Happy (Early) Dental Assistants Recognition Week (3/6-3/12)!

We are so grateful for the staff we have here at Landmark Dental Group – we definitely could not do our job without them! These wonderful women work extremely hard to help provide excellent care and experiences to our patients. Thank you for being a part of our team!

Dental Assistants

Dental Assistants: Leslie, Marichelle, Thelma, Kara, and Rebekah

Leslie: Born and raised in Santa Cruz, I have been in the dental field for about 3 years now. I started as an intern at Dientes Community Dental Clinic, where I met Dr. Tran. The Doctors hired me even before I finished my dental assisting program. I started out not knowing much about dental insurance, but with the help of the doctors, I am now very experienced in this subject, as well as assisting and other front desk duties. I have a two-year old daughter named Aubrie, and when I’m not working, we like to go to the beach, eat good food, and take on new adventures. I love my job as well as the people I work with. I feel lucky to be a part of this family.

Marichelle: Hello! I have been a dental assistant for 6 years now and feel very lucky to be a part of the Landmark Dental Group family! This is my third year living in Santa Cruz. 🙂 When I’m not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My fiancé, Justin, and our 2-year old pup, Baxter, spend a lot of our time at the dog beach, hiking, and going on motorcycle rides along the coast.

Thelma: I am originally from the Philippines and my family and I immigrated to the Big Island of Hawaii, where I spent four years before moving to California in search of a better future and opportunities. I have been in the dental field since 1995. I love my job and my coworkers and our patients. I have been working with Dr. Young for 13 years and have been with Landmark for one year. When I have time outside of the office, I enjoy cooking and going to the beach with my husband and 14-year old son.

Kara: I am a native California girl, born in San Jose and have lived by the Monterey Bay for almost twenty years. I have been a dental assistant since 1993, practicing in both periodontal and general dental offices. When I am not working, you’ll find me doing yoga, traveling around the world, teaching meditation, or spending time with my two children on some new adventure.

Rebekah: I’ve been in the dental field for more than 13 years, with 6 of these as a registered dental assistant. When I’m not in the office, I enjoy riding my beach cruiser along West Cliff, hiking at Henry Cowell with my husband, and travelling the world! I love what I do and the great team at Landmark Dental Group!