Yamashiro & Fujita Dentistry
Roger Yamashiro, DDS:
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Roger Yamashiro Dentistry
Roger M. Yamashiro, DDS, FACD
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

Pediatric dental care

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Miss R. from Chandler, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient since 1995 and the service has been consistently great. I recently had a root canal and it was by far the smoothest I have ever experienced…zero pain! Dr. Yamashiro has such a gentle way and always makes sure I’m “doing okay.” The staff is very friendly and they always do their best to accommodate me since I travel from another state for my appointments. No matter where I reside, I go to Dr. Yamashiro for my dental needs. He is extremely competent–his numerous awards and special recognitions prove it–and is a kind soul. He is a very gifted dentist, and his passion shows in his work. I appreciate him not just for being a great dentist, but also for being a great person. I know that I am valued as a patient by Dr. Yamashiro, Dr. Fujita, and staff and highly recommend this business.

Peter N. (Source: Google)


I’ve been going there for over 2 years. I’m very scared of the dentist but Dr. Yamashiro’s crew is highly skilled. They make sure you are feeling safe and they explain everything that’s happening with your tooth in the process. I’m always satisfied with the outcome and every time I leave I feel confident to come back. It is a private office, so if your insurance doesn’t cover it it’s pricy but totally worth it. You are in the right hands in that office. 🙂

Matt B. from Manhattan Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


What can you say about a friend who got you to the top of Mt. Whitney and back?  That he’s also a great dentist?  Why not?  All personal bias aside, I can’t speak highly enough about Dr. Roger Yamashiro. My entire family of five (age 7 to 91) has been under his dental care for about seven years now, and in that time we’ve had every manner of  work done in his state-of-the-art office–from routine cleanings and digital x-rays to on-site crowns and extractions. In every case, his knowledge and expertise, along with that of his talented, friendly staff, have been five star and above. I’ll let others chime in on his personality and character, but whether you’re meeting him for the first time or continuing a life-long friendship, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more compassionate or generous person, or such a skilled professional. Put him at the top of your list.

Robbye A. from Redondo Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Yamashiro is an awesome dentist. I hate needles and getting shots but he’s very gentle and I didn’t even feel the shot. Dr. Fujita is awesome too. Parking is underground and it’s free which is nice. He has great chair side manner and is very professional. All the hygienists there are great as well! My whole family goes to him.

Kevin S. (Source: Google)


I’ve been coming to Dr. Yamishiro’s office for over 7 years. His bedside manner is impeccable. He and his staff are always pleasant. When you have an appointment, if you are there early, they always try and get you in ASAP. I cant remember ever waiting longer than 5 minutes to be seen at my appointment time. The staff is talented, kind, and polite. All remember backstories you may share and ask about your kids or career, etc. I’d highly recommend his office for any dental work you may need done!

Joyce F. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


who drives from santa ana to torrance for the dentist?  i do.  in traffic but still i do the drive because i’ve been seeing Dr. Yamashiro for years and am satisfied with the visits.  staff super friendly!  will be back.

Mohammad B. from Gardena, CA (Source: Yelp)


Life is full of problems, I was able to solve one of my problems by finding Dr. Roger Yamashiro. Taking care of my teeth.  Conveniently, his office books me twice a year for check up and cleaning on my way to work. A few weeks a go on a Saturday I chewed on a hard candy which pulled out my crown. I took a photo, texted it to Roger, and Monday morning he had it cemented in. How can you beat that? He is the best.

Yuko O. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Yamashiro is the best!!! I had two teeth extracted today with technically no pain!!! His procedure is usually very smooth, painless, and stress free. He made my crown in house so for a busy working person like me, it’s totally awesome. He is always welcoming and his staff is so friendly and professional. He just left me a follow up message in Japanese! I can understand English perfectly but he always treats me with Japanese care, lol. Thank you Dr. Yamashiro. Updates: after 36 hours later, no sign of swelling, absolutely no pain or discomfort thus far. I’m very happy about the result! I didn’t even need any pain killer after two Advils right after the procedure. 😉

Mandy G. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


I went to see Doctor Yamashiro last Thursday morning. It was wonderful that they open at 7am on every Thursday, so I don’t need to take my workday off. Super awesome! He is the best dentist I’ve ever visited in CA. Efficient, nice, and no pain! I highly recommend hime! Oh BTW, they gave a really good price!

YP. O. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been a patient of Dr. Yamashiro’s for over a decade. His qualities for being an excellent dentist: Competent, professional, caring, ethical, and friendly. I had dental surgery done on my gum which involved two stitches. Later that same day Dr. Yamashiro called to see how I was doing. Only one other doctor, Dr. Gethner, ever personally called to see how I was doing after a procedure. A doctor to check on his patient personally is very rare! Now days this type of doctor is hard to find. His staff is professional and efficient. Chris, my hygienist, makes teeth cleaning not something to dread. Dr. Yamashiro is the best dentist ever!

Rebekah H. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


The best dentist I have ever been to. Including the hygienist.  She was awesome and took an hour to clean each and every single tooth by hand. Down-to-earth, genuinely nice man and honest? Yes, that’s right. A previous and former dentist told me I would need a crown soon. He told me no, that’s just staining on your filing, not a crack. I was shocked, lol. Thank you so much Dr.Yamashiro. See you in 6 months!

Darren R. from Gardena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been to many different dentist in different corners of the country and Dr. Yamashiro is probably the best. Very knowledgeable and caring. His staff is pleasant and caring. People would not fear going to the dentist if they were like Dr. Yamashiro. I have been to multiple dentists that are always looking to make an extra buck off your visit. Not the case here at all. I had a visit with them to see about a possible cracked tooth. Guess what? They did not even charge me for the exam. I just had my teeth cleaned last week by Cory, and it had to be one of the most pleasurable cleanings I have ever had. 0 pain. I cant tell you how happy I am I found this place and would not hesitate in a second to send anyone to this practice. The office is state of the art and operating room clean. If you are searching for a new dentist this is the place for you. Trust me when I say I know dentist, and you won’t find one better. Thank you for being such a great practice.

Cindy S. from Gardena, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Roger and his staff are the best.  I have been coming here for the last twenty years.  His staff is always courteous and so friendly.  Dr. Roger is always concerned about all aspects of your dental care and he is really an “ouchless” dentist.  I recommend him to everyone.

Elsa S. from Lakewood, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m a chicken when it comes to the dentist, but I have to say, going to Dr. Yamashiro is actually fun.  He’s a very caring dentist and his staff is amazing.  Sooo friendly.  My husband has been going to Dr. Yamashiro for years.  I’m glad I finally listened to my husband and went myself.  I highly recommend Dr. Yamashiro for all your dental needs.

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


Been coming here for a few years after my coworker recommended this office….staff is awesome…and Dr Yamashiro is the best! They are very accommodating and I have never had to wait more than 5 minutes when you have an appointment. Great place!

Charles L. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


Knowing how everyone hates going to the dentist, I really like this place.  Parking is available and free.  Everyone is so friendly from the time I enter to the time I leave.   I was seen by Dr. Fujita and   he was very knowledgeable and took good care of me.  He really spent the time to tell me in detail why my tooth is hurting and what my options were.  I highly recommend this office to anyone if you want great quality of care.

Chuck K. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Yamashiro and his entire team are true professionals.  I’ve been a patient / client for about 15 years and wouldn’t go anywhere else.   Not just top notch technically (for which you may expect to endure some inconvenience) but top drawer from an engagement ‘tuned in / turned in’ point of view.  So respectful of his patients time, I have never arrived for an appointment and been made to wait.   They really get it,  I can’t tell you how refreshing in a world of lackluster service to be a client of such a great team of people.  If you don’t have a dentist yet, I would highly recommend (or if you don’t experience this level of service and teamwork, you should know it is possible )

Heather K. from Carson, CA (Source: Yelp)


I went to dr. yamashiro after viewing good things about him here on yelp! they were right he is a great dentist! Friendly, introduced himself by first name, so very down to earth n comfortable to talk to. Very nice staff and clean. Explains everything before n while hes working on you. Will recommend to friends n family! Finally found a good new dentist 🙂

Makidesuu (Source: Google)


I have been going to this clinic over 10 Years from Santa Monica and Doctor Yamashiro never failed my expectations. No doctor can be compared with Dr. Yamashiro. I went to a dentist clinic near my house to evaluate my bad tooth and they recommended me for extraction and they did extracted one teeth on the right side. Meanwhile, I had the same issue on the left side and they also recommended for the same solution. Then, I went to this clinic for a second opinion and Dr. Yamashiro just did my root canal beautifully. Saved my tooth!! His work is fast, less painful and very detailed.

Lillian Y. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Yamashiro and his office staff are the best! My crown fell off yesterday, and now, less than 24 hours later, my crown has been replaced, good as new. The scheduling office was ready to give me a quick appt, I was called in 15 minutes before my appt time, x-rays showed no decay, and Dr. Yamashiro replaced the crown expediently and professionally. I also appreciate Dr. Yamashiro and his office staff so much!

Donna Y. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Roger Yamashiro is absolutely the best! Competent. Efficient. Skillful. Caring and kind. I and my family have gone to him for about 20 years now and have never had a negative experience with him or his absolute wonderfully kind and incredibly thorough and competent hygienist and staff. I have had painless and no problems from root canals to crowns to cavities, painlessly done, incredibly perfect fittings..no returning needed to redo, or readjust, or problems. The entire office seems to immulate Dr. Yamashiro’s competence and kindness. I love them all! I had been to several incompetent dentists before him who just couldn’t fill even simple cavities correctly and had to repeatedly go back to file down the filling to allow correct bite,etc.. or cleanings that didn’t feel any cleaner.. Never with Dr. Yamashiro and staff. They do a thorough cleaning and even my little children will say, “mom, your teeth are soooo white!!!” after I return from cleanings! Amazing!

Rachel L. from Chandler, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Dr. Yamashiro for more than 15 years. I have traveled from Long Beach, Riverside, Arizona, and Texas for my appointments.(Yes, he is that good!) The service is always exceptional, timely, and accommodating. Dr. Yamashiro is very patient, professional, and friendly. He is extremely personable and remembers the little things (degree progress, personal and family illnesses, etc.). He promptly responds when I have emergencies and personally returns my calls. He relieves the stress from the dental visit by explaining all procedures, makes sure I am comfortable, and, above all, provides quality care. I even had him redo all my previous dental work. On the rare occasions that I have had to visit another dentist (for an X-ray or diagnosis only), the comments have always been, “You have excellent dental work! Your root canal is perfect!” In addition to my personal experiences, the praise from another dentist on Dr. Yamashiro’s work further validates the expense of traveling to California for my dental visits.

David Ward (Source: Google)


Note: Check Yelp for more accurate ratings) Have been coming here my whole life, and my parents have since they moved to LA 40 years ago. Dr. Yamashiro is extremely established at the USC school of dentistry (graduated top of his class) and still teaches dentists there to this day. Super friendly and professional environment and I would strongly recommend this business to anyone who’s looking for a nice environment and great dental work.

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


Dr Yamashiro and his staff set the bar for quality Dentistry. He is always on the cutting edge of current updates and procedures in Dentistry, and his office manager will personally call you to remind you about your upcoming appointments with the office. He was personally selected by a board of Dentists in the Academy of Excellence in Dentistry to join their elite study club. As a Registered Dental Hygienist that has worked with dentists and students at the local dental schools (UCLA&USC) I trust my mother’s care with him and you should too.

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


Dr. Fujita and the staff assisting him were excellent! I went in with a broken tooth and had to get a crown; the entire process was painless and quick, and I’m very, very happy with the outcome.

Isis S. from Carson, CA (Source: Yelp)


I used to be terrified of visiting the dentist but after finding this office, it seems like such a breeze now. From the minute you enter this office, you are greeted by the wonderful front desk staff. The hygienists are also all very patient, gentle, and sweet. Both Doctor Yamashiro and Fujita are the most amazing dentists you will ever meet. I don’t believe that there can be anything bad said about this practice!

Kailie N. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Yamashiro is the best! I had to go in twice for a filling on both of my back molars, and I’m not a big fan of needles. It was painless and he did an awesome job. He always makes sure you’re comfortable and that your dental experience is how it should be. The entire office is very professional and always on time. If you need a doctor you can fully be confident in and trust I would highly recommend Dr. Yamashiro! Been going to him since my first check up as a kid. I’m 24 years old and I haven’t had a cavity until now! Pretty good!

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


Many things in my life has changed over the years…but not the place where I get my teeth cleaned. I’ve been going to dr. Yamashiros my whole life. The staff itself is amongst, if not, the best. Everyone is happy and they always greet you and talk to you on a personal level. They manage to make a dentist check up a Lot more comforting than what you’ll expect. Dr roger knows how to make you feel right at home and seems to be able to relate to all of his patients that come in. The check ups are excellent and don’t take too long at all. They’ve always given me a to go pack with an extra toothbrush and travel toothpaste with some floss. Everyone is so professional and even the people working the front desk try and address you by your name for that personal touch. Parking can be found in an underground structure of the building. Once you park you go to the top floor and find the dentist office that you will be going to for the rest of your lives! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED YOU CHECK THIS PLACE OUT!

Steven G. from Carson, CA (Source: Yelp)


Called at about 8:00am and told them I had a pain in my teeth I could not deal with and it was keeeping me from working. They got me in by 8:30am and removed my wisdom tooth later on with no pain at all ! Dr. Y had my tooth out in less than 15 minutes ! No pain at all in my teeth anymore. I highly recommend. The staff and technicians are also very friendly !

Richard Y. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Quick Summary: Any dental office can clean a patient’s teeth but not every dental office can provide an extraordinary experience. I highly recommend Dr. Yamashiro’s dental office. Fact: I need to clean my teeth, which I have not done since two years ago. Analysis: My two requirements for selecting a dental office were: (1) top-notch customer service; and (2) DELTA insurance acceptance. Solution: After spending a week reading reviews on Yelp and other websites, I narrowed down to Dr. Yamashiro’s office!

Rod E. from Redondo Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Yamashiro has been my dentist for 20 years now, and I cannot recommend him highly enough.  I followed him from a little house on Torrance Boulevard to his new(now several years old) office in Downtown Torrance.  I ALWAYS forget about my appointments, but the office never fails to call to confirm the day before.

Mary Jo T. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred by my sister and I think coming here was a good choice. The whole staff are patient and friendly. My son is very comfortable getting his teeth checked. He always walks out with a smile.

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


Dr. Yamashiro is by far one of the kindest and most knowledgeable dentists in socal. He has a gentle touch and an amazing technique. You never feel a novocaine injection and he remembers his patients not just by name but their previous visit and personal stories. After encountering several other practicing dentists, I can say that Dr. Yamashiro is one of the best out there and you’ll never want to go to any other practice once you feel the immense amount of care you receive from his office.

Stephanie I. from Fountain Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been seeing Dr. Yamashiro for years and I must say that he and his staff are awesome!!! Both Dr. Yamashiro and Dr. Fujita are extremely patient, professional and always on time, without ever making you feel rushed. They take the time to explain what’s going on and recommend options, as well as answer any questions you may have in making the best decision so that you receive the best care needed for your chompers. They’re thorough but gentle. My hygientist April along with all the other ladies are fantastic, very friendly and caring! I’d highly recommend this office to anyone looking for a new dentist!!!

Leon A. from Carson, CA (Source: Yelp)


Found Dr Yamashiro on Yelp, made an appointment to get my sore tooth pulled. Went in today and met the very friendly knowledgeable staff. Was called in right on time by the assistant who was very pleasant. Dr Yamashiro came in and went right to work. Turned out my tooth is healthy, just had too much tarter built up causing an infection. He cleaned it up and treated the infection, and boom. No more issue. I’m a cash payer so it was very cheap based on what I’ve paid in the past. Dr Yamashiro is a no BS, no scamming but actually a very kind dentist that is very skilled. He recommended a plan of action for my other issues without pressure that I always got from the sales staff that my past dentist had. Then I went to pay and the billing person was so eager to suggest ways to bring my cost down. So not the usual treatment I am used to. It turns out that all the treatment Dr Yamashiro suggested is so cheap, I booked appointments for all of them. So glad for Yelp. I found my dentist for life.


Dr. Yamashiro has assembled a team that adheres to the highest standards in all aspects of clinical care and that treats patients with respect and empathy. Each member of our staff receives on-going certification and training in basic life support, CPR, and other emergency training. We enjoy building lasting relationships with our patients and providing the safe, comfortable, and exemplary dental care they deserve. We'll make your visit positive and comfortable. Dr. Roger M. Yamashiro loves and enjoys his work so much, he feels he has never worked a day in his life. He relishes and appreciates it when his patients say to him: “That was the best dental appointment I’ve ever had. It was painless and comfortable.” This is what he strives for in every procedure he performs. He wants every patient to feel well cared for from the time they call the office for the first time until their treatment is complete and they remain on schedule for regular maintenance appointments. Dr. Yamashiro is native to the South Bay area. Having grown up in Gardena, he has watched the South Bay area progress to what it is today. Because of this, he wanted to cultivate his Dental Practice in the area. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California where he received his degrees of Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and his Doctorate in Dental Surgery. Dr. Yamashiro graduated at the top of his class upon completion at the USC School of Dentistry and received several awards in his senior year. He also taught part-time at the USC School of Dentistry for 12 years after his graduation. He was selected as the Chariman of the Operative Section in the Restorative Department during his tenure. No one else has been the Chairman as a part-time faculty member. He was also voted Part-Time Faculty's Excellence in Teaching Award in 1995. He revels in the fact that his former students would see him after graduation and express: “You were tough, but fair. That helped me pass the board exam and be an excellent dentist.” Dr. Yamashiro has also been inducted into several Honor Dental Societies in his 34 years of practice.Most prestigious is his Fellowship in the American College of Dentists. This honor is given to only the top 3% of dentists in the nation. He is also a Fellow in the Academy of Dentists International and Pierre Fauchard Academy. Other memberships include: American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Harbor Dental Society, and the Academy for Excellence in Dentistry (Past President) to name a few. Striving to be the best dentist that he can be, Dr. Yamashiro continues to participate in over 35 hours of continuing education a year In his spare time Dr. Yamashiro likes to go on RV trips, backpacking in the Sierras, exercise, and spend time with his family (especially with his grandson in Oregon). He is a former Scout Master for Troop 719 of Torrance and holds a 4th degree black belt in judo. He also has been teaching a seminar for children ages 5-14 to improve their self esteem, leadership abilities, and communication since 1987. He has traveled to Japan, Canada and throughout the US working with children.