Cathy | Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
I am the team member with whom you will interact the most for your preventative dental cleanings. As an extended member of our dental family, your oral health is of utmost importance to me.Dentistry has been a passion for me since I was a little girl and my education as an adult reflects this passion. After high school, I became a registered dental assistant and devoted 2 years gaining invaluable experience. I invested the next 8 years earning an A.A. degree in dental hygiene from Cerritos College and a B.A. degree in biology from CSUS. I became a dental hygienist in 2003 and have been on the team of Dr. Dhaliwal, our general and cosmetic dentist in San Ramon, since 2006.
I enjoy staying updated with the latest advancements in dentistry so I can offer our patients the very best in dental care.
- Advanced Hygiene Concepts
- Laser certified (ALD Standard Proficiency & WCLI Assoc. Fellowship 2008)
- LVI (Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies) training
- I.V. sedation training through Oregon Academy of General Dentistry
- Invisalign (Certification I/II)
Originally from Michigan, you’ll find I am an avid fan of U of M football (Go Blue!). I’ve lived in Sacramento and Los Angeles, but feel fortunate to call Martinez home. I enjoy all that the bay area has to offer, particularly hiking. My latest accomplishment is being able to say I’ve hiked 90% of all the trails in Briones. I can’t wait to hear about your favorite hiking spot!
Roger | Registered Dental Assistant-Expanded Function (RDA-EF)
I’m the person you’ll see with Dr. Dhaliwal during all of your dental treatments. I’m here to make your visits as comfortable as possible and to help you understand your recommended treatment plan. I’m happy to offer our spa amenities, so let me know what you’d prefer—our warm heated neck wraps are not to be missed!
I have been in the dental field for 24 years and am as excited about my profession today as the day I graduated from dental assisting school. I feel that my career provides me the opportunity to learn something new every day. After earning my dental assisting license in 1990, I went on to earn my Expanded Functions distinction from University of California, San Francisco in 2002. I am passionate about learning and hope to earn my Expanded Functions 2 license in the near future. I also love to provide patients with the exceptional dental care and service they deserve. The highlight of my day is to see a patient thrilled with their smile!
I was born in Managua, Nicaragua and I am fluent in both English and Spanish. I have been married for 20 years to my lovely wife Maria and have two amazing children. In my spare time I enjoy spending quality time with my family. We love to travel when time permits and family unity is always our number one priority.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you feel at ease!
Guri and the entire team are the best. I always feel that I am a valued patient. The office takes time to listen to my needs and concerns. On this visit Charles took the extra measures to get me an appt. in timely manner as I was having some unexpected issues.