Meet our staff

Your Optimal Oral Health Is Our Top Priority

About Our Dental Team

Our team of office and medical professionals forms the core of our dental practice. From our Office Manager to our hygienists to our dental assistants, each of our employees is dedicated to your complete comfort and optimal oral health.

We understand Deer Park Dental Team in Stockton CAthat you have unique needs, and we’ll make meeting those needs our top priority as long as you’re in our care. We’re here to help you with everything from learning proper oral hygiene to finding financial solutions that will make it possible for you to see your personalized oral health plan through.

We encourage open communication as part of our commitment to providing you with the personalized attention you deserve. Please know that we’re always here for you, ready to provide you with outstanding patient care, and that we greatly value the trust you’ve placed in us.

Reach out to our team of dental professionals any time by emailing us at [email protected] or by calling us at (209) 478-3036. You can also learn about each of the Deer Park Dental team members waiting to help you reach your oral health goals by reading the bios below.


Joyce – Office Manager

“I am fortunate and thankful to work at Deer Park Dental. I truly appreciate and enjoy working with our team and taking care of our wonderful patients! When I am not busy here at the office, I am most likely running around town with my hubby and four awesome children who mean the world to me. I am also dedicated to living a healthier life, by making better choices with my nutrition, staying active and keeping a happy, positive attitude.”

Joyce, besides being our office manager is a master of many things and keeps the office running smoothly as well as taking the time with our new and current patients to review your treatment and make sure that you understand all the options the doctors present to you.


Peri – Treatment Coordinator

“I have been in the dental field since 1980, starting out as a registered dental assistant. I have worked all phases of dentistry and my favorite is Periodontics! (It fits doesn’t it! Perio, Peri!) I have been with Deer Park Dental since 2007 and have loved every minute of it. It really is a great place to work. Great doctors, co-workers and patients! I have two grown girls, ages 26 and 23. They are my world! I enjoy gardening and spending time in my yard, watching movies and reading.”

Peri takes care of most of the doctors scheduling, reviewing treatment plans with patients and sending pre-determinations of dental benefits so our patients understand what their coverage is.


Grace- Billing Director | Deer Park Smiles Stockton CA

Grace- Medical Billing Specialist

Grace, the newest member of our team, grew up in Stockton and joined our practice in February 2017. She primarily is in charge of insurance and billing and can help you with many of your dental benefit questions. She also works with the front office team scheduling Dr. and Hygiene appointments. Grace is very talented, has a beautiful smile, a sweet personality and is a great addition to our dental team. Her hobbies include baking and spending time with her family.


Kaitlyn dental assistant

Kaitlyn – Dental Assistant

Kaitlyn graduated from Lincoln Technical Academy and joined Deer Park Dental for her internship in January 2015, then joined our staff immediately after. Kaitlyn brings with her an enthusiasm for the patient, kindness and cheerfulness. She is very detailed in her work and has moved from our dental hygiene assistant to primary assistant for Dr. Von Tersch.

“I enjoy going to the beach, spending time with my family and friends and love everything Disney. I also enjoy making people smile.


tracy rdh less dark eyes (2)

Tracy- Registered Dental Hygienist

Tracy is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island. She practiced for a periodontist for seven years before moving to sunny California. Tracy joined our dental family in January 2006. Tracy takes pride in teaching her patients about good oral health and diet. She is meticulous and patient in teaching proper hygiene techniques so your gums will be as healthy as possible. She is very thorough, and excellent.


Dental Staff

Jennifer – Registered Dental Assistant

“I have been a Dental Assistant since 2001. I have been working at Deer Park Dental since 2001 and enjoy working with my team. I graduated from Andon College. On my spare time, I enjoy spending it with my family, and it is usually on the soccer field.”

Jennifer assists Dr. Janice Scott, is the Senior dental assistant in charge of scheduling, ordering and sterilization and my right hand person. I have often described Jennifer as being worth her weight in gold. We often do not have to speak to know what each other wants. She has a soft and kind spirit and is a great member of the team. Jennifer is also bi-lingual and speaks Spanish which is a plus for many of our patients.


Dental Staff

Jennifer – Registered Dental Assistant

“I have been a dental assistant since 2006 and I have been with Deer Park Dental since 2008. I graduated from California College Andon and earned my Dental Assisting certificate”.

Jennifer continued her education to become a registered dental assistant so that she can be a greater help to the doctor she assists and the patients. Jennifer always has a smile on her face, has a great laugh and is also great at helping our patients to be more comfortable during their dental visits. She has a kind and wonderful way with our patients. She also assists Dr. Janice Scott when needed.


Maria – Registered Dental Hygienist

Maria joined Deer Park Dental in July 2003. She is a graduate of UCSF. She brings a special touch as she is bi-lingual and speaks Spanish, which has been very helpful for many of our Spanish speaking patients. Maria is great at putting the patients at ease and helping them to forget about having their teeth cleaned as she educates them about topics during the visit. She is very thorough and spends time educating the patients about their dental and oral health needs. If you have more advanced periodontal needs, she will work with you to make the visit as comfortable as possible, while still taking care of your needs. We appreciate Maria’s professionalism and willingness to help wherever needed.


Mary – Registered Dental Hygienist

Mary is one of our longest standing hygienists, and has worked with our patients since 1993. She has a soft quiet touch and very focused in detail and her work. She is always a team player, and we have to say, “Mary, it is time to go home”, because, she never leaves until everything is done. She is a kind person who is always learning and finding ways to make your visit and oral health better. We are happy to have her as part of our team. Mary also works as a Dental Hygienist for Dr. Michael R. Moreno in his other office in Stockton, and has been in that office for many years.


Pam – Registered Dental Hygienist

Pam is a graduate of UCSF and joined our office when Dr. von Tersch became part of our Doctor team in September of 2008. She was a hygienist in his office since he first started practicing. Her patients are very loyal to her and appreciate her kind manner and attention to their dental needs. We welcome Pam in our team. Pam is very involved in her community. She is a past President of Junior League of San Joaquin County and serves on the Stockton Symphony Board of Directors. “I love helping the patients work towards dental health and wellness”, says Pam.


daisy staff member

Daisy – Dental Assistant

Daisy’s primary responsibilities at Deer Park Dental are Hygiene and Sterilization assistant. Daisy “loves working in the dental field and being able to help and educate patients about the importance of their oral hygiene.  In my spare time I love spending time with my family and going out into new adventures with my fiance”.