Kawata Dental
Ben Kawata, DDS:
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Kawata Dental
Ben R. Kawata, DDS
Los Angeles, CA (Sawtelle)







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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

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: 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: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





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

Lanita T. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Bennet Kawata’s dad was my dentist when I was a kid. He was such a great dentist. So I was so happy to find his son Dr Bennet Kawata on West Pico when I moved back to the area.  I went in for the first time with an emergency. I thought I would have to get a crown, yikes. Dr Moriguchi took a look and ex-ray and determined I could get away with a new filling. But I think she basically rebuilt my tooth!   Plus, I liked all the air vacuuming machines and added precautions used to keep us all safe.

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Ehsaan Mesghali (Source: Google)


Ben Kawata is a true dental professional. Me and my entire extended family have been going to this location for close to 40 years. My father originally met Dr. Kobayashi (the previous dentist in charge of the facility) during his times at UCLA and we have stuck with the business since then. The office was eventually taken over by the Kawata family (friends of hers) after she passed. The quality has not only been maintained since 4 decades ago, but also significantly improved. Dr Ben uses state of the art technology and I always leave knowing I’m in good hands. My parents go here, I have gone here since childhood, and I’m quite confident my children will also go here.

JT. A. from Pacific Palisades, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Ben Kawata is the best dentist in Los Angeles.  “Like father like son.” Our family have been taken care by himself and his wonderful staff for twenty years. His workmanship with the gentle touch and professional mannerism are outstanding.  I was traumatized when I was a teenager by a mean and ruthless dentist.  Thanks to Ben and his staff…. I have total trust; no more fear of the dentist.  I highly recommend him and his staff!!!!

Krondor T. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


My wife first introduced me to her childhood dentist, Doctor Kawata in 2016. I previously had seen several different dentists and had not been satisfied nor trustful of their work. I have trusted Doctor Kawata’s opinion and planning for my dental health. He is not overly aggressive and seems to be more concerned with prevention instead of drilling any “suspect soft spots.” I regularly have my teeth cleaned by Michelle and she is always very friendly, sociable and does a very thorough job on my cleanings and always provides me with sound advice to improve my flossing and/or my brushing. It’s hard to find a good dentist and I am very grateful to have found one in Doctor Kawata and his staff.

Scott N. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been coming here for 25 years. First time I came here I was a teenager and Dr. Ben Kawata had just got out of college. I’ve since moved to Long Beach and still make the drive out to the west side because this family business is the best. I tried 3 other dentists close by where I live but none can compare to Kawata Dental. The hygienists and Dr. Kawata are careful, neat and professional. During my teens I never feared getting a filling or other dental work because they are well prepared and do things the right way. The numbing shot is painless and the procedure is fast. My mom also found herself coming back since she moved about 1 hour away. Kawata is the best

Alisa K. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)

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Dr. Kawata and staff were very professional and have a sweet demeanor to them. I’ve been coming to them for years and their sincerity and great dental treatment is always appreciated. Love the fact that they are bilingual in Japanese and that they are available and affordable. Dr. Kawata is very gentle when applying anesthesia and makes you feel comfortable. I trust him to work on my teeth. The hygienists are so sweet and do a great dental cleaning. It’s definitely your money’s worth and makes you want to come back every 6 months. Whoever needs a new dentist or hygienist should check them out! They are the best.

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


This little office has a great staff!! I am a fan of Shirley the hygenist! I thought that all hygenist worked like her but when I moved away for a couple of years I realized that isn’t so. I also tried another hygenist in this office and she was awesome as well. I think this office is old fashion in the sense that they love what they are doing and take pride in all their work! They are also kind and most important, very clean! They are definately up to date in that category. I highly recommend

Svetlana Safir (Source: Google)


I’m a client of Dr Kawata Dental for a couple of years now. I was referred by one of my friends. Love Michelle! She does her job in a very professional way, fast, knowledgeable, perfect and in general a great person to listen and talk to. Last time during my teeth cleaning I even felt asleep. Did not expected that at all. The procedure is only $115 and you can ask for an exam if like, which would be additional $50. Highly recommend!

Chris B. from Wilshire Montana, Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had a VERY gentle wisdom tooth extraction from Dr Ben Kawata, and amazingly enough , he performed the procedure with no pain whatsoever (at the time) haha… Dr. Kawata prescribed a handful of Norco for my relief, due to my busy upcoming workday. I assure you readers, I most DEFINITELY plan to see this dentist whenever I have teeth issues in the future. Staff was great, I was a walk-in and treated like a regular patient.  I am painfully afraid of any person caring for my teeth due to traumatic experiences with prior dentists, and I’ll tell you readers this, that viper loving dentist did wonders for my yucky situation.

Lee M. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


Amazing staff,  friendly yet very professionally operated.  Hardly any waiting time!  Dr. Ben was fantastic!  In all my life, I have never experienced such a kind and understanding dentist.  He, listened and understood my needs.  The best part was he was absolutely pain free!! The whole experience was amazing!  He used top of the line technology. I highly recommend to anyone who needs a great, skilled dentist.  Many thanks for helping me!

Cena A. from Cheviot Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have no idea who is using my profile name and wrote a horrible review of Dr. Kawata!! It is totally untrue and my family have been clients of  Dr Kawata for over 15 years and everyone from the front office to the dental hygienists and Dr.Kawata himself are professional, courteous and outstanding. I will get to the bottom of this STOLEN PROFILE ID but just wanted you all to know that this business is excellent!

Natalie S. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)

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I have seen Dr. Kawata for more than 20 years…since I was a teenager. I continue to see him despite moving many times. I have even brought my husband to him now. He is very trustworthy and does excellent work. When the work is beyond his scope, such as when I needed a root canal on a molar, he makes excellent referrals. For all the work I have had under his care (cleanings, fillings and crowns), everything has been excellent.

Stephanie K. from Culver City, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Ben Kawata and staff are the best dental professionals and we are lucky to be seen by them. Their care is top notch and Dr. Kawata is very knowledgeable and helpful. I took my children to another dentist in Santa Monica whose prices were ridiculously expensive. I brought my kids to see Dr. Kawata and we have been so happy. He is affordable and now he takes care of my entire family! I personally see Shirley for my cleanings and she is both thorough and gentle (a good thing for me because getting my teeth cleaned isn’t too fun!). Shirley makes my visits so enjoyable and the time just flies! I was disappointed to read the review by Jeff A. but I noticed that his other review was just as negative so I think he is just someone who likes to complain. By the way, Dr. Kawata and staff have volunteered their time to the Culver City school district every year, providing free dental checks. My daughter was so surprised to see her dentist at school. What a truly giving dentist. If you are in need of a good dentist on the Westside, look no further!


Our goal is to provide comprehensive dental care with warmth and expertise. Patients in our practice located in West Los Angeles are treated as family, and the dentists strive to provide the level of care that they would expect for their family members. Kawata Dental has been providing dental care to the West Los Angeles area for over 45 years! We have built our practice on the foundation of trust. A majority of our patients as well as our staff have been with us for numerous years. We are compassionate and truly care about your experience as a patient and about your overall health. You can feel secure coming to our office that you will be treated with respect and care. We use digital x-rays and intraoral cameras so that you can be educated about your current dental status and about your options for treatment. You can trust that your best interest is our best interest. Dr. Ben Kawata was born and raised in West Los Angeles and attended Venice High school. He then did his undergraduate studies at Loyola Marymount University majoring in Biology and then earned his D.D.S. degree at USC School of Dentistry in 1988. He has owned Kawata Dental Inc. since 2001.

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