Welcome to the Dentist Office of Dr. Steve Barba and Dr. Glenn Kadohiro! New patients often comment about how friendly our team is, and we’re proud of our ability to help every person who steps through our door feel comfortable and relaxed. Even if this is your first visit to the dentist in a long time, we’re here to help. We make sure all our patients are fully informed and understand all their options. We feel if you understand what is happening with your oral health, you will be in a better position to make decisions for your well-being.
Commited to excellence
We’re Always Accepting New Patients & Can’t Wait to Meet You. Lahaina Smiles Dental is now open for clinical appointments (fillings, crowns, dental emergencies, extractions) as well as regularly-scheduled cleanings.
Our comprehensive services and fully customized treatment plans fit your needs, budget, lifestyle, and goals.
Dr. Glenn Kadohiro
Dr. Glenn Y. Kadohiro has had the privilege of serving the Lahaina and surrounding communities since 1985. Dr. Kadohiro grew up in Kona on the Big Island. He started his dental career as a dental technician serving in the U.S. Navy. Then, he attended the University of Hawaii at Hilo and received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Psychology in 1979. Dr. Kadohiro received his dental degree (DDS) from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, School of Dentistry in 1983. In 1984, Dr. Kadohiro completed his post graduate education at St. Francis Hospital’s General Practice Residency Program in Honolulu. In 1985, Dr. Kadohiro opened his practice in Lahaina, Maui.
Throughout his career, Dr. Kadohiro has continued his education by taking numerous post graduate courses, attending dental meetings, seminars, conventions, implant programs and study groups. Dr. Kadohiro is a member of the American Dental Association, Hawaii Dental Association, Maui County Dental Society and the Maui Professional Dental Forum (Seattle Study Club). With Dr. Kadohiro’s experience, knowledge, integrity and compassion, he strives to provide personalized and optimum quality care to all of his patients
Dr. Steve Barba
Dr. Steve Barba has been practicing dentistry on Maui since 2015 and joined our practice in Lahaina in 2020. He grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Barba attended Duke University and received his bachelor’s degree in Economics. He continued his education at Temple Dental School in Philadelphia and graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Dr. Steve Barba is passionate about comprehensive patient care and continuous learning. He has been a part of the Maui Professional Dental Forum (Seattle Study Club) since 2016, where he met Dr. Kadohiro. He has been recognized by Honolulu Magazine as a “Best Dentist in Hawaii” in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. Currently he is a part of an advanced continuing education program at the Pankey Institute. He has taken several courses in topics ranging from cosmetics, dental technology and Invisalign. He will be bringing his knowledge and skills to our office.
In his free time, Dr. Barba is an outdoors enthusiast; where he enjoys surfing, hiking, diving, playing basketball, biking, reading and sailing. He also is a sports fan and roots for the Philadelphia Sports Teams and Duke Basketball. He is learning to play the Ukulele and loves to learn about the history of our Lahaina community.
Our team members
Wendy was born and raised on Oahu but moved to Maui in 2009 to pursue her dental hygiene career. Before becoming a hygienist, she has worked as a dental assistant and has over 15 years of experience in dentistry. When Wendy isn’t working she enjoys hiking, going to the beach and traveling to Oahu and beyond!
Tiara was born and raised here in Lahaina. She has worked as dental assistant since 2007, until getting her dental hygiene degree at UH Maui. On her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, newlywed husband, friends, and french bulldog Yoda. Fun fact: she’s the only lefty in the office!
Alison was also born and raised in Lahaina but moved to Oahu for many years after graduating high school. She worked as a medical assistant for over 25 years and has been working at the front office with us after moving back to Maui in 2018. Outside of work she enjoys taking her dog walking and hiking and also looks forward to traveling and visiting Oahu!
Kristen was born and raised on Maui and is Dr. Kadohiro and Bev’s second oldest daughter (out of 3 girls). She has lived in Lahaina her whole life and has been with the practice since 2008 as a dental assistant. She loves animals and enjoys spending time with her cat at home. She also discovered her love of traveling to Japan after going there for her first time in 2017.
Sheri is Dr. Kadohiro and Bev’s youngest daughter and also born and raised here in Lahaina. She’s been with the practice since 2011 as a dental assistant after graduating college at UH Manoa (psychology). Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and pets (one dog and cat) and also loves traveling to find good places to eat and shop (Japan and Vegas are her top two places to go!)
Raelle has been in dentistry since 2004. She started her career in Seattle where she is from. Having a passion for health and wellness and knowing the impact that oral health has on the whole body, she quickly learned that the dental field is a perfect platform to not only educate people, but help them have better overall health Inside and out. As a frequent visitor to the islands growing up, she always knew that Maui was home. She has been with the practice since 2018 and continues to assist in bringing happy healthy smiles to patients. Outside of the office you might find her at the gym, or in the yoga studio, outside, hiking with her dog or at the beach.
Pauline is a natural born Filipina and migrated to Hawaii on 2017. She can speak Ilocano, Tagalog, and Ibanag. She has been working in the medical field ever since 2015 and she just started her journey in 2021 on the dental side. On her free time, she loves to cook, clean, watch anime, and have a one-person party. Fun fact: she’s the youngest in the office!