Steps to Find a Dentist

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Here at Palola Dental, we know that seeing a dentist can have critical short and long-term benefits. Professional cleanings and treatment can help prevent dental damage or address cavities before they become more severe and more expensive. Dentist visits can also give you access to the best teeth straightening options, such as Invisalign. Beyond that, we know the importance of finding the right dentist. Our team has put together a list of things to keep in mind when you’re looking for a dentist in the Waipahu and Mililani area. We’re available to answer any other questions you may have over the phone at (808) 678-3000 or online via our easy contact form.

What Types Of Dental Work Are You Looking For?

A critical way to start your search for a dentist is to determine what kind of dentist you need or prefer. Be sure to check the qualifications and reviews of a dentist, either on their website and an external one. The American Dental Association recognizes a range of dental specialists, such as pedodontists (pediatric dentists, for kids) and endodontists (root canal specialists). If you’re looking for a dentist to cover all of your general dental needs, then a cosmetic dentist or a family dentist could fit your needs. Palola Dental provides a range of dental services, including Invisalign, to the Mililani and Waipahu area and could be the perfect dentistry for you and your family.


When picking a dentist, you need to be realistic about how easy (or difficult) it will be for you to make appointments. Choosing a location close to home or work is tremendously helpful when incorporating dentist appointments that fit in well with your usual commute. Sometimes offices may have unusual hours, so be sure to find one with hours that are compatible with your schedule. You can tour our office at Palola Dental in person or on our website, where you can also review our hours and location.

Financing Options

Across the board, there’s one part of the dental treatment that tends to cause patients the most stress: cost. If you have insurance, check with your potential provider to see if they take your current insurance plan. Regardless, you can ask for costs of typical services, like cleanings and fillings, to see what a specific dentist charges on average. Discuss financing options and payment plans in person or over the phone to get a holistic idea of how much you’ll end up paying. Palola Dental offers the Waipahu and Mililani areas a number of financial options for services from regular cleanings to Invisalign. Explore our financial information online or give us a call at (808) 678-3000 with any questions.

Call Palola Dental Today!

Dr. Palola and her team offer a friendly, professional dental experience to keep you smiling brightly. As your trusted source of high-quality cosmetic and family dentistry in an around Honolulu, Waipahu, and Mililani, we’re here to help you find the solutions you need at a price you can afford. Call us at (808) 678-3000 or use our easy online form to schedule an appointment and improve your dental health. We look forward to meeting you and your family!