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. Having 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 graduated in 2013 from her dental assistant program, and is currently completing pre-requisite courses for nursing. She has been with our team 2.7 years. Alyssa enjoys being part of a practice that feels like an extended family. She addresses patient concerns and stays on top of priorities to make sure that everything is completed and that the day runs smoothly.
Alyssa married her husband in June 2018, and is a bonus mom to their son. Outside of the office, she enjoys hiking, camping, reading and going on spontaneous adventures.
Judy – Office Manager
Our office manager, Judy, has had the pleasure of working in the dental field for the past 30 years. She has been with our team at Moorpark Smiles Dental for four years. Judy received her RDA degree in 1992, and she loves answering questions and helping to put our patients at ease. She loves working with Dr. Takemoto, and enjoys the family feeling of our office and team.
Judy is a dedicated advocate for our patients and is takes great pride in putting gin the extra effort to make sure insurance pays heir portion of the treatment. She loves helping our patients achieve a beautiful smile and making sure that they are well informed about the treatments they need. With her years of experience as an RDA, she is able to go over treatments and the consequences of not having that treatment done, and puts our patients at ease by keeping them informed and assuring them that they will be well cared for by Dr. Takemoto.
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.