Our Patients Say it Best:
"We may have only one hospital, but we have many superior doctors & dentists. I've had superior care from Dr. David Adams, Dr. Cora Tasaki, Dr. Darren Egami & others. But best of all I've found an extraordinary dentist in Dr. Lance Ogata. Finding a good dentist can be very hard. The state dental association is required to recommend all dentists equally.
I've had 8 root canals, and dozens of other procedures done by more than 20 dentists in my lifetime. One dentist put in a crown that fell out the next day! I know good dental work from bad, and I'm VERY picky. Dr Ogata is the BEST dentist I've ever had. I don't have any vested interest in promoting him. I'm a fairly new patient & it took me 8 years to find him, here on Maui. I hope this letter helps You find him faster than I did."
Sunny Hills, Lahaina
(As published in the Maui News Editorials)
"Can you imagine never being nervous about going to the dentist? That is how you will feel if Dr. Lance Ogata is your dentist. For years, I went because it was the right thing to do for the healthy teeth and mouth I wanted.
Now I go because I know I have the best dentist ever. Plus, he has an incredibly efficient office staff, caring and pleasant assistants and a great hygienist.
What more could you want? I'll tell you. Several years ago, I was in having some crown work done. When he had completed the work on my teeth, I came out to get in my car. My friend was waiting for me there, had received a phone call while I was in the office. It was bad news! My dad had passed away on the Mainland. We were sitting in the front seat of the car crying when Dr. Lance must have looked out his window and noticed us. The next thing we knew, he was at our car windows, asking me if he had hurt me (while doing the dentistry) and why hadn't I told him. When I explained about my dad, he was amazing. He wanted us to come back into the office, take care of our tears and get some water or coffee - anything to make us feel better. Instead, we ended up going home to take care of calls to family.
That night, about 8:00 p.m., the phone rang. It was Dr. Lance, wanting to know how I was, and if there was anything he could do to help. I will never forget that gesture of kindness and compassion. So, not only is Dr. Lance the kind of professional you want working on your teeth, he is a friend and a person who cares about you personally, not just as another patient. He understands and practices aloha."
"I first came to Lance Ogata with his office was still in Kihei. He was so professional and caring that I have gone to him ever since. Even though I live on Lahaina side, it is more than worth it to drive across island to see him. He always calls to see if things are going well after a procedure. No other dentist I have gone to has ever done that for me.
I would, and have, recommended Lance Ogata to others. For me, his professional skills, his caring staff, and his aloha to all his patients are the hallmarks of a great person and dentist."
"Thank God for all of the lovely ladies in Dr. Ogata's dental office. Without each and every one of them, the dentist office would be a nightmare. The office runs quite smoothly until Dr. Ogata arrives.
Fortunately, he usually does not arrive until just before Pau Hana time. By then the majority of the dental work has been taken care of by his expert staff. None the less, he usually whips out his trusty string and door knob trick on some poor unsuspecting sole. At this time, he normally stumbles out the door on his way to the miniature gold course at Maalaea. Of course, before, this he has to give his usual degrading ranting and raving to the staff. This, of course, is expected by the staff as they then anxiously await the next work day knowing they will be able to attend to their professional duties unimpaired until much later the following day.
Please note: the above testimonial is based only on hearsay as my appointments are always at 0830 and I have yet to meet Dr. Ogata. This after eight years of excellent service by the lovely ladies as mentioned previously.
My second choice for publication:
"Dr. Ogata and his highly trained staff are a credit to the dental profession on Maui. From the time you walk in the door until the time you leave, you are treated with the utmost of care and consideration. Thank you Doc for showing me painless dental care."
I still like the first one the best.
"Doctor Ogata is a fantastic dentist - very skillful, patient and precise. He really cares and is a very nice guy to boot! We have been patients for over six years and credit him with keeping our teeth in terrific shape.
There is a positive, pleasant, outgoing office atmosphere and each member of the team is always professional and helpful. With Dr. Ogata, we actually look forward to going to the dentist!"
Dr. G. Scott Phillips and Rena Phillips
"Lance & Staff,
I want to tell you all how impressed I am with your efficient office procedures starting from the front desk to all of your assistants. The way everyone contributes and communicates with each other makes a patient feel comfortable in visiting a dentist."
"Overall, Dr. Ogata is the most thorough and competent Dentist I've seen. After being treated by Dr. Ogata, I now realize what a true professional dentist really is. I have and will continue to refer him to friends, family, and colleagues. Thank you Dr. Ogata!!"
Seth W. 2014
"I really like the family atmosphere with the professional service, as well as the explanation of treatment with the helpful pictures. Thank you for the great treatment. Aloha"
Michael S. 2014
"I highly recommend Dr. Ogata. I recently went in to fix a cavity and replace a filling and he made sure that it was the most comfortable experience possible. He is very skilled and experienced at what he does. I hope to never have to go back to fix any cavities but if so, I'm very lucky to have Dr. Ogata working on me. Mahalo to him and his lovely staff!"
Jennifer T. 2014
"Dr. Ogata is an excellent dentist and his staff is also excellent. Always friendly and helpful. The care is superb.
Highly recommend Dr. Ogata."
Trudy W. 2014
Contact us today!
Lance D. Ogata, DDS, Inc.
140 Hoohana St. Suite 301
Kahului, Maui, HI 96732