Dr. Umeda is committed to ongoing dental education and certifications in order to stay apprised of the newest medical developments, treatments, and technologies, so that together, you and he can make the most informed decisions about your oral health needs. He specializes in advanced dentistry for the quality-conscious patient.
Dr. Umeda believes in minimally invasive dentistry. For twenty years, he has been a member of The Academy of R.V. Tucker Study Clubs, founding the Hawaii Affiliation and serving as the International President from 2006-2007. The philosophy of this academy is that patients’ long term dental health is best served by conservative restorative dentistry that is long-lasting and high quality. This includes the use of minimally invasive cast gold dental restorations.
Tucker Gold restorations are the longest lasting and most conservative restorations available. They are also biocompatible, as gold does not oxidize or corrode in the mouth (while amalgam fillings may over time). Gold is also surprisingly esthetic, showing little if any gold while still being durable and exceptionally well-sealed. Dr. Umeda is one of the few dentists in the area who is able to offer this time-tested technique to his patients.
Our comprehensive dental treatments include the following:
Fillings, to restore a tooth and prevent further decay (including Tucker Gold restorations)
Root Canal Treatments, to save an infected tooth
Crowns and Bridgework, to replace large amounts of tooth structure and/or missing teeth
Dental Implants, for long-lasting tooth replacement
Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is too damaged or decayed to be saved
TMD/TMJ Treatment, for chronic jaw pain
Our approach to your dental health and overall wellness is aimed at helping you make the care decisions that are best for you and your family. Our friendly, supportive office environment is welcoming to patients of all ages.
Oral Cancer Treatment Resources:
For patients with oral cancer, different kinds of mouthwashes may be helpful in dealing with mucositis. After discussions with a fellow dentist and friend who battled oral cancer, we wanted to share the regimen which he found most helpful and developed through trial and error as he dealt with his cancer. His daily routine included use of Healios rinse, fresh baking soda rinses (2 TBSP baking soda + 1 quart water), and SalivaMax. Additionally, Enu Nutrition products helped him with nutrition when he was unable to eat due to mucositis. However, please keep in mind that different solutions may work better for different patients. If you have oral cancer, we can work with you to help you create a personalized system. Remember, you should also consult with your oncologist regarding all treatment plans.
Dentist Honolulu, GARY T. UMEDA, DDS, MAGD, FICOI, FADI
Providing solutions for complex dental problems in a pain free and supportive environment.
1580 Makaloa St.
Honolulu, HI 96814