Meet the SF Perio & Implants Team

Making your experience comfortable and anxiety-free.


Leah is on our San Francisco periodontal team

Office Manager

After two decades in San Francisco, Ireland native Leah couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. While Leah stumbled into dentistry as a temp, she developed a deep appreciation for its impact through the various roles she’s had.

As a surgical assistant, educating and comforting patients is her forte. She trusts in the expertise of her surgical team at SF Perio & ImplantsThis link leads to Home page, and is a valuable asset to the team. When not at work, Leah hosts a community radio show discussing her passion — TV shows. She also cherishes moments with loved ones, explores new eateries, and cheers for the San Francisco Giants.

Elizabeth wearing a black top and smiling as a member of our SF Perio & Implants team

New Patient Coordinator

Elizabeth, a San Francisco native from a large family, was drawn to dentistry when she found an office near her home. She began her dental career as an assistant, later obtaining her Registered Dental Assistant license, and progressed to front office work. She spent seven years as a treatment coordinator at an orthodontist’s office and 19 years in pediatric dentistry.

Her passion lies in helping new patients feel at ease during their initial visit, valuing their comfort, and ensuring they are well-informed. An animal lover at heart, she enjoys hosting vegan dinners for loved ones. Elizabeth’s weekends are filled with dog walks and football games, highlighting her love for furry friends and sports.

Toni, a member of our SF Perio & Implants team

Doctor Coordinator

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Kayli is on our San Francisco periodontal team

Treatment Coordinator

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Melissa is on our San Francisco periodontal team

Treatment Coordinator

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Our SF Perio & Implants team member, August, who is a hygiene coordinator in our office

Hygiene Coordinator

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Dental Hygienists

Our SF Perio & Implants team member, Natalie, who is a dental hygienist in our office

Registered Dental Hygienist

By choosing dentistry to promote health, Natalie discovered her passion for connecting with patients. She brings 20 years of periodontal office experience to the practice, which included a stint in the Peace Corps following hygiene school. She also spent two and half years in Jamaica, serving as a dental hygienist and educating local children about dental health.

Her love for interaction and continuous learning shines through as she enjoys engaging with people and gaining new insights. Outside work, Natalie loves exploring the Bay Area from her home on the peninsula. Her active lifestyle includes working out at BARRE 3 studio, regular hikes, and cycling to stay on the move.

Wendy is a dental hygienist at our periodontal office in San Francisco

Registered Dental Hygienist

In 1995, Wendy relocated from Canada to San Francisco, embarking on her dental journey that started in high school when she underwent orthodontic treatment. Inspired by the warm and dynamic dental team, she pursued a career that didn’t feel like conventional work.

Starting as a certified dental assistant in Vancouver, specializing in orthodontics, Wendy later discovered her true passion as an independent hygienist. She earned a dental hygiene diploma from Vancouver Community College, acing the American Dental Hygiene Board exam.

Wendy’s gift is her ability to interact with diverse patients and tailor care to their unique needs and life stories. Beyond dentistry, she dedicates her time to organizing the youth sailing program and family holiday events like Pancakes and Pumpkins and Santa by Boat. She also serves as the fundraising chair at her daughter’s school.

Izella is a dental hygienist at our periodontal office in San Francisco

Registered Dental Hygienist

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Our SF Perio & Implants team member, Jennifer, who is a hygienist

Registered Dental Hygienist

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I am pleased with all the service from the whole team at Pasquinelli's office. Joyce runs the front and always remembers my name. I feel the attention and detail from everyone.

Jill H. (Actual Patient)

Dental Assistants

Ana is smiling as part of our assistant's team at SF Perio & Implants

Registered Dental Assistant

Ana is married with two children and is a native to San Francisco. She started in dentistry when she was in high school and has been doing it ever since. She has always enjoyed helping people and found dentistry rewarding because she helps patients keep their teeth and understand treatment options.

As a Registered Dental Assistant, Ana enjoys assisting with gum surgery and helping people understand the treatment they are going to receive. Her outgoing personality means people warm to her as she lends a listening ear.

In addition to her dental assisting, Ana has a coronal polish license and an x-ray license.

Away from the office, she loves to go on hikes and hang out with her family.

Lisa is smiling as part of our San Francisco periodontal team

Registered Dental Assistant

Lisa’s family immigrated to the U.S. when she was just seven years old. She has been a San Francisco resident ever since and lives with her husband, son, and daughter in the city. Lisa’s career started as temporary front office staff and has blossomed over the past 15 years. She has since become a Registered Dental Assistant. She finds real satisfaction in assisting people by restoring their smiles and confidence. Lisa loves working with our great team and working for one of the world’s best periodontists.

Away from SF Perio & Implant, she spends time with her kids and traveling overseas.

Jose is smiling as a San Francisco dental assistant and an integral member of our team

Dental Assistant

Jose, a Watsonville, CA native, relocated to San Francisco in 2016. Witnessing the transformation of his own orthodontic treatment at the age of 12, he became determined to pursue dentistry. Starting as a surgical assistant in periodontics in 2012, he established his commitment to the field, gaining valuable experience in Carmel, Morgan Hill, and Santa Cruz.

For Jose, the most rewarding aspect of his job is aiding patients throughout their surgical journey. He cherishes assisting with procedures and working closely with Dr. PasquinelliThis link leads to Dr. Pasquinelli’s page and Dr. OlivaresThis link leads to Dr. Olivares’ page. Outside of work, Jose unwinds by playing tennis, experimenting with cooking, exploring city eateries, and embracing nature. Music and TV shows offer him relaxation and enjoyment in his downtime.

Angelica is smiling as part of our assistant's team at SF Perio & Implants

Dental Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Producing World-Class Periodontics in San Francisco

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