Ala Moana Dentistry
Keiko Watanabe, DDS:
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Ala Moana Dentistry
Keiko Watanabe, DDS
Honolulu, HI













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Chris R. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to Ala Moana Dentistry from a trusted colleague. Best referral I’ve had in a long time! The staff, Dr. Watanabe, and my superb hygienist, Bethenny, are outstanding! I have sensitive gums and both of my cleaning experiences (regular cleaning and deep cleaning) have been excellent. Very professional and friendly!

Kiara Silver (Source: Google)


Exceptional service! I’ve been coming for about two years and I have had an amazing experience every visit. Everyone is super sweet and very helpful. All my hygienist has been amazing especially Neil. I always brag about my visits to family and friends. I’m a forever happy customer. Thanks Everyone

Kurt Y. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


Going to the dentist is not the most fun you could have on Saturday but this office makes it as comfortable as it can be.  The staff was friendly, they had wify in the reception area and 4 ipads. I almost Yelped on the spot but I did not even have time to b/c they took me in right away.  No waiting like other doctors I have been to.  One of the staff cleaned my teeth, took x-rays and photos and then I met the doctor for an exam and questions. Fortunately, I was in pretty good shape and only required a procedure for my gums (scaling and laser treatment). It is good to know that they have lasers as I was told do not hurt!  I am lucky a co-worker told me about this office.  They had validated parking but it was right across from Ala Moana Center so I you could just park there and walk. Also their office was new and clean-another bonus.

Giovanni Sclarandis (Source: Google)


I had my teeth cleaned yesterday at Ala Moana dentistry and was impressed that they took all the time needed to do a thorough job.My teeth stain very easily and are difficult to clean, but the hygienist spent about 90 minutes working at it. And then Dr, Watanabe even took time out to have a look at a tooth that’s been giving me problems, even though I was only scheduled for a cleaning. I’m happy to say that they went beyond what was expected and that I will continue to be their patient.

Mercedes S. from Folsom, CA (Source: Yelp)


My husband & I both loved going to Ala Moana Dentistry for years! Their office is CLEAN and in a prime LOCATION. There is plenty of PARKING & they validate! The staff is FRIENDLY and PROFESSIONAL. They care for your dental health and give excellent advise. They go above & beyond, even helping us find a dentist during our move to California. My husband and I both chose Keiko & Neil for our Invisalign treatments. We now love showing off our smiles!

Yosuke M. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Watanabe is one of the best dentists in Hawaii. She uses modern technology and techniques. Her office is located close to Ala Moana Shopping Center. They even have ipads in the reception area for patients to use. I had my teeth cleaned by Stacy and she did a great job. I was impressed by way the staff worked together to get me in and out quickly. They make you enjoy taking care of your teeth. I highly recommend this office. Since I am a doctor, I feel I can make a solid judgement.

Mona Arizala (Source: Google)


Dr. Watanabe has an excellent staff – from the receptionist, to the hygienist and assistants, they were all pleasant, professional, thorough and accomodating. They explained the procedures as they were being done, and answered whatever concerns I had. No wonder, because she herself also exhibits the same caring & professional qualities. I made an appointment based on a referral, and I am highly pleased.

Jamie Barboza (Source: Google)


Keiko is very friendly and caring. Her kind way makes it easy for me to understand what I need to do to fix my dental problems. In my past, I’ve had horrible experiences which led me not to go see a dentist for 15+ years despite knowing I had dental issues that needed to be addressed. I’m the type that will research things before I make a decision. I found that Keiko has a very impressive background and is very accomplished. After meeting Keiko, I’ve been coming regularly and am pleased and satisfied with my results. I highly recommend her.

Corey H. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


I have gone in for myself and my wife and daughter.  Out of the three of us I am the biggest baby. I appreciate the information I received and the bedside manner I needed . Dr Watanabe and her staff  are great. I also appreciated the first time my daughter went in there  by herself, she was about five years old they made it easy for her and she came out with a smile. My wife is from Japan and I am from New York….. so obviously my daughter is conflicted. But not when she is in this office.

Sarah B. from Kaimuki, Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


The entire staff is extremely nice, knowledgeable, patient, and comforting. You can tell Dr.Watanabe actually cares about her patients. I informed her I had a difficult time with the numbing procedure during my root canal at the endontist, and she took care and time to ensure my numbing process went well, and I truly appreciated that. I didn’t feel a thing! The team was helpful in getting me all the info needed for Invisalign as well. This team made coming to the dentist office an enjoyable experience!

Bernardo E. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


This place is very thorough and much more informative than my previous dentist. Everyone was very friendly. It is a small office but the dental assistant, hygienist, and dentist were very knowledgable and in sync. They checked my gun’s health and also did a screening for cancer. I look forward to coming back to my next appointment!

Sto A. from Yokosuka, Japan (Source: Yelp)


Preparing your child to understand having your teeth checked at the dentist is so valuable for your child’s future. Ala Moana Dentistry has done this for my daughter since 2 years old by acclimation to sitting on the seat and just a couple minute inspection. With book reading for teeth education by school and parenting, our daughter was comfortable at 3 years old to have her teeth cleaned by Brittney. She made Kira feel at ease during the cleaning and ensuring she will come to the dentist again without being scared. Overall experience at dentist for my daughter was great. Parents should nuture their children to sit on the seat for their checkup prior to their child’s experience to set an example.

Pashyn S. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


All smiles! From the moment you walk through the doors and are greeted with a welcoming modern layout to the warm greetings by the staff you can’t help but fall in love with this place! Wait… Did I just say that about my DENTIST office?! Yes! I absolutely did! You’ll soon learn to find that this place is amazing! The cool lounge (or as other dental offices might call theirs “waiting room”) furnished with iPads for your enjoyment to read a digital magazine, watch a flick, surf the web, or even play a game! Grab a chap stick from the vase (my favorite is the pear) or just relax in the great atmosphere of the lounge. It’s really a great start to an even better experience awaiting you! I know I mentioned the staff was very warm welcoming earlier but I can’t express enough how instantly comfortable they make you feel. Some of us are now even Instagram friends lol. They are very adaptive to your personality so if you’re more on the quite side they definitely respect that! But they also are great with walking you through the process of what they are doing. Communication is their strong suit and yet another reason why their customer service is exceptional. Dr.Keiko! I hope she never moves off island or out of state. I may just have to follow her because there’s no way any other dentist could come close the the quality she provides. You really have to experience it for yourself to understand it. Whatever you think is great now, well just wait till your visit with Dr.Keiko! She goes through ongoing training and prides herself on continued education! In fact her husband whom also Manages the office is also going to school to better his knowledge on dentistry. But best of all, you’ll never meet anyone more kind hearted, filled with the Aloha spirit and genuinely humble. I opened this review with all smiles because that’s how I enter and leave every appointment! Oh and also because I’m getting my Invisalign through Dr.Keiko and I have to say it’s been a while since I could smile and be proud of it!

Ashley Santiago (Source: Facebook)


I have a really big fear of going to the dentist. The staff is very friendly and nice. With my cleaning & cavity fillings they talk you through the WHOLE procedure. This kind of calms me down a little. They’re also super fast & I love that they’re open until 8 pm. Definitely not going anywhere else anymore!

M B. from Orlando, FL (Source: Yelp)


As a new first visit patient I was nervous about starting with a new dentist. I was delightfully surprised by the hospitality and sense of belonging. The hygienists Bethany and Bri made me feel valued and important, part of this dentistry’s family. Dr. Watanabe put any last nerves at ease and made me feel confident in my decision. Who can say that they actually look forward to their dental checkups? Me! Thanks everyone for the Aloha!

Olivia B. from Pearl City, HI (Source: Yelp)


The office is beautifully designed…very high tech. The staff was always friendly and helpful. Wait time was little to none. Dr. Keiko Watanabe is everything I want in a dentist – very knowledgeable, friendly, efficient, and gentle. She took care of my invisalign treatment and have been very happy with the results. I also went to them for my general cleaning, which I’ve always been very satisfied. However, I can no longer go to them because are no longer participants of MetLife (my dental insurance). They were willing to process the papers for me but was told I would have to pay first up front then will get reimbursed from MetLife after. I stayed with them for a couple general cleanings but it just got too expensive. MetLife did not fully reimburse me or the reimbursement was just too little. I am still looking for a good dentist that participates with MetLife. I really wish this office accepted MetLife.

Michael S. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


I don’t have words to describe how professional and helpful Ala Moana dental is.. I have so much anxiety when it come to my teeth and dental procedures. . They made me feel so relaxed and calm , I was able to get everything I needed done . And felt I couldn’t have been in better hands .. thank you guys

Ron J. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


When you need to find something fast with reviews to help your decision, yelp is pretty awesome!… I was in dire need for a dentist due to a terrible tooth ache! alas, it’s my fault since i’ve been avoiding the dreaded visit for years. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one to have these fears. While enduring the excruciating pain I managed to dial the number for the office of Keiko Watanabe. Dental angels were smiling at me! The friendly voice on the other line squeezed me in that very day, Wooooohooo! From the very start and throughout the entire process of my root canal it has never been so easy, and more importantly, PAIN FREE! I have nothing negative to say about my visit and I can finally put my fears of the evil dentist stigma to rest. I would defiantely recommend her office to anyone searching for quality and friendliness in their dentist/ office staff. Office: Very Modern. Lap top/ Ipad check ins in the waiting room. Friendly feeling office. Staff: Nothing but caring individuals whom are very professional and helpful. Dentist: Nothing but the very best! She knows what she’s doing while putting patients’ first. Highly recommended to anyone! A+++++

Vincent Czaplyski (Source: Google)


I love everyone at this practice! I’m an airline captain who recently moved and was in need of a regular dentist. I decided to check out Ala Moana Dentistry based on some positive feedback I had heard, and it turns out that feedback was accurate. I began taking advantage of this super professional and very friendly group during my layovers in Honolulu and am really happy for making that decision. They are caring and overall excellent in how they help you manage your dental health. I strongly recommend them if you too are looking for a dentist.

Kimura M. from ワイパフ, HI (Source: Yelp)


Marissa the hygienist took care of cleaning and checked up my teeth. She go threw every detail and explained to me well. The best assistant I ever had so I made sure I have my next appointment with her. She was awesome! And Dr.Watanabe is always on her toes. She goes very fast and check every detail. Make sure to tell her any concern because she will take care of you.

Michelle R. from Columbus, GA (Source: Yelp)


After retiring from the military, I was looking for a new dentist in my area and I came across Ala Moana Dentistry and Dr. Keiko Watanabe and I couldn’t have found a better dentist! The office is well maintained and up to date with the latest technology. Dr. Watanabe was very thorough in explaining to me exactly what she was doing and made sure I understood. Her staff is super nice and took really good care of me during routine cleanings. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great dentist! – Michelle Roberts

Corinne W. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


You’ll love this place! Dr. Watanabe is experienced, knowledgeable, patient, and upfront in a good way. She genuinely wants the best for her patients and cares about them. She is very detailed in her exam, and explains things thoroughly. Without hesitation, I would definitely recommend her to family and friends.

Doc Rock (Source: Google)


I love Dr. Keiko and Staff. They are friendly and comforting. We all hate going to Teeth Torture Specialists but Dr. K is totally different. Sign in is smooth and easy, they take time to explain things in detail and make you feel at ease and safe. I’ve had several cleanings and a custom cap. I was most impressed by the high tech up to date technology and techniques they deploy. Seeing your dentist can be less traumatic if you come to AMD. Stop searching and just go.

Snow C. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


I have known Dr. Watanabe and her staff ever since she started practicing dentistry in Hawaii. She has shown me her professionalism in her detail-oriented treatments. She always cares about what is most important and necessary for a patient, not about the profit. She practices high quality dentistry with attention to every details. She is very friendly and easy to talk to. The office is equipped with modern technology and is very present to visit and receive treatments.

Joan R. from Monroe, NJ (Source: Yelp)


I have not been to a more professional dental office then that of Dr. Keiko Watanabe “Ala Moana Dentistry”. I vacation to Honolulu every six months this is when I see Dr. Watanabe for my check up. The atmosphere and staff is very warm and friendly. all i can say is that dr. watanabe is the greatest. i see her every six months. she is very

Richard P. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


I really think that Dr. Keiko Watanabe is a great Dentist! I initially went to see her because my wife is from Japan and I wanted a Japanese speaking Dentist. I did some research and found their website and was really impressed with the professional look. I thought that they must take a lot of pride in their business and are different than other offices that don’t even have a website. After going to the office and meeting everyone, I was really impressed with how friendly everyone was and was especially impressed with Stacy, their Hygienist. After my cleaning and x-rays, Dr. Watanabe looked at my teeth. She pointed out a couple of small cavities, but recommended we just watch them for now because they are really small and apparently you have to remove a minimum amount of the tooth to put in a filling, which I was not near that point yet. I really appreciated her honesty and not just telling me to fix those cavities to make money. I have been back a few times since and we are still watching those cavities, but have not needed to fix them yet. They recently moved to a new office. Once again you can see how they are really taking pride in their business and trying to give their patients 5 star service. I have never seen a more beautiful Dentist office, which I know sounds odd, but you really have to see it to believe it! It’s not the all white blah look that I, and probably most of you , are used to. It looks like something that should be in lifestyles of the rich and famous! It’s really beautiful. They even have I-Pads in the waiting room for the children (Not to mention me) to play games or watch videos. Just one more thing that shows me they are going above and beyond to separate themselves from the crowd. I believe that the focus is on setting a new standard for Dentistry and personally I would pay a little more for better service, better quality, and high ethical standards. If your main concern is getting the cheapest price, this dentist may not be the right fit for you, but I believe you get what you pay for and when it comes to my health, I think I am worth it!

Tyler M. from Rancho Cucamonga, CA (Source: Yelp)


Found this place on yelps while ago, when I was looking for a new dentist. This is my second time here and all I have to say is these people are amazing. The customer service is beyond great. Every time I come here I am treated very nicely. The young ladies at the front are always very informational and helpful. Have not seen anyone working here without a smile. All the way from checking in to walking out was a very welcoming, and pleasant experience. Who knew growing up I would actually enjoy coming to the dentist. During the cleaning the young lady helping me was very careful and thorough with my teeth. While being cautious she got the job done. I appreciate the tips they gave on the way I can brush my teeth better without making me feel bad haha. Usually am nervous to get scoldings at the dentist but not here. As for the price, with insurance of course I can not complain but without. They are very fair with their services if not I would say it is better for the customer. As for every dentist visit, my gift bag and smile on the way out will keep me coming back every 6 months. Thanks again 🙂

Terrence L. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had questions about dental implants and needed to cleaned my teeth. It was a pleasure to pay a visit to Ala Moana Dentistry. I received clear information about the process and the cost of dental implants. Everyone in the office was very nice and the service was very professional. It took me less than an hour to finish X-Ray, exam, and cleaning. As a patient, it made me feel comfortable that I was in the hands of a professional. Highly recommended!

Jose M. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I enjoyed the care and treatment provided by Neil while getting my teeth cleaned after a long while of not vising a dentist. I was also placed at ease when Keiko checked one of my bruised front tooth caused by a bicycle accident. I also had fun making Neil laugh.It is very rare to find  dental practitioners with a good sense of humor. I felt really comfortable and at ease while being treated.

Nick M. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


I really do wish I could give Ala Moana Dentistry more than just 5-Stars. They certainly do deserve it due to the fact that they truly do go above and beyond what you would expect from any dentist. My wife had a HORRIBLE experience with a dentist when she was a teenager (his breath smelled of cigarettes, he pulled out 8 teeth that she later discovered didn’t need to be pulled, he was rough with her and uncaring, etc. etc.), so she had a real phobia of dentists and hadn’t gone to one in many, many years. Therefore, I spent a LOT of time searching for a dentist my wife could be comfortable with – a dentist who would not only be gentle and caring, but who would also do a great job correcting her dental issue. Alas, I discovered Dr. Keiko Watanabe of Ala Moana Dentistry! My wife and I never could have dreamed we would find such a perfect fit for us! Your first impression after you walk through their door is a warm and comfortable, yet modern, waiting lounge complete with iPads for your enjoyment. The friendly staff welcomes you by name, as if you are family, and it’s always an enjoyable experience to show up for your appointment – and you don’t hear many people say that about a dentist’s office. Dr. Watanabe is a true professional in every sense of the word, and her skillset is second to none. She graduated Valedictorian from the University of the Pacific (one of the top dental schools in the United States), she’s enjoyed a long and successful career with her practice, she has received too many awards and accolades to list (including being regularly voted as one-of-the Top Dentist’s in the US by an independent research council), and she is constantly honing her skills by taking ongoing training classes in order to keep herself up on the latest cutting-edge tools, procedures and techniques. Seriously, you simply couldn’t be in better hands. In addition to her top-notch skills, she is the most caring, gentle and friendly dentist I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting (and I’ve been to a lot of dentists throughout my life). Throughout the procedure she will let you know exactly what she is doing, and she stops often to ask how you are doing/feeling. Believe me when I tell you that my wife was PETRIFIED of dentists, and it was a very emotional experience for her to go to one (lots of anxiety and tears), but now that she is seeing Dr. Watanabe, it’s no big deal for her. In fact, she actually ENJOYS going so she can catch up with Dr. Watanabe & her staff (who are now friends). In fact, a good name for Dr. Watanabe would be, “The Patient Whisperer” because she is SO good at putting people at ease. Dr. Watanabe and staff are also priceless when it comes to explaining your insurance benefits to you and helping you create a strategy (plan) prioritizing your dental needs and setting up a timeline for when to take care of certain issues in an attempt to make the best use of your insurance benefits. Since my wife had a significant amount of work that needed to be done, this helped us save a lot of money. I couldn’t feel better about referring friends to Dr. Watanabe (and I often do) because I know they will have the best possible experience.

Cody N. from Mililani, HI (Source: Yelp)


Very friendly staff and great dental services. The office is always very clean and welcoming. They have iPads to use while you pass the time and their digital check in process makes it so easy. I am glad to see medical offices embracing technology. Dr Watanabe always has great advice and tips to keep a healthy smile. We recommend her to all of our friends.

Julana Wood-Sells (Source: Facebook)


I am a “dental chicken” and hate going, especially when I know there is a problem. I was referred by a friend to Ala Moana Dental and I am very glad I went . They were friendly, professional and sensitive. In the past I have always had trouble getting numb and have felt pain during the procedures. This was very different- totally pain free and he did it without making my whole face numb! I would highly recommend this office to anyone looking for a great dentist. Also the fact that they are open everyday all day is wonderful!

Emiliano M. from Southern California, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have had several visits to this office and all have been great. The parking is easy to access in the building and is validated. Once inside, the atmosphere is modern and comfortable. They have a lot of tech gadgets to use while in the waiting area. All of the staff I have interacted with has been friendly. Most of my interaction has been with my hygienist and I feel the work she has done on my teeth is among the best. The equipment they have all seems like top of the line stuff. Dr. Watanabe did a brief examination of me on my first visit and she was very kind and answered any questions I had. In terms of pricing, this place didn’t feel any more expensive than other dentists I’ve been to in the past. But admittedly, I had not been to a dentist for several years prior to coming here (my own fault in that regard). I haven’t had any issues with my mainstream dental insurance here, as would be expected at any standard dentist office. All in all, I’m a happy camper with this dentist!

Tiare L. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


The absolute best dental experience I’ve had was here at ala Moana dentistry. It has been years since I’ve visited a dentist and I’ve never had a great experience due to dentist being rough on my teeth. At my first visit here at Ala Moana Dentistry everyone was very welcoming, and my hygienist did an amazing job on my teeth. She always asked if I was doing ok throughout the whole process which I loved! I’m very happy that I have found Dr. Keiko Watanabe and her team!

Marie G. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


Dr Watanabe and her staff is genuinely caring , friendly and efficient.  I always had a fear of dentist and they understood that.  They always made sure I was comfortable and understood what the procedures were and answered all of my questions.  Every step of the way  they took  the time to explain and was always concerned if I was comfortable and okay.  Thank you Dr Watanabe and staff