Getting To Know Our Staff

Lorese G. Vandemark, D.D.S.
Dr. Vandemark obtained his BS degree in Biological Studies from California State University, Fresno in 1992.  He then went to Dental School at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) graduating from the program in 1996. Following graduation, Dr. Vandemark completed a one-year residency in Hospital Dentistry at the UCLA Medical Center.  Dr. Vandemark was born and raised in the Central Valley. Although he thoroughly enjoyed his time living in Los Angeles, he always planned on returning to the valley.  He and his wife moved back to the Modesto area in 1997 and have been enjoying their time here ever since.  Dr. Vandemark began this practice in 1999.  Dr. Vandemark is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA) and the Stanislaus Dental Society (SDS).

Our Hygenists
Danette is a Registered Dental Hygenist (RDH) receiving her RDHBS from the Oregon Health Sciences University of Portland.  She has worked in the dental field for over 16 years ~ joining our office 11 years ago. In her free time, she enjoys camping, spending time with family, and playing any type of games (especially cards).

Kelli is a Registered Dental Hygenist (RDH) receiving her RDH from San Joaquin Valley College.  She has worked in the dental field for 11 years ~ joining our office shortly after completing her degree.  She enjoys spending time with family, scrapbooking, camping, taking her dogs for walks and playing games.

Office Manager
Theresa has 29 years experience in the dental field ~ with hands-on experience in all areas of dental care ~ including patient care/dental assisting, hospital dentistry, insurance billing and staff management. She has been with our practice since the beginning in 1999, as well as with this practice for 13 years prior working with the previous dentist.  In her free time, Theresa's hobbies include camping, traveling and photography.

Dental Assistants
Teresa has 11 years of experience in the dental field including time spent specializing as an X-ray technician.  She has worked with Dr. Vandemark for 8 years.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, scrapbooking, camping, taking her dogs for walks and traveling.

Camie joined our office this past year.  She provides excellent patient care as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA).  She has been in the dental field for over 6 years.  She loves animals, spending time in the outdoors and is a huge hockey fan ~ Go Sharks!!

Front Office Administration
Janessa has been with our office for over a year providing support for front office duties.  She has five years of dental experience and is very knowledgeable inregards to dental insurance billing.  She enjoys being a mommy to a sweet baby boy and a beautiful chocolate lab.  Janessa loves the ocean and tries to get away to fun vacation retreats as often as she can.

All Staff ~ All of our staff are CPR certified and participate in ongoing, certified trainings specifically created for dental professionals. These trainings focus on many topics such as infection control, the latest in dental treatments and technologies, providing optimal levels of patient care, and much more!