Dr. Nakashima is a graduate of the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry. He completed his Oral and Maxillofcial Surgery residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Nakashima served for 11 years in the United States Army. Recently stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, after having served in Iraq for Operation Iraq Freedom, as the Oral Surgeon for the 21st Combat Support Hospital. He was honorably discharged in January of 2004. Dr. Nakashima is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.