Angela M. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)
The dental office of a Mr. Garrett Hayashi is the best thing, dental-wise, that has ever happened to me. I had an awesome dentist who lost his lease and became part of a not-so-awesome practice which inhibited his skills and value, then I had an overpriced dentist who charged me an arm and a leg and a baby’s bottom for everything. Everything. Who has to pay $100 for a cleaning covered completely by insurance? Suckers. Like I used to be. Enter my eldest brother who speaks worlds of his dentist, Dr. Hayashi, and a sudden, impulsive desperation to whiten my teeth. Next thing I know I am being examined, photographed, x-rayed, and then given a clearly explained treatment plan by a dentist who seems like he would just love to spend all day answering my questions. Impressed. Front desk Cori? Wonderful. I love her. She also makes cakes. Amazing, amazing cakes. If you need a jaw-dropping, gorgeous cake, go to none other than Cori at Dr. Hayashi’s. Unrelated yet related. After hearing my treatment plan I was expecting to be quoted, literally, $10,000. Or near that. My actual quote was far less which makes my previous dentist seem even more overpriced. He was a good dentist (his partner not so much), just so very expensive. Dental assistant? INCREDIBLE. I opted for the in-house whitening procedure, set an appointment, came in for the appointment, and she actually talked me out of it and into at-home whitening for HALF THE PRICE because it would yield better results. Wow, I say, wow. No one cared that I had booked a two hour time slot, no one cared about the profit loss, everyone cared about me. That is special. The real test comes in a few weeks when it is time to numb me. Dentists have a very difficult time numbing me. As I’ve mentioned in another review, my oral surgeon never did completely numb me for my wisdom tooth extractions and it was one of the most excruciating experiences of my life. Floats up near pushing human beings out of my private place. This review is becoming very strange… Suffice to say, I am confident my numbing experience will be fantastic and I will stay with Dr. Hayashi for the rest of my life. Unless I move. But then I could visit to see him, so I stand by the first statement. But amend it to the rest of his life as I plan to live until I’m 110 and he is older than me. That’s not morbid, it’s factual. I’m going to stop writing. Dr. Hayashi rocks.