Dentistry By Design; Pacific Palisades Dentist Reviews and Testimonials.

Dec 27 Visit


December 27, 2019

appreciate you being able to squeeze me in last minute, during the holidays and going over the options with me for treatment......thanks again

The Teeth Cleaning Experience

Barbara G.

December 17, 2019

Today I had my teeth cleaned by Stacey at Dr.Tapia's office. My teeth and mouth now feel healthy and fresh! Stacey did an excellent job. She is warm and friendly, careful and thorough. I booked my next appointment with her in the next year. Dr. Tapia is a warm and caring person with tremendous skill in her work. She is observant and watchful, knowledgeable and highly skilled. I've been seeing her for many years and benefitted greatly from her expertise. I recommend her highly!

Fun to got to the dentist.

Arthur G.

December 06, 2019

Fun to visit the dentist. That is an A+ rating. Highly professional, yet warm and human. This superlative applies to the entire staff. And extremely competent and skilled.

Dr. Tapia

Juana O.

October 25, 2019 

Dr. Tapia and her team of experts are always welcoming and make the trip to the dentist much easier. Thank you for your care and hospitality.

No better Dental Group

John S.

October 19, 2019 

I've been going to Dr. Tapia for many years now. From the start she's had only the most professional & experienced staff in her office. Be they Doctors, Hygienists, Dental Assistants, back office staff or Receptionist they are always cheerful, courteous and helpful. I couldn't recommend Dr. Tapia's office more highly.

Awesome dentistry

Elliot B.

September 15, 2019

Not just great work. A great education. Dr Tapia explains everything she’s doing and everything she recommends in a way I’ve never experienced. And gives you options when possible. You are really a full partner in your treatment and long term health, not a captive passively sitting in the chair.

Outstanding, and the singing was good, too...

Margaret H.

September 11, 2019

I needed emergency assistance during a recent family visit, and Dr. Tapia and her staff immediately made me feel comfortable and warmly welcomed. The care was top notch, gentle, and considerate (I am a wuss). Oh, and everyone there has a nice singing voice. I didn't think to ask if they take requests, but it wouldn't surprise me. In such a positive, friendly atmosphere, it's easy to relax and even enjoy the visit!


Barbara G.

August 13, 2019

Had my teeth cleaned by Stacy this morning and couldn’t be happier! Her technique is excellent, her knowledge regarding maintenance of a healthy mouth is outstanding, and her manner and personality are a delight. Totally excellent job. I’ll be seeing her again in December.


Marla S.

July 25, 2019

Dr Tapia and her team are incredibly friendly and professional. Always an amazing experience!


Yvonne R.

July 14, 2019

She is knowledgable, experienced and most pleasant. I like everybody at Dr. Tapia's practice. It is comfortable to visit although dental work is not my favorite.

Thank you for being there for me

Tatyana Y.

May 21, 2019

Thank you to the wonderful team for taking care of me today fast and efficient. I appreciate it very much.

Fantastic experience every time

Robin D.

May 14, 2019

I love going to Dr. Tapia she is an amazing dentist and so kind and thorough. Stacy is a fantastic hygienist and Becky and Andrea are also stellar. I always feel so comfortable and confident in everyone's abilities and the friendly, warm atmosphere of the beautiful office. I highly recommend Dr. Tapia to anyone looking for quality dental care.

        Reply from the office

        We thank YOU, Robin, for being an extraordinary and loyal patient! Thank you for your continuous trust. Dentistry by Design Team


Loren H.

April 02, 2019

Our family has been seeing Dr. Tapia and her terrific staff for many years now (a decade or so). Dr. Tapia is personable and professional, and especially important for a dentist - she makes procedures as pain free as possible. Becky is fabulous in her work with patients and as Dr. Tapia's right hand, and Stacy makes biannual teeth cleaning as close to a pleasure as possible. Andrea in the front office is patient with patients who are in pain or who just are a pain (LOL)! I love the look and feel of the office, too, comfortable seating and visually appealing. In addition, when we've had a dental emergency, Dr. Tapia has made herself available, even after hours, mornings, and weekends. She's great with adults and children - my son has been seeing her since he was old enough to visit a dentist. Over the years, Dr. Tapia has, as requested by us, referred us to equally talented professionals - orthodontist, ear/nose/throat doctor, etc. Thank you Dr. Tapia and everyone at your office. You guys are GREAT!

Appointment with Hygienist

Krystyna K.

March 26, 2019

Stacey is my favorite hygienist in the clinic - very professional and efficient. Makes my mouth clean and me for sure comfortable. Very pleasant and good ambience in the office.

Lovely staff. Relaxing environment. Exce...

Susan P.

March 05, 2019

I trust Dr. Tapia 100% She is kind, caring, gentle and always pays attention to what the patient is feeling. Dr. Tapia and her staff are wonderful and capable people. I feel safe and unafraid of going to the dentist since I became a patient of Dr. Tapia several years ago. I have had extensive work done without the pain of past experiences with other dentists. She is light handed and always makes certain that a patient should not be in pain. She is great with young kids too! The music is good. Hearing a dentist and her assistant (Becky) sing along to the music makes me know they love what they are doing. Its a happy experience. Along with other procedures today I had my teeth cleaned. Ask for Stacy. She is great!

Very happy with staff and dentist.


January 16, 2019

My wife is handicapped and has trouble undergoing procedures. Both Dr Tapia and staff are very patient and understanding, and do excellent work. No one realy likes getting dental work, but this group makes it as easy as possible.

Wisdom tooth removal

Kathleen H.

January 10, 2019

Staff were efficient and effective. Dr was relatable and procedure was explained. Highly recommendd.


Catalina L.

January 04, 2019

I am a new patient and went for a prophy. Excellent cleaning with Stacy. Would recommend !!!!

Best service

Kamaran P.

December 14, 2018

So relaxing and such an friendly atmosphere, I was very nervous as anyone would be before getting in to see a dentist but Maria ( my dentist and owner of this clinic ) made me so welcome and relaxed at i did not notice the passing of time and all the work she was doing, Top quality work, Fair price and everything was done in 2 visits which was very convenient towards my busy schedule, I have referred my friends and family to this clinic and i will continue doing so as everyone seems to be happy with their service.


Jerry M.

December 13, 2018

Dr. Tapia discussed thoroughly with me all the questions I've had about my dental health and completely impressed me with her ability to satisfy my fears of maintaining my teeth as I approach ninety years old. I can rest easily now because she handled my questions so intelligently..

A Great Morning

Barbara G.

April 11, 2018

Excellent! I’ll be back in 4 months for the next cleaning.

Very pleased with Dentistry by Design

Jerry M.

March 01, 2018

I was very pleased with the excellent, knowledgable care I received. Dentistry by Design has been my dental experts for many years.

Excellent dentist! Customer service is sec...

Ken R. via Google

February 09, 2018

Excellent dentist! Customer service is second to none and they have every new piece of dental equipment available. Very professional and comfortable atmosphere!

Perfection under pressure

Caryn G.

January 06, 2018

I've been going to Dr. Tapia for some time and have always been happy. Yesterday, however, was exceptional. I was to get three old fillings replaced, and we ran into trouble - one tooth needed a partial crown. It was a Friday and I am unavailable next week to come back. With her magic scanner, the crown was made in-house; I was able to come back to complete the job on the same day. Dr. Tapia always takes her time to get it right and, once again, I have a crown that fits perfectly, with no adjustments needed. What a relief! Also, a call-out to Judy, my favorite dental hygienist of all time. Lovely woman who always cares to get the job done to her high standards. And Becky, who works the front desk and with Dr. T when needed, is a ray of sunshine. I highly recommend this dental practice.

The Best!

Barbara G.

October 10, 2017

October 10 appointment was on time. Stacey's dental cleaning was excellent. She is also informative and has a lovely personality. Dr. Tapia, as always, is on top of everything. We all know she is special in many ways!

Phil Springer

Phil S.

September 28, 2017

I walked in for a cleaning feeling lousy. I walked out feeling great!

Always Excellent

Keri H.

September 27, 2017

Dr. Tapia is an excellent dentist and her support staff are knowledgeable and helpful as well. The office is well organized, cheerful and efficient.

Great, as usual!

Kathleen G.

September 14, 2017

Leslie once again worked her magic on my teeth! She's thorough, professional and a lovely person. Looking forward to my next visit!

In fast with a great result

Kathy C.

September 13, 2017

The back of one of my front teeth had partially chipped off, called Dr. Tapia's office and I was in her chair the next day. She did a fabulous job fixing my tooth, matched the color to other teeth perfectly, and made me feel totally at ease. And I thought the price was very reasonable for all the expertise applied. I recommend Dr. Tapia and all her staff!

Bright smile!!


August 26, 2017

Judy did an excellent job cleaning my teeth. They look beautiful. Thank you so much!!


onstance L.

August 19, 2017

For decades I have been with first Dr. Nelson and after his retirement with Dr. Tapia and her team. She is the best dentist, efficient, warm, caring, to the point, a professional Speedy Gonzales ! She gave me back a healthy mouth with beautiful, natural looking teeth, I am more than happy ♡


Juan E.

August 09, 2017

Dr. Tapia is the best dentist ever. Best practice I have ever been to. Everyone is so nice and friendly. Thanks to dr Tapia my fear of visiting a dentist is gone. Hygienist are also great. Clean environment they attend all your needs. I recommend everyone to visit dr Tapia your number one dentist. Thank you Dr Tapia.


Yvonne R.

July 21, 2017


Three hours and two porcelain crowns later...

Christie S. via Google

July 21, 2017

Three hours and two porcelain crowns later... I think the world of Dr. Tapia and her team! Becky in reception is always so welcoming and the doc herself, along with her assistant Michaela, is not only skilled at her "art" but is also hugely entertaining. Dentistry by Design is tops in my book!

Never happier (?) !!!

Christie S.

July 14, 2017

Three hours and two porcelain crowns later... I think the world of Dr. Tapia and her team! Becky in reception is always so welcoming and the doc herself, along with her assistant Michaela, is not only skilled at her "art" but is also hugely entertaining. Dentistry by Design is tops in my book!


Emily M.

February 05, 2016

all went well. Routine cleaning.On time.

Excellent dentistry


January 27, 2016

I have been a patient for a long time and love the service. Beautiful brand new office and nice stuff. Nathsa the hygienist is great and priffesional.

Exquisite Service

Jesus L.

January 26, 2016

Dr. Tapia and her staff provide a lax and professional environment. Every question I had was answered to the fullest extent along with explaining the different terminology. It is always reassuring to have a Dr. With such a high caliber of intelligence bring my teeth to optimum health. I recommend this practice 100%. Cannot wait to get my polishing on the next visit. Thank you!



December 11, 2015

Dr. Tapia and her team are consummate professionals. They exhibit excellence in every step of providing dental services.


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881 Alma Real Drive, Suite 205A
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Phone: 530-457-6821

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