e-Dental Center
Emily Utagawa, DDS:
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e-Dental Center
Emily Utagawa, DDS
Los Angeles, CA (Palms)













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: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: By appointment only

Sunday: Closed





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

Erika P. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Emily has over 20 years of experience and is a caring individual.  She treats everyone like family and truly cares for all patients. She is not pushy and is not in her character to force anything on anyone Or deny services. She provides recommendations for patients to make informed decisions. Its ultimately our oral health and she just wants to help in maintaining it healthy. Social media is a powerful tool that  people use to highlight good qualities. But, Others use it to damage or hurt someone’s good reputation. I personally have 25+ years of experience in Multi-specialty, General, Pediatrics, Orthodontics, Oral Surgery, Endodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics..and list goes on…. Great Customer Service is one of the Key Factors for any Business. From the 1st call, walking in thru the doors,  chairside manners & the checking out. It’s a team effort and it shows! Safety Enhancements are: Protective Plexiglass upon arrival with Hand Sanitizer throughout the office. Medical grade air purifiers throughout  the entire office. External Suctions in each room that are used when aerosol causing procedures are performed. Well trained staff with many years of experience!

Yeci Alcaraz (Source: Google)


I am very pleased with this facility. The facility its self is noticeably clean and smells really pleasant.  The staff is the best! I walked in on a day where the Dr was already booked for the evening but they still made time to see me. Erica from the front desk was absolutely welcoming and was able to assist with the whole process.  The Dr is extremely friendly and professional. Before doing any procedures she made sure that I had a clear understanding of what was going to be done and what should be expected. Throughout the procedure she was telling me what she was doing and made sure to ask if I was doing okay.  I would definitely recommend this facility and will be going back for a routine clean every six months.

Terry Politis (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Emily is the dentist everyone should have the opportunity to experience. Her exceptional skill and professionalism are key in making you feel comfortable and confident she knows what she is doing! While taking you through the steps during each procedure and informing you of what to expect afterwards.

Rocky N. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


It is not something I would like to admit to, but I am very afraid of going to the dentist. When I met Dr. Emily and she smiled at me I was not nervous at all. She made me feel very comfortable and safe, Dr. Emily is a great dentist, only to be followed up with the kindness I received from her wonderful staff. In addition to that I am a Star Trek fan and I was amazed at the modern equipment in her office. Very advanced and futuristic looking dental office, for the first time ever, I am actually looking forward to going to my dentist. Thank you Dr. Emily for your kindness.

Brittany Cliffe (Source: Google)


TLDR – I’ve been coming here for over a year now, I feel like the staff is looking out for my best interest when I come in, and I am happy to continue going to E-Dental. I started coming to e-Dental after a couple of years of neglecting my teeth and avoiding dentists. My first visit was a “consultation”, taking x-rays to see where we were at. Dr. Emily explained the problems I had, some of which I already knew about and some of which were news to me. I sat with an office clerk to discuss the proposed treatment plan, and she explained my insurance and costs in detail. I walked away with a good understanding of what I needed to get done. I have now been coming to E-Dental for over a year, to take care of routine cleanings as well as to have several cavities filled. Each time I have been treated in a friendly manner by the whole dental staff. Dr. Emily always tells me that if I notice any kind of problem in the following hours or days to give her a call so that they can make it right again. Also…TEXT REMINDERS! How great is that?? The week before and like a day before your appointment, they send you a text reminder. That’s awesome and helpful.

Charlotte Wark (Source: Facebook)


I think e-Dental Center is very professional. The staff is friendly and the office is very clean and state of the art. I would recommend Dr Emily to anybody beefing a referral.

Ana V. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Was referred to office by a friend, called got an appointment right away. Walked into the office was greeted by the front desk, noticed that the office is fairly new and very cleaned. Explained to the girls in the front that I had no insurance they explained that there was many ways to pay for the treatment whether directly with the office or with another company called care credit. X-rays were taken and exam was made, Dr. Emily is very friendly and very professional, she took the time to explain the entire treatment. When the finances were explained options were given and at no given point did I feel that I was being pushed to anything i didn’t want or agreed to. Dr. Emily overall shes great I was pain free during and after my dental treatment, would definitely recommend this place to my family and friends, and staff are very attentive constantly offering water and snacks!!! Not done with all my work, have many other visits to come……

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


I chose them because of proximity from a list my insurance company posted.  They are only a few minutes from my home.  But I struck gold.  Terrific service from Erika at reception (and others), Tin the hygienist, Emily the dentist.  All took great care of me and made sure my discomfort was minimal.

Marjorie Phan (Source: Google)


I started visiting e-Dental center about a month ago. I went for a check-up and then returned twice to get some fillings and a cleaning done. It is a small practice located at the corner of Palms and Motor. Despite the small staff size (one dentist, one assistant, and one front-desk staff), wait times are minimal. The practice is pretty new (about 2-3 years old), so as a result, is spotless and comes with the latest technology. You can even watch Netflix while getting your teeth cleaned!  Everyone is super friendly, thoughtful, and professional. Those novocaine shots were painless, which is a first for me! They also don’t force you to get any unnecessary work done and happily recommends you another dentist or specialist to get a second opinion. The Dr. encourages you to take preventative measures on your teeth and does not wag her finger at you for not flossing enough or in my case, for allowing 5+ years to lapse between my last check-up and this past one. The Dr. and assistant communicates constantly with you while working on your teeth to make sure you know what is happening and what to expect in terms of pain and discomfort. Unlike the dentists I had in the past, the Dr. and her staff genuinely cares about you and your well-being. The Dr. personally called me the day after completing my treatments to make sure I was okay. e-Dental Center has restored my faith on dentists and their work. I will be a regular patient moving forward!

Samantha U. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Went to get my teeth cleaning /exam with Dr. Utagawa.  I walk in and am instantly greeted by the front desk. Right away I notice how clean and well put together the office is, I mean I don’t know about you but the restrooms are important too! It was super clean and they provide lotions and creams. Very thoughtful! The dr was very thorough with explaining my dental needs, the assistant was also really attentive and would ask if I was comfortable. Honestly Dr. U and the team at e-dental center are truly a hidden gem in Culver City. It’s always a pleasure going in for my routine check ups !

Brittany C. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Context: I started coming to e-Dental after a couple of years of neglecting my teeth and avoiding dentists. I have had only positive experiences here. My first visit was a “consultation”, which means they take x-rays and basically come up with a plan to address whatever issues come up. This office visit was totally free under my insurance. After getting the x-rays done, Dr. Emily explained the problems I had, some of which I already knew about and some of which were news to me. I sat with an office clerk to discuss the proposed treatment plan, and she explained my insurance and costs in detail. I never felt pressure to do any unnecessary procedures, and I did feel like I walked away with a good understanding of what I needed to get done. Given all that, I came back several times of the next several months to take care of routine cleanings as well as to have several cavities filled. Each time I have been treated in a friendly manner by the whole dental staff. Dr. Emily always tells me that if I notice any kind of problem in the following hours or days to give her a call so that they can make it right again, but I have never had to do that because her work is always done right the first time. Also…TEXT REMINDERS! How great is that?? The week before and like a day before your appointment, they send you a text reminder. That’s awesome and helpful. Anyways, TLDR – I feel like the staff is looking out for my best interest when I come in, and I’m happy to continue coming here.

Efraim F. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Was recommended here by a close friend and I can say I would strongly recommend this dental office. First off the office is beautiful and nice compared to many rundown places I personally have visited. The staff is very friendly and professional, they know you from a first name basis. Dr. Emily and her assistant Jhoanna were very thorough in their diagnosis. The x-rays were the fastest and I did not feel discomfort at all compared to other places. They discovered a couple of issues with prior work and offered solutions with no pressure at all to get unnecessary procedures. I have been coming in now to get work done and they are able to accommodate my fees with payment plans that work with my budget. I drive from Long Beach to Culver city and let me tell you it is worth the drive.

Alaa S. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I went to the Doctor office after been at a different just for second opinion at the beginning. They answered all my questions and I really liked how nice they were to me. I decided to try the office for a filling and it was great experience. I ended up doing all the fillings I need and with deep cleaning. The doctor is lovely and very talented in doing her job . Staff were amazing . I highly recommend E-Dental

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


I haven’t been to the dentist in a while because I am very traumatized by my childhood dentist. This place came highly recommended by my orthodontist and I am so glad I came! She made extra time in my appointment knowing she would have to go slower and be more sensitive with me. She was so patient with me and so gentle! She walked me through everything verbally as she was doing it and nothing hurt (first time ever). My teeth have never been healthier and I can’t praise her enough for what she’s done for me!

Romina C. from Winnetka, CA (Source: Yelp)


This office is SPOTLESS clean, every room has state of the art equipment and the ambiance is very soothing. I went to get a thorough dental exam since I haven’t had one in a while. I’ve asked for pricing PRIOR to get anything done, as everyone should, so there are no surprises later on. I don’t have insurance so the pricing was more than fair. They proceed to take my x-rays and Dr. Utagawa explained everything in detail to me, and there was no attempt to up-sell you on any additional costs.  I went ahead and got a deep cleaning (not the regular one) this one is more in depth, I told her that I didn’t want to feel any pain, and she numbed my gums with a gel, and it was perfect. Dr. Utagawa was so gentle and caring, she has a very calm demeanor and takes her time to work on every procedure, you don’t feel rushed at all. She is very much into preventive care, so she would recommend to get things done to prevent you from having any major issues in the future. She is honest and professional and trustworthy. Joanna, the dental assistant is very professional and made me feel at easy as well. Did I say that the office was SPOTLESS clean? I mean, really really clean. The service is of excellence but the best thing of all is Dr. Utagawa which knows very well her trade and her only goal is to help you improve the health of your mouth. I can honestly say that this is the best dental office I’ve been so far and I’m sticking with Dr. Utagawa for my dental needs. I highly recommend E-dental Center to anyone looking for an excellent, honest and trustworthy  professional, a spotless clean office and fair pricing on top of all… oh, and there is plenty of parking both on the parking structure and on the street.

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


A DENTIST YOU CAN TRUST! Dr. Emily, Jhoanna and all the staff at E-Dental Center are so kind and patient. Jhoanna works quickly and efficiently to take clear, beautiful diagnostic x-rays. Dr. Emily is a great listener and is VERY gentle when she performs her exam and cleanings. She also tends to be more conservative when finding potential cavity areas which I LOVE. She’d rather keep the area under observation and reevaluate at the next visit than unnecessarily drill through healthy tooth tissue. She will only break out the drill if it’s absolutely necessary. You can wholeheartedly trust her and her staff with your dental care.

Sara G. from Palms, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is my second time here. I love this dental office. Dr. Utagawa and all her staff are friendly, helpful, and answered all of my questions in detail. They went over each of the procedures I need in an easy-to-umderstand way.  I’ve already recommended this office to my family.

Victor C. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was looking to get some dental work done one of my friends recommended me to go to E Dental Center New Dental Place new staff new equipment so I took up the offer and let me tell you I was greeted by the medical assistant Joanna who was extremely nice and welcomed to me into the dentist I told her I was very nervous and I’m scared of dentists she giggled and said no problem we’ll take care of you then I proceeded to meet the doctor her name is Emily she is extremely nice told me everything was okay she assured me that I was in good hand they took my x-rays they told me the work that I needed done I mention that I didn’t have insurance so they worked out with me with an array of options of payment from making cash payments to applying for a dental credit line the head dental assistant explain to me everything and that they would not work on anything without my permission did not feel pressured of feel forced they were not pushy they were amazing to top it off my teeth work was done amazing I had a few root canals and a few cavities dr. Emily is a top-of-the-line dentist amazing the work she did in on my mouth she was not forceful she was not rude she would ask every three minutes if I was feeling okay or any pain she told me if I wanted she could slow down. I left this Dental Place feeling extremely satisfied this is my dental place now and I highly recommend this place good staff great people not pushy not trying to up sell you premium work

Anne O. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


The office was beautiful.  The staff was very friendly and professional.  Dr. Utagawa explained things thoroughly in plain English without using a lot of Dental buzz words.  It was a pleasure dealing with her.  The rest of the staff was very warm and knowledgeable in explaining things they were involved in.  The Office Manager was very friendly and gave a detailed rundown of the costs of various procedures we discussed.  If you’re looking for a new Dentist, I think you would be in good hands with Dr. Utagawa & her staff .

Shane S. from Rancho Park, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had an excellent experience at E-Dental. I’ve always had a fear of dentists and try to avoid them as much as possible, but the staff here really knows how to make you feel comfortable while being as honest with you as possible. They will not try to up-sell you on anything you don’t need, and will truly take the time to explain anything you’re uncertain of. I can honestly say this is the best dental office & staff I have been to. Happy I found it 🙂

Diane Narikawa (Source: Google)


I had a great first visit! The office is immaculate and modern and the people are so friendly and helpful. It exceeded my expectations for sure. I have scheduled work so I will have feedback on that. Insurance and information was given readily to me upfront.im looking forward to having a good future with this group!

Rhea (Source: Google)


Wow… pretty impressed by this place. In fact, I am still here and haven’t left yet but felt compelled to review it already. Very professional and knowledgeable staff- from front desk to the doctors. I am looking forward to coming back 🙂 and keeping this place as my regular dentist. Also the place is nice and clean. Highly recommended!

Bill Z. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Emily Utagawa and staff are professional, very thorough and do a wonderful job of assuring my teeth and gum cleaning to be as comforting as possible. Dr. Emily is truly an expert on gum cleaning and preventative gum disease maintenance. I mistreated my teeth and gums throughout the years (I’m 48) and as long as I listen and maintain my cleanings with Dr. Emily I’m going to be fine. I pay for assured dental health and peace of mind…and that is exactly what I get.

Ryan T. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I usually do not write reviews online, but in this case, I felt the need to share my experience. I always hated going to the dentist, but Dr. Emily and her team are EXCELLENT!!! With my past dentist, I felt like the most expensive dental treatments were what was always recommended by the doctor and some of them did not even make sense to me. Here, at e Dental Center, they explained my treatment plan to me (every detail) and gave me options and recommendations. I did not feel like I was dealing with a loan shark. They told me to take my time to think it through and come back whenever I make up my mind. Saw the doctor after a week and all I can say is that I was in good hands. I was extremely nervous at first, when I was given a shot but Dr. Emily was very gentle and made me as comfortable as possible. She always asked me if I was in pain or if I felt any discomfort through out my treatment. I HIGHLY recommend this dental place and I look forward to my next appointment ( in 6 months) =)

Arturo V. from Culver City, CA (Source: Yelp)


As first time patients at e-Dental,my wife and I had our initial check up and treatment with Dr.Emily.We were pleasantly surprised by the exceptional level of service,courtesy and professionalism demonstrated by Dr.Emily Utagawa and her entire staff.They all seemed to be genuinely concerned about our dental health and well being.Dr.Emily employs a hands on personal and compassionate approach with her patients.She was very thoughtful and considerate in explaining our unique situations and what the treatment plan she recommended.At any time did we ever feel pressured to proceed with anything we were uncertain or uncomfortable with.Without hesitation,I will recommend e-Dental & Dr.Emily Utagawa to our family, friends and anyone else in need of a wonderful dentist.

Stephanie D. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Emily is awesome, I just went in for my first appointment since I just moved to LA and I would highly recommend her! First of all, their office is so nice, very updated, new building, plus there’s free parking! Her helpers/hygienists are so friendly and her financial lady went through EVERYTHING with me in detail about what Dr. Emily recommends. This place is so detailed and really cares about your teeth.

Oscar Diaz (Source: Google)


Very clean, friendly staff, informative with no pressure. Quick effective, never been to a dentist like this before. Even major work I didn’t feel crazy pain theyk exactly how much pain relevier is need with out making you to groggy. Thanks E-Dental Center team!

Ashley Bonilla (Source: Google)


I woke up in the morning and ate breakfast when my tooth cracked I called E Dental Center and they spared a moment to help me after x-rays they squeezed me and the next day for an emergency root canal and made it financially affordable I’m not sure every case is like mine but no other dentist could see me especially during the holiday season and e Dental Center made it so I could get treatment antibiotics and took my toothache away I am grateful I hope your experience goes as well as mine.

Sandy T. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was very picky with who I wanted as a dentist. I had only bad experiences as a child going to the dentists. Not because of all the shots and the dental work, but because of the dentists ridiculing me as a child saying I wasn’t a bad child who didn’t know how to properly clean my teeth. I since then never went to the dentist, but I knew I needed it badly. It was a very welcoming and great experience with me going here. She went over everything from educating me on what was going on with my teeth to the costs and dental insurance. I am so glad I went here. She was really sweet, understanding, and encouraging. I thought I was gonna get some okay cleaning but I have never seen my teeth this cleaned and this white before. She puts teeth whitening to shame with her deep cleaning skills. I saw my teeth in the mirror as soon as I got in the car. I wanted to cry because of how happy I was seeing how it really turned out. I really gained my confidence back. I already book my next 2 appointments with her and I am looking forward to the dentist’s visits.

Cas P. from Rowlett, TX (Source: Yelp)


Hands down the friendliest most real AND professional dental staff I’ve EVER encountered! They are thorough and CARE about you. I would drive an hour just to keep them as my dentist office! If you’re nervous or apprehensive about the dentist, they will take away all anxiety. Dr. Emily is so knowledgeable and she truly cares.

Ian Oroceo (Source: Facebook)


This place is 3 blocks away from my apartment (which is awesome). Dr. Emily is the best, she explains everything and I had a tooth extracted, and it’s less painful compared to my previous tooth extraction from other Dentist. There’s staff are also helpful and nice. Kudos to Erika, Joanna and Yumi. They also explained very well the coverage of your insurance and plot out the plans on your dental procedures and give you an idea how much each procedure are. Definitely recommending this place!

Harold H. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been to many dentists and I have never found one that was as outstanding as Dr. Utagawa and Erika and the whole staff at E-Dental Center. I get very anxious at the dentist, to the point where I normally avoid going unless I really have to. But since I started going to E Dental Center, I actually show up for all my appointments. 🙂 They do an excellent job at making me feel at ease. The pain and discomfort is much less than I have experienced elsewhere, and the work I have gotten done there is impeccable. They are organized, super-friendly, good communicators, and very helpful with insurance issues. I am so sad to be leaving L.A. and losing such a great dentist! I highly recommend them.

Andrew L. from Sunnyvale, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had a very positive experience here both with my first appointment and with getting a night guard.  Dr. Utagawa is thorough and patient, explaining everything to me very well, showing me on the monitor via x-ray and camera the different places in my mouth that are causing me troubles, and taking care to give me pain and discomfort-free care.  I know I am in good hands here.

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


Disclaimer- I am the WORST dental patient you can ever imagine. Temperature sensitivity, an aversion to Novocaine and accompanied with sensitive nerves, dental anxiety, and a busy work schedule sum me up pretty well.  I am a Dentist nightmare. However, that might add even more substance to this statement: Dr. Emily and her staff are the kindest, most intelligent, accommodating and caring staff I have ever had the pleasure of gracing my pearly whites too after a long and loving relationship for a year.
When I met the staff for my appointment I knew I was with a different level of dentistry. They were cheerful, pleasant, and took time to get to know me. They showed me around the office. The calm colors, clean lines and modern decorations made the trips to the office even better. I was really impressed with my consultation though. The technology they use is top of the line. They took pictures and measurements of my teeth, pulled up x-Rays in from of me on my own screen to explain things, and answered any and all questions I had. After I met with Dr Emily. I was taken to the payment office. No one loves to pay, but I loved how they had matched up the cost with what my insurance would cover. I knew down to the penny how much each treatment plan would cost for me and my out of pocket expense and she even worked out a cost plan yes that is right a cost plan that I could afford to have the treatments i so desperately needed. Each and every visit, the care and comfort from Dr. Emily and her staff never changed. I always felt welcomed and put at ease during my visits. If you are in need of a great caring Dentist and a lovable staff then this is the place to go.  There not in it for the money but for the results that you get.  See you see guys!!!!!

Beverly G. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was looking for a dentist close to me with good reviews. This one had 4 stars, so I gave them a try. The office was spotlessly clean, and the people were friendly and welcoming. I went in for a deep cleaning (which was overdue). This is the very FIRST TIME I’ve had a deep cleaning with ABSOLUTELY NO PAIN. Not only that, but the hygienist kept checking to make sure I had no discomfort. I had full mouth x-rays and was presented with a dental plan with every cost listed and explained. I have Delta Dental insurance, and the cost was very reasonable! I’ve definitely found my new dentist.


Dr. Emily T. Utagawa is a different kind of dentist. Gentle, patient and caring, she takes the time to provide you with the best care possible. She is also well regarded by her patients for her thoroughness. Rather than being rushed, you know that she is there to serve your needs. Dr. Emily Utagawa attended the University of California. She is dedicated to advance, postdoctoral study and provides her patients with a gentle, caring, comprehensive approach to oral health. She believes in conservative, preventative dentistry, and her goal is to increase the longevity of her patient's teeth. Dr. Emily Utagawa and her dog Pepper love going for hikes. Her hobbies include hiking, crossfit and cooking.