Letter to the Families

There's been some big updates to our team this year! Read our letter from Dr. Espinosa and learn all about the changes coming to our practice.
Letter to the Families

Dear Families, 

I hope this message finds you all in good health and high spirits. I am delighted to share  some positive and exciting updates about Novato Children's Dentistry with all of you. 

Firstly, I wanted to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude for your continued  support and trust in our practice. Your smiles and the well-being of your children are at  the core of our mission, and we are committed to providing the highest level of care  possible. 

On a personal note, the year 2023 has brought significant changes to my life. While I  cherish the memories and miss my beloved companion and dog son, Ryker, who  recently transitioned to a better place after spending 15 1/2 wonderful adventurous  years with me, I am also embracing new beginnings. As I celebrate my 40th birthday this year, I am happily building a home with an incredible partner, and we are eagerly  planning for a family of our own. The opportunity to serve children and make a positive  impact in their lives remains my lifelong purpose, and I draw inspiration from the  incredible families in our practice. 

In line with our commitment to delivering exceptional care, and while preparing for the  growth of my own family,I am thrilled to announce a valuable addition to our team.  Dr. Catey DeSimini, an outstanding pediatric dentist, has joined Novato Children's  Dentistry! With 14 years of experience in pediatric dentistry, Dr. DeSimini shares our  thoughtful and comprehensive approach to patient care.As the year continues, I will  personally introduce her to each one of you,ensuring a smooth transition as we  approach our patients’ care as a united team. 

Allow me to provide a brief introduction to Dr. DeSimini. Born and raised in Lake  County, California, she pursued a B.S. in Biological Sciences at the University of  California, Santa Barbara (Go Gauchos!). She then went on to earn her Doctor of  Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. During  her time at dental school, Dr. DeSimini actively participated in community outreach  programs, including a dental service trip to Nicaragua with the non-profit organization,  Bridges to Community. Her passion for children's dentistry grew during her rotation  through pediatrics, leading her to obtain a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Tufts  University. 

Dr. DeSimini's dedication and excellence have been recognized with the Richard C.  Pugh Achievement Award, awarded to her for scoring in the top 3% nationwide on her  Pediatric Dental Board Qualifying Exam. She is a Board-Certified Diplomate of the  American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Prior to joining our practice, she spent 12 years  in private practice in the Boston area before relocating to San Francisco with her family  in January 2021. Dr. DeSimini is thrilled to be closer to her loved ones and is excited to  introduce her family to the places she cherished during her childhood. 

Dr. DeSimini is a proud member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 

California Dental Association, American Dental Association, and California Society of  Pediatric Dentistry. She resides in San Francisco with her husband, Sabino, and their  two children, Luca and Anna. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, hiking,  traveling, and exploring her new home city with her family. 

Additionally, I want to share some joyful news about our practice. Our dental assistant,  Heather, recently welcomed her beautiful baby girl, Aubrey, into the world. While  Heather has transitioned to a new administrative role, she occasionally visits the office  with baby Aubrey, adding a delightful touch to our workdays. We absolutely adore "take  your daughter to work days" with Aubrey! 

During Heather's time working from home, we diligently searched for the perfect in office Dental Assistant, and I'm delighted to announce that we have found the ideal  candidate. Please join me in warmly welcoming Shay Perez to our practice. Shay brings  a calm and sweet energy that seamlessly complements the work of Dr. DeSimini and  myself. Having recently relocated from the East Bay back to the North Bay, where she  grew up, Shay is excited to serve our community. When you see her attending to your  children with care, please extend a warm welcome to Shay. 

In other news, Joe, our wonderful Front Office Assistant and extremely talented web  designer and SEO manager will be leaving to dedicate his time to 'HelloSEO', his  exciting business venture. While we will certainly miss Joe dearly, we are thrilled to  support him as he pursues his dreams. If you want to grow your online presence, I  highly recommend Joe and his services and you can contact him at Helloseomarketing@gmail.com. 

As we navigate through these dynamic changes, I want to assure you that our utmost  priority remains to provide quality, personalized oral health care to the children and  adolescents in our community. We recognize that adjustments may occur along the  way, and we kindly ask for your support and patience as we strengthen our foundation  and teamwork. If any concerns arise, please do not hesitate to reach out to me  personally. Your feedback is invaluable as we continuously learn, grow, and strive to be  the best version of ourselves. 

Dr. DeSimini, Heather, Shay, and I are genuinely excited to see your smiling faces and  continue serving your dental needs. If you or anyone you know would be interested in  joining our team as a Front Office Assistant and Schedule Coordinator, please do get in  touch. We would love to explore opportunities together. 

Thank you for your ongoing trust and support. We look forward to providing exceptional  care for your children and making their visits to Novato Children's Dentistry positive and  enjoyable experiences. 

With care always, 

Dr. Espinosa

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