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 that 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.
Kaitlyn – Registered 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 has just passed her exam to become a registered dental assistant in November 2019. 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- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
Kira – Dental Hygienist
Kira comes to us with almost 20 years experience as a Dental Hygienist. She prides herself in being very thorough and personal. She loves taking great care of her patients. Kira is always smiling and cheerful, and works hard to help you maintain good oral health.
Kira enjoys spending time with her husband and children. She loves trips to the mountains, the ocean and anything outdoors. We welcome Kira to our dental family and fantastic team.
Stephanie Mann – Dental Hygiene Coordinator and Receptionist
I grew up in the Central Valley and have 25 years experience in the dental field. I recently joined Deer Park Dental and love being a part of their team in helping patients have a positive
dental experience. I am looking forward to getting to know all of our wonderful patients. When I am not at work, I love being with my husband and two beautiful daughters doing family
activities, having quiet time with a book, crafting and going for walks.
Sukhveer Kaur – Insurance Coordinator/Billing Specialist
Sukhveer graduated from CSU East bay in 2016 where she earned her degree in psychology. She previously worked at UCSF hospital before transitioning into the dental field that she now very much enjoys. She enjoys traveling and reading books in her spare time.
Shauna Hall – Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Shauna is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry’s dental hygiene program. She joined our office with over twenty years of experience as a hygienist and is very meticulous with her cleaning. She is also kind, personable, cheerful and loves to laugh. She has a strong interest in education, not only educating patients about their teeth, but in furthering her own knowledge and training.
Shauna enjoys traveling and is always up for the next family adventure with her husband and three boys!
Cherish Thompson – Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Cherish has been an enthusiastic addition to our team. With over 15 years experience in the dental field, she feels her patients are what bring her the most joy. She loves building relationships, educating, and celebrating improvements in her patient’s oral health. Outside of the office, Cherish can be found spending time with her husband and 3 children. She loves hiking, taking trips to the ocean, and working in the tasting room at one of the original Lodi wineries. “I can’t wait to meet you at your next cleaning appointment!”