The first thing you’ll notice when you walk into Saipan Seventh-day Adventist Clinic is the incredibly friendly and inviting atmosphere.
Members of our staff have been hand-picked to provide you the best possible experience during your visit to the dentist.
Learn more about some of our fantastic team below.
We have the only Registered Dental Hygienists in the CNMI. Additionally, all of our Dental Hygienists are trained in the United States, regularly attend Continuing Education training, and are licensed by the CNMI Health Care Professions Licensing Board. You will not find a better trained and more experienced group of Hygienists in the CNMI.
Maria has been with our clinic since 1976, starting out at the front desk, then training to be a dental assistant. In 1978 Maria left the island and headed to California where she received her Dental Hygiene Certificate of Training and Education from Loma Linda School of Dentistry and with her new skills and education came back to the island. She has been practicing at our clinic ever since. Maria is very passionate about empowering her patients with knowledge, prevention, and treatment of periodontal disease and early detection of lesions of the mouth.
In her spare time, she enjoys baking, bargain shopping and spending time with her family and friends. Maria states, “I look forward to meeting you and providing your family with the best quality dental care in a friendly, professional, and family oriented, Christian environment.”
Florida came to our clinic with the plan to stay for only two years. Now, almost ten years after, Florida is still providing excellent service to our patients. She is one of our traveling dental staff and has made trips to Tinian, Rota, Palau and Pohnpei. After finishing her primary training as a dental hygienist, Florida earned her Bachelors in Science in Dental Hygiene from Northern Arizona University.
As a Hygienist at out clinic Florida enjoys getting to know her patients to better assist in their oral health needs.
Sharon Long recently moved to Saipan after over 20 years of practicing dental hygiene in San Diego, California.
Sharon graduated with a BS in Dental Hygiene from Loma Linda University and holds an MBA in Healthcare
Management. She looks forward to getting to know her patients and helping them with all their dental hygiene
Sharon and her family love Saipan and are enjoying the island life hiking, swimming, snorkeling and exploring.
In her free time, Sharon likes cooking, baking, entertaining, sewing and crafts.
Mikayla was born and raised in Saipan. Right after high school, she attended New Mexico Military Institute
where she was given a full tennis scholarship. At the end of her journey there, she obtained an associate's
degree in Science, graduated with Highest Honors, and was named the ‘Top Female Cadet’ in her class. After
NMMI, she then moved to Loma Linda, California, and was accepted to the Loma Linda University Dental
Hygiene Program. She graduated from Loma Linda University with a bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene and
had the distinction of being awarded with Highest Honors, summa cum laude.
Mikayla believes that cleaning teeth is not the only job of a hygienist, rather building relationships
with patients and educating the community about dental health, which are the foundations of the field and
what she finds most fulfilling. She hopes that by serving back CNMI, she could change hearts and minds in
her community, make a positive impact on health, empower the powerless, bring hope to the hopeless, and
to make man whole.
Frank trained as a dentist in his home country of the Philippines and is now using his extensive skills as a dental therapist in our office. Frank frequently provides care for our younger patients who appreciate his quick smile, while the parents value his expertise.
From the moment you walk through our doors and are greeted with a smile, until you are back in the beautiful Saipan sunshine we strive to provide you with the best service available. Here are a few more individuals you may meet during your visit.
Jocelyn came to our office with considerable experience in office management and administration, teaching, mentoring and behavioral health coaching. Born and raised in the Philippines, she accepted to serve in Saipan after 19 years in the U.S. Jocelyn holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree with emphasis in Health Psychology from Walden University, Minnesota, USA. Jocelyn has been to 15 countries, being involved either in mission outreach programs, speaking engagements or as a tourist. She loves traveling, snorkeling and gardening.
As Office Manager, Jocelyn would love to hear from you if you have suggestions and concerns. The best way to reach her is through her email, officemanager1@