Meet The Team



Margarita Pineda

Margarita (or “Margie”) has been with our office since 2007; she is the dental insurance and treatment coordinator. Her positive and pleasant personality along with her sense of humor has been helping our patients feel very welcome and comfortable during their office visits. Margie was born and raised in Ventura County; she enjoys spending her free time with her children Sergio, Jr, and Alexander, and with her puppy Kobe. She likes reading a lot of books and hiking.

Samantha Texin

Samantha is one of our dental assistants that has been with our office since 2017. She has been a key personnel in integrating our unique technology. Her humorous personality makes our patients feel comfortable and at ease. Sam enjoys drawing, going to the gym, and playing video games.

Karen Ortiz

Keren first joined our office in 2017. She is one of the most meticulous and well organized registered dental assistants (RDA). She has been committed to make every patient’s visit as comfortable as possible. Karen enjoys traveling and is a big foodie!

Vanessa Cardona

Vanessa joined our office in 2021. She has been an exceptional dental assistant and appointment coordinator. Her more than 20 years of experience in the field along with her calm and positive personality make her a unique employee.

Ashraf Proussaefs

Ashraf is our Registered Dental Hygienist. She is a USC graduate. She has been a hygienist in our office since 2006. Ashraf is very knowledgeable and meticulous in her work. She loves educating patients on the benefits of proper oral hygiene. She likes traveling and spending time with her 3 children.