Chester Yokoyama, DDS
In my practice I hope to combine the technical expertise from years of training and experience with the compassion and care for the whole health of my patients.
Education: University of Southern California Dental School, 1978 University of California, and Irvine in 1974.
Graduated with Honors from USC Dental School. Received the prestigious Fuchard Award for Clinical Excellence.
Accredited Member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
SMART Certified through the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
Member of the American Academy of Biological Dentistry
Member of the Preventive Dental Society
Member of the Holistic Dental Society
Member of the American Dental Association
Member of the California Dental Association
Member of the Los Angeles Dental Society
Active Medical Staff Member St. Vincent Medical Center
Cofounder of Aiding the Medically Compromised a nonprofit corporation (specializing in dentistry for the medically compromised)
Principle in Radmand-Yokoyama Hospital Dentistry Professional Group (1990-2000)
Member of the St. Vincent Cardiac Transplant Team (1990-2000)
Soccer Coach and Referee for the American Youth Soccer Association in Pasadena
Dental Consultant and Evaluator for Arcadia HeadStart Program
Contributor and Dentist for the Los Angeles Free Clinic (1978-1989)
Voted a Top Dentist by the Los Angeles Magazine
I have a lovely wife and three children. We live in Pasadena, California.
Since my dad was a dentist, I was exposed to dentistry at an early age.
Dental tasks came easy to me and I have always thought that there must be a better way to practice dentistry than to “drill, fill and bill”. I have been researching the biocompatible aspects of dentistry for over 20 years.
Since I am trained in hospital dentistry, I was able to do entire oral revisions at one time under general anesthesia. When dramatic results were obtained, I became convinced that some dental materials could affect the whole body. This was the beginning of my quest for ultimately biocompatible dental materials.
I have worked with Physicians for many years, working side by side in the hospital and in the O.R. It has been both enlightening and frustrating at times. The medical establishment does not consider the oral cavity very often in diagnosing and treating patient. It is usually by default that the dentist is called in on a case. After treating many patients in the hospital, I began to see the correlation between dentistry and medicine. A correlation that is embodied in my attempt to practice Holistically.
-Chester Yokoyama, DDS