Cheryl - Office Manager
Cheryl has been in dentistry for over 17 years. She started as a Registered Dental Assistant
and has since moved into a management position. She takes pride creating a smooth experience in the dental office from that first phone call, scheduling, understanding insurance benefits and payment options. Cheryl has 3 children, and when there is free time she enjoys all things outdoors, especially hiking and outrigger paddling.
Mary - Registered Dental Assistant
Mary Villapania is our Registered Dental Assistant. She has been in the dental field for 40 years. She also has her CTE Teaching Credential for Dental Assisting and has taught for 10 years. She is very compassionate, caring and committed to helping patients with their dental needs. She resides with her high school sweetheart, aka husband of 38 years, 2 daughters and 1 son. In her free time, you will find her camping in her RV, hiking and enjoying the outdoors.
Natalia - Registered Dental Assistant
We are fortunate to have Natalia on our team. Natalia is a dentist originally from Argentina and moved to Southern California in 2012. She is currently studying to get her EF2 (Extended Function 2 certificate) as an advanced Registered Dental Assistant. She has worked in the dental field since 2005. When Natalia is not working, she enjoys working out, taking long walks and spending time with her husband and friends.
Isabel - Registered Dental Assistant
Isabel has been with our practice since September 2021 and has over 20 years of experience in the dental field. She attended UCLA where she received her Registered Dental Assistant and Extended Functions (RDAEF) License. She has a passion for dentistry and enjoys helping our patients. Isabel enjoys spending time with her family and friends outside of work.
Jodi - Registered Dental Hygienist
Jodi joined us in June of 2020. She attended University of Miami and pursued her degree in dental hygiene in Gainesville, Florida. She began her career at Mount Sinai Medical Center where she practiced for 6 years, then moved to Chicago where she practiced for 17 years. She decided to move to the sun and warmth of Orange County where she has happily lived for the last 7 years. In her spare time, Jodi loves to play tennis, run on Orange County's beautiful beaches, garden, and travel.
Liesa - Registered Dental Hygienist
Liesa is married and is the mother of four children. She was born in Alaska and raised in the Northwest. At 20 years old she moved to Southern California and completed her BS in Dental Hygiene at Loma Linda University, graduating in 1996. She has resided in Seal Beach for the past 12 years. She absolutely loves my career as a dental hygienist, and feels privileged to work with such a wonderful dental team at Cohen, Barrett, and Gendy DDS.