Meet Our Outstanding Support Staff in Irvine

Renee OlsonRENEE A. OLSON, Front Office

“I wanted to help people and I took a night class in dentistry while I was still in high school. I enjoy helping people overcome their dental anxiety and creating new memories. I like connecting with the patient to find out what they really want, then try my best to give it to them. I really want patients to have a 'WOW' experience where everyone here is nice to them and they feel understood.

"I enjoy helping out at church and doing volunteer service for Village of Hope. My husband and I go mountain biking every week.”

Our support staff welcomes patients from Newport Beach, Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Lake Forest and surrounding areas.

 

Susie HamasakiSUSAN HAMASAKI, Registered Dental Hygienist

“My father encouraged me to consider dental hygiene as a profession. He thought it would be a good fit for me and he was right. I enjoy working with my hands, working with people one-on-one or as part of a team, caring about people and helping them achieve better health. I enjoy the personal relationships I've made over the years, getting to know patients and their families and being of service to people I consider friends, not just patients. I hope to give patients a sense of trust that I will always do what's in their best interests, caring for them as patients and whole individuals. 

“I have two grown sons and, although they have graduated college and joined the workforce, my husband and I still love coaching basketball, the interactions with the players and their familes and the camaraderie.”

Our support staff welcomes patients from Newport Beach, Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Lake Forest and surrounding areas.

 

Phuong NgoPHUONG NGO, Registered Dental Hygienist

“I have always been a 'people person,' so it was natural for me to choose a field where I could help people. I enjoy interacting with patients and getting to know them on a more personal level. My goal is always to give patients a feeling of satisfaction and trust when they leave after treatment. I want them to know they can call on us whenever they need care.

"I love working but when I get a chance, I enjoy playing basketball, hiking and mentoring youth at my church on Sundays. I take every opportunity to spend time with my wife and two daughters.”

Our support staff welcomes patients from Newport Beach, Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Lake Forest and surrounding areas.

 

Angelina EstradaANGELINA ESTRADA, Registered Dental Assistant

“I always saw myself in the medical field, so when an opportunity presented itself in dentistry, I jumped at it and loved it from the first day. It is a professional career, which gave me the opportunity to succeed personally while at the same time aiding patients through their dental experience, whether it is a simple or complex procedure. When a patient is in pain or nervous about their teeth, I try to show compassion so they become more comfortable and know we care about them. I hope to give patients a comfortable, painless experience.

"In my free time, I like to go camping or take walks around Lake Mission Viejo.”

Our support staff welcomes patients from Newport Beach, Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Lake Forest and surrounding areas.

 

Lynn BottomleyLYNN BOTTOMLEY, Registered Dental Assistant

“After a life-changing event, I chose the dental field because I wanted to work closely with people in a caring, helpful way. I enjoy helping a nervous patient through a difficult procedure by comforting them, caring about them, educating them and ultimately watching them smile when treatment is completed. Sometimes, I even get hugs.

"When I'm not working, I enjoy movies, KROQ music, baking, my granddaughter, Lucille, and visiting California's Indian casinos.”

Our support staff welcomes patients from Newport Beach, Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Lake Forest and surrounding areas.

 

Rose RuizROSE RUIZ, Registered Dental Assistant

“A good friend's mom inspired me toward the dental field. She educated me about becoming a registered dental assistant. Now that I've been in the field for 28 years, I still love it. Being around people and helping them achieve the smile they always wanted gives me a great feeling inside. I am always learning new things from the doctors and the patients, and it feels good to be part of a wonderful practice like Arbor Dental Group. I believe in treating people the way I want to be treated, with lots of TLC and great customer service.

"I love spending my free time with my family and my two boys. My hobbies include motorcycling, scuba diving and traveling to places I've never been before."

Our support staff welcomes patients from Newport Beach, Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Lake Forest and surrounding areas.

 

Linda V. KwakLINDA VISOUTSRI-KWAK, Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions

“I became curious and interested in dentistry after spending four years in a dental chair with my orthodontist. I started as a dental assistant in 2000 after I fell in love with the teamwork aspect of helping the dentists and bonding with patients. I love the friendships that grew as I became closer with patients and my co-workers. I love to laugh and make patients smile. I love hearing their stories and holding their hands when they are nervous. I hope to give patients comfort, warmth, satisfaction and peace of mind.

"In my spare time, I like family gatherings, BBQs and playing board games with my husband and kids. I also enjoy gardening, cooking, practicing healthy living and wellness, reading and meditation.”

Our support staff welcomes patients from Newport Beach, Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Lake Forest and surrounding areas.

 

Joan Watanabe PortraitJOAN WATANABE, Front Office Manager

“Dentistry has been in my life since my teen years. I have worked in this field of health services since high school and my years at UCLA. Eventually, I became a teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District, married a dentist and returned to the dental field again. Today, I enjoy organizing systems that help deliver excellent dentistry to our patients. I like helping patients solve difficult insurance problems, too. Lately, I also find great pleasure in seeing 'third generational' children in our office practicing good dental behavior."

Our support staff welcomes patients from Newport Beach, Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Lake Forest and surrounding areas.

 

Patient Reviews

  • Dr. Scott was very warm and kind and did great dental work. He made sure I was happy with everything and even followed up a few days later to make sure I was still content with the work done on my teeth. I would definitely recommend Dr. Scott for dental work. - B.T

  • All 5 stars! I have seen all of the doctors there and they are all excellent!!! I would never go anywhere else, and I'm saying that after having been their patient for almost 30 years. Their wonderful staff is friendly, kind and accommodating, they feel like family to us. - Gigi Samaha

  • Dr. Pierson is an awesome and all of the staff is top notch. This is the best dental office I've been to. - Gabe Gonzalez