Dr. Craig Yamamoto, DDS
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Dr. Craig Yamamoto, DDS

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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery | Male

Care Philosophy

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.

Biography

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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Dr. Yamamoto's Reviews

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4.6
based on 18 total surveys (10 with reviews)
Dr. Yamamoto'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 (10)
in Mililani, HI |
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. Yamamoto took care and consideration of my level of comfort during the actual procedure and thereafter. My overall experience turned out to be a good one and I am very pleased with the outcome.
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.
in Honolulu, HI |
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 I felt confident that I would be able to follow them before and after my surgery. All the staff I had the opportunity to meet were welcoming and courteous.
We are pleased to hear that your procedure went well. Thank you for the 5-star review! Please tell your friends and family!
in Aiea, HI |
I had 2 implants, and a bone graft done by Dr. Yamamoto. The first inplant was very scary, ?? but I think my second inplant was much easier. I would definitely recommend Dr. Yamamoto and his wonderful staff to anyone who asked.
We're so glad that you had a great experience and enjoyed working with our staff. Thank you for choosing us!
in Kapolei hi |
Wow It took me 3 years to do my 2 implants after referral to dr.yamamoto, I really don't know why I waited that Long! The pre-op and the procedure was done on Oct 2, 2016 I literally had no pain during entire procedure even the days following the procedure I am extremely thankful!! I had such professional assistants and Doctor I am sooo happy that I was recommended to go here! You are the BEST!!!
in Pearl City, HI |
I have had 4 dental surgeries and 3 implants done by Dr. Yamamoto. All of the procedures went very well. I felt very secure In his hands because he explained what he would be doing and he took the time to answer all my questions. He also worked very closely with my dentist Dr. Candace Wada, keeping her informed and coordinating all of my appointments.
in Kailua, HI |
Dr Yamamoto is a very caring oral surgeon. He made me very comfortable in all parts of the exams and procedures. I have had 4 dental implants from this oral surgeon and highly recommend him.
Honolulu, HI |
Dr. Yamamoto and his staff are very friendly and knowledgeable! I would recommend him to family and friends because of his great service and expertise. They also take their time with each patient to answer any questions. Personally, my wisdom teeth extraction was better than what I was expecting. In general, the extraction was quick and the staff truly cares about the patient's well-being.
Honolulu, HI |
very, very satisfied.
in Honolulu, HI |
Very professional. They explain what they are going to do and what you should expect very clearly. I went for an extraction and implant. It was quick and pain free. I highly recommend seeing him.
in Honolulu, HI |
Had an upper molar extracted. Quick and painless. No problems. Professional.
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Dr. Yamamoto says...

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.

Dr. Yamamoto's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Yamamoto says...

Dr. Yamamoto completed his undergraduate education at the University of Hawaii, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. After realizing later on that he wanted to pursue dentistry, he was encouraged to apply to dental school. He chose to return to Illinois where he was born to attend Northwestern University. In 1988, he was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) National Dental Honor Society and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree.

Dr. Yamamoto says...

After dental school, Dr. Yamamoto participated in a one-year general practice residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. During this residency, he discovered his love for surgery and chose to continue his training by completing a four-year oral and maxillofacial residency at the University of California in San Francisco. During this residency, Dr. Yamamoto completed specialized training in the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. He gained hands-on experience in the treatment of a wide range of oral and facial afflictions, and he also trained alongside licensed anesthesiologists, making him the highest qualified dental professional to safely administer all forms of sedation.

Dr. Yamamoto'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
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  Malpractice claims in Hawaii not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Conditions Treated

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

Education

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

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Procedures Performed

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