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Meet the Team

Five Cities Pediatric Dental Group and Orthodontics-11.jpgBea – Financial Coordinator / RDA

Bea is a breath of fresh air and a wonderful part of our dental family. She was born in Fresno. In 2012 she graduated the RDA Program at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria and has been in pediatric dentistry ever since. As an RDA, she has extensive chairside experience, but has found a niche for helping our patients and parents in the front office. In her spare time she loves to hang out with her family which includes her husband Isaac, son Anthony, daughter Eileen, 4 siblings, 12 nieces and nephews, 1 great niece, a wonderful mama, 3 dogs and a bunny. Bea really enjoys reality TV, movies, music and laughing. We love her positive vibes and passion towards dentistry.

 

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Lucy is the newest addition to our team, with over six years experience in general dentistry, she decided it was time for a change and came aboard our pediatric dentistry team. Lucy is a Central Coast native, born and raised in Santa Maria, where she is now raising her 10 year old son, Aidan. She enjoys traveling and has a lifelong dream of visiting every state in the US (she still has 39 more to go). In her spare time you will find her at soccer fields or basketball courts cheering on her son, nephew and three nieces. Lucy loves working in the dental field and hopes to be able to help both children and parents for years to come.

 

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Tetyana, or Tanya as we know her, is an amazing RDA that was born and raised in the Ukraine. In her spare time she loves to travel the world and see new places. She moved to the United States 20 years ago and has been in pediatric dentistry for 18 of those years. Unfortunately, Tanya had negative dental experiences while in her youth, but these experiences motivate her to help give our patients the most positive dental experience possible!  Pediatric dentistry is her passion and is an amazing asset to our team.

 

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Krista is originally from Bakersfield and moved to Arroyo Grande where she lives with her wonderful husband Matt and 2 boys Grayson and Ethan. In 2013 she completed the RDA program at Allan Hancock College. In her spare time she enjoys playing soccer, hanging out with family and watching football (GO PACKERS). What Krista enjoys the most about her job is seeing the excitement on the kids faces when they come to the dentist.

 

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Diana is a small town girl from the Cuyama Valley. In 2016 she graduated from SJVC as the spring Valedictorian. Diana has always been cool, calm and collected which aided in the decision to pursue her career in dentistry for children. She is an RDA and loves her job so much she drives over an hour to get here. In her spare time she loves taking long walks with her husband.

 

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Charlie completed the RDA program at Allan Hancock College in 2013 and has been in pediatric dentistry for 6 years. He was born and raised in Santa Maria. In his spare time he loves to go to the movies, go to concerts, get a latte at Starbucks and most importantly listening to Taylor Swift a 10 time Grammy winner. His greatest achievement so far is being able to call himself an uncle to his nieces and nephews. He has a passion for healthcare and making a difference in a child’s life.

 

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Andrea is a joy to have as a team member. She was born and raised in Santa Maria. In 2014 she completed the RDA program at Allan Hancock College and has been in pediatric dentistry for 5 years. She furthered her education and became an RDAEFII (expanded functions) in 2018. In her free time she loves to spend time with friends and family. She really enjoys working out, going to concerts, drinking iced coffee and watching movies. She is a wonderful part of the dental community and loves to make children smile.

 

Five Cities Pediatric Dental Group and Orthodontics-11.jpgYerixa – RDA

Yerixa recently graduated from the Allan Hancock College dental Program. She has a 4 year old son that is her pride and joy. In her spare time she enjoys bonding with her son, playing soccer, karate and skateboarding. Her favorite thing about pediatric dentistry is being a positive impact on a child’s dental visit and educating the importance of oral hygiene.