Covid19 Infection Control Protocols

*Infection Control*
Due to the Covid19 pandemic we have implemented additional protocols to keep everyone as safe as possible. This includes the following: Aerosol vacuums with UVC and Plasma disinfection, UVC air purifiers, medical hyperHEPA air filtration, two different air purifying devices in HVAC unit, open windows and doors for ventilation, covid vaccination for staff, screening of patients, full PPE and as before we continue disinfection of all surfaces, sterilization of equipment and instruments, and use of as many disposable items as possible.

*HyperHEPA Filtration*
The IQAir HealthPro Series features HyperHEPA filtration technology for superior airborne particle removal. IQAir's HyperHEPA filtration is tested and certified by an independent third-party lab to effectively filter 99.5% of harmful ultrafine pollution particles down to 0.003 microns in size. This is 100 times smaller than what is achieved with ordinary air filtration technology and 10 times smaller than a virus.

*Extraoral Aerosol Vacuums*
These devices filter and remove aerosols with a multistage HEPA filter and use a Plasma generator and UV-C light to inactivate viruses, bacteria, and spores helping to keep the air safe and clean in each operatory.

*GERMAWAY UV Air Purifier and Filter*
The latest high tech wall mounted air purifiers using advanced UV-C sanitization and IoT web integrated technology (WiFi option) to cleanse the air in a room beyond the level of cleanliness achieved by traditional air filters. You are able to keep your room, office, or medical setting free of germs, bacteria, and viruses without taking up much needed floor space.

*RGF-PKG™ Air Purification System*
This is one of the devices installed in our HVAC unit. The RGF-PKG™ package unit uses RGF’s patented Photohydroionization® (PHI-CELL®) technology to reduce airborne and surface bacteria, viruses, odors, VOCs (chemical odors), and mold*. Photohydroionization® (PHI) is an active air treatment technology. Active air treatment is the process of reducing air and surface contaminants by recreating safe, natural levels of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in occupied areas.

*Air Knight IPG Air Purification*
This is another device installed in our HVAC unit to double up on the HVAC sanitization. The Air Knight IPG Air Purification System uses a ionization system providing your air with ion technology that encourages particles in the air to gather together, making even your existing air filter system better and more efficient than before. In addition to the IPG feature, PX5 technology consisting of UV light energy in a compact design for duct-mounting that is effective at reducing dust, dander, odors and other allergens in the indoor space.

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Our goal is to provide comprehensive dental care with warmth and expertise.


Patients in our practice located in West Los Angeles are treated as family, and the dentists strive to provide the level of care that they would expect for their family members.
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  • Dr.
    Bennett Kawata

    Dr. Bennett Kawata was born and raised in West Los Angeles. He attended Venice High school and did his undergraduate studies at Loyola Marymount University majoring in Biology. He then continued on to earn his D.D.S. degree at USC School of Dentistry in 1988. He worked alongside his late father, Dr. Sakae Kawata, who was his mentor and currently works with his daughter, Alisa, who is a hygienist in the office. In his spare time, he enjoys auto racing, traveling, golfing, fishing, and spending time with family.

  • Dr.
    Jeffrey Okamoto

    Dr. Jeffrey Okamoto was born and raised in the Los Angeles South Bay. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Irvine and later received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, cooking, and exploring teas from around the world.

  • Dr.
    Nozomi Aoyagi

    Dr. Nozomi Aoyagi was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. As an exchange student she graduated from high school in Michigan and went on to graduate from San Diego State University with a Bachelors of Art in Graphic Design. She has held positions as a graphic designer and art director, until deciding on a career change and returning to school. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery at UCLA School of Dentistry and completed her Advanced Education in General Dentistry at UCLA Venice Dental Center. Dr. Aoyagi is fluent in both Japanese and English.

  • Reiko


  • Emiko

    Office Manager

  • Victoria

    Dental Assistant

  • Michele


  • Alisa


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What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "Always friendly and save my horrible toothache!!!!
    I've been here for over 10 years and never ever let you down with skill and price🙌 Thank you!!!!"
    Mimi W.
  • "This Dental Office is very friendly, very efficient and very clean. I’ve been going there for over 30 years and I highly recommend them to anyone!"
    Alonnso C.
  • "Dr. Ben is wonderful! Very nice family run business. They care about your teeth!"
  • "Always a pleasant experience. The office is clean. The staff is professional. Service is outstanding. I have been a patient for decades and will continue to be a patient in the future."
    Shelley J.
  • "A few words to describe: caring, gentle, warm and friendly, extremely proficient and concern about the outcome are synonymous with Kawata Dental Clinic."
    Herbert W.
  • "The service today was exceptional and was both comfortable and informative. My results today were compared to my last visit, which showed improvement. Kawata Dental has been my dentist for over 30 years and now my entire family are clients."
    Terri S.
  • "Love Dr. Kawata and his team. They are the best at what they do. They explain everything in detail on each procedure they do. They really do care about your teeth and give you the brightest smile after leaving."
    Morris Z.
  • "Professional and caring. The entire staff is friendly and go out of their way to make you feel welcomed and comfortable each visit. State of the art equipment and the office is clean and COVID safe."
    Ron T.
  • "Great experience . Did not have to Waite too long. Pepole are so nice"
    Mitsuo K.
  • "Dr. Ben Kawata and his entire team and staff are incredible! They do their best to always accommodate my schedule and still have reminder much nicer than a robo call or text! 😁
    Although I moved farther away, I will always make the drive back to Dr. Kawata. Always kind and gentle when working on my dental care."
    Nancy T.
  • "He is a true professional. He is caring and his dental work is excellent."
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