Kahala Smile Professionals
Candace Wada, DDS:
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Kahala Smile Professionals
Candace Wada, 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: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: 7:00 am to 1:00 pm

Sunday: Closed





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

Judy K. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Candace Wada has been by dentist for about ten years now. When I changed employers my former dentist was no longer a preferred provider. I got the names of a couple of dentists from friends & then asked my dentist for his recommendation. He pointed me to Dr. Wada. I was sad to leave him as I had been seeing him for about 30 years & I was happy with his care. However I absolutely love Dr. Wada & her staff. Three generations of my family see Dr. Wada. Last month my three year old granddaughter had her first dental cleaning. The staff was great with her & it was a very positive experience. They allowed my granddaughter to sit in and watch my cleaning, after the office staff kindly juggled the schedule to allow for back to back appointments. When it was her turn, she asked to hold my hand. She did great & the hygienist was super with her, explaining everything in a way a three year old could understand. Afterwards she told me she was “not scared at all”. It is very convenient having the whole family under the care of one dentist & I highly recommend Dr. Wada & staff for little ones, even though it is not a pediatric specialty practice. Other reasons to like them: Parking is convenient, the office staff has worked with me to resolve billing/insurance issues, and was understanding when I elected to delay some work due to maxing out on annual insurance coverage after needing a crown earlier in the year.

Tysha Freitas (Source: Google)


I am so fortunate to have found Dr. Candace Wada and her practice! Like many others, the dentist’s office is not my favorite place to be, however, my very first experience with them was the most pleasant and I can tell their patients are their number one priority. The receptionists, hygienists, assistants, and Dr. Wada herself delivered exceptional customer service. They checked-in with me every step of the way and shared what they were about to do to help calm my nerves. Need a new dentist? Go see Dr. Wada!

Vicki V. from Santa Fe, NM (Source: Yelp)


I’ve moved around a bit and have had work done by many different dentists, in 3 different countries! I am really happy to report that for those folks who lucky to live Hawaii there is an EXCELLENT dentist office on Oahu. I received great care there by happy and kind people. It’s the kind of dental experience where you might look forward to needing to go again so you can check in with these great people. From the front office to the chairs, I was treated with kindness, respect, and a very high level of professionalism. They cared about my comfort, explained everything clearly, and were ON TIME with all 3 of my appointments! Dr Wada is an artist and truly loves what she does. She uses the latest technology and techniques and I felt they were truly concerned about my dental health. I would not hesitate to recommend them and am so relieved to have really good dental work.

Joel Weaver (Source: Google)


I’ve moved around a bit and have had work done by many different dentists, in 3 different countries! I am really happy to report that for those folks who lucky to live Hawaii there is an EXCELLENT dentist office on Oahu. I received great care there by happy and kind people. It’s the kind of dental experience where you might look forward to needing to go again so you can check in with these great people. From the front office to the chairs, I was treated with kindness, respect, and a very high level of professionalism. They cared about my comfort, explained everything clearly, and were ON TIME with all 3 of my appointments! Dr Wada is an artist and truly loves what she does. She uses the latest technology and techniques and I felt they were truly concerned about my dental health. I would not hesitate to recommend them and am so relieved to have really good dental work.

Mike O. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


The last time I went to see Dr Wada was over a year ago. Dr Wada is a great dentist, period. Instead I wanted this review to focus on a recent encounter I had with her receptionist, Jana. The customer service skills and overall care/empathy she expressed to me is extrodinary. Last week I had a tooth emergency that needed immediate care. I called the office and Jana kindly explained to me Dr Wada was out of the office until next week. She was very apologetic and I could tell in her voice she really cared about my emergency. She said that in Dr Wada’s absence they had couple of Doctors they could refer me to. She gave their names and numbers but warned me they were probably both closed today. I thought cool, ok end of story. Later in the afternoon, I received another call from Jana asking how I was and if I was able to get in touch with her referals. I told her unfortunately, I wasn’t. She said she was sorry about that and asked if there was anything she could do. I said, for now I was ok. She said if I could wait until Monday, she could schedule an appointment with Dr Wada if I still needed. I thanked her for following up with me. Just one minute it took to call and ask about me made me a cliet of Dr Wada forever. You can tell she loves her job and helping people. Dr Wada, if you read this………GIVE HER A RAISE!

Joseph Breuwet (Source: Google)


I have been seeing Dr. Candace Wada for over 10 yrs. She was referred to me by a patient of mine. Every experience I have had with both Dr Candice and Dr Robert has been personable, professional and pleasurable. I am always impressed with the high tech equipment that they use. It is a big busy practice but I am always treated with personal attention. I have recommended the Wada’s office to many of my patients.

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


I hate to admit it, but I haven’t had a cleaning in years – mostly because I hate going to the dentist. My whole experience with Dr. Wada’s staff changed my perspective. They were awesome! From the moment I walked through the door, I felt very welcomed by her office clerks. I was so impressed with the way Dr. Wada and her staff took the time to explain everything step-by-step. They really took the time to get to know me and my needs. My hygienist even put some topical numbing cream on my gums to keep me comfortable. I do need extra appointments, probably because it’s been so long, but I am actually looking forward to them. Thank you Dr. Wada!

David A. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Wada and her staff are outstanding.  Saw me for the first time for an emergency – on a holiday.  My cleaning was painless as have been all of my dental work.  Dr. Wada will show you photographs and X Rays of your whole mouth to explain where she needs to do work.  Even a non-dentist can see problems when they are presented this clearly.  Highly recommend.

Davin Kubota (Source: Google)


Doctor had ‘same-day’ limited checkup service, which was awesome. I was really impressed by everyone involved. The receptionists were warm and friendly and they were able to accommodate me in an expedient manner. Doctor C. is always very reassuring and calm—I cannot think about a better dentist who makes her clients relaxed, less worried about their dental health. Highest recommendation possible.

Paula Takamori (Source: Google)


I have been seeing Dr. Candace Wada and her very competent and pleasant staff for about 20 years, with great success. They have seen me through many dental issues, the result of heredity, and I still have a big white smile and can happily eat anything! I highly recommend both Dr. Wada’s and staff fir your dental needs. They are kind, and cognizant of your pain threshold and needs. Don’t worry – just go see them!

Summer Vibes (Source: Google)


From start to finish everyone was so pleasant and welcoming. It was my mother’s first visit to fix her upper denture. She was treated with respect and kindness from Dr. Wada and her assistant. It was genuine and not forced. The office is really big, clean and beautiful. I took note of the covid safety precautions around the office like the plastic coverings over faucet handles and computer keyboards. My sister is thinking of switching dentists to Dr.Wada now and my mother wants to do more dental work with her too.

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


I am a terrible gagger and feared going to the dentist; so much so that I would go to the dentist only when a problem came up. After chickening out with a dentist hotline referral, I tried Dr. Wada. That was about 8 years ago and my fear is all but gone. Dr. Wada and staff are great and understanding (with smaller hands typical of females). I go often now (primarily for maintenance), no apprehension, and feel that I will have my teeth for a long time as I enjoy eating. Her prices are reasonable; her office is knowledgable and does things right, something I am more than glad to pay for.

Zach Dries (Source: Google)


A well-oiled dental office machine! Probably the best run dentist office I’ve ever experienced. I could not imagine a more efficient process for everything. I was helped by a whole team who made the process easy and quick. I didn’t wait for anything at any point which is way beyond expectation. They don’t seem to over-book like I’ve experienced other places. All the technology seemed to work perfectly. Everyone was super friendly. I felt like a VIP!

Jan Ashlock (Source: Google)


Dr. Candace Wada and her staff are wonderful! I didn’t realize the office was closed when I called, but Dr. Candace called back right away on the emergency number, told me to come in (at a time to accommodate my schedule), and took care of my broken crown. The staff is always friendly, professional and gives much attention to detail. My family has been seeing Dr. Wada for many years, and we always receive excellent care! Janet is the best hygienist ever, and always makes sure my teeth are in the best shape possible! Thank you so much, Dr. Candace Wada and team!

Janos Molnar (Source: Google)


Excellent dental service! Excellent skill level, and very friendly people. Very highly recommend both their dental cleaning, and more serious dental work. I’m a returning customer for over 20 years! Dr Wada has always been an absolutely fantastic dentist, she has done a good number of my fillings and several root canals. They have lasted way longer than their expected span, and have been problem free. I used to have very bad teeth. The past 3-4 years I am going to dental cleaning x4 a year, and have not had a cavity since.

Wen Chen (Source: Google)


Both Dr. Wada are the best dentists I have ever visited! I was referred there by my boss who spoke highly of them, I totally understand why after my first visit and I would totally recommend them to anyone else! The office is always clean and the staffs are very friendly, they genuinely care for your dental health. I never feel rushed and always feel relaxed going there knowing I’ll be well taken care of. I’ve worked with multiple hygienists and they are all very awesome! Recently I’ve worked with Janet most of the time and she’s the sweetest thing ever! They take every precaution during COVID but they still make you feel relaxed.

Frank Leake (Source: Google)


Always exceptional attention and care by Dr. Robert Wada. Within 24 hours of an emergency reach out, on a Sunday by phone to Dr. Candace Wada, I was scheudled by Dr. Robert Wada, for an appountment, the following morning. Best dentist ever! Just recently had my check up with Dr. Robert Wada and I was impressed by the newly implemented safety measures to protect patients and staff, during the pandemic. Exceptional screening and sanitizing levels implemented throughout the treatment process, from beginning to completion. Exceeds what I’ve experienced in so many other public and privately owned businesses. Bravo Dr. Wada!

Gregory Sato (Source: Google)


I stayed away from the dentist for over 15 years & dreaded going in when my teeth were bothering me. I sincerely am so grateful to be a patient at Kahala Smile Professionals. Going to see the very caring & highly skilled Dr Candace & her son Dr. Robert & my super awesome dental hygienist Janet have helped me so much to get my dental health on track. I now look forward to going to the dentist. I absolutely recommend to anyone who needs a dentist to go here. The wonderful office staff Ashley, Anne,Tina, & Lisa are very friendly & helpful if you want to make an appointment.

ODK808 (Source: Google)


Both Dr Wada’s and their team are something special. Phenomenal experience from checking in with Anne and their staff; to sitting in the most comfortable dentist chairs imaginable. The Wada team is unparalleled with the latest technology and techniques; and their bed side manner is second to none. The Dental hygienist team is absolutely amazing as well. We look forward to our dentist appointments and and will continue to do so for another 20 years!

Tawney Johnston (Source: Google)


As always such a pleasurable visit with Dr Wada and her son Robert! Not only are they personable and friendly, they get the job done pain free. They have all the latest technology in the dentistry world and most importantly they are honest and fair. I enjoy going to the dentist ever since I met Dr Wada and she saved me from a problem teeth that I thought was not able to be saved. I just introduced my father who hasn’t been to the dentist for years to the office and he is so happy to have found her. Highly recommend Dr Wada and her son- if you want professional care as well as a life long dentist who you can grow with- this is it!

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


Love love love Candace Wada! Funny story I was at my appointment with them during the False Missile alarm and you’re dealing with a very calm, collective and attentive staff! Hahaha I went to school with her niece and let me tell you the whole family is soooo sweet. I also see Dr. Robert Wada as well, an understudy for Candace, and he’s amazing. Their front desk staff is a joy and Anne is so cute and really cares about getting you your next appointment at your best convenience. Jessica is my favorite hygienist! I’m not the best glosser in the world but she gives it to me straight and educates me about preserving my smile for as long as possible. They’re more on the expensive side for me HOWEVER, a smile is with you forever and the quality it’s amazing. Better to keep it bright and healthy with Dr. Candace Wada and her staff 🙂

Adele Chong (Source: Google)


On time, cheerful, professional, knowledgeable. During my appointment I brought up a new concern about one of my teeth and it was resolved right away. I’ve known some of the staff for about 20 years, this is how their practice always operates. August 2020 update I broke an implanted tooth on Sunday. Got in to see Dr Candace this morning. She was able to glue the broken part back on, I was on my way in 45 minutes and the tooth works great.

Jen L. from Kailua, HI (Source: Yelp)


I used to be scared of going to the dentist but now its not that bad! I got my usual cleaning by Jan and she told me I needed to have two cavities filled. They were able go squeeze me in the following week before i left for college which was nice. I had her son do my fillings and it was a great experience. My last filling with my old dentist left me traumatized from the pain, but Dr. Wada made sure I didn’t feel a thing which was awesome. I also liked that they took me in promptly at 9am which was my scheduled appt time and not 915-930 like other Drs happen to do. Looking forward to coming back and keeping my teeth clean with the Wadas.

Lauri Topping (Source: Google)


I have been a patient of Dr. Wada’s for almost a decade. The level of care provided by Dr. Candace Wada and Dr. Robert Wada has been nothing less than exceptional. Plus, Chelsea, my usual dental hygenist, is extremely efficient with a gentle touch and very competent. I feel very comfortable in the hands of this dental practice. Recently, I recommended my 96-year-old client to Dr. Robert Wada. Just as I expected, Dr. Robert gained my client’s confidence in no time and has provided a conservative care plan to improve his dental health. Mahalo, Dr. Wada, Dr. Robert, and the entire dental staff for your patience, respect, and dignity to your patients.

Suzanne T. from Aurora, CO (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Dr. Wada for several years and have zero complaints – only very positive experiences. It’s a busy office with several hygienists (only one dentist), but they are very organized and the wait time is minimal. Everyone I’ve met there has been extremely nice. I go every six months and book whichever hygienist is available (I usually go on Saturdays and I think they take turns rotating that day) – they’ve all been great. The office is very clean and professional. The front desk staff is great. The one time I had an issue with my bill, Dr. Wada called me back personally and took care of it quickly. Makes going to the dentist a breeze! =)

Delano H (Source: Google)


The best experience I’ve ever had with any dentist. Everyone was so professional, friendly and organized. Integrity and credible. I couldn’t believe it, this will be my permanent dentist. Thank you so much My entire life, I’ve always been afraid of dentists. My dad took me to the dentist, mom would not take me because she did not want to see me cry. I was always afraid, I never took care of my teeth because of that fear. One year ago my lower tooth right in the front was very loose, I was really afraid to go get it taken care of. It was moving back and forth for a year decided to come out last month. To be honest with you, I was happy to wear a mask and not be noticed. A customer came into my store I did some work for her. She was a sweet lady very nice. On her way out ,after picking up her items I said by the way what kind of work do you she said I work in a dental office. I said can I make an appointment to come to your office? She said to me, of course you will be very happy. The moment I walked in that office I have never met a group of people so real so humble so friendly so nice not one but every single one of them. I became so relaxed so content. Dr. Wada is wonderful lady that I have ever met she’s informative very skillful with her hands, her instruments, absolutely wonderful. I’m so happy she is doing a beautiful job for me, very accurate and caring. She’s not greedy for money, she’s a kind lady and shall be my dentist for the rest of my time. Thank you Dr. Wada Delano

Teri Nishida (Source: Google)


Today was my first dental visit to Kahala Smile Professionals. I hadn’t seen a dentist since 2019, months before the pandemic began. I was actually reluctant to go the dentist because of my safety concerns regarding the spread of Covid. Fortunately, Dr. C. Wada came highly recommended. So I saw her today. It was a fatastic visit. Dr. Wada and her staff were very welcoming, professional, and accommodating. They also complied with the State’s covid safety guidelines (by taking my temperature, having me fill out a covid questionnaire, and adhering to mask wearing and use of safety equipment). They also had an air purifier in my room where my teeth were cleaned. I felt completely safe. It was a very good experience and I would highly recommend Kahala Smile Professionals to friends and family.

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


I LOVE DR WADA!!!! When I can get past my crazy dental fear, she’s the one i go to! She is very thorough in her exams. She makes sure there’s a “plan” in effect (if you need it) and takes those steps to get your teeth in tip top shape. If you’re the scaredy cat like me, she is so gentle! They make sure you’re always comfortable. 🙂 If you have an emergency, she’s always there for you! She is so patient and understanding. I took my elderly aunty in to see her and Dr. Wada was so sensitive to my aunty’s needs. She did everything to make sure my aunty was comfortable and she followed up with us a few days later. Her staff is the best too! Front office and back! I highly recommend Dr. Wada for your dental needs!

Hugh Tuller (Source: Google)


Went to have some major dental work done at Kahala Smile and met Dr. Candace WADA. She and her staff were wonderful, and I really appreciated their compassion. We moved off island for a while, and came back about three years ago. We had moved out to Hawaii Kai and I went to a dentist out there several times. The experience was not the same. When my wife needed work done, we decided to go back to Dr. Wada in Kahala. My wife had a very good experience there as well. We never thought about giving a thank you present to a dentist before, but did this year. It may have just been a small box of chocolates, but the staff at Kahala Smile all signed a Christmas card and sent it to us the next day. I wonderful place to go.

Joanne K. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


I am so happy to have finally found a GREAT dentist I can trust. Her staff is great, super helpful, really goes out of their way to help you. God has blessed me with teeth that love to get cavities. Though I use sonic care, floss daily, do a fluoride rinse twice a day, I still get cavities. My last dentist found 6 cavities and one that needed root canal. sigh… I had a horrible experience with the former dentist (i want to yelp how bad she was) and I was so lucky to have been referred by a friend to Dr. Wada. Jana, the receptionist sent me all the forms I needed to quickly transfer dentists, contacted their office to get my dental x rays and files from them. My old dentist charged me for the old film x rays, and still haven’t sent them. Jana went out of her way to try to get them not to charge me, but they did anways. Dr. Wada was so kind and understanding. She said that if the film x rays from my horrible former dentist doesn’t work out, she’ll take care of my digital xrays. Dr. Wada’s office is friendly, warm, clean and up to date in technology! I was so relieved to finally go to a dentist office that is not stuck in the 80’s! She was very thorough in her explanations and while she was doing the procedure, she would kindly and gently ask how I was feeling or what to expect. She has been the best dentist I’ve ever had in my life thus far. I feel like other dentists look at my teeth like a gold mine and try to rip me off as much as possible. But, Dr. Wada is warm and kind. I feel like she’s one of the few dentists that really care about their patients. I really hope that now that I’ve found a great dentist, my teeth will calm down and stop decaying! Please go see Dr. Wada! She’s awesome! Update: They also give you a $10 gift card if you refer a friend, with a sweet note from Dr. Wada after your first visit, cute goodie bags, and AN AWESOME gift bag tooth brushes, tooth brush holder, floss, and toothpaste after you get your teeth cleaned! She really knows how to treat her patients! I LOVE MY DENTIST!

Janet Primiano (Source: Google)


Having my teeth cleaned and examined during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic was an awesome experience! I felt welcomed as I was greeted by Myong at the front desk. My teeth were thoroughly and gently cleaned by the dental hygienist Kathy. She was very concerned about my oral health and did a great job in removing my awful tea and coffee stains. Dr. Robert Wada conscientiously checked my teeth and asked me about my oral health concerns. I was impressed by his genuine and friendly attitude! I even received a follow up call from Dr. Candace Wada regarding a treatment question that I had…both Dr. Robert Wada and Dr. Candace Wada make a fantastic team! I felt safe being treated in this office because of the cleanliness, the air purifiers, the extra measures to assure safety and excellent infection control to protect myself, other patients, and everyone who works there. I would highly recommend going to Kahala Smile Professional.

Nancy Chen Bajraktari (Source: Google)


So seldom do I have a customer service or patient experience that absolutely knocks me off my feet and makes every previous experience pale tremendously in comparison, but this is what happened to me when I went to see Dr. Candace Wada at Kahala Smile Professionals. I was referred here by a neighbor and I went for a cleaning, a filling, and a replacement custom nighttime mouth guard, and each time, I was treated with such care, respect, and knowledgeable and technical expertise that I felt like I was their only patient. (I should maybe mention that I am a healthcare provider myself!) Dr. Candace was super friendly and explained everything thoroughly to me so I could be assured that what she was doing was in my best interest (I have a distrust of dentists as I have a relative who is a dentist and she told me about all kinds of widespread dental fraud). Every single person I encountered from the front desk staff (Audrey and Anne) to assistants, hygienist, and tech (Janet, Kuniko, and others– I’m sorry I can’t remember everyone’s name right now) was super friendly, attentive, and professional. The filling I received was the only one where I haven’t felt that my bite didn’t seem slightly different afterwards. My mouth guard fitting was particularly impressive. I’ve received other mouth guards before and I thought they fit ok but the custom fitting process resulted in such a perfect fit that was just right for my bite, I am now spoiled for life. I’ve liked all of the dentists I had before but everyone this office created an experience that knocked me off my feet. Thank you Dr. Candace and everyone else at Kahala Smile Professionals!!

Randy Morioka (Source: Google)


I had my first teeth cleaning since the pandemic started. I appreciate all of the care And protocols the office put in place to keep me and their staff safe. Outstanding! Things I never thought of or took for granted. Janet was my hygienist. A long time professional that followed the doctors orders to clean in the old fashioned method, by hand! Though she is Aptly skilled with modern technology like ultra sound, the splashing water could be unsafe for both of us. At the start, I could tell she had been doing this for a long time. Her skill, knowledge and confidence was very apparent. I mentioned this to her and she said “a LONG time. How can you tell?”. Even polishing my teeth were done the old fashioned way. Janet said that at the end of the day her hands hurt from all the manual work. And when I look at her hands and fingers, you can see these are toned like a farmers hands from years at her craft. I also met DR Wada’s don snd partner, Robert. Another gentle and caring professional. I can’t tell you how much I love this practice.

Justin Mew (Source: Google)


Dr. Robert Wada took my case today. After first referring me to an endodontist, Dr. Wada followed up by prepping my molar for a crown. He explained every step along the way, apologizing when my anatomy presented an atypical barrier. That forced Dr. Wada to make adjustments to the numbing process. It was fine. He and his assistant were always seeking feedback on my well-being. I laughed when he said we should take an intermission from opening my jaw for so long. As it turned out, it was welcomed! I was willing to gut it out. Already, I feel that Dr. Wada has resolved my “COVID-Cracked” molar. Now that both dentists, Dr. Candace and Dr. Robert, have worked on my separate tooth issues, I can attest that they are wonderful professionals who smile a lot, want you to smile, and deserve 5-star ratings. Let’s not forget their receptionists, who are absolutely personable and represent Kahala Smile admirably.