2651 Oak Grove Rd | Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Dentist Walnut Creek, CA

Life Dental & Orthodontics

Dr. Brian J. Hockel

How We Can Help

General Dentistry

Your New Dental Home


Orthodontics Airway & Sleep

Beautiful, Healthy Smiles for the Whole Family

Welcome to Life Dental & Orthodontics in Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Brian J. Hockel leads our team of professionals dedicated to improving your immediate dental concerns and your long-term oral health. In pursuit of this goal, we maintain close collaboration with an array of specialists, including myofunctional therapists, ENT specialists, sleep medicine doctors, physical therapists, oral surgeons, and periodontists. Count on our expertise to provide personalized treatments while utilizing the latest advancements in dental technology to enhance your dental health and overall quality of life. We look forward to getting to know and serving the families of our community. Set up your appointment at our office now.

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Patient Feedback

I want to give a shout-out to Rachel, who is an amazing hygienist. I have been with Life Dental for many years, long before the name of the practice changed. I have been treated by many hygienists over the years, all really wonderful, and Rachel is #1 on my ‘top 10’ list. She is thorough and extremely efficient - a super smart and skilled hygienist. Rachel takes time to get to know her patients - she remembers highlights in my life that she will ask me about at my next appointment, and she exhibits genuine interest. She is a thoughtful and caring person, and a true professional. In general, all services, from the front office to dental care provided by Life Dental are exemplary and I can’t recommend this dental practice more highly.

N.G. Google

So glad to be working with LD&O. World class facility. Friendly staff. Top notch technologies. Great communications. Innovative approach. Cutting edge thinking. Thank you.

P.T. Google

So glad to be working with LD&O. World class facility. Friendly staff. Top notched technologies. Great communications. Innovative approach. Cutting edge thinking. Thank you.

P.T. Google

I took my young boys to Life dental & Orthodontics because they were airway focused and that was really important for a family! We were mostly helped with Katie the RDA and she was so great with the boys made everything fun and super patient with them. I also really appreciated how in-depth Dr. Hockel explained everything to myself and our kids. My boys can get easily overwhelmed and he had such gentle and calm energy throughout the whole process! I really appreciated that! Highly recommend this team! :) Jessie at the front desk is also super helpful and sweet!

J.P. Yelp

Life Dental has an excellent Dental staff! Everyone is friendly & accommodating. Please consider Life Dental & Orthodontist for your next visit.

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Our Services

Life Dental & Orthodontics offers a wide range of general, cosmetic, restorative, and advanced dentistry services. Dr. Hockel and his team believe in an airway-friendly approach to oral healthcare to provide our patients with restorative, long-term results.

General Dentistry

Our comprehensive general dentistry services blend personalized care and advanced techniques to enhance oral health.


Uncover a straighter, more radiant smile as well as many health benefits with our unique, expert orthodontic services.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Revamp and brighten your smile while enhancing your airway and general health.

Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry primarily focuses on restoring function and appearance through crowns, implants, dental bridges, and dentures.

Extraction Reversal

Extraction and retraction can cause functional, esthetic, and emotional damage; we are North American experts at reversing orthodontic extractions.

Airway and Sleep Apnea

Unique airway and sleep apnea treatments are customized to address patients' individual symptoms and needs to improve their overall health.

Traditional Braces

Traditional braces and other appliances are tools to achieve a beautifully aligned smile for simple or complex needs at Life Dental & Orthodontics.

All Services

Life Dental & Orthodontics provides comprehensive oral care services that blend expertise and innovation to promote optimal oral health.

Your East Bay Airway Experts!

Good sleep is more than just important for your overall well-being, it's an unavoidable aspect of living your best life. Without fail, a compromised airway affects people's sleep. However, most people overlook how it can affect your life during the day and at night, often leading to memory fog, low energy and snoring. Life Dental is here for you in diagnosing and treating your high upper airway resistance (HUAR), upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS), and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Learn more about how we can help change your sleep - and your life!

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Comprehensive, Compassionate Care

Dr. Brian J. Hockel specializes in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry, as well as airway-focused treatments, to allow patients to address a variety of dental and cosmetic concerns with results that will stand the test of time. With deep ties to the Walnut Creek, CA community, Dr. Hockel is committed to helping individuals achieve stunning, healthy smiles while improving their quality of life.

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2651 Oak Grove Rd

Walnut Creek, CA 94598



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