Jeffrey Oyama, D.D.S., F.A.C.P.
Dr. Oyama was born in the San Fernando Valley, and attended William S. Hart High School in Santa Clarita, CA. He then spent 4 years at the University of California, San Diego, earning a bachelors degree in general biology. Following completion of his undergraduate studies, Dr. Oyama travelled back to Los Angeles where he earned his DDS degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry. Upon graduation, he then completed a one year general practice residency at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center where he provided dental care to patients with physical and developmental disabilities.
Dr. Oyama continued his training in the three year, nationally recognized advanced prosthodontics program at UCLA, where he focused on advanced restorative, removable, and implant treatment. As a specialist, he then completed a one year fellowship at UCLA in maxillofacial prosthetics, working in conjunction with the Ronald Reagan hospital to provide dental care for patients diagnosed with cancer or suffering from congenital malformations. Dr. Oyama completed the rigorous 3 part board certification process of the American Board of Prosthodontics, and has achieved diplomate status. He currently maintains active memberships in the American College of Prosthodontics, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, the California Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. Dr. Oyama recently moved to Little Tokyo to be closer to the office and enjoys exploring many of the restaurants and places that Downtown Los Angeles has to offer.
Takumi Kagawa, D.D.S.
Dr. Kagawa was born in Aurora Illinois, and grew up on a 20 acre farm in Fresno, California. After graduating from Fresno State University, he continued on to the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry. Following graduation, Dr. Kagawa was in the inaugural class of the UCLA hospital dentistry residency, where he provided care for handicapped, and medically compromised patients. Dr. Kagawa continued his education at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affair Hospital, where he earned his certificate in prosthodontics. He then returned to UCLA where he completed the maxillofacial prosthetics program, treating individuals with head and neck cancer patients, cleft lip and palate, and other acquired disabilities affecting the mouth.
Dr. Kagawa remained at UCLA in a full time teaching capacity for 7 years, and found great satisfaction in helping students realize their own potential. As a member of the Academy of Excellence in Dentistry, one of his most rewarding moments was raising nearly $300,000, which was donated to the USC and UCLA schools of dentistry to fund student scholarships. During his tenure at UCLA, Dr. Kagawa was elected to the Omega Kappa Upsilon and Pierre Fauchard honor societies. Additionally, he is a member of the American College of Prosthodontics, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Los Angeles Dental Society, and the Japanese American Dental Society. He has also presented papers and lectured nationally on prosthodontics, aesthetic dentistry, and dental implants, and has authored or co-authored multiple papers in professional journals.
Dr Kagawa and his wife, Mirei have been very active in the community, and support various organizations including the Japanese American National Museum, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Keiro Nursing Home, and the Go For Broke National Education Center. Additionally, he continues to participate in the annual student exchange program with Japanese dental schools Asahi and Meikai University. In his free time, Dr. Kagawa enjoys travelling, underwater diving, and keeping up with sports.