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Conveniently located on 18th Street in Santa Monica, California, our office provides modern dentistry in an enthusiastic, friendly and inviting environment.
 HOURS: T-F: 8am-5pm   S: 8am-3pm

Dr. Arsh Ahuja
Dr. Ahuja grew up in the city of Los Angeles, where he spent most of his time at his father’s dental practice. After finishing his high school studies, he was one of the fortunate few who knew exactly what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. He decided to follow on his father’s footsteps and pursue a career in dentistry. With an older sister also involved in the practice of dentistry, he is as involved in dentistry as he is with his family. When he is not practicing dentistry, you will find him playing soccer or going for a nice hike.

Educational Background

After finishing his high school studies, he gained admission in an accelerated program at University of the Pacific located in Stockton, California finishing his Bachelors in Science in a little over two years. He went on to receive his doctorate in dental surgery from Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry located in the city of San Francisco. His pursuit of higher education and excellence brought him to New York City, where he finished his General Practice Residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt hospital located in midtown. The residency program provided him with a hospital environment with a primary focus on sedation, trauma and surgeries. To further enhance his surgical skills, he went on to complete a rigorous implant training program at New York University School of dentistry. With special interest in research, he joined the International Congress of Oral Implantology, an organization formed and ran by world’s leading dental implantologists. By demonstrating his advanced surgical knowledge and case management skills, he was awarded fellowship to the congress making him the youngest member to have reached this level of standing. He is a strong believer in continuing education and keeps himself updated by taking courses in order to provide a service for his patients that they truly deserve.

Mission and Philosophy

“Being a strong believer that I am in continuing education I like to keep up with the ever-changing advances in dental science in order to create the most modern dental office possible so that I can provide my patients with the best that today’s dentistry can offer. I understand that your time is as valuable as mine and the only way to optimize your comfort is to work together with my team and run an efficient practice considerate of every individual’s needs and concerns. With my educational background and experience, my goal is to be able to design the best treatment plan customized for each patients needs and educate on good dental health and hygiene along with the cosmetic needs that may help improve appearance.


  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • International Congress of Implantolgy
  • California Dental Association
  • International Academy of Orthodontics
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry
  • Invisalign – Elite provider
  • American Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • American Academy of Operative Dentistry
  • Academy of Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Kevin Lee
Dr. Lee was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated from University of California, San Diego, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry. During his time at Maryland, he served as an oral surgery clerk, in which he received advanced clinical training in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Afterwards, he returned to California, and completed his General Practice Residency at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where he provided comprehensive treatment to medically compromised patients in a hospital setting. There, he also received additional training in implant dentistry, oral surgery, cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, and fixed and removable prosthetics.

In order to stay up to date with current techniques, Dr. Lee attends numerous continuing educations courses each year. He is Invisalign certified, and is also proficient in CEREC CAD/CAM technology. Dr. Lee is committed to providing excellent dental care and providing the best experience for his patients. During his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and baby daughter, playing basketball and golf, and rooting for the Bay Area sports teams.

Dr. Linda Chen
After graduating from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Biology, Dr. Linda Chen completed her doctorate at dental school education at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. In order to further her education and knowledge of dentistry, she also completed a General Practice Residency as well as a Dental Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

She relocated to Los Angeles, California to pursue advanced training in the specialty of Prosthodontics at the West Los Angeles VA and Maxillofacial Prosthetics at UCLA. After graduation, she has worked in private practice in Los Angeles. In addition, Dr. Chen has also maintained her connection to academia by teaching at USC at the Program for Advanced Education in General Dentistry as Clinical Assistant Professor and the Program Director. She lectured and instructed young graduate dentists in the latest and most advanced techniques in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Subsequently, she transitioned to UCLA where she also served as the program director for AEGD and was also a clinical professor. In addition, she also lectured abroad and published articles as well as serving as guest editor of the Journal of the American Dental Association.

Dr. Brian Ly

Meet the Team

Melissa - Receptionist

Lauren - Dental Assistant

Gina - Dental Assistant

Jessica - Hygienist

1821 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 646
Santa Monica, CA 90403
P: 310.829.4100
F: 310.829.0500
:: Sedation Dentistry - Safe & relaxing
:: Porcelain Veneers - A perfect smile
:: Invisalign - Clear, invisible braces
:: Implant Dentistry - Ask us about it
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