Susan Gilmour Hanigan Dentistry
Susan Gilmour Hanigan, DDS:
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Susan Gilmour Hanigan Dentistry
Susan Gilmour Hanigan, DD
Los Angeles, CA (Downtown)













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: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Tuesday:8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Lisa M. from Whittier, CA (Source: Yelp)


This review is way past due. I found Dr Hanigan more than five years ago now. I had just moved to Los Angeles and woke up one morning in the worse pain I had ever experienced. Not knowing anyone I just started calling dentists in the immediate area. Dr Hanigan’s office was the first one to call back. They got me in within the hour. She assessed quickly that this was a true dental emergency and got me into a specialist within the hour. She’s gentle, kind, affordable and a true professional. The staff always calls back right away and they always do their best to accommodate your schedule. I have a whole mouth full of old crowns and fillings and Dr Hanigan is the first dentist that I’ve been to who hasn’t tried to replace them all at once. She really cares about her patients. I moved out of the area two years ago, so now I have to drive an hour in LA traffic to see her, but I will do it, she is that good and she’s worth it!

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


Is it possible to love going to your dentist? Really? YES. I love coming here. The staff is so friendly, sweet and even though you haven’t seen them in 6 months, they remember everything you told them last time. Plus, the cleanings are so easy and my teeth feel amazing afterwards. They also check up with my health and any correlation any of my issues may have to my teeth! Now that is a real dentist. Always look forward to coming here. Highly recommended!

Jasmijn E. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Gilmour-Hanigan is the BEST dentist I’ve ever had. She is very pleasant and really wants you to be pain-free. Over a year she has replaced old fillings as well as a number of other dental problems, and it’s all gone perfectly. Her office staff is also friendly and very helpful. If you need a dentist and your insurance covers her, choose her. She’s absolutely wonderful.

Jamie R. fom Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Hanigan-Gilmour is a gem.  She actually does the dental cleanings herself, so gentle, doesn’t push you off on a hygienist; resulting in a dentist who really knows your mouth.  Very honest and personable. Great with cosmetics too as she did 6 porcelain veneers that I have had 15 years.  She has even cleaned my 3 kids teeth, elementary ages, and was wonderful with them.  They don’t even want to see their pediatric dentist again.  Also, when my 5th grader’s ortho said that she needed a tooth pulled Dr. Gilmour explained that it could only be pulled if it was already loose and not rooted. Luckily, Dr. Gilmour was able to numb the area and easily pull the tooth out with no reaction from my daughter.  Always an easy experience with Dr. Gilmour and she does a heck of a cleaning!

Michael R. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Susan is hands down the best dentist I have ever been to and I have been to 20 of them (I move a lot). I had been without health insurance for awhile and had neglected going to the dentists mainly out of the fear of how they love to upsell and overcharge. I know a lot about a lot of things, but dentistry is not one of them so if they tell me I need a triple bypass transplant I would have no way to argue with them. Dr. Susan Hanigan is the farthest from that. Her practice is in a gorgeous historical building in Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) and has been for a couple generations (her father also a DDS had a practice in the same building for ages). Dr. Susan has a delicate and compassionate bedside manner and does all the real work herself. She was insightful, answered all my questions =with confidence and honesty and most often told me answers to questions before I even asked them. She even explained to me a very expensive procedure most dentists would suggest that I really didn’t need. I asked about teeth whitening and she gave me the honest scoop, one that did not involve me spending money with her practice. She is an amazing dentist that I highly recommend.

Howard I. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I live in the valley but work downtown so the location of Dr. Hanigan’s office is perfect. I can just walk over there! I found her on yelp and since yelp has never steered me wrong I took a chance. It’s been several months now and since I have really neglected my teeth for many years I’ve had a chance to observe Dr. Hanigan in action many times! I’ve been through everything from a simple cleaning to getting new dental prosthetics (as a boy I lost all my front teeth in a bicycle accident.) Not only was all the work done perfectly but I feel a real comradery in the office between the Dr., staff and patients. She’s a 5 star in my book!

Sandeep S. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I decided to go to Dr Susan after reading a few reviews on yelp. It was a good decision. Let me explain.. I had a big cavity, but also knew it didnt need a root canal. I went to a few docs in the city.. They pounced on me, like tiger on a prey. There were pretty lookin women to show me my seat, they offered discounts on my root canal treatment. one of them even came up wid a bill-me-later offer. One of the reviews here pointed out that Dr Susan didnt hardsell a treatment. Thats was exactly what I was looking for. Dr Susan explained to be the details of my tooth condition, and assured me she would do her best to avoid an expensive root canal treatment. She did, and 1 hour later, I was out of the doctors office with a regular cavity filling. Let me also add, this was after 5 dentists in the city said I have no way but to go through a root-canal treatment. Dr Susan comes across as a warm, trustworthy doctor. She’s very dexterous with work, and I felt very comfortable through the whole process. If you are looking for a dentist I would strongly recommend Dr Susan.

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


I have the worst case of anxiety when it comes to anything related to the dentist. The word alone scares me. I was completely impressed with how honest, informative, and wonderful Dr. Hanigan was. She is an outstanding dentist and I would highly recommend going to see her. You’ll have an amazing experience. If Yelp offered 10 stars I’d most certainly click on that option!

Lauren H. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am so happy my co-workers sent me in the direction fo Dr. Hanigan. I hadn’t been to the dentist for most of grad school (EEK!) and had a couple tiny cavities. Many things about my experience were positive: the administrative lady at the front desk was VERY kind, she offered to pre-bill my insurance for the two cavities so that I could quit my job in a couple weeks, but come in for the work whenever I wanted. how awesome is that?? Also she was patient enough to make sure that I’d know exactly how much my co-pay would be so I could plan for that. So great and no surprises. Dr. Hanigan herself was ultra-professional, super fast, and did a great job in terms of keeping me comfortable and getting me in and out of the office quickly. I’m not really afraid of dental work or anything, but I was very happy to be able to trot over to the office on my lunch break and get everything taken care of quickly and efficiently. When I asked about teeth whitening she just told me to get a sonicare toothbrush and not to waste money bleaching my healthy teeth. Awesome! No pain, no problem, no upsell – just a really great dentist and very lovely staff. Thank you so much!

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


I had an incredible experience at the dentist yesterday! Susan and her team were absolutely amazing! I was so nervous because it has been about four years since I had been for a cleaning/check up and they were so welcoming and nice. I was super self conscious about my plaque and tartar build up, but she got rid of it all! I was amazed and felt so much better. I had been searching for a dentist in LA for a long time, came across Susan from yelp! They put me on their waiting list and got me in within the next two weeks. Can’t wait to go back for my next cleaning (I never thought I’d say that about the dentist)!!! Thank you so much!

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


I’ve had terrible anxiety about going to the dentist ever since I was a little kid whose baby teeth wouldn’t fall out and had to be pulled. I mean a, ‘dread going, nervous sweating, pay extra for nitrous oxide and keep headphones on throughout the visit’ kind of anxious. Thanks to Dr. Hannigan, I have such a different experience now! She is so amazingly gentle and kind that in less than 3 years, a lifetime of dentist induced fear has faded away. I no longer start stressing about going a week in advance of my appointment, I don’t leave damp from a cold sweat and I even keep the headphones off now! Mostly… Everyone who works in the office is also lovely, professional and punctual. Highly recommend!

Connie H. from Hawthorne, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Hanigan has been my dentist for over 3 years now. I had to find a dentist near work in Downtown LA since I live in the San Gabriel Valley. She is the BEST dentist I’ve ever had. She is patient, thorough, gentle, and extremely pleasant. With a past treatment, she gave me the options, her recommendations, and ultimately allowed me to make the decision. She’s not pushy, and she doesn’t speak down to you. Ultimately, she treats you like an old friend. I really appreciate that she takes her time cleaning my teeth and takes the time to answer all of my questions. I really appreciate her dental practice – makes getting my teeth cleaned easy and seamless. She is my dentist for life! Her staff is also very hospitable and courteous. Juanita has been with Dr. Hanigan for years and she knows all of the patients very well too! If you are in Downtown and looking for a dentist, I HIGHLY recommend visiting Dr. Hanigan’s practice.

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


Best dentist in LA and Encino! She really went above and beyond for me. My husband and I have been her patient for over 3 years now. After trying other dentists who always tried to do the bare minimum and sell you on the fancy procedures or products that they have. She has been a breath of fresh air. So personable and warm, and amazing at what she does! I even had a broke tooth emergency, she responded right away, and she came out on the weekend for me!! What kind of dentist does that! I’m so thankful to her and am forever her loyal patient. Can’t recommend her more!

Rob T. from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (Source: Yelp)



I really wish our office was still in downtown.  She says what she means and means what she says.  She’s the first dentist I’ve met, probably ever that wasn’t trying to upsell me on this or that.  It’s doomsday if you don’t with other dentists.  I very much appreciate the straight forwardness.

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


Love Dr. Hannigan! She’s an excellent dentist. Clear, concise, answers all my questions and always has some sort of availability for an emergency. I’ve recommended her to a friend who had an emergency crown situation (he was in between dentists at the time) and he also had a great experience with her. Her assistants and receptionists are always so sweet and on top of it. Never had an issue with booking an appointment, and I always have a confirmation call the day before.

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


Dr. Hanigan-Gilmour is awesome! I’ve been going to see her since I moved to L.A. and I would continue if she still look my insurance, but alas . . . she doesn’t. Anyone who’s looking for a Dentist, she’s great! My only issues are her location (well, it’s a great location), but the parking can be a bitch! It’s also expensive in the building she’s located in. So if you have the ability to take the Metro there, do it! It’ll save you some $$

Tara S. from Silver Spring, MD (Source: Yelp)


When I have a positive medical experience I like to make sure Yelp knows about it, since choosing a provider can be a bit of a black box otherwise. So, Dr. Hanigan is great! Came in a few weeks ago for a check-up, knowing that since I have shitty teeth and it had been a little while, I probably had cavities. So many dentists in the past have lectured me on floss and mouthwash, assuming I must be doing something wrong. Dr. Hanigan didn’t- she was totally straightforward about what needed fixing, what was a priority, and what I could do to minimize future damage, without any criticism. Yesterday I came back for my first crown. My least favorite part of dental work is usually the needle, but Dr. Hanigan did it so slowly and careful that it didn’t hurt almost at all (really.) And although sitting with your mouth open for 1.5 hours is never fun, she made it as comfortable as possible, and made sure I knew what was happening throughout the process. It’s a such relief to find a dentist I can trust. It is hard to get appointments with her; that often seems true with good dentists. She does appointments 3 days a week, but has extended hours on those days. If you’d like to expedite, ask the receptionist if they can call you if there are any cancellations. She’s worth it.

Steven G. from Los Feliz, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Hanigan is great. Friendly. Professional. Fast but not hurried. She’s never tried to sell me something I didn’t want. In fact, she advised against a couple of largely cosmetic procedures, whose results she said could be accomplished with much cheaper over the counter alternatives. I can’t recommend her more.

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


Yelp filtered out my previous review. SO–I’m writing another! I just had a cleaning at Dr. Hanigan’s office. Although my teeth were cleaned by Carol, the hygienist, Dr. Hanigan came in at the end of the cleaning, and examined my teeth. I have a lot of cavities, and I’m a student. She helped me devise a plan for fixing my mouth on my budget. She’s very caring, and I always feel like she truly cares about me! I highly recommend her to anyone in the downtown area. She’s the best. Don’t miss out.

Shelley S. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Not only is Dr. Hanigan’s office very convenient for me because I work downtown and I can walk there without the worry of parking, but the Doctor is the only dentist I’ve ever been to who ACTUALLY cleans your teeth herself! Although she does employ a hygenist, she prefers to do the cleanings so she can get better aquainted with your mouth. I’ve never experienced a cleaning as thorough as Dr. Hanigans. It usually takes somewhere between 60 and 90 minutes depending on the amount of plaque and other issues the patient might have. She does a lot of cosmetic dentistry as well. In fact, I had her put veneers on just about all my teeth (my mouth was a real mess!) and they’ve stood the test of time for 18 years withoul a chip or crack and look as good as the day they were done! I’m happy to give praise to Dr. Hanigan and give her the highest of recommendations! Shelley S. Encino, CA

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


Dr. Hanigan-Gilmour is a gem.  She actually does the dental cleanings herself, so gentle, doesn’t push you off on a hygienist.  Resulting in a dentist who really knows your mouth.  Very honest and personable.  She has even cleaned my 3 kids teeth, elementary ages, and was wonderful with them.  They don’t even want to see their pediatric dentist again.  Also, when my 5th grader’s ortho said that she needed a tooth pulled Dr. Gilmour explained that it could only be pulled if it was already loose and not rooted. Luckily, Dr. Gilmour was able to numb the area and easily pull the tooth out with no reaction from my daughter.  Always an easy experience with Dr. Gilmour and she does a heck of a cleaning!

Kaitlin H. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Hanigan is seriously the best dentist I’ve ever been to. I’ve been going to her for over 2 years now, and I’m one of those people who must get a cleaning every 6 months. I’ve (unfortunately) had 2 fillings in the last 2 years by Dr. Hanigan. Both we’re painless, yet very thorough! If you need Novocain, she numbs your mouth with gel first, so you can’t even feel the needle. Highly recommended.

Rod G. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Hanigan is the best dentist I have been to. I had to have another dentist perform work that she suggested because I moved from LA to San Diego, and was charged $700 more by the SD dentist than she quoted ($300). Her prices are very reasonable. Dr. Hanigan is super friendly, fast, and a very good dentist. Give her a try!

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


A couple of months ago I had a 10 year old filling fall out. Being afraid of dentists and not having dental insurance allowed me to put off being see this long. Well yesterday I notice the tooth was starting to turn black and it was finally time to call a dentist…. I found this office on yelp, called them this morning, and they were able to get me in within 30 minutes of my call. Everyone was super nice and understanding of my dental anxiety. Dr. Hanigan made sure that I was comfortable and the whole procedure (including drilling and filling) was virtually pain free…and reasonably priced. I will definitely be returning for my cleaning next month!

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


Without a doubt, Dr. Hanigan is the BEST dentist I have ever been to.  I feel like I write from an experienced perspective, especially in the area of the dreaded dentist’s drill (I’ve had all of my molars filled and some re-filled!).  Dr. Hanigan is extremely thorough and when she talks about your teeth, you can tell she has great experience behind her.  Another person wrote that Dr. Hanigan’s work is painless, and I couldn’t agree more.  There were times when I didn’t even feel her prick my gums with a needle to numb my mouth before drilling.  And if Dr. Hanigan’s skills, experience and demeanor aren’t enough to rave about, her staff is absolutely excellent.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Dr. Hanigan to anyone!

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


I have nothing but amazing things to say about dr. Hanigan-Gilmour! After a traumatic experience at calm dental, I took 2 years away from any dentist’ chair. She is so gentle, honest, and professional- all my dental anxieties melted away! I could not recommend her more!

Sebastian N. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Hanigan is an example to all other dentists in LA! She helped me with replacing my broken front teeth. After bouncing around LA getting offers from so many scam dentists I finally landed in the hands of Dr Hanigan and for that I am so grateful. She wastes no time, describes very well what is going to happen and is as professional as they get. I can’t recommend her more to everyone.

Danny F. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I absolutely hate going to the dentist and have had some difficulty finding a good one in LA. until I came to see Dr. Hanigan-Gilmour. She is absolutely amazing! As a healthcare provider myself I look for people to build a connection with during treatment and she truly goes above and beyond. Some dentists overcharge, delegate treatment to assistants, or take little to no effort to know the patient. Dr. Hanigan-Gilmour is an exceptional dentist and she made my initial consult/treatment easy, pain-free and thorough. I am no longer worried about going to the dentist. Highly recommended!

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


5 stars isn’t nearly high enough for this doctor. I’m used to being up sold, I’m used to being kept waiting, I’m used to pain, and I’m used to dentists being more concerned with “customer service” rather than being honest and doing what’s right for the patient. I was a patient at another “calm” office in downtown, and I thought that was as good as it can get. They were so friendly it was like they were cracked out or something and that paraffin hand mask was a good touch, but really, I just want a good dentist that doesn’t keep me waiting an hour at a time. Dr. Hanigan was pleasant, professional, and incredibly honest. Turns out that all these “major” issues were fabricated by my previous dental office so I could get more work done. All I had was one cavity which Dr. Hanigan fixed immediately with no pain. At all. I have major anxiety with dentists generally, but with Dr. Hanigan, I was relaxed and comfortable; she has a very gentle touch. She explained that dentists are never overly aggressive with their own teeth so she treats patients the same as she would want to be treated, least invasive with no unnecessary work. Her office is also incredibly affordable. I can’t believe how kind, honest, and skilled this lady is. This is definitely my new dental office, it’s close by, I got called in on time exactly, and the dentist is wonderful.

Jeanine R. from Corona Del Mar, Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I trusted the reviews and thankfully had a great experience!  I just visited for a cleaning but had not done so in some time so I was expecting the worst. Dr. Hanigan actually did the cleaning which is rare. She has a very gentle hand and doesn’t talk a lot while you’re being treated. She didn’t try to get me to do additional procedures that really aren’t needed.  After the cleaning she handed me a mirror and pointed out one filling that may be in need of attention in future because of a hairline crack which I could see but had no idea it was there.  She didn’t attempt to frighten me into doing the work right away simply brought it to my attention assuring me that my teeth were in really good shape!  Thanks Dr. Hanigan for not constantly reprimanding me and reminding me to use more dental floss.  It was almost a spa day!   Jeanine

Allie V. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am absolutely terrified of dentists because of previous traumatic experiences and can now say that I have finally found a dentist that I can honestly say I love and would recommend. Dr. Hanigan-Gilmour is honest, kind, sensitive, and didn’t try to force any work that I didn’t need. I don’t think I have ever come across another dentist that I can honestly say is ethical and has her patients best interest in mind. Additionally, her staff is incredibly kind and helpful! I highly recommend her & her team. Notes: 1. I have Delta Dental. 2. There is parking in the building, but I found it easier & cheaper to park at Pershing Square & walk over.

Sergio F. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I‘ve been going to Dr. Hanigan-Gilmour for many years now and I can’t say enough good things about her. I have (and continue) to recommend my colleagues to her but not just because she is conveniently located in the Financial District (LA) but because she is top-notch. I don’t typically recommend services but with her I don’t think twice. All of the people I have recommended are very pleased and thank me. Her staff are also top-notch. You will not be disappointed. I love you Dr. Hanigan (and staff)!

Devin E. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Gilmour is the best. I had a tooth that was cracked and had been hurting me for years. I went to three dentists before her that all suggested either root canals or equally invasive treatments. I wasn’t convinced so I finally found her and she took the most conservative rout which was to just put a filling in the crack. She said, “it may totally fix it or it may not, but there’s no sense in doing something more invasive till we need to.” That was 2 years ago and my tooth is totally fine with a 20 minute filling. I love this woman.

Vaughn G. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


First off, I don’t normally “Yelp” (for good or bad) but after another visit to Dr. Hanigan I felt like I had to: I had recently moved to LA and was looking for a new dentist in town, after reading her yelp reviews and seeing her convenient location I decided I have to try Dr. Hanigan. Simply stated, Dr. Hanigan is the best dentist I have ever been to. She is always attentive and makes sure that I am comfortable at all times. What I like best about her is that she doesn’t just pick up a drill and say “open wide”, she goes out of her way to explain to you all of your options and she recommends what she thinks is in your best interest. Time after time I have found Dr. Hanigan to be incredibly professional as well as friendly and knowledgeable – you can definitely tell she knows what shes doing. I would – and have – highly recommend Dr. Hanigan to all my friends and family. I can not think of one thing I dislike about Dr. Hanigan’s office. She has totally transformed a dreaded trip to the dentist to a much more enjoyable experience and is someone I completely trust with my pearly whites!

Dianne D. from Glendale, CA (Source: Yelp)


Wanted to update after actually going back to her office (after 2 years). The entire office remembered me (in a good way)–what I was doing when we last talked, everything. I remembered they were all nice–I forgot just *how* nice. Also I realized I’d not mentioned an important point: Completely LGBT friendly. I mentioned my upcoming (gay) wedding and had a lovely, cliched, girly “That’s so exciting! Where are you doing it? Does she get along with your folks?” etc., etc., chat over it with everyone throughout the visit. LGBT-friendly health care can be a pain to find. No one here even so much as blinked when I mentioned it. 🙂 I simply cannot recommend Dr. Hanigan and her entire office highly enough.