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 & 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. Janelle & Dr. Bays are proud to have two happy & healthy children.
Dr. Dan Adair
Dr. Adair provides a wide range of dental services, including implant placement, root canal treatment, 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 and Russian. He received his dental degree at Ohio State University. During his free time, he likes to swim, golf, be outdoors & spend time with his wife & two children. We value Dr. Adair as an important part of our dental ohana & look forward as he continues the tradition of dental excellence in our island community.
Dr. Douglass McArthur
After serving at a mission for his church in Argentina, Dr. Douglass McArthur graduated from Brigham Young University & returned to his home state to earn his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from West Virginia University. He served for four years in the United States Army delivering thousands of hours in patient care & post-graduate experience in all aspects of dentistry including diagnostics, endodontics, prosthodontics, periodontics, & oral surgery. While deployed to Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, he oversaw & ran the operations of a remote dental clinic as 101st Airbornes’ 3rd Brigade Dental Surgeon. During his service, his appreciation to pursue dentistry as a career deepened. Dr. McArthur enjoys utilizing his talents of designing & creating, along with his love of people, to help deliver excellent dental care. The beauty & recreation of Hawaii beckoned to Dr. McArthur’s love of the outdoors. He moved his family to Kona to settle in an area where they could enjoy recreational activities, & serve in their church & community.
Dr. Ellis earned his dental degree from New York University in 1985. He served in the United States Army Dental Corps for 4
years. He holds a Masters’ degree in nutrition and board certification. Dr. Ellis had his own Dental Practice for 34 years before
joining our office. He provides all aspects of dental care.
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, yoga, photography & drinking Kona coffee.
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.
Tanya – Office Manager
Tanya began her dental career over 11 years ago as a dental assistant. She enjoys the challenges of her role as office manager. Tanya values helping patients with empathy & understanding. Our patients & staff enjoy her easy going & positive personality. Tanya loves traveling, food, yoga, & family beach days.
Kawai – Lead Dental Assistant
Kawai has nine years of experience in dentistry as a dental assistant. She was born & raised on the Big Island. She enjoys working in an environment where the patient needs are a priority. In her spare time she enjoys fishing, camping, & spending time with her family
Sheryl – Dental Assistant
Sheryl has been a dental assistant for 35 years. Her multi-faceted experience includes working in general dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, & oral surgery. For her, our 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.
Sarona – Dental Assistant
Sarona has three & a half years of experience in dentistry. She is proud to have been born & raised here on the Big Island of Hawaii. She strives for an environment where the patients care & health comes first. On her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family & lives life to the fullest.
Imaikalani – Doctors’ Coordinator
Imai has been in the dental field for 11 years & counting. Seven of those years were spent as a dental assistant. She has experience with not only general dentistry but all specialties. Around her fifth year, Imai began her training in the front office and she is now the doctor’s scheduling coordinator. Imai was born here on the Big Island & raised in Kailua Kona. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her son Imiloa, reading, & going to the beach with their dog Bella.
Maile- Hygienists’ Coordinator
Maile is a dental professional with more than three years of experience as a benefit coordinator working in general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, & periodontics. Being a benefit coordinator she strives to maximize & utilize dental insurance benefits. Maile’s hobbies include spending time with her family, reading & going to the beach.
Jasmine- Accounts Receivable
Jasmine has worked for Kona Coast Dental Care for 24 years. With her expertise, she has an excellent relationship with our patients & consistently maintains our accounts receivable. During her free time she enjoys family & caring for her farm.