Derek Takai, D.D.S.
Specialty: General Dentistry
4211 Waialae Ave., Suite 210 • Honolulu, HI 96816 • (808) 732-1424 • KahalaDentist.com
Professional Education And Experience
I graduated from Punahou School, completed undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Washington, and while at its School of Dentistry, was awarded the Ferrier Memorial Prize by the American College of Dentists. Later, as a faculty member, I taught implants and restorative dentistry.
What Sets You Apart?
I practice skilled and compassionate dentistry, calling my patients following every dental procedure to check on their overall well-being. Effective treatment extends beyond education, training and traditional clinical care to include identifying with patients’ concerns and emotions and calming their fears. Establishing and maintaining effective communication promotes a strong doctor-patient relationship, improves health outcomes and ensures patients’ dental needs and priorities are understood and met.
Contribution To Community
Coaching the Punahou varsity football team is my small way to give back to the school. Inspired to be a dentist by my mentors, Dr. William Vogt and Dr. Walter Ching, I honor their selfless dedication by striving to continue their tradition of mentorship by sharing knowledge and helping others.
I am honored to again be included among a distinguished group of dentists and would like to thank my family and staff (Cherene, Christine, Cynthia, Jennifer, Julie, Starr and Toni). It’s a team effort. Mahalo!