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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

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

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

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, 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


Okabe Dental Arts
1221 Kapiolani Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96814

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


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

1139 Bethel Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Candace Wada DDS

Dr. Wada is a Honolulu dentist that is committed to restoring the beauty of your smile by using the latest state of the art dental procedures. She will work with you on preventative dental care as well as dealing with existing dental problems, because it is much better to prevent a small dental problem from growing into a big dental problem.

Dr. Wada offers the following dental services:

  • Cleanings and Prevention
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Treatment of Periodontal Disease
  • Restorations

Her office is located at:

4211 Waialae Ave.
Suite 309
Honolulu, HI 96816

Why Advertise on receives more than 799 visitors per month who are desperately searching for a dentist in Hawaii. It is the #1 Hawaii Dentist website on the Internet.

But don’t take my word for it, just type “hawaii dentist” into the search engine of your choice and take a look at the websites that are returned.

Now 799 visitors per month may not see like much, but given that the average lifetime value of a single new patient is $1,200, these visitors can have a massive impact on the bottom line of your practice if just 1% of them decide to become your patient each month.


Here are a few screen shots of our statistics. I think that the numbers speak for themselves.

Referrals (names have been blurred for privacy)



Daily Visitors for January 2012


Advertising on

Your ad will look like the following example:

John Doe, DDS

(808) 555-1234

While this may look plain and deceptively simple, it is currently responsible for all of the referrals displayed in the statistics above. And note that I am only tracking the web referrals. A good portion of my site’s visitors may instead use your phone number to call you directly.

If I have advertising space available, I will give you the first month free, just so you can test the effectiveness of advertisting on at no risk.

And when I say no risk, I mean it. No credit card is required for you to get started.

After the first month, if you want to retain your listing, all you have to do is pay a monthly fee that is tiny in comparison to the $1,200 value of a single new patient. This fee will be may be as high as $150 or as low as $25 per month depending on the location of your practice.

Remember this tiny fee is easily recouped and then some if you land a single new patient each month. But with 799 prospective patients coming to our site each month who are desperately searching for a new dentist, what are the odds that you get only one patient per month by advertising here?

So really, the value you are being offered is quite high in relation to the cost and I don’t see how you can turn down this offer down, unless you are already have too many patients.

And what’s more, since I don’t require a credit card up front and I am giving you the first month free, there is absolutely no risk to advertising on

In short, you have everything to gain and nothing to lose. Just enter your email address below and we will be in touch shortly.



Hawaii Dentists: Are You Throwing Away $1,200 or More Per Month?

You may not realize it, but you almost certainly are.

A recent survey of dentists has shown that the average value of a new patient is $1,200. You might think that you don’t make this much money off an initial exam. But this figure takes into account the future value of a patient which includes ongoing exams and things like fillings, implants and dentures.

You are throwing away $1,200 or more per month by not advertising on Here’s why:

You are missing out on the benefit of being seen by our 799 unique visitors per month. These visitors, they are no ordinary visitors. They are all people who are desperately searching for a dentist in Hawaii.

In fact, just type in “Hawaii Dentist” (which is what our visitors are searching for) into any major search engine and see that is displayed in the #1 spot in virtually all of the top search engines.

What if you could be the first dentist a prospective patient sees when they search for a dentist on the internet?

What would this be worth to your practice, given that the value of a new dental patient is $1,200?

Now imagine, if just 1% of these 799 people per month decide to become your patient, then you would get 7 new patients — with a life time value of $6,300 — added to your practice each and every month. Just think about what this would do for your practice.

What’s more, what if it didn’t cost you a single penny or even require pulling out your credit card to be seen by our 799 visitors per month?

For a very limited time and for a few select dentists, that is exactly what I am offering.

If I have advertising space available, I will list you on for one month for free, just so you can test the effectiveness of advertisting on at no risk whatsoever.

And when I say no risk, I mean it. No credit card is required for you to get started.

After the first month, if you want to retain your listing, all you have to do is pay a tiny monthly fee that is ridiculously small in comparison to the $1,200 value of a single new patient. This fee may be as high as $150 to as low as $25 per month depending on your practice’s location.

Remember this tiny fee is easily recouped and then some if you land a single new patient each month. But with 799 people coming to our site everyday who are desperately searching for a new dentist, what are the odds that you get only one new patient per month?

So really, I don’t see how you can turn down this offer down, unless you already have more patients than you can handle.

To take advantage of this risk free offer, just enter your email address below and we will be in touch. I urge you to act fast or another dentist may end up claiming your spot.

Dental Marketing

Attention Hawaii Dentists: Are you looking for new patients?

Dental marketing can be expensive, but what if you could get advertising that may be worth hundreds of dollars in new patients for free?

For a limited time that is exactly what you can get.

My website,, is getting an average of 46 visitors per day who are looking for a dentist in Hawaii, and it has already referred 552 prospective patients to dentists just like you.

How is it able to refer so many prospective patients?

Just Google “hawaii dentist” and I think that the answer will be obvious.

So what is the catch?

You are probably thinking: “You can’t really be giving this away for free???”

Here is how it works. If a slot is available, I will list you on for one month for free. If you get so many new patients that you want to stay listed, all you have to do is pay a low monthly fee and provide a testimonial. (A free month should be worth five minutes of your time to write a testimonial if this boosts your practice.)

You don’t even have to give me your credit card number. And because you don’t have to give me your credit card number up front, you don’t have to do anything to avoid being charged if you decide not to continue your listing.

The only other “catch” is that I am not going to list a lot of dentists on my site. I am going to strictly limit the number of dentists listed. After all, I’m not the yellow pages and I only want to promote a few of the best dentists in each town. So if you snooze, you lose.

Also, I will only list the best dentists. If I see a lot of bad reviews or complaints against a dentist I reserve the right not to list them.

If you want get a free listing, enter your email below, watch for the verification email and confirm your email address. But don’t wait too long or your spot may be claimed by someone else.


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