Jonathan Fu, DDS
Dr. Fu received his B.S. from the University of California at Irvine and D.D.S. from the University of Southern California. He went on to complete a residency in General Dentistry through the Lutheran Medical Center Hawaii program where he found his calling to be an Endodontist. He subsequently completed his Endodontics residency at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio. Dr. Fu is Board Certified and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. Only 18% of endodontists hold this designation. He was also Past-President of the Honolulu County Dental Society. Dr. Fu enjoys hiking, going to the beach and playing tennis with his wife. Dr. Fu aims to provide comfortable and compassionate care for every patient.
Sean A.N. Gurney, DDS
Dr. Sean Gurney, a Punahou school graduate, grew up living in Hawaii. He attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and thereafter went on to the University of Southern California where he obtained his dental degree. It was his time after dental school that he found his passion for endodontics while working with the underserved at Kokua Kalihi Valley Community Health Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Subsequently, Dr. Gurney was selected as the first endodontic resident at the Lutheran Medical Center Endodontic Department in Brooklyn, New York. He served as chief resident and upon completion of his endodontic program he returned home to Hawaii in 2007. Since then, Dr. Gurney has been in private practice working for the past 10 years.
During his free time, Dr. Sean Gurney relishes the time he has with his wife and 3 children. From surfing, swimming, and hiking, ultimately the majority of his time away from the office is spent finding pure enjoyment in his family. Dr. Gurney also enjoys competing in triathlons, successfully finishing the Kona Ironman and multiple half Ironman events.
Rachel Yorita, DDS
Dr. Rachel Yorita was born and raised in Southern California. She is a 2nd generation dentist- her father practiced orthodontics in Orange County, California for over 30 years. She received her bachelor's degree in psychobiology from UCLA and went on to complete her dental degree at University of Southern California. After completing dental school, she elected to do a 2 year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency through Lutheran Medical Center in Honolulu, where her mother was born and raised. It is during that time that she fell in love with the people and culture of Hawaii and doing root canals! She then moved across the country to Boston, Massachusetts to specialize in endodontics at Tufts University of Dental Medicine. After experiencing the extreme weather on the east coast, she decided to accept an opportunity to work as an endodontist back on the island of Oahu. She enjoyed teaching dental residents at the Waianae Comprehensive Clinic in the past and currently volunteers as a clinical instructor for the dental residents at Queen’s Medical Center. She is an active member of the Hawaii Dental Association and helps to organize the Hawaii Special Olympics Special Smiles program. In her free time, she enjoys learning and experiencing new things from scuba diving, hiking, sewing, cooking and yoga. She especially loves to travel and spend time with her young son and husband.
Dr. Yorita has over 10 years of experience practicing dentistry and is passionate about helping people with the skills she has been fortunate enough to learn over the years.
Mike Yuen, DDS
Dr. Michael Yuen was born in Williams Air Force Base, Arizona and spent his life in various parts of the United States due to his father's service in the United States Air Force. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He went on to attend the University of Illinois, Chicago where he received his Doctoral of Dental Surgery degree in 2006. He practiced as a general dentist for several years, and it was during this time that he realized his passion for endodontics. Dr. Yuen returned to the University of Illinois, Chicago to complete his advanced speciality training in Endodontics.
He worked as an associate in a private practice endodontic office in Rochester, Michigan for several years. In addition he taught part-time as an associate clinical professor in the post-graduate and undergraduate endondontic programs at the University of Detroit-Mercy.
Dr. Yuen actively participates in continuing education, and he enjoys volunteering in the community and teaching endodontics. His special interests include regenerative endondontics and dental trauma management.
In his free time, Dr. Yuen enjoys sports and fitness and is an avid music collector.
As a member of your treatment team, Dr. Yuen will keep you informed in all aspects of the dental treatment planning and decision-making process.