Richard H. Tamaru
Honored to be named one of Hawaii’s Best Dentists for 2023, Dr. Richard Tamaru is humbled and grateful to be recognized by his peers. With 36 years of practice in general dentistry, he feels fortunate to have developed positive, collaborative relationships with excellent specialists and dental laboratories to provide a high level of care for his patients. He and his friendly and experienced staff strive to make each patient feel comfortable and confident entrusting him with their dental health. Focused on thoughtful and personalized patient care, Dr. Tamaru’s team points to long-standing, genuine relationships with patients as the cornerstone of his practice.
Born and raised in Honolulu, Dr. Tamaru graduated with honors from the Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry. He extended his training by completing the general dentistry residency program at St. Francis Medical Center and currently serves as attending staff at Queen’s Medical Center’s dental residency program. Dr. Tamaru and his staff are language trained bilingually in English and Japanese, serving local residents as well as patients from abroad.
Honored as a top dentist: 2023, 2022, 2019