Meet Our Dental Team

Team 2018

Registered Dental Hygienists

    Tessa Hayes, RDH 

Tessa Hayes RDH

    Tessa graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene and has been with Dr. Yap since 2012. In her free time, she likes to travel and spend time with her fiancé and her 10 brothers and sisters.

    Michelle Kim, RDH
    Michelle Kim RDH
    Michelle earned her Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Cerritos College with highest honors in 2018. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) and California Dental Hygienists' Association (CDHA). She enjoys going on road trips to new places, trying new restaurants, and loves relaxing while binge watching tv shows on her time off. 

    Registered Dental Assistants

    Linda Cardenas, RDA 

Linda Cardenas

    Linda attended Bryman College in Anaheim, CA and has been an RDA at this office for over 25 yrs. “A few of my favorite things are Zumba, going out to dinner with family and friends, listening to live music and dancing.”

    Seri Johnson,  RDA

    Seri Johnson RDA

      Seri attended United Cambodian Vocational School in Long Beach and has been an RDA for almost 25 years. She has been an RDA at this office for almost 15 years. When she is not at work, she loves to hike, cook, and garden.

    Front Office Staff

    Terryl Anderson- Patient Coordinator

Terryl Anderson

    Terryl started her dental career as an RDA about 35 years ago. After raising three kids, she returned to the dental office caring for patients in the front office. She loves making people smile and has been at our office since 2013. She loves to travel. She enjoys doing weekend trips going North and South on the California coast or to Catalina Island. She enjoyed visiting friends and family in the United Kingdom recently. In her free time, she enjoys taking care of her one granddaughter and going on dinner dates with her husband. They are “avid foodies.”

    Barbara Lucas - Insurance Coordinator
    Shirley Yap -  Office Manager

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