Ease, Flow, Compassion, Excellence, Inspire
Aloha from Kauai Endodontics. Ever since we opened our office in 2010, our mission has been to spread the spirit of "Aloha" through exceptional quality care and treatment. We strive to bring compassion and excellence to your experience. From our sunny smiles to our gentle touch, we're here to ensure your journey with us is filled with the warmth of Kauai. Mahalo for choosing Kauai Endodontics, where we aim to inspire excellence.
Meet the Team
Joseph Chu, DDS | Endodontist
Dr. Chu's visionary leadership led to him establishing Kauai Endodontics in 2010, after graduating from New York University Dental School and specializing at Lutheran Medical Centre. He has served as President of the Honolulu County Dental Society and the Kauai County Dental Society, showcasing his expertise and commitment to the dental community. Dr. Chu is dedicated to professional advancement, volunteering as an advisor for the University of Hawaii Pre-Dental Club and teaching at esteemed institutions. Currently, he contributes to the development and regulation of dental practices as a member of the Hawaii State Board of Dentistry. Beyond our local community, Dr. Chu's impact extends through meaningful medical missions, providing vital dental care in the Philippines, Nepal, and Burma.
Patrick Ng-A-Fook, DDS | Endodontist
Dr. Patrick Ng-A-Fook holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a minor in Business and a concentration in Biology from the State University of New York at Stonybrook. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth School of Dentistry, followed by an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at Callen Lorde Community Health Center, affiliated with Lutheran Medical Center. He excelled in training dental residents and further specialized in endodontics at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Ng-A-Fook is a respected member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, and New York Dental Association. He is Board-eligible from the American Board of Endodontics. Outside of his profession, Dr. Ng-A-Fook enjoys spending quality time with loved ones and exploring new destinations through travel.
Lynne Lum | Office Manager
Lynne has supported Dr Chu since day one. With 13 years of experience, she makes all patients feel at ease. She loves spending time with her husband and children. Lynne has a son named Tyruss, a daughter named Tyra, and a 2 year old granddaughter named Ariya. On her days off, she babysits and enjoys most of her free time with Ariya and her dog named Raisin.
Jaylieen Cesneros | Dental Assistant, Special Projects
With 1.5 years of experience, Jaylieen brings a contagious enthusiasm as a Dental Assistant. Jaylieen combines her experience with patience and empathy, making patients feel at ease. When not assisting, she helps with marketing the practice, and she can be found running, reading, or crocheting. Jaylieen has an orange tabby named Sherbert.
Jackie Padre | Clinical Manager/Dental Assistant
Jackie combines expertise, communication, organization, integrity, and compassion with the team. With 3 years of experience, she ensures patient comfort. Outside work, she enjoys family time, fitness, exploring new places, travelling and dining out. Jackie also balances another job to support herself and her 7-year-old son.
Maile Walsh | Dental Assistant
Maile is a beaming presence at our practice. With 1.5 years of experience as a Dental Assistant, she radiates unwavering positivity in her role and her genuine compassion shines through with patients. When she's not assisting, you can find her dedicated to fitness at the gym, indulging in culinary explorations at new restaurants, and exciting travels with her family. Maile cherishes every moment spent with her almost 14-year-old Boston Terrier.
Jerico (Eco) Bantigue | Customer Service
Eco supports the practice behind the scenes. New to Kauai Endo, he supports customer service and assists with scheduling dental appointments. When not scheduling appointments, he can be found traveling, surfing, or painting. Eco has 6 dogs at home and has a great passion for photography and the arts.
Tyra Lum | Radiology Technician
Tyra is an X-ray technologist specialising in 2D/3D cone beam computed tomography scans. Tyra's expertise is matched only by her kindness, understanding, and natural ability to empathise with patients. Beyond her scanning duties, you can find her basking on the beach, exploring nature walks, or indulging at her favourite store, Target. Tyra shares a special bond with her longtime companion, a turtle named Bob, who she's had since she was in the 3rd grade.