As the sole board-certified implantologist in Hawaii, Dr. Michael Nishime attracts a steady procession of patients seeking to have their flawed grins rebuilt. But that isn’t the only thing he does at The Center for Implant and Esthetic Dentistry. He also tends to smiles with other surgical procedures, including bone grafting, apicoectomy, and wisdom-teeth extraction, as well as general dentistry, Invisalign, and teeth whitening. No matter what treatment patients get, Dr. Nishime believes they should be comfortable, and so he offers nitrous oxide, pill sedation, and recordings of pan-flute music to quell anxiety.
Only a short hairbrush toss from Aiea Bay, Beautiful Soul pampers the senses with a menu of indulgent spa services. Owner Leina Keomalu can rehab mugs with an exfoliating facial, or draw on her lash certification to outfit eyelids with elegant Novalash or faux mink extensions. Clients can also solicit the spa’s waxing services to nix unwanted hair from eyebrows, upper lips, or cherished pet rocks.
Though they’re versed in tackling dental emergencies, the doctors and staff members at Aloha Dental Center bring the same sure-handed skills to less-urgent mouth mending, including preventive cleanings and teeth-whitening treatments. The team straightens crooked grins with personalized orthodontics, or restores dilapidated smiles with porcelain veneers. In addition to expert services, team members also practice their bedside manners with kid-friendly pediatric dentistry and Spanish-speaking employees ready to bridge language gaps. Dental dilemmas clear up during convenient weekend and evening appointments, which accommodate busy schedules and romantic teeth-whitening dates.
Dr. Russell H. Masunaga keeps patients’ mouths in optimal health while ensuring a comfortable, virtually pain-free experience through the use of laser technology. With lasers, Dr. Masunaga can often avoid the use of anesthetics when removing tooth decay in a quicker, more precise manner than standard drilling procedures. He also fills cavities with tooth-colored composites for a unified, natural-looking smile. With office hours available Monday–Saturday, Dr. Masunaga makes scheduling a visit more accessible, as well.
At Windward Smiles, Dr. Russell P. Kim helms a friendly, professional staff dedicated to ensuring handsome smiles and long-term dental health with Invisalign treatments. During the treatment, which lasts 6–18 months on average, a series of form-fitted, clear plastic trays gently herds mouth bones into proper order for 22 hours each day, without unsightly and uncomfortable wires, brackets, or suspension bridges. Every two weeks, a new set of removable trays realigns enamel ridges until teeth are fully balanced and evenly adjusted. In addition to promoting beautiful smiles and unsullied grins, having a well-trained set of perfectly arranged teeth ensures the long-term health of the oral cavity, making it easier to remove plaque and spitballs hurled by unruly taste buds.
Dr. Dennis Nagata draws upon more than 30 years of experience—including training at USC and a teaching gig at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies—to build healthy, beautiful smiles. Along with fellow dentist Dr. Wesley Sato and a staff of caring assistants, he furbishes teeth using tools such as Zoom! whitening gel, Invisalign aligners, and dental implants. To remove mercury sources from the mouth, the dentists can replace amalgam fillings with composite fillings or inlays made of hard materials such as gold, ceramics, or calculus proofs. They can also address jaw pain, headaches, and other symptoms of TMJ using digital jaw-tracking instruments and neuromuscular treatments such as low-frequency TENS.
Over the course of more than 25 years in business, GMS Dental Centers have established the kind of long-term relationships with patients that allow an office to thrive. The company employs many licensed dentists, hygienists, and dental specialists, as well as a former IRS agent who gets paid in people not yelling at him. Each location treats kids and adults to cosmetic, preventative, and procedural care, and dental teams also perform ultra-modern services such as Zoom! whitening, straightening with Invisalign, and installing quarter-inch HDTVs in incisors.