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Get To Know Us

Meet Our Dentist, Hygienists and Office Staff

At Garden Island Dental, our friendly and caring staff will make sure you feel comfortable and well-informed every step of the way. We’re a group of dental professionals whose mission is to provide the highest level of care to the island of Kauai. Meet our staff members ready to serve you.

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Christopher Godla DMD

General Practitioner

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Dr. Chris began swimming at a very young age.  After graduating valedictorian of his high school, he attended the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN.  During his time in South Bend, he lived across the street from a dental office and began volunteering there during his free time.  He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 2013 and spent a year on the Big Island of Hawaii, earning a Lutheran Medical Center Advanced Education in General Dentistry degree.  He subsequently moved to Kauai in 2014 and has been practicing on the island since.  He enjoys building relationships with the awesome residents of Kauai.  He is an avid surfer and foiler.

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Jennifer McKig

Dental Hygienist

Jennifer has been practicing dental hygiene on the Island of Kauai for over 30 years.  She is regarded as one of the Kauai's best hygienists and is extremely thorough and dedicated to providing the best possible care for her patients.

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Anna King

Dental Hygienist

Anna has been practicing dental hygiene on Kauai for over 10 years and loves to call the Garden Island her home.  She loves her job taking care of our patients!

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Tammy Moniz

Office Manager

With over 25 years of dental experience, Tammy will provide the assistance you deserve!  She will work with your insurance to make sure that your dental benefits are maximized.

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Pua Fernandez

Dental Assistant

Born and raised on Kauai, Pua is a highly-skilled dental assistant with over 20 years of experience.  Whether assisting with a difficult procedure of talking story, she will make you feel totally at ease.

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Dr. Jeremy Oakley


A skilled practitioner with with over 10 years of experience, he is bound to put a smile on your face with his upbeat demeanor and gentle touch.  He is versed in all phases on implant dentistry, as well as periodontal surgery and bone grafting procedures.  When he is not in the office, Dr. Oakley can be found surfing remote reef breaks throughout the islands.

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