Meet The Walnut Creek Family Dental Team

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.

David – Hygienist

David Barnave is a Registered Dental Hygienist with 20 plus years of experience. He started his career at the early age of 16 years old, were he took the dental assisting program his high school offered.

After graduating high school, he worked as an assistant for a few years as he continued his studies to become a dental hygienist.

He is a graduate from SJVC Dental Hygiene program in Visalia, California the class of 2006-07 and has practiced in the Bay Area for the last 10 years.

His career goal is to make a difference in how the public views the dental field by being a clinician that truly cares about everyone’s smile and overall health. Being warm, caring and compassionate he consistently strives to provide everyone with an exceptional clinical experience. He sincerely believes if you work hard, provide servitude, and give your ALL to each and every patient, it will can change the way people perceive dentistry. A true believer that EVERYONE deserves a pleasant dental experience!!

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!

Helena – Financial Coordinator

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Melissa – Front Office Coordinator

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Shamsi – Insurance Coordinator

Shamsi moved to Bay Area in 1995. She’s been working in the dental field since 2007 as insurance coordinator.

Shamsi goes above and beyond to organize her work environment with excellent teamwork.

She truly loves her job. Her great interpersonal skills builds rapport with staff, insurance carriers and patients. She is one of a key contributors to the success of the Practice.

Outside of the office, her passion is cooking, going to the gym, camping and be outdoors.

Richard – RDA Extended Function-Lead

Richard holds an Associate in Applied Science degree in Dental Assisting from Heald College. Upon completion of program, Richard pursued an Associate of Arts degree in which he is able to utilize to further his studies down the road 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!

Liana – Dental Assistant

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Jennifer – Receptionist

Jennifer is a Bay Area native and enjoys the diversity of people that live here. From a young age she discovered her passion for helping others and making people happy. She eventually wants to become a Register Dental Hygienist. Jennifer has also found a new love for traveling and hopes her next vacation will take her to Greece.