“As a dentist, I strive to change patients’ negative perceptions of dentistry, offering painless care and going beyond fixing teeth: I want to help each person improve their overall health. Forming long-term relationships based on mutual trust and respect, and becoming friends with our patient family, is deeply satisfying.”  ~ Dr. Jill

Dr. Jill Kanemaru-Hwang grew up in Wahiawa, Hawaii, and graduated as Valedictorian from Iolani School. She then attended Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she completed an AB in Psychology. She then moved west to the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California, where she was awarded her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS).

Returning to Hawaii, Dr. Jill completed a Certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the Lutheran Medical Center at Kokua Kalihi Valley Health Care Center. She has practiced dentistry since 2010, offering painless and worry-free care that helps patients feel at ease in the office.

Dentistry is constantly evolving; through active participation in continuing education, Dr. Jill stays at the forefront of new treatments and technological advancements. She is an active member of the:

  • American Dental Association
  • Hawaii Dental Association
  • Honolulu County Dental Society
  • Hawaii Dental Forum (Seattle Study Club)

These organizations offer many opportunities for Dr. Jill to further her knowledge and abilities, staying at the leading-edge of advancements in dentistry. Constant learning ensures she knows all the options available to provide the best treatment and ideal results for her patients

Outside of work hours, Dr. Jill and her husband are on the go, attempting to keep up with their young son. She does make time for one of her favorite hobbies, of course: baking cupcakes!