Meet the Doctors of Wai‘alae Dental Care

The doctors & staff of Wai‘alae Dental Care have dedicated their professional careers to providing you with the very best that dentistry has to offer. They are continually educating themselves & their staff on the latest techniques & advances to provide you with state-of-the-art, comfortable & personalized care. From routine checkups to cosmetic & restorative care, Wai‘alae Dental Care is your neighborhood headquarters for all things dental. Their top priorities are patient comfort & satisfaction. The entire staff of Wai‘alae Dental Care looks forward to your visit & to showing you the many ways in which personalized dental care can improve your life.

Dr. Cedric Lewis

Dr. Cedric LewisDr. Cedric Lewis is a 1996 graduate of the Oregon Health Sciences University, where he received his doctorate in dental medicine. In his continuing education, he has completed courses in esthetics & implants, anesthesia & pain control, cosmetic dentistry & the diagnosis & treatment of TMJ (i.e. jaw pain) disorders. Dr. Lewis is a charter member of the prestigious Hawaii Terry Tanaka Dental Study Group for prosthodontics. Dr. Lewis is also a volunteer dentist for the Special Olympics Hawaii & the Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services, a health center where he started a dental mentorship program for disadvantaged kids. Dr. Lewis is one of 12 dentists in the country, & the only one from Hawaii, chosen by the American Dental Association Institute for Diversity in Leadership. In 2008 through 2015, Dr. Lewis was voted by his peers as one of Hawaii’s Best Dentists in Honolulu Magazine & voted best dentist in Honolulu Magazine from 2003–2021. In his spare time, Dr. Lewis enjoys spending time with his wife, Kristin, his son, Cole, & his two Pomeranians, Pooh Bear & Snoopy.

Dr. Alexander Tarasov

Dr. Alexander TarasovDr. Alexander Tarasov was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. He received his dental degree from Boston University & completed one year of advanced education in general dentistry at the University of the Pacific. After practicing as an associate general dentist in a private office in Cambridge (Mass) Dr. Tarasov was accepted to a three-year specialty program at John D. Dingell VA Medical center. Upon completion of the residency, he moved to Oahu, where he works as a staff prosthodontist at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor, Hickam Hawaii & provides care to patients of Kahala area at Wai‘alae Dental Care & Dental Care of Pearlridge.

Dr. Angelyn de Guzman

de GUZMAN, Angelyn - Head ShotDr. de Guzman is originally from the Philippines, where she obtained her DMD degree at the University of the Philippines. Since moving to the U.S. in 2012 & before moving to Hawaii in 2021, Dr. de Guzman lived in seven different cities. One was Denver, where she attended the University of Colorado for her DDS degree & became inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. She believes in holistic dental care that goes beyond a patient’s office visit. As someone who enjoys great year-round weather & the outdoors, Dr. de Guzman is happy to call Hawaii home with her husband, John, & their daughter, Aelon.

“I believe in holistic dental care that goes beyond a patient’s office visit. My job is to address your needs, explain treatment & provide post op instructions the best that I can. If I am able to see my patients for the least number of times possible, then I know I’d have done a great job!”

Dr. Mohaned Ahmed

Dr. Mohaned Ahmed grew up in Brooklyn, New York, with fond memories of outdoor activities in NYC public parks & competing in swimming & diving meets, where he had the pleasure of serving as Captain. After receiving his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry, he continued his training with NYC Hospitals + Health. With no shortage of foot traffic in the heart of the city, completing a one-year General Practice Residency allowed Dr. Ahmed to polish his skills across the wide array of procedures dentistry has to offer.

Today Dr. Ahmed is a proud member of our Waialae team, where he looks forward to continuing serving such a friendly & family-oriented community. In his free time, Dr. Ahmed has returned to his childhood hobbies of swimming & other outdoor activities. You can find him exploring all of the different parks Oahu has to offer from Ala Moana to Manoa. You might even catch him doing a couple flips off the cliffs in Waimea Bay!

Dr. Bradley Hawkins

Dr. Bradley HawkinsDr. Hawkins graduated from Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, with a Bachelor’s Degree in life science education & a minor in chemistry. Upon graduation, he became dual certified in life science & physical science through the Texas Board of Education. He spent his first three years teaching in an underserved environment in Beaumont, Texas, at Central Medical Magnet High School where he taught chemistry, physics, environmental science & a dual credit college chemistry course.

He moved to Washington, D.C., to pursue his Doctorate in Dental Surgery at Howard University College of Dentistry. Still yearning for the classroom, he created & instructed tutorial sessions in gross anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, histology & dental-related courses for underclassmen. He joined on with a Summer Enrichment Program through Howard University where he prepared college students for medical school admission exams. Upon graduating with honors, he decided to pursue his career in dentistry, while staying active with the youth from his prior profession.

When he is not in the office, Dr. Hawkins volunteers with special needs individuals. He also enjoys cooking, reading, singing, dancing & hiking.

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