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Dr. Joshua Westphal

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Joshua Westphal

Dr. J.D. Westphal is passionate about pediatric dentistry. Though he was scared of dental visits as a child, the more he learned about dentistry, the more interested he became. Today, he channels those early childhood experiences to help his young patients feel more comfortable. When asked what’s the best part of his job, Dr. Westphal replied, “There is no better feeling than helping a child overcome their fear of having a procedure done in the dental chair.”

Dr. Westphal earned his dental degree at The University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He then completed his post-doctoral specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Virginia Commonwealth University. There, Dr. Westphal became skilled in pediatric medicine, sedation, anesthesia, and behavior management. He is also Board Certified.

Dr. Westphal is thrilled to be living on Oahu with his wife Ashley and three boys. He enjoys spending time outdoors and loves mountain biking and hiking. In addition to balancing a full family and professional life, Dr. Westphal makes time to give back to the community. His Spanish-speaking skills helped him provide care during several dental mission trips to Mexico and Honduras. He remains active as a dental volunteer for Mission of Mercy, Give Kids a Smile Day, and the Veterans of War dental clinic.

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Why Choose

Dr. J.D. Westphal

  • Pediatric dentist specializing in caring for tiny teeth
  • Fun, engaging visits. Children look forward to returning to the office!
  • Accepting new patients

Patient Testimonials

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Kristi B.
1/12/2024
Egypt likes going to Dr. Westphal. She's never complained.
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Ai O.
3/15/2023
The office was welcoming and professional from the moment we walked in the doors. My son could not wait for his scheduled appointment due to a toothache so the office squeezed us in the next day. The assistant settled us in, and Dr. JD Westphal came in and reassured me and my son that the tooth that is bothering him will be taken cared of. Dr. Westphal and his assistant did a great job with my son. They kept communicating to each other and to my son. The front office discussed the finances and explained each charge. Thank you Hawaii Family Dental Ka Makana Alii 🤙🏼🤙🏼 We hope to keep the visits to a minimum to the twice a year cleanings 🤞🏼😬
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Sheena T.
7/16/2022
I drive from Kailua to Mililani because of HFDC’s Awesome Pediatric Dentist, Dr Westphal he is amazing with my children. Very patient and gentle. He gets work done. Made my 2 and 5 year old super comfortable in the chair.
Office ladies an DA’s are amazing.
Thank HFDC Mililani.
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Sheena T.
7/16/2022
I drive from Kailua to Mililani because of HFDC’s Awesome Pediatric Dentist, Dr Westphal he is amazing with my children. Very patient and gentle. He gets work done. Made my 2 and 5 year old super comfortable in the chair.Office ladies an DA’s are amazing.Thank HFDC Mililani.
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B G.
1/12/2022
Everything about this location is AMAZING! I love the staff & the doctors! Even transferred my daughter here, best decision ever! The wait is never long. Cleanliness is on point! Always friendly! They are just fantastic! I’ve been going here for about 8 years. My daughter started seeing Dr. Westphal, I can’t tell you how wonderful he is! They do not strap children down which was my daughter’s first procedure without being strapped down (since her previous pediatric dentist always did it) & she did great here! With the help of Dr. Westphal being quick & agile. He also comforted her the entire time. I really appreciated that he gave me ALL the options to choose from rather than telling me what he has to do. Highly recommend! Nani is my hygienist & she’s gentle & is the sweetest! I now see Dr. Hall & he is also great, I had recently switched to him because my Dr was not in during my visit & I enjoyed him so well that I asked to be switched. Lol! Dr. Tom was my ortho for 7 years till he retired & I now see Dr. Shin. He is very thorough, I’ve had my permanent retainers on for a while with no problems. Lastly to Skye, Quadra & to the other women, thank you for always making my visit so pleasant 🙂 See you all soon!-Berna
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Wenjie Z.
11/11/2021
If you are looking for a great pediatric dentist in this area, go see Dr. Westphal!
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Destiny K.
9/29/2021
By far the BEST DENTAL EXPERIENCE MY OHANA EVER ENCOUNTERED!!! My husband will be establishing care with them this Friday, September 24th. A little back story of dental history for me: I’ve been traumatized my whole life by many dentists. I’ve waited YEARS before seeing another dentist because of really bad experiences BUT i am overly satisfied with the dentist here at Hawaii Family Dental in Mililani Town Center: Dr. Alexander Hall (dentist), he is AWESOME. From my tooth extraction to my tooth fillings, he was FAST & it was PAINLESS! I was in and out within 20 minutes from my extraction which heeled PERFECTLY. Dr. Daniel Shin (orthodontist), we’re currently working together to get my DREAM SMILE! He asked what I wanted to change about my smile & my response was EVERYTHING…he told me exactly what he would recommend but let me tell you, it’s VERY minimal 🙂 what I thought would be expensive & take FOREVER to fix, turned out to be an 18 month process & not as expressive as other dentists quoted me! When I say A LOT of dentists are in it for the money, he’s definitely not one for them. Also, my children (8, 2 & 1 years old) sees Dr. Joshua Westphal (pediatric dentist), he is THE BOMB, hands down!!! My children only seen 1 dentist before him (they were good too), but my children felt so comfortable with Dr. Westphal, that never happens (a new face usually scares my kids). Lastly, THE STAFF…front to back, every respectful, knowledgeable & so friendly. Make you feel like family rather than a patient, you hardly get that anywhere else now days. MAHALO HFDS Mililani for the BEST experience.
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V. F.
6/20/2021
A big shout out and thank you to Dr. Westphal. He is really an amazing Pediatric Dentist for my 3 boys. Ages 5, 7 and 15. Very accommodating and child friendly. My boys feel comfortable with him. I strongly recommend him specially for those family that has kids with autism. And also to his team, I can’t remember all their names but I know Karla is one of them. Thank you all so much. God Bless and take care!

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