All of the staff are registered dental assistants (RDA’s), which means they have passed a state exam in dental assisting and are licensed and regulated by the state of California. All of the staff is required to continue learning with yearly continuing education.
Yadira Rodgriguez, Office Manager, RDA
“I started my career in the dental field in 2001, and have been an RDA since 2006. Building great relationships with our patients is one of the most rewarding aspects of my job. I enjoy working as a team with my coworkers, and am proud of the care we give to our families. I am a bay area native, and live in San Pablo. In my spare time I enjoy going to parks, libraries, and walks with my family. I have a smart and beautiful teen aged daughter who keeps me current with the latest trends, as well as a beloved pet dog, Snoopy, and pet cat, Savannah”.
Itzia Rojas, Front office / Billing specialist, RDA
“I have been a dental assistant since 2007, and I have loved every year. As an RDA, I love how rewarding it is to help children feel calm and earn their trust. In the front office, I enjoy helping families understand their dental benefit plans, and how to use their benefits to their best advantage. I live 10 minutes away in El Sobrante, and enjoy being a part of our patient community and seeing our patients outside of the office. I have a seven year old daughter who has more energy than I know what to do with and we welcomed our second daughter in October of 2018. My oldest daughter is a patient here and loves it because she gets to play in the waiting room and then watch a movie when she is having her checkup. Once my youngest turns one she will become a patient here as well. As a family we like to go on hikes and plan family fun nights”.
Indalia Huerta, RDA
“My name is Indalia, and I have been an RDA since 2015. I love helping children and their families create a wonderful and memorable first dental experience. I enjoy watching children look forward to their next dental visits. I grew up in Hercules, and now live with my three children and husband, along with my dogs Denali and Berlin, 10 minutes away in San Pablo. In my free time my family and I enjoy the outdoors; we hike, camp and go swimming”.
Kari Gomez, RDA
“I’ve been interested in the dental field for many years and I am happy that now I get to start my dental career as an RDA. I have 12 years experience working with preschool aged kids and this was a major factor in choosing to work in pediatric dentistry. I am married with a two year old little boy named Mateo. My family and I love to spend time at Target and since I am local you might spot me any day. Other than spending time at Target we love the outdoors, taking hikes, and taking our two year old to the park.”
Andrea Reynolds, Front Office/DA
“My name is Andrea, I have been in the dental field for over 3 years. I love working here at Eastshore Pediatric and especially working with kids! I got recently married April of 2018 and enjoy working out with with my husband. I have two little fur babies Cosmo and Comet who keep me busy for now.”
Karina Huerta, RDA
“I have been an RDA for over a year now and love what I do. As a child I was fearful of the dentist and that is why I chose to go into pediatric dentistry. My goal is to help children have a wonderful experience by gaining their trust. It’s an amazing feeling when I see patients that were once so fearful happy to be back. In my spare time I love to bake and cook. I love the outdoors and spending time with my twin sister and family.