office this past weekend.  I have to say we were quite apprehensive as to how this would go.  Our little guy is open to new things, but if he doesn’t like something, he sure let’s us know! (as most of you with 3 year olds can attest to, I’m sure!)   This was his first trip ever to the dentist, so we were nervous! Well, I have to say that this place blew us away!  Dr. M – one of the dentists that works with Dr. Giovanisci – was absolutely fantastic!  She took lots of time and showed our son what each and every tool was used for before ever using them on his teeth.  She explained everything from the mirror thing to the suction devices, let him try them so he wasn’t afraid, and demonstrated the scraping on his fingernails before ever even touching his teeth.  As a result, our son not only was fully willing to let Dr. M work on his teeth (counting and cleaning them), but even told us that he had FUN at the dentist!  Wow.  To top it off, they gave him a little toy and a toothbrush for his bravery.  The dental assistant was also very friendly and our son opened up to him right away too. Highly recommended!  We’ve already referred another family to Dr. Giovanisci’s office, and have made appointments for Mom and Dad too!

Rich B. from Mammoth Lakes, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I had the good fortune of meeting the doctor and his team today as a new patient. I was most impressed by their warm welcome, their concern about safety due to the pandemic and the thoroughness of my first visit. Dr. Giovanisci was professional, friendly and engaging. The entire team worked well together and they made for a great first impression. I would recommend Stephen and his team to any person seeking a new dentist.

Lora S. from Glendale, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Okay. This is going to be a long 5 star review. First, I AM AFRAID OF THE DENTIST. However, after today’s experience at Dr. Giovanisci’s office, I think I have turned a corner. I left with a smile, even after the drilling haha. I broke a tooth…it has been years since I had been to the dentist. I picked Dr. Giovanisci because of reviews I read. I called on a Tuesday afternoon and was able to be seen Thursday. He fixed me up, did not try to up sell like most dental offices do these days. He did not make me feel bad about myself, him and his hygienist made me laugh, he was very gentle and kind, and just an all around great person. The staff was amazing starting with my first terrified call. The office was lovely and welcoming. They follow the new COVID procedures to a T! I was the only patient there as they are scheduling to provide services to just one person at a time. I’m sure it’s not always like this, but considering the time we are in, they are doing the best to protect themselves and their patients. I loved it. If you’re scared, I get it. But don’t be afraid to go see Dr. Giovanisci. Him and his staff are so amazing. I go back in two weeks and I’m not scared! I’m almost happy that my tooth broke because I have now found a dentist that I look forward to seeing. It’s been over a decade since I lost my last dentist so I’m pretty excited and looking forward to keeping all my teeth haha.

Phillip B. from Altadena, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I have been coming here for quite some time now, and I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else. I’ve heard stories about other practices and I gotta say Dr. G and Doctor M. are great! Don’t waste your time seeking out anyone else, they are the most professional and caring group. I have been in the Hospitality industry for over 10 years and I know what good service is and they got it! They are fast, efficient and extremely professional. I feel like sometimes they are so good I never have to question anything. I come in, if there’s a problem with my teeth they take care of it. No nonsense. Not to go on and on but I was in the other day for a Cavity fill, and it was so efficient the way they do things, I walked in, I didn’t even stop moving they brought me right back, asked how I was, was genuinely curious about how I was doing and what I was up to these days. So great! When the cavity was being filled The Dr. and staff made me forget that I was getting a cavity because they are so calm and reassuring to the point where it’s done and you are all set to go.

Allison B. from Chatsworth, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I have been going to Dr. Giovanisci for almost ten years and my husband just started going since his dentist retired. I used to be terribly afraid of going to the dentist and have had bad experiences in the past. Not with Dr. Giovanisci! I completely trust him and his staff. They have Saturday and evening hours to accommodate people who work full time. He is excellent at his expertise as is his staff. If you have an emergency, they will accommodate you. Both my husband and I would not go to anyone else but Dr. Giovanisci. We now live in Chatsworth and commute to see him but we would never even consider changing dentists-that is how much faith and trust we have with him and his office. I have recommended him to friends who have also had excellent experiences with him and his staff. I highly recommend him. He is extremely competent, compassionate and dedicated to the well being of his patients and their families. I have seen a number of dentists over the years but never had anyone as wonderful as Dr. Giovanisci! You will not be disappointed if you chose his office for your dental care needs.

Janelle W. from Montrose, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I had an emergency tooth problem that I alone created from neglect and a lost filling. Of course I waited until the pain was unbearable, and Dr. Giovanisci was recommended to me. I sent a message through the website, and was promptly contacted and accommodated the same day. We decided to evict the tooth later in the afternoon, since it was a back molar without a matching partner. I was terrified, but his manner was so reassuring I decided to tough it out and go for it. I’m glad I did. I did not feel any pain except for the novocaine pinch, and the offending molar was out in a flash. I have not had a second of pain since. I am so grateful for Dr. G and the staff. Everyone in the office is so sweet and caring. This is now “my dentist”.

Michelle Conaway (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Giovanisci and his staff are FABULOUS. They make you feel like old friends and make visiting the dentist actually enjoyable. Dr. G. gave me the smile I’ve always wanted and never thought I could have. Other dentists said what I wanted wasn’t possible for me, but Dr. G. made it happen! Now I have a beautiful smile and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you, Dr. G.!

Danielle N. from Montrose, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Nine years and still going.  I have seen both Dr. Giovanisci and Dr. Mascharenas, at this office and both of them are great dentists.  I have every reason to fear dentists because of my history, but I don’t when I go there.  Like most of the reviews tell you, the staff are friendly (they know my name without having to peek at the computer screen), and the hygienists and dentists are kind as well as knowledgeable.  I have never been given the hard sell that a few reviews mention–just kind and professional treatment. Most recently Dr. G, who is also an orthodontist, talked with me about the crossbite/underbite that I had.  I had been told by numerous dentists, orthodontists and a dental surgeon that it would require surgery to correct–breaking my jaw and realigning it.  However, when Dr. G saw how my jaw worked and used X-rays to see how my jaw/teeth lined up, we talked about the possibility of using braces to correct the crossbite.  After taking time to think about this (again, no hard sell), I decided to try the braces.  He told me it would take 12-18 months to see if it would work.  It is now less than 11 months later, the braces are off, and I have a corrected bite with straightened teeth as an added bonus.  I have gotten so many compliments on how good my smile looks.  I can tell the compliments are genuine, because the person will stop in surprise mid-sentence and then tell me that my smile really does look great.  I have wanted to correct the crossbite for years but would have never gone the route of surgery.  Thanks. Dr. G!

Melissa D. from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Giovanisci comes from a place of True Care. We have been going to him for years and he always gives the honest approach to any dental matter, whether it be mandatory for dental health or elective/cosmetic. He is never pushy and looks at the overall oral balance of his patients. His suggestions are just that, suggestions, which are based on his experience as well as what he would want to do personally to his own teeth. His craftsmanship is impeccable. His crowns are the best we’ve ever had. They are not only aesthetically brilliant, but close to the gum, strong, and unnoticeable and undetectable, as a crown should be. He also saved my husband’s original tooth, which had gone through past root canal and jaw surgery, by referring him Dr. Pratte the kindest, most gentle Endodontist to perform a root amputation. Sounds scary, right It was actually a pleasant experience for him and he was so thankful at the mindset of both Dr. Giovanisci and Dr. Pratte for taking the time and effort to save his natural tooth and work with it rather than giving up and jumping right to an implant option. And…over the years, the procedure has strengthened into the bone even further (as it was supposed to) and he’s actually getting a new crown by Dr. Giovanisci in order to finally restore this “problem area of his mouth” back to its original-natural state. The Integrity of these two medical professionals working in tandem for his benefit is something he appreciated very much. So consider going to Dr. Giovanisci if you are looking for a dentist who is conscientious and able to follow through on the needs of his patients.

Brenda V. from La Cañada Flintridge, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Giovanisci is a kind and understanding professional! I had an emergency with my veneer and needed to see him immediately. His staff made every effort to get me in on the same day. How cool is that. Dr. Giovanisci not only fixed the problem but also gave me a regiment for prevention. I contracted him for my invisible braces, veneers and regular dental treatment. I am always comfortable at this office.

Shannon O. from Valencia, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

BEST DENTIST EVER!!!! Dr Giovanisci is amazing! He and his staff took such wonderful care of us. I’ve had bad experiences from past dentists, but he calmed my fears and made me feel totally comfortable- something I’ve NEVER been able to do at a dentist before. They are fantastic with children as well. My 10 year old was scared but after her first visit she told me “I love this dentist, it was awesome”. We are TRULY thankful for Dr Giovanisci- thank you so much for your amazing service!!

Ya-May C. from Arcadia, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Giovanisci is a GREAT DENTIST!  His office and dental staff are wonderful and kind.  I had tetracycline stains on my teeth and was very self conscious about it, but NO WORRIES, Dr. Giovanisci BEAUTIFULLY solved my problem with ceramic veneers!  My teenage daughter LOVES going to Dr. Giovanisci too because she really likes her dental hygienist, Wendy!  We both HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Giovanisci!

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

★★★★★

As someone who is perpetually frightened of dental work, I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Giovanisci and Dr. Mascarenhas’ office. I’ve made my whole family change their dentists to come here because of how happy I am with their service and staff. I have had a few procedures done by Dr. Mascarenhas and she is so calming, pleasant, kind, and, above all, competent. When something as invasive as dental work happens, it makes me grateful that she’s my dentist because I am able to find calmness when I would usually feel anxiety. Definitely give this place a shot if you’re in the market for a new dentist. It also helps that I have never felt ripped off or taken advantage of here (in the past that was a common occurrence at dental clinics). The staff at the front are all exceptionally friendly and are always available to assist you, and they sincerely seem like they have your best interest at heart. I’m so happy I found this place.

Susan U. from Redondo Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Through yelp, I was able to discover this super friendly dental facility. I was looking for an orthodontist for my son’s braces and I found one in Montrose which is a few miles from my home. Dr. Giovanisci was very professional. He is very thorough and sincere with his work. That prompted me to transfer my own dental appointments to this dental office. Dr. Romola F. Mascarenhas was very thorough and gentle. Above all, It was a pain free visit!!!!! I highly recommend them all. Super nice staff.

Rachel M. from La Crescenta, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I found Dr. Giovanisci’s office on Yelp when I was new to the La Crescenta area. I am very happy that I found this office. I am treated very well and have full trust in Dr. Giovanisci and his staff. The office is clean, convenient and parking is always easy. I go for regular cleanings as well as some work on my gums. The office called to follow up to make sure I was doing well after the procedure. I feel cared for and in very capable hands!

La Vada D. from Montrose, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Giovanisci’s  Office is the best. I have been coming here for three or four years now. Dr Mascarenea Is my dentist and Wendy is my hygienist. The office has great hours, late nights and weekends to accommodate every patient. The staff is always pleasant and professional. When I first started coming I had quite a few issues but Dr Mascarenea Has provided excellent care and advice on getting my teeth and gums back in shape. I recommend them highly, but today… Friday afternoon, I had an emergency.  My temporary flipper broke- I went to the office, Dr. Mascarenea’s was not in…But Dr Giovanisci came out to see what he could do to help. Not only did he manage to get the flipper fixed, he stayed past regular closing hours so that I could pick it up before the weekend and not have to go toothless!!  That is going above and beyond. Then When I’m checking out I find I had a $50 credit for referring a patient. The day just kept getting better! Thank you Dr Giovanisci!

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

★★★★★

The staff and Dr. Giovanisci were fantastic.  I am not a fan of the dentist’s chair in general because to me, it seems that most dentists recommend procedures that are unecessary, not to mention to pain and anxiety from the drill, etc. So it had been quite a while, that I’d been to the dentist. But through a personal referral to Dr. G, I was pleasantly surprised that going to the dentist does not have to be a bad experience.  He was attentive and always made sure that i was comfortable with the next step. I got the impression that if it isn’t causing you pain, lets leave it alone 🙂 Even the shot he had to give me wasn’t painful! That, in my book, speaks volumes.  I will definitely be returning to Dr. G.

Kirk Anderson (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. G is the best! The V.P. of my company recommended him to me.mWhen I went there, about 7 years ago or so, my teeth were a disaster. Years of not going to a dentist. Plaque so thick he almost had to use a jack hammer to get it off. I wasn’t that far off from having really major problems, maybe even many teeth pulled. My mouth was in as bad a shape as you can imagine. Over the course of several years, he worked really hard on my teeth, and I’m not an easy patient. In fact, I call myself the patient from hell. Every touch by the tools to my teeth hurt; he had to use twice, sometimes three times as much novocaine to numb my gums. The end result; my teeth are now in spectacular shape. I go in every 3 months for a simple cleaning and that’s it! Dr. G. really is a spectacular dentist. If anyone is looking for a top notch dentist in the Los Angeles/Glendale/Montrose California area, give him a call. I promise, you will never regret it.

Houman Owhadi (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I am very careful when it comes to choosing a dentist for me and my family and Dr Giovanisci is simply, to this day, the best dentist that I have found in a 25 miles radius (I wish I had found him sooner…). He is not only very good at what he does, his pricing is also very reasonable and he went beyond what other dentists would have done (including holistic ones) in terms of accommodating personal requests (regarding materials and procedures).

Perrin S. from Montrose, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

It is difficult to maintain the highest standards of professionalism and customer satisfaction especially in the Medical field, but Dr. Giovanisci and his stellar staff manage to do so, as they have for me for the 15 years I have chosen him as my dentist. In fact, the practice has managed to improve on the high quality and efficiency of patient care it has exhibited in that time.  I have nothing but positive things to say about Dr. Giovanisci, his staff, and their excellent care.  May they continue for years to come.

Richard T. from La Crescenta-Montrose, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Another trip to Dr. G’s office last week.  After a regular cleaning, the doctor thought it was time to do something about an ill-fitting crown, upper right molar.  We had discussed this in the past.  Dr. G and staff fit me into the schedule right away.  Days later, the new crown was ready. I was able to come in the next day.  It’s been a week with this new porcelain crown and it feels as natural as the real thing did many years ago. This is a typical experience at Dr. G’s office, as has been over the last 20+ years.  His staff, office personnel and associates, seem to have caught the Customer Service fever.  They are fine examples of how a dental office should be run. The service has been excellent and the dental care is the best ever received in my 70 years of dental experience.  No exaggeration here.  I have had much dental work with a number of different doctors.  Dr. Giovanisci and the entire team is the best. I read the other reviews on Yelp. Just can’t understand the comments of one of the ‘unhappy’  reviewers.  There has never been a parking problem for me or my friends.  As far as arrogance, The person must be talking about someone else.  Over-bearing pride or self-importance is the definition of “arrogance”.  How can someone make such a comment when this entire office dedicates themselves to treating each person as the most important one in the office – especially Dr. G and his dental associates? Many thanks to Dr. Giovanisci and office for my excellent dental health!

Holly S. from La Crescenta-Montrose, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

This is the best dentist office! First, they have confident appointment times that, on certain week days, go into the evening which is really convenient if you work late. The staff is friendly, waiting area is clean and calming. They have a Keurig out to help yourself, and I’m never waiting too long to be seen for an appointment. The dental techs are always super nice and helpful, and the dentists extremely knowledgeable. I recently got my husband to start coming and he’s been very happy with his experience as well. I have been coming here for years (maybe 20 years?) and I’m worried I’ll never find a dentist as good as this!

Lori Juma (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Had a great visit today! Dr. Giovanisci is always very professional and a great diagnostician. He always explains his treatment plan in ways that you can understand. I also appreciate that he offers alternative treatments, based on the budget, when possible. The new and modern decor/equipment gives you a feeling of confidence with regard to hygiene and the fact that the doctor is investing in the best possible treatment methods for his patients. The support staff also demonstrate the highest level of professionalism and friendliness to put you at ease. Thank you for 13 years of great care.

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

★★★★★

I became a happy patient 3 years ago when I moved to Glendale area after leaving my lifelong Dentist who was all the way out in Century City adjacent. I’ve been with Dr. M, who works for Dr. G, and I think she is the best dentist I’ve ever seen. I can’t say enough wonderful things about her….just a few…..kind, funny, interesting, patient, informative, VERT VERY experienced ( USA and also Australia before that – imagine two dental school stints and education doubled….)  Although I’ve never met Dr. G, he always gives me a wave and a hello, very nice….very nice to do that from the owner and main dentist  even if someone isn’t his direct patient..;…..I just love this dental office, I really do. Great job on a great practice, Dr. G.

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

★★★★★

If I could give Dr. G a 10 star, I would. I have been going to him for about 10 years now. I can’t even begin to tell you how lucky I am to have him as my dentist. The VP of the company I work for referred me to him. I hadn’t seen a dentist in at least 10 years. My teeth were a disaster; sore, bleeding, painful, etc. I believe he had to use a chisel and hammer to get the plaque and tarter off my teeth (LOL). He had to use 2 to 3 times the amount of novocaine he would normally use, and I was still in pain.  My teeth were in big trouble! They were at a tipping point of maybe being removed, or at least some serious measures taken. Over the next few years, he quite literally saved my teeth. He explains everything he is doing so you know exactly what is going on and how you want to proceed.  I go to him every 3 months now. My teeth have done a complete turnaround. They are now in terrific shape. No soreness. No bleeding. No pain. When I go in now, I get a teeth cleaning and I’m gone. Once in a while he has to fill a cavity. Dr. G. is the best dentist you will find. He truly cares for his patients. He is very detail oriented. He is also a really nice guy with a great sense of humor. The hygienists are top notch. His office staff are fantastic. Always with a smile for you. Even the fish in his fish tank have come to be my friends! Honestly, if you’re looking for a terrific dentist you can trust, you’ve found him – Dr. Giovanisci. You will never regret it. I promise! Look at all the other 5 star reviews. There’s a reason for it! Kirk 🙂.

Gary B. from Vally Village, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I have been a patient of Dr Giovanisci for over 20 years.  I have been very happy with his treatment of my smile and the challenges that go with maintaining good dental health.  He is thorough and pays close attention to detail.  I’ve been such a good patient, I probably helped put at least one of his children through college.  🙂   I highly recommend Dr. Giovanisci.

A WORD FROM YOUR DOCTOR

Dr. Giovanisci started practicing dentistry as an associate in this long established practice when he graduated from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in the summer of 1987. USC Graduate 23 years. He became the sole owner of the practice when he purchased it from his predecessor on January 1, 1996. He went on to study orthodontics in 1997, and now offers orthodontic care (including Invisalign) to his adult and teen patients. He hired Dr. Romola Mascarenhas as his associate in 2002, and the two have provided quality dentistry to adults and children in the Foothills 6 days a week ever since (including evenings and Saturdays). Dr. Steve Giovanisci was born back east in Philadelphia and lived in New Jersey, Delaware, the Chicago area, and the East Bay area of San Francisco before settling in La Canada, California at the start of his freshman year of high school. He graduated locally from St. Francis High School and went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at Santa Clara University. He achieved his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Southern California in 1987 and has been practicing dentistry at his Montrose location ever since. He took ownership of the practice in 1996 and wnt on to train to provide orthodontic treatment for his patients, participating in annual continuing education in the field from 1997 on. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the San Fernando Valley Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He married the love of his life, Catherine, in 1985, and they raised 3 wonderful children, Nicole, Christopher, and Joseph. His interests are movies, theater, music, travel, skiing, NFL football and NHL hockey (he LOVES his Philadelphia Eagles and Mostly, he enjoys hanging out with with family and friends, and he loves taking care of his patients!