Dental Office Staff

We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our office staff has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the latest in technological advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars, including OSHA, infection control and CPR.

Kristen, RDH & BSDH - Dental Hygienist

Kristen Dental Hygienist

I started in the dental field as a dental assistant. After working for a short time I began my journey to become a dental hygienist. I received my bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from West Coast University, along with honors of cum laude and valedictorian. I have been practicing Dental Hygiene since 2011 and can say I love my job.

I became a part of the Dr. Harris team in 2012 and it has been very rewarding. I have had the opportunity to work in many different offices and nothing has compared to the dynamic and originality this office has to offer. I take pride in treating my patients like family and I will make sure you will receive the best possible care.

On the weekends you will find me with my husband and our two daughters out camping. We love to take our trailer anywhere we get the opportunity.

On the weekends you will find my husband, daughter Tenley and I out camping. We take our  trailer anywhere we get the opportunity.

Jacquelyn, RDH & BSDH – Dental Hygienist

Jacquelyn Dental Hygienist

I couldn’t be more proud to be a member of the Dr. Harris Team! I graduated from Loma Linda University with my bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene and have been working as a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) since 2013. I am thankful for the opportunity to educate and empower patients to make decisions that will positively affect their oral and overall health. I enjoy getting to know each patient and look forward to building new relationships.

My husband and I are working hard to raise two handsome boys and a beautiful baby girl. As a family we enjoy camping, boating, motorcycles and quality time together as often as we can! I love being a mom, and my natural instincts help make me an excellent coach and cheerleader, especially when it comes to oral health!

Janine, RDH - Dental Hygienist

Janine Dental Hygienist

I started my journey in the dental field in 2014, graduating with an Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Cypress College. Prior to becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist I was a certified Athletic Trainer for a high school in Irvine, CA for four years with a bachelor’s degree from Chapman University. I love being able to incorporate both of my backgrounds to address my patients’ overall health as well as their oral health.

I began working for Dr. Mark Harris in 2018. I fell in love with the office and staff, and most importantly, their dedication to treating the WHOLE patient. I particularly enjoy helping the “nervous patient”. I find it extremely rewarding helping someone conquer their fears of the dental office and making a huge positive change for their health.

When I’m not working you can find me with my husband and two daughters spending quality time together camping in our trailer at the lake. I grew up riding horses and doing show jumping. Once my girls are a bit older, I hope to start riding again!

Samantha, DA - Treatment Coordinator

Samantha Dental Treatment Coordinator

Working here with Dr. Harris and this amazing team is a true blessing. I could not be apart of a better team that loves not only our patients but the city of Riverside as much as I do.  My lifelong love for teeth led me to a career as a Dental Assistant. I graduated from Kaplan College in 2010 with my Dental Assisting license. Since then I have acquired many skills to help happy patients receive necessary care in a comfortable environment.

I am immersed in a learning environment on a daily basis to grow in my field and bring smiles to all of our patient’s faces. I am currently taking courses to become a Certified TMD Assistant(CTA 1). My goals are to expand my career by one day becoming a Registered Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions (RDAEF).

Yancy, DA - Treatment Care Facilitator

Yancy Dental Treatment Care Facilitator

I’ve been with the Dr. Harris team since January of 2019 after completing my education at Brightwood College. I have always enjoyed helping people when and where I can to make a lasting, positive impact on the people of this community. I love Riverside, the people and the city. Giving back a quality experience to one patient at a time is fulfilling for me. When I’m not on the clock, I am normally playing video games or spending time with my girlfriend.

Vanessa - Front Office Coordinator

Vanessa Dental Front Office Coordinator

I love to find ways to help people smile which includes building confidence to share their smile! I am happy to answer your questions, go over financing, plan for appointments, and help resolve concerns. I have been with Dr. Harris’ office since 2017. I value the positive energy felt by everyone and the attentive care our team strives to provide.

I enjoy spending time with my 3 daughters and husband. We enjoy family trips to the beach and Disneyland. I enjoy anything that involves sports and competition.  When I’m home, I love baking and making desserts.

Alex - Scheduling Coordinator

Alex Dental Scheduling Coordinator

It is such a pleasure working with a great group of people. I have been working in customer service and management for over 7 years, so providing excellent patient care is one of my top priorities. Helping people is my passion. I look forward to building and maintaining relationships with all of our patients.

On my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and two boys. We love going to hockey games and spending time outside with our families and friends.