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Monica - Dental Hygienist

Monica H


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!

Jennifer - Dental Hygienist

Jennifer T


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!

Anela - Treatment Coordinator


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!

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