Meet the Hygienists

We invite you to schedule your next checkup with Sierra Dental Care in Modesto, where one of our outstanding dental hygienists will thoroughly clean your teeth and give you tips to keep your smile healthy and white!


Amber has been with our practice since 2015, the same year she began her career in dentistry. She graduated with an Associate of Arts degree in dental hygiene from Chabot College, where she was the class valedictorian. Amber says her favorite part about her job is creating healthy smiles. She loves working with people and showing them we care for the whole patient, not just their mouth. When not working, Amber likes to spend time with her family and her kitty.


Alejandra’s family members were deciding factors in her decision to go into the dental field. She began her career in dentistry in 2003, the same year she came on board with us. Her favorite part of her job is getting to work with patients. In her spare time, Alejandra is very active in her church and likes to read, bake, and cook.


Kim is our hygiene leader and has been part of our practice since 2008, the same year she started working in dentistry. She holds an Associate of Science degree in dental hygiene. Kim’s patients love her because she is gentle and takes time to listen to them. She loves working with people one-on-one to help them overcome their dental fears, educate them on living healthier, and help them build confidence in their smile. When she’s not at work, Kim enjoys golfing with her husband and spending time with her family.


Karen graduated with an associate’s degree in dental hygiene in 2011, then joined our team shortly afterward. She loves teeth and being able to help people. Karen provides excellent care to our patients by listening to them and putting their needs first. She puts herself in the place of the patient by pretending like she is the one sitting in the chair! In her free time, Karen enjoys cooking, working out, hiking, and just hanging out with her three cats, dog, and fiance.


Arnold has worked for us since 1993, the same year he started in dentistry. He decided he wanted a career in the dental field when he got his first cavity! Arnold’s patients love that he is caring and teaches them about taking care of their teeth. His favorite part of the job is seeing patients’ oral hygiene improve. When not working, Arnold enjoys bike riding and gardening.


Michelle graduated from Fresno City College in 1999, then began working for our office. When orthodontic treatment was able to correct a severe malocclusion in her youth, she knew that dentistry was in her future! Her patients love that she is compassionate and understands their fears about dentistry. She has been told many times that she has a gentle approach and her is voice is calming to anxious nerves. The favorite part of Michelle’s job is educating her patients and watching their oral health improve, especially those with gum disease. It makes her feel good knowing she plays a part in changing their lives and helping them keep their teeth for a lifetime.


Sim was an honor roll student and holds an associate’s degree in dental hygiene. She came on board with our team in 2017, having worked in dentistry since 2003. Sim likes to help people who are in pain, showing them that we care and making their smiles better. Her favorite part of the job is getting to work with many different kinds of people and learning from them, whether they are co-workers or patients. She feels this interaction has made her life experience much greater. In her free time, Sim likes reading and spending time with her family.

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