Dental Excellence of South Bay
Russell Coser, DDS:
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Dental Excellence of South Bay
Russell Coser, DDS
Torrance, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


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 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Wayne C. from Lomita, CA (Source: Yelp)


Coming from a dental family, I know what it takes to do a thorough job with complete satisfaction in ALL phases of dentistry. Dr. Coser & his staff are THEE best! I’ve been a patient of his for 11 years now. Whether its a small child, an elderly person, or just your average patient, Dr Coser & his staff make every visit worthwhile and results are fantastic! Dr Coser’s expertise, knowledge, & friendly demeanor make all the difference in your smile. Don’t be in Denial, go the extra mile to create that special smile in style!…Dr. Coser is it!

Kris Moon (Source: Google)


Staff is knowledgable and always friendly. We started with Dr. Coser on July 4, 2003. My husband had a horrible sore throat that landed him in the emergency room. Turned out the issue was a dental problem & the hospital wouldn’t release him until we found a dentist who could immediately treat it. We searched for hours before we found a dentist who would help us on the holiday. We’ve been happy with Dental Excellence ever since. Modern equipment. Clean & pleasant offices.

Lesia S. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


One of the best dentist I every had. The staff is very friendly. The office is very clean and a calm setting. I’ve been a patient for at least 6 year and I love it and unlike other dental offices where Even though I have an appt I’ve had to wait 30 min or more. I have never had that experience with Dental Excellence. They value your time and the doctor is very thorough. I love it and don’t see myself going anywhere else. I HIghly recommend Dr Cosier for your dental needs.

Natasha B. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Two words! The Best! Dr. Coser and his staff are extremely welcoming and provide amazing care. I had to have an extraction of a wisdom tooth and Dr. Coser was able to get the tooth out without breaking it. (Most dentist would have wanted to stop trying and would have elected to do an oral surgery.) Dr. Coser was gentle, he and his assistant Sandy talked me through the extraction. I also love all of the dental hygienist! Janet is great because she adds an aromatherapy component to your cleaning! April, Dana, and Sonya are all equally great and thorough! This by far has been my best dental experience as an adult!

Annette Lake (Source: Google)


Allison has the front area handled expertly during the Covid pandemic. I really appreciated that, thank you. The crew was very aware regarding physical distancing while I was there. Dr. Coser is always the same old Dr. Coser. I really didn’t want to be out in public and definitely didn’t want to invite extra germs into my mouth, but my visit to the dentist couldn’t wait. Thanks to all of you for being open for business and doing everything possible to make my visit a safe one!

Fernando C. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Not only Dr. Coser but each and every person in his staff has been incredibly professional, caring, and sensitive to my whole family. The search is over, I am a customer for life. Dental work, costs, insurance coverage, are delicate issues when being discussed with your provider. Not at this practice. I have never been more at ease about the options available to me. There is never any pressure, these people put you first, they do take care of you. I have fallen asleep during several procedures! Talking about non invasive. Thank you for caring.

Paul S. from Harbor City, CA (Source: Yelp)


After reading Randall H’s post, I contacted each of the 12 people at my company that I referred to Dr. Coser’s practice to hear about their experience. They all assured me that they were very happy and comfortable with Dr. Coser and his staff. I encouraged them to post their own reviews. I have been going to Dr. Coser’s office for 10 years and have found his focus regarding my comfort to be his primary concern. He’s effective in a way that limits his work to just what time is needed to complete his task, and sometimes that requires a little help on my part, especially if the problem is deep in your mouth. I’ve never had my tongue touched by his instruments, he made sure of it. The idea that the staff would say the “quoted” statement in Randall H’s post should give some perspective. Who would get out of the chair if you didn’t feel comfortable, and the idea that any physician’s staff would make that comment is not credible to me. I will continue to recommend Dr. Coser and his staff with confidence. Paul S

Trincy Merlin Mannoor (Source: Google)


I am usually traumatized by the thought of going to any dentist and often end up being a difficult patient! No matter how nice the doctor is, i cant help it! But dr Coser was so gentle and didnt scare me! He didnt have to num me so much while most dentist num my whole mouth! I have never gone back to the same dentist twice, but to Dr Coser. That says a lot!

Jon Millman (Source: Google)


Dr. Coser and his staff provided me an excellent experience. I do not get numb easy but they were able to make sure I was numb and comfortable throughout the whole experience. I ended up needing a root canal and Dr. Coser has an endo specialist who was able to perform the procedure with flying colors. His office is conveniently located and the office is very welcoming and comfortable. Everyone was very friendly. If you are looking for a new dentist or new to the area I highly recommend Dr. Coser and his team.

Barbara H. from Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Coser and his staff are highly competent, caring professionals. I feel confident that my teeth are in the best shape possible. When my primary care physician looked in my mouth, she said, “Wow, who’s your dentist? There’s some good work in there!” The hygienists do a very thorough job, and the office staff are super friendly.The waiting room is lovely, and the office is exceptionally neat. I don’t know where they hide all the files and equipment that clutter most doctor’s offices. Dr. Coser became our family dentist the night our son sustained a serious kick in the teeth at a taekwondo tournament. We took him to the ER, who recommended that he see a dentist as soon as possible. It was late on a Saturday. We phoned our regular dentist’s office; he was out of town and his emergency referral was not picking up. As it happened, Dr. Coser’s children were competing at the same tournament. We remembered that he was a dentist, so we thought we’d phone him for some advice. He said to meet him at his office right away. By the time Dr. Coser was finished working on our son’s teeth, it was past midnight! The immediate attention saved the teeth. So of course he’s our dentist for life! Dr. Coser also did a great job on my veneers (I posted a before-and-after photo). It’s something I’d been thinking about for a long time. He knew I was considering it, but let me decide in my own good time, which turned out to be a couple of years. A lot of dentists would keep “reminding” you about cosmetic work.

Lupe D. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


I noticed a very negative review of Dr Coser’s care of a patient I travel from Texas to California to be under the care of Dr Coser and has staff He, his staff and dental assistants are nothing short of amazing They provide comfort and peace of mind when you sit in that dental chair and know your fears are in their hands

Ken B. from Hermosa Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Coser has been my dentist for over 25 years. He is very methodical and detail oriented. Over the years he has made sure my precious teeth are well cared for and kept in good condition. While performing a procedure he carefully explains the process which gives a feeling of confidence in his work and ability. His office staff are professional and very helpful in the administration of the billing process.

Kevin M. from Corona, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Coser and his team are the best! I used to live in the Southbay and now I drive an hour each way just to see him. His gentleness and expertise is well worth the drive.  This dentist is amazing, I never feel a thing. I highly recommend Dr, Coser, I promise you that his caliber of work is beyond great!

Laura M. from Orange, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been a patient of Dr. Coser for more than 10 years now. The hygienists are great here, really expressing an interest in who you are and your routines and how to better make that work with good preventive hygiene. Dr. Coser focuses on what matters to the patient. I remember during my first visit he pointed out what needed to be corrected to get me healthy and then said that if I wanted to close my diastema (gap) he could help with that as well. However, it was low pressure and felt like an option to consider or not. It’s what you want. The front desk team is so friendly and are always helpful when it comes to insurance questions or scheduling conflicts. They recently went through a remodel and the decor is tasteful and warm. I’ve recommended this office to many of my friends and will continue to do so. Nice work guys!

Chrissy M. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


By far one of the nicest dental offices I have been to. The office itself is neat and tidy, but the waiting room is so warm and welcoming. All their appliances is up to date and modern. The dental hygienist and front desk are so friendly and Dr. Coser is the best. He is friendly and truly here to help you. If you don’t need it, then he won’t do it just to make some extra money. He’s only doing what you really need. I love this place and don’t know why I haven’t been here sooner.

Gaylan King F. from Palm Desert, CA (Source: Yelp)


Gentle skilled general and reconstructive dentist from UCLA.  Painless and efficient.  Caring staff.  Clean modern office.  Skilled hygienists .  Dr. Bita ,  on staff endodontist performs the dreaded root canal with ease and grace.  Fine over all dental experience!  Don’t hesitate to make an appointment!

Harry M. from San Pedro, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been coming to Dr. Coser for 30 yrs. He and his staff are the best! I’ve had cleaning and little procedures now and then, everything always goes smoothly.  Most recently I started Invisalign with him and it’s been great so far.  Highly recommend this place.

Cisco L. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


My daughter was terrified of the dentist. Her last dentist was very rude and not kid friendly at all. My sister recommended Dr. Coser’s dental office and my daughter was put at ease from the minute she walked in. She has had 2 visits and has walked out with a smile on her face. I highly recommend Dr. Coser’s dental office to everyone the staff is extremely friendly and very patient!!!!

Deborah Murphy (Source: Google)


I’ve been seeing Dr. Coser for years, ever since he took over for Dr. Davies, except for the five years I was living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is the best dentist I’ve ever seen. While living in New Mexico I had to see another dentist to get my teeth cleaned. The hygienist was horrible! It was so bad, my first time was my last. So as soon as I moved back to Torrance I made an appointment to see Dr. Coser. I was so thrilled to see him and to finally get my teeth cleaned properly by a decent hygienist who knew what she was competent. I highly recommend Dr. Coser. His entire staff, from Allison who usually works the front desk, to the amazing hygienists, and the X-ray technicians are the most professional, competent and kind people you will ever encounter.

Ashley K. from Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA (Source: Yelp)


I found Dr. Coser through Yelp, and I’m so happy I ended up going to his office. What I liked most about the office was the comfortable environment. Everyone from the front office staff to Dr. Coser himself were kind and professional, and really set my nerves at ease. Dr. Coser explained my treatment in a way I could understand, and the procedure was painless! I have already recommended him to my friends and family. Thank you Dr. C!

Taryn M. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Coser has been my dental care provider since the early ’90s.  I love beautiful teeth, and under his conscientious and watchful care, I’ve managed to hang onto my teeth despite many oral challenges, exacerbated by excessive gum chewing and lots of sugary treats.  Dr. Coser is a skillful master at providing pain free care to those who are sensitive to pain, and has been proactive in attending to dental situations where my oral health was compromised.  His friendly, professional staff and comfortable office environment makes the dental experience less stressful, for those who are dental chickens. You will come away with beautiful, well cared for teeth, in addition to an education on why a procedure is necessary. Dr. Coser’s expanded practice provides all levels of dental care, including orthodontics and oral surgery, if needed, so there is no reason to try the rest, when you can go to the best.  I will always be Dr. Coser’s patient and cannot imagine going elsewhere.   T C Miller – Los Angeles.

P M. from San Pedro, CA (Source: Yelp)


Can we talk about Thee BEST DENTIST in the whole South Bay!!!!! Dr. Coser has been my family dentist for five years now. At first I was super nervous due to past bad experience, but through the time his gentle hand and patience I am no longer nervous also his lovely assistants Sandy and Alina made me feel so comfortable. He takes his time to educate you regarding your dental needs. in the past I’ve had a beautiful composite filling. The hygienist are super gentle and also educate and show you how to floss and brush. I Started my Invisalign treatment over a year ago, due to my over bite (it was horrible) had an embarrassing gap. I am in LOVE!!! with my new smile I just cant stop smiling and its all thanks to Dr. Coser. The lovely front desk girls have made my journey super pleasant they talk about finances before starting any treatment, also let you know the estimated cost that insurance cover. Dr. Coser and staff treat you like family! they are keepers! 🙂 (Shared my before and after Invisalign picture)

Kim K (Source: Google)


The entire office staff are friendly and make you feel at ease from the moment you step into the office! Dr. Coser provided excellent information about my dental situation, which I appreciated immensely. I felt extremely comfortable and confident in his experience and I am very happy with my visit today and I would not hesitate to recommend him! Thank you!

Dennis Heimforth (Source: Google)


When the professionalism at my previous dentist slipped into the sub-par levels, I neglected my oral fitness for more than 2 years. When I finally decided on Dr. Coser through a family referral, the results far exceeded my expectations. The man & his staff have made me feel truly cared for, not just as a patient, but as an actual human being. Kicking myself for not switching long ago. Wife, kids, & now my grandchild are all patients of Dental Excellence of Torrance now, and will be as long as they will have us.

Jonathan C. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


My family and I have been patients of Dr. Coser’s for the last 16 years.  He is extremely skilled and friendly, as is his staff, namely Allison, who have been with him as long as I can remember.  Dr. Coser values the respect that he’s earned in the community.  Janet and Sylvia are really thorough and personable — they somehow make teeth cleaning a pleasant experience.  Although I no longer live in the area, I continue to make the trek down to the South Bay anytime I have an appt.

M V. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Had my first ever visit with Dr. Coser today. He was recommended to me by a co-worker. What a great dentist! I had a previous dentist tell me that one of my molars was beyond fixing — he said that it had an extensive metal filling (from another dentist that I had seen before going to him) that the metal filling could not be removed and that it couldn’t be crowned! And he said that the tooth would probably end up needing to be removed and that I would have had to go with a bridge. I didn’t want to lose my tooth and wear a bridge! So, I went to see Dr. Coser today — and he not only was able to save that tooth — he said that it can also be crowned! I’m so happy to have found Dr. Coser! The work that he did today on that one tooth was AMAZING !! He literally saved my tooth !! And, all of the ladies in his office are very helpful — and are very sweet! Seriously, if you’re looking for a GREAT DENTIST!! Dr. Russell Coser in Torrance would be an excellent choice! He explains things in detail, he tells you what your best treatment options are. And, the work that he does is very highly professional! I’m still just so amazed that he was able to fix a tooth that another dentist had told me couldn’t be saved and would have to be pulled and that I would need a bridge. Thank you Dr. Coser, you are my hero! Looking forward to seeing you again for you to work on my teeth!

Yvette B. from San Pedro, San Pedro, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr.Coser is the man to see if your a chicken like me ,  he is simply the best dentist I’ve ever been to , he’s comforting , has never ever ” hurt ”  me , l mean not at , he explains everything in detail and is very knowledgeable in his field & to top it off he’s a down to earth funny guy . His staff is excellent too , Very helpful always smiling and very professional. I highly recommend Dr. Coser he and his team are THE BEST !!!

Julie D. from Redondo Beach, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Love my dentist! Dr. Coser has been my life-long dentist and I would highly recommend him to anyone. My parents found him through 1-800-dentist before I was born. Dr. Coser rebuilt my tooth when I was 8 and flipped over my bike handle bars, he filled the one cavity I ever had, and now I’m having my teeth straightened with Invisalign through him. (Almost finished!) I’ve been to his office a dozen time in the last year, because of my wisdom teeth and Invisalign, and I’m still not tired of him. He engages you in conversation and really takes interest in your interests, and if you really want to get him talking and have a good conversation, strike up a convo about US history. Best dentist ever, going to be bummed when I move out of the South Bay and have to find a new one.

Alfredo G. from Hawthorne, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have to update this one as I went for my first portion of the cleaning…and I hate doing this, but again the person who took care of me told me exactly what was happening and was as gentle as can be…. still not a fan of going to the Dentist, but at least I know that they can do their jobs with care. I will be back.

Janel E. from La Mirada, CA (Source: Yelp)


This place is awesome! Being my first time here, Dr. Coser made me feel comfortable and was extra gentle when I told him I was having tooth pain and sensitivity. He was funny the entire time allowing me to feel at ease forgetting the fact that I was at the dentist. I will definitely come back and have my pearlies be taken care of by Dr. Coser.

Karla L. from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best Dental office in the South Bay! If you are looking to avoid the up selling and high prices you find at most dental offices this is the place to come. Dr. Coser and his staff are honest, friendly and knowledgeable. The office is always clean, which is important to me. The staff is happy and they know how to work with your insurance to make sure you are not over charged. I have referred several friends over the past year and every one of them loves this place. They can honestly make everyone love going to the dentist.

Mario M. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


Our first time here for me and my wife. The office is very clean and comfortable; the receptionists are nice and friendly ( Priscilla and Allyson); the hygienist Deana is the best, she’s kind and gentle ; Dr. Coser is awesome and nice. The other girls in the office are super nice too.. 5 stars for this dental clinic…

Rosie C. from Wilmington, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to this dental office a few years ago and I can say that I am extremely happy with this dental office. Dr. Coser is a great dentist along with the hygienists and the reception staff is always curteous and pleasant.

Chris M. from San Pedro, CA (Source: Yelp)


I found Dr. Coser when I moved to Torrance back in 1999 as I was in need of some immediate help with some poor work done by previous dentists. Lets just say my experiences with Dentists were less than positive up until that time. Over the past 12 years with Dr. Coser I have had ; many veneers replaced, multiple crowns installed and replaced, 3 root canals, deep cleaning and scaling plus a few fillings to complete the mix. Every single procedure has gone smoothly and pain free. Dr. Coser and his staff are very welcoming, friendly and totally professional. I never have to wonder what a procedure will cost me as they go over all of that with you upfront…..another feature I have never previously encountered. They accept credit cards and in the past few years now accept Care Credit Dental which I have used this past year. Zero interest as long as you pay on time. They really do care about you as people, not just as a customer or source of revenue. If you value pain-free, professional, timely, friendly, efficient and good value dentistry then give Dr. Coser’s practice a look. I am very happy I did and you will as well.

Christine R. from Wilmington, CA (Source: Yelp)


Unfortunately our 10 year old son needed a root canal, he was in excruciating pain and it was a Thursday before Labor Day holiday, (whats a parent to do, right?) So I “Yelped” an Dentist in the South Bay and read a few reviews, we were not impressed with his previous dentist.  What really stood out to me was Dr. Coser’s review, was how he cares about each and everyone of his patients , now that’s where I would want my son to go. I called and immediately was told they could squeeze him in, Wow! impressive. When we arrived we felt the concern and compassion immediately from the front desk girls to Dr. Coser himself explained the importance to Kobe of dental hygiene and now we are all going to be seeing Dr. Coser as a family. Thank you Dr. Coser and Staff, you are all amazing and  we will be telling everyone we know about your office, an added benefit is your office decor, feels like home!