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Dental Services - Kokua Kalihi Valley Dental Services


Dental Services

KKV’s Dental Program brings preventive and restorative dental care to the residents of Kalihi Valley. KKV is one of the few dental clinics in the country that provides professional educational opportunities through its AEGD dental residency program, directed by Dr. Samuel Ishimura, and a new Pediatric Dentistry Specialty Residency Program. Since 1995, KKV has run a Dental Sealant Program at local elementary and middle schools, providing screenings and dental sealants to nearly 3,000 students each year.  


Services include:

  • Fillings
  • Root Canals
  • Bridges
  • Extractions
  • Teeth Cleanings
  • Crowns
  • Dentures
  • Dental Education & Hygiene


Dr. David Breese, pictured at right, was KKV's Dental Director from 1987 - 2004. He continues to provide dental services along with a dedicated team of staff and volunteer dentists, a hygienist and dental assistants.


KKV serves all patients regardless of ability to pay. Sliding fee discounts are offered depending upon family size and income.  To be considered for a sliding fee discount, you will need to complete an application and submit acceptable proof of income for all adults in your household.  Please come meet with our eligibility staff if you think you might qualify.

KKV's official service area for medical and dental services is the 96819 area code of Kalihi, extending from the back of the valley downward (makai) to the ocean.  KKV strives always to ensure that patients can access the care they need. If we are unable to serve you here at KKV, we will do all we can to connect you with another care option.


KKV is an FTCA deemed facility and has achieved accreditation as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH).