The prospect of dental work while overseas can be confusing and even frightening. This guide introduces several foreign-friendly dental clinics that provide a wide range of care, as well as English-language support. These dentists are sympathetic to the needs of foreign clientele and are are ready to help.
Fujimoto International Dental Clinic
Fujimoto International Dental Clinic is located in the Ginza district of Tokyo and has been serving the dental needs of patients since 1981. Dr. Kohei Fujimoto speaks fluent English and sees many foreign patients on a daily basis. Fujimoto International Dental Clinic is dedicated to providing comprehensive world-class dental care of the highest quality in a quiet and private atmosphere.
Dr. Fujimoto provides comprehensive dental care and is also a periodontist trained in the United States. A periodontist is a specialist in the field of gum disease and dental implants. He is a board-certified specialist (Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology) and one of only a handful of certified U.S.-trained specialists in Japan. Fujimoto International Dental Clinic is well known both in Japan and internationally due to the work of Dr. Junhei Fujimoto He is the author of a world renowned dental textbook “Contemporary Prosthodontics” (Mosby/Elsevir) that has been translated into eight different languages and used in two-thirds of all the dental schools in the United States.
Dr. Fujimoto would be happy to assist the English-speaking community in Japan. In the event that someone should ever need their service for comprehensive treatment, dental emergencies, regular checkups, cleaning and consultations, or continuation of ongoing treatment Fujimoto International Dental Clinic will be more than glad to help.
Predictable, long-lasting dental care
A healthy and functional oral environment is a vital component for an enjoyable “gustatorial experience” on a daily basis. Oral health will enhance not only your personal confidence, but also your quality of life. Whatever your dental needs may be, whether regular maintenance or to regain function and esthetics, they are dedicated to provide quality dental care in a comfortable and private atmosphere with predictable long-lasting results in mind for their patients.
World-class dental care provided by a certified U.S.-trained specialist team
Dr. Fujimoto is a board-certified specialist in the treatment of periodontal disease and dental implants. He is a graduate of the 2001 University of Washington Graduate Periodontal Program and was board certified by the American Academy of Periodontology in 2005. Fujimoto International Dental Clinic is a general practice clinic that provides both periodontal and restorative comprehensive dental care. The clinic also maintains an extensive relationship with other U.S.-trained specialists to refer patients to in other fields of dentistry both domestically and internationally for the best possible care for their patients.
They do not accept the Japanese National Health Insurance; however, they can prepare letters for foreign private insurance companies for later reimbursement. Payments may be made by cash at their office directly, wire transfer or credit card.
Dr. Fujimoto and his team are looking forward to serving your dental needs.
Fujimoto International Dental Clinic
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:30am – 6pm
Closed on Weekends and National Holidays
Kami-Pulp Kaikan 4F, 3-9-11 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
For an appointment, please call (English available): 03-5551-0051 (Fax: 03-5551-0052)
Hanzomon Dental Office
A practicing dentist of 20 years, Ayako Zenitani is a Fukuoka Dental College graduate who chose to study esthetic dentistry and implants in the U.S. New York and California before returning to work in Japan. In 2012, she branched out on her own, opening Hanzomon Dental Office in Chiyoda- ku Tokyo, where 20 to 30 percent of the patients are non Japanese. You can feel comfortable visiting Hanzomon Dental Office as Dr. Zenitani is an experienced dentist who is familiar with patients from all over the world.
Treatment today is much less painful in general. For example, they use electronic injections and a very thin needle. The anesthetic is also a little warm, nearly body temperature. New technology helps, too. High resolution imagery and photographs can help a patient see and understand their dental condition.
Dr Zenitani understands the need you may have for dental care with an aesthetic approach. She can provide you with teeth whitening services, as well as porcelain veneers to give you a beautiful smile. Esthetic dentistry, Invisalign orthodontics, implant surgery, general dentistry, teeth whitening and sleep apnea syndrome treatments are also available to help improve your life.
7 reasons to choose Hanzomon Dental Clinic
- A convenient environment for hospital visits
The clinic is only a 30-second walk from Hanzomon Station, making it a very convenient place to visit. The surrounding area is an office district, so you can also drop by after work or during breaks.
- Meticulous and careful treatment for women
The female doctor, Dr. Zenitani, is well versed in a wide range of fields from preventive dentistry to implant treatment. She has earned the trust of her patients by using her extensive knowledge and skills to provide meticulous and careful treatment specifically given by women.
- High-quality implant treatment using the NobelGuide
They use the NobelGuide, which simulates the implant placement site and angle in advance, and allows the clinic to perform implant treatment without cutting through the gums.You will be provided with a high quality and safe implant treatment.
- Fully equipped with dental CT diagnostic equipment
The dental CT diagnostic equipment does not irradiate X-rays continuously, but intermittently according to the image data, which greatly reduces the patient’s exposure. Patients can rest assured that they can safely undergo radiography with low radiation exposure.
- Thorough explanation of treatment, valuing communication
At Hanzomon Dental Office they value communication with their patients and listen carefully to their concerns and complaints. Any treatment will be thoroughly explained in easy-to-understand terms until the patient’s concerns and questions are eliminated, so please feel free to ask any questions.
- Achieving high precision and quality in a wide range of treatments
Treatment using a microscope for dental treatment that requires detailed procedures that cannot be seen with the naked eye. It will improve the accuracy of treatment, maintain good treatment results and prevent recurrences.
- Private treatment rooms for privacy
The clinic has private treatment rooms that are designed for privacy, so you can relax and receive treatment without worrying about the people around you. You can feel free to talk to Hanzomon Dental Office about the details of your treatment and the cost of treatment.
A practicing dentist of 20 years, Ayako Zenitani is a Fukuoka Dental College graduate who chose to study esthetic dentistry and implants in the U.S. before returning to work in Japan. In 2012, she branched out on her own, opening Hanzomon Dental Office in Tokyo’s Chiyoda- ku, where 20 to 30 percent of the patients are non-Japanese.
Memberships, associations, awards, etc. American Osseointegration, Japanese society of sleep research
Hanzomon Dental Office
Hours: Mon-Wed, Fri: 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Closed on Thursdays and Sundays
Hirakawacho Court 101,1-1-1 Hirakawa-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Dental Office OC3 Ginza
What makes OC3 Ginza different:
There are many English-speaking dental clinicians and clinics that provide great care and services in Tokyo. However, at the Dental Office OC3 Ginza, they believe one important aspect of their practice makes them different: Their doctors genuinely care for the patients from all over the world. The OC3 Ginza doctors have special enthusiasm for caring for their patients from overseas through the experiences of being exposed to different cultures at younger ages.
Below are just some of the reasons why patients choose, trust and stay with Dental Office OC3 Ginza:
Convenient location: The office is located right in front of the Ginza station subway exit.
U.S.-graduated and trained specialist: Clinical director, Dr. Kiyotaka Umezu, DDS, MS, DABOI, graduated from Dental School in Japan and specialized in implant dentistry in California. He is also often invited to give lectures worldwide and has a strong passion for educating young dentists.
U.S. licensed: Associate dentist, Dr. Mieko Hiraga, DDS, is educated and trained in the U.S., also has substantial clinical experience practicing in both the U.S. and Japan.
Highly skilled bilingual dental hygienists: They pride themselves on having a friendly, helpful, and dedicated support team who are all trained to the highest possible standards.
Team practice with specialists: You will be able to seek consultation from more than one type of dental specialist and enjoy a comprehensive approach to your dental needs. Dental Office OC3 Ginza has a specialist team of a periodontist, orthodontist, endodontist and prosthodontist.
The clinic accepts many Insurance plans, including Japanese National Health Insurance. Japanese National Health Insurance is accepted in many treatments. Some treatment modalities and materials are not covered by NHI and those are provided by fee for service. They also accept Signa, Atena and other insurances.
Comfortable Surroundings: Patients enjoy the clinic newly refurbished office with private operating rooms. Every detail of the interior was designed with patient comfort in mind.
Patient safety & office sterilization: Dental Office OC3 Ginza makes patient safety & office sterilization their top priorities and use a class-B autoclave for sterilization.
Dental Office OC3 Ginza genuinely cares for patients from overseas: They consider foreign clients as friends and strive to offer the best possible dental service and care. If you receive their service just during your short stay in Japan, they will contact your dentist in your country and are happy to share treatment information, including x-rays and photos upon your return.
Serving the English-speaking community: About half of OC3 Ginza patients are from overseas. The facility is certified and registered with the U.S. Veterans Evaluation Service where they provide evaluations of oral health for U.S. veterans.
Healthy teeth cannot be taken for granted. The health of the mouth impacts the overall health. At OC3 Ginza, they want you and your family members to have teeth that last a lifetime.
Please call or email them today to schedule an introductory visit.
Dental Office OC3 Ginza
Hours: Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm
Closed on Mondays, Sundays and National Holidays
Queen’s House 4F, 4-3-9, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
White Dental Clinic
There are many dental clinics in Japan, including orthodontic clinics and implant clinics, but the features of each clinic are different. Some are the type of clinic that finish the treatment quickly in a short time, while the others take the time to explain the procedures to the patients. White Dental Clinic is proud to be the latter type. The clinic offers patients very thorough explanations, and then creates a treatment plan, making White Dental Clinic an explanation-oriented clinic.
Even if the teeth are aesthetically pleasing, there is no point if inlays, crowns or fillings don’t last. Many dental clinics don’t place much importance on recurrence prevention. Or, even if they do, they are often not good at cosmetic dental treatments.
White Dental Clinic focuses on both recurrence prevention and aesthetics, offering treatments with dental cement, which is not available at regular clinics, to combine both aspects and maximize the possibility to last for a lifetime.
White Dental Clinic six commitments:
- Metal-free Treatment:
It has been scientifically proven that metals used in dental treatment might affect your body. By using ceramics and other materials, they offer treatment plans with consideration of the effects on your whole body with focus on metal-free treatment.
- Natural and beautiful results:
Their ceramic treatments are completely custom-made, so the clinic wants you to get the beautiful teeth as you wish. As for teeth whitening, the clinic offers a “whiteness guarantee,” and will refund your money only if your teeth do not reach the desired whiteness. Their goal is to be a dental clinic where you can get the most beautiful teeth in Sumida Ward.
- Relaxing esthetic salon-like environment:
To make patients feel relaxed and comfortable, White Dental Clinic has introduced an informed consent system to fully understand the patient’s condition. After seeing the condition and listen to the patient’s request for treatment, the team of doctors thoroughly explains what kind of treatment should be done, so that patients can have a clear understanding before treatment. At White Dental Clinic they also want their patients to feel more relaxed in the clinic by ensuring their staff provide good patient service.
- Guarantee system for self-pay treatment:
They think that it is most important to keep communicating with the patients for a long time after the treatment, especially for White Dental Clinic ceramic treatment. To ensure that as many patients as possible can consult with White Dental Clinic after treatment, and proudly offer a nine-year warranty for ceramic teeth made with self-pay treatment.
- Treatment to prevent retreatment:
White Dental Clinic offers a nine-year warranty period, and take various measures to prevent retreatment during this period. In addition to making orders to experienced dental laboratories, they have developed their own molds, adhesives and processes to prevent retreatment. To avoid patients from suffering from retreatment, they promise to take time and care for each and every treatment.
- Less burdensome treatment:
At the beginning of treatment, White Dental Clinic doctors always tell patients to let them know if they feel any pain or discomfort. To make sure that patients do not have to feel uncomfortable with each and every treatment, they share and conduct training for the entire clinic to manage them thoroughly.
Dr. Yuji Katagiri
2006 Graduated from Japan University
2006 Obtained Dental License
2007 Worked at Hospital of Japan University
2008 Worked at Otemachi First Dental Clinic
2009 Became a director of Medical Corporation of Shuwa-kai
2013 Opened White Dental Clinic
2020 Opened Shinkoshigaya Sogo Dental Clinic
2021 Opened Minami Koshigaya Dental Clinic
Memberships, associations, awards, etc. Japanese Society of Anti-aging Medicine, Society of Metal-Free Medicine, Japan Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, Japanese Society of oral Implanvology
White Dental Clinic
(Dr. Katagiri is at clinic on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays)
Hours: Mon-Sat: 10am-7pm, Sun: 10am-6:30pm
Closed on the First and the Third Saturdays of every month
2F, 3-8-8 Kinshi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Contact form at https://white-dentalclinic.jp/contact/
Shinkoshigaya Sogo Dental Clinic (Dr. Katagiri is at the clinic on Saturdays)
Azabujuban. Cler Dental Clinic
When Dr. Fujita opened Azabujuban Cler Dental Clinic in October 2014, her goal was to fulfill the dreams of many women out there who want to look better, feel confident in their smiles and be happier. The clinic director is a woman who had professional experience in a variety of settings, including a general dental clinic, a specialized whitening clinic, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, cosmetic injections, face reshaping and face fat dissolution.
She can help you feel beautiful, starting from your mouth. The primary benefit of cosmetic dentistry is to improve your confidence and make your life more enjoyable and beautiful.
At Azabujuban Cler Dental Clinic they are committed to providing you with the best dental care possible. The female dentist will provide you with gentle and courteous care, so please come to the clinic even if you have never been a fan of dentists. She has small hands which is a weapon in her arsenal to reach even the smallest areas at the back of your mouth and use all of her skills and expertise to embellish your smile.
Dr Fujita is one of the few licensed dentists who also provide cosmetic injections services.
Below is the non-exhaustive list of the facial and dental care provided by the clinic:
Facial care and aesthetics treatments
Botox for face contouring
- Hyaluronic acid
- Face fat dissolution
Reshape and tighten the bottom of your face with fat dissolution injections in your right and left cheeks and chin.
- Teeth whitening
Significant whitening is possible in a single session
For painless treatment and beautifully whitened teeth
Removes tartar, stains and biofilm in a single session
- Cosmetic dentistry
You can change the shape, alignment and color of your teeth with ceramics.
Metal fillings can be replaced with ceramic, and front teeth can be replaced with laminate
- Mouthpiece orthodontics
You can straighten your teeth with a removable mouthpiece
Feel free to contact Dr. Fujita to get more information about pricing and best treatments to embellish yourself!
The clinic offers dental care with a very different approach from the ideas people usually have. The clinic provides foreign-language assistance and has customers from many different countries. Dr. Fujita also welcomes customers who are receiving treatments at other clinics or who are only interested in whitening.
If you have ever been afraid of the dentist, why don’t you start with cosmetic dentistry such as cleaning? From there, you can gradually work your way up to treatment as well.
With the advancement of technology, many types of cosmetic dentistry have been created. Ceramic materials have been developed to be more realistic. There are many highly effective whitening options available. Azabujuban Cler Dental Clinic offers a wide range of options to meet your needs and budget for you to enjoy aesthetic treatments.
Azabujuban. Cler Dental Clinic
Hours: Mon / Fri: 9:30am – 7pm, Tue / Thur: 9:30am – 8pm, Wed: 9:30am – 1pm, Sat: 9:30am – 5pm
Closed on Wednesday afternoon, Sundays and national holidays
OTM building 5F, 2-3-8 Azabujuban, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Toll Free: 0120-422-100
Tokyo Ginza SHINTANI Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic
Why do patients choose Tokyo Ginza Shintani Clinic ?
All for the sake of the patient.
Motto: Treating patients as if they were our own family members.
Patients come from all over Japan and Tokyo Ginza Shintani Clinic has been providing accurate diagnoses and treatments for various diseases that other clinics could not diagnose or that other clinics said there is no treatment for. Their medical and dental credibility is absolute.
Dental clinics treat teeth and gums, but Tokyo Ginza Shintani Clinic provides comprehensive treatment for all dental, oral and maxillofacial diseases and disorders, including the entire body.
They offer thorough explanations and presentation of treatment plans from the patient’s perspective.
– strive to offer minimally invasive and stress-free treatments.
– offer treatments with an eye to the future, not immediate extraction.
The fundamental principle of dentistry is to fully understand the existing oral condition, bring it to perfect condition and maintain it without patients having to worry about their teeth and mouths for the rest of their lives. Tokyo Ginza Shintani Clinic provides the necessary treatments to achieve this goal.
Ten Principles of Tokyo Ginza Shintani Clinic:
- Providing treatment using advanced technology based on scientific evidence from around the world.
- Being committed to patient-friendly, minimally invasive and painless treatment.
- Providing treatments that take the future into account.
- Providing treatment with a focus on prevention.
- Proving excellent maintenance care to maintain the oral health of our patients.
- Undertaking thorough infection prevention to ensure a safe treatment environment.
- Providing treatment that will bring smiles and satisfaction to our patients.
- Giving clear and detailed explanations to our patients.
- Respecting privacy.
- Emphasizing good manners and continue to educate staff to respect people.
Dr. Satoru Shintani gives consultation services about all kinds of oral care issues. Tokyo Ginza Shintani Clinic can consult on any problems such as implants, wisdom teeth, stomatitis and jaw and maxillofacial joint. I also offer you a second opinion service.
1980 Mar: Graduated from Takamatsu High School
1988 Mar: Graduated from Dental School, Okayama University
1992 Mar: Graduated from Graduate school of Dentistry, Okayama University
1994 Mar: Resident, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Aichi Cancer Center Hospital
1996 Mar: Clinical Fellow, Division of Oral Surgery, Okayama University Hospital
1997 Jul: Research Associate, Division of Oral Surgery, Okayama University Hospital
1997 Sep: Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine (USA)
1997 Oct: Research Associate, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Biopathology, Dental School, Okayama University
2001 Jan: Associate professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Ehime University
2006 Jun: Chairman of Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Showa University
2007 May: Visiting Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Jinggshan University (China)
2008 Aug: Faculty Advisor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto （Canada）
2012 Apr: Director, Oral Cancer Center, Showa University Dental Hospital
2014 Jan: Opened Tokyo Ginza SHINTANI Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic
2014 Apr: Clinical Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Shimane University
2014 Apr: Part-time Lecturer, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Toyama
2014 Oct: Clinical Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Yamaguchi University
2015 Apr: Clinical Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Toyama
Memberships, associations, awards, etc. A supervising Dr. of Japanese association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, A supervising Dr. of Japanese association of Oral and Maxillofacial Implantology
Tokyo Ginza SHINTANI Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic
Hours: Mon-Fri: 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 6:30pm, Sat: 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 5:30pm
Closed on Sundays and National holidays
1-8-14-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku Tokyo
Yamashita Medical & Dental Clinics
Yamashita Dental Clinics are conveniently located in Jiyugaoka (Meguro-ku) and Otsuka (Toshima-ku), both within easy access from stations. They provide medical and dental services.
Ⅰ. Methods based on the newest scientific and medical information.
Ⅱ. Use the best technology.
Ⅲ. Provide the warmest and most compassionate medical care for patients.
To achieve this, a variety of qualified doctors, dentists and hygienists are engaged in daily medical and dental practices. You can consult with them about any oral or dental problems and resolve any anxiety.
Characteristics of our dental treatment:
- Minimally Invasive: Tooth restoration is designed to minimize the amount of shaving. Thin needles reduce pain and intravenous anesthesia is possible.
- Preventive Dentistry: Trained hygienists will provide tooth brushing instruction, tartar removal, professional mechanical tooth cleaning (PMTC) and tooth whitening.
- Endodontics: Dr. Noda, who works at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University, provides special endodontic treatment using a microscope.
- Orthodontics: Braces prevent future cavities and periodontal disease. Having straight, beautiful teeth will change your life and bring a confident smile. Our orthodontists are happy to assist you.
- Medical Cooperation: Oral and implant surgery is performed with the highest regard to safety. Pediatricians can also advise and perform checkups on infants and children. In case of hospitalization or complex surgery, Yamashita dental clinics can introduce the right hospital.
- Implantology: Dental implants are designed for life. A pure titanium implant system manufactured by Switzerland’s Straumann is used. Dr. Yamashita is certified as a member of ITI (International Team for Implantology). Bone augmentation techniques and regenerative materials are practiced in daily operations. State-of-the-art equipment, such as dental CT scan, microscope, digital impression system or ErYAG Laser will support prosthetics functionality and aesthetics.
【President: Iwao Yamashita, MD, Ph.D.】
Dr. Yamashita graduated from the University of Tokyo and its graduate school majoring in immunology. After training at the University of Tokyo Hospital Department of Surgery, he also conducted training in anesthesiology and head and neck surgery. He has been involved in Yamashita Medical & Dental Clinics since 1990 and assumed the post of president in 2008. He is in charge of general internal medicine and oral surgery, including implantology. He is certified as an International Team for Implantology (ITI) Japan implant specialist.
List of English speaking doctors:
|Dr. Noda (Endodontics)||○|
|Dr. Arai (Orthodontics)||○|
|Dr. Uga (Orthodontics)||○|
– Dr.Maruyama Board Certified Periodontist , Japanese Society of Periodontology
– Dr.Tsubone D.DS（Doctor of Dental Science) Ph.D
– Dr.Noda D.DS Ph.D
– Dr.Uga D.DS Ph.D
|Dr. Arai (Orthodontics)||○||○|
Dr.Kitanaka D.DS Ph.D
Yamashita dental clinic
Hours: Mon-Sat: 10am-1pm, 2pm-7pm
Closed: Sunday and National Holiday
2-13-1 ba07 5F, Kitaotsuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0004
Tel: 03-3910-6711/FAX: 03-3910-6322
Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am-1pm, 2pm-6pm
Closed: Sunday and National Holiday
1-30-3-7F, Jiyugaoka, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-0035
TEL: 03-3724-3811/FAX: 03-3718-3811