Welcome to Our Practice
Welcome to Sakura Dental Practice, here in beautiful Okinawa, Japan. The dental surgery that caters for all your oral hygiene needs with modern facilities, English speaking staff and four doctors. Sakura Dental prides itself on the fact it is a fully inclusive Dental Practice that caters for the whole family, as well as any visitors to our country. We always use the most modern and latest dental techniques available, giving you peace of mind that you will receive the utmost professional care throughout.
TRICARE OCONUS Preferred Dentist
We claim procedures directly to Tricare so there is no prepay and no paperwork! All we need is your signature! (Active Duty members are not covered by Tricare off base.)
*If you have a secondary insurance, that will be considered as the primary insurance instead of TRICARE. You will have to pay upfront then get reimbursed after you submit the claim.
Tooth cleanings, x-rays,
Periodontal gum care, Special Cleaning (Nano Care)
Cavities, fillings, Root canal, treatment, Extractions, Bridges, Crowns, Dentures, Doc’s best cement
Office whitening ¥20,000
Home whitening ¥22,000
Office & Home ¥40,000
Whitening gel ¥1,900
Children’s books, TV shows/movies, Female Doctors
English Speaking Staff
We have several team members who can cater for our patient’s needs in fluent English.
Special Infection Care
Hypochlorous acid water is used throughout our whole waterline
US Dental Insurance
Patients will pay upfront 100%. We will complete and give you the dental claim form, you can get the reimbursement from your insurance company.
We have a total of 9 units at our clinic, including a room with a closing door for full privacy.
Monday – Friday
08:30 – 12:30
14:00 – 18:00
Closed: Saturday, Sunday & Japanese holidays
Why Choose Us?
We have a total of 8 English speakers, including hygienists, receptionists, and a doctor available to assist you. All of our receptionists are able to speak English so please feel at ease when contacting us. There is a large parking lot in front of the building with 20 parking spaces available. Our dental hygienists provide remarkable cleanings that leave our patients satisfied. Our patients can also watch shows/movies while in the waiting room.
Do I have to make an appointment?
Yes, we are all appointment based. However, if we have openings or get a cancellation then you can come in on the same day that you called!
Do you offer teeth whitening and how much is it?
Yes, we have two types of teeth whitening: Home whitening and Office whitening.
Home whitening is ¥22,000 and comes with a personalized mouthpiece and 4 gels. Office whitening is ¥20,000 and is a 1.5hr appointment.
Do I have to file my own claims to insurance?
For patients with Tricare, we can make claims directly so you do not have any copay/paperwork. All we need is your signature!
For patients with other insurance, you will pay upfront and we will fill out the claim form for you. All you need to do is send it to your insurance company to get reimbursed!
Can I do a teeth cleaning and whitening at the same appointment?
We are unable to do both a cleaning and whitening at the same appointment. First we will schedule an exam and cleaning and if the Doctor determines it’s okay to do the whitening, then we can schedule a separate appointment for it.
Are you open on weekends?
Unfortunately we do not have any English speaking staff or staff to manage American insurance on Saturdays. Please come in Monday~Friday.
Do you have English speaking staff?
Yes! All of our receptionists, a few hygienists, and 1 Doctor can speak English.
Why do I need so many visits for a root canal?
There are no Endodontic (Root Canal) Specialists in Okinawa. In the US a root canal treatment will typically be done in 1 day, whereas in Japan you will need at least 2-4 visits depending on your tooth condition.
How many checkup and cleanings can I get in a year?
Tricare will cover your exam and cleaning twice in 12 months. Other insurances cover twice in a year. If you are worried, please contact your insurance company.
What age should I start bringing my child to the dentist?
Usually you can bring your child starting at around 1.5 years old when their teeth are grown for an exam.
How do I schedule appointments at the hospital I got referred to?
We are not affiliated with any hospitals we give referrals for. Please contact the hospital to consult about scheduling appointments.
Do you use laughing gas?
We do not use laughing gas at our clinic. We use a numbing gel and local anesthesia.
Do you do braces, invisalign, veneers, implants?
Unfortunately we do not offer any of these services.
Do you have a second location?
No, we only have one location in Okinawa City. There is another Sakura Dental in Urasoe that we are not affiliated with.
Do I need to bring any paperwork to my first appointment?
If you have Tricare Dental, please bring the sponsor’s PCS orders so we can confirm if the patient is command sponsored or not.
New patients should arrive 10 minutes prior to their appointment to fill out some forms.
Can I fix multiple cavities in one appointment?
It depends on how many and how big the cavities are. We can discuss it with the Doctor and decide how many we can do at once.
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Payment Methods: Japanese Yen & Credit Card