About Our Team
Dr. Steve Wilhite, DDS, DABDSM
Dr. Steve Wilhite received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Indiana University and completed his residency at the Queen’s Medical Center. A long-standing member of the American Dental Association and the Hawaii Dental Association, Dr. Wilhite has also completed a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Wilhite is a member of the honorary International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists, an elite association that recognizes only 3% of dentists worldwide for their career contributions to dentistry and oral health. He has served as the past President of the Hawaii Dental Association. As one of the most experienced sleep dentists in the world, Dr. Wilhite is the only dentist in Hawaii who has the Diplomate designation with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
In addition to serving patients like you through his general practice, Dr. Wilhite serves as a staff dentist for Queen’s Medical Center, Queen’s Medical Sleep Center, Kaiser Medical, and Hale Nani Rehabilitation Nursing Facility. Dr. Wilhite is the only Dentist in the Queen’s Medical Center Physicians Office Buildings.
“I have been in Hawaii for 40 years and it is truly my home. Both of my children were born and raised here in Honolulu and as most island parents, hope they return soon to live here.”
Bernadine “Bernie” was born and raised in Oahu. As a business assistant, she helps patients with scheduling, as well as answering financial and insurance questions. Bernie likes relaxing at the beach, having family and friends over for BBQ’s and spending time with her grandson and pets.
Loraine was born and raised in Honolulu. She received her degree in Dental Hygiene from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Loaraine enjoys the outdoors, performing arts, spending time with friends and her 23-year-old son. She also enjoys volunteering with her Okinawan club, church and going on dental missions.
Shaye was born and raised on Oahu. For the past 3 1/2 years she has worked in children’s dentistry, but found her passion working with adults. Shaye stays busy by keeping up with her 13-year-old daughter, Haylee-Marie. They enjoy watching football together, cheering on their favorite team the San Francisco 49ers.