Meet the Doctor

Palos Verdes Dentist Dr. Kawai

Serving up miles of smiles in Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes as well as all the surrounding beach cities of the South Bay Area such as Torrance, San Pedro, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Carson, and Walteria.

Dr. Kawai grew up in the South Bay Area attending Carson High School. He has earned his Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Southern California. He then attended Northwestern University School of Dentistry in Chicago, graduating with his Doctorate degree in Dentistry.

Dr. Kawai has been providing excellent dental care for the past 33 years with background in many aspects of general dentistry, including cosmetic dentistry, children's dentistry and preventive dentistry. His patient's range in all ages from the very young to the more mature patient. Dr Kawai is a current member of the American Dental  Association, the California Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr Kawai has also served 7 years on the Peer Review Committee with the Western Los Angeles Dental Society.

    Dr. Kawai  is committed to provided you with the best possible dental care such as:

  • exams, cleanings, oral hygiene instruction
  • fluoride treatments and sealants
  • composite fillings (cosmetic - tooth colored fillings)
  • veneers and teeth whitening 
  • endodontic - root canal treatment
  • extractions and implant crowns
  • porcelain and gold crowns (caps), inlays, onlays
  • periodontal treatment 
  • bridges and full or partial dentures
  • bleaching and whitening 
  • sports mouth guards and nightguards
  • emergency appointments


Please give our office a call at (310)377-2223.



Read what people are saying about us.

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Dr Kawai has been one of the most helpful and outstanding dentists that I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. I've been going to him for the last eight years, but since I have moved away from the area, I can say that I no longer come here. I can only give him and his wonderful staff a five-star recommendation.

His staff has always given me helpful advice to maintaining my dental health, and to this day, I have not had a cavity or serious oral problem. If you're in the Palos Verdes area and are looking for a reliable dentist that pays attention to detail, I would definitely suggest paying Dr. Kawai a visit.

Steve N.

I had a couple of dental problems spring up. My regular dentist, whom I've been seeing for years, I felt, didn't do a good job. I wanted to get a second opinion for treatment and went to see Dr. Kawai as well as a couple of other dentists. He was kind, professional, very thorough and seemed to be an excellent dentist. He even caught a cracked tooth. I would recommend this dentist and am seriously considering switching dentists.

Chris K.

Fantastic dentist! I have been seeing him since I was a kid. Friendly, trustworthy, and reliable. He is available for emergencies and NEVER tries to upsell any product or try to do an unnecessary procedure. Side story: I went to another dentist while away at college and he said i had a cavity. I said i wanted another opinion and took the xrays home. I saw Dr. Kawai and he did an oral inspection, viewed the x-rays, and told me that was just a stain on my tooth, nothing to worry about! 8 years later, still no cavity on that tooth!

Sadly, the only downside is he does not take United Concordia, so i have to see another dentist. But if there are any serious issues, i will still go to him for a second opinion because i trust him implicitly!

Amanda H.

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