Meet Our Oral Health Department
Dr. Emi Eno Orikasa, Hillary Vidinhar, Shanelle Gomes and Jamie Kuia
The Oral Health Program accomplishes all phases of general dentistry by utilizing a combination of portable and fixed operations. Oral health screenings and hands on educational sessions are provided through our school based outreach program to second and sixth graders at designated schools. Students participating in school screenings are eligible for treatment and or referrals by the Oral Health Program.
The Oral Health Program of Hui No Ke Ola Pono was created to improve access to dental care, provide education, and evaluate and treat the under served residents in remote areas on the island of Maui. Our services are limited to clients living in the areas from Ke‘anae to Häna, Kahakuloa and active clients of Hui No Ke Ola Pono upon interdepartmental referral.
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.
Hillary was born on Oahu and raised in Utah. After High School she returned to Maui, where she attended UHMC and earned her AS in Dental Hygiene. Although fairly new to the profession, she is eager to continue to learn and grow. She is excited for the opportunity to work within the community, and help the people of Maui. In her spare time she enjoys going to the beach, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.
Shanelle was born and raised on Maui. Grew up in Makawao and graduated from King Kekaulike High School. She attended UHMC and graduated from the Dental Assisting Program in 2013 as a Certified Dental Assistant. Shanelle enjoys working at Hui No Ke Ola Pono because we get to offer services to the community that they might not be able to afford elsewhere. On her free time she enjoys going fishing, hunting, traveling, and spending time with her family.
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.
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