Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, Kerri spent more than 20 years in the hospitality industry before making the switch to dentistry in 2000. She joined DeMarta Dental in 2006, transitioning her skills and experience, strong work ethic, and personal philosophy in proactive preventative health care. She almost joined the circus in 1988, but today spends time dancing, biking, traveling, and entertaining.
Tonya was born in Charleston, South Carolina. She moved to the Bay Area with her husband, John, in 2007. Having been a dental assistant for over 25 years, she really enjoys being chair side with patients and has developed a passion for making the dental experience a comfortable and pleasant one. In her spare time, Tonya enjoys spending time with her husband, gardening, and cooking.
Maryam was born in Iran and grew up in the U.S. After working in a dental office during her high school years she became interested in the field of dentistry. She also works at a periodontal office, where she has refined her professional philosophy for optimal dental health. Maryam has a master’s degree in nutrition and has been a registered dental hygienist for 21 years—14 of those years with Dr. DeMarta’s practice. She spends her personal time with her husband and daughters, and is refining her skills on her newest passion, making French macaroons.
Pam is a California Native. Her specialty is getting to know her patients on a personal level so that they feel at ease and have a positive experience. When not keeping an eye on her teenage daughters, Pamela likes to travel the world and take part in outdoor activities—the office refers to her as the “Travel Agent Hygienist.” She’s also a voracious reader—going through as many as six books a month
While deciding on a career, Lizzie wanted to be part of a profession that would make a difference to others. Raised in San Jose, she started as a registered dental assistant and became accredited as a dental hygienist in 2012. She has found that clear communication with her patients encourages better follow-up and enhances her clinical skills, so she spends time building trust and rapport. On her days off, she likes to spend time with her family and splurging on sushi.
While growing up in the Bay Area, Karina’s dentist let her watch the procedures done on her parents, which inspired both her interest in dentistry and her friendly and welcoming manner. Her focus is on education so that patients can take control of their own oral health, and she credits the teamwork approach at DeMarta Dental in providing excellent patient care. Karina relaxes by biking, exploring nature, and making her own unique jewelry.