Our Staff

 

IMG_1065Dr. Denise Henderson

“I always knew I wanted to go into dentistry. I was born and raised in the Bay Area and attended Saratoga High School. I went on to study Ecology and Evolution at UC Santa Barbara where I received my Bachelor of Science. While there, I completed a year of study at the University of Queensland in Australia. I then finished my dental education at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and received my DDS degree in 2003. Loving the Bay Area, I returned immediately to be able to serve the community I grew up in. I have been in private practice for over 10 years and I love what I do! I enjoy the field of dentistry because it allows me to help others as I educate them on the importance of oral health and its connection with overall systemic health. I treat adults and children in my family and cosmetic general practice here in Palo Alto. I offer such services as prevention, restoration, crown and bridge, implants, TMJ treatment and much more. In addition, I love offering cosmetic enhancement options to people such as Invisalign, Zoom whitening and Lumineers “no prep” veneers. I will work with you and explain your options thoroughly so that we may together achieve your optimal dental and cosmetic goals.

I am an active member in the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Mid-Peninsula Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry and Academy of Osseointegration. I love continuing my education through classes and webinars so that I can stay on top of the most up to date and innovative options available to my patients.

In my spare time, I love to spend time with my wonderful husband and two beautiful children. We enjoy being outdoors and playing sports, such as horseback riding, tennis, skiing, field hockey, and hopefully soon I will be brave enough to hit the golf course! We have a chocolate labrador retriever and 5 chickens currently on our “farm”.

I have a wonderful team supporting me in my office who all have many years of experience in their own field of expertise and will make you feel comfortable, welcome and appreciated. We look forward to working with you and your family!”

 

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Mary H., Registered Dental Hygienist

“I am a California native and love my work as a dental hygienist. I graduated from Foothill College in San Mateo with an Associate of Science degree in dental hygiene. I have enjoyed working in this office for the past 19 years and appreciate the relationships I have formed with my patients over that time. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, exercising and playing golf. I am married with 3 children and I live locally here in Menlo Park. I work every Wednesday and Thursday to help with your dental hygiene.”

 

IMG_1006Aubra M., Registered Dental Hygienist

“I also am a California native and have been in the dental field for over 20 years.  I began my career as a Registered Dental Assistant and later transitioned to become a Dental Hygienist. My favorite thing about practicing dental hygiene is learning each patient’s specific needs and helping them to meet those individually while providing the highest quality of care. When I am not working, I love spending time with my family, reading, and community outreach by serving meals to the homeless in various shelters for men, women, and children. My current work days are Tuesdays and Fridays.”

 

IMG_1042Annette W., Registered Dental Hygienist

“I was born and raised in “almost Heaven” West Virgina, where I received my dental hygiene degree from West Liberty University. In 1987, I moved from Connecticut to California when my husband resigned from IBM and accepted a position as VP of Sales for a Silicon Valley software startup. I attended USC classes for expanded hygiene duties. I have 2 children- Matt and Julia. Matt is a graduate of San Jose State and is President of a communications equipment distributor. Julia graduated from Santa Clara University and is the owner of a plumbing fixture business in Santa Cruz.  I have 4 grandchildren that I attempt to spoil in all ways possible! In my spare time, I maintain an active exercise program of Personal Fitness Training and Pilates. I love to cook and I published a cookbook in 2015. I also design and create costume jewelry. I practice hygiene in this office every Wednesday.”

img_1038Joan G., Dental Assistant

“I am originally from the East Coast, moving here in 2004 from Charlotte, North Carolina to be closer to my son and his family. I have enjoyed being in the dental field for over 40 years. Meeting new people is both inspiring and rewarding knowing I am contributing to their overall health care.”

 

 

IMG_1055Rosa B., Registered Dental Assistant

“I have been a Registered Dental Assistant in this practice for over 20 years. I am originally from El Salvador, so I am fluent in both English and Spanish to better suit your needs. I chose this career because I enjoy helping people feel better about themselves. I feel confident in knowing that I make patients feel at ease and comfortable during the dental procedures.”