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Dr. Steven Kend


Dr. Kend graduated from the University of the Pacific in 1967 with an A.B. degree in biological sciences.  He continued his education at the University of Southern California’s School of Dentistry where he graduated in 1971 with a D.D.S. degree and passed the National Dental Boards and the Dental Boards of the State of California the same year.

Dr. Kend’s dental practice focuses on general, restorative and rehabilitative dental services.  He has been practicing in the Torrance area for over 40 years.  During this time, he has been involved in many professional study groups and associations.  He is an active member of both the Western Los Angeles Dental Society and the California Dental Association, and he serves as a state delegate to the American Dental Association,

He is currently the Treasurer of the California Dental Association after completing a four year term as Chair of the Board of Directors of The Dentists Insurance Company.  He also currently serves on the Executive Committee of the California Dental Association as well as on the Boards of Directors of the Northwest Dentists Insurance Company, The Dentists Benefit Insurance Company, The Dentists Benefit Corporation, The Dentists Supply Company and Arnold Dental Supply Company.  He also has been elected to The American College of Dentists and continues to serve on the Board of Directors of The Dentists Insurance Company.

Dr. Kend has been married for forty-six years to his wife Laurie, a recently retired dental hygienist (B.S., University of Southern California, 1971).  His older son, a graduate of England’s Oxford University, resides in Los Angeles and works in the entertainment industry. His younger son graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, has a graduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, was a 2005/2006 Fulbright Scholar, and currently works in the real estate industry.  Outside the office, Dr. Kend is an avid runner and backpacker and delights in being with his 7-year-old granddaughter and 5 year-old grandson.  He especially dotes on Lulu, his Mastiff grand dog.