About Our Pediatric Dental Office
Honu Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is a local pediatric dental office that you can count on and your kids will love. Dr. JW Chang and his team are proud to serve the areas of Mililani, North Shore, Wahiawa, and Waipio with comprehensive treatments for children ages 18 and under. We look forward to meeting you and your family!Contact Us
Our mission at Honu Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is to provide quality dental care to the keiki of Hawaii in a safe and comfortable environment. We strive to create a positive experience for both you and your child while addressing your kid’s individual dental needs. We hope to teach and promote proper oral health habits that will stay with your child throughout his or her life.
Meet Dr. JW Chang
Dr. JW was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He attended ‘Iolani School and received his Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of the Pacific. Dr. JW attended the University of Washington School of Dentistry where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He then completed a two-year residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Children’s Mercy Hospital – University of Missouri Kansas City. Dr. JW is a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. JW and his wife, Laura, have participated in several dental mission trips to Jamaica where they provided dental care to the local residents. Dr. JW is also a part-time faculty member for the Hawaii Lutheran Pediatric Dental Residency program. He maintains hospital privileges at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children as well as Kaiser Permanente Medical Center.
In his spare time, Dr. JW loves going on food adventures with his wife. He also enjoys playing soccer, spear fishing, working on cars, and golfing.
Meet Dr. Laura Chang
Dr. Laura Chang is a general dentist who provides dentistry to our teenage patients. She was born and raised in Pullman, Washington. She also spent part of her childhood in South Korea and speaks fluent Korean. Dr. Chang attended the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, where she received both her Bachelor of Science in molecular biology and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree.
Dr. Chang is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of General Dentistry, and Hawaii Dental Association. She is currently a staff member at the Kokua Kalihi Valley Dental Clinic, and she is also an attending dentist for the LMC AEGD Dental Residency program.
She has completed mission trips to Jamaica and the Philippines, where she provided dental care to local residents. In her spare time, she and her husband enjoy traveling and spear fishing, and they are avid foodies.