Testimonials

IRIS C.
IRIS C.
Dr. Hom is a true professional who produces high quality work. He does braces for children when their baby teeth are gone (most of the case) and always goes extra miles for his patients. He has great supporting staff and pleasant office environment. His work worth every penny!All my three children are under Dr. Hom's care. First child finished her adjustment in high school and is in college second year now. Her dentist said Dr. Hom did an excellent job and it's totally a textbook case. People can't compliment enough how pretty her teeth look. Dr. Hom still sees her once a year.My second child is a sophomore in high school and only has minor adjustment, almost done, looks beautiful!My third child has the most teeth problems: cavities, over and under and cross bites, and over-sized teeth for her small mouth. Dr. Hom fixed her overbite that was hurting her gum when she was 8 years old. That's when I realized Dr. Hom has excellent skills to make the teeth and jar go certain way. Dr. Hom has been monitoring her growth (and fall) of teeth since then. He wants to make sure she doesn't develop "masculine jar". You see Dr. Hom has a great sense of beauty. Now she is 12 years old with all the permanent teeth in place. She can't wait to get her real braces.
DEBBIE D.
DEBBIE D.
Professional and friendly, Dr. Hom runs a great orthodontic practice. At the age of 40, my dentist recommended I get braces to correct a bite issue. Dr. Hom corrected my bite and I no longer wake up with headaches from clenching my teeth at night. As an extra bonus, the braces also straightened my bottom teeth that had shifted as an adult. I now have the perfect smile! Not only is Dr. Hom and his staff great with adults, but I was always amazed how they talked to their younger patients, making them feel comfortable and important. Dr. Hom and his staff made having braces as painless and easy as possible. I highly recommend him!
T. C.
T. C.
I have four kids receiving services from Dr. Hom. Three of my children are in the retainer phase with one more to go through braces. All of my children have had a great experience. The appointments run on time and the office and orthodontic staff are excellent to work with. Dr. Hom is diligent and pleasant. The office visits are fun for all as the office is generally full of South Bay families. The office is more of a fun hangs out than a dental office. Highest recommendation from a mom that spends a lot of time at appointments!
ODETTE M.
ODETTE M.
We were referred to Dr. Hom's office more than 10 years ago by a friend. Both of my sons have had braces & we have been very happy with the results.The staff is AMAZING!!! We are always greeted with smiles & are asked how we are doing with genuine concern & curiosity. The ladies are always helpful & will listen to your concerns. I appreciate that Dr. Hom sees every patient prior to leaving the office. He engages with every patient. Dr. Hom is generous with his payment plans with no interest. I really love that even 8 years after my oldest son has had his braces off he still does not charge for routine yearly checks on his retainers. It has been a pleasure to go to his office & refer him to friends.
SHELLEY E.
SHELLEY E.
As a 62-year old female I was a little apprehensive about starting the teeth straightening process. However, I feel I made one of the best decisions in my life when I scheduled my consult with Dr. Hom. Eighteen months later I have perfect teeth and a great smile. Dr. Hom is fabulous. He's meticulous in his work, very professional and easy to talk to. His staff is also very professional but very pleasant at the same time. The office is lovely and I NEVER had to wait. Payment can be made over time. I highly recommend Dr. Hom!!
MIKE M.
MIKE M.
t can be difficult to be an informed consumer when it comes to orthodontia. However, when three dentists (one in Santa Monica and two in the South Bay) and one endodontist said Dr. Hom would be their "first choice" for our son's orthodontist, the choice was easy. We are delighted with the decision.Dr. Hom's office does not overbook. We never languished in the waiting room. More importantly, Dr. Hom always had enough time to give my son's case the time it deserved.Dr. Hom's work is always "neat." Our dentist says she's had to send some patients back to their orthodontists because messy cement work was interfering with tooth health. She's never had that problem with Dr. Hom's patients.Finally, the results were glorious. My son started with a massive overbite and buck teeth. He now has a beautiful smile. His confidence is improved and we've set him up for better dental health as an adult. What more could you want?
KATHRYN N.
KATHRYN N.
If you are looking for beautifully aligned teeth, Dr. Hom and his team are the place to go. My son had a particularly difficult case, as he had not lost some of his baby teeth on time, which yielded in overcrowding and overlapping of his teeth. On our first visit Dr. Hom assured us that he would be able to correct the issue and make my son have a beautiful smile. He was true to his word because he did an incredible job. My son's teeth are absolutely perfect. The office is run very efficiently, and appointment reminders are confirmed via text. Overall great experience and I give Dr. Hom and his team the highest recommendation.
DIANE W.
DIANE W.
Living in the beach cities, there were several orthodontists to choose from. After meeting with four, my kids (and I) all agreed to go with Dr. Hom...whom after asking around, had done several of my friends kids teeth...Dr. Hom is thorough and always explains what needs to be done. Always professional, the best is how he interacts with my kids...both teenagers, they never complain of having to go see him.The front office staff is friendly; the office is clean with a great ocean breeze. Appointments never seem to run late as the scheduling seems well done.Back office staff is knowledgeable and personable as well.As my son just had his braces off 2 weeks ago, and my daughter’s will be coming off soon, I will definitely miss our visits with Dr. Hom (again, he is great with the kids). We recommend him without hesitation.
MELISSA L.
MELISSA L.
I have spent a lot of time trekking both of my kids to Dr. Hom's office and it’s been worth it.Pros:Conveniently located right off of Sepulveda (near Mira Costa HS)His staff is excellent with filing insuranceHis timelines are accurate (both of my kids braces were taken off exactly when he said they would be)His office runs like clockwork (rarely runs behind)Always able to make an appointment quickly when something goes wrongMANY families in Manhattan Beach use him (you will bump into people you know)He's Board CertifiedHe's friendly & jokes with the kidsHe PERFECTED both of my teen's smiles
DONNA G.
DONNA G.
Dr. Hom did an excellent job on my son's teeth. I am extremely picky and questioned him every step along the way. Dr. Hom was patient and answered all of my questions. My son's teeth look amazing. Dr. Hom is very detail oriented and makes sure he takes the time to get it right. He does not cut corners or treat the teeth too quickly. He makes sure it is right and will stay right. My daughter just got her braces on. I can't wait to see her straight teeth too!!!
DAN T.
DAN T.
If only we had met Dr Hom sooner. We took our daughter to another orthodontist in the region and began the process of adjusting her teeth. Over time we began to doubt the service he was providing because of certain additional things he wanted to do, which we later found out were completely unnecessary. We discovered Dr Hom and shifted to his office in the middle of the overall process, and couldn't be more pleased with the experience and the results. After our initial meeting with him, we knew for certain that he was the one we should have connected with from the beginning. Dr Hom had to correct a bad decision that the previous orthodontist made, and he fixed the condition properly. If you spend 20 minutes with him and have him explain what is, and isn't, necessary, you will come to the same conclusion. His manner is relaxed, yet confident and reassuring. Our daughter has just completed the process and we are delighted with the results. Our son may need the same treatment in the future, and there is no doubt who we will trust to do the work competently, and with excellent results.
PAMELA H.
PAMELA H.
Dr Hom is an orthodontic genius. I've been taking my twins to him because one had more extensive needs and he is known in the community as a true scientist when it comes to difficult cases. The office runs efficiently with check-ups available during and after school hours, even with coordinating appointments for two at a time. My first kid just got her braces off today and I don't think I've ever seen her so happy! All technologies are used to insure a precision bite, as well as the most beautiful smile. His approximate time of treatment was 24-26 months as long as we followed his instructions. Her braces were off in 2 years and 19 days. Thank you Dr. Hom! The investment in her smile and future dental health was absolutely priceless.
YVETTE M.
YVETTE M.
My daughter just got her braces off. Her teeth look great. (People call it the Dr Hom smile!) Dr Hom and his staff are very professional, caring and do an overall great job. Dr Hom gave us a treatment plan and quote and everything went along as planned. You hardly ever have to wait in the waiting room, they see you right away. They also get you in and out of the office as quick as possible. If you have an issue, they fit you in and address it right away. This is a large, bright, clean office with an excellent staff. I highly recommend them.
TIFFANY B.
TIFFANY B.
We are so happy with our experience with Dr Hom and his team. Our 3 sons are all current patients of his practice. His staff is incredibly helpful, friendly & made our boys feel very comfortable. They each took the time to teach my boys how to brush & floss with braces....during each visit.From the beginning, Dr Hom took the necessary x-rays & explained each of our boys treatment plans. He gave us a transparent, reasonable & simple monthly payment plan for each boy with no extra "surprises."Dr. Hom's communication with the boys regarding their treatment plans during each visit was age appropriate and clear. They really appreciated how he treated each of them.My oldest has completed his treatment plan and we are all so thrilled with the results!
MONIKA P.
MONIKA P.
Dr.Hom is simply the best! He gave two of my daughters "million dollar" smile. He's very knowledgeable, professional and patient. I feel his approach to treatment is conservative and VERY effective. The office is spacious, full of light and very clean. His staff is very friendly and professional.We absolutely loved him and his team!
WAYNE G.
WAYNE G.
Dr. Barney Hom has taken care of both of our children. He was highly recommended to us by our dentist, who had used him for her own and for her daughters’ orthodontic procedures. We are very satisfied with the work that he has done with our kids. We had been told that he won’t advocate unnecessary procedures, and that he is careful with the optimal timing of braces. We found these things to be true. His office staff is pleasant and efficient, and both the waiting area and work areas are clean, bright, and comfortable. We were almost always able to schedule appointments after school hours, which was very helpful. Most important, both of our kids have great-looking and healthy teeth.
CATHY S.
CATHY S.
As a family of five, four of us have already gone through or are currently going through treatment with Dr. Hom. When he’s old enough the fifth in our family will go too! We have received extremely careful, professional and kind care from Dr. Hom an his exceptional staff!!!
PATRICIA S.
PATRICIA S.
We were referred to Dr. Hom by our kids’ dentist several years ago. So far, two of my three children have had to have braces. Dr. Hom and his staff are extremely professional, kind and friendly. Even though its a process our kids would have rather not gone through, we can’t imagine an orthodontist any better than Dr. Hom. The cost and time frame were exactly as he quoted us up front and the results….straight, shiny teeth and smiles all around!! We will always recommend Dr. Hom to anyone looking for an orthodontist. It just doesn’t get any better!!!
ODETTE M.
ODETTE M.
We were referred to Dr. Hom’s office more than 10 years ago by a friend. Both of my sons have had braces & we have been very happy with the results. The staff is AMAZING!!! We are always greeted with smiles & are asked how we are doing with genuine concern & curiosity. The ladies are always helpful & will listen to your concerns. I appreciate that Dr. Hom sees every patient prior to leaving the office. He engages with every patient. Dr. Hom is generous with his payment plans with no interest. I really love that even 8 years after my oldest son has had his braces off he still does not charge for routine yearly checks on his retainers. It has been a pleasure to go to his office & refer him to friends.
Jan M.
Jan M.
I was referred to Dr. Hom by my kid’s dentist, who recommended him highly above other orthodontists. I have had two children get braces through Dr. Hom’s office and have been extremely pleased with the results and the 2+ year process to get them straightened. His staff is very personable and professional and they keep you on a regular visit schedule, and remind you of them. Because they liked the people, my kids did not ever argue about going there, which was a big plus in my book. The vast majority of the time, my kids were seen immediately and Dr. Hom explained clearly to both myself and my child what was going on and what they needed to do, both visually and verbally. Occasionally, he was short with his explanation, but slowed down and was responsive when questioned and provided more detail. Further, I found the prices fair and appreciated that they allowed us to pay for them over time without interest. I know other parents who have used him and have been equally satisfied. You will be very happy if you choose Dr. Hom!

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