Distinctive Dental Service
Shawn Loo, DDS:
Practice Profile Page

Distinctive Dental Service
Shawn Loo, DDS

Irvine, CA







{ "slotId": "4616476901", "unitType": "in-feed", "pubId": "pub-5798118205092511", "layout_key": "-e0-2+ay-rr+aj" }

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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Pediatric dental care


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

Sedation dentistry

Sleep apnea therapy

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:30 am to 3:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:30 am to 3:00 pm

Thursday: Closed

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed



Check out some of my treatment photos:

Shawn-Loo-Smile-Makeover-before-3 Shawn-Loo-Smile-Makeover-after-3 Shawn-Loo-Porcelain-Veneers-before-3 Shawn-Loo-Porcelain-Veneers-after-3 Shawn-Loo-Porcelain-Veneers-before-1 Shawn-Loo-Porcelain-Veneers-after-1 Shawn-Loo-Porcelain-Veneers-before-2 Shawn-Loo-Porcelain-Veneers-after-2 Shawn-Loo-Smile-Makeover-before-1 Shawn-Loo-Smile-Makeover-after-1 Shawn-Loo-Porcelain-Veneers-before-5 Shawn-Loo-Porcelain-Veneers-after-5 Shawn-Loo-Porcelain-Veneers-before-4 Shawn-Loo-Porcelain-Veneers-after-4 Shawn-Loo-Smile-Makeover-before-2 Shawn-Loo-Smile-Makeover-after-2


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

Joshua B. from Wrightwood, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Loo and his staff are bonafide professionals. I could not be happier with the service this business provides. I’m surprised by how much they remember about me every time I come in. They remembered where I worked, and even the birth of my kid after not seeing then in a year! The procedures are virtually painless which was my main concern cause I’m kind of a wimp when it comes to dental work. I’ve had some less-than-ideal experiences but I’m comfortable here and I’m coming up on probably 10 visits. Even without insurance, I insist on coming back here and they help make accommodations for payments as well. I would 100% recommend this to anyone who needs/wants dental work. Bottom line: This place is a no-brainer.

{ "slotId": "4616476901", "unitType": "in-feed", "pubId": "pub-5798118205092511", "layout_key": "-e0-2+ay-rr+aj" }

Lala O. from Palm Desert, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best dentist and customer service so far. Also very clean. Dr. Loo is kind, charismatic, attentive and his staff is very accommodating. He did a great job with my crowns and he does great follow up and is not in a rush to see you all the time I love coming here.

Zhimin C. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Loo for over a year now. Everyone there is extremely friendly. Dr. Loo is also a very honest person who always has patients’ best interests in mind. I had to remove 3 more teeth in order to get my braces. Although the orthodontist preferred one of the healthier teeth to be removed. Dr. Loo actually suggested me to remove another one with more decay in it so I can save some money fixing it. He could have easily come up with excuses to make me remove the healthy one instead so he could make more money on fixing the bad one, but he didn’t! Also, he tried his best not to cause any pain when numbing my lower gums (since there is a bigger nerve on the back of the lower gum area, it could be pretty painful). I highly recommend Dr. Loo!

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


This is one of the better experiences I’ve had with a dentist. Dr. Loo and his staff are awesome. They are always courteous, patient, and they’re always upbeat and friendly. Every time I’ve come in, I’ve had a great experience. The waiting area is a bit small but everything is comfortable and clean. The staff went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable and made sure to explain everything and answer all of my questions and concerns. My only complaint is probably that the hours overlap almost completely with my work hours but that goes for almost every dentist I’ve seen. Theresa is awesome with working with you to find a good appointment time, and following up to confirm/remind. They’re pretty flexible and I’ve never had to wait too long (…).

Idin T. from Placentia, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been a patient of Distinctive dental for years.   I love how friendly and professional everyone is.  I always feel confident that anything I might ever need to be done (fillings, cleanings, veneers, etc) will be done with great skill and quality.  The office is clean and has very up to date technology.  I recommend this office to all my friends and family regularly.

Barbara B. from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (Source: Yelp)

{ "slotId": "4616476901", "unitType": "in-feed", "pubId": "pub-5798118205092511", "layout_key": "-e0-2+ay-rr+aj" }


My family has been going to Distinctive Dental for over 10 years. We LOVE Dr. Loo and his staff!   They are always happy and helpful and they make each visit a pleasure.  And who can say that about the dentist!!?  I refer lots of friends to them because they really do ensure you’re 100% satisfied.  We are definitely patients for life!!

Tracy D. from Orange, CA (Source: Yelp)


Today I went to Dr. Loo’s office and saw his plaques for Top Dentists in Orange County & Los Angeles and I realized my husband and I aren’t the only ones who think he is the best dentist around. Dr. Loo, is not only excellent at his profession but he is always so joyful and pleasant to spend time with! He has a special way of making me feel calm and relaxed even though I’m sitting in a Dentist chair, which in my case is no small feat… The entire staff in Dr. Loo’s office reflects his persona, which makes for a very pleasant, seamless and professional experience every single time!  We’ve been seeing Dr. Loo for about 2 1/2 years now and have never had anything but excellent treatment!

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


I highly recommend Distinctive Dental! Dr. Loo is an excellent dentist. He is very thorough, utilizes top of the line equipment/technology, and he genuinely cares about his patients. Dr. Loo is excellent at dealing with all sorts of dental needs and the results of his work are fantastic!  Also, the office staff at Distinctive Dental is extremely friendly and kind (and they don’t make you feel bad about going a little too long in between cleanings :). I recommend Jennifer for cleanings- she is a great dental hygienist!  If you are looking for a new dentist, this is the place to go!

Chris C. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am new to the area and was referred to this dentist by a friend. It was the best experience at a dentist’s office I have ever had. I have always hated going to the dentist, but Dr. Loo was excellent – both at explaining what we needed to do and the care he put into helping me out. I needed a crown and now that it’s all done, I can’t believe I waited that long. I feel great and so thankful for how he and the whole team made me feel. Thanks to all of you and I look forward (imagine that) to coming back for a checkup!

Ryan Y. from Flower Mound, TX (Source: Yelp)


I was recommended to Dr. Shawn by a friend, who is also a patient. I like how Dr. Shawn is thorough in his explanations of what needs to be done and why. His staff is as friendly as can be, including his hygienist Jennifer, and his office manager Theresa. I had several fillings replaced and got my teeth whitened as well. I’ve also been in for cleanings with Jennifer. I also love the praise music he plays on the sound system. It is a nice touch that made me feel doubly at home :-). I can’t recommend Dr. Shawn and his staff enough!

Steve C. from Orange, CA (Source: Yelp)


No one likes going to the dentist. But since its one of those things that will make a big difference in the quality of your life, you might as well go to a good one. I have been going to Dr. Loo since he took over the practice 5 (or so) years ago. His staff is super, and I feel that he genuinely cares. He has done 2 crown replacements and both were perfect. My last visit was last Thurs for a cleaning, Jennifer was great. Highly recommended.

Robin R. from Laguna Niguel, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been a patient of Dr. Loo’s for many years. He is absolutely the best dentist that I’ve ever had. He has incredible skill, is extremely gentle, and puts me completely at ease with every procedure. He always has my overall health in mind, and never pushes for any unnecessary work to be done. He and his whole staff are very skilled and extremely courteous. I recommend Dr. Loo to anyone, who may be looking for a great dentist.

Kevin W. from Aliso Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is hands down the best dentist in the world. Everyone in the office is friendly and courteous. Angie is basically the best person ever. She remembers all the little details which show how much she cares about and appreciates us patients. Each hygienist is friendly, comforting, and best of all, GENTLE (they make every effort to make your cleaning comfortable and not painful in any way) especially Jennifer. She is so kind and connects with her patients. Dr. Loo is outstanding, he takes the time to explain everything in detail so you know what is happening and how the procedures go. He also pays very close attention to detail, so you know any procedure is done once and done RIGHT. I cannot say enough good things about this practice! Trust me and try them out, I promise you will not be disappointed! (…)

Sandhesh R. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


My family and I have been patients of Dr Loo for the past 5 years and we are very pleased with the treatment we have been receiving. The office is very hi-tech with all the latest equipment which ensures that you get excellent treatment. Not only is Dr. Loo a great dentist, but he also runs a very efficient operation. I get prompt reminders and appointments and the entire staff works hard to make your experience as pleasant as possible. Their waiting room is well stocked with magazines, but you barely get to enjoy them since the wait time is minimal. The front office staff (Especially Angie previously and Teresa now) works with you to make convenient appointments and are some of the most cheerful people I have met.

Lorenzo L. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Love Distinctive Dental. I have been going for years, staff very friendly, professional, they do a great job, competitive prices, world-class service, I always leave with a brighter smile!

Brandon Berman (Source: Google)

{ "slotId": "4616476901", "unitType": "in-feed", "pubId": "pub-5798118205092511", "layout_key": "-e0-2+ay-rr+aj" }


I’ve gone to Dr. Loo for the past two years and I’m impressed. He and his staff have provided great service and care for my dental health. When I needed a gum graft, he didn’t try to upsell me on getting the procedure done immediately.
His staff is very friendly and always willing to help. Offering cookies to patients is a little odd, but I appreciate the water.
Strongly recommend!

Susan Reiss (Source: Google)


I just LOVE Dr. Loo and his staff! By far the best dentist I have had. The office environment and staff immediately put you at ease. They are friendly and professional and I never dread the visit like I have with other dentists. I highly recommend this Dentist. You can’t go wrong with Dr. Loo!

Christian Carmichael (Source: Google)


I am new to the area and was referred to this dentist by a friend. It was the best experience at a dentist’s office I have ever had. I have always hated going to the dentist, but Dr. Loo was excellent – both at explaining what we needed to do and the care he put into helping me out. I needed a crown and now that it’s all done, I can’t believe I waited that long. I feel great and so thankful for how he and the whole team made me feel. Thanks to all of you and I look forward (imagine that) to coming back for a checkup!

Colby C. from Laguna Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Loo and his team are top-notch professionals. I have never had a dentist (or other medical professional) ask me what I want out of the visit.  I am an IT consultant and normally ask my clients that very question but he asked me and threw me for a loop!!! He does amazing work and has options for those of us who are sensitive or do not like pain. The entire team is accommodating, understanding, and extremely accommodating! Thanks, Dr. Loo and crew for helping me find my smile again!  🙂

Mabel O. from Hillsboro, OR (Source: Yelp)


Distinctive Dental is the best dental clinic I’ve ever been to. The staff is very warm and friendly, Theresa explained everything succinctly.  Nina was very gentle and Dr. Loo is very professional and very reassuring. Distinctive Dental is my dental office now! I have booked future appointments as well.

Dylan L. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


The staff here is amazing. The dental assistant Adriawna is an understanding sweetheart and everyone is so polite it’s crazy. This dentist actually gives your options. Can you imagine? Dr. Loo is an amazing educated guy and I think I found a real winner. State of the art equipment and all smiles. These guys get it. You have to smile to sell smiles.

Sueli J. from Anaheim, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Distinctive Dental since 2010.  Their service and care has always been great and professional.  Lots of care is taken to make you comfortable.  I would not go to any other dental office after finding them.  Will continue to come here till forever.  Keep up with a great job!

Ali D. from Aliso Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is the best dentist in Orange County! The service here is awesome. My wife and I both see Dr. Loo and we never had any problems with this office! The office staff is really friendly also when making or changing appt.

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


I was having a near-death experience when I first visited Dr. Loo. I was in excruciating pain and had to undergo an immediate extraction. Dr. Loo and his staff were amazing. I felt comforted and secure. I had had extractions before, and I was dreading the pain during the extraction and after. I was amazed and surprised that one of Dr. Loo’s Dental Surgeons performed the extraction and an implant with absolutely no pain (of course I was given an anesthetic) I was waiting for the anesthetic to wear off, but Dr. Loo gave me antibiotics and painkillers (non-drowsy, as I had to work the next day). I made an amazing recovery and I am so grateful to Dr. Loo. Dr. Loo’s staff reflects him. Theresa at the front office is awesome with her bright smile and warm friendly personality. I absolutely love Jen one of Dr. Loo’s hygienists who now does regular maintenance work on my teeth (and gives me sound advice!) Dental work could be costly, and I like that Dr. Loo was able to work with me on a payment plan. My 22 year old son goes to him too and we both feel secure in his hands. I would recommend Dr. Loo to anybody. He is friendly, compassionate, competent and sincere.

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


(…) I love it here and I really like Dr. Loo. He gave me a discount for my wedding and that was really kind of him. If you’re considering it. GO! You won’t regret it. And the setup, the office, is nice and clean. The staff are super friendly. Take care of those teeth in a most comfortable way!

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

{ "slotId": "4616476901", "unitType": "in-feed", "pubId": "pub-5798118205092511", "layout_key": "-e0-2+ay-rr+aj" }


Dr. Loo replaced a couple of crowns for me and did an excellent job! I had a crown put on before with a different dentist, which he did a great job, but it took several months to start feeling normal in my mouth. When Dr. Loo did my crown it was a perfect fit! The office is hi-tech so you can see all the pics of your teeth while he explains what is going on with your teeth and gums. Dr. Loo and his staff are very professional, nice, and easy to talk to you. When I was going over the financial part with Teresa she was very helpful and easy to talk to. I have gone back for a teeth cleaning with Jennifer and she really got in there and cleaned every crevice…..I really didn’t want to eat for the rest of the day because they were so clean. I truly love everyone in this office…..you need to make an appointment with them if you’re looking for a new dentist!

Lana V. from Azusa, CA (Source: Yelp)


I cannot recommend Distinctive Dental enough.  When a mom of 4 can come in and get her teeth cleaned and even relax while doing it,  while her 4 children are also getting their teeth done…it’s a winner! They have a room for the kids to watch tv in and play and the staff took care of my kids’ needs while I got my teeth done. I always avoid going to appointments without my kids but fortunately, I don’t have to do this for the dentist anymore. I had previously had my kids going to a pediatric dentist and after a number of horrific experiences, including not being alerted to significant issues with my kids mouths, we changed to Dr. Loo. My kids love coming here and it has everything to do with the amazing staff! They love visiting Dr. Loo, seeing his fish and getting to visit with all the office staff. They remember our kids favorite things (tv shows, etc) and strive to make them enjoy their time there. Thank you to Dr. Loo and Distinctive Dental team for taking such great care of our family!

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


I don’t often review places other than restaurants but this place is an exception. It’s not like the typical dental offices that rip you off. I have received a few cleanings from their excellent hygienist recently plus some fillings. Dr. Loo has always been honest about areas in my mouth that may be possible cavities in the future (they even show you on the monitor pictures of those potential developments it’s crazy!). Just this recent visit, one of the potential cavity areas did develop into a minor cavity, Dr. loo administered the local anesthetic with no pain and my face was half numb in no time. The filling was quick and painless and my bite still feels completely normal; the cleanings are excellent too. I’d definitely recommend coming to this office if you’re near the area looking for a hygienist and dentist.

Richard U. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


My Distinctive Dental experience so far has been very positive. Dr. Loo and staff are just the right balance of personable and professional. I’ve had whitening and mouth guard fitting (for contact sports), and there were a few things that really made them stand out to me. They explain the procedure in understandable language, and in the case of the mouth guards, Dr. Loo took time to personally provide me with an overview of my options and providing me with his opinion what he believes is probably the best fit for my circumstance, and he did it in a no-pressure way. The dental assistant, Crissy, who took the impressions, also did a great job both keeping me entertained with conversation and more importantly, taking great impressions without making me feel uncomfortable. I’ve always had a strong gag reflex, so it was great to have a skilled technician doing the work. I’ve not had any major dental work performed at Distinctive Dental, but from the people I know who have had work done there, they’ve said only positive things as well.

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


Very friendly staff. Dr. Loo and his hygienists are very knowledgeable and professional plus they are great with kids. My older son has been going for 2 years without any complaints. I just took my 3-year old for 1st time and he was comfortable and felt at ease and asked when he can go back. Dr. Loo is very thorough and takes time to answer any questions/concerns instead of rushing from patient to patient. He really cares about his patients. Outstanding service, highly recommended!

George P. from Corona Del Mar, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was very impressed by Dr Shawn Loo and all of his dental staff who were very friendly, polite and professional. They made me feel very comfortable. The surgery itself is very modern and clean and they use the latest technology. Dr Loo was excellent and thorough and I never felt pressured at any time to have more work done than was necessary (like in some other surgeries). The finance discussion was very transparent and they explain everything to you very clearly, so there are no surprises. I would highly recommend this dental practice.

Stan Takashima (Source: Google)


Solid 5 stars for Dr. Loo and his staff! I haven’t been to the dentist for over 6 years and what was supposed to be a ‘cleaning’ revealed deeper issues after an X-Ray. Dr. Loo and his staff were able to get all the work done in two visits (I drove from SD). There was a hiccup with the billing but Trisha the OM handled it professionally. You get what you pay for and I can say with confidence that Dr. Loo is one of the best doctors. Yes, you can save a few hundred dollars with another doctor but in the long run, you end up paying the same or more.

Tyler Lamb (Source: Google)


Dr. Loo has been a wonderful Dentist. Both he and his staff are super friendly and caring. Every time I’ve visited, it feels like I’m catching up with old friends. As for the actual dentistry, Dr. Loo is both honest and proactive with treatment. Your oral health is his main priority, and he does a great job of taking action when needed, without going overboard (if that makes sense). I’ve been going to him for several years, and will continue to do so!

Brent W. from Los Alamitos, CA (Source: Yelp)

{ "slotId": "4616476901", "unitType": "in-feed", "pubId": "pub-5798118205092511", "layout_key": "-e0-2+ay-rr+aj" }


I highly recommend this dental office.  I never have to wait past my scheduled appointment time, they are always running on time. I’ve had my teeth cleaned at a few dental offices and I continue to come back here because they are the most thorough.  I had a crown and filling done here in the past with results I’m very happy with. I’ve never been recommended an unnecessary procedure or overcharged in any way.

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


Very friendly and caring. Actually remembers his patients and specifics about them. Can tell he and his staff have patient’s best interest in mind.


At Distinctive Dental Service, we pride ourselves on making our clients as comfortable as possible. For 17 years, our dental office in Irvine, California, has provided high quality dentistry for our patients. Our dentist, Dr. Shawn Loo, wants you to leave our office feeling confident in your smile even if you have been hiding it for years. We are a family practice, treating patients ages three and up, with a variety of treatments and the latest technology to achieve your healthiest, most beautiful smile. We hope you will join our dental family. Call our office today to set up an appointment. We accept Care Credit!

{ "slotId": "4616476901", "unitType": "in-feed", "pubId": "pub-5798118205092511", "layout_key": "-e0-2+ay-rr+aj" }
{ "slotId": "6312701955", "unitType": "responsive", "pubId": "pub-5798118205092511", "resize": "auto" }