Cosmetic Dentistry

We Can Give You The Perfect Smile

Family Dentistry

Affordable Dentistry for kids and adults

Invisalign

Invisalign Clear Aligners Transform Smiles and Lives.

Welcome to Our Practice

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Our office provides a world class facility for the treatment of tooth loss, dental cosmetics and advanced restorative dentistry.

If you want a beautiful, healthy smile and exceptional dental health, Center Plaza Dentistry is the place for you.  Dr. Hofkes and his caring team strive to provide patients in Los Alamitos with the highest quality and most comfortable dental care in a relaxing, state-of-the-art environment.

Why Patients Love Us

Family Dentistry

The entire family is welcome in our office each and every day. Early morning appointments and emergency services are available!

Top Notch Service

We take the time with our patients to explain their treatment options and inform them of additional preventative care. 

Personalized Treatment

You and your family are our number one priority. You’ll always get quality care designed specifically for your dental needs.

Amazing Environment

We work hard to make you feel at ease by providing exceptional patient care in a relaxed, convenient atmosphere.

Featured Procedures

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Teeth Whitening

Treatment Steps:

  • Pre-whitening Exam: Before deciding to have teeth whitening treatments, you must have a dental exam to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy enough for whitening treatment.
  • Recent Dental Cleaning: A recent dental cleaning is required in order to make sure the whitening treatment is effective as possible.
  • Color/Shade Selection: Your dentist will match the current shade of your teeth using the guide, and you can discuss which shade is most desirable and reasonable to achieve, and compare the results to the original shade as treatment progresses.
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Crowns

Dental crowns are also known as “caps,” as they fit on top of existing teeth or over dental implants. Dental crowns are most often made of porcelain, a material that is both strong and non-porous (thus more resistant to staining like tooth enamel), and reflects light in much the same way as a natural tooth.

Treatment Steps:

  • First, your dentist will numb the area to be treated with local anesthetic.
  • Next, they will reshape the outside tooth by shaving and removing enough of the tooth material to allow the crown to sit on top and fit with the rest of your teeth.
  • Once this process is complete, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth, which will be sent to a dental laboratory where a permanent crown will be created to match your smile.
  • Your dentist will create and place a temporary crown to seal and protect the tooth temporarily until your permanent crown is ready for placement.

Services We Offer

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Emergency
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Root Canal Therapy
Cosmetic
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Our Happy Patients

  •   Friendly and accommodating dental office. I came in for a cleaning and whitening. Amazing staff! Very modern equipment. I got to watch a large TV, while I was having the whitening done. My teeth came out a lot whiter, and the price was better than other places I checked out.

    thumb Mike W.
    12/05/2019
  •   I came in because I cracked my front tooth in an accident. When I first walked in I felt so welcomed. The office is gorgeous and spotless and the staff is amazing. The office manager checked me in and made sure I was comfortable throughout the whole procedure. She answered all my questions and was very professional. Dr. Yin is an absolute angel! She explained everything thoroughly, made sure I was ok the whole time, and was so gentle and kind. She really cares about her patients. I literally cried tears of happiness when the procedure was done, she helped me get my smile back. I have never met a dentist as great as her! Highly recommend! The dental assistant was also very sweet and attentive. They have up-to-date technology making the whole dental experience 10 times better than other offices.

    thumb Sissy Z.
    11/26/2019
  •   Dr.Yin I found on yelp and is local and convenient for my visits. I'm just about finished my Invisalign process after 2 years . I am very very happy with my results. This new place is young high tech and innovative with new technology to produced great results to your smile! Highly recommended! Appts are easy to book! Staffing is amazing and always smiling.

    thumb RoseRamir E.
    11/05/2019
  •   Dr. Yin, Dr. Hofkes snd their amazing staff are some of my favorite people ever. I genuinely look forward to my visits!
    Let me start off with the office- it's very clean and so bright and airy! The receptionist, Ailey, is a gem. She is so sweet, she works fast, very communicative and is so on top of it. I'm so impressed by her.
    The hygienists and dental assistants are so welcoming and so gentle with their tools. Comfort is one of their top priorities.
    Dr. Hofkes and Dr. Yin are simply the best. They're both compassionate about what they do and they truly care about their patients. I needed some fillings and Dr. Hofkes was so awesome and understanding of my fear of dental work. He was so cool and made me feel so comfortable.
    Dr. Yin did my Invisalign and I cannot say enough great things about my experience. She talked me through the entire process to make sure it was the right move for me. She was so detailed that I didn't have any questions at my consultation. After 3 months of Invisalign, I have never been happier with my smile. I can't stop smiling and I'm so happy! THANK YOU Center Plaza Dentistry for taking such good care of me. You guys are the best!

    thumb Alli O.
    10/26/2019
  •   I am so greatful to Dr. Hofkes and his staff!

    I had been experiencing significant pain in the tooth holding my bridge and had gone to see another dentist, but they just kept referring me to other dentists.

    So, I quickly set out to find another dental office and found Center Plaza Dentistry. I called and their very helpful receptionist, Aily, was able to fit me in for an assessment the following morning. From the moment I walked through the door, she greeted me by my name before I even told her who I was. I was so impressed by her customer service and friendly demeanor. I was quickly brought in after filling out some paperwork. The friendly dental assistant took some xrays and put me in one of the rooms. She even offered me a blanket if I got cold! Wow! Then Dr. Hofkes came in and was very knowledgeable when assessing my problem. He was very informative and offered a very sound diagnoses. Luckily, they are a full service general dentistry office so they were going to be able to handle the extractions, deep cleaning, and the installation of a new bridge. He did the first deep cleaning that very same day and I barely felt the novacaine injection (I'm a coward when it comes to dental work of any kind). On the second treatment day he did the extraction, removed my old bridge and fitted me with a temporary that looked very good. Once again, he and his helpful dental assistant kept me informed throughout the entire process. They gave me a quick break whenever I needed it and were extremely considerate of how I was feeling. It put my mind at ease knowing that they were concerned for my well-being.

    I still have more sessions to go, but at least I'm pain free and confident that Dr. Hofkes and his staff will make the experience as stress free as possible and deliver on improving my smile.

    thumb Cintia G.
    10/17/2019
  •   I moved to California last May, and was anxious about finding a new dentist. Luckily, I landed with Dr. Hofkes. He and his staff are wonderful, and even came in early one day to handle a dental emergency for me.

    As you can see from my lack of reviews, I'm hesitant to recommend anything. However, in this case, a positive review is warranted and well deserved.

    thumb Mark R.
    10/16/2019
  •   I highly recommend Center Plaza dentistry.  Dr. Hofke is so professional and makes all of my visits so pleasant.  He is gentle and always explains everything as well as options.  I have had several crowns replaced and the quality of my work is amazing!!   Ailey at the front of the office is always very kind, attentive and professional.   They are always very accommodating,  my husband and kids also love it there.   My kids actually ask to go to the dentist... which is a testament to how comfortable they make them feel.   Please don't hesitate to call and make an appointment....  I promise you will be happy you did!!

    thumb Wondee M.
    10/15/2019
  •   Honestly the best dentist experience I have ever experienced! I had such a painless experience that I actually enjoy my visits to the dentist now. I always feel welcomed by the friendly staff and the peaceful, modern ambiance. Big thanks to Dr. Hofkes for taking care and following up with me! I'll see you guys on my next check up!

    thumb Justin C.
    9/28/2019
  •   I have had a new dentist every couple years my entire life it seems. I have never been truly happy until I have met Dr. Hofkes. He treated me like a person instead of cattle being rushed out for the next appointment like other places tend to do. He took his time to explain my x-rays and everything he is about to do. A very pleasant experience and will definitely continue coming here.

    thumb Hung L.
    9/20/2019
  •   Wow! What a great dental office. By far the cleanest and most up to date office I've ever been to. Dr. Yin was great! She thoroughly answered all my concerns and questions about my teeth and at the end appointment my teeth were feeling sparkly clean. No hassles, no waiting on the chair...I was attended to right when I got to the office. Definitely going back for my future procedures and definitely recommending this dental office to others

    thumb Andy H.
    9/19/2019

Online Appointment

  • Exam & Cleanings

    Great oral health starts here, with a dental exam. Based on this initial exam, your dentist will create your customized dental treatment plan, which will be a guide for you and your dental team going forward in order to give you a healthy mouth.

  • Whitening

    Many people are satisfied with the sparkle they get from brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste, flossing once a day, and getting regular cleanings at the dentist’s office. However, if you decide you would like to go beyond regular care to make your smile look brighter, we offer several options to help make sure your smile is as bright as possible.

  • Fillings

    Dental fillings are a treatment option to help restore the function and appearance of a tooth that is damaged or decayed. Dental fillings are most commonly used to treat a cavity. Having a tooth “filled” is a very common procedure and can be completed in one appointment at the office.

  • Crowns & Bridges

    A dental crown is a type of dental restoration and serves as a component in many different types of restorative treatments. Dental crowns are also known as “caps,” as they fit on top of existing teeth or over dental implants. Dental crowns are most often made of porcelain, a material that is both strong and non-porous (thus more resistant to staining like tooth enamel), and reflects light in much the same way as a natural tooth.

  • Root Canals

    Root canal treatment is a treatment option available to “save” a tooth that has sustained damage, inflammation, or infection in the pulp, deep inside the tooth. Put simply, the damaged internal sections are removed from your tooth and replaced with material to seal the tooth. In most cases a crown is placed over the tooth to protect it from further decay and damage.

  • Extractions

    A Tooth extraction, put simply, is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Dental extractions are most often performed because a tooth has sustained damage or decay, or cannot be saved by Root Canal treatment, or to prepare for the placement of a Dental Implant. Advanced gum disease may be another contributing factor in a tooth extraction.

  • Veneers

    A veneer is a very thin, tooth-coloured piece of porcelain (like a false finger nail) that is bonded on top of your own tooth.

  • Dental Implants

    Dental implants are the closest possible alternative to actual tooth replacement. With proper care, maintenance, and regular checkup visits with your dentist, dental implants are designed to last for life.

  • Partials & Dentures

    Affordable Dentures are offered in a variety of denture styles that include full and partial dentures. Our experienced staff will help you find the best match for your needs.

  • Mandibular Advancement Devices

    Mandibular Advancement Devices for obstructive sleep apnea are often used as a substitute for CPAP or sleep apnea oral surgery. Sleep apnea mouth guards can also help prevent snoring by reducing airway turbulence. Snoring is usually an underlying symptom of obstructive sleep apnea.

    Mandibular Advancement Devices work by moving the jaw forward, which increases the size of the upper airway, thus reducing the air resistance that leads to sleep apnea and snoring.

    It is important that you visit a medical doctor to receive a proper diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea before seeking a mandibular advancement device.

  • Invisalign

    Designed for both teens and adults, Invisalign clear aligners transform smiles and lives. Teens reveal their best smile through a unique treatment developed just for them, while adults get the smile they’ve always imagined without putting their lives on hold.

  • Exam & Cleanings

    Great oral health starts here, with a dental exam. Based on this initial exam, your dentist will create your customized dental treatment plan, which will be a guide for you and your dental team going forward in order to give you a healthy mouth.

  • Fillings

    Dental fillings are a treatment option to help restore the function and appearance of a tooth that is damaged or decayed. Dental fillings are most commonly used to treat a cavity. Having a tooth “filled” is a very common procedure and can be completed in one appointment at the office.

  • Crowns & Bridges

    A dental crown is a type of dental restoration and serves as a component in many different types of restorative treatments. Dental crowns are also known as “caps,” as they fit on top of existing teeth or over dental implants. Dental crowns are most often made of porcelain, a material that is both strong and non-porous (thus more resistant to staining like tooth enamel), and reflects light in much the same way as a natural tooth.

  • Root Canals

    Root canal treatment is a treatment option available to “save” a tooth that has sustained damage, inflammation, or infection in the pulp, deep inside the tooth. Put simply, the damaged internal sections are removed from your tooth and replaced with material to seal the tooth. In most cases a crown is placed over the tooth to protect it from further decay and damage.

  • Extractions

    A Tooth extraction, put simply, is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Dental extractions are most often performed because a tooth has sustained damage or decay, or cannot be saved by Root Canal treatment, or to prepare for the placement of a Dental Implant. Advanced gum disease may be another contributing factor in a tooth extraction.

  • Partials & Dentures

    Affordable Dentures are offered in a variety of denture styles that include full and partial dentures. Our experienced staff will help you find the best match for your needs.

  • Whitening

    Many people are satisfied with the sparkle they get from brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste, flossing once a day, and getting regular cleanings at the dentist’s office. However, if you decide you would like to go beyond regular care to make your smile look brighter, we offer several options to help make sure your smile is as bright as possible.

  • Veneers

    A veneer is a very thin, tooth-coloured piece of porcelain (like a false finger nail) that is bonded on top of your own tooth.

  • Dental Implants

    Dental implants are the closest possible alternative to actual tooth replacement. With proper care, maintenance, and regular checkup visits with your dentist, dental implants are designed to last for life.

  • Invisalign

    Designed for both teens and adults, Invisalign clear aligners transform smiles and lives. Teens reveal their best smile through a unique treatment developed just for them, while adults get the smile they’ve always imagined without putting their lives on hold.

  • Mandibular Advancement Devices

    Mandibular Advancement Devices for obstructive sleep apnea are often used as a substitute for CPAP or sleep apnea oral surgery. Sleep apnea mouth guards can also help prevent snoring by reducing airway turbulence. Snoring is usually an underlying symptom of obstructive sleep apnea.

    Mandibular Advancement Devices work by moving the jaw forward, which increases the size of the upper airway, thus reducing the air resistance that leads to sleep apnea and snoring.

    It is important that you visit a medical doctor to receive a proper diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea before seeking a mandibular advancement device.