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.
Katrina Logan - RDA
As a military wife, I have had the pleasure of traveling around the world meeting new people and learning many cultures. My husband and I have returned to our hometown to be closer to our friends and family. I have been a dental assistant for 13 years and have had the pleasure of joining this team in the spring of 2017. The best part of working in this office is building relationships with our patients and making them feel like they are visiting friends instead of just going to another doctor visit. I feel so blessed to be able to spend my day working alongside such talented and knowledgeable men and women who strive for excellence. In my spare time, I enjoy camping, boating, hiking, and spending as much time as I can with my family.
Christina Keeney - RDA
I was born in Sutter County and in 1995 moved to Washington State where I graduated high school. I attended Anthem College and graduated with my diploma for Dental Assisting in 2012 and joined this team shortly after. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling with my husband and our two dogs, spending time with family and friends, as well as outdoor activities. I’m very passionate about my career and hope to be a part of changing people’s lives.
Kellie Patterson - RDA
I have had the pleasure of working with this great team since February of 2019. I have been a dental assistant for 14 years and moved here from Utah in 2018. In my spare time, I love to spend time with my husband and daughter. We enjoy riding horses, boating, and hanging out with family.
Chelsie Barrett - Sterile Tech
I was born and raised in North Carolina and have lived in six states in the past 12 years. I have called California home for almost 3 years and joined this wonderful office in May of 2019. I am so thankful for this fantastic work family and have been blessed by the opportunity to meet our amazing and diverse patients as I perform my duties. I enjoy the fast paced and detail oriented nature of being able to clean and sterilize our office to keep our patients safe. In my spare time, I am raising two beautiful kids, and enjoy spending time exploring this beautiful area that we live in. You may catch me singing a tune, because music is another passion of mine.
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.
Ashley Shafor - Sterile Tech
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!