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SBA taps Dr. Stover as Big Isle recipient


Lauded for “the outstanding ability to create success,” Dr. John D. Stover, D.D.S, M.D, Ph.D., is the 2009 Small Business Person of the Year for Hawaii County. 

Stover received the prestigious award April 24 at the 22nd annual Statewide Small Business Administration (SBA) Awards Luncheon at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

“I’m very honored and pleased to be recognized,” said Stover, who resides in Waikoloa. “I thank my great team of hard-working and dedicated employees as they have made our success possible.”

Jane Sawyer, of the SBA, said the Small Business Person of the Year Award taps business owners and operators who lead their industry in “job creation, growth in annual revenue, innovation, staying power, response to adversity and contributions to their community.”

With medical offices in Hilo, Kona and Waimea, Stover offers a broad menu of cosmetic services and products: oral and maxillofacial surgery, facial and general cosmetic surgery, non-surgical cosmetic procedures and complete dermatology care.

In addition, the triple-board certified surgeon recently developed options for comprehensive varicose vein treatment. 

Stover’s three facilities are complemented with a medical spa to provide a one-stop shop for those looking for cosmetic procedures, treatment and consult.

“We have the most complete laser center in the state,” said Stover, whose array of cutting edge technology has brought many firsts to the Big Island. For example, Stover offers the only tattoo laser removal on the outer islands.

With doctorates in medicine, dentistry and neuroanatomy (the study of the anatomical organization of the brain), Dr. Stover enhances his facilities with the services of other professionals through creative alliances. 

They include Dr. Angelo Cuzalina, M.D., of Oklahoma, a specialist in full-body cosmetic surgery; local cardiologist Jone Flanders, M.D. and certified physician’s assistant Marne Carmichael-Walsh. Overseeing the staff of 35 employees is health care administrator Bayardo Aviles, M.H.A. and Ann Botti, office coordinator.

A Big Island resident since 2001, Stover hails from Louisiana and North Carolina, where he completed 20 years of medical schooling. He is a strong supporter of arts organizations, both in schools and in the public sector. His benefactors include the Kahilu Theatre Foundation, Theatre Arts Conservatory, UH Performing Arts Center, Kona Music Society, Friends of the Palace Theatre, Kamuela Philharmonic, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival and Kanilehua Chorale.

— Find out more:

Hilo Oral and Facial Surgery, 784 Kinoole St., 969-1818

North Hawaii Oral and Facial Surgery/North Hawaii Medical Spa, 64-1035 Mamalahoa Highway,Waimea, 885-4503

Kona Oral and Facial Surgery/ Cosmetic Laser Center of Hawaii, 81-6627 Mamalahoa Highway, Suite 101 in Kealakekua, 323-2600

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