Meet The Team

Name: Carol
Job Title: Registered Dental Hygienist

“I’m from the Midwest. I have two sons and two grandkids that I adore. When I’m not working, I’m either with my grandkids or at the gym.”

Name: Gigi
Job Title: Registered Dental Hygienist

“I’m married with 2 beautiful kids who keep me busy at home. I love to eat (sometimes not the best choice), dance, and get massages & facials.”

Name: Susie
Job Title: Registered Dental Hygienist

I grew up in Glendale, CA and currently reside in Lakewood with my husband and our Yorkie baby who just turned 11. I enjoy salsa dancing and would love to improve on my cooking skills so that I can host dinner parties for my friends and family. I really enjoy working at Dr. Tawa's office and I am so happy to be a part of the team.

Name: Suzi
Job Title: Office Administrator

“I’m originally from the San Francisco Bay area where I graduated from UC Davis with a food science degree. After working in R & D for over 25 years, I have joined the dental office. I enjoy cooking, spending time with family, walking the dog, watching the Food Network Channel, and have recently started knitting classes.”

Name: Melissa
Job Title: Office Manager

“I graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in English. I moved to the South Bay 10 years ago and enjoy working in the dental office. I have a daughter, Bella, who is 11 and a son, Myles, who is 5. In my spare time,
I enjoy reading, going to Dodgers games, cooking and spending quality time with my kids.”

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Name: Naomi
Job Title: Dental Assistant

“I've been in the dental field for 10 years.  I love my position as a team player in Dr Tawa's office. I've been happily married for 13 years with 2 beautiful children, along with our cat, Snickers.  In my free time, I'm always with my kids at soccer practice and games.  
To me, family time, is the best time!”