Dentist in L.A. pls
June 27, 2007 9:23 AM   Subscribe

recommend a dentist in L.A. pls

(I did search and see the previous q, but none of those recommended were in my area)

I need to go to a dentist. I would prefer s/he is either near my home in Silverlake or work in Miracle Mile/Beverly Hills area.

I'd really prefer someone who isn't judgmental or lecture-y, but will help me fix what needs to be fixed and not try to sell me a bunch of stuff I don't need.

I had a bad experience in the past with a dentist who said "I need you to come back" and just started doing a ton of fillings without even going into detail on what she was doing that day, how long it would take, or how much it would cost. I'd rather not repeat that.

thanks a lot!

ps my insurance is Blue Shield
posted by drjimmy11 to Health & Fitness (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: oh feel free to either post or just email me, it's in my profile.
posted by drjimmy11 at 9:23 AM on June 27, 2007

I e-mailed you the info for my beloved LA dentist.
posted by miss lynnster at 10:12 AM on June 27, 2007

Sent you some info over AIM as well. Good luck!
posted by skrike at 10:21 AM on June 27, 2007

Is there a reason you guys can't just post the answers here? Other LA residents (i.e., me) might need dentists in the future too. I'm sure they wouldn't mind the extra publicity.

Oh, and drjimmy11, previous question here. I set up my first appointment with Dr. Couch, but haven't tried him out yet.
posted by kingjoeshmoe at 11:06 AM on June 27, 2007

Response by poster: fine by me if people post here.

and, as i said above, I did see the old q, but all of them were pretty far out of my area.
posted by drjimmy11 at 11:11 AM on June 27, 2007

Dian M. Olah D.M.D.
9615 Brighton Way
Suite 222
Beverly Hills CA 90210

She's great. Small practice, personal service and she's not jammed with patients so you're not being rushed out. Highly Recommended.
posted by bcnarc at 11:54 AM on June 27, 2007

Ugh. That is frustrating. I am also in Silverlake and in need of a dentist.

Please post doc info in thread, if possible. Thanks!
posted by ryecatcher at 12:59 PM on June 27, 2007

Best answer: My beloved LA dentist. I miss him more than I can tell you. I have a massive fear of dentists, but he & I got along so well we even got into a water fight with the rinse hoses once. Good times.

Robert L. Cohen, D.D.S.
4333 Woodman Ave.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Phone: 818-990-7260
posted by miss lynnster at 1:39 PM on June 27, 2007

I've been going to this father-son practice for 10 years & have been pleased with them. I've had mostly cleanings there, and a couple of fillings. My husband had a root canal and a couple of fillings as well. Don't know if they take Blue Shield.

Paul Gauthier, DDS
Brandon Gauthier, DDS
462 N. Linden Dr., #426
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310-276-2993 or 310-276-8219
posted by mogget at 2:17 PM on June 27, 2007

Sorry about that. When I lived in LA I went to this Dentist. She was amazing, friendly and thorough. I wish I still lived there so I could still go to her.

Holtzman Jennifer DDS
12849 Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91607
(818) 506-7298
posted by skrike at 2:37 PM on June 27, 2007

I really like my general dentist.

Dr George Liu
4910 Van Nuys Blvd, suite 211
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
818 385 0644
posted by fac21 at 6:08 PM on June 27, 2007

I'm in Silver Lake, but I like Dr. Abe so much that I go to Pasadena:

Joseph Abe DDS
65 N Madison Ave
Pasadena, California 91101
(626) 795-3301
(Reviews on Insider Pages)

Some of the reviews mention that he's expensive; I don't know enough to say whether that's true, but I do know that he is definitely gentle and attentive. After I have any significant work done he seems to always call me a few days later to see how I'm doing.
posted by jjwiseman at 7:36 PM on June 27, 2007

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