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Meet Our Team

 


Jessica Ramirez

Practice Administrator

I’m Jessica and I have been in dentistry since 2006 when I graduated from the dental assisting program at Contra Costa College. I joined Shadelands Pediatric Dentistry in 2020 with extensive knowledge of patient account management and dental insurance processing. Today, I am the office coordinator/manager and help our busy days run as smoothly as possible! I enjoy spending time with my daughter, Isabel, and traveling in my spare time. I also love baseball, and am all about the color green. I look forward to helping grow your child’s smile! 


Georgina Granados

Front Desk Receptionist

Hi there! My name is Georgina. My role at Shadelands Pediatric Dentistry is as front office receptionist/coordinator. My goal is to help accommodate every patient's needs and assist in every way I can. My top priority is to make sure that each patient receives exceptional care and service. Some of my personal interests outside of the office are shopping, spending quality time with my children, and cooking. A fun fact about me is that I enjoy baking. 


Corina Bustamante

Front Desk Receptionist

Hello! My name is Corina, and I am one of the front office receptionists/coordinators here at Shadelands Pediatric Dentistry. It is extremely important to me that your children maintain healthy smiles throughout their lives. Some of my favorite things to do out-of-scrubs are painting and gardening with my dog, Chuchi.


Sydnie Mitchell

Social Media/Marketing Coordinator

Hello! My name is Sydnie, and I am the marketing and social media coordinator here at Shadelands Pediatric Dentistry. I manage our social media platforms, I work on office projects, and I run our marketing strategies and public relations. My goal is to not only get our name out there, but also to build relationships with each of our patients based on trust and loyalty. Outside of seeing your children's beautiful smiles, I love to spend quality time with my friends and family, travel to new places, and spend time outdoors. A fun fact about myself is that I was a patient of Dr. M's for the previous 7 years before starting at SPD! I look forward to seeing you around the office!


Denise Meza

Registered Dental Hygenist

Hi, my name is Denise, and I am a registered dental hygienist and the myofunctional therapist liaison at Shadelands Pediatric Dentistry. One of my goals is to help patients being at ease and having fun at the dentist! Another goal of mine is helping families identify potential pediatric sleep-disordered breathing and orofacial myofunctional disorders by examining tethered oral tissues. I take pride in providing the best care to my patients and giving patient education that they can take home. When I'm not at the office, I love to go hiking with my dogs (Princess and Nala) and love the chance to catch a sunset by the water. Fun fact about me: I've been skydiving before!


Cely Paez

Registered Dental Hygenist

My name is Cely Paez. My role at Shadelands Pediatric Dentistry is a registered dental hygienist. My goal in this role is to provide our team with the support it needs to create a safe and positive experience for our patients. It is my personal goal to continue to invest in my professional growth in order to promote oral health through providing knowledge and excellent care. My joy in life comes from my daughter and French bulldog, Rocko. 


Ihaly Munoz

Clinical Practice Manager

My name is Ihaly Munoz. My role at Shadelands Pediatric Dentistry is as a registered dental assistant/clinical practice manager. My goal in this role is to help kids overcome the fear of going to their dental appointments and to build confidence and trust within the team. I want to provide the best care possible for every patient that walks into the office, by being hardworking, honest, and caring. In my free time, I love to spend quality time with my family and the native community. A fun fact about me is that I rescue hummingbirds and bring them back to full health. I will be looking forward to seeing you around Shadelands!


Gabby Balladares

Registered Dental Assistant

Hi, I’m Gabby. I have a passion for oral health and have been in dentistry since graduating from the San Jose City College dental program in 2016. I’ve always loved working with children and have been in pediatric dentistry for over 5 years. As an RDA, I strive to help children keep healthy smiles, inform parents about preventative oral care, and create a comfortable, welcoming space for children who may feel uneasy about dental visits. I am a mother of three, and along with creating memories with my family, I enjoy cooking, crafting, and painting.


Lwam Wolday

Dental Assistant

Hi! My name is Lwam. My job at SPD is as a back office dental assistant. My goal in the role is to give it my all for every single patient and to make everyone feel welcome. I hope to one day become a dentist, and I have inspiration all around the office! Outside of work, I am a full-time student, and I enjoy spending time with my family. A fun fact about me is that I have an identical twin sister! I can’t wait to see you around Shadelands!


Ana Alfaro

Dental Assistant

Hello, my name is Ana, and I'm a dental assistant who is presently pursuing my RDA licensure. Working with kids has always been fun for me because it makes me remember how great and exciting the world can be.
on the weekends, I enjoy cooking, working out, hanging out with friends and family, and playing with my two dogs.


Lily Valencia

Dental Assistant

Hi! My name Is Lily & I'm A Dental Assistant Here At Shadelands Pediatric Dentistry. 

I Make Your Teeth Nice & Sparkly Every Three To Six Months When You Come To Our Office For A Cleaning. During That Visit, My Ultimate Goal Is To Not Only to Make Sure You Walk Out With Pearly Whites, But Also Leaving With An Understanding of How Important It Is To Take Care Of Your Teeth That You Will Have Until You're 100 Years Old!

When I'm Not Cleaning Teeth, I'm Spending Time With My Family & Friends! 


Fun Fact: I Can Eat An Entire Large Pizza To Myself! (Pineapple Does Belong On Pizza)



Leslie Arriaga

Dental Assistant

My name is Leslie, and my job at SPD is as a dental assistant. My goal in my role is to help children develop good oral health habits. I want to show the community around me that I am patient, a team player, and compassionate to every single patient that walks in the door. Outside of the office, I like to go to the racetrack, bake, and to spend time with my loved ones. A fun fact about me is that I play the piano! I look forward to seeing you around the office.


Office Location

  • Walnut Creek
  • 520 Lennon Ln
  • Suite A
  • Walnut Creek, CA
  • 94598
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