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Dr. David Hiranaka, MD is an oral & maxillofacial surgery specialist in Kailua Kona, HI and has been practicing for 24 years. He practices oral & maxillofacial surgery and facial plastic & reconstructive surgery.Read his story
This content was provided by Dr. Hiranaka "Dr. Hiranaka is a Harvard educated dentist, physician and surgeon. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1988. He obtained his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1990. He went on to complete a 5-year integrated internship/residency in General Surgery and Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Hiranaka decided to pursue advanced training in facial aesthetic surgery because it is an extension of reconstructive surgery and allows him the freedom to remain professionally stimulated. He concluded his training with a year-long fellowship in aesthetic facial plastic surgery at the Institute of Facial Surgery in Salt Lake City. Dr. Hiranaka is certified by both the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He is a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Osseointegration and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Hiranaka is devoted to maintaining the highest standards of patient care through continuing dental and medical education. He is a director of the Hawaii Interactive Peer Practicum, the only component member of the Seattle Study Club on the Big Island of Hawaii. Dr. Hiranaka received his dental degree from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (Magna Cum Laude) in 1988 and his medical Degree from Harvard Medical School in 1990. He published two research papers as part of his graduate requirements. One on the stability of two-jaw orthognathic (reconstructive jaw) surgery and the other on facial proportions in the southern Chinese face. Dr. Hiranaka completed an integrated internship and residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. The program included 18 months of general surgery at the post-graduate year 2 and 3 levels, 2.5 years of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery (analogous to orthopedic surgery of the jaws and facial skeleton) which included rotations in Plastic/Craniofacial surgery (6 months) at Children’s Hospital in Boston and 6 months of anesthesia (Massachusetts General Hospital). From 1993-1994 Dr. Hiranaka completed a year-long Clinical Fellowship in Facial Cosmetic Surgery at the Institute of Facial Surgery in Salt Lake City. This fellowship is certified by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. During the fellowship Dr. Hiranaka completed >400 facial aesthetic surgeries including facelifts, rhinoplasty, facial implants, otoplasty (ear pin-back), blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), brow/forehead lift, hair transplant, face and neck liposuction, scar revision, skin resurfacing (laser, chemical and dermabrasion) and soft tissue grafting. As part of the Fellowship Dr. Hiranaka published two clinical research articles related to facial aesthetic surgery. On completion of his training Dr. Hiranaka applied for and completed rigorous written and oral examinations to become Board Certified by both the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1997, Recertification 2007) and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS in Facial Cosmetic Surgery, 2001 Recertification 2009)."
This content was provided by Dr. Hiranaka "Dr. David K. Hiranaka has been practicing in Kailua-Kona since 1994 with the objective of providing comprehensive, quality maxillofacial, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery care to the residents of Kona, Kohala, Waimea and the entire Big Island of Hawai’i. The practice has grown to attract patients from the entire state of Hawai’i as well as from the mainland.
Dr. Hiranaka introduced many advanced techniques and state-of-the art technologies to the Big Island. He was the first to perform CO2 laser skin resurfacing beginning in 1995 and endoscopic brow-lifting in 1997. His practice introduced microdermabrasion to the Big Island in 1998 and was the first office in the state to offer the long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser for hair removal in the summer of 2000. Other recent technologies have included non-ablative laser skin therapy, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy for pigmented lesions, vascular laser treatments, photodynamic therapy (for sun-damaged skin) and the Titan infrared light treatment to non-surgically tighten skin."