Wade Takenishi Dentistry
Wade Takenishi, DDS:
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Wade Takenishi Dentistry
Wade Takenishi, 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: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

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


Dr, Takenishi and his staff are always professional, client centered and kind. Today Chris was in charge of cleaning my teeth—and he did a fine job. Look, if you want to go to the most advanced place in dentistry in terms of technology, but also want that caring, family-like atmosphere—go to Dr. Takenishi’s office. This is the bottom line!

Patrick Gartside (Source: Google)


I don’t mind going here, though. Everyone is very friendly–reception, hygienist, dentist–and they seem to genuinely care. The great service is much appreciated. This office is impressively up to date in technology, offering crown milling while you wait. How cool is that?! Anyway, we all need a dentist. I choose them.

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


Dr. Wade and Staff provide a very family freindly atmosphere.  As most people are afraid of going to the dentist they do their best to really make the patient feel comfortable.  They even have massage chairs!  They are very knowledgable and always explain what they are doing and why.  My teeth are straight, clean and white yeeeehaaaw!!

Jason K. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I started going to Dr. Takenishi in December after having dental pain that my previous dentist did not know how to fix. They had me fixed up in no time with clear, easy to understand explanations of the care, other options, and compassionate warm care. I just came back today for my first cleaning since the COVID lockdown and I had some initial apprehensions about going to the dentist. They took care of me very professionally using many layers of safeguards. I highly recommend Dr. Takenishi and all of his wonderful staff.

Duane Tanaka (Source: Google)


I have been going to Dr. Wade for many years now and just wanted to say that he and his ENTIRE staff make the entire dental process a breeze!! My root canals and crowns along with fillings and filling replacements have been a painless experience. Doc Wade makes sure that the patient is fully comfortable and “numb” so there is no pain and stress!! Plus you can watch ESPN and other live TV shows while you are being worked on! His recent renovations in September give his office a “modern” and contemporary feel….beautiful! I will be sure to not miss any more appointments and my twice a year cleanings!!

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


I recently finished some much needed dental work at Dr. Wade Takenishi’s office after neglecting my teeth for quite a few years. After the initial exam and some xrays, I required three root canals, five crowns, a small filling and a cleaning. Within a few months Dr. Wade had completely restored my damaged teeth. He is by far the best dentist I’ve ever visited. They also use the latest and most efficient digital technology. From the time you walk in through the time you leave, Dr. Wade and his entire staff are extremely professional, helpful, courteous and kind. Their concern for your well-being and comfort is absolutely the best. And my dental plan was gladly accepted. It’s wonderful to have my teeth back. FIVE STARS!

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


My family & I just started going to Dr. Wade late last year.  I must say, “These are GOOD PEOPLE!”  Since I was 10 years old, I’ve always hated going to the dentist (some of the worst experiences of my life).  However, this place ROCKS.  From the deep cleaning to fillings, there has been no discomfort & pain whatsoever.  I even fell asleep once while Dr. Wade was performing a cavity / filling…LOL.  I highly recommend you bringing the ENTIRE family to this office & beginning a foundation filled with POSITIVE MEMORIES.

Noriko Wada (Source: Google)


I don’t know about you, but typically I don’t walk out of the dentist’s office thinking “What a wonderful experience!” but that is exactly how I felt after seeing Dr. Takenishi, Tracy, and the rest of the staff this morning. I had gone in for a second opinion and as you can imagine, that usually isn’t a pleasant experience either. However, Tracy made me feel totally at ease, taking the time to ask questions and commiserate about my previous less-than-stellar experience at another dentist’s practice that led me here. Dr. Takenishi then came in and after completing his own examination, spent time asking me about my concerns and preferred approach to dentistry. There was no pressure or sales pitch from Dr. Takenishi, and I felt that this is the right fit for me. *Bonus* they also have Japanese speaking staff!

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


Dr. Takenishi and his staff are great! I’ve never had a bad experience mainly because everyone there is friendly and professional. There is a TV you can watch in the exam rooms and they give you tinted eye protection to avoid any debris or awkward eye contact. Dr. Takenishi explains everything in a way where it’s easy to understand and he gives you solid advice on whats best for your dental needs without upselling anything. Every procedure has been painless and, unlike some other dentists I’ve previously encountered, the equipment they use appear to be modern and top notch. The parking situation can sometimes be a pain but if you schedule your appointment at the right time, there will be plenty. Dr. Takenishi is a Golden State Warriors fan so if they make it to the finals, be prepared to hear about it.

Kimi E. from Kalihi - Palama, Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


I’m so happy that my husband did great research and found Dr. Takenishi. We hadn’t been to a dentist for 25years due to our compelling fear of dentists. Dr. Takenishi and his wonderful team have done a fantastic job of making me feel so comfortable. No more fear of dentistry. Today was my 6month cleaning since my first visit. Clean bill of dental health. Thank you so much to Dr. Takenishi and all of your great team!

Carol P. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Really! I am always a little skeptical when going to a new dentist as I have had a few bad experiences over the years. But Dr. Takenishi and his staff are outstanding. I came with a problem which I was told might need a procedure that was long, painful and terribly expensive. Dr. Takenishi found a solution that worked and it took just one visit, and was within my limited budget. what a relief!  And I should add my teeth look fantastic.

Bryson B. from Fort Lauderdale, FL (Source: Yelp)


Best dentist I’ve ever been to. Very professional.. Very clean atmosphere… The staff is very nice and polite, feels like family…. The dentist office has always been a traumatic experience for me but ever since I’ve found Dr. Takenishi, I no longer dread the dentist office!! Recommended!!!

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


Excellent work! Excellent service!  Such a friendly atmosphere which put my mind at ease. I haven’t been to the dentist in a long, long time. I knew that I needed to go back sometime and I’m extremely happy that I went to Dr Takenishi. The staff was very helpful and accommodating.  I’m am completely satisfied with the work I had done and I can see why Dr Takenishi is one of the best. I highly recommended giving him a visit.

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


I had been avoiding the dentist for a long time, until I finally decided to give Dr. Takenishi a try, and I’m really glad that I did. He immediately put my fears to rest, and along with his wonderful staff, they worked very hard to save my teeth. He and his staff are very caring, and they will take the time to explain everything to you in detail before they proceed with any procedures. After I had a root canal done, he even called later that night and the next day to make sure everything was ok. I will definitely be going to see Dr. Takenishi on a regular basis from now on

Chadwin I. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


First time patient of Dr. Takenishi. It was a cavity procedure, and this is the first time in my entire life i didn’t feel any pain when getting the shot. He was very attentive to my needs and patiently answered every question i had. He quickly found the problems i had with my teeth, and efficiently addressed them. Bonus: This will most likely be the sweetest staff you will ever meet!

Rachel Roper (Source: Facebook)


Best dentist☺ Finding a good dentist is so difficult, but Dr. Wade is highly skilled, professional, caring, and patient. I no longer dread going to the dentist or having cavities filled. Thank you Dr. Wade, Chantel, Karen, and Sharon

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


Dr. Takenishi and his staff are the best! I used to avoid going to the dentist due to extreme anxiety and only went if I had a toothache. Ever since I transferred to this office, I get my teeth cleaned every six months. Sharon, the hygienist is super gentle and Dr. Wade is awesome.  So is the rest of the staff. They always take the time to answer all of my questions and make me feel like family. Thanks Dr. Wade and the whole staff!

Matt P. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been avoiding the dentist for years out of fear and anxiety due to some not so great experiences. In fact, before today, I’d only been to the dentist twice in the last 6-7 years. BUT, my experience at Dr. Takenishi’s office today changed everything. My hygenist was very warm, always checked-in with me to see how I was doing, and actually took the time to speak with me about what she was seeing/doing. Dr. Takenishi was the same way. And even though I have some issues we’ll be working to address in the coming weeks, they always shared with me the positives and it made a huge difference. I never thought I’d say this, but I’m actually looking forward to going back and getting my teeth and gums back to where they should be. Thank you guys very much!

John Block (Source: Google)


I was headed to Honolulu from Minneapolis and my front tooth (veneer) broke in the airport. I emailed Dr. Wade and he welcomed me to an after hours appointment one I arrive in Honolulu. Though it took him until 8:30pm, he stayed and got my veneer replaced. It looks better than my original veneer and he took great care to make sure it matches my other teeth perfectly. Great Dentist, Great Dental Assistant, and even the receptionist was top notch. I would recommend this business to anyone, and I might fly back to Honolulu to get further dental work, simply because this office is top notch.

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


Moved back on island and so glad to be back here! I have been going to Dr. Wade for more than a decade now and have referred all my friends and family. The office is extremely hygienic, staff is always professional, and Dr. Wade has a comfortable demeanor plus really gentle hands, so when it comes to getting any work done, he makes you feel at ease. Recently, I went for a visit post covid and they came out in literal space suits for covid safety precautions, including having special filters installed at every station for the patients safety. They also have appointments staggered so that there are minimal patients at one time in the office. As far as standard cleanings and dental work like fillings, I’ve always been impressed with the work and service here but I just had my first cosmetic work done for a couple of chipped teeth in the front and I thought I was doomed for life. Without any major work having to be done Dr.Wade worked his crazy magic and I am beyond amazed with the outcome! Everytime I look in the mirror I still can’t believe how good of a job Dr.Wade did. I hope I won’t need any more work done in the near future but when I do, there’s no one else I’d trust but him. Thank you for always taking such good care of all my loved ones and our pearly white

Randy S. from Aiea, HI (Source: Yelp)


Great visit! Dr Takenishi listened to my concerns, answered all my questions, and gave me options for my situation. He showed me examples and was clear on how much they’d cost & how long they’d last. My two previous dentists did nothing like that — maybe because they looked at me & assumed I couldn’t pay? Or they’re old guys who don’t have the professionalism to be informed about the latest methods? Whatever the case, I’m glad I didn’t give them my money for sub-par service & knowledge. Dr Takenishi and his staff are friendly and competent. My wife loves the email and text reminders and that they’re trying to go paperless. Grateful I finally found a dentist who speaks my language — and makes it a bit less painful to spend the chunk of money we set aside for this. Mahalo to Dr Takenishi & his staff!

Insurance Solutions L. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


The reviewer below is spot one… Yeeehaaaw! Been to the office five times now, having a variety of procedures done, as well as simple cleanings and I always come out more than satisfied, as well as pleasantly surprised. Massage chair, movies, music and smiles everywhere! Dr. Takenishi and his entire staff make you feel comfortable and at ease as they take the time and effort to explain the process of any procedure I’m gone through. Never thought I’d say this but, with the advanced technologies they have and the expertise and efficiency of Dr. Takenishi and staff, I no longer dread going to the dentist haha. Plus, it’s sooo convenient to where I work.

Malia Sutton (Source: Google)


My experience at Dr. Wade Takenishi’s office was incomparable to any other dental office I have ever been to. He and his staff are very friendly, and willing to go above and beyond to help each patient on a better path to healthy oral care. I’m a little embarrassed to say that all of my previous dentists and their entire offices never gave me the proper education on taking care of my teeth, and now I am paying for it. Dr. Wade and his staff have been so persistent in helping me improve my oral health, and I could not be more thankful for these changes in the right direction. As for the dental appointment experience, his staff are very welcoming, there is little to no wait, and all including Dr. Wade are informing you of what is going on all the time. (No frightful guessing!) The dentist has always been a tense experience, but now that I see Dr. Wade, all of that has changed. I can eagerly say that I recommend Dr. Wade Takenishi to anyone; he and his entire staff are THEE BEST!

Brian C. from San Bruno, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Takenishi and his staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable during my two visits. My chipped tooth filling came out and I needed to get a new one while visiting O’ahu. The staff made it really easy to coordinate the visits through text. There was parking onsite that they reimbursed and they took necessary precautions to make sure I felt safe during this pandemic. Couldn’t ask for an easier & friendlier experience! Bonus that my cleaning and chipped tooth filling were A+

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


They were able to accommodate my daughter on short notice. His staff is very friendly, informative and highly competent.  Our prior dentist did not submit X-rays as promised and they did not charge us for a new set  (which is rare)!  My daughter had a list of questions she prepared (due to poor experience with a prior dentist) but Dr. Takenishi brought up and answered all of her questions before she had a chance to say anything. He is skilled but also has a great bedside manner.  I think we found our new family dentist and I would highly recommend them at this point.

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


let me first start by saying I lived with the most anxiety when the name dentist was spoken, and I avoided seeing one unless absolutely necessary.  My childhood experience was sitting in a dentist office waiting to go last while listening to my brother and sisters cry and scream before me.  My sister referred me to Wade and I referred my brother to Wade.  Wade doesn’t like me using the word painless, but I have to say I have a low tolerance and to me it is.  (I’ve had a number of stuff done, caps root canal, etc.)  Always the very best in advice before the procedure is started, giving me the pros and cons as well as options.  When people ask if I know a good dentist, this is who I tell them they need to see.  Great with kids, my 10 year old and 15 year old enjoy seeing him.

Vera B. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


One of the best experiences I have had at the dentist office in years.  The staff is friendly, warm, inviting.  I really like the fact that my dental technician was so well informed, educated, and made me feel that taking care of my teeth is taking care of myself.  It was really a great experience.  I’m looking forward to going back to the dentist for the first time in my life.

Chris Ann M. from Kailua, HI (Source: Yelp)


I want to thank everyone for their care, attention, and superb professionalism.  Brianna did a fabulous job cleaning my teeth.  She is delightful and thorough. During the work on my new veneer, Karen not only assisted with skill but also was engaging and personable. She made sure I was comfortable at every moment and even picked out a great movie for me to watch during wait times.  Dr. Wade efforts went above and beyond the call of duty to exceed even excellence.  He is not only knowledgable, talented and skilled, he also devoted the upmost time, attention and effort to ensuring that his work was outstanding and my results were fabulous-and they are.  After many decades, many dentists, and more procedures that I can count,  I think this is my best experience.

Aviv S. from Flushing, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr Wade’s office is a great dentist facility.  The staff is all very qualified and more than willing to help or answer any questions you may have.  The entire faculty is exceptional.  This was personally the best dentist experience I have ever had and will continue to go for my dental needs.  Thank you guys. I strongly recommend this dentist facility for anyone.

Rich C. from Aliso Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


As a new patient, I feel that Dr. Wade and staff did awesome with my visits. Pretty smooth sailing the whole way through. For my deep cleaning, my hygienist was informative and it was easy to get through. I got a few fillings done as well which is never fun (especially for your pockets) but I’m glad I decided to get the work done by Dr. Wade. He’s a good dentist. Overall, appointments were relatively quick and it was a good experience. Nice people. They are also on top of it when it comes to COVID precautions.

Josh G. from Nuuanu - Punchbowl, Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


Let me start off by saying, Dr. Wade and his staff are exceptional. They are very comforting and make you feel welcomed. I was looking for a place to redo my fillings after one of them fell out and I dreaded going to the dentist. I’ve had some bad experiences in the past and was very hesitant when it came to choosing a new dentist. I’ll admit, I did go to another place first to see their price, but once they told me the amount of the procedure, I said see ya later! HA! So yes this was my second option but it should of been my first. My cleaning, initial exam, and filling replacement was thorough, quick, and painless. Everyone there is very friendly and they all greet you with a smile! I don’t have to say too much other than, this team has got to be some of the best on island. If anyone needs a good referral for redoing a filling or other dental work, make sure you check out this place. Trust me, it’s worth it!

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


I went to Dr. Takenishi because I fractured my molar tooth. Dr. Takenishi made my crown and fitted it that same day. That’s amazing! No second appointment needed. I’m very pleased with my crown. I’d like to compliment Dr. Takenishi and his staff for the excellent care that I always receive during my appointments. I appreciate the way Dr. Takenishi and his staff make me feel so comfortable. I know I’m in good hands with each visit.

Duane Tanaka (Source: Facebook)


I have been going to Dr. Wade for many years now and just wanted to say that he and his ENTIRE staff make the entire dental process a breeze!! My root canals and crowns along with fillings and filling replacements have been a painless experience. Doc Wade makes sure that the patient is fully comfortable and “numb” so there is no pain and stress!! Plus you can watch ESPN and other live TV shows while you are being worked on! His recent renovations in September give his office a “modern” and contemporary feel….beautiful! I will be sure to not miss any more appointments and my twice a year cleanings!!

Edwin W. from Kaneohe, HI (Source: Yelp)


Just got back from my visit to Dr. Takenishi. I unfortunately cracked my front tooth and needed it fixed ASAP! A front tooth is incredibly important! I looked extensively online and through yelp came across Dr. Takenishi. I decided to send an email to them to inquire about and appointment because they were closed. Surprisingly he called me back on his day off a couple hours after I sent the email. Even offering to come in the next day on his day off when his practice is closed! I decided it could wait a day and he told me his receptionist would contact me the next day. She called very promptly, but I missed the call and called her back. They got me in the next day (which was perfect), but I’m sure they could have gotten me in that day if I answered the phone… They sent me all the new patient paperwork online so I didn’t have to waste time when I got there. I get to my appointment and they were all ready for me. No wait. Doc takes a look and they tell me the plan, cost, and get to numbing me up. It was the best shot I’ve had. No pain! I couldn’t even feel it. They get to work and before I know it it’s done. No more broken tooth! I can smile again! The work was excellent! Thank you Doctor Wayde Takenishi and staff! All of you were incredible! I am seriously thInking about switching my dentist. If his practice was in Kaneohe I’d switch in a heartbeat!

Laurence V. from Pearl City, HI (Source: Yelp)


Just got a root canal and crown done by Dr. Takenishi. I always hear horror stories from my friends about their root canals and I have no idea where those stories come from because Dr. Takenishi was awesome! As for my crown, it only took ONE APPOINTMENT unlike my old dentist where it took 3 weeks to do and you can’t even tell which tooth is a crown. I would definitely recommend Dr. Takenishi and his staff!!