Welcome to Dentistry Defined! We are honored that you have chosen us to be your partners in dental health. Our experienced dentist and team are committed to your oral health and take the time to thoroughly examine your mouth in order to understand your dental needs and recommend treatment plans that will be beneficial for you. We also work hard to create a comfortable environment in which you can feel at ease, utilizing the latest technologies to enhance your experience and ensure that you receive the care you need.
Dr. Gary Morikawa is a local and was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon and University of Hawaii before attending the University of Missouri School of Dentistry. Here he completed his doctorate in dental science in 1987. His goal as a dentist today is to provide the best possible care for patients and share his knowledge of dentistry.
In order to provide better, improved services, Dr. Morikawa continues his education through the following study groups.
- Hawaii Dental Forum, the local chapter of the Seattle Study Club
- Hawaii Terry Tanaka Study Club
- Dental Associates of Hawaii Study Group
Dr. Morikawa has also participated in continuing raining with the Kois Center in Seattle Washington. As a dental professional, he is a member of the following organizations:
- American Dental Association
- Hawaii Dental Association
- Honolulu County Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
When at home, Dr. Morikawa spends time with his wife, Dawn; his daughter, Alexis, and their dog, Daisy.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Gary Morikawa is honored to work with a compassionate, patient-focused team that strives to put your needs first. We invite you to take a moment to get to know these wonderful individuals.
Kristin is a graduate of Iolani School and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from the Arthur Dugoni Dental School at the University of the Pacific in California. She has been in the dental industry for 11 years. Specializing in dental phobic patients, Kristin champions the oral-systemic health approach to periodontal care, and treasures the ability to see immediate health improvement with patients each day.
Christine is a graduate of Maui High School and a dental hygiene graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She loves the technical aspect of cleaning teeth and the special gift of patients becoming like family.
Erika is a graduate of Kalani High School and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She loves being able to spend time with her patients and the interesting stories that they have to tell. She prides herself on her ability to make a positive impact through patient education and preventive dental care, one patient at a time.
Born and raised in Hawaii, Annie is a graduate of Waipahu High School. She is a veteran of the dental field with 18 years of experience. She loves building relationships with patients and specializes in putting their nerves at ease.
A graduate of Honolulu Community College, Carol has been in the dental field for 16 years. Specializing in business administration and patient coordination, Carol thoroughly enjoys speaking with patients and loves to see patients leave our office with a smile.
Patricia is a King Kaulike graduate from Maui. She moved to Oahu to complete the medical assisting program at Heald College and has been in the dental field for 13 years. With a deep knowledge of dental assisting and dental software implementation, Patricia values patient interaction in the office most.
To learn more about comprehensive dentistry in Honolulu, Hawaii, and surrounding areas and to set up your consultation with Dr. Gary Morikawa, give us a call at 808-949-8866. We look forward to meeting you soon!