Learn More About Our Vancouver Dental Office

I’m Dr. Erika and I’d like to personally invite you to explore what makes our practice unique and special.

About us.

Our mission is to provide healthier smiles through patient centered care with superior service, compassion, and clinical excellence.

We’re a family-owned dental practice focusing on pain-free care for patients in the Hazel Dell neighborhood as well as the surrounding areas. Our dentist, Dr. Erika, offers personalized care focused on preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry for your dental care. Lighthouse Dental acts as your oral health partner to achieve the beautiful smile you deserve.

We assist patients of all ages, including families with children of all ages, young professionals, as well as older adults. Our staff wants you to feel at home from the moment you enter our office. We treat every patient with our clinical excellence in a compassionate way, offering superior service to help you feel comfortable during your dental care.

Your oral health deserves the highest quality of care, so we provide you with optimal treatments at an affordable price. Whether you need a dental checkup, cavity filling, or emergency services we want to help in any way we can. See what a difference Lighthouse Dental can make for your smile. Our light shines on you!

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Erika Takanami, DDS

Dr. Erika was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. She moved to the state of Iowa and went through a high school exchange program and decided to stay in Iowa to complete her education. Throughout her life in the United States, she has traveled around, and she and her fiance, Kyle, fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. They have decided to call Vancouver, Washington their new home.

Dr. Erika and Kyle have two Labrador retrievers that love swimming and hiking. Their dogs know commands in English, Japanese and American Sign Language! Dr. Erika and Kyle like to stay outdoors spending a lot of time with their dogs. They also love working out and finding good restaurants to try. You might find them at a gym, restaurants, dog parks, lakes, trails, mountains, etc.

Dr. Erika is very compassionate and caring and loves to see patients of all ages. She hopes to make Lighthouse Dental a comfortable place for you, your families, friends, neighbors and co-workers. She is very excited to meet and get to know each one of you and continue to serve you for your dental care.

Dr. Kyle A. Bennett, DDS, CDT

Dr. Kyle was born in Iowa City, Iowa. After high school he continued his education in dental laboratory technology where he fell in love with the art and science of the craft. His undergraduate education was completed at the University of Iowa, earning a bachelor’s in science studying Health and Human Physiology, Chemistry, and Art. He also completed his dental school education at the University of Iowa as well. During his 20 years as a dental lab technician, he focused on high end cosmetic and prosthodontic procedures. He also taught at the program he graduated from as an adjunct instructor for 5 years. Additionally, 5 years before entering dental school he worked at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in the Prosthodontics department teaching and assisting residents with their laboratory needs. With the many years of experience with traditional and digital dentistry he holds a tremendous value for his patient education as well as clinical needs.

He and Dr. Erika met and began sharing their lives with their two dogs, Lena and Leku. “We love
spending time together with our dogs and going on adventures. We are so excited to call Vancouver our new home.” If Dr. Kyle is not enjoying quality time with his family, he loves to spend his time creating art or working on projects.

Dr. Kyle is kindhearted and finds the quality time he spends with patients is an important part of how he treats patients. He loves seeing his patients smile when returning their confidence following their treatment.

Our patients say.

“Dr. Erika is amazing. Her sincere compassion keeps us loyal to Lighthouse Dental. The entire staff makes one feel like family, and they are attentive to all of their client’s needs. Thank you for the exceptional service as always!”

Patricia L.H.

“I definitely recommend to all my friends on FB to try Lighthouse Dental. I had my teeth cleaned yesterday. I felt great after my teeth were cleaned. Very friendly staff and amazing dentist.”

Joy H. M.

“Very happy with my new tooth! Very professional team and I'm thrilled you're my new dentist. You're the greatest! ”

Dale H.

“I called Lighthouse  with a dental emergency and was seen by the dentist within 2 hours of the call. After X-ray, a treatment plan was discussed with me and immediately executed. I want to thank them for their quick action and professional manner. I will recommend Lighthouse to anyone who asks.”

Rick B.

“Lighthouse dental is our clinic for over 15 years.  We love the stuff, they are part of our family!  Today we needed extra time for our 12 year old daughter, they gave us all the time we needed, the doctor was very professional and kind with kids, lots of love in care for our children!  Love them always and recommend to anyone! ”

Tatyana P.

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