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Dental Assistant

My name is May. I am a mother of 1. I’ve worked in dental field as an assistant for the past four years. Currently going to school to become a hygienist. On my days off I like enjoying music by going to concerts and enjoy my summers on the beach with a piña colada.


Dental Assistant


Dental Assistant

Im a crosstrained trained dental assistant. With 10 years of experience Im originally from Palm Springs Cal. My first year here in San Diego, and my first year of marriage. I look forward to helping you with all dental needs as well as getting know new faces.


My name is Maria, I’ve been assisting for 10+ years. Love and treat all my patients like family. I like to play music, sing, travel, camp, paint and spending time with my family. I became a mom of twins Athena and Atticus in 2019. Married to the most amazing man in the world.

Feel very blessed to be surrounded by such great people. You’d be lucky to be around anyone in this office, truly the best team I’ve ever worked with. For dentistry being as stressful as it is, I guarantee you’ll enjoy your time here.

Kenia González


Hello, my name is Kenia González. I’m the lead RDA in our beautiful office. I’ve been an assistant for 10 years and I’ve been working alongside Dr. Raza for the past 5 years. I pride myself in my ability to comfort my patients. I feel a sense of fulfillment when we are able to transform smiles. On my free time I enjoy dancing, spending time with my family, and playing video games.

Gardenia Bernal

Treatment Coordinator/RDA

I started my journey as a dental assistant, continued my education and received my RDA license. I then came to the realization that my clinical knowledge could be used to help patients navigate their treatment as well as financial matters. I found my family here with Escondido Family Dental Care and Specialty Center in 2017. I cannot be more grateful for the wonderful staff here and how amazing the doctors are! I take great pride and joy in my work and what I do, i make it my home away from home. I am another of two children (ages 5 & 6), and our German Shepard (5 months old). I enjoy spending my free time taking long walks on the beach, going camping with my family, and taking our RZR out to the dunes.

We are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!

High Standards

A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.

Education & Prevention

As a practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.

Uncompromising Safety

Infection control in our office is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Training & Expertise

As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.

A Positive Experience

Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.