Meet Our Team

Dr. Dugan

Dr. John DuganJohn J. Dugan received his doctorate from the University Of Washington Dental School in 1981.   In addition to honors programs throughout his training in periodontics, full mouth restorative rehabilitation training, and pedodontics, Dr. Dugan received additional hospital training at two different oral surgery and anesthesia centers.

Harborview Hospital in Seattle, Washington  provided multiple experiences in oral surgery, emergency, anesthesia and sedation training. John Peter Smith Hospital and Parkland Hospital in Texas provided additional oral surgery training with oral surgery residents and hospital staff for Dr. Dugan in his education. Dr. Dugan is a member of the AAID, the prestigeous orginization which recognizes implantoligy excellence.  (Dr. Dugan is certified in advanced cardiac lifesupport and CPR).

Cosmetic, implant placement and restorations, dentures and endodontics are among his areas of expertise.

Dr Dugan began working in the dental laboratory field while in his teens and brings a lifetime of love and experience in dentistry to share with our team. He enjoys mountain climbing, biking, stand up paddle boarding and diving among other sports activities.

Dr. Hoke

Dr. Gregory HokeGregory Hoke earned his degree at Indiana University Dental School in 1989.  He was born and raised on Oahu, Hawaii.  A graduate of Punahou High School, he later attended Chaminade University of Honolulu.

As a general dentist his passions include all aspects of Restorative Dentistry with an emphasis on Oral Surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Hoke is married with five “beautifully and wonderfully made” children.  His hobbies include camping, surfing, hiking, racquetball

 

 

Dr. Lee

Dr. Gene LeeGene Lee earned his degree at U.C. Berkeley for undergraduate studies majoring in Integrative Biology. He attended NYU College of Dentistry. He completed his AEGD at Lutheran Medical Center (Maui Oral Health Center). After completing his AEGD he moved to the Big Island and worked at Hawaii Family Dental Center in Waikoloa. Later he moved to Fort Worth Texas to work at Archstone Dental Center.

As a general dentist Dr. Lee is passionate about all aspects of general dentistry for children and adults.

Dr. Lee was born and raised in Los Angeles. He moved around the country many times living everywhere from San Francisco to New York, Maui/Big Island to Fort Worth and more. He even went abroad, living in London for a period of time! Dr. Lee enjoys the outdoors and has a passion for technology.

Dr. Yeager

Dr. Jessica YeagerJessica Yeager earned her BS from University of Michigan, her DDS from New York University and her AEGD from Maui Oral Health Center via Lutheran Medical Center.

As a general dentist Dr. Yeager is passionate about all aspects of general dentistry for children and adults.

Dr. Yeager is originally from a small town in northern Michigan and has been gradually moving to warmer states ever since. After completing dental school she was lucky enough to have the opportunity to relocate to Maui for her dental residency. After completing her residency Dr. Yeager lived on the Big Island for one year before briefly living and working in Texas. After 9 short months in Texas she made the decision to move back to Maui permanently. Dr. Yeager enjoys snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, paddle boarding, photography, traveling, and cooking in her free time.

 

Elaine Baker

Elaine BakerElaine Baker

Elaine Baker graduated from Lane Community College Eugene, OR in 2003 with Associate of Applied Science Dental Hygiene. She moved to Maui in 2004.
Elaine enjoys interacting and creating long relationships with patients. She is a member of American Dental Hygienist Association.
In her spare time she enjoys going to the beach, cooking, crafting and hobbies, treasure hunting and spending time with her dog and friends.

Kari Rodrigues

Kari RodriguesKari Rodrigues, BA, AS, RDH, CDA 

Born and raised on the beautiful island of Maui, Kari first discovered her passion for dentistry when she was hired as an orthodontic dental assistant in her junior year at Baldwin High school. Following graduation as a summa cum laude, she attended the University of Hawai’i at Hilo, earning a B.A. in Chemistry and a minor in Biology along with playing collegiate tennis. Kari continued to study at the University of Hawai’i Maui College, receiving a Certificate in Dental Assisting and an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene.

As a dental hygienist, she has worked in a variety of offices from general dentistry to Pedodontics. Kari’s goal is to provide advanced dental care, education, and help people obtain optimum oral and overall health. She genuinely cares about her patient’s needs and strives to create a comfortable environment in the dental office in order to help improve each individual’s health. Kari has played an active role in the Dental Hygiene Community serving as the Maui County Dental Hygiene Association (MCDHA) Secretary because she believes in continuing education and giving back to the community.She enjoys spending time with her beautiful daughter, Madison, as well as her family and friends, traveling, playing tennis, going to the beach, and camping.

Certifications & Memberships

    CPR/OSHA certified
    America Dental Hygiene Association
    Hawaii and Maui County Dental Hygiene Association

 

Chantel Abreu

Chantel AbreuChantel Abreu 

Chantel Abreu graduated from the University of Hawaii Maui College in 2013 as a honors graduate. Prior to studying dental hygiene, she worked as a dental assistant for 11 years in the field of Pedodontics, General Dentistry, Oral Surgery, and Orthodontics. She was also an honors graduate from King Kekaulike High School.

Chantel knew she always wanted to be in the field of dentistry since she was a little girl. Once she got a taste of what a dental hygienist’s job was, she knew she was doing what she’s passionate about. She enjoys getting to know her patients, building a bond, making sure her patients are always satisfied and happy with their treatment, and most especially patient education. Patient education is something she takes very serioulsy and feels that, it is never to late to learn.
In her free time, Chantel is a wife and a very loving and enjoyable mother to her 1 year old daughter. She enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors.


 

At Island Dental, we work hard to maintain the reputation as some of Maui’s Best Dentists. We encourage all of our patients feedback and work to ensure every patient is 100% satisfied with their dental work.