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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 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Due to the increased health concerns regarding COVID-19, we are now scheduling Virtual Consultations.

The virtual consultation can help answer questions, provide guidance and help ease your mind. This is an area recently approved by the American Dental Association. During this process you become a patient of our dental practice by filling out new patient forms. This process is to familiarize the doctor with your Medical and Dental history which will be reviewed before your virtual appointment. The insurance portion will be used for billing purposes.

Depending on your needs you can schedule for one of the two types of consultation


1. Limited Visual Consultation: Limited to one tooth or one area of concern. (10minutes)

2. General Visual Consultation: Answers to your questions to more than one area of concern. (20 minutes)

What we need from you prior to your Consultation time:

1. X-rays that you have from previous dentists up to five years old.

2. Pictures of the area taken by your smart phone from different angles. Take as many from different views as possible. Including pictures of your smile and bite. We have found using your flash on your phone and focusing will help.

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