Meet the Team

our team

 

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

 

Darlene

Darlene

Registered Dental Hygienist

Each day I care for and interact with the most amazing people: our patients. I love learning about them and their interests, and hearing about their families, while I clean their teeth, treat their periodontal disease, and apply fluoride. A lot of my day is spent providing patient education, helping each person learn about the best home dental hygiene practices, how to establish good habits, and why making healthy eating decisions are important. When I go home at night, to my two children and spouse, it’s with a smile on my face, because I know I’ve delivered excellent care to those in our community.

 

Emily

Emily

Registered Dental Assistant

I always look forward to coming to the office, because I know my day will be filled with interesting conversations with my team members and our patients. I learn a lot from these exchanges and really enjoy them. I work in our back office, providing chairside assistance while our doctors perform procedures, helping them and making sure the patient is comfortable throughout the process. I also sterilize our equipment and tools. It’s fun to work in a practice where we provide great care to great people any of whom I know: I’m a 6th generation Tuolumne County native! I’m active in 4-H, love the Giants, and enjoy spending time with family and friends.

 

Sunny

Sunny

Registered Dental Hygienist

Getting to know our patients and their families, while helping each person improve their oral health, are the best parts of my job. It’s always a great feeling to see someone I’ve come to care about attain a healthier mouth as a result of the care we deliver. I’m passionate about educating patients on the connection between oral health and overall body wellness, and how to keep their oral cavity in excellent shape between visits. I grew up in the area and love living and working in Twain Harte.

 

Katie

Katie

Patient Coordinator

I look forward to meeting people who are new to our practice and starting to build relationships with them. I also look forward to return visits from established patients as those are chances to catch-up on what’s been happening in their lives. My work day is patient focused, ensuring that each person gets the care they need. I am always available to answer questions, provide information, and see to it that everything goes smoothly. I grew up in the area and love serving patients here in Twain Harte. 

 

Julie

Julie

Registered Dental Hygienist

Seeing a patient leave with a beautiful, clean smile, and knowing that I’ve given them the tools and knowledge to keep their mouth healthy until their next visit, is wonderful. I enjoy knowing that the care I deliver helps with the individual’s whole body health, not just their oral health, and that they are going to be better off as a result. In addition to providing patient education, I also perform tooth cleaning, scaling and root planing, and take X-rays. A Tuolumne County native, I’m married and have a beautiful young son. On our time off, we love going to Pine Crest, and enjoy seeing live Giants games at AT&T Park.

 

Katrine

Katrine

Registered Dental Assistant

I have been in the dental field for 28 years with assisting experience in oral surgery, orthodontics and general dentistry.  The "dental appointment" for the patient has commonly been a cause for anxiety for many.  I love being able to comfort our patients and easing their fears by welcoming them to a relaxed, friendly and professional environment.  I feel fortunate to work with such a great dental team.  Together we work well to assure that we are maintaining the sterilization of instruments and maintenance of equipment while tending to patients in a timely manner.  I also keep the office updated on OSHA requirements.

I was born and raised in Tuolumne County and have been married for 21 years.  I have two beautiful children and a large extended family.  I mostly love living the simple life, enjoying the outdoors while jogging, hiking, skiing or camping with family and friends.  I look forward to meeting our patients and being a part of providing them with a comforting dental experience.

 

Rachel

Rachel

Patient Coordinator

Ours is truly a patient-focused practice where we strive to ensure that every person who comes through our doors has a positive experience and leaves smiling.  From greeting patients as they arrive, to providing comfortable dental treatment, to checking in with them at the end of their visit, we are commited to providing exceptional dental care.  I particularly enjoy interacting with our patients and helping them achieve optimal dental health.  I love working in beautiful Twain Harte, CA and look forward to serving our patient's needs each day.


 

Lisa

Lisa

Registered Dental Hygienist

Helping people get their mouths healthy, whether they’re a child, adult, or senior, is a great feeling. When someone has a healthy mouth, their body is healthier, they feel better about their appearance, and they smile more. I love being able to help people smile with confidence. I deliver one-to-one patient care, cleaning teeth and taking digital X-rays, and spend a lot of my time educating each person about homecare and how best to keep their mouth in great shape between their recall visits. As for my personal life, I have two grown sons and I love attending my Zumba class.

 

Margaret

Margaret

Patient Coordinator

It’s a pleasure to get to know our patients and their families, and establish long-lasting relationships with them. Here, we see and treat each person as the individual they are, creating customized treatment approaches based on their unique situation and oral health needs. I work with patients to guide them through the care process, ensuring their needs are met and providing them with the information they need to understand their options. I’m always glad to answer questions, as are the rest of the team members. I also manage our office, ensuring that everything runs smoothly so we can deliver the best care and treatment experience to each person.

 

Kayleen

Kayleen

Registered Dental Assistant

Building relationships with our patients, talking and laughing with them, and being a positive part of each person’s day, are all things I enjoy about my work. My duties keep me in our front office, greeting patients, answering our phones, filing charts, and accepting payments, as well as scheduling patient appointments and jumping in wherever I’m needed. In fact, we all pitch in when we’re needed, which makes for a great work environment. Outside the office, I enjoy spending my time with my family, my puppy, and my husband. They all bring so much joy to my life!

 

Deidra

Deidra

Registered Dental Assistant

I love what I do. Every day I learn something new, from our patients and from my co-workers. Being able to help our patients, is wonderful, and I enjoy listening to their stories and hearing about their lives. I prepare patients for treatments and assist our doctors during procedures. My focus, though, is always on the person we’re caring for, making sure that they’re relaxed and comfortable, and updating them on the progress we’re making, as well as providing encouragement and reassurance if it’s needed.

 

Megan

Megan

Patient Dental Hygiene Coordinator

My time is spent scheduling, handling patient charts, providing front office clerical support, and in general helping our patients facilitate their dental needs. I’m proud to be a part of this caring and compassionate team of professionals, and enjoy seeing our patients leave with a great big smile. Outside the office I enjoy spending time with friends and family, and  enjoying this beautiful area we live in.

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