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Meet the Team


Paula

 

Paula

Office Receptionist

Registered Dental Assistant

Paula has worked for many years in the dental profession as a registered dental assistant and office manager. She has always loved helping people achieve a beautiful smile and improved dental health. She started in the field as a dental assistant and now finds herself enjoying helping people with scheduling, understanding their insurance, and arranging financials. She greets our patients with her cheerful smile, updates records, manages the schedule, and is the insurance and financial manager for Forest Avenue Dental.

Outside of work, she loves to read, especially British mysteries and cookbooks. She has a large extended family, including 19 nieces and nephews, and nine greats and counting! She loves time with my family, along with camping, gardening, and traveling.

 

Denise

Denise

Registered Dental Assistant

Denise really enjoys working with her wonderful patients, getting to know them, and becoming their friends. She sets up the treatment rooms, seats and prepares the patients, and explains what will happen during their procedure. Working chairside, she assists Dr. Walker and, when done, she offers post-op information, then sterilizes and breaks down the room.

Her family keeps her busy outside of work. She and her husband Mike were married in 2002. They have two amazing sons, Jayson and Bentley. They love swimming, camping, house boating, and watching Jayson play baseball with the Chico Aces. They also enjoy time with their family, which is spread across the US.

 

Rosalba

Rosalba

Registered Dental Assistant

Rosalba loves helping her patients get over their fear of dentistry. It’s rewarding to help people have pleasant, worry-free visits and get to know them on a personal level. When someone thanks her at the end of a procedure, she is thrilled! She assists Dr. Walker in the back office: working chairside during procedures and supporting our patients.

When she’s not working, Rosalba enjoys volunteering at the Humane Society Torres Shelter. She also likes hiking upper park and surrounding areas and loves watching plays at local venues.

 

Casey

Casey

Registered Dental Hygienist

Casey likes meeting new people, forming friendships, and educating people on the importance of their home oral hygiene care. She received her dental hygiene degree from Fresno City College. As a hygienist, she provides preventive and maintenance care, dental cleanings, application of fluoride and sealants, and offers practical, helpful information. “The more a person understands about the role oral health plays in overall wellness, the better motivated they are to take care of their smile and oral health!”

Casey was born and raised in Chico and is married to another Chico native. They have two beautiful daughters: Brynlie, who was born in 2013, and Keaton, born in 2017. When she’s not working, Casey enjoys being outside, watching her children play, hanging out with family, and playing softball. She also likes watching SF Giants and Green Bay Packers games.

 

Katie

Katie

Dental Hygienist

Katie was born and raised in Chico. She attended Pleasant Valley High School and Chico State University. She received her dental hygiene degree from Taft Community College, and before graduating acquired her certification for category ll laser treatment.

Having grown up working in her family’s dental practice, it has always been her passion to work in the dental field. Her favorite part of working in dentistry is educating people and addressing the individual needs of patients. She is thrilled to work with her father in helping the people in her community achieve beautiful healthy smiles! Katie offers one-to-one care to her patients: cleaning teeth, examining the oral cavity for signs of disease, and teaching people about dental health. When a person understands how what happens in the mouth affects the body, and vice versa, he or she is able to make positive changes and lead a healthier life!

Outside of dentistry, Katie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, the outdoors, fly fishing, hiking, boating, and skiing. 

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