Meet our Team
Sandi Sonnenberg, RDH
She is a native Southern Californian and graduated Hygiene Program in 1984 with a certificate of Registered Dental Hygienist with Expanded Functions. She was president of her class, graduated with honors and received an award for professional attitude. Sandi interned at UCLA Dental School, Long Beach & Wadsworth VA Hospitals, Terminal Island Federal Prison, and Lakewood School District. She has stayed up to date with the latest techniques in her profession. Sandi’s latest certificate is in the use of Diode Laser & Periodontal Therapy. She is trained in Digital X-rays and computer charting.As a hygienist she provides total patient care including prevention, therapy and maintenance in a professional, thorough, gentle, but always friendly manner.
Gina Batchelor, RDH
Gina has been involved in dentistry since 1989 and has been practicing Dental Hygiene since 2005. She considers her greatest strength to be her compassion for people which allows her patients to feel at ease in the dental chair. Her positive attitude is contagious which creates the ideal experience for patients with dental phobia. In her spare time, Gina enjoys traveling seeking historical and significant architectual sites around the world as well a creating precious memories with her niece and nephew.
Michele Smith, Front Office
I joined Dr. Yen’s team in 2005 after a 30-year career in banking. As a Front Office Administrator, I am here to welcome you into our dental family. My goal is to promote your dental well-being and to achieve your dream smile.I grew up in Mesa, Arizona and moved to Long Beach in 1976 to marry my husband, Dan. Our son, Christian, graduated from California State University in Northridge in 2005. I enjoy gardening, reading,shopping and daily walks with my dog Buddy. Looking forward to meeting you!
George Espulgar, DA