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Laura DeGrassi, Registered Dental Hygienist

I have always been fascinated by the human body. I started working in a children’s dental office at the age of 15 and put myself through college, dental assisting along the way. I graduated in 2007 with my bachelors of science from the University of the Pacific’s School of Dentistry.

I have been blessed to be the hygienist here since 2008. I truly love my job and I’m proud of our amazing practice. You’re not just a mouth here; you’re family.

Dr. Cornehl has always been on top of the newest advancements in dentistry and encourages us as a team to bring that education and skill back to our patients. We are dedicated to helping you achieve an overall healthier life!

When I’m not saving the world from gingivitis, I enjoy staying active, trapeze, traveling, and time with my family, friends and dog Brodie!

Flavia Amaral, Registered Dental Hygienist

My name is Flavia! I have been in dentistry since 2006. I grew up in Brazil, where I received my first training. After moving to the USA, I decided to pursue dental hygiene, since prevention is my favorite part of dentistry! I genuinely care about my patient’s needs and enjoy finding methods to improve each, and every individual’s oral health. I strive to provide a comfortable environment, as well as maintain the standards that Dr. Cornehl has in place. In my spare time I enjoy baking, traveling, playing with my dog Frida, and a nice motorcycle ride.

Maria Hernandez – Registered Dental Assistant

My name is Maria, and I have been in dentistry for over 28 years. I am the first member of Dr. Cornehl’s team, beginning in 2006 as his assistant. It has been a great pleasure watching the practice grow while building on the skills I’m passionate about. It’s rewarding for me to play an integral part in helping our patients to achieve their dream smile. For fun, I enjoy sports and spending time with family.

Cathy Buenafe, Front Office Administrator

My name is Cathy and I am the friendly face at the front desk! I have been providing customer service for more than 7 years.

I am happy to answer your questions, plan your appointments, help resolve concerns, make your visits a positive experience, and will assist you in explaining and discussing your insurance benefits and processing dental claims.

It is truly a blessing to work with Dr. Cornehl, who genuinely cares for and respects his patients and employees. We are staffed with people who really understand the meaning of teamwork and everyone works as hard as they can to create an organized, enjoyable, and welcoming workplace.

In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors, especially in the summer, and love spending time with friends watching movies and basketball games.