Our passionate, friendly, and personable team likes to have lots of fun in their interactions with patients. It is with their compassionate care that they help patients to feel like family, like they are treated as a person and not just as a patient. Please call the office of Donald R. Hermansen DDS to learn more about how we can make your dental care in Redwood City, California, as comfortable as possible.
Michele – RDAEF, CDA, Office Manager
Michele has been an integral part of our practice for nearly 20 years. She attended the College of San Mateo and graduated from their dental assisting program in 2001. While Michele worked to receive her dental assisting degree, she actually began working in dentistry much earlier in life. When she was in high school and age 16, she began a program called “Dental Careers”. While her classmates worked at the mall on holiday break, she was working in a dental office. This truly gave her a head start in life, and she is happy to work in a well-rounded and family-oriented dental office. Her years of knowledge and experience help our office to run efficiently, as does the great communication of our team. She always has fun but gets the job done.
“I appreciate everyone I work with and respect them and the knowledge they have in this field.”
Jodean – Receptionist
Jodean has been with our team for an impressive 14 years! She enjoys being a part of a team that works together well. She is very helpful and valuable in helping patients work with their insurance plans.
“I am also most often a patient’s first point of contact with the office. I have been told my friendly smile and demeanor help put patients at ease.”
Vanessa – Registered Dental Assistant
For nearly 6 years, Vanessa has been a valuable asset in helping both our patients and our doctor. She graduated from the College of San Mateo Dental Assisting Program. She is the lead chairside assistant and feels it is a part of her nature to make every patient’s experience as pleasant as possible. She enjoys getting to know her patients, building a rapport with them, and creating a comfortable environment that benefits everyone. Outside of the office, she loves to spin and make her own products, such as moisturizers, chapstick, bath bombs, and candles.
“I have a positive, happy-go-lucky demeanor, and I possess the unique ability to make even the most adverse dental patient feel comfortable.”
Holly – Registered Dental Hygienist
Holly has been with the office of Donald R. Hermansen DDS since its inception in 1976. She graduated from the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry with a B.S. in dental hygiene in 1971. Her favorite aspect of her job is talking with patients about their families, some of whom she has known for many years.
“I excel at putting a personal touch on dental care and providing resources and oral hygiene instruction personalized for each patient.”
She has two daughters and two sons, and she enjoys the company of her six grandchildren. In fact, taking care of her grandchildren is one of her favorite hobbies. Growing up in San Francisco, Holly did not know how comfortable and temperate the climate in Redwood City was. Her and her husband now live just a mile from the office.
Jan – Registered Dental Hygienist
For almost a decade, Jan has contributed greatly to the well-being of our patients. She enjoys the many people involved in our practice, from the office partners to the staff. Outside of the office, she enjoys skiing, tennis, gardening, cooking, and yoga.
“I motivate patients to stay healthy.”
Jacqueline – Registered Dental Hygienist
We have enjoyed having Jacqueline, or Jackie, on our team for two years. She received her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from the University of Hawaii. She loves being a part of a practice with such friendly staff and great patients.
“I would like to offer my best dental skill and knowledge to my patient.”
When she is not working, Jackie loves to hike and explore different National Parks. She especially enjoys being in the woods and admiring the majestic creation. She also has a wonderful husband and two boys, who are both in college.