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Dr. Peter H. Pham, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Pain Specialist

Professional statement

Dr. Peter Pham is a dentist treating patients in Santa Monica, California, and the surrounding communities. His goal as a practitioner is to ensure that each of his patients receives high quality dental care. Dr. Pham is a member of professional organizations including the California Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Pham pursued his doctoral dental degree at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry. Dr. Pham now holds certification in the use of Invisalign and Clear Correct. Patients visiting Dr. Pham can receive a full range of both general and cosmetic dental services. He provides tooth extractions, fillings, veneers, root canal therapy, gum surgery, dental cleanings, preventative services, and general dental consultations. He has had continuing education in replacing and restoring implants, and teeth-whitening procedures and treatment for wisdom tooth problems are also available. When he is not treating patients, Dr. Pham enjoys snowboarding, travel, golf, and cooking.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Cosmetic Dentist
  • Dental Pain Specialist
  • Dentist

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Education and training

  • Dental School - University of California, Los Angeles, Doctor of Dental Surgery

Professional memberships

  • California Dental Association

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Vietnamese

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1194022111

Office locations

Meridien Dental

2825 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 310

Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Amazing dentist and for someone who normally feels at least a little pain at the dentist and so goes into it with some anxiety, I felt no pain at all. He took care of a cavity and a replacement filling. Heis attentive, professional and kind and I will continue to see him as my dentist going forward minus the anxiety for future appointments.
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Great dentist, great guy! Never any pain!
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I think Dr. Pham is a good dentist but I have never had a dentist that was so sales-y. He was very pushy with telling me I needed just about all dental work possible. I have pretty good teeth and hewas very adamant in telling me I should get whitening, straightening, a filling for a chip I never even noticed. Now his office keeps calling me to remind me to come in to get this work done. The office is very nice and clean and the staff was friendly, but I just wanted a cleaning and don't appreciate getting pressured into all these extra services.
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Very competent and skilled complimented by courteous staff and clean/nice/new office.
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I've lived in Santa Monica for a couple of years and think that it's time to look for a new dentist. After the referral from a co worker, I booked an appt with Dr.Pham. Before going into my appt., I lookedup the reviews online, and noticed that Meridien Dental got rave reviews. I was still a bit skeptical but decided to check them out myself. First off, everyone here is so nice! From the appointment phone call going forward, no one was even slightly rude in any way. Secondly, yes just like all the reviews, everyone here has great smile and nice teeth! Thirdly, I love that all of their forms are essentially electronic. They have laminated almost all the forms that you fill out and they electronically store them. "Why yes I do want my receipt emailed to me!" I love not leaving here with a ton of unnecessary paper that would just sit in my rear passenger seat until I clean out my car. They do some other cool stuff like allow you to watch Netflix while you get work done. It's a nice touch for those that need to be distracted. Everything was pretty high tech. I really appreciated the mouth guard. My mouth produces a lot of saliva to the point where I normally feel like I'm being waterboarded with any dental work. The DA was on top it every time! After an amazing filling job by Dr. Pham, I recommended that my mom set an appointment with him. She's also extremely pleased. I didn't even have to get my bite adjusted and I experienced no discomfort after the day of the filling. What a quality job all around! Dr. Pham and his team makes going to the dentist as enjoyable as it can be!
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Another great experience at Meridien Dental with Dr. Pham. This time set the record for getting X-rays, cleaning, exam, varnish all within my lunch break. I feel so bad for forgetting the name of the DA, but she was very good!Detailed to polish my whole mouth. She got my sensitive parts of my teeth clean without any cringing & told me what I could do to improve the tartar on my trouble spots. Meanwhile, I got to watch parks & rec the whole time and forget I was even at the dentist office. Dr. P and his team was great as always! New updates: they have some high tech x ray system going on. You as the patient can view your own xray on the TV. it made my visit even more seamless than ever. Good job you guys... Keep up the great work!
More than 1 year ago
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This place is incredible. Such a pleasant experience! Dr. Peter Pham is a super friendly and cool guy. I also had my teeth cleaned by Dr. Huh - she was wonderful! Not only was she kind, but she made me feelextremely comfortable and took the time to answer all of my questions (she also had some great tips for keeping my teeth clean and healthy). Everyone in the office was so welcoming and the receptionists were friendly and all had great senses of humor. It was easy to schedule an appointment. Melissa went over the details of my insurance plan and went the extra mile to explain all priceing and options for payment. I highly recommend this office to those looking for a new dentist. Bonus: You get to watch TV with ear phones while they work on your teeth!
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I have done my best trying to be patient and trust that Dr. Pham can deliver on his promises, but so far he has not delivered and has been nothing but disappointing. He is quick to charge me for unfinished, unsatisfactorywork and let the front desk "deal" with my financial concerns and be conveniently unavailable to answer my questions and inflexible regarding costs. He has completely disregarded my reasonable requests regarding my dental work, which I have already paid in full for, but have yet to have completed - all the while having to live with a horrendous and painful temporary tooth for a month now. I now have many more issues caused by the adjustments he has made then when I originally came to him.
More than 1 year ago
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Let me first say that I normally get nervous walking into any Dental office. As a recommendation from a friend, I gave them a try and made an appointment. I visited Meridien Dental for the very first time and had suchan amazing experience. Immediately, you are greeted with such friendly receptionists. This isn't anything new, but they actually talk to you on a personal level. This definitely helps with the nerves. I was given the tour as a new patient and saw the rooms to be very clean and sterile. Met with Dr. Pham, who does an excellent job of talking you through each step he takes during your procedure. This definitely is a huge plus!! By the end of my visit, I was no longer nervous. The professionalism and honesty of Dr. Pham and his team provided is the reason for the 5 stars!! I am now looking forward to my next visit and all future visits!!
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I loved being able to watch Netflix while getting drilled. It made things way easier. Everyone was friendly, every operation was prompt and most important; painless.
More than 1 year ago
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Doctor Pham is a very honest and quick dentist, gets right to the point and makes sure you're comfortable. Best part is NETFLIX! I love this office. I recommend everyone to this office. Very clean too
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My visit was enjoyable as usual. Dr. Pham is a true professional who is very friendly and has excellent bedside manner. It also helps that he sets up a TV so you can watch something while he performs the procedures.
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Very clean and high tech facility! Loved the Netflix option!!
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I have a lot of dental work to be done (root canals, fillings, wisdom teeth removal) and I had my first root canal with Dr. Pham and I can't say enough GREAT things about him! I have major dental anxiety andwas very nervous about my appointment but thanks to Dr. Pham and his team, I felt no pain, and had no anxiety! He was amazing, warm, gentle, and overall wonderful. They accept care credit too which is great. The reception and dental assistants are very sweet and welcoming. Highly reccomend Dr. Pham and Dr. Palmer!
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Sometimes feels a bit rushed... but overall kind and professional.
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So great. He was very personable and outlined exactly what he was going to do before he did it.
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Dr. Pham was great. Very through and he walked me through everything he was doing. Didn't try to sell me anything and I got in to my appointment right away. Plus you can watch Netflix during the appointment!
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I come in for a cleaning. The procedure is well organized, equipment is clean, the dental assistant is helpful and well trained, the doctor is friendly and professional, he spent time explained to me the condition of my teeth and whatneed to be done in a precise and easy to understand way. I would highly recommend Dr Pham to the new patients.
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Awesome visit. High end, clean office with rokus set up at every seat so you can watch netflix while you are getting worked on. All of the staff are really nice and there was no wait time. Dr. Pham was great- efficient, nice, clearly explained everything. I will be going back.
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I wasn't able to see a dentist for a few years, and he got me fixed up right in just a few appointments. Highly recommend him. Very professional and attentive.
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I am always a bit reluctant to go to the dentist. However, Dr. Pham's office and decor is very warm and inviting. Both Dr. Pham and his staff are very gentle and caring. He is thorough yet efficient and takes thetime to explain what is being done. I would highly recommend this office and will be returning here for my dental care.
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I would recommend Dr. Pham highly. He's a talented dentist and was prepared to attend to my needs right away. I will be visiting his office for a follow up appointment and look forward to another great experience
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Dr. Pham was excellent! His staff was completely friendly the office was clean excellent excellent service. I've never had a doctor's visit where I didn't experience any pain during or after. I highly recommend dr. Pham
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Very pleasant appointment for a dental visit. My teeth feel super clean. Dr. Pham was very professional and office is high tech. Definately would recommend.
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Doctor was good. Receptionist was a bit cold.
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My visits to this office have all been pleasant. I saw Dr. Pham for my exam and needed some fillings and a new crown. Dr. Pham was booked up for the next 3 weeks so I saw Dr. Englund for thefillings. She was very nice and has a gentle touch. Just finished the crown with Dr. Pham and it fits perfectly. I am so glad I found my new team of dentist that I can trust and are honest. The office is always super clean and stylish. Looking forward to my next cleaning.
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Highly recommended. Dr. Pham is very professional, patient, thorough and knowledgeable. I am very impressed and will be referring anyone who needs a dentist to go to him. I am so glad I found him on ZocDoc.
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Nice guy and great staff, but a month after my dental work, my tooth easily chipped a piece off and another front tooth started showing signs of yellow. He took a before and after pic of my teeth and they lookedgreat after, but you should see the one month after pic as it's more accurate. I moved to SF so he won't be able to fix them, but I'm sure he would have done it for no charge.
More than 1 year ago
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Great dentist. Very nice, helped calm my nerves throughout the cleaning and procedure. Dental hygienists were all very pleasant, as well. Office is very clean and bright. Nice amenities like Netflix in every room etc.
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Dr. Pham and staff were so chill and freaking awesome. I hated going to the dentist for my whole life, but that have changed. I'm looking forward to going back to the dentist for once, keep up with my cleanings, etc.and they have laser teeth whitening, which is so much less painful then Zoom. When I walked in, I felt like i was in spa. They gave me a quick tour, was in and out, and had a great experience.
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Dr Pham is awesome! I've visited his office for a cleaning and a second time for fillings and wisdom teeth extraction. He's great!
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Great place nice professional people to work with and great dental service.
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The doctor, assistant and receptionist were beyond lovely. After coming from a poor experience with my previous office I was so glad to have found this gem. The assistant was very attentive. Dr. Pham also provided great feedback on how to improve my dental health.
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This office clearly goes above and beyond to make the experience a fun and enjoyable! It was cool to be able to watch the walking dead during the procedure. I had a question about my insurance, and the treatment Coordinator, Melissagave me the actual amount on the spot for my next appointment. Talk about on point! The office is super nice and clean. Very impressed and highly recommend. I'm actually looking forward to going back to the dentist for once!
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Very pleasant for a dentist visit. He has a TV on an articulating arm so I was watching Netflix the entire time I was having work done. Hulu is also an option. I recommend something that you don't need to hear,such as a wildlife show like David Attenborough. This made everything so much better. Every dentist should have this! Dr. Pham was thorough, knowledgeable, and friendly. He made sure to cover new cavities, wear, chips, alignment, and whitening options. He recommended more than any other dentist that I've had, which I don't know if that is due to the state of my teeth now, his thoroughness, or because he makes money on treatments. Nothing seemed out of order to me, and he explained each recommendation, including my insurance considerations. For example, if I wanted to address alignment, I may want to change insurance to one that covers that. The office is beautiful and impeccably clean and tidy.
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Dr. Peter Pham, and his staff, have always been very helpful and welcoming. The spa-like setting puts you at ease immediately and was carefully planned to be that way. The office is very nice and clean and I had a relaxingexperience! After fracturing my front teeth at a young age I've had many not-so-nice experiences over the years in a dentist's chair. Dr Pham and his associate doctors have given me back my smile! I can't not thank them enough! For anyone needing a dentist who is a perfectionist in his trade - but still very personable - I highly recommend Dr. Pham and his team of doctors!
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Very funny and makes you feel very comfortable. Friendly and explains things in plain English and actually looks at you when you talk instead of rushing you out of the office. The office is very nice and clean with a spa feel. Definitely recommend!
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I would highly recommend Dr. Pham! The office is modern and clean, and everyone on staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. Dr. Pham was thorough and explained everything to me as he went along. He was very personable and supportive.The staff had to handle my appointment as an emergency situation, which they did a great job! I waited for less then 15 minutes and he was efficient once I was called. I am no longer in pain and actually looking forward going back to finish all the treatments. His office is also right off Santa Monica Blvd so the location is convenient.
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Beautiful office, very clean! The staff was friendly and take the time to explain everything. I never felt rushed nor did I wait long to see the doctor. Dr. Pham was knowledgable and helpful. For once I am actually looking forward to my 6 month cleaning!
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Dr Pham and his team at the office are great! Th staff are polite & friendly. State of the art technology & equipment in a very clean, modern & well kept office. Dr Pham is very profession, friendly and has greatbedside manners. He kept making sure I was not in pain or had any discomfort while he was cleaning and working on my teeth. I hate going to visit a dentist but l had no choice this time because a filling came out. Dr Pham made my visit unevently & very pleasan
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Definitely coming back. Best dentist ever!
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nice office.
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It was excellent! Very professional and reliable. We highly recommend him!
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It was excellent. Very professional and reliable. We highly recommend him!
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Very attentive to making me feel comfortable.
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Great staff and great care provided
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Great first-time experience. The staff was very friendly and Dr. Pham gave me excellent information regarding my dental needs and a good action plan to follow moving forward. I was impressed by the level of indvidual service I received. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a dentist.
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Doctor Pham and all of his team were very welcoming and provided excellent customer service. I was very impressed with the result of my cleaning and will continue to see him. I absolutely love the take home bleaching kit they havefor sale at the office. I would recommend this doctor to everyone.
More than 1 year ago
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Extremely comprehensive appointment. I was made to feel incredibly comfortable and Dr Pham is very friendly and genuine. The treatment options were made very clear to me - all the staff there were very straightforward and polite. Thanks!
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Had a great experience here! I'm deathly afraid of dentists, but the staff and Dr. Pham made me feel great and comforted. Dr. Pham is easy going, friendly, gentle and professional, as well as his staff. He was very meticulous duringmy cleaning (getting all the stains off) and during my exam. Dr. Pham was not judgmental in the least when I told them how long it had been since my last dentist appointment. They make you feel really comfortable and give you control of the TV remote. Oh and the office is super nice. Feels more like a spa then a dental office that was a nice surprise. Will definitely be back and recommend him to anyone who needs a dentist.
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