The doctors could not do their jobs without the wonderful people that make up our team of support staff. Many of them have over 30 years of experience in this dental office and strive to provide all our patients and their families with quality-driven, efficient and professional care.
Ernie has been with this office since 1986 with Dr. Haeberlein in Monteagle Medical Center. An avid learner, he has expertise on the intricacies of the dental insurance market and helps all of patients and their families understand their insurance coverage. In his spare time he enjoys finding out more about computers, outdoor sports like fishing and hunting, and spending time with his wife and daughters.
Lupe has been working at this office since 1984.
Her greatest passion is being with all of her family in the Bay Area, especially when they get together to celebrate special events for the little ones and watching them dance and have a great time. Family is her greatest joy and she spends every minute she can with her two children and her wonderful husband on the peninsula.
Front Desk and Accounting Staff
Ana is our indispensible receptionist, managing phone calls, appointment requests and greeting incoming patient with ease. In her spare time, she has an amazing green thumb and enjoys spending time with her husband and birds.
Graciela has been with this office since 1986.
Originally trained as a dental assistant, she now work with our patients and insurance companies, helping our families understand and work with the complexities of the dental insurance companies. When she is not in the office, she enjoys listening to music and Zumba classes.
Maria has been working at this practice since 1992 and really enjoys working here at Discovery Pediatric Dentistry. In her spare time she likes to read, sing and enjoy the Arts. Most of all she loves to play with her son's adorable pet Labrador "Rocco" while gardening in her backyard.
Back Office Staff
Puishan's greatest love is all animals, especially Dogs. "Man's Best Friend" has taught her many things in her life, including unconditional love and loyalty and how to be more sensitive to others. Currently, she is volunteering as a dog walker at a local animal shelter (SF SPCA), as well as mentoring new volunteers in that program. She also enjoys studying Chinese ancient history and shopping at the local farmer's market.
Martina has been a member of our dental family since she was a little girl, coming to the practice as a patient. She has a unique view of the practice, having seen it both as a patient, and then an employee, and now also a parent. An excellent member of our team, she loves working with kids of all ages. In her spare time, she enjoys good food, shopping and spending time with her two kids.
Nga has been with this office since 1987, following in her sister Maria's footsteps. In her spare time she enjoys working on her backyard (she did the landscaping all by herself!), spending time with her two children and reading books about Chinese Herbal Medicine. She is a dedicated member of our team and loves working with children of all ages, managing even the most apprehensive child with ease. One of her greatest talents is her ability to speak seven different languages.
Finna has been with our office since 1993 as a dental assistant. She enjoys being busy and helping our patients get through their appointment efficiently and with ease. Her two grandsons have introduced her to the world of Minecraft and great movies like Sing. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking healthy delicious food and good music.
Cecil has been with this office since 1987, assisting in the back office. She enjoys learning new techniques and anticipating what the doctor needs even before they know it. She is also helping out more in the front office so you may hear her cheerful voice on the phone. When she's not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her kids and surfing Youtube for great new recipes for her next favorite dish.