Dr. Blake Kitamura, DDS
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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery | Male

Care Philosophy

My goal is to create a comfortable and personalized patient experience. It is my belief that patients deserve to be as comfortable as possible during their treatment, and patients are most at ease when they are informed. I make sure to spend as much time as needed to answer every question so that they can feel confident in the treatment plan tailored to fit their needs and that their comfort and safety are my highest priorities.

Biography

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.

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Dr. Kitamura's Reviews

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based on 3 total surveys (2 with reviews)
Dr. Kitamura's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
in Honolulu, HI |
My Implant Procedure relative to Accessibility, Front Office/Staff, Doctor/Equipment. Accessibility: Pearlridge is easily accessible with lots of parking. Office/Staff: Friendly, helpful, attentive; explaining all costs of the procedure. Dr. Kitamura: Suggests all options, costs, and is as painless as dentistry can be. His knowledge is 'up to date' and his equipment (X-ray machines) are 'state of the art'. I highly recommend Dr. Kitamura of Oral Surgery Hawaii.
Thank you for recommending our practice. We appreciate you sharing your great experience. Please tell your friends and family!
in Kaneohe, HI |
Staff was very friendly, the procedure was quick and painless
Thank you for the 5-star review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Thank you for choosing us.
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Dr. Kitamura says...

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.

Dr. Kitamura's Care Philosophy

My goal is to create a comfortable and personalized patient experience. It is my belief that patients deserve to be as comfortable as possible during their treatment, and patients are most at ease when they are informed. I make sure to spend as much time as needed to answer every question so that they can feel confident in the treatment plan tailored to fit their needs and that their comfort and safety are my highest priorities.

Dr. Kitamura says...

Dr. Kitamura attended the University of the Pacific for his undergraduate career, where he majored in biology and graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2005. After enjoying his experience in San Francisco, Dr. Kitamura decided to stay in the city and attend dental school at his alma mater. He graduated in 2008 with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree.

Dr. Kitamura says...

Dr. Kitamura received an abundance of training following the completion of his education. He first completed a general practice residency for one year at The Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu. It was during this residency that he discovered his love for surgery and decided to apply for a surgical internship at Carle Foundation Hospital in Illinois. In addition, Dr. Kitamura completed a four-year oral and maxillofacial surgical residency in Illinois at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. During this specialized residency, Dr. Kitamura underwent hands-on training in the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including learning to administer all forms of anesthesia safely.

Dr. Kitamura's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  •  Board certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Hawaii not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Dental Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Trauma
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Impacted Teeth
  • Jaw Cyst
  • Jaw Irregularities
  • Jaw Tumor
  • Sleep Apnea
  • TMJ
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Loss

Education

  • Medical School
    University of The Pacific / School of Dentistry

    Graduated in 2008

  • Residency Hospital
    Carle Foundation Hospital
    The Queens Medical Center
  • Undergraduate School
    University Of The Pacific

    Graduated in 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Anesthesia
  • Bone Grafting
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Dental Implant
  • Extraction of Wisdom Tooth
  • General Anesthesia
  • IV Sedation
  • Jaw Reconstruction Surgery
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Surgical Procedures
  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Restoration of Dental Implants
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Teeth Extraction