Our Friendly Office Staff

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Mary – Registered Dental Hygeinist

Mary is a dedicated hygienist that has been in the dental field for 25 years as a Registered Dental Assistant and Registered Dental hygienist.
Mary received her degree in hygiene from Sacramento City College and her Bachelors of Healthcare Administration and Healthcare Management from the University of Phoenix.  In Mary’s off time she enjoys spending time with children Nicholas and Nina, and two dogs.  Mary enjoys hiking, traveling, and going to her son’s motor sports race events.
LeAnn – Registered Dental Hygeinist

LeAnn is a dedicated Registered Dental Hygienist. She received her Bachelors of Dental Hygiene in 2013.
LeAnn and her husband James have two young sons, Swen and Dane. LeAnn enjoys traveling to Africa with Dr. Openshaw’s team to educate people about oral health and do service. She loves working at this office because of all of the new technology available. “We can do procedures that other offices aren’t able to, because the doctors here have invested in the newest cutting edge training, equipment, and technology.”
Blanca – Registered Dental Hygeinist

Blanca has over 25 years of dental experience. She has been working for Dr. Openshaw since 1995. Blanca’s favorite part of dentistry is being able to help put smiles on people’s faces, and she is great at making patients feel comfortable during their time in the dental chair. Blanca is fluent in Spanish. Blanca and her husband have four beautiful children. In her spare time she enjoys gardening and working on her home. She also loves Zumba!
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Shanna – Marketing Manager

Shanna has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. She is in charge of all of our internal and external marketing. She wants you to follow, friend and favorite us in whatever social media aspect you prefer. Shanna came to the dental field in 2007 for a change of environment from sales in the business world. Shanna loves working here and strives to make patients feel comfortable in a sometimes anxious environment. Shanna and her husband have two daughters that they love occupying their time with.
Loana Registered Dental Hygienist

Loana is a dedicated Registered Dental Hygienist, that has been serving the Central Valley community for 15 years. Loana is a graduate of the Fresno City College Dental Hygiene Program.
Loana states, “my favorite part of being a hygienist is meeting so many wonderful new people and having the opportunity to help them achieve their optimal oral health and best smile.” Loana and her husband Ray have two adult children. Their son is in college studying to be an engineer and their daughter is a RN and is married with one son. Loana spends her spare time playing soccer with her grandson, hiking and biking.


Marrilyn – Registered Dental Assistant

Marrilyn was born in the San Francisco bay area and moved to the central valley in 1992.  She attended elementary and high school in Turlock and later completed Modesto Junior College’s Dental Assisting program and is a Registered Dental Assistant. Marrilyn is an extreme San Francisco Giants baseball fan… GO GIANTS!
 Marrilyn’s goal is to provide a gentle and caring touch and create an overall pleasant experience for each patient that she encounters in our office.   is a extreme fan of the San Francisco Giants baseball team.



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Dentist in ModestoMonica – Dental Assistant

Monica has over 20 years of dental experience as a chair-side assistant and a front office team member. She has extensive knowledge of insurance billing and claims submission.She strives to educate our patients on their insurance and treatment plan of options.  She was born and raised in Turlock. She has been married to her husband Scott for 22 years. Together they have 2 sons. She is very close to her family and loves spending time with them. Her and her husband enjoy going to car shows, as well as up-cycling items and making rustic painted signs and various vinyl designs.


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Stephanie was born and raised in the central valley. Stephanie has two amazing supportive parents and three wonderful sisters. Stephanie’s favorite place to spend time is at the beach. When not at the beach, she really enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her faithful poodle. Stephanie also spends her off time attending concerts, fairs, watching football, traveling and enjoying outdoor activities.



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Dentist in ModestoKaren – Dental Assistant

Karen has been working in the Medical/Dental field for 20 years. Karen is married to her high school sweetheart and together they have three children, Nichole, Daniel and Scott, along with daughter-in-law Diana and grandson Gabriel. Karen loves to cook, run in half marathons, fly fish and spend time with her friends and family. She says, “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination to apply the best of ourselves to the task before us. I am glad to work in an office that truly focuses on the needs of our patients and that our doctors provide the highest quality care. ”Dentist in ModestoDentist in Modesto
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Dentist in ModestoMariah – Dental Assistant

Mariah is a recent graduate of Modesto Junior College, and is attending Stanislaus State University, studying to become a History Professor. Mariah enjoys spending her time with family and friends, going to amusement parks with her boyfriend and is active in her church. She is the youngest of her three siblings and has a loving mother and father.
“I enjoy coming to work every day because everyone in the office is so friendly and it is a positive environment.”
“Dr. Openshaw and Dr. Paxman are very skilled at what they do and always put their patients’ needs first. They are both very dedicated to improve their patients’ smiles.”






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