Each member of our treatment team is a registered assistant, and our office staff has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the latest in technological advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

Arlene Stauder, RDH With over 31 years of dental experience, Arlene brings an enormous wealth of knowledge to our team. Of those 31 years, 10 years she has been with Dr. Mendoza, where she helps run the soft tissue management program. Arlene is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and routinely takes continuing education courses to enhance her education. She is excellent at improving the periodontal health of our patients. Our patients greatly appreciate her concern and thoroughness! Arlene has been married for 30 years and has 3 children and 4 grandkids. In her spare time she likes to play golf, work in my garden and explore the world.

Arlene Stauder, RDH

With over 31 years of dental experience, Arlene brings an enormous wealth of knowledge to our team. Of those 31 years, 10 years she has been with Dr. Mendoza, where she helps run the soft tissue management program.

Arlene is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and routinely takes continuing education courses to enhance her education. She is excellent at improving the periodontal health of our patients. Our patients greatly appreciate her concern and thoroughness!

Arlene has been married for 30 years and has 3 children and 4 grandkids. In her spare time she likes to play golf, work in my garden and explore the world.

Rick Magid, RDH Rick has been a dental hygienist for 24 years, however prior to that Rick was a registered nurse. He brings his nursing background with him as he treats his dental hygiene patients. His gentle demeanor really puts his patients at ease. Rick really takes his time when he’s explaining proper home care. He understands that good oral hygiene starts at home, and with his guidance he gives his patients the tools for success. Outside of the office, he likes working in his yard landscaping.  He also loves to travel.

Rick Magid, RDH

Rick has been a dental hygienist for 24 years, however prior to that Rick was a registered nurse. He brings his nursing background with him as he treats his dental hygiene patients.

His gentle demeanor really puts his patients at ease. Rick really takes his time when he’s explaining proper home care. He understands that good oral hygiene starts at home, and with his guidance he gives his patients the tools for success.

Outside of the office, he likes working in his yard landscaping.  He also loves to travel.

Cecie Uytingco Mendoza, Office Manager/Finances Cecie joined our office full time in 2001. She received her Advertising/Marketing degree from San Jose State University in 1993. Prior to joining our team, Cecie worked in Marketing Communications and Public Relations. Cecie is dedicated to providing each patient with the level of dental care they expect and deserve. She will put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment, as well as greet you with an energetic and fun-loving atmosphere. Cecie is also married to Dr. Mendoza. She enjoys spending time with their two sons Lucas and Matteo. When Cecie is not shuttling the kids between basketball and baseball, she likes to run, listen to music, and read romantic novels.

Cecie Uytingco Mendoza, Office Manager/Finances

Cecie joined our office full time in 2001. She received her Advertising/Marketing degree from San Jose State University in 1993. Prior to joining our team, Cecie worked in Marketing Communications and Public Relations.

Cecie is dedicated to providing each patient with the level of dental care they expect and deserve. She will put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment, as well as greet you with an energetic and fun-loving atmosphere.

Cecie is also married to Dr. Mendoza. She enjoys spending time with their two sons Lucas and Matteo. When Cecie is not shuttling the kids between basketball and baseball, she likes to run, listen to music, and read romantic novels.

 
Ashley Cruz John, RDA Ashley has been a dental assistant since 2008.  She loves her job because of all the interaction she has with people and the relationships she’s built with her patients.  She learns something new every day which makes her job thrilling.  When she’s not in the the office, you can find her with her husband Robert either at Disneyland or at a Bay Area venue listening to live music.

Ashley Cruz John, RDA

Ashley has been a dental assistant since 2008.  She loves her job because of all the interaction she has with people and the relationships she’s built with her patients. 

She learns something new every day which makes her job thrilling.  When she’s not in the the office, you can find her with her husband Robert either at Disneyland or at a Bay Area venue listening to live music.

Diane Ballerini, Scheduling Coordinator/Insurance Diane graduated from the College of Alameda with a Dental Assisting degree.   She’s been in the dental field since 1974 shifting her expertise in dental assisting to front office. Before coming on board in 2009, Diane worked several years in Alameda.  Diane has been married for over 30 years, has 3 sons, and 3 grandchildren.  She spends her days off taking care of her grandchildren and traveling. Her favorite go to place is Las Vegas.

Diane Ballerini, Scheduling Coordinator/Insurance

Diane graduated from the College of Alameda with a Dental Assisting degree.  

She’s been in the dental field since 1974 shifting her expertise in dental assisting to front office. Before coming on board in 2009, Diane worked several years in Alameda. 

Diane has been married for over 30 years, has 3 sons, and 3 grandchildren.  She spends her days off taking care of her grandchildren and traveling. Her favorite go to place is Las Vegas.

Katie Preston, RDA Katie has been a dental assistant for 12 years. 10 of those years have been working alongside Dr. Mendoza.  She loves her job, and finds it fun and exciting, yet challenging at the same time. Katie wears several hats as well, she most recently became a certified massage therapist.  Outside of the office, you will find her spending time with family, or exploring the many Bay Area parks with her dog.

Katie Preston, RDA

Katie has been a dental assistant for 12 years. 10 of those years have been working alongside Dr. Mendoza. 

She loves her job, and finds it fun and exciting, yet challenging at the same time. Katie wears several hats as well, she most recently became a certified massage therapist. 

Outside of the office, you will find her spending time with family, or exploring the many Bay Area parks with her dog.