Dr. Ken Schweifler
As the 3rd generation of Schweifler dentist, I feel I was destined to follow the path of my father and grandfather. I didn’t grow up thinking that. In fact, I think I resisted the thought, because I felt I wanted to create my own unique niche. However, as I matured and was considering a future career, dentistry clearly offered the best of 2 passions for me: the ability to interact with people and help transform their wellbeing and doing it by working with my hands. Being immersed in dentistry as a child and watching my father’s fulfillment of partnering with patients to achieve healthy outcomes only solidified my decision. As a private practicing dentist, he was able to be his own boss, create a balanced lifestyle and to be an active father. These were also selling points for me in my career decision making.
Dentistry has changed quite a bit since my father was in practice. As has occurred in medicine, dentistry is shifting in the direction of larger group and corporate dental practices, often offering rushed, remedial care to a large volume of patients. I have resisted this trend because I don’t believe it’s in the patient’s best interest. From experience, I understand that people want to avoid the need for dentistry and to reduce their dental risks through sound preventive strategies. Offering patients a comprehensive view of their own unique dental condition and offering them preventive strategies to reduce their long-term dental risks is my passion. We have created a unique patient-serving culture that is designed to do just that.Read More
Celia is our Dental Assistant and has been accruing experience in the dental field for over 26 years. She’s originally from England where she got started as a dental assistant and dental hygienist before immigrating to California where she has served as a Registered Dental Assistant for over 20 years.
Celia is an active member of the American Dental Assistants Association and currently volunteers as an officer with the local branch of this professional organization. She enjoys the closeness of working with a small, caring team and always looks forward to our next patient visiting. Celia is renowned amongst our patients as a warm, gentle individual that is always centered on our patient’s needs.
When not at work, Celia enjoys time at home with her husband and daughter, a high school senior, whose school activities of Color Guard and theatre keeps her very occupied. She also enjoys “Do it Yourself” activities and crafts, and anticipates discovering new hobbies when her daughter heads off to college.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Mariam is one of our Registered Dental Hygienists and has been practicing for over 10 years. Originally from Hawaii, she earned an AS degree in Biological Sciences before pursuing her dental hygiene education at Foothill College right here in Los Altos. Mariam commits to staying very current with continuing education classes as she constantly seeks to advance her knowledge and skills in the latest methods, techniques and instruments available in dentistry.
Mariam prides herself on providing exceptional and compassionate individualized care to her patients. Dr Schweifler claims that she has “great hands,” amongst the best he has ever seen from a dental hygienist.
Mariam’s hobbies include running, yoga, hiking and she’s committed herself to lifelong learning. She deeply loves and enjoys spending time with her daughter and her large extended family.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Vivian is our other Registered Dental Hygienist that also received her dental hygiene education at Foothill College where she recently graduated as Valdictorian of her class in 2016. In addition to serving in clinical practice, she now gives back to that school by teaching future hygienists. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. degree in Business from UC Santa Cruz and also pursued a Dental Assisting degree at Foothill College, prior to enrolling in their dental hygiene program.
Although newer to the field, Vivian has hand and people skills that far surpass her years. She really enjoys helping patients achieve and maintain excellent oral and overall health.
In her free time, Vivian enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends and going on hikes with her dog.
Treatment and Financial Coordinator
Haylie is our Treatment and Financial Coordinator and has vast experience as she’s worked in this realm for over 15 years. She started as a Scheduling Coordinator and gained valuable experience and knowledge as a Treatment and Financial Coordinator in an Oral Surgery practice as well as in General Dentistry.
Haylie really enjoys working in a small office where she can connect with patients and give them her undivided attention. Patients really appreciate her warm-hearted delivery of personalized care. She also appreciates working in a practice where she can be proud of the quality of dentistry provided that builds trust and long-lasting relationships with patients.
In her personal time, Haylie enjoys watching good movies, going to the local farmer’s market and spending time with family and friends.