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16220 Nordhoff Street
North Hills, CA 91343
818. 893. 1700

Your Cosmetic Dentist in North Hills

At Creative Smiles Dental, we are passionate about helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. Regardless of your current oral health situation, we offer the services and quality care that you deserve to create a smile that you can't wait to show off. Our team is led by Dr. Nelly Montilla, DDS, and we take the time to develop a professional and personal relationship with you that you can count on.

Our dental office is conveniently located on Nordhoff Street, and we proudly serve the residents of North Hills and the surrounding areas. We also work with a variety of insurance plans to make dental care accessible and your dream smile attainable. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.


Creative Smiles

Dental Services in North Hills

Your smile is as unique as a fingerprint. As such, we craft a treatment plan that is tailored to you and your specific oral health needs and smile goals. Our aim to help boost your oral health and your quality of life by helping you smile confidently. We always have your best at heart and will only recommend necessary treatments. Our services include:

Our friendly team is dedicated to providing the services you need so that you do not have to divide your time and energy between multiple dentist offices. We also partner with CareCredit® so that you can enjoy the care you deserve without stretching your finances.

What To Expect at Our Dental Office

general dentist in north hillsWhen you walk in the door of our dental practice in North Hills, you will find a homey and contemporary environment. One of our friendly staff will greet you and assist you with the check-in process. We understand that your time is valuable, and we strive to keep our appointments running on time to respect your schedule.

Your appointment begins with a discussion with one of our knowledgeable team, who will explain what to expect during your treatment. We encourage you to ask questions and share your concerns and are happy to provide all the information you need so that you can make confident decisions regarding your oral health. Your treatment will take place in one of our private rooms equipped with a TV and headphones so that you can focus on the character's dialogue instead of the sounds of a dental office.

Your Gentle Dentist in North Hills

You deserve to smile confidently and enjoy optimal oral health. At Creative Smiles Dental, we provide the services you need with a gentle chairside manner so that you can enjoy a lifetime of healthy, stunning smiles. Whether you need teeth whitening for a special event or a smile makeover, we are here for you. Contact us today to set up your appointment.


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Cosmetic Dentistry in North Hills Your smile is one of your most recognizable traits, but dental imperfections can cause you to hide it. At Creative Smiles Dental, we offer cosmetic dental treatments to improve the appearance of your smile. Our aesthetic services range from simple to complex, and you can rely on our team to help you make your dream smile a reality. We are proud to transform the smiles of the residents of North Hills and the surrounding areas. You can trust that we will treat you with respect and care, regardless of the current...

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Creative Smiles Dental
Nelly Lyn Montilla, DDS
"Artistry in Dentistry"

North Hills Dentist, Dr. Nelly Montilla is a dental professional dedicated to General, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry such as Dental Exams, Cleanings, X-rays, Fluoride, Dental Makeovers, Teeth Whitening, Veneers, Crowns, & more. Please come and visit North Hills, CA dentist Creative Smiles Dental.

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