Registered Dental Assistant
I assist Dr. Hatzke and Dr. Matt during many of our patients’ procedures, take X-rays, administer our in-office whitening treatments, design and make CEREC® crowns, and set up rooms for patient appointments. I completed my internship in this office in 2007 and joined our team after graduation. Working here has provided me with so many learning opportunities and I’ve gotten to see some amazing smile makeovers at the gentle and caring hands of Dr. Hatzke and Dr. Matt. In my free time, I enjoy traveling with my husband to tropical places, being outdoors, hiking, running, playing sports, and relaxing by the pool or at the beach.
Registered Dental Hygienist, Office Manager, Bookkeeper
I am responsible for providing preventive and maintenance hygiene care to keep our patients’ teeth and smiles healthy. I also educate patients in the best methods and tools for home care, so that they can achieve and maintain their oral health for a lifetime. I graduated from Foothill College’s Dental Hygiene program in 1975 and helped my husband, Dr. Martin Hatzke, open the practice in 1981. I have always loved working with people. Many of my patients have become friends over the years and I look forward to seeing them for every visit! I am always amazed when I can pass on information that improves the quality of my patients’ oral health and more. Together, Marty and I have raised three wonderful sons, Nicholas, Matthew, and Trevor. We love to travel, cook, and garden together, and maybe play a little golf as well.
Registered Dental Hygienist
My career in the dental field began as a registered dental assistant in an orthodontic practice in 1988. Having always enjoyed working in dentistry, I decided to go back to school and become a hygienist. I truly have a passion for dental hygiene! Most importantly, I help educate my patients on how to establish and maintain good oral health. Since joining the team in 2006, I have been constantly challenged by Dr. Hatzke and Dr. Matt to be the best dental hygienist possible. Outside of the office, I enjoy traveling, watching movies, and trying new activities and foods with husband, my high school sweetheart.
Financial and Insurance Coordinator
At Silicon Valley Dental Care, I do just about everything around the office except assisting. It is my goal to help make dentistry affordable for our patients so they can achieve the smile they desire. I also want to help our patients understand and maximize their dental benefits so their dental treatment is as affordable as possible. Our patients are such interesting individuals, and I enjoy chatting with them about their family, vacations, or just about life in general! I feel very fortunate to have spent almost my entire career with such an amazing dentist. Dr. Hatzke treats all of his staff and patients as family. I have been married for 32 fabulous years. My husband and I have two sons who mean the world to us and three grandchildren who I love more than anything.
I’m one of the first people our patients meet when they come into the office. I work at our front desk where I coordinate our doctor’s and hygienists’ appointments, post daily treatment plans, and schedule appointments. My dental career began in 1984, and in 1998 I joined Dr. Hatzke and his team. I’ve truly enjoyed working with my coworkers and our patients over the last 14 years, as well as with Dr. Hatzke, who treats us all like family. In my free time, I like to travel to sunny tropical places, read, cook, and eat. I also enjoy taking long walks on beautiful San Jose days.
Registered Dental Hygienist
I started my dental career as a dental assistant many years ago and have always enjoyed being a part of the oral health provider team. After years of assisting, I decided to go back to school and pursue a career as a dental hygienist. It is a pleasure working with Dr. Hatzke, Dr. Matt and the entire staff because we collaborate and share a common goal of delivering the highest quality oral health care possible to you. I love getting to know my patients on a personal level, building trust, and creating a positive experience for patients who are in my care. During my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, hiking, backpacking, camping and mountain biking. My greatest adventure and claim to fame was from when I backpacked the John Muir Trial; a 3-week, 222-mile journey from the Yosemite Valley to Mt. Whitney. I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to work with you and getting to know you.
I have been working here as a dental assistant since 2012. Being a part of such a positive and motivated group is what I enjoy most about being here at Silicon Valley Dental Care. My responsibilities vary from taking x-rays, impressions, and sterilizing instruments to assisting Dr. Hatzke and Dr. Matt chairside with all types of dental procedures. Every patient is different and it is my goal to help make your experience a positive one. My hobbies include going to the beach, hiking, baking, road trips and spending time with friends and family.