Our Staff


Dr. Yim is supported by a team of professionals who are committed to providing each patient with enthusiastic and individualized care. To stay abreast of the most up-to-date procedures and technologies, we attend continuing education programs focusing on new clinical techniques, management systems, imaging systems and Invisalign. Our exceptional office staff is comprised of a treatment coordinator, financial coordinator, scheduling coordinator and trained clinical assistants who are always available to assist you in any way. We are here to take care of your orthodontic needs and to treat you as special as we know you are!

Shaianne Kealoha, Scheduling Coordinator

ShaianneI received my B.S. degree in BioHealth Sciences with a focus in Healthcare Administration from Oregon State University and returned to Kaneohe, where I grew up.  My passions are helping others become the best versions of themselves, and enjoying live music, good food and traveling.

Lani Guillermo, Treatment Coordinator


I was born and raised on the island of Kaua’i and have called O’ahu home for many years. I have an extensive background in securities trading and marketing. I totally love my job! Our team works diligently to provide our patients with the highest quality of orthodontic care. It’s about creating genuine relationships and beautiful smiles that will last a lifetime. My greatest rewards are the hugs I receive from our patients and their families who love the final results. I enjoy spending time with my family and close friends, hula dancing, traveling, shopping and working out.

Sue McLafferty, Financial Coordinator


I joined Yim Orthodontics with a deep background in Medical Management. Orthodontics is new to me so I am excited to become part of an excellent team and learn from the best! I was born and raised on the East Coast and have been living in Hawaii for 17 years. I have lived in New York, Colorado and Maine, where my children were raised. In my non-working hours, I enjoy spending time with my family, growing orchids and watching sports.

Maribel Bazell, Clinical Assistant

MaribelA smile is the prettiest thing a person can have!  Creating beautiful smiles has been my passion for the last 11 years with this practice.  Before moving to Hawaii from Arkansas where I graduated from Eastern College of Health Vocations, I worked in general dentistry for four years.  I enjoy helping our patients achieve their best smiles!

Aileen Silva, Clinical Assistant

aileenI’ve worked in the orthodontic field for more than 20 years, including a period when I served as a Dental Specialist in the U.S. Army.  The best part of my profession is building relationships with patients and supporting them in their orthodontic journey.  Growing up in Louisiana, I’m a huge LSU and New Orleans Saints fan!

Leila Moniz, Clinical Assistant

leiaI was born and raised in Kona, then moved to Oahu with my four-legged fur baby, Tallulah, in 2017.  During the winter season, I enjoy snowboarding with my family.  My training and expertise in oral surgery has helped me transition into orthodontics and create beautiful smiles.  I love working with such an amazing team at Yim Orthodontics.

Kylie Amarino, Clinical Assistant

KylieI always loved going to the dentist and since intermediate school have been interested in teeth.  My training at the Hawaii School of Dental Arts prepared me for working in dentistry, and I am also a pharmacy technician. I love spending time with my family and friends on Hawaii Island, trying new things and going out of my comfort zone.

Ariah Pressler, Clinical Assistant

ariahWith three years of orthodontic experience, my favorite part of working in orthodontics is seeing patients react to their before and after photos!  It’s fun to share the excitement that comes with their new smile.  I grew up in the Philippines and on Hawaii Island.  My husband and I enjoy living in Kona and love exploring the rest of the island together.