James Kodama, DDS

Dr. James Kodama is a nisei, born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley. His parents immigrated from Kagoshima, and the family still has many relatives in Japan. Dr. Kodama studied Biochemistry as an undergraduate at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Southern California (USC) in 1988.  

Dr. Kodama provides dental care to underserved populations, such as children in foster homes and people with disabilities, as well as to a large geriatric clientele. He also was able to serve on a dental mission trip to an orphanage in Nanning, China. He is aiming for another 20 years of dentistry! Dr. Kodama’s obsession is to ensure that every patient receives the best possible care along with a perfect natural smile.

A dedicated family man with a wife and 3 daughters, Dr. Kodama has 30 years of general dentistry experience. His hobbies are spending time with his family, traveling and fishing.  

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