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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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 Los Gatos 408-395-8888  Map & Directions

Kimberly Hegg — Treatment Coordinator

I grew up in Campbell, California and have worked in the dental field for since 2010. I love my role as a Treatment Coordinator. It’s a honor to work with such amazing staff at Orchid Dental Care, and our wonderful patient’s too. I’m happy to help our patients with any questions they have regarding their insurance, and to always feel at ease when they come in. In my free time, I love to travel with my boyfriend and spend time with our adorable dogs.

Laura Harnish — Insurance/Billing Coordinator

I have lived in San Jose and I been involved in the dental field for several years.  I graduated from Foothill College in the Dental Assisting program. My experiences have involved assisting as a Treatment Coordinator, Insurance Processor and Office Manager. My husband  and I, have one son and at this point and are empty nester’s, who enjoy going to visit our son who just graduated from college. We love our furry children and spend our time enjoying them and other dog lovers. I have been blessed to be added to Orchid Dental Care team, and enjoy their wonderful team who are part of the practice and have dedicated themselves to this office, patients and the doctors who have created this wonderful atmosphere for their patients to enjoy with our experienced team. I am excited to meet you and your families in the days ahead and to extend my dental knowledge and provide a positive experience during your visit.

Shelby Laderoute — Registered Dental Hygienist

I grew up in Los Gatos and attended Valley Christian High School. After graduating high school, I attended the University of the Pacific, to pursue my dream of becoming a dental hygienist. I received my Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene from UOP in 2018. I have since moved back home and began working at Orchid Dental Care.
When I am not cleaning teeth, I am either taking a spin class, hiking outdoors with my two labradoodle puppies or wine tasting with friends. It has been my dream to work in the area I grew up in, so Orchid Dental Care is my home away from home!

Crystal Mendoza -Registered Dental Hygienist

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I grew up in San Jose CA. After having received my A.A degree in Social Science I went ahead and pursued my career as a Dental Hygienist. I graduated from Carrington College in 2018 with an A.S in Dental Hygiene. I am a dedicated professional with a passion for promoting optimal oral health. I also enjoy educating patients about personal dental care, hygiene, and preventive techniques. On my spare time I enjoy working out, spending time with family, or going for a walk with my two French bulldogs. I am proud to be a part of an amazing team!

Marisa Saldivar — Registered Dental Assistan

Marisa Saldivar — Registered Dental Assistant
I grew up in San Jose, California and currently live in Morgan Hill. I attended Bryman College for the Dental Assisting Program, 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 football with my family.

Sandra Barajas — Dental Assistant

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I grew up in San Jose California, where I still live with my family. I have been in the dental field for over 20 years; I have been a dental assistant at Orchid Dental since 2016. I enjoy working along side Dr. Yagobi and Dr. Karimi while taking care of the patients dental needs and building a relationship along the way. When I am not at work I spend my free time with my Husband and 3 kids. I enjoy traveling, camping and watching my kids in all their sport activities.
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