Theodore A. Tanabe, D.D.S.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Gentle and Compassionate Care
Call: (562) 698-0387

Our Practice

Our oral and maxillofacial surgery practice here in Whittier, California is devoted to treating and advising you as if you were members of our own family.  Our entire staff will work to give you peace of mind that you are choosing the best treatment for your unique situation.  We take pride in our network of referrals, and feel honored that so many dentists and physicians trust us to care for their patients and their family members.  It is our pleasure to regularly welcome patients from Whittier and nearby cities such as La Habra, La Habra Heights, Hacienda Heights, Montebello, Pico Rivera, Downey, Norwalk, and La Mirada.  

High Standards

A standard of excellence in personalized surgical care enables us to provide the quality surgical services our patients deserve.  We provide referral-based treatment that helps you achieve optimal dental health. We also welcome walk-in patients and will make every effort to connect you with a general dentist in the area for high quality comprehensive care beyond your oral surgery needs.  We make every effort to see and care for patients requiring emergency treatment in a timely fashion.  

Education & Prevention

As a referral-based specialty practice, we focus on problem-specific examinations to assess and treat your surgical needs.  We will recommend x-rays if they are warranted to evaluate risks of treatment and to deliver safe and prudent care.  Our digital x-ray machine enables us to obtain clear and diagnostic images with the flexibility to also produce cone beam CT scans that allow for 3-D views and precise measurements to increase your safety and minimize surgical risks.  We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, and preventative care are all helpful in preventing dental disease, and we are happy to help you connect with a general dentist if you need one.  We are also concerned about your overall health, so an accurate medical history will help us advise and treat you in the safest manner possible. 

Uncompromising Safety

Infection control in our office is also very important to us.  To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).  

Training & Expertise

We want you to be confident knowing that we are a highly trained and experienced team.  We pride ourselves in providing the care you need with a high degree of comfort and safety.  To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning.  We attend courses, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern oral surgery office can utilize to provide optimal care to you and your family.  Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay informed of the changes and recommendations for our profession.

A Positive Experience

Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as family is vital to our success.  We understand that an appointment with the oral surgeon is rarely looked upon as a fun and exciting endeavor, especially with all of the stories our friends and relatives like to tell about their own oral surgery experiences. So our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

We thank you for allowing us to take care of your oral surgery needs and look forward to caring for you.

Make an appointment today… we would love to welcome you to our family!


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