Your Kailua Kona Dental Team − Kona Coast Dental Care
Dr. Christopher Bays, DDS & Janelle Bays, RDH
Dr. Chris Bays & his wife Janelle, a dental hygienist are former Big Island residents. They both received their dental degrees from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Bays grew up in beautiful Whitefish, Montana and is an avid offshore fisherman, with most of his free time spent off of the Kona Coast. Janelle grew up in Minnesota & enjoys golfing, & spending time with their dogs. They were also excited to welcome a happy & healthy baby boy to their family in January of 2015.
Dr. Melissa Liao
Kona Coast Dental Care is proud to have Dr. Melissa Liao in our dental ohana. Dr. Liao is from Indiana & obtained her dental degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry. She speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese, & enjoys going on mission trips. She also enjoys the vast array of water sports the Big Island has to offer. Dr. Liao believes she was “born a mermaid,” & therefore feels right at home here in Kailua-Kona. Once again, we are thrilled to have Dr. Liao in our dental ohana & hope you all get a chance to meet her!
Kona Coast Dental Care Would Like to Introduce Dr. Nicole Fernandez!
Born & raised in Hawaii, Dr. Nicole Fernandez, who received her dental education from the University of Pennsylvania, returns home to provide smiles back to the isles! She practices a wide range of general dentistry including dental implants & loves treating keiki. When she’s not in the office, she enjoys traveling, going to the beach, surfing, hiking, & cooking with her husband Satya. Please help us in welcoming Dr. Nicole Fernandez to the office. Mahalo!
Dr. Dan Adair
Dr. Adair provides a wide range of dental services, including implant placement, root canal treatments, sleep apnea treatment, Invisalign & much more! He comes from central Oregon, where he learned to love the outdoors & live an active lifestyle. He spent two years living in Ukraine, where he became fluent in both Ukrainian & Russian. He received his dental degree at the Ohio State University. During his free time, he likes to swim, golf, be outdoors & spend time with his wife & two children. We would like all of you to help us welcome Dr. Dan Adair to our dental ohana as he continues the tradition of dental excellence in our island community!
Amanda − Registered Dental Hygienist
Amanda is originally from Virginia & earned her Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene from East Tennessee State University. She has been a hygienist since 2010 & moved to the Big Island in July 2017. Some of her favorite activities are snorkeling, hiking, roller skating (she’s a derby girl!), & adventuring in Hawaii with her wonderful husband.
Nicole − Registered Dental Hygienist
Nicole was born & raised in Wisconsin & earned her Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She recently moved to Hawaii with her husband & loves living a healthy active lifestyle in a much warmer climate. When not in the office, Nicole enjoys running, biking, photography & drinking Kona coffee.
Sheryl has been a Dental Assistant, & associated with dental offices for over 35 years. Her multi-faceted experience includes working in general dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, & oral surgery. For her, the patients’ level of care comes first & she is consistent in her professionalism & contagious smile! Sheryl’s hobbies include hula, Tahitian dance, football & surfing the web.
Kim is one of our wonderful dental hygienist with 35+ years of experience. She graduated from University of Michigan with a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene & was honored as President of the Hawaii Dental Hygienists Association in 1999. She has been the recipient of several Outstanding & Dedicated Member Awards from the HDHA over the years.
Gwen has been associated with professional dentistry for the last 25 years & her front office skills have been applied to general dentistry, pediatric as well as orthodontics. As the Schedule Coordinator for the Doctors, she specializes in efficiently maximizing appointment dates & times for doctors & patients.
Jasmine is our Hygiene Coordinator with 30 thirty years of local affiliation in the dental profession. With her experience, she has an excellent relationship with patients & consistently maintains a quality hygiene schedule catering to their appointment needs.
Beth is a Dental Assistant & has been in the dental field for 30 years. She graduated from a dental school in the Philippines & is committed to giving help & support to the dentist in creating beautiful smiles for our patients. In Beth’s spare time she loves reading, surfing the net & pending time with family. In the future, she would enjoy doing a dental mission in a third world country.
Kate is a dental hygienist. She received her degree in dental hygiene from Northern Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She has been working in dental hygiene on the Big Island since 2011. During her free time she enjoys kayaking, baking, scrapbooking & spending time with her husband & two daughters.
Kawai has five years of experience in dentistry as a dental assistant. She was born & raised here on the Big Island of Hawaii. She enjoys working in an environment where patient needs are a priority. In her spare time she enjoys fishing, camping & spending time with her family.
Tanya is a dental professional with 10 years of experience. As the doctor’s schedule coordinator she strives for efficiency & predictability. When not working, she enjoys having a good time with family & friends.
Penny is new to the Big Island & is from Colorado. She is a mother of three & grandmother to seven, with 24 years of experience in dentistry & counting. She’s here to help you have your best smile.