Torrance Dentistry
Steve Yabuno, DDS:
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Torrance Dentistry
Steve T. Yabuno, 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

Sedation dentistry

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Sunday: Closed





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

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


I had a cleaning that I had been putting off due to COVID.  I was immediately put at ease.  Plexiglass and social distancing of chairs in waiting room.  Readily available hand sanitizer.  I observed extra cleaning of the restroom key upon return.  Today I saw Susan – hygienist.  Great use of PPE with masks and face shields used by the entire dental staff.  Even the rinse after the cleaning used extra precaution with no “spitting” in the sink.  Highest kudos to Susan and all the staff in Dr. Yabuno’s office. If you have been putting off dental work due to fear of catching the virus, no need to fear any longer!  Highly recommend this office’s hygiene as well as the care and quality of the dental work.

Ellen Misawa (Source: Google)


If I could double the stars I would!!! Dr. Yabuno and his staff (old & new) are always friendly, helpful and professional! It doesn’t even feel like you’re there for a dental appointment. I enjoy my visits because I know Dr. Yabuno is very caring, takes time to explain whatever procedure he is going to do and does it with a gentleness that you don’t feel anything. BEST DENTAL OFFICE EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Peaky Yuter (Source: Google)


Dr. Yabuno has been my dentist for my entire life! He fantastic at what he does and is almost like a father to me (or at the very least a really good family friend!). My family moved to pasadena 10 years ago and we still drive all the way to Torrance to see Dr. Yabuno. The staff is always friendly and very skilled at what they do. They are also very accommodating for specific schedules.

Arun Baheti (Source: Google)


Been coming for well over 20 years. Still the best dentist in town. Never pushes what you don’t need. Always very conservative in his approach. Calm, patient, careful. And the quality of work is excellent. Great staff. Have referred everyone here, including my wife and in-laws. If he can fit you in as a patient, don’t hesitate.

Lillie Dean (Source: Google)


Pt of Dr Yabuno for over 15 yrs or more. Here today with my husband who also pt for 15yrs.wrte a review years ago nothing had changed my review. Dr Yabuno and staff are excellent from front office back office.Dr Yabuno yet remains consistent,patient and never failing to explain procedures to pt understanding. He has gift for calming pt because he is calm. I recommend this Dr. and staff highly.

Lynn Jenson (Source: Google)


The whole family has been going to Dr. Yabuno for over thirty years and have never had a complaint. He has maintained a high degree of technological currency by acquiring the latest equipment for his office. And he stays informed about the latest trends and procedures in dental science and practice. He is blessed with a high degree of manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination which allows him to more easily perform delicate, highly complex operations, and his approach is to be as gentle as possible, an approach which comes as near to truly painless dentistry as I think is possible. He has always been willing to take extra time to explain procedures and answer any questions I have had. His office has a pleasant, restful atmosphere and all of his associates are courteous, warm, and professional. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Nathan E. from Anaheim, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Yabuno has been my dentist since I was a teenager. He’s the best. Great, caring dentist. Keeps you informed and gives you honest assessments and options. To put it another way, I lived in Torrance from my toddler days into my 20s. Now I live in OC and I willingly travel 30+ miles to see Dr. Yabuno and his wonderful staff for regular checkups. That’s how great he is.

Carolyn Laliberte (Source: Google)


I have been going here for years! I love the way everyone in the offices is so kind and helpful……Tell Dr. Yabuno I wish him a speedy recovery.

Gary Pollock (Source: Google)


I have total confidence and trust in Dr. Yabuno, along with everyone in his office. Everyone is extremely friendly, courteous and helpful. I found those assisting with X-rays and cleaning, to be so professional and THOROUGH! Dr. Yabuno is caring and always explains things completely. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Yabuno to everyone

Josiane Goldman (Source: Google)


Best dentist, best staff, always beautiful work, no pain, gentle hands, knowledgeable and up-to-date in new technologies. Staff is always friendly and very helpful with insurance. I have been going there for 15 years and will never go anywhere else.

Wendi T. from Playa del Rey, CA (Source: Yelp)


My family have been seeing Doctor Yabuno and his staff for 7 years and have been receiving outstanding dental services, from teeth cleaning, to crown replacement, fillings, emergency infections and gum grafts (Yes, we have quite a few dental issues) -Dtr Yabuno and his colleagues, the dental hygienists, and front office staff are all very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. They even called back on a Monday when their office was closed when we had a dental emergency.

Robin W. (Source: Google)


I saw Dr. Yabuno after having had a horrible experience with another dentist. I had some crowns that needed to be done, and the other dentist did the prep work. Without going into detail, I was very unhappy with my experience with the other dentist. I saw Dr. Yabuno for a second opinion while my temporary crowns were in place. Dr. Yabuno was wonderful! He thoroughly examined the work that had been done, and gave me his comments in a very diplomatic manner. I returned to his office yesterday for another appointment, and he was just so very kind and gentle. I am happy to have finally found a very nice, quality dentist! I will definitely refer my friends and family to him!

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


Dr. Yabuno and his office staff provide wonderful, meticulous care for me.  I took horrible care of my gums and teeth for countless years; however, now I am with them, and they have given me excellent service whereas my condition has markedly improved.  I feel confident and more empowered to continue taking care  of my dental health.

Nathan Eick (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Dr. Yabuno for years and he’s an excellent dentist with a great staff. They are extremely efficient and very cognizant of the patient’s comfort at all times.

Harriett E. Ringold (Source: Google)


If I could give 6 or even 10 stars I would. Dr. Yabuno is one of the kindest and most gentle dentists I have ever gone to. He has been my dentist for more than 10 years. I often fall asleep in the chair while he is working on me. Even his injections are almost painless. He is very knowledgeable about medical aspects that sometimes come into play with certain dental procedures. I have referred many friends and professionals to Dr. Yabuno and everyone has come back to tell me how happy they were with their care. Of course, he surrounds himself with an associates, dental assistants, hygienists who reflect his philosophy of friendliness, kindness, and expertise.

Anonymous (Source: Google)


I have been seeing Dr. Yabuno for several years. Why? He is the gentlest dentist I have ever experienced. When I had a cavity (yes, at my age) he used a topical in my gums before injecting the Novocaine to make sure I felt ZERO pain. His exams are also very gentle and my comfort is always top priority. This is also seen in his staff. His hygienists are all very good, very thorough, very prompt, very kind. I highly recommend Dr. Yabuno to all my friends!

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


The staff are very helpful. The place is very clean and the Doctor and his assistant are very thorough. Dr. Yabuno studies you past history and makes the necessary recommendations. I would recommend this office very highly. Dave Sitaram

Wendell C. from Redondo Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I worked with many dentists in the South Bay throughout my long career as a Dental Hygienist.  Mid way into my employment I had the great good fortune to meet  Dr. Yabuno..We worked along side each other until I retired from Dental Hygiene in 2000. I am proud to say he became our family dentist as well as a trusted friend. when it comes to dental needs  you will not find a better dentist than Dr Yabuno. I still recommend him to my friends.

Steven Watanabe (Source: Google)


I have been to a lot of dentists in my 75 years. I am lucky enough to have been cared for by a couple that are truly exceptional. Dr Yabuno is one of them. He puts extraordinary efforts into eliminating pain or discomfort and his confident manner and technique keeps you at ease in the chair. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a true professional.

Mary F. from Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Steve Yabuno’s office is using very good protocols in keeping everyone safe from the Covid virus.  My family has been going there for more 30 years.  Excellent service and skills by all the doctors.  The have all the bells and whistles of the most recent technologies for safe and efficient diagnostics!  Dr Yabuno is friendly with a very gentle touch!  I’ve never had to wait more than 10 minutes.  I highly recommend this highly skilled doctor and his super friendly staff!!

Karlene Smith (Source: Google)


Dr. Yabuno and his staff are amazing. They are VERY friendly and kind and are always concerned about my well being. When I go in to have my teeth cleaned, Dr. Yabuno always finds me before I leave to ask me how my family and I are doing. I’m so thankful I was recommended to them 15 years ago. They have taken the BEST care of my family and I. I highly recommend this dentistry.

K.Wayne Larcom (Source: Google)


Best dentist I have had. Switched insurance providers and tried a couple others. Honestly the most thorough staff and Yabuno has been doing this forever. Front desk sends text messages before to confirm appointments and day of in case you forget. Best all around dentistry in South Bay areas for sure!!!

Rita Roberts (Source: Google)


Dr. Yabuno office staff is wonderful, professional, kind, understanding and patient. I have taken my 91-year-old mother to him for what is going to be dentures fitting and I am so glad that I found him. He is very sweet and patient with older patients. I would highly recommend him to my best friend.

Mark Eldridge (Source: Google)


I’m very fortunate to have discovered Dr. Yabuno and his wonderful team. I took a chance based on the yelp reviews a few years ago and I’m so glad that I switched to him. The praise for this dentist and his team is well deserved. I’ve had several crown replacements and fillings and Dr. Yabuno is very patient and understanding of ‘scared’ patients like me. He doesn’t just numb you up and rush into fillings, he gives you time to signal when you are ready. They even have this clip on electrical device that helps spread the numbing agent into your jaw through electronic pulses. I didn’t feel a single bit of discomfort on any of the procedures and most important I didn’t have the fear or panic I’ve had with other dentists. I have trust in Dr. Yabuno’s skills and I appreciate the fact he listens to my concerns. A big shout out to the friendly front desk staff too. Receptionist always greets me with genuine happiness and makes you really feel welcome. I’ve had Cindy as my friendly dental hygienist and she does a fantastic job with teeth cleanings and recommendations for dental health. If your looking for a dentist, you will be well served at Dr. Yabuno’s office.

Mario P. from Rolling Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Yabuno is the consummate professional. I am semi disabled with spinal and neurological damage and unable to sit more than just a couple minutes. As a result, I am unable able to lay on most dentist chairs. Dr. Yabuno has always been understanding and proactive in offering me options including standing and sitting for limited periods in regular chairs, place of the multi angled dentist lay down tables. It has helped me get through some difficult procedures: x-rays, investigating possible cracked teeth, cleanings, etc. He always seeks the least invasive and least painful for my condition option . In this day and age of volume driven medical care, Dr. Yabuno is totally committed to each individual patients needs. If anyone has unique physical needs or simply wants to have most professional and anxiety free environment or dental care , I would strongly suggest and recommend Dr. Yabuno and his outstanding team of assistants, hygienists etc. From the minute you walk in the door and are warmly greeted by the wonderful reception team to when you walk out the door, there is comforting tranquility that exists in that office

Wendi Tee (Source: Google)


My family have been seeing Doctor Yabuno and his staff for 7 years and have been receiving outstanding dental services, from teeth cleaning, to crown replacement, fillings, emergency infections and gum grafts (Yes, we have quite a few dental issues) -Dtr Yabuno and his colleagues, the dental hygienists, and front office staff are all very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. They even called back on a Monday when their office was closed when we had a dental emergency. -Dtr Yabuno followed up, later in the evening on same day, personally, on various procedures to ensure that everything was all right. He didn’t right away recommend the most costly procedure, but rather patiently explained the different options, prices, and ramifications involved so the patient can make an informed decision.

Esther Song (Source: Google)


I really appreciate the friendliness of the office staff. Not only are they friendly, they are knowledgeable, efficient, and thorough. I love Dr. Yabuno as he is personable, gentle, and cares greatly about patients’ well-being, not to mention highly skilled.

Sophie G. from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Yabuno and staff are caring, considerate, work together as a fluid team, and – the best part – provide excellent dental work!  My family and I have been treated by Dr. Yabuno for more years than I can count, and even though we’ve moved a ways out of the area – we still see him for our dental needs.

Jeanne Y. from San Marino, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Yabuno has been our family dentist for over 20 years.  He is wonderfully patient with youngsters and adults alike and does excellent work.  My sons have been going to Dr. Yabuno since they were able to brush their teeth!  We moved to Pasadena 10 years ago and we still make the trek to see Dr. Yabuno and his colleague Dr. Sharon Miyamoto, a periodontist, who works in the same office and recently performed surgery on my gums with fine results! The staff is always friendly and willing to assist you with appointments and insurance benefits.  For those of you who need Saturday appointments, the office is open for business!  The office was recently remodeled—state of the art equipment, including televisions and chairs that are so comfortable, I have fallen asleep while work was being performed!  HIghly recommended—you won’t be disappointed!

Valerie Rezek (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Dr. Yabuno for more than 10 years. He’s is always very gentle and great at explaining what he’s doing. All of the hygienists are always very thorough and gentle (Carrie is my fave); I’ve gotten good tips on cleaning and flossing almost every time I go. The entire staff is professional and pleasant to deal with. Everyone is personable and remembers personal details about my life, which is a nice bonus.

Denise Morrissey (Source: Google)


Dr Yabuno’s team is one of the best dental care provider teams in Los Angeles. I’ve been a patient since 2002! They are highly skilled and friendly. Honestly I would have a hard time going elsewhere. With fillings, you don’t experience pain during the procedure. And as an aside, the magazines in the waiting room are always current.

Harriett R. from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Dr Steven Yabuno’s for more than 20 years. His expertise and knowledge are well beyond a general Dentist. He is kind and gentle. I do not like pain. I have had major dental work done in the office without anesthesia and I often fall asleep while he is working on me. Thank you Dr Yabuno.

Jessica Keller (Source: Google)


Looking over all the reviews before mine, I agree 100%. I’ve been going to Dr Yabuno for the past 10 years. My in-laws recommended him and at that time they had been going for decades before. Its true that every visit has always been a truly painless experience. He’s always super busy but always takes time to ask you questions other dentists don’t. Then listens to your answers. The staff is excellent too! After losing my crown last night eating. I was told to come in right away this morning. They had me back to work by 10:00am. Always professional and caring thanks again to all of you!!!

Sandy Yamashiro (Source: Google)


Dr. Yabuno is very gentle, kind, and an extremely skilled and professional dentist explaining, giving options, and educating while providing excellent care. All of staff including Becky at the front desk, the Dental Hygienists, and the Dental Assistants are excellent as well. Although it can be challenging to be at the dentist’s office, Dr. Steve Yabuno and his crew do a truly superb job, making you feel at ease while addressing what needs to be taken care of; I have been going to Dr. Steve for over 25 years now and my family and I trust him implicitly. I am so grateful for the wonderful work he does!

Jim B. from Palos Verdes Estates, CA (Source: Yelp)


My previous dentist had retired earlier this year and I found Dr. Yabuno via Yelp. I was impressed with the 5 star reviews from other people. I had a cleaning about a month ago. They discovered some cavities that required additional work. I just had a filling completed. The experience was above expectation. I was impressed by Dr. Yabuno’s ability to show me the rather deep cavity on the side of a molar and his clear explanation of the problems with my team.


Are you looking for a dental office that is completely focused on your needs and exceeding expectations? For more than 30 years, Torrance Dentistry has helped Southbay families achieve brighter, healthier smiles. Dr. Steve Yabuno, along with the two periodontists available on staff, can provide basically all the dental services you could ever require, including complex implant placement and restoration, right here in one location. We also provide effective, safe sedation for those who feel anxious. And what's more, we excel at treating patients of any age, so you never have to run around to multiple practices to receive the care that you and your loved ones need. We look forward to meeting and serving you at Torrance Dentistry soon! Dr. Steve Yabuno has provided quality dental care to his patients for over thirty-seven years. After opening his practice, he has since served his community as a caring and comprehensive dentist. His dental office provides a safe and positive environment where patients are encouraged to ask questions. Dr. Yabuno started his practice in Torrance in 1981 and has been caring for his patients for 38 years. Dr. Yabuno attended UCLA where he majored in Biochemistry. He was admitted to the UCLA School of Dentistry and graduated in 1980. He accepted a one year residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Long Beach to further advance his skills. Dr. Yabuno continues to take advanced courses in dental esthestics, sleep apnea, and sedation dentistry. He is a member in good standing of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Western Dental Society. He has been married for twenty-eight years and is the proud father of three children. When Dr. Yabuno is not busy reading dental journals, he enjoys swimming, weight training, biking, fishing and traveling.