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.Book an appointment
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.
Comprehensive oral evaluation, assessing growth, development, and dental health.
Identifying dental issues, cavities, bite problems, and developmental concerns.
Child-friendly procedures, dental cleanings, fillings, and preventive care interventions.
Education on oral hygiene, dietary guidance, and regular dental check-ups.
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.
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.Book an appointment
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.
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!
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*
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.
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.
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.Get a free consultation
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.SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
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.
Dr. Lee is the best. He was very helpful & explained the procedures to help me understand what was going on.
I couldn't be happier with the dental care I received from Dr. Lewis & the staff at Wai'alae Dental Care. Excellent! Professional!
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!
Kokua Smiles offers a variety of dental services, including routine cleanings, preventive care, restorative dentistry (such as fillings and crowns), cosmetic dentistry (teeth whitening, veneers, etc.), orthodontics, oral surgery, and more. We strive to provide comprehensive care to address all of your dental needs.
Yes, we are proud to offer dental care for patients of all ages, including children. Our friendly and experienced team is trained in working with kids, ensuring a comfortable and positive dental experience for your child.
It is generally recommended to visit the dentist every six months for regular check-ups and cleanings. However, the frequency may vary depending on your oral health needs. Our team will evaluate your condition and provide personalized recommendations. Our new patient special can cover your dental cleaning at only $99.
Scheduling an appointment at Kokua Smiles is easy. You can call our office during business hours, or you can fill out the online appointment request form on the website. Our friendly staff will assist you in finding a convenient time for your visit.
Yes, Kokua Smiles accepts most major dental insurance plans. We will work with your insurance provider to maximize your benefits. We also offer affordable in-office dental plans that can cover your entire family at less than a dollar a day. Please contact our office with your insurance information, and our team will verify your coverage prior to your appointment.
We offer a variety of payment options to accommodate our patients' needs. We accept cash, credit cards, and most dental insurance plans. Additionally, we provide flexible financing options and affordable In-House Dental Coverage Plans for you and your family!
Yes, we understand that dental emergencies can happen at any time. Kokua Smiles offers emergency dental care services to address urgent oral health issues promptly. Please contact our office as soon as possible, and we will prioritize your situation.
The health and safety of our patients and staff are our top priorities. We strictly adhere to all recommended COVID-19 safety protocols. This includes frequent disinfection of surfaces, practicing social distancing, and implementing screening procedures. You can trust that your dental visit will be conducted in a safe and clean environment.