Meet The Walnut Creek Family Dental Team

Veronica – Office Manager

Veronica has been in the dental field since 1999. She started as an Oral Surgeons assistant for five years and then transitioned into the administrative area. She then moved on to take on the challenge as an office manager in San Francisco at which she excelled. With having a growing family, now situated in the East Bay, Veronica started working in Walnut Creek, and joined our office and became our office manager. Veronica enjoys meeting new patients and making a difference in their lives. Helping them achieve a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums is her priority. In her free time she enjoys cooking, drawing and spending time with her family.

Samantha – Dental Hygienist

Samantha graduated from high school with aspirations to be a dental hygienist… a dream she had since middle school. She completed her associates degree in 2012 at Chabot College in Hayward. Samantha has been working with Dr Lee for 3 years now.
She finds it extremely gratifying, as a hygienist, to provide care to her patients in a calm and caring atmosphere where their comfort and wellbeing is the main concern.

Samantha loves learning and advancing her skills, hygiene is her passion and providing optimum care to her patients is what she strives for. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her wonderful family. She also loves to cook and spend time outdoors. Sam looks forward to meeting you and helping you accomplish a healthy smile.

Christie – Dental Hygienist

Christie is originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and has been a dental hygienist for 9 years, with 13 years experience in the dental field.
Christie initially was completing her Bachelor of Science with a major in Botany at the University of Manitoba when she was exposed to the dental field. She took on a part time job in the evenings to help her friend’s uncle, who was a dentist, with coordinating the hygiene schedule. She soon fell in love with dentistry and decided to change her career path to become a dental hygienist.

Christie moved to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada where she attended the Canadian National Institute of Health and obtained her Dental Hygiene Degree. While obtaining her degree, she reconnected with a friend she had met when she was 14 on a family trip to the Bay Area. They soon pursued a long distance relationship and in 2010 he proposed! Christie moved down to San Francisco and completed her California certification courses at Sacramento City College. She took the American National Board exam, California State Board exam and the Law and Ethics exam before becoming licensed in California in 2010.
Christie is passionate about patients having the best periodontal health as well as educating patients about recent research that has emerged in helping fight tooth decay (Caries Management by risk assessment).

Christie now lives in Walnut Creek and loves the community. She has been married for 8 years, has 2 young boys who keep her very busy and a 2 year old Terrier Rescue that has been the perfect addition to their family. In the little spare time she has, she enjoys baking and decorating cakes, making handicrafts and spending time outdoors.

Charmaine – RDA Treatment Coordinator

Charmaine moved to the Bay Area from Long Beach, CA in February 2015. She graduated from Concorde Career College and became an RDA in 2011. She began her career gaining experience in pediatric dentistry where she discovered a passion for working with children. To Charmaine, nothing beats seeing patients leave happy and excited to come back to the dentist – it truly warms her heart. She hopes to put a smile on every patient’s face before they walk out of the door!

Joshua – Treatment Coordinator
Josh recently moved back to the Bay Area from Orange County in 2017. He is originally from the Bay Area and graduated from Heald College in 2013 to pursue his career in the dental field. Josh always strives to provide the absolute best customer service and dental experience possible. His ultimate goal is to help patients accomplish their oral health needs to provide a smile they truly want and deserve.Josh believes that with great health comes with great a smile.
Brenda, CDA – Scheduling Coordinator

Brenda graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.S. degree in Health Education with an emphasis in Public Health, along with a minor in Business Administration in 2011. She has always had a deep appreciated and admiration for preventative medicine and cosmetic dentistry because it serves as a direct tool to help impact and transform the lives of individuals, empowering both the patient and the provider. She loves to help create beautiful smiles that positively influence individuals self-perceptions and helps build long-term confidence for themselves!
In 2014 she completed a dental assist program at Carrington Career College in Pleasant Hill, a passion that grew in her to continue her education towards a career in dental hygiene. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her best friend Kash (a year old Doberman!)
Ivy – Insurance Coordinator

Ivy attended U.S Career Institute and received her certificate for Physical Therapy. She has been married for almost two years now. Growing up, she had the most responsibility amongst her siblings due to being the oldest in the household. She always took care of and helped not only her family members but others as well without any hesitation. She knew she had the passion in helping others feel great about themselves and found herself in our practice as an insurance coordinator. She hopes she can always bring a smile on her patients’ face everyday!

In her free time, she loves reading, cooking, and being with her loving family.

Nothing beats happiness with having a great smile 🙂

Richard – Restoration Specialist (RDAEF2)

Richard is our Restoration Specialist. He holds an Associate Degree in Dental Assisting from Heald College. Upon completion of program, Richard pursued extensive training at the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry to earn his license in the Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions program. He is very detailed oriented and proficient in all his duties, which include fillings, cementing dental crowns, taking final impressions and making sure the Doctors get all the assistance they need to deliver the best care possible to every single patient. He enjoys taking continuing education to further his studies for he is an avid learner. He’s been working in the dental field since 2011. He ultimately takes pride in his career for this is something he enjoys doing. Richard enjoys reading science and historical fiction. He spends countless hours doing research related to all aspects of dentistry to gain sufficient knowledge as his career moves forward. He has passion for pets and the wild life and is very conversational. Richard goes above and beyond to fulfill an organized work environment with excellent teamwork!

Raul – RDA Treatment Coordinator

Raul came to the United States from El Salvador in 2007. He started taking night classes to learn English as his second language, and in 2010, he went to the Regional Occupational Center in Orange County, California, where he became a Certified Dental Assistant. He recently moved to the Bay Area with his family. He is currently working toward becoming a Registered Dental Assistant and would eventually like to become a Registered Dental Hygienist. Outside of the office, he likes to cook, meet new people, sight-see, and be outdoors. He loves animals and even likes to rescue strays and help them find forever homes!

Nicholas – Dental Assistant

Nicholas is a dental assistant who values helping those in need, access to affordable healthcare, and providing quality service in any enterprise he undertakes. He recently graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga where he studied Biology and minored in mathematics. He plans on pursuing a career in dentistry in hopes of one day having a clinic similar to Dr. Lee’s. In his spare time he likes exercising, eating and cooking, and learning about new things. He owns a Shiba Inu named Simba and enjoys playing with him.

Eden

Bio Coming Soon.

Ermira Sedolli –  Dental Assistant

“I am Ermira Sedolli a graduate from the Dental Assisting Program at Diablo Valley College. Ever since I was young I always dreamed to work in a dental field and help patients have a great smile in their face. My goal as a dental assistant is to make sure patients feel comfortable throughout their procedure and make them feel secure enough so they wont hesitate to come back again!  In my spare time I love spending time with my family, exploring new places and walking.”