Meet Our Oral Surgery Staff
I have been with the practice since 2000, first as a surgical assistant and now as financial coordinator. I am a certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Anesthesia Assistant and specialize in medical/dental coding and insurance policies. I enjoy working in the oral surgery field and utilize my knowledge of insurance Dental Implants policies to make your visit with us as seamless as possible.
I was born and raised in Vietnam and moved to Long Beach, California in 1994. I worked in an oral surgery office in Long Beach for 5 years as a surgical assistant while attending college, then I relocated to the Bay area and joined Dr. Shimane’s team.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and my son, watching movies and gardening.
I joined Dr. Shimane’s office as Scheduling Coordinator in 2015. I graduated from Las Positas College where I obtained my AA degree and have been working in the healthcare field thereafter. I truly have a passion for helping our patients and their families while making sure their experience is welcoming and enjoyable. Here at Shimane Oral Surgery everyone is so friendly and professional and I am so happy to be a part of such a great team!
A little bit about me, I grew up in Castro Valley and was even a patient of Dr. Shimane’s for my wisdom teeth removal as a teenager! In my free time I enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with my fiancé, family and friends.
I am an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Assistant and I have been with this wonderful office since 2004. I received my Associate in Art Degree in Dental Assisting from Heald College. What I enjoy most about working at the practice is helping provide patients with the smile that they deserve in their amazing transformation with their implant treatment. I also enjoy all the lovely ladies that I work with; we truly have a great team.
When I am not in the office I enjoy spending my time with my two beautiful daughters.
My journey with the practice began as a patient here. Every time I would come for a procedure or a check-up I would become more and more interested in the dental field. One day I finally asked Dr. Shimane how I could become a surgical assistant at his practice. He was kind enough to steer me in the right direction by advising me to get my Dental Assistant certification. Soon after graduating high school, I enrolled in Carrington College where I finished my certification while working part time.
I have been fortunate enough to work at Dr. Shimane’s practice since 2011. I have my Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant certification and couldn’t ask for a better surgical team to be a part of. I enjoy meeting new people at the practice and providing optimal care for them.
On my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends going to the beach, hiking and rooting for the Oakland A’s.
I am an energetic and reliable dental assistant with more than four years of experience in dentistry. I am always eager to learn new skills and traits so I may contribute to an excellent workplace environment, which I have found since joining Dr. Shimane’s office and his wonderful team in 2015.
My journey in dentistry began at College of Alameda, where I achieved my Dental Assisting Certification in 2011. My main goal in dentistry is to provide excellent care for the patient.
More about myself, I speak fluently in English and Vietnamese, as well as conversational Cantonese. On my spare time, I like to bowl, cook, hike, and take my pet on a long walk in the park. Depending on the season, I also like to snowboard, bike, and go camping.