Manhattan Beach Dental Care

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Dentist in Manhattan Beach, California

A place where you can feel comfortable. A place where your questions are taken seriously. A place where your concerns are addressed with care and compassion. A place where we respect you as an individual, and have for over 25 years.

This is a place where you can ask questions about sedation, teeth whitening, root canals, cosmetic procedures, and your overall dental health. This is a place you can bring your family and a place you can refer your friends. This is Manhattan Beach Dental, home to Dr. Erick Gutierrez, Dr. Steven Firshein, and a staff of caring, compassionate dental professionals. Welcome.

Meet Dr. Firshein

Dr. Firshein - Dentist in Manhattan Beach, CADr. Steven Firshein has lived in the South Bay area for almost three decades. In that time, he raised four children and built one of the best dental practices in the area, Manhattan Beach Dental. But dentistry isn't his only interest. He is an avid cyclist and he also enjoys tennis, volleyball, skiing--both snow and water, and martial arts. Additionally, he served as a reserve officer with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department for 15 years. Clearly, Dr. Firshein is committed to making his home a better place. He demonstrates this with both his civic engagement and the professional, caring and contemporary dental treatment he has provided in this area for over 25 years.

Dr. Firshein once said, "Living and working in the same area as my patients means that many of them have become friends, and I want my friends to have the best." His practice and his approach to dentistry exemplify what a dental home should be. He is certified to provide sedation dentistry during treatment, so patients may literally sleep through dental procedures. He is one of few dentists in the area to hold this certification. Sedation dentistry is only one way that Dr. Firshein provides gentle, caring dental treatment. Another way he provides his patients with the best is by staying current on dental trends and adopting new dental technology into his practice. Also, Dr. Firshein provides his patients with education and information in his willingness to discuss treatment options, dental procedures and techniques. He delivers this care with gentleness, compassion and warm humor. All things you would expect from a place to call "home."

Before making his home in the South Bay, Dr. Firshein grew up in New York City. He graduated from the City University of New York, with a degree in Biology and Chemistry. His dental doctoral program was completed at the University of Pennsylvania Dental School. He moved to California when he was accepted to the Marine Hospital Residency Program in San Francisco. He was introduced to dental specialties such as pediatrics, prosthodontics (tooth restoration), endodontics (root canal treatment) and oral surgery. His training continued as he served in the U.S. Public Health Service, where he attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander, before retiring that post for the private sector and opening Manhattan Beach Dental.

Feel free to ask Dr. Firshein for more information on the innovative and traditional dental services he offers. You may also contact his office to make an appointment for an in-person consultation. Dr. Firshein and his staff invite you to make Manhattan Beach Dental your new dental home.

*Cosmetic Dentistry and Dental Facial Esthetics are not recognized as specialty areas by the American Dental Association or the State Board of Dental Examiners.

Meet Dr. Gutierrez

Dr. Gutierrez - Dentist in Manhattan Beach, CADr. Erick Gutierrez is from Los Angeles, CA. He received a Bachelor of Biochemistry from University of California Los Angeles where he graduate Magna Cum Laude. He then went on to the Ivy League to receive a Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, PA where he served as Academic chair for SNDA. Before going on to private practice, Dr. G continued into post-graduate training at one of the top residency programs in the nation at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, NJ where he advanced his training in a variety of dental specialties. He excelled into the position of Chief Resident and also received an award for Excellence in Hospital Dentistry.

Dr. G has focused his practice on cosmetic, advanced restorative, orthodontic, and implant dentistry. Over the years he has integrated his training and technology into his practice to allow him to treat his patients using minimally invasive dentistry

Dr. G is also Faculty and Director of Research at one of the premier dental teaching institutions in the nation – LA Institute of Clinical Dentistry. The focus of this institute is to educate other dentists to provide high-end esthetic dentistry using minimally-invasive materials and techniques to preserve more natural tooth structure.

Dr. G is committed to keeping pace with the latest advances in dentistry as he has completed over 1500 hours of advanced clinical training in applied dental techniques and technology, including completed 2-year post-graduate residency in Esthetic Dentistry from UCLA and in Orthodontics. With this extensive training in cosmetic dentistry combined with years of providing quality dental care to thousands of patients; Dr. G is well-known to both his peers and his patients as an innovator, continually seeking out the best new technologies for helping his patients, and then learning to use them well and wisely.

He has earned numerous certificates and awards in post-graduate education including recognition as a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and now being awarded Master of AGD (MAGD). This prestigious award is reserved for those few American dentists who have reached the profession's pinnacle in both training and experience. Less than 1% of dentists ever achieve Mastership in AGD.

Dr. G has also appeared in the past on TV and radio educating the public on current issues in cosmetic dentistry and oral health. He is a member of the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and Tri-County Dental Society.

Whatever level of dental care you need, Dr. G will listen to you, provide you with excellent care and make you feel comfortable. With his extensive training and experience treating patients in the South Bay and greater Los Angeles area; he can fully handle even the most complex cases. Always interested in finding better, less invasive, and more comfortable ways to help his patients.

Volunteering has also been a big part of Dr. G’s life. He stays actively involved in non-profit programs to benefit underserved communities ranging from mentoring to serving in Give-Kids-A-Smile days. When Dr. G is not in the office, he can usually be found around Manhattan Beach bicycling with friends.

“I will always aim to make your visit to the dentist a positive experience. I take pride in providing my patients with gentle, high-quality, and esthetic dental treatment as if they were my own family. I believe the best quality care begins with trust. As my patient, you can expect one-on-one attention, honesty, comfort, treatment choices, and an opportunity to start the best dentistry possible today!” - Erick Gutierrez DMD, MAGD

Dental Hygienists



Robin grew up in a small town in Northern California where she developed her warm caring personality. She moved to Los Angeles to attend the Univeristy of Southern California where she received her undergraduate in Biological Sciences. Wanting to pursue her love for people, health and teaching she applied for and was accepted into the Dental Hygiene program at USC. She graduated 2 years later at the top of her class. Robin has been with us at Manhattan Beach Dental Care since 2004. It is important to Robin to see her patients get the best care. She not only is passionate about keeping her patients healthy, she also loves to educate them and give them ways to improve their own oral health. Robin's caring nature allows her to be gentle yet very thorough with each patient Robin is married to RJ a local General Contractor and loves her dog Bailey. While she thoroughly enjoys her career she also feels it's important to help those less fortunate and has been an active member of the philanthropy group Sandpipers for a number of years.



Kallie grew up in the San Fernando Valley. She attended Loyola Marymount University and graduated in 2001 with a B. Sc. in Natural Science & Kinesiology. Deciding to follow her parents into the field of Dentistry, she attended the University of Southern California and graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene. Her outgoing personality, professionalism, and dedication to detail, ensure that she provides a high level of oral health care to each and every one of her patients.



Suzanne was born and raised in the South Bay. After Graduating from Idaho State University with a B.Sc. in Dental Hygiene she quickly returned to sunny southern California. Suzanne loves helping her patients achieve a healthy and happy smile! Married with two boys, Suzanna also enjoys to hike, camp, bike ride and traveling.

Dental Assistants



Rudy has been in the dental field for over 24 years. He has been with Manhattan Beach Dental Care since 1992. Rudy always looks for ways to improve the patient's experience in our office. He listens to you and treats you like a member of our family. Personal relationships are just as important as professional relationships and everyone who comes into our office knows that Rudy will do everything he can to make their experience comfortable and even enjoyable with his professional and calming demeanor with a touch of his own sense of humor.



Niki is one of our friendliest and energetic assistants. She loves to assist and interact with patients. She has been a RDA for 14 years and has worked at Manhattan Beach Dental since 2008. She is always looking to learn more about dentistry and new dental technology. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her two daughters and friends.



Tomas is a blast to work with. He enjoys getting to know the patients, has a kind word to say about everyone, and truly loves dentistry. Tomas has been in the dental field since 1993. He brings exceptional back office experience along with an amazing enthusiasm to work everyday. As with the rest of us at Manhattan Beach Dental Care, he enjoys using the latest and greatest dental technologies for our patients' benefit. Tomas grew up in West Los Angeles and continues to live on the Westside. When he is not helping patients feel comfortable and relaxed at work, he volunteers as a Little League Baseball Manager/Coach for his son's baseball team.

Front Office



Cindi has been one of our enthusiastic and friendly front office team members that will greet you when you come into Manhattan Beach Dental Care since 1991. She is an exceptional insurance and financial coordinator. Her comprehensive accounting skills and knowledge of insurance plans will help ensure that your dental benefits are maximized to your advantage. Cindi has lived in the South Bay for many years and enjoys walking her dogs, yoga and gardening.

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(Value of $277).

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1005 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach CA 90266

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