|Our wonderful team has been dedicated to children’s oral health for many years. Several of our team members began as patients of our office! Currently, our talented team and Doctors have a total of 170 years experience working in children's dentistry!
Kendra, RDA, Patient Coordinator
Kendra was a patient and began working in the office after graduating from Petaluma High School. She then attended College of Marin and received her Dental Assistant degree. She enjoys cooking, baking, pilates and spending time with friends and family. Kendra "really enjoys working with the kids and loves how all of us work together like a big family."
Marney, RDA, Business Coordinator
Marney is a graduate of the Santa Rosa Junior College Dental Assisting program. She joined the practice in 1989. She enjoys motorcycles, rubber stamping, and scrap booking. She has 2 grown children and a grandson. Marney says she enjoys working at the office because, “we are all family. We care about each other. Petaluma is a small town where our patients and their parents recognize us when we are out and about.”
Stacy also started out as a patient, worked part-time while attending Casa Grande High School, and then interned in the office during her Santa Rosa Junior College Dental Assisting program. She graduated from SRJC with an Associates of Science degree and began working with our team in 1995. She likes to spend her time playing with her children (who are now patients, too), gardening, scrap booking, and camping. Stacy enjoys working with kids and says, “they are so much fun. Every day there is something new and the kids always make me laugh.”
Casandera started with the practice at the age of 3 as a dental patient! She started working part-time in the office in 1991 while attending Casa Grande High School before receiving her Dental Assisting degree from Santa Rosa Junior College in 1998. She enjoys crafts and knitting. She has one son. Casandera says, “I love working with all the kids. They keep my job interesting and fun. And, my co-workers are my second family. We’ve all been together here for many years.”
Melinda started working after high school in a general dental office in Petaluma and became an Registered Dental Assistant in 2009. She moved to Alaska and worked with children in a Pediatric Dental Office. She loved the atmosphere and the cheerful personalities of the kids so when she moved back to California, she continued in this profession. Melinda enjoys camping, working out and spending time with her family and her dog. "I love my co-workers, the doctors and all the fun we have."
Linda has worked in dentistry since she was in high school. She attended the Santa Rosa Junior College Dental Assisting Program and received her Registered Dental Assistant license. She started working in this office in 1989, which she loved, then moved to sunny San Diego in 1996 when her husband was transferred for work. She continued working in dentistry until returning to Sonoma County in 2009 after her husband retired. She now works part time. She has two young, wonderful grandsons who are also patients here. Linda loves spending time with her family, babysitting her grandsons, taking adventures with friends and making cards. She has always loved children, so working with them is wonderful.
Sandra was also a former patient of the practice and returned to us as an intern while attending the Dental Assisting program at Santa Rosa Junior College. She graduated in 2016 and received the Award for Clinical Excellence from her faculty. Sandra previously earned a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work with a concentration on children and families from San Francisco State University in 2001. Sandra says, "It is great to be able to combine my interests in child development and oral healthcare into one profession; having the opportunity to do so in my hometown is such a bonus." Sandra enjoys spending her free time with her two best friends, her husband and their Pomeranian, Max.
Molly has been in the dental field for 18 years. She has learned dentistry from sterilization to working her way up to being a Registered Dental Assistant.
Molly is married and has three girls. She enjoys walking, gardening and going to the gym.
Molly has come from a big family and being that she grew up with many nephews and nieces, she has a love for children and she wants all those that have their dentistry done here to have a great experience. "This is a fun office to work at", she says.