Ronald Tawa Dentistry
Ronald Tawa, DDS:
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Ronald Tawa Dentistry
Ronald Tawa, DDS
Torrance, 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: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Patty M. from Redondo Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Tawa since he started at this office.  My extended family all go to him including parents, siblings, spouse and adult children.  He is so sincere in making sure that you understand all the information about your teeth.  Now just day before Christmas, I broke something on my tooth and he is fitting me in right away.

Robert Ransom (Source: Google)


I’ve been with Dr Tawa for a number of years now and have had nothing but positive experiences with him and his friendly and supportive staff. He has provided me with excellent bridgework and crowns and his staff have given caring and skillful maintenance to my teeth in general. Perhaps my favorite attribute possessed by Dr. Tawa is his clear and forthcoming explanations of diagnoses and proposed dental work

Ray S. from Redondo Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


My family and I have been patients of Dr. Tawa for many years. I have found him to be most knowledgeable, professional, and highly skilled. Every time I or my family needed a procedure, Dr. Tawa took meticulous care in explaining what he was going to do, which alleviated all concerns and worry we might have felt. His office staff is courteous, knowledgeable, and very attentive to our needs. I am grateful to have found Dr. Tawa and am proud to consider him part of my medical family.

Nancy R. from Redondo Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Tawa is a wonderful dentist and I wouldn’t want to go to anyone else.  He was recommended to me by a close friend who grew up in this community and knows who the good medical practitioners are.  I have gone to him for years now and have recommended him to several co-workers and relatives.  Everyone has been pleased with the high quality dental care he has provided.  He and his entire office staff are knowledgeable, professional and always courteous and helpful.  And what a great bonus – he gives the most painless Novacaine injections I have ever experienced!

Michelle Woodruff (Source: Google)


Dr. Tawa’s office has the nicest staff. So helpful and makes everything easy. Very friendly environment, and the staff consistently does great work. I can’t imagine going anywhere else. So thankful I found Dr. Tawa’s office for my dental needs. Thank you!

D E. from Whittier, CA (Source: Yelp)


I found Dr. Tawa on Yelp and seen all of his high rating reviews. Being that we just moved, I needed to find a Dentist closer to our home. So, I gave Dr. tawa a chance. And I’m so glad I did. His staff is amazing. Very professional and sweet gals he has working with him. I was very impressed with the changes they made for COVID-19, as well. Made my visit run smoothly. I had some pain on my back tooth, which Dr. Tawa immediately identified. He was able to numb me up and fix the issue in no time. Again, Great staff and friendly service.

Cg I. from Gardena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I can’t say enough positive things about Dr. Tawa and his staff! They are professional, yet personable and really care about my health and happiness. Working with Dr. Tawa and his staff is always a pleasant experience! They are great about working with my busy schedule. I really feel safe about going into their office since Covid, they take all the safety precautions. I greatly recommend working with Dr. Ron Tawa!

Tim Flynn (Source: Google)


My family and I have been going to Ronald Tawa for many years and we appreciate the exceptional service and professionalism he and the staff provides. I’m not a fan of going to the dentist but he always has a friendly family feel to his office that welcomes you. We have a bit of a drive to get here from North Redondo but it’s worth it to me and my family to have a dentist that we can trust.

Mitchell Hong (Source: Google)


Dr. Tawa and his staff were kind enough to let me observe his private practice so I could gain more exposure to the field of dentistry as a first-year dental student. Dr. Tawa encompasses all traits of an exceptional dentist. He is a professional with a calming bedside manner who is honest with his patients and explains all treatment plans thoroughly. Dr. Tawa and his staff provide a relaxing and friendly environment for his patients and provide excellent care. I would highly recommend Dr. Tawa for any patient needing dental care and I hope to one day provide patients with the skill and compassion that he has demonstrated.

Benjamin O. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


The kindest and the best staff . Dr Tawa is very friendly and professional. I like how he explained everything I needed to me and took his time to answer all my questions. I would highly recommend Dr Tawa for any dental work needs.

Gregory B. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Dr. Tawa for close to a decade now. My teeth always appreciate the thorough cleaning they get! Other PROS: – Easy to park and get in/out of the office, since it’s not in a huge medical complex. – Early morning appointments! I think they can schedule as early as 8am in the morning

Jerry O. from Lomita, CA (Source: Yelp)


Just recently started going to Dr Tawa’s office after searching for a new dentist and I struck gold with this one. From the smiling and friendly office staff to Dr Tawa’s excellent assistant and his great dental work you can’t go wrong. Jeez I actually look forward to going to the dentist now. I highly recommend this place.

Michael C. from Mesa, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I’m usually too lazy to write a review unless the service provider really screwed up, but Dr Tawa deserve a kudos for being a honest doctor. I was set to do a new crown here with Dr Tawa. After I mentioned I have irritation on the tooth sometimes, Dr Tawa insisted I went for consultation and sent me to two endodntists. I ended up getting more than two consultations with varying opinions. One of the endodntists said he couldn’t see anything obviously wrong and doing a crown on it was OK. So I asked Dr Tawa to go ahead with the crown work. Again he insisted getting a written report from the endodontist before he would start any work. The endodontist eventually backtracked and said it’s possible the tooth is “dirty” because root canal was done so long time ago and may need retreat. I ended up doing a retreatment which revealed there was a small crack in the root and I likely would need a implant. So Dr Tawa was right all along. Sometimes I find Dr Tawa almost ‘painfully’ honest by refusing to do a crown even when I was insisting, but in the end he saved me from doing a crown on a hopeless tooth that needed a implant. I can definitely recommend Dr Tawa for anyone need a honest unbiased opinion and treatment.

Julia Nagata (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Tawa replaced my dentist Dr. Kaino who I had retired after many years of practice. Dr. Tawa has been great and his conversion to digital Xrays and scans is pretty advanced….really speeds things up. Great service and excellent hygenists.

Tina T. from Placentia, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Tawa and staff are wonderful! I’ve been going to  this dental office for over 40 years. Dr Tawa took over this practice from Dr. Kaino and it was such an easy transition. He is soft spoken, kind and professional. And his staff is just as awesome!

Cindy K. from Danville, CA (Source: Yelp)


Went to see Dr Tawa because of a severe toothache. After diagnosing a tooth abscess and treatment he finished with capping the tooth.  Besides giving me complete information step by step of what was happening.  He completed my crown and after 6 months I have had no pain and  my teeth feel great!

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


The best dentist – period. Very knowledgable, very polite and happy that I’m a patient there. I was a patient of the previous dentist, Dr. Al Kaino for over 20 years and there could not have been a more seemless transition to Dr. Tawa. Highly recommend!

Andrea Aguirre (Source: Google)


I have been coming to Dr. Tawa since he took over years ago for Dr. Kaino, it’s like family here! Dr. Tawa is so sweet, calm, caring, honest, and his work is fantastic. He is nice to go slow and explain everything before he does it, perfect for someone like me with extreme dental anxiety. He has called me several times after having work done just to check up on me and make sure I am ok. I have been squeezed in within 20 minutes of calling with a dental emergency. Dr Tawa, and all of the staff are so sweet, making sure I am comfortable and relaxed and at ease at all of my appointments. I had let my teeth go for a while due to all of my anxiety, but Dr. Tawa’s office caught me back up on my teeth, never judged me and actually encouraged me to continue and power through to get caught up again, I cannot thank them enough for not giving up on me. My husband is now a patient and my children will be future patients. I encourage anyone looking for a fantastic dentist and office to look no further and book with Dr. Tawa immediately. Thank you Dr. Tawa and all of the ladies!

M M (Source: Google)


I drive over an hour to see Dr Tawa. He has the most professional and gentle bedside manners I’ve ever experienced. I’ve never felt any pain during Novocain shots. His dental work is clean and natural looking. His office staff is competent, smart and professional. I’ve never had one bad experience. He’s the best!

Mitchell H. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Tawa and his staff were kind enough to let me observe his private practice so I could gain more exposure to the field of dentistry as a first-year dental student. Dr. Tawa encompasses all traits of an exceptional dentist. He is a professional with a calming bedside manner who is honest with his patients and explains all treatment plans thoroughly. Dr. Tawa and his staff provide a relaxing environment for his patients and provide outstanding care. I would highly recommend Dr. Tawa for any patient needing dental care and I hope to one day provide patients with the skill and compassion that he has demonstrated.

C H. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


In one word – phenomenal. I’ve been a patient of Dr Tawa from day one, when he took over this practice a few years ago. I was a patient of his predecessor since about 1970, as a child. I am delighted. He is diligent; he takes the time to explain things; he’ll answer any question you have to any level of depth that you wish to go. He has a dry sense of humor that is given away by the twinkle in his eye. I’ve now been taking my 6 yr old son to see Dr. Tawa. I don’t recall seeing lots of children as patients. Nonetheless, his skill, his style, and his demeanor, work very well with my son. When he’s told that he has an upcoming dentist appointment, his reply is “Yessss! I get to see Dr Tawa tomorrow!” Most of us will go out of our way to tell our friends about a great new restaurant we found…or about the deal we found at the mall. However, very few of us will call our friends after a dental appointment and say “I just got back from the dentist and it was awesome!” If ever that became the accepted norm, I would be calling my friends and raving about my dentist.

Jon D. from Manhattan Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is the absolute best dental office in the entire south bay. Dr. Tawa is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and meticulous in his work. He takes the time to explain exactly what is happening with your teeth. Every hygienist I have had has done a great job. Susie at the front desk is as nice as can be and always shows sincere care and concern for the patients. They are honest and the pricing is very fair(not every dental office can say that). I can’t begin to describe how immaculate the entire office is. Every precaution you can imagine is being taken during this pandemic and I felt completely safe.

Sandy Macedo (Source: Google)


Dr. Tawa is the best dentist I had. Definitely the best out there. The staff is always so friendly. The experience I have coming each time is always excellent. This is a place were your not only treated as a patient but as family. Love it!!!

Stephanie Levy (Source: Google)


Dr. Tawa has been our family dentist for years. He’s kind and gentle and keeps you informed of what he is doing while working on your teeth. He is extremely easy to talk to when you need to make dental decisions, and he always gives you every option possible. His staff is very personable yet professional. The waiting time is practically nonexistent. All of the dental hygienists are great — no anxiety whatsoever. My overall experiences have been wonderful, and I have highly recommended Dr. Tawa to my friends.

A1 S. from Carson, CA (Source: Yelp)


Had to leave a great review after recent visit. Dr Tawa explained my treatment options very clearly and didn’t rush. The assistant that was helping him, I believe her name was Naomi, sorry if I’m wrong, but she was great.The Hygienist seemed super knowledgeable and gave me some good tips on oral hygiene. Will definitely recommend to friends.

Jeff H. from Wilmington, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve gone to this practice for decades. The office staff, the hygienists, and Dr. Tawa are all skillful and friendly. When my friend who has sensitive teeth asked me to recommend a good dentist, I recommended Dr. Tawa’s office, and she’s been quite happy with them.

Nora N. from Burke, VA (Source: Yelp)


We moved to the South Bay 3 years ago and we are on our 3rd dentist! The previous one was the worst we’ve ever had and Dr. Tawa is by far the best one! His referral came to us by way of a long time patient who moved away but still comes back for treatment. He announces every single thing he’s doing and explains everything he recommends. His office staff is very friendly  and it is obvious that everyone enjoys working there. He is located at the end of a strip mall, but signage is minimal so can be difficult to find. But you can park right in front of the office and just a few steps will get you in the door. I give Dr. Tawa my highest recommendation.

Phil F. from Lomita, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am a complete chicken when it comes to dentists.  Dr. Tawa and his hygenist Amanda have helped me work on my dental health by providing a relaxing, no-judgment​ environment and pain-free work.  The front office staff is always friendly and accommodating​ when my work schedule changes (or when I have the occasional panic attack in the office).  This team is well versed on recent innovations in dentistry and oral hygiene​ without resorting to gimmicks.  Can’t recommend them enough.

Seema Bhakta (Source: Google)


I have been going to Dr. Tawa for about a year now (3-4 appointments so far) and have had no concerns or any negative experiences! The staff is very friendly, making appointments is easy, and I only have to wait about 5-10 minutes before I am seen for my appointment. The assistants/hygienists are great and do a fantastic job. Dr. Tawa is very knowledgeable, explains procedures and problems very well and addresses any concerns in an excellent manner. I would recommend Dr. Tawa to my family and friends.

Carlos Castro (Source: Google)


Dr. Tawa is AMAZING and very thorough with his examination.. Dr Tawa’s staff are all just as amazing… very nice, caring and talkative.. Originally my mother and I had gone to a dentist in Montclair for some dental work. My mothers total estimate was close to $10k. My estimate was around $900. We came to Dr Tawa to each get a second opinion and hopefully have the work done here.. and the estimate my mother got was just over $4k, and the estimate I got was just over $400.. We were both happy with the price and the outcome..

Keila N. from Beverly Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


WOW! What results! My teeth are actually white after one two hour session! Dr. Tawa uses the same equipment (Zoom) as with other teeth whitening facilities. But he does something notably different that yield remarkable results. Years ago, I visited a dentist and spent north of $700 for teeth whitening. There were no visible results. I complained to him and he gave me another procedure, still with nothing. Since then, I’ve tried various over the counter products with no success. I decided to try Dr. Tawa’s office through a referral. I really feel like a different person! I’m more confident of my smile because they’re no longer stained with years of coffee and tea. I’ve also learned that Dr. Tawa specializes in an oral appliance that addresses sleep apnea. He said that a lot of dentists don’t take Medicare because it pays so little, but Dr. Tawa is one of the few offices that take Medicare. He’s an expert in this field. Physicians often refer sleep apnea clients to him. He mentioned that some people have it without even knowing it. The oral appliance is quite different that the conventional equipment for sleep apnea. This was quite fascinating.

Amanda R. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


Love Dr. Tawa and his staff — the first time I came to the office I kept missing the building it was very frustrating but the staff stayed on the phone with me & even sent an employee outside to flag me down. Dr. Tawa is very gentle, kind & knowledgeable. The staff is always professional & goes the extra step to ensure my comfort which is amazing since I’m not a fan of going to the dentist. I highly recommend this office to anyone looking for an experienced & professional dental office.

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


Dr. Tawa is the best dentist I have ever been to. I have been to dozens of dentist’s offices never feeling comfortable or calm until I finally found Dr. Tawa. Both myself, my mom, my step dad, and my dad go to Dr Tawa because he does such great work. I refer everyone I know to go to go him. I’ve moved around a lot to different states and countries and every time I come visit Los Angeles I make an appointment for a cleaning and check up. I still go to Dr. Tawa’s office despite living 3,000 miles away. I moved to New York about a year ago and I still won’t let anyone touch my teeth but these guys. They are so accommodating and gentle with my teeth that I will continue to come here as long as possible. He has fixed botchy work on my teeth that other dentists have done and they are really great at referring other dentists for specialized work like retainers or braces. They don’t pressure you to get x-rays done every 3 months like most dentists do and they always let you spit as much as you want during cleanings. It’s things like this that keep me coming back. I’m very picky and get compulsive about things like spitting or wiping my mouth during the cleanings and the staff never minds my craziness. I recommend Dr Tawa for all patients, especially traumatized ones because the staff and Dr Tawa will make you so comfortable its like you are in a spa instead of the dentist.

Julie Muniz (Source: Google)


Dr.Tawa and his team has cured my dentist fobia. They are very kind and informative. Dr.Tawa is an old school type of guy, he really wants to do good job. I’m so greatful that I found him. And, thank you, Amanda, my Dental hygienist. My teeth are clean and white!

Brooke B. from Redondo Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I just moved to the South Bay and was referred to Dr. Tawa by a colleague.  If you are looking for a new dentist, look no further!  Now that I have experienced the quality and service at Dr. Tawa’s office, I question the dental care I have been getting for years.  My teeth have never been cleaner (or straighter thanks to some minor cosmetic work by Dr. Tawa) and the staff is so nice, organized and professional.  Definitely my new dental home and am so impressed my husband plans to switch over too for his next cleaning.