Kathy has been in dentistry for over 40 years! She was trained in San Francisco at the Dental Nurses College and she heads our front office reception. Kathy has specialized training in insurance and treatment financing and helps guide our patients care. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Mary has been a member of dentistry by design for more than 20 years. She received her RDH degree from the Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. Mary has specialized training in lasers and gum therapy as well as in anesthesia techniques. Outside of the office, Mary is an avid golfer and has won several golfing tournaments. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 daughters.
Susie has been in dentistry for over 30 years and is the innovator behind our office interior design. She is our office manager and also assures that our office is providing the highest level of patient service. Outside of the office, Susie enjoys spending time with her family, hiking with her dogs and exercising.
Becky has been a member of our team since 2008. She received her RDH degree from Santa Rosa Junior College, where she graduated with honors. She has specialized training in lasers and gum therapy and prides herself in patient comfort. Outside of the office, Becky enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, kayaking, and scuba diving.
Kathy has been a member of our team for over 10 years. She received her RDH degree from Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA. Kathy has specialized training in lasers and gum therapy and has a natural ability to comfort her patients. Outside of the office, Kathy enjoys gardening and crushing her home grown grapes for wine!
Ann has been a member of Dentistry by Design since 2016. Ann received her RDH degree in 1998 from Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, CA. Ann received her laser certification in 2006. In her life away from work, Ann enjoys swimming, hiking with her sweetie on weekends, and massages.
Leslie has been a team member for 12 years.
She attended the College of Marin for her RDA. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and pursuing her fitness goals.
Deb has been a team member for over 15 years and has more than 30 years of experience as a dental assistant. She attended The College of Marin for her dental assisting education. Deb is our office whitening specialist, treating all of our patients using the ZOOM! Technique. She is a Marin County native, and, outside of the office, enjoys spending time gardening and with her husband and 2 daughters.
Wende has been in dentistry for over 30 years and with our team since 2006. She started as a dental assistant and then graduated from SRJC in dental hygiene. Wende also teaches dental assisting at College of Marin. She specializes in patient care and education. Wende has certificates / licenses in lasers and homebound patient care. When she is not busy in the world of dentistry she enjoys being outdoors, hiking, traveling and especially hanging with her husband and Pug DUKE:)
Marisol has been a team member for over 2 years. She attended the College of Marin for her RDA. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, hanging out with her friends, and watching scary movies.
Lauren was born and raised in Novato and grew up coming to our office as a patient. She graduated from Sonoma State University with a Bachelors degree in Biology and then went on to attend Dental Hygiene School at Santa Rosa Junior College where she graduated with highest honors. She joined our team in 2020 and looks forward to providing her patients with the finest care. Her time outside of the office is spent enjoying time with her family, friends, dogs, and her significant other, Kevin.
"Very friendly, competent, and knowledgeable staff. I love that team so much! From the receptionist, to the hygienist, to the doctor, they are all really sweet and amazing at what they do."− Marie T , Customer Since 2011
"I have been going to Dentistry By Design of Novato for many years now and have always received the highest quality care in every aspect of patient care. From office staff to hygienists, assistants and dentist, I believe they are the best!"− Marianne A, Customer Since 1993
"Painless hygienist process! This office is super for people like myself who are skittish about going to the dentist. I think they must screen for extra nice, extra careful hygienists. She listened to my various requests and did a great job!"− Dot S, Customer since 2012