Meet The Doctors

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Dr. Sena

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Sena E. Hiradate, DDS

Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Sena is a Southern California native, born and raised right here in Torrance. She attended Anza Elementary, Jefferson Middle School and West High School. She then went on to the University of Southern California for her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and for her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. She completed her two-year pediatric residency through NYU Langone in Hawaii, spending time in many community health centers on O‘ahu, Big Island and Maui. After her residency, Dr. Sena worked at Ko’olauloa Community Health Center on the North Shore of O‘ahu, where she started the pediatric dental department and was the acting Dental Director. She then returned to Southern California to work in private practice for several years but is now excited to carry on Dr. Wayne Tofukuji’s legacy.

This dental office holds a very special place in Dr. Sena’s heart. She grew up as Dr. Tofukuji’s patient and worked part time in the office alongside many of the current staff as a dental assistant in high school, college, and dental school. It was because of the opportunity that Dr. Tofukuji gave her that led to her pursuing pediatric dentistry.

Dr. Sena is happy to be back in her hometown, serving the members of the South Bay community and working alongside the staff that she considers to be her family. She strives to provide care that is tailored to meet the individual needs of the patient and is a competent and compassionate advocate for children with special needs. During her spare time, she likes to spend time with her friends, family and cats and dog. She enjoys spin, CrossFit and running and loves to follow USC Football. She is fluent in Japanese.

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Dr. Wayne

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Wayne T. Tofukuji, DDS

Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

I first became interested in helping children with their dental needs in 1979. I had just graduated from the USC School of Dentistry and was working for a few different dentists in their offices. One day a week I worked with children—and I was hooked. Soon after, I enrolled in the Pediatric Dentistry School at UCLA. Now, nearly 30 years later, I still love working with children.

At our office, children are our specialty. I am committed to taking the extra time and effort to teach them to be knowledgeable, motivated, and proud of good dental health.

My number-one goal is to provide your child with the finest pediatric dental care in a safe, gentle, professional manner. The result? Brighter smiles for a brighter future. Much has changed in the care and treatment of children’s dental needs over the years. But one thing hasn’t changed: my commitment to take care of your child’s dental needs just like if he/she were my own child.

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Dr. Sonya

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Sonya Lin, DDS

Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Sonya was born and raised in the Bay Area. She completed her undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley before heading down to sunny Los Angeles to obtain her DDS degree from UCLA. Following her passion for working with children, she completed a two-year pediatric dental residency at Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. There, she specialized in treating children of all ages, including those with special health care needs.

Dr. Sonya is happy to make Southern California her home! She is committed to providing patients a personalized dental home, and creating positive and individualized experiences for each patient.

When not at the dental office, Dr. Sonya enjoys spending time with friends and family, exploring Los Angeles, cooking, weight lifting, and playing board games. In the winter, you can catch her snowboarding at Big Bear, Mammoth, or Lake Tahoe.

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Dr. Nicole

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Nicole Bonnell, DDS

Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Nicole is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She graduated Cum Laude from USC where she studied Biology and Psychology. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from UCLA School of Dentistry and completed a general practice residency at the Greater Los Angeles VA Hospital. Dr. Nicole completed her pediatric specialty training at Yale University.

As a South Bay native and former Peninsula High Panther, Dr. Nicole is happy to be back in her hometown and raising a family of her own! Dr. Nicole feels so fortunate to be serving this wonderful community.

Outside of the dental office Dr. Nicole enjoys spending time with her family and friends and cheering on LA’s teams (Go Lakers and Dodgers!)

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