Our office philosophy is to treat everyone the way we would like to be treated and keep you in the best oral health possible. Dentistry is one of the things people dislike the most so our goal is to make you feel as comfortable as you can.
We offer you walkman radios to distract you from the noise of the instruments that must be used.
We offer IO glasses for some of the longer appointments.
Sunglasses for the light in your eyes.
We are also open to suggestions if there is anything we can do to make you more relaxed and comfortable.
Our Office Staff
Steven Montano DDS
Steven Montano DDS
Graduated from University of the Pacific, 1992.
Practiced with Richard J Montano, DDS from 1992 till Richard retired in December of 2001
Member of the American Dental Association
Member of the California Dental Association
Member of the Harbor Dental Society
Linda M. Rieu RDH
Graduated for the Dental Hygiene Program in 1982 from Cypress College
Member of The Association of Dental Hygienists On a personal note, Lindas daughter Monica will be getting married in January 2009. Linda has increased her hours in Annes absence and has been working Tuesdays and a half day on Thursday!!
Laura Rodriguez Alcazar DA
This is Dr Steve's right hand. Laura sets up all the rooms and cleans them, assists chairside and general go-for.
Presently she is filling in for Melissa while she is out on maternity leave. She started as an intern from the ROP program for L.A. County in February of 2001 and has been here ever since. Laura has since returned and has two beautiful boys, Omar and Oscar. That should keep her busy outside of work time!
Melissa started working with us as an dental assistant intern and has taken over the front reception job since Angie left and has done a great job. She will do her best to try to accomodate you for your dental needs from scheduling your appointments to helping you figure out your insurance or accounts with us. She has just started back to school to get her AA degree as well as her license to be a hygienist. Melissa is out on maternity leave and just had a beautiful baby girl.
Tina Bhakta, RDH
Graduated from West Los Angeles College 2008 with her RDH Member of the Association of Dental Hygienist
Tina has experience in the dental field as a registered dental assistant as well as completing her hygiene degree with honors. Tina completed externship studies at the University of Southern California relating to systemic illnesses and their effects on periodontal disease and oral health. She is gentle and thorough and will do her best to keep your teeth clean and healthy.