Meet the Team

We recognize that all our young patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your child to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.





Pamela Tariga

Office Manager

Pamela was born in the Philippines and raised in Waukegan, Illinois. She currently resides in American Canyon.


Katie Quach

Front Desk and Treatment Coordinator

Katie was born and raised in Oakland, CA and currently resides in Vacaville, CA. She graduated from EMT school in 2021 and worked alongside paramedics for a short period of time, gaining experience with children.

Katie is newly engaged and soon to be married. She loves Disney and goes to Disneyland about 4 times a year. Her favorite Disney Princess is Ariel! In her free time, she likes to try new restaurants and watch movies.


Vilma Demerin

Front Desk and Insurance Specialist

Vilma was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. After graduating high school, She received my CNA certificate and worked as a Care Manager in an Assisted Living home. She then moved on into the hospitality industry where she gained many years of experience in customer service. She have always had a passion for helping others.

Vilma is married and have a son. She enjoys spending time with them by watching movies and trying out new restaurants. She also enjoy cooking up a feast while listening to her favorite songs. She is a big fan of Zumba. Hiking is one of her favorite because I can exercise while I enjoy the beautiful views in California.


Lillian Parungao

Front Desk and New Patient Coordinator

Liliian also goes by Lily! She was born and raised in Vallejo, CA. She enjoys working with kids and aspire to become a pediatric nurse in the future.
Lillian loves to travel. She has been to Japan, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New Mexico, Maryland and Oahu. Disneyland is her second home! She loves to do fun activities outside of work. She has been skydiving, parasailing, and zip lining. Her FAVORITE artist is The Weeknd!


Karla Ramos

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Karla was raised in Mexico but was born in California. She went to Rodriguez High School, and graduated from Blake Austin College. She always loved being around kids and loves to play with her nieces and nephews. She loves to travel, especially to Mexico when possible. She really enjoys listening to K-Pop and She LOVES the group BTS. During in her free time she likes to watch BTS videos and stay updated on everything BTS.



Beatrice Bautista

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Bea was born in Daly City, raised in Vallejo, and currently resides in American Canyon. She graduated from the University of San Francisco with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and is currently a dental student at Roseman University.

In her free time, she likes to play volleyball, watch movies, and hang out with her Chorkie dog named Pudgy.



Lucia Aguayo

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Lucia is an American Canyon native! She has lived here practically her whole life and attended Vintage High School in Napa. She has always had a fascination with teeth. In tenth grade, she realized she wanted to be in the dental field. She has a silly personality and truly enjoys working with children.

Lucia has been a Disney fan ever since she was a little girl. She never gets tired of going to Disneyland. Her favorite characters are Princess Ariel and Eeyore!



Katia Mendieta Gonzalez

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Katia was raised in California since she was eight years old. She previously lived in Arizona, and loves to visit every summer. She is a DVC graduate of their dental assisting program in 2019. After a fun internship in a pediatric office, Katia knew she had to work in pediatrics!

Some of her favorite hobbies include listening to music (BTS, Arctic Monkeys, PTV), photography, and watching anime. She hopes to travel the world someday.


Sarah Gapay

Dental Assistant (DA)

Sarah was born in Vallejo, but has lived in American Canyon for most of her life! She gradiated from UC Davis in 2020 with a degree in human development, and minored in education. She is currently applying to dental school in hopes of becoming a great dentist like her dad!

In her free time, she plays lots of video games, likes to swim, and loves working in pediatrics!!


Vanessa Flores

Register Dental Assistant (RDA)

Vanessa was born and raised in Fairfield, CA. She graduated from Solano Community College in December of 2021 with an Associate's degree in Psychology. She finished an RDA program with Sacramento City College in 2023 and just recently started working in pediatrics!

She is a fan of most adrenaline-rushing activities, including sky-diving, and loves to travel (she's been anywhere from New York, to Mexico, to Washington)!



Canyon Plaza
3417 Broadway Street, #J-1
American Canyon, CA 94503