Julian Chen, DDS
Dr. Julian W. Chen received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California in 2002. He is a board certified general dentist, a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental
Association, and West Los Angeles Dental Society. He has been in private
practice and serving the community of Santa Monica for the past 10 years.
Always striving to improve the quality of care and service for his patients,
Dr. Chen built a completely brand new office, which just opened in September 2012. The brand new facility offers the latest,
state-of-the-art digital X-rays, providing minimum radiation exposure for
patients. The office is equipped with the current top-of-the-line ADEC
dental chairs to provide patients with maximum comfort during their stay.
Each room provides the patient with his/her own monitor to enjoy music, or to catch up on missed TV shows or movies.
The new, modern open-bay layout of the office was specifically designed to
showcase the suite-wide windows overlooking the mountains to the north and a
glimpse of the Pacific Ocean to the west. We're proud to show off our 21st
century office design/layout and invite you to liberate yourself from the
stuffy confines of your old dental office, where you often felt trapped and
walled in. Once you see the office, you just might forget that you've
actually stepped into a dental office!
Dr. Chen has meticulously screened and carefully selected his staff to make
sure that only the most qualified, friendliest, dedicated, and caring
individuals can become part of our exclusive team. This isn't "just a job
and a paycheck" for us. We are passionate about Dentistry and constantly
striving for excellence in the services that we provide. We understand that
"going to see the dentist" can give many patients some sense of anxiety.
However, we will try and do everything we can to help make the experience as
pleasant as possible.
Maya F., RDH
Maya earned her Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene from the USC School of Dentistry in 2003, where she received the honored Patient Education Award. Upon graduation, she served as a clinical instructor at USC and has worked in private practices in Brentwood and Santa Monica, specializing in General/Cosmetic Dentistry and Periodontics. Maya holds a true passion for what she does. Her enthusiasm for oral health and maintenance is contagious... before you know it, you'll be flossing!
Katrina N., RDH
Katrina is a California State University, Long Beach graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a minor in Chemistry. She received her Dental Hygiene degree from San Joaquin Valley College in Rancho Cucamonga. Katrina enjoys dancing, baking, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Among many of these activities, there's nothing like a good cup of coffee accompanied with a fresh pastry in her book. New to the Los Angeles area, she has found many gems among the culinary community, boutique shops, and small businesses that make LA so great. Striving to provide excellent care, she emphasizes the importance of proper oral hygiene by educating her patients while maintaining a lighthearted atmosphere and gentle touch.
Palig N., RDH
Palig, with almost 10 years of experience as a Registered Dental Hygienist joins our office as our Saturday hygienist. She graduated from USC with a Bachelor in Science in Dental Hygiene and works in several offices part time. She is fluent in Armenian and French and spends her days off traveling and attending concerts. Married for almost 5 years, Palig and her husband Anthony are expecting their first child next spring. She is thrilled to be joining Dr. Chen in his new office and very excited to work with our amazing patients.
Molly H., Patient Coordinator
Molly is a native of Seattle, Washington. She moved to Los Angeles 9 years ago in the pursuit of sunshine. She enjoys meeting new people and making a patient's dental experience a positive one. Health and fitness are very important to her. She enjoys running, hiking, cycling, and going to the beach. "Working for Dr. Chen and our team has been a great experience. We like to have fun!"