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Dr. Rita Chuang

Dr. Rita is passionate about improving smiles and empowering lives.

She enjoys working with patients of all ages to deliver gentle, personalized orthodontic care to improve their smiles and quality of life. She is a Board-Certified Orthodontist and served as the Clinical Director at UPenn. She is an expert in high-level orthodontic techniques and has a breadth of experience to treat patients for optimal health and esthetics. She serves on the board of the American Association of Orthodontics and West Los Angeles Dental Society.

Dr. Rita trained at Cornell University, USC, and UPenn and has received numerous awards for her academic achievement, commitment to community, leadership, vision of excellence and compassion for patients.

Dr. Rita enjoys giving back to her community and is passionate about coaching students to get into their dream schools. She speaks several languages and enjoys traveling and learning about other cultures and languages.

Dr. Eckhart

Dr. Eckhart attained his dentist degree at USC where he was class president and valedictorian, and obtained his certificate in orthodontics from the University of California at San Francisco. He obtained a credential in dental sleep medicine from the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and is very experienced in treating CPAP-intolerant individuals with snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

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Dr. Eckhart has lectured and published on the subjects of overbite correction and treating snoring, and his patented overbite corrector, the MARA (mandibular anterior repositioning appliance), is already the second largest selling such device in the United States since being introduced in 1996.

Dr. Eckhart has been a Super Elite Premier Provider of Invisalign and has treated more than 2,000 persons with Invisalign as of December, 2016. He enjoys a close relationship with orthodontic supply companies, testing recent innovations whenever available while delivering the best treatment possible to his expanding practice. Dr. Eckhart has gathered an exceptional staff that is committed to providing the best possible service, and we are interested in helping you or your child to get the best results possible from your orthodontic treatment.

Dr. Eckhart is or has been a member of many professional societies including the following:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • California State Society of Orthodontists
  • Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Invisalign Mentor Southern California
  • Invisalign Peer-to-Peer Study Club of Southern California
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Western Los Angeles Dental Society

    Education and Residency Training

    2012 Top 1% of Invisalign Providers in the World

    2000 Certificate in Invisalign

    2005 Credential in Dental Sleep Medicine

    1974 Certificate in Orthodontics University of California at San Francisco
    Orthodontic specialty training
    Board eligible

    1970 Doctor of Dental Surgery Dentistry University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA
    Class President

    1966 Associate of Arts Predentistry El Camino College, Torrance, CA
    Predentistry Award

    1962-4 Electrical Engineering Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

    Professional Appointments and Services

    1978-9 Secretary, Southern California Bioprogressive Study Club


    1992 Citizen of the Year, Manhattan Beach Lions Club

    1970 McNulty Award, University of Southern California Highest grade point average for four years. School of Dentistry.

    1962 Dofflemyer Eagle Scout Scholarship to Stanford University

    1962 Walteria Businessmen's Club Scholarship

    1958 Eagle Scout

    Languages Spoken
    Spanish, English



    • Doctor of Dental Surgery – University of Southern California School of Dentistry
    • Orthodontics Certificate – University of California
    • University of Southern California School of Dentistry – Sophomore Class President
    • Certificate of Completion – Redondo Beach Fire Department, Community Emergency Response Team Academy
    • Credential - American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
    • Certificate - Invisalign Elite Preferred Provider

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    Torrance Address: 21210 Anza Avenue, Torrance CA 90503 (310) 955-4763