Patient Resources

Meet Our Staff

 

Crystal Cartisano – Office Administrator

Crystal attended Modesto Junior College and Galen College of Nursing. Her certifications and training include:

  • RDA
  • Coronal polishing
  • X-ray
  • Scheduling Institute
  • Sleep apnea (OSA)

Crystal and her husband, Marc, have four children: Joshua, Miranda, Hannah, and Sarah. Away from the office, she is involved in missions at church and youth group. She also loves to read, garden, and travel, especially to the ocean and to her family home in Sandpoint, Idaho.

 

Laura Stadtler – Registered Dental Hygienist

Laura is a graduate of San Joaquin Valley College and holds certifications in:

  • RDH
  • Diode soft tissue laser
  • CPR
  • OSA (obstructive sleep apnea)

She is married with two children.


Margaret Brown – Registered Dental Hygienist

Margaret graduated from San Joaquin Valley College. Her certifications and training include:

  • RDH
  • CPR
  • Diode soft tissue laser
  • OSA (obstructive sleep apnea)

She is married with two children.


Sherry Knapp – Registered Dental Hygienist

Sherry is a graduate of Fresno City College. Her certifications and training include:

  • Laser
  • Nitrous oxide analgesia
  • Soft tissue curettage
  • Local anesthesia
  • CPR

She regularly attends continuing education courses to add to her expertise.

Sherry is married to Robert Knapp. They have three children ― Lilly, Luke, and Sophie. In her spare time, she enjoys music, singing, and being a stage mom.


Wendi Braun – Registered Dental Hygienist

Wendi earned her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from the University of the Pacific. She completes 25 hours of continuing education every two years.

Her certifications and training include:

  • Laser
  • Nitrous oxide analgesia
  • Soft tissue curettage
  • Local anesthesia
  • CPR

She is in a relationship and has an amazing 16-year-old daughter, Taylor. Away from the office, she enjoys photography, baking, shopping, traveling, and going to Giants’ games.


Erika Aguilera – Registered Dental Hygienist

Erika is a graduate of San Joaquin Valley College. She is married with two children, Luis and Natalia.

Her certifications and training include:

  • Laser
  • Nitrous oxide analgesia
  • Soft tissue curettage
  • Local anesthesia
  • CPR

Melinda Podesto – Registered Dental Hygienist

Melinda graduated from Texas Women’s University. She stays up-to-date with 25 hours of regular continuing education every two years.

Her certifications and training include:

  • Laser
  • Nitrous oxide analgesia
  • Soft tissue curettage
  • Local anesthesia
  • CPR

Melinda is married with one son and one daughter. In her time away from work, she enjoys traveling and sewing.

 


Cat Nova – registered Dental Assistant

Cat graduated from College of the Redwoods. Her certifications and training include:

  • RDA
  • CDA
  • Associate’s degree
  • Radiology
  • Coronal polishing
  • Full mouth reconstruction
  • TMJ

Cat is married with two children ― daughter, Jackie, and son, Tyler. In her spare time, she likes biking, hiking, reading, attending music festivals, and cooking.


Anne Franklin – Dental Assistant

Anne graduated from Grace M. Davis High School, from Modesto Junior College, and from the National School of Dental Assisting. Her certifications and training include:

  • CDA
  • OSA (obstructive sleep apnea)
  • Coronal polishing
  • Infection control
  • X-ray

Anne is married to Jason Franklin, and they have a son, Logan. She loves spending her spare time making wine and making memories with friends and family.


Brenda Massey – registered Dental Assistant

Brenda is a long-time team member and a graduate of Downey High School. Her certifications and training include:

  • RDA
  • Coronal polishing
  • X-ray

Brenda and her husband, David, have two children ― Kyle and Spencer. Away from the office, she likes camping, gardening, and reading.


Irene Ratley – Front Office Financial Coordinator

Irene serves as Dr. Yee’s front office financial coordinator and is certified in OSA (obstructive sleep apnea). Away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and daughter.

 


Pamala Seay – Hygiene Coordinator

Pamala is a graduate of Downey High School and of Mid-State College for dental assisting. Her certifications and training include:

  • RDA
  • X-ray
  • OSA (obstructive sleep apnea)
  • Ortho training
  • Dentrix training

Pamala is married with four children and four grandchildren. In her spare time, she likes watching her grandkids play softball, baseball, and soccer.


 

Your First Visit

We know your smile is important to you. Dr. Yee and his team thank you for entrusting us with your care. Your first appointment is a great opportunity for us to get to know one another and to have a conversation about your smile goals. Learn more about what you can look forward to on your first visit. We are hear to help you.

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