Meet our Santa Rosa Dental Team
I have had the pleasure of working in the dental field for the past seven years. I have experienced working both in the front and back offices of a dental practice and feel like I have found my home in the front office. I have a passion for people and love meeting new faces and seeing what a difference a smile can do for a person. I truly feel honored to be a part of the Buzza team! Not only is the office a fun and friendly atmosphere to work in, Dr. Buzza is an exceptional dentist with state of the art technology and a wealth of knowledge and confidence that puts me at ease.
I was born and raised in Santa Rosa and I love to enjoy all that our county has to offer. When I am not at the office I frequently go mountain biking and hiking along our numerous trails, boating and swimming at the lakes and river, and enjoy driving out to our coast. And not to forget wine tasting in our beautiful wine country!
For 25 years I have reassured dental patients who sought sedation dentistry, by holding their hands while they gently fall asleep. For many, sedation dentistry allows them to have just one visit giving them the smile they desire. The best part of my job is witnessing the happiness that radiates from patients as we positively affect their lives through perfecting their smile. Working with Dr. Buzza and our team in the office gives me the confidence that all of our patients will have their expectations met consistently. When I’m not caring for my patients, I love to spend time with my friends and family at our summer home on Clear Lake.
Working in a dentist office is very personal. I get to know each of our patients and the best part of my job is hearing what kind of a difference we make in people’s lives. Sometimes juggling schedules to make treatment more convenient for our patients can demand creativity, but when we meet our patients needs I know I have improved someone’s life….and that feels good.
We are blessed to have the highest technology in the industry to make treatment and follow up effortless. But the most important part of what we do, and Dr. Buzza is the best at…is listen. We hear tons of heartwarming stories. My favorite was shared by a patient who got the job after he dramatically improved his smile with Invisalign braces…a job he really wanted but had been previously “overlooked” for. There is no doubt his self esteem was much improved the second time he applied for the job.
When I am not working in the office I enjoy spending time with my family, husband David, and our two children, Veronica and Mason. I enjoy traveling, camping, working in the garden and those fun Santa Rosa backyard barbecues!
As a recent graduate of the Santa Rosa Junior College Dental Assisting Program I had the opportunity to intern in several dental practices. I have always had the desire to work in the dental field but it was important to me that I work in a great environment. Dr. Buzza and his fabulous team have made me feel at home and I see that same approach with everyone that walks through their door. I am proud to be a part of the Buzza Team and am enjoying the experienced team that surrounds me.
When I am home, I love spending time with my family and being a wife and Mom to my daughters, Bailey and Chloe, and son, Wyatt. I enjoy working out, running, playing softball, camping and anything outdoors.
In 1996 my family and I started seeing Dr. Buzza as our primary dentist. Right away we felt at home with Dr. Buzza and his team. All of our dental needs were met beyond expectations. My family and I felt comfort in knowing that we were receiving a superior level in the quality of dentistry along with a superior level of compassion.
When I decided to pursue a career in dental hygiene I envisioned myself working at an office that provided the same quality of care to their patients as Dr. Buzza’s office gave to me. Now I am proud and fortunate to be a part of Dr. Buzza’s team. I strive to offer personal care in a warm family environment. I appreciate all of our patients and want to make them happy that they chose to be a part of our family.
I received my Associates of Science in Dental Hygiene from the Santa Rosa Junior College. At the SRJC I was trained by highly skilled clinicians such as Karen (one of our hygiene team members). In order to provide our patients the top most in dental hygiene, I am also laser certified.
When I’m not working, I enjoy the outdoors. I love cycling, backpacking, camping and travel. Although I was born and raised here in Santa Rosa I have traveled all over the world. And every time I return home I appreciate Sonoma County even more. I am grateful to be able to live and work in such a beautiful part of the world.
Prior to joining our Santa Rosa dental office team Karen graduated from the University of California San Francisco Dental Hygiene program in 1990 and has been providing dental hygiene care for the patients of Dr. Buzza’s Santa Rosa dental office since 1994.
In an effort to provide the highest level of care for all of our dental office patients, Karen is soft tissue laser certified and regularly takes advanced educational courses to keep up on the latest dental techniques and therapies. Karen is an instructor at Santa Rosa Junior College where she teaches clinical Dental Hygiene.
In Karen’s free time away from the dental office she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Keith, and dog Josie. Karen plays competitive soccer and enjoys golf, camping, and travel.
My career in dentistry began in 1984 while I was still attending High School. Dentistry was an instant love for me and quickly became my passion. I received my Registered Dental Assisting and X-Ray licenses in 1987 and for many years worked in general, periodontal and oral surgery practices.
Working with Dr. Buzza and my fellow team members has been a great pleasure. Dr. Buzza is a one-of-a-kind doctor. It is rare to find a doctor who is practicing for the right reasons….and he is. He truly wants to see his patients with healthy, vibrant smiles and he works hard to see it happen by utilizing the best materials and latest techniques.
While I am away from the practice I enjoy spending time with my family. We spend our time boating, fishing, hiking and exploring the beaches of California.
I look forward to meeting you soon. I can assure you that becoming part of the Buzza family dental practice will be one of the best decisions you can make for your dental health.
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