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Meet Dr. Kimi Caswell

Meet Dr. Caswell

Dr Kimi S. Caswell

DDS, MS

Dr. Caswell knew from an early age that she wanted to help people achieve the beautiful, healthy smiles they desired.

Her journey began at Drury College in Springfield, Missouri where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. After completing dental school at the University of Missouri, Kansas City in the top 10% of her class and membership in the honorary society of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Dr. Caswell was led to Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. There, she graduated with a Master of Science in Oral Biology and also achieved a certificate in orthodontics. Shortly after graduating from Northwestern, Dr. Caswell ventured to Oklahoma and began her practice of orthodontics in a large, dynamic orthodontic office. Oklahoma was nice but did not quite fit the ideals of this visionary.

After a year in Oklahoma, Dr. Caswell set sail for Honolulu, Hawaii where she joined the ranks of world-renowned orthodontist and Olympic weightlifter, Dr. Peter George. During her time as an associate of Dr. George, Dr. Caswell had an impact on many lives here in Hawaii. She served on the Queen’s Hospital Cleft Lip and Palate Team by providing comprehensive orthodontic care to children with special needs, which she continues to this day. Dr. Caswell also had the pleasure of treating patients in Kwajalein on a regular basis. While still working with Dr. George, Dr. Caswell endeavored to begin her own private orthodontic practice.

In addition to her office in Honolulu on Ward Avenue, Dr. Caswell cared for her patients in two satellite offices, one in Kahala and another in Mililani. Thus began the birth of a flourishing orthodontic practice. Dr. Caswell opened the doors of her practice in 1995 and has been changing smiles and lives ever since. In February 2012, the location of her Ward Office changed from the Honolulu Club Building to 1210 Ward Avenue.

As a working mother of two beautiful daughters, Dr. Caswell finds time to contribute her time and expertise to many dental organizations. She is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontics, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics, the Hawaii Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. Dr. Caswell is also a former president and active member of the Hawaii Society of Orthodontists. In 2012, Dr. Caswell presented a lecture in Japan on clear aligner therapy. Since 2005, Honolulu Magazine has consistently recognized Dr. Caswell as one of Hawaii's best dentists. Dr. Caswell is Hawaii’s leading Invisalign provider and is frequently asked to lecture on behalf of Invisalign. Dr. Caswell and her staff attend the Invisalign summit bi-annually, where she is recognized as part of the top 1% of Invisalign providers in the world.

An upstanding member of her community and humanitarian, Dr. Caswell considers it a privilege to give to the people of Hawaii through many service-based organizations such as the Hawaii Food Bank, Toys for Tots, Lokahi, Adopt-a-Family, and the Hawaii Cancer Society. Dr. Caswell enjoys serving as the Chairperson of the Hanahau’oli annual fair face-painting booth and has donated many orthodontic cases for the benefit of local charities.

A true environmentalist, Dr. Caswell does all she can to care for our island home as well as our planet and influences her employees and patients to do the same. Beach clean-ups and other weekend service projects to improve our quality of life are just examples of Dr. Caswell’s heart for the environment.

In 2008, Dr. Caswell launched a “go green” campaign in her office and encouraged her patients to submit ideas and essays on how we can do our part in preserving our planet.

In her spare time, Dr. Caswell enjoys spending time with her daughters and dogs, exercising, and travel. When asked what Dr. Caswell enjoys most about being an orthodontist, she exclaimed “empowering dreams one smile at a time.”

Meet Dr. Kendall Tada

Meet Dr. Tada

Dr. Kendall R. Tada

DDS, MS

Dr. Kendall Tada knew she wanted to become an orthodontist when she was in middle school. She loved the way a smile could be gradually transformed and loved analyzing what her own orthodontist did and prescribed at each appointment.

Dr. Tada grew up in Hilo, Hawaii where she graduated at the top of her class at Hilo High School. She traveled to Massachusetts to obtain her Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry with a minor in Biology at Wellesley College. She also played four years of collegiate tennis while at Wellesley.

She continued on to dental school and graduated from the University of Missouri, Kansas City in the top 10% of her class. She was awarded the American Association of Orthodontics Award, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Award, and was inducted into the honorary society of Omicron Kappa Upsilon.

Dr. Tada also completed her orthodontic residency at the University of Missouri, Kansas City and obtained a Master of Science in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences. After graduating residency, Dr. Tada moved back to Hawaii to join Dr. Caswell’s orthodontic practice.

Professional Memberships:

• American Association of Orthodontics
• Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics
• Hawaii Dental Association
• American Dental Association

In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis with her family, especially her 94-year-old grandfather, Bernard. She also enjoys exercising, baking, drawing, painting, and playing with her cat Boba.

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