Meet Our Staff
Los Gatos CA
We have a very caring staff. They are highly qualified dental professionals and adequately trained and educated to handle your dental needs in a appropriate way. We keep current by going to seminars and taking classes to further our dental knowledge. We are continuing to broaden our practice and offer new services as the are proven effective and acceptable for dental patients. Our staff is energetic and excited to serve you, your family and your friends to a better dental health.
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Raquel Jaime — Office Manager
I started working in the dental field back in 2004, I worked in every aspect of the dental field, including pediatric, endodontic, orthodontics and oral surgeon offices all while gaining experience along the way. I have been with Orchid Dental Care since 2012, where I started off as their Treatment Coordinator and now as their Office Manager. I absolutely enjoy working with our staff and patients, and helping make their dental experience as pleasant and efficient as possible.
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my fiancé and 3 beautiful dogs!
Danielle Araujo — Registered Dental Hygienist
I was born and raised in San Jose California where I attended Valley Christian High School and went on to study dental hygiene at Foothill College. I graduated with my Associates in Dental Hygiene from Western Career College in 2007. I started at Orchid Dental in 2008 and love every day I get to be with the staff and our patients! This is my dream job and I am very passionate about oral health!
I live in Morgan Hill with my amazing husband and my beautiful daughter and son. I enjoy vacationing with family and friends, hiking, biking, and being on the water.
Eri Oshizawa — Registered Dental Hygienist
I was born in Japan, moved to Cupertino when I was 10 years old. I graduated from Monte Vista High School in Cupertino and received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Molecular and Cellular Developmental Biology from University of California at Santa Barbara. I graduated from Forsythe Dental Hygiene School at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, MA in 2009. While I was in hygiene school, I was awarded with the Roberta Derris Memorial Scholarship Award for academic excellence, potential to contribute and enhance the profession. I also interned at the Veterans Hospital in Boston where I treated Post Stress Traumatic Disorder patients. My goal is to help each patient improve their health starting with their teeth.
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter, friends, and kitty. I also enjoy cooking, shopping, and working out when I have time!
Megan Tessel — Registered Dental Hygienist
I graduated with my Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Wichita State University in Kansas. Shortly after, I decided I wanted to pack up my bags and move to California. I landed in the Bay Area and I couldn’t have asked for a better place to call home. My passion for being in the dental field started when I realized I had a strong desire to educate people on improving their dental and overall health. I have enjoyed connecting with my patients and developing a relationship with them.
Last year, I spent time volunteering at a dental clinic in Guatemala. This experience was very eye opening—seeing people who have never had the opportunity to receive dental care. Their gratitude and gratefulness reminded me again why I chose this career.
When I am not working, I enjoy being outdoors, playing with my dogs and traveling. Some time I aspire to travel more while doing dental work.
Marisa Saldivar — Registered Dental Assistant
I grew up in San Jose, California and currently live in Morgan Hill with my husband and kids. I attended Bryman college for the Dental Assisting Program back in 1995. Shortly after that I decided to continue my education to become a Registered Dental Assistant. I started working for Orchid Dental Care in 2005. I am happy to be able to work with such a great team and patients too! I truly enjoy being able to help and educate patients with all there dental needs.
On my free time I love to bike, hike and watch pop warner football with my family.
Elisha Vierra — Registered Dental Assistant
I graduated from Bryman College dental assisting program in 2006. I have had the pleasure of working at Orchid Dental Care since then, and love our staff and patients. I am married and have a wonderful stepdaughter, and twin girls. The twins are in Girl Scouts, and I am lucky enough to be their co leader for their troop, and watch our lovely troop of girls volunteer in their community, and learn skills that they’ll take with them throughout life. I love spending time with my family and friends, and enjoy camping and spending time outdoors.