Our Team

"We strive to provide safe and comfortable quality dentistry to the children of Hawaii in a fun and friendly environment."


David Ching, D.M.D.

A picture of Dr. DaveDr. David Ching was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and attended Punahou High School and obtained his B.A. in Psychology from Chaminade University.

He attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine. Dr. Dave continued on to NOVA Southeastern University in Miami, Florida, where he completed the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program. After finishing this residency, he moved home to provide valuable dental care on Kauai for 4 years. While working, Dr. Dave found a real affinity for treating children. He returned to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine to complete a 2-year Post Graduate Program in Pediatric Dentistry.

While at Tufts, Dr. Dave conducted research on pain reduction techniques for the pediatric patient and was awarded with “Best Scientific Research Presentation 2012.” Dr. Dave has found proven techniques that reduce discomfort during dental injections. His study titled “Efficacy of the Dental Vibe Injection System for Pediatric Patients” was so well received he was asked by the program to present his findings at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry meeting in San Diego. Dr. Dave is always striving to find ways to help his patients feel at ease and have a pleasant dental visit.

Dr. Dave’s strong foundation in general dentistry and expertise in pediatrics allows him to comfortably provide complete family dental care. He joins his father, Kin Ching, D.D.S., who has been a local pediatric dentist for well over 30 years and Lauren Young, D.D.S. Dr. Dave is thrilled to be working with Dr. Kin Ching and Dr. Young to continue the legacy of providing quality dental care to the children of Hawaii.

Dr. Dave is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the Hawaii Dental Association (HDA) and the Honolulu Country Dental Association. He is now also a proud, accredited diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. When he is not at the dental office, he enjoys his free time hiking, spearfishing, and staying active in sports activities.

Lauren Young, D.D.S.

Tian_edited2.pngDr. Lauren Young was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Middlebury College in Vermont. She completed her doctorate degree in Dental Surgery at the Arthur A. Dugoni University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, graduating with honors.

After dental school, she worked in a pediatric dental office in Los Angeles for several years before moving to Hawaii for her residency program. She completed a 2-year post-doctorate program in Pediatric Dentistry through Lutheran Medical Center and served as Chief Resident. During her residency program, Dr. Young worked in several hospitals and community health centers on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island. She also finished an externship with Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego where she gained experience working with children with special health care needs. Dr. Young is proud to be part of the team at Pediatric Dentistry Associates and has continued to enjoy taking care of the children of Hawaii.

Dr. Young is a Board Certified Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition to seeing her patients in private practice, she also has hospital privileges at Shriner’s Hospital. She is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), Hawaii Dental Association (HDA) and the Honolulu County Dental Association. She is BLS and PALS certified.

In her free time, Dr. Young likes spending time with her husband and son. She also enjoys golfing, hiking, playing tennis and cooking

Tian He, D.M.D.

Dr. TianDr Tian He was born in Shanghai, China and raised in New Jersey. She received her BS in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University in New York City. She then received her Doctorate degree in Dental Medicine at Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine in New Jersey. Dr Tian then completed a two year post doctorate residency program in Pediatric Dentistry at St. Christopher's  Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. During her Pediatric Dental Residency Dr Tian was a dental adjunct and helped provide essential preventive and restorative services  to many inner-city public school students. She also provided valuable community services to programs such as "Give Kids a Smile Day" in New Jersey and with the "World Mission Dental Service Program" in Guatemala.

Dr Tian is committed to providing safe quality pediatric dental care to her patients in a fun and friendly manner. We are grateful to have this extraordinary Pediatric Dentist join our dental practice here in Pearl City.

In her spare time Dr Tian enjoys scuba diving, underwater photography, traveling, TED talks and boba drinks.

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"I want you leaving our office with a clean, healthy smile."



"Patient care. Fun experience. Healthy smiles. Priceless."



"Fun, safe and quality care with positive experiences at every dental visit."



"I would like to change children's fear of dentistry into a positive and exciting experience."



"My passion is to spark a desire in each of my patients to value their own oral health."


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