Meet the Staff

 Mindy Padron,
Office Manager

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Mindy has worked in the dental field for 7 years now and has been with Sandalwood for several years now. She enjoys spending time with her children, reading, going to church and watersports. She loves interacting with our patients and providing quality, honest care. 

 

 Ana Hernandez,
Billing Coordinator

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Ana was born in southern California, and moved to Houston when she was 6 years old. She enjoys watching movies, readings, and listening to music. During Ana’s free time, she loves to spend time with her family and taking care of her niece & nephew. Ana is a proud owner of a one-year-old Chihuahua named Bambi. She is fairly new to the dental industry, but is very eager to learn and especially happy to be at Sandalwood Dental. 

 

 Yuri,
Billing Specialist

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Yuri was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She has been in the dental field for 4 years and counting. In her spare time she enjoys running with her pitbull named Rocky. Yuri enjoys spending time with her loving husband and two beautiful daughters, Mariah and Valerie.

 

 Susie,
Concierge, RDA

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Susie is a Texan native and has been a dental assistant for the past three years, but is happy to join the administrative team at Sandalwood Dental. She loves the summer time as well as outdoor activities, listening to all genres of music and meeting new people. She is always in a happy, positive mood and enjoys a good laugh. 

 

 Amit Singh,
RDA

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Amit was born in Newdelhi, India. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Math from The University of Delhi. Amit has been a Registered Dental Assistant for several years now and on the side she enjoys spending time with her children. Amit is happy to be a part of the Sandalwood Team and living in Houston! 

 

 Donald Ferrer,
RDA

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Donald is 30 years old and has been an assistant at Sandalwood since it opened. He is recently married and enjoys living healthy, working out and cooking organic foods. Professionally, he enjoys working with all of our patients, but especially with the kids. He is certified in sealant placement, coronal polishing, radiology and nitrous oxide monitoring. 

 

 Jennifer Hays,
RDH

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Jennifer was born and raised in Cypress, Tx. She received her bachelor of science from Texas A&M University and graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston. She still considers herself an Aggie and loves watching and attending their football games. She loves water activities from boating to lounging around the pool. She has been a part of the dental field for 9 years and has a heart for working with children and making their experience fun and enjoyable!

 

 Jaime Lyn,
RDH

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Jaime was born in Michigan where she obtained her registered dental hygiene degree. She worked as a dental assistant prior to her education in hygiene and has been a part of the dental field for 11 years. She is certified in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide administration. She enjoys the beach, boating, cooking, movies and spending time with family and friends. Jaime is happy to be a part of the Sandalwood team and living in Houston!

 

 Vanessa Pineda,
RDA

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Vanessa was born in Houston, Texas and graduated from Elsik High School before attending Texas School of Business for dental assistants. She is certified in radiology and coronal polishing. In her free time she enjoys swimming and going to the beach any chance she gets. She also loves spending time with her family and friends but most importantly helping others in her community and those she meets at Sandalwood. She has been in the dental field for 8 years.