Meet Our Staff



We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Each member of our treatment team is a registered assistant, and our office staff has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

Hannah – Front Office/Treatment Coordinator

Hannah.jpgAloha! My name is Hannah, and I have been working for Dr. Kawakami since August 2003. I enjoy meeting and getting to know our patients and their families. Dr. Kawakami and the staff are always there to help answer any questions that you may have.

My husband, James, and I have three children and six grandchildren. During my free time, I love to spend time with my family and friends, travel, exercise, scrapbook and go to the beach whenever I can. I am also actively involved with the Filipino American Club of Southern Arizona. I have been on the committee since 2003 volunteering, doing community service and giving back to our community where ever help is needed.

I am looking forward to meeting you and making you apart of our Kawakami family. Mahalo!

Sasha – Orthodontic Technician

Sasha.jpgHello! I am Sasha, and I was born and raised in Sierra Vista. I am one of the four orthodontic technicians that work with Dr. Kawakami’s office. I have been in the dental field since 2007, working as a dental assistant and started orthodontics in March 2012. I have the experience of meeting new faces every day as well as working with an amazing staff to create beautiful smiles. Our staff is always welcoming new patients to give Dr. Kawakami the opportunity to give you an amazing smile.

Away from the office, I enjoy being outdoors, playing sports, and spending time with my family and two beautiful daughters. I am grateful to help every one of our patients with a life changing experience of having braces. I am looking forward to meeting you!


Leta – Dental Assistant

Leta.jpgMy name is Leta. I went to school for dental assisting at Bryman College in Phoenix, Arizona in 1994. I went right into orthodontics after I graduated. I worked in Tucson and New Hampshire. I even worked here for Dr. Kawakami from 1997 to 1999. I am happy to be back here in this fun office again.

My husband and I have two great kids. My daughter, Aleah, is 13 and my son, Joshua, is 11.

Brandie – Certified Dental Assistant

Brandie.jpgI graduated from Clover Park Technical College with my CDA in 1995. I have 15 years of orthodontic experience and have worked for Dr. Kawakami since fall 2013.

I am married with two children, four step-children and one step-granddaughter. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, fishing, camping, yoga and traveling to my home state of Washington to visit my Northwest family.