Mark I. Taira, D.D.S.
Mary M. Murakawa, D.D.S.
Cosmetic, General & Family Dentistry
Call: (310) 645-2448
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Updated September 28, 2020

The safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. We already, as a daily practice, utilize universal precautions for infection control as outlined by the CDC and OSHA. Safety is always our number one priority. Our high standard of care ensures that your trust and safety are never compromised. We have developed new procedures to ensure the safety of both our staff and patients.

Please click here to read our COVID-19 update and see what safety measures we have implemented to protect you from COVID-19.


Welcome to the Office of Mark I. Taira, D.D.S. and Mary M. Murakawa, D.D.S.

Thank you for visiting our website where we help patients achieve and maintain beautiful, healthy smiles for life! Located in Westchester, near LAX, our goal is to provide the highest quality of dental care to our patients in a comfortable, relaxing environment.

From common problems to gum disease, we provide an array of services to meet your entire family's needs – all in one convenient location! We offer a full range of treatments, including:

Comprehensive Family Dentistry

We are committed to tailoring our dental services to meet the individual needs and desires of each patient. Our extensive list of services includes preventive dentistry (cleanings and sealants), general dentistry (fillings, extractions, crowns), periodontal treatment (gum disease) and endodontics (root canals).

Advanced Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry

To enhance and restore your smile, we also offer a variety of cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments, including porcelain veneers, teeth whitening and dental implants.


We also provide minor teeth-straightening services using the Invisalign® System. A modern alternative to traditional metal braces, this series of clear, customized, removable aligners will straighten your teeth, and no one will notice unless you tell them!

Office Hours

Monday          8:30 AM - 5:00 PM                             Thursday       8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday         8:30 AM - 5:00 PM                             Friday             8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

 Wednesday    CLOSED                                               Saturday        BY APPOINTMENT

Sunday           CLOSED

New patients click here to learn about appointments & payment options as well as find answers to frequently asked questions, download patient forms & more. 

Working together, we can achieve a true partnership with a common goal – keeping your smile beautiful and your teeth and gums healthy. Please don't hesitate to contact us to schedule your next dental appointment!

And a portion of our proceeds directly benefits the California Dental Association Foundation which provides needed dental services to the underserved of California.

At Dr. Taira and Murakawa’s, we’re creating beautiful smiles!

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Office Location

  • Los Angeles
  • 8731 ½ La Tijera Blvd.
  • Los Angeles, California
  • 90045
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  • Call: (310) 645-2448