Dr. Daryn Nishikawa has a passion for providing top-notch care to his patients. With an academic journey that began at University of California, Irvine (UCI), where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree, Dr. Daryn knew early on that his interests were leading him to pursue a dental career. He proudly followed in his father’s footsteps and received a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the renowned Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California (USC).
After completing his graduate studies at USC, Dr. Daryn sought further professional development through a General Practice Residency program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Ronald Reagan Hospital. This program provided him with specialized training in hospital-based dentistry. During this time, he honed his skills in managing complex cases involving severely medically compromised patients while also catering to individuals with Special Needs.
Following the completion of his residency program, Dr. Daryn worked in private practice until he was offered the unique opportunity to played an integral role in establishing the dental clinic at SpaceX located in Hawthorne City. After two and a half years as the lead dentist for this pioneering organization, Dr. Daryn decided to take ownership of his own practice in Torrance. Since 2018, Dr. Daryn has continued to serve both those with special needs and the broader community within the South Bay region.
Furthermore, Dr. Daryn has been active in the field of Sports Dentistry as he dedicated his time and expertise to serving as the Associate Team Dentist for the MLS Chivas USA team from 2012 to 2015 and MLS Los Angeles Football Club starting in 2018 to the present. Not only is Dr. Daryn actively involved in professional sports dentistry, but he also volunteers his services as a dentist for esteemed organizations such as the United States Olympics and Paralympic Committee.
To consistently provide the highest quality dental care, Dr. Daryn Nishikawa remains dedicated to honing his expertise by actively participating in continuing education courses and seminars. In his spare time Dr. Daryn can usually be found on the golf course or helping at one of his son’s sports activities.
Dr. Kenneth (Kenny) Gozali grew up in the San Gabriel Valley and studied at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California (USC) for his Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene (BSDH). He returned to USC and served as a clinical instructor for the Periodontics Department and worked in private practice as an RDH while pursuing his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree.
After graduating from USC, he went on to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to complete a General Practice Residency, a rigorous postgraduate certificate program with an emphasis in hospital dentistry, including operating room experience and sedations. There, he received additional training in multiple facets of dentistry, including the opportunity to care for medically complex, compromised, and special needs patients.
When Dr. Kenny is not in the office, he enjoys capturing cherished memories through engagements, weddings, and family photos as a professional photographer. Just as how dentistry requires skillful artistry and precision, he pursues the same quality in his photography. He also enjoys playing tennis and golf, working out, watching shows/movies, and exploring new restaurants with his girlfriend.
Dr. Ryan Wong is a board-certified periodontist who received his Bachelors Degree (BS), Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), Masters of Science in Oral Biology (MS) and Certificate in Periodontics & Implant Surgery all from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Wong’s clinical emphasis is on promoting healthy smiles through patient education and high-quality periodontal care. His drive for excellence has been met with numerous awards, publications, and recognitions, and he currently remains involved with UCLA as a faculty in the Section of Periodontics.
Dr. Wong is energetic and enjoys dancing and traveling in his spare time. He grew up in the Dutch-Caribbean island of Curaçao, and with his well-rounded background and ability to fluently speak four languages, Dr. Wong is able to connect well with his patients, maximizing the collaborative relationship between patient and provider.
Dr. Camille Nishikawa attended the University of California, Los Angeles for her bachelor’s degree before pursuing a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC with high honors. Following her love for working with children Dr. Camille pursued a specialty in pediatric dentistry following dental school. She earned her certificate in pediatric dentistry at the Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio where we held the esteemed position of Chief Resident.
Following residency Dr. Camille returned to Los Angeles where she began her career in private practice pediatric dentistry and also joined the faculty at the University of Southern California. For the past 10 years Dr. Camille has happily maintained private practice and a part-time faculty position.