Arbor Dental Group
Scott Watanabe, DDS:
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Arbor Dental Group
Scott M. Watanabe, DDS
Irvine, CA




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A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Sleep apnea therapy

Pediatric dental care

Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Janet Lee (Source: Google)


I have been going to see Dr. Scott and his team at Arbor Dental Group for almost 10 years and they have consistently provided me with the best care for my teeth. Going to the dentist is never an enjoyable experience but they make it as easy as they can for you. Everyone in the office is kind and always has a smile on their face. Their hygienists clean your teeth with care and gentleness, without compromising on quality. Phuong has been my hygienist for all the years I have been at this group and while he is retiring soon, I am confident that his follow hygienists are as capable and skilled as he is. Having to go through crowns and other procedures with them, I can confidently say that Dr. Scott and his team are experts at their work and try to make every visit, no matter what procedure you’re there for, as comfortable as possible. They don’t try to make you do more than necessary and will always go over exactly what procedure you are therefore while answering all of your questions with patience. They have great bedside manner. I highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a dentist.

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JiWon Kim (Source: Google)


The courteous and professional service I received at this appointment was the same consistent service I have been receiving from Dr. Scott Watanabe and his staff for the past 8+ years. Renee who handles the insurance and co-pay details is excellent. From the first appointment I had to this one in October, Renee provides clear accounting of the charges and options on how to proceed. I appreciate her and her advice very much. Dr. Scott Watanabe is also an excellent provider. At every appointment, he listens to my descriptions carefully and provides easy to understand options. I have received service from several of the staff at Arbor Dental and I can only say everyone has provided excellent service at every appointment. I have been treated for regular check ups, crowns, and root canals.

Kathleen T. from Santa Ana, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to this dentist for more than 20 years and am happy to remain with them.  I started with Dr. Ron and am now seeing his son, Dr. Scott.  I just finished having 3 previous crowns replaced along with cavities filled and I was pleasantly impressed when they were all done sooner than the anticipated time frame.  I have always found the staff helpful and Renee is on top of the insurance and billing process.  I have my teeth cleaned 4 times a year and even though I am basically a chicken around dental things (and I’m a nurse!) I find the treatments calm with minimal discomfort.  That extra special pat on the arm or remembering I need the pediatric block make all the difference.

Edward O. from Lake Forest, CA (Source: Yelp)


The Arbor Dental Group is an awesome practice. I have been going to this practice for 10 years plus and this is my very first review. First off i hate the shot… it hurts, its scary, it sucks i just don’t like it! and well i needed one… the assistants both Linda and Lynn prepared me for the shots on different occasions and to my surprise Dr. Scott and (other doctor) both had to give me a shot… to get me numb and to my surprise it was the most gentle shot i have ever had. Dr. Scott has great hands and talked me through the injection helping me to overcome my fear that he didn’t even know i had. The rest of the procedure was top notch and i never felt a thing. I left the office feeling great and knew from the very first time that i would return for all of my dentistry work. This office has state of the art technology and they were able to look at my teeth and find any imperfections and diagnose the issues with ease which i have never experienced in 48 years of going to the dentist. I was so impressed with the work I needed i even did an Invisalign treatment which only took 1 year. For cleanings this place is the best  hands down. Every hygienist in this establishment catered to my sensitive teeth due to my gum recession and got my cleaning done without any torture, i love this establishment and highly recommend it to anyone. From the time you meet the nice front office staff to the time you check out with the office manager Renee they will treat you like family and will take care of you your teeth and a beautiful smile.

Nancy B. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Arbor Dental for years!  Their services are amazing.  I live pretty far, and can’t pull myself to transfer somewhere closer to home because they are so wonderful.  Renee is very knowledgeable, helpful and professional, as well as friendly!  (Other doctor) is just so friendly, professional and super gentle when she’s working on my teeth.  Dr. Watanabe is also very professional and knowledgeable.  I love that they take the time to answer any questions I have and explain things in detail to me.

Fong, Rose and all the other staff are also very friendly and professional.  They are also open every other Saturday and offer early weekday appts., which make it so convenient!  Thank you Arbor Dental for all the years of service.  You are a dental office that I can trust!!  They also treat you like family.  I can go on and on. 🙂

Djessebel D. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)

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Arbor Dental and its staff is the reason why I keep coming back for these past 10+ years. And now having moved to Riverside county, I still gladly make my regular dental checkups with Dr Scott and regular cleanings with Phuong.

Dr Scott has done an amazing job making my smile what is it today. And takes great care and concern with the health of my teeth every checkup.

Phuong is very diligent when it comes to my teeth cleaning, I always leave with very clean feeling teeth. (Plus he was the one that FINALLY got me to floss every night! – because you know everyone hates flossing).

Linda is great, very friendly she makes me feel at home, even if I am sitting in the dental chair getting X-rays with that heavy lead vest crushing me. She has a very calming persona, which is a plus when there are patients who are deathly afraid of going to the dentist.

Also, every time I walk right in for an appointment, I am always greeted with a smile from Renee. She knows her insurances and is great at explaining payments and coverage.

You can’t go wrong choosing Arbor Dental. They are all wonderful and will get you that smile you’ve always wanted.

Nozomi Okazaki (Source: Google)


I love to this dental office. office is clean and neat, all the staff who work here is professional. What is most I like about is office open from 7 AM in the weekday. I take first in the morning appointment every time so not affect for my work schedule. I’ve been doing every 4 month clearing to maintain to keep my gums healthy. Dr. Watanabe taking care of me and my daughter good. We are so happy to find such a great dental office near by my house!

Kay A. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


My whole family goes to Dr. Watanabe and we love the entire office. All the staff are so friendly and really try to get to know their patients. They recognize us when we walk in the door and ask follow-up questions from conversations we had when we came in 6 months before. Visits are really easy; they aren’t rude if you aren’t perfect about your dental hygiene, and they really listen when you express any concerns or issues you’ve had. I walk in right at my appointment time with no hassle. I’ve never had to wait more than a couple minutes to be taken back, and someone comes in as soon as I’ve been seated. Headsets and a remote for watching cable television while you get your teeth cleaned, and they follow-up with a reminder card if you can’t book your next appointment that day. Wouldn’t think of going anywhere else!

Susan Ishikawa (Source: Google)


I think they are easily 5 stars in every way. I appreciate the courteous greeting and prompt service when you enter (nobody wants to wait long for the dentist). The dentist (Dr. Scott) actually listens to your concerns and explains things in way that can be easily understood. Your teeth and gums are gently cleaned(Fong) and, if you need a treatment plan, it is presented in a comprehensive manner (Renee). All in all, the best around.

Georgie T. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m been going to Arbor Dental Group for at least 10 years. I like the clean facility, receptionists special Renee are very friendly, and Phuong does a great job with cleaning my teeth and always willing to answer my questions. Dr. Watanabe and his team are excellent!!!

Jennifer S. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Arbor Dental Group for 20 years and I have never thought about going to another dentist. Dr. Scott Watanabe is an incredible dentist and extremely nice. I believe his father started the practice and I’m sure he used to be my dentist before Scott became my primary. It’s a family business and you can tell they really take care of both their staff and clients. Renee, the receptionist, is very warm and friendly and always has the perfect smile. Her teeth are pearly white too. I have had Phuong and Suzie as my dental hygienist and I like them both. Everyone does an exceptional job. I don’t think I’ve ever waited for more than 5 min to be seen, which is great!  I always try to schedule my appointments early or late in the day so I don’t have to take too much time off of work and they are always so accommodating.

Kiersten Regele (Source: Google)


Incredibly trustworthy and reliable group.
I’ve been coming to this office for over ten years and have always had a great experience.
The staff is always so welcoming and friendly that it really puts someone who is a bit tense going to the dentist at ease.
I can’t imagine trusting anyone else with my teeth.

Cassandra Hui (Source: Google)


Arbor Dental Group is the best dental office I’ve ever visited. When I say best, I mean the best in every single way. Best service, best care, best doctors, best hygienists, and best office admins! I’ve never had a dental appointment so pleasant, detailed and gentle in my past 23 years until Arbor Dental Group. My hygienist, Phuong was very detailed and caring. Making sure I get the best cleaning and care he can provide. I had my exam performed by Dr. Scott. He was the most gentle doctor I’ve ever had. I felt pain-free during the exam and reassured me as I addressed my concerns. Renee, the office admin in the front office was very helpful as she takes care of all patient’s financial/insurance information. She made sure that I get the most out of my insurance without paying too much out of my pocket.

I highly recommend Arbor Dental Group. I also recommend booking your appointment AT LEAST 4 months ahead as they are always booked!

Emma Wroblicky (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Arbor Dental Group for 22 years now, and have always felt so comfortable. Not only do they take great care of my teeth, but they give me a blanket when I am cold. Arbor Dental knows how to make their patients smile! 🙂

Denise Collin (Source: Google)


I’ve been a patient for almost 10 years. Love these dentists and the entire staff, you can’t choose a better dental practice. I highly recommend!!

Judy Metcalf (Source: Facebook)

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I have been at Arbor Dental Group for almost 24 years. The office has the latest in technology and the doctors and staff always have the utmost concern for the patient’s care and well being. I have never been in an office where the people enjoy what they are doing as much as Arbor. I cannot imagine being anywhere else!!!

Ryan Dunek (Source: Google)


I have been seeing the Arbor Dental group for about 30 years now, and I highly recommend them for all your dental needs. The office itself is very convenient to the Orange County area, based in Irvine. I was a resident of the city and now I am about 30 minutes away and still highly willing to make the commute.
Their initial space is very welcoming, and very clean. The receptionist desk is spotless & organized, and the staff with all smiles greets you in with open arms. They even go out of their way to get to know you on a personal level, so that every visit is a special one. They continuously advance their equipment to ensure you have the best care possible, and on top-of it have the most gentle steady hands that you need when getting work done. Every member of their staff is beyond professional, not only in the line of their work but in the way the atmosphere is set, leaving you feeling a sigh of relief knowing you are in good hands.
Granted I have been with this practice for most of my life, it is also the reason why I would not want to have someone else taking care of my oral hygiene. I trust them, and I plan to be here for as long as they are.
Who would of thought that even at five years of age I would still be carrying around this incredible smile and I have the Arbor Dental Group of Irvine to thank for it.

Shawn K. from Aliso Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


This office literally has the best customer service and total dental experience I’ve ever had!! From a friendly and courteous front desk staff, to the hygienist (Jordan), and the dentist (Dr. Scott Watanabe), they are all smiles.  I couldn’t ask for a better team to take care of me.  Thanks guys, I’ll be telling everyone I know about your kind, caring, and gentle service!!!

Danielle D. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have to start by saying that I am very anxious when it comes to anything with dental work. I avoided going for years due to the fact that the last place I went to had no sympathy for someone like me – I had an anxiety attack while there and it was ignored.
My journey to The Arbor Dental Group started by me meeting Renee – she was so warm, friendly, and knowledgeable and assured me that my experience with them would be different. Well she was 100% correct – from the moment I walked in every person I came across was better than the next. They all understood my anxiety and continue to make it a priority when I’m there. That extra TLC is just what I needed. I have had a lot of work done to make my smile a healthy one and I’m so happy that I came to Arbor Dental. It was the best move I made. I went from never going to the dentist to looking forward to my cleanings.
If you need a dental office you HAVE to go to The Arbor Dental!

Gail J. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


My family has been patients at the Arbor Dental Group for more than 25 years.  The staff is very professional, extremely competent and also very friendly.  We have had all procedures from cleanings, fillings, crowns, bridges and implants.  The office has state of the art equipment.  And my husband is just finishing his Invisalign braces and his smile looks great.  We highly recommend the Arbor Dental Group.

Caren Jefferson (Source: Google)


I can’t say enough good things about Arbor Dental Group. My whole family has been going there for over 30 years. They have consistently provided the highest quality service and care utilizing state of the art equipment and technology. Even more than that, what I love about them the most is that they make me feel like family. They are warm and friendly and I trust them 100% on every level. Thank you Arbor Dental for taking such good care of me and my family for all these years!

Mu-Chun Chen (Source: Google)


The Arbor Dental Group is simply the best dental office! Drs. Scott and (other dentist) and their team of doctors and hygienists are truly excellent, highly competent, and extremely caring. The dentistry is very clean and all the front desk staff are highly efficient and super friendly. They really make you feel like family! After getting numerous very strong recommendations from my colleagues and their families in our university community, I have been coming to Arbor for many years and have been extremely happy for all the work that were done. Now even my sister would happily drive 60 miles to Arbor, after not being able to find a satisfactory dentistry in the metropolitan area where she lives for a long time. We are extremely grateful to Dr. Scott when my husband required some emergency procedures due to a broken tooth. Dr. Scott immediately took care of my husband (who was visiting me from Germany where he was still living at that time), despite the fact that he was not a patient at the dentistry and only had the German insurance at the time. All the work were done superbly, and Dr. Scott even followed up with him afterward! I am so blessed to have found Arbor as home for the dental health for me and my family!

Rickie P. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


We have been going to Arbor Dental Group for a long time, Dr Scott Watanabe is by far the most professional, gentle and caring dentist. Once you fined a dentist like him you don’t need to look any further. The office staff is very helpful and highly competent.  Phuong is the best hygienist any where, he is gentle and extremely thorough. At Arbor Dental Group there is no wait , you are called in at your appointment time, they are always ready for you with a smile and happy to see you.

Scott B. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Scott is awesome! He has the best bedside manner I have ever encountered at a dentist office. You can barely even feel it when he is examining you, a definite plus if you have a hard time at the dentist.  Gentle, attentive, helpful…all great ways to describe Dr. Scott.  

Beyond the physical care provided, the practice is extremely upfront, honest, and transparent about what is going on and what your options are.  I found Arbor Dental because of a bad experience at a different dentist office.  I had never needed any dental work prior to few years ago which coincided with starting to go to that other dentist.  I ended up following the dentists recommendations and spent an excessive amount of time and money doing what he said was necessary.  Regardless of what he fixed there was always something else that “had” to be fixed.  I felt very taken advantage of and stopped going there, unsure of how I would trust another dentist.

Enter Arbor Dental and Dr. Scott!  On my first visit, i asked a ton of questions and they put me at ease telling me that they would always provide me with all my options and explain fully what was going on. I have been seen by Dr. Scott a handful of times now and each and every time I walk away impressed at how they run their business! Providing excellent care with unmatched bedside manner all while communicating in an open and honest manner is a winning combination for me.

Jan Birkelbach (Source: Google)


Dr. Scott Watanabe and the entire staff provide the very best dental care. Four front teeth just look great now. I’m always comfortable and very satisfied with results.
The latest technology, and personal service provided by highly-skilled people who genuinely care about their patients’ well-being. My family and I have trusted and relied upon Arbor Dental for almost thirty years.

Piah B. from Lake Forest, CA (Source: Yelp)

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I have been going to Arbor Dental for several years now, and I am here to stay.  Dr. Scott is the best dentist I’ve ever had; I was actually hesitant to give them a good review, for fear of attracting more customers and having to share Dr. Scott with more patients! 🙂  

This place is clean, very professional, and caters to the comfort, well-being, and health of its patients.  Where do I begin?  From the very helpful front-desk personnel (I just love Renee), to their caring and light-handed dental hygienists (my favorite is LaVerle! she is the best), and of course Dr. Scott, and his excellent manner of dealing with patients….what more can one ask for?  They do not force you into any kind of expensive treatment; rather, they gently suggest what they think will be good for your dental health.  I love it! Lastly, they work around your schedule, and just overall, they make sure that you are receiving high-quality treatment for your teeth, and at the same time, that you have a pleasant, comforting experience during your dental visits.

Jeffery F. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


My family has been coming to Arbor Dental Group ever since we moved to Irvine in 2005. I have to say our dental experience has totally changed ever since coming here. Dr. Watanabe is extremely knowledgeable and very gentle while working on our teeth. It’s unbelievable that all the treatments we’ve had performed were done painlessly and any issues we had were quickly resolved.

Dr. Watanabe and his staff are all very friendly and professional. They all treated us with great care and patience.

We’re so lucky to have found this fabulous dental care provider for our family. It’s simply the best dental care our family has had thus far and we would definitely recommend anyone looking for a great dental experience to visit Arbor Dental Group.

Remi George (Source: Google)


Our family has been going to this office for as long as I can remember, and we have had only positive experiences with the dentists, hygienists, and receptionists. They are all consistently friendly and professional. The facilities are comfortable, even throughout longer appointments, and the office is very accommodating with handling insurance matters. I grew up with the Watanabes (father and son) as my dentists and would recommend them to anyone looking for a dentist for both adults and children

Janet B. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


Ever since I’ve been coming to Arbor Dental I have had wonderful care.  From my initial experience with Renee when I booked my first visit with Dr.Scott to the gentle teeth cleaning with the back office team each time I have come in for my dental care I have been treated professionally and everyone is so kind.  
I feel comfortable asking any question I may have regarding my dental care and they always answer my questions 🙂
My teeth are doing great!  They always have good recommendations for my future dental care and it has been so beneficial too!
So glad my friend recommended Dr. Scott and his great team!  I would recommend them to anyone!

Scott Burris (Source: Google)


A friend recommended me to Arbor Dental Group when my previous dentist retired. I am so happy I started going here. To start with, the office staff is great. Dr. Scott Watanabe had been great taking care of my dental needs. My hygienist, Phong Ngo, is the best ever. He has been an important factor in improving my oral hygiene. His suggestions have great results. I highly recommend them for any of your dental needs.

Christie Marie (Source: Facebook)


I’ve been at Arbor dental group for almost 15 years, because the dentist are the best. The quality of their work is at a higher standard than you would receive from most dental offices. They take the time to listen to all concerns, and address all issues. It’s a dental office you can trust to take care of you from a health perspective to personal care.

Marsha Owen (Source: Google)


Great dentistry, atmosphere & service.
I have been a patient here for many years. It took a while to find a Dental office that I really felt comfortable with and they have continued to meet & exceed my expectations.
They clearly value excellence & ongoing education to ensure they provide the most up go date dentistry.
Each of the Dentist and all the staff are warm and welcoming and make every effort to make sure to meet your needs.
They are professional, knowledgeable and attentive. Simply excellent!

B. Li (Source: Google)


I got a toothache before Christmas and I was in great pain. So I searched online for dentists but found that many of them were closed for Christmas. Then I found the arbor dental group and Dr. Scott Watanabe was there. He is a very patient, kind and experienced dentist!! He carefully checked my teeth and gave me clear and detailed suggestions of my tooth problems to make sure I understood. If you got a problem in your teeth, definitely go to the arbor dental group!

Ali T. from Scottsdale, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Dr. Watanabe for many years (as well as my brothers and parents). When I moved away for college I still came back to Arbor Dental multiple times a year. Now, many years later, I live in an area with top notch medical and dental options. However, I still trust Dr. Scott and his team the most! They a thorough, gentle, and a Dental Group you can trust! I fly back to Irvine to Arbor Dental for all my dental needs! I have a big smile (with beautiful teeth) as I write this review thanks to Dr. Scott and my recent cleaning with Phuong (which was excellent!). See you again this winter!

Joseph Pursley (Source: Google)

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We have been going to Arbor Dental Group for years, Dr. Scott Watanabe is by far the most professional , gentle and caring dentist we have ever had. The entire office personnel is always so willing to do what every it take to make your visit perfect. And are favorite is Phuong the hygienists, he is so gentle and thorough ,your teeth never felt so clean. We are extremely happy with Arbor Dental Group and would definitely recommend them.

T. G. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)

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I’ve been a patient of Arbor Dental since I was 12, (and now in my 40’s) Now my kids and husband are all patients!  Dr. Watanabe (Ron and Scott) and their entire team of doctors, assistants, hygienists, and office personnel are all exceptional with their expertise and care.
2 things I look for with any profession is quality and integrity.  This office delivers on both!  Exceptional, thorough care, who take their time with every patient.  I’ve NEVER questioned any diagnosis or services they’ve suggested.  The quality of work is as good as it gets.
I always request Phoung to handle my cleanings.  He is VERY THOROUGH in his work.  He always takes the time to explain things.  If he suggests anything additional with the cleaning, he fully explains everything before proceeding.
Renee the office manager is great too.  She is friendly, full of energy, and very knowledgeable.  She explains the treatment plan in great detail, and is on top of insurance matters.
If you wait till the last minute to try to make appointments, it’s sometimes hard to get in right away, but they are VERY good about putting you on a call list if something comes up.  And if they have an opening with a different doctor, no need to worry that you will be in good hands.


I am blessed and privileged to help others as a dentist. I have grown up with this dental practice. As a child, I ran the halls and helped file patient charts. I feel honored to be able to practice with my mentor and father, Dr. Ronald T. Watanabe, who started this practice in 1980. I work with a wonderful, caring and experienced staff, which includes my mother, Joan. My practice is here to educate and help our patients with improving their oral health. I am passionate about creating a beautiful smile, and I believe it takes careful planning and consideration. I treat patients of all ages. I value getting to know my patients and believe it is rewarding to see how dentistry can bring positive change. Welcome to my practice! I’m excited to share our passion for dentistry with you. regularly attend advanced continuing education because I think it is valuable to employ state-of-the-art technologies and up-to-date materials to provide the latest in clinical advancements. In all areas of dental health, Arbor Dental Group is focused on providing you an outstanding experience. We strive to deliver to you dentistry and service that will consistently exceed your expectations. Our staff is dedicated to hearing your concerns, understanding your specific needs and building a lasting relationship with you. I met my wife after graduating from dental school. We were married in 2009 at Mariners Church in Irvine, where you can find us on weekends. Our lives are filled each day with family. We have two sons, Matthew and Weston, and we welcomed baby #3 on July 5 2016, our beautiful daughter, Kate. We have a rescued dog, Joey. My family and I reside in Irvine, where I grew up. I enjoy running, hiking and following sports, like my college team, CAL. Go Bears!

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