About Dr. Yokoyama
Dr. Yokoyama grew up in Hawaii enjoying water skiing, fishing, scuba diving and collecting tropical fish. After graduating from Punahou School, he attended Claremont McKenna College, graduating cum laude. He then entered the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry. Practicing General Dentistry for the next 3 years in Hawaii provided a wealth of understanding in all aspects of dentistry. He then continued his dental specialization by attending a residency program in Periodontics at Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Yokoyama completed a Fellowship in Periodontics and Dental Implants. During this time, he was also an instructor in Periodontics at the University. He has practiced Periodontics, providing dental implants to the communities of North San Diego County since 1989.
Dr. Yokoyama started his dental experience and training with his father, who practiced general dentistry in Hawaii for more than 40 years. The concept of professional care was instilled in him as a youth and he continues to provide this level of service to his patients and referring doctors.
About the Practice
Dr. Yokoyama has extensive treatment planning experience, which started as an integral component of his periodontal residency. Each patient’s treatment plan was analyzed in detail by a group of dental specialists, which resulted in all aspects of a patient’s overall and dental health being addressed. He continues this collaboration with a group of highly skilled general dentists and dental specialists, helping to create beautiful lifetime smiles.
He incorporates the best dental technologies into his practice to provide his patients with state of the art care. Workstation computers have been in his dental rooms since 1989 along with the addition of digital dental x-rays in 1998. Today, most of his dental implant cases are treatment planned with 3D cone beam imaging. Dr. Yokoyama designs the perfect functionality and aesthetics of your dental implant supported restoration in computer generated modeling before the surgical placement of the implant. With proper planning and meticulous surgical technique, your dental implant supported restorations should function for decades.
Your Initial Consultation
Your first visit to the office is usually a comprehensive examination including the jaw, joints, soft tissues and teeth, with a thorough screening for oral cancer. The examination is followed by a treatment conference where Dr. Yokoyama will provide all options for treatment, identify the your needs and goals, and answer any questions.
A holistic approach provides the best long-term solution for each patient’s overall health and their dental health in particular. He is proud to provide his patients with the best in dental technology, treatment options and patient comfort.