Meet Our Team

Our team of dental experts is dedicated to making every patients' experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible. 

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REBECCA WALLINGFORD

Registered Dental Hygienist

I am Santa Teresa Dental’s very first dental hygienist since September 2011. I have been a dental hygienist for over 25 years. Additionally, I have a Bachelor degree in Environmental Studies from San Jose State University and an Associate’s degree in Laser Technology. My patients are my priority. I am here to help my patients achieve optimal oral health, but I’m also here to listen, to help them relax and help them to enjoy their dental visit.

I am here Tuesdays and Fridays.

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NIRMEEN TAHIR

Registered Dental Hygienist

My name is Nirmeen and I am a registered dental hygienist. I graduated from Foothill College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. I also held a dentist degree in Pakistan. I love helping patients improve their oral hygiene habits. I would like my patients to know that I pledge to ensure their comfort throughout your appointment. I will explain what I am doing step by step. I find that is soothing for most patients. If there is anything that will make your visit with me more enjoyable, just let me know. Prospective patients should choose Santa Teresa Dental because everyone deserves great care from a great dental team, and we are that great dental team! In my spare time, I spend time with my 2 children. I also like to hike and travel.

I am here Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

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SUSAN BALDWIN

Registered Dental Hygienist

I am Santa Teresa Dental’s hygienist since April 2019. I am here on Fridays when our entire office is dedicated to taking care of our re-care patients. I have been in dental field for over 30 years and a dental hygienist for last 20 years. I am especially proud of my Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) certification. I also worked in a local periodontist office so I am confident in treating advanced gum disease patients. Patient comfort is my priority and I look forward to meeting you. 

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NEYDA

Care Coordinator

Santa Teresa Dental team has been my work family since 2013. The best part of my job is the patients! I enjoy working with people and strive to make patients feel welcome. Part of my job involves preparing and going over financial plans with you to make sure you are comfortable with the proposed treatment plan. I promise to listen to your needs and try my best to accommodate them.

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BLANCA

Dental Assistant

I have been with Santa Teresa Dental since March 2018. I graduated from Christopher High School in 2013. I then continued my dental assisting study at the Santa Clara County Regional Occupational Program right here in my hometown of Gilroy. I feel privileged working here. My doctors are kind and skilled; my team members are professional and helpful.

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SARA

Registered Dental Assistant

My name is Sara and I am registered dental assistant. I graduated from Bryman College with a dental assisting certification in 1995. I have over 25 years of dental assisting experience. I am excited to join Santa Teresa Dental because of its wonderful patients. During your visits, I work alongside Dr. Andrew Huang to ensure that you are always comfortable and your needs are always met. A perspective patient should choose us because of the wonderful and amazing quality of dentistry. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my 3 girls. I look forward to meeting you.

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MERCEDES

Dental Assistant

Hi, my name is Mercedes and I have been a dental assistant for over 20 years. I also have a medical assisting background. I feel privileged to be working at Santa Teresa Dental. It is a great working environment with excellent team members and happy patients. As a team, we strive to bring the highest quality care and the most gentle experience to the patients. I am passionate about my work and I hope that it shows in my daily interaction with you, my patient.