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 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, Executive Board

      Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society

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

Meet Our Team

Lea, our Kaka‘ako Smiles dental practice administrator


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


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.


Dental Hygienist

Jessica was raised in Honolulu and graduated from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa in 2014, with her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She shares a true passion and love for dentistry with everyone she meets. Jessica enjoys interacting and helping her patients achieve a healthy, pearly white smile. In her free time, you can find her at the beach or on the softball field spending quality time with her family.


Dental Hygienist

Emily has over 20 years of experience as a dental hygienist and earned her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Marquette University. As a military spouse, Emily has had the unique opportunity to live and work all over the country. Emily is passionate about preventative dentistry and is committed to customizing care based on her patients’ individual concerns and needs. Emily has a husband, 2 school-aged children, and a golden retriever named Sadie, that keep her busy. She enjoys hiking and any activity that brings her closer to the beautiful beaches of Hawai‘i.


Dental Assistant

Madison moved to Hawai‘i in 2014 from Southern California. She and her fiancé have a beautiful, spunky 6-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.


Dental Assistant

Yelena is a board certified Registered Dental Assistant with over 10 years of experience. Her top priority in the office is to make sure her patients are comfortable and appointments run smoothly. Outside of dentistry, Yelena enjoys standup paddle boarding, hiking, and spending time with her husband and two kids. 

Our Dental Office

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