The Smiling Dentist
Monica Bruce, DDS:
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The Smiling Dentist
Monica Bruce, DDS
Los Angeles, CA (Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw)







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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Sunday: Closed





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

Michelle J. Compton, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Tillman is the best! I’ve been a patient of Dr. Tillman since 2008. Dr Tillman gives great service and has new advanced equipment. Dr. Tillman takes the time to explain in detail the dental work you need and even gives you options for you to make the best decisions. Dr Tillman and Dr. Bruce and their staff are the best.

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


I have been having dental work here for 20 years and the service keeps getting better. Dr. Bruce put in crown while I slept (WITHOUT ANESTHESIA) in just a couple of hours. The only thing that could make my experience there any better would be some kind of music, hopefully that will soon.

Marie Anne (Source: Google)


Dr. Bruce is excellent and is my regular dentist. I just met Dr Parker and Linda. They are excellent also. They are very professional, concerned and truly care. I’m so glad they have a new dental hygienist. After a terrible experience, which left me with very few options, they supported my decision and worked accordingly. I was so scared but their confidence was impressionable. They are a great team. Thank you ladies!

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


I have been doing to Dr. Monica Bruce’s office for over three years now. She has built a professional and effecient environment in her organization. Those qualities are incredibily important in a dentist’s office. During my last visit, I showed up a little early and had a lot on my mind because there were some issues at my job. Once Dr. Bruce and her staff began attending to me, all my anxiety vanished as I was greeted in a friendly and professional manner. Dr. Bruce and her staff also advised me on how I could maintain strong dental health and certain preventive measures to avoid major surgeries. The best part of this experience is that I was able to receive this top-notch level of patient care in my community. There was no need to drive across town and that was important to me. Thank you Dr. Bruce and I will continue to refer business to you.

Karina H. from Central LA, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Really good place to visit they are very professional. Gave me a beautiful look been meaning to come and when i finally did it i can say i was extremely satisfied with the results. The staff are very friendly and give a welcoming environment.They lashes look natural and beautiful. This is a verg good place to visit when in the need for eyelash extensions.

Daphne (Source: Google)

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The staff and Dr. Bruce are very nice and welcoming. Dr. Bruce is very detail and sincerely concerned about your health and teeth. The office is very clean and sanitized. Dr. Bruce also applied vaseline on my lips so they are not dry during her servicing. That’s is so thoughtful and a very nice personal touch. I am very pleased with her services and will be referring my family. Thank you Daphne

Tiff (Source: Google)


I found Dr. Bruce through a recommendation. I’m always very anxious going into the dentist but all of the Dentists, dental assistants, techs, and receptionists are so friendly and welcoming. Dr. Bruce takes her time to explain what she’s about to do, what the machine she’s using does, it’s it going to hurt, etc. for someone like me who cried as soon as you touch my teeth, this is very helpful and verily calming. So very happy to have found this office I recommended it to everyone I know looking for dental work. Perks -parking w/validation -close to the mall -Elevator access

Jacqueline K. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is what an amazing dental practice looks like! Dr. Bruce and her team are friendly, detail-oriented, and very professional.  Dr. Bruce conducted a thorough exam and explained everything that was being done. She truly cares about the current and future state of your dental health and is an expert in the dentistry field. Her office and technology is state-of-the-art. Her front desk staff ironed out the insurance steps and I was put at ease through that process. I even got a ‘goodie bag’ at the end of my visit. This is the dentist you need in your life!

Rodney Thomas (Source: Google)


Dr. Bruce has been my Dentist for more than 10 years. Her and her staff are “EXCELLENT”. A warm welcoming caring energy throughout the office. I can feel the passion from Dr. Bruce and the smiling dentist team hearts from the moment I enter the receptionist desk, sitting in the dental chair having work performed to when I exit the office. I feel prioritized as I’m sure all of Dr. Bruce’s patients experience that same feeling. My pearly whites when I smile will blind you lol. I thank Dr. Bruce and the smiling dentist team for a healthy mouth. 🙂

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


Dr. Bruce is the absolute best Dentist ‍ ever! No matter how much damage I have done over the years she’s always there to give the best advice of my options and does everything to make sure all my teeth are the healthiest they can be.  I had a really scary moment at work while chewing gum. I heard a crunch!!  I realized I broke one of my teeth. Dr. Bruce got me in and did everything she could to save my  tooth.  She did it!! Now I can eat whatever I want with no pain.  Thank You   Doctor!!

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


Technologically leading edge dental work delivered in a caring, compassionate, non judgmental way. Dr. Bruce and her staff have taken great care of me for two years now. Every person from the assistants, to the Dr., to appointments and billing have treated me kindly and respectfully. My body metabolizes novacaine at a high rate of speed and I require frequent re-injections and delays and Dr Bruce has always taken the time to treat me in a way that works for me. This has not always been the case with others who try to “power through” my treatments at their pace. I originally came to Dr Bruce as a recommendation from my endodontist to get crowns made and fitted. This office has the latest 3D crown and bite matching technology and can make crowns on site out of a blocks of ceramic with their computerized milling machine while you wait thus eliminating the need for multiple trips for shaping and fitting coloring etc… This is as good of an experience as going to the dentist is likely to get. “Uncle” Dave Sampson

S. G. (Source: Google)


This is the best dentist in the area but I’m pretty sure the whole city! I’ve never looked for another one due to how satisfied I always am with the work. Dr. Bruce will update you on what you need immediately and in the future, she’ll accommodate your needs as well ensuring that you can be comfortable in your experience as well as payments (major!). All the other dentists/assistants are skilled and friendly – it makes going to the dentist a memorable and painless trip. 5 stars ONLY and highly recommended! Get your teeth spruced up or “Bruce’d” up. The Smiling Dentist is the best!!!

J. H. from Inglewood, CA (Source: Yelp)


I love, love, love Dr Monica Bruce. She’s always in an up mood and we all know that’s hard to do especially when you’re dealing with so many people. She listens, she’s kind, she’s courteous, and makes you feel completely comfortable. On my first visit I came in the door with dental baggage feeling I was a hopeless case. Well not on Dr Monica Bruce’s watch. She took ex-rays, looked a my options and said we will bite the elephant one bite at a time. She said we will having you smiling in no time and it was at that very moment I broke down and cried like a baby. I had been trying to get some of my dental issues resolved for year but to no avail. She cares about your well-being and your total person. I’ve gone to many dentists but I must say Dr Monica is one of the best I ever gone to. If youre looking for a great amazing dentist Dr Monica is the dentist to choose. You will love her she’s the best.

George Smith (Source: Google)

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Just like so many people, I hate going to the dentist! With that being said……Dr. Bruce is phenomenal and lives up to the name of her practice “The Smiling Dentist”! Dr. Bruce and her entire staff make you feel like you are family. She explains in detail the procedures that are necessary and assures you that everything is going to be alright. She exudes confidence and it is displayed in the quality of her work. I highly recommend Dr. Bruce!

Dave Sampson (Source: Google)


Ive been a customer of Dr Bruces since 2011. Dr Bruce and her staff make dentistry as pleasant an experience as you can have considering no one enjoys the procedures. I have had several crowns made and placed here and the work is top notch. This office has invested in high tech equipment and they have a Cerac crown making machine and 3d scanning system they use so they can create crown out of high tech ceramic on site and rarely need to make an actual physical mold anymore. They have been upfront and straightforward with me every visit. The only issues I have are with my own dental insurance seemingly randomly covering this or that, but the office has always been very straightforward. The whole office is caring good people that I wholly recommend.


Monica Bruce, D.D.S., is a skilled and compassionate dentist offering top-quality care for patients in Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw and throughout the Los Angeles, CA, area. At The Smiling Dentist, Dr. Bruce provides patients of all ages with the most advanced family dentistry care options based on their individual needs, including CEREC one-day crowns, veneers, dentures, teeth whitening, routine checkups and cleanings, and a full array of preventive and restorative options, as well as periodontal disease treatment and treatment for dental emergencies. Dr. Bruce is dedicated to providing patient-centered care focused on the needs and preferences of each patient, offering comprehensive care for toddlers, teens, seniors and everyone in between. The team at The Smiling Dentist treats every patient like a member of the family, with customized care and personalized attention for better oral health at every stage of life. In addition to preventive, restorative and cosmetic treatment options, the practice also features skilled hygienists trained in deep cleanings and state-of-the-art care for periodontal disease in all its stages. Plus, the practice features modern equipment to ensure the most accurate diagnosis and superior treatment results. The practice welcomes new patients and accepts most major dental plans.

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