At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. Meet our team.
Angela Sakai, Office Coordinator
Angela joined our team recently and will make a great addition with her business administration experience. What she enjoys most about her job is being able to help people and make sure they are satisfied with each visit to Dr. Yoshida's office. Although Angela is new to our practice, she is a familiar face to many as she has lived in Big Bear for over 30 years.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, gardening, hiking and biking.
Jan McGinness, Registered Dental Hygienist
Jan has been with Dr. Yoshida's practice since 1997. She has over thirty years of experience in the dental field, four years as a dental assistant, and twenty-seven years as a dental hygienist! She taught aspiring students at her alma mater, Amarillo College for three years. Jan enjoys interacting and conversing with her patients, many of whom she has seen for fourteen years.
When she is not working, Jan enjoys hiking with her four Great Danes and spending time with her husband, children, and four grandchildren.
Linda O'Neal, Registered Dental Hygienist
Linda started her dental career as a dental assistant in 1982. Upon the recommendation of her employer at the time, she became a registered dental hygienist. She graduated from Riverside Community College with the honor of "Great Distinction" given to students with exemplary performance. Linda is laser certified and uses this skill for our nonsurgical periodotal treatment. She enjoys meeting and caring for patients from all walks of life.
Linda enjoys spending time with her husband and family. She also is very artistic and loves doing crafts, sewing and cooking.
Debby Riddle, Registered Dental Assistant
Debby graduated from Chaffey College in 1998 with a 4.0 GPA. She has worked as a dental assistant in Big Bear since 1999. Debby loves spoiling our patients and strives to make them comfortable from start to finish.
When she is not working, her time is spent with her family (husband and three children). She enjoys many sports and takes full advantage of everything Big Bear has to offer.
Desiree Copley, Patient Coordinator
Desiree joined our team in 2010. She has dental experience in both the front and back office. Her position at our practice is unique because she works as a registered dental assistant, as well as having administrative responsibilites. What she enjoys most about her job is the variety. She also enjoys the comraderie and laughter we share in the office.
Desiree has little spare time, as she is a mom to two children. She loves hanging out and cooking for her friends and family, as well as dancing and going to the movies.