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Dental Excellence and Personalized Care at Akemi Dental Specialists

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Experience Exceptional Care

Where Professional Excellence Meets Compassionate Service

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At Akemi Dental Specialists, we've fostered an environment that perfectly marries exceptional dentistry with heartfelt customer service. Our team, known for its exceptional skill and spirit, is dedicated to providing an experience that makes you feel right at home. When you step into our office, you're welcomed into a warm and caring atmosphere that truly sets us apart.

Our exceptionally trained team comprises professionals who are not only experts in their fields but also deeply passionate about positively impacting your dental health. We believe that effective communication is key, which is why we prioritize clear, empathetic interactions at every step of your dental journey. This ensures you're always informed and comfortable.

We take a comprehensive approach to dental health, covering everything from routine check-ups to advanced procedures. Our approach is holistic, considering every aspect of your oral health. At Akemi Dental Specialists, kindness isn't just a practice; it's our cornerstone. We've cultivated a welcoming environment where every interaction is guided by kindness.

Your natural smile is our top priority, and we employ advanced techniques focused on preserving and enhancing the health and beauty of your teeth. In our care, comfort is paramount, and we've created a relaxing environment to ease any dental anxiety.

Our team of extraordinarily skilled doctors is not just proficient in their expertise; their commitment to your well-being is unparalleled. Trust in their abilities to guide you towards not just a healthy smile, but also overall well-being. Join us at Akemi Dental Specialists for an experience that transcends the typical dental appointment. It's a step towards a lasting, healthy


Our Dental Team

Meet the Dedicated Team Behind Your Exceptional Dental Experience

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Sarah M.

Sarah, our Office Manager and Financial Coordinator, joined Akemi Dental 5 years ago. Starting as a scheduling coordinator, her background in insurance and marketing propelled her into dental management. Committed to continuous education and staff training, she ensures top-notch patient care and administrative efficiency. Sarah takes pride in creating a family-like atmosphere for patients and staff alike.

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Mina G.

Mina, an integral part of our team since 2010, specializes in endodontic assistance after honing her skills in general dentistry. She's passionate about using advanced technology, like surgical microscopes, to ensure patient comfort and successful treatments. Outside the office, Mina enjoys horseback riding and savoring sushi and Thai cuisine with her two children.

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Brittany A.

Brittany is your welcoming face at Akemi Dental, coordinating your appointments and public relations since 2011. Starting as a chairside assistant in 2009, she's found her passion in front office roles. Brittany's dedicated to ensuring a comfortable experience for all, backed by extensive customer service and emergency training. When away from the office, she enjoys quality time with her son, Caiden, indulging in outdoor fun and cozy movie nights.

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Yvette A.

Meet Yvette, our skilled dental assistant who joined us post-graduation from Charter College in 2010. Specializing in six-handed assisting and comfortable IV sedation care, she thrives on our advanced 3D diagnostic technology. Yvette's commitment to continual learning enhances our patient care standards. Off-duty, she loves attending sports events and concerts with friends and family.

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Nora B.

Nora B., your Appointment Secretary and Hygiene Coordinator since 2004, brings a wealth of experience from various dental fields. Her focus on excellent patient care and ongoing education ensures every patient feels prioritized. Outside the office, Nora loves spending time with her daughter Audrey, enjoying cheerleading, beach trips, and girls' nights out.

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Veronica S.

Veronica Salazar, our friendly front office secretary and insurance expert, simplifies your insurance processes with her extensive billing knowledge. Committed to making your visits comfortable, she's an advocate for patient understanding and ease. Veronica cherishes her time at the park, theme parks, and beach trips with her son Ayden.

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Cynthia S.

Cynthia, leading our surgical and back office since 2001, boasts a diverse dental background from Texas to California. Her expertise spans across various dental specialties, ensuring comprehensive patient care. She's passionate about exploring new cultures and enjoys dancing, traveling, and cinematic adventures outside work.

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Shonte B.

Shonte, with over 15 years in surgical assisting, offers exceptional patient care using our advanced dental technology. Her experience spans multiple dental specialties, enriching her role at Akemi Dental. Shonte values patient comfort and gratitude, and enjoys spending quality time with her family, including her husband Daniel and daughter Saharah.

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Veronica G.

Veronica Giron, our multilingual surgical assistant, excels in periodontics and general dentistry. Committed to professional growth, she actively engages in seminars and courses. Outside the office, Veronica is actively involved in community volunteering, hiking, photography, and traveling with her husband.

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Judith B.

Judith, a USC School of Dentistry honors graduate, joined us in 2005 with a strong background in dental hygiene. She's passionate about educating patients and implementing innovative care techniques. Her extensive experience and ongoing education commitment make her a valuable asset to our team.

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Comprehensive Care by Expert Team

Welcome to Akemi Dental Specialists, where we blend state-of-the-art dental practices with a deep commitment to personal care. We are here to provide comprehensive dental care with a gentle touch.

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Our Team FAQ

  • The front office staff are crucial in creating a welcoming atmosphere. They manage appointments, handle billing and insurance processing, and ensure efficient communication. Their expertise in administrative tasks allows the dental team to focus on patient care.

  • Dental assistants are trained in various dental procedures, patient care, and equipment handling. They assist dentists during treatments, ensure patient comfort, and maintain hygiene standards in the dental office.

  • Yes, the team is knowledgeable about dental insurance policies. They assist patients in understanding their coverage, filing claims, and making the most of their benefits.

  • Dental hygienists focus on preventive oral health care, performing professional cleanings, offering oral hygiene advice, and helping patients develop effective home care routines to maintain oral health.

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Here's what our patients are saying about us...

Exceptional Care & Service

Dr. Tatsuta and all her staff are friendly, caring, professional, capable, smiling and the treatment is excellent.
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Michael S.

Highly Recommended Professionalism

I'm a dentist and I just love Dr. Tatsuta and her staff. Very professional! On Time! Great office. I would suggest you go to Dr. Tatsuta.
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Cory R.

Transformative Dental Experiences

Dr. Okui changed my mind about so many things with my teeth. I went from some pretty bad looking teeth so getting a few replaced. I also got a root canal from Dr. Tatsuta. Both are excellent. I never am uncomfortable. They make me want to keep up with my dental health.
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Jim H.

Painless, Expert Endodontics

My experience was outstanding. My options for treatment were discussed in a way that allowed me to make an informed decision. The staff was friendly and helpful at all times. Dr. Okui did an excellent job – what a wonderful professional! He called me the same evening to see how I was doing. His office called the next day to see if everything was going well and if I had any questions. All in all, this was an excellent experience. 
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Sara V.

I Recommend Dr. Tatsuta...

I appreciated the kindness, professionalism and the thorough understandable explanation. I would overall recommend Dr. Tatsuta to anyone! Thank you! 
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Kathleen G.


Mon, Fri 6:30 am - 4 pm

Tue, Thu 6:30 am - 5 pm

Wed 6:30 am - 3 pm

Sat, Sun Closed

Akemi Dental Specialists

(818) 990-5222 Submit a Referral
  • 16055 Ventura Blvd. Suite #820, Encino, CA 91436