Meet The Team

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Dr. Ken Schweifler

Dental Physician

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

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Celia

Dental Assistant

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.

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Haylie

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.

Jen

Jen

Registered Dental Hygienist

Jen is our Registered Dental Hygienist and has been practicing dental hygiene for over 8 years. Born and raised primarily in the Bay Area, Jen has been immersed in the dental profession from a young age.

Jen gained experience as a Registered Dental Assistant prior to pursuing her dental hygiene education at Foothill College. She also has had experience shadowing her mother who still currently works as a dental office manager.

She is committed to continuously expanding her knowledge and stays current with the ongoing advances in the profession. Jen’s mission is to empower others through dental health education and facilitate positive change in one’s overall health and well being. Her hope is to shift any fearful or negative feelings regarding dental visits to a more positive one.

Jen enjoys spending time with her husband and her two 4-legged children, Stitch and Stella. She has a great interest in travel, learning about other cultures and hopes to visit many interesting places.