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Beautiful Altadena literally means “upper Pasadena” because it is perched high along the foothills of the dramatic Angeles National Forest and the San Gabriel Mountains. It’s a city composed of many neighborly communities and fine homes and buildings with unique character. Pasadena Smile Center is ideally suited to serve the holistic dental health needs of this nearby location especially for people interested in gentle, painless and highly effective dental procedures.

Come in for a consultation, we are just down the hill! The Pasadena Smile Center is the dentistry practice you’ve been looking for if you have been searching for a “good dentist” in the Altadena area.

Our holistic dentistry practice focuses on your unique needs and all you need to maintain a healthy and lasting smile. We will show you how your dental health and the health of your whole body are tightly related – and how achieve a healthier life by caring for your teeth and gums.

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Our Dentists

Dr. Niloufar Molayem is a top holistic Pasadena and Altadena dentist who believes your visit to the dentist office should be a relaxed and comfortable experience. She is known by her patients as a warm and engaging person who uses the latest dental techniques and technology, based on advanced holistic dental science. What this means to you is that your dental health can last throughout your life. For younger patients, our approach to dental health helps children establish healthy habits for long-term dental and oral health.

Dr. Eric Cho is a dental implant specialist and a much called upon authority in new techniques for restoring smiles that have had serious issues with gum disease and loose or missing teeth. He is a clinical associate professor at the USC Department of Advanced Periodontics. His mission is to treat serious oral and dental issues with the utmost comfort and freedom from anxiety for his patients.

Our Services

The Pasadena Smile Center goal is to help you maintain healthy gums and teeth and to restore that health should it be necessary. Our services reflect the wide-ranging needs of our customers and offer dozens of services tailored specifically to keep your smile at its brightest and most beautiful. Here are some of our most requested:

Dr. Cho provides a full range of expert periodontist treatments to restore your mouth, teeth and gums to a healthy condition. If you need gum or bone grafting, scaling and root planing or laser gum treatment, Dr. Cho delivers the most up-to-date techniques with the lowest impact. He is also highly experienced at dental implant procedures and can restore the integrity of your smile when teeth are missing. He understands that his patients should be comfortable and free from fear and anxiety when undergoing treatment. When you need periodontal treatment, you can trust the high-level skills, care, and focus on patient comfort provided by Dr. Cho.

Dental Implants

Modern dental technology makes it possible to restore lost teeth with implants that look and function exactly like natural teeth. If you have lost a tooth, or several teeth, it is not only embarrassing, it affects your overall dental health. Your remaining teeth begin to shift and can become prone to decay. Dental implants fully resolve these issues, with a new, fully-functioning tooth (or teeth) securely in place for a perfect smile – and a healthy mouth.

Types of Dental Implants

Every patient comes to Pasadena Smile Center with unique oral or dental problems. We offer our patients the latest advancements in tooth restorations, including several types of dental implants:

  • Single Tooth Replacement: We offer both porcelain and zirconia implants to restore a lost tooth.
  • Full Arch Replacement: For those who have lost teeth due to decay, gum disease or trauma, we offer full arch restorations, anchored on implants so they look and function beautifully.
  • Multiple Teeth Replacement: If you have lost several teeth, we provide advanced treatments to restore your smile, including implant-supported fixed bridges.
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Teeth Whitening

Nothing is more attractive than a brilliant, white smile. To achieve a picture-ready smile, we offer professional in-office teeth whitening that delivers outstanding results. In just one office visit, your teeth can go from dull, yellowed, or stained to a perfect gleaming white. Undergo this in-office treatment before attending a social event, or just to look your everyday best.

We also offer at home teeth whitening treatments. Customized trays that fit your mouth and teeth are created just for you. To achieve a brilliant white, simply use the gel and trays for 30 minutes per day for a few weeks and watch your teeth transform from dull and stained to brilliant white as the days pass.


Veneers can transform a smile from crooked, gapped, cracked, chipped, or uneven to beautiful, even and brilliant. At Pasadena Smile Center, we offer porcelain veneers as they create a superior result. These veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain, custom-manufactured to resolve a range of dental issues.

The Beauty of Veneers

Our custom veneers are long lasting, and can restore any of the following issues:

  • Fill gaps
  • Repair chips
  • Create aligned teeth
  • Repair chips, cracks
  • Worn teeth
  • Unevenly-sized teeth
  • Oddly-shaped teeth
  • Discolored teeth

If you have always dreamt of having a movie star smile, meet with us at Pasadena Smile Center to talk about veneers. Restoring your smile can be life-changing!

Why Choose Pasadena Smile Center?

If you live in Altadena, you are only minutes away from our practice. We are holistic dentists. Our approach is to view the patient’s teeth and gums as an integral part of their whole system. We use only safe dental products and take steps to identify the underlying reasons for tooth decay or gum disease. We ensure that the most conservative quantity of natural tooth structure is removed when performing dental work, as we believe this is more beneficial to long term tooth and gum health.

At the Pasadena Smile Center, you can expect top holistic dental treatment with a gentle touch. Our aim is to give you a smile that lasts a lifetime. Schedule a consultation today with arguably the top dentist Altadena has to offer.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

May 2020

Dear Valued Patient:

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

  • All patients must wear a mask when entering the office.
  • Anyone accompanying you will be asked to wait in their vehicle.
  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
  • Upon arrival at your appointment your temperature will be taken for the safety of all staff and patients.
  • Prior to receiving treatment you will be asked to rinse with an antimicrobial for a minimum of 30 seconds
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
  • UV Air purifiers have been placed throughout the office.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time, so we ask that you do your best to be on time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (626)798-7834 or visit our website at pasadenasmilecenter@yahoo.com.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.


Sincerely, Niloufar Molayem, D.D.S. & Team

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