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.
Connie - Registered Dental Hygienist
Connie has been with the practice since 2006, and she works hard to make sure the patient’s dental visit is more comfortable than ever by providing a full scope of dental hygiene therapy with a strong emphasis on prevention and education. She contributes to the success of the practice by utilizing the most updated state-of-the-art equipment to help patients keep their teeth healthy. Some of the equipment she works with includes magnification devices, digital x-rays, Oraqix, intraoral cameras, and ultrasonic scalers. She also brings loyal and repeat customers back to our practice.
Connie graduated from the University of California, Davis with a bachelor of science degree in 1994. She then continued her education at Chabot College and earned a degree in Dental Hygiene in 1998. Connie and her husband have two children and have successfully founded a table tennis center named “The Top Spin.” In Connie’s free time, she enjoys shopping and traveling to warm places with her family.
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.
Jovita - Registered Dental Assistant
Jovita is the newest member of our team at Valley Dental Orthodontics. She graduated from Heald College in Hayward, California, with an associate’s degree in registered dental assisting in 2012 with academic honors. Jovita was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. She contributes to our practice by providing excellence in patient care with attention to detail. Jovita does her best in everything she does. Jovita’s loves working at our office because Dr. Wong is an exceptional, talented dentist with a lot of skills. He is an honest, great person with an easygoing personality. The team is respectful, friendly, professional, and caring. This is a great office to work at!
Jovita is married and has two sons. When not in the office, Jovita loves reading recipe books, cooking, and making experiments with food in the kitchen. She studies nutrition. Jovita also enjoys biking and dancing in her free time.