If you live in Pasadena or the nearby communities of South Pasadena, Altadena, or Glendale, you won’t have to go far to find a dental practice with an established reputation of excellence. At the office of Perkins and Santoro, we provide a comprehensive range of dental services, from routine preventive care, to expert restorative, emergency, implant and cosmetic treatments. Your dentist in Pasadena is committed to providing the most leading edge treatment for the benefit of our patients, our dentists maintain a position at the forefront of the latest technology, techniques, and research in the field. Warmly welcoming patients at any age, we’re here to provide the highly individualized care that you and your family members deserve.
Dr. Lawrence L. Perkins has a longstanding reputation for providing excellent oral care to the Pasadena area. First receiving his dental degree from the University of Southern California, over the years he has achieved an impressive level of experience and skill in the field. As a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and San Gabriel Valley Dental Society, Dr. Perkins is also a Fellow of the Academy of Oral Pathology. With an enthusiasm for remaining current with the latest developments and research in the field, Dr. Perkins is a regular attendee of the Odontic Seminar at USC, where he studies advanced topics in clinical prosthodontics.
Dr. Scott A. Santoro began his studies at the Barret Honors College at Arizona State University before deciding to pursue his Degree in Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Since completing his general practice residency at Allegheny General Hospital, a Level 1 Trauma Center based in Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Santoro has relocated to Pasadena, teaming up with Dr. Perkins to provide the highest quality dental care. With a passion for learning and continuing to evolve as an expert, Dr. Santoro remains current with the latest research and advances in the field, and is an active member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Gabriel Valley Dental Society and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Taking their cue from the most current findings of the American Dental Association, Drs. Perkins and Santoro emphasize a program of preventive dental care for their patients. Encouraging patients to schedule biannual checkups and professional teeth cleanings, enables our dentists to carefully monitor their oral health. By keeping a close watch over the teeth, gums, and jaws, dental conditions can be detected and addressed early on. Because the development of tooth decay and gum disease are related to a patient’s oral hygiene practices, your dentist in Pasadena will provide careful instruction in the best methods for brushing and flossing. Preventive care is essential for children and our office will show them why maintaining their oral health is so important and how to establish the best routines for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Pediatric patients also benefit from additional preventive measures, such as periodic fluoride treatments and the application of dental sealants, which shield their teeth from dental decay.
When it comes to the restoration of your smile, the experts at the office of Perkins and Santoro offer the latest options for repairing or replacing damaged or missing teeth. Using the highest quality dental grade materials, you’ll have an excellent array of fillings, custom crowns, bridges, and dentures to choose from. We also provide dental implants which come the closest in replicating the look, feel, and function of natural teeth. Inserted directly into the jawbone like the roots of your real teeth, dental implants provide unparalleled stability, and numerous health benefits for your jaws and surrounding bone tissue.
If you’re looking to improve the appearance of your smile, our experts can provide the best treatment options in cosmetic dental care. Whether you’re interested in professional teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, or Invisalign orthodontic treatment for your teeth, we are more than happy to provide you with the professional guidance that you need to achieve your smile goals. When it comes to straightening teeth, Invisalign is a very popular option. Apart from being the virtually invisible method for aligning your bite, patients find that Invisalign appliances offer unparalleled comfort and convenience.
As a city just northeast of downtown Los Angeles, California, Pasadena is a bustling community with a warm and welcoming culture. Whether you come to visit our shopping district, sample our fine cuisine, or just to enjoy the local museums and historical sites, you’re sure to find something to love in Pasadena.
Whatever your oral care needs, the office of Perkins and Santoro is here for you and your family. We care about our patients and look forward to making you smile! We hope you make Perkins and Santoro your choice for dental care in Pasadena.