Our Westlake Village Staff
At Westlake Smile Studio, we select only the best of the best to serve our patients and their families. All of our staff members are friendly, knowledgeable, and highly proficient in their office duties. Should you have any questions or concerns before, during or after a visit to our Westlake Village dentist, do not hesitate to visit with one of our staff members. They are readily standing by to address your needs.
Katie: Office Manager
Katie comes to Westlake Smile Studio with 12 years of nonprofit and office management experience. She grew up in Santa Clarita, graduated from Sonoma University with a degree in Communication Studies and moved to Ventura County from San Diego 3 years ago. Katie loves meeting new patients and working with them to help give them the smile they have dreamed of. In her spare time, Katie loves to try new restaurants with her husband and daughters and take her Labrador for walks around her neighborhood.
Samara: Dental Assistant
Samara graduated from Oxnard Charter College in 2017 and is currently working toward getting her RDA. As a chairside dental assistant, Samara's main goal is to help make patients feel as comfortable as possible during their visit. Outside of the office, she likes to spend time with her husband, daughter and family, and enjoys going to movies, being outdoors and taking family trips to Disneyland.
Claire: Registered Dental Assistant
Claire graduated from Charter College's dental assisting program in 2016, and recevied her RDA license in June of 2017. She is currently a full-time student at Moorpark College completing pre-requisites to apply to dental hygiene school in the future. Claire joins our team with experience working in an orthodontic, pediatric and oral surgery office. In her free time, she enjoys training and playing with her huge cane corse puppy, Opie!
Simòn: Registered Dental Hygienist
Simòn strives to maintain a fun and comfortable environment while simultaneously educating and instilling an excitement for bettering oral health. She is dedicated to the wellbeing of her patients overall systemic health as it relates to their oral cavity. She is passionate about nutrition as it relates to the oral cavity as well as the rest of the body. Simòn also excels in the communication and treatment of children in the dental office. Simòn grew up in South Africa and immigrated to Simi Valley in the late 1990s with her family. In her spare time, Simòn can be found hiking and camping or spending time with her husband and Chiweenie puppy, Milo!