Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. Our dental assistants and hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. They are excited about what they are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients.
Our dedicated and motivated staff has one primary goal—your utmost comfort! We feel it’s important that you understand the treatment that you’ll be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure. Our staff is eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care. Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns.
Carolina Orozco Hernandez
Executive Office Manager /Registered Dental Assistant
Carolina is our Office Manager and is also a Registered Dental Assistant. She has been in the dental field for 20 years. Carolina has also worked as a Medical Assistant where her phlebotomist's training was greatly utilized. The Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and Sedation Solutions for the Challenging Patient training has been successfully completed. Carolina also volunteers her time as a board member for the Samuel L. Dixon Family Health Center. She is warm-hearted and always puts her patients at ease. She also makes the best tamales. Carolina has 2 children, Ashley and Franky. Carolina knows every aspect of the office and as the Executive Office Manager, you can trust that she is there answer any questions that you have. Carolina enjoys painting and scrap-booking arts and crafts. She was nominated in 2018 for the Santa Clarita Women in Service Award and we are so very proud of her!
Front Office Manager/Treatment coordinator
Heather is our Front Office Manager and Treatment Coordinator. Her passion is talking about how to utilize your insurance to its full potential. She can answer just about any question that you may have, regarding your specific dental treatment and insurance questions. Heather is so helpful, she's always willing to seek that answers you may need. She grew up and went to school in Acton, graduating from Vasquez High School. Heather also studied at College of the Canyons and San Fernando Beauty Academy. She has a son, Issac, who is so fun to be around. Heather enjoys making jewelry and hiking (when she has time). Having worked in customer service for the past twenty years, Heather enjoys working with people and looks forward to getting to personally know our patients and their dental needs.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Jen is a Registered Dental Hygienist who graduated from Canyon High School 2010 and graduated from dental hygiene school in 2014. She was the Valedictorian of her Hygiene school and was a top graduate, holding the highest grade point average in all of her class. She was born and raised in Santa Clarita and is loving her new home with her husband, Jeff. Jen is such a fun, positive and funny person that she is such a joy to be around. She loves the field of dental hygiene and is always up to date with the latest and greatest. Jen loves playing with her 18 month old son on her days off.
Monique is our Dental Hygienist but also our specialist in Dental Laser treatments. She lives in Ventura County and travels to our office just for us. You will experience a wealth of knowledge from her as she make your dental visit as comfortable as possible. She loves spending time with her husband and kids.
Registered Dental Assistant
Summer is our lead Registered Dental Assistant. She currently resides in the Santa Clarita Valley and attended Saugus High School, graduating in 2013. She then attended Charter College to pursue dentistry and graduated in 2014. She has been in the dental field for over 5 years here at Family Tree. When Summer is not in the office she is hanging out with her cat Zoey, or enjoys running, hiking, camping, and finishing her college classes to continue her dental education in Dental Hygiene. Her amazing hand skills in dental procedures and her knowledge makes every patient at ease.
Sindy is our front office coordinator; During her free time, she likes to spend time with my wonderful Fiance. They are Disneyland annual pass holders and spend a lot of time at Disneyland or with their niece and nephew whom she adores. Sindy is originally from the Bay Area and tries to go back home to visit my family as often as she can.
Roxy is a dental assistant here at the office who graduated from our local Charter College. She loves dentistry as much as she loves to make her patients feel comfortable in the dental chair. She is very passionate about the dental field and loves to learn new techniques. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, gardening, hiking, and of course spending time with her boyfriend Barret. Roxy also has 4 dogs and loves them dearly. Roxy and Barret love to travel, they have been to most of central Europe and hope to travel to New Zealand next!
Lead Registered Dental Hygienist
Araceli is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has been in the dental field for six years. She started as a dental assistant where she quickly became passionate about dentistry. Her passion inspired her to further her education by becoming a dental hygienist. She really enjoys educating her patients on their oral health and providing high quality care. In her spare time she enjoys reading, hiking and spending time with her fiance Omar. Her bucket list is to cruise the Mediterranean to visit Rome and Greece.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Ever since I was a child, going to the dentist has always been positive experience, which inspired me to become a dental hygienist. I hope that my role in the dental field, I can recreate that feeling for each of my patients, while educating them the importance of oral care. During my free time, I enjoy activities such as baking, paper crafts, & planning events and activities with friends; if I was not a dental hygienist, I think I would have become an event planner or any occupation that allows me to unlock my creativity. I consider myself to be very down-to-earth, preferring to spend time with my husband and my two cats at home, however, I am open to- and love to try new activities and adventures. I hope that my career as a dental hygienist is a long and fruitful one, opening more opportunities as they come.
Regine is one of our dental assistants in the office. She is fairly new to the dental field and plans on furthering her education to become a dentist in the near future. In June 2019 she graduated from UC, Irvine with a B.S. in Public Health Sciences. She loves to incorporate the prevention aspect into this field. When Regine is out of the office, she loves going to Disneyland, on hikes, or finding new places to eat.