250 Montclair Ave, # C, San Jose, CA 95116

Meet The San Jose Dental Team

Judith Castaneda
Dental Assistant

Judy is a graduate of Carrington college with an associates degree in Dental Assisting. Currently she is working towards receiving her RDA License in order to further her knowledge and skills in the dental field. She enjoys assisting the doctors, taking patient X-rays, sterilizing instruments, and getting to know the patients at the office. In her free time, Judy likes to spend time with her close friends, watch movies and shows, play video games, and occasionally reading.

Jessica Mendonca
Administrative Assistant

Jessica graduated from Connecting Waters Charter School with honors in English in 2012. After seven years in the retail industry working in diverse roles including sales, Human Resources, and management, she decided to make a career change into dentistry and has loved it ever since. The most rewarding part of her role as an administrative assistant is being able to interact with every patient that comes into the office and assisting you with any of your treatment or scheduling needs. In her spare time, you’ll find Jessica enjoying her favorite hobbies such as writing or drawing, but most of all she loves being an active member in her local Catholic church community.

Anik Poirier
Administrative Assistant

Anik is a graduate of San Jose City College and recently made a career change into dental management.  Prior to working in dental, she worked in the fashion and retail industry for over 20 years.  She loves to work with new technology, and is extremely into the latest and greatest advances, and the new updated advanced technology present at the office is something that drives her to be a lifelong learner.  Outside of the work, Anik enjoys being creative with knitting, cross stitching sewing, and also dabbles in photography.  Above all Anik loves to spend time with her family, taking care and enjoying spending time with her two boys.

Amelia Adams
Treatment Coordinator, Registered Dental Assistant, Certified Dental Assistant

Amelia is a graduate of Andon College and has been with Suezaki Family Dentistry since 1984. She’s happy to help answer your questions and schedule your next visit to the office. Amelia is also licensed as a registered dental assistant and a certified dental assistant. And the learning doesn’t stop there for Amelia; she’s on her way to obtaining her certification in office management. Amelia volunteer teaches at Foothill College and works with Tooth Fairy Systems to help dental assistants become RDAs. Amelia says if she weren’t working in dentistry, she would have probably chosen a career in retail management. 

Claire at Suezaki Family Dentistry in San Jose, CA

Claire Yap
Registered Dental Hygienist

Claire is a graduate of Cabrillo College and has been working in dentistry since 1998. As your registered dental hygienist. Claire has all of the tools and techniques to help keep your teeth clean and your smile in good health. Claire enjoys helping and interacting with her patients to show them the best ways to care for their teeth in between cleanings. Claire says if she weren’t part of the family at Suezaki Family Dentistry, she’d be working as a nurse or volunteer in the healthcare field taking care of other people. She loves watching generations of patients come through the doors and seeing how families grow and change. In her spare time, Claire likes running in fun races and volunteering with her daughter’s class to teach kids healthy brushing habits. When the holidays roll around, Claire makes extra time in her schedule to put together dental care packages (brushes and flosses) for the homeless community.

Daisy Renteria
Registered Dental Assistant

Daisy is a graduate of the Central County Occupational Center. She’s been working in dentistry since 2014. Daisy is always reliable and ready to help our doctors chairside during your treatment while making sure you’re always as comfortable as possible. As a dental assistant, you might also find Daisy sterilizing dental instruments and equipment, preparing your treatment room, and helping you take care of your smile after your visit with us is complete. Daisy says the best thing about the work she does is watching patients walk out of the office with a huge, healthy smile on their face. She’s excited to be a part of our dental family and work in a unique office with generations of dentists caring for generations of patients. When she’s not at work, Daisy enjoys going to the beach, shopping, and spending time with family.