HFD opens new facility in Queen Ka’ahumanu Center, Kahului
Hawaii Family Dental is helping Hawaii improve its oral health standing by adding a new center to better assist the population in combating oral health problems like gum disease.
John Bower, the president of Hawaii Family Dental, called for an increased focus on the prevention of periodontal disease which affects about 50 percent of the population of the United States. Gum disease, especially in its advanced stage called periodontitis, can lead to tooth and bone loss and a higher risk of systemic diseases like heart disease, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes.
“Often, in its late stages, you may not see any symptoms of gum disease,” Bower said, stressing the need to see a dentist at least every six months.
Aside from gum disease, tooth decay continues to plague Hawaii’s young generation. In a report by the State Health Department, 71 percent of children have tooth decay — a figure comparably higher than the national average of 52 percent. The state also records the highest tooth decay prevalence among 50 states.
To service more people and better provide the dental care Hawaii needs, Hawaii Family Dental opened another center in Kahului located at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. It now has 12 centers across four islands.
The new center in Kahului is equipped with the latest in dental technology for a more comfortable dental experience for the patients. Since its establishment in 1986, Hawaii Family Dental has dedicated its practice to giving its patients the best in dental care that more moms are entrusting it for their family’s oral care than any other dental practice.
Additionally, Hawaii Family Dental continues to better its services by growing its team. “We are always looking for a great and skilled dentist,” Bower said. Aside from dentists, the dental group is also welcoming hygienists, dental assistants, staff, among others to its team. In fact, for five consecutive years, more of its dentists were named Best Dentists by Honolulu Magazine.
“We are really proud of the fact that they are not only stuck with us, but we develop them as well,” Bower said.