Meet The Staff
Laura Perez - Treatment Coordinator
Laura is our treatment coordinator, and the person who usually first greets you when you join our dental family. We welcomed her to our team in 2015 to complement our many compassionate smiling faces.
She has been in the dental field since 2007, is highly skilled in all aspects of the front desk duties, and is very well versed in all insurance details, so she can get the best coverage possible for you.
Laura lives in North Fontana with her husband Andres and son Johny. In her spare time she enjoys outdoors activities, going to the gym with her husband, as well as movie nights and family trips.
Maia West – Registered Dental Assistant
Maia has been a dental assistant since 1983. She received her certification in 1988.
Maia worked at the University of Oklahoma Dental School and in the specialty of endodontics for 12 years.
Maia’s caring and gentle ways create a comforting atmosphere for our patients.
Maia lives in Claremont with her husband Kent and their three children, Katie, Amanda, and Chad. Maia’s family is very involved with their church and with Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Julie Gardner – Registered Dental Hygienist
Julie has been a team member since 2001. She obtained her AS Degree in Dental Hygiene from Pasadena City College.
Julie has been in the dental field for over 16 years, 9 of which were as a Registered Dental Assistant, and the last 7 years as a hygienist. Julie is extremely thorough and passionate about educating her patients on the proper ways to maintain good oral health.
Julie, her husband and son reside in La Verne. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Julie Peterson – Registered Dental Hygienist
Julie has been a team member since 2002. She obtained her AS Degree in Dental Hygiene from Pasadena City College. Julie has been in dentistry for over 25 years, starting as a dental lab technician, then a front office secretary, then RDH. Julie’s warm and outgoing personality helps to make your dental hygiene visit comfortable and pleasant.
Julie and her husband Pete moved to Running Springs, and love it there. She loves family: kids and grand kids, and two cats. In her spare time she enjoys knitting, sewing, crocheting, mosaicing, pottery and camping in their 5th wheel.
Mona Meza – Salazar – Registered Dental Hygienist
Mona has been a team member since 2006. She received her degree in Dental Hygiene from Pasadena City College, where she was recognized as the top clinician of her class.
Mona has over 20 years of clinical and educational experience in the dental field. She is gifted with patience and exceptional skills in dentistry, which make her a big asset to our team, and advocate for our patients’ oral health. She still serves on the advisory board at Chaffey College.
Mona and her husband Danny spend most of their time with their two daughters, Gianna and Ava, enjoying their house in Rosarito Beach, Mexico.
Chelsea Alvarez - Registered Dental Assistant
Chelsea has been a team member since the beginning of 2014. She has been working in the dental field since 2010, and received her RDA license in 2012.
Chelsea is currently enrolled at the University of La Verne as a biology major. Her dream is to become a dentist and to have her own practice.
Chelsea’s caring and outgoing personality creates an environment where you always feel welcomed. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and hanging out by the beach.