I worked in the dental field as a Registered Dental Assistant as well as a front desk coordinator for 30 years, so I have the perfect skill set to be the office manager here at Novato Family Dental Care. I graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors in Education and a teaching credential, but my greatest asset is being raised in a dental family where my father and both my brothers are dentists. I am the mother of 3 sons and 1 daughter and a grandmother (Jamz) to 6 grandkids.
Traci, Front Desk
I’ve been working here at Novato Family Dental Care since 2013 and I wear many hats. I handle new patients, payment plans, and invisalign, all while managing the front desk. I enjoy meeting new people and making our patients feel at home. I grew up in Novato and I especially love to see people come into the office that I haven’t seen since I was a young girl. Outside of work my passion is working on the two acres I live on. I love to garden and hang out with my boyfriend and my English Bullterrier Callie.
Lily, Registered Dental Assistant
I’ve worked at Novato Family Dental Care for 34 years, and I love my job. I enjoy interacting with the patients, helping patients feel comfortable, and supporting their dental needs. I love educating patients on how to manage their dental care, and supporting patients in making treatment decisions by giving them all the options and possible outcomes so they feel informed and comfortable about the choices they make. Outside of work, I enjoy the time spent with my family and out in nature.
Sally, Registered Dental Assistant
I love how gratifying my job can be. I get so much satisfaction by helping people, and that’s why I’ve worked at Novato Family Dental Care for 30 years. I try to connect with every patient on a personal level. I want to make a difference in their appointment by comforting them, answering questions, or just listening. When I’m not working, I spend a lot of time with my children and three grandsons. I also like to garden, shop antique and garage sales, read, and go to concerts.
Maria, Registered Dental Hygienist
I feel fortunate to be a part of the team at Novato Family Dental Care. I became a dentist to help patients overcome their fear of dentistry through education and gentle care. I like to take my time and explain to my patients what I'm doing and how it benefits their oral health, as well as detailing the different ways they can take care of their oral health at home! Getting to know my patients and helping them is so gratifying to me. I enjoy hiking, writing comedy, and learning new languages.
Quiana, Registered Dental Hygienist
I graduated with a Dental Hygiene degree in 2003, and I have been at Novato Family Dental Care since 2007. I am passionate about providing high-quality care to my patients and educating them on maintaining excellent oral health. I am committed to making hygiene appointments a positive and pleasant experience. I enjoy spending time with family and friends and love being outdoors. I have three amazing children that always keep me entertained. I grew up in Novato and have the pleasure of having my family grow up in this beautiful community too.
Su Ping, Registered Dental Hygienist
I’ve been practicing Dental Hygiene since 2003 and I’ve been working at Novato Family Dental Care since 2007. My role as a Dental hygienist is to coach, educate, and give the patients the skills they need to maintain their oral health. I enjoy working collaboratively with the dentist as a team to provide the best dental care for our patients. I enjoy fitness, meditation, and eating healthy.
Jessie, Front Desk
I recently graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in political sciences, but my main focus has always been to improve the lives of others and I love that I’m able to do so here at Novato Family Dental Care. I started working here in 2021, and even though I’ve only been here a short time, I already feel like I’m a part of the family. I’m the first face you see when coming into the office, and the last one when you leave. My goal is to make sure every patient leaves with a smile on their face!
Outside of work, you can find me doing yoga, cooking up something yummy, and hanging out with friends and family.
Shay, Front Desk
I’m a very empathetic person, and I’m known at work as “Momma Shay” because of my desire to care for others. I started working in the dental field because I love having the ability to help people navigate the otherwise very tricky waters of insurance. I have almost 50 years of dental experience so I’m happy to have the opportunity to share that knowledge with our patients.
I absolutely love my daughter and my many grandchildren and there’s nothing I’d rather do than spend time with my family. When I’m not at work, I’m watching my grandson play football, jumping on the trampoline with my littlest grandkids, and watching live music with my friends.
Crystal, Registered Dental Assistant
5 years ago I was offered a job at a family friend’s dental practice, and it changed my life! I knew I wanted to be in the health sector, but I had no idea that I’d fall in love with the dental world. I’ve been working as a dental assistant ever since, and recently started working with Novato Family Dental Care. The thing I loved most about being in the dental field was being able to help patients feel more confident in themselves and their smiles, and in turn, my confidence grew too knowing that our patients felt comfortable putting their dental health in my hands.
I’m currently enrolled at the College of Marin with the goal of being a trauma nurse. When I’m not studying or working, you can find me taking hikes with my dog or going on fun adventures with my friends.