Our practice mission is to maintain or improve the health, function
appearance of every
patient through compassionate, quality care
The health and well-being of our patients are the primary concerns of the entire team at
The Wessberg Clinic. We appreciate the confidence patients and their
doctors place in us and we honor that sacred trust with the high quality health care our
patients require and deserve. Some of our team members are fluent in Japanese
The Wessberg Experience is a unique approach to the promotion of oral
well-being for patients of all ages
The Wessberg Experience is a unique, patient-centered approach to
that promotes health and well-being by integrating compassion and patient education with
specialized knowledge and exceptional clinical skills. This phrase means we continuously
to make every patient experience in our practice as pleasant
painless as possible.
The phrase also means we have considerably more experience than most
in Hawaii. We have completed more than 30,000 tooth extractions an
placed more than 17,000 dental implants.
Our current dental implant success rate is approximately 90-95%
Simple Dental Implants is not a special product; it is a
replacement experience provided exclusively by our highly skilled and
team. Our gentle, efficient, and precise approach to implant placement combined with a
invasive surgical technique makes the procedure as painless and pleasant as possible.
patients a single implant can usually be placed in less than 15 minutes
intravenous sedation. The majority of patients usually resume normal activities within a
hours and require very little pain medication. Our dental implant success rate
90-95% with the Nobel Biocare System varies depending on each individual's
and medical conditions.
The immediate replacement of an extracted tooth with a new “bionic
tooth” is an
exciting advancement in dentistry
An exciting dental service provided for qualified patients includes the
Implant which is placed at the time we extract a single-rooted tooth. In
cases a temporary appliance can be inserted the same day and a temporary crown can be
attached onto the dental implant within a week or so. We have successfully completed
than 500 immediate implant procedures, many of which were for fractured anterior teeth.
The All on Four concept is a revolutionary approach to the
of false teeth
We provide the revolutionary All on Four concept, which involves the
immediate conversion of a complete denture (false teeth) to an implant supported fixed
temporary bridge. The Wessberg Clinic was a leader in the introduction
this technique in Honolulu. We have performed more than 70 All-on-Four procedures in
combination with dentists and prosthodontists and have achieved a 100% success rate.
Keep It Simple is the central theme of our practice philosophy
This applies to
planning your treatment as well as performing the necessary surgery. While most of the
procedures we perform are elective, they don't need to be complex or debilitating. Our Keep It Simple approach applies to all aspects of oral surgery
performed at The Wessberg Clinic. We use an evidence-based approach to
determine whether a bone graft should be placed into an extraction
to support a future dental implant. We evaluate impacted teeth on an
individual basis to determine whether they can be retained or should be removed, and
recommend the optimal time for removal.
We are very concerned about patient anxiety
a gentle, minimally invasive surgical technique with local anesthesia, stereo
and possibly nitrous-oxide and oxygen conscious sedation. Our patient
monitoring during conscious sedation includes blood pressure, pulse, and
oximeter measurements. Although Dr. Wessberg was trained to perform general anesthesia
IV sedation he developed this unique approach to patient care because
results in less surgical trauma. Hence, this method is safer and promotes a
total experience for the patient because it is more convenient, minimizes
post-operative swelling, reduces incidence of "dry socket," practically eliminates
complications, and usually avoids the need for narcotic medications to manage
pain. We offer Exparel anesthetic to eliminate the need for opiod
medications for adults who are sensitive to postoperative pain.
Our practice is committed to serving the less fortunate people in our
community and the
members of the armed forces
Through our compassionate We Care Program
attempt to accommodate every patient who is in pain on the same day or the following
regardless insurance coverage or ability to pay.
Spouses and dependents of active duty military receive basic oral surgery
with special financing options for patient co-payment of our professional fees
Through our Military Appreciation Program we offer special
financing options for elective basic oral surgery services, such as
of erupted and impacted (wisdom) teeth, and biopsy of oral lesions for dependents of our
active duty military.
We make every reasonable effort to adhere to current standards of HIPAA and ACA
We protect electronic patient records on our server
and data backup storage, we use encrypted email for electronic transimission of
correspondence and insurance claim submission, and we respect our patients' right to
The Insurance Fraud & Abuse Act 191 in 2013 was passed to protect
insurance companies and government programs from over-utilization of benefits by
patients and providers. According to this Act, fraudulent activities include:
misrepresentation of services, falsifying dates of service, altering records to enhance
reimbursement, and waiving patient co-payments.