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Meet Our Amazing Team

Gloria- Team Leader

Meet our team leader Gloria. She has been in the dental field for 35 years and cannot imagine herself doing anything else. She loves helping and meeting new patients. When Gloria isn't at the office she enoys spending time with her family. Gloria's fun filled hobbies include traveling and cooking. Her favorite movie is the Sound of Music, she enjoys Tv Trivia as well. Gloria's favorite quote is "A smile is the prettiest thing you can wear". Lastly she hopes and dreams to have her own Ted Talk some day. Gloria brings her happy positive attitude to our team. 



Sonia- Dental Assistant 

 Meet our clinical lead, Sonia. She moved to the United States at the age of 15 from El Salvador with the dream of becoming a nutritionist. She attended San Francisco City College pursuing her dream until her sister in law suggested she work in the dental field. She went on to complete her dental assistant training in 1993 and has been with Dr. Stangeland since 2006. Sonia loves to bake, ride her bike, and spend time with her 3 boys during her free time. She is active in her local church and can often be found feeding the homeless through volunteer programs. Dr. Stangeland has participated in her philanthropy by donating toothbrushes, paste, and floss to the homeless. Sonia brings kindness and selflessness to our team and each patient she sees. 



Wahida- Lab & Sterilization Tech


Meet our lab and sterilization tech Wahida. Wahida joined our practice in 2015 and brings her 21 years of dental experience as a prosthodontic assistant and Laboratory technician.  Wahida is instrumental in helping Dr. Stangeland and Dr. Brooks with their implant cases. She is also the lead in our sterilization department making sure to use the latest in sterilization methods to keep our patients safe at all times.  In her spare time Wahida loves to travel back to her homeland Fiji. Wahida enjoys cooking as well as taking car rides with her husband in his large muscle car collection in her free time. Wahida brings her team player attitude to work every day.

Marissa- Dental Hygienist 

 Meet our dental hygienist Marissa.  She was Born in Indonesia then moved to Holland at age three, later then made her way to America at age eight. After graduating high school she landed a job as a plaque control therapist which introduced her to the dental field. She became a dental assistant before completing the dental hygiene program at Foothill College. Having worked for a periodontist for twenty years gave Marissa her passion for treating and preventing periodontal disease. She has been working with Dr.Stangeland for three years and loves to play tennis, cook, and garden. She is a huge Giants fan and loves spending time with her two beautiful dogs. Marissa brings her enthusiasm to educate our patients everyday. 




Karon - Dental Hygienist 

Karon started in the dental profession as a Registered Dental Assistant. She loved the field so much that she decided to further her education and ability to do more. In 2012 she attended Foothill College to become a Registered Dental Hygienist. Karon has been working as a Registered Dental Hygienist in general practice since 2014. Her favorite part of her job is seeing patients improve their oral health as it effects the health of the human body as a whole. In her free time she enjoys water sports and spending time with her family.


Alyse- Marketing Director 

Meet our marketing director Alyse. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising with a degree in merchandise marketing. She is currently studying to receive her BA in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing. Alyse enjoys watching the latest movies, attending concerts and rooting for her San Francisco Forty Niners. She dreams of traveling the world and trying different cuisines. Alyse likes to spend her days off hanging out with friends and family, as well as enjoying the outdoors. Alyse brings her fresh ideas and savy marketing skills to our office.