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Sunny Smile Dental
Benjamin Lu, DDS
Temple City, CA

★★★★★

28 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

Bridges

Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

Pediatric dental care

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Offers Invisalign®? Yes

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Saturday: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed

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

Natasha G. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Best dentist and best hygienist in the world me and my kids love you all for providing us with excellent service always. I highly recommend this place for everyone young and old doctor Lu and hygienist are so caring understanding honest and so gentle and gives the best care and advice when it’s needed or when ever any one asks as well. Thank you doctor Lu and Miss hygienist. I am grateful to you both because I feel so much better after getting my treatment.

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

★★★★★

Very happy with my visit here. Dr Lu explained that my gold crowns were beautiful and should stay just the way they are. He then pointed out that I should get a gum cleaning and some minor cavities filled to keep everything maintained. The cleaning was comfortable and removed all the stains. The fillings look like real teeth and you can’t tell a filling was placed there. Thank you Dr. LU!

Chase M. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Professional, accommodating, friendly, and thorough! I had a last minute emergency and needed immediate help, thank goodness I found Dr. Lu!  The staff was extremely helpful, and understanding–super happy with the result! Dr. Lu was extremely polite, patient and professional, would highly recommend! Service: professional, friendly & accommodating Would I come back? Yes, of course!

Nimfa S. from Sun Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Really enjoyed my visit here Dr Lu did an exam for me after the staff seated me. I was explained everything thoroughly and had a cleaning which got all the stains between my teeth out from all the coffee and tea I tend to drink. Fillings were done and the doctor made sure to show my teeth before and after the fillings. His work made a world of difference! My teeth was given new life thanks to Dr. Lu

Cinthya A. from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I just moved from New York a couple of months ago, and I was nervous I wouldn’t find a good Dentist. Dr. Lu is very skilled, knowledgeable, and informative.  His staff is equally as professional and caring. I’ve been to ‘world-class dentists”… however, after trying the rest…….I’ve found the best!!!! His staff is professional and attentive, he has had to correct other dental work that was done by these other dentists and the outcome was amazing. He explains everything first. If you want the work done right the 1st time—-then come try this office out, you will not be disappointed.

Cindy H. from Studio City, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

What can I say I just had the best dental experience here. Dr. Lu is an amazing dentist, it shows he really cares about his patients, he explains everything nice and thorough and answered any questions I had, I felt really comfortable everyone here is great. I had my x-rays and exam also my cleaning plus they got me in right away, awesome team! 5+ Stars!

Wilson M. from Diamond Bar, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I was short on time in LA and needed a dentist that could schedule me within a day to clean my teeth. I called Dr. Lu’s office and his front desk answered immediately. They were quick to let me know what available times they had. I chose one and thought it was too good to be true. I arrived the next day at 425 for my 430 appointment. When I walked through the door, the staff welcomed me and guided me through the sign in process. Very quick and easy. They called me into the chair exactly at 430. The room I was in was very clean and bright. I felt pretty comfortable in the chair, especially because Dr Lu’s assistants were making good conversation with me. Dr. Lu came in and looked around my mouth and luckily, my teeth were in good shape! He then proceeded with the cleaning and always told me what he was going to do before he did it so I knew what to expect. After about 20 minutes, the cleaning and the polishing were finished! Great experience overall. I highly recommend to anyone that is looking for a cleaning and general dentist in the 626 area.

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

★★★★★

This is a dental practice run by a father and son, and both went to great dental schools. Dr. Benjamin Lu (the son) went to USC, and Dr. Henry Lu (the father) went to NYU. There are two offices, one in Temple City and the other in Alhambra. This review is based on my experiences with Dr. Benjamin Lu at both the Temple City and the Alhambra offices. First off, the office was very accommodating to my schedule when I explained to them that my dental insurance was about to expire, and they were able to squeeze me in on a weekday. Second, as someone who has had bad experiences with other dentists and generally distrusts them, I can say that Dr. Lu is a very genuine, caring, and attentive dentist. He has great bedside manners and, unlike other dentists, really takes the time to explain your dental health to you. For example, I’ve been told many times by other dentists that I should get my wisdom teeth removed, but I always put it off, thinking it wasn’t urgent or necessary. But Dr. Lu was the only one who took the time to explain to me what it meant to have impacted wisdom teeth. He took the time to show me the x-rays and explain to me that two of my wisdom teeth were growing sideways and, if left untreated, would eventually rot and decay in my mouth AND cause my good teeth to go bad as well. Not only did he take the time to explain that to me, he also helped me out and gave me advice on my dental insurance, since I had the option of two dental policies with my old job and my upcoming new job. Most dentists don’t know that much about how insurance works and just leave it to their staff to explain things to you. But Dr. Lu actually knows a lot about insurance and he took the time to explain things to me – which is another plus. I really appreciated that because I was confused about how my insurance worked and really concerned about out-of-pocket costs. And, unlike other dentists, Dr. Lu did not pressure me to do anything additional on the spot (besides the exam/cleaning that I initially went in for). Rather, he was genuinely concerned about my wisdom teeth and actually gave me a referral to another dentist – an oral surgeon who could remove my wisdom teeth. Basically, GO HERE for a dentist you can trust. Other pluses: The cleanings that I’ve gotten here did not hurt and did not take long. Also, Dr. Lu speaks English AND Cantonese. (I don’t know about Mandarin, but maybe?) And he’s young and handsome too!

Mitch C. from Temple City, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Yes, I am one of those people that HATES going to the dentist. However, Dr. Lu has made a once dreaded occasion a much more pleasurable experience. He and his staff are professional, friendly, and efficient. It doesn’t hurt that Dr. Lu is a handsome man, though more importantly he has one of the best bedside manners I’ve ever encountered. Moreover, he is both highly skilled and sensitive to the needs of his patients. I can’t recommend Sunny Smile Dental high enough.

Crystal N. from Lake Forest, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I have just moved into town from Vegas and really needed a personable dentist that I can trust who can be good to their patients without any hidden costs. Thank God for Dr Lu! My friends living here raved to me about him and I decided to give him a try. Nice office with professional staff. I had a lot of dental work done before and luckily it’s all still holding strong and I just needed a cleaning but the experience was so comfortable I’d definitely be coming back if I had a problem with anything. Great Office!

Anh L. from Garden Grove, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Lu is awesome. He’s so sweet. He’s great at what he  does. He’s very knowledgeable and makes you feel comfortable in his chair. He will go over everything with you. I love the fillings he did for me. Would recommend him to all my friends and family.

Edison L. from Temple City, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Lu is an amazing dentist, I had no idea my teeth were as bad as they were! He took the the time to actually educate me on what was happening with my teeth and what I could do to improve the situation. He also was very very thorough with taking care of my cavities and the whole process of getting new fillings was painless and easy! Dr Lu also helped me out with a deep clean which also was quick, easy, and painless all of the things you’d really want from your dentist. My favorite part was definitely the before and after logs he takes of your teeth. I’ve been going to Dr. Lu for half a year now, and I will definitely come back and recommend anyone else to stop by and talk to the guy to see if he can help you out with your dental needs!

Jiang V. from Temple City, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Both the doctor and the staff here are friendly with great manners, and always take the time to explain my dental problems and make small talk with me. I always show up on time, and haven’t had to wait long at all to be called in. A staff like theirs make visits to the dentist not so bad !!

Terry D. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I had a broken tooth with a very sharp edge cutting into my tongue making it totally impossible to speak nor to eat anything for two days straight. I had to leave my work having barely started it. I’m super grateful that Dr.Lu could see me as soon as possible which was on the same day. He is very professional as well as his team (Hannah, Tao Tao and Alan). They are very friendly and smiley which helped me feel better. Even though I came in with a shortest notice I didn’t have to wait long and was seen before my issue could turn into something worse. Dr.Lu smoothened up my broken tooth and now I’m able to speak and eat again, and I can get back to work. Thank you for this experience, and I’m definitely coming back to this team to keep on fixing my issues. I would certainly recommend them to my friends and family!

Candice M. from Hacienda Heights, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I found out about Dr. Lu from my good friend. As a little child, I always DREADED going to the dentist but Dr. Benjamin Lu was very helpful and made it a lot easier. This mom and pop dental clinic does an excellent job in valuing their patients and always make them feel assured. Oh, and the coolest part is when they show you pictures before your fillings, and after the cavity fillings. I’ve never had a dentist that did that for me! I definitely recommend coming here for dental work.

其晟. from West Hollywood, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr Lu is a very friendly and professional doctor. He is definitely worth the drive that i had to takw over from Santa Monica to visit his office. Being a busy student ive sometimes neglected my teeth when the stress gets to be too overwhelming. Dr Lus cleanings clean out all those spots i missed during those sleepless study nights and his fillings take care of any cavities i get from those midnight munchies. Hopefully my coworker coming here will like him just as much!

Xuan Oanh T. from Whittier, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Excellent office and service!!! On my vacation in LA I needed a dentist, so I asked a local friend and she recommended me Dr. Lu. Luckily I got an apppointment and was so happy! The office is super friendly, honest and professional. Dr. Lu made sure that I feel comfortable and that he explains every step and option before the treatment. He was so nice and caring!! Definitely would recommend him and his office to everyone!!!

Vi D. from Whittier, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I’ve known Dr. Lu since he was studying in dental school and I’m happy to visit his office for maintenance whenever I’m in town from Frankfurt, Germany. He’s meticulous with his cleanings and keeps my teeth pearly white. They’ll be even whiter now that he’s making some whitening trays for me this time. Thank you Dr. Lu!

N. N. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I’ve been going to Dr. Lu for several years now at his second office in Alhambra and I only trust him with my teeth.  Dr. Lu is polite, knowledgeable, caring, and very professional.  Usually when I get work done in the past at other offices, my teeth get really sensitive.  But with Dr. Lu, he was patient with me and gentle so my teeth weren’t sensitive.  I’m very happy with him. I highly recommend him for all your dental needs.

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

★★★★★

I have know Dr. Lu for many years. He runs a clean and very cheerful office. His staff is never short on being attentive and caring. Dr. Lu himself is knowledgeable, assertive,  open to listen to his patients cares on pain and is willing to work with difficult schedules. When I broke my tooth. Doctor Lu was able to see me first thing the next morning and give me a full assessment of the damage and what my options were for getting it repaired. He referred me to a close friend and colleague of his, who was will to see me as soon as possible for the repair surgery. Thank you Dr. Lu for helping me keep my ability to smile with confidence.

Helen F. from El Monte, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I got my cleaning at this dental office with their hygenist. She was caring and considerate. Dr.Benjamin Lu was very caring. He recommended the procedure that I need. The front desk girl (Toto) was very nice. I like to see Toto when I go in the office. The office infection control is on the point. I feel like this office is very clean. At first, I was super nervous about the treatment, but the hygenist calmed me down. She explained to me about all the step before treatment. The treatment was not painful.

Huan W. from Santa Barbara, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Personal staff and friendly dentist, dr. Lu answered all questions I had and also knew Cantonese and some mandarin. Definitely good for me to bring my parents and aunts to for care! Susan at the front was friendly and very accommodating to all my appointment change request since I’m always trying to do too many things at the same time. Would definitely recommend this dental office to anyone. Tip: ask which flavors of cleaning paste they have for the day before your cleaning. I only tried the grape so far but really like it!

Chrissy W. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Lu is such a friendly and professional dentist.  He appears too young to have so much knowledge and expertise but looks are deceiving.  Dr. Lu is not only an expert at root canals, extractions, but also he is gentle and comforting thought out my least favorite thing to do.

Vivian Y. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I took my grandma here because she lives in the area and we were referred here by a family friend. Dr. Lu senior greeted her with the most sincere introduction and proceeded to tell her the issues she was having with her teeth. My grandma had been in pain for weeks due to tooth decay that has gotten close to the nerve. Dr. Lu have her, her options and explained everything very thoroughly. After my grandma accepted a treatment plan, Dr. Benjamin Lu junior performed the treatment. My grandma had absolutely nothing but praise for Dr. Ben Lu. She said he was gentle and meticulous and spent a lot of time working on a single tooth for her. She’s no longer in pain and she continues to see the family practice for her dental needs. Thank you sunny smile dental for taking such care of my grandma!

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

★★★★★

Dr. Lu was recommended by a friend and I’m glad she recommended him! Dr. Lu and his staff are amazing. He’s professional, nice, and he makes sure that his patients are happy by the end of the visit. He explains everything very thoroughly. I went in for a teeth cleaning and came out with a huge smile!! I would highly recommend Dr. Lu.

Veronica L. from Alhambra, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I have been searching around for a very good dentist and also a good deal. I was recommend to Sunny Smiles. Dr. Lu is very young for his age but don’t let that fool you he is very professional. I used to be afraid of the dentist but not when I go to Dr. Lu him and his dental assistant know how to comfort his patient.

Mai L. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

This is a great office. You can’t find a more caring dentist than Dr. Lu. Dr. Lu cares deeply about his quality of work and providing the best treatment for his patients. He uses the best materials and only recommends treatment as needed. He did my fillings and they were great. Very gentle and fast. He is the best. I can’t thank him enough.

Yulianna V. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I came here after hearing from a friend about it. Front office was nice and the doctor was very thorough in his explanations. Thank god brushing and flossing everyday means I only just need to get my teeth cleaned. The prices were fair and reasonable and I’m definitely going to tell my roommate about this place!

A WORD FROM YOUR DOCTOR

Dr. Benjamin Lu is managing dentist of Sunny Smile Dental and an active member of the California Dental Association. His practice philosophy focuses on esthetic restoration of caries and dental management of prolonged absence of teeth. Dr. Lu graduated from UCSD with two degrees, one in economics and one in human biology. Since starting dental school in 2007, Dr. Lu has taken in active interest Dentistry’s role as a component of public health, participating in exchange programs with Showa University Dental School in Tokyo and actively volunteering hours for USC Mobile clinic and Union Rescue Mission Dental Clinic. In continuity with that interest, Dr. Lu continues to provide service for low-income patients with low-income insurances and tailoring dental treatments to their needs and limitations. Sunny Smile Dental glady accepts Denti-Cal patients and most insurances. Outside of Dentistry, Dr. Lu likes to travel and bury himself in a nice book time and again. He has visited many continents as both a student and traveler and is a dedicated Lonely Planet Travel Guide Reader.