Dr. Rachel Yamakawa
Dr. Rachel was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. While she didn’t grow up surfing big waves at Banzai Pipeline, she did her fair share of snorkeling with sea turtles, dancing hula, and devouring shave ice. She attended college in Los Angeles, California and went on to attend the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. After dental school she completed her residency training in the specialty of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at Oregon Health & Sciences University.
Dr. Rachel is board certified as an orthodontist through the American Board of Orthodontics. She enjoys yoga, barre, cooking, hiking, and otherwise spending all of her free time with her husband chasing after their son and yellow lab, Charlie.
Dr. Howard Freedman
Dr. Freedman is a native of the Bay area where he attended college at the University of California, Davis and received his dental degree from UCLA. He completed his orthodontic residency and certification in orthodontics at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Freedman is board certified as an orthodontist through the American Board of Orthodontics and Clinical Director of the Orthodontic program at Oregon Health & Sciences University. He and his family are active in the community and enjoy spending time outdoors and at the Oregon coast.