Welcome to Our Practice


Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, there is a lot of uncertainty in the world. We are practicing the safety guidelines with all the necessary PPEs (gloves, masks, and shields) and social distancing. We are also taking your temperature when you check-in. Please wear a mask upon entering our office. There will be longer waiting periods between appointments. If you presently have any cough, fever, cold symptoms, body ache, and traveled abroad in the last 14 days, please let JoVonne know when you check-in. We are here to take care of our patients and staff in the safest way possible.

Dr. Steven Y. Sakata enjoys the art of dentistry and always strives to improve patient comfort. Technology has enabled us to be more efficient and to give better care to our patients. Our goal is to improve and maintain your dental health. Our experienced and friendly staff takes great pride in keeping your smile beautiful. The products we recommend and use are of the highest quality. Tooth replacement with dental implants has taken a giant leap forward especially with scanned impressions that is unsurpassed in accuracy. You can trust your smile with us.

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  • Dr.
    Steven Sakata

    Dr. Steven Sakata attended the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center. He is currently an active member of the Spear Innovative Continuing Education Study Club, American Dental Association, delegate to the Hawaii Dental Association, and past president of the Hawaii County Dental Society. He has also attended the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education. He has a keen interest in photography and enjoyed being involved with the Hilo Junior Tennis Club for many years.  


  • "The BEST dentist and hygienist ever!! This was the best cleaning experience I ever had there =)"
  • "Thank you for scheduling my two next appointments together on the same day!"
  • "As always, everyone was friendly and efficient and I feel very comfortable with Dr. Sakata's expertise and care. Mahalo! Tracey Lambe"
  • "Great Staff.. Love Dr. Sakata"

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  • Bridges

    When you lose a tooth, it affects not just the appearance, but the function of your smile. It can be difficult to eat or speak naturally, extra stress is put on your remaining teeth, you’re at greater risk for developing gum disease, your remaining teeth can shift out of position causing bite problems, ...

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  • Orthodontic Retention

    Getting your braces off is definitely a cause for celebration. You can finally enjoy your new smile after all that work and effort! But getting your braces off isn’t the end of treatment. Once your braces come off, you will enter the retention period of treatment. During the retention period, you will ...

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  • Inlays and Onlays

    Inlays and onlays are indirect restorations used to repair molars and premolars damaged by decay or trauma. Inlays and onlays fit more securely and last longer than fillings, strengthen compromised teeth, and preserve more natural tooth structure than crowns. An inlay is used to restore the center of ...

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  • Dental Implants

    If you have recently dealt with an injury or disease that affected your oral health, there are options available to recover the smile you once had. You may even be able to achieve a better smile than the one you had. Dental implants make it possible to renew your smile if you have lost some teeth. There ...

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  • Tooth Decay Prevention

    What is tooth decay? Tooth decay begins with the Streptococcus mutans bacteria. These bacteria join with food particles and fluids in the mouth to create plaque, a constantly forming biofilm which sticks to the surface of tooth enamel. The bacteria in plaque convert the sugars in our foods into lactic ...

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  • Root Canal Treatment

    Every tooth has two sections: a crown, the visible part of the tooth above the gum line, and one or more roots, which anchor the teeth within the jaw. Each tooth has three basic layers: an outer layer of hard enamel (which protects the crown) or cementum (which covers the root), a middle layer of softer ...

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  • Fillings

    The bacteria in plaque produce acids that erode tooth enamel, eventually creating a hole, or cavity, in the tooth surface. Left untreated, this decay can spread to the interior of the tooth, and might lead to the need for a crown, a root canal, or even extraction. When caught early, your dentist can ...

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  • Veneers

    A dental veneer is a thin, durable porcelain shell that is custom-fabricated to cover the front of a tooth. Veneers can restore the appearance of teeth with chips, cracks, and stains, can close small gaps between the teeth, and can reshape misshapen or slightly misaligned teeth. Veneers are a popular ...

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  • Educational Videos

    Take a few minutes to watch our educational videos and learn more about different dental treatments and procedures. Video topics include general & cosmetic dentistry, Implants, oral health and hygiene, orthodontics and preventative dentistry. ...

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  • Laser Decay Diagnostics

    Using lasers, dentists can detect tooth decay that is not yet visible and would otherwise be undiagnosed using traditional methods. Laser cavity detection is based on the fact that healthy tooth structure reflects light, or “fluoresces,” differently than does decayed tooth structure. Teeth with decay ...

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