About Us

Meet Our Doctors

Honolulu dentist, Dr. Gerald Adachi

Dr. Gerald Adachi, DMD

Dr. Gerald Adachi is driven by a passion to bring you personalized and quality dental care. He has dedicated himself to pursuing the most advanced forms of treatment available, and remains at the forefront of the profession through his focus on continuing education.

He has served for over 30 years with the Hawai‘i Dental Association as part of the Continuing Education Committee and chair of the Dental Education Program, which plans programs and courses for dental professionals across Hawai‘i.

Dr. Adachi is a graduate of the University of Southern California and received his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. After completing his residency at St. Francis Hospital, Dr. Adachi began his own practice.

Active in the dental community, Dr. Adachi maintains memberships in several prestigious professional organizations:

     American Dental Association

     Hawai‘i Dental Association

     Honolulu County Dental Society

     Fellow of Academy of Dentistry International

     Fellow of International College of Dentists

     Mentor of the Terry Tanaka Study Club

Dr. Adachi is married to Rona and together they have raised two wonderful children, Daniel and Dana. In his spare time, Dr. Adachi enjoys cooking, kayak fishing, playing with his Havanese dogs, and spending time with his family.

Dr. Dana Adachi, DDS

Dr. Dana Adachi grew up in Honolulu, and is a graduate of ‘Iolani School and the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. At the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry, she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, graduating Summa Cum Laude and in the top five percent of her class. She was also inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.

Dr. Adachi continued on to complete her General Practice Residency at the University of Southern California, where she did her clinical training at the Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center and the Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Clinic. 

Dr. Adachi’s dedication to excellence, passion for caring for her patients, and a strong sense of ethics and community are the foundation of her practice philosophy. She is a motivated clinician, who believes in the importance of providing her patients with the best, most comprehensive care possible. She is committed to enhancing her patients’ well-being and oral health, and strives to make each dental visit a positive and comfortable experience.

Professional Memberships:

      Hawai‘i Dental Association

      American Dental Association

      Honolulu County Dental Society

      Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society

Dr. Adachi enjoys spending her free time with her family, friends, and two rescue dogs.

Meet Our Team

Lea, our Kaka‘ako Smiles dental practice administrator

Lea

Practice Administrator

When you walk into our Honolulu dental office, the smiling face greeting you will be Lea’s. As Practice Administrator, Lea keeps our office running smoothly. Lea is an excellent source to answer all of your questions regarding your dental insurance coverage and financial options. She also helps you comfortably fit your dental appointments into your busy schedule. Away from the office, Lea enjoys spending her time with family and cooking.

Jan, our Kaka‘ako Smiles dental hygiene coordinator

Jan

Hygiene Coordinator

Jan, our scheduling coordinator for the Hygiene Department, will greet you with aloha when you come into our dental office. She will review the coverage of your dental benefits and help provide you with all applicable insurance information. On a sunny day, you can find her out riding her motorcycle or enjoying time with her family and friends.

Stacie, our Kaka‘ako Smiles dental hygienist

Stacie

Dental Hygienist

Stacie has been a dental hygienist for over 12 years and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. She loves getting to know her patients and helping them achieve a healthy dental lifestyle. In her free time, she enjoys playing and watching volleyball, and spending time with her husband and twin daughters.

Melanie, our Kaka‘ako Smiles dental assistant

Melanie

Dental Assistant

Born and raised in Canada, Melanie moved to Hawai‘i with her husband and two kids in 2005. Melanie is a board certified Registered Dental Assistant in both Canada and California. With over 20 years of experience in the dental field, she has a true passion for dentistry. If you struggle with dental fear, Melanie will help ease those nerves with her friendly conversation that is a mix of Canadian and the aloha spirit. Away from the dental office, she enjoys practicing a fit and healthy lifestyle.

Madison, our Kaka‘ako Smiles dental assistant

Madison

Dental Assistant

Madison moved to Hawai‘i in 2014 from Southern California. She and her fiancé have a beautiful, spunky 4-year-old daughter. Madison has worked in Oral Surgery for 10 years, and is a certified Dental Assistant and Surgical Anesthesia Assistant. On her days off, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, going to the beach, and being outdoors.

Our Dental Office

Kaka'ako Smiles dental office, waiting area
Kaka'ako Smiles dental office, workstation
Kaka'ako Smiles dental office, treatment room

Our Technology

Dr. Adachi using modern dental technology and equipment, the intraoral camera and Carivu
At Kaka'ako Smiles, our state-of-the-art technology ensures accuracy, efficiency, and comfort.

Nomad™ X-Ray Gun

The Nomad™ is a battery-powered and completely cordless handheld x-ray system. With the Nomad™ X-Ray Gun, our team can take accurate, efficient scans with less radiation exposure than most conventional systems.

Intraoral Camera

The intraoral camera is used to record images of your teeth, gums, and soft tissues of your mouth, and is helpful in both diagnosis and treatment planning. At Kaka‘ako Smiles, we want you to be involved in your dental care. Being able to take photos of the inside of your mouth and share these photos with you allow us to do that. 

Dexis CariVuTM

Dexis CariVuTM is a new device that utilizes transillumination technology. This technology uses light to produce an image similar to that of an x-ray, but without the radiation exposure. With the CariVuTM, we can safely and effectively detect cracks as well as early stages of tooth decay that may not be visible on a standard x-ray.

Digital X-Rays

Our advanced digital x-ray system allows us to view your teeth and surrounding structures with remarkable accuracy. These images provide the information our dental team needs to plan your dental treatment.

Panoramic X-Ray

A panoramic x-ray machine rotates 360-degrees around your head to capture an image. This image allows us to visualize your teeth, sinuses, bone structure, and other anatomical features. When combined with your standard x-rays, we have a more complete visual record of your mouth.

AIRFLOW® Polisher

Air polishing is a new way to polish and manage dental biofilm. This device uses specially processed fine powders in pressurized air and water to create a warm spray that removes surface stains, plaque, and other soft deposits from your teeth. Currently, Kaka‘ako Smiles is the only dental office on the island providing Airflow therapy as part of our routine cleaning procedure.

Cavitron

The Cavitron is a handheld device used during dental cleanings. While scaling can be completed by hand, the Cavitron uses ultrasonic technology to remove calculus from teeth and below the gums gently and effectively. 

Rotary Endodontics Handpiece

A rotary endodontics handpiece is a tool designed for root canal therapy. This handpiece allows us to complete the procedure more efficiently so our patients can have a quicker and more comfortable experience.

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