Thomas Shinmoto Dentistry
Thomas Shinmoto, DDS:
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Thomas Shinmoto Dentistry
Thomas H. Shinmoto, DDS
Los Angeles, CA (Downtown)













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


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Tuesday: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Wednesday: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Thursday: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Friday: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Saturday: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





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

Steven Wong (Source: Google)


Dr. Shinmoto has been my dentist for the last 4 yrs, at least, and he’s been great to me. His top priority is to deliver quality customer service and it’s the number reason why I go back to him. He’s always on the ball in terms of making sure I’m on my routine checkups for teeth cleaning an he is great with following up with me. He has great experience in his field and I always feel I am in great hands with Dr. Shinmoto. I highly recommend his services.

Julie Bray-Ali (Source: Google)


My kids and I had cleaning appointment recently. As usual, his work is outstanding and he is pleasant to talk to. Dr. Shinmoto has been my dentist for many years, since before my kids. I’m glad he is willing to see little kids, which can be difficult sometime. As a busy mom, being able to get everyone’s teeth cleaning done at one stop is a great time saver! I highly recommend Dr. Sinmoto.

Brandon N. from La Crescenta-Montrose, CA (Source: Yelp)


Very kind, honest and professional. Dr. Shinmoto speaks both Japanese and English and is located close to Little Tokyo. My Wife is Japanese and he was a great comfort to her when we needed an emergency checkup on a Saturday. He is very reasonably priced as well.

Permen A. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


He was so chill and patient. I always hate going to dentist. I guess it was because of trauma when I was a kid. I had the worse toothache for 4 days, i thought it was my wisdom tooth. Then Dr. Shinmoto told me the pain was because of my rotten tooth. He gave me a few options. His pricing is reasonable.

Ron from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Healthgrades)


I and my family have gone to Tom for years. Extremely competent and experienced. Would have a hard time considering going somewhere else. He does not overbook appointments. I have never had to wait for my appointment.

Rodney Ruiz (Source: Google)


Doctor Shinmoto is an outstanding Dentist; I can confidently attest to this since I have been his patient for over 30 years! He is a true professional .My family and I have put our trust with Doctor Shinmotto for all of our dental needs and he never disappoints.. I recommend him to all my family and friends. Thank you Tom for being our family dentist and friend!

Slate S. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I used to go to fancy-schmancy dental clinics where it seems all they cared about was telling me how bad my teeth were and that I needed this and that procedure done. Doctor Shinmoto is just the opposite. He recognizes how hard I work to take care of my teeth, and when I ask whether I should have something done, he honestly tells me when it isn’t necessary. His office and equipment do look unimpressive compared to that of the glossy, shiny clinics I used to go to. But after four years as his patient, I trust him totally — not just for his expertise and skill borne out of decades of practicing dentistry, but more so for his professional, caring manner. The best at communicating, explaining things. Charges fairly. Saturday appointments ok.

GJ. Hall (Source: Google)


Dr. Shinmoto is a true gentleman. He is a caring, kind, thoughtful and highly skilled dentist. He devotes all his time to you when you are in his office, and makes you feel very comfortable when you are visiting him. He gets to know you as a person, not just as a patient. He is proud of his own family, but is equally happy to hear about yours. He enjoys talking about Dodger baseball and Trojan activities, as well as many other topics of the day. When it is time to get down to work, he is calm, prepared, well organized and very efficient. I liked him enough to recommend that my wife and my sister become his patients as well. –

Joanna Hu (Source: Google)


Dr. Shinmoto has been my dentist for over 13 years – surely I could find a place that’s fancier or with newer equipments, but it’s the relationship that I’ve developed with Dr. Shinmoto such that I’m looking forward to my semi-annual dental visit. He really cares about my well-being and who I am as an individual – I always make sure to carve out extra time with my appointment with him so we could properly catch up. It’s also really cool to see how Dr. Shinmoto embraces technology with the communication with his patients, over the past decade, as the world is changing. I highly recommend Dr. Shinmoto!! It’s so refreshing to see a practice where it’s not built on the exterior or nice machines, but rather on the technical capabilities of the practitioner and a heart of caring for people.

Oscar Rodriguez (Source: Google)


Wouldn’t trust my teeth to anyone else! From emergency dental issues to routine cleanings, Dr. Shinmoto has been there for me, my wife and my father for decades. Personally I had numerous non-cosmetic and cosmetic issues with my teeth and Dr. Shinmoto helped me through all of them with a reasonable cost-effective plan to address them all. Moreover, Dr. Shinmoto has a special talent in cosmetic dentistry. He replaced my top 5 front teeth and matched them beautifully to the rest of my teeth. Haven’t been happier with my teeth in my life. Thanks Tom!

Darren J. from Rancho Mirage, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Shinmoto has been my dentist for the last 8 years. Any filling and the one crown I have received have been painless. He is very attentive and knowledgeable about dentistry. I would recommend his services to anyone. He’s also pretty damn funny

Donna Brinson from Long Beach, CA (Source: Healthgrades)


Sr Shinmoto has been my dentist for over 40 years. He is best dentist because of his caring attitude towards his patients and dentistry expertise. I would and have recommended to all my family members and friends. YOU WILL LOVE HIM!! Check him out and see for yourself.

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


What an amazing dentist! Dr. shinmoto is a pro by all definitions of the word. I highly recommend him for anyone needing dentistry work done. Kind, professional, and keeps a light and easy environment during any procedure.

Lola A. from North Hollywood, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Shinmoto has been my dentist for over 10 years.  He has taken excellent care of my dental needs.  He is kind, considerate to his patients, and provides me with a pain-free dental experience each time.  Friends and family that I’ve referred to Dr. Shinmoto have also been very satisfied.  I highly recommend him to be your dentist of choice.


Dr. Shinmoto has over 50 years of experience providing highly personalized dental care for children and adults. Most dentists delegate routine procedures to non-medical staff but Dr. Shinmoto does it all himself. His hands-on approach gives you expert dental care every time you visit, whether for a routine cleaning or extensive cosmetic dentistry. Your comfort is his first priority so he will recommend the most simple and cost-effective services to get and keep your teeth healthy. Dr. Shinmoto received his dental degree from the University of Southern California and is a lifetime member of the American Dental Association.