Meet Our Staff

Paula Ferriera – Office Manager

Paula was born and raised in North Kohala. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health from Azusa Pacific University, she returned home to the Big Island. She has been with Waimea Smiles for more than fifteen years. The role of office manager suits her as she enjoys helping and motivating others. Her life passions include cooking, baking and creating lasting memories with family and friends.

Tiffany Dayton-Smith – Dental Hygienist

Tiffany has been a team member at Waimea Smiles for about eight years. She provides gentle care with the most optimal treatment options. During her free time, Tiffany enjoys being involved in activities with her family.

Elisa Nunes – Dental Hygienist

Elisa is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, where she achieved her Dental Hygiene degree at Carrington College of San Jose in 2007. Elisa is passionate about patient focused care. During her free time she enjoys family time at the beach and is a Golden State Warriors fan. Go Dubs! 

Kyra Alcoran – Financial Coordinator

When she’s not at Waimea Smiles, Kyra is a student at Hawai’i Community College – Palamanui pursuing her educational goals. In her spare time, Kyra enjoys immersing herself in her community and working on anti-bullying awareness through an organization called B.R.A.V.E.! Kyra also enjoys pageantry, and she is Miss Hawai’i Collegiate America 2019! She is looking forward to meeting all the wonderful patients at Waimea Smiles!

Danori Villanueva – Dental Assistant

Danori has been a team member of Waimea Smiles since 2008. She enjoys working side-by-side with Dr. Miyasato to provide the most comfortable and caring experience for patients. Danori also loves the cosmetic aspect of dentistry, and helping to create beautiful smiles. Outside of work, she enjoys her time with her son and husband.

Shayla Carreira – Dental Assistant

Shayla has been passionate about dentistry since high school and is happy to pursue her career as a dental assistant here at Waimea Smiles. She enjoys learning and educating patients. In her free time, she loves being outdoors and is always up for an adventure.

Kauilani Gascon – Dental Assistant

Kauilani was born and raised in Kamuela, Hawaii and studied Human Development at Southern Utah University. She enjoys working in the dental field and being able to help patients feel good and comfortable with themselves. In her free time, she enjoys going on adventures with her husband, Nate.

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