Meet The Team

If you are in need of a new dentist, no matter what the reason, Carquinez Dental Group would love to see you come in for a dental visit.

To request an appointment, call our office directly at (707) 745-8002 to get set up with an appointment time and date to come in to our office for a dental visit. In our office, you become a part of our family and every time you come into our office, you'll know what it feels like to receive great personalized dentistry in a comfortable atmosphere and where everyone knows your name and dental history. A brand new way of experiencing dentistry is just a click or call away!

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Tammy - Office Manager/RDA

Tammy started with Carquinez Dental Group in 2006 as a Registered Dental Assistant and is now the Office Manager. She graduated from Diablo Valley College's Dental Assisting program in 2005. Tammy is a Benicia native who enjoys kickboxing, weight training, and spending time with her husband, her kids, and her friends.

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Kerrie - Patient Coordinator

Has been with Carquinez Dental Group since 1986. Kerrie was born and raised in Vallejo and has lived locally all her life, she is a true “California Girl". She likes reading, taking drives to the beach and doing local adventures, as well as travel when the opportunity arises! She also likes to cook, take long walks and spend time with family and grandchildren.

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Arlene - Patient Coordinator

Arlene started at Carquinez Dental Group in July 2019. She enjoys spending time with her family, going to concerts, and sharing seasonal traditions with her grandchildren.

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Kelly - RDH

Has been with Carquinez Dental Group since 1994. Graduated from Texas Woman’s University, Texas. Likes to run, travel, hike, camp, gardening & dancing.

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Kari - RDH

Has been with Carquinez Dental Group since 1999. Graduated from Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill 1995. Resides in Benicia.

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Tara - RDH

Has been with Carquinez Dental Group since 2000. Graduated from Dental Hygiene School at Taft College. Tara is married and has 2 children. Plays volleyball with the Benicia City League. Likes to go to the movies and just hang out with friends.

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Sara - RDH

Sara is a longtime Benicia resident who has been with Carquinez Dental Group since 2005, after graduating from Diablo Valley College in 2004. She is married and has three children making their way through the Benicia school system. Outside of work, she is an active community volunteer, loves to cook, and walk with her dogs.

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Matthew - RDH

Matthew returned to Carquinez Dental Group in 2016 after graduating from Dental Hygiene School at Diablo Valley College in 2013. He is married and has 2 children. His likes and interests include spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities, music, cars, and rooting for the San Francisco Giants.

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Laura - RDAEF

Expanded Functions, works with Dr. Houston and Dr. Singh. Has been with Carquinez Dental Group since 1997. Graduated from Reedley College. Loves Jazzercise and reading.

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Lily - RDA

Chair side assistant for Dr. Shafer. Has been with Carquinez Dental Group since 2003. Graduated from Western Career College in 2000. Lily loves her job and working with Dr. Shafer. She enjoys working with all the employees in the group too!

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Mashell - DA

Bio Coming Soon!