Meet the Staff

Ana Adrade – Office Manager 

Ana joins our office with over 22 years in the dental field. She is well versed in the clinical and administrative aspects of a dental office. In her spare time, she enjoys watching 49ers games and series, reading books and spending time with her family and friends.  

Serena Lucero – Scheduling Coordinator and Professional Relationship Director

Serena is our professional relationship director and will be the friendly face you see when you walk into our office. Serena joined our team with experience in oral surgery but was quick to adapt to the periodontal world. She will be in our front office to greet you and assist with your scheduling needs. She was born in Washington but lived in the deserts of Nevada and Arizona. In her free time, Serena loves to dance at festivals and enjoys spending time with her family.

Sharon Minasian – Scheduling Coordinator

Sharon joins our team with several years experience in general dentistry practices. She will be one of the friendly faces in our front office, ready to greet and assist you with your scheduling needs. She was born in Newark, Ca where she grew up until she was 10 & then moved to the Silicon Valley. In her free time, she enjoys family gatherings, working out, country concerts,  going The San Francisco 49ers, The San Francisco Giants & The San Jose Sharks games & loving on her 4 dogs & 1 cat.

Joan Suarez – Treatment Coordinator

Hi I’m Joan and I am here to help with all of your billing needs. I started out my career in healthcare as a medical assistant and then as a treatment coordinator in a dental practice. I took a break from healthcare to work in tech for over 16 years, but I always knew healthcare was always what I really enjoyed. What I enjoy from field of dentistry is interaction with people and building that relationship. When I am not at the office i enjoy spending time with my 2 grown kids, cycling and hiking.

Rosa Gonzalez – Surgical Dental Assistant

Rosa is our lead surgical assistant.  She has over 14 years of experience in the dental field.  Her dental background consists of Periodontal, Oral Surgery, and other surgical related procedures.  Her primary goal as an assistant is to make patients feel at ease and comfortable in our office.  In Rosa’s free time she loves to cook for her family.  She also enjoys decorating, traveling, and fishing.

Marisya Nguyen – Surgical Dental Assistant

Marisya is from Monterrey, CA. She received her degree from Foothill College in 2022 and is a classically trained registered dental assistant. Since coming to our office Marisya has grown to love periodontics and enjoys providing our patients with a comforting environment and helping patients work towards their perfect smile. In her free time, Marisya enjoys trying new food spots, baking, and hanging out with cat Unagi.

Tharina Kuch – Registered Dental Hygienist

Tharina joins our team with over 10 years of experience in the dental field.

She obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Foothill College where she graduated with honors.

Her goal is to provide compassionate, individualized clinical care to help patients better understand the systemic benefits of their oral health. She strives to help patients achieve better oral heath through her clinical skills, patient education and motivation. Away from the office, she enjoys traveling, binge reading and spending time with her family and filling her home with houseplants.

Rochelle Hamm – Registered Dental Hygienist

Rochelle has worked in the dental field for 34 years and as a Dental Hygienist for Dr. Low since 1994.  She is passionate about her work and a strong advocate for patients.  She has exceptional patient care and clinical skills and inspires patients to better oral care by helping them to understand the systemic benefits of excellent dental health.  Rochelle earned her degree in Dental Hygiene in 1989 from Foothill College, graduating with honors.  In her free time, Rochelle enjoys cooking, baking, sewing, and TED talks.

Kirsten Simpson – Registered Dental Hygienist

Kirsten has worked in the dental field for over 20 years and has worked with Dr. Low since 2000.  As a dedicated and skilled clinician graduating 2nd in her class, her well-rounded focus on dentistry has given patients positive impact on their dental health.  She serves as coordinator of the South Bay Perio Study Club that meets in our office quarterly.  Her easy going and calm demeanor helps patients relax.  Kirsten has a BA from George Washington University in Washington DC.  She also has diamond expertise and diamond grading certifications from Gemological Institute of America and is a 1st degree black belt in American Kenpo Karate.

Nicole Low – Registered Dental Hygienist

Nicole believes in providing high quality dental care and making you feel comfortable during your visit.

After attending high school in Saratoga, she went on to receive her Bachelor of Science degree in General Biology and a minor in Photography at University of California, San Diego. Her time in San Diego volunteering and managing a free dental clinic provided insight into the necessity and importance of dental hygiene. Following her passion, she completed her training to become a Dental Hygienist at Carrington College in San Jose.

Taking care of your teeth and preserving your smile for the future is one of her main goals when you come to visit. 

Outside of the office, Nicole enjoys scuba diving, traveling, reading, and being with her family.

Quy Ngoc – Registered Dental Hygienist

Ngoc just earned her degree in Dental Hygiene from University of the Pacific recently. Before she developed her interested in dental hygiene career, she was a Registered Dental Assistant for 10 years.  During the time in school of Dental Hygiene program, she got strong interested in perio, and she felt accomplished when she saw a great result from treating a perio patient. With her passion new career, she hopes she can help patients to achieve an oral health care routine successfully. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, enjoy cooking, doing yoga and reading books