Call: 925-478-7776

2651 Oak Grove Rd., Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Brian J. Hockel DDS

Life Dental & Orthodontics


Lexie – Clinical Team Brentwood native Lexie enjoys chainsaw sculptures, singing in the car, and working out. She is the proud owner of the cutest fat little dog ever, Parker. When she is not spending time with family and friends, she is indispensable as Dr. Hockel’s “right hand woman” at the dental office.

Nicole – Clinical Team Nicole assists the doctors in the treatment areas and behind the scenes with our state-of-the-art sterilization area, keeping the schedule running smoothly and ensuring that every patient’s room, instruments, and supplies are impeccably clean. Nicole’s son Jackson is the most important person in her life, and she enjoys hiking, painting, traveling, and going to the beach.

Amy – Clinical Team Amy thoroughly enjoys her career as a Registered Dental Assistant and has been fabricating temporary crowns and bridges since 1988.  She is bilingual, which allows her to easily communicate with our Cantonese-speaking patients. Since Amy is an avid golfer, when she is not at work, you can be sure to find her out on the nearest golf course, looking forward to achieving her 4th “Hole in One” in the near future.


Paree and Chaeli – Clinical Team Paree helps us with preparing charts, restocking, and general office cleaning. She is a student at Northgate High School, just down the street from our office, where she excels at both academics and soccer. Paree uses her organizational skills as a big sister to tackle her daily to-do list with energy and a big smile!
Chaeli is our seasoned “after-school” helper, having been on the team for quite a while. She is now a student at Diablo Valley College and comes in to help us with special projects, to train and supervise her co-workers, and to fill in when needed. We appreciate her optimistic, can-do attitude and her friendly smile!

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