My name is Christine and I have worked in the dental field since 1997. I have been a practicing dental hygienist with Dr. Takai since 2008 and provide thorough cleanings for my patients, focusing on keeping them healthy. I also work closely with Dr. Takai in the OSHA/infection control department to ensure highest levels of aesepsis.
I was born and raised on Oahu and obtained my Bachelors of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from UH Manoa. During my time in hygiene school, I received tuition waivers for scholastic achievements, a Joan Lau scholarship and placed first at the 2007 student table clinic competition that was held at the Annual HDHA Scientific Session. I currently work and have experience in both pediatric and general dentistry, allowing me to provide proper care to all ages.
I enjoy getting to know my patients on an individual basis to ensure I am delivering quality care. Overall health is important to me and I am fortunate to have patients that are receptive to being educated. They allow me the opportunity to share dental knowledge, which enables them to independently take care of their own oral health at home. Together we are able to maintain healthy mouths, which leads to improvements in overall health.
I love spending time with my family and have been blessed with a wonderful home life. I enjoy baking and experimenting with new recipes. I also love to dance hula and read in my spare time.