The Smile Studio
Carla Thomas, DDS:
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The Smile Studio
Carla Thomas, DDS
Inglewood, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Pediatric dental care


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

Sedation dentistry

TMJ treatment

Sleep apnea therapy

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Taylor T. from Opelika, AL (Source: Yelp)


If you are in the Inglewood, Los Angeles or surrounding areas and you are looking for a dentist who takes pride in her work and truly cares for her patients please stop by. The atmosphere of this location is amazing. Let me give you a back story of my visit: I was in a lot of pain due to an old cavity and visited the closest dental office (which I will not disclose) on Manchester that was available late at night. He placed a temporary crown on my tooth which caused me immediate and immense pain for days! I called the Smile Studio for help and they took me in the same day. Carla removed my crown , placed a new temporary crown and provided me with everything I needed to be on my way. My pain instantly went away! I am so happy and I will never go to another dental office again. Carla was even willing to make my new permanent crown for me. Most dentist will never touch another person’s work but she was happy to help! Leona was very professional and was glad to take all my calls (Which were filled with questions and concerns)! Please stop by,  you will never want to use another dentist again! Thank you Leona, Bianca and Ms. Carla ! I am very happy patient!

Antrea Jenkins (Source: Google)


The Dentist and Staff were extremely professional and caring. They called to check on my daughter before the appointment, and stayed with her throughout her whole procedure. My daughter was extremely anxious and they made her feel comfortable. She said she “Didn’t feel anything!” and is looking forward to her next visit!

Alvin Marks Jr. (Source: Facebook)


I’ve finally found a good local dentist. Nice modern office and equipment and a very friendly staff. I avoided the dentist for the past few years because I couldn’t find a dentist that I actually liked and felt comfortable. You will not be disappointed

M. R. from San Pedro, CA (Source: Yelp)


A coworker referred Dr. Thomas to me, he had nothing but great things to say about her. My family and I have been seeing Dr. Thomas for over 11 years now and I wouldn’t change a thing. Dr. Thomas is a phenomenal Dentist, she’s caring and takes her time with her patience. She’s personable along with all her staff. I would recommend her to anybody without hesitation. Dr. Thomas is amazing and makes a world of a difference when dealing with a patient like a family member who is uneasy with dentistry work. She’s constantly staying up with technology and improvements. She moved her office to a modern great location with a large parking

R. Carter (Source: Google)


I just started coming to Dr. Thomas earlier this year after no dental visits for several years. After numerous visits she had my teeth back in ogood shape, including some cosmetic work on a few chipped teeth. Well, over the weekend I chipped my tooth again, right before heading out of town on a business trip. I showed up today at the office to ask for an Emergency appointment at 8am and Dr. Thomas and her staff did not hesitate to fit me in at noon. They even called me back to have me come earlier as they had a cancellation. So not only did she fix me back up but fit me in earlier. She and her staff are top notch. Always friendly, professional and accommodating. The Smile Studio and Dr. Thomas are the best!

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


I just want to thank Dr. Carla Thomas for being very patient with me because I am a scary cat…..She does great work and I recommend her if you want someone who is caring,  gentle,  and knows what there doing to work in your mouth.  The staff there is great! They are all professional and caring individuals that greet you with a smile.  I’m like the business location and the cleanliness and decore of the office is exceptional. ….Job well done to Dr. Thomas and her staff…

Harold F. from Inglewood, CA (Source: Yelp)


I began orthodontics less than a year ago at another office and wish I knew about The Smile Studio beforehand.  I recently met Dr. Thomas who was so pleasant and professional so I decided to pay her office a visit.  WOW!  This office is not only beautiful and inviting, but the staff is so engaging, polite and attentive.  With all of the latest high tech equipment and services, this office is definitely one of the finest I’ve ever experienced.  I’m so thrilled Inglewood residents don’t have to drive to the likes of Beverly Hills or Manhattan Beach to get extraordinary levels of service and amenities.  I am recommending The Smile Studio to ALL of my friends and colleagues

Karly Golston (Source: Google)


This was my first time at The Smile Studio and I was very impressed! It was close to my house so that was a plus but the real win for me is that it was clean and professional in the building! (I don’t live in the best area so I was a little skeptical). I LOVE the fact that I saw an all woman staff! Amazing! And I love the fact that my dentist is a black woman as well! Dr. Thomas was pleasant and informative. I found my new dentist and will totally recommend!

Kelli Armstrong (Source: Google)


My family is new to the Smile Studio but, thus far, everything and everyone has been amazing. They do not perform or suggest unnecessary procedures but will keep you informed of available services to improve your dental health. My kids, ages 8 and 10, no longer mind going to the dentist and that says a lot!

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


I’m a non-review writing kind of person. When I first started coming here I had an awesome experience. But as I continued to come, the experience kept getting better and better!! So I had to take time to write! First of all, when you walk in, the atmosphere is relaxing enough to make you feel like your about to begin an enjoyable spa treatment. Everyone is kind and courteous. You never get the wired vibe that there are a handful of dissatisfied employees walking around. Everyone seems to be cheerful and happy to be doing what they are doing. Then comes my dental experience. I just can’t get over how gentle and smooth it goes! I’m in awe each time. And it seems to get better each time! I’m one of those dental cowards. But since coming here, that intense feeling of dread when it comes to going to the dentist has diminished significantly. This place is the real deal and a top notch business. All that’s left to say is give The Smile Studio a try! And if you are the type that needs the name of a dentist to ask for, request Ronnie, you won’t go wrong!!!

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


I typically do not take the time to write a review, however, I wanted to do so in this case. Dr Thomas and Leona, I have known for over 10 years through their dental practice. I found them in a newspaper advertisement and have been with them ever since. Dr Thomas, Leona and other members of this practice are professional, approachable, trustworthy and great at their respective positions. They truly care about their clients and the maintenance of their teeth. I have no need to go to any other dentist, as I have found the perfect fit with them. So much so, I have recommended it to several members of my family who are now clients too. If you’re looking for a dentist, take the time to check them out.

Wolf (Source: Google)


I love this dentist office! They make you feel extremely comfortable, and show you that they care by the way they work and check up on you after. The dentist Dr. Thomas and her assistants are very patient and gentle. They are excellent, I’ve had a lot of work done and every time the procedures have went great and been virtually pain free. The receptionist (Irina) is warm and welcoming. She always keeps me informed with the process, status and cost of my procedures so there is no surprises. I am beyond grateful that I found this dentist office, they have been a blessing to me

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


I can’t stop praising the professional and caring manner is which I have been treated over the past 20 years! I have been a patient of Dr.Thomas from when she first came out of Dental School. She is fair and will only perform what she feels is needed for your proper dental care, it’s not about performing unnecessary work to bill you. The Smile Studio from its ample parking to the state of the art facility is unique. The staff is respectful, caring and sincere in there interactions with you. Always a smile and kind words

Frank Knight (Source: Google)


Dr. Thomas skill and professionalism is praised by many, including my family for over 15 years. But as a reluctant patient I rarely went. Well, not so anymore. Today was one in a series of visits, she devised to repair my neglect. And has been the case on each visit, grinding, filling and drilling was involved. But here’s the point: Her MANNER exudes such calmness and her steady hand & gentle touch are so reassuring… that while she was grinding, filling and drilling, I actually FELL ASLEEP in her chair…without anesthetic of any kind. Dr. Carla Thomas is the Real Deal

Janice B. from Culver City, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am the Dental Chicken Queen but Dr. Thomas has relinquished all my dental anguish and fears. The experience I had yesterday was the best experience I have ever had at a dentist. She is so skillful and patient. I didn’t even feel the needle go into my gums. She took time to throughout my procedure to make sure I was comfortable and pain free. Her staff was equally as attentive from the front desk to her dental assistants. I would refer anyone to her in a NY minute! She is the BEST!!

Janice White Burton (Source: Facebook)


This place was truly exceptional. Very courteous and professional. State of the art equipment. Facility is modern and very clean. Dr. Carla Thomas is the best one could hope for in a dentist. You will really leave with a smile. Loved my experience

Lauryn M. from Tampa, FL (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been to several dentist in the Inglewood area over the years and this is by far, hands down my favorite one. I’d like to start by saying that the customer service the Dr. Carla’s staff provides is impeccable. You’d think because she’s the only dentist there it’ll take forever to be seen and it was the complete opposite; it was a lot faster than I thought. Dr. Carla herself is very pleasant and she doesn’t hold you long; she walked in and got right down to business working on my teeth. For the first time I actually look forward to going back to the dentist

L. B. (Source: Google)


Dr. Carla Thomas is one of the most patient dentists I have ever had the pleasure of encountering. I am skittish when it comes to the dentist’s office. She is always really soothing and reminds me to breathe. She also tells me what she’s doing as she’s doing it- which helps me relax. Her staff is kind, thorough, and always answers my questions with a smile. This place is spotless too. I can’t say enough good things about the service and quality here. Dare I say it, I actually look forward to catching up with her now! Keep up the awesome work Dr. Thomas & team!

Liz McLemore (Source: Google)


From the front desk to the hygienists to the dentists, get ready for a five star experience! In an age of Covid, I felt safe and taken care of. They have a wonderful process during normal times, and have taken precautions to make sure patients get their needs met in a clean and friendly environment. I can’t recommend them enough!

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


I went to see Dr. Thomas and her team today for a check in just to see how my teeth are coming along.  When I first arrived I was greeted by a friendly staff at the counter with no wait time. She had me fill out my patient paperwork and within 15 minutes I was called back for my 1:30 appointment. The office is very relaxing and clean! I was impressed with how clean Dr. Thomas keeps her office. Everyone in the office looked busy and like they cared about their patients. After doing X-Rays Dr. Thomas met with me and asked if I had any questions or problems going on. Other than a small concern I had Dr. Thomas quickly recognized what was going on and recommended a deep cleaning! I saw the hygienist about 10 minutes after meeting with Dr. Thomas. I ended up doing a full mouth deep cleaning! It was nice to be numbed with a topical rather than getting the shot. It actually worked and minimized some if not all the discomfort. I ended up paying around $56 for each side totaling around $115. They do accept Care Credit here, so if you are like me with no dental coverage than don’t hesitate to make an appointment. There was never any up-sales, or additional services offered here which made me feel confident in what I was getting done was all that was needed at the time. This will now be my go to dentist office!! I was more than pleased with how I was treated at Dr. Thomas’s office today. I highly recommend anyone to give them a visit!

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


Dr Thomas has been me and my family’s dentist for 10 years. She and her entire staff are pleasant and professional. Her office is warm friendly, clean and relaxing. The Smile studio is easy to get to and great parking. Our dental care has been the best. My children appreciate going to the dentist because they love the results, even the one that has a low tolerance for pain. The staff is dedicated to making sure you are pain free and that you receive the best care. I have referred many of my friends and coworkers and they are all still with her. Dr Thomas is a great dentist, she stays current with all of the new dental care. I would recommend her to anyone in need of a dentist

Renita Broussard (Source: Facebook)


I had the opportunity for Dr. Thomas to work on me on yesterday, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2016 with no pain and needles ! I have been going there for over 8yrs and I am still HAPPY with Dr. Carla Thomas and her STAFF. THANK YOU so much for your continued Kindness and Respect ! I have referred them too

Anonymous (Source: Google)


I’ve been a patient at the The Smile Studio for a few years now. And the level of professional that I first experienced years ago has not diminished at all. In fact, that’s the reason I continue to return. You will note in previous reviews that others have found the staff to be courteous, personable, and at all times, professional. The receptionists, the hygienists and the doctors are all friendly and welcoming. And they do great work, too! Once, I even had the pleasure of having Dr. Thomas herself provide me with care. Dr. Thomas was surprisingly approachable and unassuming, and she has a wonderful sense of humor. I simply can’t imagine going elsewhere for dental care. Simply put, The Smile Studio has it all!

Stephanie Freeman (Source: Google)


It is so nice to be able to patronize an African American owned business in my own community! The offices were clean and well organized. The entire staff was courteous and friendly from the time I arrived, until I left. My experience with Dr. Thomas was exceptional! Overall, it was a fantastic experience and I’ve definitely found a new dental home!

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


If your looking for the very best in Dentistry you have to visit The Smile Studio. The entire experience from start to finish is always very enjoyable. The staff and Head Dentist Dr. Thomas are hands down the absolute best in the business. They are extremely professional and most importantly FRIENDLY. The clean state of the art office will have you wanting to stay and experience the great ambiance even after your done with your visit. I never would have thought I would actually look forward to my dental visits. 5 Stars!!!

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


It’s always a pleasure visiting with Dr. Carla, associates and staff. The office ambience puts you in a relaxed mood. I’ve been a patient for approximately 7 years and appreciate their honesty. I went there for a 2nd opinion after I was told I needed a root canal by another Dr. To-date I haven’t needed that procedure but go religiously twice a year for X-rays & a cleaning. I’m a satisfied customer and you’ll appreciate their prompt, friendly service

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


I am highly impressed by the outstanding and excellent dental care services rendered by a strong staff of professional Dentist, Orthodontist, Hygienist, Administrative Staff and a host of Dental Care Workers of The Smile Studio. I am also marveled by their Dental Savvy, Vision, Professional Acumen and the capacity to provide dental care on all levels. My family and grandchildren left a dentist in Beverly Hills and Culver City to benefit from their commitment to excellence and professional dental care. They are highly skilled and equipped with a network of services to meet your needs, as well as, they know how to handle dental emergencies quickly making it possible for you to SMILE again. The Smile Studio deserves an “Outstanding Service Award.”

Demmer B. from Carson, CA (Source: Yelp)


Excellent dental office.  Professional all female staff. Very patient oriented.  Pampers patient from time of introduction to completion dental care/visit.  Very friendly!  State of the art dental office: television at each patient station with built in monitors so that patients can review their digital x-rays, painless dental procedures, patient is always keep comfortable!  If you have fears of the dentist you definitely need to visit Dr Carla Thomas,DDS and the Smile Care staff. You will never want to go to any-other dentist!

George Burkhardt (Source: Google)


Excellent professional service. Staff exhibits a high degree of competence and service quality. The doctor(s) are detail oriented and strive for perfection. High standards exhibited by all in the care of their patients. The facility is beautiful with a calming effect. The entire group is friendly and a pleasure to interact with. Far exceeded my expectations

Andrea Bryant (Source: Google)


I’m so happy I found The Smile Studio and trusted the online reviews! I went in this morning for my 8am appointment and was greeted by very professional, polite, and nice staff throughout the entire process. The environment is very relaxing (for those who are scared of the dentist) and the equipment is very modern and up to date. The wait time was very minimal considering I had to complete new patient paperwork, etc. The idea of finding a new dentist made me very worried, especially since the only reason I left my old dentist was because I finally got tired of the long commute after moving from Long Beach to L.A. Last year I finally got around to trying a new dentist and after my first appointment at a different dental office (NOT The Smile Studio), I was still on the fence. After my second appointment there which ended up needing to be rescheduled because they failed to verify my insurance coverage ahead of my Saturday morning appointment, I knew I had to find another new dentist! Ugh! I searched online for a dental office close to my home that also had an African American dentist, found The Smile Studio, read the great reviews, scrolled through their website, verified they accepted my dental insurance and made my appointment. Dr. Thomas is also an alumna of my alma mater (Fight On!) – just one more reason to give them a try. So so glad I did! I plan to be a long term patient! 🙂 If you live in the Inglewood/South L.A. area, give them a call

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


Usually I don’t do reviews. I’ve worked every type of job and if caught on a bad day I would hate someone to review, and typically people don’t spread good news but that’s what I’m here to do today. When it comes to dental care I’ll just pick a place that takes my insurance and handle my business. I called to see about getting a permanent retainer fixed but I couldn’t see the orthodontist on such short notice. I did, however, take an opening today just to get a routine check up. I called at 8 and the phone was answered quite pleasantly for it to be so early in the morning. I made an appointment and the visit was the easiest part of my day. Everyone from the receptionist, to the assistant, to the Dr was nice, efficient, and about their business all while being friendly. I’m particularly happy about seeing a staff full of Black women. Needless to say, when my next appointment rolls around in February, I won’t ignore them like I do every other demerits I’ve visited 

Wayne N. from Hawthorne, CA (Source: Yelp)


Absolutely the best!!!! Dr. Thomas and staff (Leona) has provided consistent, reliable dental treatment for my entire family for over 10 years. My treatments are enjoyable and painless and I am completely satisfied upon leaving. With my busy schedule their friendly appointment reminder text goes a long way. The facility is immaculate,offering a pristine state of the art environment, very therapeutic. You have to experience it!

Patsy Williams (Source: Facebook)


When you enter the office you are greeted with a smile, it’s nicely decorated with comfortable seating. The staff very friendly and professional. Dr Thomas!!! the best dentist I have ever had. She takes time with you , checks to see how you are doing thru the procedure, and does excellent work. I love � the Smile Studio

Fire Granny (Source: Google)


The Smile Study continues to provide professional, courteous, attentive, efficient service during COVID-19. As soon as I arrived at my appointment today, I was completely reassured the moment I got to the entrance by all the steps taken on behalf of staff for staff and patient care

Terrence S. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


From the moment you walk in the door you feel welcomed! EVERYONE is so friendly! You can tell they value customer experience, because they have been consistent in this area for all the years I’ve been going to there. Every time I see Dr. Thomas she has a big smile on her face! And you can’t help but smile when you talk to her because she is just so friendly and the whole staff is just wonderful!


The Smile Studio specializes in Cosmetic,Implant and General Dentistry. We are committed to offering and delivering the highest quality dental care in a relaxed and caring environment. We invite you to tour our state of the art facility and experience our Five Star customer service. Our goal is to create the "the ultimate dental experience" by offering the finest dental technologies, materials and treatments in an environment created to foster the highest level of patient comfort, safety and overall satisfaction. Dr. Carla Thomas earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Southern California in 1996. USC is widely known and accepted as one of the top universities in academics and clinical excellence. A native of Inglewood, Dr. Thomas has spent her entire career practicing dentistry in the city of Inglewood. “I've spent the majority of my life in Inglewood, and feel a sense of loyalty and commitment to our city”. She is dedicated to improving the smiles and enhancing the lives of her patients. Dr. Thomas regularly attends lectures, workshops and seminars to remain updated with the most innovative techniques and materials available in Dentistry. This ultimately enhances the quality of the services she delivers to her patients. She is currently a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the Western Los Angeles Dental Society.