Kate earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Oregon Institute of Technology in Salem, Oregon. She previously earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Chico State, with a major in Exercise Physiology and a minor in Nutrition. To pursue her greatest interest in caring for others’ oral health, she continued her education to become a dental hygienist. She enjoys incorporating all of her education while treating patients, and is passionate about the correlation between overall health and oral health.
She became a member of the Hawaiian Smiles team in 2018. She regularly attends continuing education courses in order to obtain the latest in scientific evidence to better her knowledge, and pass that information onto her patients. Some of her favorite things about working at Hawaiian Smiles are the remarkable staff members and getting to know her wonderful patients, while treating each individually based on their needs.
Having been born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Kate appreciates everything the area has to offer. She particularly loves crossfit, golfing with her dad, and mountain biking with her dog, Joey. When not treating patients, she looks forward to spending time and enjoying activities with her family.