Meet Our Oral Surgery Practice Staff
Administrative and Surgical Teams in Manteca and Tracy
For more information about our Oral Surgery Staff, or to schedule a consult with Dr. Veeranki and Dr. Vanderbeek, please use our Appointment Request form or call our office in Manteca at Manteca Oral Surgery Office Phone Number 209-823-9371 or Tracy at Tracy Oral Surgery Office Phone Number 209-836-3870.
We have a team of friendly and understanding staff that will welcome you into our office. Our Patient care coordinators will work as your advocate in helping coordinate your care with your restorative dentist and our office. Their goal is to make your visit to our office as convenient and pleasant as possible. They have wonderful communication skills and a good understanding of your oral surgery needs.
Sarah Munoz- Practice Manager
Sarah joined our team in 2016 as a Treatment Coordinator and in 2019 has taken the task of Practice Manager. Sarah has contributed over 15 years experience working in the dental field and loves learning new things any chance she gets. Sarah is Married with 3 children that definitely keep her busy, they love the outdoors, rafting, going to the beach or just barbequing with the family.
Tammy Padres- Treatment Coordinator
Tammy was certified in Dental Assisting in 1993. She interned for an Oral Surgeon and fell in love with the surgical side of dentistry and has spent the last 23+ yrs in the field. Tammy worked as a back office assistant for 21 of those years then made the switch to the business side of the practice for the last 2 years. Tammy and her family decided to leave the Bay Area in early 2016 and settled in Tracy, where her 11 year-old daughter attends a local school. She was offered a position with Dr. Veeranki in April 2016 and feels “really blessed to be a part of this fast paced, thriving practice”. Her position in our office has allowed Tammy and her family to become a real part of the Tracy community — “for which I am truly grateful.”
For fun Tammy enjoys riding bikes with her family and cooking. Tammy recently celebrated her 20th wedding anniversary.
Stephanie came on board July 2019, she has been in the dental field for 14 years and has a passion for helping people. The best part of her day is meeting new patients and their families, she is more then happy to help explain your dental treatment and recommend financial options for your convenience. Stephanie recently moved to Manteca with her husband and kids to be closer to family. Outside of work Stephanie enjoys road trips with her family.
Mary Garza-Benefits Coordinator
Mary joined our practice in February 2017 as our Benefits Coordinator. She has been quick to learn the ins and outs of an oral surgery office and is now part of our team as a Patient Care Coordinator. Mary’s sweet spirit and sense of humor make her a nice addition to our office staff. She comes to us with years of customer service experience in a retail setting. Outside of the office she spends time with her family enjoying weekend barbecues and picnics. She loves the beach and heads to the ocean as often as she can. She hates spiders! She would love to one day sky dive. Horseback riding is also on her bucket list.
Alma Buenrostro- Patient Care Coordinator
Alma started in the dental field as an Registered Dental Assistant in 2012 while living in Houston Texas. After moving to California she joined a front office team at a general dentist office. She loves front office and especially interacting with patients and referring offices. When she is not a work, Alma enjoys cooking, cleaning her home and going on day trips exploring Northern California.
Veronica Arata- Patient Coordinator/ Medical Biller
Veronica joined our team in November 2019. Her smile and fun personality is a great addition for our front staff. Veronica recently graduated school for medical billing and coding with honors. In her free time she likes going hiking, coaching little league with her husband and step-son and loves going to San Francisco Giants games.
Our surgical team consists of compassionate and caring individuals trained to provide you with the highest level of care. Trained to assist with providing IV sedation, our assistants maintain their professional CPR certification. Our assistants are certified as Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical assistants by the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. They continue to attend educational courses to keep updated with the most current requirements.
Sylvia Enriquez – Lead Surgical Assistant, OMSA
Sylvia Enriquez has been with our office since we first started back in 2007. She is our lead surgical assistant. Sylvia brings a lot to our team with her hard work, dedication and honesty. She has over 20 years of experience as an oral surgery assistant and is OMSA-certified. Her ability to speak Spanish and strong commitment to our patients makes her a favorite amongst many of our patients! In her spare time, Sylvia is an active member of her church and spends quality time with her 4 children and 6 grandchildren.
Erica Frias – Implant Coordinator, OMSA
Erica Frias has been with of our office since 2008. Erica came to us with a background in medical assisting and very quickly transitioned to oral surgery. She has been a quick learner and has now become the Implant coordinator in our office. Erica is a certified OMSA and speaks Spanish. With her great work ethics and reliability, Erica has become an integral part of our team. She and her husband have 2 beautiful children.
Dulce Enriquez- Surgical Assistant OMSA
Dulce joined our team in 2015. She is the perfect addition to our back office staff. She has been a quick study and is very kind and gentle with our patients. Dulce recently received her OMSA certification. Outside of the office, Dulce enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.
Chrisna Chhot- Surgical Assistant, OMSA
While Chrisna does not have a background in the dental field, she has found an interest in oral surgery since becoming part of our team. She is a certified OMSA. Chrisna finds Dr. Veeranki’s passion for his work inspiring. Chrisna has many activities she enjoys outside of work: bowling, golfing, snowboarding, camping, and fishing. She does not consider herself and expert at any of these sports but she enjoys the challenge of trying new things. The number one item on her bucket list is to see the Northern Lights.
Madison joined our team in 2018. She has been a certified dental assistant since 2011 and has received her OMSA certification. Madison has been happily married for 9 years and counting and have two children. On their free time they enjoy going to Oakland A’s games and the zoo.