Santa Teresa Dental Center is proud to host a well-trained staff full of energy and compassion. From our office staff to our dental hygienists, our caring dental team members are always here for our patients.
DebBee - Dental Hygienist, RDH
DebBee graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Cerritos College in Norwalk prior to completing her clinical dental hygiene training at UCLA School of Dentistry. She began working as an RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist) in August, 1979.
Over the years she has worked in periodontal offices, a prosthodontic office, and in general dentistry. She is also certified in laser dentistry.
Sanja - Dental Hygienist, Registered Dental Hygienist
Sanja graduated from dental hygiene school in 2009, and went on to obtain her registered Dental Hygienist license and laser certification. She has been with Santa Teresa Dental Center since 2009.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time and traveling with her husband and family.
Benjamin - Dental Hygienist
“I love practicing dental hygiene because it allows the confluence of my two greatest passions: the study of science and the care for others.”
Benjamin began his career in dentistry over 17 years ago as a dental assistant and working part-time as a lab technician assistant, this helped him hone in his understanding of the science and technology of delivering dental care. His passion for caring for others and education led him to peruse dental hygiene so that he could directly participate in the lives of his patients and help them follow a path to better health and wellness.
Since earning his associates degree in dental hygiene from Carrington College, Benjamin has pursued numerous educational opportunities and is well-versed in decay prevention strategies, Laser periodontal therapy, the whole health ramifications of periodontal disease, and hygiene instrumentation.
When he isn’t working with his patients, Benjamin can be found in San Jose with his wife and two children. He enjoys working out and serving his community, helping youth and their families maintain healthier relationship with one another.
Debbie - Clinical Supervisor, Registered Dental Assistant
Debbie has been with Santa Teresa Dental Center since 1984 after graduating from San Jose City College’s Dental Assisting program. Debbie is a native of San Jose and currently resides in Morgan Hill.
She enjoys shopping, traveling in her motor home and dirt bike riding. Debbie has attended several continuing education courses and has training from LVI, a prestigious post-graduate dental learning institution in Las Vegas.
Maria - Registered Dental Assistant
Maria has been working in the dental field since 1994. She lives in San Jose and has 2 sons.
In her free time, she loves making authentic Mexican food.