Dr. Claude N Tamura was born in Hawaii and grew up in Pearl City. A true "Local Boy" who believes in the Aloha spirit, ohana (family), and the golden rule. This “Local Boy” graduated from Mid-Pacific Institute then the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Tamura received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1992. He is also a graduate of Las Vegas Institute for Advance Dental Studies (LVI).
Dr. Tamura will enroll in continuing educations courses like cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, TMJ disorders, and all other phases of general dentistry when time permits. He is always striving to improve in all aspects of dentistry which include the materials he uses, techniques, and technology.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Tamura enjoys sharing a good laugh and many smiles with his ohana. He is an avid outdoorsman, which includes hunting, spear fishing, free diving, and exploring the neighbor islands. One of Dr. Tamura's favorite passions is to explore Oahu with his son & companion Roscoe (pet dog), looking for that "One" great food joint to eat at. “It's hard to beat a great steak, but I'm willing to try”. Dr. Tamura also creates culinary delights from the kitchen or on the grill.
Dr Tamura is proud to have served patients from all over Hawaii for over 20 years. The Aiea office of Island Dental Group is conveniently in Newtown Square on Kaahumanu St. in Aiea, and has been there since May of 2003. Some of the memberships and recognitions of Dr Tamura's are:
- ADA (American Dental Association)
- HDA (Hawaii Dental Association)
- Care Credit
- Named in Honolulu Magazine as "Best Dentist in Hawaii"
- Named in Who's Who
- Named "Best Dentist in America"