Who we are
Our dentist, Peter H. Fay, DMD, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Dental Medicine in 1981. He then completed a one-year general practice residency at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, followed by a two-year specialty residency at the University of Texas and VA Hospital in Houston. Dr. Fay is one of only two dentists on Maui that have specialty certification in Prosthodontics - the dental specialty of restoring missing, broken, and worn teeth, and treating jaw joint and bite problems. Since arriving on Maui in 1984, Dr. Fay has taken thousands of hours of continuing education courses and has lectured to different groups of dentists and other health care professionals on various dental topics all across the country as well as internationally. Dr. Fay is a Teaching Assistant at the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education in Key Biscayne, Florida – the world’s premier post graduate dental education facility. He is also an Instructor with the Growth Into Greatness Institute – a dental practice management organization. Dr. Fay is also the co-director of the Maui Postgraduate Dental Forum - a group of 24 local dentists who meet monthly to keep abreast of the continuing advances in dentistry.
Our Hygienist, Norine Kalaiwaa, RDH, graduated from the University of Hawaii’s Dental Hygiene School in 1980. She spent the next eight years working in a Honolulu periodontal dental practice as a surgical assistant and hygienist. Norine has been our practice’s hygienist since she returned home to Maui in 1988.
Our financial assistant, Lisha Martelles, has been our business manager since 1991 and is in charge of all the non-clinical areas of our practice.
Our clinical assistant, Dolly Fontanilla, has been Dr. Fay’s chairside assistant since 1986. She is also our in-house lab technician and creates many of the gold restorations and porcelain crowns we make for our patients.