Meet the Dentist

Dr. Gary T. Umeda brings you excellence with the most current procedures that are available in the dental community. He believes in ongoing education and strives to be at the forefront of cutting edge technology and procedures. Always passionate about sharing his experience and knowledge with other dentists, Dr. Umeda serves as a mentor for several dental associations and organizations.

Dr. Umeda obtained his Bachelor of Science from UCLA in 1971 followed by his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of the Pacific in 1975. He holds several other respected credentials, including Fellowship of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, Academy of Dentistry International, and American College of Dentists. Of his many achievements, the honor Dr. Umeda continues to take the greatest pride in is the positive results seen in his patients, many of whom he has served for decades.

In his free time, Dr.Umeda enjoys hiking, fishing, and playing golf.

Professional Experience

  • Private Practice in Honolulu, Hawaii since 1979
  • Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center 1976
  • Associate with Dr. Walter Sakamaki and Dr. Milton Oshiro 1976-1978
  • Strong Carter at Palama Settlement 1975-1976
  • Private practice in Campbell, California 1975

Licenses and Certifications

  • The Kois Center: Clinical Instructor 2014 – present, Clinical Mentor 2002 – present, Member 1998 – present
  • Fellow in American College of Dentists: 2008
  • Fellow in Academy of Dentistry International: 2006
  • Fellow in International Congress of Oral Implantology: 2006
  • Fellow in Academy of General Dentistry: 2002 (Mastership status)

Associations, Memberships, and Service

  • American College of Dentists: 2014-2016, Section Chair Hawaii Chapter
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry: 2010, Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Hawaiian Dental Association: President 2008-2009, Member 1976 – present
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry: Fellow
  • Operative Academy: Member
  • American Academy of Restorative Dentistry : Member 2008 – present
  • Academy of R.V. Tucker Study Clubs: International President 2006-2007 and Founder of Hawaii Affiliation; Member 1998 – present
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists : Past Mentor and Fellow
  • Hawaii Dental Implant Study Club: Charter Member 2005-present
  • American Equilibration Society: Member 2004-2012
  • Peer Review Committee of the Honolulu Dental Society : State Chairperson 2003-2004, Member 1994-2004
  • Hawaii Terry Tanaka Study Club: 2003- present, Founder, Mentor, and Past President
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry: Member 2002-2016
  • American Academy of Gold Foil Operators: Member 2000 – present
  • Academy of Operative Dentistry: Member 1999-2015
  • Academy of General Dentistry: Member 1985-present (AGD Mastership)
  • American Dental Association: Member 1975-present

Professional Presentations

  • Table Clinic Academy of Operative Dentistry Annual Meeting 2008: “Anatomy of a Study Club” with Dr. Manuel Cordero
  • Table Clinic Hawaii Dental Association Annual Meeting 2003: “An Alternative Occlusal Equilibration for the Difficult Patient” (Received 1st place for presentation)
  • Table Clinic Academy of Restorative Academy Annual Meeting 2003: “An Alternative Occlusal Equilibration for the Difficult Patient”

Awards and Recognitions

  • The Academy of R.V. Tucker Study Clubs – The Presidential Award 2023
  • HDA President’s Award – Hawaii Dental Association – for his leadership in dentistry and inspiring up-and-coming younger dentists to have passion for excellent dentistry
  • Honolulu Magazine’s Top Dentist in Hawaii 2007, 2008. 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
  • 2012 Best Dentists in Hawaii
  • 2012 Mastership Award, from the Academy of General Dentistry
  • America’s Top Dentist 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Global Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals 2006-2007 & 2007-2008
  • Recognition and Appreciation Award Hawaii Dental Association President 2008-2009
  • Leadership Award Terry Tanaka Prosthodontic Study Club President 2003

About us


Providing solutions for complex dental problems in a pain free and supportive environment.



1580 Makaloa St.
Suite 560
Honolulu, HI 96814


(808) 942-9420
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