Exceptional People. Exceptional Practices.

Many of our dentists have been recognized as among Hawaii’s Best. We are humbled by the devotion, care, and professionalism of each of them, and of every person on our team. Their attentiveness to our patients and support for each other is truly inspirational. Meet our exceptional team.

General Dentists

Dr. Alan Mitsunaga

Dr. Alan Mitsunaga

General Dentist
Location Honolulu
Education Creighton Universty
About Hawaii Family Dental was developed to bring together a family of patients and their dentists. Quality of care has always been the Hawaii Family Dental’s primary goal.
Get to know An avid soccer player, Dr. Mistunaga is a devotee of team sports, an interest he expresses as an AYSO soccer coach.
Dr. Alexander Hall

Dr. Alexander Hall

General Dentist
Location Bright Smiles, Honolulu
Education University of Nevada Las Vegas
About Dr. Hall loves working at Hawaii Family Dental because he believes the practice values its team members just as much as it values its patients, and he appreciates access to the tools and equipment that improves patient diagnosis and outcomes.
Get to know When Dr. Hall is not in the office he can be found with his family and two dogs enjoying the natural beauty of Hawaii.
Dr. Alfredo Coloma

Dr. Alfredo Coloma

General Dentist
Location Westridge
Education Natl. College of Business & Arts
Manila Central University
About Dr. Coloma decided to become a dentist because so many of his childhood playmates went into the medical profession – many of whom are at HFD, and still good friends – to this day.
Get to know When Dr. Coloma isn’t dancing between patients, he enjoys ballroom dancing on the weekends.
Dr. Amy Choy

Dr. Amy Choy

General Dentist
Location Mililani
Education University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry
Awards Honolulu Magazine’s “Best Dentist” awardee from 2015 to 2017
Dr. Ashley Takiguchi

Dr. Ashley Takiguchi

General Dentist
Location Ewa Beach
Education University of the Pacific School of Dentistry
Awards Honolulu Magazine’s Best Dentist awardee
About Dr. Takiguchi loves seeing her patients grow from adorable, laughing little kids to dream-filled teens with healthy smiles. “My goal is to create a positive and fun experience at a young age so that our patients enjoy seeing us, and consequentially, reduce their dental anxiety.
Get to know Dr. Takiguchi was a cheerleader at the University of Hawaii, which might explain why she is such a tireless advocate on behalf of her patients.
Dr. Barry Sullivan

Dr. Barry Sullivan

General Dentist
Location Kona
Education Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
About Dr. Sullivan loves helping people attain and maintain a healthy mouth – a smile to be proud of.
Get to know Just as he does in his dental practice, Dr. Sullivan is always striving to do his best. The pursues his other interests, including hiking, running, snorkeling, and swimming, with equal devotion. As for his surfing, well, let’s say he’s striving to find balance there too.
Dr. Brendt Lum

Dr. Brendt Lum

General Dentist
Location Hilo, Kona
Education Creighton university School of Dentistry
About Giving back to his community is something deeply important to Dr. Lum, which is why he volunteers with the Aloha Medical Mission in Kalihi. The Mission provides free healthcare to underserved people.
Get to know An avid hiker and surfer, Dr. Lum enjoys spending time with this wife and their dogs, Malik and Kona.
Dr. Brian Matsumoto

Dr. Brian Matsumoto

General Dentist
Location Queen Kaahumanu Center
Education New York College of Dentistry
About Inspired by his childhood dentist, Dr. Brian Matsumoto is dedicated to providing kind, compassionate, and life-changing care.
Dr. Christopher Godla

Dr. Christopher Godla

General Dentist
Location Lihue
Education University of Pittsburg School of Dental Medicine
About Helping those patients who have not been to a dentist for several years, and seeing them improve their dental and overall health is a particular passion for Dr. Godla.
Get to know An avid surfer, Dr. Godla is equally passionate about chasing the sun and the waves.
Dr. Coleen Sullivan

Dr. Coleen Sullivan

General Dentist
Location Kona
Education University of the Pacific School of Dentistry
About From dental assistant to hygienist to dentist, Dr. Sullivan’s passion for making a difference in patients’ lives—especially children’s—inspired her to pursue her career in dentistry.
Get to know Always tireless in pursuit of her goals, Dr. Sullivan is a fan of long-distance running, with a record of completing four full marathons and 18 half marathons.
Dr. David Itomura

Dr. David Itomura

General Dentist
Location Ewa Beach
Education University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry
About Dr. Itomura believes that oral health is critical to overall health, and strives to ensure his patients receive the best care possible.
Get to know Outside of his work family, Dr. Itomura devotes his time to his wife and son.
Dr. Ernest Lau

Dr. Ernest Lau

General Dentist
Location Honolulu
Education Loyola School of Dentistry, Chicago
About Over four decades of being able to serve the community he grew up in has been a dream come true for Dr. Lau.
Get to know People from around the world fascinate Dr. Lau, who has a love of travel and experiencing different cultures through their cuisine.
Dr. Franz Schuller

Dr. Franz Schuller

General Dentist, Invisalign Certified
Location Ewa Beach
Education University of Frankfurt, School of Dentistry
Awards Honolulu Magazine’s Best Dentist awardee, 2016 and 2017.
About Dr. Schuller is not only fluent in the latest dental technology and practices, he is also fluent in Spanish, German, and Russian.
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Dr. Glenn Inouye

Dr. Glenn Inouye

General Dentist
Location Windward Mall
Education University of Iowa College of Dentistry
Awards Honolulu Magazine’s Best Dentist awardee,
About
Get to know In addition to the tools of dentistry, Dr. Inouye is equally skilled with clubs – a prerequisite for his coaching job with the boy’s golf team at Iolani.
Dr. Gordon Edgar

Dr. Gordon Edgar

General Dentist
Location Ewa Beach, Hilo, Kona, Kahului, Kihei, Lihue
Education University of Washington
Awards Honolulu Magazine’s Best Dentist awardee, 2015 and 2016.
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Dr. Heather Hearon

Dr. Heather Hearon

General Dentist
Location Queen Kaahumanu Center
Education Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health
Awards Honolulu Magazine’s Best Dentist awardee, 2015 and 2016.
Get to know Although Dr. Hearon is quick to admit that her guilty pleasure is Molokai sweet bread, she’s just as quick to point out you can have your bread and eat it too, as long as you brush and floss regularly.
Dr. Idliko Istvan

Dr. Idliko Istvan

General Dentist
Location Queen Kaahumanu Center
Education University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
About Among Dr. Istvan’s many accomplishments was fitting a recovering cancer patient with dentures. Seeing them regain their self-confidence was incredibly rewarding.
Get to know An artist both in the office the office and out, Dr. Istvan enjoys also enjoys painting.
Dr. Jeffrey Thomas

Dr. Jeffrey Thomas

General Dentist
Location Kihei
Education Ohio State University
Awards Honolulu Magazine’s Best Dentist awardee, 2016 and 2017.
About “I don’t just take care of teeth,” says Dr. Thomas, “I take care of patients.” What matters to Dr. Thomas are the relationships he creates with the people he helps.
Get to know Dr. Thomas’ desire to help people goes deeper than the gumline. He has written a book on stress management and produced a short film titled “Trade Winds.”
Dr. Kalvin Hur

Dr. Kalvin Hur

General Dentist, Invisalign Certified
Location Mililani
Education New York University College of Dentistry
About A Tri-Service Dental Conference honoree and Endotonics Honors recipient, Dr. Hur considers helping his patients to be his greatest accomplishment.
Get to know A certified Invisalign dentist and an acknowledged expert in bite, Dr. Hur’s expertise does not extend to fish biting. His son is the more accomplished fisher.
Dr. Lena Hamakawa

Dr. Lena Hamakawa

General Dentist
Location Hilo
Education Creighton university School of Dentistry
About Nothing is more gratifying to Dr. Hamakawa than making an immediate difference in her patients’ lives and seeing them leave happy and full of newfound confidence.Working at Hawaii Family Dental provides the opportunity to collaborate with other professionals in her office.
Get to know While dentistry has been a slam dunk for Dr. Hamakawa, she is also likes to shoot hoops. And targets at the gun range.
Dr. Maricris Mangasi

Dr. Maricris Mangasi

General Dentist
Location Hilo
Education University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery
About For Dr. Mangasi it’s all about seeing her patients smile. Through her dedicated care and sense of humor, she sees every day as an opportunity to make things a little brighter.
Get to know Exploring new places, strolling through farmers’ markets, and enjoying delicious food all bring a smile to Dr. Mangasi’s face.
Dr. Michael Eng

Dr. Michael Eng

General Dentist

AboutOnce a member of the U.S. Air Force stationed at Hickam, Dr. Eng is known for being incredibly down to earth and approachable.

Location Ewa Beach
Education Belmont College Meharry Medical College
Awards Honolulu Magazine’s Best Dentist awardee, 2017.
Get to know Dr. Eng is as fluent in Burmese and Cantonese as he is in dentistry, enabling him to serve a diverse array patients newly arrived from Asia.
Dr. Neal Tamura

Dr. Neal Tamura

General Dentist
Location Honolulu
Education Northwestern University Dental School
About How many dentists can say they’ve made a patient so happy the person literally skipped out of the office? Just one example of Dr. Tamura’s record of life-changing care.
Get to know Dr. Tamura’s patients aren’t the only ones expressing their joy through movement. A swimmer, cyclist, and paddler, Dr. Tamura also coaches Maryknoll’s canoe team.
Dr. Ronald Mau

Dr. Ronald Mau

General Dentist
Location Hilo
Education Creighton university School of Dentistry
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Dr. Simon Lee

Dr. Simon Lee

General Dentist
Location Mililani
Education University of Pennsylvania, SDM
Awards Honolulu Magazine’s Best Dentist awardee, 2017.
About I’m always amazed by people’s talents and admire their spirit in facing challenges. I enjoy watching “America’s Got Talent”, “Ninja Warriors”, and “Shark Tank”.

I also spent five years in the US Navy Dental Corps and was stationed at Pearl Harbor, Kaneoehe, and in Japan. I’m also fluent in Korean.

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Dr. Steve Barba

Dr. Steve Barba

General Dentist
Location Kihei
Education Temple University
Awards Honolulu Magazine’s Best Dentist awardee, 2017.
About When asked, the first thing our dentists say is the most gratifying part of their job is being able to improve patients’ oral health and self-image. Dr. Barba is no different.
Get to know Dr. Barba continues to heed his mother’s advice, especially “Go outside and play.” On weekends that can mean hiking, golf, water skiing, or playing basketball.
Dr. Stuart Wisotzky

Dr. Stuart Wisotzky

General Dentist
Location Kona, Kihei, Kahului
Education Tufts University Dental School
Awards Honolulu Magazine’s Best Dentist awardee, 2015-2017.
About Before he begins to work on teeth, Dr. Wisotzky works on relieving a patient’s anxiety and pain, creating a positive experience for every person he treats.
Get to know A man of many talents, few would guess that Dr.Wisotzky is an expert in the nearly forgotten art of tableside Caesar Salad making.
Dr. Susie Lee-Ching

Dr. Susie Lee-Ching

General Dentist
Location Westridge
Education Columbia University Collge of Dental Medicine
About
Get to know Hawaii is often referred to as a melting pot, but for some, it’s a soup pot. An avid foodie, Dr. Lee-Ching is especially fond of noodles, whether served up in Japanese, Korean, or Italian dishes.
Dr. Tiffani Dunn

Dr. Tiffani Dunn

General Dentist
Location Bright Smiles
Education Medical College of Georgia, School of Dentistry
Awards Honolulu Magazine’s Best Dentist awardee, 2014-2017.
About Dedicated to treating people, not dental problems, Dr. Dunn develops lasting relationships by trying to make a positive difference in the lives of every person she sees.
Get to know Dr. Dunn’s hobbies are just as diverse as her list of patients. From painting to paddleboarding, and traveling to trapeze, Dr. Dunn finds joy in many different ways.
Dr. Weilin Bono

Dr. Weilin Bono

General Dentist
Location Honolulu
Education American River College
University of Sao Paulo
Awards Honolulu Magazine’s Best Dentist awardee, 2014-2017.
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Dr. William Derrickson

Dr. William Derrickson

General Dentist
Location Windward Mall
Education University of Medincine and Dentistry of New Jersey(UMDNJ)
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Awards Honolulu Magazine’s Best Dentist awardee, 2015
About Dr. Derrickson believes that every day is an opportunity to do some good, help improve a patient’s oral health, and their overall health. Which is how many little things can create a big change.
Get to know What happens when you trade the Jersey shore for the shores of Hawaii? In Dr. Derrickson’s case you take up that most iconic of Hawaiian sports: surfing. Cheee!
Dr. William Sicilia

Dr. William Sicilia

General Dentist
Location Windward Mall
Education Temple University
About Dr. Sicilia believes in not only giving his patients a better smile, but a reason to smile as well.
Get to know After graduating from dental school it was a big leap moving from Philadelphia to Hawaii, but Dr. Sicilia being a lover of swimming and scuba diving, he’s used to jumping in with both feet.
Dr. Yunah Park

Dr. Yunah Park

General Dentist
Location Queen Kaahumanu Center
Education New York University College of Dentistry
About To Dr. Park, dentistry is more than working on teeth: it’s a way to transform lives. Helping patients become the confident, smiling people they deserve to be is what Dr. Park finds most rewarding.
Get to know Healthy teeth are one reason to smile. So is an expertly prepared dish. When she’s not working with her patients, Dr. Park works on perfecting recipes. What else would you expect from someone who named her cat “Meatball?”
Dr. Yunsang Park

Dr. Yunsang Park

General Dentist
Location Kona
Education New York College of Dentistry
Get to know Kind. Caring. Gentle. There are many words that describe Dr. Park the dentist. But a different set of adjecives is required to describe Dr. Park the student of Tae Kwon Do, Kendo, Karate, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Orthodontists

Dr. Alan Tom

Dr. Alan Tom

Orthodontist
Location
Education University of Detroit School of Dentistry
Awards Honolulu Magazine’s Best Dentist awardee, 2014 – 2017.
About As a Dentist, Dr. Tom enjoyed the artistic side of working with precision tools to improve his patients’ oral health. As an Orthodontist, what he most ejoys is creating great smiles.
Get to know We aren’t sure we should mention that the man who enjoys the precision and artistry of wielding dental tools happens to love the movie, “The Last Samurai.” Fortunately Dr. Tom is much more likely to be found swinging a tennis racket on weekends.
Dr. Erik TinHan

Dr. Erik TinHan

Orthodontist
Location Kona, Windward Mall
Education State University of New York at Buffalo
Awards Honolulu Magazine’s Best Dentist awardee, 2009 – 2017
About Whether at Queen’s Medical Center Dental Clinic, Kapiolani Medical Center Craniofacial Clinic, or Kaiser Medical Center Cleft Palate Clinic—Dr. TinHan is driven to volunteer. He’s even travelled as far as Myanmar to help people.
Get to know When he is not taming the natural tide of teeth, Dr. TinHan enjoys sailing the big ocean blue and scaling Hawaii’s beautiful mountain ranges with his dogs.
Dr. Wendell Hoshino

Dr. Wendell Hoshino

Orthodontist
About Dr. Hoshino advises his patients to brush, floss, and visit him regularly. Not only will that ensure a healthy smile, it can create a smile that can last for a lifetime.
Education Saint Louis University Master of Science in Dentistry Minor in Orthodontics
Awards Honolulu Magazine’s Best Dentist awardee, 2013 – 2017.
Get to know There is a rumor that the Hawaiian chile peppers Dr. Hoshino grows in his small garden are so hot he has actually been known to breathe fire. You may want to ask him to prove it on your next visit.
Dr. Won Chaekal

Dr. Won Chaekal

Orthodontist, Invisalign Elite Premier Certification
Location Waterfront
Education Columbia University
Awards Invisalign Elite Premier status – reserved for top 1% of dentists in the country, Honolulu Magazine’s Best Dentist awardee, 2012 – 2017

Pediatric Dentists

Dr. Brent Ching

Dr. Brent Ching

Pediatric Dentist
Location Kihei
Education Indiana University
Awards Honolulu Magazine’s Best Dentist awardee, 2013 – 2014
Recipent of Indiana University’s highest award for Pediatric Dentistry
About Dr. Ching chose to specialize in Pediatric Dentistry because he believes childhood is the perfect time to learn about and develop healthy oral hygiene for life.
Get to know True story: Dr. Ching wrote a children’s book teaching that with a little patience, even someone small can have big dreams and succeed. Titled The Little Lima Bean, the book comes with a set of lima bean seeds and instructions for growing them.
Dr. Matthew Griffith

Dr. Matthew Griffith

Pediatric Dentist
Location Kona
Education University of Washington School of Denistry
About Working with kids, Dr. Griffith does everything he can to show his pint-sized patients that visiting the dentist doesn’t have be a scary experience. In fact, it can even be fun.
Get to know Surfing. Snorkeling. Hiking. Exploring the Big Island. Listening to music. Talking story. Check. Dr. Griffith’s favorite thing to do? Laughing. No wonder he’s a Pediatric Dentist.
Dr. Peter Lee

Dr. Peter Lee

Pediatric Dentist
Location Hilo, Kauai, Mililani
Education Boston University School of Dental Medicine
About “There is nothing better than putting a smile on a child’s face,” according to Dr. Lee, because better oral health at a young age can translate into better health during adulthood – and decades of smiles.
Get to know Outside the office Dr. Lee is all smiles when he’s working out, plaing basketball, and hanging out with friends, and best of all, spending time with his family.

Periodontists

Dr. Gerald Meredith

Dr. Gerald Meredith

Periodontist
Location Ewa Beach, Honolulu, Kaneohe, Westridge, Windward Mall
Education Indiana University School of Dentistry
Awards Honolulu Magazine’s Best Dentist awardee, 2014 – 2017
About One of the reasons why I became a dentist is because I wanted to be able to live a balanced life. Hawaii Family Dental has given me more of the most valuable commodity around….time. I focus on my dentistry and relationships with patients and staff. I don’t worry about all the administrative responsibilities that accompany a private practice.
Get to know Dr. Meredith heeded the call of becoming a dentist. In his free time, he answers the call of the open road and ocean, having recently taken his family on an RV trip through a number of Canadian National Parks. When at home, he does what the locals often do – He packs up his gear and goes surfing, kiteboarding, and fishing.
Dr. Ramandeep Gill

Dr. Ramandeep Gill

Periodontist
Location Hilo, Kona, Kihei, Kahului, Lihue
Education Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Dental Sciences and Research
University of Pennsylvania
Awards Honolulu Magazine’s Best Dentist awardee, 2017
About Dr. Gill’s motto is lto make our lives count by contributing to people’s well-being. Not only does being a Periodontist provide the opportunity to contribute to her patients’ well-being, it has also resulted in her making some amazing friendships.
Get to know To watch Dr. Gill at work is to see poetry in motion, perhaps because he is an avid reader of Rumi, Whitman, Faiz, Gulzar, Kaur, and many other great poets.

Endodontists

Dr. Jonathan Fu

Dr. Jonathan Fu

Endodontist
Location Ewa Beach, Westridge, Windward Mall
Education Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry – University of Southern California
Awards Honolulu Magazine’s Best Dentist awardee, 2016 – 2017
Get to know An avowed foodie, Dr. Fu is not only fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish, but their cuisines as well. Keeping his patients’ teeth healthy so they can enjoy delicious meals is what motivates him.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Matthew Abraham

Dr. Matthew Abraham

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Location Ewa Beach, Honolulu, Westridge, Windward Mall
Education Univeristy of Iowa
Awards Honolulu Magazine’s Best Dentist awardee, 2016-2017
About
Get to know Plate lunch to poi, mac salad to mochi, maunapua to loco moco, Dr. Abraham believes oral health should be rewarded with a healthy appetite for local food.

Prosthodontist

Dr. Richard Miyamoto

Dr. Richard Miyamoto

Prosthodontist
Location Honolulu
Education Northwestern University Dental School
Awards Honolulu Magazine’s Best Dentist awardee, 2014 – 2017
About Eating comfortably and feeing confident in one’s appearance are two sure ways to increase the joy in a patient’s life. Knowing that his work can have such an incredibly transformative effect on every single day is highly motivating to Dr. Miyamoto.
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