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Our world-renowned faculty are experts in dental hygiene. They serve local, national and international communities, and take pride in educating the next generation of dental hygienist. Dental Hygiene faculty are listed in alphabetical order. Please click on the person’s name to read their full biography.

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Mildred Arucan-Masunaga, DDS
Assistant Professor

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2445 Campus Road, Hemenway Hall 200-C
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: (808) 956-2585
Fax: (808) 956-5707

Email: marucanm@hawaii.edu


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Penny Ching, RDH, MEd
Instructor

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2445 Campus Road, Hemenway Hall 200-C
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: (808) 956-4716
Fax: (808) 956-5707

Email: pennylee@hawaii.edu


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Aaron Colby, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2445 Campus Road, Hemenway Hall 200-C
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: (808) 956-5703
Fax: (808) 956-5707

Email: colby32@hawaii.edu


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Lyndon Fong, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2445 Campus Road, Hemenway Hall 217
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: (808) 956-5439
Fax: (808) 956-5707

Email: lyndon2@hawaii.edu


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Natasha Fong, RDH
Lecturer

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2445 Campus Road, ASB2
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: (808) 956-5605
Fax: (808) 956-5707

Email: fongn@hawaii.edu


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Patsy Fujimoto, RDH, DDS
Assistant Professor

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2445 Campus Road, Hemenway Hall 217
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: (808) 956-5439
Fax: (808) 956-5707

Email: patsyf@hawaii.edu


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Gina Lau, RDH, MEd
Instructor

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2445 Campus Road, ASB2
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: (808) 956-5704
Fax: (808) 956-5707

Email: umebayas@hawaii.edu


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Melinda Lau, RDH
Lecturer

Contact for applicants to the Advanced Professional Certificate for Expanded Function Dental Hygiene in Pediatrics program.

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2445 Campus Road, Hemenway Hall 217
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: (808) 956-5605
Fax: (808) 956-5707

Email: laumelin@hawaii.edu


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Kari Nakasone, RDH, MEd
Instructor

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2445 Campus Road, ASB2
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: (808) 956-5065
Fax: (808) 956-5707

Email: ksnakaso@hawaii.edu


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Martin Oishi, DDS
Assistant Professor & Dental Hygiene Advisor

Contact for enrolled dental hygiene students.

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2445 Campus Road, Hemenway Hall 200-C
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: (808) 956-5705
Fax: (808) 956-5707

Email: oishim@hawaii.edu


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Kristine Osada, RDH, BSDH, MEd
Dental Hygiene Department Chair & Instructor

Contact for applicants to the dental hygiene high school direct entry program and bachelors of science program. Also, contact for enrolled dental hygiene students.

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2445 Campus Road, Hemenway Hall 200-B
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: (808) 956-8821
Fax: (808) 956-5707
Email: kmsato@hawaii.edu


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Pam Sunahara, RDH, MEd
Instructor & Dental Hygiene Advisor

Contact for enrolled dental hygiene students.

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2445 Campus Road, Hemenway Hall 200-C
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: (808) 956-5706
Fax: (808) 956-5707

Email: pshimizu@hawaii.edu


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Lawrence Yamada, DDS, MEd
Associate Professor

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2445 Campus Road, Hemenway Hall 200-C
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: (808) 956-5705
Fax: (808) 956-5707

Email: yamadal@hawaii.edu


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