Call: 925-478-7776

2651 Oak Grove Rd., Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Brian J. Hockel DDS

Life Dental & Orthodontics

Hannah – Hygiene Team

Hannah loves teeth! She joins us with 10 years of dental experience, including dental assisting, front office managing, and now as a hygienist. Originally from the South Bay area, she grew up in Danville. Hannah has a long history of volunteering, from Habitat for Humanity to Give Kids a Smile to volunteering at a dental clinic in Nepal. She speaks Korean fluently and enjoys traveling, crafting, baking, hiking (she has hiked Half Dome!), and spending time with her husband and 2 year old daughter.

Actual comments from Hannah’s patients:

“I had a cleaning performed recently by Hannah… and she was amazing. Extremely professional and skilled in the services provided.”

“Hannah was amazing. She took me through the cleaning process step by step, and was very thorough in explaining to me exactly what was going on. It’s amazing that excellent service like this still even exists any more.”

“Hannah was my dental hygienist, and she is very gentle, professional, and efficient. She is in communication with you regarding concerns about dental issues. She is patient and very thorough. I would strongly recommend her.”

Marissa – Hygiene Team

Marissa has been a practicing Registered Dental Hygienist since 2008, which is when she first started working for Dr. Hockel. Following the birth of her twins, she is excited to be back as a part of Dr. Hockel’s awesome team! Marissa loves getting to know her patients on a personal level, while helping them achieve the best oral health. Currently studying for her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene, Marissa would one day like to teach future Dental Hygienists.
Marissa and her husband have been married for over 8 years and enjoy spending time with family and friends, DIY house projects, exploring new restaurants, and traveling to Disneyland with their two children.

Actual comments from Marissa’s patients:

“Marissa is a fabulous hygienist! My appointment was very relaxing and enjoyable! It was a great way to end the day.”

“Marissa is wonderful. She is very thorough and just fun to visit with.”

“Marissa, as always was excellent. Very professional and personable.”

Nicole – Hygiene Team

Nicole has been a hygienist on our team since 2001, having attended Diablo Valley College. She has also been married to her husband Tim for the same length of time! She has 2 daughters, whom she homeschools when not in the office, and a stepson. Nicole enjoys hiking with anyone who will come along and meeting friends at the local coffee house, where she will order a drink that is not coffee since she has recently given it up! Her cheery personality is a joy to have on our team.

Actual comments from Nicole’s patients:

“Nicole is the BEST! Very good experience as always!”

“Nicole is a wonderful hygienist. She provides excellent and thorough explanations which I really appreciate.”

“My hygienist, Nicole, was awesome.”

“Nicole is an excellent hygienist. I really appreciate the care she takes and her thorough exam and cleaning. Best ever.”

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