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.
Roger M. Yamashiro, DDS, FACD
“Do what you love and you never work a day in your life.” Chinese proverb.
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.
Corey Fujita, DDS
Dr. Corey Fujita, a dentist driven by detail, perfection, and compassion, was born and raised in Sacramento, California. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the University of California Santa Barbara. Dr. Fujita then continued on to The University of Southern California where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2005.
Dr. Fujita is licensed by the Dental Board of California and is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and Harbor Dental Society, and Academy for Excellence in Dentistry. He has spent his entire professional career practicing in Southern California and currently practices in Torrance and Newport Beach.
Achieving oral health is at the utmost importance in Dr. Fujita’s practice. He is able to attain this via different modalities including thorough preventive care, attention to fine detail, and strong patient education. He understands that each patient is different and may require a customized approach to reach their goals. He takes pride in every case taken on and strives to achieve perfection. Utilizing state of the art technology and numerous hours of continuing education Dr. Fujita is able to bring the best treatment experience to his patients.
Outside of the work space, Dr. Fujita enjoys his time with his wife Saki, their two young children and two dogs. They enjoy eating their way through various travel destinations near and far. Dr. Fujita is an avid freedive spear fisherman, fisherman, surfer, and boat enthusiast. Other interests include cooking and all things related to the outdoors.
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