Keiko Watanabe, DDS, PhD
1440 Kapiolani Blvd. Suite 1239
Phone: (808) 955-1440
Fax: (808) 944-1440
Why We Are The Right Dental Office For You
We Welcome New and Emergency Patients Every Day
Everyday we welcome new and emergency patients with, or without, a dental plan or dental insurance to our Honolulu location in Ala Moana. Our dentists specialize in conservative cosmetic dentistry for the whole family and we promise to be sensitive to those who have not had a dental visit in a while or are experiencing an emergency. We accept all dental plans or dental insurance and participate with most.
We Offer an Affordable Dental Plan and Accept All Dental Insurance
For patients without a dental plan or dental insurance, we offer the Ala Moana Dental Plan where people can have affordable dental coverage for only $199 a year or $19 a month. The Ala Moana Dental Plan will provide reduced fees on all services. For most patients with a participating dental plan or dental insurance, our office provides FREE cleanings and exams two times a year.
Our Award Winning Doctors Offer Early Morning and Late Afternoon Appointments
In addition, you don't have to take off time from work or school because we offer convenient early morning and late evening cleaning appointments. You can have confidence in our doctors as they are regularly awarded Best Dentist in Hawaii by Honolulu Magazine, the Honolulu Star Advertiser and America's Best Dentists. Our office is ready to service the people in the Waikiki, Diamond Head, Downtown, Kahala, Kakaako, Kaimuki, Makiki, and Kapahulu neighborhoods. We ensure your dental visits will be convenient, comfortable and easily integrated into your busy lifestyle.
Our Mission: The Platinum Rule
Most people know the "Golden Rule", which states, "Treat others as you would like to be treated." This is typically a great philosophy, however, other people frequently have different needs, desires, expectations and hopes than our own. The "Platinum Rule" states, "treat others the way they want to be treated". Although this is more challenging, it proves to be a more rewarding philosophy for us and our patients. Ala Moana Dentistry`s mission is to treat our patients well and provide the Honolulu community with the highest quality dental care at a reasonable price. We offer all reasonable solutions to your dental concerns and encourage our patients to participate in making all final decisions. In Honolulu, we are a conservative dental practice devoted to comprehensive care that focuses on proper function while addressing your cosmetic dental concerns. We pride ourselves on long lasting results and long lasting relationships. We will strive to apply the Platinum Rule and offer solutions that meet your needs in a caring environment.
Our Promise & Guarantee
We promise all patients will be greeted politely and treated with respect or the cost of your treatment will be free.
If you are not completely satisfied with your results we will make an effort to make you happy. That means our relationship does not end when treatment is finished. You can call, email or come in if you have any questions or difficulty with the dental work performed in our office. We can offer this guarantee because of the high quality of our work and our gentle way of caring for our patients. Ala Moana Dentistry cares that you are satisfied!
Ala Moana Dentistry does not cut corners! We hold ourselves to the highest standards which enables us to provide quality dental care to our patients. Using the finest materials, modern equipment and high quality dental labs, we offer treatment planning that provides patients with excellent options. For example, a patient with a missing tooth may be offered a denture, bridge or an implant. There are usually pros and cons to each choice but, once educated, we encourage our patients to draw their own conclusions as to the best treatment for them. Without compromising care, we try to maximize the use of our patients dental plan or dental insurance. If treatment can be completed in reasonable segments, we may be able to maximize your dental benefits. Should a dental emergency occur, we usually can see a our patients the same day.
Education & Prevention
We take the time to answer your questions! One-of-our main goals is to have educated patients. When patients are educated they become empowered and have sense of control over their treatment. With routine exams (check ups), radiographs (x-rays), prophys (cleanings) our office can detect problems before they fully develop. Our clinical exam also provides the latest advanced oral cancer screening technology. As with many situations in life, the longer a patient waits the worse the problem will become. Issue that are no cared for will also become more expensive and time consuming. We are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. This is the reason why we offer early morning and late afternoon appointments. There is no cosmetic dentistry that is better than keeping your natural teeth.
We follow HIPPA guidelines which help to insure the safety and privacy of patient data. Our office is also equipped with a private check out area, private conference room, electronic health record and locking file cabinets. Furthermore, our credit card reader uses the latest chip technology and we have a Sonic Wall firewall protected computer system from cyber threats. Your personal information is safe with us!
Infection control in our office is also very important to us. To protect our patients, and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and avoid cross contamination using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Every room is cleaned after each patient and modern sterilization methods are used for all our instruments.
Training & Expertise
We are proud to tell you that our doctors and staff are highly trained. Our doctors are licensed in the state of Hawaii, have more than 10 years of experience and have graduated top of their class from an ADA approved dental schools. All staff are licensed and/or certificated. To provide you the best possible service our office regularly participates in continual education seminars. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment. Also, being members in good standing of the ADA, HDA, and HDS helps us to stay abreast of the changes in our profession. Finally, our dentists lecture nationally and internationally on a variety of topics.
A Positive Experience
In our office you will be treated like family! In most cases we know our patients by their first name. Our office takes the time to answer all your questions, work with your dental plan or dental insurance, and recommend an appropriate treatment. The longer you are a patient-the better we can get to know you-the better we can assist you. While all dentists graduate from dental school, not all dentists have top-notch skill or deliver personalized, sensitive and gentle care. At Ala Moana Dentistry, we provide both: exceptional skill and gentle care. Our goal is to earn your trust, not by our words but, through our actions.