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Dr. Daniel Walker
Dr. Daniel Walker

Dr. Walker has been a dentist in Kona for the last 25 years. He graduated from UOP Dental School with honors in 1985. Prior to that, he graduated from UCLA with a psychobiology degree. He is proud to have been recently honored by his peers as a top dentist in the state of Hawaii and, he was also distinguished as a best dentist in the annual West Hawaii Today polling.

Dr. Walker is known for his gentle painless dental treatments, and his office is very up to date with the latest dental technologies to enhance dental treatments. Dr. Walker strives to gain your trust and confidence by having the best dental team, being on-time, and offers the latest technologies to make dental care easier, faster and more comfortable.

Dr. Walker and his wife Cathi have two wonderful teenage children. One of his loves is to watch them playing sports. Dr. Walker has served as the team dentist for the local high school and contributes by providing professional sports mouth guards. In his free time he loves golf, fishing, home repair/rehab projects and reading.
Sierra, Dental Hygienist
Sierra Spruce
Dental Hygienist

Sierra's love of dentistry began in high school when at age 15, she began working part time as an assistant in her home town of Beaumont, Texas. She continued her love affair by making Dental Hygiene her college career choice. In 2011, she celebrates her 40th year as a practicing Dental Hygienist. Her choice to become involved in her professional organization resulted in her serving as President of both the Texas and Hawaii Dental Hygienists' Associations. She has called Hawaii home since 1986 and when she's not cleaning teeth and helping others maintain their oral health, you might catch her singing as a soprano soloist with the Kona Music Society or performing in Kona community theatre. She is at home in Ka'u with her husband, Marshall, 2 dogs, 3 cats, 3 fish and one turtle -Fernie- who has been a family pet for 32 years.
Pua, Treatment/Insurance Coordinator
Pua Kalua'u Kalawa
Treatment/Insurance Coordinator

Pua began working as a chairside dental assistant in 1998 at the age of 19. After four years, she decided to take a break from dentistry, and for four years worked as a flight attendant for a Hawaii based airline. While working full time as a flight attendant, Pua still made time to work a few days a month as a dental assistant. Finding that her true passion was helping people, and making a difference daily, she returned to work full time in the dental field. Pua now enjoys working as the Treatment/Insurance Coordinator, for Dr. Walker, and once in a while will get the opportunity to do some chairside dental assisting.

When Pua is not working as part of Dr. Walker’s Dental Team ‘Ohana, she loves spending time with her husband Jes-tn, and her two children Jes-ai and Jay-dn. Their family spends much of their free time together outdoors. They enjoy spending long days at the beach, stand up paddling, watching their kids sporting events, and having barbecues with close family and friends.
Joni, Dental Assistant
Joni Schultz
Dental Assistant

Joni joined Dr. Walker's team in 2005. She has been a dental assistant for the past eight years. Joni has had the oppurtunity to assist a Periodontist and Orthodontist in the past. Her goal is to make your visit a relaxing and pleasurable experience.

Joni was born and raised here on the Big Island. In her spare time, she loves to be around family and friends and also enjoys riding her horse.
Raynette, Dental Assistant
Raynette Debus
Dental Assistant

Raynette has been in the dental field for 20 years and started working for Dr. Walker in 1991. Raynette is very dedicated to caring for you and making sure you receive the best dentistry possible at the highest quality level.

She was born in Wahiawa, Hawaii and raised in Kona. She is married and has two children. She enjoys running, spinning, yoga, stand up paddling and fishing with her husband.
Debra, Receptionist
Debra Lee VonNordheim

Debra moved to Kona, Hawaii in June, 2000. She joined Dr. Walker’s Dental Team in February, 2005. She works as a Dental Receptionist and coordinates and schedules appointments for Dr. Walker and the Hygienist. She enjoys her job and is grateful to work with such a great team!

Debra graduated from High School in South Carolina and continued her education at North Trident College in South Carolina where she received her Associate Degree in Business. Having been born in London, England, Debra has been fortunate to have traveled Europe. She is the proud mother of Shaun, 19 and Chase 16. Debra loves the beach and enjoys vacationing in fun and exciting places.