Lance Ogata

If you’re looking for a Kahului dentist to get some cosmetic dental work done, look no further than Dr. Lance. Ogata. Our Kahului dentist office with Dr. Ogata was chosen as one of the best dentists in 2022 by Honolulu Magazine.

We are recognized as one of the best offices in the area with the best dentist and an amazing staff. We are committed to enhancing your smile and giving you one that you are confident and proud of. If you are ready to work on your dental health or want to make a New Year’s resolution to be more committed to your smile and teeth, look no further than working with Dr. Ogata and his associates.

All About Dr. Lance Ogata

Learning more about your dentist before agreeing to work with them and trusting them with your mouth is crucial. Here is some must know information about Dr. Ogata so that you can know more about him before stepping into the office.


Dr. Ogata was born in Southern California and then raised in Monterey Park. He played basketball and baseball as a kid and was part of the Boy Scouts of America. He even earned the rank of Eagle Scout.


He began his dental schooling in 1981 where he was a chairside assistant for a dental practice owned by Dr. Ernest Nagamtsu in Los Angeles. He graduated with his Biological Sciences degree in 1985 from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He then received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco in 1988.

When he decided to open his own private practice, he wanted it to focus on cosmetic dentistry and giving quality care to all his patients. To him, dental care is not just about teeth. It’s about teaching people how to take care of their oral health and how to keep their health and quality of life. He also thinks having a healthy and happy smile can change the way people view themselves and give them a more wholesome life.


Dr. Ogata is a member of many different dental organizations that are worth noting including:

  • Spear Education
  • Seattle Institute of Advanced Dental Education
  • Maui Post Graduate Dental Forum
  • Maui County Dental Society where he was president in 2010
  • Hawaii Dental Association
  • CEREC Academy
  • Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)

Private Practice

Dr. Ogata relocated to Maui in 1995. He wanted to live here because he believed it could give him a good combination of work and play. His private practice keeps him very busy, so he tends to have more work than play, but he still makes time to do his hobbies including cooking, golf, yoga, and traveling. He has been to many different places around the world including Japan, Latvia, Costa Rica, Canada, Mexico, Russia, and the Philippines among others. He lives in Waikapu with his wife and two daughters. You can learn more about him on the Dr. Ogata’s dentist office page.

More About Your Kahului Dentist

While you might be committed to using us now that you know all about Dr. Ogata, here are things to know about our office and our vision to give you a happy and healthy smile. Our main goal is to make a genuine difference in the lives of others when it comes to their smile and teeth. We know that smiles are the gateway of forming connections and giving you confidence both in your work life and personal life.

We treat every patient with kindness and respect. We also aim to be gentle especially for children and for those that might have had a poor experience at the dentist office in the past. Everyone that works in our office is trained in modern dentistry and knows how to use all the modern equipment we have in the office to make sure you have a pleasant and pain free experience.

We also aim to make meaningful relationships and connections with everyone that comes into the office. We value your commitment to us, and we want to be committed to you as well. We want everyone that walks through our door to be happy and comfortable when they leave with their smiles and with their oral health.

Our Team

Behind every amazing dentist and his office, there is a dream team that works alongside him to make sure patients are confident, comfortable, and taken care of. We have many different employees that make your time at our dentist in Kahului one to remember. We have several different dental hygienists that have a wide array of knowledge when it comes to dentistry, safe dental procedures, and working with patients. They all have years of experience that make it easy for them to interact and work with patients with the upmost care and gentleness. Many of our dental hygienists are from the Honolulu or surrounding areas so they are familiar with the area and they know the dental needs of the community.

They also know how important it is to give each of their patients individual care since no two patients are the same. Since they are all caring for their teeth and their oral health in their own time, they can also give you tips on how to floss and brush correctly. Many of the hygienists have children so they know how important it is for children to get dental care as well.

Come to Our Kahului Dentist Office Today

If you are ready to have cosmetic dentistry services done or just a checkup and cleaning, we are here to help you. Give us a call today and we can make a consultation or appointment for you. We also do emergency services if you are having an issue and need to be seen the same day. Just let us know the problem and we will work you in!