Meet The Team

Melany-Office Manager/Financial Insurance Coordinator

Melany has been in the dental field since 2008 and has been with Dr. Ban since early 2011. Not only is she excellent in chair-side assisting, but she is also well-versed with patient care, dental insurances, treatment plans and finances. Melany enjoys working with our patients to help them better understand their insurance benefits and helps them feel at ease before any dental treatment. She loves dentistry and takes pride in taking care of our patients with the most highest level of integrity and strives to build a life time relationship with them.

Tanya-Assistant Manager/Dental Assistant

Tanya began dental assisting in 2014 and is currently in school to pursue her dream of becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist. Although, Tanya just turned 18 when she first joined our team, she is mature beyond her age in every way. Tanya is excellent in all areas of patient care, including back office dental assisting, patient insurance benefits, insurance billing and coordinating financial plans. Tanya loves interacting with our patients and always greets our patients with a bright big smile. 

She enjoys spending time with her beautiful daughter and going on hikes with her dogs.     

Elaine-Front Office Coordinator/Dental Assistant

Elaine joined our team in 2005. She is proficient in the front with scheduling patients and verifying insurance and the back of the office with assisting Dr. Ban. Before joining Dr. Ban’s team, Elaine worked in the accounting department at Bank of America for 11 years. She always comes in with a heartwarming smile and is very attentive with our patients. 

On her free time, she loves spending time with her husband and three handsome boys.

Yawen-Registered Dental Hygienist

Yawen completed her dental hygiene education at Carrington College. She has a strong commitment to uphold by providing a safe, comfortable and quality dental hygiene care to our patients.

Suman-Registered Dental Assistant

Suman is friendly and experienced and is dedicated to your oral health and smile.

Vanessa-Dental Assistant

Vanessa’s dental journey started during the summer of 2014. She continues to be active in the the dental community throughout her studies. She believes that a smile is the shortest distance between two people and focuses on creating a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Vanessa joined our team as an intern in 2016 who then exceeded Dr. Ban’s expectations and became a permanent part of our team. 

Outside the office, she enjoys exploring new destinations, spending time with family and friends and trying new restaurants.

Keerthana-Dental Assistant

Keerthana is an internationally trained dentist and is passionate about modern dentistry. She is currently studying to obtain a California dental license as a dentist.  She met Dr. Ban through a family friend and shadowed her during treatment while she was on vacation from India. Keerthana then became an integral part of Dr. Ban’s team as a dental assistant because she admired Dr. Ban’s patient care philosophy and office’s cutting-edge technology.

She enjoys working with children, spends her free time dancing professionally and hiking.

Cinthia-Dental Assistant

Cinthia has the most positive attitude, greeting each patient with the warmest smile. She has been a dental assistant since 2013. She has a very kind heart she is always ready to listen and loves to talk to our patients.

On her free time, she likes to watch movies, eat and try new things.