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Karen

Hygienist
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Education:
BS, Biology and AS, Dental Hygiene
Alma Mater(s):
University of California, Davis and Foothill College (Los Altos Hills)
Favorite sweet treat:
Cold, fresh fruit.
What makes her smile:
My baby boy, Jackson.

Maria

Hygienist
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Education:
BA, Psychology and AS, Dental Hygiene
Alma Mater(s):
San Francisco State University and Foothill College (Los Altos Hills)
Sweet or savory tooth?
Both.
Favorite indulgence?
Ice cream or fried chicken wings.

Yadira

Dental Assistant
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Education:
AS, Dental Assisting
Alma Mater:
Everest College
Sweet or savory?
Sweet. Definitely sweet.
Favorite way to pass time during a cleaning?
Put on headphones and listen to music.

Lowell

Operations
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Education:
BA, Urban Studies and BS, Economics
Alma Mater:
University of Pennsylvania and The Wharton School
What makes him smile:
A clean desk. A chubby baby. (Not at the same time.)
Favorite way to pass time during a cleaning:
Taking a nap.

Dr. Eunji Park

Dentist
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Education:
BS, Biology and DDS
Alma Mater(s):
University of Hawaii at Manoa and University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
What makes her smile:
Quality time with friends
Other work experience:
I made Sushi at my mom’s sushi restaurant!

Dr. Julia Nishioka

Dentist
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Education:
BA, Biology and DDS
Alma Mater(s):
Claremont McKenna College and University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
Treat of choice?
Pizzaaaaa (Tony's New Yorker, of course)
Other work experience:
Adjunct Faculty at UOP Dental School

Jackie

Hygienist
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Education:
BA, Dental Hygiene
Alma Mater:
University of Colorado - Denver
Favorite way to pass time during a cleaning:
Listening to meditations on Headspace.
What makes her smile:
Anywhere in nature and the smell after it rains.

Loraine

Hygienist
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Education:
AS, Dental Hygiene
Alma Mater:
Carrington College (San Jose)
Treat of choice?
Mango ice cream.
What makes you smile?
My family, friends and a beautiful blue sky.

Lizzie

Operations
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Education:
BS, Human Resource Education, Training and Leadership Development
Alma Mater:
Louisiana State University (LSU)
Savory or sweet tooth?
Both!
Treat of choice?
French fries or sour patch kids.

Dr. Jnana Patel

Dentist
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Education:
BS, Biological Sciences and DDS
Alma Mater(s):
University of the Pacific and University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
Favorite way to pass time during a cleaning:
Closing my eyes and pretending I’m at a spa.
What makes her smile:
Burritos!

Colin

Operations
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Education:
BA, English Literature
Alma Mater:
University of Colorado
Favorite way to pass time during a cleaning:
Watching Netflix and thinking about all the times I should’ve flossed.
What makes him smile:
When the Philadelphia Eagles win and when the sun shines in Richmond.

Sumiko

Dental Assistant
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Education:
AS, Dental Assisting
Alma Mater(s):
Foothill College (Los Altos Hills) and United States Army Medical Department Center and School
Sweet or savory:
Sweet.
Favorite sweet indulgence:
Alfajores! Any kind of cookie, really.

Miguel

Dental Assistant
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Education:
AS, Dental Assisting
Alma Mater:
Galen College
What makes him smile:
Watching someone perform a random act of kindness. Even better, when I do one!
Favorite way to pass time during a cleaning:
Netflix and Chill.

Oscar

Operations
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Sweet or savory?
Definitely sweet
Favorite sweet?
M&Ms
Favorite way to pass time during a cleaning?
Watching Breaking Bad on Netflix
What makes you smile?
Helping others

Dr. Sara Creighton

Dentist
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Education:
BS, Biology and DDS
Alma Mater(s):
Wake Forest and University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
Favorite sweet indulgence:
Mini Swedish Fish
What makes her smile:
Sunny days in San Francisco