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Wynn H. Okuda, DMD

Dr. Wynn Okuda is Past National President (2002 – 2003) of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and has held many other positions in professional dental organizations, including past president of the Hawaii Academy of General Dentistry, and Board Director of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is also the Esthetic Dentistry Expert to the National Dental Expert Advisory Board of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), on the Advisory Board for Best Dentists in America, and is on the Editorial Board for Practical Procedures & Aesthetic Dentistry (PPAD) and Inside Dentistry.

Dr. Okuda is an accomplished author and international lecturer on the topic of cosmetic dentistry, is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and a Fellow of the International College of Dentists. For ten years, he has been the editor of numerous award-winning professional dental publications, including the Journal of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Journal of the Hawaii Dental Association. Dr. Okuda is the co-founder of the Pan Pacific Dental Institute, which provides advancement of professional education in cosmetic and implant dentistry for practitioners in the United States and around the world.

Among the organizations Dr. Okuda lectures for are the American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, University of California at San Francisco, UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles), University of Minnesota, Texas Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, IFED (International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry), Japan Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Japan Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, Tokyo Medical Dental University, Asian Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry, Australian Dental Association, National University of Singapore, Yonsei University (Korea), Aichi Gakuen University (Nagoya, Japan), Korean Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, and Korean Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

His dentistry has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, American Spa, New Woman, Shape Magazine, Better Homes and Garden, Lucky, Web MD, MS-NBC.com, Bridal Guide, Honolulu Magazine, Reader’s Digest, and the NBC Television Program “Life Moments”. He is the cosmetic dentist for the NBC-KHNL television program “Dream Makeover Hawaii”.

The awards and honors Dr. Okuda has received include Dentistry Today’s Top Clinicians in CE List, the Best Dentists in America List, the Best Dentists in Hawaii List, the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence of Massachusetts 2003 Reverend Cheng Imm Tan “Outstanding Visionary” Award, the Building Industry Association of Hawaii 2003 Overall and Grand Award, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 2000 Humanitarian of the Year Award, Pacific Business News 2001 “Forty Under 40”, and Honolulu Advertiser’s Inaugural 2006 People’s Choice Award as Best Cosmetic Dentist and Best General Dentist.

As the previous official cosmetic dentist to the Miss Hawaii USA and the Miss Hawaii Teen USA Pageants, Dr. Okuda is probably best known for creating the cosmetic dentistry of Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee’s dazzling smile. He has also performed cosmetic dentistry on such celebrities as Baywatch Hawaii’s Stacy Kamano.

To create the ultimate cosmetic dental experience, he opened The Dental Day Spa of Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii that combines cosmetic, implant and restorative dentistry with comprehensive spa services, such as massage therapy and facials. He may be reached by mail at 3660 Waialae Avenue, Suite 315, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96816, USA, or by fax at (808) 735-5047. His website address is www.cosmeticdentistryhawaii.com.


PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Private Dental Practice


- Dental Day Spa, DDS –Esthetic, Massage and Cosmetic Dental Services, The Waialae Building, Honolulu, Hawaii (April 2002 to present)
- Co-Founder and Faculty, Pan Pacific Dental Institute, 1997 to present
- Fellowship, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, 2005
- Graduate, Misch International Implant Institute, 2004
- Fellowship, International College of Dentists, 1996
- Accredited Member Status, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), 1995
- Private Practice in Appearance-related, Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry, Sole Proprietor,
The Waialae Building, Honolulu, Hawaii (September 1988 to April 2002)
- Graduate, Hawaii Advanced Prosthodontic Seminar, 1993 to 1995
- Official Cosmetic Dentist to Dream Makeover Hawaii Television Program
- Official Cosmetic Dentist to the Miss Hawaii USA and Miss Hawaii Teen USA Pageants

Dental Organization/University Activities

- National President, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), 2002 to 2003
- National President-Elect, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), 2001 to 2002
- National Dental Expert Advisory Board, Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), 2001 to present
- National Advisory Board (Cosmetic Dentistry), Best Dentists in America, 2003 to present
- National Vice President, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), 2000 to 2001
- Special Advisor, Japan Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 2003 to present
- National Chair, AACD Humanitarian Task Force, “Give Back a Smile” Program, 1997 to 2004
- Visiting Lecturer, National University of Singapore School of Dentistry
- Visiting Lecturer, Tokyo Medical Dental University
- Visiting Lecturer, Aichi Gakuin University School of Dentistry
- President, Board of Trustees, Give Back A Smile Program, 2003 to 2004
- Board of Trustees, Give Back A Smile Program, 2004 to present
- Chair, AACD International Esthetic Advisory Board, 2001 to present
- Chair, AACD Budget & Finance Committee, 1999 to 2001
- Member, AACD International Relations Committee, 2003 to present
- Member, AACD Executive Director Search Committee, 2002
- Member, AACD Conference Advisory Committee, 2001 to 2003
- Member, AACD Public Relations Committee, 1999 to 2002
- Board of Director, AACD, 1997 to 2000
- Public Information Officer, Hawaii Academy of General Dentistry, 1994 to present
- Membership Chairperson, Hawaii Academy of General Dentistry, 1993 to 1994
- President, Hawaii Academy of General Dentistry, 1990 to 1992
- National Reference Committee for Continuing Dental Education, Academy of General Dentistry, 1991 Delegation Session
- Chairperson, Annual Region 14 Meeting, Academy of General Dentistry, 1991

Editorships/Journal Positions

- Editorial Review Board, Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry, 2004 to present
- Editorial Review Board, Inside Dentistry, 2004 to present
- Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Practical Hygiene, 2001 to present
- Editor-in-Chief, AACD Journal, International Clinical & Scientific Journal, 1996 to 1997
- Assistant Editor, AACD Journal, 1997 to 2000
- Editor, Hawaii Dental Association, HDA Journal, 1994 to 1997
- Editor, Hawaii Academy of General Dentistry, The Conch, 1989 to 1990
- Editor, Academy News, AACD International Newsletter, 1995 to 1996
- Guest Editor, Hawaii Dental Association, HDA Journal, Cosmetic Dentistry Issue, Nov/Dec 2001
- Editorial Reviewer, AACD Journal, International Clinical & Scientific Journal, 1995 to 2000
- Publication Chairman, AACD, 1996 to 1997
- Contributing Editor, Hawaii Dental Association, HDA Journal, 1997 to 1998
- Staff Journalist, Hawaii Dental Association, HDA Journal, 1990 to 1997
- Columnist, dental health article, Honolulu Newspaper, 1989 to present
- Columnist, dental topics, Baby Hui Newsletter, 1989 to 1992

AWARDS/HONORS

- “Best of the Best 2006”, Cosmetic Dentistry – first place, General Dentistry – second place, Honolulu Advertiser, May 2006

- “Top 100 Clinicians in Continuing Education”, Dentistry Today, 2006, 2007

- Best Dentists in America, Woodward/White Inc., 2004 – 2008

- Best Dentists in Hawaii, Honolulu Magazine (bi-annual), 2003, 2005 & 2007

- Rev.Tan Outstanding Visionary Award, Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (Massachusetts), 2003

- Building Industry Association of Hawaii, 2003 Overall and Grand Award for Wynn H. Okuda, DMD Inc., Dental Day Spa (Commercial Remodel Category)

- “Keep America Smiling” Award for Outstanding Service and Commitment, for the Give Back A Smile National Program, Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc., 2002

- “Forty Under 40” Award for Top Business People in Hawaii, Pacific Business News, 2001

- “Associations Advance America - Award of Excellence” and “Summit Award” (top eight selections), for the Give Back A Smile Program, American Society of Association Executives, 2001

- “Humanitarian of the Year Award”, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 2000

- “Best Aesthetic Doctors in North America”, International Society of Aesthetic Surgery, 2000

- AACD Smile Gallery, Third Place, International Smile Competition, Puerto Rico, 1997

- Fellowship, International College of Dentists, 1996

- Fellowship, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, 2005

- Accredited Member Status, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), 1995

- “Publication of the Year” Award, International College of Dentists/American Academy of Dental Editors, “Hawaii Dental Journal”, 1995

- AACD Smile Gallery, First Place, International Smile Competition, Orlando, Florida, 1995

- Four National Journalism Awards, Academy of General Dentistry - "The Conch", 1989
o--Awards of Excellence (First Place), Newswriting, Illustrations & Feature Writing
o--Awards of Merit (Second Place), Recurring Feature Writing

- Two National Journalism Awards, Academy of General Dentistry - "The Conch", 1990
o--Awards of Excellence (First Place), Photography
o--Awards of Merit (Second Place), Newswriting

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

Expert Panel on Composite Resin, Functional & Esthetic Dentistry, Inaugural Issue, August/September 2007

“Troubleshooting Esthetic Failures”, Dentistry Today, June 2007

“Minimal Invasive Cosmetic Dentistry: Exploring progressive ideas to preserve human dentition”, AACD Monograph, March 2007

“Esthetic Transitional Temporization for Success in Cosmetic Dentistry”, Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry, November 2006

“Esthetic Transitional Temporaries: The key to esthetic success”, Inside Dentistry, June/July 2006

“Aesthetic Transitional Temporization: The key to success in cosmetic dentistry”, AACD Monograph, April/May 2006

“A Minimal Intervention Approach to Esthetic Restorative Treatment with Direct Resins”, Inside Dentistry, December 2005

“Conservative Restoration of Characterized Anterior Dentition Using Composite Resin”, Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry, November 2005

Academy of General Dentistry, Continuing Education Module for Direct Resin, July 2005

“Achieving Optimal Esthetics for Direct and Indirect Resin with Microhybrid Composite Resins”, Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry, March 2005

“New High Tech Composite Resins Simplify Aesthetics”, Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry, April 2004

“Building the Future of Cosmetic Dentistry”, Practical Periodontics and Aesthetics, September 2003

Dental Day Spa/Office Construction, Hawaii Dental Association Journal, August 2003

“Esthetic Maintenance Protocol in Cosmetic Dentistry”, Journal of Practical Hygiene, September/October 2002

“The Future of Cosmetic Dentistry”, Guest Editorial, Fiftieth Anniversary Issue of General Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, March/April 2002

“Esthetics: an integrated therapeutic approach”, co-authored with Edmund Cassella, D.M.D. and Randal Morita, D.D.S., Hawaii Dental Association Journal, Nov/Dec 2001

Guest Editorial, Cosmetic Dentistry Issue, Hawaii Dental Association Journal, Nov/Dec 2001

“Maximizing cosmetic dentistry with bleaching and composite resin bonding”, Journal of Asian Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry, 2001

“Maximizing cosmetic dentistry with bleaching and composite resin bonding”, Korean Academy of Esthetic Dentistry Journal, 2001 (in Korean)

“Esthetic Transitionals: The key to consistent cosmetic dentistry”, Oral Health, April 2001

“The art of cosmetic dentistry”, Texas Dental Association Journal, April 2001

“Maximizing cosmetic dentistry with bleaching and composite resin bonding”, Dental Outlook Journal, Fall 2000 (in Japanese)

“Using a modified subopaquing technique to treat highly discolored dentition”, Journal of the American Dental Association, July 2000

Cover Model: Patient KC Lilly, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Journal, Summer 1998

“Creating facial harmony with cosmetic dentistry”, Current Opinion in Cosmetic Dentistry, Rapid Science Publishers, Volume 4, 1997

Cover Model: Patient Brook Lee, Miss Universe 1997, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Journal, Summer 1997

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

- Active Accredited Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Active Member/Fellow, International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- Active Member/Fellow, International College of Dentists
- Active Member, American Dental Association
- Active Member, Academy of General Dentistry
- Active Member, Hawaii Dental Association
- Active Member, Hawaii Academy of General Dentistry
- Active Member, Hawaii County Dental Society

EDUCATION

Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU), Portland, Oregon
(September 1984 to June 1988)
Degree: Doctor of Dental Medicine (June 1988)
Honor Ratings for Professional Skills and Judgement Evaluation in Clinic:
1. Fixed Prosthodontics (Fall 1986)
2. Hospital Dentistry (Fall 1986)
3. Removable Prosthodontics (Winter 1987)
4. Periodontology (Winter 1987)
5. Removable Prosthodontics (Spring 1987)
6. Pediatric Dentistry (Spring 1987)

University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii (August 1981 to May 1984)
Program: Pre-Dentistry

McKinley High School, Honolulu, Hawaii (September 1978 to June 1981)

Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU), School of Dentistry
- President, OHSU Junior Dental Class
- Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, Informed Consent article, accepted for publication
- Active Council Member, School of Dentistry Student Body Council
- Active Council Member, OHSU All-Hill Senate
- Chairperson, Bur Allowance Proposal Committee
- Chairperson, first OHSU Junior Dental Class Hawaiian Luau
- Coordinator and Originator, School of Dentistry Noon Business Lecture Series
- Chairperson, School of Dentistry Spring Picnic
- Committee Member, School of Dentistry Clinical Standards Committee
- Committee Member, OHSU Constitution Committee
- Committee Member, OHSU School of Dentistry Admissions Committee

University of Hawaii
- President, University of Hawaii Pre-Dental Society
- Chairperson, University of Hawaii Pre-Dental Society, various committees

Clinic Information
Address:
Private Practice
3660 Waialae Avenue, Suite 315
Honolulu, HI 96816

Phone: 808.734.1099
Fax: 808.735.5047



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