Meet The Doctor

Meet Encinitas Dentist Dr. Michael Yokoyama

Dr. Yokoyama grew up in Hawaii attending Punahou School, he graduated cum laude from Claremont McKenna College in 1978. He then entered University of Missouri Kansas City – School of Dentistry, graduating in 1982. 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, graduating in 1987. Following this 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. A comprehensive evaluation starts with the question, What are your concerns and goals for your health? A holistic approach provides the best long term solution for each patient’s overall health and their dental health in particular. Personally calling every surgery patient in the evening following their surgery, he insures that they are comfortable and doing well.

He has been an active volunteer in our community starting with coaching youth soccer for AYSO La Costa for over 10 years. He was the Charter Organization representative of St. John’s Parish for Boy Scout Troop 776 for another decade. Dr. Yokoyama received the Brown Pelican award from the Diocese of San Diego for his years of service to the Boy Scouts. He recently attained the 8+ Gallon level for his donations to the Blood Bank of San Diego.

Dr. Yokoyama was awarded the Best Dental Implant Doctor in San Diego by the Union Tribune Readers Poll for 2018.

We proudly provide quality dental care to the communities of Encinitas, Carlsbad, San Marcos and surrounding areas.

It is our mission to serve you…

We Are Committed….to provide high quality and professional care utilizing proven techniques and equipment in a warm, friendly environment.

We Continually Strive….to meet the individual needs of our patients and their dentists. Our office uses the latest technology in Dental Implants, Sleep Apnea and Snoring, Periodontal (Gum) Disease, Perioscopy,  Digital X-Rays and CAD-CAM guided implant design and placement.

Thank you and see you soon!

Dr. Michael H. Yokoyama and Staff

Michael H. Yokoyama, DDS

Dr. Yokoyama is a graduate of University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Dentistry, one of the best in the country. 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 health and dental health being addressed. He continues this collaboration with a group of highly skilled General Dentists and Dental Specialists, helping to create beautiful and carefree smiles for your lifetime.

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 in 3-D computer imaging derived from cone beam CAT scans. Dr. Yokoyama designs

His approach to your treatment starts with patiently listening to you. Then, after a complete and thorough examination, he reviews and discusses the diagnosis and treatment options with you.

“I am proud to provide my patients with the best in dental technology, treatment options and patient comfort. It is my pleasure to address all your questions and concerns.” - Dr. Yokoyama