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. Darren Wong

Dr. Darren WwongDr. Darren D.K. Wong has deep local ties here on Oahu. After growing up in Nuuanu, he attended Nuuanu Elementary, Kawananakoa Intermediate & Roosevelt High School. After high school, he matriculated at the University of Hawaii, majoring in finance. Dentistry was a second career for Dr. Wong. Initially, he worked five years for Bank of Hawaii & The Hawaiian Trust Company in their bond-trading departments. Although finance was fulfilling, he missed working with his hands & he decided to embark back to school at the University of California at San Francisco Dental School, graduating in 2001. Ever since, he has enjoyed the art & science of dentistry, but he ultimately values the connections with his patients most. Dr. Wong is a lifelong learner & has attended thousands of hours of continuing education courses specializing in cosmetic dentistry, implants, airway dentistry & orthodontics. He is married to his UCSF classmate, Dr. Amanda Wilson; they have two school-aged children, Evan & Olivia, who both attend ‘Iolani School. Dr. Wong likes to spend his free time cheering on his elite swimmers, cooking (especially sushi), surfing, & restoring old Japanese hot rod cars. He believes in always striving to achieve more balance in his life & in his practice of dentistry.

Dr. Melissa Liao

Dr. Melissa LiaoDr. Melissa Liao was born & raised in West Lafayette, Indiana. She spent her childhood in Taiwan & it was during that time she became fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Her father, who was a dermatologist in Taiwan, was her inspiration in joining the healthcare field. In 2016, she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Indiana University School of Dentistry. Dr. Liao’s passion is in helping people & she has participated in international missionary trips & provided dental care to the people of Haiti & Honduras. Her love for water sports & lifestyle for the ocean brought her to Hawaii where she fell in love with the Aloha spirit. She has practiced as a general dentist for the past 3 years in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island. She feels at home in Hawaii & looks forward to joining Wai’alae Dental Care where she strives for excellent dental care for the community.

Dr. Patrick Ferguson

Dr. Patrick FergusonDr. Patrick Ferguson is a 2012 graduate of the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, where he received a full scholarship via the U.S. Army & earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. After graduation, Dr. Ferguson completed a 1-year Advanced Education Residency program in Dentistry at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, where he focused on & excelled in oral surgery, crowns, bridges & dental implants. He then moved to Hawaii where he honorably served & practiced dentistry with the Army in Oahu for 7 years. He has completed numerous continuing education courses spanning the full spectrum of dentistry. It is his pleasure & goal to provide his patients with the best care & service possible. He & his wonderful wife, Valerie, have three kids: Otto, Theodore & Louise. When he’s not at the office or hanging out with his family, you will find him cycling around Oahu or playing guitar.

Dr. Tyler Morgan

Dr. Tyler MorganDr. Tyler Morgan grew up in Kennewick, Washington, where he spent his days wakeboarding & fishing on the lake. He also played football, basketball & soccer in high school. He started college at Brigham Young University in Hawaii but finished his bachelor’s degree at a sister school in Utah. He then received his dental degree from Midwestern University in Phoenix, Arizona. While in Arizona, he met his wife, Kiley, who shares his deep love for the ocean & the outdoors. Dr. Morgan has been part of many humanitarian efforts in Guatemala, Tonga & the UK. He loves to make people smile with his dental skills & goofy humor.

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 and 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 and 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 and the outdoors, Dr. de Guzman is happy to call Hawaii home with her husband, John, and 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. Justin Sjulson

Dr. Justin Sjulson graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2008 and has since helped thousands of patients achieve their perfect smiles. He originally began work in a fast-paced practice in Wisconsin, where he perfected his interactions with patients of all ages from children to senior citizens. He then purchased a practice in Tacoma, Washington, for six years where he continued to craft his dental skills before finally moving to the beautiful beaches of Hawaii. In his free time, Dr. Sjulson enjoys paddle boarding and practicing yoga. His calm tone and relaxed demeanor shine through in his dentistry. He has found Hawaii to be a natural fit and is proud to call it home.

Dr. Mohaned Ahmed

Dr. Mohaned Ahmed grew up in Brooklyn, New York, with fond memories of outdoor activities in NYC public parks and competing in swimming and 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 and family-oriented community. In his free time, Dr. Ahmed has returned to his childhood hobbies of swimming and 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!

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