Faculty & Staff

Angelica Gaborno

Clinical Training Instructor

Dinah Ramos

Clinical Training Instructor

Dinah is a graduate of HDAA. She’s been in the dental field since 2019. She is currently taking her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts at KCC. In the future, she plans to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge with dental assisting. Dinah believes that, believing in yourself is the most crucial part of achieving your dreams.

Dianne Puder

Clinical Training Instructor

Dianne Rose is an HDAA graduate of August Class 2019. She has actively worked in the Dental Assisting field for the past three years and joined the HDAA faculty in July 2021. Dianne Rose is currently working on her national Certification for Dental Assistant. She carries a bachelor’s degree in business administration, majoring in financial management from Surigao Del Sur State University, Philippines. Her passion through dental assisting has brought Dianne closer to her goals of sharing her knowledge and experience in the field to the student body at HDAA, to promote personal empowerment and leadership amongst every student class.

Jessica Paulo

Program Specialist/Clinical Training Instructor

Ms. Paulo worked for HDAA for 5 years. Her loved and compassion to help incoming students is one of her specialty. She was born and raised in the Philippines and graduated from Nanakuli High School. She graduated with Associates Degree at Kapi’olani Community College at the same year she also obtained her Certificate in Dental Assisting at Hawaii Dental Assisting Academy 2017. She is currently attending at UH West Oahu for her Bachelor in Arts of Public Administration.

On her spare time she loved to hike and spending time with family.

Mercie Uy

Chief Executive Officer/Founder

Ms. Mercie Uy, the visionary behind Hawaii Dental Assisting Academy. With a lifelong commitment to dental excellence, a passion for dental care and education. Ms. Mercie Uy established the school to empower aspiring dental professionals. Her dedication to excellence and innovation has transformed countless lives, empowering students to thrive and shaping the future of dental assisting.