Meet Our Dental Staff

When you come in for your next dental exam, our team of dedicated professionals will work to ensure you leave our office with a beautiful, healthy smile. We are always ready to serve you and provide you with the comprehensive, informative, and affordable dental services you deserve from your San Carlos dental office.

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Dental Hygienists

Dental hygienist Tam


Tam grew up in Wilmette, Illinois. She recently moved to the Bay Area and is loving it so far. In her spare time she likes to golf, explore new cities, and relax at the beach. As a hygienist, Tam has a gentle touch. A cleaning appointment with her is always fun, efficient, and painless!

Ask me about: Green Bay Packers, golfing, raising kids in Illinois

Dental hygienist Mindy


Mindy grew up in Redwood City and San Carlos. She has been a hygienist since 1976 and has been working at this office for the last 41 years. You will love Mindy as your hygienist, she is thorough, a perfectionist, and enjoys listening to the Giants on the radio during appointments. Although she loves hygiene, she spends her weekends hula/tahitian dancing, playing with her sweet dog, Gretel, and spending time with her family and friends. She is also a avid yogi, photographer, gardener, and knitter.

Ask me about: pescetarian diet, helping animals, Knmari method of organization, and life as a flight attendant

Dental hygienist Kay


Kay has been a hygeinist for over 16 years and has been at our office for 6.5. Kay loves using the newest technological devices - including the ultrasonic and the laser. In her spare time she reads and explores new farmers markets. Kay loves vacationing in Cancun and Puerto Rico, and trying new Japanese and Thai restaurants.

Ask me about: softball, 49ers, farmers markets

Dental hygienist Pam


Pam’s hometown is Albuquerque, New Mexico. As our most senior hygienists (31 years!), Pam is an expert at making sure your teeth leave free of plaque and calculus. She is a pro on determining the best toothbrush and flossing techniques for each individual. Everyone loves seeing Pam every 6 months for their cleaning. In her spare time, she does arts and crafts, going to the theater, and enjoying spicy New Mexican food.

Ask me about: cooking, Giants

Front Office / Administration

Front Office Evelyn


Evelyn was born in Nicaragua and moved to the Bay Area when she was 21. She has been at our office for more than 3 years, but has been working in the dental field for much longer than that. She is an expert at scheduling and billing. As one of our key front desk staff, she will be able to answer any questions you may have. In her spare time, she likes to travel the world and try new foods (especially Japanese and Mexican food) with her family.

Languages: Spanish

Ask me about: sewing, baking, cleaning tips

Front Office Kristen


Kristen is a Bay Area native. She grew up in South San Francisco and currently resides in Brisbane. Kristen has been a patient of Dr. Curia’s her whole life and she joined the office staff 7 years ago. Her smile and warm personality greets patients the moment they walk through the door. She loves exploring the coast with her husband and daughter. She is always on the search for a good wet burrito (please let her know if you have any recommendations!).

Languages: American Sign Language Alphabet

Ask me about: Giants and Sharks!, marrying her high school sweetheart

Front Office Rosemary


Rosemary grew up in San Francisco and currently lives in San Carlos. She has been managing dental offices for 30 years. Rosemary ensure that our practice runs smoothly by overseeing all billing and scheduling. She relaxes over the weekend by hiking, swimming, and reading. She wishes she could spend more time vacationing in Australia and Carmel.

Ask me about: gummy bears, coffee, cooking, and volunteering

Dental Assistants

Dental Assistant Kelli


Kelli was born and raised in McMinnville, Oregon. She has been the dental field for over 21 years. Over the years she has become an expert in taking painless x-rays and making sure patients are comfortable throughout the dental procedure. Outside of dentistry, she loves to write and road trip to the desert.

Ask me about: camping, formula one car racing, comfort/creole food

Dental Assistant Dorothy


Dorothy was born and raised in San Mateo. She started her dental career here in our office. She is a master at iTero intraoral scanning, making digital scanning quick and painless. On the weekends, you can find her hanging out with family and friends, traveling, or reading. She loves the 49ers and Warriors.

Languages: Tonga

Ask me about: cooking, camping, sports

Dental Assistant Araceli


Araceli is a San Francisco Native, she can’t imagine living anywhere else. As one of our key assistants, she helps make all the the appointments run smoothly. On the weekends, you can find her shopping, walking, or going on bike rides with her boyfriend.

Languages: Spanish

Ask me about: 49ers, Giants