3rd quote for full mouth reconstruction

Yesterday, David saw cosmetic dentist Dr. Okuda’s program manager, Julie, for a pre-consultation information session.  The quote:  $45,000-$55,000.  Okuda will add dentin to the teeth, cut the gums, do root canals for the front teeth (if necessary), and make the crowns in-house.  He is the Cadillac of cosmetic dentists, being the only board-certified cosmetic dentist in Hawaii.  The board exam is so difficult, there are only 287 board-certified cosmetic dentists in the world and only about 210 in the nation.  Okuda was the one who worked on Brooke Lee before she won the Miss USA and Miss Universe crowns.

But at his age, David does not need such extreme perfection at such a high price.  His goal is simply to avoid having to wear false teeth.  So, Julie gave him the names of two excellent alternative dentists.  One of them, Dr. Courson, won’t be available until April or May.  The other, Dr. Tenjoma, will see David today.

Although she’s been in the business for 15 years, Julie has never heard of Dr. Severin or Dr. Teramoto, so David will not consider them since they are not well-known for full mouth reconstruction work.  — gigi

4 Responses to “3rd quote for full mouth reconstruction”

  1. ed tamura Says:

    Aloha Gigi,
    Read your article on your husband’s denture work and it is something I have been thinking about. I live on Maui and we don’t have access to this kind of specialty work. Will appreciate it very much if you could send me Dr Okuda and Tenjoma’s address. Thanks a million!
    With warmest aloha,
    Ed Tamur

  2. gigihawaii Says:

    Wynn Okuda, DMD
    3660 Waialae Ave., #315
    Honolulu, HI 96816

    Lyle Tenjoma, DDS
    1441 Kapiolani Blvd., #1120
    Honolulu, HI 96814

    — gigi

  3. mabel Says:

    Hi Gigi

    I need a lot done for my teeth. i.e. missing tooth, worn out crowns, gaps. I am so happy that I found the info that’s very useful. It’s hard to find something objective non-conmercial straightforward like that. Thanks a lot.

    I’d really like to know the result of David’s dental work with Dr. Tenjoma. If you could do a follow up, although I don’t know whether you would see the response since it’s a year ago.



  4. gigihawaii Says:


    Click on this link:


    David is still having permanent crowns made and installed. Not finished yet.

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