Torrance Dental Associates
Alireza Movassaghi, DDS:
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Torrance Dental Associates
Alireza Movassaghi, DDS
Torrance, 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: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





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

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


Over the last year I have had appointments with 4 different Dental clinics. The first 3 were horrible. The staff was discourteous,rude and never helpful. I found the Dr’s attitude were non commutative and the attitude lets get this done so I can go home. These 3 clinics were never on time and at one I waited for 2 hours. The dentist pulled my tooth and never said a word. Finally I went to Torrance Dental Associates and what a difference,from the minute I walked in the staff was fantastic, greeted me with a smile and was so courteous. Also the appointment was on time OMG the first time in a year. I can’t recommend them enough. Every time I have had an appointment I am greeted with the same helpful,nice staff. The Drs are communicative always answered my questions and with great attitudes you don’t feel like a nonperson. The service is fantastic, my teeth look great and I can smile with out being embarrassed Thank You Torrance Dental Associates.

Jamis Bickel (Source: Google)


I have been going here for over 10 years. I have always had a positive experience with the doctors and staff. They all have been very professional and informative to me. If I have a dental issue, the problem would be corrected immediately. If I needed documentation for insurance or reimbursement, it was emailed to me promptly. If I needed to reschedule any appointments, it was done on the requested day and time that I needed. Lastly, this facility keeps up with all the latest dental technology.

Griselda Martinez (Source: Facebook)


Everyone working at Torrance Dental Associates are very friendly and professional. They take care of You like family. I love that they walk you through the procedure before the they actually start. Working on your teeth. They infuse a lot of trust in their patience because they inform you well and they make sure you understand everything. I love love love that the office is super high tech and tidy clean. Doctors are amazing. Highly recommend!

Ramsey N. from Hawthorne, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Torrance Dental Associates for roughly 2 years now. I really like the friendly staff and both dentists I’ve seen there have been very good! The office is very organized and always call you one day before your appointment to remind you. The office is clean and modern. Both dentists take time to explain what’s going on with your teeth to you and are open to questions. I would certainly recommend this dentist’s office to any of my friends or family. To address what some of the other reviews say about them X-raying every 6 months and pushing “extra services” on you this is my response. First of all, it seems logical to me to check for new cavities every six months. A lot of decay could happen during this time. If it really bothers you, you could ask them to limit it to once a year and I bet they would oblige. Secondly, about the “extra services”, in my experience they haven’t been pushy. For example, they suggested an onlay instead of a regular filling for one of my teeth. They showed me a picture of it and it was clearly much worse than the others. I could easily imagine not being able to drill around this old filling without taking off a lot of the tooth edge. I’m sure an onlay would be better but it was quite expensive for me (~$700). So, I asked them to go ahead with a regular filling. They didn’t try and push me to spend more money – they made a reasonable suggestion based on the condition of my teeth. And, when I told them that I couldn’t afford it, it was no problem at all, no pushing at all. I’m sure why there are several negative reviews here but in my experience they have always been courteous, helpful and have done good dental work. I’m very satisfied with Torrance Dental Associates and again I would certainly recommend them to any of my friends or family.

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


I was a patient at Torrance Dental Associates for many years as a kid. The staff and service are always amazing. I’ve recently returned when my sister let me know they accept medi-cal. I’m a single mom so it can be hard to take care of myself sometimes, but I make it a point and drive across town to visit this office and I’m always glad I did.

 Sarah L. from Norwalk, CA (Source: Yelp)


Maybe I just got lucky but i had a wonderful experiences here.  There were able to get me in right away for an emergency situation and were so nice and helpful.  I had to be referred to an oral surgeon, when they one they normally used was booked for almost a month out they called around until they found one for me.  They also dealt with my insurance company so I did not have to. I will  go back and would  recommend this place to my friend and family.

 Shoji T. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


I would definitely recommend coming her for any dental problems. There are different doctors specializing in different areas, so most of your needs will be accommodated. The staff here is very friendly and will remind you couple days before about the appointment with a call and a text. It is very clean and calming environment while in the waiting room. The general doctor there is very kind and does his best to ensure as painless process as possible. I did have a painful experience during one of my appointments with the getting the crown. One of the doctors or assistants possibly could be  rough, though I could have asked for another anesthetic shot, but he should have noticed my pain and asked if I was ok. Certain doctors are only there in certain days of the week and sometimes two times a month, so depending on your problem you should definitely get an appointment as soon as possible.

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


Obviously nobody loves going to the dentist, but every time I’ve dealt with Torrance Dental it’s been a good experience. The dentists listen to your concerns and offer frank, helpful advice; the dental assistants work carefully and quickly to take care of whatever you need done. Everybody does their best to keep you comfortable. Highly recommended.

Khloe D. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


Was referred here by my best friend, was extremely happy with the service!  The office is beautiful, the office staff is very nice, the dental techs are great and the MDs are too!  It is a bit of a drive compared to my previous dentist but worth it! My sister goes here now too and she feels the same as I do about them.  My cleanings are done every 6 months & x-rays yearly as they have been done my whole life, the cost is covered by my HMO insurance.  I have had multiple cavities done with them and their prices are very reasonable!  Thanks everyone at Torrance Dental Associates, see you soon.

 Kelly T. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


Came for my first visit at Torrance Dental today and immediately I began to overcome my fears. I’ve never been to a dentist so I was really afraid. Afraid for nothing! I do need a crazy amount of work but I’m less fearful  now because of the kindness showed to me. Compassion and kindness go a long way with me so thank you!

Paige Brunt (Source: Google)


I would highly recommend this office. We have seen two of their pediatric dentists for my two daughters, ages 3 and 5. They are great with kids. The staff are all extremely patient, friendly, and gentle. They don’t make little kids sit for a longer time than is reasonable and they are able, yet they still do a thorough enough job cleaning their teeth. We have never waited for more than 15 minutes in the waiting room. There are TVs with cartoons playing in the exam room and a chair for mom or dad to sit in beside their child. They even give a small toy to the kids when they are all finished. The desk staff is friendly and personable. Can’t recommend them enough.

 Brenda O. from Compton, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best office ever, nice and professional service. The people there are very helpful on the phone and on person. They took my insurance and quickly make sure they did take it. Excellent experience getting my teeth cleaned I don’t remember the young guy’s name but he was really helpful, very efficient and communicative. Would highly recommend it. FYI IVE BEEN GOING TO THIS PLACE SINCE I WAS 7 years old

 Oscar N. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


So I came here after a trusted friend (and that friend’s family) all had good things to say about this place and they’ve been patients here a while. Just had my first experience here and it was stellar. Before this, I came from quite some doozies in the dental game. I’ve gotten pickier the older I’ve gotten, with evading used car salesmen tactics and “finding” things that were never an issue before. This place renewed my faith in a good dentist and has removed the cynicism I had come in with. Kudos to the staff and doctor. Clean, friendly, and honest, three simple things that are sadly nowadays rare to find are found here.

 Monica A. from Maywood, CA (Source: Yelp)


THANK YOU TORRANCE ASSOCIATES! Gotta admit it is so scary to have to know your going to have your teeth extracted , but when your in pain you just have to get it done ! I came to this dental office for extractions and I was so nervous …. The staff was so nice the oral surgeon even better ! With The doctor’s good sense of humor and good attitude i felt much more comfortable to trust myself to get the extractions done. The oral surgeon did a great job! I felt absolutely nothing while getting the extractions and felt so glad at how fast that surgery went ! I really recommend this office to anyone searching for great oral surgeon and general office . Thanks Torrance Office I will be back soon.

Alice Harty (Source: Facebook)


Torrance Dental Associates provides excellent dental care for our family. The doctors and the support staff are professional and at the same time warm and friendly. They take the time to answer questions. They are sensitive to each family member’s particular needs which is important to us since we have young children. They’ve invested in technology that makes the overall experience more comfortable and patient-friendly.

 Peggy J. from Gardena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have always considered the dentist my friend and look forward to my appointments, but if you have a fear of going to the dentist, then this is the dental office for you. They’re very gentle and go to great lengths to make sure your experience is not traumatizing. Everything is explained in great detail,  including any and all cost that may be outside  your dental plan. You’re given treatment options so you can make the best decision for you and everyone is so pleasant. I’ve had procedures ranging from root canals to deep cleaning, and I will always choose this dental office of others I have visited.

Phyllis Cunningham (Source: Google)


Torrance Dental Associates offers great dental services. They are timely in providing services with an appointment. Providers are compassionate and efficient. They are a non pressure group. If you need extended services there are not covered by your plan, they don’t pressure you or call you every week. I love my Dentist. He reviews my X-rays with me and explains what the next steps of treatment for the day will be! Kudos to TORRANCE DENTAL ASSOCIATES! Thank you. Phyllis Cunningham

Sheila E. (Source: Google)


I really enjoy coming to Torrance Dental Associates. I have been to many different Dental offices and Torrance Dental Assoc. is the best. The front desk staff are very professional and always so inviting when I walk in. I feel very comfortable whenever I come to get my routine teeth cleanings or any procedures done. I know how nerve wrecking going to the dentist can be from my experience. I’ve had root canals, cavities filled, etc. done in the past. I’ve been going to Torrance Dental since I was a teenager, but during my 20’s I had gotten my own insurance so unfortunately I had to go to a different dental office and let me say I really missed Torrance Dental Assoc. I am now in my 30’s and so happy to be back at Torrance Dental Assoc. I highly recommend this dental office. Great staff and very caring professional working dentist.

Jennaly A. from Gardena, CA (Source: Yelp)


This office is amazing! From the office to the staff, the office is very clean & beautifully decorated. Everyone who works there are extremely nice & helpful! I went in & they got me right in a chair, took out all four of my teeth & gave me a care package ( lol that’s what I call it ) it includes instructions, a ice pack & lots of gauze. I was in pain after the first hour but they helped me stay calm & kept the pain to a minimum. I had my appointment on tuesday & i have no complaints! Thanks Torrence Dental Associates.

 Agnes S. from Woodland Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


I came to this dental office for a routine dental exam and cleaning as a first time patient. The front office ladies were very pleasant and professional. Everybody wanted to make sure I was comfortable while I was waiting to get called back to see the dentist. Once they took the xrays the dentist came and did my exam and spoke to me. Low and behold I thought my teeth and gums were fine but he told me that I have gum disease that is leading to periodontal disease and he showed it to me through my xrays. He said this isn’t something that happens overnight and takes many years to happen. I told him I used to get my teeth checked and cleaned every 6 months and why didn’t my last dentist catch this. He couldn’t answer that question. Actually now I know why my gums would bleed at home. All I have to say is that I am so GLAD I found Torrance dental associates and now I can get treatment for my gum disease and help save my teeth. They were great and it has been two weeks since my cleaning and my gums have not bleed since!!

Michele P. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


The best office thus far, very organized, and works well with patients. They truly are in every seasonal spirit, they are friendly and work with you and your schedule for your appointments. Torrance Dental is for friends and Family, I would always recommend others to come and join this dental family before any other. Thanks Torrance Dental Associates for all the hard-work your team provides for me and my family!!


Leslie Loftis (Source: Facebook)


I won’t go anywhere else! Started coming here a few years ago and I don’t know if it’s advances dentistry or all of the doctor’s sheer talent but I have never felt one bit of pain going to them. I can’t really speak to their affordability because I haven’t compared their prices to anyone else… but I really don’t care, I feel safe and well taken care of everytime I visit. I went in for a root canal yesterday, yea my bad… djm… but it was literally painless… I have no idea why ppl act like it’s worse than having a baby… I didn’t have to take anything after I left. The staff is nice… the place is clean and the dentists and their assistants are amazing! I’ve seen three different dentists in the office and have no preference, everyone is just that good! Love y’all!

 Anita P. from Torrance, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Wow, as everyone else who probably doesn’t like going to the dentist. I’m the same, but coming to Torrance Dental Associates is actually good. The always treat me very nice,from the receptionist at the front desk to the dental assistant that takes your exarays. To the dentist that takes care of your teeth. The best part, is that they truly care about making sure your comfortable and not in pain. So if your looking for a friendly office, you will not be disappointed.

Angela Applewhite (Source: Google)


My daughter who is now 5 is always so comfortable at this dental office. I have been bring her here for about 2 years and everyone is always sooo nice and friendly. With the current pandemic you have to worry about if it’s even safe to go to your regular doctor’s office let alone the dentist. But they do an excellent job making sure everyone is safe…Thanks sooo much. We will see you in 6 months.

 Chris A. from Gardena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m a new patient and I had a great experience. I checked in and was taken right in, everyone was smiling and extremely friendly which really helped my nerves and was great to see. The doctor was super nice, explained what he was doing in detail, and did it fast which was great!! They have TV’s to keep you distracted, but what stood out to me overall was how welcoming and nice everyone was. That’s huge in my book and the reason I’m going back!

 Helen Saucedo (Source: Google)


My crown fell off while eating, was referred by a friend to Torrance Dental Assoc. Took me in pretty quickly which I really appreciated. Going back in a couple of weeks for an extraction, tooth wasn’t unsavable. I Like that everything is in same facility. Will definitely recommend to family and friends.

 Lisa W. from Gardena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I really enjoy going to this facility. It’s clean and comfortable and every staff member that I’ve come into contact with is very friendly and personable. I recently had a couple cavities filled and my dentist was very friendly and made sure to explain what he was doing and answer any questions I had to make sure I was comfortable. They are easy to schedule/reschedule with and have a parking lot for clients, which I always appreciate.

 Dan C. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Torrance Dental Associates for over 15 years.  The service and response is always great.  I am a dental coward, which I was very upfront about.  They always check with me during cleanings and x-rays to make sure I am doing ok or if I need a breather.  I had three root canals done by then as well as a few crowns.  While I can’t say the experience was fun, they have done everything they could to ease the process.  Highest recommendation.

Roselynn V. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Writing this for the Mr. Found Torrance Dental Associates through yelp. It was easy to book an appointment with their friendly staff. His dentist doesn’t offer ZOOM, so glad we found this place. Received ZOOM whitening and he’s happy with the results. $300 and 2hours later his teeth were bright and white! Came with custom molded bleaching trays for maintenance. One thing to note, apparently it hurt really bad during the session and for the rest of the day but his smile looks years younger. I can’t comment on other treatments but if your interested in ZOOM this place has you covered.

Lillian Orta (Source: Google)


Torrance Dental is taking every precaution to make sure everyone is as safe as possible during this pandemic. Everyone is required to wear masks, they ask you questions about your health when you confirm your appointment on the phone, and the front door remains locked until they let you in. It may seem excessive to some, but I truly appreciate the extra safety steps taken. As always, I had a great experience with the staff and doctors. I highly recommend Torrance Dental.

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


I selected this location because I have a disability that requires the use of a walker. Whereas offices will say they accommodate for the disabled it is not always the case with all factors including parking, walking distance to entrance and ability to navigate within the facility, so when I found Torrance Dental Assoc. I was quite pleased. There are two entrances 1) General dentistry and 2) surgery and ortho. Both entrances were easily accessed from the handicap parking with minimal walking. Inside the office were spacious halls, X-ray room and exam/treatment rooms. The staff was phenomenal, everyone was patient and ensured throughout that I was comfortable and inquired if I needed anything. This was a huge different from my previous dentist which was far less accommodating.  The dentist was exceptional, explaining what treatment was needed and giving a step by step of the procedure. I didn’t have any anxiety upon entering but if I  had his tone would have placed me at ease.  The treatment also was painless and fairly fast. I saw both a general dentist and a specialist and BOTH were great. The support staff is also respectful, kind, and professional. My treatment was over 3 visits and the experience was consistent with each visit. If you are looking for a wonderful dentist office that accommodates for disabilities this is the location for you.

 Samantha M. from Gardena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I came in for my regular Dental Check up like always. And like always i had an amazing visit. YES i know its a Dental visit. What can be so amazing about it? Well from the entrance you get greeted by friendly receptionist and it continues to the staff taking your x rays and it ends with a great Dentist. I had so many bad experiences in the past with my previous dentist.  So I can appreciate how I’m treated at this office. Im grateful with my dentist.He explains my treatment very clearly and he answers all my questions. It makes me feel at ease and a can have trust in him. I have insurance and I’ve needed some work done through out the years. The receptionists were very helpful in explaining my co payments. I did call my insurance just to make sure it was accurate and they confirmed it. Any questions I had they were more than willing to help me. Great Job Torrance Dental Associates

Joann Hurst (Source: Google)


My experience with Torrance Dental Associate was a good and positive visit. I had a problem during the Covid virus 19 Pandemic shutdown. Ihad wait until it was safe to come in. They took care of me in a safe and professional way. Protecting me and themselves. I was impressed with the way followed the guidelines in keeping Safe.

Hyacinth Palmer (Source: Google)


Let me tell you, due to a very bad childhood experience, I have to practically be medicated to go to the dentist. My appointment was stellar yesterday! I did not cry, scream, or flip out. The dentist was extremely gentle. He walked me through the procedure and I left with a smile on my face. The dentist will never be my favorite place but, it’s good to know that I have finally found a place where I can go and leave my anxiety at home. I wanted to hug him when I left, lol

 Amber C. from Gardena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had a very very bad toothache and I didn’t have a dentist so I looked on google to try to find a dentist near me. I found Torrance Dental and gave them a call bright and early!!! They fit me in right away everyone was so nice and friendly and the. Dentist were great! I ended up having to have 2 teeth pulled and it was fast and didn’t hurt a bit I feel so much better thank you!! To all at torrance dental.


From the moment you step into Torrance Dental Associates, you realize this is no ordinary dental office. Our goal is to provide you with superb dentistry in a comfortable atmosphere through our up to date services. At Torrance Dental Associates, we would like you to consider us your family dentist. Every member of your family can benefit from our caring dental services. We take the guesswork out of dental care by providing you with both general and specialty dentistry in one convenient location. Our purpose is to achieve optimal patient results in a comfortable environment. We want our patients to know we care about their dental health, comfort, time, and safety. We are committed to employing high standards used in dentistry today. Let our soothing surroundings, personable staff, and experienced dentists help you achieve the beautiful and healthy smile you have always wanted. We would like to make your visit to our dental office a positive and pleasant experience for years to come and to have us as your preferred dentist. Dr. Movassaghi is our Director here at Torrance Dental Associates. He has always had a passion for dentistry and loves the field because it gives him an opportunity to provide people with oral health and a beautiful smile! Dr. Movassaghi graduated from the USC School of Dentistry in 1991 and has since been practicing and building offices across Los Angeles to further help those in need. He is constantly looking for new and better ways to make Torrance Dental Associates a special place for every patient that walks through the door. Dr. Movassaghi’s second passion is cars and will always take the opportunity to get a glimpse of a good looking car, he is also a soccer enthusiast!