OC Lakes Dental
Aaron Takigawa, DDS:
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OC Lakes Dental
Aaron Takigawa, DDS
Irvine, 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 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: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm (Open select Saturdays by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





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

Carolyn Eng (Source: Google)


Dr. Aaron is extremely friendly and professional. I can tell that he genuinely cares about his patients and makes time to get to know us. I was so surprised that he was doing my cleaning versus the dental hygienist like some other practices. I left extremely satisfied with my cleaning – he was very thorough. I have braces, so he really took his time to make sure i had a good cleaning and boy did my teeth feel clean and smooth!

I scheduled an appointment for my husband as soon as I was back at work and recommended him to my coworkers. I really appreciate that he has hours during lunch because I did not have to take time off work.

Thank you Dr. Aaron for the exceptional service and I look forward to my next visit.

Dulce T. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been seeing Dr. Takigawa for a while for checkups, cleanings and fixing old issues and decided it was time to have a nicer smile!
I have old fillings and some discoloration. Even though I had braces growing up, my teeth had also gotten very crooked again.
Dr. Takigawa came up with a plan which we have started – first with whitening and now we’ve started with my Invisalign treatment. I’m on my second tray now.
I can’t wait for the final product!!

Alexander Eagleson (Source: Google)


I have been a patient of Dr. Aaron Takigawa since March. He has a very hands on approach to treatment. He replaced a filling for me, and he starts the cleaning process at each check-up appointment before the hygienist takes over. He gives thorough explanations of my dental health, and he answers all of my questions. I am so glad I found him!

Joann Lim (Source: Google)


Doctor Aaron is kind and friendly. Makes your dentist going experience nice and easy. He will patiently answer any or all questions you may have and is also gentle with the treatment. Would recommend friend and family.

Anna Hernandez (Source: Google)


Dr. Takigawa is personable, kind, patient, and genuinely concerned about the health and well being of his patients. I am surely recommending him to others. His office staff is also friendly and extremely accommodating. As a first time patient, I was so relieved to find that he is absolutely no frills about your dental health with no annoying gimmicky upsell attempts or hints at unnecessary services or treatment like I’ve experienced at soooo many other dental practices. He is truly all about quality straightforward dental care. So glad we found him and his team!

Jingru W. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been Dr. Aaron’s patient for over a year now and I have to say he is my favorite dentist I’ve ever had. My visits with Dr. Aaron are always enjoyable and relaxed since he would explains things thoroughly and keep checking on you to make sure you are comfortable.

N. S. from El Monte, CA (Source: Yelp)


Extremely clean and nice office. Great location. Very outgoing and friendly doctor and staff. Dr. Aaron explains things very well, is very efficient and treats you almost like family rather than just another patient. He made me feel comfortable and overall made my experience very pleasant. Everyone hates going to the dentist but Dr. Aaron makes it a pleasant experience. I look forward to all my future work with him. I’m glad I came here and I can say I look forward to being a long term patient.

Alyssa H. from Cerritos, CA (Source: Yelp)


(…)I haven’t been to a dentist in several years because it was hard to schedule around work. My friend recommended me to make an appointment with Dr. Takigawa. I was able to book a Saturday appointment!
Everyone from the receptionist to the assistant was friendly & helpful!
Dr. Takigawa was extremely thorough & professional. At the beginning of my appointment, I had an x-Ray done. After that, he checked each tooth for cavities & potential cavities. He talked me through the entire process, and I feel like I have a better understanding of my dental health now. He was honest & encouraging. He made sure that I knew what I needed to know in order to keep my teeth clean.
It was definitely a wake-up call, but Dr. Takigawa made it a positive experience!(…)

Andrew T. from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


Great experience and fast work. Went in immediately at my scheduled appointment . Very thorough and gentle on my gums, unlike my last dentist who left me bleeding and hating dentist visits.

K. L. from Foothill Ranch, CA (Source: Yelp)


It was a pleasant visit. It’s hard to say that about your dentist visit. I’ve been to five other dentists (four being in Southern California) in 10 years, and I finally feel that I don’t need to shop around for a decent dentist. I went for an X-ray and routine check-up, and Dr. Aaron did an excellent cleaning (detailed) job which my previous dentist failed. He was also personable, actually paid attention to what I had to say, and answered my questions. My former dentists didn’t follow up even after surgeries. I was surprised when Dr. Aaron followed up after the visit. Thank you, Dr. Aaron!!

Emily Takei (Source: Yelp)


This was my first visit at OC Lakes Dental and I had a wonderful experience! Dr. Takigawa is a caring and skilled dentist. He took the time to clean and examine my teeth and walked me through everything he was doing. I highly recommend him and will be coming back for all of my dental needs!

Brydan Regehr (Source: Facebook)


Dr Takigawa is a compassionate and caring dental provider, he is also a great dentist couldn’t recommend him more.

Mark K. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had a wonderful experience at OC Lakes Dental!
I recently moved to the Irvine area and needed a teeth cleaning and checkup (it’s been almost a year since my last one). After hearing about OC Lakes from a few friends, I decided to pay Dr. Aaron a visit.
The office was very welcoming. The waiting room is spacious and has quick access to the front desk should you have any questions for the receptionist. It established a warm atmosphere that put me at ease for my appointment. Perfect for anyone who is nervous about seeing the dentist!
During the cleaning, both Dr. Aaron and his assistant were kind, gentle, and professional. Any questions I had were answered clearly so that I understood the steps to improve my oral health. Every part of the procedure was explained to me so that I was always aware of what he was working on. On top of that, Dr. Aaron is extremely personable. I enjoyed the conversations we were able to have which added to my comfort during the appointment. The procedure was performed thoroughly and efficiently. I don’t think my teeth have ever been so clean!
The only thing that was missing was a candy bowl at the front desk…but it’s probably for the best. 🙂
If you are looking for a true dental professional who knows and loves the craft, I would definitely recommend seeing Dr. Aaron!

David T. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


It’s never an exciting event to go to the dentist, but I feel comfortable and cared for here. I never get the hard up sell I hear about at so many dentists.
He made me my night guard since I grind my teeth so hard. By the way I’m already leaving deep marks in it, I can imagine what I’d be doing to my teeth if I didn’t wear it every night! I never realized how much damage teeth grinding can do!
I also decided to have my teeth whitened since my two favorite drinks are coffee and red wine. I got the take home trays made and it made a big difference already!
I’ll keep coming back for my regular checkups.

Zooey G. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Takigawa is really nice and very efficient in his practice. He is aware of patient needs and he cares of them. He works with his patients through a straightforward and exceptional communication. I really recommend him to anyone who is looking for a new dentist.

Ishaan Talwar (Source: Google)


Great dentist! Very friendly and professional. Dr. Takigawa is thorough and spends quality time with his patients. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a dentist!

Tim S. from Santa Ana, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Takigawa is so easy to work with. After many years of not going to the dentist, I made an appointment with Dr. Takigawa. He was professional, friendly, and made me feel at ease. We came up with a plan and he worked within my insurance to help get me back on track with dental care. I recommend Dr. Takigawa to anyone who has felt anxious about going to the dentist.

Tyrone Sanchez (Source: Google)


Dr. Aaron Takigawa was very professional and accommodating during my first visit. His examination was very thorough and allowed me to ask questions or express any concerns I had – great bedside manner. He has very gentle hands and is not forceful in any way. He is also the first Dentist that sat down with me in his office to explain next steps and a chance to ask further questions. My wife (and I) are comfortable knowing that we have found a dentist that we will continue to go to in the future!

Lisa Nguyen (Source: Google)


First time at this office and Dr. Aaron and staff were very friendly. Dr. Aaron was really good at explaining my X-rays and answering any questions. He also made it a point to ask me questions about what makes me comfortable or uncomfortable when visiting the dentist. With the information gathered, he made my first office trip very comfortable. I would definitely return for future dentistry work.

Kev O. from Orange County, CA (Source: Yelp)


(…)I feel extremely lucky to have found Dr. Aaron and will definitely keep seeing him for all my future dental needs. In fact, my friend had also accompanied me to this appointment, and I later found out that she too was also looking for a new dentist for all her family members. After I was done, my friend went and had a quick discussion with Dr. Aaron, and from what I could tell, it sure sounded like she had found her new dentist.

Miyu M. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Takigawa was very nice, friendly and took his time to go through each step and the entire process. I actuary went to a different clinic before this appointment and the previous doctor gave me an aggressive treatment plan and rushed through everything. However, Dr. Takigawa took his time to take a whole set of X-rays by himself and checked each tooth for cavities and possible cavities. He helped me understand my dental health issues and he really did a great job cleaning all my teeth… taking his time. I can totally see and feel the difference in my teeth now. I am so happy! I can’t wait for my next appointment to get my treatment done. I’m gonna tell my husband and kids to make appointments with Dr. Takigawa.

Anna H. from Orange County, CA (Source: Yelp)


As a first time patient, I was so relieved to find that Dr. Takigawa is absolutely no frills about your dental health with no annoying gimmicky upsell attempts or hints at unnecessary services or treatment like I’ve experienced at soooo many other dental practices. He is truly all about quality straightforward dental care.

Dr. Takigawa is personable, kind, patient, and genuinely concerned about the health and well being of his patients. I am surely recommending him to others. His office staff is also friendly and extremely accommodating.  So glad we found him and his team!

Sue Crull (Source: Google)


This was my first visit at OC Lakes Dental. Dr. Takigawa is a caring and gentle dentist. He took the time review my X-Ray, clean and examine my teeth. I would highly recommend to friends and family!