Dr. Aaron Takigawa is an Orange County native. He was born in Westminster, then lived most of his childhood in Irvine, attending and playing basketball for Northwood High School. After moving around Northern and Southern California for seven years, he still proudly claims Orange County as his home.
One of Dr. Takigawa’s most cherished and rewarding memories of dental school was participating in mobile dental clinics in the rural Philippines, in which 1700+ people received dental care for the first time in their lives. With so many people in need and limited contact time with each, the team worked hard to bring a more ongoing impact. The solution was to connect with local missionaries who were living there long term and could raise the collective dental IQ of the rural towns.
This experience led Dr. Takigawa to continue on with underserved populations, working at community health centers in San Diego.
Now in Irvine, Dr. Takigawa aims to provide dentistry of the highest quality while still accessible to people of all walks of life. His passion is the relationship – positive, lasting impact in more ways than just filling teeth.