"Practicing General Dentistry with Pure Intentions and Smiles"

Dr. Lisa Whang Shirai


Treating Teeth Through the Eyes of the Patient

"I firmly believe that educating patients with the use of dental x-rays and pictures will create the best dental treatment."

I am a General Dentist located behind Kahala Mall, in the Kahala Office Tower. I am fluent in three languages: English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese.  I am a graduate of University of Hawaii-at Manoa in 2001 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Master’s degree in Physiology in 2003.  After college, I attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and received a DDS degree in 2007.   ​  

In order to care for my patients at a higher level that they deserve, I did a two year General Practice Residency at Truman Medical Center-Lakewood in Missouri and received a residency certificate in 2009.  At the Medical Center, I have trained under many dental specialists.  I have been practicing dentistry for over 10 years and continue to take dental education courses around the nation.

I am originally from Guam, but now I live here in Hawaii with my husband, my son, and my daughter. Outside of work, I spend most of my time with my family and friends. I also do various volunteer projects around Oahu to give back to the community, such as dental health screenings and dental health presentations for those who are interested in learning about dental health.