Meet Our Dental Assistants
Denan Hernandez - RDAEF2
I have had the pleasure of working with this team since 2001 as an RDA. I made the choice to go back to school in 2012 at Sacramento City College to obtain an RDAEF2 license; this license allows me to perform more technical procedures. Dentistry has been my passion since I was 5 years old. I strive for perfection every day; my goal is to help all of my patients stay calm, comfortable, and have less fear with each visit. I look forward to many more years changing people’s lives. I love spending time with my husband and two sons and our dogs; we enjoy camping and going to the lake. My personal favorite is watching my boy’s long jump in track and field, and play football, baseball, and basketball.
Eva Cabrera- Willard - RDAEF2
I have worked with this wonderful dental team since October 2009 and have been a Registered Dental Assistant since 1996. In 2013, through continuing education at Sacramento City College, I achieved earning my license as a Registered Dental Assistant/Extended Functions 2 (RDAEF2). I enjoy coming to work every morning knowing I get to spend most of my day with a great team that is more like family. It is also great to see how much we can impact people's lives thru helping them improve their smile and their dental health. On my time off I enjoy spending time with my children, husband, family, and friends.
Noemi Castaneda - RDA
I have had the pleasure of working with this amazing team since June 2017. Before working here I went to Yuba College where I received my associate’s degree in social and behavioral science. After that, I attended Carrington College in Citrus Heights for the dental assistant program and was hired shortly after my externship. During the time I’ve been with this team I feel like I’m a part of the family and absolutely love what I do. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, and traveling with my fiancé. I truly love feeling like I’m making a difference by helping improve my patient’s lives and their smiles.
Ashley Shafor - Dental Assistant/Sterile Technician
I recently joined the Magnolia Modern Dentistry team in April of 2019. I love being a part of this wonderful team! I really enjoy the work that I do here as a sterile tech. My favorite part about being a part of this team is the continuing education opportunities we are provided and the team building activities. When I am not here I enjoy going hiking, being outdoors, and spending time with my family.
LeAnne Luis - RDA
I recently had the pleasure of joining this wonderful team in July of 2019. I am so blessed to be part of such an amazing family! Everyone is so supportive and I look forward to growing with them. I am excited each day to go to work knowing I get to work alongside such caring people who truly Love their job and are committed to providing outstanding dental care! I was born in a small town called Hanford in California in 1988 and moved to Live Oak California my junior year of high school! That is when I met my husband at the age of 16! In 2010 I graduated from dental school as a registered dental assistant! I knew I wanted to help create beautiful smiles and build confidence in people. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and making as many memories with my husband and 2 kids. We love everything outdoors! We especially love taking trips together and going on new adventures! The beach is our favorite place!
Addisen Rico - Sterile Technician
I have had the pleasure of working with the team at Magnolia Modern Dentistry since October of 2020. I went to school at Southern Utah University and obtained my bachelor's degree in General Studies. I am one of the sterilization technicians here and I love working with this amazing team. In my spare time I love to hang out with my family and play with my dogs. I also love to be outdoors and read a lot.
Jezael Castro - RDA
I joined this wonderful practice November 2020. Before working here I worked as a DA for many years and decided to get my RDA in 2019. My goal is to always keep learning and growing as an assistant to provide the best possible care. I believe that everyday is a new opportunity to grow and be better. I love that I work with people that are genuinely concerned about your overall well being. I like that everyone is always so helpful and encouraging. I really love that they not only help you grow as an assistant but also as a person. I have already learned so many great things from all these wonderful people!
I was born and raised in Yuba City. I am the youngest of my mothers two children. On my spare time I like to spend time with my family and friends exploring the outdoors and those weekly family game nights! I have 4 wonderful children 3 of which I homeschool. You can usually find me at gymnastics, swim lessons, ballet, karate, or soccer practice with my kids. In my busy life I like to sometimes just sit by myself quietly reading a good book. My favorite place to be is by the ocean. Something about the sound of the waves that is just so relaxing and beautiful.
I truly love working at Magnolia and being a part of this amazing team!