Dr. Nishime received his B.A. degree from the University of Hawaii in 1978 and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 1981. He was inducted into the Tau Kappa Omega dental honor society while in dental school. He has been in the private practice of dentistry in Hawaii since 1981, and his practice is primarily focused on implant, cosmetic and advanced restorative dentistry.
He was awarded a Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantolgists in 1995, a Fellowship in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry in 2002, a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 2002 a Fellowship in the /Academy of Dentistry International in 2008 and Diplomate (Board Certification) status by the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry in 1998. He is one of only 350 dentists in the United States that has received this designation title, and is currently the first and only board certified dental implantologist in the state of Hawaii.
Dr. Nishime has received surgical and restorative training in dental implants at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the Alabama Implant Study Group; cosmetic dentistry at the Las Vegas Institute for Cosmetic Dentistry (LVI) and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry; and TMJ, advanced esthetic dentistry and complex oral rehabilitation from the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education, Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study and the Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education.
He is a past president of the Western District of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the Oahu Dental Study Club. Dr. Nishime is a mentor for the Hawaii division of the prestigious Terry Tanaka Prosthodontic Study Group, and he mentors other dentists in implant dentistry through his own Hawaii Dental Implant Study Club. Dr. Nishime is listed in “Americas Top Dentists” and “Best Dentists in Hawaii”.