Meet Our Team
When I first received my degree in dental hygiene from West Los Angeles College, I was looking for a dental office that shared my philosophy of patient care. I wanted to work with a dentist who provided an environment for hygienists to personalize care for each patient. Dr. Cerveny understands the value of achieving healthy gums for her patient’s overall health and wellbeing. Her practice is designed to provide such treatment in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere—which is why I have worked for her for over 25 years.
Denise Kalfayan—Office Manager
My opportunity to join Dr. Cerveny’s staff was back in 1992. I came from previous dental experience as a front office assistant and over the years learned more about running the office and became the office manager, who oversees all aspects of the front office. I am very knowledgeable in scheduling appointments, billing your insurance and making financial arrangements. Working for Dr. Cerveny is a pleasure and it is a joy to see our patients leave with a smile! I am married 25+ years and have 3 wonderful children. Outside of the office I enjoy Pilates, Cooking, Traveling, and drinking fine wines!
Stella received her Bachelor’s of Science in dental hygiene from Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. She always wanted to be in a field where she can help people with health. She frequently attends conventions and regularly takes continuing courses to further her knowledge of dentistry and its advancements. Her hobbies are traveling, jogging, and shopping.
Stephanie Ruiz—D.A & Front Office
Stephanie has been a dental assistant for 11 years and works at the front desk helping patients and scheduling appointments. She also has a nursing certificate that she received in 2017. Stephanie is our newest staff member and is very happy to be working with Dr. Cerveny. She enjoys spending time with her 6 yr old son and family.
La Shon is Dr. Cerveny’s registered dental assistant and she has been with our team since 2016. LaShon has been in the dental field for 27+ years and enjoys assisting Dr. Cerveny and making patients feel comfortable and at ease in the dental chair. In her spare time she loves to be with family and friends.
Melissa Hall—R.D.H, R.D.H.P.
Melissa has been practicing dental hygiene for 20 years and has her RDHP license. Melissa also was a teaching assistant at UCLA Dental School. As an RDHP, she has been able to start her own mobile practice for facilities with the elderly and disabled. Melissa now has decided to enter Law School but still continues to work for Dr. Cerveny whom she has been with for 18 years. She is married and has 3 daughters, with a set of identical twins who recently started at USC.