Meet the Team Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. Our dental assistants and hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. They are excited about what they are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best possible results for our family of patients. Our dedicated and motivated staff has one primary goal: providing your utmost comfort! We feel it’s important that you understand the treatment that you’ll be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure. Our staff is eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care. Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns. We invite you to contact our office today for more information and to set up your next visit with Dr. Andrew C. Dreyer, our periodontist in Bakersfield, California. Our Staff: Lori – Administrative Assistant Lori was born in Eugene, Oregon and raised in Salem, Oregon. She graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in 1996 with a degree in Biology. She also earned a master’s degree in 2004 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Lori has several years of experience working in the medical field and started working in the dental field in 2010. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children, traveling, home decorating, watching sports, cooking, and volunteering at her kids’ school. Her favorite part of working at Dr. Dreyer’s office is watching him interact with his patients and seeing him collaborate with other dental professionals to provide his patients with the best possible care. Anna – Dental Assistant Anna was born and raised in Bakersfield. She graduated from college with a BA in liberal arts studies with a concentration in theater. She has been in the dental field for several years. Anna brings a caring personality that shows when she is speaking with our patients. Her favorite part of her job is the people she works with every day. She says her co-workers are awesome and Dr. Dreyer is an amazing employer. When she is outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and pets. She also regularly attends Valley Baptist Church. In her spare time, she enjoys ballroom dancing and working on making her house feel like home. Tiffany – Hygienist/Treatment Coordinator Tiffany was born and raised in Bakersfield. She has been working as a hygienist since 2006 after completing the Taft College Dental Hygiene program in 2005. She is a hard worker and strives to provide excellent care to our patients. Her favorite part of the job is that her co-workers can always brighten her day. She is married and has 2 little dogs. When she is not at work, she loves to go off roading and camping. Stacy – Hygienist/Treatment Coordinator Stacy was born and raised in Bakersfield. She graduated from Taft College Dental Hygiene Program in 2003. Prior to starting in periodontics, she had experience in orthodontics and general dentistry. She works hard to make sure patients receive the best care possible and is very thorough in answering any questions patients may have. Her favorite part of her job is that she enjoys helping people achieve good oral health. She also appreciates her coworkers and says they are like her family. She enjoys spending time with her family, including her 2 children. Kelly – Dental Assistant Kelly was born in Bakersfield (Memorial Hospital) and grew up in Lamont. She graduated from the dental assisting program at SJVC. She worked in the dental field from 1984-1987 and then took a little break before returning in 2009. She is very friendly and you will feel like her long lost friend. Her favorite part of her job is assisting with interesting procedures. She also loves her coworkers and enjoys coming to work every day. Kelly is very active in the community. She is involved with Neighborhood Watch, Keep Bakersfield Beautiful, Links for Life, American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, and Houchin Blood Bank. She enjoys short road trips with her friends and family, camping, good books, a great cup of coffee, word searches, and numbrix. She is married and has 2 kids, 4 dogs, and 1 cat. Georgia – Dental Assistant Georgia was born and raised in Bakersfield. Georgia completed the dental assisting program at SJVC. She has worked in the dental field for 12 years. She is great at making sure our patients feel comfortable throughout their procedures. She says her favorite parts of her job are that her coworkers are like family and she enjoys making a difference to her patients. She is married and has 3 handsome boys and 1 lovable, crazy dog. She enjoys watching her boys play sports, reading, running, and football (Go Raiders!). She participates in Golden Eagle Youth Football and Great American Clean Up. Jenn - Front Office Specialist Jenn was born in West Covina, California and grew up in Bakersfield. She has worked in the dental industry for over 20 years. She started out working as a dental assistant but has worked in the front office for more than 17 years. Outside of the office, Jenn enjoys spending time with her husband and son. They love to go fishing, spend time at the lake, and travel! She also loves animals, especially dogs and horses. Thaimyra Thaimyra was born in Anaheim but grew up in Bakersfield. She is the oldest of 8 children and prides herself on setting a good example for her younger siblings. She is new to the dental field but received her Associates Degree in Medical Billing from SJVC after graduating from Ridgeview High School. Thaimyra loves to hang out with her friends and siblings, reading, traveling, and going to Disneyland! Her favorite part of her job is her co-workers and how she feels like they are extended family. She enjoys making patients feel welcomed and making the experience less overwhelming for them. She is also bilingual in Spanish.