Our Staff


Dr. Yim is supported by a team of professionals who are committed to providing each patient with enthusiastic and individualized care. To stay abreast of the most up-to-date procedures and technologies, we attend continuing education programs focusing on new clinical techniques, management systems, imaging systems and Invisalign. Our exceptional office staff is comprised of a treatment coordinator, financial coordinator, scheduling coordinator and trained clinical assistants who are always available to assist you in any way. We are here to take care of your orthodontic needs and to treat you as special as we know you are!

Lani Guillermo, Treatment Coordinator


I was born and raised on the island of Kaua’i and have called O’ahu home for many years. I have an extensive background in securities trading and marketing. I totally love my job! Our team works diligently to provide our patients with the highest quality of orthodontic care. It’s about creating genuine relationships and beautiful smiles that will last a lifetime. My greatest rewards are the hugs I receive from our patients and their families who love the final results. I enjoy spending time with my family and close friends, hula dancing, traveling, shopping and working out.

Sue McLafferty, Financial Coordinator


I joined Yim Orthodontics with a deep background in Medical Management. Orthodontics is new to me so I am excited to become part of an excellent team and learn from the best! I was born and raised on the East Coast and have been living in Hawaii for 17 years. I have lived in New York, Colorado and Maine, where my children were raised. In my non-working hours, I enjoy spending time with my family, growing orchids and watching sports.

Maribel Bazell, Clinical Assistant


I’m originally from Arkansas and have over 10 years of orthodontic experience. I love being part of great team and making a difference in our patients’ lives. Seeing our patients’ new smiles brightens my day. I enjoy spending time with my children. During my spare time, I do Muai Thai, boxing, and lifting.

Emerald Harrison, Clinical Assistant

Emerald Harrison

It's common knowledge that people don't always look forward to their dental appointments, however, I grew up always enjoying mine. Here at Yim Orthodontics, I am proud that we provide a high level of patient care from start to finish that will have you counting down the days to your next appointment. We strive to make your personal experience here with us the best. It's rewarding for me to see our patients through their treatment knowing I'll be able to celebrate their success when I see their perfect smiles. I've been with Yim Orthodontics for at least 10 years and I absolutely love everything I do here. It feels amazing to be part of a team that creates beautiful smiles for the future.

Laraena Horiuchi, Clinical Assistant

Laraena Horiuchi

I've always found the dental field interesting. I started in general dentistry and had the opportunity to work in orthodontics with Dr. Yim. We have an amazing crew that truly cares about our patients. You're not just a patient, you're part of our family. I love to see the reactions of our patients when their braces are removed. They're so happy and excited about their new beautiful smiles. Aside from work, I enjoy relaxing and spending time with my family.