American Canyon Location

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Meet The Team


At the core of Marina Encore Dental and Encore Dental at Napa is a dedicated team of professionals that are committed to helping you look better and live longer through the best dentistry available today. We view each patient as a unique individual and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.

Pilar Jusino

Office Manager at American Canyon

My name is Pilar, and I oversee operations at Marina Encore Dental in American Canyon, bringing over two decades of dedicated dental experience. My enduring passion for dentistry is evident in my long-standing career and my key role in harmonizing two practices, Marina Vista Dental and Encore Dental, into a great place where we can care for our friends and family. Our merger was a celebration of shared values, visions, and an unwavering commitment to excellence for our patients and team.

Away from the office, my life is rich with family activities, whether we're socializing with loved ones or enjoying tranquility at home. My pets—adorable dogs and charming birds—are a joyful extension of my family.

At Marina Encore, my pride stems from being part of a family-like team that prioritizes compassionate patient care and embraces continuous improvement in all we do.

Amanda Youngborg

Front Office Coordinator at American Canyon

Originally from Northern California, I embarked on my academic journey at Solano Community College. My path took a delightful turn when I moved to the Tri-Valley region, a decision inspired by the beginning of my life with my husband. After dedicating five enriching years to the banking sector, I felt a pull towards a more fulfilling career, which led me to Western Career College. There, I pursued my passion for healthcare and became a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA).

I graduated with the skills and determination to make a significant impact in the dental field. Over the past 15 years, I have grown from an assistant to an esteemed office manager, taking great joy in enhancing patient experiences and fostering a supportive office environment.

Outside the office, my life is beautifully woven with the joys of motherhood. I take pride in nurturing two wonderful boys and embrace the responsibilities of a Domestic Engineer with dedication and love.

My faith plays a pivotal role in keeping me anchored, providing strength and guidance in all my endeavors. In my leisure time, I am an avid explorer of the great outdoors. Whether it's trekking through nature's trails, embarking on long rides with our electric bikes, or simply enjoying the company of my family and friends, I find solace in these moments. Reading books is another passion that allows me to continually grow and be inspired.

Yvonne Johnson

Front Office Coordinator at American Canyon

Yvonne Johnson is a life-long resident of Solano County, a dedicated mother, and a proud grandmother. With over 25 years in the dental field, her meticulous attention to detail and commitment to educating our patients about insurance and treatment options have made her a cornerstone of both Marina Vista Dental and Marina Encore Dental for 21 years.

Outside of her professional life, Yvonne relishes family time, travel, outdoor activities, and live music. An avid Prince enthusiast, she loves to share her extensive knowledge of the iconic artist. A fun fact about her home life: she shares it with a talkative blue and gold macaw, who swears like a sailor!

Cynthia Bledsoe

Registered Dental Assistant at American Canyon

Cynthia was raised in the Bay Area, and later moved to the Napa Valley with her family in 1987. She first became interested in dentistry, when her family dentist allowed her to observe a root canal on a family member. Her first introduction to dentistry, was working with a small general practice dental office in the Napa Valley. Cynthia obtained her X-Ray and Coronal Polishing certificates through Sacramento City College, and became a Registered Dental Assistant in 2003. She enjoys continuing to learn new things as the dental field continues to progress and evolve, and is happy to be part of Marina Encore’s caring, modern dental practice. Outside of the dental office Cynthia enjoys gardening, reading classic mystery novels, being active in her local congregation, traveling, and spending time with her husband Jay and her dog Reiley.

Jeannie Marquez

Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions (II) at American Canyon

Jeannie, a Registered Dental Assistant with Extended Functions (RDAEF) at Marina Encore in American Canyon, found her calling in dentistry after being captivated by the craftsmanship of her father's gold-trimmed dental crown and a resolve to spare others from the dental discomfort she endured as a child. She is passionate about educating others on the integral role oral health plays in overall wellness.

With years of experience as an RDA, Jeannie sought to deepen her expertise and expand her patient care involvement. This pursuit led her to the RDAEF program at The University of the Pacific Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry. Today, she takes pride in delivering exceptional restorative care alongside our esteemed dentists.

Outside her professional life, Jeannie is a lover of the great outdoors, enjoys attending concerts, and treasures time with her son. She's actively engaged in her community through St. Vincent Ferrer Church, imparting knowledge to children and participating in various volunteer initiatives. Her creative side flourishes in jewelry making, cross-stitching, and bead painting.

Monica Morales

Registered Dental Assistant at American Canyon

Monica was first born and raised in Richmond, California where her and her family later moved to Suisun City during her teenage years.  It was during this time when her interest in dentistry had first begun.  The dental office she attended then made her experience so pleasant that it left a long lasting impression.  It was an impression so strong that it deeply influenced her to begin her career in the dental sciences.  With the deep seated intention of sharing the same care she received with her greater community, she graduated from Heald College with an Associate of Science in Dental Assisting.  In 2011, addition to the excitement of earning her degree, Monica gave birth to her beautiful daughter Arielle.  As a proud mother, Monica enjoys having tea parties and spending quality time with daughter while also enjoying hiking, camping and swimming.

Angeline Yambao

Registered Dental Hygienist at American Canyon

Angeline has had a passion for working in the oral health field beginning at a young age playing Crocodile Dentist. During her high school years she visited University of the Pacific as a patient for her older sister in the dental hygiene program. According to Angeline, “This visit piqued my interest in the preventive aspect of dentistry and motivated me to pursue a career in dental hygiene.” Graduating from Pacific in 2011, Angeline loves to care for her patients with gentle hands and a warm presence to keep any dental fears at bay. She is committed to helping all patients maintain a healthy smile that will last many years so they feel good and are able to eat well (because she is a foodie, too). Angeline lives an active outdoor lifestyle which involves running and mountain biking. She also loves time spent travelling the world with her husband Noel.

Karen Fine

Registered Dental Hygienist at American Canyon

Karen was born in Southern California. Her family soon moved, and she grew up in Santa Ynez, California. From a young age Karen was inspired by watching Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer where a dentist elf saves the day. From that point Karen decided she wanted to be in the dental field. Karen followed friends up to the Bay Area where she got married and started a family of her own. She proudly graduated from the Diablo Valley College Dental Hygiene program in 2016. Karen enjoys spending time with her two teenage kids, going on family vacations, baking, and playing with her animals.

Kevin Lopez

Registered Dental Hygienist at American Canyon

Kevin, a Vallejo native, honed his expertise at West Coast University's dental hygiene program, culminating in a 2019 graduation. Before his hygiene education, he began his dental career in 2013 as a front office coordinator and dental assistant. His journey brought him back to the Bay Area, where he has been an integral part of Marina Encore since 2021.

An advocate for continuing education, Kevin educates national board candidates, writes for RDH Magazine, and guides new dental hygienists while also training with the Swiss Dental Academy. His patient care philosophy marries cheerfulness, warmth, and a gentle approach to create a positive dental experience.

Beyond his professional roles, Kevin indulges in singing, stays active with family, and unwinds at Disneyland, embracing the joy and relaxation it brings!

Leah Munyiri

Registered Dental Hygienist at American Canyon

Leah Munyiri's journey in dental health began in her native Kenya, where dental care awareness was limited. Her move to the United States 15 years ago brought dental health to the forefront, sparking a curiosity that transformed into a career passion. Striving to demystify dental care for others, Leah was inspired by a hygienist to delve into the field herself, aiming to provide clear, patient-friendly education and care.

She began her hands-on training as a dental assistant volunteer at Travis Air Force Base with the American Red Cross, engaging with an array of dental specialties over six months. With a Dental Assistant Certificate earned in 2014, she was welcomed into David Grant Hospital as a dental assistant.

Leah's academic ambitions led her to Solano College, where she accumulated an impressive array of degrees in the Biomedical Sciences, Liberal Studies, General Sciences, and Science and Quantitative Reasoning. Her academic path then culminated in a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2020.

Natalie Gomez-Limeta

Registered Dental Hygienist at American Canyon

Natalie, a Bay Area native, recently graduated from the DVC RDH Program in 2023. Despite being new to the role of a dental hygienist, her eight years as a Registered Dental Assistant reflect her deep-rooted commitment to the dental field. She is passionate about delivering top-notch care and educating her patients on the importance of oral health.

When not in the clinic, Natalie embraces the outdoors, finding joy in hiking, camping, and staying active through exercise.

Anne Christian

Registered Dental Hygienist at Napa

Anne is the Registered Dental Hygienist at Encore Dental. She graduated from San Jose City College with an A.S. degree in Dental Assisting. Soon after, she furthered her education on to receive a B.S. degree in Dental Hygiene from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Anne enjoys working with our patients, helping them to improve their overall dental health. Achieving a sparkling smile is her passion. Compassionate in her care, her warm and kind demeanor is sure to put you at ease! Anne is married and has 3 children.

Paula Tanpoco

Registered Dental Assistant at Napa

Passionate about helping friends feel better about themselves, Paula has served for more than 24 years as a Registered Dental Assistant where she takes great pride in doing whatever it takes to improve your smile. Humble in knowing that she is not able to help everyone on her own, she is thankful to be surrounded by a team that is professional, caring and dedicated to the same level of excellent oral health care she aspires to deliver. She loves spending time with her son Noah, who keeps her very busy. In her free time she enjoys her love of the outdoors by running, hiking and camping.

Heidi Robbins

Registered Dental Assistant at Napa

As a California native with a deep appreciation for its ethnic diversity, Heidi enjoys diving into different cultures where she learned to speak Spanish in fostering her love to serve others. Furthering these passions, over the past 10 years as a Registered Dental Assistant and valued team member, Heidi also takes pride in helping many in her community look better and live longer by striving to provide the best oral care possible. Dentistry aside, she enjoys staying healthy with her family by enjoying the outdoors and volunteering to feed the animals at Connolly Ranch every week. With a grateful heart, she takes great care in helping others achieve their best.