Ryan H. Yim, D.D.S.
Periodontal Specialists of Hawaii 1441 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite. 1506 • Honolulu, HI 96914 • (808) 955-1506 • HealthyGumsHawaii.com
With a family background in health care and his pediatric dentist uncle as a role model, Dr. Ryan Yim discovered his passion for dentistry earlier than most and has been drawn to periodontics for its regenerative potential and especially its esthetic aspects.
“I was fortunate to serve general patients of all ages as well as military veterans,” says the Creighton University dental school graduate of his specialized periodontal residency at Oregon Health and Science University. He found “nothing is as good as natural teeth. However, implants are the closest replacement we have, and I have also had extensive education in implant placement.”
Coming home to practice, Dr. Yim focuses on his patients’ long term, lifelong dental health by ensuring gum disease-free teeth. He emphasizes comprehensive periodontal care and stays current on advancements in gum disease treatments and cures.
“My special interest of bone/gum grafting has the goal of saving patients’ teeth,” says the Honolulu native. He also provides non-invasive treatments, implants and is certified in LANAP laser gum surgery. “I look at the ‘big picture’ for each patient, taking a comprehensive approach by implementing my knowledge and skills to save original, natural teeth.”