Marina Tooth Fairy Dental – Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Jodi McLean

OFFICE MANAGER

[sitename} jodi mclean office managerJodi grew up in Salt Lake City, golfing in the summer and skiing in waist-deep powder and doing pirouettes for the University of Utah’s renowned ballet school during the winter. She recently moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to familiarize herself with Marin County’s world-class road cycling scene, as well as to explore new growth opportunities in the world of dentistry. She has now spent over 15 years assisting in several successful practices in Utah. Certified in CAD Cam operation and an expert in lab work, Jodi also counts the delicate art of CEREC restoration amongst her favorite skills, which she employs in high-volume patient environments where integrity and quality of work are measured with efficiency and first-rate customer service. Jodi’s continuing passion for dentistry has brought her to the managerial side of the office. Here, she uses her love for interpersonal communication and a keen eye for detail to assess each patient’s unique dental needs and connects them with the best treatment plan for their budget. In her spare time, you might find her prowling the local farmer’s markets for obscure root vegetables, practicing yoga on Stinson Beach or leading a women’s cyclocross ride deep into the Marin Headlands.

 

Maria Hernandez Bonilla RDA

REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT

marina dentist sanfranciscoMaria was born and raised in El Salvador until the age of thirteen. When Maria lost both of her parents, she moved to the United States at fourteen with her siblings in 1994. Since then, Maria has dedicated her life to helping others in any way she can. Maria began her studies in the dental field because she has a passion for helping people and is especially good at easing the fears of anxious patients. Maria is always upbeat and friendly and truly cares about her patients’ well-being. She is focused on educating patients about the importance of their dental health to their overall systemic health. She enjoys watching the transformation that happens when patients get into a state of dental health and how it positively affects their overall well-being. Maria’s outgoing and caring personality makes her a great asset to our practice. When Maria is not in the office, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family, her husband, two daughters, & son.

 

Katja Kespret

REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT

Katja has been in dentistry for more than eight years. Originally from Slovenia, Europe, Katja earned her DDS from University of Ljubljana in 2014. She then moved to San Francisco Bay Area in late 2015, where she passed National Board Dental Examination Part I & Part II, & acquired radiology & coronal polishing certificates.

She obtained vast knowledge during her studies & clinical experience at the University of Ljubljana, as well as dental, assisting in several successful offices in Slovenia.

Having joined us in 2016, her goal is to provide the best service & experience for our patients, increase oral health awareness & help create happy, healthy smiles. She is planning to go back to school to become a licensed dentist in the U.S. as well.

Dancing & sports are her other big passions. In her spare time, she enjoys jogging around Lake Merritt, visits kizomba & salsa festivals & together with her husband often goes social dancing. In the winter, she loves exploring new mountains for skiing with her friends & family.

 

Marieldy

REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT

Marieldy was born & raised in Nicaragua before she moved to San Francisco at the age of 15. She graduated from Balboa High School & received her dental assistant certificate from the City College of San Francisco in 2017. She has previously volunteered at the University of the Pacific & other general & private dental offices, until recently when she became part of the Marina Tooth Fairy team as one of our new dental assistants. While working, she is also taking her prerequisite classes for dental school to become a general dentist. When she’s not at work or in school, she likes to spend her time reading non-fiction books or working out at the gym.

 

Liliana

REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT

Liliana, born and raised in the East Bay, graduated from San Francisco State University in 2016. Although she received her bachelor’s degree in General Biology, her plans are to continue studying & apply to dental school to become a dentist. Liliana has always found joy in helping others & is very passionate about teaching people about oral hygiene & maintaining optimal oral health. Liliana joined the Marina Tooth Fairy team in 2015 as a front office assistant. She is now a dental assistant & is certified to take x-rays & polish teeth. When she isn’t busy with work or school, she loves to travel, take road trips a& go hiking.

 

Diana

PATIENT/INSURANCE COORDINATOR

Diana was born & raised in the Bay Area along with her three siblings. After graduating from South San Francisco High School. She moved with her family to Long Beach, California. Five short years later, she moved back to the Bay Area to finish her major in Anthropology at San Francisco State University. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends & family in both the Bay Area & in Long Beach. Her hobbies include playing percussion, ballroom dancing, eating ice cream & exploring all the wonderful restaurants San Francisco has to offer. After working in a dental lab in South San Francisco, Diana found a new found interest in dentistry & one day hopes to pursue a career in the dental field.

 

Hong Lam RDH

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

Marina Tooth Fairy Dental hong lam rdhHong Lam, RDH. Hong is a registered dental hygienist who was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Prior to her pursuit of becoming a hygienist, Hong worked as a dental assistant for over three years. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Hawaii. Hong is board certified in both Hawaii and California. She has been an active member of the American Dental Hygienist Association since 2007. Hong understands that visiting the dentist can cause anxiety for many people. Therefore she has made it her personal goal to provide comfortable and relaxing care to each and every patient she sees. She believes everyone deserves a healthy, beautiful smile.

 

Diana

PATIENT/INSURANCE COORDINATOR

Diana was born & raised in the Bay Area along with her three siblings. After graduating from South San Francisco High School. She moved with her family to Long Beach, California. Five short years later, she moved back to the Bay Area to finish her major in Anthropology at San Francisco State University. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends & family in both the Bay Area & in Long Beach. Her hobbies include playing percussion, ballroom dancing, eating ice cream & exploring all the wonderful restaurants San Francisco has to offer. After working in a dental lab in South San Francisco, Diana found a new found interest in dentistry & one day hopes to pursue a career in the dental field.

 

Rebecca Jue

SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR

Marina Tooth Fairy Dental san francisco dentistRebecca was born and raised in the Bay Area. She recently graduated with a BS in Biological Sciences from the University of California in Irvine and hopes to further her education by attending medical school in the future. Ever since Rebecca was a young girl, she was always interested in helping people, whether it was trips to a local soup kitchen or volunteering at California Pacific Medical Center. Regardless of the situation, Rebecca has always been willing to lend a hand. When Rebecca is not working, she enjoys volunteering at Highland Hospital and taking frequent trips down to sunny Southern California.

 

Why Choose Us?

Friendly and Helpful Office Staff • Personalized, Gentle Care • Comfortable, Relaxing Environment • Highly Trained Staff • Committed to Continual Education and Learning • Free Consultations • Most Local Insurance Accepted • State-Of-The-Art Amenities • In-Room Entertainment • Flexible Financing Available • Digital X-Rays • Cutting-Edge Technology • Emergency Appointments • Early and Evening Appointments • Lunchtime Appointments • Most Major Insurances Accepted

 

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