Dodds Dental in Long Beach


Dr. Dustin

Dr. Dustin grew up nearby in Westminster and received his Bachelor's degree in Physiological Science from UCLA.  After graduation, Dr. Dustin traded year-round sunshine for harsh Boston winters when he attended the prestigious Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

During his time at Tufts, Dr. Dustin met Dr. Emily, and they’ve practiced dentistry together ever since. After graduating from dental school, both Dr. Dustin and Dr. Emily commissioned as Captains with the US Army as part of the Health Professions Scholarship Program. With the Army, they’ve been able to help people maintain their dental health in Texas, Washington, and Kentucky. Now that they are at home in Long Beach, Dr. Dustin is happy to offer quality dental care for the whole family.

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Dr. emily

Dr. Emily received her Bachelor's degree in Biology from Purdue University. Having spent her whole life in the Midwest, Dr. Emily decided it was time to explore the East Coast after graduation. When she moved to Boston to attend dental school at Tufts, she met Dr. Dustin and they’ve been doing dentistry together ever since.

Dr. Emily has many achievements under her belt, including graduating magna cum laude from Tufts and earning the Academy of General Dentistry’s “Excellence in General Dentistry” award. She was also inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society, which only admits 5% of each graduating class throughout the country.

You and your family are in good hands with Dr. Emily at Dodds Dental, and you’ll feel right at home with her combination of skill and compassion.

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General Dentistry

The best way to avoid common dental issues is to visit a dentist regularly for checkups. During your routine appointments at Dodds Dental, we will clean your teeth and thoroughly examine your dental health to keep your smile on the right track. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Confidence is key, and sprucing up your smile with cosmetic dentistry can have great benefits for your emotional and physical well-being. You deserve the straight, bright, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Call us today to get started on the smile of your dreams.

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Emergency Dentistry

Dental emergencies can be scary and stressful, and that’s why we offer same-day appointments to get you out of pain. The team at Dodds Dental is here to help with compassionate, judgment-free care. If you are experiencing an emergency, call us immediately at (562) 439-0754.

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Enjoy Your Visit

Your comfort is one of our top priorities, and we want every patient who walks through our doors to feel safe and respected. Whether you’re in the lobby or the operatory, our office is equipped with amenities that encourage entertainment and relaxation.

We have Netflix in every operatory, so you can feel at home and watch your favorite show or movie while undergoing treatment. Even some of the imaging techniques we use are meant to help guide you comfortably and efficiently through your appointment.

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Individualized, Compassionate Care

At Dodds Dental, we are passionate about helping our patients achieve and maintain optimal dental health. We want to be a resource for patients in Long Beach when it comes to oral care, and our team understands that dentistry isn’t one-size-fits-all. We take the time to understand your specific needs, and work with you to develop a treatment plan that you are comfortable with. Call us today to set up a consultation with Dr. Dustin or Dr. Emily.

Meet Our Team

Front Desk Coordinators

Our front desk team is dedicated to providing our patients with a stellar experience at Dodds Dental. They are extremely personable, attentive, go above and beyond for each and every patient, and bring kindness, compassion, and humor to every interaction. They keep our day to day schedule running smoothly and make sure all of our patients receive the individualized attention they deserve, creating a welcoming, personalized experience from start to finish.


As a group, our hygiene team has a ton of experience, and are beloved by our patients for their kind, fun-filled attitude towards dental care. With a gentle, thorough, approach, they strive to provide personalized service based on the individual needs of every patient. They are highly skilled at motivating and educating our patients, and are dedicated to helping them achieve their ideal oral health.

Dental Assistants

Our assistants are highly competent, and skilled in a wide variety of dental services. They are extremely friendly and down-to-earth, and bring their compassion and empathy to every patient experience. They go the extra mile and always take the time to get to know our patients and make them feel as comfortable as possible during their appointments. With their expertise and overall excellence, they brighten every visit; plus, they keep the doctors on track!

Your dental health is our priority. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!

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