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 among other things. 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 our Dental Assistant. She is passionate about what she does. Her goal is to make our patients to feel comfortable and assist the doctors while they perform their job. Her smile puts anybody at easy and 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 probably the person with most knowledge 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, the largest Japanese community in the world outside Japan. She loves traveling, music and Asian food. Marcia is fluent in English and Portuguese.
Susan HardieDental Assistant
Susan is the newest team member. She is from the Philippines and prior to joining our team, Susan worked a sushi chef in a restaurant in South Bay and as events organizer. During her free time she loves bicycling to the beach and help people. Susan is also fluent in Tagalog.
Billy RiosOffice Manager
Next, to his wife Doctor Rios, Mr. Rios has also been on the Marina Dental Care team from the beginning. He is in charge of the daily operations of the office and his job is to make sure that Dr. Rios has peace of mind so that she can offer the best dental care to her patients.