Meet The Team

At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health.  We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs.  As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication.  Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.

Bridgid Herndon

Registered Dental Hygienist

Bridgid has over 30 years of experience as a dental hygienist.  She graduated from USC Dental Hygiene.  She enjoys her work because it allows her to build strong relationships with her patients which develops their trust.  She believes educating each person about their oral health and how it relates to their overall well-being helps them understand their dental needs so they are comfortable making informed decisions about treatment.  On her free time Bridgid enjoys wine tasting and horse back riding.

Linda Baird

Registered Dental Hygienist

Linda earned her dental hygiene degree in 2002 from Cerritos College.    She has been in dentistry since 1995 working both in the front office and in the back as an assistant so she understands all aspects of dentistry.  Her passion is to educate, inspire and help others become the healthiest version of them self.  She takes great pride in patient care and continuing education. 

Keri Hinkey

Registered Dental Hygienist

Keri has been a registered dental hygienist for the past 19 years.  She has a passion for people and health.  She has been married for 20 years and has 3 children, a son and fraternal twins.  Her husband grew up in Huntington Beach and now they are raising their family there.  A big part of Keri’s life is spent on the soccer field where all her children play and she referees.  Keri also has a 5 year old Goldendoodle who is the best dog in the world.

Sunny La

Registered Dental Hygienist

Sunny has been in the dental field since 2008 and has been practicing dental hygiene since 2013. She is an alumni of UCLA and West LA College, where she received her degrees in Anthropology and Dental Hygiene. While pursuing school, she also worked as a professional bridal hair and makeup artist from 2008. Sunny loves art, yoga, traveling, discovering new eats, and going to theme parks with her fiance. One year, she got up to 21 visits with their Disneyland season passes.

Illyana Martinez

Registered Dental Assistant

Illyana is a RDA who graduated from Concorde’s Dental Assisting program in 2016.  Her favorite part of working in our office is interacting with patients on a personal level.  She is a huge animal lover who shares her home with two cats, two dogs, and a husband.  On her free time she enjoys reading, antiquing and scuba diving.  

Jeri Wallitsch

Office Manager

Jeri has been in the dental field for 15 years.  She has a Masters in English/Education and taught 8th grade English in Chicago.  She is an avid reader and has been in her Book Club for over 25 years.  She and her husband love to travel and you can often find her at Disneyland with her family.  Jeri’s favorite thing about her job is building relationships with her patients; trading books and sharing travel tips.   

Jacqueline Escolar-Chua

Office Coordinator

Jacque received her DDS degree from the USC School of Dentistry as well as her Masters in Public Health.  She brings her dental knowledge and business skills to the office as the Office Coordinator.  When she is not busy in the office she is busy at home managing her husband and two children.  Her favorite part of the day is curling up with a good book after work.