Lani Guillermo Lead Treatment Coordinator

I was born and raised on the island of Kaua’i and have called O’ahu home for many years. I have an extensive background in securities trading and marketing. I totally love my job! Our team works diligently to provide our patients with the highest quality of orthodontic care. It’s about creating genuine relationships and beautiful smiles that will last a lifetime. My greatest rewards are the hugs I receive from our patients and their families who love the final results. I enjoy spending time with my family and close friends, hula dancing, traveling, shopping and working out.

Saidee Smile Architect

I’m so grateful to receive training from Hawaiian Smiles Orthodontics and truly love my job! We all share such a deep passion for learning and growing together while providing the best care for our patients. I was born and raised in Hawaii. In my free time I love to spend time with my family and friends, challenge my creative side, and go on adventures!

Shireene Roque Lead Scheduling Coordinator - Treatment Coordinator

I am thankful to have been able to join the Hawaiian Smiles ohana after being in general dentistry for over 15 years. Witnessing the expression when our patients see their final results, helping to create beautiful smiles and creating relationships with our patients is the most rewarding part of my job! I was born and raised on the Big Island and am thankful to call Kamuela my home. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, dancing hula, relaxing at the beach, shopping and traveling.

Maribel Bazell Lead Smile Architect - Orthodontic Assistant

A smile is the prettiest thing a person can have!  Creating beautiful smiles has been my passion for the last 11 years with this practice.  Before moving to Hawaii from Arkansas where I graduated from Eastern College of Health Vocations, I worked in general dentistry for four years.  I enjoy helping our patients achieve their best smiles!

Kylie Amarino Kona Lead Smile Architect - Waimea Orthodontic Assistant

I always loved going to the dentist and since intermediate school have been interested in teeth.  My training at the Hawaii School of Dental Arts prepared me for working in dentistry, and I am also a pharmacy technician. I love spending time with my family and friends on Hawaii Island, trying new things and going out of my comfort zone.

Kary Medina Smile Architect

The greatest reward of my job is being a part in creating beautiful smiles. Born and raised in Kailua Kona, I stepped into the dental field in 2009 with a fascination in the industry. Fast forward to present day, I’m driven with the same desire and passion for the trade. My background consists of experience in general dentistry, endodontics, orthodontics, as well as oral and maxillofacial surgery. When I’m not living in scrubs, I practice muscular massage therapy. My days are spent raising my beautiful children, enjoying our island and all its beauty, and growing our love for Hawaiian language and culture. 

Kainoa Harmon Financial Coordinator

My name is Kainoa Harmon, I am the Financial Coordinator here at Hawaiian Smiles Orthodontics. My hometown is Hau’ula Hawai’i and I attended Punahou and the University of Utah. My personal and professional goal is to retire and move to Samoa. One of my proudest recent achievements has been learning to speak multiple languages in order to help people in their native language. I am a master of finances, taxes, and numbers but my hobbies include football and spending time with family and friends.


My obsession with teeth started as a little girl growing up in Palisades on Oahu. I myself had the worst over bite that all my cousins would bring cans and tell me to use my teeth to open them. It made me lose confidence and embarrassed to have such terrible teeth. I ended up with braces, head gear, rubber bands, everything and anything ortho. Watching the difference in my teeth and smile had me fascinated and excited ! I ended up going to Dental Assisting School and jumped right into the working field. I started in general Dentistry for a few years, moved to pedodontics and oral surgery. However, my heart always belonged to orthodontics. I’m grateful that Dr. Nayak has given me the opportunity to do what I truly love in my career. Seeing our paltients become more confident as their treatment progresses and ultimately the happiness and appreciation they have because our team at Hawaiian Smiles Orthodontics and Dr. Nayak went along with them on their smile journey just brings me back to when I was that little girl and why I love what I do.

“My daughter and I visited today for a consultation. Dr. Yim & Lani were very nice and personable. They put my nervous daughter at ease. Lani took the time to answer all of our questions with care. We look forward to working with Dr. Yim and his staff.”

Lillian Felte

“Dr. Yim and his staff are very friendly and amazing. They made sure my daughter felt very comfortable each visit, and they were always readily available for any questions. They took the time and care needed for my daughter’s concerns. We are absolutely satisfied and happy with the results! Being that we drove from Hilo to Kona each visit, they were very accommodating to our scheduling. I highly recommend Dr. Yim to anyone!”

Nazareth Lee

“I can highly recommend Dr. Yim and his wonderful Team! The office works like a well oiled machine. Everyone working hard…but having fun too. I’m very pleased with both the service and the price. But what I’m most happy about…is my beautiful straight white teeth!! Thanks Dr. Yim and Team!!”

Norm Stuard

“We are very appreciative of the whole process for Invisalign for my daughter. The staff and doctor made this very easy to understand and are extremely helpful in every way. We couldn’t be happier! Invisalign is such a benefit and really made my daughter not only happy but excited of this experience. Thank you so much!!”

Leinani Wessel

“Dr Yim is the man!! I brought my 2 children in for a consultation just today and you just KNOW he is VERY experienced in his field and his staff is very friendly. I left feeling very pleased and at ease after a dentist (who obviously didn’t know what they were talking about) made me very worried about my child’s palate. What a kind and sweet man!”

Anna Windler

“Dr. Yim and his staff are so great that words can’t describe them. My daughter has such beautiful teeth now thanks to this wonderful team. Every time we visit for a follow up we feel like we’re at a family reunion. I do not know how Dr. Yim has put together such a great team in Hawaii with the difficulties finding good long term help but thankfully he has and our family is indebted to them for everything they have done for our daughter.”

John Poggensee

“Best dentist/orthodontist on the Big Island! I was so pleased with my appointment. Their customer care is phenomenal. Very clean space, well organized. Very professional. I highly recommend Hawaiian Smiles for any dental needs!”

Madeline Kiel