Meet the Team

Patients who come to Dr. Q Dental can receive general dentistry and cosmetic dental care from a single practice. We are supported by an assistant, registered dental assistant, hygienist, and insurance office manager.

Beyond our experience, what makes our team special is our commitment to a better patient experience. Not only do we follow all OSHA regulations and CDC guidelines, but you can expect to receive timely care, excellent communication, and personal attention. It is our goal to make you feel as though you are visiting a friend’s home—not a dental office—so that you are comfortable at every stage of treatment.

The Team at Dr. Q Dental

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Marie Kato – Registered Dental Hygienist. Marie holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Hawaii. Marie began working with us in 2006 as Office Manager and temporarily left to attend Dental Hygiene School. She returned to our office in 2013 and is now responsible for removing calculus and plaque from surfaces of teeth, oral health screening, administering local anesthetics, and applying preventative materials (e.g., sealants and fluoride). She also teaches our patients proper oral hygiene. When she is not providing quality care to her patients, Marie enjoys volunteering at health fairs at a local hospital, listening to live bands, salsa dancing, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Jennifer Garcia – Registered Dental Assistant/Treatment Coordinator. Jennifer has been in the dental field for almost 18 years. She enjoys being a part of a caring team that always puts the needs of the patients first. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, her two kids, and her family. Jennifer is also a huge Dodgers fan!!

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Patty Hierro – Registered Dental Assistant. Patty has been in the dental field for 5 years, and she is planning on going back to school to become an RDH. She spends much of her free time with family, friends, and traveling. She is a fan of the Lakers and USC Football.

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Valerie Medel – Dental Assistant. Valerie has been in the dental field for 14 years. She is currently working towards getting her RDA. When she is not at work, she enjoys hiking and spending time with her husband and two kids. She is always looking forward to new challenges in life, both personally and professionally.

Get to know Dr. Q and her team by scheduling an appointment: (626) 599-9818.

Mission Trip to Mexico

Patty Hierro, one of our Registered Dental Assistants, recently came back from a mission trip in Mexico.

I’m so grateful to have been able to experience this amazing mission trip in San Quintin, Mexico. It’s a rewarding feeling to give back by doing what I love and enjoy. Seeing the smile on everyone’s face after treating them was the best thing and it makes my job a lot easier knowing that I’m making a difference. I’m so thankful for Dr. Q & Dr. Yung for sponsoring me on this trip! Can’t wait for the next one!
– Patty, RDA

Patty and Assistant working with a child patient

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