Dental graduates and students

Dental Assisting | Dental Hygiene


Maui County Dental Society Scholarship News Release:


The Maui County Dental Society and Mrs. Sara Jean Tokunaga have awarded $500 scholarships to UH Maui College Dental Hygiene students. The scholarships were established to support and promote UH Maui College Dental Assisting graduates who are enrolled in the college’s dental hygiene program and intend to live and work on Maui upon graduation.

Mary Kahaialii and Andrea Hetherington were awarded the MCDS scholarships and Kerilyn Dofa and Maricel Paet were awarded the Donald & Alice Tokunaga scholarships at the UHMC Dental Scholarship Reception held at the college’s The Class Act restaurant in December.

The students are first year dental hygiene students. “Thank you Maui County Dental Society for your kind generosity and support. The scholarship awarded to me has helped with financial obligations that have allowed me to focus my time on my studies. I will be forever grateful.” said Hetherington.

The Maui County Dental Society is a professional association of dentists committed to the enhancement of the oral health education and dental welfare of the public. The MCDS is a component of the Hawaii Dental Association and the American Dental Association and is dedicated to ongoing continuing education.

Mrs. Tokunaga is a dedicated community supporter who has taken special interest in the UHMC dental programs. She is active in non-profit organizations and former member of the UHMC Chancellor’s Advisory Council, and is presently the President of the Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation board.


Dental Faculty:

For more information contact Dental Assisting Program Coordinator, Joyce Yamada at 808 984-3663 or
Joyce Yamada, CDA, RDH, MS

For more information contact Dental Hygiene Program Coordinator, Rosie Vierra at 808 984-3313 or
Rosie Vierra, RDH, MS