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Meet The Team

Anela

Anela

Clinical Coordinator

Aloha, I’m Anela. I have been the Clinical Coordinator here at Smile Hawaii since 2001. My passion is helping people and I love our patients. I enjoy spending time with my husband, children and grand children. Hope to see you soon!

Jennifer

Jennifer

Scheduling Coordinator

Aloha, my name is Jennifer and I moved to beautiful Maui from Seattle, WA in 2017. I have one wonderful 2 year old granddaughter whose name is Luna. She lives here in Maui with my daughter and son-in-law. My oldest son lives in Seattle and my youngest son lives in Kyoto, Japan with his wife and my amazing 6 month old grandson whose name is Ryuto. I have worked in dentistry since I was 17 years old. My many years of experience have allowed me to acquire knowledge in General Dentistry, Prosthodontics and Orthodontics. I am happy to be on Maui and part of the outstanding team at Smile Hawaii!

Elysa

Elysa

Financial/Insurance Coordinator

Aloha! My name is Elysa and I have been with Dr. Ogata since Nov 2017. I have been in the dental field since 2007 starting out at the Maui Oral Health center and then furthering my career in private dental offices, oral surgery and now here at Smile Hawaii. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my other half Stephen, our 2 dogs, our cat and Jackson Chameleons. I also love going to Alaska to go fishing in the summer and cooking!

Maria

Maria

Dental Hygienist

I am bilingual in both English and Spanish. Prior to graduating Hygiene school from UHMC in 2011 I was fortunate to work in several aspects of dentistry and have gained a wide array of knowledge along the way. I have a cheerful personality, love building trusting relationships with patients while maintaining a comfortable environment. I married my husband, Eric in 2014, we have one daughter, Mahina. Together we enjoy being outdoors taking in all the beauty Maui has to offer.

Teal

Teal

Dental Hygienist

Hello! My name is Teal and I’m one of Smile Hawaii’s Dental Hygienists. I moved to Maui in 2007 and graduated from UHMC in 2013 with my Associates of Science In Dental Hygiene. I have a passion for helping others and a love for Hygiene. I enjoy learning new techniques and continue to work on improving myself as a clinician, educator, and colleague. My husband and I are proud to call Maui our home and look forward to raising our son here. I look forward to serving you!


Dental Assistant

Zina

Dental Assistant

Aloha, my name is Zina and I have been a dental assistant for about 30 years. The best part of my job is seeing our patients complete their treatment and leave with a brand new smile. In my spare time, I love to travel, going to the beach/pool and spending time with family and friends. Life is good, enjoy every moment!


Sara

Sara

Dental Hygienist

Howzit my name is Sara and I am one of your Dental Hygienists at Smile Hawaii. I attended Pacific University Oregon where I played collegiate soccer and handball. I received a Bachelors degree in Dental Health Science and was awarded the Outstanding Graduate of 2011. I love building relationships with my patients and aim to provide comfort and trust, to provide the utmost quality patient centered care. I enjoy working for Smile Hawaii because not only does Dr. Ogata provide outstanding and precise modern dentistry, but he treats everyone like family. I can’t wait for you to be part of our dental ohana! On my free time I like to go fishing with my husband, working out at the gym, and spending time with my family and friends.


Dental Assistant

Kamalei

Dental Assistant

Aloha, my name is Kamalei. I was born and raised on Maui. I moved to Washington at the end of 2013 to see what it was like being away from everything I knew. I realized how important it was to have my children grow up with family surrounding them, so I returned to Maui with my three boys at the beginning of 2018. I enjoy spending time with my kids.


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