Meet the Los Gatos Dental Team
Michele, Business Manager
Michele first joined Los Gatos Dental Group in 2002 and has 24 years of dental world experience overall. Originally from Fresno, she attended both De Anza College and Fresno City College before moving on to pursue dental assisting training at Galen College. After achieving her RDA, she worked as an assistant for some time, gradually moving up to surgical assistant, front desk, and then management. Today, she’s proud of the office for practicing such advanced dentistry – she always feels like she’s at the top of her field! She also loves the people she works with daily and the people she’s gotten to know so well over the years.
Today, Michele lives in Santa Cruz with her husband and pets. When she isn’t busy at work, she enjoys hiking, mountain biking, white water rafting, camping, and taking on home projects.
Emilia, Front Office Lead
Emilia is from San Jose and has 23 years of dental experience. She first joined our practice seven years ago and enjoys working in an environment where she knows that people are receiving the best dental care possible. She feels proud to be a part of such an amazing group!
Emilia received her education at Bryman College. She is actually bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish.
Jessica, Treatment Coordinator
Jessica is a relatively new member of our team, bringing eight years of dental experience to her position here in Los Gatos, CA. Originally from San Jose, she underwent dental assistant training at Bryman College. She loves working with such an awesome team.
Jessica and her husband have a daughter and a son. Her hobbies include baking, cooking, going to movies, and being with her family.
Deborah (“Debbie”), Registered Dental Hygienist
Debbie has been working in dentistry for an impressive 42 years now, spending the last 35 as a member of our staff. She attended University of the Pacific, University of Vienna, and Cabrillo College and is also trained in laser dentistry. Her favorite part of her work is the people she treats!
Originally from Rio Del Mar, Debbie has a beautiful daughter who has a 4 year old boy and twin baby girls. Outside of her work, she enjoys swimming, kayaking, and entertaining. She’s also been an avid gardener for 37 years.
Rachelle, Registered Dental Hygienist
Rachelle has been working in dentistry for seven years now, spending six of them right here at Los Gatos Dental Group. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of the Pacific, and she is also certified in laser dentistry and CPR. She loves working in a high-tech office where she never stops learning!
Rachelle is from San Jose. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and traveling.
Vivian, Dental Assistant
Vivian first joined our team seven years ago and has 22 years of dental world experience overall. She attended Delta College before moving on to achieve her dental education at Andon College. Her favorite part of her work is meeting people and making them happy! She especially enjoys cosmetic dentistry.
Vivian has two wonderful children, and her hobbies include traveling, music, playing the piano, and gardening. She was in Scouts for about 10 years and volunteered to teach young children Vietnamese at church for three years as well. She is originally from Cam Ranh in Vietnam and was actually one of the young “boat people” who arrived here after the Vietnam War. She witnessed a lot of difficulty during this time in her life and is very thankful to be in America today with her family.
Kourtney, Dental Assistant
As a dental assistant, Kourtney enjoys being able to experience all types of dentistry. She joined Los Gatos Dental Group in October 2016. She is originally from Miami, FL where she attended Miami Beach Senior High. She then continued her education at Gavilan College and Santa Clara ROP. She was student of the year in her dental assisting program.
Kourtney likes to travel and enjoys different kinds of dance and music. She speaks, Portuguese, Spanish and English.