Meet Our Hygienists


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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