As an orthodontist, my goal is to create smiles that are both beautiful and healthy. As patients progress through treatment, they become so excited about the improvement in their appearance. I am honored to witness their personal transformation as their new smile brings them enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence. Since I’m a former orthodontic patient myself, I understand the power of a transformed smile and I am privileged to have the ability to pass on such a gift.
Our team enjoys creating beautiful smiles, but we also enjoy having fun while we do it! The patients that come through our office become a part of our orthodontic family. We are fortunate to have patients who share their lives with us and have an appreciation for an office that strives to be fun and inviting, with high-quality orthodontic care and exceptional service.
Education and Continuing Education
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Missouri-Kansas City
- Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics certificate – University of Missouri-Kansas City
- Master of Science – University of Missouri-Kansas City
Continuing education plays a vital role in enabling me to provide patients with the most advanced and current techniques available. As our profession continues to grow, research allows for improvements in orthodontic materials and treatment modalities that result in enhanced quality of care. I am proud to say that I participate in continuing education regularly through various seminars, both here in Hawaii and in the continental United States.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- Hawaii Society of Orthodontists, 2011 president
- American Dental Association
- Hawaii Dental Association
- Honolulu County Dental Society, 2010 president
- Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce
Outside the Office
I feel so fortunate to live and work in the wonderful community where I grew up. I was raised by loving parents who gave my brother and me every opportunity to reach for our goals and achieve a higher education. My younger brother, Jayson, works as a financial advisor for Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Chicago.
We have had many pets growing up and currently live with three dogs: Kaizo, Sofie, and Zoe. My husband Jared is an anesthesiologist with Physicians’ Anesthesia Services, Inc., which serves three major hospitals on Oahu. When I’m not in the office creating beautiful smiles, I enjoy hiking, exercising, and discovering new restaurants to eat at!