Tonia is our head certified dental assistant. She is not only trained to assist the doctor in all dental procedures, but is cross-trained in all the other areas of our dental office’s operation, including the teeth whitening program, making appointments, and patient finance. She has been with us for 17 years and loves working in dentistry. She graduated from the American Institute in Boise, ID in 1992. Patients find a well-informed friend in Tonia, and she is often heard answering questions for our patients and helping them understand their dental care. Tonia has improved her assisting skills by becoming certified in seating crowns, taking Impressions, and coronal polishing of teeth. Her “can do” positive attitude sets the tone for our whole office.
Judy is our front desk manager. Her experience in the dental environment began when she was a dental assistant for her father, a dentist in Yuba City, CA in 1962. She trained in physical therapy at Loma Linda University, where she worked for 6 years until 1973. Patients enjoy her nurturing spirit and friendly attitude when they arrive at our office. She is our point of contact for dental insurance and is a fierce advocate for our patients when handling their insurance claims. She manages appointments, insurance claims, bookkeeping, billing, patient finance, the “No Cavity Club” program, and office decoration.
Betty is our dental hygienist. She earned a Dental Hygiene Degree in Arizona and has been practicing for 16 years. Betty also earned Dental Hygiene licenses in Indiana and Idaho. Through her work as a Dental Hygienist she welcomes the opportunity to educate our patients so that they will have long term benefits from their visit to our office. In addition to performing the requirements of a thorough dental cleaning, Betty values the interaction with the patients on a personal level. She is prior service, serving in the U.S. Army for 6 yrs. In her free time she enjoys visits from their son Ryan and, “Sailing the high seas,” with her husband Henry .