Kailua-Kona Dentist



By offering effective general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and restorative dentistry care, Dr. Carter Yokoyama has been able to enhance, maintain, and improve the smiles of his patients. He is, first and foremost, dedicated to his patients’ comfort and well-being, and will strive to ensure that his patients’ needs are met to the best of his ability using the highest quality of care. Below are testimonials from actual patients who have benefited from Dr. Yokoyama’s expertise.

*The results described on the Testimonials below, and elsewhere on this site, are the individual experiences and personal opinions of those who have purchased and followed the treatment by Carter Yokoyama DDS. Results may very.

Carter Yokoyama DDS 5 Star ReviewsAloha Dr. Yokoyama,

I just wanted to thank you so much for my porcelain veneers. I really appreciate what you and your staff have done for me to give me this great smile. I am really enjoying my new smile as I haven’t smiled this much in years. You’ve literally boosted my self-esteem and confidence. This means so much to me and my future. I can now have the confidence I need at my job, especially working face to face with people and having the confidence to talk to them without being self conscious and wondering if they’re staring at my stained teeth. Instead, I can stand proud knowing they are looking at my pretty teeth. My new smile will help me in other ways as well and I just cannot thank you enough. I can only wish you the best of luck in the years to come and to please continue to put beautiful smiles on many more deserving faces. Thanks again for all you’ve done for me.
-Brytt Kirihara

*Testimony written by a patient of Dr. Yokoyama. Results may vary and there are no guarantees .

Carter Yokoyama DDS 5 Star ReviewsAloha Dr. Yokoyama,

Just a short note to express my deep, sincere appreciation for the treatment I have enjoyed under your and your staff’s care. Everyone associated with your practice has been so professional yet warm and caring…I am made to feel as if “I am your only patient” when I am in your office. 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

*Testimony written by a patient of Dr. Yokoyama. Results may vary and there are no guarantees .

Carter Yokoyama DDS 5 Star ReviewsDr. Yokoyama’s practice is the best dental practice in the area. I would not go to any other dentist in Kona. Every one of his staff is superb, very caring, and accurate. I feel truly blessed that Dr. Yokoyama and his staff are taking care of me. I have great confidence in all of them.

My dental situation has improved immensely in the years that they have been taking care of me.

Dr. Yokoyama himself is a young, smart, very competent and aware dentist in the prime of his life and practice. He is always learning more about dental care and his practice is on the cutting edge of all the latest important discoveries in dentistry. My dental needs are complex, and I know I can trust Dr. Yokoyama for the best advice and care I need. I am also glad that he is such a kind and gentle human being as well as such an excellent dentist..
-Betsy Morrigan

*Testimony written by a patient of Dr. Yokoyama. Results may vary and there are no guarantees .

Carter Yokoyama DDS 5 Star ReviewsAloha!

To phrase it simply, Carter Yokoyama is the best! I have been his patient since he started practicing in Kona and I have been taken better care of by him than any other dentists I saw over a fifty-five year period.

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

*Testimony written by a patient of Dr. Yokoyama. Results may vary and there are no guarantees .

Carter Yokoyama DDS 5 Star ReviewsDear Dr. Yokoyama and Staff,

I have been wearing dentures for many years and was beginning to have serious problems. It was difficult to chew, speaking clearly became a problem as the bottom denture was loose. Additionally, my appearance was affected as my gums had receded quite a bit and my face appeared sunken and the wrinkles around my mouth were more pronounced.

After a consultation with Dr. Yokoyama we decided implants would be the best way to go. It was a lengthy process, but the results were well worth it. I can actually eat an apple without cutting it into small pieces. When I am speaking or lecturing at my church, I am confident that I will not have any difficulty. My appearance was enhanced as well. As a matter of fact quite often I am told I have a terrific smile. Thank you Dr. Yokoyama and staff!

A hui hou,

*Testimony written by a patient of Dr. Yokoyama. Results may vary and there are no guarantees .

Keauhou Shopping Center

75-5905 Walua Road Suite 7

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740

Carter Yokoyama DDS 5 Star ReviewsTo Dr. Carter Yokoyama and Staff,

Thank you folks so much for the wonderful job that you did on my teeth. I can smile again and actually talk to people without covering my mouth or talking with my head down. Dr. Yokoyama, you and your staff are wonderful and I felt so comfortable with you folks.

People comment me all the time on my smile and especially my teeth. I’m so proud to say who did the great work. I can still remember the first day I came into your office, I was so ashamed but you all made me feel so comfortable. I’m so glad that my counselor referred me to the Give Back A Smile Program and then to have the program find a remarkable dentist such as yourself. I truly believe that if I was referred to another dentist they would have done just the missing tooth but you and your wife Heather were so kind to do all of my top teeth. Thank you so much… words still can’t describe the gratitude I have for you and your staff.

God Bless you and your family and also your staff. You folks are always in my prayers.

Mahalo nui loa,
-Carrie Ann Torres

*Testimony written by a patient of Dr. Yokoyama. Results may vary and there are no guarantees .

Carter Yokoyama DDS 5 Star ReviewsThank YOU, Dr. Yokoyama.

Thanks to your talent and expertise, I now have a wonderful Smile.

I was hesitant to take on, what appeared to me to be a scary procedure, to get the Smile I always wanted.

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!

Most Sincerely,
-Sidnie Zari Holualoa, Hawaii

*Testimony written by a patient of Dr. Yokoyama. Results may vary and there are no guarantees .

Carter Yokoyama DDS 5 Star ReviewsI recently had work done by Dr. Yokoyama and his staff, and I am really quite pleased with the results. After being told several times that braces were the only way to correct my teeth. I was determined to find someone with an alternative solution. After a consultation with Dr. Yokoyama, I felt totally confident that he would come up with the perfect treatment plan to give me a brilliant smile.

My experience at Dr. Yokoyama’s office was exceptional. The staff was highly professional and courteous, which made the experience an enjoyable and comfortable one, and for the first time I actually looked forward to going to the dentist.

Since my final visit with Dr. Yokoyama, I’ve been able to smile with complete confidence. I no longer try to hold back or hide my smile. This experience has raised my self-confidence, and as a result I am definitely smiling a lot more.

Deciding to go to Dr. Yokoyama was one of the best choices I’ve made. I live in Hilo and it was well worth driving over to his office in Kona for appointments. His work is amazing, and I absolutely recommend being his patient. Thank you Dr. Yokoyama!


*Testimony written by a patient of Dr. Yokoyama. Results may vary and there are no guarantees .



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Beautiful office, helpful and friendly staff, caring and knowledgeable doctor and hygienist, utmost care to keep everything clean and sanitary, current on research, new studies and technology within dentistry. Highly recommended Dr. Yokoyama’s office!
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The staff in this office are a blessing to the community. I've been visiting the office for more than five years now. I always leave my appointments confident that I had excellent quality, personalized care from professionals with high standards. On top of that, they leave you feeling like family and I come away better educated about the latest research and how to improve my oral/dental health
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I've always been warmly greeted by Michelle upon entering the very clean and professional office. She's been a great help in properly managing my dental benefits. All the staff has a great mix of professionalism and warm, personal care. Dr Yokoyama takes time to explain what is going on with your dental care and possesses great skill in his profession.
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Dr. Carter Yokoyama is the best dentist I've ever experienced and I've been on Earth a long while. The office/dental staff is exemplary, none better!

Meet Your Dentist, Dr. Carter Yokoyama

Dr. Carter S. Yokoyama grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii where he graduated from Punahou School in 1984. He completed both his undergraduate studies and dental school at the University of Washington, in Seattle. He graduated from the UW School of Dentistry in 1992 and is licensed to practice in both Hawaii and Washington. Dr. Yokoyama is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and American Dental Association