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NAME: Jonathan Aguilar POSITION: (DA) Dental Assistant TOWN RAISED: Santa Ana  EDUCATION: Graduated from Everest College DA Program & Segerstrom High School FAMILY: I am the oldest of 3 children. FUN FACT: I played the Clarinet  through middle school and high school, participating in marching band for 4 years.

NAME: Edith Velasco POSITION: Front Office Assistant TOWN RAISED: Orange County  EDUCATION: Graduated from Everest College DA Program YEARS IN DENTISTRY: since 2011 FAMILY: I have wonderful parents and 1 sister. FUNFACT: I enjoy playing sports, watching movies, and eating!! :)

NAME: Vivian Tran POSITION: Dental Assistant (DA) TOWN RAISED: Irvine  EDUCATION: BS of Psychobiology from U.C.L.A. FAMILY:  Two brothers. FUNFACT: I enjoy spending time with my crazy-fun Uncle James and our family,  playing tennis and I like sailing.

NAME: Mary Ann McConnell POSITION: Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) TOWN RAISED: Rochester Hills, Michigan EDUCATION: Dental Hygiene @ Univ of San Francisco & additional studies at the Univeristy of Hawaii YEARS IN DENTISTRY: 25+  years FAMILY: I have 2 wonderful adult sons. FUNFACT: I love being active with sports & creative with the fine arts.

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NAME: Lorraine Mahler POSITION: Dental Assistant (RDA) TOWN: Minocqua, Wisconsin EDUCATION: Nicollet College in Wisconsin-Tech school for Dental assisting YEARS IN DENTISTRY: since 2002 FAMILY: Three awesome children, one daughter and twin boys. FUN FACT: I love California, the sun, walks and riding bikes.


Lorraine Mahler [at right] is our acting Back office manager. Lorraine has worked with Dr. Vanek since 2003 as his primary chairside dental assistant.  We have the Midwest to thank for Lorraine's unmistakable charm; until recently Lorraine was a Wisconsin local & fortunately for us, she returned to California where she was raised (in Long Beach). Lorraine is blessed with three great kids, who can be seen in and around the office often.

Vivian [at left] is a UCLA Bruin who plans to attend dental school in the near future. She is a working intern learning everything she can about dentistry before going back for her D.D.S. Degree.

Below is the team enjoying a fun cruise through Newport Beach during the holidays.