Dr. Malia Kamisugi, DDS, MSD

“I like to see that my patients are working to better themselves. I love seeing them smile when they notice the changes in both aesthetics and the confidence boost they get as they go through their orthodontic treatment. I feel lucky to be in such a unique profession, and to be able to work with so many people through this very important life journey.”

Dr. Malia is also proud to participate in medical mission work! She regularly volunteers with the Aloha Medical Mission, providing free dental services to low-income patients.

More about Dr. Malia Kamisugi:


  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree earned, with honors, at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 1998.
  • Masters in the Science of Dentistry (M.S.D.) and certification in orthodontics also earned at UOP in 2000.
  • Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) in 2005 and re-certified in 2011.

Voted by her peers as a Top Dentist in the Orthodontic category from Honolulu Magazine for 10 years in a row (as of 2016), and counting!

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My husband, Michael Pietsch, is Chief Operating Officer at Title Guaranty Hawaii. He is also a passionate big-wave surfer and fisherman. We have two wonderful sons, Aka and Nalu. We also have a pair of rescue dogs, lots of fish, and a tortoise to keep us busy.

I was on the U.S. National Team for flat water kayaking, and was the Junior National Champion 3 times. I continue to paddle in outrigger canoes, one-man canoes and my surfski. I’ve done over 20 Molokai to Oahu competitive crossings. I am also an avid scuba diver, surfer, and enjoy playing beach volleyball.

I am past-presidents of the Duke Kahanamoku Foundation, Honolulu County Dental Society, Hawaii Society of Orthodontists, and various dental study-clubs. I also participate in beach cleanups for various organizations.

“I make sure to go way above and beyond my requirements for continuing education every year. I like to keep abreast of new technology and stay informed for the good of my patients.”