Meet Dr. Arbab’s Staff
Heather, Registered Dental Hygienist
Heather graduated from USC in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, and has been a valuable asset to the practice since 2004. She is known for creating a friendly, relaxed and educational experience for her patients, and she enjoys the relationships she’s built with them over the past 11 years. Heather lives in Newport Beach and enjoys snowboarding, scuba diving, bike rides at the beach and working out in her free time.
Shawna, Registered Dental Hygienist
Shawna holds a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and a Master of Arts in Gerontology from USC, and has been working for the practice since 2010. She is passionate about educating patients on the importance of a healthy mouth and how it affects the body as a whole. Shawna enjoys creating a positive, relaxing, collaborative experience for her patients while helping them improve their smile, and also learning from her patients in the realm of their own expertise. In her free time, Shawna enjoys crafting, photography, gardening, and exploring activities in the South Bay with her family and friends.
Amelia, Registered Dental Hygienist
Amelia began working in the dental field in 2000 as a clinical assistant, went on to become a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2005, and has been working for the practice since 2010. She is valued for her superb work ethic and meticulous professionalism. She strives to create a pleasant experience for her patients in which they will consider her recommendations to optimize oral health and continue with consistent care. In her free time Amelia enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family, and making improvements to her new home.
Karla, Registered Dental Assistant
Karla has been working in the dental field since 1996 and has been with the practice since 2001. Her job entails assisting the doctor with all clinical procedures. She enjoys helping patients improve their smile and learning the new, cutting edge technologies of our field. When patients are scheduled for a dental procedure, she will ensure a friendly, compassionate and comfortable experience. In her free time, Karla is passionate about health and enjoys zumba, kickboxing and salsa dancing. She also loves spending time with her pre-teen daughter, family and friends.
Marlene, Dental Assistant
Marlene started her career as a dental assistant in 1994 and has been working for the practice since 2006. She is known for her excellent work ethic and reliability as she assists the doctor with all dental procedures. She finds great joy and satisfaction when patients are happy, comfortable and confident with the care they receive. In her free time, she loves the outdoors and spending time with her three beautiful children.
Erica, Front Office
Erica began working in the dental field in 1994 and has had a passion for it ever since. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Irvine and has a strong background in customer service. Her duties include all scheduling, billing, and treatment coordination, and she’s known for her ability to relate to each patient’s needs to provide a personalized and exceptional dental experience. Erica is very happy to be part of the beach cities community and in her free time enjoys fitness, nutrition, live music and travel.
Sherrie, Front Office
Sherrie has enjoyed working for the office since 1996 and brings an extensive banking background to the practice. Her duties include all scheduling, billing and treatment coordination. Sherrie is a South Bay native and enjoys working for Dr. Arbab. She is passionate about helping patients feel welcome and at ease, and loves seeing their smiles after a positive experience. In her free time, Sherrie enjoys photography, country music concerts, porcelain doll collection and spending time with her two beautiful miniature schnauzers.