When you are at our office, you are family. Our team takes time to get to know you and we look forward a building a life-long relationship with you! We work alongside our dentist, Dr. Robert A. McCulla, to make sure you have the best possible dental care in Turlock, California, to give you an exceptional dental experience. To get to know us a little better, please feel free to continue reading our biographies or give Turlock Dental Care a call!
Emma – Registered Dental Hygienist
Emma has been part of a team for 5 years and loves helping patients set goals and work toward them for the health of their mouths. She loves being their partner in protecting the longevity of their teeth. Emma likes that Dr. McCulla sets a very high standard of care for our patients. She loves working as a part of a team that cares for our patients at such a high level. It also makes her happy to see a patient restore their confidence and to see them living life to the fullest. Emma is also a firm believer in flossing. She believes that skipping floss is like skipping toilet paper.
Prior to her dental career, Emma graduated from the University of the Pacific with her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene in 2010. Regarding her family, Emma and her husband just celebrated their first year of marriage and they both place a high value in family, which is why they love spending time with their parents and sisters. In her free time, Emma enjoys running with her husband, sister, and yellow lab. She also likes to sing in the community choir and lift weights.
Jackie – Registered Dental Hygienist
Jackie has been a member of our team for over 14 years and she loves meeting new people, crafting relationships with patients, and having ongoing office friendships. Our dental team is Jackie’s family away from home and she loves using the best equipment and latest technology in the dental field. She also enjoys frequently continuing her education and keeping up with the latest and greatest that dentistry has to offer.
Prior to her dental career, Jackie was class president in her last year of hygiene school and received an award of distinction for professionalism and leadership. Jackie is married and has a daughter who she loves spending time with. In her free time, she loves being outdoors, gardening, traveling, creative cooking, and spending time with her family.
Juanita – Dental Assistant
Juanita has been a part of our team for 7 years and she enjoys the people she works with because everyone connects on different levels. Being part of such a great team has taught her to be open with growth and adapting to different personalities in which we can apply with our patients. She also thinks the patients enjoy the bonds we create with them. She loves that everyone is special and different. Juanita does her best to make the patients comfortable and help them communicate to the doctor what it is they want and need. She also takes on many other duties that help with the flow of our office, which helps make things run a little more smoothly. Juanita graduated from dental assisting school in 2001 and has been assisting ever since.
Juanita is married and has children. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, trying new recipes, and enjoying the time spent with family and friends.
Kathryn – Marketing, New Patient Coordinator
Kathryn has been with the practice since 2010 and loves connecting with each patient and the community. She enjoys helping the practice succeed by creating media to reach future patients and organizing events for our office and community outreach. Kathryn loves working with Dr. McCulla and the team. She likes that Dr. McCulla is forward thinking, has the most advanced technology available, and cares about the overall health of each patient. She believes we offer the best dental care and we create a welcoming and comfortable environment.
Kathryn has a yellow lab named Kingsley. In her free time, Kathryn likes to hike, run, read, and spend time with her family. Prior to her dental career, she graduated from CSU Monterey Bay with a bachelor’s degree in communication and a minor in Japanese.
Nicki – Hygiene Assistant
Nicki joined our team this year and adds to our team with her positive and welcoming personality. More to come soon!
Sabrina – Registered Dental Assistant
Sabrina has been with our practice for 16 years and loves working with a caring team and working at a dental facility that has the best technology. She also loves that the doctor provides quality and beautiful dentistry. Sabrina does her best to contribute to the success of the practice every day by working as a team leader and serving each patient.
Sabrina has been married for 14 years and has two children. In her free time, she loves to cook and read.
Shawna—Registered Dental Hygienist
Shawna is originally from the central coast and has now been a hygienist for over 15 years in the Turlock area. She earned her Associate of Science degree from Fresno City College and her RDHAP from the University of the Pacific. Shawna loves the family-like atmosphere and caring environment of our office. She thinks that Dr. McCulla is a good listener, one who is kind and passionate about his patient’s needs.
Shawna gives her patients the best treatment for the health of their gums and whole body. She works as a team player and a good listener. She has one son, three stepchildren, two grandkids, and a mini schnauzer named Bella. Some of Shawna’s hobbies include working out, going to the lake, remodeling her new home, gardening, and having BBQs.
Tiffani – Registered Dental Assistant
Tiffani has been with our practice for over a year and has been in the dental field for 13 years. Tiffani loves the family atmosphere we have at our office and she does her best every day to give each patient a comfortable and enjoyable experience.
Tiffani got married in March of 2015 and she and her husband have two beautiful children: Kylee, who is 6 years old, and Kellan, who is 2 years old. In her free time, Tiffani enjoys baking.
Yvette – Scheduling Coordinator
Yvette has been a member of our team for 18 years. She enjoys helping our patients receive the best possible care and helps our office with her knowledge of dentistry. Yvette also enjoys being a member of our patient-friendly office. She is married with four adult children, and in her free time, she enjoys cooking and baking.