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Luis Alvarenga, D.D.S

General Dentistry

Why did you decide to become a dental professional?

I chose the dental profession because of my passion for helping others and giving back to my community, growing up in a underserved community I didn't have equitable access to health and dental care. Thus, these passions drove me to acquire skills and knowledge that would allow me to heal, repair, and restore a person’s oral health. But a dentist is more than just fixing teeth. A successful dentist treats the whole person and is mindful of a patient’s needs, so that when a patient sits in the dental chair, he or she feels important, valued, and cared for. I know by improving a patient’s oral health, I can also improve and positively impact the overall health and lives of my patients. Making a difference one patient at time.

Where did you attend school?

Loyola Marymount University - Undergraduate \ UCLA School of Dentistry - D.D.S.

Tell us about your residency and any continuing education?

I did a residency in Hospital Dentistry at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's General Practice Residency Program, where I improved my clinical and dental skills and knowledge needed to help medically complex patients that have little to no access to comprehensive dental care. I am also taking continuing education courses to enhance my knowledge in dental implantology and cosmetic dentistry.

What do you find most motivating about the dental profession?

I love how dentistry has a perfect mix of science and art by using the latest technology to design and create the perfect smile for my patients. Overall, this allows me the ability to make a positive impact in my patient's lives both dentally and holistically.

What's your favorite way to spend your time away from work?

When I am not working, I enjoy spending quality time with friends and family, creating artwork, cycling, going to music festivals, traveling, going on dental mission trips, working out at the gym, training with my 3 dogs and learning new languages. I also enjoy going to sport events to root for my LA teams - Lakers, Dodgers, Kings and Rams!!!

What would you like to tell your patients?

I want my patients to feel that they are being cared for in their dental home. I want to be approachable and available to patients for whatever and whenever they are seeking dental help. The Torrance Dental Associates team is vetted and hand selected based on their care, compassion and community outreach.

Book an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Alvarenga use the information below.

(310) 327-4166

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