The mission of Island Endodontics is to provide sincere and compassionate care to our patients, exceptional service to our referring doctors, and to implement the latest clinical technologies and techniques based on scientific evidence.
We strive to be Hawaii's most patient-focused endodontics practice; to provide a patient experience that is unmatched in every interaction, from the moment you walk in our practice and are greeted, to the moment you walk out.
One of our main goals is to provide you with exceptional service -- from the patient appointment process to our comprehensive follow-up reporting. We want the care we provide to our patients to reflect positively upon your practice.
We are committed to fostering an environment for our employees where every individual is treated with respect and dignity, and motivated by a dedication to our patients and relationships with referring doctors.
Our team is what makes it all happen - from our front desk to our doctor, we are here to assure the practice achieves its mission to our patients and referring doctors.
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, daughters Isa and Mei, and his family and friends.
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 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.