Now accepting Telehealth appointments. Schedule a virtual visit.

The Smiling Dentist

Monica Bruce, D.D.S.

Dentist located in Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles, CA
Now accepting Telehealth appointments


Our office is now open and we are accepting in-office appointments for all dental procedures. We also offer teledentistry services for those who qualify. Please contact us to book an appointment.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the California Dental Association (CDA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) 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. Click here to learn more about the patient safety protocols we've put in place.

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



Monica Bruce, D.D.S. and Team

    1. "She listens, she's kind, she's courteous, and makes you feel completely comfortable."

    2. J.H. Yelp

    1. "Thank you Dr. Bruce for fantastic service. You Rock!"

    2. Verda B. Yelp

Monica Bruce, D.D.S., is a skilled and compassionate dentist offering top-quality care for patients in Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw and throughout the Los Angeles, CA, area. At The Smiling Dentist, Dr. Bruce provides patients of all ages with the most advanced family dentistry care options based on their individual needs, including CEREC one-day crowns, veneers, dentures, teeth whitening, routine checkups and cleanings, and a full array of preventive and restorative options, as well as periodontal disease treatment and treatment for dental emergencies.

Dr. Bruce is dedicated to providing patient-centered care focused on the needs and preferences of each patient, offering comprehensive care for toddlers, teens, seniors and everyone in between. The team at The Smiling Dentist treats every patient like a member of the family, with customized care and personalized attention for better oral health at every stage of life. In addition to preventive, restorative and cosmetic treatment options, the practice also features skilled hygienists trained in deep cleanings and state-of-the-art care for periodontal disease in all its stages. Plus, the practice features modern equipment to ensure the most accurate diagnosis and superior treatment results.

The practice welcomes new patients and accepts most major dental plans.

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

To provide customized, quality dentistry in a caring, family-oriented atmosphere.

To provide customized, quality dentistry in a caring, family-oriented atmosphere.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At The Smiling Dentist, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Assurant Health
Delta Dental
MetLife Dental
Principal Dental
United Concordia Dental
United Healthcare

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "This office has the latest 3D crown and bite matching technology and can make crowns on site out of a blocks of ceramic with their computerized milling machine."

    Uncle D.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Monica Bruce is fabulous, kind, compassionate and professional. She excels in patience and is quite thorough. Her staff is equally kind."

    Verda B.
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Monica Bruce, D.D.S.
3756 Santa Rosalia Drive
Suite 204
Los Angeles, CA 90008