Dr. Karen Guinn, DDS

Orthodontics & Dentofacial OrthopedicsFemaleAge 66

Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

Dr. Karen Guinn, DDS is an Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics Practitioner in Pasadena, CA and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Howard University in 1980. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist Health White Memorial and Emanate Health Queen Of The Valley Hospital. Her office accepts new patients.

Dr. Karen Guinn, DDS

The Smile Agency

1175 E Green St Pasadena, CA 91106
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My experience with Dr. Guinn has been completely pleasant. My daughter was getting braces with another orthodontist and we had to go to Dr. Guinn‘s office for an extraction. Dr Quinn and her staff took such good care of my daughter with so much compassion and empathy we automatically canceled my daughters contract Decided to go with Dr. Guinn’s Smile Agency!!!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nicole Avila – Jun 10, 2020
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Dr. Guinn was very helpful to me in my time of getting orthodontic treatment. My mother is always very strict about where I get my care from and she chose Dr. Karen Guinn. She is definitely someone to come and see. She does it all and she always has a happy and funny attitude about her, well at least when she is around me. She is an amazing She is very nice and helpful when she can be.
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May 07, 2019
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Dr. Guinn was initially warm and friendly, but that all stops once you sign the contract. Very poor patient care and communication. She recommended a Herbst device that made my daughter's mouth swell with infection and painful oozing sores. We tired several times with it on and off per her advice, always with same result. They lumped this charge of $950 in with the original $5,500, so we had to pay for all that suffering. Trays are often late. We have been waiting for months for new ones.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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C. Jones in Altadena, CA – Jul 22, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Karen Guinn, DDS is an Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics Practitioner in Pasadena, CA and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field....Read more

Practice Areas

  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Sleep Medicine Dentistry
  • Sports Dentistry

Education

1982
Howard University
Residency Hospital
1980
Howard University
Medical School
1976
University of California, San Diego
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Karen Guinn, DDS's top areas of care?

Dr. Guinn frequently treats Canine Teeth, Absence Upper Permanent, Ceramic Dental Braces, and Clear Dental Braces. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Guinn treats.

Where is Dr. Karen Guinn, DDS's office located?

Dr. Guinn's office is located at 1175 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91106. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Karen Guinn, DDS speak?

Dr. Guinn speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Karen Guinn, DDS offer telehealth services?

Dr. Guinn has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Guinn's conditions and procedures:

  • Canine Teeth, Absence Upper Permanent
  • Ceramic Dental Braces
  • Clear Dental Braces
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Dental Disorders
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gummy Smile (Oversized Gingiva)
  • Invisalign®
  • Invisible Dental Braces
  • Malocclusion - Short Stature Syndrome
  • Metal Dental Braces
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
  • Open Bite
  • Orthodontic Aligners
  • Orthodontic Procedures
  • Orthodontic Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs)
  • Orthodontic Treatment, Adult
  • Orthodontic Treatment, Early
  • Overbite
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Removable Appliances
  • Retainer Therapy
  • Retainers
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Thumb Sucking
  • TMJ
  • Underbite

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(626) 578-1687

Dr. Guinn accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Dental DPPO
Dental Maintenance Organization DMO
Ameritas
Ameritas PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California
Cigna
Dental
Dental PPO
Coventry Health Care
Wellpath Preferred PPO
Delta Dental
Delta Dental PPO
Delta Dental Premier
Dental Network of America
Dental Network of America DPPO
DenteMax
First Dental Health
Guardian
DentalGuard Preferred
Managed DentaGuard
Health Net
Health Net of California
Humana
Humana PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MetLife
MetLife PDP
Principal Financial Group
Dental PPO
Total Dental Administrators PPO
Total Dental Administrators PPO PPO
United Concordia
Advantage Plus PPO

Locations

The Smile Agency

The Smile Agency1175 E Green St Pasadena, CA 91106
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The Smile Agency

The Smile Agency1290 S Sunset Ave West Covina, CA 91790
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Guinn is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Adventist Health White Memorial

Los Angeles, CA

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Emanate Health Queen Of The Valley Hospital

West Covina, CA

Huntington Hospital

Pasadena, CA

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center

Baldwin Park, CA

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

LAC + USC Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

Los Angeles Community Hospital

Los Angeles, CA

37% Patients that would definitely recommend, 33% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

San Gabriel Valley Medical Center

San Gabriel, CA

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)