Our Dental Team

Christine Kruger, RDA - Office Manager

Christine moved to Kauai from San Diego, where she spent over 20 years in the dental field — starting as a registered dental assistant, moving on to surgical assisting, then office administration, and finally as a technical advisor for a dental implant company. She has a passion for her field which comes across in every way. You will be made to feel welcome and cared for as part of our Ohana. When Christine is not in the office she is spending time with her husband, Steve, and two boxers at the beach, kayaking, hiking, or cooking! She volunteers with Surfrider and Anaina Hou.

Julie Balderrama, RDA

Julie moved to Kauai from Orange County, California. She earned an honor roll certificate in dental assisting and has been a registered dental assistant for over 23 years. She has experience in assisting with orthodontic, periodontic, oral surgery and pediatric cases. She loves educating patients and guiding them towards good dental health. Julie finds it very rewarding to help patients have a positive and relaxing experience in the dental office. In her free time, she loves traveling with her husband, Rudy, in addition to exploring and enjoying the outdoor activities on the island.

Tierra Gilbert, RDA

Tierra is originally from Kauai and grew up in Hanamaulu.  She lived in Washington state for 15 years, where she attended Dental Assisting school.  She’s been a registered dental assistant for six years.  Tierra loves helping patients with their dental needs and being a part of restoring oral health.  Her free time is spent with her kids, and husband going to the beach or on a hike.

Kylie Tjarks, RDH

Kylie is an Illinois native, but moved to Kaua’i in 2010. She graduated from Parkland College in 2002 as a RDH and has practiced in Illinois, Colorado, Big Island and Kaua’i. She lives here with her husband and two girls and the new addition to their family, their baby boy. She enjoys traveling, going to the beach, and spending time with her family and friends.

Marcia Biasi, RDH

She grew up in Michigan and graduated from dental hygiene school at Ferris State University. Marcia’s calm and infectious personality, makes for a great dental cleaning! Marcia enjoys Yoga, surfing, belly dancing, bee keeping and hiking with her husband and their two furry children Izzy and Bodhi.