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Meet Our Doctor


Pacific Palisades Dentistry


Dr. Phil Kamins, also known to his patients as “Dr. Phil,” has provided comprehensive dental care to the Pacific Palisades community for over 20 years.  He has extensive experience in the treatment of children and adults, with an emphasis on preventing dental disease.

Prior to opening his office in Pacific Palisades, Dr. Kamins practiced dentistry in Eilat, Israel for two-and-a-half years. He founded a dental clinic there sponsored by Kupat Cholim Maccabee, providing the residents an option for state-of-the-art dental care, which continues to this day.


Dr. Kamins knows that every patient who comes into the office has a certain level of what he calls, “dental awareness”—that is, information about dentistry in general and knowledge about what is happening specifically in the patient’s own mouth. Dr. Kamins’ goal is to raise that level of awareness by demystifying dentistry to make the information more accessible for his patients. Through this process, the patient becomes a partner in the improvement of his or her own oral health, and by extension, the patient’s health in general. Maintaining healthy tissue is central to Dr. Kamins’ treatment philosophy, and he utilizes minimally invasive techniques every day to achieve this goal. Dr. Kamins believes in individualized care and examining the treatment options available to each patient prior to commencing treatment.


  • BS – Loyola Marymount University
  • DDS – University of California, Los Angeles
    Professional Affiliations

Dr. Kamins believes that a commitment to the profession of dentistry includes staying current with the latest research, techniques, and equipment in the field. Dr. Kamins participates in continuing education through his membership and leadership in:

  • Executive Board & Past President- Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity
  • Member:

    •World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry
    •Academy of Laser Dentistry
    •American Dental Association
    •California Dental Association
    •Western Los Angeles Dental Society




Pacific Palisades Dentistry Dental Team



Melanie Boyd – Executive Director   Sharon Winter -On-Site Executive Director  Sage Kahalnick – Insurance Coordinator
Terri Levine – Registered Dental Hygienist    Juliana Modesto – Registered Dental Hygienist  Emilie Huecker - Registered Dental Hygienist

Erika Gomez – Registered Dental Assistant  Annie Williams - Registered Dental Assistant 
 Emil Tanavar – RDAEF II Restorative Assistant 

We are very pleased to welcome back Emil Tanavar and announce his new position as a Registered Dental Assistant in Expanded Functions (RDAEF II).  On completion and certification of his training, he now has expanded his skills and is able to help with restorative treatment in our office.

We are so proud, excited and happy that he is a member of our dental family here at Pacific Palisades Dentistry and Pacific Palisades Pediatric Dentistry.

 Diana Castro - Registered Dental Assistant Violeta De Jesus - Dental Assistant

 Valerie Valdez - Patient Coordinator



Healthy Smiles

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