Kalaheo Dental Group
Dr. Michael Lutwin, DDS and Dr. Ron Quade, DDS

Dr. Kelliann Rita, DDS

Dr. Kelliann Rita grew up on Maui and, after graduating from Maui High School, earned a Bachelors degree in chemistry from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She achieved her DDS degree from the University Of Colorado School Of Dental Medicine and completed a general practice residency at the Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu. She has practiced on Kaua'i since 2011.

Dr. Rita lives in Lawai with her pharmacist husband Leland, who is from Kaua'i. Dr. Rita is an active member in the Kaua'i County Dental Society and is a recent past president. In her free time, Dr. Rita enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and their dog Lili, who often keeps everyone company in the office. She loves being a dentist on Kaua'i and enjoys promoting great oral health.

Peter Kahapea
Peter Kahapea

"As one tries to age gracefully, body parts become worn and breakdown and such was the case with my teeth. I was at the baby teeth stage having ground them down throughout the years. I found that I had no smile and inwardly embarrassed about it. At any function, I tried my best to smile but really not comfortable.

Finally getting up the courage I reached out to the Kalaheo Dental Group for some answers to my baby teeth dilemma. Over the phone, I found a receptionist willing to help with my questions, giving me reliable and helpful answers. I made an appointment and found a wonderful, friendly staff to help me through the several processes of restoration.

I've completed my restoration and yes, it will take a little time to become comfortable with, but my proudest moment was taking a photo with my "hanai daughter” with my new pearly whites and a genuine smile.

I'm forever grateful to Dr. Lutwin and the outstanding staff at Kalaheo Dental Group for there time, effort and guidance for allowing me to truly smile, once again. It's a wonderful thing to be able to smile!"

-Peter Kahapea