James Kanda Dentistry
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James Kanda Dentistry
James M. Kanda, DDS
La Crescenta-Montrose, 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

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Wednesday: By appointment only

Thursday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Friday: 7:30 am to 2:30 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Eric J. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kanda is a true professional. His staff are outstanding.  I have had a procedure done and been called by Dr. Kanda personally on the very same night to see how I was doing.  I am one of many patients, yet I am treated as an old friend.  His advice on caring for your teeth and gums is spot on.  He gives advice, that if followed, works like a charm.  He keeps up to date on the latest technologies and passes researched information on to patients so they can see the research for themselves.  His staff provide the best service I’ve had anywhere and really pay attention to you and the work being performed.  His hygienists are as good as it gets.  Excellent work done by excellent people!

Lisette B. from La Cañada Flintridge, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kanda and his staff are truly impeccable! We relocated to the area recently and there is always concern when trying to find a new dentist you can trust. We were referred to Dr. Kanda and have been extremely happy with his gentle techniques and diagnostic expertise. He truly has your health and wellbeing in mind. The friendly and efficient staff make every visit a pleasure. We are grateful to have found a place we feel safe and cared for.

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


Best. Dentist. EVER! Great office staff too. I know them all by name. Dr. Kanda texts you to check in, calls, everything. Even when I just get a minor filling, he checks in. I’ve been going to him for about 10 years and refer all my friends. They all love him. My mouth is in great shape thanks to him. I have perfect dental work that lasts. Also, he won’t give you dental work unless you need it. There have been many years where he gave me a clear check up and didn’t make appointments for procedures I didn’t need. Dentists I had before seemed to just make up problems for me. He only addresses what you need and is never an alarmist. Other dentists gave me terrible anxiety, not Dr. Kanda. He is a wonderful, skilled, and intelligent dentist. He’s superb!

F. from Park La Brea, CA (Source: Yelp)


Great dentist and very caring staff! Was having issues with my insurance company and Lucy at the front desk went above and beyond to help me out!!! They always greet you with a smile here and make going to the dentist a pleasure! Dr. Kanda is extremely friendly but also extremely knowledgeable. They use the latest equipment and technology here.  I actually drive out of my way to come here because it’s worth the extra time!! Cant recommend them enough !

Megan Y. from Santa Clarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


If you choose to go to Dr. Kanda you won’t regret it! Unless you’re moving away because you”ll never find another dentist like him and his amazing staff! If you are looking for a dentist I highly recommend that you go here! I use to be one of Dr. Kanda’s patients in 2012-2013. Even though I was his patient for a short amount of time I enjoyed ever visit there. Unfortunately I moved 35 minutes away and tried a local dentist to me… boy was that a mistake! After a terrible visit to my local dentist I told myself that I would not go to the dentist again unless I went to Dr. Kanda. About 4 weeks ago I called Dr. Kanda’s office where Becky the receptionist remembered who I was and my mother as well. She scheduled me for the following week and made things so easy about going back. I went in and the staff was so warm and welcoming just how they were 4 years ago. They even had to search for my file in the attic because of my return. My first visit back with Dr. Kanda I couldn’t be happier, it was like I never left. The staff was amazing as always and I left feeling great! I had an appointment for 3 weeks later for a filing and to have an old filling fixed. They ended up calling me and bumping my appointment up a week. Today I went in and had my procedure done and of course I still left there with a smile on my face, because his work is that amazing. Not only am I happy with what he did, but he even calls later in the day to check up and make sure things feel ok. You will never leave here unhappy.

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


Dr. Kanda is a first rate dentist and his staff is wonderful.  I was referred to him a couple of years ago by a friend who has been his patient for many years.  The office is top notch handling my insurance billing–many things have been covered I did not think would be!  I have had dentists in the past that have left me feeling like they were trying to upsell services to me that I did not need.  No such experience with Dr. Kanda.  Two thumbs up!

Karen E. from Chino Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have gone to Dr Kanda for 20 years.  I came to him after having a very traumatic experience with a lousy dentist.  I reaped then that there was a large discrepancy between dentist.  Dr Kanda’s attention to detail is meticulous.  The office staff are friendly.  The dental hygienist are spectacular.  The five stars are proof of a great experience (the nitro also helps:)

Peter R. from North Central, Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had a toothache and was afraid of going to a dental office . I found Dr Kanda’s office on google and called his office to set up and appointment ASAP I spoke with Ada she was able to scheduled me in I did everything online like the ((new patient forms )) very simple and easy Literally 1 click away. My 1st visit was no wait Which was great the office  was very clean and neat nothing like a nice cozzy office ,very quiet Becky and Ada in the front desk are very friendly all team members are awesome and helpful also Robin hygienist is great very professional I follow all her hygiene instructions she gave me. I appreciate Dr Kanda and team members What I like the most is that Dr Kanda took his time on me and was able to go over all my X-rays and teeth with out feeling rush like a clinic best dentist!

E. B. from Sun Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


Works with teeth like a jeweler, then PERSONALLY calls you after the procedure to “check-in”. Need I say more? …ok, if you insist: 1. Dr. Kanda and his staff are always ON-TIME, zero wait time. 2. Uses the best tools and materials to get the job done right. 3. Meets with staff to discuss each patient’s plan of treatment before start of day. 4. Will proactively check on health of other teeth before you have to ask.  Investigates an issue if he sees a potential for a problem without waiting for it to get worse before saying something. 5. His staff reflects his passion for quality and competence (and we all know how many great doctors fall victim to unruly front office staff) 6. If you need a procedure he does not perform, will refer you to another highly competent professional, and not a “buddy” 7. Last, but not least, I almost fell asleep during one of the procedures. (If this wasn’t in writing, I’d have to repeat that one). 8. one more thing…. just a really nice gentleman to talk to.

Phillip T. from Monterey Park, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kanda and his staff are professional. I enjoyed going to his office because they are attentive. I appreciate the little details like receiving text reminders.  Dr. Kanda and his staff are friendly, through, and knowledgeable.

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


Dr. James Kanda is an exceptional dentist who truly cares about his patients. His practice is nothing short of the best dental office I have ever been to. My wife has had a large number of dental issues over the past several years. As a result she has developed severe anxiety when it comes to any sort of dental work. This anxiety was exacerbated by trips to several dental offices where we were not treated well. We were extremely fortunate to find Dr. Kanda’s office. During our first visit he took the time to listen to all of our concerns and really got to know us. He has a very amiable personality and a comforting voice that instantly puts you at ease. He never acted rushed, never talked down to us or dismissed our concerns, and always explained everything he was doing so we knew why he was doing it. Most important of all, he understood my wife’s extreme anxiety and took it seriously, doing everything he could to make sure she felt comfortable on every visit. He would even personally call her the evening after a procedure to make sure she was doing ok. We visited Dr. Kanda’s office at least a dozen times in a year. His office is clean, modern, and never crowded. Sometimes we had to try to schedule an appointment at the last minute, but he always managed to squeeze us in no matter how busy he was. His staff is extremely friendly and helpful, especially Lucy, who became our personal angel for helping us with insurance, scheduling, emails, and the like. Dr. Kanda’s wife, who also works at the office, was always extremely friendly and comforting. She would personally do my wife’s cleanings to help ease her anxiety, and it really helped a lot. Dr. Kanda and his staff regularly went above and beyond what I would expect from a dental office. I truly know that they cared about me and my wife and wanted the best for us. I would definitely recommend Dr. Kanda’s office to anyone who wants a positive dental experience. His practice is, without a doubt, the epitome of good dentistry.

Francisco D. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kanda placed a crown on a tooth after a root canal years ago and the result has been absolutely perfect.  Regular dental care since then has been excellent. Recently another tooth decided to complain.  The effort Dr. Kanda gives to explain treatment plans inspires confidence there will be another perfect outcome. Bottom line:  an A++ recommendation.

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


Dr Kanda is the best dentist I have ever been to.  The place is immaculate.  Everything is up to date.  He’s gentle in every procedure he does.  The staff are awesome.  They make you feel so comfortable and relaxed from your first visit.  I actually look forward to seeing Dr Kanda.  The hygienists are great.  Gentle as they can be.  My new dental insurance doesn’t include him, but I will still see him and pay out of pocket.  He’s that good.  He will not disappoint.  He’s been my dentist for years.  No one else comes close.

M. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


My parents were referred to Dr. Kanda by some friends and the three of us decided to schedule appointments with him due to his high praise. The entire staff is just a joy to be around.  It’s never a dull moment in the waiting room!  The ladies at the front desk would chat with me, make conversation, and we all shared laughs!  Definitely made me feel welcome while I waited for my appointment.  Even during my appointment the hygienist and x-ray technician were pleasant to be around, they would talk to me step-by-step about what they were doing and made me feel comfortable about each procedure. When it’s your first time going in to Dr. Kanda’s office they make sure they understand how your teeth are built by taking photos as well as x-rays. When Dr. Kanda came in he was extremely kind and shook my hand.  He looked at the x-rays and photos discussing with me what he see’s, what his concerns are, and even a before and after photo of my teeth once it was cleaned (amazing the difference!).  His practice is definitely in touch with the latest dental equipment using a special detector that can identify if a tooth has a cavity or not.  Since I had not been to the dentist in a long time I got my first set of cavities (3) and had to come for two additional visits to get them taken care of.I was a bit nervous because they were my first and I was not familiar with the procedure.  When I went for my fillings, Dr. Kanda was reassuring, extremely gentle, and eased my nerves.  The teeth look completely normal, it’s as if a cavity never existed. What amazed me most was that during the evening the same day after both procedures he called me to make sure I was doing okay!  I was shocked!  I didn’t expect such kindness and reaching the extra mile just to make sure my teeth were doing well.  That’s not only a professional, that’s a man that really cares about his patient’s well-being. I saw the one bad review and I was surprised at the impression described.  I haven’t been to the dentist in many many years.  If Dr. Kanda was just trying to find something wrong, he could have said a lot more to me and he knew my dental history.

Jeramee Ann B. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


“Not all heroes wear capes…” With that said, Dr. Kanda and his staff are my heroes! I have tried to avoid the dentist since my last dentist appointment about 3 years ago.  But now that I met Dr. Kanda, I’m not afraid to go to the dentist anymore. I had a really bad tooth abscess with a pain level of 100 out of 10.  The pain started Saturday night but I didn’t know who to call.  My sister referred me to Dr. Kanda and she gave me the emergency line to call him.  It turned out to be his cell phone so, I was shy to leave a message.    My sister called for me and he told her to call his office tomorrow morning to squeeze me in.   I called at 8am and spoke to Becky, the warmest and kindest front desk personnel I have ever met and she was able to squeeze me in at 11am to try to save my tooth.     Come 1045am, I was in a chair for an X-ray which was done by Ally, who was gentle and fast when it came to the X-ray.   I then met Dr. Kanda, who was understanding and empathic to the pain I was experiencing.   He wanted the pain to stop more than I did and he did by numbing it and numbing it even more.   I was moved to another chair where I met Esby his assistant for over 15 years.  She was so sweet and helped ease my anxiety away.  45 minutes later, the first half of my root canal was complete.  I was left with absolutely no pain from the procedure and my tooth was saved and the infection was gone.   I come back for the next step but Dr. Kanda was honest and upfront with what I should expect.  He helped me financially by not referring me to a specialist and saving my tooth.  For that I will be forever grateful! Thank you again and again to Dr. James Kanda and his staff! I have recommended him to everyone who knew about the pain I was going through.   I will tell my whole entire family and my friends to go to him!

Susan D. from Memphis, TN (Source: Yelp)


Some people and places just click. Dr. Kanda was a referral from a colleague and I liked him and his team from my first visit. He/ they are attentive and caring.  Dr. K is always willing to answer my “many” questions…or explain in detail a procedure to set me at ease. They are kind, professional and thorough.. .follow up after procedures is exceptional…and Dr. Kanda is always reachable and responsive… no complaints here!  I have referred him to friends and colleagues…I believe you will also rate him/ them a high five!

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


Dr. Kanda’s dental office takes every extra precaution to ensure that your visit is timely and professionally managed. There’s no waiting around, and your dental needs are addressed. Some dentists are “ham-fisted” but Dr. Kanda has a precision touch and excellent chair side manners. His dental assistants seem to read Dr. Kanda’s mind and have the instruments readily at hand without saying a word.


Dr. James Kanda has been practicing dentistry since 1983 . After achieving his bachelor's degree from the University of Santa Clara, Dr. Kanda went on to the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, graduating in 1983. With ongoing education, Dr. Kanda continues to refine the latest dental techniques and materials to provide his patients with the highest quality dentistry available. Dr. Kanda is an active member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Los Angeles County Dental Society and Glendale Academy of Dentists. Dr. Kanda enjoys his job and strives to help his patients have a healthy, happy smile and the confidence that comes with it. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, golf and spending time with his family.