Dr. Matthew Hashimoto
Treating people as he would want to be treated.
Raising The Standards of Dentistry Through a True Sense of Empathy
‘‘The best part of my job is being able to help treat and educate people about their oral health and to show them how it is integral to their overall well-being."
Dr. Hashimoto was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He credits his homeland for instilling a community spirit and service to others.
Dr. Hashimoto attended the University of the Pacific, earning his undergrad degree in biology. While there, his college friends encouraged Dr. Hashimoto to train as a dentist, and he hasn’t regretted it a day since.
He received his doctorate from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and attained his Certificate in Periodontics in 2011 from the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.
It was during an internship in his junior year that truly inspired Dr. Hashimoto and convinced him he was on the right career path. The caring and thoughtful interaction he experienced with patients still inspires him.
The same motivation and desire to serve others applies to his work today, as he can help people and form lasting relationships with his patients.
Outside the office, Dr. Hashimoto’s biggest passion is spending time with his family, including his one-year-old twins.
When time permits, Dr. Hashimoto enjoys working on his pottery projects, playing volleyball, and surfing.
Education + Expertise
What Dr. Matthew Hashimoto brings to the table.
Things You May Not Know About Dr. Hashimoto
- Do you have any hidden talents?
I am a singer. I have sung for many years as a professional and have performed on TV several times.
I entered and won the “Showtime at the Apollo” talent night in Harlem, NY. I have performed on the Oprah Winfrey show.
Music is a big part of my life and has made me who I am today.
- Who is your hero?
My mother’s parents are my heroes. They both grew up in Hawaii during difficult times.
Through much adversity, they found a way to live meaningful and beautiful lives.
They also played a big role in raising my sister and me, teaching us many valuable lessons about always treating people the way you want to be treated.
That lesson alone has had a tremendous impact on my life and continues to be one of my core values.
- What do you consider the best day of your life?
Well, I have two best days of my life.
The first is finally being able to marry my husband. We have been together for ten years and married for five.
The second is being able to welcome our one-year-old twin children into our lives. They are so precious and complete my happiness.