Meet The Staff

“Our Mission is to provide exceptional patient care in a warm, embracing, gentle, caring environment, unparalleled by any other office, and transform the patient’s negative preconceived expectations, into a comfortable, positive experience, as well as providing the best level of service to the referring doctors.”

Heather – Scheduling Coordinator       

Heather – Scheduling Coordinator    [email protected]

Heather has been with our team since 2015.  She grew up in San Mateo and worked in Orthodontics before joining Dr. Ahani.  She is dedicated to her work and is constantly improving her skills and knowledge so she can offer more to patients and her team.  Heather prides herself on making patients feel warm and relaxed with her voice on the phone and helping patients make their treatment fun and easy.  She is energetic and friendly.  In her spare time, she enjoys being the proud mom of her son Kyle. She enjoys going to the movies, shopping and trying new restaurants.

Joy – Implant Coordinator            

Joy – Implant Coordinator    [email protected]

Joy has been with Dr. Ahani since 2007, and has worn many hats, from front desk to surgical assisting, but she has always been fascinated with dental implants which has led her to her new role as the Implant Treatment Coordinator.  Joy brightens our day with her smile and positive personality.  Her many years of experience allows her to answer any implant questions a patient has, and she takes great care in reassuring patients the ease of the whole implant process. She truly believes that dental implants can change a person’s self-confidence and quality of life. On weekends you will find her cooking elaborate meals for her 2 kids or exploring cutting edge cuisine to add to her repertoire of food knowledge.

Lolita – Lead Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant              

Lolita – Lead Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant    [email protected]

Lolita has been working with Dr. Ahani since 2001. She has over 25 years of experience in the dental field. She is certified in radiation safety, DAANCE, OMSA and CPR. Lolita is professional, diligent, and as the clinical supervisor she demands excellence from the staff and the doctor to make your visit to our office cheerful, relaxing, and at the highest standards.  Her continued training reflects her dedication to our patients.  In her spare time, Lolita enjoys spending time with her husband Craig and her cat Tiger.  

Myra – Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant

Myra – Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant       [email protected]

Myra joined our team in 2018.  She graduated from the dental assisting program at Carrington College.  She is certified in BLS, radiation safety and will be taking her DAANCE certification in the fall.  She loves working with patients and will surely make you smile! Myra grew up in Half Moon Bay where she lives with her husband and their three dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys fitness and hiking with her dogs on the Coastside.

Erna – Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant

Erna – Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant     [email protected]

Erna joined our office in the summer of 2018. She graduated from College of San Mateo in 2012, and has been working in the Dental field for about seven years now. She enjoys the teamwork, and helping patients. On her spare time she enjoys reading books, watching Netflix and spending time with her family.

Shannon – Practice Administrator        

Shannon – Practice Administrator       [email protected]

Shannon is the Practice Administrator and has been working with Dr. Ahani since 2008. As Practice Manager she oversees all operations of the practice and the staff. She strives to ensure that complete patient satisfaction is consistently obtained through the highest standards of care.  She is certified in radiation safety, DAANCE, OMSA and CPR.  Shannon and her husband grew up in Half Moon Bay, where they are raising their twin boys.  In Shannon’s spare time, she enjoys bowling and playing cards. She enjoys working at our office because of the family-like relationships we build and the high level of care we provide as a team.