Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. Our dental assistants and hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. They are excited about what they are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients.
Our dedicated and motivated staff has one primary goal—your utmost comfort! We feel it’s important that you understand the treatment that you’ll be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure. Our staff is eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care. Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns.
Kathy (Front Office/Office Manager)
Kathy has been in the Dental field over 20 years. Kathy started as a chairside assistant and eventually ended up working in the front office. Kathy has an extensive knowledge of dental insurance and is always happy to answer any of your insurance or billing questions. Our smile team feels everyone should be able to get the smile they desire, so Kathy continually seeks out payment options that will eliminate financial obstacles for our patients.
Kathy grew up in Turlock and currently lives in the Patterson area where her and her husband operate the family dairy. Kathy has two wonderful children who are recent college graduates and continue to make her proud with their endeavors to better themselves and the world around them!
Irma (Front Office Assistant)
Irma has been associated with our office for years! She is retired from 50 years of teaching - she so loved the profession that she found it hard to leave so she still wonders back to the classroom to substitute when needed. When she isn't in the classroom Irma likes to spend time at our office greeting and chatting with patients, filing, answering the phones and helping out where needed. She always brings a smile to patients and staff with her humor but watch out she loves to tease! She is a an avid sports fan especially Basketball where she can tell you everything you wanted to know and more about her favorite teams the Golden State Warriors and the Pacific Tigers!!!( In case you didn't guess Irma isn't just a volunteer - she is Doctor's mom! Everyone enjoys her so much around the office that we just put her to work! )
Brenda, RDA (Registered Dental Assistant)
Brenda brings 20 years of Dental Assisting experience to our office. Brenda has a passion for Dentistry and continues to take continuing education classes to keep her skills fresh and up to date!
Although a lifelong Modesto resident, Brenda is an avid Dodgers fan! If it's baseball season and you see her wearing a little extra blue on a given day you will know the Dodger's have a game! Brenda's son and daughter are also Dodger's fans but then again no one really knows if they had ever had a choice! Besides baseball, Brenda loves hanging out with family and says the best evenings , when the Dodger's aren't' playing, is just sitting back with her family and visiting or enjoying a good movie!
Amery, RDA (Registered Dental Assistant)
Amery grew up in the Bay Area but has spent much of her adult life in the Central Valley. Amery is an experienced chairside assistant who brings a love of Dentistry and people with her to the office everyday!
Amery spends her spare time with her family and her family definitely enjoys her cooking! If you have a cooking question Amery will have the answer or a good suggestion!
Tanya, RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist)
Tanya earned high marks in her Dental Hygiene education and continues to further her dental knowledge thru attendance at continuing education courses.
In her spare time, Tanya enjoys spending time with her family and working on home improvement projects! If you notice any paint stains on her hands you know she has been at it again!
Michelle, RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist)
Michelle enjoys keeping up on the newest hygiene trends and we are excited to have her on our smile team!
Michelle and her family enjoy the outdoors and have the most fun participating in sporting events and family runs!