Mercedes Turrieta – Insurance Coordinator

Mercedes is our insurance coordinator. She collects all the information to submit claims for dental treatment. She makes every effort to help you get the most out of your insurance plan. She came to work in our office in August 2013 originally as a Dental Assistant and became the insurance coordinator in 2017.

Mercedes attended Charter College for Dental Assisting in 2009. In 2014 she earned Registered Dental Assistant license.

When she is not at work, Mercedes loves being with family, camping, and hanging out with her friends. She also loves hiking with the dogs, visiting parents in San Diego, going to Disneyland, working on DIY projects, and planning and decorating for parties.


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Neffer Pernisco – Dental Hygienist

Neffer started dentistry in 1997 as a Registered Dental Assistant. She worked as an assistant for 11 years and because of her passion in dentistry, she decided to go back to school where she received her Dental Hygiene degree in 2008.

Her regards for patient care and work ethics goes beyond and loves educating her patients in dental hygiene. She brings valuable knowledge and periodontal treatment to our hygiene department and is a great asset to our practice.

Neffer and her family love the outdoors. They like to go dirt biking, boating, hiking, and traveling. They enjoy going to sporting events, especially to hockey games. One of Neffer’s bucket lists of things to accomplish is to go to every NHL arena. She has reached quite a few hockey arenas.


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Jennifer Danel – Dental Hygienist

Jennifer has been a hygienist for 5 years, graduating from Pasadena City College in 2013. She was born and raised in the Antelope Valley; she graduated from Desert Christian High School and played AYSO soccer for 10 years.

Her favorite part of her job is being able to educate her patients regarding the importance of oral health, and being able to form a relationship and looking forward to seeing them again.

She likes to be outdoors: hiking, gardening and jet skiing. One day she hopes to hike Half Dome in Yosemite and travel around Europe. She also loves weightlifting with her husband, cooking and hosting small gatherings with their friends.



Sandie Revelle – Dental Assistant

Sandie is a Registered Dental Assistant who joined our office in 2014. She works with the dentists to provide the best treatment in the most comfortable way possible.

Sandie attended Clarita College and attended continuing education classes at UCLA, where she earned certificate for Expanded Functions as a Registered Dental Assistant.

In June 2017, Sandie and her husband, Brian, were married. Their combined family is made up of Sandie’s four children and three grandchildren, and Brian’s four children and two grandchildren.

Sandie loves seeing new things, traveling, and spending time with family.



Vicky Perez – Treatment Coordinator

Vicky is our Treatment Coordinator, She joined our team in June 2019. If treatment is needed Vicky explains in great detail patients treatment plans and insurance coverage. She has been in the dental field for 3+ years.

Vicky and her husband Jose have been married since 2014. They have 2 young children and a dog named Buddy.

On her time off Vicky enjoys being with family, going to theme parks like Six Flags and Disneyland and watching baseball with her dad. She loves visiting her dad’s hometown of Zacatecas Mexico.


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Sonia Mendez – Schedule Coordinator

Sonia has been in the dental field since 1998 after graduating Clarita Career College in Canyon Country. She started out as a Dental Assistant at our office in April 2018 and moved to front office as our schedule coordinator a few months later.

She enjoys talking and getting to know her patients. Her goal is to make sure the patients are happy with their experience in our dental office and loves to bring smiles upon the patient’s faces.

Sonia has been married to her husband Ernesto since March 2015. Together they have 5 beautiful children and 1 awesome grandson. Outside of work her family is her focus. She enjoys hiking, going to the beach, baking and making memories with her husband and children.


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