Westside Dentistry
Charles Wood, DDS:
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Westside Dentistry
Charles C. Wood, DDS
Santa Monica, 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

TMJ treatment

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 5:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





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

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


I’ve had so many good experiences here.  Dr. Wood and his staff are kind, gentle, funny, and easy to work with.  I’ve seen four dentists (my fault not theirs) and each was a happy experience. Yes, happy.  I am actually happy when I leave Dr. Wood’s office. Everyone there is good but JoAnna Rubin is GREAT.  I’ve had two procedures with her that I was terrified of, and I left with no pain and in great spirits.  Thanks JoAnna! Parking: Free and convenient. Appointments: Easy to make. Staff: Lovely.

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


I’ve been coming here since I was a baby– literally, a baby! My first dentist was Dr. Woods and my whole family comes here. The dentists are wonderful– attentive, calm, helpful, friendly, and dedicated. I know most people can’t believe that going to the dentist is a nice experience, but every time I leave after a cleaning, I’ve got a big clean smile on my face! I recommend Dr. Woods, his daughter Dr. Jennifer Woods, and Dr. Chen because all three of them are fantastic. I’m going to Dr. Chen now and he’s been wonderful. If you’re looking for a dentist in the Santa Monica/West LA area, you have to come here!

Carol F. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Charles Wood is an awesome dentist.  I changed to him (and his daughter when he is unavailable) about 5 years ago and have been nothing but happy.  His care is excellent, he is conservative and does not propose (as an interim dentist did) major work that is not necessary.  He is kind, thoughtful, and a wonderful professional.  And I have high standards.  i cannot recommend him enough

Luisa N. from Marina del Rey, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Wood has one of the best personalities and demeanors of any doctor or dentist I have ever had.  He is calm and always asks how you are doing.  He never seems rushed and is there to answer any questions you may have.  He also teaches and participates in Doctors Without Borders programs where he provides free dental services in developing countries.  It makes you feel good to support a doctor who is such a nice person.

Billy H. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Fanciest new CO2 laser made a recent filling replacement a breeze, didn’t even need novocaine. I enjoy the whole crew at this dentistry very much – all very nice helpful.  Hygienists, the doctors, and most recently Dr. Wood thanks for teaching me something new while also swapping out the filling.  Highly recommend

Sean M. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have known Dr. Wood for some 25 years, both socially and professionally.  I can say that he is without question one of the most talented, ethical and generous individuals I have ever encountered.  The work done in his offices, whether by him or one of his associates, is always careful, thoughtful and comprehensive.  Though he is now in the process of cutting back on his practice and turning the day-to-day operation of the offices over to his daughter, Jennifer, his values and philosophy continue to exert profound effect upon all those who work with and for him.  You could not do better than to call these offices for your next dental appointment

Wanda P. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to Dr. Wood by a work colleague when I had to find a new dentist after moving to Santa Monica from KY.  I am thrilled to find Dr. Wood.  He is very  much a gentleman and is very thoughtful.  He explains everything that he is doing and cares about the comfort of his patients.  All of the staff in the office are equally as kind and helpful.  I recommend him without any hesitation and am so happy that he is now my dentist.

Renee N. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


Wow!!! What a great experience…again!!! Dr. Charles Wood’s work is brilliant and just when I was losing faith in people being kind, he and his staff, quickly restored it. It’s really wonderful to know how a kind gesture can change a person’s day. So, really, if you are looking for the best and you appreciate your teeth-then look no further, this is your guy 🙂

Lawson D. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Charles C. Wood, DDS for many years, always takes great care of me, and my grandmother, too. Great staff, super talented hygienists (Jo Anna, and the the whole group), clean office with the latest state-of-the art equipment provides for a pleasant experience and super competent care. This is a top-notch operation, and I have had a lot of work done over the years (regular cleanings, fillings when needed, x-rays, mouth ulcer diagnosis, they even filed down a problem back tooth that was cutting my tongue and didn’t add to my cleaning bill). Coolest dentist in the world, heck he is even a surfer! A complete pro who makes everyone feel special, I cannot recommend Dr. Wood and his staff more for all your dental needs.

Flavia M. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had 2 of my amalgam fillings removed at Dr. Wood’s office, by the man himself, and i have to confess that i was pretty impressed with his professionalism and skill.  He made sure that none of the mercury filling that was being drilled touched my mouth by using a magnificent device called a dam.  I was out of there in one hour extremely satisfied. I highly recommend him!

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


I’m writing this review as a former dental associate (and patient) of 3 years. He is one of the most honest and proficient dentists I know. He taught for over 15 years at USC, and still goes on mission trips once a year for charity. If you are looking for a great dental home, and would not like to cross east of the 405, I would highly recommend a visit to Dr. Charles & Jennifer Wood.

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


I moved out of Santa Monica and it’s now a half hour drive (sometimes more) to Dr. Wood, but I still go there.  He is so good, such a gentleman, and everyone in the office is lovely.  I keep thinking I should find someone local, but cannot bring myself to leave him!

Lenore A. from Oak Park, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was a patient of Dr. Woods for over 20 years, until I moved out of the area in 2000. I have come back to him after all these years because I realized nobody is better, or even close in terms of skill, kindness and painfree dentistry. I have always been a dental chicken. Now, coming back to Dr. Wood I am so happy to be in such good hands, I almost like the dentist. He is a kind gentle man who is about as up to date on modern dentistry as anyone I’ve been to. The work he has done so far has been perfect and basically pain free. For me it is worth the very long drive to be back in Dr. Woods competent hands.


Charles C. Wood, DDS, brings more than 40 years of experience in general, family, and preventive dentistry to Westside Dentistry in Santa Monica, California, where he provides high-quality dental services to the men, women, and families of Los Angeles County. Dr. Wood began his professional pursuits at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in Los Angeles, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery. During his career, Dr. Wood has held various positions, including chief of dentistry at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica. He’s also served for more than 20 years as a part-time faculty member at The USC School of Dentistry, teaching clinical dentistry with an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry. He’s received numerous awards for his dedication to his students and his work with underprivileged communities around the world. As a dentist, Dr. Wood works to provide quality care with compassion and gentleness. He loves spending one-on-one time with his patients and develops custom care plans based on their concerns and goals for treatment. Dr. Wood proudly holds membership in the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Western Dental Society. He warmly welcomes any man, woman, or family seeking improved oral health to schedule an appointment at Westside Dentistry today.