When you come to Marina Dental Care, Esther is the first person you see when you arrive. Her job is to get your information and, if you have insurance, to make sure that we maximize your annual benefits. She also helps to explain your treatment options in terms that you can understand. Esther has been with us the longest and she is fluent in Spanish as well. Whenever you call to schedule an appointment, chances are that you will talk to her.
Hilary has been our RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist) for several years now. She graduated from the University of Pacific with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She also received the prestigious Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award for outstanding clinical achievement. She is a California native and just recently she moved to Southern California from the San Francisco Bay Area. Hilary is a specialist in prophy (dental cleaning) and patient education. She is caring and tender with her patients and she will be loved by all of those who are under her care. Hilary is an active member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and California Dental Hygiene Association. Our patients love her!
Julia Castro-SalazarDental Assistant
Julia is one of our Dental Assistants. She is passionate about what she does. Her goal is to make our patients feel comfortable and assist the doctors while they perform their job. She goes above and beyond to make sure that the patient experience will be the best possible. Julia is pursuing her education and in the near future she will be a RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist). Julia is also fluent in Spanish.
Marcia NagaiDental Assistant
Prior to joining our team, Marcia worked as a lab technician for a large Dental Lab in Southern California. She is a specialist in dental materials for prosthesis, crowns and other appliances we offer in our practice due to her past experience. She is Brazilian from Sao Paulo. She loves travelling, music and Asian food. Marcia is fluent in English and Portuguese.
Billy RiosOffice Manager
Alongside his wife Dr. Rios, Billy has also been on the Marina Dental Care team from the beginning. He is in charge of the daily operations and marketing strategies of the office. His job is to manage communications, oversee weekly scheduling, and provide training to supporting staff.