Dr. Michael Yokoyama, DDS

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Periodontics

Dr. Michael Yokoyama, DDS is a Periodontics Practitioner in Encinitas, CA and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Missouri Kansas City in 1982. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Michael Yokoyama, DDS

Encinitas Periodontics & Dental Implants

477 N El Camino Real Ste C306 Encinitas, CA 92024
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Horrible dentist
Came with my wife to do a consultation. Mr. Yokohama proceeded with the exam and told us that he knows exactly the source of pain. Together with Mrs. Bembey they convinced my wife to do the 'simple' procedure. Unfortunately the diagnoses was very wrong and the procedure created AGONIZING PAIN for my wife, who literally left the office screaming in pain. Mr. Yokohama then made a second misdiagnosis, deciding that the tooth had micro-fracture. Convinced surgeon to extract it (as examined later, it was a perfectly healthy tooth). My wife is now left with permanent neurological damages. Wish I would never heard of this dentist and his partner, who are missing something in their education to do such diagnosis, recommendations and damage.
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Not happy patient – Mar 13, 2022
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Extremely professional and knowledgeable! Great staff - very accommodating and informative. Truly appreciated Dr Yokoyama’s follow up call the same evening.
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Jul 10, 2021
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Excellent first visit! He was friendly, professional, and very knowledgeable. I was impressed with his whole staff. I'm very happy to have selected Dr Yokoyama.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Andy – Feb 03, 2021
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Great job suggesting proper home care. Office staff is excellent!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Dennis A. – Aug 27, 2019
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Dr. Yokoyama is an exceptional doctor. He is personal, professional and extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend him to my family and friends.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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N. B. – Aug 10, 2019
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always terrific and kind
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anonymous – Aug 09, 2019
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Dr. Yokoyama is amazing. He took the time to help me figure a reoccuring issue. He was patient, a good listener, and very explanatory with his answers.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anonymous – Aug 08, 2019
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Dr. Yokoyama has done two implants for me and I have been incredibly impressed with his skill, demeanor and great office staff! Besides his skill, he is very friendly and a pleasure to visit. He got me in immediately when I had an oral trauma. I just can't say enough nice things. I highly recommend Dr. Yokoyama!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Philip B. – Jul 03, 2019
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I came in hurting and left relieved. Dr Y and his staff removed two teeth and loads of infection and prepared me for bone grafts and implants. I was very concerned having had bad experiences in the past with dentists. I was pleasantly surprised when I was met with assurance, expertise, expediency, and genuine compassion. Dr Y is the best, and I trust him wholeheartedly. We are still working through the implant process, but I am confident and no longer anxious about what I will encounter. The staff is wonderful too—I highly recommend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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M Dean in SAN MARCOS, CA – Jun 19, 2019
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I will use Dr. Yokoyama whenever possible.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jack S. – Jun 13, 2019
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very thorough and all about prevention
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anonymous – Jun 11, 2019
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Everyone made me feel very comfortable as soon as I entered the office
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kathy McDougall – May 02, 2019
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very skilled ,professional ,pleasant experience
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Michelle F. – Mar 27, 2019
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dr yokoyama and his staff were great! they were very clear and their diagnosis was exactly correct
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Todd W. – Feb 28, 2019
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Rocio always does an excellent job.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Susan M. – Feb 27, 2019
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Dr. Yokoyama is professional, and kind. He listens to my concerns and addresses accordingly. I highly recommend Dr Yokoyama.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anonymous – Feb 23, 2019
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Love coming to Dr. Yokoyama's office. Everything is explained well and I have had a great experience learning how to take care of my teeth better.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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H. B. – Feb 23, 2019
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Crown lengthening process was effortless and seamless
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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L. O. – Feb 23, 2019
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Been a patient for many years The care I received has been wonderful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anonymous A. – Feb 22, 2019
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Dr. Yokoyama was very thorough in evaluating the options to save my tooth. He explained everything clearly and patiently. The procedure was successful and the work he did healed nicely. The staff was friendly and helpful. I highly recommend Dr. Yokohyama and would use him again.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anonymous – Feb 07, 2019
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Care Philosophy

We at Michael Yokoyama, DDS, are here to deliver the quality dental health care you deserve, spanning a wide range of general, periodontal and dental implant...Read more

Biography

His professional ethics of helping his patients achieve their best health is modeled upon his father’s 50 + years of patient care in Hawaii. Dr. Yokoyama...Read more

Practice Areas

  • Periodontics
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Sleep Medicine Dentistry

Education

1998
Oregon Health Science University
Residency Hospital
1982
University of Missouri Kansas City
Medical School
1978
Claremont McKenna College
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

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What are Dr. Michael Yokoyama, DDS's top areas of care?

Dr. Yokoyama frequently treats Bone Grafting, Bone Loss, and Dental Disorders. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Yokoyama treats.

Where is Dr. Michael Yokoyama, DDS's office located?

Dr. Yokoyama's office is located at 477 N El Camino Real Ste C306, Encinitas, CA 92024. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Michael Yokoyama, DDS speak?

Dr. Yokoyama speaks Spanish, Chinese, and English. View profile to see all.

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Yokoyama's conditions and procedures:

  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Loss
  • Dental Disorders
  • Edentulism
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Impacted Teeth
  • Misshapen Teeth
  • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
  • Periodontitis
  • Root Planing
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache

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(760) 632-9055

Dr. Yokoyama accepts the following insurance:

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Delta Dental Premier
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Locations

Encinitas Periodontics & Dental Implants

Encinitas Periodontics & Dental Implants477 N El Camino Real Ste C306 Encinitas, CA 92024
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