Meet Dr. Tanaka

Paul K. Tanaka, DDS


Dr Tanaka is married to his fun-loving wife, Doris.  They are blessed with two daughters, Danielle (27) and Erin (22).  Dr. Tanaka enjoys fishing and cooking with his smokers.

Dr. Tanaka graduated from St. Louis High School in 1975 and attended the University of Southern California where he earned a B.S. degree in Biology.  He almost went into teaching, but his love for science and the urge to express himself with his hands led him to pursue a career in dentistry.

Dr. Tanaka graduated from the USC Dental School in 1983.  He obtained licenses in both California and Hawaii that same year.

Continuing education is very important to Dr. Tanaka.  For this reason, he is a member of the Seattle Study Club, where the latest developments in dentistry are presented through lectures and hands on classes.  He is also a member of the Hawaii and American Dental Association.

In April of 1999, Dr. Tanaka took his dental practice to a much higher level of excellence as he committed himself to becoming one of the top 5% of the dentist in the nation to have completed the Masters Aesthetic Program, Full Mouth Rehabilitation, and the Practical Occlusion Course at the Las Vegas Institute.  This institute leads the world of post graduates in the advance studies of Cosmetic  and Advanced Dentistry.

In November of 2007, Dr. Tanaka became one of the very few dentist in Hawaii to use the CEREC technology.  Computerized dentistry is a tremendous advancement in modern dentistry.  "The one appointment crown" (made by the use of CEREC technology) is now a standard procedure in our office.

It’s hard to imagine any spare time for Dr. Tanaka.  When it does exist, Dr. Tanaka loves to fish!  Whatever fish story you may have, Dr. Tanaka can top it (even if it’s not true).   To relax, he may play the piano, play basketball, cook different things with his smokers or just sit and enjoy Danielle and Erin’s pet box turtles. He makes yummy pupus like crispy jerky and boiled peanuts!