Wynn Okuda, DMD
Dr. Okuda is a dental artist who relies on conservative procedures to enhance the Health, Function, Beauty and Rejuvenation of smiles. Using his 25 years of experience and his unique expertise in blending the science of dentistry with his artistic ability, Dr. Okuda has created natural appearing smiles on thousands of people from all over the world. His incredible results help his patients look and feel their best.
Dr. Okuda is the 2002 – 2003 National President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and past editor of numerous award-winning professional dental publications, including the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and former Executive Council member for the International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry (IFED) and former Board member of the AACD.
Dr. Okuda is the Esthetic Dentistry Expert to the National Dental Expert Advisory Board of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) with over 40,000 members and on the Advisory Board for Best Dentists of America (one of ten nationally). He was recently honored by being selected as the Esthetic Columnist for prestigious General Dentistry publication, the official clinical publication to the AGD. Over the last eight years Dr. Okuda was selected into Dentistry Today’s Top 100 List.
Locally for eight (8) consecutive years, Dr. Okuda has been voted by the people of Hawaii to be the “Best Cosmetic Dentist in Hawaii” in the Star Advertiser. Since 2003 he has been selected by his peers in Honolulu Magazine’s “Best Dentists of Hawaii”.
He is co-founder of the Pan Pacific Dental Institute, which provides professional education in cosmetic and implant dentistry for dentists in the United States and around the world.
One of only 350 Dentists in the World
Dr. Okuda is one of only 350 dentists worldwide to be accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). And in Hawaii, Dr. Okuda is one of two AACD Board Accredited dentists on Oahu. The AACD is the largest cosmetic dental organization in the world, with nearly 7,000 members.
Accomplished Author and International Speaker
Dr. Okuda is an accomplished author and international lecturer on the topic of cosmetic dentistry. His articles have appeared in publications which include theJournal of the American Dental Association, Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry, Functional Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, Inside Dentistry, Dentistry Today, Current Opinions in Cosmetic Dentistry, etc.
Dr. Okuda has been a featured speaker on cosmetic dentistry at numerous conferences and universities. This includes the American Dental Association Annual Scientific Meetings, Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, University of California at San Francisco, UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles), University of Minnesota, Texas Dental Association, International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry, Japan Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Japan Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, Tokyo Medical Dental University, Nihon University School of Dentistry, Asian Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry, Australian Dental Association, National University of Singapore, Yonsei University (Korea), Aesthetic Dental Society of Singapore, Aichi Gakuen University (Nagoya, Japan), Korean Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, Korean Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Indonesian Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry, Hellenic Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (Greece), Swedish Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Scandinavian Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He was also the only cosmetic dentist to lecture at the prestigious International Society of Aesthetic Surgery/Japan Society of Aesthetic Surgery conference.
Dr. Okuda was honored to be asked to perform “live patient” procedures on cosmetic dentistry at the prestigious American Dental Association Annual Scientific Meetings in Honolulu, Hawaii 2009 and Las Vegas, Nevada 2011.
Dr. Okuda has been featured in over 100 publications around the world including such publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, American Spa, New Woman, Shape Magazine, Better Homes and Garden, Lucky, Web MD, MS-NBC.com, Bridal Guide, Honolulu Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Dr. Phil television show, Japan television, BBC Radio and the NBC Television Program “Life Moments”. He was the cosmetic dentist for the NBC-KHNL television program “Dream Makeover Hawaii”.
Dr. Okuda’s practice was awarded in 2007 the coveted “National Cosmetic Practice of the Year” by Contemporary Esthetics publication. In addition, he has achieved many other awards including the Best Dentists in America List, the Best Dentists in Hawaii Lists, the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence of Massachusetts 2003 Reverend Cheng Imm Tan “Outstanding Visionary” Award, the Building Industry Association of Hawaii 2003 Overall and Grand Award for the beautiful Dental Day Spa of Hawaii, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) 2000 Humanitarian of the Year, AACD 2009 Partner in Peace Award, Co-founder of Give Back a Smile Award, Pacific Business News 2001 “Forty Under 40”, and on the Honolulu Advertiser and Honolulu Star Advertiser’s Hawaii’s Best Cosmetic Dentist for 8 years in a row.
Dr. Okuda, along with practice manager Ms. Julie Bouvier, is the founder of the "Give Back A Smile" Program, a national charitable foundation of the AACD which helps survivors of domestic violence throughout the nation to restore their smiles and lives. He assembled nearly 1,000 dentists nationwide to help fight against domestic violence. To date, this program provided over $8 million dollars in free dental care over 15 years. To find out more information about this program, visit www.aacd.com.
To create the ultimate dental experience, he opened a Dental Day Spa of Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii that combines cosmetic, implant and restorative dentistry with spa services, such as massage therapy and aromatherapy. His vision to create a great experience with quality dentistry has been realized. He may be reached at okudacosmeticdentistry.com or on Facebook at Dr. Wynn Okuda, Dental Day Spa of Hawaii.