Dr. Sonia Gupta, DDS

Dr. Sonia Gupta, DDS

Dr. Sonia Gupta is a general dentist with specialized training in hospital dentistry.  In addition to her hospital work in Hawai'i, she also worked as an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF (The University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry).  At UCSF, she worked under the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery, training the general practice residency students in providing dental care in the hospital, in nursing homes and preparing patients for radiation treatment. 

After graduating from U.C. Berkeley in 2002 with a double major, Dr. Gupta completed her dental training at UCSF.  She also completed a Hospital Dentistry residency program at the VA Medical Center in San Francisco.  Dr. Gupta is currently licensed by the Dental Board of Hawaii and the Dental Board of California.  She volunteers with several non-profit dental and medical groups locally and overseas.  

"I love life, I love dentistry, and I love being with people.  Coming from an Indian culture, which values holistic and naturopathic cures, our practices strive to combine eastern medicine with advanced technology in western medicine.    I want to help you achieve your goals, from a dream smile to a healthy mouth, mind, body, and spirit.

Education

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The University of California, Berkeley - B.A. in Economics and Biology, Dean's List
-The University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry - D.D.S.
-VA Hospital, San Francisco - Hospital Based General Practice Residency

Affiliations

-Assistant Clinical Professor - University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry
-American Dental Association
-Hawaii Dental Association
-President, Maui County Dental Society, 2014
-American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry; speaker at National Convention, 2013  
-Vice President, Maui County Dental Society, 2013
-Treasurer, Maui County Dental Society, 2012
-Special Care Dentistry Association, Education Committee, 2012
-Lutheran Medical Center Pediatric Dental Program, Attending Faculty Instructor
-University of Hawaii, Maui, Dental Assisting Program, Guest Lecturer
-American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
-Vice President, UCSF - ASUC, 2007

Certifications

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Hawaii State Dental License
-California State Dental License
-Basic Life Support
-Advanced Cardiac Life Support
-Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Hospital Affiliations

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Maui Memorial Medical Center
-Kona Community Hospital
-Hilo Medical Center
-Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital

Awards

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Alumni Scientific Session, UCSF School of Medicine: First place for Kenya Oral Health Study
-Global Health Symposium, UCSF School of Medicine
-Achievement Award in Implant Dentistry, UCSF School of Dentistry

Externships

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Hospital Dentistry Externship, UOP, 2013
-Pediatric Dentistry Externship, UCSF, 2013
-Oral Medicine Externship, UCSF, 2013
-Geriatric Housecalls Program, UCSF, 2006
-Pediatric Dentistry Externship, UCSF, 2006

Volunteer

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Aloha Medical Mission, 2009-current
-Special Olympics, Maui, 2009
-Community Clinic of Maui, Mobile Van, 2009
-Operation Smile, 2001

 

 
Dr. Kai matthes, m.d., p.h.d.

Dr. Kai matthes, m.d., p.h.d.

Dr. Kai Matthes is a board certified pediatric anesthesiologist. He is past Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School, Staff Anesthesiologist at Children's Hospital Boston Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine. He has published numerous articles and textbooks in the field of anesthesiology.

Education/Affiliations

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Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital Boston - Resident in Anesthesiology

-Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany - M.D., Ph.D. Summa Cum Laude, Gastroenterology

”My academic accomplishments are in the area of clinical expertise and innovation with a research focus on simulator training and translational research projects involving procedure development. In the area of clinical expertise, I was a faculty member of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston and am currently a board member of The Anesthesia Medical Group Inc. serving as a clinical anesthesiologist at Maui Memorial Medical Center in Wailuku, HI. In the area of innovation, I have a broad research background in the field of anesthesiology, gastrointestinal endoscopy and minimally-invasive surgery. This allowed me to engage in multidisciplinary research projects facilitating the collaboration of anesthesiologists, surgeons and gastroenterologists. I have obtained a summa cum laude degree Ph.D. in gastroenterology in the field of medical simulation and training.”

“While being a resident in anesthesiology, I obtained a very competitive international grant of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) to support a research project about NOTES pancreatic tumor enucleation, which I completed in the allotted time frame. I am currently developing a new technique of fiberoptic intubation of patients with a difficult airway for which I maintain a patent on this new technology with the potential to improve the current standard of care. In regard to Service to the Community, I had the privilege of having served as an Ambassador for the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). During this international training program, we educated Vietnamese physicians in anesthesiology and interventional endoscopy. In the area of teaching and educational leadership, I had the privilege of lecturing at Harvard Medical School. I engaged in teaching several courses in the medical school curriculum, including ‘Introduction to the Profession’, ‘Integration Week’ and ‘Pharmacology’. In 2010, I have been awarded an HMS Excellence in Teaching Award for my activities as a tutor of pharmacology. In 2010, I founded as a sole member the company Endosim, LLC (www.endosim.com). This start-up company is providing simulation models and medical training for physicians, nurses and medical device companies in the United States and Europe. I am also Co-Founder of the company AniniMed, which was founded in 2016. The purpose of this company is intellectual property development.”

 
 
 
DR. Thomas SIMON, DDS PEDIATRIC DENTIST

DR. Thomas SIMON, DDS
PEDIATRIC DENTIST

Dr. Thomas Simon is a pediatric dentist with advanced training in pediatric and sedation/hospital dentistry. Dr. Simon is patient and caring with the children he takes care of and all people he meets. He welcomes parents to come in the room with their child and works hard to meet all family’s expectations.

Education

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Kalamazoo College
-Michigan School of Dentistry
-Children’s Hospital of Michigan - Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program

Certifications

-Hawaii State Dental License
-California State Dental License
-Basic Life Support
-Advanced Cardiac Life Support
-Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Affiliations

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American Dental Association 
-Hawaii Dental Association
-Delta Sigma Delta

Awards

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Oral Biology Award, University of Michigan

Volunteer

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Give Kids a Smile
-Jonathon Taft Clinic
-Mouthguard Clinic

 
 
 
Dr. KELLY WOJCICKI, D.M.D.

Dr. KELLY WOJCICKI, D.M.D.

Since stepping foot on Maui, Dr. Kelly Wojcicki (Voy-cheets- key) knew she had found a place to call home. Born and raised on the East Coast, and having lived in multiple places across the United States, Dr. Wojcicki was looking for a place to establish roots. The beautiful and inspiring energy of Maui immediately resonated with Dr. Wojcicki, and she is truly honored to be a part of the community and share her love of dentistry.

After graduating cum laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Dr. Wojcicki combined her passions of art, science, technology and healing by earning a D.M.D. degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she was the recipient of The American Academy of Implant Dentistry Dental Student Award. Completing a General Practice Residency at Evanston Northwestern Hospital, Dr. Wojcicki gained extensive surgical and trauma experience, along with advanced training in the care of medically compromised patients. She strongly believes in staying current with the rapid advancements in dentistry, thus she attends numerous post-graduate education courses every year.

Dr. Kelly Wojcicki is passionate about developing long-standing relationships with her patients, built on trust and communication. She strongly believes that all patients deserve the highest quality of care, and she places great value on respecting every patient as an individual with unique needs. Her approach is caring and gentle, and she takes the time to get to know you and fully understand your oral health goals. She is dedicated to sharing information about dental wellness and the important relationship between oral health and overall health, so every patient can feel comfortable making informed decisions about his or her dental well-being. Dr. Wojcicki is committed to helping her patients achieve optimum oral health and beautiful, functional smiles that enhance their quality of life.

Education:

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University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A. in Communication, cum laude, Dean's List
-Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, DMD
-Evanston Northwestern Hospital, Hospital Based General Practice Residency

Certifications & Memberships:

-Hawaii State Dental License
-American Dental Association Member
-Invisalign Certified
-Seattle Study Club

Awards:
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The American Academy of Implant Dentistry Dental Student Award
-Commencement Speaker
-Honors Art Program, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Art awards, juried exhibits

Externships/Volunteer:

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Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital
-Haiti Mission Trip
-Give Kids A Smile
-Tufts Emergency Clinic
-Student Teaching Assistant
-Orthodontic Research Assistant

 
 
Dr. deborah Ho, D.D.S.

Dr. deborah Ho, D.D.S.

Dr. Deborah Ho is native to Arkansas, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry at the University of Arkansas. Soon after graduation, she moved to New Orleans, Louisiana to attend Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, where she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery.

Her love for dentistry did not appear in her life until she experienced having braces as an adult. It was then that she realized how many times she had been a patient going through so many different types of dental treatment as well as numerous times a year. She made it a goal to advocate the importance of prevention and oral health. 

Dr.Ho has worked in a variety of offices from cosmetic dentistry to community clinics. As a former student, it is her professional as well as personal passion to care, educate and help people obtain optimum oral health.  She is motivated by the enjoyment of interacting with people and knowing that her patients are capable of having confidence and a great sense of satisfaction when it comes to their dental needs.

Her other passions include her faith, cooking, exploring the world and being a tour guide on Maui to all of her friends and family who have supported her throughout her career and travel half the nation to visit her.

Education

-University of Arkansas, B.S. in Biochemistry
-Louisiana State University School of Dentistry

Awards

-Outstanding Service among Patients with Medically Compromised Disabilities

Memberships and Affliliations

-American Dental Association
-Delta Sigma Delta-International Dental Fraternity
-Chi Omega Fraternity

Volunteer

-ADA Give Kids a Smile Day
-Chabert Medical Extraction Clinic
-University Hospital of New Orleans Extraction Clinic
-Special Olympics--Special Smiles Operation
-Operation Christmas