Randall Jaurequi, DDS
Dr Jaurequi, or Dr “J” as he is affectionately called by his support staff and patients, has been providing dental care to Kauai’s families since 2000.
As a youngster growing up and surfing in Southern California, he always dreamed of one day surfing and living in Hawaii. At the age of fifteen, his dream came true when he was introduced to a kama’aina (local) family from Kaneohe, Oahu who became his hanai (adopted) parents. He knew early on that he wanted to help people as he had seen the work of his hanai parents who were social workers for rural community projects on the windward side of Oahu.
As a student at Windward Community College in Kaneohe, he enjoyed surfing in between his studies and eventually became a City & County of Honolulu lifeguard for the east, north, and south shores. Lifeguarding helped pay his way toward his college education at Chaminade University of Honolulu and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Dr J was inspired to enter dentistry after meeting several Honolulu doctors during a gathering of alumni from the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry. He decided to apply, was accepted, and graduated in 1996 from the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry in San Francisco.
After graduating, Dr J’s work experience throughout California and Micronesia provided the foundation for his return home to begin helping people in the community. Kaua’i was the ideal place to establish his practice and begin service…plus there’s great surf!
Dr J lives in Wailua Homesteads with his wife Napu, who also surfs and their son James who is currently serving with the U.S. Coast Guard. When the Jaurequi’s aren’t in the water together or with friends, they are busy tending to their fruit trees, laying hens, and beehives on their property.