About Our Doctors

drarakiChadron S. Araki, D.D.S.

Dr. Araki is the owner of The Smiling Place. He received a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry. Dr. Araki has practiced dentistry since 2001 and is a member of the American Dental Association, Hawaii Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Honolulu County Dental Society.

Dr. Araki enjoys volunteering with the Friends of Grace medical and dental mission teams in Myanmar serving orphans, refugees and students. He lectures at oral health and career days held at local schools. He is an Assistant Scout Master for his sons' Boy Scout troop and volunteers with the Hawaii AWANA Ministry Team and Calvary Church of the Pacific.

 

Dr-HirotaJennifer H. Hirota, D.D.S.

Dr. Hirota has practiced dentistry since 2005. She received a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Marquette University School of Dentistry and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency in Honolulu. Dr. Hirota is a member of the American Dental Association and Hawaii Dental Association.

 

dr-chonSophia M. Chon, D.D.S.

Dr. Chon attended Creighton University School of Dentistry, where she received a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Chon is a member of the American Dental Association, Hawaii Dental Association, the Honolulu County Dental Society, and the Hui-O-Hawaii Dental Study Club. She also volunteers with Give Kids a Smile to promote and demonstrate oral health care to children at schools with the Hawaii Dental Association's Young Dentist group.

 

drchrisChristopher J. Young, D.D.S.

Dr. Christopher Young grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii and is a graduate of Mid-Pacific Institute.  He received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degrees from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.  Following graduation, Dr. Young completed a residency program for Advanced Education in General Dentistry at UCLA.

Dr. Young is certified in providing Invisalign clear tray orthodontic therapy.  He is an active member of the American Dental Association, Hawaii Dental Association, Honolulu County Dental Society, Hawaii Graduate Dental Forum, and the American Society of Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry.

Dr. Young enjoys staying active and loves the ocean.  He has a passion for surfing and paddling, so you will find him out in the water on his days off.  He is also passionate about serving the community and is very active with volunteer events with the HDA Young Dentist Group including Give Kids a Smile.