Oral Health

Dr. Emi Eno Orikasa

Dr. Emi Eno Orikasa was born in Southern California, raised on Maui, and a graduate of Baldwin High School.  From a young age, dentistry had always been her career goal.  She obtained both her Bachelors of Science and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees from the University of the Pacific.  Upon graduating from dental school, she returned home to practice with her uncle in Upcountry Maui.  After almost 10 years in private practice, Emi joined Hui No Ke Ola Pono as the oral health director.  She values the whole health concept that Hui No Ke Ola Pono fosters, which allows clients to not only address their oral health, but also their overall health concerns in one place.  In her free time, Emi enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, and traveling.

Desiree McGuire

Desiree McGuire was born and raised in Makawao, Maui and has been a dental assistant for over 15 years. She received her dental certification at Kapiolani Community College.  Desiree loves working at the Hui No Ke Ola Pono because everyone is like family.  She describes helping people as the most awesome feeling in the world.  In her free time, Desiree enjoys watching movies, shopping and traveling.




Briani Komoda

Briani Komoda, RDH was born and raised in Wailuku and graduated from Baldwin High School. She then attended Pacific University in Oregon and received her Bachelors of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. After attending this public health based dental hygiene program, it became obvious that public health would be part of her professional passion. She has been working at the Hui since March 2014 and has enjoyed being able to make a difference in the lives of the underserved populations and giving back to the community. She loves to travel and loves to brighten people’s smiles 🙂


Jamie Kuia

Born and raised in Wailuku, Jamie Kuia has worked in the dental field for over 18 years as a Certified Dental Assistant and Front Office Staff.  She attended UHMC and studied Administration of Justice.  She took a job as a dental assistant at a family friend’s dental practice during college and has been in the dental field ever since.  Jamie loves working at HNKOP because it’s a very family-oriented environment and it’s rewarding to be able to help the Native Hawaiian community.  In her free time, she likes to spend it with her family, go to the beach, make jewelry, travel, shop, and spend time with friends.