Santa Clarita Dental Care
Johnny Okuyama, DDS:
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Santa Clarita Dental Care
John Okuyama, DDS
Santa Clarita, CA













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

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 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:

Dolores O. from Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, CA (Source: Yelp)


Highly recommend Santa Clarita Dental Care. My family and I have been seeing Dr. Okuyama for 3 years now and we are very happy with their service. Staff members are very kind, helpful and respectful. I have NEVER gotten bad attitude from anyone at Dr. Okuyama’s. They really make you feel welcome, and they go above an beyond to make you feel comfortable. They are also a great option if you need a dentist for your kids, they are very patient and let the kids choose a price from the treasure chest at the end of the visit, which gives my kids something to look forward to after seeing the dentist. They accept dental insurance, and will tell you exactly how much your insurance will cover. Overall Santa Clarita Dental Care is a great choice for you and your family.

K. C. (Source: Google)


I have been to Dr. Okuyama several times. He is without a doubt the most professional dentist I have experienced. His no pain injections and his conciousness toward patient comfort is refreshing. The office staff are very friendly and make the visit pleasant. Highly recommended if like me, you have never enjoyed going to the dentist.

Roxana C. from Las Vegas, NV (Source: Yelp)


Great visit so happy with the results!!! See you in 6 months Dr.O. His great care and exceptional hand make it worth coming from Las Vegas for treatment. The front desk and support-staff are friendly,polite and very professional I definitely recommend him to all my friends. Thank you!!’ Dr. O

Elena V. from Santa Clarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


Thank you Dr. Okuyama and staff! This is the most responsible staff i’ve ever experienced. I was super impressed with my results and pleased as well. The staff members, Maddy, Trinity, Marlene, and Natalia are amazing and so helpful. They were crystal clear about the treatment plans and made me feel comfortable. I highly recommend Dr. Okuyama and his office!! – E.V.

Esther D. from Lake View Terrace, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been with Dr. Okuyama for 2 1/2 years now and feel really good about him as my dentist and trust his recommendations for treatments and referrals. He’s professional and very patient with me, taking his time to explain what he is doing and what needs to be done. Always leaving the final decision for me to make. I would and have recommended him to friends and family.

Arlene G. from Castaic, CA (Source: Yelp)


I love Dr. O, I have always been afraid of the dentist so afraid that I wouldn’t go unless I couldn’t take the pain, that is until I came here to the Santa Clarita Dental Care office with Dr. “O”. He knew of my fear and he made me feel so comfortable but more important I didn’t feel any pain!! I have been referring everyone I know, from family to friends to this place, once you have a great experience all you can do is share it with everyone you know and care about. I still get nervous when it’s time for my check ups but no more fear, no more anxiety and no more procrastination. Thank you everyone at Santa Clarita Dental Care for truly changing my life. Arlene G

Rhobert T. from Valencia, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was in pain and my regular dentist did not return my calls. I called here and they were very supportive. The doctor and his staff are very knowledgeable. I am treated respectfully and with kindness and class. There is no pain during my procedures and I find that the doctor is very skilled. He even did a cleaning not the technician. I am so impressed and happy to have found this dental care center. Thank you universe. I am very pleased and I’m sure you will be as well.

A. J. from Santa Clarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


Amazing experience! I made an appointment to see the dentist and I was blown away from my experience at this dental office. From the time I walked into the office the staff greeted me. Everyone was very friendly. Trinity was outstanding! My appointment was at 9:00am. Unlike other medical offices where you are seen 20-30 Mimi yes after tie appointment. I was actually seen 5 minutes before my appointment time. The doctor was very genuine and forthright with his diagnosis. He gave me his personal opinion on which option would be best for me and I felt that he was very honest and sincere. I would highly recommend this dental office to anyone who is looking for a place where your well being will be their #1 PRIORITY!

Barbara D. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


First of all let me start by saying that I am Terrified of Dentist !!!!!!!!!!! I have had horrible experiences ;(( Today was my first visit with Dr. O and OMG what can I say !!!!! Dr. O made me feel so comfortable and at ease I cannot tell you enough of how he made me feel, I have never ever had such a gentle dentist before. Thank you Dr. O you are such a Blessing, The whole staff there is awesome they really do make you feel very comfortable. I drove from Los Angeles to see Dr. O and it is so worth it !!!! I definitely would recommend Dr. O to anybody, If you are looking for a good, gentle, caring Dentist please give Dr. O & Staff a chance you will definitely not be disappointed.

Joy C. from Granada Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best dentists, hands down. I’ve been going to him for almost 10 years. My mother, father, son, and husband are all patients of this wonderful man. He is gentle and cares greatly for all of his patients. He is very knowledgeable and inspects all aspects of your mouth. His wife Natalia is, who works the front desk, is very sweet and kind.

Rosie K. from Santa Clarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


Switching over to Dr. O’s office as my ew dentist was the best decision I made. Dr O. and his staff is very knowledgeable and caring. If you want that “family” experience and great dentist this is the place and the Doctor to see!

Javier O. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Google)


My family and I go to Dr. Okuyama, and we are extremely pleased we decided to make the change from our original dentist office–nothing against our previous office, but Dr. Okuyama is exceptional. My wife got veneers , and she loves them! Our daughter is currently wearing braces and her experience has also been exceptional. I have received fillings, and will be getting additional cosmetic work in the future. Dr. Okuyama really makes you feel at ease, and takes pride in his work. The billing is also very straight forward–no surprise bills or additional charges popping up. Natalia genuinely cares about your experience, and can answer any questions you may have. The assistant Henry and the young lady at the front desk are also very amazing–I cant recall her name as have been very numb, and hold conversation to a minimum. If you are looking for a dentist please give this office a try .

Nette H. from Whittier, CA (Source: Yelp)


Called my old dental office looking for Dr. Okuyama. They told me he left so I googled him. Unfortunately he is to far for me but let me say He is hands down the best dentist ever. My husband who gets super nervous says he barely felt his touch, He makes you feel comfortable… My kids also did good with him.. He is very knowledgeable, straight forward, a little on the serious side but nice. I really wish he was closer… If I had to do the hour an a half to two hr drive. Itd be worth it..

Cav M. from Granada Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


If you want a dental office where the dentist is highly skilled and caring and the staff is very kind, then this is the place for you to go. Dr. Okuyama’s skill level is beyond any dentist I’ve ever gone to previously. This is an office that makes you feel like you are among family. Four of my family member come here for their dental work (including my 14yr old grandson) and everyone is very happy with the care received. You almost look forward to going to the dentist when you come to this office.

Juan P. from Stevenson Ranch, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am 50 yrs old and have been going to all kinds of dentists all my life never really feeling comfortable with all the process. Between the insurance and the whole process i always felt i was overpaying for treatment some necessary and some unnecessary . With Dr Okuyama I not only found a professional with great satin hands but also a practice that is fair with their pricing. Definite recommend on this one 🙂

Shane S. from Saugus, CA (Source: Yelp)


Even if you already have a dentist, you need to give them a try!! It’s a family run business with Natalia in the front, and her husband John doing the dental work. It’s rare to find someone with a focus on customer service, and not just about the bottom line. They take the time to know you, and John will be up front about any work that you may, or may not need. He is truly looking out for your best interest, and discusses each option before doing anything. Add in the friendly assistants (Maria) and you have the potential of actually enjoying your visit to the dentist.

Jody E. from Santa Clarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Mindel has been my Dentist for over 20 years, my husband and I started going to him in the late 80’s. I have always been afraid of the Dentist my teeth are very sensitive. Dr. Mindel is very gentle and always makes sure that I am very comfortable, he actually has a blanket with my name on it! He has been cleaning my kids teeth since they were 2 yrs old and he makes all of us feel like family. I have referred my friends and family to Santa Clarita Dental and I always hear how everyone is so happy with the service and what a great Dentist Dr. Mindel is.

Caitlin A. from Santa Clarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


I cracked a molar on some very tough whole grain pizza crust two days ago and Natalia, at the front desk was very bubbly and efficient as she made the appointment, gathering as much info as she could over the phone. She also directed me to their website where you can print the patient forms in advance of your visit. The next day I was in the chair and Henry & Dr. Okuyama were efficiently and graciously doing their utmost to restore my tooth. I have a great temporary and the finished crown is promised in two weeks. I was so relaxed as both the Dr. and Henry were very solicitous in making sure I had a way to communicate discomfort as they did their work. Dr.Okuyama truly has a great bedside demeanor. He listens and responds in a way that allows me as the patient to feel heard and respected. The whole process took less than two hours and I feel confident I have found my new favorite dentist! UPDATE: I was fearful that I would need a root canal due to hot/cold sensitivity of the temporary but Dr. Okuyama exercised his brilliance and built up the existing tooth and LO! and behold! I haven’t had a moments pain since he installed the permanent crown. So grateful for his expertise! Having suffered SO MANY root canals in my 48 years, avoiding the expense and pain of one is a total BLESSING!

Armando Sandoval (Source: Google)


Dr. John Okuyama has to be the best dentist in Santa Clarita, I had a root canal and crown done at his office, he really has an easy going attitude which carries on while he’s working on you. I felt no pain and would recommend Dr. John to all my family and friends. He also has a great staff who is very accommodating.

Michaela O. from Santa Clarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been a patient here at Santa Clarita Dental Care for about 10 years. I can’t say enough about the incredible, hard working staff who make my visits easy and clear! Dr. Okuyama makes sure his patients are comfortable and truly cares about their well-being. The front desk ladies are super nice and greet you with smiles as soon as you walk in! I highly recommend this dental office and I will always continue to go here!

John E. from Santa Clarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


After many bad experiences at my old dental office, I was referred by a close friend to see Dr. Okuyama. I was not disappointed. If you’re looking for a Dentist that is very knowledgeable and caring as well as an amazing Staff, look no further. You’ll actually feel like they are part of your family only after a couple of visits. Natalia even gave me a follow up call to make sure I was doing ok after my procedure.

Gustavo P. from Las Vegas, NV (Source: Yelp)


El doctor es excelente y lo recomiendo a muy atento y detallista soy un paciente con la boca muy sensible y desde que soy paciente de el perdí el miedo al dentista Las muchachas del frente son muy profesionales y nunca tengo un problema con las citas la verdad que nunca me hicieron sentir tan bien que no puedo dejar de recomendarlos Muchas gracias DR Okuyama

Blanca D. from Lancaster, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. O is the best dentis hands down my family and I have been coming here for years it says alot wen we are willing to make about 1hr drive there and 1hr back home but so worth it. Natalia is amazing the staff over all is awesome. We always feel at home Highly recommend if your looking for a great dentis and staff search no more you have found them.

Gustavo L. from Castaic, CA (Source: Yelp)


I highly recommend Santa Clarita Dental Care the office is very clean and the staff are very knowledgeable and professional. Dr. O has exceeded my expectations he came in after hours when my wife needed an emergency procedure. I am terrified of the dentist and needed to have an impacted wisdom tooth pulled the staff made me feel comfortable and Dr O. Completed the procedure without any pain or discomfort.

Harriet B. from Newhall, CA (Source: Yelp)


After 80 years of being a dentistry patient, both here and back East, I feel very qualified to say Dr. Okuyama is one of the best, both in his skill and his presence. I never thought I would welcome “going to the dentist,” but now it’s become a pleasant experience. Thanks to Natalia and the staff as well. You all make a great team, and I truly appreciate the wonderful care I’ve been receiving for the last couple of years.

Anthony J. from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)


Absolutely YES! I have had horrible experiences with dental work and have not been back to a dentist in a few years. Went in to this office because it was recommended by friends and family! I went in with tooth pain and a bit nervous in what I was in for! First off the staff was warm and extremely helpful and the dentist took SO much time and care doing all of my fillings there was zero pain and he wasn’t in a hurry. His priority along with focusing on fixing my teeth was really  making sure I was comfortable! 100% recommend!!!

Jennifer V. from Santa Clarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


My family and I have been coming to Dr Okayama for over a year now. I am so grateful to my friend for referring him to us. I came to Dr O in severe pain, right away he saw me and took care of the problem. He was awesome with my children as well they absolutely love him. Dr O is a very knowledgeable Doctor and very honest with his Patients, he will never advice dental work that is unnecessary or over charge you for his work even though he’s amazing at what he does. His staff is the best! They make you feel like you are family and are always there to help. Awesome Gentle Reliable Caring & Affordable. Thank you Dr O & Girls

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


I absolutely cannot stand going to the dentist myself, i also don’t care for taking my kids even though i know they need to go.  Santa Clarita Dental and Dr. O have really changed my whole perspective.  My son (9) is currently sitting calmly and happily getting two cavities filled while jack Johnson is playing in the background.  I’m even calm at this point . I highly recommend this office, and this dentist!

Joe L. from Santa Clarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am embarrassed to admit that I am the biggest CHICKEN when it comes to seeing a dentist! My threshold of pain is below the zero mark. Just the thought of having any dental work done evokes fears and anxieties in me. My first visit to Dr. Okuyama’s Office was not a voluntary one!! I was forced to it by an excruciating toothache that had already been lingering for about a week. Natalia and her office staff made me feel at ease (not an easy task!) and arranged for an immediate examination. After showing me the X-ray picture of the biggest cavity, Dr. O. suggested the only option: Since it is irreparable, let’s extract the culprit and replace it with an implant. A lengthy procedure, to be sure, (several weeks!) but really the most logical one. The following operations went painlessly (after all, Dr. O is aptly known for his “velvet hands”!!) and I am now in full possession of my replacement tooth. Thank you, to you all….Natalia, Trinity and all the nice office personell for your great sense of humor and for easing my fears. And a Special Thanks to you, Dr. Okuyama. I promise to follow your maintenance instructions and from now on I will be seeing you routinely. Ps: I absolutely fail to see how anyone could leave a rating of less than 5-Stars for you and your office. You are the Best!!

Lisa K. from Santa Clarita, CA (Source: Google)


Dr. Okuyama and his entire staff are all awesome! My husband and I have been going to Santa Clarita Dental Care for a couple of years now. When needing to make a change in our dental care, we chose Dr. Okuyama after he came highly recommended by my mom, who also had recently changed dentists. We are so glad that we did! First of all, the office staff is super friendly and you feel so welcome from the first time you step through the door for your initial visit. The entire staff makes their patients feel so comfortable, which let’s face it, isn’t always the case when needing to go to the dentist. The office is run so efficiently and they don’t overbook, so there is never a wait. You sign in, and practically as soon as you sit down in the waiting room, your name is called to come in to the exam area. One time I complimented Dr. Okuyama about this, and he said “he doesn’t like to wait, so he doesn’t want his patient to either”. I love that attitude! Also, the offices and exam areas are both immaculate, which of course is extremely important when visiting the dentist. Dr. Okuyama really takes his time with each patient. He is very thorough during the entire visit. I have never been to a dentist who does not have a dental hygienist on staff but actually does the cleaning himself. He is extremely gentle and always concerned that his patients are comfortable while in the chair. His Dental Assistants are all so sweet, patient and caring. With Dr. Okuyama, his wife Natalia who is a sweetheart, and the entire staff, you really feel like you are getting the best care possible! I highly recommend Santa Clarita Dental Care!

Maira V. from Lancaster, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best dentist and team ever! No other way to describe it. I am an adult and absolutely hate going to the dentist. Dr. O and his team made me feel so comfortable. I think I almost dozed off while getting work done…that’s how relaxed I was.Cleaning and fillings are a breeze in this dentist’s chair. Dr. O is by far the best dentist I have ever encountered. He explains everything well and is very thorough with his work. I live in Lancaster and drive to Santa Clarita just to see Dr. O. Definitely worth the drive. I was in a substantial amount of pain once and called to schedule an appointment. Natalia told me to come right in, same day…no need to wait til i took a hammer to my face to stop the pain. I am forever grateful! I had to re-treat a root canal, and Dr. O got right to work. While I was on my way out of Dr.O’s office, I received a phone call with some bad news. Natalia called me a couple of days later. She left me a message saying she hoped things were okay with my family. Truly awesome people. Can’t get any better!

Anna K. from Canyon Country, CA (Source: Yelp)


Highly recommend Dr. O! He is really gentle and very thorough. The way he administers the Novocain is like no one else. I don’t even feel it (which is why Dr. O is now my permanent dentist)! Aside from his painless technique and very friendly and professional manner, they treat their patients like old time friends. Natalia is great. She works with you to let you pay in installments if need be. Very nice staff as well. They make me feel right at home every time!!

Cheryl K. from Georgetown, TX (Source: Yelp)


I found Dr. Okuyama through the internet as my husband and I moved to Santa Clarita and didn’t know a soul. Dr. Okuyama is great. He is very gentle and takes time to explain what he’s doing and what he recommends. Henry is awesome too. They make you feel so comfortable. And then there’s Natalia, Dr. O’s wife, who always greats you with a smile. She is so accommodating and my husband and I are thrilled we found this place. I highly recommend them!

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


First of all, prefacing this review, I am so afraid of dentists! Let me just say, it’s been a long journey with Dr. Okuyama’s office. I came in with 3 painful root canals. The word “root canal” sounds painful enough! I’ve been to numerous dentists and have either left in pain or unsatisfied; the search is finally over! Dr. Okuyama’s office is amazing! He knows the exact area to numb and leaves you feeling completely painless throughout the procedure. He is professional, nice and extremely knowledgable with his work. In addition, he is also very cautious in preventing any further problems or infections. The staff is friendly as well and accommodates to your needs/schedule. They make sure to check up with you post-appointment about the pain or if any discomfort is present. They even urgently rushed my medications ASAP to my busy pharmacy! It is safe to say that I will no longer go to any other dentist office except for this one. Thank you Dr. Okuyama’s office!

John G. from Granada Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


Going to the dentist can be a very scary and painful experience…and that’s how I felt walking in to this place scared. ..but I’ve never felt so comfortable at the dentist before…the staff here makes you feel at ease as soon as your walk in…the Dr. Is very gentle I got some fillings done and I didn’t feel a thing…I DEFINITELY recommend this place….for sure I’ll be going back for any future dental needs


Dr. John Okuyama of Santa Clarita Dental Care is a board-certified dentist who has been in practice for 15 years. We have a great deal of concern for our patients and welcome you to our new office in Santa Clarita.