Paul K. Takemoto, DDS
Dr. Takemoto has been fulfilling the dental needs of the Moorpark community since 1998. He loves that he still sees his very first patient from his first office on Tierra Rejada Road. He loves that he still sees his very first patient from that first office, and that the work he did on him is still in good shape and functioning well. Prior to moving to the Ventura County area, he had a successful dental practice in Orange County for 10 years.
Dr. Takemoto’s goal as a dentist is to increase his patients’ quality of life, self-esteem, and ultimately lifespan by establishing good oral health and maintaining it. He is a firm believer that unhealthy oral conditions contribute to many other serious health risks such as heart disease, premature birth weight, and stroke. He further strives to provide the most advanced dental techniques and procedures to his patients in a comfortable and pleasant environment.
Dr. Takemoto earned his dental degree in 1987 from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California (USC). While there he was able to complete their dental program a year early, so he took an endodontic mini residency program, worked as assistant doctor in the periodontal surgery clinic, and provided care for the school’s general dentistry patients in order to gain more experience. Prior to graduating from dental school, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in biology from California State University, Sacramento. While attending CSUS, he was one of only two students selected by his Organic Chemistry professor for a permanent position in the Aerospace Corporation based on his performance in polymer synthesis. He accepted the position and worked for that company for a year and a half while attending completing his Bachelor’s degree. Dr. Takemoto still loves to learn and expand his knowledge, so he completes approximately 100 hours of continuing education every year. He feels much more competent and confident knowing that his patients are getting the benefits of his experience and extended education.
Further adding to his impressive skills and knowledge, Dr. Takemoto is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the Conejo Valley Academy of Dentistry, the Simi Valley Implant Study Club, and the International Association of Dentists. He has also been recognized as a Top General and Cosmetic Dentist in the State of California, and was nominated as one of America’s Top Dentists for General and Cosmetic Dentistry by the Consumers’ Research Council of America. In addition, Dr. Takemoto has received extensive advanced training, with certifications in Invisalign® Orthodontics, ClearCorrect Orthodontics, Implant Placement and Restoration, Laser Dentistry, Mini Implant Placement and Restoration, and Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Technique.
Outside of the office, he loves spending time with his wife and two children as well as enjoying the great outdoors and visiting National Parks. Dr. Takemoto also loves traveling, hiking, backpacking, skiing, water-skiing, swimming, fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Being one who likes to continually challenge himself, he has completed the LA Marathon, been to the top of Mt. Whitney, and to the top of the Half Dome twice.