Meet the Team
Katie - Registered Dental Assistant
Katie graduated from Loma Vista Adult Education’s Dental Assisting Program in 2006. She joined Valley Dental & Orthodontics in 2007 and loves all aspects of dentistry, her favorites being oral surgery and orthodontics. She believes in delivering outstanding dental care to all and connects with patients on a personal level to make sure they are as comfortable as possible.
Katie lives in Walnut Creek with her husband and young daughter. In her free time, Katie likes to hang with friends and family, explore Mt. Diablo, scrapbook, bake and watch movies.
Carol - Registered Dental Hygienist
Carol’s dental career began at age 15 in an Oakland orthodontic office. She received an undergraduate degree in Health Science from California State University, Fresno. She furthered her education at Fresno City College where she was awarded the Leadership and Professionalism award at the Dental Hygiene graduation ceremonies. She has been published twice in the American Dental Hygiene Journal called ACCESS.
Carol joined Valley Dental & Orthodontics in 2009. She frequently goes out into the community schools to volunteer her time to educate the public about dental disease. Carol truly does enjoy her work and aims to support her patients’ dental needs. Her hobbies are cooking, traveling, gardening, exercising, and watching her family age gracefully.
Lori - Registered Dental Hygienist
Lori has been with our practice since 2006 and enjoys working with the other staff members who are always helpful and happy to be in the office. She loves interacting with patients and she appreciates the opportunity to maintain a professional relationship with them while also getting to know them as individuals. Lori trusts that Dr. Douglas K. Wong provides the best care to his patients, and Lori admires the way he is always learning new procedures. She appreciates Dr. Douglas K. Wong sharing his knowledge with her. Lori loves that she can aid in the restoration of health. She always learns something new at work, and she appreciates the growing opportunities.
Lori contributes to the success of the practice by providing every patient with exceptional and personalized care and treatment. She happily cares for the patients and helps inform them on what is needed to maintain a healthy mouth. Prior to her dental career, Lori graduated from the University of Mississippi from its dental hygiene program in 1975. She received her California Dental Hygiene license in 1982 and has continued her education by earning her Class I Dental Laser Certification and her Advance Micro Ultrasonic Debridement Certification. She also graduated from the Dental Hygiene Certification Program and the Mastery of Hygiene Program.
Lori is married to her husband and they both live in Napa at Lake Berryessa. They have two sons and a Yorkie dog named Bentley. In her free time, Lori enjoys relaxing at home and maximizing her Netflix and Amazon Prime memberships.
Shilpa - Registered Dental Hygienist
Shilpa graduated from Karnataka University in India with a bachelor’s degree in dental science in 2000. She then earned a dental hygiene degree from Diablo Valley College in 2012 and joined our office in the spring of 2014. Shilpa is very proud to be a part of such a friendly, dedicated staff that upholds the highest ethical and moral standards. She strives to provide our patients with a high standard of care in a comfortable, safe environment and to help people achieve their goals for long-lasting oral health.
Shilpa lives locally with her husband and two children. Her hobbies include dancing, cooking, and traveling.