Meet The Staff
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.