Hygienist of the Year:
Veronica Graduated from Loma Linda University in 1999 with a B.S in Dental Hygiene and has been with Hospitality Dental since 2000. She is a long distance runner and completed 8 consecutive Boston Marathons. Veronica is married with two children. She enjoys spending time with her family.
Fun Fact - Veronica ran 21 marathons and was Boston qualified 8 times.
Amy completed her undergraduate work at Cal State San Bernardino. In 2005 she received her B.S. Degree in Dental Hygiene from Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry and has been with Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics since September 2005. Amy is an animal lover with 4 birds and a dog. She enjoys riding her road bike, bowling, shopping, going to concerts/movies and spending spare time with her family and friends.
Fun Fact- October is Amy's favorite month. She loves everything sugar skulls and pumpkins.
Heather graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene from Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry. She has been with Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics since 1999. Heather likes to visit family in Michigan, reading, and spending time with friends and family. She enjoys running half marathons and has completed 50 half marathons and 4 full marathons.
Jerica attended Southern Illinois University and in 1994, graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Management and Dental Hygiene. In 1996, she finished a Master’s of Science degree from Illinois State University while teaching at the university and practicing dental hygiene. We welcomed her to the Hospitality Dental team in February of 1999. Jerica married her husband in 2001 and they are parents to Caroline, who is 15 years old. They enjoy traveling and following her journey through high school and marching band.
Fun fact - Jerica ran 8 full marathons (5 in Los Angeles) and 25 half marathons.
Cecilia received her associate's degree in dental hygienists from San Joaquin Valley College. She loves cleaning teeth and her patients. Cecilia is married and has a daughter. Her hobbies include going to Hogwarts, eating hot chili peppers. Training for half marathons and Netflix.
Fun Fact - Cecilia was Dr. Trammel's dental assistant before she became a dental hygienist.
Geralyn Rappaport has worked for Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics for over 20 years. She graduated from San Joaquin Valley College in 2005 with her RDH license. She has been married for 11 years with two boys. Her passion in life is to bless people and show them God’s love.
Fun Fact - Geralyn worked for Orange Julius in carousel mall and hasn't drank soda for 7 years. Whether it's a candy bar or cake, she has to eat something sweet with her meal.
Lori attended San Joaquin Valley College and received her AS degree in dental hygiene in 2009. She has been employed with Hospitality Dental Group since 2011. On her time off she enjoys spending time with her two daughters and her husband.
Fun Fact: Lori and her family are Disneyland annual pass holders and enjoy going as much as possible.
Liliana graduated from USC in 1998 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene. She has been an employee at Hospitality Dental in Rancho Mirage since 1998. Lili enjoys family time with her husband and two sons.
Fun Fact- Lili recently celebrated her 20-year anniversary with Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics.
Michael graduated from Loma Linda University in 2000 with Bachelor's of Science in dental Hygiene. He has been working with Hospitality Dental group since October of 2000. He was also a dental assistant in the United States Air Force from 1979 to 1986. This is when he met his bride of 38 years, Tracie. She was also a dental assistant, now she is an Art Educator. Both Michael and Tracie believe toothbrushes should be called " gum ticklers".
Michael's favorite activities include playing with shovels and hoses. He also enjoys music and is an admirer of all styles of tooth brushes. All six of his grandchildren are fond of tickling their gums in their spare time. His four adult age children are against gingivitis so they are likely to practice gum tickling also.
Fun Fact: Michael was once nominated as "best guitar player in the Lents family" but lost to his dog Molly. She is an Alaska Malamute with perfect pitch and very nimble paws.
Marcella graduated from Howard University Dental Hygiene program in 1988. She has been with Hospitality Dental since October of 1991. She was also an RDA, (Registered Dental Assistant), before becoming a Hygienist. She loves to stay current and informed in her field and attends Dental Conventions annually. She enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 adult children.
Fun fact: Her husband is a better cook than she is, and she loves it!
Darlene Huber graduated from Loma Linda University Dental Hygiene program in 1975. She went to Korea as a missionary right out of school for 1 year. Darlene joined Dr.Feldkamp at his then private office in November 1980 which later became the Hospitality Dental Riverside office. Darlene has dedicated her life to Hospitality and her patients, they are her #1 priority and she considers many of them like family. Darlene enjoys gardening in her free time and has a large lovely yard with a variety of plants and flowers.
Fun Fact: She has recently gotten into raising Monarch butterflies after one of her patients got her started with the milkweed plants and caterpillars.
Denise graduated from Cypress College with an Associates of Science and Registered Dental Hygienist License in 1981. In 1973, while in high school, she began her dental journey as a dental assistant. Denise has been with Hospitality Dental since 1989. She married her husband in August 1979 and is blessed with two adult sons.
Fun Fact: Denise’s life is full of family fun & animals. She has 3 dogs, 2 cats and 1 horse (who belongs to her son)
In 1995, Colleen graduated from Pasadena City College where she obtained an Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been with Hospitality Dental since 1996. Colleen enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandson and exploring the Temecula Wine Country. Colleen greatly enjoys seeing her patients, many whom she has known for years.
Fun Fact: Colleen has spent many years riding her horse on the Southern California trails and loves the beauty of landscape and wildlife views so close to urban areas.