Meet Our Doctors

Dr_MungoRichard Mungo D.D.S., M.S.D., M.Ed.

Dr. Mungo is committed to providing quality pediatric dentistry dedicated to the total oral health and comfort of your children in a fun, gentle, and positive environment.  

Dr. Mungo was born in Akron, Ohio. His Midwestern background prepared him well for the road head that eventually brought him to beautiful Southern California. Dr. Mungo attended the University of Akron, followed by graduate studies at Case Western Reserve University, where he received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery.

A tour of duty in the United States Navy provided an opportunity to expand his knowledge and continue his studies. A residency in pediatric dentistry at Boston University fulfilled Dr. Mungo’s dream of specializing in the oral health care needs of children.

The University of Southern California provided additional studies with a fellowship on children with birth defects and special needs. After gaining a teaching degree at the USC School of Medicine, Dr. Mungo spent the next fifteen years as the Director of Pediatric Dentistry at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. The hospital based practice and the day to day teaching and research activities were gratifying and very stimulating.

Dr. Mungo lives in Orange County with his current practice in Huntington Beach which was established in 1981. Lecturing and part time teaching duties continue to round out a very busy and rewarding career.

Dr. Mungo contributes his achievements to the love and support from his wife Kris, and children Cara, Nicolas, and Vincent, Hillary, Lisa, and John.

Undergraduate

  • University of Akron

Graduate School

  • Case Western Reserve School of Dentistry - D.D.S. in General Dentistry

Residency

  • Boston University, Goldman Graduate School of  Dentistry - M.S.D. in Pediatric Dentistry

Fellowships

  • University of Southern California

Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, Department of Plastic Surgery

Certificate in Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Anomalies

Post-Graduate Work

  • University of Southern California School of Medicine - Masters in Medical Education (M.S.Ed.)
  • L.I.F.E. Achievement Award, 1996, in recognition of his outstanding dedication and service to those with developmental disabilities.
  • Fellow in American College of Dentists F.A.C.D., 1995.
  • Fellow in American Academy of Laser Dentistry, 1989.
  • The Morris and Mary Press Humanism Award, Medical Staff, Children's Hospital of LA. 1987.
  • Fellow in Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, 1985.
  • Election into Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Society, Zeta Chapter, 1984.
  • Certificate of Achievement, Special Recognition and Commendation for Outstanding Service to Project Head Start, L.A. County, 1982.
  • The Harold McAllister Chair in Dentistry, Children's Hospital of LA, 1981.

Research

  • Children's Hospital of Los Angeles associated with the USC School of Dentistry (Department Chair of Pediatric Dentistry; Director of Teaching Program)
  • Intra-mural Practice of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty Practice.  Teaching responsibilities: pediatric dental training for dental students, graduate students, trainees, post-doctoral residents, hygienists, dental assistants, rotating medical students, hospital attending staff, and nursing staff.

Teaching

  • USC School of Dentistry Department of Pediatric Dentistry
  • UCLA School of Dentistry Department of Hospital Dentistry
  • Cypress College Department of Dental Assistant/Hygiene
  • Orange Coast College Department of Dental Assisting

Local

  • Orange County Dental Society 1993 to present
  • Los Angeles Dental Society 1978-93

State

  • California Dental Association, House of Delegate, 2001 & 2002
  • Past President of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, 2002
  • Past President of the American Society of Dentistry for Children, California chapter, 1998

National

  • Inaugural President of the Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry, 2002
  • Board of Trustees, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 2003 to present
  • Founding Board Member of the American Academy of Laser Dentistry, 1989
  • Member of the Academy of Sports Dentistry, 1995 to present
  • Member of the American Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, 1983 to present
  • Member of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, 1991
  • Member of the American/International Cleft Palate Association, 1980 to present
  • Member of the Federation of Special Care Organizations in Dentistry, 1996 to present

dr-yokoyamaDorothy Yokoyama, D.M.D.

Dr. Yokoyama was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She completed her undergraduate degree with the honor of Cum Laude at UC Irvine in the pre-dental honors program. She then received her Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Missing the sunny beaches of southern California, Dr. Yokoyama went on to pursue her specialty training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Southern California. Dr. Mungo had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with Dr. Yokoyama while she was completing her residency in pediatric dentistry. As one of her USC professors, Dr. Mungo was fortunate to work side-by-side with her, not only at USC but in the operating room suites at CHOC Children’s Hospital and on the clinic floor at Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County. He knew, very quickly, that this was an outstanding doctor and compassionate young woman. Her interaction with children, as well as her ease in communicating with parents, set her aside from all the rest. Dr. Yokoyama offers children a positive dental experience while educating their parents on proper home care and a healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Yokoyama demonstrates her dedication to her chosen specialty by being an active and involved member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, California Dental Association, Orange County Dental Society and American Dental Association.

When asked about being a pediatric dentist, Dr. Yokoyama replied, “It encourages my creativity, requires me to understand the children I work with as people rather than just as patients. I have the precious opportunity to modify the environment into something safe so they can relate to allowing me to become a friend they can trust, as well as their doctor.”

Dr. Yokoyama is married and has a 2-year-old son, Aiden. She enjoys cooking, exercise and is active within her local church and community.