Your Child’s First Exam Hawaii - Kokua Smiles

Your Child’s First Exam Hawaii

Specialized dental care for children, promoting lifelong oral health.

Pediatric dentistry focuses on providing specialized dental care for infants, children, and adolescents. With a gentle and child-friendly approach, pediatric dentists create a positive and comfortable environment, ensuring that children develop good oral hygiene habits and maintain optimal dental health as they grow. These dental professionals address a range of issues specific to pediatric patients, including preventive care, dental examinations, cleanings, and treatment for cavities or other dental conditions. By establishing a foundation of proper oral care early on, pediatric dentistry plays a crucial role in setting children on a path towards a lifetime of healthy smiles.

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What to Expect?

Give your child a positive and gentle introduction to dental care at Kokua's pediatric dentistry, where a friendly and nurturing environment ensures a comfortable first exam and lays the foundation for a lifetime of oral health.

Exam

Comprehensive oral evaluation, assessing growth, development, and dental health.

Diagnosis

Identifying dental issues, cavities, bite problems, and developmental concerns.

Treatment

Child-friendly procedures, dental cleanings, fillings, and preventive care interventions.

Post Treatment Care

Education on oral hygiene, dietary guidance, and regular dental check-ups.

What is Pediatric Dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on providing oral healthcare to infants, children, and adolescents. It encompasses a range of services tailored to the unique needs and developmental stages of young patients, promoting their oral health and establishing a positive attitude towards dental care from an early age.

Transformative Effects

The transformative effects of pediatric dentistry go beyond oral health, positively impacting a child's overall well-being and quality of life. By promoting proper oral hygiene habits, preventing dental issues, and addressing dental concerns early on, pediatric dentistry sets the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles and confident dental experiences.

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Why us?

Kokua is the Hawaiian word for selflessly helping others in the spirit of kindness & love. This is our dental care philosophy. Patient health, comfort, & convenience are our top priorities. Our philosophy shifts the spotlight away from procedures and dental education, prioritizing instead your comfort, accessibility, and peace of mind. With a focus on empathy and simplicity, our patient interactions echo this sentiment. Our team comprises caring individuals who prioritize your needs, ensuring that every interaction is infused with the spirit of kindness and love. Seamlessly convenient appointments, insurance-friendliness, and in-office dental plans underscore our commitment to making your journey with us as smooth as possible. At Kokua Smiles, it's not just about dentistry – it's about fostering an atmosphere where you feel heard, cared for, and attended to promptly.

Same Day Emergency Dental Care

We're your frontline in dental emergencies, providing personalized care for all ages. Our commitment transcends readiness – it's about accessibility. With extended 7-day service from 7 am to 7 pm, including weekends, Kokua Smiles is Hawaii’s Urgent Care Dental practice of choice!

In-House dental plan

Our low-cost in-house dental plan can cover your entire family at less than a dollar a day. We prioritize your oral health, offering convenient in-office plans and flexible, budget-friendly payment options, ensuring your smiles shine without financial worry. T&C apply*

$0 cleanings*

Healthy smiles shouldn't cost an arm and a leg. Let us keep your teeth in check without breaking the bank. Your insurance works amazing here! We offer $0 cleanings for insured patients only. If your dental insurance requires a copay you will need to pay a small out of pocket cost.

Flexible timings

Say goodbye to missed school and work for dental appointments. Our extended hours, including late evenings and weekends, offer ample convenience. With appointments available 7 days a week, before and after work, and even on Saturdays and Sundays, we prioritize your busy lives, ensuring scheduling ease for you and your family.

Is this treatment right for you?

Determining if pediatric dentistry is right for your child involves considering their age, dental health needs, and any specific concerns or conditions they may have. Consulting with our pediatric dentist will help assess their unique requirements, provide age-appropriate care, and ensure a positive and tailored dental experience for your child, setting them on the path to optimal oral health.

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Come Prepared

To make the most of your child's pediatric dentistry appointment, come prepared by providing their dental and medical history, bringing any insurance information, and informing the dentist of any specific concerns or questions you may have. Being proactive and engaged will help ensure a smooth and productive visit for your child's dental care.

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Meet Our Doctors

At Kokua Smiles, we pride ourselves on our exceptional team of dental professionals. Meet our experienced and compassionate staff dedicated to making your journey with us a positive and comfortable experience.

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Dr. Cedric Lewis

Dentist

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Dr. Rob Wu

Dentist

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Dr. Bryson Chang

Dentist

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Dr. Alexander Tarasov

Dentist

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Testimonials

The Best
Dr. Lee is the best. He was very helpful & explained the procedures to help me understand what was going on.

-Stephen

Excellent!
I couldn't be happier with the dental care I received from Dr. Lewis & the staff at Wai'alae Dental Care. Excellent! Professional!

-Pua

Super Nice!
They were able to see me on short notice, figured out why I was in pain & proceeded to fix it for me right then & there. And everyone was super nice!

-Starlani
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