Meet The Team
Orange, Liz, Dari, Elaine, Dr. T, Gladys, Chantell, Lisa, Jenn
Orange is a "gentle" Hygienist. Orange is just like her name. She is so very sweet and is like a ray of sunshine every morning in the office. When she is not working in hygiene, she helps Liz with Marketing.
Liz is our scheduling coordinator and takes care of our Marketing. Our patients love seeing her smile first thing when they walk into our office. For as many years as Liz has been working here, she multiplies those years by 10 because she says working for Dr is like knowing him for a long time in a short period and all the work that she has to do is making her age faster. LOL!
Dari is our roving Assistant. She is the glue that keeps our clinical areas working together. She was raised in Haiku and is as sweet as a Maui girl can be, but when she gets mad at Dr, she's like a tita out of Kalihi! We all love Dari.
Elaine has been Dr's Assistant for over 30 years. By the time you read this, she has probably retired. LOL! Dr says she knows more about Dentistry than some Dentists - that includes him! She is definitely one of the best Assistants a dentist could ever have!
Dr is a fish-loving local boy at heart! He is also a fun-loving guy with a contagious laugh that always fills the office. Our patients enjoy chatting with him. He also enjoys making pupus!
Gladys is our long time Dental Hygienist. Dr calls her the "Original Soft Touch Hygienist". She has been at our office for over 25 years. Dr has fun joking with everyone in the office, but is especially cautious with Gladys because she is the only one who can put him in his place.
Chantell has been with our office for 2 years now. She works hard as our Financial and Insurance Coordinator. She is the most quiet of the bunch but Dr T is always able to make her crack a smile.
Lisa has been with the practice since she was out of High School and Dr is so fortunate and happy that she has decided to make Dental Assisting her career. She has grown into an awesome Denal Assistant. Dr is proud to refer to her as his "Chinese daughter".
Jenn comes to our office with a wealth of dental knowledge. Before becoming a Dental Hygienist, Jenn was an Office Manager for a very large dental practice. Dr calls upon Jenn to help him treat our patients with more involved gum problems. Of all the people in the office, Jenn speaks the most proper English, but get her excited and her Filipino accent "leaks" out.
Abbey is our resident Newbie. She has joined our team a year ago, all the way from Maui...and she didn't even bring us any Krispy Kremes! She is a youthful fun infusion to our office, and loves dancing and spending time with her sweet son DJ.
This is THE place to go if you want fast friendly service with a professional atmosphere. The staff puts you at ease from the time you walk in till the time you leave. Dr. Tanaka is one of the most professional yet friendly dentist you will ever know. A smile on his face and genuine concern for your health and well being shows. You can't get a more sincere & kind person anywhere else. I recommend him to all my friends.
My experience at Paul K Tanaka DDS exceeds every other dental experience I have ever had. I have been going there for 16 years and look forward to every visit.
The best in the island no one does it better nickname him Dr no Pain