Magnolia Modern Dentistry | Dentist in Yuba City, CA

Meet Our Dental Hygienists

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Connie Guess - RDH

Hello I’m Connie, I have been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 24 years, 11 of them right here at Magnolia Modern Dentistry. I enjoy being able to get up each day knowing I will be meeting new people and catching up with patients and friends that I’ve already had the pleasure of getting to know. It has always been a priority to me to be part of a team that places priorities on the patients comfort, establishing patients trust, and quality dental care for our patients, which I definitely found here at Magnolia Modern Dentistry. We are continually educating ourselves and striving to care for our patients utilizing the latest proven technology available. When you come in for your new patient visit in our office. When I’m not here you’ll find me enjoying the great outdoors with my family and friends, working in my yard or around the neighborhood walking with my dog “Tux.” I look forward to meeting you, and helping you put a sparkle in your smile!

Richele, Hygienist

Richele Gibson - RDH

I graduated from Sacramento City College in May 2015 with an associate’s degree in dental hygiene. My favorite part about being a dental hygienist is building relationships with patients in a calm and comforting environment. I really enjoy coming to work every day. We truly have the best team here! When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family at the lake. We recently moved back to the country and I’m really enjoying our space and animals. Right now we have 3 dogs, 1 cat, 7 chickens and plenty of room for more!

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Jessica Wise - RDH

I have had the pleasure and blessing to be a part of the dental field since 2013. I started my career in dentistry as a Dental Assistant and started working towards becoming a Hygienist right away. My passion has always been to work at the cutting edge of my specialty. I strive to always advance my knowledge and skills to be able to offer my patients the highest standard of care possible. It is deeply important to me to be a part of a team that shares in that same passion. Outside of the office, I love to go on adventures with my family. My husband and I have two beautiful kiddos that keep us very busy keeping them entertained. I love to travel and experience new things, see live shows of any variety, and route for my favorite sports teams. Taking my family to watch our SF Giants play with a hotdog and Ghirardelli sundae in hand is my idea of a perfect Saturday.

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Yavette Kersey - RDH

Hello, my name is Yavette; my work family calls me mama Yaya. I have been a dental hygienist for over 20 years and have practiced in this office for over 12 years. Over the years I have been blessed to have developed many wonderful relationships with both my patients and my fellow teammates. I strive to make my patients feel cared for and safe in my chair, and I look forward to coming to work each day and seeing old friends and making new ones. Family is what is most important to me and I cherish my time with them. My husband and I have five grown children and seven grandchildren. We live in the country and have horses, chickens, dogs, cats, and a tortoise. We love being active outdoors and fishing is our latest hobby. Dr. Reid, Dr. Wilson, and Dr. Brady are all very well rounded dentists who care a lot about our community and I trust that my friends and family will be well cared for here.

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Jacqueline "Jaci" Shepard - Hygienist

I recently joined the team at Magnolia Modern Dentistry. I graduated from Shasta College’s Dental Hygiene program in 2016. I worked as a hygienist in the Chico area until I moved to Grass Valley in 2020. I love being a hygienist because I am able to build relationships with my patients and help them improve and maintain their oral health and overall wellbeing. When I am not at work, I like to spend most of my time outdoors, travel all around Northern CA with my husband and am always invested in a good book.

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Megan Downer - Hygiene Assistant

I’ve had the pleasure of working with this amazing team since July of 2017. I grew up in the Yuba Sutter area, I married my high school sweetheart, we have 2 beautiful girls. In my spare time, I am usually at their basketball practices or tournaments, I also enjoy camping, boating and spending time with my family. I really love working at Magnolia Modern Dentistry, I am very blessed to be part of a team that will go above and beyond to make our patients feel comfortable and happy. I have learned so much working in the dental industry and I continue to learn more here every day.

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