Meet Our Staff

Merced Pediatric Dentistry Crew

Merced Pediatric Dentistry Team

Merced Pediatric Dentistry is a leading pediatric dental practice offering a kid-friendly atmosphere to accommodate and ensure parents that their children are in the best care, have excellent dental treatments, and an out-of-this-world experience at the dentist. We go to infinity and beyond to help implement a foundation of good oral health that will give your child a million dollar smile that will last a lifetime. We educate our patients about accurate brushing habits, flossing techniques, and the importance of routine dental office visits. Early education prepares kids for a lifetime of excellent dental health!


Crystal Martin: Office Manager

Crystal has been in the dental field for over 20 years. She has been part of our team since 2007. She is reliable, consistent, accurate and very knowledgeable about her job. Crystal has two beautiful daughters and an active little boy.  She enjoys spending her time with them. She also enjoys going out with friends, camping, and doing any outdoor activity.


Debra Moss: Registered Dental Assistant / Financial supervisor

Debra has been an RDA for close to 30 years.  She enjoys hiking and fishing with her husband.  Debra  has 2  adult children, a beautiful grand daughter, Sophie, and one on the way. She also has 3 dogs and a spoiled cat named Chloe. Deb is really the heart of our practice. She has helped and continues to help all: staff, doctors, patients, parents. She welcomes our graduated patients who now bring their children to our practice.


Alma Fernandez: Dental Assistant / Treatment coordinator

Alma has worked in the dental field since 2015. After many years of dental assisting, she has accepted the challenging position of front office receptionist. Our patients and staff enjoy her bubbly, positive personality and radiant smile. Alma is very dedicated. She likes to help patients and parents feel comfortable and answer any questions they may have. She values her time with her son. She loves to spend time with her family and friends.


Evelin Belmontes: Patient Service Representative

Evelin has been in the dental field for 4 years. She is always so caring and so understanding to all our patients and their parents. She loves helping other people even going above and beyond to make sure everyone is well taken care of. She handles all her duties and is always ready to not just help the patients and parents but to help and assist her co workers and doctors as well. On her free time she like traveling and baking with her 4 year old son and her husband. We are so very pleased to have her.


Melissa Rivas: Registered Dental Assistant / Back Office Supervisor

Melissa is an experienced, caring registered dental assistant. Melissa is our back office supervisor. She is very knowledgeable and is always ready to not just help the patients and parents but to help and assist her co workers and doctors. She has an adorable active 4 year old daugther.

lizzy Elizabeth Meraz: Registered Dental Assistant / Dental Hygienist

Liz has been a registered dental assistant for over 10 years. Her detailed oriented happy personality has enriched her dental experience not only in pediatric dentistry but in all specialties in Dentistry.

Liz is very knowledgeable and very passionate about what she does. She truly pours her heart out when talking about dental hygiene. She is an excellent organizer and she has good dexterity skills. She recently completed a dental hygiene program. We can't wait to see her grow even more. We are so Lucky to have Liz be part of our team!


Christine Allen: Registered Dental Assistant

Christine recently joined our team and we are all very pleased to have her on our team. She is very meticulous, caring and pays attention to detail. She is a natural leader. When she is not working she spends time with her husband and her sons.


Rey Soeller: Dental Assistant

Rey is young, fun, smart, and great with kids. Rey loves her job, With her upbeat charm, she asks children to take an X-ray or open wide for the doctor and the child just magically does it!

She graduated from Modesto Dental Institute. She is a skilled dental assistant. Her experience includes working in Pediatric Dentistry and working at the Surgery center with patients under general anesthesia.

She loves to read books and cook. She is not afraid to try new things and she is always ready to jump in and help in any way she can. We are very proud she is part of our Merced Pediatric Dentistry Family.


Lupe Rios: Dental Assistant

Lupe is a dental assistant. Lupe is careful: she analyzes before she does anything, she makes decisions calmly and is eager to continue to learn about pediatric dentistry. We are delighted she has joined our team. She fits right in. Everyone at MPD loves her job and Lupe is no exception. She loves working with children. We gave ourselves an opportunity to get to know her and we found she is a caring, responsible and a sweet person. She is perfect for Merced Pediatric Dentistry.