Mission Viejo Dentist Staff

Meet Our Friendly Mission Viejo, CA Dental Office Staff

Below are our wonderful and helpful dental hygienists here at Dentist4U. They're licensed professionals with training and education that specializes in prevention and treatment of oral diseases. Working alongside our dentists, these hygienists provide attention to detail for each individual and unique patient.

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Melanie Banuelos, Dental Hygienist
My name is Melanie and I am a 2015 graduate of Oxnard College in Oxnard Ca., with an Associate of Science Degree. Prior to this new and exciting career I was a registered dental assistant for 8 years, which I absolutely loved. During my education and training as a dental assistant not only did I learn about teamwork, but also learned about servitude and the importance of quality patient care. I am very passionate about patient education and in restoring and maintaining a healthy oral condition in all my patients. There is nothing that I love most than making a difference in my patient’s lives! I am so excited for the opportunity presented by Dr. Alvarez in becoming part of her wonderful dental team! Here in our practice you will definitely be given love, respect and exceptional dental care. While serving in the U.S. Navy, I was fortunate to meet a wonderful service member which later became my husband of now 14 years and together, we are raising two energetic, fun and caring boys. In our free time, we enjoy going to the movies, going to the beach and trying different cuisines around the area. In my spare time, I enjoy outdoor physical activities such as running, cycling, and weight training. My future goal is to continue to learn more about the latest technology to improve periodontal health and to be able to transmit the love and passion I have for this profession to all my patients.