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 Hygienists
Danette is a Registered Dental
Hygienist  (RDH) receiving her RDHBS from the Oregon Health Sciences University of Portland.  She has worked in the dental field for over 20 years ~ joining our office in 2004. In her free time, she enjoys camping, spending time with family, and playing any type of games (especially cards).

Kelli is a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) receiving her RDH from San Joaquin Valley College.  She has worked in the dental field for 13 years ~ joining our office shortly after completing her degree in 2005.  She enjoys spending time with family, scrapbooking, camping, taking her dogs for walks and playing games.

Amber is a Registered Dental Hygienist  (RDH) receiving her RDH from Chabot College. She has worked in the dental field 3 years ~ joining our office shortly after completing her degree in 2015. She enjoys spending time with family, reading, being a fun auntie, loving her kitty. She will be a first time mommy in January 2019. 

Office Manager
Theresa has 32 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, photography, being a mimi to her 4 beautiful grand children and has a cellphone of photos to prove it!

Dental Assistant 

Camie is a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) receiving her RDA License from Kaplan College. She has worked in the dental field 9 years ~ joining our office 2015. She provides excellent patient care. She loves dogs, going to Disneyland with her fiance and is a huge hockey fan ~ Go Sharks!! She will be tying the knot October 2019!

Chelsea is a Dental Assistant (DA) who graduated from Kaplan College. She has worked in the dental field 4 years ~ joining our office 2018. She enjoys family time, fishing and riding with her fiance and 2 cute boys! She will be tying the knot in April 2019!

Front Office Administration
Janessa has been with our office since 2014 providing support for front office duties.  She has 8 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. She is expecting her second child May 2019!

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!