Meet Our Staff

From Left to Right: Dr. Franklin Fukuda, Dr. Wesley Sato, Dr. Kay Cooney, Dr. Mendel Sato, Dr. Bryan Sato, Dr. Roy Alan Chinn.

All our providers at Kaimuki Dental Group, LLC maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

Mendel I. Sato, DMD
Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Dr. Mendel Sato earned his DMD and BA degrees from Washington University in St. Louis.  In his spare time, Dr. Sato volunteers with the Hawaii Dental Association, American Cancer Society, and the Washington University Alumni Association.  He also enjoys a round of golf now and then.  Dr. Sato has been a member of the Kaimuki Dental Group team since 1980. 

Member of:

  • Honolulu County Dental Society
  • Hawaii Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • RV Tucker Cast Gold Study Club of Hawaii
  • Visiting Mentor - University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry RV Tucker Cast Gold Study Club                         
  • Terry Tanaka Study Club of Hawaii
  • Hui O Hawaii Dental Study Club

Franklin M. Fukuda DMD

Dr. Frank Fukuda was born and raised in Honolulu and received his DMD degree from Washington University School of Dental Medicine.  He received his BA degree in Zoology from the Univeristy of Hawaii.  Dr. Fukuda has been a member of the Kaimuki Dental Group team since 1980.

Member of:

  • Honolulu County Dental Society
  • Hawaii Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • RV Tucker Cast Gold Study Club of Hawaii
  • Visiting Mentor - University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry RV Tucker Cast Gold Study Club                       

Roy Alan Chinn, DDS

Dr. Alan Chinn was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and received his DDS degree from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry.  Prior to that, Dr. Chinn received his BA degree in Bacteriology from the University of Califonia at Berkeley.  In his spare time, Dr. Chinn enjoys tennis, cycling, photography, skiing, and snowboarding.  Dr. Chinn has been a member of the Kaimuki Dental Group team since 1980.   

Member of:

  • Honolulu County Dental Society
  • Hawaii Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Fellow - Academy of Dentistry International 
  • Member and Past President - Terry Tanaka Study Club of Hawaii
  • Member and Past President - Oahu Dental Study Club
  • Hawaii Dental Implant Study Club
  • RV Tucker Cast Gold Study Club of Hawaii
  • Roster and Web Chairperson - Academy of RV. Tucker Study Clubs  (2004-2010)
  • Visiting Mentor - University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry RV Tucker Cast Gold Study Club

Kay Nakakura Cooney, DDS

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Dr. Cooney received her DDS degree from the University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry .  Dr. Cooney received BA degrees in Biology and Japanese from Washington University in St. Louis.  Upon returning home to Hawaii, Dr. Cooney was accepted and participated in Hawaii's only accredited hospital-based General Practice Residency Program at the Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu.  Dr. Cooney has been a part of the Kaimuki Dental Group team since 1985.

Member of:

  • Honolulu County Dental Society 
  • Hawaii Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Attending Staff Member - Queen's Medical Center General Practice Residency Program

Wesley T. Sato, DDS

Dr. Wes was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and received his BA in Biology from Creighton University and went on to pursue his DDS degree from Creighton Univeristy School of Dentistry.  Upon returning home, Dr. Wes was accepted and participated in an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program.  In his spare time, Dr. Wes enjoys stand up paddle boarding, surfing, photography, cycling, and snowboarding.  Dr. Wes been a member of the Kaimuki Dental Group team since 2008. 

Recipient of the 2011 Hawaii Dental Association's New Dentist Program Award

Chairman of the Hawaii Dental Association 's New Dentist Program (2010 to 2014)

Member of:

  • Honolulu County Dental Society
  • Hawaii Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Hawaii Graduate Dental Forum
  • Terry Tanaka Study Club of Hawaii
  • RV Tucker Cast Gold Study Club of Hawaii
  • Hui O Hawaii Dental Study Club

Dr. Wes was featured in the 2013 Winter/Spring issue of the Hawaii Dental Association's HDA NOW magazine.  Check out his article on our Facebook page!


Bryan I. Sato DDS

Dr. Bryan was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and received his BA degree in Biology from Creighton University.  Dr. Bryan went on to pursue his DDS degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  In his spare time, Dr. Bryan enjoys golfing, surfing, and snowboarding.  Dr. Bryan has been a member of the Kaimuki Dental Group team since 2009. 

Member of:

  • Honolulu County Dental Society
  • Hawaii Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Hui O Hawaii Dental Study Club
  • RV Tucker Cast Gold Study Club of Hawaii