|Dr. Yamada was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. In 1981, he completed his undergraduate studies in Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California. He received his dental degree in 1985 from Northwestern University Dental School and in 1988, completed his specialty training and Masters Thesis at Northwestern University.|
Prior to relocating to Seattle, Washington in 2002, he practiced in Honolulu for 13 years. As a member of the Hawaii Dental Association, he was appointed and served as a Trustee. He was also a consultant for the Hawaii State Dental Board of Examiners and the General Practice Residency at the Queen's Medical Center-Dental Clinic.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Endodontists, Washington State Association of Endodontists, Washington State Dental Association and King County Dental Society. His peers have selected him as "Top Dentist" in the specialty of Endodontics.