Dr. Matt Griffith
Dr. Matt was born and raised in Tacoma, WA. After graduating from Lakes High School in 2001, he went on to play football at the University of Washington for two seasons, before transferring to Pacific Lutheran University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in biology. Dr. Matt returned to the University of Washington for dental school in 2007 and graduated in 2011. Being drawn to Hawaii, Dr. Matt completed a 2 year advanced education in general dentistry residency in Hilo, HI from 2011-2013. While in Hilo, Dr. Matt discovered his passion for treating children and made the decision to specialize in pediatrics. He completed his pediatric dentistry residency at the University of Washington’s Center for Pediatric Dentistry and Seattle Children’s Hospital from 2013-2015, and while doing so, trained beneath some of pediatric dentistry’s most celebrated authorities in preventive and restorative care, dental emergencies and trauma, dental sedation, general anesthesia, and care for children with special needs.
Dr. Matt is a member of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry’s College of Diplomates, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, The Hawaii Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. He is also an affiliate faculty with New York University/Langone Medical Center’s Pediatric Dental Residency, Hawaii Region and has been recognized as a "Best Dentist" by Honolulu Magazine 3 times.
When he's not practicing dentistry, Dr. Matt can often be found surfing at Pine Trees (Kohanaiki Beach Park) or out exploring the various parts of the Big Island.
Patient Care Coordinator
Miranda Simpson is Dr. Matt's personal assistant and the one who schedules his patients for work to be completed at the hospital. Miranda works one-on-one with families to coordinate their child's physical examination with their own primary care provider prior to the hospital visit. She is a mother of two young daughters herself and is dedicated to providing a specialized experience for helping families receive their treatment at the hospital.