DR JEFF MIYAZAWA
Education And Honors
Dr. Jeff Miyazawa maintains a private practice emphasizing contemporary restorative and cosmetic dentistry in Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii. He is a graduate of Creighton University and the world renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) and the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry. His professional affiliations include the American Dental Association (ADA), Hawaii Dental Association (HDA), Honolulu County Dental Society, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and the Oahu Professional Dental Seminars Study Club. In addition to these affiliations, Dr. Miyazawa has been nominated by his peers to be included in Honolulu Magazine’s Best Dentist listing in 2010, 2011, and 2012. Top Dentists, the national publication that started the whole Honolulu Magazine’s Best Dentist listing back in 2010, has included Dr. Miyazawa consecutively since its inception in 2010 – 2015.
In July of 2003, Dr. Miyazawa was appointed by the Governor of the State of Hawaii to the State Board of Dental Examiners where his duties included administering the state dental and dental hygiene licensing examinations, preserving and bettering the dental profession in Hawaii, and most importantly protecting the consumer. In December of 2005, he was appointed as the Vice-Chairman and in July 2006 assumed the role of Chairman of the Board.
After retiring from the State Board in 2011, Dr. Miyazawa maintains the privilege of examining for the Central Regional Dental Testing Service (CRDTS), the agency that administers the dental licensing exam for the state of Hawaii. In addition to his examining duties, Dr. Miyazawa is a Periodontal Examiner Captain, on the Dental Exam Review Committee and the Dental Calibration Committee for CRDTS
Interests And Family
Aside from his dental activities, Dr. Miyazawa is an active member at C4, Christ Centered Community Church. He has combined his God given gift of providing dental care with his passion for evangelism and has shared them on short term mission trips with the people of the Dominican Republic, Thailand, and Brazil.
In 2005, Dr. Miyazawa was appointed to the Advisory Board of Jesus Christ Is Calling You Ministries (JCCY) and its flagship ministry Paradise Global Mission(PGM). JCCY is a local organization dedicated to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people around the world. Since then, he has been appointed to PGM’s Council of Eight, become the director of PGM-Brazil & PGM-Dominican Republic and yearly leads mission teams to Fortaleza, Brazil & El Catay, Dominican Republic for the purposes of JCCY and PGM.
Dr. Miyazawa and his wife Joanie, have two sons: Jonah (14) & Joshua (13), and two daughters: Joy (9) & Jaclyn (6). During his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, standup paddleboarding, and coaching high school and youth baseball.
FEATURED SMILE OF THE MONTH
Terry came to visit us because he had a severe crossbite on his upper right lateral incisor, as well as cracks and discolored fillings in some of the other upper incisors. After various unsuccessful orthodontic techniques to correct the crossbite and whitening treatments, Terry decided to have the front four teeth treated with porcelain veneers. The challenge was to create a successful preparation on the problematic lateral incisor without actually exposing his nerve. The preparations were completed and without any nerve exposure. Provisional restorations were fabricated with the preview of what the corrected incisor would look like, and Terry’s first visit was complete.
Upon Terry’s return, it was noted that there was virtually no sensitivity in the interim. Function and even provisional aesthetics were high. In fact, Terry actually thought the provisionals were the final restorations.
The provisionals were removed and the final restorations were placed and secured – truly an exceptional result. We were both ecstatic with the improvement and the natural look; Terry even joked that the “wahines, bettah look out!”
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