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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Root Canal Therapy
Cosmetic
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Our Happy Patients

  •   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
  •   It's been a stressful past couple months and my teeth always take a beating as a result. I'm a really bad tooth clencher and grinder... I ended up breaking a big filling as a result. I already knew I needed a crown and I was referred to Center Plaza Dentistry to see Dr Hofkes. The office itself is beautiful and pristine. It was beautifully decorated with a calming atmosphere. I was offered water or coffee by literally everyone! Lol. The actual treatment experience was also flawless. Dr Hofkes looked at my teeth and gave solid advice on how to proceed with my treatment. I know some things about dentistry, so I knew I was getting a sound treatment plan. I told him I might take a nap. Haha. BUT there wasn't time for a nap because he was so efficient. Even though he worked quickly, everything was painless! Xrays usually hurt, but Yesenia didn't hurt me at all. I know it must not have been easy because I have a small mouth, but Yesenia did a good job catching the water in my mouth and Dr Hofkes managed to do what he needed to do! And it was on the molar furthest in the back of my small mouth! After he was done, Dr Hofkes used the scanning machine to show me how my tooth looked. I trusted him already which was why I chose to come here, but I was happy to see his work looked so clean! I waited until I didn't feel numb anymore to eat with my temporary crown. I don't even feel sensitivity AFTER the work was done! I look forward to going back and I'm so glad I found my new dentist!

    thumb Bonnie P.
    9/11/2019
  •   What a pleasure it is to recommend Center Plaza Dentistry, the office is a beautiful, clean, orderly practice with the latest technology in Dentistry Medicine and convenient to my house. I first met Dr Yin(April 2018) when I craked a previously filled wisdom tooth back in April/2018. My family and I had moved into this area of Los Alamitos in 2016 and at this time I was still driving 17 miles north for continued visits with my previous Dentist until he retired at the end of 2017. A very worrisome position to be in when you have been with the same Dentist for almost 20 yrs.
    Needless to say, having to find a new dentist was a huge concern for me since I've had a very complicated and difficult Dental history that stems back and started when I was hit by a car with Orthodontic braces that became embedded in my gums with multiple soft tissue trauma. Many corrective and uncomfortable procedure followed throughout those hours, days, wks and years and almost 30 years later, I still have an overall aversion and anxiety of Dental work in general.
     I made an appointment and went in just a few days after. I was greeted by a friendly receptionist who had all my paperwork necessary on a clipboard ready for me to fill out and kindly offered me water or something else to drink. A pleasant dental hygienist then introduced herself and explained to me the process of a panoramic Xray and then few more Digital Xrays that focus on the detailed of each tooth, an exam by Dr. Yin after all these diagnostics. I then met the Dentist, a very soft-spoken, beautiful smile (Dr. Yin) who introduced herself and with her full attention gave me the time I needed to explain my chapters of Dental Trauma/history and my current and urgent need. Very kindly reassured me what would follow, a full detail health intake with options of treatment that were explained all along the way as it was being done and my options moving forward.

    After all, was said and done on my first visit, I felt very comfortable with Dr Yin's professionalism, she was patient, kind and caring. She gave me options and was respectful towards my budget at the time, offered me the Center Plaza In house insurance (which I was glad to sign up for) since I didn't have any Dental Health Insurance and the ability to do my dental work at my pace and schedule. This made me trust her very easily and I knew I had found my future Dentist. I scheduled my procedure early am as I needed to go pick up my daughter from school at 3 pm and were very accommodating. Dr Yin was very relaxed in her work as she did my procedure which gave me peace of mind, she has a very gentle hand, I felt minimal to no discomfort. It was even followed up by a phone call the next day to make sure I was ok and not in any discomfort. Since this visit, I have been here several times and don't DREAD going to the dentist.

    My husband now sees Dr. Hofkes (her husband) and is extremely comfortable too with the integrity of his work and also signed up for the in house insurance which has put both of us on a consistent schedule for our cleanings twice a year, a sure guarantee way to maintaining good dental health. We both have detailed plans (page pictured of MY plan of action) which are fantastic, as I know I can't remember every single thing that was said sometimes on what tooth and my husband also has his which is so easy to revert back to for consistency. That was given to us after our first visit and keeps us on track as to what needs to be done/corrected and besides coming in twice a year for our cleanings, we schedule all the other work between those time frames at our pace for the current recommended treatment needed. I am so Happy with Dr. Yin.

    I can't say enough about what a change(and a relief) it is to have good dentist. Not only do they genuinely care about their patients and their lives, their families, current health problems that may be getting in the way of coming in, they care about their staff too and that comes across in the whole dynamics of the quality of care given and you can see that when you come in. I always smile walking into their office knowing my teeth are in the best care.

    thumb Maite M.
    9/10/2019
  •   After my dentist of over 25 years retired, I thought I found myself in a bind. Not only he took care of me (world s most nervous patient), but my wife and two children as well. Quite frankly I did not think I could possibly find a new dentist that could treat me and I could trust.

    Well, I was wrong! Dr Hofkes not only is an extremely good dentist, but has a superb personal touch with his patients. Particularly those like me, which going to the dentist has always put me close to a nervous breakdown.  Dr. Hofkes is very meticulous and detailed oriented.   He has worked with our dental crowns and implant, leaving us completely satisfied and happy with the results.  Moreover, the office staff is also extremely efficient and cordial. Lastly, always expect a phone call from his personal cellphone, and continuous follow up, from the most simply dental care to the more intricate dental procedures. We are thankful for having found Dr.  Hofkes and his welcoming office Central Plaza Dentistry. I am not worry about Dr. Hofkes retiring any soon. He is young and by the time he does I'll be over a 100 years old!

    Carlos R Arce
    Patricia Kaihara Arce

    thumb Carlos A.
    9/07/2019
  •   This is the most friendliest dentist I've ever been to. They have the best equipment and take care of you very friendly I would recommend this to anybody who ever needs a dentist they are the best and in the area I really appreciate how they done for me fix my smile cabin

    thumb Kevin M.
    9/05/2019
  •   A friend of mine highly recommended Center Plaza Dentistry to me and now I'm highly recommending them.  

    I hesitated going because it's 40 minutes away.  However, I decided to give them a try and it was so worth the drive.  Their office is so clean and pretty and I'm so impressed with Dr. Hofkes and his staff.  They make you feel so welcome and comfortable.  Looks like they're stuck with me.

    thumb Gerri M.
    8/30/2019
  •   Dr. Yin and her staff are all WONDERFUL. I have not had much luck with finding a caring and compassionate dentist until I found Center Plaza Dentistry. Dr. Yin deeply cares about her patients and their overall wellbeing.  Dr. Yin has angelic hands and will make your visit as comforting as possible.

    As soon as you walk in the door to the minute you walk out- you will be treated like you are part of the family! I highly recommend Center Plaza Dentistry!

    thumb Antonio E.
    8/28/2019
  •   I started coming to Dr. Hofkes after feeling like my last dentist was trying to sucker me into expensive procedures I didn't need, and I'm so glad I found this dentist. Everyone there was professional and not pushy, while patiently explaining everything they were doing and answering all my questions. Highly recommended!

    thumb Cory M.
    8/22/2019
  •   I'm a new patient at Center Plaza Dentistry and I am very happy with the practice overall! The whole staff is wonderful, from the friendly receptionists and beyond. Dr. Yin is very personable and knowledgable and made sure I was fully informed about the procedure to be done. Yesenia, her dental assistant made sure that I was comfortable and is also very good at what she does too! They are very thorough here and have high-tech gadgets and the office is very clean. I would highly recommend this practice and Dr. Yin to my friends and family.

    thumb Maloree G.
    7/30/2019

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.