Our team is what makes it all happen - from our front desk to our doctors, we are here to assure the practice achieves its mission to our patients and referring doctors.

Noz Yamauchi, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Yamauchi earned his doctorate of dental surgery (D.D.S.) and master’s in endodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He moved to Honolulu in 2010.


Additionally, Dr. Yamauchi is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, which is the highest level of certification that can be achieved in the specialty of endodontics. He is one of the only few active Board-Certified endodontists in all of Hawaii.

An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in saving teeth. They have an additional two to three years of specialized training beyond the four years of a general dental program of study. They have advanced expertise in treating even the most complex endodontic procedures, including root canal treatment and endodontic surgery.

Dr. Yamauchi’s research has been published in the Journal of Endodontics. He is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, Hawaii Dental Association, Honolulu Dental Society and several study clubs.

When he is not providing endodontic care to the people of Hawaii, Dr. Yamauchi enjoys playing soccer, surfing, hiking, volunteering, eating, and spending time with his wife Erica, daughter Isa, and his family and friends.

 


Mitsuko Iwasaki

Mitsuko is our practice manager. She was born in Niigata and grew up in Saitama, Japan. She moved here in 1990, and had 2 children and raised them here. Mitsuko worked in banking and at a travel agency company before making a transition over to the dental field. Her positive attitude and kindness, along with her strong work ethic and dedication are what helps our practice provide the highest quality care to our patients. She loves spending time with her husband, Toshi, and their dog, Lucky. She enjoys cooking, going hiking and taking trips to Japan.

 

 

Naoko Cambra

Naoko is a clinical chair-side assistant. She was born in Japan and has been living here in Hawaii for the past three years after getting married to her husband, who is from here. Naoko was trained and worked as both a dental assistant, office staff, and then as a hygienist in Japan for over ten years, so brings a great deal of dental knowledge and expertise to Island Endodontics. Naoko loves spending time with her husband and son, Prince. She also enjoys going to the beach, trying new foods, shopping and going back to visit Japan.

 

 

 





 

 

"I was impressed immediately upon making my appointment with Island Endodontics.  Shortly after getting off the phone with them, I received an email that contained everything I needed to know to prepare for my appointment.

The reception area was comfortable and well-decorated. The area where the procedures are done was bright and airy, and everything was spotlessly clean.

Everyone I encountered during my visits was really competent and really friendly.  Jenifer, the dental assistant that prepped me for both visits, was very sweet.  She made my comfort a priority, which helped put me at ease.

My endodontist was Dr. Yamauchi, who was really nice and the most informative doctor I've ever had.  To be honest, I was dreading my appointment because I had a bad experience with a dentist when I was a kid and have always been a little hesitant ever since, especially when it comes to the dreaded anesthetic needle!  I had nothing to worry about.  I didn't feel a thing during the entire procedure, not even while getting the anesthesia, and never did have any pain (even in the days after the root canal).

I was most impressed with how this office embraced technology to make their operation more efficient.  I was able to fill out my "new patient" info online so that I wouldn't have to come early to my appointment.  Their x-rays are taken digitally, so no more sharp x-ray films cutting into the roof of your mouth.  At different stages of my root canal, Dr. Yamauchi took pictures of my tooth, which he showed me afterwards on his monitor so I saw exactly what he did during the procedure.

The things that made my experience memorable is the incredible skill of my endodontist, and also the little personal touches I saw everywhere: a pitcher of iced lemon water in the waiting area, good background music playing overhead, jaw massages after having my mouth open for an hour, follow-up calls to make sure I was doing okay in the days after my appointments.  I have never experienced this level of attention to detail at any other healthcare-related office, let alone at any other dental office.

These folks put a lot of effort into making sure that their patients have a good experience, and I appreciated it.  They took an unpleasant situation and made it painless (in every sense of the word)." - Thumy W. from Yelp review