Great, however a follow up is scheduled for next Monday with Dr. Carlston based upon the actions taken last Friday.
Dr. Carlston is an excellent Doc! Skilled hands and a skilled manner... Down to earth, and not a dental "maximalist"... Mnay, many years experience and it shows. Remarkably good at keeping discomfort (usually there is very, very little, or none at all) to an absolute minimum. Also a fascinating guy, a very good writer, and a musician and recording artist to boot! (check out his website). The hygienist, Angela is the best I've ever known, also remarkably skilled, kind and patient, sweet as can be. Angela is the best. Carlston is a great choice for kids or grown-up dental sissies like me. :-) Also a lovely office and setting.
Been coming here for years. Punctual and great service. Love my Doctor.
I had a wonderful experience with my visit.
I did a little research before I decided to try this dental office because my insurance had changed. I’m happy with my decision. It is an authentic atmosphere and I sort of feel like part of the family there. I found it very easy to work with them. I would highly recommend this office and the dentist.
The best dental experience ever. I refer all my friends and they are always happy. Great staff and excellent service and Dr. Carlston is amazing.
Trustworthy and gentle. His assistant Ana also has a comforting presence, I feel like I’m in good hands there.
Trustworthy and gentle. His assistant Ana also has a comforting presence, I feel like I’m in good hands there.
Best Dentist. Been driving from San Diego for 20 years. I've been going to Dr Dean for almost 40 years. Can't say enough good stuff. They don't upswell you. Thank you again
The best dentist in the universe
Love Dr Carlston best Dentist this side of the Mississippi
Love Dr Carlston best Dentist this side of the Mississippi
The best dentist in the universe
I hadn’t returned to Dean Carlston in 2 years due to COVID. I had a full exam and remembered why I chose Dr. Carslston 8 years ago. It was reassuring to know that I’m in the hands of a great dentist. Found my “FAB” dentist and highly recommend him.
Dr Carlston is a caring dentist. He does excellent treatment! His staff is very nice and knowledgeable,unlike most patients who don't have a clue how their benefits work and seem to think any dental office should wait on them!
He has very good thorough hygienists and Ana is one superb dental assistant.
With current technology and his on going continued education, he will always treat each patient with consideration and respect.
Dr. Carlston is the absolute best!
My hygenist, Angela was very patient and thorough. The office is very comfortable, calming & tranquil with lots of beautiful plants inside and outside the office. There is free parking in the rear of the building. Altogether, I had a very good experience.
I've been going to Carlston Detistry for decades! And I'm the queen of tartar so I have to go every 3 months. It's not scary at all and Angela is absolutely wonderful! I've never had a cavity and they take very good care of my teeth and gums. It's SO IMPORTANT to take care of your teeth so if you've been afraid, this is the place to go. You'll be cared for royally.
Dr. Carlston and all his staff are the best!!! 100% recommend!!
I followed Dr. Carlston from his previous office to this lovely garden location in west Los Angeles.
Before he reconstructed my entire mouth I remember him saying that if he could not see a case from A to Z before he starts he will not do the work.
Not only did my reconstruction turn out beautifully but my occlusion is so much better
The staff is wonderful and treats everyone like family
Thanks so much
Angela is an excellent hygienist! The staff is always so pleasant and welcoming.
had to get my first crown on my tooth so i was very nervous but dr. Dean kept me calm and comfortable by talking time through the whole procedure. he also did a great job on my tooth!! definitely recommend seeing carlston dental group for any dental issues.
Office clean, staff absolutely friendly. Went in with pain,and after a couple of xrays and a quick scan of my upper left molars,doctor found the culprit and filled it. Left happy that it was not a big issue 😊
Everything was great and professional
Fantastic and precise cleaning that has prevented the progression of any gum disease. So grateful to Angela who is patient and so professional.
The dental hygienist, Angela,at Carlston Dental Group is the best in the west, have been going to her for at least 15 years! Dr. Carlston is also a gem and has been there for me during many a dental emergency, keep up the good work everyone!
I’ve been going to Dr. Carlston and his wonderful staff for years . They are amazing on every level !
Dr Carlston is wonderful. Always puts me at ease. The staff has gotten so much better.
I've never experienced excellent,very professional,understanding dental service.Made me feel comfort like my own home,will continue for more service. Highly great recommendation! Thank you Carlston Dental Group!
Dr Carlston and his staff are friendly and supportive. They never try to upsell devices/procedures I don’t really need, and they’re super patient with answering my questions.
Went back for the final part of my treatment plan last week and, as always, the experience was pitch perfect! Absolutely LOVE Dr. Carlston!!! Maria & the entire front staff is so patient & kind and I met Angela (hygienist who cleaned my teeth) for the 1st time this visit. She is a sweetheart, very thorough with her cleaning, but very gentle. Communicates every step of the way, personable, & very knowledgeable. Even went over how to brush (electric & non) and floss (I had been doing it wrong all this time?!) in great detail. Thank you so much, everyone at Carlston Dental Group!!! Much love & appreciation to you ALL!!! Xx
First time with hygienist, Gita.
She is extremely thorough.
I was taken on time, with hardly any wait.
Best dentist and best staff on the planet. It's a miracle turning 80 magnificent smile only because of doc Carlston I am forever in awe and full of gratitude
Gita is the hygienist best very, patient and meticulous in her work part of the reason I go to Dr Carlston office!!
Always a wonderful experience
When you are walking up to enter, the garden design will relax you. The staff is professional and friendly... Dr. Carlston is like having a family member as a dentist. He will tell you what is wrong, needs to be done all while reassuring you everything will be fine. BEST dental office I have ever visited.
Friendly, helpful, and what a beautiful space they have when you walk in. Really sets the mood :)
Whether I’m making a new appointment or have a question about billing with office staff or undergoing a teeth cleaning by Angela or a dental procedure by Dr. Carlston and his dental assistants, all staff and services are excellent. I value the services of this office.
I have being seeing Dr. Carlston for many years. He’s very personal. Always makes it a point to come see you.
He makes you feel at easy as he explains the procedures before he starts.
I highly recommend his practice.
Dr Carlston is an amazing dentist. He listens attentively and we worked out a treatment plan together. It was executed to perfection as he rebuilt my entire mouth.
As people are still concerned about viruses and going into medical buildings know that Dr Carlston practices in his own building -- a beautiful garden setting with a relaxing courtyard.
The staff and the doctor are super helpful and friendly and always make our visit go smoothly. I love how the doctor explained to me how I received new X-ray using his high tech machine and no more gagging for me. Dr Dean Carlston and his staff are like a additional to our family. We love being professionally taken care of when we are being seen for any dental services. They are a great staff!
Kenneth and Hulya Lopez
Carlston Dentistry is the best! I'm always amazed that people are afraid to go to the dentist. The professionals at Carlston Dentistry are true artists and Angela is amazing, as well as Dr. Carlston!
I highly recommend this place as the staff is really helpful and they use modern equipment
I spent like 2 hours in there(1 hour for scans) and the other for cleaning. With the scans, the dentist was anle to pin point what i needed. For example, "this guy is receding because you are gnawing your teeth and I recommend a mouthguard with your retainers. It's really refreshing to see the proof too. He's also pretty fun too.
The assistant who cleaned my teeth also felt my neck for cancer lumps too. I'm not sure how much i would trust her, but it was nice to know there wasn't anything obvious.
Great staff. Highly recommend coming here
Always friendly and professional.
Excellent!!! The best in LA.
I hadn't gone to the dentist in several years after having several bad experiences & never finding a dentist I liked in Los Angeles upon moving here. I knew I was pushing it with how long I'd gone & so I asked for referrals on socials & got several names, but someone I hadn't seen in forever took the time to not just comment on my post, she texted me personally & RAVED about Dr. Carlston. She said she has gone to so many dentists here & could never find the right one... until she went to Dr. Carlston. She said she wished she had found him sooner and that "He's like magic." She also said all the hygenists are awesome. So... after procrastinating & then Covid, I knew it was time to just go already, LOL! And I am so happy!!!
Maria answered the phone when I made my appointment & she was so sweet, compassionate, friendly, professional, & detail-oriented. She was the same in person! And on every call since! ... and I know I'm not the easiest patient, I always have questions & concerns, LOL! But she is extremely patient (NEVER rushes me!) & never makes me feel like she's annoyed or like I'm taking up all of her time. I can't say enough good things about her.
She was also up front about cost & my appointment was exactly what she quoted.
Miguel took my X-rays and he was very kind, thorough, & as gentle as he could be (X-rays are always so uncomfortable to me). We didn’t chat too much since I had that X-ray thing in my mouth pretty much the whole time AND I was super anxious, LOL! But he was very sweet & I really appreciate his kindness. After my X-rays, he got a chair for my boyfriend to join me in the room since I was so anxious, LOL! Super SWEET!!!
And for the main act: Dr. Carlston himself is AMAZING!!! My friend was so right. Wish I'd found him sooner also!! He is so personable & explained everything to me so clearly and takes the time to repeat or clarify anything I didn't understand 1st time around. That 3D imaging is incredible! He's so meticulous & shows you exactly what he's talking about with the aide of the 3D imaging. He didn't rush my appointment & was very informative & immediately made me feel relaxed & at ease. I really felt like I was in good hands. He was also very sweet to my boyfriend, making conversation & just being friendly & personable. Dr. Carlston didn't try to push any extra services onto me, just made me aware of what else we could do either now or down the line, should I choose to. One other thing... HE LOVES HIS JOB!!! Which I love. When I told him a friend referred me, he was so touched & happy... he expressed what a pleasure & honor it is to do what he does & is always so grateful when his patients refer others, which is apparently how he gets most of his patients -- and I can see why.
I also like that he talks about preventative care & goes over how to better the care of your teeth overall (what I can do at home).
The office is also very lovely. It's very clean & has a wonderful, joyful energy. It's so unique with the garden courtyard -- it's beautiful! And the inside is spotless & gorgeous without being at all pretentious. Very calming & soothing, it feels like everyone there is happy to be there, like they actually care about their patients -- even down to how they present the office by making it as peaceful & enjoyable as they possibly can.
Wish every doctor's office was like this one.
I am so happy about this place & think I've found my dentist for life, LOL!
Thank you, Dr. Carlston! Thank you, Maria & Miguel!
Always very professional and pleasant to deal with .
Dental cleaning is always thorough and professional. The hygienist is terrific. Dr Carlston is able to catch problems early and help you avoid expensive treatment down the line. Everyone I’ve recommended him to has been very happy.
Clean, COVID safe, wonderful staff. This is a dental office where anxiety does not exist. They are good.
I absolutely love Dr. Carlston and his staff. The front desk ladies and gentleman are sooo accomodating and they make me feel comfortable to be open with them about my dental needs. Dr. Carlston is upfront, clear and funny while saying it. Everyone has a sense of humor while being efficeint in their work. So glad I rekindled this dental’ship. LOL!!
Quality dentistry and courteous staff. Dr.Carlston is highly experienced and gets you in quickly for any emergencies. Excellent dental hygienists as well.
I have had much major work done by Dr. Carlston and team. He is a true artist, and the whole experience has always been terrific. Prices have always seemed fair.
Dr. Carlston is very compassionate and understanding of people who have had negative dental experiences in the past. He is extremely knowledgeable and professional. Dental hygienist Angela is also extremely compassionate, gentle, and welcoming. Angela made my teeth cleaning experience so positive and painless. I highly recommend this practice for anyone, especially for people who have dentist anxiety.
Love Dr Carlston….Best dentist ever ❤️
All went well. Had my teeth cleaned and was out of chair in 40 mins. I love Angela she’s the BEST!! Thank you Angela ❤️
Dr. Carlston is one of the best dentists I have ever been to. My first time there was a visit for tooth pain. I was sure it was going to be costly and need a filling. Dr Carlston inspected my tooth and told me he didn't see anything wrong with it. He adjusted my bite and sent me home with an antibiotic. He didn't even charge me for this service! I haven't had a problem with the tooth since.. He doesn't drill unless he has to!
Always love the service at this office I’m glad I was able to find Dr Carlson as my dentist.
I am not a fan of going to the dentist, probably the result of questionable experiences as a child however, my experience with Carlston Dental Group has always been exceptional. A patient for 10+ years I have never hesitated to offer a referral. Carlston Dental Group provides excellent, professional dental care using the best technology innovations and highest level of integrity in every service offered!
Doctor Carlston is experienced and he points out the problems with my teeth. I decide to not do anything with my teeth at the moment. He respects it. The overall experience is great and smooth!
This place is a must , great doctors, they are making sure you are comfortable and painless , dds Carlston is very kind man , just love him
I love Dr. Carlston! He is so sweet and professional, really knows his stuff. I've been a patient for 3 years, and I can't see myself ever switching. The staff is always so lovely and accommodating, and the entire experience is pleasant. Highly recommended!!
Hands-down, the best dental services I've ever received. Everyone from dentist to staff are extremely competent and truly care about your well-being, while still working with your schedule/needs. I'm fairly new to LA & very grateful to have found this place.
I highly recommend Dr. Carlston, he is all about patient care. I fly from East Coast to get all my dental treatments at his office, I trust his suggestions and magic works. His hygienist Gita is extremely helpful, sympathetic , and amazing at what she does. Dr. Carlston is patient advocates. The value of treatment that are received exceeds the price. He is a talented musician too..
Trust is 100%
I just love my dentist group!! They keep my smile beautiful thanks Diane and Dr. Dean!!
Today i had an emergency appointment. The front desk was really sweet! The xray tech walked me threw each process. The dentist was amazin. He was really nice. He started working on my teeth and walked ne threw every step. I became every anxious out of nowhere. He helped me catch my breathing Rhythm with a calm voice. My teeth look great. Highly recommend
I love coming here! I know I know it is the dentist but Dr. Carlston is the BEST! He is just awesome and knows what he is doing unlike other dentists I have had in the past. When I had severe toothache, his office was the first to take me in the day I was even a new patient! He is very understanding and the whole procedure was pain-free! I enjoy the staff at the front desk as they are very warm and make me feel extremely comfortable. Now, the dentist assistant, STELLA! She is so sweet and makes me feel so comfortable considering I have horrible anxiety. She makes me feel like I have nothing to worry about. I even sent my dad and sister to him, as this office is the real deal! BTW the hygenist, Diana...WOW! she made my teeth super clean go see her!
When your smile is how you make your living there is only one place to go. I am deathly afraid of the dentist, have been since I was younger! Had an issue and needed some emergency work done! My mother referred me to her favorite dentist! Dr. Dean made this process painless, easy and hassle free! Have been going to home ever since!
And my hygienist Gita!!!!! OMG love her, she has the softest touch. You know what I mean, if you have ever stayed away for more than a year, like I have... you need a sympathetic caring hygienist to clean your teeth, get your gums healthy again. Now it's a piece of cake! I will always be a customer!
This is a comfortable and warm dental office. Everything is clean. The waiting area is comfy and tastefully decorated. I lack the time to read the magazines or have the tea that is available. The staff is welcoming. My treatments are pain free.
Honest and very skilled dentist! He is the best in town!!! I never wait very long before I am seen and the staff is very nice and helpful. Dr Carlston always takes the time to answer all my questions and I leave feeling well taken care of.
I had a small accident and chipped my two front teeth. Luckily I got a recommendation to Dr. Carlston. He did a fantastic job creating a natural bonding which matches my natural teeth. You'd never even know I had them bonded. I am grateful to Dr. Carlston and his amazing staff!
Dr. Carlston is not only an outstanding dentist, always training in cutting edge techniques, but he is an exceptional human being. His whole team are amazing and I could not wish for a better dentist who has served me and most of my friends for over 10 years. It is rare, in this day and age, to find people like this. Look no further than Dr. Carlston and team, if you want great teeth and a wonderful experience of kindness, compassion and service!!!
Dr Carlston is the BEST! He was suggested to me when I had an issue with the veneer right after I moved to LA. For the past three years, I have been happily driving across town to go back for any and all dental care. The front desk staff is always welcoming and is willing to take care of of any insurance issues/questions I have quickly and easily. The hygienists could not be better! Great work plus explaining exactly what they're doing and why, including teaching me how to take better care of my teeth at home. And then there is the doctor! He is such a charmer and always a joy to chat with. He explains everything that needs to be done, my options and why one is better than another from his vast medical experience. I love this place!
I found Dr. Carlston through 1800 Dentist. I got deep cleaning and an examination done. Through the entire process, everyone in the office was kind and did a great job. After my examination with Dr. Carlston, I found out that I needed major work done. Throughout this time, Dr. Carlston and Marc gave me thorough information and recommendations. They encouraged me to get a 2nd opinion and genuinely seemed to care. I would definitely recommend Dr. Carlston for any dental work.
I've been a patient for over 2 years and have had excellent service from Dr Carlston and his staff. His practice feels like a small town community in a big city, which is refreshing in Los Angeles. I highly recommend, Diana, one of his dental hygienists - her tact and manner makes you feel completely comfortable and at ease no matter what you have going on.
Great experience with both the dentist and dental hygienist. They were friendly, knowledgeable, and gave me solid advice on how to take care of my teeth better. Highly recommended!
Wonderful Dentist and Staff !!!!!
Dr Carlston is amazing. I got all four wisdom teeth taken out only using local anesthesia and he made it a super quick and painless process. I recovered the next day! Zero need for the pain meds. Amazing job. Would 1000% recommend! Amazing staff too.
Dr. Carlston re-did my entire mouth from crowns to in-lays and on-lays fillings, Invisalign, bleach and not but least diamonds on my teeth. I have been seeing Dr. Carlston for 5 years the best dentist I have ever seen, he found out why my gums were hurting from other dentist putting wrong crowns in. By far the best dentist I have ever seen 5 stars is not away to rate Doctor Carlston his staff is lovely and great to get along with Stella his assistant is kind and now I'm married he starting on my husbands mouth.
thank you so much
Super friendly and efficient office
I was very fortunate to find Dr. Carlston. I needed extensive dental work from a root canal to dental implants. A project that took 13 months. He gave referrals to specialists from the Endodontist, and Periodontist who provided expert care and to the dental lab who did an amazing job . He was caring and patient while giving me options on procedures and keeping me informed of all the steps it would take to get my care to completion.
His office staff is wonderful.
I really appreciate all the time he took with me and the special effort to make sure all the dental work turned out perfect.
I had a dental emergency and Dr. Carlston took me that same day. I am so very thankful to have such an awesome dental office so close to home.
Hands down the best hygienist I've ever had going to the dentist is Diana. Not going to lie I was a little nervous going into my appointment but the way she communicated with me going over everything step by step really eased my nerves. Also she was very quick doing her job. Very happy with my visit thanks Diana.
When having to go to the dentist it does not get any better than this! Dr. Carlston came recommended by an acquaintance of mine who had work done. From seeing where he came (that being once homeless and left with almost no teeth from that chapter, to a most SPECTACULAR set of teeth) --I had visual proof this Dr. Dean Carlston was good.
However.. there's a big difference in making false teeth than trying to save a mouth that's been savaged by many years of grinding stress caused by PTSD, coupled with bad choices and neglect.
The first thing that blew me away was on July 4th (...a Holiday!) Dr. Carlston's kindly assistant Marc called me, answering my urgent message about a failing bridge. We set up the first available appointment (only a week later).
I'm just out of that appointment and having sat with the doctor I can say I am 100% committed to the year or two it's going to take to not only save my teeth but will get me a set of straightened teeth I've never had before in my life. (Should have had braces as a child --opps)
Dr. Carlston and Marc have my utmost respect. As it was explained to me there are some procedures he will just not do (unless there's no alternative) even though 90% of every other dentists do them because they're cash cows. That kind of sells me on the whole trust factor. Knowing that, even though he could make a LOT more money doing them, he chooses ethics over $$$.
In for a penny / in for a pound. I'm continuing my path with him this Friday for the first of many many procedures.
THANK GOD FOR DENTISTS WITH COMPASSION AND ETHICS!
I've been a patient of Dr. Carlston's for about 10 years, and I say this with total sincerity: he's the best dentist I've ever had. He has a great chairside manner -- very gentle, always explains dental problems and procedures, never shames me (or my husband) for not practicing the best dental habits, and is genuinely enthusiastic about dentistry. The staff there are also great, from the office manager (who is so efficient and helpful) to the hygienists (I've had two) to the other front office staff. I love the environment of the waiting room ... it feels very peaceful and inviting, has a comfy couch and tons of magazines. There's a zen garden outside, too. Highly, highly recommend Dr. Carlston!!
So happy to find an excellent dentist in LA. Dr. Carlston is such a nice person who gave me great advice. I got my teeth cleaned by Gita. She did an amazing job and made me feel comfortable. I don't have insurance and only ended up paying $102. I'll definitely be back! PS I love the entrance to the building with the soft music, fresh plants, and sun pouring through. Good job!
Lovely dentist in LA. Very nice, professional, clean, great atmosphere, funny, down to earth, and an overall great person. Awesome experience. I only paid $102 for a cleaning and don't have insurance. Loved this place, I was referred and I'll definitely be back.
Hands down the best dentist I've ever had. He's always so kind and understanding about my unrelenting fear of what I like to think is the scariest place on earth. Angela is his dental hygienist and she's literally the only reason I'm able to walk through the door without sobbing. I had to have a procedure done and they made sure to prescribe me a Valium before I came in and offered to give me gas so I didn't make everyone's lives a living hell. Can't recommend this place enough.
Five years later and Dr. Carlston still kicks butt. I just had a dental emergency and he fit me in right away and took all my pain away. He continues to be the best of the best. He's kind and he really has a soft touch when it comes to dental work. I dare say he is an artist. And the staff is a reflection of this excellence. I can't recommend this dentist enough.
I called around different dental offices but I decided to go with this one because of all their positive reviews. Im happy i ended up going with them because Dr. Carlston and his staff seem very knowledgable and honest. I also had a cleaning with diana who was educating me on oral hygiene during the cleaning. Being 31, I have never had a hygienist show me how to brush and floss.
I would give Carlston Dental Group more than 5 stars if it was possible.I'm very happy with my decision and I would definitely recommend them to friends and family.
My wife and I were clients of Dr. Carlston for many years following a terrible experience with a different dentist. Dr. Carlston was gentle, kind, enthusiastic, and very professional. He would share with me the details and intricacies of the procedures so that I, too, could be educated about what goes on in my mouth. His practice has the feel of a "sanctuary" in the middle of LA, without the price-tag that usually accompanies such attention to decor :)
Unfortunately we are no longer clients of Dr. Carlston as we ended up moving out of state, though we still talk about how great of a dentist he was to us, and seemingly continues to be to others.
Is it odd to miss your dentist? I guess, but then again you end up *really* missing the good ones :)
I have to say that Dean Carlston has been a godsend in the Dentistry world and staff is very friendly and helpful.
Dr. Carlston has a wonderful heart ,caring and professional person I was a little nervous ,,but he took his time to sit and reassure me making sure I understand the process and explain what is best for my teeth I am completely happy with the result..I love him and love his assistance
I refused to go anywhere else my go place for life...
I love you all... God bless Dr carlston and your handsome black assistance...Thank you
See you next time
I have been going to Dr. Carlston for years, and he is amazing dentist. His office staff is also very helpful, especially Mark, who is the office manager. I highly recommend Dr. Carlston and his practice.
I am from Utah and had traveled to California to see Dean as I had seen the quality of his work and had referral's from family members in his area. I have always been pretty sensitive about my teeth and was hopeful he could help in giving me a beautiful smile. I was impressed with the facility and nice caring staff. I was also really happy at the time Dean took explaining to me the procedure and what we would be doing step by step. Everything was done gently and quickly, but not rushed. I am thrilled with the results. I was able to get the smile I have always wanted and without the headache and pain of most dentist offices. I would absolutely recommend this business to anyone looking for an amazing dentist. Dean is the best!!!
Dr. Carlston and his staff are professional and friendly. My old dentist was not nearly as caring nor thorough. The office is very attractive and clean. Happy I found this place.
I chipped my front tooth was devastated could not stand the look He repaired it and it looks beautiful
An artist and an excellent Dentist
I moved to the area and needed to find a Dentist. I checked out Dr Carlstons reviews and choose his office. From the minute you walk in the office, it is so clean and decorated beautifully, not the sterile look. All of the office staff are kind and caring, I had work done on my back teeth, I was never in pain and they let you know what they are doing. I was fitted for Invisalign and the lady could not have been any nicer. I found a gem of an office.
First off, i have to say that Dean Carlston has been a godsend in the Dentistry world and has been instrumental in saving me from multiple root canals, after many previous so called dentists informed me that there was no other way. Being in my 40's, my fillings have periodically been needing replacement as they have leaked or have become detached from the tooth.
Here's where it started : After 6 years of having a hole in my tooth and being told by a dozen dentists that a root canal and full crown was in order, even though there was no pain or sensitivity to hot or cold, I was referred to Dr. Carlston who looked at the first x-ray and quickly said, "You don't need a root canal, I can fix it with a partial onlay." Hallelujah! An honest Dentist!
For under half the price of a root canal, i have a porcelain onlay! And this is after having an open hole in my tooth for 6 years!! This was in 2011, and through the last 4 years, Dr. Carlston has worked the same magic on multiple teeth, saving me from the dreaded root canals that other dentists push to get maximum money! Dr. Carlston will ONLY do a root canal if there's no other way, but strives to avoid it. Again, Hallelujah!!
The place is great, and the staff is super friendly, dare I say having a family type of atmosphere.. when I go in, I look forward to chatting with the staff and being there. They're all great!
I'd give Dr. Carlston and staff 10 STARS if I could.
Even though you may have been dealing with your current dentist for ages, do your mouth a favor and check out Carlston Dentistry... They're the REAL DEAL, and I'd be a mess if I hadn't.
Doctor Carlston is a great dentist, and staff is very friendly and helpful. I just had many things done in his office. A night guard, Veneers on the front teeth, and new bridgework.
I was completely happy with the results. He took time to go over the colors, and the feel, and the options for the work I wanted done. His office staff was very helpful working things out with my insurance company.
I was very glad I had my dental work done by Doctor Carlston.
I have avoided going to the dentist for over a decade. It was the source of a clinical phobia (even though I never had a negative experience at the dentists!). The hygienists here are so careful and gentle, they explain everything, and are always careful to proceed at a pace that is comfortable for me.
Dr. Carlston has a wonderful demeanor. If I am nervous or scared, he takes time to sit and reassure me. Everyone there is aware of my phobic history and is making sure I understand that this isn't just maintenance, there is a network of caring professionals here who are willing to help me fix my teeth before I loose them and face my fear in the process.
I had to have an emergency root canal 6 years ago. Dr carlston was so patient and kind and his staff is absolutely great. I refuse to go anywhere else I've been loyal since!
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After realizing that I needed a new dentist, I found Dr. Carlston through a search for biomimetics. I had suffered trauma to one of my front teeth and the nerve had died, so I had received a root canal that needed a permanent restoration. I was looking for a conservative approach that didn't require shaving off part of my tooth for a crown, especially since it is a front tooth not used for grinding food, and I had only damaged the nerve, not the tooth itself.
Not only did Dr. Carlston understand my desire to conserve as much of my teeth as possible, but he also observed heavy wear on my lower incisors (possibly from grinding or gritting my teeth), and a cavity forming on one of my back molars - the latter which my last dentist missed because she had yet to upgrade to a digital x-ray machine. Though he did point out that it was a "flossing cavity," (ie. I didn't get back there very well with my daily hygiene ritual) I was not given any grief about causing it. And in regards to the root canal tooth, well, I was already pretty heartbroken that I had lost something that was quite valuable to my smile, so Dr. Carlston's bedside manner, not to mention that he said I had the "Ferrari" of teeth(!), certainly helped me feel a lot better. I ended up getting fillings, internal bleaching and additionally a night guard to prevent further wear. He also gave very specific after-care instructions.
I doubt I saved a lot of money in comparison to getting a crown, and in comparison to other dentists. And I don't know how competitive the pricing is considering most of the procedures were covered by insurance, but I really appreciate his approach, and felt like he was honest and only motivated to fix what needed to be fixed.
Additionally, the office is very clean and well-decorated with a relaxing atmosphere, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. They are also pretty dialed in to the latest equipment and technology, and send text message reminders about appointments.
I have been seeing Dr. Carlston for about 2 years now, and I have grown to truly love this place.
I originally found him through my insurance website and decide to visit the office before I committed.
Upon my arrival, I was blown away with how green and beautiful the outside lounge area was. To my surprise it didn't stop there- The inside was just as nice as the outside! While waiting for Dr. Carlston I was kindly greeted & asked whether I would like any tea or water (which I thought was an extra plus)
When called in, I was really glad to see that Dr. Carlston seemed very informed and knowledgeable about everything that came to teeth.
After that first visit I knew I'd be sticking with Carlston Dental Group for as long as I could. Since then I've had my Invisalign treatment done as well as many cleanings, check ups, and teeth whitening sessions. If I could, I would honestly recommend this place to everyone in LA. I've never enjoyed the dentist so much :)
P.S. I love how they spread out their hours (some days opening very early, some days closing very late) as this is very helpful when you have a crazy schedule and/or have unplanned urgent calls in to see if you can be seen that same day.
I am amazed, because I am so particular, especially about anyone looking into my big mouth !
This dental group with each employee there and the good Dentist himself are so considerate, kind, caring, and explaining each process as they do it, are courteous and attentive...this is not usually what I have come to expect at a dentist ! Sure, a sales office might 'act' this way -temporarily - but not for dental work. Yet I have already returned for service 3x and each time is just as good as previous visits.
The staff are knowledgeable, very responsive, so polite and never rushed in answering my many concerns and questions. That is soooooo unusual, anywhere, else, that regardless of the actual dental services, this atmosphere and attitudes as displayed is worth going in 'for a visit'...better yet, they take most Dental PPO's too for the insurance portions.
Of course, my being so impressed made me want to also have my adult children come here too as well as everyone else I know - yep, they too will hear how I appreciate having such good dental service [that have now avoided for 2-3 years because of prior DDS I had for 20 years was up-selling me - and I knew it - and refused it, so did not return there ].
So I avoided whatever was needed, just because I could not find another dentist locally, in my PPO, that even on internet 'looked like' they could 'pass my test' - one of basic decency and no selling stuff, no lying, no switch and bait tactics et al . Here ...I found what I wanted and needed.
The work has been completed now - whew ! - and I am happy to have found a group and a man I can trust. Not easy. Never is. But this is it. - Please dont rush there because I want to be able to get an appt when I need one without the place being over crowded. But if you should be as observant, discerning and demanding of good dental service and good treatment, then maybe, without crowding me out, check them out and go in. Or call and inquire.
Certain services are more difficult to find acceptable any more, [ medical, dental, auto mechanical] and those that previously were referred to by friends for their good work and honest attitudes...but..... because maybe 'times have changed', and maybe the profit motive has superceded everything else, or also there are less well-trained, less caring dedicated people working anywhere... good people to pay for good work are harder to find.
"Times are a changin' " and I am not always in agreement with the worse results. But here, well, this is the way it is 'suppose' to be. According to thos of us who are more than willing to pay reasonable fees to have GOOD SERVICE, courteous attention, and to be able to TRUST in those who are being paid...thru insurance or otherwise. That is not easy to find. But now I did.
So glad to have found Dr. Carlston and his 'conservative' attitude, to do the best and also only what is absolutely needed dental work. not more but just what is right....in my sweet little mouth. yours too ?"
The most amazing and honest and knowledgable doctor! I always look forward to going into the office! Hygienist by the name of Diana was fantastic for my cleaning!
Great office with a beautiful patio!
I recommend this place, especially if you don't like visits to the dentist! They will change your view on dentistry in general!
First of I hate going to the dentist as much as everyone else. It can be an even worse experience when dealing with apathetic, aggressive, aloof, etc dentist offices. That being said I've been seeing Dr. Carlston and his wonderful staff fr the past year - about 3 or 4 visits.
I like this practice because Dr. Carlston is about tooth conservation (READ he does not want to pull your teeth out or drill em down to nothing) and does not want his patients to experience pain. He also will not try to cheat the patient by pushing on extra and unnecessary treatments. He provides information/education without quilting or being condescending towards patients. Someone described him as kooky, not sure what that means but I like that he has personality and his choice in music lol. Dr. Carlston is also an artist. I've had previous dental work completed that made it either difficult to floss or changed my bite and he has corrected those things along the way. Someone also said he was aggressive not sure what this means, but I like that he is comfortable re positioning my head or mouth to get to where he needs without hurting or bothering me.
I would also like to say I like his staff. They are kind, friendly and informative. Imagine learning a better way to brush and floss at 30 years old! Blew my mind and I certainly hope it will help cut down on treatments in the future. His staff also works very seamlessly with him which makes the appointments very efficient.
I'd recommend this practice to anyone!
I've been coming here for 3 years now and have had no complaints. They are very professional, maintain a clean environment, they are friendly and prepared when you walk in.
I am in my 40's and have been going to Dr. Carlston since I was in my teens. I can say that you could not find a better dentist. Not only does he do outstanding work he is a man of character and it is reflected he all he does and his professional staff. I have no hesitations referring people to this office.
Our entire family has been going to Carlston Dental for a few years. The hygienists are incredibly thorough and Dr. Carlston is wonderful! He obviously loves what he does. They are always very clear about any potential costs before the procedure and work well with insurance companies. I definitely recommend.
Dr. Carlston is the best Dentist I have ever been to. He does the best work, works with you, and the prices are very reasonable.
I had extensive work done by Dr. Carlston. The Dr. and his staff held my hand every step of the way and I was really well advised. I'm so happy with the work I had done there every time I look in the mirror it feels like Christmas!!!!
Love these guys.
So friendly! Very accommodating and helpful - glad I made the switch!
After an odyssey, trying to find a good dentist, my family found Dr. Carlston about 5 years ago. He is an excellent and experienced dentist, caring, and really passionate about his work. His office has cutting edge technology; through a tiny camera he will show you on a computer screen exactly what is going on, so you really know.
The results of his work are outstanding. He is a real artist who takes pride in his work, and he is a perfectionist (another big PLUS in my opinion)
By now my whole extended family, including my 9-year old niece, are seeing Dr. Carlston and his staff for all our dental needs.
His office staff is very friendly and efficient; appointments are easy to get, wait time usually no more than 5-10 minutes. If there's an emergency you will always be able to get in (even on the weekend).
I rarely write reviews online, but Dr. Carlston is fantastic!
I am an admitted Dental Chicken. I just don't like it. If I had a choice of being in a car crash or the dental chair, I would take the crash. That's how bad I was, until I went to see Dean Carlston. So, when Dean Carlston does his magic, I don't mind 1 bit. He's the best.
Angela is one of the Hygienists, she's also great. Very gentle and informative.
They always remind me of my up coming appointment by phone or email.When I show up I never have to wait.
On a scale of 1 to 10 . Ten being best I would give them a 12.
Check them out, you won't be sorry.
I love this office. I have been looking for a good dentist and my friend referred me to them. I got work done and was very happy NO Pain. Then sent my husband and he loved the office and all the employees as well. Dr. Carlston very sweet nice and spends time with you to make you feel comfortable!
I had tooth pain bothering me for a while, so I called and got an appointment the next day. They ended up waiving the xray and exam fees, because the root canal itself was pricey. This may not be the cheapest dentist around, but you do get what you pay for. The root canal itself was pain free! They are also flexible with paying, and they use care credit for putting things on credit. I recommend this office to everyone nearby!
Dr. Carlston is an awesome dentist. First of all, he is so nice and hilarious. He makes me laugh no matter what wonky procedure I'm getting. But more important is that he really stays on top of what is going on in dentist technology (despite being in his 60s), and always recommends what is best for YOU. My old dentist was always quick to order root canals and crowns, but I had none of that with Carlston. He believes in doing whatever he can to save the tooth, and uses technology I had never heard of to accomplish this.
In addition, he tries to be proactive about other things. I need a Night Guard because I'm a real grinder, and he discovered (through some creative questioning) that I don't wear the one my old dentist made for me. I brought it in and he said, No wonder! Apparently I had the full mouth guard-- that is as uncomfortable as night guards could possibly be-- that only the top 1% worst grinders in the world actually need. He knew that something much smaller and less intrusive would have been good for me, but of course my old dentist never suggested that (go figure which one makes them more money!). So he actually took my old night guard and cut it down in an attempt to replicate a smaller more comfortable one, instead of just having me buy another from him.
I highly recommend Dr. Carlston! Bonus points for having four parking spots behind the office.
Just had my teeth cleaned and exam the BEST teeth cleaning i ever had you must ask for Gita she was very gentle and very detailed as well i would give her 10********if i could Thanks Gita And staff
When it comes to dentists, I am a little weary these days because of bad experiences that I've had in the past. Trying out a new dentist is always a gamble. I looked up reviews of places in my neighborhood and decided that I could safely track out Dr. Carlson's office for cleaning and x-rays. The great thing about his office is that they open at 7am, so you can get in before work (or at least not get to work too late). State of the art technology is used for dental procedures here and the staff is extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. All preventative and routine procedures were explained to me thoroughly and I was even advised NOT to do work that I suspected may need to be done; instead, I was advised to see the affect of current fillings and to return if a semi-related problem persisted.
I went back for two fillings and all of my previous fillings were inspected to see how they were holding up. Dr. Carlston did some filling repair work for free because I was already numb and he was working on nearby teeth anyway. The numbing shot did not hurt at all. He is a very relatable and down to earth guy, expressing how sensitive his oral nerves are too, instead of telling me to "man-up" during the procedure. The office arranged for me to pay off my dental work in comfortable Monty installments which was great because I got my dental work done right before the holidays. If you are looking for a reliable and honest doctor, you can rely on Carlson DDS. The office is cozy and clean while inviting and not overly-sterile looking.
I thought all of these reviews were by crazy, brainwashed people. I mean, who likes going to the dentist? But after walking into the office per the enthusiastic Yelp reviews, I knew what they meant. It feels like a spa and the staff is so nice. They explain everything they're doing and Dr. Carlston is such a cool guy. You really get the sense that he knows what he's doing. He also mentioned that he considers himself an artist as he works on peoples' smiles, which I really appreciate.
This is an office full of people who care about what they do and they've done their homework when it comes to customer service. It leaves me wondering why would people go anywhere else.
Jumping on the 5-star bandwagon! Dr. Carlston is amazing~
Here's why he & his practice gets top-ratings:
* He explains all work to be done in layman's terms...also gives clear & sound advice. So friendly and easy to talk to~
* Upfront pricing and clear estimates for insurance coverage.
* New technology (they have the CEREC 3D milling machine - google it).
* Clean facilities.
* Anesthetic shots did not hurt. What?? Yes. And I, like 99% of population, haaaate needles. [shudder]
* Angela is an amazing hygenist. Can't wait to get my next cleaning (who says that?!)
* FOH staff is friendly and cheerful~ They're more than happy to work around your busy schedule.
* Free parking spots around back. Otherwise meter parking right out front.
If you've been putting off your visits for fear of the dentist, fear no more. From one (dental) scaredy-cat to another, I've been converted to rather enjoying 'em now!
This establishment is just worthy of six stars.
Well let's face it you always dread the fact of going to see your dentist. Well not to this place :)
Love the high tech equipment they use, everything is so clean all the time. They work with you and clearly explain every procedure before they do anything. I just recently had a root canal and a filling done. It was a breeze to say the least. The entire office staff is so friendly and professional, you don't dread the fact that you have to go see a dentist. Also the dental hygienist Angela is just amazing. Have been going to them for years and am sure will continue doing that for a long time.
I've been a patient of Dr. Carlston for many years. He is a very attentive, professional, and knowledgeable doctor!
He loves what he is doing and because of that his office has the best and newest dental equipment and great supportive staff, especially his office manager Marc.
I must say, I was skeptical of giving a dentist five stars, but here you go. Being new to SoCal, I was not looking forward to finding all new doctors, vets, salon, etc. So I put off getting two cracked molars fixed. Yes, I needed crowns. Which didn't bother me as much as knowing shots were forthcoming. Dr Carlston really does give a painless shot. I never thought it possible.
I will not put off dentistry again. In fact, no matter where I end up living, I'll gladly drive to his office. Everyone is very nice, friendly, professional. The rooms look onto a bamboo filled courtyard. There is free parking behind the building (a godsend in LA) and if you want, they even have tea for you.
I highly recommend Dr Carlston's dental practice to anyone. Especially to those chickens out there :)
Dr. Carlston was the first dentist I had gone to since I was a kid, twenty plus years later. I remember the first visit very well. I only went because I was in so much pain, of course. I like the fact that he was very patient with me but he still took care of the business of helping me to get pain relief, by first dealing with my extreme fear of another dentist working in my mouth. After such a bad experience as a kid I never wanted to see another dentist for the rest of my life and I was very serious about just that.
I know for a fact that Dr. Carlston in not motivated by money, but a love and gift for what he does and it really shows from the moment you walk into his office. I recall on one occasion with him, I had closed my eyes and prepared to wait for him to get started numbing an area of my mouth to work on, he had such a technique that I never even knew that he had went in and completed that process without me feeling anything.
His objective is to always try to save your teeth first. If that's not possible he's the only dentist for me. During the entire process I never felt any real pain. I've had quite a bit of work done, even a few root canals. I remember after one of my visits I had received root canal work for several teeth, within an hour afterwards I was able to eat food, not just some soup or other liquid food item.
Dr. Carlston had given me his person cell phone number to call him direct that weekend if I had any pain, not only did I not have any pain but I was eating real food. I don't know why I was so hungry but I had to have some food. To my surprise I was able to eat a hamburger, some beans and potato salad.
That was a moment for me that made me feel special and important because a Doctor cared that much about me as a person. He's not only the best dentist; he's also a good teacher and really beautiful and genuine human being. He's the same each and every time you see him.
If anyone reading this is in need of an excellent dentist the only recommendation I can give for a dentist IS Dr. Dean Carlston. The only thing I can say is go and experience Dr. Carlston's office for yourself and you will be glad you did.
I have been seeing Dr. Carlston for a little over three years now. I have never had such a great dentist in my entire life. My first time seeing Dr. Carlston was when I had a bad procedure from another dentist and was having real trouble eating solid food for weeks after the procedure was done. Dr. Carlston saw me on an emergency appointment on a Saturday without having ever seen me before. That was amazing to me. I can't even get my own doctor to see me within two weeks.
He is a caring, good spirited and a very knowledgeable dentist. I have had a couple cavities and a root canal and was never in pain or discomfort. The front desk staff is great as well. I have referred my whole family, a few friends and a co-worker to Dr. Carlston.
I'm am absolutely terrified of going to the dentist. It started with my first dental experience as a child and pretty much went downhill from there. We had two dentists in the little community I was raised in. It was rumored that one of them didn't use anesthesia. You could walk by his office and hear the screams. I'm not kidding. This was a LOOOONG time ago.
One day, my mother informed me that she was taking me to the dentist. I knew that she loved me and wouldn't take me to the "bad" dentist but as we left the house, we walked in the wrong direction - yep, to the bad dentist. I freaked out. I was crying before I ever even saw him. I have no idea if he ever examined me. I just remember being terrified. Other visits to other dentists over the years did not make me feel better. The was always pain, lots of pain. I remember going to one dentist for something, having 5 shots of novocaine - and I felt ALL of them go in. Yikes!
Fast forward to Dr. Carlston. He came highly recommended by a close friend so I trusted her. He was great. The staff was friendly. Everrything was state of the art. Though terrified, I was impressed. Dr. Carlston went out of his way to help me to relax.
I'm not at the point of being "comfortable" going to the dentist, but I highly recommend Dr. Carlston.
A friend recommended me to see Dean. I was so happy with the results. He was very professional and gentle. Later on, I took my daughter and my husband to see Dean. My husband has always been very afraid of the dentist. He had a lot of work done and was astonished with the results. Most importantly, for the first time ever, it was painless for him. I would recommend Dean Carlston to anyone who wants to have perfect, pain-free, teeth. Thanks so much to Dean Carlston.
How many DENTISTS have this many 5 star reviews? Seriously, Dr. Carlston makes going to the dentist as pleasant and easy as possible. His staff is top notch - always making sure you are comfortable and informed. The office is a stand alone little bungalow which is great for those who hate navigating the 20 story high medical plazas.
I'd highly recommend Dr Carlston to anyone who is serious about wanting to see their dentist every 6 months- he makes it sooo easy!
I found Dr. Carlston on yelp and I can't say enough nice things. The office was clean, the staff was friendly, and the man saved me from having a root canal!
I was told by my old dentist that I need to have a root canal, he then sent me to a 'specialist' that was going to charge me $1400.00. I thought that was crazy so I looked around and found Dr. Carlston. When I went to see him, he said the my filling was leaking which was why I was having pain, and that I DONT need a root canal!
The man saved my tooth and my pocket book :)
I haven't been to a dentist in five years, but when I decide to make time I will have Mr. Carlston work on them. He has done such a great job on my wife's teeth and she seems happy. Her smile is broad, white, shiny and beautiful! Perfect reflection of Mr. Carlston's personality and character.
I love my teeth!!! I have had many fillings from Dr. Carlston and veneers as well. It feels so good to smile and I am complimented on my teeth regularly now. My teeth look so natural that even my closest friend couldn't pin point what was different about me.
I would highly recommend him!
The staff was friendly and helpful and the facility was clean and professional. I will definitely be back when in Los Angeles.