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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.

Nikkie Armstrong

Insurance Coordinator at American Canyon and Napa

Originally born in Texas, Nikkie soon moved to Southern California and later traveled north to be raised in Napa.  She later became a Veterinarian Tech - and after many years of performing dental cleanings on animals - she decided to switch to the human side of the dental spectrum and went to college to become a Registered Dental Assistant.  After graduation, she searched for a special office in the dental field and found Dr. Kevin at Marina Encore Dental.  Right away, she knew Marina Encore was a great fit that had that team-driven feel she was looking for where the rest is now history!  In short, she couldn't be happier with her position and team she intimately works with.

In her spare time, Nikkie enjoys spending time with her dogs, rescuing animals, drawing, reading, cooking healthy food, working out, surfing and riding her longboard on sunny days.


Annah Senores-Castro

Restorative Coordinator at American Canyon

My name is Annah and I was raised in San Francisco since the young age of 2 and relocated to Solano County in 1989. I graduated high school in 1995 then continued on to graduate a year later at Bryman College in San Francisco as a Dental Assistant.
 
I became a Registered Dental Assistant in 1997 and worked in all aspects of dentistry, from general, periodontics, pediatrics, oral surgery, orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. All while still taking my general education and prerequisites at Napa Valley Community College as well Solano Community College, to pursue a career as a RDH. 
 
In 1999-2000, I became a wife and mother and made a decision to place my studies on hold and become a stay at home mom in 2000. I raised my family and was an inactive RDA until 2007. 
 
I come from a long line of dentists and teachers in my family, and always loved going to the dentist as a young child. Once my youngest at the time became school bound, I returned to the dental field as an active RDA in 2007. Then later decided to transition to the front office as a Patient Care Coordinator and Insurance Coordinator in 2009.
 
Currently, I am juggling the life of a mommy to my 18-month old son and 4 other kids, a wife, a church leader, as well as the Restorative Coordinator at Marina Encore Dental. It's such a blessing and an honor, I wouldn't trade it for the world. I strive to provide the highest level of customer service and patient care.


Maricel Guya

Front Office Assistant at American Canyon

Maricel was born and raised in Vallejo, California.  It was seeing her sister get braces that sparked her interest in dentistry at an early age.  She graduated from Bethel High School and soon after earned her Dental Assistant certificate in 2009.  Since then, she has been working within dentistry while balancing her academic life as a full-time student studying general sciences.  Looking forward to serve others outside of dentistry, she eagerly looks forward to furthering her personal and educational pursuits to helping others look and feel better.

She was offered an opportunity to work with Dr. Kevin and his team in late 2014.  Throughout it all, she has never been happier to work with such a great group of people, "I love our team!"

He interests include do-it-yourself projects, working out (because she loves to eat), spending time with family and going on spontaneous trips with her high school sweetheart of ten years!


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.


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.


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.


Jennifer Showalter

Registered Dental Hygienist at American Canyon

Jennifer was raised in Vallejo, where her and her family grew up going to Marina Vista Dental. Jennifer has been a patient with Marina Vista Dental as young as the age of 9. Throughout those years her visits to the dental office were very pleasant and personable, which is what sparked her interest in dentistry. She started shadowing several times throughout the office with the intention of pursuing a career in dental hygiene. With the intention of sharing the same care she received throughout her experience there, she graduated from Santa Rosa Junior College with an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2018. Upon graduating, she was offered a position at Marina Vista Dental to join their team and she was beyond excited for this opportunity. She loves the team and the care they provide for each and every one of their patients. When she’s not taking care of her patients she enjoys hiking, traveling, and photography.


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.


Beth Evans

Patient Care Coordinator at Napa

Beth has worked within the field of dentistry for several decades, worked with some of the best practitioners in the area and brings with her a wealth of knowledge in both the clinical and administrative aspects of dentistry. One would be hard-pressed to find someone who can balance and navigate the rough waters of dental insurance with the soft skills of presenting care in a manner that is comfortable and easy to understand. With a laugh that is hard to miss and a smile that can light up any room she enters, she makes it so easy for both her team and the patients she serves to feel at ease in the office.

In her spare time, she loves being active, staying in connection with loved ones and walking her dog Riley.


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.


Danny DeLeon

Dental Laboratory Technician at Napa

Danny has been in the dental field for 30 years and has been with our prosthodontic practice since 2004. He is the key member responsible for the fabrication of our removable dentures, partials, splints and relines. He is available Monday through Friday to attend to any emergency denture repairs that may arise. Danny received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1984 from Central Escolar University in the Philippines and has been a laboratory technician for 17 years. During the Gulf War he worked in the US Embassy medical clinic in Saudi Arabia. Danny is married and has one child.