At Moorpark Smiles Dental, we are a close-knit team of knowledgeable and friendly individuals that work well together to ensure that our patients’ dental needs are met. We greatly enjoy what we do, and we are dedicated to getting to know patients while providing them with high-quality dental services. We invite you to give us a call today to request an appointment with our amazing dentist, Dr. Paul Takemoto. We look forward to working with you!


Claudine – Registered Dental Hygienist

Claudine has been with Moorpark Smiles Dental since 2011. She feels that the most rewarding thing about being with Moorpark Smiles is getting to know her patients and hearing about their families and lives as she forms a relationship with them. Havin grown up right here in Ventura County, she loves this area and feels blessed to call it home. After graduating from a small private high school in Newbury Park, she attended Pacific Union College in the beautiful Napa Valley before transferring to Loma Linda University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene.

In her spare time, Claudine enjoys fishing (if someone else will bait the hook), seeing new places, trying new foods and spending time with her family, which is comprised of an awesome husband of more than 20 years and two amazing children, a college-age daughter and a son who is in high school. Her favorite animal is a monkey.



Alyssa – Certified Dental Assistant

Alyssa has been a dental assistant for the past 5 years. She is a wonderful asset to our office, and she has excellent knowledge and skills. She has the kindest heart, and our patients just love her. When she is not in the office, Alyssa likes to spend her time hiking and enjoying our beautiful California weather. She is also a very proud aunt to her niece and nephew.



Judy – Office Manager

Our office manager, Judy, has had the pleasure of working in the dental field for the past 30 years. She loves answering questions and helping to put our patients at ease. Judy is a dedicated advocate for our patients and is very skilled in getting insurance to pay for treatment. Judy and her husband are the proud parents of six daughters and two granddaughters. She considers her family to be her greatest gift in life.