2472 Overland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064(310) 838-0844

General Dentistry West Los Angeles

Preventive Care

Although Dr. Carlston is able to provide treatment for a number of oral health problems, his ultimate goal is to help his patients maintain optimal oral health throughout their lifetime. Using the latest technologies, such as digital X-ray systems and intraoral cameras, he provides superlative care to all patients in an effort to avoid complications. This includes comprehensive, routine dental exams, fluoride treatments, and the placement of sealants to seal out decay. General dentistry is a cornerstone of treatment at our West Los Angeles practice

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Periodontal Care

The gums are the foundation for a healthy mouth, so caring for them properly is of the utmost importance. At Carlston Dental Group, Dr. Dean Carlston and his hygienists provide thorough cleanings and preventive care to prevent the onset of gum disease and identify it in its early stages if it does occur. For patients who exhibit signs of gum disease, Dr. Carlston offers several treatment options, including scaling and root planing, and antibiotic treatment such as Arestin™, which can be administered locally to eliminate bacteria in the mouth.

Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Carlston wants all of his patients to know that dental appointments don’t have to be intimidating or uncomfortable, and he does everything in his power to help patients feel at ease. He strives to make each office visit a positive experience by working with patients to understand their comfort levels. Although Dr. Carlston gives anxious patients options for sedation, such as nitrous oxide and oral sedation, it is his hope that through quality, compassionate care, he can eliminate all of his patients’ dental anxiety.

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Family Care

At Carlston Dental Group, we earn our patients’ trust and loyalty by providing quality treatment from the very beginning. Dr. Carlston is equipped to treat infants as young as one year old, and is proud to follow through with their care through adulthood. This includes providing preventive care and orthodontic treatments, and educating patients on the significance of oral health, and positive hygiene habits. We are proud to count families amongst our patients and would be happy to help if you are seeking a general dentistry practice in West Los Angeles.


Many people think of orthodontic care simply as a phase of life - a year or two devoted to receiving treatment to obtain an attractive, straight smile. For Dr. Dean L. Carlston, however, orthodontia is the foundation for quality dental care, and an imperative part of maintaining optimal oral health. For more than 35 years, Dr. Carlston has specialized in, providing effective, comprehensive treatment options at his West Los Angeles dental practice.  Making orthodontic care a priority in all patient situations sets the framework for the patient's oral health, enabling Dr. Carlston to achieve superlative results for any future cosmetic and restorative procedures.

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Tooth Conserving Dentistry

At the forefront of Dr. Dean L. Carlston's dental practice is the idea that superior results can be achieved in dentistry, even with the use of minimally-invasive methods. While some restorative dentists may simply seek to replace the structures of the mouth with modern restorations, Dr. Carlston aims to provide long-lasting support to the natural tooth structure while preserving it as much as possible. Known formally as biomimetic dentistry, this tooth conserving treatment philosophy enables Dr. Carlston to achieve the outcomes that his patients desire, while keeping their comfort, health, and safety in mind.