We Treat Your Kids Like Family
It is an honor and a privilege to care for the children of Kaua’i. This is a special place. The kindness and sincerity of the people here are unmatched. I promise to be honest and respectful to you and your kids. I will never put your child through anything unnecessary, and I will do my best to patiently explain everything to you whenever you ask. Thank you for trusting my team and I with your precious children, and for welcoming us as part of your community.
Did You Know...
Pediatricians and Pediatric Dentists recommend children visit the dentist before their first birthday or when the first tooth appears.
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Your Child's First Visit
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that children see a Pediatric Dentist before their first birthday or when their first teeth come in. Dental problems can begin early and we know children need healthy teeth to speak and chew food! Please schedule with any pediatric dentist near you.
Meet You and Your Child
The first step is to meet you and your child! We'll ask a couple of basic questions regarding your child's oral health and answer any questions you may have. You're welcome to accompany your child throughout their appointment.
Exam and Cleaning
Depending how old your child is, exams usually involve looking around the gums, teeth, jaws, and bite for healthy growth and development. Your child's visit also includes a gentle cleaning to remove plaque, tartar, and stains.
Schedule Your Next Appointment
If your child's teeth are healthy, you'll schedule another visit in six months. If something was found, your dentist will provide recommendations and help you schedule a follow-up appointment.
Dr. Chris Yamada
“I understand that a visit to the dentist can be intimidating for children. Our entire office experience is designed for kids and our team knows how to help our littlest patients feel comfortable while providing great care.”
Dr. Yamada founded of one of Oahu’s leading pediatric dental offices. His child-centered approach has helped him to be named one of Honolulu Magazine’s “Best Dentists” for 9 consecutive years.
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 everything that's happening. He constantly encourages them and praises them during the entire visit. He is awesome!!!Trishelle G.
After having an awful experience at another dentist with my son, we came here and couldn’t be happier. My son, 4 and daughter, 2 have been excited to go to the dentist since we started coming to this practice. Christopher Yamada was so lovely and we were in and out fast! I love when professionals know how to deal with children and make them feel comfortable. Thanks you guys!agibster
My daughter hated the dentist, but because of the amazing staff at HFD, especially Dr. Chris, my daughters experience is now a good one. Dr. Chris shows she cared for my daughters healthy smile as well as her feelings to make she sure was okay every step of the way! We’ve gone through MANY dentist, and this one is by far the best one!Clarilyn I.