Meet Our Team

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Arlene Fernandez, Manager

Arlene is a true professional. She began as a dental assistant in the 80's and fell in love. Always abreast of changes in the profession and seeking growth in her career, her transition to office manager was inevitable. With over thirty years of experience in dentistry, she is an excellent patient advocate with insurance and works hard to provide top notch service. Her favorite part of working here is when patients tell her how happy they are with their care. It makes her smile! When she's not working, you may catch Arlen bicycling around town or hanging out with a good book and her puppy, Fred.

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Suzanne Balderas, RDH

As a Registered Dental Hygienist with more than 14 years of service to patients Suzanne is passionate about oral care and whole body health . She is a dedicated clinician and always gives 100% to our patients. Quality patient care is very important to her and being sure that patients receive the absolute best care while with her is one of her top priorities. She enjoys being part of a team that provides a high level of care and is on the cutting edge of technology. She enjoys working as a hygienist, because it is fulfilling to be able to help our patients achieve a healthier smile. Suzanne has one daughter and a son, and she enjoys spending time with her husband and children outside of work traveling, swimming and enjoying the beach.

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Pam Mendez, RDH

Pam has been working in the dental field for forty-two years. She received her Registered Dental Assistant license and A.S. degree from Chaffey College in 1978. After obtaining her A.S. degree, she worked as an Orthodontic Assistant for fifteen years. She received her Registered Dental Hygiene license in 1994 from Pasadena City College and was awarded the In Clinic Professionalism Award. Since then, she has enjoyed working in general dentistry and periodontics. Pam worked with Dr. Van Doren for twenty-five years and continued with Dr. Kueckels when he sold the office in 2018. She is dedicated to her profession and passionate for the oral health care of her patients. In her spare time, Pam enjoys boating and camping with her husband.

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Diana Garfias, RDA

Diana joined our team after working in another dental office for several years. She earned her Dental Assisting diploma in 2013, and she is skilled in both front and back office procedures. She enjoys providing exceptional care to our patients while she continues her studies in pursuit of a career as a dental hygienist. In her spare time, Diana enjoys painting and going out for walks with her dog, Billy.

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