Gale Marana DDS

Gale Marana DDS


Many thanks to the courteous and friendly staff at Dr Marana along with the dental care that Dr Gale Marana provides as an important and big part of our health care.
We have to eat (love our local options) and the dental checkup informs us of what we are doing to our teeth.

Do we use/brush our teeth every day for 7 days a week or 7 times a day once a week?

Dr Marana can tell the difference!

Recently, I chose to change my teeth fillings to color match composite material and she asked if I wanted to change a 'temporary' crown too?
My one and only crown that was done some 30 years ago.

Experienced timely service to get that new crown sooner than later!

To discover that it was similar to driving on a spare tire all these years and now have the choice to fix it right!

I also stopped chewing ice, Big Hunk or biting on crab claws (use the wooden hammer to not crack a back tooth) to protect and enjoy the remaining years to use my teeth (It's my 2nd half of lifetime use)

The new permanent crown is so smooth, like driving a new car with all the same tires and avoiding the Rail construction roads (chew bumpy things)

Mahalo Dr Marana for your care and looking forward to my scheduled checkups!

It is our mission to educate and provide our patients with the best dental care in Aiea. From first visit with Dr. Gale Marana, Pearl Kai Dentistry, Aiea dentist, she is committed to your individual attention and strive to provide personalized oral health care tailored for your unique dental needs and goals.

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