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One way to find a great Hilo Dentist is to ask a friend. But if you are new to Hilo, read on for tips to finding the best Dentist in Hilo for your dental needs.

It’s Tough to Find a Hilo Dentist unless you’ve Lived Here All Your Life

Finding a dentist in Hilo is rather easy if you have lived in our rainy little town all of your life. All you need to do is ask one of your friends or family members as word and reputation travel fast here in Hilo.

But if you are new to Hilo, finding a great Hilo Dentist may be a little more difficult for you, because you don’t yet know anyone here. If this describes your situation, keep reading for tips to help you locate a great dentist here in Hilo.

When looking for a dentist, there are a number of things you should look for. They must:

  • Have a great reputation
  • Genuinely care about their patients
  • Provide a relaxing environment
  • Be a member of the Hawaii Dental Association
  • Have a friendly and courteous staff

A Dentist’s Reputation

A great dentist should have a sterling reputation that is completely unassailable. They should be well esteemed for the quality of their work and the care for their patients. They should have excellent reviews and testimonials from their past and present patients and you should be able to see these reviews both online and offline, quite easily.

Hilo Dentist Reviews

Chris Igawa DDS
5 out of 5 stars based on two yelp reviews:
“Dr. Chris is not only young and smart… he’s great with patient care and he enjoys working with children!”

“When a finished product was taking longer than hoped for probably based on the difficult nature of the procedure, Dr. Igawa and his staff went out of his way (time and money) to set me up with something temporary so I wouldn’t have to travel with a gaping hole in my mouth.”
91 Lanihuli St., #1
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 935-8909
http://www.igawadds.com/

Jill Uehara DMD
5 out of 5 stars based on one yelp review:

“Very good dentist and seems to care about her work. Even helped me work out a way to save on the extensive work I needed.”

101 Aupuni St Ste 1014C
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 935-4800
http://www.islandohanadental.com

Alvin Yoshida DDS

5 out of 5 stars based on one yelp review:

” Dr. Yoshida did my braces for me and he was an excellent orthodontist. I could always schedule to my convenience and everyone was always so polite and friendly. Having braces may not be a pleasant experience but comparable to my brothers orthodontist I am so happy I went to Dr. Yoshida.”
31 E Lanikaula St Ste A
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 961-6662
http://www.hiloorthodontist.com/

The Importance of a Friendly and Courteous Staff

The quality of dentist’s staff is a critical factor. Many people don’t consider that they will spend about as much time with a dentist’s staff as with the dentist himself. So the quality of the dental staff is of utmost importance. Are they friendly and caring? Do they address all of your needs and concerns? Do they know what they are doing? Are they focused on serving you? These are all important questions to ask. Even if you find the greatest dentist in Hilo, if his staff isn’t up to par, you should look elsewhere for quality dental care.

A Relaxing Office Can Reduce Your Stress about Seeing the Dentist

Take time to consider the atmosphere of a prospective dentist’s office. You already live in the most beautiful place on Earth, so why settle for a cramped and dingy dental office. The waiting room should be spacious and clean and it should be an uplifting place. Getting dental care in Hilo can be an intimidating experience, so why add to the stress by having to wait in a waiting room that is uncomfortable. Ideally the dental office should be a place that you enjoy waiting in.

A Hilo Dentist’s Experience Matters a Great Deal

The number of years that a Hilo Dentist has been practicing is another great factor to consider when choosing the best dentist in Hilo. The more years a dentist has practiced the more time that they have had to build experience and to build their reputation. Just as you would be uncertain about going to a mechanic that has been in business for only a few years, you should be careful about going to a dentist that is fresh out of dental school or who has only been practicing for a few years.

A Great Dentist Cares About You

You want a Hilo Dentist that really cares about you. They must really care about you as a person and as a patient. This will ensure that they give you the best possible care. If they have a good heart and you trust your dentist, this will make all the difference. You really need to have a dentist that you trust to make the best dental care decisions for you and your family. You should also, observe to see if the dentist cares for his staff too. The better a dentist treats their staff, the better the staff will treat you.

Location Matters more than You Think

Make sure that your dentist is nearby and convenient to get to or you and your family may end up missing or skipping exams. And with dental visits it is important to never miss an exam. It is much easier to correct a small dental problem before it develops into a full blown dental emergency.

Hilo is a fantastic place to live. It has beautiful beaches, majestic mountains and warm sunny days. But you will struggle to enjoy all that Hawaii has to offer unless you find a great Hawaii Dentist to take care of you and your teeth. We all know that to fully enjoy life on the Big Island, we need to be healthy and taking care of your smile is an important part of enjoying good health.

Jonathan Okabe DDS

Jonathan Okabe, DDS is a Honolulu Dentist that has been practicing dentistry for more than 31 years. His number one goal is to help people overcome their fear of dentistry so that they can get a nicer smile.

In 2009 he was featured in Honolulu Magazine‘s list of Hawaii’s Best Dentists. In the article, Dr. Okabe says:

My staff and I are willing to listen to the patient and treat them with genuine concern. We strive to create a patient centered practice where we include the patient in the decision making.

On doctoroogle.com, Dr. Okabe has 3.5 out of 5 stars and is rated 148 out of 209 Honolulu Dentists based on 5 reviews. One review there says:

If you are in Honolulu and need to fix your teeth this is the place to go. Dr Okabe and his staff makes every visit a pleasant experience.

On yelp, he has a 5 star rating based on two reviews. One yelp review says:

I am one of many people who have some sort of phobia with going to the dentist… my fear came at an early age… tramatized by pain and that infamous sound of the drill and a dentist who didn’t care! I became a patient of Dr. Jonathan C. Okabe not so long ago referred by my brother and friend… and let me tell you, I have never felt so greatful…seeing him (Dr. Okabe) and the entire caring staff puts my mind at ease!

Another yelp review says:

I have been seeing Dr. Okabe for about two years. I was recommended by a very good friend because I was in need of a new dentist. I have been very satisfied with all of the services that Dr. Okabe and his staff have been providing!

Office Hours

Dr. Okabe accepts emergencies and his office hours are:

Mon: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location

Okabe Dental Arts
1221 Kapiolani Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96814

Intelligent Dental Marketing

Intelligent dental marketing should be performance driven. Any form of marketing that isn’t performance driven should be left to those who have money to burn. Few dentists even take the time to measure how well their marketing is performing. If you don’t measure how well something is doing, how can you know if it is an effective use of your marketing budget?

Another problem is that your dental marketing cannot be outsourced effectively unless the interests of your practice are aligned with that of the marketing firm that you are using. When you pay for marketing upfront rather than based on results. The firm you are using has less incentive to do a good job, than if their pay depends solely upon producing results. So if you are interested in truly intelligent dental marketing, you should look for an alignment of incentives between your practice and that of your marketing agency.

Bigger isn’t always better. Your patients don’t care how big your practice is. They care that there dentist knows their name and genuinely cares about their dental health. A big flashy marketing firm may seem like the way to go. But often your practice will be viewed as just another number. But with a small firm, the odds are greater that they will view you and your practice as a person, not a number.

Are you a marketing expert or a dental expert? How many hours have you spend learning marketing as compared to learning dentistry? Unless you spent an equivalent number of hours learning marketing, odds are good that you are not a marketing expert. So it pays to hire an expert, then you can do what you do best and they can do likewise. But obviously it comes down to trust, but again it does hurt if your marketing expert is only paid when they generate results.

Truly intelligent dental marketing is money well spent and the most intelligent form of dental marketing is one that is based solely upon results. The best form of marketing for your practice is the one that brings in the most patients per dollar spent and where you don’t have to pay for it unless it produces results.

Do you even know exactly how much it costs to acquire a patient from each form of media that you use? If you don’t, calculating this number is a good place to start.

Does your practice employ performance driven marketing. Marketing that you don’t pay for unless it produces results?

Dental Marketing Strategy

Most dentists don’t think that they have the time to worry about developing an effective dental marketing strategy. You are probably too busying providing the highest quality of dental care to your patients to have the time do focus on marketing your dental practice as efficaciously as possible. But I assure you that if you don’t make the time to create a dental marketing strategy that works to bring in a continuous stream of high value dental patients, the time will be forced upon you. Eventually your dental practice will stop growing and start to decline, and then you will have more and more free time to focus on what went wrong.

So what is the hallmark of a great dental marketing strategy?

It consists setting aside time from your busy schedule of performing dental care and using that time to develop a well thought out dental marketing plan. If you don’t have the time, make the time. If you have to, actually book an appointment with your self, just as if you were seeing a patient to work on your dental marketing plan.

Key Components of a Dental Marketing Plan

The very first component is the main goal or objective. What exactly do you want to accomplish? If you are like most dentists your goal is probably to grow your practice. But you need to be specific, how exactly do you want to grow your practice? What is the profile of your best and most valuable patient? Focus on exactly want you want to achieve.

Now if you already have all the patients you can handle, you’re probably thinking that you don’t need to have a marketing plan since you don’t want to grow your practice. But even if you have all the patients you can handle, wouldn’t you like to have a higher profit margin per patient? Well all you need to do is make sure your marketing plan focuses on attracting your best type of patients and as natural patient turnover occurs you will find that your practice becomes more and more profitable without increasing your caseload.

Now what dentist doesn’t want to earn more while working less?

A Dentist Can’t Manage What He Can’t Measure

The second critical component of a dental marketing plan is a mechanism for measuring the results of your marketing efforts. Essentially you want to know if your marketing efforts are on track to generate the goals that you have set. Ideally, you will want to know on a day to day basis how well your dental marketing efforts are performing.

Now you might think that this level of measurement and tracking is expensive. But it is exceptionally cheap when you compare it to the cost of ineffective dental marketing. Tracking your offline advertising is as simple as getting a call tracking phone number for less than $5 per month. And measuring your online advertising can be done with a number of free internet analytics software packages.

So there really is no excuse not to measure the effectiveness of your marketing campaigns.

Dental Marketing Tactics

Finally we get to the place where the rubber meets the road. The tactics you will employ to promote your dental practice are critical if you want to succeed.

I don’t have time to describe every possible tactic that you can use to get more dental patients. But I will say that you should focus on tactics that generate immediate, measurable responses from the patients that you are targeting.

Any tactic that doesn’t do this should be thrown out the window of your dental office, unless you’ve got money to incinerate.

Excellent Execution of Your Dental Marketing Strategy

The final and most important component of a dental marketing strategy is execution. You can develop the best dental marketing plan in the world but if you don’t put it into action, nothing will happen. Good execution of a mediocre plan will provide more benefit than poor execution of a great marketing plan. So just imagine how your practice will perform if you combine great execution of a great dental marketing plan. The growth of your dental practice will skyrocket and your bottom line will expand exponentially.

Improving Your Dental Practice’s Marketing Strategy

Whether you are a Honolulu Dentist, Kona Dentist or Dentist in Walla Walla, even if you have a great marketing strategy I assure you it can be improved. How do I know this? Unless you are sitting on a beach on Maui and seeing new patients come in on autopilot, there’s always room for improvement. Want a free marketing consultation? Use our contact form to get in touch.

Cosmetic Dental Marketing

Cosmetic dental procedures are often seen as a luxury, a want, not a necessity. Therefore, they are one of the first things that dental patients cut back on when the economy slows. But the good news is that there are always patients that want to look their best and even in downturns there are still large numbers of patients that can still afford and desperately want cosmetic dentistry.

Cosmetic Dentists Should Market Smarter, Not Just Harder

Since the supply of cosmetic dentists is more or less fixed, while the demand for cosmetic dentistry falls in a downturn, you will have to work harder and smarter to be the cosmetic dentist that the smaller supply of patients are clamoring to see.

Let’s say that there are ten competing cosmetic dentists in your market. When times are good there are more than enough patients for you and all of them. But now times have gotten tougher. This doesn’t mean that all the cosmetic dental patients go away. This means that perhaps there are enough patients to support only eight cosmetic dentists in your market. As long as you are one of those eight dentists there is still plenty of work to go around. And if you are positioned the best dentist of those eight dentists, you will still get more patients than you can handle.

And the mathematical truth is half of those ten dentists are good dentists they are better than average. So your expertise and skills alone will not be enough to make you stand out from the herd. How you portray your skills and position yourself against your competition is what makes all the difference.

The Time to Advance When All of the Other Cosmetic Dentists Are in Retreat

You see, you can read all the bad news about the economy and wonder how it is going to harm your cosmetic dental practice’s bottom line. Or you can take action and employ effective cosmetic dental marketing methods and actually gain market share as your competition retrenches and cuts their marketing budget.

After all, the real time to gain new patients and grow your dental practice is when times are tough and your competition is scaling back. It is much easier and much cheaper to stand apart from the crowd when they are cowering in their dental offices hoping to hang on to their existing patients and scaling back on their advertising and lead generation. It is so much easier to win the advertising and marketing war when your competition has simply decided to call it quits and wait things out. Ad rates are lower and the airwaves and other forms of media are much less saturated.

So What Cosmetic Dental Marketing Methods Should You Employ?

It all comes down to a few words, direct response. It doesn’t matter whether you are thinking about advertising on the internet, radio, television, yellow pages or any other form of media for that matter. All that matters is that your advertising is focused on getting the desired response, which is new patients rushing into your dental practice and clamoring for highly valuable cosmetic dental procedures. Simply put every form of marketing or advertising you employ should have a measurable impact on your bottom line. If you spend a dollar, you better be able to measure the result of spending that dollar and see that it is producing more than a dollar of net profit in return.

So what it all comes down to is being highly strategic about your dental practice’s marketing, tracking every dollar that is spent and every dollar that it brings in. Once you find the right media and message to employ, where each dollar of spending brings in more than a dollar of net profit you need to be bold when your competition is fearful and invest as much as possible in your marketing campaigns that generate a positive return on investment.

By doing this your cosmetic dental practice won’t just struggle through tough economic times but it will actually grow while other practices are contracting. And when the good times return it will be light years ahead of your competition and earning many multiples more than they are.

Cosmetic Dentists: How would you like get more patients from your website?

If are reading this article, chances are you found it through one of the major search engines. How would you like get more patients from your website? In many markets dentists just like you are putting very little effort into optimizing their websites to be well positioned in the search engines, so it would be relatively easy to get your website at the top of the major search engines, where it will gain the lion share of visitors who are looking for quality cosmetic dental care. It doesn’t matter if you are a Kona Dentist, Hawaii Dentist or a dentist in Hartford, if you focus your market efforts into lucrative areas that other dentists are overlooking, you will get more patients, while spending less money to acquire them. Contact us via our contact form if you want to take decisive action.

Strategic Dental Marketing

How to Grow Your Dental Practice More Effectively

Beginning with the end in mind is the cornerstone of strategic dental marketing. Lose sight of this and you will win the battle, but lose the war. If you don’t know where you are going, it’s easy to get lost. Are you taking a tactical or a strategic approach when it comes to growing your dental practice. If you rely on tactics you will find yourself jumping from one shiny object to another with little to show for your efforts and the money you spent. But if you think strategically, your marketing efforts will be laser focused and hyper profitable.

What is your Goal for your Dental Practice?

Want to Be Here?

You must always begin with the end in mind, or you may spending a lot of time climbing up the ladder and realize too late that it is set against the wrong wall.

What is your overall goal for your dental practice? Do you want it to remain a 9 to 5 job which pays well, but constantly zaps your time and energy? Or do you want to build a highly profitable practice that will fund a secure, comfortable retirement, one that will allow you to leave a legacy because it almost runs itself, while producing steady cash flow?

If your goal is to build a highly profitable practice, you need to think strategically about how you acquire new patients or you are unlikely to achieve this goal.

Your Ideal Dental Patient

Once you have a strategic goal for your dental practice, you need to put rubber to the road and determine exactly what it will take to get your practice to where you want it to go. The type of dental patients your practice acquires makes all the difference.

Who would you rather have as a patient? Someone with bad teeth and great dental insurance or someone who only needs routine dental care who pays out of pocket and is highly price conscious.

If you don’t know the characteristics of your ideal patient, how are you going to attract them?

Strategic dental marketing is all about first knowing exactly what your ideal client looks like before you spend a single penny on marketing or advertising. Otherwise you are wasting a huge percentage of your marketing budget and you might be attracting patients, but the wrong kind of patients to meet the goals of your dental practice.

A Potentially Weak Link in your Dental Marketing Chain

By now you probably have noticed that I am working backwards from identify your practice’s main objective, to determining the ideal patient to meet that objective. And now the next step is to make sure that your dental practice doesn’t needlessly turn away your best prospective patients.

The last link in your marketing chain before a new patient comes in to see you is your receptionist.

Does she turn off patients with her demeanor? Is she making highest and best use of inbound phone calls from prospective patients? Is she making every effort, to capture the contact information of every caller?

Sometimes things get busy for your receptionist. How does she perform under pressure? Does she remain warm and friendly on the phone or does she revert to being merely professional. Imagine you are a prospective patient and you are greeted by someone who is warm and friendly versus someone who is merely professional. Which would make you feel more welcome?

Do you have several mystery callers call your receptionist once a month or once per week to assess how well she is doing?

Well you might want to consider doing so, because you could be spending thousands on marketing, but if prospective patients are greeted by anything less than the warmest, friendliest person on the planet, you are definitely not getting your money’s worth.

Message versus Media

When it comes to any product or service, there are three things that matter: the market, the message and the media. The most important is the market. Is there a demand for the product or service that you are offering? Fortunately, this is easy to answer, until humans no longer need teeth, I suspect there will be a huge demand for dental care.

So out of message and media, you message is by far much more important. Media encompasses decisions like online or offline, print versus internet, radio versus television and so on. Media is more of a tactical than a strategic decision.

Your message however is highly strategic. Have the wrong message or worse yet have no real message at all and no matter what media you use, your marketing efforts will fall flat on its face.

Go find your local yellow pages book. Dust off the cover, assuming you even keep it around your office. Open it to the dentist section and look at the ads. You know the ads that you and your competitors spend gobs of money on.

How many of these ads all look alike. A picture of a dentist, name of the practice, website url and phone number.

Why should a dental patient choose one dentist over another? I suppose if your name was Tom Cruise, just listing your name might work.

But what sets you message apart from all the other dentists out there? What reaches out and grabs a prospective patient and tells them why they should choose you over all the other dentists out there?

If you can’t answer this question, you are just wasting your advertising dollars.

Strategic Dental Marketing: It’s Easier and Harder Than You Think

Obviously I can’t cover everything in one short article. But if I had to leave you with only one thought, it is to think strategically rather than tactically when it comes to your dental practice’s marketing efforts. Don’t waste your efforts on quick fixes. Tactics are temporary. Strategy is timeless.

If you are a Honolulu Dentist, a Hawaii dentist or even a dentist in North Dakota and you want to talk, you know where to find me.

Kona Dentist

Tips for Choosing the Best Kona Dentist for You

Let’s face the facts. There aren’t a lot of dentists in Kona, at least compared to the number of dentists in Honolulu. So the good news is that there aren’t a lot of bad dentists in Kona. But the bad news is that this means that it is also tougher to find an exceptional Kona dentist, since there are fewer dentists to choose from.

So when you are looking for an amazing Kona dentist, what should you do? Well, guidelines for choosing the best dentist in Kona for you and your family follow below.

Please keep in mind that many studies have shown that 90% of the population has faced a dental problem in their lives. The problem might have been as simple as gingivitis or as bad as a cavity that required a root canal or worse. So please don’t put off locating a dentist to take care of your dental care needs.

Several Kona Dentists Worth Considering

Mark Y. Muramoto, DDS
808.329.6167
http://www.doctormuramoto.com/

Carter Yokoyama, D.D.S.
808.322.0101
http://carteryokoyamadds.com/

A Dentist’s Reputation is everything

First of all, examine the reputation of the Kailua Kona dentist that you are considering. A good dentist in Kailua Kona will have many good reviews and a minimum of bad reviews, while a poor dentist will have many bad reviews and few good reviews. You can look for dentist reviews online and you can also ask your friends for their advice on who provides the best Kona dental care. The longer your friends have been here the more weight you should assign to their advice. A reputation takes many years to build and only one day to destroy. So when you find a dentist with a good reputation, this is an excellent starting point.

The Dental Staff Plays a Big Role

An excellent Kona Dentist should have an equally exceptional staff. When you think about it, you’ll notice that you probably spend an equal amount of time interacting with the staff of a dentist as with the dentist himself. So if the dentist does not have a great staff, they can’t really be considered a great dentist, because half of the care that you receive is from the staff. A dentist’s staff must always be courteous and friendly. They should make you feel right at home in the dentist’s office. In addition, they should also be very efficient. They should get their jobs done quickly and with a high degree of quality. They should keep the dentist’s office running smoothly and ensure that you do not have to wait a long time to see the dentist.

A High Quality Dental Facility for Families

With a family dentist, the office environment of your dentist is especially important. The number one thing to look for is a comfortable waiting room that is appealing to your children. The waiting room of a family dentist should be bigger and more spacious than the waiting room of a regular dentist because keiki simply need more space than adults. The waiting room should be well stocked with reading materials for you and also things to keep your children occupied like coloring books or games.

Number of Years of Practice

The number of years that a dentist in Kailua Kona has been practicing is another great factor to consider when choosing the best dentist for you in Kona. The more years a dentist has practiced the more time that they have had to build experience and to build their reputation. Just as you would be uncertain about going to a mechanic that has been in business for only a few years, you should be careful about going to a dentist is fresh out of dental school or has only been practicing for a few years.

Kona Dentists Need to Have Aloha

The personality of the best Kona dentist for you is another critical factor. His (or her) personality should be warm and engaging and very caring. He should be comfortable interacting with everyone who walks into his clinic, whether they are a ninety year old grandmother or a five year old child. He should be a people person, who loves spending time with all of his patients. He should have a positive, upbeat attitude that makes every patient feel right at home in his office. The best Kailua dentist must always put his patients first. He must strive to do what is best for them and their dental health. His goal must always be to do what is right by his patients so that their teeth and gums stay in tip-top shape and their smiles will last a lifetime.

Great with Keiki

It almost goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway that the Kona family dentist that you choose must be great with children. Children make the toughest dental patients because they are often frightened of dentists and doctors and various dental procedures. Thus it is imperative that you dentist knows how to work with children. Your dentist needs to know how to keep them calm and how to get them to cooperate so that their examination goes smoothly and they can address all of your child’s dental needs. Keep in mind that not every dentist is great with children, so it is important that you keep looking until you find one that does know how to work well with them.

Location it Matters More than You Think

To get the best Kona family dental care, your dentist needs to be located in an area that is near you. Living in Hawaii, location is especially critical, since we are separated by massive mountains and vast stretches of ocean. So location is a very critical factor to consider. Make sure that your dentist is nearby and convenient to get to or you and your family may end up missing or skipping exams. And with dental visits it is important to never miss an exam. It is much easier to correct a small dental problem before it develops into a full blown dental emergency.

ADA and HDA Membership

The best Kona Dentist has to be a member of the American Dental Association and the Hawaii Dental Association. All good dentists in Hawaii are members of the ADA and the HDA. It is not easy to become a member and membership signifies that a dentist has put a lot of time and effort into studying to become a dentist and passing all of the required licensing and certification exams to become a dentist. ADA and HDA membership is simply non-negotiable.

Spectacular Conclusion to a Very Long Article

In conclusion, Kona is a fantastic place to live. It has beautiful beaches, majestic mountains and warm sunny days. But you will struggle to enjoy all that Kona has to offer unless you find a great Kona Dentist to take care of you and your teeth. We all know that to fully enjoy life in Hawaii, we need to be healthy and taking care of your smile is an important part of enjoying good health.

Jason Ako DDS

Dr. Ako is a Honolulu Dentist who graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, NE. He is a member of the Hawaii Dental Association, American Dental Association and the Honolulu County Dental Society. A graduate of Iolani High School, Dr. Ako is passionate about dental education and learning about the newest advances in dental care. Dr. Ako has more than 22 years of experience in meeting the dental care needs of his patients in our great state.

Dental Services

Dr. Ako offers many general and special dental services and his practice can meet most of your routine dental care needs.

  • Bonding
  • Cosmetic Contouring
  • Crowns and Bridges
  • Specialty Dentures
  • Cosmetic Fillings
  • Implants
  • Veneers
  • Whitening
  • Sealants
  • Periodontal Care
  • Routine Extractions
  • Scaling and Root Planing
  • Dentures
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Invisalign

Location

Jason C. Ako, D.D.S.
4747 Kilauea Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816

Office Hours

Dr. Ako’s office hours are 8:00am – 5:00pm on the following days:

  • Monday:
  • Tuesday:
  • Wednesday:
  • (Alternating Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Dental Insurance Accepted

  • Hawaii Dental Service
  • HMSA PPO PLANS
  • HMAA
  • United Concordia
  • Geha
  • MetLife
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental

Declan Devereux DDS

Dr. Devereux is a Honolulu dentist that never liked going to the dentist when he was younger. It turns out that his dentist was his very own Uncle Bob. He didn’t like going to see Uncle Bob because it tended to hurt and he never imagined that one day, he would become a dentist.

He received his dentistry schooling at the University of Colorado and he is a member of the American Dental Association, Hawaii Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

He has a number of special certifications in Invisalign and Branemark and he has written a number of articles about dentistry for various magazines and publications.

Office Hours:
Mon: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wed: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thur: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Dental Services Offered:

  • General Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Reconstructive Dentistry
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Invisalign
  • Orthodontics

Chad Kawashima DDS

Dr. Kawashima is a Honolulu dentist who was originally born in Honolulu. He graduated from Punahou back in 1990 and received his schooling in dentistry at the University of the Pacific which is located in Stockton, California in 1998. He then practiced dentistry in Hana, Maui for two years before returning home to Honolulu, where he has been practicing for more than ten years now. He is a member of the Hawaii Dental Association and also the American Dental Association.

Dr. Kawashima’s practice accepts most major dental insurance plans and focuses on using mercury free dental materials. He also provides digital x-rays and weekend appointments in case you are busy during the week. He is a practitioner of holistic dentistry, which means that his focus is the health of your entire body, not just your teeth in isolation.

Services Offered:

  • Restorative Materials For Fillings
  • Crowns
  • Full or Partial Dentures
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Implants
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Galvanic Testing
  • Digital X-Rays
  • Nutritional Guidance

Insurances Accepted:

  • HDS
  • HMSA PPO
  • Delta
  • AARP of Delta
  • HMAA
  • United Concordia
  • Tri Care
  • Aetna
  • Cigna PPO
  • Humana
  • Guardian

Location:
1139 Bethel Street
Honolulu, HI 96813