Your Comfort is Our First Concern
You want gentle dentistry that is comfortable, convenient and totally focused on you and your smile. You’ll find it at Temple City Dental Care in the heart of Temple City, CA. At Temple City Dental Care, we focus on you.
That beautiful smile you have been dreaming about is here. Everyone at Temple City Dental Care believes that healthy teeth and gums are important in life. People with great smiles are thought to be more attractive and more successful. And we want all of our patients to have that feeling – along with a fabulous dental experience.
Dani Williams, Team Leader, Registered Dental Assistant
Team Leader and Registered Dental Assistant Dani Williams has been a key part of Temple City Dental Care (TCDC) since 2002. Dani was awarded the national “Dental Assistant of the Year” by the super-respected Crown Council. Dani, who was raised in Duarte, has also led multiple community projects in Temple City and was a volunteer for Haven House of Pasadena, the first shelter for
victims of domestic violence established in the U.S. Dani is truly motivated to make a difference for others; she finds much reward in regularly volunteering her time to feed the homeless in downtown LA. and Dani is a mom to a beautiful daughter.
Matthew Alexander, Office Assistant
Matt grew up in nearby Arcadia and has been a great addition to our office. His infectious smile may be one of the first things you see when you enter our office, and he aims to provide a warm and inviting experience to each patient. He will be completing his Registered Dental Assistant degree from Citrus College in June 2021. Outside the office, he loves cooking up delicious recipes and collecting retro video games.
Lisa joined us as an administrative team member after performing every possible task for a family business for over 20 years. Lisa is married and has two sons in their early 20s. Rumor has it that Lisa’s husband retains a side hustle as a gourmet bakery chef (ask us why we know).
Lisa enjoys engaging patients and maintains a calm, easy smile and demeanor that makes you feel like you’re family. Lisa loves going for walks and hikes, she describes herself as a full-time cook…sometimes in search of the kitchen’s joy-producing potential. Dark chocolate and fine coffee bring back the joy.
It’s no surprise that Lisa most enjoys time spent with her family.
Emily Do, Dental Assistant
Dental Assistant Emily joined TCDC in 2021, after loving this office as a patient herself. She has a warm, welcoming, and gentle personality, and she always seeks to make our patients feel comfortable and at ease. In her free time, Emily loves to cook & bake; her cheesecakes are out of this world! She and her husband, Jack, have a Golden Retriever named Cookie. And, she is also an amazing artist, dancer, and loves all things K-Pop.
Melissa (Mel) Pierce, Dental Assistant
Mel was born in West Covina and grew up almost next door in Azusa. Mel’s role as “Floater” has nothing to do with water buoyancy, Russian balloons, or things you tell the whoever is driving a basket in the sky over Napa. Mel’s a great fit for someone who’s basically there to help any and all who could use a helping hand; she flat out enjoys serving patients as well as her “stellar” team of co-workers.
Mel began her Dental Assistant training in 2018-2019; she graduated at the top of her class and was class Valedictorian, just in time for the Covid-19 pandemic. One of Mel’s goals for 2023 is gaining her Registered Dental Assistant certification.
Mel is committed to health and fitness; she’s practiced and taught yoga for 7 years. Mel also loves the outdoors, including camping, hiking, and cycling. Mel’s also a dedicated blood donor for City of Hope.
The favorite quote come from none other than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, “There is no substitute for hard work, and always being humble and hungry.” Mel’s core values include empathy, family, communication, and perserverance.
Marie Kato, Registered Dental Hygienist
Marie was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Hawaii and later secured an Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene from the Pasadena City College. Marie has earned a certificate to perform laser care and administer local anesthesia. Marie brings with her business knowledge & leadership skills gained from her retail corporate background and her experience as a dental office manager.
Alexandra Henriquez, Registered Dental Hygienist
Alex grew up in Highland Park and currently lives in nearby San Gabriel; she obtained her dental hygiene degree at Pasadena City College in 2018 and also holds a B.S. Degree in Biology. She is dedicated to educating each of her patients to achieve their optimum oral health, and she provides gentle and thorough care. She is certified to perform laser therapy and administer local anesthesia. Alex and her husband Raphael love the outdoors, including gardening, hiking, and playing their favorite sport, soccer (in fact, that’s how they met!). They have an adorable baby boy who they cherish.
Jane Nam, Hygienist
Jane has been providing care as a Dental Hygienist for over 10 years; she chose dentistry to play an important role in helping patients feel better about their smiles, oral health, and the chance to live healthier lives.
While Jane considers herself a a bit of a foodie, her ultimate go to food is everything Korean; it’s her ultimate comfort food…reminding Jane of her mom, family, and culture.
Jane LOVES to travel; she enjoys seeing new and old places, cities, and countries. But of all the places she’s been, Jane keeps returing to Hawaii, New York City, and Paris, France, because they always have something new to see and eat! Send pictures…or foodie care packages!
Surprise! Jane is a fisherwoman! She loves catching fish! Jane’s largest catch to date is a sixty-five inch and 141 pound Halibut from Auke Bay, Alaska. And little did Jane know that she caught a fish almost the exact size of Rihanna!