Smiles by Design

Saraina S.

Been going there for over 20 yrs. Never had a bad experiance

Alexandra C.

I'm glad I chose Smiles By Design every time I go there I leave with a smile on my face the staff is very nice and most importantly the clinic is clean and they take their work seriously thank you and I recommend with confidence

Janet W.

Great service and staff

Fisherman A.

Everyone at Smiles by Design is professional and kind I for one is not comfortable with the dentist however Dr. makes me relaxed as possible. His staff is also very good at their own jobs, Katrina is one of his assistants and does a great job. If you are not happy with your current dentist or looking to make a change give Smiles by Design a try I think that you will have a good experience and be glad that you did.

Reese P.

Karen S.

In calling who I thought was my sister's dentist, I called this AMAZING office instead - truly a "meant to be" experience. When I say I'm afraid of the dentist, I mean I'm afraid of the dentist. Absolutely no need to be with Dr. Kaur. As soon as I met her, I knew it was going to be ok. She is very thorough, gentle and explains everything. After one visit, I've already referred my mother to her and wouldn't hesitate to refer anyone else 😊 Last but definitely not least is Kerrie, the receptionist. What a doll - friendly and efficient - she is very easy to talk with and extremely helpful - she helped put me at prior to meeting Dr. Kaur.

Steven G.

Wonderful caring staff that are very professional and knowledgeable.

marti S.

I get nervous going to the dentist but the staff makes me relax and do excellent dental work.

Derek E.

The ladies in the front that check you in are the best! This place is so caring and wonderful.

Sonia G.

Dr. Kaur and her staff is so amazing and very welcoming ! Please call or visit Dr. Babaldeep Kaur for your Dental Care (Smiles By Design) #BestDestistEver Not sure where to begin! If I could I would have given Smiles By Design 10 stars, they are all so amazing at what they do! All I have to say is Dr. Babaldeep Kaur is the best! She is very polite and walks you through the procedure. But most of all her hands are so gentle and there is no pain! I would totally recommend Dr. Babaldeep Kaur to everyone who is looking for an amazing dentist! I have been to dentists, but not to someone like her! Thank you Dr. Babaldeep Kaur you are so amazing and awesome 💯👌💯

Bob P.

They're the best, friendly and caring!

Jeff D.

My first impression going to Smiles By Design was that I was very impressed by the professionalism, but also by the genuine kindness from the whole staff. I went to my second visit this morning. This was getting into some fairly major work, for me at least. In my opinion Dr. Kaur is a perfect blend of a highly skilled DDS, and a gentle touch. Without a doubt, my best experience ever when getting this kind of necessary work done. Smiles By Design was recommended to me, and I will definitely recommend every chance I get.

Robert R.

Tony B.

Great group of people. Very friendly from the start. Comfortable office environment. I'm glad I was referred to them and will refer them as well.

Brian T.

Excellent care they are attentive and thorough explaining the process and the outcome . If you’re looking for a dentist office visit “Smiles By Design”.

Jerry H.

The only dentist I love going too/ their great.

Rachel B.

What a great office, the staff was so knowledgeable, kind and gentle. Dr. Kaur is very informative and works very well with her team.

steve B.

These women are the best courtesy, polite and very helpful they made my experience actually like the dentist again I want to thank them for everything and looking forward to my next visit


Love Smiles by Design they always take such great care of me. Even though my gums are extremely sensitive my experience is always pleasant. The staff makes you feel so comfortable and cared for it’s a pleasure to go see them.

Phil W.

Dr. Kaur and the whole staff have earned my trust, which is hard for me with dentists. Very gentle touch, explains everything she's doing, doesn't try to up sell. You can tell they all care!

Leonard L.

Linda G.

Dr. Kaur and staff were great, Dr. explained each step of my exam and answered all my questions and was very considerate of my concerns.

Linda J.

I called to have teeth whitening trays made. They were able to get me in quickly and made the trays promptly . They are super friendly and respectful.

Cindy &.

Very Friendly staff and Dr

Bernadette A.

I recently moved to Livermore and needed to find a new dentist because I felt I had a cavity. I came here everybody was wonderful I ended up needing an extraction and it was practically painless. When I did need help after the initial appointment they were there for me.

geoffrey M.

Best Dentist visit ever.

Widiyati K.

Gia S.

Smiles by Design was a God send for me! I have never had such a good experience with dental work as I did here. Katrina is one of the kindest and gifted dental assistants I have ever come across. She runs that office with efficacy and knowledge above and beyond. Dr. Kaur is a very warm person who makes you feel right at home and when it came to numbing I never felt any pain. So grateful to have been referred to this office 😇

Meet S.

This is my second visit in this place, office is cozy and clean , Dr babaldeep kaur super nice and knowledgeable her staff also nice ,Of course Dr. Babaldeep kaur is right dentist to trust with your dental care!”

daljit A.

Great dental services, amazing staff and a fabulous Dentist. I would highly recommend this office.

Happy G.

Very friendly and professional Dental Care. Dr. Babaldeep is very patient-friendly and professional. Great Care.

Isaac L.

It was unbelievable the staff was so friendly prompt and very accurate and took very good care of There Patient not to mention walked out with a beautiful smile

Nick D.

satinder G.

We had a dental emergency for our daughter last week who had broken her front teeth. We contacted Dr. Babaldeep Kaur who came on her day off on a Saturday and saved my daughter's smile. Dr. Kaur was so kind and gentle with my daughter and calmed her throughout the procedure. Dr. Kaur could have stayed home and have a nice relaxing weekend but she came and helped us. She went above and beyond with her service. I would highly recommend Dr. Kaur for all your dental needs.

Karen B.

I was referred to Dr. Kaur by a friend, I had a dental emergency and Dr. Kaur got me in right away. I have had very bad experiences with other dentist, so I was nervous and very anxious. Dr. Kaur was calming and extremely gentle. I need a lot of work on my teeth, and in the last month I have gone to her 5 times, had two root canals, a few fillings and still going back for more. Each time I have had great experiences with no pain or discomfort. I will continue to go to Dr. Kaur, and tell everyone I know to go to her. I appreciate her kindness and no judgement. Thank you Dr. Kaur P.S. Her staff is amazing also, very caring.🥰

David F.

Heidi B.

Travis P.

First visit this AM. Everyone was very friendly and professional.

Mary M.

Was looking for a new dentist....wanted someone who was not only a quality dentist, but someone I could trust. I had heard good things about Dr. Howes for his skills and integrity. Got that and more! Pointed out (things) that needed some attention soon...others that could wait, etc. no pressure at all. gave me estimates...found discounts for me, etc. they have a 'new client' special. if you are looking for a dentist...highly recommend Smiles By Design.


joyce S.

John S.

jeremiah C.

Great people, great practice, in and out in no time!

Tish F.

I highly recommend Smiles By Design, I have been going there approx. 15 years and still don't have one single bad thing to say about them. They are so efficient, kind and professional, and started out with many cavities and tooth problems, and now I am finally getting great results when I go in. Don't hesitate to call them, you will be happy. If you have had any problems in the past, please give them a try.

Rich W.

Cesar T.

Ariel N.

Warm, inviting, very thorough- the whole team is exemplary at Smiles by Design. They are very gentle, responsive, and Dr. Howes takes it a step further to personally call to check in after a procedure. Absolutely recommend to anyone needing a change and/or new dentist!

Joanie C.

As always, a wonderful visit. On time and cheerful knowledgeable staff.

See'sonal E.

My first experience here was very comforting and professional. I came in for my X-ray and consultation and it took about an hour because I had a lot that needs to be done. With the help from Dr. Howes elaborating on what needs to be done and fixed I felt more confidence in regaining my smile, as I had mentioned to him at the very beginning. From all my previous dental visits at other dental practices were painful and not informative. The staffs were all nice and helpful. They took extra precautions in taking temperatures and sanitizing. It's my second visit today and I went in for my clean up. I was pretty nervous because I've been traumatized by my previous dental practice, so during the whole procedure I'm clinching my fist thinking it may be painful. The whole entire time the dental hygienist Mrs. Wong was so gentle and so professional! She had told me it may be a little painful because I haven't had a cleaning in a while, but it went by so smoothly! I'm excited for my next few visits to get the necessary things done for my health.

Anna M.

Paul K.

Dr. Howe’s practice is clean and professional and organized—and his work is top notch. Dental students should tour this place to see what a top-tier practice is like.

Lilian J.

Corrine S.

Very nice staff, great work, and will work with cash payments. Way better than the other dentists in the area I've tried. I recomend them to anyone I know looking to have dental work done.

Brigette H.

I cannot tell you how comfortable and at ease the staff and dentist make you feel the second you walk in. They fight to get things covered to the max and work a plan for anybody out in advance. No judgement felt for bad teeth or personal situations. Even after I didn't go back for financial reasons for over a year, they were exactly the same with me the second consult and im so excited to get my implants done now! Also, they have updated state of the art equipment to diagnose you properly. Straight forward, realistic, honest, helpful all the way around. Ive talked to other dentist offices and none compare. You just cannot go wrong! Go do will not regret it!

gail O.

I’ve been going to Dr Howes since he started in Livermore and wouldn’t go to anyone else! The level of care you get is by far the best out there, not to mention Katrina!!! The best.

Samuel Y.

So I have had the worst experience ever with dentist! Until I came to Dr. Howe, he is the best I’ve ever had in my 52 years of life and as long as he keeps his practice I will continue to appreciate his work and go no where else for my teeth work! Love you guys and thank you for saving my smile🙏

Angela P.

Dr. Howes and Katrina did a wonderful job on my wisdom tooth removal. I didn’t feel any pain and the procedure was faster than I had anticipated. My family and I have been going to their office for years, and we have been satisfied with their services ever since. I would highly recommend them!


Lindsey the hygienist is very pretty.😁 She also has a gentle touch which is a huge plus when they have that hook they scale your teeth with in your mouth.😎

Robert R.

William H.

I had my teeth cleaned by a super dental tech Kelly today. Have been seeing Dr. Howes for a number of years. The dental office is filled with super friendly and helpful folks. I would Highly recommend Dr. Howes to everyone.

Caryn H.

Dr Howes and his staff are amazing! As new patient to the practice, I was in need of some fairly extensive dental work. Dr and staff were amazing! Listened to my concerns and past experiences to make sure my procedure went smoothly. From the front office staff to the back office, my expectations were more than exceeded. I am so grateful a friend referred me and I decided to make the change from my previous dentist!

Mark F.

George R.

Mercedieth W.

Two years ago I moved to the Fresno area, but because everyone is so nice and helpful and Dr. Howes does such a good job, I drive 2 1/2 hrs to come back and have him work on my teeth. The employees are all so nice and helpful. M. W.

Deborah S.

Moved and unfortunately needed a new dentist. Went in for a cleaning and 2 chipped teeth. I had been with my old dentist for many years needless to say I was hesitant to look for a new dentist. Much to my surprise, I found him, Dr. Howes and his staff are wonderful. Staff are kind, friendly and efficient. No more hesitation to go to the dentist!

C B.

One of the friendliest dental offices around. Kind and compassionate staff. Always great care and they do excellent crown work. I have been a customer for ten years and they treat me like I am family

Jason S.

The team at Smiles by Design is always on point. Super friendly, thorough and knowledgeable. They are supportive and genuinely care about how their patients are doing.

Cathy N.

Great, professional office with a big heart!

Melissa D.

Gonzalo G.

Thank you Dr. Richard Howes and his staff for making my dental treatment to be a good experience. The staff is professional and cordious, Dr. Howes is extremely overqualified to work on any Dental treatment. I am a living proof of that, thank you again for the good job.

B L.

Great office, dentist and staff!

T I.

Devin M.

I cannot say enough great things about this wonderful man and his caring staff. I went in for a fairly complicated root canal. I was SO scared. I went in crying and left smiling.....after a two hour root canal!!!!!!! :)

lynne S.

Staff and dr are great! I'm a scaredy cat at the dentist and they make me feel so comfortable.

Tina G.

Very thorough cleaning and exam. I don't think I've ever been cared for so expertly at a dentist office! The staff members are all friendly and efficient too.

Jamie W.

I always enjoy visiting Smiles by Design. Great people and a wonderful dentist. I've been with Dr. Howes for over 15 years and I couldn't be happier. I always recommend Smiles by Design to anyone that is looking for a dentist.

Johnny P.

Always punctual, courteous, and friendly! Great result and they stand by their work.


Smiles by Design is always prompt and courteous. Have to admit, I've been going to Dr. Howes for over 20 years from their original location in Fremont. They are always very detailed and guarantee's their work. Very sanitary. Lastly, he maintains his office extremely clean.

Abdullah P.

Lynn G.

Karli C.

Chris C.

John E.

ill be im probably the only person you will read about, who makes under 40k a year, who will travel 250ish miles to go to this dentist. i live in reno and i really do travel all the way down here to see the team at smiles by design. The doc is amazing, light touch and never fails to make me feel comfortable and am not in pain when he is doing work on my teeth. i come down for cleanings too, not just the root-canal, cavity, or crown that they have also done for me there. i love these people, they all make me feel like family, not just another client. and, Katrina is an amazing tech; she took the molds of my teeth and sent them out to have a hard night-guard made. the guard arrived but it was out of shape; so, she took the time to modify it and it works great now. i wear it when riding my motorcycle and when i sleep, that is how much i like it. and, when i referred someone, they gave me a teeth whitening kit that worked amazing too. this is the best dentist EVER. even my wife, who seems unbelievably scared of dentists, went here and was not adverse to coming back. that had never happened before. trust me. they are awesome. go here, you wont regret it.

Xavier M.

I had a great cleaning thanks to the kind staff. The best part though was that my mouth wasn't sore the next day like it usually has been at other dentists I've been to. Appreciated that.

Gina R.

Great visits from start to finish at the dentist. You get the sense that the doctors and staff care about you as a person and make you feel like a part of the family.

Lanae L.

Dr. Howes and staff are excellent. Everyone at the office makes it fun to go the dentist and you don't dread the visit. Very accommodating to your needs as well.


2165 Fourth St. Ste B,
Livermore, CA 94550

Office Hours

MON - THU7:00 am - 4:00 pm

FRI - SUNClosed