Our staff understands the anxiousness and nervousness that many people experience when visiting a dentist for care of their teeth. We sympathize and do our best to reasssure you that you are in gentle, kind, and caring hands.
Please meet the first person that will greet you when you arrive at our offices, Maria Mendoza. As our friendly receptionist, she will welcome you to our office and make sure that you are provided the necessary forms to fill (unless you have previously filled them out by downloading the forms from this website prior to your appointment). Warm and caring, she immediately notifies the other staff members of your arrival, prepares your file to maintain your records, contacts insurance companies regarding coverage, and is more than willing to answer any of your questions or even change the channel on the TV provided in the lobby for your viewing pleasure.
Having been a part of the Smile Shine Dental family since 2008, she says, "Working at Smile Shine Dental is wonderful. We are here to help our patients."
Our office is managed by Arti Sareen. Overseeing the daily operation of the office, Arti will also work with patients to arrange payment plans, bill insurance companies, and perform other financial related matters.
Having been an office manager for 11 years, Arti is an experienced, integral part of Smile Shine Dental.
"I have been working with Dr. Jas since 2005, and I truly feel that this is my home. I love my employer, the environment is relaxed, and it is a place I like to spend my time. Our patients come to Dr. Jas because they have confidence not only in their ability and experience, but in their caring and careful way of treating their patients."
Registered Dental Assistant
Armida Padilla is also a registered dental assistant who has ten years of experience working in the field.
She finds her work fulfilling and enjoys helping the patients relax and be as comfortable as possible.
"I love my job. I like to see the beautiful smiles of our patients and to make them happy by doing a good job."
"Working at Smile Shine Dental has been a great experience. I'm very enthusiastic in what I do. I love making my patients happy. It gave me a life learning experience."
"Every day's a perfect gift of time for us to use. Hours waiting to be filled in any way we choose. Each morning brings a quiet hope that rises with the sun. Each evening brings the sweet content that comes with work well done. I don't like work... but I like what is in work -- the chance to find yourself. A man grows most tired while standing still. I feel lucky, by getting a chance to work at Smile Shine Dental and grow with the team."
"Dentistry is a passion of mine, an art in which I find very rewarding. I am always pursuing continuing education in dentistry. I have been fortunate enough to become part of the Smile Shine Family and as a team we strive on delivering outstanding patient care. We are not just fixing teeth we are changing lives. After all, "a smile is the universal welcome."