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Meet The Staff


Alicia

Business Team Leader

Alicia attended Monterey  Peninsula College and has been in the dental field since 1998, both as Registered Dental Assistant for twenty two years and a front office team member.

She joined Prunedale Dental in May of 2020.  Alicia enjoys the friendly patients and knowledgeable staff here, and admires the compassion of our dentists.  She loves encouraging patients to achieve great dental health and helping patients understand their dental insurance coverage to make their benefits work for them.

When not in the office, Alicia spends her time with her husband and three boys who stay very busy with sports as she cheers them on. 


Kelley

Insurance Coordinator

Kelley Laird has been with Prunedale Dental since 2018, joining the team as insurance coordinator and support to the business team after thirty years in the dental profession.

 
She received her license as a Registered Dental Assistant by The California State Board of Dental Auxillaries, Coronal Polishing License, and X ray License, and assisted chairside for many years before transitioning to a business team role. 
 
Kelley treasures interaction with patients and strives to help them keep their beautiful smiles, with support in insurance coordination and financial payment options to achieve this worthwhile goal. 
 
Being a mother and grandmother is her "Happy Place," and as family is so important, she's been blessed to feel welcomed into Dr. Alfy's Office where it's very much a second family atmosphere. 


Destiny

Dental Assistant

Dental assistant, Destiny, has been at Prunedale Dental since 2019.

Passions of her career include assisting Dr. Alfy in implant procedures, helping patients during procedures, and learning new skills.  She adores her coworkers, and feels the friendly atmosphere is very welcoming. 

Destiny loves the outdoors.  Hiking and working out are a vital part of her life style.  Having grown up in Castroville, she spends much of her available time with family. 


Yoselin DA

Dental Assistant

Yoselin has been in the dental profession for over eight years as a highly trained assistant. She is seriously committed to helping patients maintain their oral health, assuring they have the smile they’ve always wanted by staying current with continuing education. Her favorite hobbies are traveling, skydiving (yes, skydiving!), and zip lining. 


Samantha

Dental Assistant

Samantha "Sam" came to Prunedale Dental as an intern in 2020 and upon graduating ( YAY SAM!) from the Monterey Peninsula College dental assisting program, joined our staff full time.

Being involved in transforming patients' smiles is important to Sam and makes her love her job.

With two young daughters, Sam keeps very busy outside of the office. 


Audra RDH

Dental Hygienist

Audra has been a dental hygienist for five years.  She appreciates the people of the Prunedale Community and loves helping them advance their dental knowledge to achieve great oral hygiene and self image.

Her "fur babies" are her absolute treasures and when not pampering them, she  can be found boating and taking outdoor walks. 


Stefanie

Dental Hygienist

Stefanie graduated from the Cabrillo College Dental Program near Santa Cruz in 2004.  Prior to joining our team in 2019, she worked for ten years with the military dental clinic at The Presidio of Monterey Defense Language Institute.

"What I love most about my career is the low stress routine and being able to meet and talk to people," she states.  She adds that the immediate results she sees of her patients' cleaner teeth and healthier gums is rewarding. 

Stefanie grew up in Seaside and Carmel Valley, has one grown son and one teenage son.  Family time is what her weekends are all about, including spending time with her ninety-five year old grandmother. 


Jacqueline

Dental Assistant

Jacqueline has been a dental assistant since 2012 after attending Monterey Peninsula College Dental Assisting Program.  Prunedale Dental welcomed her as a staff member in 2019.  She quickly jumped into assisting our hygiene department as a re-care appointment guide, helping patients attend to their routine oral health care appointments with our hygienists.

She values the staff at Prunedale Dental, enjoys caring for our patients, and stresses how much she enjoys working with the doctors on our team.  In turn, we all adore her infectious laugh and good humour. 

 Jacqueline loves time with her daughter and family in North Monterey County.  Camping at the lake and watching comedies are some of her interests.