Martha is originally from Southern California and moved to the Bay Area 11 years ago. Martha has been in the dental field for over 10 years and graduated as a Dental Hygienist at Carrington College. She enjoys reading, traveling, cooking and spending time with her family. She loves working closely and providing gentle and quality care for her patient as well as educating them about dental hygiene.
The dentist may be the star artist in the dental “studio”, but the role that dentists hold in the office wouldn’t be as efficient were it not for the assistant(s) working with him/her. Susana Hernandez is just such a dental assistant, and apart from working with the dentist during their treatment procedures, she also ensures a clean, sanitary work environment. She also makes sure there’s compliance with proper infection control practices. She has been a dental assistant since 2001, acquiring a superior level of knowledge and expertise in that time enabling her to assist with Orthodontic treatments. Her fluency in Spanish also helps her provide a more personalized level of care for Spanish-speaking patients; all of these strengths signify that her presence in the office is a true asset to our practice.
The function of the dental office is dependent on the capacity of the entire team to provide comprehensive treatment to all patients. In other words, the role that Elizabeth Rahonazlo cannot be belittled because she completes and fulfills the full function of the dental team. She has been a Dental Assistant for ten years, making her a true expert in her job. Apart from this, she also prides in being fluent in Assyrian, Farsi, and English, thus increasing her ability to provide a certain level of service to the patients.
Stephany is bilingual, receiving her dental assistant certificate in May 2015. Her role is to keep the environment clean and ensure our patients are comfortable during their visit. During her free time, she loves to spend time with her family. She enjoys the role of a dental assistant and helping patients as much as possible to maintain a brighter smile!
Katie received her Dental Assisting certificate in October of 2017. Her role is to maintain a sterile environment, have everything prepared for the doctor and to keep the patients happy and comfortable. She also assists with Orthodontic treatment. Her ultimate goal in life is to become a Dental Hygienist. During her free time, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her friends, and family. Every day in the office she learns something new and she wants to use that knowledge to become the best she can be.
With 12 years of experience as a dental assistant, my favorite part of the job is getting to know our patients and providing them with the best care possible. I love the team atmosphere and working with such a great group of people that are always willing to help each other. My #1 goal is to prevent the spread of infection and disease by maintaining a surgically clean work environment.