Meet The Team


Evita Vekiari

Dental Assistant, Esthetician and Dental Clinic Coordinator

Evita hails from Astros, Greece, and came to the U.S. in 2013.  Her career began in 2014 as a Dental Assistant for both Dr. Lara and Dr. Grimaldi.

While primarily a Dental Assistant, Evita manages the critical position in our practice of keeping our work flow moving, managing cases and patients, and holds the title of Clinic/Treatment Coordinator.  The reason our office flows so smoothly is due to Evita's hard work behind the scenes. 

Evita is also a student and brings her knowledge to the practice.  She is a Licensed Esthetician and is currently studying her pre-requisites to pursue a career in either dentistry or medicine.

She also is an Invisalign consultant and oversees all Invisalign cases including frequent patient communication regarding their treatment. She particularly assists new patients, and is very compassionate with patients with high phobia or anxiety.  

Additionally, she speaks 3 languages fluently- Greek, English, Spanish.

 


Martha Ponce

Front Desk Manager

Martha is a San Francisco Native, born and raised in the city. Growing up she knew she is a communicative person, very bright and open personality. Thus, she pursue a career in Dental Receptionist position with a great success.

She holds the titles of the dental receptionist, front desk manager and treatment Coordinator. In addition, she is the Insurance Specialist of our clinic and always assists the patients to take advantage of all their benefits that their insurance covers. 

Martha has an over a decade experience in her field and has been working with Dr. Lara and Dr. Grimaldi since 2012. She speaks fluently 2 languages- English and Spanish. 

 


Brenda Rodriguez

Registered Dental Assistant - Main Assistant and General Manager

Brenda grew up in the bay area and her initial calling was in baking. Later dentistry appeared in her life and she then decided her career. Very successfully, Brenda's' hand skills are exceptional in addition to her loving and caring personality.

She has been with Dr. Lara since 2010, truly Dr. Lara's' right hand. Having the title of the office general Manager,  and the head  Registered dental assistant.

Brenda as a Registered Dental Assistant is focusing in patient care, assistance to the doctor and office managing. 
Brenda has multiple certifications such as restorative composites application, orthodontic assistant certification.  In addition, Brenda speaks fluently- English and Spanish. 

While working in our clinic she is expanding her education in Dental Assisting, to registered dental assistant extended functions which is the highest educational level of this field.

 

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