Jmi Lilinoe Bassett Asam, D.M.D.
Dr. Jmi Lilinoe Bassett Asam was born and raised on the island of O'ahu, Hawai'i. She grew up on the Windward side in Kahalu'u.
After graduating as Salutatorian from Kamehameha Schools in 1997, Dr. Asam attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Physics as well as a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. Immediately following graduation from college, she went on to earn her degree in dentistry. In 2005, Dr. Asam graduated Cum Laude with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the first female resident of Hawai'i and also native Hawaiian to graduate from the prestigious Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Following her D.M.D. degree, Dr. Asam attended the University of Illinois at Chicago for three years of additional specialty training in Advanced Prosthodontics. With this extra training, Dr. Asam is able to utilize state-of-the-art techniques to handle even the most complex of patients. She is able to provide patients comprehensive dental treatment options involving dental implants, extractions, partials, dentures, fillings, crowns, bridges and able to provide the majority of this treatment in her office. She has placed and restored over 1,000 dental implants.
Prior to moving home to Hawaii in 2009, Dr. Asam worked in Chicago, Illinois as a Prosthodontist at ClearChoice Dental Implant Center in 2008-2009. She was the first female doctor to be hired by the national company. While at ClearChoice, Dr. Asam treated hundreds of patients primarily for All-on-4 dental reconstructions. The All-on-4 procedure allows patients with failing or missing teeth to replace all of their teeth with fixed implant-supported teeth in Just One Day.
Dr. Asam moved home and opened Pacific Dental & Implant Solutions in August of 2009. In regards to moving home and opening her office, she says, "I left Hawai'i after high school, knowing that I would come home. Hence, I am so excited to finally be back and to be able to share my dental expertise with the community I love. I wanted to create a dental office that was esthetically welcoming and technologically advanced....and I was able to accomplish both. I am excited to provide patients with quality and comprehensive dental care. The best part about being a Prosthodontist is that I am able to communicate to patients a variety of dental solutions with and without dental implants. I also pride myself on taking the time to educate my patients about their dental conditions. I want them to be able to understand what is going on so that they can choose the dental solution that best fits their needs and finances. I look forward to meeting every patient that walks in my door."
Congratulations to Dr. Asam for being named to Honolulu Magazine's Best Dentist Issue yearly since 2010!