Dr. Craig Yamamoto, DDS

Dr. Craig Yamamoto, DDS

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Craig Yamamoto, DDS is an oral & maxillofacial surgery specialist in Honolulu, HI. He graduated from Northwestern University / Dental School and practices oral & maxillofacial surgery.Read his story

1441 Kapiolani Blvd Ste 1720

Honolulu, HI 96814

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  • Delta Dental
  • MetLife

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Dr. Yamamoto's bio

This content was provided by Dr. 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."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Yamamoto "I want to provide exceptional treatment to my patients and have worked hard to assemble a team who places the patient at the center of everything we do. I am dedicated to providing my patients with quality care in a friendly and comfortable environment."

1  Practice Areas

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

12  Conditions Treated

  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Trauma
  • Impacted Teeth
  • Jaw Cyst
  • Jaw Tumor
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • TMJ
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Loss

14  Procedures

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  • University Of Hawaii At Manoa
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Northwestern University / Dental School
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of California San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Yamamoto's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Yamamoto to family and friends
22 total reviews (13 have comments)

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Dr. Yamamoto's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (13)

Dr. Yamamoto removed lower molar that could not be saved, due to a crack +infection that went undetected because the tooth had had a root canal long ago. He removed the tooth and placed the implant in a single sitting. After 6 months and two check-ups, the implant has bonded well.. I am ready to...more
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All four children have had their wisdom teeth removed by Dr. Craig Yamamoto and we have been very happy with the results: no complications, minimal swelling and no bruising!
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We are pleased to hear that all your children's wisdom teeth removal procedures went well. It is vital to our business to know how we are doing, and we are very thankful that you took the time to let us know we are on track and providing exceptional care. This is our top priority.

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Due to improper diagnosis and treatment from other dentists in California and Hawaii, I lost five of my upper front teeth due to gum problems and loss of bone structure around the teeth. Dr Yamamoto started a program to treat my gums and restore the area around the lost teeth with bone grafts. ...more
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Thank you so much, Mai. We are grateful that you had such a pleasant experience with our staff. Knowing about your experience at our practice allows us to give future patients exceptional care and provide the best possible outcome. Thank you so much for leaving this review and letting us know how we did.

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When I was told that I would need an implant, I was quite nervous about it. However, I was put quickly at ease by Dr. Yamamoto and his staff. Every person that I came in contact with was always very friendly and explained step by step what would be happening. I felt in good hands and that Dr....more
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Thank you for the wonderful review. It was our pleasure to take care of you! Please feel free to contact us if we can assist you in the future.

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Dr. Yamamoto and the staff of Oral Surgery Hawaii made my wisdom teeth extraction much easier than I thought it would be. All the questions I had were answered so I always felt knowledgeable about my options. The pre- and post-op instructions on the Oral Surgery Hawaii website were easy to find and...more
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We are pleased to hear that your procedure went well. Thank you for the 5-star review! Please tell your friends and family!

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