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San Pedro Orthodontist - Dr. Ruth Kawakami - San Pedro Orthodontics 

All that is good begins with a SMILE.


When you visit our San Pedro Orthodontic office, your smile is our top priority.  Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve.

Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs.  This website is a resource we hope you’ll find both useful and interesting.

We genuinely hope this site is helpful to you in learning more about our practice, orthodontic treatments, recommendations, and more.

Please browse through our website and be sure to give us a call if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.

Ruth K. Kawakami, DDS, MS
1411 W 7th St
Suite D
San Pedro, CA 90732
Phone: (310) 833-2449
Fax: (310) 547-2522  

Smile With Confidence

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My daughter comes here regularly and every visit is a pleasure. Vicky at the front desk is a charm. I think she knows all the kids' names as she greets them as soon as they walk in. The assistants at the back are very friendly and welcoming. Dr. K is top-notch. She cares for everyone - patients and staff alike. Very attentive and caring. Hope we don't have to move anywhere as I don't want my kids to see anyone else but Dr. K!


Fantastic office! Highly recommend Dr. K to everyone. Dr. Kawakami is an exceptional orthodontist and has done amazing work with all 3 of my kid's teeth. Everyone is wonderful and very caring and very professional. Vicky is the wizard of all things scheduling! You feel like family there for sure :)


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