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.
We were lucky to connect with Samantha. She joined our practice with an interest in patient care. Her background in dentistry comes from her husband who is a dentist. Sam helps patients understand their insurance and helps our office run in a timely and efficient manner.
Samantha’s passion is travel and animals. She enjoys going on adventures around the world with her husband and seeing new cultures. While in college she trained comfort/service dogs for various jobs- she still does some dog training outside of the office. Sam is currently working with George to become our comfort dog.
Denisse joined our practice in 2018 with an interest in dentistry and strong communication skills. She optimizes the schedule to benefit patients and assists them in maximizing their insurance benefits.
In her free time, Denisse enjoys taking her son to ride on his scooter, while scouting neighborhoods for new and different restaurants and cafes.
Rosalia graduated from Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene in May 2018 and was presented with the Patient Education Award. Her passion for dentistry stems from being able to create a bond with her patients. She values the time she spends with them, not only to perform periodontal instrumentation but to provide every patient with the right tools to continue having a healthy mouth.
Rosy, as she also likes to be called, is passionate about providing free dental treatment to the least fortunate communities. She was a coordinator in an outreach program called AYUDA during her tenure at USC, in which she participated in many local and international free dental clinics.
Rosalia was born and raised in Habana, Cuba until she moved to the United States with her family in 2007. Her parents are proud to have not only a daughter but also a son in the dental field. Her brother served as a role model for her to become the dental professional she is today. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music and spending quality time with her family and close friends.
George is our office comfort dog (in training). He was purchased by Dr. Melnyk’s brother in law Alex, to comfort veteran senior citizens. Sadly, Alex passed away suddenly before being able to see this vision through. In his honor we decided as a family, to continue George’s purpose by training him for our office.
George brings a lot of joy to our staff and patients. His favorite things are running and chasing a ball. He loves the attention he gets here and looks forward to saying hello to all his new friends.
For more information on George and Therapy Dogs, click here.