Sherman Oaks Staff
The Sherman Oaks Dental Care & OrthodonticsTeam is here to serve you. Dedicated to an experience worth sharing, our team of registered dental assistants, support staff and doctors are eager to help you achieve and keep a healthy smile for life. Welcome to our dental family!
- Sofie Waelput - Regional Manager
- Shelby Magana - Registered Dental Assistant/Back Office Regional Manager
- Vivi Gregg - Office Manager
- Deborah Garcia - Receiptionist
- Fidel Contreras - Dental Assistant
- Dominique Bravo - Dental Assistant
- Irina Grichina - Registered Dental Hygienist
- Kristine Periyan - Registered Dental Hygienist
Sofie is the regional manager. She has been with the company since 2003. Sofie oversees the training of our front office staff at all of our five locations. She is kind and compassionate as well as extremely organized. Her favorite part of her job is making all the offices uniformed.
Sofie enjoys working out and spending time with her son and her two dogs.
Registered Dental Assistant/Regional Manager Support
Shelby is a registered dental assistant who is our back office regional manager. He has been with the company since 2009. Shelby trains the back office staff at all five of our locations. His favorite part of his job is patient interaction and making his patient feel comfortable in the dental chair.
Shelby enjoys soccer, boxing, and basketball. He currently lives in The San Fernando Valley with his family.
Vivi has been in the dental field for over 20 years. She moved to Los Angeles from Texas. She has actively involved with the Austin Film Festival as well as the Gridiron Heroes Spinal Cord Injury Foundation. She is an aspiring screenwriter and still plays softball and volleyball.
Debbie Garcia is our front desk receptionist. She attended Everest college for dental assisting in 2013. She loves to interact with patients when she is at work.
Some of Debbie's interest include spending time with her son, working out at the gym, hiking, and enjoys going to church.
Fidel Contreras has lived in Tarzana for 12 years. He is our back office supervisor. Fidel went to Everest College for the dental assistant program. His favorite part of his job is helping his patients achieve their best possible smile.
Fidel loves football, working out, and playing with his dogs.
Dominique Bravo is the newest assistant with the Pure Dental Family. She graduated in March 2017 from the Santa Clarita School of Dental Assisting. She is an aspiring hygienist and continues to learn every day with the team. Dominique grew up in North Hollywood and moved to Santa Clarita to continue living out there.
Dominique loves to dance, spending time with her family, animals, and continues to enjoy the life God has given her.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Irina is a registered dental hygienist. Irina graduated from the USC dental hygiene program in 2007. She has worked at Sherman Oaks Dental Care upon her graduation from USC. She is a great communicator and educator. She is passionate about people and oral health. Irina’s favorite part of her job is the relationship building aspect. She loves people and getting to know them and their families is what makes her happiest at work.
Irina is very athletic and enjoys outdoor sports. She lives in Sherman Oaks with her family.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Kristine is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has been working in the dental field since 2005. She is enthusiastic and has a gentle touch. Kristine is detail oriented and very passionate about her work.
Some of Kristine's interests include jogging, traveling, cooking and spending time with her husband and son.