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Santa Monica Dentist - Richard J. Kim, DDS 

Santa Monica Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

When you visit Dr. Richard J Kim's Santa Monica Office, your dental health and comfort is our top priority. Our entire dental team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve.

We want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. 

We genuinely hope this site is helpful to you in learning more about our mission, our practice, our office policies, dental conditions and treatments, dental recommendations, and more.


Our Family & Cosmetic Services

At our Santa Monica Family & Cosmetic Dental Office, you will experience all that modern dentistry has to offer, including a comprehensive list of general, restorative and cosmetic dental services to meet the needs of the whole family. Our goal is to assist each patient in achieving and maintaining long term dental health and a beautiful smile. Some of the services we provide include:

  • Cleanings & Exams
  • Fluoride Treatments for Children and Adults
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Porcelain Crowns
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Tooth Colored Fillings
  • Dental Implants
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Invisalign


New Patients Are Welcome

New patients click here to learn about appointments & payment options as well as find answers to frequently asked questions.

Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs.  This website is a resource we hope you’ll find both useful and interesting.

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Richard J. Kim, DDS


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Richard J. Kim, DDS
Santa Monica Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
1908 Santa Monica Blvd Suite #2
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 829-5961
Fax: (310) 829-2084

Santa Monica, CA dentist, Richard J. Kim, DDS is a dental professional dedicated to excellence in general dentistry, restorative dentistry & cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Richard J. Kim, your highly trained Santa Monica dentist is proud to serve Santa Monica, CA and surrounding communities with many services including Dental Exams, Cleanings, X-rays, Fluoride, Dental Makeovers, Teeth Whitening, Porcelain Veneers & Crowns. Please come and visit our Santa Monica Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry, the professional dental office your local Santa Monica, CA dentist.

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Compassionate dental professionals committed to providing quality care in a relaxing atmosphere.


I love this dental office, I'm grateful I found them. All their imaging gear and x-ray stuff is super high-tech. Dr. Kim is very warm, very funny and more importantly very smart. He actually stuck a camera in my mouth and showed me on the screen what the problem areas were (i have some old fillings that are structurally unsound) and what he wanted to do and talked through my options. I had not been to the dentist in a couple of years and I needed a deep cleaning. The dental hygienist, Lydia is great. She's very nice and thorough and very skilled. These people are the A team. No need to fear this dentist. The facility itself is clean, warm, non threatening and has its own parking.

J-Matty K.

I have been to Dr. Kim's office for a few months now with two cleaning with Lydia, who has been fabulous. I just had some filling/bonding done and I am really happy with them.

Lydia had very gentle touch but was able to clean out my coffee/tea/red wine stained teeth. I dozed off during my last visit while she was cleaning, which has never happened before as I normally have PTSD episodes while in a dentist's chair.

Dr. Kim repaired my bonding/filling today. They looked great and I can immediately sense the positive difference regarding the sensitivity around my gum line. Furthermore, I was in and out a little over half a hour with no discomfort.

Dr. Kim's office is about a 5- to10- minute drive from my office. Not only they have their own parking lot (which is a rare thing in Santa Monica - I usually Uber to my doctors appointments because the parking at SaMo usually costs more than round trip Uber rides), everyone on the staff is fantastic. The receptionist is super patient working with me to find a good time for me to come in for the first time. After my first procedure here today, I feel I could trust the doctor to help me keep my teeth healthy. I am so glad to have found this place. Recommended!

T S.

Dr. Kim and his staff have been great. My husband and I have been going here for the past couple of years. We come to see Lydia for our routine cleaning and she is the best!
Stephanie at the front desk is great. Anytime I need to schedule or make a payment, she is very helpful. I highly recommend Dr. Kim, he is gentle and skilled. He doesn't try and sell you into things you don't need. He really cares for his patients.

Risa P.

After moving to LA a little over 3 years ago, I needed a new local dentist. One of my best friends recommended Dr. Kim and I am so happy that I listened to her. Dr. Kim is professional, nice, and very knowledgeable. All of the staff are very friendly, and especially the dental hygienist Lydia who is super sweet and personable. If you are looking for a great dentist and dental team on the westside, pick Dr. Kim!

Gaby M.

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