Dr. Craig Yamamoto
Though Dr. Yamamoto was born in Urbana, IL, he was raised in Honolulu, HI, after his family returned to their roots. Originally, Dr. Yamamoto wanted to be a social worker so that he could help people. After a couple of years gaining social service experience, he decided he wanted a change, so he chose to return to Illinois and attend dental school. He was inspired by his uncle, who was a dentist, and felt that he’d enjoy the profession and the opportunity to work with his hands.
After beginning his education and volunteering to gain experience, Dr. Yamamoto discovered his passion for surgery. His wife encouraged him to pursue his dream, and so Dr. Yamamoto began his journey to become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Yamamoto is extremely interested in orthognathic and trauma therapy but ultimately found his niche in implants. The most rewarding part of his job is his ability to restore someone’s health with implant therapy. He enjoys the chance at completely changing someone’s life with treatment.
Dr. Blake Kitamura
Dr. Kitamura was born in Seattle, WA, but his family moved to Hawaii when he was 2 years old. While growing up in Hawaii, where all of his family is from, Dr. Kitamura wasn’t always sure that he wanted to pursue a career in dentistry. However, he was inspired by his orthodontist father to learn more about the field and thought it could be a good career fit for him. When he got to dental school, he was immersed in the field and began to see the difference he could make.
Dr. Kitamura discovered his interest in surgery and knew that he wanted to continue his education to become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He enjoyed soft tissue work and the elegance of surgery. In addition, he liked the complexity of putting things back together and getting to fix things instantly rather than over time as with orthodontics. Each of these factors helped Dr. Kitamura realize his dream of being an oral surgeon. Dr. Kitamura loves being able to help patients that may be scared of oral surgery or see treatment as a last resort, and he works hard to ensure everyone has a good and happy experience that makes them want to come back.
Oral Surgery Hawaii offers the full range of oral surgery procedures from our offices in Honolulu, HI, and Aiea, HI. Our surgeons, Dr. Craig Yamamoto and Dr. Blake Kitamura, are both licensed oral and maxillofacial surgeons with years of experience. When you come to our practice, our number one priority is to treat patients with integrity and care. Our entire staff strives to ensure that each patient leaves our practice with excellent results from their treatment.
Both of our offices are fitted with state-of-the-art surgical and diagnostic tools so that every procedure goes as smoothly as possible. Our oral surgeons are experts at dental implant procedures, wisdom teeth removals, facial surgeries, dental extractions, and more. To learn more about our practice or the procedures we offer, feel free to review the information on this website and give us a call if you have any questions. One of our staff members will be happy to help you.