Dr. Kawata has been practicing orthodontics in Corona, CA, for more than 25 years. Having grown up in California, and now raising a family of his own here, he understands the needs of the patients and families he treats. He is committed to excellence and is dedicated to making your orthodontic treatment a positive experience.
Education and Continuing Education
After attending the University of Southern California for his undergraduate studies, Dr. Kawata earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. He then returned to the University of Southern California School of Dentistry for his postdoctoral orthodontic residency, and graduated in 1986. He continues to be involved at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, Department of Graduate Orthodontics, as a clinical assistant professor, where he has been voted "Teacher of the Year" four times, and most recently, Alumnus of the Year!
Professional affiliations and continuing education are important parts of Dr. Kawata's personal and professional commitments and responsibilities as an orthodontist. Dr. Kawata is the current President of the Southern California component of the prestigious Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists. He is also on the board of directors of the H.L. Dougherty and Keith Tanaka Orthodontic Foundation at USC. He is heavily involved in continuing education in order to stay current with the latest trends in the orthodontic field and to offer his patients and students the latest orthodontic treatment options.
- American Board of Orthodontics, Diplomate
- Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists
- USC Department of Orthodontics, Clinical Assistant Professor
- American Association of Orthodontists
- World Federation of Orthodontists
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- California Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- Tri-County Dental Society
Family and Community
Dr. Kawata is very happily married and an enthusiastic father to their two daughters. In his spare time, he loves to spend time with his family, play golf, and travel. He is thrilled to be a part of the Corona community and to share the gift of a beautiful smile with all of his wonderful patients.
"I highly recommend this office to anyone who is searching for orthodontic treatment. They treat all ages, I couldn't see myself or my family going anywhere else." — Andrea C.
"Dr. Kawata has been a part of my family for two generations! I was blessed to be his patient as a teenager and now my children are blessed to be his patients. I know that we are getting the best care available." — S.E.
"My experiences with Dr. Kawata’s office have been overwhelmingly positive. From the friendly and helpful staff to the wonderful orthodontic care." — Diana R.
"Dr. Kawata’s practice makes you truly feel like part of a family!"
— Angie A.
"My experience has been great! Everyone in the office is very nice, kind, and caring." — Maria O.
"I had a really great experience here over the past few years. Everyone in the office is so welcoming and friendly. I wouldn’t have wanted to get my braces anywhere else." — Cassie F.
"All four of our kids have had their orthodontic work through Dr. Kawata. In all the years we’ve been coming, his office has consistently been a pleasure to come to and I am happy to recommend his services to all my friends." — Cindy B.