Our Dental Philosophy

We believe in the value of moving away from reactive dental care, to proactive dental care.

Committed to Excellence

We are committed to providing you with the highest quality oral health care in the most gentle, efficient manner possible. We take the time to listen to your needs, concerns, and desires regarding your dental health to develop an individualized treatment plan. Our focus is on proper diagnosis of any oral health issues you may have and total comprehensive care.

Education and Prevention

As a practice, we believe that preventive care and education are essential for ideal dental health. With proper diagnosis and treatment, you can expect your teeth to last for a lifetime. That is why we provide thorough exams to check on the health of your gums and teeth, as well as oral cancer screenings and x-rays when necessary. Routine cleanings, flossing, sealants and fluoride are also an important part of preventing dental disease. When you visit, we will review your medical history to determine whether or not any current medications, illnesses or other medical concerns may impact your dental health. We want to be sure that you have all the information you need to make sound decisions regarding your preventive care. We encourage you to ask questions and thoroughly discuss any concerns you may have.

Leading-edge Training and Expertise

Our dental team is made up of a group of highly skilled and well trained individuals. We are committed to expanding our knowledge of the latest in dental procedures and technology through continued education and local and national study clubs recognized by the American Academy of General Dentistry and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Nakagawa is a graduate and Mentor of the Kois Center, a globally recognized dental education center. Through his work at the Kois Center, Dr. Nakagawa has implemented a focus on comprehensive care in the office, which includes listening to your dental concerns, developing an individualized treatment plan and restoring your teeth and gums to optimal health and esthetics. Dr. Nakagawa has interacted with dentists from all over the world, sharing the latest advances in technology, procedures and best practices. He will continue to implement these advances in the office as he continues to work as a Mentor at the Kois Center, teaching and networking with other dentists who attend the Kois Center.

Safety

To protect you and ourselves from infection or cross contamination, we strictly adhere to sterilization guidelines recommended by the American Dental Association, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Center for Disease Control.

Environmental Stewardship

WaterPlace Dental is making every effort to be environmentally conscious with respect to the WaterPlace Building's LEED certification. We are transitioning to a paperless office, with patient information stored on our secure internal network. We have also converted to digital x-rays, eliminating toxic chemicals that are used to develop traditional x-rays.