Meet the Team

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We love serving South Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley, and take pride in having the highest quality service from the moment you walk through our doors to when you leave with a smile. Meet the doctors and staff which make it all possible!


Jemima Gomez - Hygiene Team Leader/ RDH

Jemima Mustac

Hygiene Team Leader/ Registered Dental Hygienist
Jemima joined the HDE family in 1995 where she took part in various roles, but it was in the clinical aspect of dentistry that led her to pursue a career in dental hygiene. Jemima attended the University of Southern California School of Dentistry and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and was presented with the Student American Dental Hygienists’ Association Award for outstanding leadership. Jemima now serves as the Hygiene Team Leader at HDE and is dedicated to collaborating with her team to implement methods that aid in disease prevention, promote oral health and provide every patient with consistent high quality care. In her spare time Jemima enjoys the outdoors, spending time with her family and is a coffee aficionado.



Mayte Hernandez-Arrieta - Dental Hygenist

Mayte Hernandez-Arrieta

Registered Dental Hygienist
Mayte Hernandez-Arrieta has been a practicing Registered Dental Hygienist for the past 12 years in our Office. She received her Masters Degree in Health Science Education, where she uses it to teach as a part-time faculty instructor at Moreno Valley Hygiene Program for the last 7 years. She enjoys educating her patients and taking time to make the most of each and every appointment. She is an active membership in Tri-County, CDHA, and ADEA. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for the last 17 years and together they have two children, who keep her very busy with baseball games, boy scouts, choir and dance recitals with her 2 kids Manny and Arianna. When possible she enjoys traveling, cheering on the boys in blue (Dodgers), seeing a good college football game (USC) or watching the Lakers run up and down the court.



Irene Hy - Dental Hygenist

Irene Hy

Registered Dental Hygienist
Irene attained her dental hygiene skills and education through Cerritos College; and, during her time there, she was recognized with the Golden Scaler Award--a testament of her achievements, remarkable skills, talents, and the "golden touch". After achieving her A.A. in Cerritos College, she pursued a bachelor's degree at West Los Angeles College to further her education in dental hygiene and community outreach. Helping others has always been a passion of hers, so you will often find her engaged in outdoor and social activities. On her days off, Irene enjoys picnics, tennis, going to the beach, biking, trying new foods, and traveling. She hopes to use her time and knowledge to benefit the community and the people around her.



Monica Morosi - Dental Hygienist

Monica Morosi

Registered Dental Hygienist
Monica is a patient-focused dental hygienist bringing in 6 years of experience caring for patients through general, periodontal, and pediatric dental hygiene services. She is keen on building strong relationships with her patients and prioritizes educating them on the best hygiene practices that aim to prevent oral disease & promote overall health. After graduating from Concorde College in San Bernardino with her Associates degree in Dental Hygiene, she went on to receive her Bachelors degree shortly after to further her knowledge in the field of health science. As an 8 year Army National Guard combat veteran, Monica recognizes the importance of giving back to her community by volunteering her time at the local VA hospital or outreach clinic. On her free time, Monica enjoys leading a meditation group at a DTLA zen center, visiting national parks, backpacking & hiking the highest peaks with her husband, and training for their next marathon.



Iliana Gonzales - Registered Dental Hygienist

Iliana Gonzalez

Registered Dental Hygienist
Iliana has been in the dental field since 2014. She started off as a dental assistant and immediately knew that she wanted to pursue Dental Hygiene. She graduated with her Dental Hygiene degree from Cerritos College and earned her Bachelor’s from West LA College. Her future goals are to earn a Masters in Public Health to expand her knowledge and become a Dental Hygiene Instructor. She enjoys being able to educate my patients and help them improve their oral health. She has no children, but have two fur babies and two nephews whom she sees as her own. Trying new foods and finding great brunch spots to eat at is a passion. In her spare time, Iliana enjoys getting together with friends and busting a move on the dance floor.



Mckenzie Hidalgo - Hygiene Assistant

Mckenzie Hidalgo

Hygiene Assistant
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Araceli Hernandez - Dental Assistant

Araceli Hernandez

Dental Assistant
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Denise Ramirez - Assistant Team Leader

Denise Malta

Office Team Leader
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Margie Perez - Treatment Coordinator

Margie Perez

Treatment Coordinator
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Apple Hengky - Office Manager/Marketing Director

Apple Hengky

Office Manager/Marketing Director
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Stacy Gonzalez - Front Desk Team Leader / Financial Coordinator

Stacy Gutierrez

Front Desk Team Leader / Financial Coordinator
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