Cosmetic Dentistry Cosmetic dentistry blends artistic creation with sound scientific principles to create masterpieces that improve people’s health, confidence and self esteem. At his practice in Kailua-Kona Dr. Carter Yokoyama uses the most advanced cosmetic dentistry techniques and materials to produce beautiful, natural looking results that can greatly enhance his patients’ lives. Read More

Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea can pose a serious problem both while you sleep and during your waking hours. Sleep apnea occurs when the airways become obstructed, interrupting your breathing while you sleep. This usually means choking or gasping for a few seconds or even more than a minute. People with sleep apnea cannot get a good night’s sleep, which is why they often visit Dr. Carter Yokoyama in Kailua-Kona. Read more

Six Month Smile® Six Month Smiles® is unlike any other orthodontic system on the market today. In as little as six months, Dr. Carter Yokoyama can transform your teeth into the smile of your dreams. What’s different about Six Months Smiles, aside from the ultrafast results, it the clear bracket and tooth-colored wire system that is virtually invisible to your family, friends, and coworkers. Read More

Dental Implants When you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, it’s important that you consider getting dental implants. Undergoing implant dentistry in the Kailua-Kona area means a better solution than the removable dentures and dental bridges of the past. In fact, dental implants will address both the aesthetic issues and dental health issues associated with missing teeth. Read More


Welcome to the practice of Carter Yokoyama, DDS

Cosmetic and restorative dentistry combine art and science to improve your smile and enhance your life. At the Kailua-Kona practice of Dr. Carter Yokoyama, our team of dental professionals is dedicated to listening to your goals and desires and providing exceptional dental care for the most rewarding experience possible. We invite you to learn more about our practice and explore the possibilities for creating the smile you have always dreamed. Learn More…

Meet Dr. Carter Yokoyama

logo (1)Each year Dr. Yokoyama completes many hours of advanced education to remain on the leading edge of dentistry and stay current with the latest materials and procedures available. Selected as one of America’s Top Dentists for cosmetic dentistry by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, Dr. Carter S. Yokoyama grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii and graduated from Honolulu’s Punahou School in 1984. Learn More…

Dentist Kailua Kona

Dr. Carter Yokoyama has been able to enhance, maintain, and improve the smiles of his patients. These testimonials are from actual patients who have benefited from Dr. Yokoyama’s expertise. Read More…

Carter, Kailua Kona’s Surf Doc

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Important Information You Need to Know About Sleep Apnea

What Sleep Apnea Does to Your Body Sleep apnea, sometimes called obstructive sleep apnea, happens when your soft oral and throat tissues become too relaxed when you fall asleep. This results in your airway being blocked. You can easily spot sleep apnea in a spouse –... read more

Dr. Carter Yokoyama has been able to enhance, maintain, and improve the smiles of his patients. These testimonials are from actual patients who have benefited from Dr. Yokoyama’s expertise. Read More…

5-StaRAloha Dr. Yokoyama… Your professional efforts have improved my quality of life and I have not been bashful about sharing my positive experience with our friends. Thank you so much for what you do and the manner in which you do it.

Thank you again…with aloha,


Sharon Handgis


Love these people!

Jolene Geates Johnson

5-StaRAloha! …Recently I had porcelain veneers put on my top front teeth, and it is a joy to smile. I especially like it when people tell me that I have pretty teeth. He is a perfectionist and it shows!

Two other points of interest are #1 you never have to wait for your appointment. If they schedule you for 1:15 PM, you are seen at 1:15 PM. and #2, everyone I have referred over the years has thanked me profusely.

Cynthia Belle “CB” Petersen


…Having my Cosmetic Dentistry process performed by you, with your knowledge, gentleness and attention to every detail was never painful or stressful. Your staff was caring, kind and professional and your office bright and inviting.

Thank you again for being my dentist!


Sidnie Zari