Lance Ogata was born in Southern California and raised in the suburb of Monterey Park where he played in organized youth baseball and basketball (CYC) leagues.
In 1979, he earned the rank of "Eagle Scout" in Koyasan Boy Scout Troop 379, Boy Scouts of America.
In 1981, Lance embarked on his training in the dental profession as a chairside assistant for the dental practice of Drs. Ernest Nagamatsu and Stephen Kurumada in Los Angeles.
He graduated with a Biological Sciences degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 1985.
Dr. Lance Ogata obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of the Pacific Dental School, San Francisco, California in 1988.
Dr. Ogata's focus in private practice is quality care and cosmetic dentistry.
"I am in the profession of helping others to improve & maintain
their health, vitality, and quality of life.
Everything begins with a healthy, happy smile."
An avid golfer, Dr. Ogata relocated to Maui in 1995, in search of the perfect combination of work and play. He found the work, but still yearns for more play!
While his private practice keeps him busy,
he also pursues his other interests in cooking (and eating!),
family time, golf, yoga, walking the beach and world travel.
His travels have taken him to Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica,
Japan, Latvia, Mexico, Okinawa, Philippines, and Russia.
He currently resides in Waikapu with wife Vienalyn
and daughters Summer & Autumn.
Lance D. Ogata, DDS, Inc.
140 Hoohana St. Suite 301
Kahului, Maui, HI 96732