The Team

Front Desk - 8yrs at SMFD

Dr. Vivian Tran was born and raised in sunny Orange County, California. She graduated from the prestigious University of Southern California School of Dentistry where she earned her Doctorate in Dental Surgery and practiced residency at V.A. Sepulveda. Prior to her dental education, she earned her undergrad at UCLA and Tulane University. Dr. Tran is a skillful and artistic family dentist committed to delivering the highest quality dental care. She strongly believes in building relationships based on trust, helping you make informed decisions about your dental care, and creating a smile that is designed just for you.

Dr. Tran has extensive experience treating children and adults, with an emphasis on preventative dentistry. She strives to stay up-to-date on the cutting-edge technology, new dental treatments, and all the latest advancements in the field of restorative and cosmetic dentistry. She is continuously seeking to advance her clinical skills through various continuing education courses. Dr. Tran maintains active memberships with the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Outside the office, Dr. Tran enjoys being active and playing tennis. She looks forward to meeting all current and new patients and ensuring the best dental health and happiness for all.

Front Desk -11yrs at SMFD
Hygienist - 12yrs at SMFD
DDS, Periodontist 24yrs at SMFD

Dr. Cohen received his DDS degree from Emory University in 1972. After a stint in the U.S. Air Force Dental Corp. and private practice in Atlanta, Dr. Cohen began a Preceptorship in the Dept. of Periodontics at UCLA School of Dentistry. In 1987, Dr. Cohen completed his residency in Periodontics at UCLA with his research thesis on the comparison of surgical modalities.

Dr. Cohen’s specialty in Periodontics, Cosmetic Gum Surgery and Implant Placement makes him an especially valuable member of our team. A consummate student of his profession, Dr. Cohen attends approximately 5-10 major dental conferences each year.

When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Cohen enjoys music, skiing and traveling.

Owner, DDS - 34yrs at SMFD

Dr. Rubenstein received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California San Diego in 1977. He attended dental school at New York University College of Dentistry where he received his DDS in 1982. After practicing for a short time in Manhattan, Dr. Rubenstein returned to his native Southern California and established Santa Monica Family Dentistry in 1984.

Dr. Rubenstein is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, West LA Dental Society, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. His expertise in cosmetic dentistry includes Smile Design, Veneers, Implants, Bleaching, Bonding and Contouring. He is also a Premiere Provider for Invisalign and attends numerous Invisalign conferences where he interacts with other leading practitioners in the United States.

Dr. Rubenstein is married with two children. In addition to enjoying practicing dentistry, his other passions include traveling, golfing and fitness training.