MEET THE TEAM
Wendy, Hoy, Mina
Meet Out Dentist Team
Patient Care Specialist and Practice Manager
I have enjoyed working in the dental, medical, and management fields for over 35 years. Our patients are my most important priority. Your care, comfort, and education need to be addressed at every point of contact, and I strive to make your every experience with us a pleasure. From phone calls to billing your insurance to making your favorite coffee drink, I strive to let you know that you are first and foremost a person to me…not just a patient. Our team is the best of the best, and I am proud to be a member!
I currently live in Laguna Beach and enjoy the swimming, hiking, art, magnificent sunsets, and proximity to the ocean it affords! Great red wine and impromptu gatherings with friends are also a must. I am a perpetual cat- and house-sitter, assist at a tax prep office, and am part-owner in an internet sales corporation. I am lucky to have my architect daughter living in Southern California as well. We have fun travelling together and visiting as many points of interest as possible. When I DO get to retire, I will probably head up north to my home in Carmel. Hopefully that can become my “base of travel” as I continue to explore all the fun things and people the world has to offer!
Hoy graduated Magna Cum Laude from West Los Angeles College for Dental Hygiene and was awarded the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler award for clinical excellence in 2000. She has completed her certification in Advanced Laser Training and completed the JP Institute for Advanced Continuing Education Mastership Program. Hoy has over 17 years of dental experience from front office administrative work to assisting a variety of dentists in all aspects of dentistry, and now she’s found personal satisfaction in helping promote healthier gums and therefore a healthier you.
On a personal note, Hoy’s favorite hobbies include fishing, camping, traveling, and above all baking, cooking, and EATING with families and friends.
I am American/Persian and I moved to US 20 years ago. I have been a Dental Assistant for 12 years. I have always felt very comfortable in the dental office and love making a difference in my patient’s smiles and health. My main goal is to make my patient comfortable and to make sure they know that we really care. I moved from Arizona to Irvine, January of 2016 because I fell in love with the are while visiting my friends that live here. I have a son who still live in Chandler Arizona. The dental office I worked with Arizona is much like Dr. Ghatnekar’s office. Very personal and family oriented. I am very blessed to have found Dr Ghatnekar and his wonderful dental team to work with. I’m looking forward to explore new are and getting to know all of you.