The Smiling Place!
At The Smiling Place, we offer complete dental treatment options for the entire family! We put our patients’ needs first, and strive to deliver top-notch, gentle dental care.
Our experienced dentists are dedicated to delivering optimum treatment results using advanced technology.
Chadron S. Araki, D.D.S.
Dr. Chadron Araki is the owner of The Smiling Place. After attending the University of Hawaii he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry in 2001. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Hawaii Dental Association, and the Honolulu County Dental Society.
Dr. Araki enjoys volunteering with the Friends of Grace medical and dental mission teams in Myanmar, serving orphans, refugees and students. He lectures at oral health and career days held at local schools. He serves Calvary Church of the Pacific as an elder and is also on the Hawaii AWANA Ministry team.
Dr. Araki can often be found at dental conventions around the country, taking classes to learn about new techniques or practices, and looking for new and improved products to benefit The Smiling Place patients.
Jennifer H. Hirota, D.D.S.
Shaileen M.Y. Araki, D.D.S.
Shaileen Araki is a member of the American Dental Association, Hawaii Dental Association, and the Honolulu County Dental Society.
She attended Pensacola Christian College in Florida, earning her undergraduate degree in Biology, and then went on to Creighton University in Nebraska where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She enjoys volunteering her time on dental mission trips to under-served countries and hopes to annually volunteer if her father gives her vacation time off. She has also volunteered her time at One World Community Dentistry in Nebraska, Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota, and Project Homeless at Creighton University. She volunteers at church with refreshments and coffee so she can get first pick of the doughnuts.
In her spare time, Dr. Araki enjoys harassing her six siblings, talking to her mom, and shopping with what she should be saving to pay off her student loans. She also goes to the gym, but she does not enjoy that.