About La Paz Dentistry
Andrew Yang, DMD
Dr. Andrew Yang received his dental doctorate from Temple University School of Dentistry, within the top 10 percent of his class. He then completed a post-graduate general practice residency at Sepulveda Hospital VA in Los Angeles, while there was the Chief resident for 2 years supervising UCLA dental students in various concentrations of dentistry.
Dr. Yang has additional training and expertise in full mouth reconstructive and restorative surgery, Invisalign, and dental implants. He is a member of American Dental Association, American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, California Dental Association, Western Los Angeles Dental Society, and holds a General Practice Residency Certification.
“It is my mission to provide patients with dental excellence and compassionate care. My core philosophy is simple: a healthy body starts with a healthy mouth.
It is my duty as a healthcare provider to educate patients on the link between oral health and overall health and how a disease free mouth can dramatically improve one’s quality of life.
I am dedicated to creating a personal connection with all of my patients so that I can understand their individual needs and concerns and be their partner in helping them achieve their best oral health.
This will be done with the utmost respect and care in a warm comfortable environment with the most friendly, courteous team all while using the most advanced techniques and materials.”
What I love about La Paz Dentistry is the amazing people I work with and treat everyday.
Outside the office I love to spend time with my family, mountain bike, run and golf.
Notre Dame is my favorite sports team.
Dean (Daiju) Tanaka, DDS
After receiving his dental degree from the University of California, Los Angeles Dental School, Dr. Dean Tanaka completed a two-year general dentistry hospital residency at Sepulveda Hospital VA in Los Angeles, where he received extensive training in oral surgery, endodontics, periodontics, removable prosthodontics and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Tanaka has taken many hours of continuing education courses at the prestigious Seattle Institute and the Pankey Institute. He seeks to provide quality service and support to each patient.
Dr. Tanaka is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and the Orange County Dental Society.
Things I love about La Paz Dentistry is the awesome team and the patients we help!
Outside the office I love to play with my kids and golf.
The USA Ryder Cup is my favorite sports team.
Richard W. Wodiske, DDS
Dr. Richard W. Wodiske received his dental doctorate from Georgetown University Dental School, graduating in the top 10 percent of his class. He then completed a post-graduate general practice residency at Sepulveda Hospital VA in Los Angeles, concentrating in the specialty areas of full mouth reconstruction, removable prosthetics (dentures), oral surgery and hospital dentistry.
Dr. Wodiske is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Los Angeles Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Orange County Dental Society and the California Institute for Continuing Education.
He has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education, focusing heavily on implants, cosmetic dentistry, TMJ, crowns and bridges.
Meet Our Staff
We are especially interested in making all of our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment.
Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Each member of our treatment team is a registered assistant, and our office staff has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care.
We strive to stay abreast of the latest in technological advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.
Things I love about La Paz Dentistry is being able to work with people who are my friends – one big happy family!
Outside the office I love to garden, square dance, and spend time with family.
My favorite singer is Karen Carpenter.
Nilda, Hygiene Coordinator
Things I love about working here are the patients and our work hours!
When I am not here at the office I enjoy spending time with my family, kids, mom, dad and husband.
Soccer is my favorite sport but my heart is split between my two favorite teams – USA and Mexico.
Lisa, Office Manager
Our dentist office is great place to work because our patients are the best and I love the people I work with, they are like family!
Outside the office I love to get massages, play with my dog and go to Cambria to visit my family.
I love the Beatles and I love rooting for the Dodgers!
I love to get to know and interact with the patients, including helping calm down people with high anxiety.
Outside the office, I enjoy bike riding, driving my car with the top down, and spending time with my kids.
My favorite musician is Toby Keith.
The doctors here are fabulous and they take pride in their work.
In my spare time I like to go shopping, travel & spend time with family and friends.
My favorite band is Dan & Shay.
I like that we work in a very professional dental office.
My hobbies include Zumba, Yoga classes and going walking.
My two favorite celebrities are Johnny Depp and Sandra Bullock
I love that I am able to provide the upmost care for my patients in a family environment.
When not working I spend time with family and friends or go on vacation.
My favorite sports team is the Angels!
Taking care of the patients is one of the reasons I enjoy working here.
I am into fitness, weightlifting and hiking when not at work.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are my favorite sports team.
The thing I love about La Paz Dentistry is the relationships I have with my patients and how we are more of a family type of office…patients are not just a number.
When not here, spending time with my husband, dogs and going to Disneyland are my favorite things to do.
In terms of entertainment, any of of the Broadway plays are great.
At this office, everyone is friendly and we work as a team. La Paz Dentistry is a family oriented office. Every time I go to work it feels like home.
I enjoy spending time with my family, reading books, listening to music, dancing, playing piano, playing tennis and going to the movies with my kids.
I love going to USC football games. My favorite actor is George Clooney and actress is Sandra Bullock.
Our mission is to be the best office in our area. Our patients’ emotional and physical satisfaction is our number one priority. We will never give into complacency and will strive every day to make each visit a pleasant experience.
We will be clear in our communications, and consistent and comprehensive in our recommendations, treating each patient with respect, tact and efficiency.
We will continue to enhance our office organization and clinical expertise with the aid of continuing education and staff input. At the end of the day, we will leave the office with the satisfaction of knowing that each patient was provided with the best quality dental service possible.
If you’d like to make an appointment, please use the convenient form on the bottom of this page:
Our address is as follows:
La Paz Dentistry
25200 La Paz Rd Ste 109
Laguna Hills, CA 92653