Hitomi Dentistry
Trent Kanemaki, DDS:
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Hitomi Dentistry
Trent Kanemaki, DDS
El Monte, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Sedation dentistry

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: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Monica E. from Victorville, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Hitomi Dentistry for about 20 years and they are like family. The staff is wonderful and Dr Kanemaki is a great doctor. I’m sure Dr. Hitomi would be very proud of the new offices and everything that has been accomplished over the last few years. I drive over an hour from the High Desert because I refuse to go anyplace else. What can I say? Hitomi Dentistry is the best!

Cleto (Source: Google)


I had a tooth extraction done and it was great. No pain what so ever and it was fast. I looked them up online , read there reviews before there going and there reviews where all good . I am happy with there work and I will go back in the future. Thank you!

Eugenia K. from South Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


He is a professional, calm, intelligent and positive doctor. He doesn’t rush you, and simply explains everything you ask. I feel like he is very experienced, but in the mean time he keeps himself updated with new methods and knowledge. He has good hands too. His aura makes his patients be sure and relaxed. My son (5 years old) was not afraid at all while cleaning his teeth in the office. While dr.Trent worked on my tooth I was wonderfully calm too! This office is clean, stuff is friendly and polite, billing is accurate and not overpriced, and I never was forced to wait longer than a couple of minutes.

Rick Argumedo (Source: Yelp)


Brought all my kids here for the first time last week and the staff and dentists are all wonderful! Such a great experience even for my 5 year old who was scared � but now she’s ready for her next visit. I would highly recommend this place to all my friends and family.

Daniel Reyes (Source: Google)


My family has been coming here for over 8yrs. Great team, family friendly and great work! They repaired my filling on the spot, without an appointment or insurance. I’ve been to other “modern” dentistry’s with new technology only to have fillings fall out multiple times and on top of that, I had to repay… what a joke.

Matt P. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I went to Hitomi Dentistry to get my teeth cleaned and get a checkup as I hadn’t seen a dentist in a VERY long time. The practice was recommended to me by a friend. I was very happy with the care I received and will definitely return for future visits. Inside, the office is clean and comfortable. The owner is constantly improving the office as well. When I visited, I was told they had just installed a wireless network for patient charts and eventually for digital xrays. The staff are welcoming and professional. It is a smaller sized office, so you get immediate and more personal attention. I only had to wait about 10 minutes and then was brought right back to have my cleaning. I was nervous because I hadn’t been seen by a dentist in so long, but the staff including Dr. Kanemaki made me feel comfortable and put my mind at ease. They never made me feel bad for avoiding the dentist for such a long time. The cleaning went so well that I decided to have dental impressions made for whitening trays! I will definitely be going back to Hitomi Dentistry. Not only was my dental care great, I found the staff to be friendly, attentive, and genuinely happy to have me as their patient.

Angela W. from El Monte, CA (Source: Yelp)


Service was very good…husband had his wisdom teeth extracted, with very little bleeding.  Entire dental staff is very courteous, and very helpful, even when you ask questions,  theyre very helpful makimg you feel comfortable and welcomed,  easing ur stress or worry…very clean dentist building…i refer and recommend ANYONE to come here, with a PPO insurance …i will be coming back many times in future.

Anonymous (Source: Google)


I am a former patient of Dr. Trent Kanemaki from the Veterans Hospital Los Angeles. Dr Kanemaki is above and beyond AWESOME…born to be the dentist with the midas touch! His patients can rest assure that they will be in the very best of care! I highly recommend him Dr. Trent Kanemaki to anyone looking for a great experienced reputable dentist…”Your mouth will thank you”!!!

Naomi F. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is actually my first yelp review and I figured that I should give it up for my dentist, Dr. Trent Kanemaki, and his staff. I have terrible teeth since childhood and hadn’t been good at taking care of them and now it’s all caught up with me. Dr. Kanemaki is gentle — actually his whole staff is kind and caring. I hate getting dental work done, but they do it as tenderly as possible. If you have been putting off going to the dentist, check out Hitomi Dentistry. Anna, who runs the office, also does a great job in figuring out the best financial and insurance options for you

Yamile Arriola Amador (Source: Yelp)


Great first time experience! Would highly recommend this place! I was terrified of going in and my experience was fabulous! Thanks to Ana, Maria and my new friend Dr. Trent!
Thank you for the wonderful experience!

Charles M. from Las Vegas, NV (Source: Yelp)


Was out of town for a couple of days and one of my teeth started bothering me. Was in the Pasadena / El Monte area and searched for a dentist. I found this dentist (along with 2 others), and this dentist was the first one to respond to my voicemail this morning. I was well received on the phone when I called, and they were able to get me in to see the dentist within an hour. The dentist was very kind and professional as well as the assistant. The work that they performed was also high quality. I am only giving 4 stars since it was my first visit, but if I go again in the future, a five-star rating may be well-deserved. For now, I recommend this office for anyone who might live or happen to be in the area.

Jade L. from Cerritos, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is a review of Trent Kanemaki from my expeience at the Buena Park Location. I’ve searched and searched for years and years for a great dentist, and I finally found Dr. Kanemaki. Dr. Kanemaki is gentle, friendly, and most importantly, a great dentist that really cares about his patients. I give my highest recommendations for Dr. Kanemaki.

Jonathan F. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I used to get my teeth cleaned in Beverly Hills by some fancy dentist who had all kinds of gadgets, including a massage chair, flatscreen TV’s, and theatre goggles. But none of that makes a difference if your dentist is NOT sensitive to the fact that no one likes having metal objects used to dig around in their mouth. I mean–sorry that I didn’t floss 3 x a day and I have some plaque, but does that mean I deserve to have my teeth feel like their are being mined for gold? So I went to this place based on a referral. Sure the place isn’t in a “nice” area and the office is a bit retro, but the staff was very friendly and Trent really put me at ease. He was gentle and sensitive to the fact that I HATE GOING TO THE DENTIST. I definitely will be going back here for my next check-up.

Jennifer H. from Hawaiian Gardens, CA (Source: Yelp)


Hands down the BEST dentist experience I’ve ever had! Dr. Kanemaki and the staff are truly the hidden treasure of El Monte. They are so wonderful that I’m almost hesitant to write this review because I’m afraid that people will discover this oral hygiene paradise and somehow taint it. But alas, the world deserves to know how great this place really is. Located on the corner of Lambert and Peck adjacent to a shoddy liquor store, one would not expect first-rate dentistry in this unsuspecting burgandy block of a building. But that is exactly what you receive when you walk through those double glass doors. Their mission is to obliterate anxiety and nervousness brought on by past traumatic dentist experiences. The beauty of it all is that they make it seem so effortless. I am so impressed by their professionalism, compassion, and genuine concern for the wellbeing of the patient. Even though I have now moved to San Diego, I would gladly make the 2hr (sometimes 3.5 ….gurgh LA and OC traffic -_- ) drive every 6 months to visit them. Which would YOU choose? A jerk of a boyfriend who beats you and ignores your complaints vs. a boyfriend who is kind, gentle, and does everything to make YOU feel good?

Lisa H. from El Monte, CA (Source: Yelp)


I went in for a check up since the last time I saw a dentist I was 18. Now that I’m 20, I thought I should get things checked out. I was greated by Anna, the receptionist/office manager. Everybody is super friendly and super funny. They easily put me at ease, even though I don’t feel comfortable in the dentist chair. I have been living a block away from this office and I never walked in to check the place out. Don’t let the tinted windows fool you. The interior is tastefully decorated. I was lead in by Serena, one of the regular RDAs. She’s a social and happy person. She kept me distracted, in a good way, until the doctor came in. Dr. Trent is the BEST!! My previous dentist was so insensitive to my tooth pain fears. Dr. Trent on the other hand is very conversational and makes everything sound and feel painless. My appointment was for a resin composites to cover the tiny cavities I had between my teeth. I didn’t think I needed to be numbed for this small operation and I didn’t realize that I had been shot with numbing agents until I saw the needle. He tricked me! I felt him pinching my cheek and it distracted me from the pin-prick. During the whole operation, Dr. Trent and Serena kept me distracted with their funny and interesting conversation. A fun fact about the doctor is that his nickname in the office is “Dr. Soft Hands.” I’m gonna go on a limb and say it’s because he is gentle with your teeth. I certainly didn’t feel anything. Everything was finished in a timely manner. I currently don’t have dental insurance, but Hitomi Dentistry has a program called Care Credit which gives me time to pay off my bill with a stead flow of monthy payments. I highly recommend Dr. Trent and Hitomi Dentistry.

King T. from El Monte, CA (Source: Yelp)


Hitomi Dentistry is my new home for dental care! They’ve been there for 37 years! i couldn’t believe it. The staff is SUPER friendly and they make you feel super welcome. As soon as i walked in, the receptionist (i’m assuming) smiled and said, “you must be Juan.” That made me feel 100% better. Tod and the dental assistant that helped were amazing, as soon as i finished my paper work (which was minimal) they called me in to get started. The assistant took care of me and made me feel comfortable and was extremely positive about the whole scenario. Dr. Trent is a superb DDS and if every dentist were as good as he is, the dentists office would be a place you would like to visit instead of loathing it .By the time is was finished, i had a new filling and i learned how to read an xray of a decayed tooth. If it weren’t for Yelp.com and the flagged sign they have on the building, I WOULD HAVE NEVER KNOWN THEY EXISTED!!! Thank you to EVERYBODY at Hitomi Dental, you’ve restored my faith and trust in visiting the DREADED DENTIST! HAHAHA!!

Emi Hatanaka (Source: Google)


First of all, I would like to say thank you to the entire staffs. They welcomed me as if we know for a long time and comforted me and gave me most kind gesture I’ve never gotten from any other dental offices. From accommodation for the appointments to waiting time and actual treatment time, the fastest service I have ever received. I was very impressed. There was no pain either. Accounting department is also very organized. It’s clearly and simply presented with no confusion. Fees are very reasonable. I appreciate their honest practice and their most interest in patient care. Finally I found my dentist and I cannot be happier.

David Q. from Temple City, CA (Source: Yelp)


Let me begin by saying that my mother has worked in dental offices since before I was born, so I have grown up around dentists my entire life. Because of this, I am fairly knowledgeable about the process, practice, and skill of dentists and the efficiency of their offices. That being said, I am no more a fan of the dentist than the average person…probably less so. Anyway, having recently moved away from my east coast home, I needed to get a dental cleaning, but was unsure where I should go. A friend of mine suggested Dr. Trent Kanemaki at Hitomi Dentistry in El Monte, so I took her advice and made an appointment. Every aspect of my experience with this office, from the initial appointment-making to the actual cleaning, was superb. I honestly do not have one complaint. The front desk staff are extremely friendly, I barely had to wait any time to be seen (i.e., they stick to their appointment schedule, which is outstanding!), and the assistant and Dr. Kanemaki were great. He introduced himself as “Dr. Trent”, shook my hand, and immediately started a conversation. He explained everything he was doing, was gentle, and before I knew it, he was done. I cannot recommend this office any higher for your dental needs. It’s extremely clean and is run by professionals who know how to take care of their patients. I have found my new dental office!!

Sharon Nassar (Source: Facebook)


Hitomi Dentistry is the best!! Dr Trent and his team are wonderful!! They are caring, gentle and very professional!! I had some dental issues last year, Dr Trent and staff made me feel comfortable and their excellent care got me through it! I would highly recommend this dental office!

Jimmy Y. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I don’t like going to the dentist.  It is one of the biggest fears I have.  That’s why I always wait until it hurts too damn much.  When I went to Hitomi dentistry, both Todd and Dr. Trent were both very understanding of my anxiety and told me that they would take care of me.  I’ve heard that so many times, but seriously, these guys are religious about NO PAIN!  I had my teeth pulled and almost fell asleep cuz it was so painless!  If you want a dentist who hates pain as much as you do who also delivers perfect treatment.  This is the place to be.   Seriously… NO PAIN!!!!!  I love Hitomi Dentistry!!!!

Joshua Siyoung Lee (Source: Google)


Hitomi Dentistry is beyond fantastic. All staff members are very friendly and professional. I had Invisalign procedure with Dr. Kanemaki. Making an appointment with Anna was very easy, she was very helpful and easy to talk with. When I was there, Maria and Serena made me very comfortable before my appointments. Also, Dr. Kanemaki was very friendly and explained well before each procedure. I am glad that I did my Invisalign with them.

Anna H. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was embarrassed to open my mouth even for dental exam for the last 10 years. This is how unhappy I was with my smile and my teeth condition in general. Dr Trent Kanemaki recommended zirconia based porcelain crowns called “Lava” that will not turn blue on the edges in a few years. I am a new person now, the treatment was exactly what I wanted. It was also a little bit cheaper then other office I checked in Pasadena. I would definitely recommend this doctor to all my friends.

Angela C. from San Gabriel, CA (Source: Yelp)


They take PPO met life which is why I first decided to come cause this place is near my parents’ place but I keep coming back even from the west LA and make the super long drive because I love this office. Anna the receptionist is super professional and friendly, as well as the rest of the staff! I’ve had so much work done here I can’t say enough about everyone. I’ve never been excited to get teeth cleanings or for dental work but that all changed when I started coming to hitomi. The whole staff is great from the hygienists to assistants, and obviously the main dentist Dr Trent. He has the most contagious laugh, is friendly but of course professional and amazing at what he does. He really makes you feel comfortable as a patient. Thank you Hitomi Dentistry!!! Also just FYI, through my insurance I’ve always felt that their pricing is pretty fair, especially compared to the ridiculous prices in Los Angeles. I got quite a bit of work done here from cavities to crowns, and I’ve never been super shocked to see the bill. Will keep coming back unless they stop taking my insurance haha.

Denise De Leon (Source: Facebook)


Just left Hitomi Dentistry.. awesome dentists and wonderful staff! For decades I use to be so scared of the dentist.. not anymore thanks to Hitomi Dentistry ♡ not only have they taken my fear away but I look forward to my visits

Brittany A. from Arcadia, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m picky when it comes to dentists (I actually get a lot of anxiety about dentist appointments), so when I find a good one, I want to share it with anyone who is looking for a positive experience. Dr. Trent Kanemaki and his office really do deserve the 5 star rating! My children (ages 6 &4) and I got teeth cleanings there and my kids enjoyed their appointments so much that they asked when they could return. The entire staff, from the front desk to the hygienist to the doc, were all incredibly friendly, which is a big deal to me. The last thing I want is to feel even more uncomfortable at the dentist, but these guys make it as effortless as possible. Another bonus? Free wifi. Just saying. We are so happy with Hitomi Dentistry & the care they provide their patients. I have no problem giving them my stamp of approval.

Robert F. from Covina, CA (Source: Yelp)


Simply the best! Dr. Kanamaki and his staff are great! When I first walked in I needed a lot of work to be done. They walked me through the best strategy to take care of everything and I couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out. I definitely recommend Hitomi to anyone looking for a great dentist.

Maria P. from El Monte, CA (Source: Yelp)


By far the best dentist. I called and spoke to Serena about my situation (wisdom tooth) and let her know how much anxiety I have when it comes to dentists, she walked me through the procedure made me feel really comfortable and was able to set up an appointment for me two days later. Dr. Kanemaki was great! Really number me up so I wouldn’t feel a thing & with some elbow grease popped that sucker right out. The lady at the front desk was also very friendly. She gave me some more info on other things. Needless to say the overall experience was great! I will be coming back soon.

Marguerite B. from El Monte, CA (Source: Yelp)


Well, like so many I am afraid of dentists – not just what they do but their prices as well. Often times it has been sticker shock when they are all done and sometimes you get the surprise bill in the mail for the amount not covered by the insurance…..and that was the last straw! Until my filling fell out and I needed to see a dentist again. After years of anxious searching and never really trusting the family just decided to visit the one closest to us and which had good reviews. And boy am I glad I went here! Dr. Trent was AWESOME as was the entire staff. I had to get that ole tooth pulled and I felt absolutely no pain (well just a tinge – like a pin stick) – from the numbing meds to the extraction. I knew it was happening but felt nothing. My hands even relaxed which are generally wrapped tightly around the seat arms! I was so delighted with the price and experience that by the time I left I knew our whole family had found our new dentist – and right here in El Monte – who would have thunk that one! So, please don’t all come at once, but do come and if you’re afraid – an even better reason to join them!

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


I needed to find a dentist that was gentle because I’ve had some pretty traumatic experiences with bad dentists (nerve damage from previous wisdom tooth extraction). When I walked in, the staff was very friendly and welcoming. Dr. Trent was so gentle, and he took time to answer all my questions and explain everything to me (even though I knew there was another patient in the other room). It really gave me peace of mind and helped me trust him. The assistants are just as wonderful, too! He really takes time to know his patients, and I left with a great feeling. I have no problems recommending Hitomi Dentistry to anyone and everyone I know. I received a follow-up letter of all the work that I’ve done and need to get done, and I thought that was very professional and courteous. I have no fears of going back to the dentist anymore!

Scott R. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


My wife and I love going to Hitomi Dentistry (In fact, she’s been going there since she was 5, over 30 years!). If it weren’t for their great customer service and dentistry I wouldn’t go to the dentist as often as I need to. So I know my teeth are in better shape because of them. Dr Trent takes as much time as needed to explain everything and make you comfortable. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The bottom line is that we feel like we’re visiting family when we go to the dentist, how many people can say that?!

Jared P. from La Verne, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is what a dentist office should be like! Great Family atmosphere, Todd the manager is extremely helpful and makes you feel at home. The staff is very nice and treats you like one of their own. Dr Trent is a fantastic dentist (USC grad – great program there) and is involved in the process from start to end. This is the first Dental experience I’ve had where the doctor did everything himself and really took care of me. i’m actually gonna go to my six month check up this time! P.S. – You can get some King Taco right down the street!


As a leading dental clinic in El Monte we remain committed to our patients for over 40 year. We now provide: general dentistry, periodontal care, endo, dental prosthesis including implant supported removable and non removable prosthesis.