Meet The Staff

Shadi, Office Manager

Shadi has been with the Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry family from the very beginning and has a Bachelors Degree in Biology. She grew up in the Washington DC area. She loves seeing all of our adorable patients and strives to help make each of their visits run smoothly for the child and the parent. She loves to spend time with her family, and friends from around the world. In her spare time, she loves to travel, cook/bake, and is an avid reader. Locally, she loves going to concerts and watching movies. She is also fluent in Farsi. She looks forward to welcoming you to our office.


Savannah, Front Office Administrator

Savannah grew up in San Diego and has always had a desire to work with children. She loves animals and has 2 pet chinchillas that she loves to spend time with. She loves crafting and sewing and is a huge Steeler’s football fan. Savannah’s dedication and passion for providing patients with optimal care make her a valuable member of our team. She loves laughing and getting to know you and your children during their time at our dental office.


Pearly Shell, Front Office Administrator

Pearly Shell is from Carson, California. She finished school at Azusa Pacific University in 2017. She first started working with kids at 15 years old teaching Polynesian Dances and has danced professionally for 15 years. In her free time, she loves spending time with family and trying out new hiking trails. Working at Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, allows her to continue her passion of working with kids as well as grow in a profession that she has come to love. 


Stephanie, Registered Dental Assistant

Ever since Stephanie was a little girl, she was passionate about helping others. She loves being able to help children learn why healthy teeth are so important. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also loves exploring new places, cruising in her mustang, and singing her favorite tune. She is in love with the color pink and sunflowers!


Jenalle, Registered Dental Assistant

Jenalle is our Registered Dental Assistant and grew up in nearby Redwood City. She enjoys working with kids and is committed to educating children and parents in achieving good oral health. In her free time, she likes hiking and spending time with family and friends. Lastly, she loves eating all the variety and good food here in the Bay area!


Alyssa, Registered Dental Assistant

Alyssa is our Registered Dental Assistant and spends most of her free time in Santa Cruz. She loves working with the kids in the office to prevent tooth decay and educate them on proper oral health care. In her free time, she loves going to the movies, hiking, and her favorite food is sushi. She is an avid baker and crazy about strawberry lemonade and hot cheetos.


Lena, Registered Dental Assistant

Lena enjoys being around kids and loves helping and educating others about the importance of oral hygiene. She loves playing volleyball, working out and spending time outdoors kayaking. She aspires to travel the world while having a taste of each region’s yummy food. She looks forward to making your children’s visit to Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry a happy one! 


Vanessa, Registered Dental Assistant

As a young child, Vanessa loved going to dentist and now she strives to give the kids that come through the doors at Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry some of the same experiences she had growing up. She loves being at the beach, enjoys traveling, and always looks forward to new adventures. 


Kaitlin, Registered Dental Assistant

Kaitlin has been working in the Pediatric Dental field since 2013. She is an aunt to 9 kids which has triggered her interest in making going to the dentist a fun experience for kids. She loves traveling and meeting new people on her adventures. On any given day, you could catch her cheering our local sports teams–especially the Giants and Warriors.


Hillary, Front Office Administrator/DA

Hillary grew up in Idaho and moved to California several years ago. She has worked in the dental field since 2013. She has a friendly smile and loves working with children. During her time away from work she enjoys adventuring with her husband and going on mission trips. You can catch her rock climbing and going to national parks any chance she gets. Hillary share’s our team’s goal of making and keeping the kids happy, and making sure their experience is above any expectation they had upon arriving at our office.



*The Entire Team*