OUR TEAM

OUR CARMEL DENTAL TEAM


Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office.

Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to communicate well with our patients and provide the best care possible.
Carmel Family Dental Team

Hygienist - Jenny McAlister

Hygienist - Jenny Riso, RDH

  • How did Jenny get to CFD? She worked with Dr. Hilary Fritsch and followed her to the new practice.
  • Favorite CFD moment? When you see the smile on someone's face and how happy they are with their new smile.
  • Where can I be found on a Saturday morning? Walking on the beach.

Hygienist - Sarah Tescher

Hygienist - Sarah Tescher, RDH

  • Why did you join it was exciting and refreshing to join a office that was new and had a modern approach on green dentistry.
  • Oral health obsession? Gum health.
  • Essential dental product? Triology Rinse.
  • How did you get to CDF? Dr. Fritsch and I met at our kids preschool. We got to chatting and next thing you know I had an interview. Things just fell into place from there.
  • Hometown? Monterey, CA
  • What was you first job ever? When I was 15, I worked as a hostess at Toasties Cafe in Pacific Grove.
  • Where can you be found on a Saturday morning? Hanging out with my husband and two boys. We always find something fun to do outside. Most of the time we head to the beach.
  • What would you put on your neon sign? "Beach Life is the Best Life" and "Everything Happens For a Reason"
  • Thingd? Food because all I do is cook when I am home and "Love Crunch" Cereal (it's really yummy!).
  • Favorite book? Cook Books.
  • What would you watch in the dental chair? Game of Thrones.
  • First celebrity crush? Jordan. New Kids On The Block.
  • Favorite date night activity? My favorite date would be during the day. I like to hike, bike, or run with my husband.
  • Preferred form of exercise? Running and Strength Training.

Office Manager - Jackie Monk

  • Why did you join CFD? To be part of the dream team!
  • Essential Dental Product? Mouthwash!
  • How did you get to CFD? Moved to the area
  • What was your first job ever? Telemarketing J
  • Hometown? Portland, Oregon
  • Where can you be found on a saturday morning? Relaxing with a cup of coffee
  • What would you put on your neon sign? To blessed to be stressed
  • Things you buy in bulk? Water and household supplies
  • Favorite book? Toss-up between The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels by Philippa Gregory and The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • What would you watch on netflix in the dental chair? Some great documentary.
  • First celebrity crush? Luke Skywalker
  • Favorite Date Night activity? Movie
  • Preferred form of Exercise? Walking or swimming

Dental Assistant, RDA - Tina Hua

Front Office Admin - Shelby Reyes

  • Why did you join CFD? I loved the atmosphere and the people. As soon as I left my interview I knew that CFD was where I wanted to be.
  • Essential Dental Product? Floss Pick
  • What was your first job ever? Admin for County Commission office
  • Mentor? My older sister. 
  • Hometown? Bakersfield, CA
  • Favorite CFD moment so far? CFD Holiday Party 2019
  • Where can you be found on a Saturday morning? At the beach with my dog Chloe
  • What would you put on your neon sign? "If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney
  • Things you buy in bulk? Sweet n Low
  • Favorite book? Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
  • What would you watch on Netflix in the dental chair? The Office
  • First celebrity crush? Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Zack Morris - Saved by the Bell)
  • Favorite Date Night activity? Movie by the fire-pit
  • Preferred form of Exercise? Yoga
  • Hidden talent? Cartoon Voice

Dental Assistant, RDA - Tina Hua

Dental Assistant, RDA - Tina Hua

  • Why did you join CFD? I joined CFD because everyone was so friendly, I loved the atmosphere of the office too it's like I was at a spa !
  • Oral health obsession? Replacing amalgam with composite fillings or crowns. (like KOR whitening, dental implants, gum health or getting rid of all your silver fillings or all porcelain crowns or invisalign. you name it)
  • Essential Dental Product? Floss
  • How did you get to CFD? My teacher from the the Dental Assisiting program told me to apply here.
  • What was your first job ever? Cashier at McDonalds
  • Mentor? Freshmen English teacher Mrs.Pipes (this could be Joan of Arc of Donald Trump- doesn't have to be someone in dentistry)
  • Hometown? Seaside
  • Favorite CFD moment so far? San Francisco trip to CDA
  • Where can you be found on a saturday morning? In the kitchen cooking up something delicious for breakfast
  • Things you buy in bulk? Toothpaste, rice and water
  • What would you watch on netflix in the dental chair? Riverdale or any documentary about food.
  • First celebrity crush? Aaron Carter
  • Favorite Date Night activity? Dinner and a movie
  • Preferred form of Exercise? Cardio
  • Hidden talent? Singing

Dental Assistant, RDA - Shalynn

  • Why did you join CFD? To join a hardworking and caring team.
  • Oral health obsession? I love getting my cleanings!!!!!
  • Essential Dental Product? A great toothbrush and floss.
  • How did you get to CFD? I started as a reception for a dental office in Virginia and fell in love with dentistry. Next step was going hands on and becoming an assistant. Once my husband and I moved back home to California I went to school to become one and now here I am!
  • What was your first job ever? InShape health clubs
  • Mentor? Jocko Willink
  • Hometown? Sonora, CA
  • Favorite CFD moment so far? Everyday at work is a favorite for me because I meet so many interesting individuals.
  • Where can you be found on a saturday morning? Cuddling my Newfoundland, Bo.
  • What would you put on your neon sign? Always do and be better than you were yesterday.
  • Things you buy in bulk? Meat
  • Favorite book? Wuthering heights
  • What would you watch on netflix in the dental chair? Santa Clarita diet is a go to, but I love a good crime show as well.
  • First celebrity crush? Val Kilmer
  • Favorite Date Night activity? Movie dates are the best.
  • Preferred form of Exercise? Going hiking with my husband and our dog.
  • Hidden talent? I'm actually funny

Dental Assistant, RDA - Manel Dahmen

  • Why did you join CFD? I love the friendly atmosphere and the latest dental technology provided in the office.
  • Oral health obsession? Flossing
  • Essential Dental Product? Floss
  • How did you get to CFD? I passed my internship at CFD
  • What was your first job ever? Call center agent.
  • Mentor? Nelson Mandela
  • Hometown? Tunisia
  • Favorite CFD moment so far? I enjoy every moment at CFD.
  • Where can you be found on a saturday morning? Taking my son to the soccer game.
  • What would you put on your neon sign? Treat every day as if it is your last day/ Be a voice not an echo.
  • Things you buy in bulk? Fruits and nuts.
  • First celebrity crush? George Clooney.
  • Favorite Date Night activity? Movie.
  • Preferred form of Exercise? Dancing.
  • Hidden talent? Interior design.
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