Meet the Team


Office Manager

LeeAnn is the office manager and has worked at P.D.O for more than 28 years. She has a passion for developing new staff members and helping them grow, not only as an employee but as part of our P.D.O family. She views her job as an opportunity to share, teach, and unite the office.

LeeAnn’s son is currently serving in the United States Navy and she could not be more proud. In her spare time, she enjoys being in the outdoors, paddle boarding, and water skiing. LeeAnn is also a true 49er faithful fan, always showing her Red and Gold pride.


Front Office Supervisor

Kim is a Treatment and Sedation Coordinator and has worked at P.D.O. for 16 years. She has two kids in college and is very proud of them both. Kim has lived in San Jose for 23 years and loves to spend time with her family. She has a large extended family and enjoys planning family functions on the weekends.

Kim's favorite part of her job is working with the children and parents. She loves watching our patients grow throughout the years.


Registered Dental Assistant and Clinical Supervisor

Karen is a registered dental assistant and clinical supervisor in the orthodontic department and has been with Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics for 20 years. Karen’s favorite part of working at P.D.O. is watching the kids grow and seeing their beautiful smiles when they are done with treatment.

Karen has two kids and is from San Jose. She is a big fan of the San Francisco 49ers and San Jose Sharks, and loves watching and attending games with her family and friends.


Registered Dental Assistant and Clinical Supervisor

Ligita is a clinical supervisor at Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics and has been with the practice for 10 years. She enjoys seeing the little patients happy at their appointments, watching them grow, and sharing their achievements with the staff.

Ligita has a son in the seventh grade and has lived in San Jose for more than fourteen years, though she is originally from Lithuania. She is very close to her family and spends her time hiking, traveling, and participating in a variety of activities. Every other year she travels overseas to visit relatives.


New Patient Coordinator

Kelly our Orthodontic New Patient Coordinator has been with the practice for 4 years now.

She started with the office as an Orthodontic Assistant during a clinical internship and has transitioned into the role of New Patient Coordinator. She really enjoys building relationships with the families during their treatment time. Kelly is born and raised in San Jose and loves spending time outdoors trying new adventurous activities like sky diving. She also loves spending time with family and friends.


New Patient Coordinator

Ernestina our Pediatric New Patient Coordinator has been with the office for 3 years.

She originally started out as a greeter, welcoming patients and parents into the practice before expanding her role as the New Patient Coordinator.  Her favorite part about her job is working closely with families and interacting with the kids! Ernsetina is born and raised in San Jose and married with 2 kids.  She enjoys spending time with her family and attending Sharks games. 


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