Tentmakers Dentistry & Orthodontics
Michael Yamane, DDS:
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Tentmakers Dentistry & Orthodontics
Michael G. Yamane, DDS, FAGD
San Fernando, 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: Closed

Tuesday: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Marta T. from Granada Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Yamane and his entire staff excel at everything they do. The minute you walk inside the office you feel you are always welcome and treated with such respect. Needless to say, Dr Yamane is the most thorough dentist, who takes care of the most minute detail of your dental work and to me, that is priceless. I would not change my dentist, Dr Yamane, for any other dentist in the whole, entire world.

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


I am new to the area. I searched Google for local dentists and found Dr. Yamane highly reviewed here on Yelp. I called to make an appointment. They scheduled me one week out which was impressive. Then they called the next day with an opening that same day. I arrived 30 minutes late due to my own ignorance of the traffic and roads of the area. They saw me despite being late. Dr Yamane examined me promptly then Terri did my cleaning. Both were great. The doctor only did an exam on me but he was very professional and knowledgable about possible causes of my teeth staining. Then Terri performed a terrific cleaning. She was sensitive and thorough and cleaned my stains right off. Overall a wonderful experience

Alexander E. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Yamane is the best dentist I ever been to. Period! I have had work done by fancy Beverly Hills dentists and Yamane tops them all. He may have a humble office but his quality of work is Elite Class. The best part is his human nature. He talks to you in his soothing voice that you forget that you are getting work done. Very calming experience. Oh! And he personally calls you the next day to see how you are doing and checking to see if there were any complications with the procedure. What dentist does that these days?! I understand he’s running a business but it doesn’t feel that way. It really felt like I was being taken care of by a family member. His staff is awesome as well. I appreciate the reminders of my upcoming appointment. Highly recommend!

Bob T. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Yamane is a true master of the art of Dentistry.  He is conscientious, a skilled craftsman and a benevolent soul.  He has surrounded himself with an excellent staff.  He truly makes a dental appointment something to which I look forward!

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


This dentist is super fabulous!! Dr Y has hands of an Angel!!! Office staff are kind and wonderful. It took me a long time to trust dentist, with a bad experience from the past. I drive from Sherman Oaks to this dentist, and worth it!!! I’m happy to refer people to Dr Y because I know they will be taken care of.

Brian J. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Yamane is an excellent dentist!  As I am getting a bit older (and longer in the tooth) I am having issues with fillings and such.  Dr Yamane has the lastest in equipment (in-chair x-rays going right to the computer, lasers, UV hardeners) and is very knowledgable.  He tries hard, too – giving you sunglasses so the light doesn’t bother you eyes, putting things on the ceiling so you have something to look at, soft music, and clean rooms.  He isn’t always pushing to complete everything all the time (face it, dentistry can get expensive) and is willing to work on my schedule.

Betty Ann P. from Yorba Linda, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Teri and Dr Yamane practice and have recently moved from Valencia to Yorba Linda. Making my appointments now 85 miles away. I wouldn’t even think at this moment to look for another dentist or hygienist they as well as their staff is just the best. Making u comfortable and worried that U are well satisfied and without any discomfort. Ready to fit me in knowing I and my husband travel so far. If u want excellent care please consider this practice. The dentist I used before has since closed his practice and now had a excellent lab which is even better because they use Excel Lab which he now owns and operates. Great way to keep a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile and teeth.

Bri C. from Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


This has been a long time coming, I have been coming to Tentmakers Dentistry for more than 15 years and I have always had wonderful experience. Dr. Yamane and his team are great at what they do, my mom and my sister come here and we have had everything done from tooth extractions, braces, root canals, deep cleanings, teeth whitening, and of course the normal teeth cleaning and all have been pleasant. I have a very LOW pain tolerance and they make every experience comfortable and they always keep asking if I’m okay. Dr. Yamane is so friendly & personable, he has even called me to make sure I am doing well for when I have a procedure done. I highly recommend this dentistry!

Jenn H. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


My first time at this dental office but it won’t be my last.  The front desk staff was very friendly and professional.  The hygienist Terry was VERY thorough and attentive.  Dr. Yamane was very nice and pleasant.  It was a wonderful experience AND they do fluoride treatments!

Penney V. from Granada Hills, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I hadn’t been to see Dr Yamane in 8 years, due to my working location, but walking back in I remembered just how sweet and kind he is. He also remembered me. I do not do well sitting in ‘the chair’ and the work that I had done, he was gentle and quick. I am going back for more work! Also, very little pain! Only 3 Motrins total required Thank you Doctor!

Rico M. from California (Source: Yelp)


Agree with the others – Dr. Yamane has been my dentist for 8-10 years now (can’t remember exactly).  He really cares about each of his patients and puts them before dollars.  The staff is friendly, he does a very thorough job, and is honest. He never tries to sell you extra stuff you don’t need unlike a lot of dentists out there. The equipment is modern, too. This is a place you can trust. Update on 3/9/12: by the way, there is a filtered review from 2/8/12 by someone named Isa. Perhaps Yelp thinks this is a ringer but I know for a fact it is a true review so if you are trying to decide about Dr. Yamane, please read that one as well. The main thing is, he is a person with integrity. He does the right thing, not what the insurance or dollars dictates.

J. S. from Sylmar, CA (Source: Yelp)


He’s the best.  My family and I have been seeing him for over 20 years.  He’s extremely concerned about making your visit as comfortable as possible, and as painless as he can too.  The office is low-key, relaxed.  He’s updated his equipment so that now all the Xrays are computerized, low radiation with instant images on the computer screen.  And I can’t say enough about the quality of his work, too (including follow-up phone calls).  He can really work wonders and stands behind it.  Very friendly and concerned staff too.  No, he won’t do “orthopedic” work (feet) but yes he does Orthodontia!

Brian Jones (Source: Google)


Dr Yamane is an excellent dentist! As I am getting a bit older (and longer in the tooth) I am having issues with fillings and such. Dr Yamane has the lastest in equipment (in-chair x-rays going right to the computer, lasers, UV hardeners) and is very knowledgable. He tries hard, too – giving you sunglasses so the light doesn’t bother you eyes, putting things on the ceiling so you have something to look at, soft music, and clean rooms. He isn’t always pushing to complete everything all the time (face it, dentistry can get expensive) and is willing to work on my schedule. I can’t recommend him any more highly!

Joeleen A. from Sylmar, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Yamane is the best dental doctor around in the SFV! He has provided dental services to myself and family for several years. He’s very patient, kind and highly knowledgeable when it comes to your dental needs. I highly recommend TentMakers Dentistry for all ages. The staff that Dr. Yamane hires are thee best as well and provide exceptional service.

Peter W. from Sylmar, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Yamane and office staff were all great. I checked in and was seen in about 10 mins. Dr Yamane took a moment to pass by the exam room and introduce himself before seeing me. Prices were very fair! One service he offered to preform on me and said “If it does not help you feel better, I wont charge you”. I’ve never been told that before anywhere! Thank Dr Yamane and staff!

Ace R. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I went in today, first visit ever and it was incredibly pleasant. The staff was very kind and the vibe was comfortable. Dark hard wood floors, nice light green walls, soothing modern music, instead of the typical corporate vibe, white walls, etc. Cozy environment, appointment was on time and everyone welcomed me with a smile. Plenty of Parking. State of the art technology and knowledgeable staff. Dr.Yamane is great, very understanding and so far has a great touch. I may have found my new dentist. I have another appointment on the 25th of January and am looking forward to it. ***I am a musician/composer for a living WITHOUT dental insurance and was happy to find out that this place does great work and doesn’t charge an arm and a leg.

Fiona A. from Acton, CA (Source: Yelp)


I hate the dentist.  One of the biggest reasons is I dont trust them and they are so expensive. We dont have dental insurance so its cash payments for us. All this to say we neglect going because of this. Not anymore!! We finally found a dentist that is amazing. Dr. Yamane and his staff are wonderful.  He is honest with you and actually wants to do the least amount possible.  He has affordable prices and a friendly very good staff.  Best teeth cleaning I’ve ever had. His office isn’t fancy or new. Dont be dismayed when you see it. He has ALL the new technology. No money wasted on fancy office or location. This is why he is so reasonable.  HIGHLY RECOMMEND. He is a dentist because he loves it and doesnt take advantage of his clients.

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


I really would like this dentist to get all the business he can. It’s a bit of a drive to his office for me as I live in Hollywood, but it is so worth it. He is truly a wonderful human being inside and out, calls you the day after a visit just to see how you’re doing and if you have any questions, and most of all, he puts people before profit. Today he helped my mom with a dental emergency, and for that I’m truly grateful. If you live in or around or are even 40miles away from his office, I highly recommend Dr. Yamane.

Elvia S. from Sylmar, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Michael G. Yamane is the best Dentist ever in the whole world. The service he delivers is perfect.  He is very concern about the quality of their service and he, personally, follows up that everything is doing well.  All his staff is very professional, kind and very compassionate.  I am very happy to find them because I will be there forever, every time I need it.  I truly recommend them because they are the best.   I visited another dental offices before, including Western Dental at San Fernando were I had very bad experience, and if I knew them before I could avoid lots of headaches.  I never thought I could find a wonderful place like this with a wonderful service and staff.  Thank you very much.

John W. from Stevenson Ranch, CA (Source: Yelp)


I don’t normally post reviews however this office and team deserve it. Dr  Yamane and staff truly are awesome As much as I hate going to the dentist they are great at making it very comfortable thank you Dr.

Shirley A. from San Fernando, CA (Source: Yelp)


SO I know that this is my 3rd review for Dr. Yamane but I just can’t say enough about him. I went in yesterday for my root canal. Now I am a big CHICKEN when it comes to Dentists but Dr. Yamane was very kind and helped me relax. I barley felt the needles and there was barley any pain that night. THe procedure its self was very easy and he was very gentle Please if you need a good Dentist go to Dr. Yamane. Oh and his staff is EXCELLENT, very kind and very patient. Thank you everyone at Dr. Yamane’s you guys ROCK 

Eric P. from Arcadia, CA (Source: Yelp)


My husband and I love Dr. Yamane! We are willing to drive a long way to visit his office. Dr. Yamane and his staff make us feel welcome and comfortable. Dr. Yamane has a gentle touch and we never feel any discomfort. He is caring and kind, and calls his patients to make sure that we are feeling fine after our procedures. We have recommended Dr. Yamane to family and friends.

Katerina Y. Y. from Altadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


Wow.  That wasn’t the horrible experience that I used to have when I was a child, and it took a short time, about an hour to replace 4 very old fillings, that was leaking.  THANKS, Dr.  Michael Yamane, that FAGD is a great asset, such expertise! and Griselda-you’re a good team. Love the state of art equipment, the massage chair.  After the initial needle it was virtually painless.  Really a good experience for someone who really is phobic about going to the dentist office.

Dennis P. from Glendale, CA (Source: Yelp)


I been looking a Dentist for a very long time and I found the ONE! This place is very relaxing and the people there are very nice too! Tentmakers Dentistry is a Christian based joint. Dr. Yamane is Christian and the coolest thing about him beside his gentle hands is that before he goes in for the kill he does a little prayer, which I think is awesome! They do all kinds if dentistry work from general to cosmetic, but I’m not sure about orthopedic.

Isa B. from Sylmar, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was looking for a dentist within my area, it was kind of an emergency since my Wisdom Tooth was bothering me (a whole lot). I came on yelp to check out some review’s and came across Dr. Yamane @ Tentmakers Dentistry. All the reviews said he was gentle, caring and not out to get your money. I called a few places got a few estimates since I was gonna pay out of pocket (no insurance). By far Dr. Yamane’s office came in 1st place when it came down to answering questions over the phone and even the estimate over the phone was resonable compared to the few other office’s I called. I decided on Dr. Yamane’s office, they were able to fit me in the same day (Tuesday is there late day). I AM SO GLAD I DECIDED TO GO TO DR. YAMANE. He is everything and more the reviews make him out to be, very kind man, makes you feel at ease and comfortable told me exactly what he was doing as he was doing it. He was genuinely concerned about me feeling any pain. I’ve never had a Wisdom Tooth extracted before but I thought it would be painful… I felt ZERO pain even after the numbness went away, grant you that I do have pain killers but still… I havent felt any pain, I even had to ask him if the tooth was out already? LOL! He smiled and said, I guess if your asking its cause you didnt feel it… and then he showed me the bloody tooth, IT WAS OUT ALRIGHT! : – ) I could rave more about him but I dont want to get carried away, it was only my first experiance in that office, I’ll be going back next week and then again in a few weeks…. (if I’m going back it only means he did an awesome job and prices were totally reasonable). His office is small not fancy, its cute, cozy and clean. And just to put the cherry on top of the sundae… Dr. Yamane called me this morning, just to ask how I was doing and if I was feeling any pain :- D I HAVE FOUND MY NEW DENTIST! I know it was only my first visit yesterday but I’m soooooo pleased with my experiance that I had to share it with you (yelpers) and all my friends and family!


Dr. Yamane got his B.S. in Psychobiology at UCLA in 1981 and his DDS at Northwestern University in 1985. In his spare time Dr. Yamane enjoys spending time with his wife and five children, practicing karate, volunteering at his church, and working as a volunteer in his local police department.