Dentists of South Bay
Joan To, DDS:
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Dentists of South Bay
Joan To, 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

Sedation dentistry

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Wednesday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Friday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Sunday: Closed





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

Debbie Q. Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA (Source: Yelp)


First time to a dentist in a lot of years. They were so nice, from the front office staff, to the Dentist and everyone who saw me in between. The Dentist and all the staff will explain anything to you. Costs were up front, no up selling to me. Office modern and clean, seems like all the latest things. At least I won’t wait another 15+ years to go.

David Schaeffer (Source: Google)


This is a great place! They have handled all the dental work for myself and my wife since we moved to SoCal, and handled it well! Everything from cleaning to crowns and implants, done professionally and efficiently…and at a very reasonable cost! I can’t recommend them enough – if you’re in the South Bay area, this should be your dentist!

Lee F. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have an EXTREME fear of the dentist, and it took two days for me to get up the courage to call for an appointment. They fit me in, made me feel comfortable and took such amazing care of not just my dental needs but also my anxiety. The entire staff is amazing! Even with my fear, I am not afraid to return here to finish the work that was started. On top of all of the wonderful care, the technology and equipment in the office is amazing!

Juan G. from Gardena, CA (Source: Yelp)


Went in for my crowns and cleaning and was soooo impressed. The doctor was so skilled with that needle I didn’t even feel my numbing injection! She checked on me regularly for comfort and kept me informed the entire way through. I was even able to finance my dental treatment 12 months no interest, so helpful! I wanted to wait to see how I felt before updating my post and now 1 week later my mouth feels so amazing! Best dental experience ever! Highly recommended!

David Herrera (Source: Google)


I have now visited the Dentists of South Bay 3 times and worked with Dr. Kam and the office staff each time. I am completely satisfied with the treatment received as well as the level of professionalism by each person within the office. I highly recommend this dental office to everyone.

Maria H. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


Fantastic!! As a completely nervous dental patient, I have to say this dental office is the best!! They have the most wonderful staff from the first call , I was greeted with care and understanding . Dr Molayem, has the most gentle hands with an incredible chair side manner. Dr To, is general dentist to my complete family and will never go to another dentist . I did not know that a dental office could be this good by luck I asked for an appointment after Years !!! Of not going If your looking for a fantastic experience and great work, this is the place – just wonderful , Thank You

Andy T. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I recently changed dentists for myself and was SOOOO super impressed with Dentists of South Bay (in particular with Dr Mohager) that our entire family now goes there. From the moment you speak to anyone on the phone and until the moment you walk out of the door, EVERY person in that office are as kind as you can possibly imagine! The office is state of the art and they offer an array of options. For anyone who doesn’t enjoy a dentist visit, if you visit Dentists of South Bay, your fear will diminish. I can’t say enough positive things about them. They exceeded every expectation I had when choosing a new dentist!!

Roois Yesi (Source: Google)


This place is awesome! I went in and the staff was very friendly and informative. The dentist was phenomenal! I had to have some major work done and it was almost painless and very time efficient. Plus everything is very modern and clean.

Mackenzie W. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment! I hate the dentist, always bad news and a lot of pain so I avoid going. This office is perfect from the front desk to the exam itself. I wish I could remember the woman at the front desk’s name because she was extremely sweet and welcoming. She explained everything to be and was patient when I asked questions regarding insurance and broke it down for me. Bryan did my X-rays and Dr. Li did my dental work and they were both were the BEST. They made me feel extremely comfortable, continuously made sure I was doing okay and eased all my fears and issues. I had to get two fillings and a deep cleaning in my gums and I legitimately did not feel any pain, or even any uncomfortableness. This is by far the best medical/doctors experience I’ve had. I would recommend this office to anyone, especially people who are trying to avoid a dentist visit.

Sheila L. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Omg let me start off by telling you I HATE the dentist. I haven’t gone for 14 years. From the second I walked into this office I received nothing but the best care. I was filling out the paperwork and Dr Kam came out and to meet me. Melissa took a ton of xrays of my teeth and was wearing her kid gloves because she knew I was nervous. Dr Kam explained the procedure and I was concerned about the cost and he sent in Jenny to explain the payment options and helped me to understand the procedure more. The music helped calm my nerves,but Dr Kam has the best bedside manner. He is awesome and I’m recommending him to everybody!!!! Thank you guys for the Best care.

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


I visited this office on 2/15/2018 after not having been to a dentist in over 5 years. The office was ultra modern with the latest technology including digital panoramic and full mouth x-rays, laser gum treatment equipment, and a digital CAD/CAM machine to make crowns while you wait. You have your own TV right in front of you on the dentist chair! They were playing ambient and contemporary music throughout the office at a reasonable volume. All the staff was well trained not only in their skills but in patient etiquette and protocol. I don’t think I’ve ever heard “thank you” so many times before in any other doctor’s office! I interacted with Mariah who makes the appointments, Jenny who is the office manager, Dr. Julia Li who was my dentist on this visit, Jasmine who was my dental hygienist, and two technicians whose names I didn’t get unfortunately. All were very skilled and professional. And something that’s more rare. All seemed really glad to be there and really glad to be helping you. I had a full deep cleaning with laser treatment that was relatively painless with just numbing gel. Of course, everyone’s pain tolerance is different. Now I will say that everyone in the office was very young so if you’re more comfortable with a more experienced staff, this may not be the place for you. I will also say that I have DeltaCare USA insurance which significantly reduced the fees, so I can’t speak to the cost of this office if you just walk in without insurance.

Charlotte C. from Redondo Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Top-notch care from supremely friendly people! Khary, the office manager, could not have been more helpful. She is very knowledgeable and understood my situation instantly… got paperwork set up… insurance sorted out… and appointments made easily and so logically. Such a rare thing to find such fantastic customer/patient service. *Full honesty, I did not not get any dental work done here. (Turns out my current dentist was okay with a change in my insurance policy, but what a find!) Happy to add my stars to the rest.

Catherine S. from Redondo Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Do you have a Dentist Phobia? Then read this review! Let me start by sharing that I have a HUGE dentist phobia, which probably started when a dentist filled my first cavity without Novocain when I was about 10 or 11 Ever since then go 2x a year for cleanings but dread and freak out every minute I am in the chair. That all changed last week. I moved back to Redondo Beach after being away for 20+ years and found Dentists of South Bay. Based on the reviews I book an appoint since I was due for my cleaning. Wow was I surprised by both Dr To and her assistant Brian, what a team! Brian took x-rays and using the camera showed me the inside of my mouth! Dr To did the cleaning, efficiently and effectivly. No pain, no discomfort at all. Alas, my exam showed I needed a root canal and two crowns. After explaining all the options to me, I chose to have all three things done in one office visit. Dr To was great about explaining the process and worked with me so when I returned to the office I was relaxed and ready. Dr Nguyen is in the office 1x a month and only does root canals. With a calm and confidant manner, I was numbed in no time and about 40 minutes later, the root canal was done. Next, Dr To work on my crowns. At no time did I feel any pain and they even use the suction while drilling so I never smelled that awful smell when they drill. The was the BEST dental experience of life and believe me, I’ve had many many years of dental experiences. Dr To also worked with me for a long range plan that considered the best health for my team and with minimal out of pocket expenses. Want more? The front desk ladies are awesome, very friendly, and very helpful when scheduling and coordinating benefits. I rate Dr To and her team 5*s. I am now a patient for life!

Jonathan B. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


I couldn’t even begin to tell you how incredible this place is, but let’s start with the people. I’ve never seen such professional and friendly staff. The oral surgeon I saw is an artist, I had a root canal and never even felt a bit of pain, including the shots before. The other staff is equally superb in their work. They really are a talented group. And friendly! And the location has easy parking next to Ralphs. The offices are clean, new, and even have their own cable tv’s for you to watch while you wait in the chair.

Christina S. from Sherman Oaks, CA (Source: Yelp)


My dentist left his practice and I dreaded looking for a new dentist. My friend highly recommended this place, and after a few months, I finally went in. Dr. Tammy examined my teeth and informed me I needed a crown. I was hesitant to go forward with it due to my sensitive teeth, but she took time to explain why I needed it done, sooner rather than later. So I agreed. Wow, I was so impressed. The crown was painless and so easy. I felt very comfortable. My only regret is not finding Dr. Tammy earlier.

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


Looking for a Dentist and a PROFESSIONAL staff who cares, well stop in and experience this staff. It starts with Jenny and Khary their goal is to deliver an ultimate plan suitable to meet your needs. The GENTLEMAN who takes the X-rays he is highly experience in imaging and a perfectionist in delivering state of the art X rays. The pictures are so crystal clear and helpful in identifying what’s going on in your mouth. Their is another gentleman who handles root canals, OMG it was a unique experience, no pain and fast, 45min and done, other staff members they were great at keeping you calm and relax. Dr Joan To whose running the show is the most kindest human being walking the planet and who literally cares about her staff, people she and the community for which she serves. I had a root canal and two crowns done, and I am pleased. I hope those who enters into her realm would find this experience as pleasant as mine. To the entire staff, blessings to all of you, and keep up the GREAT work.

Elena Kotenko (Source: Google)


Thank you very much, Dr. Joan. In addition, her staff is the best. Recently, I had my crown fixed. Everything was done the same day. And today, I removed my both wisdom teeth . I’m glad I found your office, and I highly recommend it.

Kailey B. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Beyond amazing. Not only do you get a great dentist, you get their AMAZING staff. I was originally scheduled for the next week, but a mild tooth ache turned into extreme pain over night. I called their emergency number while they were closed at 6am to see if I could be seen sooner , and got an appointment for when they opened that day. Their staff was amazing, kind, caring, and professional. After x-rays and a few tests, it was discovered what I would need. They went over my options, and possible payment plans. They made sure I had all of my questions answered. Dr. Li was great, and made sure I was comfortable and did not experience pain during the procedure. She and her assistant would ask how I was doing, and would let me know what they were doing throughout the procedure. Seriously cannot recommend them enough, Dr. Li and the staff of Dentists of South Bay are great and make sure you know all of your options, and are comfortable with everything every step of the way.

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


Best dentist ever! They have same day crowns and the latest technology…some machines and lasers Ive never heard of! Super impressed. Ive also never had a dentist take so much time w me. I dont have any doubt everyone will love the whole office

Andrea R. from Lawndale, CA (Source: Yelp)


My experience was great. No one likes to go to the dentist but I have to say Dr. To made my visit very enjoyable. She took the time to ease my nerves and explain everything she was going to do before she did it. The technology and procedures they use are the most up to date. I took my 7year old and 4year old for their check up and cleaning, they were all very friendly and gentle. They made sure to first make the kids comfortable before starting any procedure. Make sure not to rush them. I highly recommend Dentists of Southbay.

Carol Robinette (Source: Google)


I had a great experience at Dentistry of South Bay with Dr.Joan, & her staff. Dr.Joan, taking her time with answering my questions. All of her staff & Associates were Great & very Pleasant. The atmosphere, which I appreciate was very pleasant & easy to get in & around there shop.They all taking the time to make sure that you are comfortable and all of your questions were answered & understood. Dr. explained thoroughly every process and expenses.. Also Doctor Joan took time to explain best options and a plan four my Dentistry needs & willing to work with my insurance and affordability options. Which are very important to all. Thank you so much staff and Doctor for all your hard work and efforts on my behalf. It was appreciated. I highly recommend this place they are a great asset to our communitys & very much needed.

Gloria D. from El Segundo, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is the first time in a long time that I have been impressed by a cleaning. Friendly staff and obviously great dentist. Stopped by here to try out since close to my work. They have a $59.00 cleaning special. I am a challenge since I’m a coffee freak. Dr. Joan To, DDS Check her out

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


I had a bad experience with my former dentist and made sure to let them know when I came in for a follow up. The whole group was great presenting all of my options for my crown, root canal and fillings. They got me set up and everything was painless and quick. I would recommend anyone to go in and see them.

Rachael M. from Lomita, CA (Source: Yelp)


I absolutely hate going to the dentist but with my family history of bad teeth, i have to go regularly. Dr. Kam was super sweet and all of their staff were very friendly and educational. Plus the office is in stellar condition with brand new state of the art equipment. I highly recommend this office. They accept HMO insurance for those who don’t have PPO’s. And I’m happy to report I have zero cavities!

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


DON’T HESITATE! This office is so wonderful, from the top notch doctors to the staff! Jenny and Khary at the front desk are very friendly and informative & nice over the phone. This place has great and newest of technology showing you your teeth and being able to watch tv with the screen in front of you. The imaging equipment for X-ray is so fast and wonderful to watch.They work with your email and text for reminders and even have a payment plan option to help. About Dr. To, my favorite Dentist so far in my life ha ha. She’s that good and absolutely wonderful at her craft. She did a wonderful job cleaning my teeth and especially with the laser treatment. This process really put my teeth and gums to a healthy direction and now am really caring for my teeth even more. I can’t wait to get my permanent crown today! (My original need for the office was my crown came off and she found more decay in my tooth that I had a root canal in. Dr. To caught it and immediately set things up for me to get it fixed. Gave me a prescription for the infection this tooth was giving me too.) Brian her assistant is also really good at what he does and so friendly and really good at answering questions I had and just a great guy too! Alexandra is another great assistant and awesome at making you feel comfortable and very personable.

Nap C. from Las Vegas, NV (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been putting off getting my permanent crown and fillings done. One because I was afraid of the pain and two I wanted to find the right doctor since my doctor is In Las Vegas. I am so happy that I found Dentists of South Bay. The staff were awesome!! Very helpful and very friendly/inviting. First impression is very important to me. I had the warmest greeting/welcome. Now a days a lot of medical offices are lacking that. I was quickly taken in to the x-ray/exam room, soon after that Dr. To came in. Everything was explained to me what exactly I needed, and all my question were answered. I was so scared sitting in the chair especially finding out I will be there for a long time, because I needed more than one procedures done. Dr. To was amazing!!! She worked on me while my crown was getting made right in the office ( super cool)!! If I had to come back, I think I would procrastinate even more (also one of the reason I choose this office). Dr. To communicated with me throughout the process and I wasn’t scared at all! I knew I was in good hands.. I have a healthier mouth/teeth now thanks to the whole staff at Dentists of South Bay!! 🙂 I would recommend them to everyone.

Vinh N. from Garden Grove, CA (Source: Yelp)


I don’t normally write on yelp, I normally just read others reviews but I feel like I must share my experience here. The dentist office that used to be here was horrible and literally left a bad taste in mouth! I saw these guys open up and what lured me in was how modern the office looks. I was happy to find out they accept my insurance and made an appointment. This had to be the best dentist experience I have ever had! Everything was digital. I had TV to watch while getting my teeth worked on. Dr. To took time to explain what I needed and how we were going to do it. The best part? I was able to see it all on screen!! The office staff was super friendly. Khary even sent me home with a neat little traveling toothbrush kit!

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


There are dentists and then there is competent Dentistry. Here is a place where you receive not only competent Dentistry, you receive top of the line efficacy in art. This establishment uses the finest quality equipment however, the equipment as much as it is state of the art, is only the beginning. The quality of care is superb saying the least. I have never been so impressed over this style of patient concern. After a deep scaling and laser treatment using the only laser of it’s kind in California, I had to ask myself “when did I ever walk out of a dentist’s office feeling happy?” The truth is, NEVER!!!! My wife and I came home as if we had just come from a good evening at a play. Our dental practitioners, “Dentists of South Bay”, will remain our greatest ally in the fight for a healthier smile.

Gail K. from Lake Oswego, OR (Source: Yelp)


Love! Love!! Love this place! I haven’t been to the dentist in a long time because of bad experiences in the past. The whole team at Dentists of South Bay is top notch! All the procedures where explained so that I understood exactly why each step was being performed. The treatment itself was beyond my expectations especially considering I had to have a Deep Cleaning after not being to the dentist for so long! Pricing was just as easy! I am self-employed and have zero insurance and they made the whole process affordable for anyone! I already made my next appointment and actually can’t wait to go back to the dentist for the first time ever in my life!

Donna C. from Redondo Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Ok so I have been to three different dentist that I really was’t comfortable with. I needed a root canal so I went on Yelp and came across Dentist of South bay I read the reviews and thought ok I’ll call and make an appt for a root canal give them a try. I can’t say enough about the whole staff, Dr Nguyen, Dr Lee, Brian,Jenny and the rest they are professional, friendly anything you want to know they explain it. I was so happy and comfortable. It’s such a relief to know you have a good dentist to go to. If you decide to give them a try tell them Donna referred you. You won’t be disappointed.

E T. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


What an amazing experience at this dental office. Had a lot of discomfort and needed an appointment fast and they were able to fit me in same day. They identified a few cavities that needed fillings and a crown which was no surprise. I let them know I drove 1.5 hrs in traffic to this office and they were kind enough to take care of my treatment all that day. The ladies up front were professional and knowledgable. One of the best dents experiences I’ve ever had!