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