Meet 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.

 

Sue - Office Manager and Front Desk

I greet our patients as they arrive, and make sure they’re comfortable in our reception area. It’s important each person understands they’re in a safe place, and that we’re here to help them, whatever they need. Every patient has different concerns, and in talking with them, I learn better how to ensure they have a positive visit. In addition to welcoming patients, I also answer our phones, verify a patient’s dental insurance, and schedule their appointments and recall visits. Additionally, I handle our billing and collection matters. I enjoy working in a dental office where we put the patients at the forefront of everything we do.

I’m the mother to three great kids and six grandkids. My husband of 10 years and I live in Long Beach. We love being with our family, and enjoy camping, traveling, and watching football.

 

 

 

 

Janice - Dental Assistant

Aloha!  It’s a pleasure to spend my days assisting the Doctor in caring for our patients. I enjoy our conversations and learning about each person’s life during their visits. Our practice is focused on personalized care, and that means we actually have time to talk and laugh with our patients, which builds wonderful relationships. As the dental assistant at Orange + Magnolia Dental Studio, I take X-rays and impressions, and prepare the treatment area for procedures. Then I sit chairside, helping the Doctor as she cares for our patient, ensuring the person is relaxed and comfortable throughout. I love the new technology we have at our office and seeing healthy and smiling faces at the end of a visit.

I was born and raised in Hawaii.  My boyfriend of 7 years and I moved to the Mainland and we are loving all that there is to do in California!  I love to explore new places and being adventurous.  On the flip side, I like to learn and experiment with all things beauty and makeup!

 

 

Nina - Registered Dental Hygienist

As the Registered Dental Hygienist at Orange + Magnolia Dental Studio, the best part of my job besides  helping patients treat and maintain their oral health is providing patients with a comfortable experience during each of their visits.  I appreciate the team atmosphere at our office because we help each other perform our jobs with ease and in turn, this creates a more pleasant environment for our patients. 

I grew up in Massachusetts and moved to Southern California at the age of 15.  I am married and have 2 cats.  In my free time, I like to host dinners for family and friends, paint, decorate cakes, read, swim, go hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, and camping.  I also volunteer my time as a hygienist at the Central County Medical and Dental Health Expo, helping low income and underprivileged families receive proper dental care.  

 

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