Meet the Doctors
Dr. Michele Yamada, D.D.S.
Dr. Yamada is a 1989 graduate of the University of California, San Francisco. She has dedicated her professional career to providing you with the best that dentistry has to offer. Dr. Yamada is continually educating herself and her staff on the newest dental techniques and advances in order to offer you and your family state-of-the-art, comfortable, personalized and antiseptic dental care.
Dr. Yamada's professional memberships include the San Diego County Dental Society, California Dental Association, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Association of Cosmetic Dentists, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, the Crown Council, the American Association of Women Dentists and the San Diego Association of Women Dentists, where she served as the President. She has had special training in Cosmetic Dentistry and TMJ (Jaw Pain and Headache) disorders. On a more personal note, Dr Yamada has served on the board of directors for the Ocean Beach Town Council, Peninsula YMCA and Ocean Beach Merchants Association.
Dr. Yamada and her team participate in the annual O.B. Tree Festival and O.B. Street Fair Fireworks Festival and Chili Cook-off, host or support a variety of charitable fund-raisers and auctions for the local citizenry and participate in the Smiles For Life campaign, where all proceeds from teeth whitening are donated to children's charities.
Dr. Kenn Hunter, D.D.S.
Born in Southern Ontario, Canada and raised between Toronto, Honolulu and San Diego, nothing quite prepared Kenn for the rigors of living in San Francisco upon graduation from the University of California (San Francisco) in 1998. After six enjoyable years of working in the Bay Area, he decided to move back to America's Finest City in order to be closer to his family and to savor ample parking and toll-free bridges.
A part-time yoga instructor, Kenn spends his time driving his classic Mustang, reading People magazine (at least he admits it!), and spending time with his cats. He and his partner also enjoy traveling as far as a cheap ticket will allow.
He has been in the dental field for almost 25 years and over half of that time has been with Dr. Yamada. Because healthy gums are the cornerstone to a strong bite and healthy smile, Kenn loves focusing his energy on the periodontal aspect of dentistry, reminding patients that they are worth their health in floss usage.
One thing that makes Ocean Dental Care superb in Kenn’s eyes is its location in the friendly neighborhood of Ocean Beach. What makes this practice truly special to him however is the staff and their ongoing commitment to compassionate patient care and open patient communication.