Dental Staff

All professionals at Princeville Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the dental field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.


Kalei Cardinez – Office Manager

Kalei was born and raised on Kaua'i and has been in the dental field for more than 15 years. She has been with Princeville Dental since its opening, in 2014. Kalei started as a dental assistant and through continuing education has worked her way to managing the practice she was with before coming to Princeville Dental.  She strives to make sure that every patient that comes through our door feels comfortable and is taken care of in the most professional manner.  While she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family.  She is a proud mother to her son Ricky Boy.


Susana Poblacion – Hygienist

Born and raised on Kaua'i, Susana graduated from Kapa'a High School and then continued her education, gaining her AA in Liberal Arts here on Kaua'i and then moving to Portland, Oregon to obtain her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Patients appreciate her calm, friendly chair-side manner and gentle touch. Susana enjoys working alongside a team of caring, knowledgeable professionals in a state-of-the-art dental practice. On her days off she can be found spending time with family and friends, hiking, relaxing on the beach or practicing yoga. Susana hopes to brighten your day as well as your smile at each visit.


Nalikka Ringler – Dental Assistant

Nalikka was raised on Kaua'i and graduated from Kaua'i Community College in 2014 with a Liberal Arts degree.  She has worked at Princeville Dental since August of 2015.  She enjoys helping the community through oral care.  As a dental assistant, she ensures that our patients have the best and most comfortable experience possible.  In her spare time Nalikka enjoys the outdoors, getting to the beach whenever she can and loves to hike.


Brisa Kress – Dental Assistant

Brisa is originally from Marin County, California but has been living in Hawaii for the past several years. She attended and graduated from the University of Hawaii at Maona then moved to Kaua'i. She enjoys working with people and making patients feel comfortable and encouraged about their dental health. When not working Brisa likes to go to the beach, run, and spend time with friends and family.