Sushi, Football (SF Niners) and "Mermaid at heart," Bev is our "baby in the office." She was born and raised on Oahu, and aside from the above mentioned, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially at the beach, or enjoying some quiet time with a good book. Her start in the dental field was with our office family, and we are more than happy to have her back with us again. "I love working here because it doesn't feel like work."
Amy was raised on Oahu. She dabbled in many things throughout the years, such as doing “extra” work on TV, and was even a magician’s assistant while in college. At one time she even considered herself a “beach bum” to the point where she felt like she would be wasting the daylight if she wasn’t at the beach. She enjoys to dance, and even took classes, from ballroom to jazz to whatever sparks her interest. In her earlier career, she was in banking for 9 years before she got into dentistry. She started chairside with the dentist first, then moved on to the front office. She then moved to Nevada for 12 years, where she raised her son and continued working in the dental field as a manager. Wanting to live close to family again, Amy and her family moved back to Oahu where she joined the team. Amy enjoys working with people and is passionate about the well-being of our patients through understanding treatment options and benefits. She enjoys working in a happy environment because she feels laughter is the best medicine. During her free time, she now enjoys her quiet time since she's “been there done that” throughout the years, and loves spending time with her family including her two dogs, Rocky and Myshka.
Jocie was born and raised in the Philippines, and had just finished high school when she moved to Hawaii. She then attended Kapiolani Community College after 2 years of living here. She finished her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts as well as her Certificate of Completion in Dental Assisting. She believes being a dental assistant is her destiny, since this has been her career for almost 20 years now. She loves to serve patients to achieve that nice smile that they long for, and to help them when they are in pain. In her spare time, she loves to go shopping with her mom and sister to unwind, or hang out with her husband on the weekend. Her hobbies are dancing, shooting, and cooking – in which we all agree she is an amazing cook!
Born and raised in Ewa Beach, Gerlene has been in the dental field since 1990. She takes pride in providing patients a relaxed and comfortable environment so they always have a positive and fun dental experience. Besides work, Gerlene loves singing karaoke and spending time with her family, especially with her granddaughter Isabella, her husband Dennis and her best friend Peanut the chihuahua.
Jan was born and raised in Honolulu, and has been a patient with Dr. Tomasu since 2007, but became a part of the team in 2011. Her goal dentistry is to have people feel totally comfortable and have the best experience. Outside of work, she loves spending quality time with her grandchildren, and her dog, Buddy. She also finds doing yard work and pulling weeds to be very relaxing - sometimes she would be out in the yard for hours. Her passion in life is people. She enjoys meeting new people and getting to know them through our office and her church. Many of our patients have also become great friends throughout the years.
Born and raised on Oahu, Grace attended the Dental Assisting program at Kapiolani Community College right after high school before working with Dr. Tomasu. She then worked with the team as a dental assistant throughout college until she graduated from the UH Manoa Dental Hygiene School. Her goal is to help keep patients healthy as well as help them feel comfortable coming to the dentist, much like how she felt while she was growing up. Outside of work, she enjoys watching movies, going out to eat, seeing musicals and plays, volunteering at her church, or just spending time with family, especially her baby, and furbaby, Gizmo. Her other passions include Anime/Manga, Video games, Disney, and basically anything part of “geek pop culture.” She especially enjoys going to fan conventions to meet new people and to dress up as her favorite characters (cosplay).
Tina was born in San Diego and raised in California, Nevada, Hawaii and Arkansas, due to her father's military service. Upon her dad's retirement, they were fortunate enough to return to Hawaii where her mother grew up. After graduating from Waipahu High School, she attended Leeward Community College and then UH Manoa's Dental Hygiene program. She enjoys working with patients of all ages, especially families. She’s an outgoing person, so she loves to motivate our patients to do their best in attaining and maintaining good oral health habits. She likes working in our office where we pride ourselves in welcoming all patients, and helping them feel comfortable while in our care. She is married with 3 adult sons, and her other “children” include 1 Airedale-mix, 1 Pitbull, 1 German Shepherd, Hens and baby chicks. Her interests include jewelry-making, photography, films, rock concerts, new restaurants, and traveling the world.
Peanut was born in Waialua, but now lives in Ewa Beach. He has been coming to the office since he was 2 months old in 2012. What he loves most about our practice is that everyone is family, especially the ones that bring doggy treats. His favorite jams include 70s music, rap, hip hop, and country.
Sometimes he tries to sing karaoke with everyone in the office, but all he can do is bark. His favorite things include peanut butter, cheese, chasing chickens, belly rubs, and especially sleeping on his comfy furry bed.