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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

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

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

Hospital Affiliations

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

Awards

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

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

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

 

 
Dr. Catherine Vargas, DDS

Dr. Catherine Vargas, DDS

Dr.  Catherine Vargas earned a B.S. in Biology, graduating cum laude, and then went on to study dentistry at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, receiving her DDS degree and graduating Magna Cum Laude.  Following graduation, she completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program with the Lutheran Medical Center at Malama I Ke Ola Community Clinic in Wailuku, HI.  

Having gone through extensive dental treatment as a child, Dr. Vargas developed a passion for dentistry. "I experienced first hand how important oral health is for a full, healthy life. Having such wonderful, caring dentists made a huge difference for me.  I love that through dentistry I get to share my passion and drive to help others. Healthy mouth, healthy body, healthy life!"

Dr. Vargas also enjoys music, leading her to minor in music in college. She plays the piano, flute/piccolo, and is learning to play the ukulele.  In her free time, Dr. Vargas enjoys paddling with Na Kai Ewalu canoe club, and was the steersman of her novice B  crew that won the Hawaii State Championships this past year.

Education

        Boston College,  B.S. in Biology, Minor in Music
                  Cum Laude, Dean's List
        University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, D.D.S
                  Magna Cum Laude, Dean's List
        Advanced Education of General Dentistry, Lutheran Medical Center

Volunteer

         BOCA Dental Outreach Mission, Fiji, 2013
         ADA Give Kids a Smile Day, 2011-2013

Affiliations

American Dental Association 
Hawaii Dental Association
Delta Sigma Delta

 
 
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 Afflilations

     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