MEET OUR TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS

Our team strives to give our patients the most pleasant experience and to be their personal advocate to meet the highest level of oral health and general wellness. 

ARLENE THOMPSON

OFFICE MANAGER

I have been in the dental field since 1991, starting off as a dental assistant. I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Mattingly as his assistant when he first came to work with the previous owner, Dr. Fastabend as an associate in 1997. I was cross-trained in both back and front office from the very start of my dental career, which makes my job easier knowing the intricacies of the doctor's needs and helping the office run seamlessly. As Office Manager, I aspire to continuously provide the utmost quality of care to our patients. I am very blessed to work with an amazing office and dedicated team that share the same work ethics. 

 

Outside of the office, I enjoy the outdoors – hiking, cycling, running, traveling, reading, and most of all, spending time with my husband and three children.

MICHELE DAVIS

OFFICE COORDINATOR

Hello, my name is Michele and I have been working in the dental field since I was in high school. I have worked as an office floater, a dental assistant, and a receptionist/practice administrator. I am currently Dr. Mattingly's patient coordinator and have been happy to work here for the past three years. I help schedule your appointments, make financial arrangements, and bill your insurance. I enjoy working with patients and look forward to seeing you on your next visit. I love working with Dr. Mattingly, Dr. Tan, and our wonderful office team. In my spare time I like to garden, sew, and run.

JESSICA WILCOX

HYGIENIST

I graduated from Diablo Valley College Dental Hygiene Program in 2013. I live in Concord with my husband, our dog (Luna) and cat (Theia).  I love hiking, cooking, painting, gardening and being in nature. 

JUSTINE SCHMELING

HYGIENIST

I hail from New York City and began my dental career as a Dental Tech, while serving in the Navy Waves in ’67. At the behest of the Navy dentists, I decided to apply for Dental Hygiene school, using my GI Bill. I worked in Oakland and Foster City for 10 & 12 years respectively, before arriving at this office in January of ’86. On a personal note, I also taught aerobics for about 10 years, in the mid 80’s - 90’s, danced jazz in a chorus line and have flirted with ballroom dancing. I reside in Benicia and have a 12 year old, Shiba Inu named Suki, meaning “love“ in Japanese.

PILITA GO-ALCANTARA

R.D.A.

Hi, my name is Pilita and I have been working in the Dental field for about 30+ years and beside Dr Mattingly for the last 16 years. I am proud to say that in our office, we strive to give our patient high quality service. I am one of the lucky ones who enjoys what I do for a living, more specially when we see satisfaction from patient’s faces after treating them. Outside work, me and my husband loves to travel.

KOUROSH NASR

HYGIENIST

Hello, my name is Kourosh and I have been a dental hygienist since 2002. I am a member of Advisory Board of Diablo Valley College Dental Hygiene Program. I am passionate about my profession, and I believe in exceptional service. I have a great respect for Dr. Mattingly and I am blessed to be part of his highly qualified team. I don’t usually talk about myself much, but prefer to be a good listener. I truly enjoy getting to know my patients and making their dental trip a pleasant experience. I look forward to seeing you soon.

NANCY KATZ

HYGIENIST

I’ve been practicing dental hygiene for over 20 years after graduating from Central Piedmont in Charlotte, North Carolina. I took time off to raise my kids and returned to work about 13 years ago. I’ve had the pleasure of working Saturdays in this office since then. I enjoy introducing our patients to many resources available to better their oral health, including Water Piks, Invisalign and Implants. When I’m not working, I’m spending time with my 3 dogs, catching a movie, or sharing a glass of wine with friends.

ALEKS HERNANDEZ

HYGIENIST

I am a gentle, carrying dental hygienist who practices comfortable, health centered dental hygiene with strong emphasis on getting to know each and every of my patients. I love my work and always try my best to make your visit here a pleasant one. In 2012 I graduated from DVC Dental Hygiene Program and I have been with Dr. Mattingly’s practice ever since. My main goal is to improve my patients overall health by educating on how dental issues can affect their general health. When not at the office, you can find me camping in the mountains or traveling in Europe.

MARIA WOOD

R.D.A.

Maria was born in Oakland and lived half of her young life there and the other half in Uruguay. She graduated from dental assisting school in 2002 and received her RDA license in 2005. Maria lives in Concord with her husband and their two daughters. Some of her hobbies are sewing and painting and enjoys volunteering at her daughter's school. Maria loves to be outdoors hiking, riding bikes and going to the beach with her family. 

BIANCA FARIA

R.D.A.

I was born and raised in Brazil and I speak Portuguese, English and Spanish. I have been in the dental field since 2008, graduating from Loma Vista Adult Center in Concord as a Dental Assistant. I am passionate and dedicated to my job and the most important thing tome is ensuring patient comfort and happiness. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my loved ones and I love traveling all over the world. I also like going on bike rides, hikes and camping.

GAIL COURCHESNE

R.D.A.

My Name is Gail Courchesne. I have worked with Dr. Tan for over 10 years but have been in dentistry for 20 years. I love what I do! I love working with people and helping patients. I enjoy educating patients about all areas of their care and promoting systemic health through proper oral care.

OFFICE HOURS

 

Selected Mondays
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Selected Saturdays

8AM - 12PM

8AM - 7PM

8AM - 5PM

8AM - 7PM

8AM - 1PM

7AM - 3:30PM

CONTACT

925.933.5446
dr.james@walnutcreekdentist.com

 

130 La Casa Via, Suite 202
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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