Meet The Team

At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health.  We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs.  As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication.  Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.

As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy.
To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.


Dulce Gonzalez - Front Staff/Scheduler

1. How long have you worked at the practice or in the field?

I started working at Varni Dental since 2018 mid october. I've worked in this field for about 3 years how and more to come.

2. Where did you go to school?

I attended and graduted from Carrington College.

3. What is your favorite part of working at Varni Dental?

My favorite part of working at Varni Dental is having the opportunity of learning new things about how the Dental Industry works and also being able to help everyone.

4. What do you like to do in your free time?

On my free time I like to hang out and spend time with my family and best friend. I love going out on adventures like (traveling to new places, going on hikes, dancing, cooking and shopping).

Christine Alfonso - Patient Treatment Coordinator

1. How long have you worked at the practice or in the field?

I have been working at Varni Dental for approximately one year as a front desk Receptionist and scheduler.

2. Where did you go to school?

I studied at San Jose State University.

3. What is your favorite part of working at Varni Dental?

My favorite part about working at Varni Dental is getting to meet new patients and building connections with them! Most importantly, I understand how nerve-wracking dental visits can seem, but ensuring a warm welcome & their comfort is the best part of the job.

4. What do you like to do in your free time?

I love to work on creative designs and illustration projects. Whenever I have the time, I like to practice portrait sketches and figure drawing.

Moneyra Avila - Dental Hygienist

1. How long have you worked at the practice or in the field?

I have 10 years of experience as a Registered Dental Assistant and now practicing as a dental hygienist for over 6 years.

2. Where did you go to school?

I attended Carrington Career College to obtain my Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene.

3. What is your favorite part of working at Varni Dental?

I enjoy working at Varni Dental because everyone is like family. We all work together as a team to ensure that we provide good quality of care and service to our patients.

4. What do you like to do in your free time?

I like to spend quality time with my family on my free time. I enjoy baking cupcakes and other deserts with my 4 year old son and try to cook new dishes that I learn from youtube.

Maribel Mendoza - Dental Assistant

1. How long have you worked at the practice or in the field?

6 years in field, 3 years in the practice.

2. Where did you go to school?

I attended a DA course at SVCTE in Silicon Valley.

3. What is your favorite part of working at Varni Dental?

My favorite part of working at Varni Dental is working with incredible Dr.s like Dr. Patel who are very passionate about there job, and helping not only her patients but taking care of her staff as well.

4. What do you like to do in your free time?

  • Enjoy baking
  • Nature / hiking

Susana Mendoza - Dental Assistant

1. How long have you worked at the practice or in the field?

I have been working in this practice for 3 years and in the field for 6 years.

2. Where did you go to school?

SVCTE

3. What is your favorite part of working at Varni Dental?

My favorite part of working at Varni Dental is that we are treated like family. I enjoy coming to work everyday and knowing I work with Dr. Patel and our staff. Dr. Patel has been one of the best doctors that I have worked for. Because of her, working feels like a second home for me. In my free time I like to spend time with my family.

4. What do you like to do in your free time?

We enjoy watching movies and doing activities with my sons.

Gabriela Wiggins - Office Manager

1. How long have you worked at the practice or in the field?

I have been in the dental field for 5 years and 4 years with Varni Dental.

2. Where did you go to school?

I initially went to Center for Training and careers where i obtained certification from the National Health Career Association as a, Certified Medical Administrative Assistant and somewhere down the line ended up in the dental field.

3. What is your favorite part of working at Varni Dental?

My favorite part of working at Varni Dental is the positive and welcoming environment. Working with a dependable team who treat not only patients, but each other as family makes it so rewarding to work here.

4. What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and kids. Going to the beach is one of our favorite things to do.

Jacqueline Yanez - Dental Assistant

1. How long have you worked at the practice or in the field?

At this practice I have worked for 8 months.

2. Where did you go to school?

I went to Dental Specialties to complete my dental licenses.

3. What is your favorite part of working at Varni Dental?

My favorite part of working here is working with a great team who are always willing to help each other.

4. What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family by going out to dinner and catching up.

Location

181 E Tasman Dr Suite 60, San Jose, CA 95134

Phone: (408) 901-0101

Office Hours

MON - WED 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

THU Closed

FRI 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

SAT By appointments only.

SUN Closed

Get in Touch

Email: [email protected]

Call: (408) 901-0101