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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.

Gary H. Morikawa, DDS
Dr. Gary Morikawa was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in science from the University of Hawaii before attending the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry for his doctorate in dental science.  Dr. Morikawa has been in the dental field since 1988.

In order to continually improve his services, Dr. Morikawa participates in the following organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Hawaii Dental Association
  • Honolulu County Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Hawaii Dental Forum (a branch of the Seattle Study Club)
  • Hawaii Terry Tanaka Study Club
  • Dental Associates of Hawaii

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 Takehara, BSRDH – Dental Hygienist
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.


Annie Rasquero – Certified Dental Assistant
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.


Carol Supnet, AAS – Business Administrator/Patient Coordinator
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 Andam, AAS – Administrative Trainer/Dental Assistant
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!


“Dr. Morikawa and staff are fantastic! Dr. Morikawa, Meagan, Wendi and Annie are professional and caring. Highly recommended.”

–John S. Galliano

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