1119 S. State St., Ukiah CA, 95482. Phone - (707) 462-2993

1119 S. State St.
Ukiah CA, 95482.
(707) 462-2993

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Meet Our Team

Ukiah Family Dentistry > Meet Our Team


Lorena has completed the Mendocino County Office of Education ROP Dental Assisting Program in 2008 and received her RDA License in 2009. Lorena maintains a current X-ray License, CPR/AED certificate, Coronal Polish certificate and Conscious Sedation Certificate. She attends continuing education courses on a regular basis. Some of her favorite hobbies are cooking, gardening and spending time with her family. Lorena is also fluent in Spanish, which is a great benefit to many of our patients. We are very grateful to have such a wonderful addition on our team.


Oliva is our Financial Coordinator. Oliva graduated from the Santa Rosa Dental Assisting Program in 2004. Oliva maintains a current Registered Dental Assistant license, X-ray license, CPR/AED certificate and Coronal Polish certificate.  Oliva has over 12 years dental experience which makes her a valuable team member.


Oliva is a lifelong resident of Mendocino County. Oliva enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.


Jen completed the Mendocino County Office of Education ROP dental assisting program in 2010 and received her RDA license in 2013.  Jen maintains a current x-ray license, CPR/AED certificate and coronal polish certificate.   Jen brings high energy and spunk to the Ukiah Family Dentistry team.  You will always find her smiling, whistling or singing along to the latest tunes on the radio.  Her knowledge and expertise in a variety of dental settings make her a valuable asset.  On her time off, she enjoys spending time with her son, family and friends.


Vanessa completed the Mendocino County Office of Education ROP Dental Assisting Program in 2014. Vanessa maintains a current X-ray License, CPR/AED certificate and Coronal Polish certificate. Vanessa also speaks Spanish, which is a great benefit to many of our patients. She is currently attending Mendocino College as a full time student to receive her associate’s degree in allied health and will continue on to hygiene school. Vanessa’s compassionate, positive nature makes it easy for our patients to instantly feel at ease. When she is not at school or work, she enjoys spending time with her family and spends time with her nieces and nephew.


Yasmin is our newest family member and Hygiene Coordinator.  She has four years of excellent public relations that she brings to us.  We love her warm, caring personality and all of our patients do too.  She excels at every aspect of her job.  Being bilingual is a plus for our Spanish speaking patients.  Yasmin is very family oriented and relishes spending her time off with them.  She also enjoys reading and traveling.


Wilda “Willy” is our Office Manager. Willy has been in the field of dentistry since 1984 and with us since 2005. She maintains a current X-ray license, CPR/AED certificate, Conscious Sedation certificate.


Her spiritual and compassionate personality is enjoyed in the office by the team. Although Willy brings comedy to the workplace at the perfect time, she also has a knack for knowing when someone might need special attention. Willy’s “Gramma” style is comforting for our children when they visit our office.


When not in the office, Willy enjoys spending time with her husband, grandchildren and great grandchild. You can find them swimming, playing, walking or creating art that “Gramma” is happy to hang in their home.


Laura Meier is a graduate of the Santa Rosa Junior College Dental Hygiene program, which is ranked as one of the top ten Dental Hygiene programs in the country. Her primary focus is to deliver dental healthcare that fully addresses her patient’s concerns and health needs in a gentle way. To bring a happy, healthy smile to someone is her goal.


She is certified to provide services in local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, soft tissue curettage and antimicrobial therapy, pit and fissure sealants, ultrasonic instrumentation, laser periodontal therapy, nutrition counseling and more.


Laura grew up in Petaluma and now lives in Cloverdale. She is the proud mom of two teenagers. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, biking, boating, yoga, traveling and skiing with her family. She is excited to be working at Ukiah Family Dentistry with its skilled staff.


Ann Johnson started with our practice in 2007. She graduated in 1998 from the Dental Hygiene Program at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, CA. Outside the office, Ann loves to sleep in, then hike, or anything else having to do with nature!


A graduate of Boise State University as a registered dental assistant, Tracy was attracted to dentistry for the opportunity to truly help people and create beautiful, healthy smiles. She went back to school to become a hygienist fifteen years ago for the opportunity to accomplish both of those and work with a team that was committed to advancing their skills and knowledge with dentistry and technology.


Tracy moved from the Bay Area to Lake County to further her hygiene career and enjoy the outdoor lifestyle. When not caring for her patients, Tracy is enjoying the lake life; paddle boarding and boating.


Tracy is a people person, and loves working and learning about her patients. She says, “This job is so interesting, each patient has a different need, and each case is different. Dentistry today is exciting, the field of dentistry is constantly changing, and it keeps me on my toes.” The technology is incredible, and Dr. Jeffers and our entire team are committed to remaining cutting edge, in both the areas of high-tech dentistry and patient experience.


Tracy brings more than fifteen years experience to her role working along with Dr. Jeffers patient care.