Meet Our Team
The friendly team at the Dental Implant Center at Walnut Creek strives to make each patient's visit to our office a comfortable experience. We look forward to getting to know you!
Back row: Audra, Sara A., Lisa, Kimberly, Sara M., Charlene, Amber
Front row: Kim, Lori
Lori, Registered Dental Assistant
Lori realized she wanted to get involved in the service industry, helping people after watching her mom enjoy 13 years in the dental field. After taking an introductory class in the dental field, Lori was hooked and has never looked back. Receiving her RDA license in 2003, Lori joined the team at the Dental Implant Center at Walnut Creek in 2013 and looks to continue her passion in helping people for years to come.
Lori enjoys being in the great outdoors with her dog Milo, hiking, camping, and exploring new places never leaving her camera behind.
Sara M, Registered Dental Assistant
Sara was always interested in what they were doing as a child going in for her dental treatment, whether her appointment was for a cleaning or a filling. With her interest only growing more after completing her own orthodontic treatment she jumped at the opportunity to attend a dental assisting program. Graduating in 2014 with her RDA license, Sara joined the team at the Dental Implant Center at Walnut Creek in 2015.
Outside of work Sara enjoys being with family, especially her children, scary movies and make up.
Charlene, Registered Dental Assistant
Charlene knew that she did not want a desk job and has always been drawn to people's smiles. A huge impact on her life, was when she was a child, going to her pediatric dental office, she remembers the team being so friendly and genuinely enjoying their jobs. Charlene knew then she wanted to be part of that, and has been helping people young and old create beautiful smiles as an RDA since 1995. Joining the Dental Implant Center at Walnut Creek in early 2015, she looks forward many more years of changing patient's lives.
Outside of work Charlene enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, barbequing, playing bocce ball, making new recipes from Pinterest and walking her dog Eli.
Kimberly, Treatment Coordinator
Kimberly has enjoyed helping people in the healthcare field feel good about themselves since 2005. Seeing people smile that may not have in the past is truly one of the highlights of her job. Joining the team at the Dental Implant Center at Walnut Creek in early 2015, Kimberly is happy to help our patients with scheduling appointments, insurance questions and financial options.
When not at work Kimberly takes pleasure in spending time with her husband, daughter and Boston terrier, cooking, entertaining, and traveling.
Kim, Financial Coordinator
Kim grew up in dentistry watching her mom enjoy her job as a hygienist. Working part time while she attended high school, Kim saw the joy in helping others and loved giving people a reason to smile again. The team at the Dental Implant Center at Walnut Creek is fortunate to have worked with Kim since 2002. She takes pleasure in developing relationships with patients so that she, along with the doctors and her team can help re-create confident smiles.
Outside of the office Kim enjoys watching her daughters play softball, basketball, and cheer. She also enjoys reading, being in the sun, whether it be at the beach or at the pool, and traveling to Montana to visit her family.
Sara A, Registered Dental Hygienist
Sara was drawn to dentistry to help patients improve their overall health and wellbeing by achieving better oral health. Receiving her RDH license in 2010, Sara is excited to share her knowledge with each and every patients she sees. The team at the Dental Implant Center at Walnut Creek is thrilled to have Sara treating our patients now since 2014.
When not working Sara enjoys hiking, cycling, wine tasting and cooking.
Lisa, Registered Dental Hygienist
Lisa earned her RDH degree in Boston, has a BS in Health Science from SJSU and attended graduate school at the University of Michigan. She has been dedicated to providing excellent preventive oral health care to our patients since joining the Dental Implant Center at Walnut Creek in 2004.
Outside of work, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, skiing, cycling, reading and learning new things.
Amber, Registered Dental Assistant
Amber believes being able to help and care for people is what drew her into dentistry. Receiving her RDA license in 2009, she has been a surgical assistant with the Dental Implant Center at Walnut Creek since 2012. Working in this environment, Amber knows there will always be something new and fascinating to learn in the dental field.
During her free time, Amber enjoys spending time with family and friends, along with her three dogs Tiny, Little Man and Dolly doing outdoor activities, hiking and boating.
Audra, Scheduling Coordinator
Audra has always wanted to help people, especially those that are fearful or apprehensive about their dental treatment. 2004 is when she began her career in the dental field and joined the Dental Implant Center at Walnut Creek in 2014. Audra assists patients at the front desk and behind the scenes supporting our referring general dentists with their administrative needs.
Audra and her husband enjoy long walks with their German Shepard rescue, Heidi, and they spend a lot of time with their family and friends, swimming, barbequing, or boating.