Meet the Doctors

Phyllis Kawada, DDS, MS

Dr. Phyllis Kawada is a licensed specialist in pediatric dentistry. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She resides locally in Hacienda Heights, with husband Mark and son Matthew and daughter Camille. Dr. Kawada is a proud alumae of USC where she received a B.S. in Biological Science and continued on to complete her D.D.S. at the USC School of Dentistry. Dr. Kawada trained at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, completing a 3-year residency program in Pediatric Dentistry. She also received a M.S. for research in Oral Biology for studying oral effects on liver and kidney transplant patients. Dr. Kawada also holds a faculty position at USC as an Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry and is on the medical staff at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in Whittier. Dr. Kawada also serves on the Executive Board for the Friends of the Children’s Museum at La Habra. Outside of the office, Dr. Kawada is also a talented musician, and loves to follow USC Football. Fight On!


Dr. Sena Hiradate

Dr. Sena joined our Practice in 2015 from the State of Hawaii. She completed her undergraduate and dental school at the University of Southern California in 2011, and Pediatric Residency through the NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine program in Hawaii. Dr. Sena served for two years as the clinical dental director of the Waianae Coast Health Center, a community-based comprehensive health center. Dr. Sena is fluent in Japanese. Currently, she works in both offices and is available for Saturday appointments.  Dr. Sena is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Susan Xu

Dr. Susan Xu comes to us from Southern California.  She obtained her DDS from the University of California, Los Angeles  and completed her pediatric residency at Loma Linda University.  Dr. Xu lives locally in Fullerton.  Dr. Xu will be available in the Chino Hills office and at our Surgery Center for treatment under anesthesia and oral sedation.