Hello! I'm Monica, registered dental hygienist for Dr. Ogata's office.
I was born and raised in Southern California where I practiced as a dental hygienist for two years before moving to Maui in 2013.
I absolutely love what I do! I love interacting with our patients and getting to know each one. I love being able to give people a more healthy, confident smile.
I am so happy to have found Dr. Ogata's office and become a part of such a fun, loving team.
I look forward to meeting all of you!
Aloha everyone, here’s my story.
My whole life has been spent in and around the dental office since my father graduated dental school the year I was born. This has given me unique insight into the practice of dentistry.
My experience includes working as a dental lab technician making dentures and earning my certification as a Missouri Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. After I enjoyed the privilege of working alongside my dad for many years, I decided to return to school.
In 2008 I graduated from Ozarks Technical College in Missouri with a degree in dental hygiene. I like to make people feel at home in the dental setting by gaining the friendship and trust of my patients. I have been married since 1988 to my favorite person, my husband Michael. We moved from Missouri to Maui in 2009, and love the people and mild sunny weather.
I look forward to seeing you soon!
Aloha, My name is Anela, I'm a local girl born here in Kailua, Maui. I am married, have three children and one grandson. I have traveled and danced as a hula performer for 15 years.
In 2001, I started working with Dr. Ogata as a team clinical coordinator and have graduated to treatment coordinator. My passion is helping people. I love sharing the warmth and laughter we offer here in our office, especially teaching the importance of having a healthy smile. I love meeting all of our new patients and welcoming everyone to our family.
Mahalo!!! I'll be looking forward to meeting you!