Melissa Nitta, DDS
Dr. Melissa Nitta’s dental practice is unique, warm and inviting. She focuses on the practice of preventive dentistry and is an expert at creating healthy and natural looking smiles by treating her patients with conservative, tooth-preserving dentistry.
Known for her scientific knowledge and artistic and technical talents, Dr. Nitta is highly committed to mastering the latest in dental innovations. She has completed thousands of hours of post-graduate education. She and her staff are committed to providing patients with the latest, state-of-the-art dental equipment and treatments designed to resolve your oral conditions and help you achieve well-being.
In 1994, Dr. Nitta graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. She continued her education at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California, where she graduated with honors in 1998, earning a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and obtaining her California dental license. She worked as an associate dentist in Northern California for five years before attaining her Hawaii dental license in 2002. Dr. Nitta worked as an associate at a group practice in Hawaii until opening her own office in 2007. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Hawaii Dental Association, Seattle Study Club and Hawaii Interactive Peer Program.
Dr. Nitta grew up in Dayton, Nevada, a small mining and ranching town where family and community were important. This same type of lifestyle, and her husband, Russ, brought her to West Hawaii in 2003. Russ, being born and raised on Oahu, but spent time on the Big Island with his grandparents, recommended a move to Kona. Russ currently runs a charter fishing business. Together, they have three children who like to surf, paddle, fish, and play soccer and volleyball. In her spare time Dr. Nitta enjoys running, playing volleyball, paddling, hiking, reading and eating delicious meals. She is also a dedicated San Francisco 49ers fan!
You are welcome to visit us at Tropical Smiles Dental, the office of Dr. Melissa Nitta, where patient comfort and quality customer service are our specialty.