the Most trusted practice in the south bay.

For more than 35 years, we have provided personalized oral healthcare for our pediatric and orthodontic patients. 

 

 

We designed our space for patients big and small.

 
 
Would give 10 stars if I could. Dr. Spaulding and staff are the best!!
— JUN, TORRANCE
Recommending all my mommy friends to this location!
— CAROLINE, HERMOSA BEACH
I’m so happy we found Dr. Ariarad! The staff is helpful and great with kids!
— EMILY, MANHATTAN BEACH
 
 
Loved the modern design of the waiting room, perfect play area for my 2 year old to stay occupied.
— JENA, TORRANCE
Omg love Dr. Spaulding and his team!
— CANDACE, Redondo Beach
AMAZING! The receptionists are sweet, the techs are soooo knowledgeable and informative.
— AMY, SAN PEDRO
 
 
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You will never have to worry about the quality of care your child receives. Our doctors were trained at some of the most prestigious universities in the world.

our doctors

 
 
 
 
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Richard Spaulding, DDS
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Bachelor of Arts: USC
Master of Science: Columbia University
Doctor of Dental Surgery: USC
Pediatric Residency: Children's Medical Center-Dallas/Baylor College of Dentistry

 

 
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sepideh ariarad, dds, ms
Orthodontist

Bachelor of Science: UCLA
Master of Science: UCLA
Doctor of Dental Surgery: UCLA
Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedics Residency: University of Minnesota

 
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Our Office

3565 Torrance Blvd., Suite B
Torrance, CA 90503

p: 310.792.6262
e: info@torrpdo.com

Monday - Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 7am - 5pm
 
We are conveniently located on the northeast corner of Torrance Blvd and Amie Ave. We have plenty of free patient parking available in front of our practice on Torrance boulevard and on Amie avenue just north of Torrance boulevard in the second parking lot. If you require handicapped parking, we have two designated spaces in front of our practice.

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Happy, healthy smiles are just A click away!

 
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pediatric dentistry.

 

Cutting-edge care, kid friendly space

We offer state-of-the-art Zirconia white crowns, Ceramic-based white-colored fillings (say goodbye to BPA and plastics!) all in a pain-free environment thanks to our advanced technology. In a recent patient survey, 98% of the patients reported no pain during their procedures — awesome, right?

Sedation and Hospital anesthesia

Dr. Spaulding is a leader in the South Bay in anesthesia services in the hospital setting. He provides regular care at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Little Company of Mary Hospital-Torrance and Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Dr. Spaulding also provides oral conscious sedation and in-office anesthesia, utilizing a Board Certified Anesthesiologist.

 
 

Digital Radiography

When it comes to safety, we’ve partnered with the best in radiology to provide our patients with low-dose digital x-rays utilizing the ALARA technique. We follow the guidelines from the ADA and the AAPD when recommending x-rays for our patients and never prescribe x-rays unless absolutely needed.

Sealants

Your child deserves the best. We offer a 10-year warranty on all our sealants. We understand the importance of sealants and the techniques involved to ensure your child has an effective sealant long after they are needed.

 

silver diamine fluoride (SDF)

There are times when we need to think outside the box to manage your child’s needs. Fortunately, we are one of the few practices to provide silver diamine fluoride treatment for caries management. We follow the most up-to-date protocol for diagnosis and treatment, and best of all, it’s pain free and highly effective!

frenum and airway evaluation

In recent years, dentistry and medicine have converged to open up the diagnostic, management and treatment options available to infants and children suffering from tethered oral tissues (TOTs) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). We evaluate each child for any tethered oral tissues as well as obstructive sleep apnea to ensure our patients can lead the healthiest life possible.

 

 

orthodontics.

invisalign

Invisalign treatment consists of a series of clear, customized, plastic aligners. Each aligner is designed to represent a slightly different stage of tooth movement. The aligners are very comfortable and easy to remove to eat or brush. Invisalign is a great alternative to braces for patients suffering from overcrowded teeth, gapped teeth, crooked teeth, or an improper bite. Call today, to see if Invisalign is right for you or your child.

clear Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are a more esthetic alternative to traditional metal braces. They blend in with your tooth enamel and allow you to retain a more natural look. Our clear braces also have a low profile with rounded corners resulting in a more comfortable fit.

 
 

traditional braces

Dr. Ariarad uses the most advanced, specialty fabricated, metal braces available for orthodontists. These braces are smaller and more comfortable and help move your teeth more accurately and efficiently. They are individually packaged and only opened when being placed on your teeth, eliminating any contamination.

itero technology

The iTero is a game changer! Dr. Ariarad can create a high resolution and interactive 3D image of your teeth in just minutes without the gooey mess from traditional impressions that cause gagging. This scan is very accurate and used to fabricate custom appliances for your teeth such as retainers, aligners, mouthguards, and night guards. Most importantly, the iTero scanner provides a more relaxing and pleasant environment especially for our younger patients.

 
 

complimentary consults

We want you to feel comfortable and confident about the investment you will be making in your child’s smile. We offer a no commitment, complimentary consultation designed to provide you with the best information possible so you can make the right choice for your child.

adult orthodontics

Over the past 20 years, we have found that our parents have been so impressed with the orthodontic care their child received, that they too, begin orthodontic treatment with us. Don’t worry, whether you are 7 or 77, you will be welcome at our practice. We are well equipped to handle even the most challenging orthodontic and surgical cases.

 

 

Our Vision

TPDO is A special Place. We’ve created a dental home focused on building trusting and lasting relationships with our families. We’ve always committed to caring for our patients as we would a member of our family. We look forward to ensuring your child is happy and healthy for a lifetime.