Are you looking for comfort-conscious dental care in Lihue? Then, look no further than Hawaii Family Dental. Whether you need a cleaning, an emergency dental appointment, or a more complex procedure, our Lihue dentists can help you achieve a healthy mouth.

Our Lihue office accepts most dental insurances, see patients of all ages, and has new patient appointments available within 48 hours. Call 482-3100 to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online.

Office Hours and Directions

Our office is across the street from Kauai Urgent Care. Turn right as you enter the parking lot and follow the road to the end of the lot. The entrance is on your left.

  • Mon 8am – 6pm
  • Tues 8am – 6pm
  • Wed 8am – 6pm
  • Thurs 8am – 6pm
  • Fri 8am – 5pm

Comprehensive Dental Care

Your search is over! We offer emergency, pediatric, preventative, orthodontic, and cosmetic dental care all in one spot. From infants to kupuna, we have everything you and your family needs to achieve and maintain a healthy mouth.

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Dental Emergencies

If your tooth has been damaged, don't wait! Often, your tooth can be saved if you act quickly. Our dentists will get you out of pain before it gets worse.

We Accept Your Insurance

We will always maximize your insurance benefits and minimize your out-of-pocket costs.

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Pediatric Dentistry

Our board-certified Pediatric Dentists have a fun, positive, and engaging approach to ensure an excellent dental experience for your child or teen. We look forward to seeing you and your child!

Mom Approved

Our patients rated our Lihue dentists 4.4 stars on Google and have been recognized as "Best Dentists" in Hawaii. Thank you!

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Patient Reviews

Kevin C. Avatar
Kevin C.
9/08/2023 - Google
I’ve been a patient since 2019.Dr Apala and his assistants are great. Coco the hygienist is very good too.They take good care of me.
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Nicole M.
8/10/2023 - Google
5 stars + for the staff and service. This team is incredible. I am SO glad I chose this office. Friendly, lively, timely and caring. I felt they were both efficient AND really took their time to answer all of my questions and provide the best care. It’s a rare... read more
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Kalanikauleleiaiwi W.
3/15/2023 - Google
Dr. Shin’s the best! After getting braces when I was a child through another orthodontist I, of course, stopped using my retainer because 1- I wasn’t paying for it/didn’t understand how expensive it was and 2- I was a forgetful child. Fast forward almost 20 years and I finally had... read more
odie9640 Avatar
2/02/2023 - Google
went for my usual 6 month cleaning appointment (actually was a reschedule, so been 10 months since last cleaning). My Hygenist Molly did a great job and was very attentive & careful to the built up areas. Mahalo!
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Mark K.
11/06/2022 - Google
Hawaii family dental lihue is a good clinic they have a good workers specially the doctors. But how I wish they have more doctors out there to make the process more easy and faster on all the appointments specially the emergency cases like tooth extraction and Dental implants
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jo s.
9/20/2022 - Google
The entire staff were all so friendly, kind and helpful. As a new patient with an urgent matter and no insurance, they helped me by offering a decent insurance plan and some stayed late to take care of my problem. I am relieved to find Hawaii Family Dental... read more
Jo A. Avatar
Jo A.
7/16/2022 - Google
The staff was very helpful & friendly..Dr Apalla his nurses Lisa & Frannie was very good…I would recommend friends & family
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Denise M.
5/30/2022 - Google
I had a crown that broke in half while on vacation. They were so nice! They got me in the same morning I called. I was only in the office 1 hour and the doctor had put a temporary filling over the exposed tooth to protect it until I can... read more
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Summer H.
3/02/2022 - Google
I came in for a cleaning. It didn't take long for the dental hygienist to sanitize her area and bring me in to get started. She was very pleasant and I was very relaxed in my seat. The cleaning was quick and thorough. No complaints!
RJ C. Avatar
2/22/2022 - Google
Wonderful service and quality of work at HFD. Best staff on the island. Molly did a fantastic job on my deep cleaning and it was the most painless cleaning I have ever had. Mahalo nui loa HFD!
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Trishelle G.
10/02/2021 - Google
I have brought my children to many different dentists over the years but Dr Yamada at Hawaii Family Dental Kauai is the BEST. He is so patient and very caring. From my older children, all the way down to my 4yo, he reassures them and walks them through... read more
Stephen V. Avatar
Stephen V.
9/06/2021 - Google
Amazing experience with Dental Hygienist Cinnamon and Dr. Apalla. I felt cared for and heard throughout the experience. Highly recommend.
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CherylAnn O.
9/06/2021 - Google
I'm sort of anti-dentist to begin with. But that said, seeing a dentist for problems is inevitable. Comparing HFD to my previous dentist on a deep clean -- my prior dentist did not numb the gums prior to the procedure but HFD did. So, it made the process tolerable. The... read more
Caroline C. Avatar
Caroline C.
7/20/2021 - Google
Wonderful dentist and staff. I feel the quality of care I get there is very professional. The entire staff has been kind and efficient. Would recommend this to anyone.
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Muriel J.
6/20/2021 - Google
I am a very nervous dental patient due to previous treatments at another office on the mainland. Hawaii Family Dental is the best dental practice I’ve been to. From the friendly and professional front desk staff to the dental techs and dentists. I received top notch great care that was... read more
Michael M. Avatar
Michael M.
1/16/2021 - Google
Fast, efficient, friendly service. I was able to be seen the next day and had an exam and xray. A few days later, my chipped tooth was worked on and fitted with a temp crown by Dr. Apala and his assistant.I am impressed with their capacity for scheduling patients, and... read more
Michael M. Avatar
Michael M.
11/26/2020 - Google
Fast, efficient, friendly service. I was able to be seen the next day and had an exam and xray. A few days later, my chipped tooth was worked on and fitted with a temp crown by Dr. Apala and his assistant.I am impressed with the capacity for scheduling patients, and... read more
Anna H. Avatar
Anna H.
10/14/2020 - Google
Dr. Yamada is a very competent and personable dentist. He didn't need much time this month, thankfully! Our hygienist was also wonderful.
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Arieiv P.
10/07/2020 - Google
Now that my 2nd and final crown appointment has been completed I can only emphasize my great satisfaction. Dr. Chris and his assistants are professional, friendly, informative, and -especially if you have HDS--affordable. The great Hawaii Family Dental experience begins with their fabulous and verdant courtyard and continues... read more
Richard K. Avatar
Richard K.
9/30/2020 - Google
staff was very friendly and professional and explained what procedures were to be done. Very pleased with the job preformed.
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