Hanawalt Dental
Roger Hanawalt, DDS:
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Hanawalt Dental
Roger M. Hanawalt, DDS
La Verne, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

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: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm (by appointment only)

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Virginia G. from Claremont, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am a 30-some-year patient with Hanawalt Dental, and that in itself is testamony to what a wonderful place it is. Friendly and helpful staff, excellent dental hygienists who give great advice, efficient and knowledgeable dental assistants and two doctors, Dr. Roger and Dr. Piri who are easy going and very kind and friendly and whose expertise I’ve benefited from over many years. I wouldn’t think about going to any other dentist!

Jay Aastrup (Source: Google)


The weeks and months dragged on since the cancellation of my routine cleaning due to Covid closures, I was grateful for the re-opening and scheduling of my cleaning. It was a symbol of “normal-ness” that I have been missing. The entire Staff took so many precautions to protect all of us and communicated instructions clearly and kindly throughout the process. I wasn’t surprised – I’ve come to expect it here. They are simply the best and I value their friendship and expertise.

Michael K. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


When I needed a crown on one of my teeth, I naturally saw Dr. Hanawalt, who has been my dentist for many years.   He was very meticulous, which wasn’t surprising because that’s what I’d come to expect from him over time.  Whether the procedure was simple or complicated, Dr. Hanawalt has always done a very competent job.  Oh, and by the way, he has a great personality and a knack for putting his patients at ease.

David Wes (Source: Google)


This dental practice is truly unique, where patient care is valued above all else. The quality of dentistry and the personal touch of the dentists and of all the staff makes going to the dentist an enjoyable experience. I always feel that I’ve gotten my money’s worth and I tell everyone I know to go see them if they need any dental work! They are the best!

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


This dental practice is a pleasure to visit. The staff are friendly and treat you like you actually matter! Most importantly, the dental care is second to none. I know I’m getting the proper care and that it’s being done at the highest level. I would strongly recommend Hanawalt Dental to anyone that needs dental care!

Allen Vanderbilt (Source: Google)


Doctors in this office have cared for my teeth since 1961. Dr. Hanawalt is very skilled, gentle, caring, thorough, friendly, and accommodating. I have had a few emergencies with my teeth and he has always been able to work me in right away to bring relief. For routine repairs like fillings, crowns, and root-canals, he is the best. I have dealt with most of the staff members and all are tops.

Colleen B. from Claremont, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr.Hanawalt’s office for many, many years. My mom went to him first and because she highly recommended him, I went there. I must start by saying that I have always had severe anxiety when it came to going to the dentist- so much so that I avoided going for many years. Everyone at the office is friendly, warm, and inviting. They were aware of my stress issues and treated my very kindly. After I had my daughter, and she got her first teeth, she too started going to Dr.Hanawalt. Mine is one of the few kids that loves going to see the dentist. She LOVES Dr.hanawalt. He always goes out of his way to chat with her and make her feel at ease. I now see Dr.Hanawalt’s daughter, Dr.Peri. She is just as wonderful and experienced as her dad is. I would highly recommend either one of them. They are friendly and accommodating, always able to give me an appointment that fits my schedule. Their dental assistants are all very nice and always do a great job. No one likes going to the dentist (except for my daughter) but since you need to go, I highly recommend Dr.Roger Hanawalt’s office.

Jim T (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Hanawalt Dental for over 10 years now and I must say, I’m hooked–they’re totally awesome. They’re professional, efficient, prompt, thorough and anticipate any issues in advance which makes my life easier. And, I usually get a laugh from my hygienist with my dumb jokes/anecdotes. Thank you!

Stacey Rosen Gibbs (Source: Google)


I finally got to have my teeth cleaned after having to postpone due to one thing after the other, including COVID. So glad they were able to reopen. Hanawalt Dental did a great job of making patients feel safe during this time. From the check-in to the check-out! Thanks to the whole staff that is so warm and caring! I highly recommend.

Gayle B. from La Verne, CA (Source: Yelp)


I don’t know why I waited so long to switch dentists. I’ve been going to another local dentist that I didn’t like but I loved my hygienist. Knowing I was going to need dental work done I decided to go to Dr Roger and Dr Peri from a recommendation of one of my  husbands patients. Boy am I glad I did. They are hands down the best dental office I have ever been to. Every single staff member is so professional and friendly. My initial exam was extremely thorough and they take into consideration your well being. My second visit was my cleaning. Let me say that she was very gentle and gets the job done. I could go on and on but I’ll close by saying do yourself a favor if you need a dentist or are thinking of switching  come here. You will be so glad you did. Thank you to the entire staff of Hanawalt Dental.

Kathy S. from Rancho Cucamonga, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Hanawalt and his incredible office staff literally changed my life. On the first visit, they conscientiously attended to my fears and anaphylactic reactions to medications, then made a plan for me which required surgery with another dentist. I saw Dr. Hanawalt for approximately six months before, during, and after the surgery. He brought me to complete healing and a restored smile! The personel are exemplary in professionalism and sincere concern for all who walk through their doors.

Anny V. from Claremont, CA (Source: Yelp)


Excellent everything. I’ve had 3 appointments so far with 3 different dental assistants (or hygienists?) and they were all great. They were on time and waiting for me for each appointment. Everything is clean, everyone is attentive. Highly recommend!

Ed Humberstone (Source: Google)


As always, a positive experience. I was apprehensive about having a dental appointment during a pandemic but, the Hanawalt team has everything well in hand. Aside from wearing a mask as you enter and leave it was the same positive experience it has been for over 25 years.

Adam Hepburn (Source: Google)


Hanawalt Dental is the ultimate family dentist. I have been going to this dental office for over 10 years and I can honestly say that I have never visited a more professional, welcoming, and talented dental group. Roger and Peri are both incredibly talented dentists and they clearly take great pride in their work. The only thing that rivals their skill is their complete transparency and honesty. Peri and Roger will give you an accurate assessment of necessary treatment and will never try to up-sell you or overcharge you. In short, Hanawalt Dental is a premier dental group and I highly recommend their services to anyone looking for a dentist. Thank you Peri and Roger for the great service!

Love L. from Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Hanawalt and Dr. Perry are excellent dentists and great employers.  Their staff, who make you feel like family, have worked at their practice for years.  I have yet to see any staff person leave.  Pricing is reasonable and the quality of work is outstanding.  I’m never offered services I don’t need, which always occurred at my previous dentist, and they always accommodate me around my work schedule.  I highly recommend both Dr. Hanawalt and Dr. Perry.

J. M. from Upland, CA (Source: Yelp)


INTERESTING.  There are 7 reviews for this dental office.  HOWEVER, the only one that shows up without a ‘filter’ is the single negative one.  Great.  So, to try and counteract that, I’ll reiterate my previous review.  This is an EXCELLENT dental office.  If you want a REAL person to care for you…then this is the dental office for you.  Dr. Hanawalt’s daughter is now on the team too..which allows better Dr. availability.

Kri G. from Upland, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Dr. Hanawalt since I was a teenager.  I had my first crown put on at his office and was pleased with the results.  I have a tartar issue and have to have regular cleanings.  I am always seen by the same technician and she is awesome.  She remembers my history and is warm personable. I would recommend Dr. Hanawalt to all ages.

Gayle O. (Source: Google)


Dr. Hanawalt is a consummate professional dentist. He is a man of integrity. He will never overcharge you or have work done that is not necessary. His hygienists are fantastic. Their teeth cleaning is superb. Everyone in the office is friendly and helpful. I have been served by Dr. Hanawalt for over 20 years. You couldn’t find a better dentist!


At Hanawalt Dental you will find a team of professionals that are dedicated to providing top-quality dental care in a friendly, comfortable, caring environment. Roger M. Hanawalt, D.D.S. has been lucky enough to live in La Verne for most of his life. Born and raised here, he graduated from Bonita High School in 1972. Moving on to an education at La Verne College (now the University of La Verne) he enjoyed playing intercollegiate football and tennis while pursuing his interests in science. A Bachelor of Arts in Biology was realized in 1976, followed by four years in Atlanta, Georgia, at Emory University School of Dentistry. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 1980 and immediately returned to La Verne to pursue his career. Dr. Hanawalt’s proudest moments in La Verne have involved raising his daughters Paige, Peri, and Polly with Mary, his wife of over 35 years. His special joy is spending time with his 5 grandchildren. Dr. Hanawalt has been blessed and nourished by a large Hanawalt family that has called La Verne home for over 100 years. Community service and involvement have been key elements of living in La Verne. Dr. Hanawalt has been a member of the Rotary Club of La Verne since 1981 and served as President in 2003/2004. His duties in Rotary Club have included organizing a High School All Star basketball game for more than 28 years, as well as coordinating Rotary Youth Leadership Awards and Teacher Mini-Grants in addition to other community service projects. Dr. Hanawalt has enjoyed many years of coaching his kids on youth sports teams. He has been a lifelong member of the La Verne Church of the Brethren. Involvement with the Los Angeles County Fair Association and other local projects has added to his sense of enjoyment and community pride. Dr. Hanawalt’s best expression of his pride in La Verne is providing quality dental care since 1980.