Helen, the office manager, has worked for Dr. Barrientos for over 20 years. Managing comes naturally and fun because dentistry is her passion. She has a dental degree from the Philippines and is a registered dental assistant here in the U.S. Almost half of her family members are in the dental field. Her daughter's dental office is in Folsom, CA, a nephew's office in Fremont, and a niece's office in Marin. And a few dozens in the Philippines.
Outside the office, Helen likes to take care of her garden and babysit her two grandsons. If you would like to get to know her more; invite her to a happy hour across the street. As long as it's a Monday or a Tuesday; she will never turn the invite down.
Amber, our front desk coordinator, is our most recent addition to the Valley View Dental team. She has a Bachelor's degree in Biology, and hopes to begin dental school in the near future. The ability to improve patients' quality of life, the continual technological advancements, and the patient interaction have drawn her to the field. When she is not working on her dental school applications, Amber enjoys ultimate frisbee, running, and surfing.
Tamara, our dental assistant, is originally from the country of Georgia, but has lived in Mountain View for almost 20 years. She has always been interested in health, and has a Masters degree in nutrition from a university in Georgia. Tamara has a son and a daughter in high school, and enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, and cooking.
Ira has been a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) for six years. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences at Cal State University, East Bay, before obtaining her RDH license at Carrington College, San Jose, in 2011. Her mom, who is a dentist, inspired her to pursue a career in the dental field. She is committed and dedicated to her patients' overall oral health, ensuring a happy, healthy smile. Outside of work, she loves to travel and be adventurous.