Meet the Dental Staff
Our trained staff is keen to listen carefully to your needs and concerns, and we will work closely with you to achieve your goals. Our clinical team members are experienced and well trained, to not only assist Dr. Uyesugi and Dr. Liong but also to discuss various dental treatment options with you and treat many of your dental needs.
Our administrative team is well informed and well versed in both health and insurance policies. All of our team members are able to answer your questions and are trained in making you feel very comfortable during your visit. Our team will treat you with our VIP service.
Teri graduated from the Foothill College Dental Hygiene program in 1990 and has practiced in a general practice setting for 28 years. Prior to becoming a dental hygienist, she was an RDA for 13, giving her many years in the profession of dentistry. In 1993, she began her education in dental lasers with a Standard Proficiency and received her Advanced Proficiency in 1995. She also received her UCSF/ALD Laser Educator Status in 2000.
Teri is also a past Hygienist’s Representative to the Board of Directors of the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD), a past chair of the Hygienist’s Committee, functioned as an examiner and speaker for the ALD at their annual conferences, has published many articles on lasers in periodontal therapy and given many presentations on Lasers in Dental Hygiene. She traveled throughout the United States providing in office, chairside, hands-on training, and Intermediate Dental Laser Courses for dental hygienists through her business Soft Tissue Laser Training.
In 2010, she retired from her laser career to go back into clinical chairside practice and loves every minute of it. She has 2 granddaughters to spoil and have fun with and is an avid reader of over 40 books a year.
Tina has been in the dental industry since 2001. After completing the dental assisting program at San Jose City College, she worked for five years as a registered dental assistant. She then returned to school to continue her education, proudly obtaining her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2008 from Cabrillo Community College in Aptos. When not working she loves being a mother to her three children and doing family activities.
Jean has worked in both family and multi-specialty dentistry. She started out as a Dental Assistant in 1994 and eventually became a registered Dental Assistant. She graduated with an Associate of Arts in 1998 from Monterey Peninsula College and an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from Fresno City College in 2001. With over 20 years of dental practice experience, she emphasizes patient education and recommends dental aids based on patients’ abilities. Jean enjoys conversing and building rapport with patients. Her family loves taking vacations to Hawaii and discovering new places, enjoying new cultures and food. She is excited to join the Uyesugi Team!
Myra has been in the dental field for over 17 years. She started her career as front desk personnel and later developed an interest in dental assisting. She pursued further education at Fresno City College to become a Registered Dental Hygienist. Myra brings passion and dedication to her profession. She enjoys educating patients and helping them reach their optimal dental health. In her free time, Myra enjoys travel and outdoor activities with her husband and two young children.
Margo graduated from the Foothill College Dental Hygiene Program in 1996 and has since practiced dental hygiene in the Bay Area. While most of her experience comes from years of practice in family dentistry, in her early years she combined work and adventure providing volunteer dental services to wild animals in San Francisco Zoo and Marine World Africa USA.
This early involvement with demanding, sensitive, and dangerous creatures has taught her to be very attentive to her patients’ needs and comfort. In her spare time, Margo enjoys gardening, hiking, and occasionally binging on teenage tv shows with her two children.
MJ is a registered dental assistant with 10 years of experience. Her down-to-earth personality and positive energy help ease any worries during patients’ visits. She possesses a ‘team spirit’ attitude and is excited to be part of the Uyesugi team. Outside of the office, she enjoys fitness, music, gardening, and the outdoors. Her motivation in life is her two boys and creating memorable experiences with her friends and family.
Maria has been working in the dental field for over twenty years. For eight of those years, she has worked with the Uyesugi Dental team. She received her training as a Registered Dental Assistant at San Jose City College. In 2013, she returned to the University of Pacific in San Francisco and earned her license for Registered Dental Assistant Extended Function. She now has the ability to place resin fillings and crowns. Maria enjoys assisting in creating beautiful healthy smiles for her patients. Outside of work, Maria has three sons that she loves spending time with. She also loves traveling, especially to Hawaii, and is currently training for her first marathon in San Francisco.
Delijah is a Registered Dental Assistant. She attended Silicon Valley Career Technical Education during high school to begin her career in the dental field. She enjoys making friendships with patients, and most of all making them feel comfortable in the chair! The main goal of Delijah’s is to become a Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions. She enjoys being outdoors, spending time with her son and family.
Robin attended Carrington College in San Leandro, graduated on the President’s List, and 2 months after graduation she became an RDA. She started in an office for Children & Special Needs patients. After 1.5 years she moved to an office with multiple specialties and got to work with General Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Periodontics, Pedodontics, Orthodontists, and Endodontics. Because of her genuine passion for Dentistry and love of the profession, Robin then wanted to further herself so she attended Ordemy Dental Academy to become a Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions, where she was top of her class. She also obtained Botox Certification in L.A by one of the top plastic surgeons to help patients with TMJ & Gummy Smiles, but she can do it all. Her goal is to go to dental school and become a DDS in the next 5 years.
Outside of the office, Robin enjoys spending time with family, raising her 3-year-old, planning her wedding, cycling 10 miles a day, taking family vacations traveling out of the country every 2 years, camping, road trips and always staying positive with good vibes. No matter where she is, she loves to laugh, sing and dance!
Dana, Treatment Coordinator:
Dana is a San Jose native and an alumna of Presentation High School and San Francisco State University. She still enjoys day trips to San Francisco regularly, and you might find her at the beach, checking out a new art exhibit, catching some live music, or sampling the local ice cream! Dana brings an orthodontic background to the office, and enjoys meeting new people as well as building relationships with everyone who visits the office. She is thrilled to be part of the awesome Uyesugi Dental Team!
Dawn, Treatment Coordinator:
Dawn started her 20+ year career in dentistry after graduating from the Central County Occupational Center as a Certified Dental Assistant. Dawn’s daily goal is to create the most effortless yet effective flow from the front office to the back and to make sure each patient always leaves with a positive experience.
Where her years as a professional in the industry really shines through is how she seamlessly takes every patient’s visit and makes it pleasant and efficient from the moment they call the office or walk through the door for their appointment, and it continues with every interaction thereafter as she helps build on a long term relationship between patient and staff. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, camping, and most of all, spending as much time as possible with her family. Dawn is extremely thrilled to be a part of the Uyesugi dental family!
Daissy, Treatment Coordinator:
Daissy brings oral surgery experience to our office and looks forward to building relationships with every patient and helping them with their needs. When she’s not in the office she enjoys crafting and thrifting all over the bay area!
Ilene– Office Manager:
Ilene grew up in the Shaver Lake / Fresno area on the family sheep ranch. She graduated from Fresno State University, majoring in Agricultural Business emphasis on International business in 1988. She moved to San Francisco that same year to work in commodity sales. She later moved into optical sales. Ilene joined the Uyesugi Dental team 20 years ago. She currently manages OSHA, HIPAA, and accounting for Uyesugi Dental. Ilene enjoys traveling with her husband and time with her two kids.