Get to know the team
Pong has previously been a dental assistant in both specialty and general dental practices (including ours). Her knowledge of the dental field and her organizational skills have qualified her to become our practice manager. She's smart, adventurous, caring and fun to be around. She loves new challenges and is especially quick to learn new things. She enjoys cooking, biking and other outdoor sports. She's fluent in 3 languages: Laotian, Thai and English.
Kathleen started her career as a Dental Assistant. She then shifted roles to a Front Desk Manager and worked at a San Mateo practice for 10 years before starting with us in our San Carlos office. She has three kids, and she loves fashion and Karaoke. Kathleen speaks Tagalog and English.
Ani has over 15 years experience in the dental field. She worked at general dentistry offices as well as specialty offices. She is the main friendly voice that you hear on the phone when you call for appointments. Ani prides herself in her ability to take care of our patients in a very warm, efficient way and to make sure that they feel welcomed the second they walk through the door.
Ani lives with her son. Outside of work, Ani enjoys the beautiful nature of the Bay Area as well as the variety of the international cuisines that it has to offer
Jessica has over 6 years experience in the dentistry field both as a dental assistant and in the front office. She's the smiling face who greets you as you walk in and can set up your new appointments as you depart.
Jessica is also a trained barista so you'll always find her with some coffee nearby. She enjoys spending time with her 2 daughters and has a particular fondness for amusement parks. At home, she hosts a menagerie of pets including a cat, 2 fish and a dog: Jerry, Pelco, Glitter Sparkles LOL & Mocha.
Our full-time Hygienist, Maria, comes with over 25 years of experience. She ran a full hygiene department in her previous dental office and is LASER certified. Maria is always laughing and talking with patients. She is an amazing Hygienist with limitless ambition. She has two daughters and a grandson who is the love of her life. She rides to the office on her cute bike, and loves swimming, cooking, and fishing with her boyfriend. Speaks English and Spanish.
Ana is our hygienist with over 20 years of experience caring for the oral health of patients. She’s a quick learner and has adapted quickly to the newest hygiene technology. Her gentle approach and friendly demeanor is appreciated by our patients. Outside of work, she generously spends time working at Stanford Hospital with palliative care patients.
Lety has been Dr. Morad's Dental Assistant since 2003. They started together in the old San Carlos office. She is one of the most upbeat, caring people. She and Dr. Morad have enjoyed so many laughs with their patients over the years. Lety lives in Redwood City with her family. She is a pet lover who has had multiple pets from hamsters to several cats and dogs. She is creative and is always busy repainting, redecorating and building stuff around the house.
Dorene has been a super dental assistant for 20+ years. As a long-time and local resident of the mid-peninsula, we call her our "social butterfly" as she knows so many of our patients as her friends. When she's not working, she can be found dining out or building energy at the gym.
Ghassan is our ortho assistant. He graduated from France with a postgraduate degree in pediatric orthodontics. He offers our patients his broad, international experience and years of practice in Saudi Arabia, France and the US. He's fluent in English, French and Arabic. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and his two lovely kids.