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 baking and trying new restaurants.


Cristine- Surgical Assistant/ Insurance Coordinator

Cristine has been with Dr. Ahani since 2021, and has worn many hats, from front desk support to surgical assisting, but she has always been fascinated with surgeries . Cristine brightens our day with her smile and positive personality.  Her many years of experience allows her to answer any surgery questions a patient has, and she takes great care in reassuring patients the ease of the whole process. On weekends you will find her working on art projects like embroidery, 3-D printing, painting and enjoying her two boys  or exploring the outdoors. 

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.  

Yasmin – Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant      

Yasmin  joined our team in 2021.  She graduated from the dental assisting program at Eden Area ROP.  She is certified in BLS, radiation safety and will be taking her DAANCE certification next year.  She loves working with patients and will surely make you smile!  Yasmin  grew up in Hayward. In her spare time, she enjoys Interior Design, make up and nail fashion as well as her family life along her Fiance and her cat Milo.

Norma – Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant    

Norma joined our office in the summer of 2022. She graduated from Carrington  College of San Jose in 2015, and has been working in the Dental field for about seven years now. Norma is the joy of the office, her positivism is contagious. She enjoys the teamwork, and helping patients. On her spare time she enjoys trying new foods, and spending time with her family.


Gabriela – Practice Administrator

Gabby is the Practice Administrator and has been working with Dr. Ahani since early 2022. 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, RDA, OMSA and CPR. Gabby is a big fitness enthusiast, enjoys working out, cooking healthy foods and hiking with her family and their beagle.  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.