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Meet Our Team

Elaine Lopez
Office Administrator/Financial Coordinator

Elaine is our office manager and financial coordinator with over 17 years of dental experience. She was cross-trained as a dental assistant and front office administrator, which helps her to communicate well with our clients. Her goal is to help clients achieve and maintain their beautiful smiles by providing as much details about their treatment recommendations and affordable financing options. She received her B.S. in Biology from California University of Dominguez Hills and is always eager to learn new ways to improve in both the clinical and business aspect of dentistry. On her free time, she can be found at her boot camp gym, practicing and/or teaching vinyasa yoga, or travelling to a tropical island. 

Phuong Lam
RDH

Phuong’s experience in the dental profession began in 1998 as a dental assistant and it was then that she fell in love with the dental field and what it has to offer. She is a graduate of University of Southern California (Go Trojans!) with a B. S. in Registered Dental Hygiene and has been practicing for 11 years. Phuong is dedicated, compassionate, and very detail-oriented. She enjoys spending time with friends and family. Her joy and pride in life is raising her daughter Aimi and son Koi.  

Diane Shaw
RDH

Diane brings her Hygiene expertise to our practice from the great state of Rhode Island where she was born and raised. Now a Redondo Beach native for the past 20 years, she is one of our most energetic and vibrant members of our Smileworks family. Diane enjoys Pilates or can be seeing hanging out at the beach bike riding with her husband.

Richard Esquivel
RDA

Richard presents to our office with over 10 years experience in the Dental Field. He is a Registered Dental Assistant with Dental Lab skills. He enjoys providing quality and comfortable dental care to our patient. He is passionate about his work. When not in the office Richard has fun collecting Jazz, Funk, and Soul LPs, Rooting for the Dodgers and loves spending quality time with his wife Jessica.

Jesse Klebe
RDH

Jesse grew up in a dental family and has been working in the field for 10 years. She has been a RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist) for 7 of those years. In addition to being a hygienist, she has also worked as an assistant. Her vast knowledge of general dentistry brings a broad understanding of the field to the table. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and family.

Bonnie Bradbury
RDH, Executive Coach

With over 25 years of experience, Bonnie Bradbury started her dental career with a BS in Dental Hygiene from the University of Southern California. As our Executive Coach, Bonnie coaches our team on tools and strategies for all aspects of the practice. She believes the biggest challenge for Doctors and their teams is to implement the practice vision and goals. Bonnie helps Smileworks builds a strong relationship with our patients by not being great but extraordinary.

La Shanda
RDH

La Shanda Sims is a Graduate of Cal State Long Beach and USC school of Dentistry with 9 years of experience as a RDH. She loves people and traveling the world. Her recent excursions have included Egypt, Israel, Europe, and Australia. When not traveling, she is always spending time with her husband and family enjoying.

Janis Cortez
Front Office

Janis’ experience in the dental field began in 2014 after graduating from the Cerritos College Dental Assistant Program. She fell in love with the front office aspect and handles multiple tasks such as marketing, insurance verification, scheduling and reviewing accounts with clients. Janis is bilingual in Spanish. When she’s not working, she likes to spend time with her husband, son and family or getting her gel manicures. 

Gabriela Ricario
Front Office

Gabby is our back office dental assitant. She also supports the front office and with insurance billing as needed.  In 2010 she received her A.A from El Camino College. Then in 2014, she graduated from Cerritos College Dental Assistant Program and was class valedictorian. When she is not at work, Gabby is home taking care of her 3 children and spending time with her family.