Meet Dr. Lindon Ken Kawahara

Oral Surgeon in Torrance, CA

Dr. Lindon Kawahara smilingEducation:

  • B.A. Biology
    • UCLA
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • Departmental Highest Honors
  • D.M.D.
    • Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • M.D.
    • Harvard School of Medicine

Training:

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency
    • Massachusetts General Hospital
      • General Surgery Internship
    • Harvard School of Medicine
    • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Emergency Room Physician in Massachusetts
  • Aesthetic Maxillofacial Surgery Fellowship
    • USC-LA County Medical Center
    • Certified by American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

Licenses:

  • California State Medical License
  • California Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Permit
  • General Anesthesia License
  • Board Certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Certifications:

  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Memberships

  • American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS)
  • California Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (CALAOMS)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • California Medical Association (CMA)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • California Dental Association (CDA)
  • Academy of Osseointegration (AO)
  • Southern California Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Harbor Dental Society
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Hospital privileges at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  • Subsection chairman of oral and maxillofacial surgery at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance

About:

  • This practice was established at this location in 1994.
  • Dr. Kawahara is the medical director of the Torrance Surgicenter, our AAAHC certified surgery center.
  • Dr. Kawahara is active in his community, having coached soccer, baseball, softball, and basketball. He served as Cub Scout and Boy Scout Scoutmaster. He is the chair of his church missions committee and has participated in medical missions trips. One memorable experience included performing oral surgery on a village chief in Thailand!
  • Dr. Kawahara grew up in the South Bay. He and his family still live here.
  • He enjoys hiking, photography, snorkeling, traveling, and playing golf when he has time.