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!
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.
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.
Hello, I’m Kimverlee but you can call me Kim! I was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines and I moved to Maui when I was 1 year old. Fun fact, I actually celebrated my 1st birthday on the airplane! I started with Smile Hawaii in May 2022 and grew curious to learn more about the dental field. I’m currently a student at UH: Maui College, pursuing a major in Dental Hygiene. I’m a big foodie and I enjoy traveling so, I’m always on the lookout for delicious foods to eat. My favorite place to visit would have to be New York for the diversity in atmosphere, food and people.