Charisma joins us with over 20 years of experience in the dental field, first as a dental assistant, and now as a hygienist. She loves providing the education needed to achieve good oral health and values her time with her patients. When she is not pursuing her newest hobby, sketching and watercolor, Charisma enjoys hiking and day trips to the beach with her dog Stella, her two college-age children and one highschooler.
Actual comments from Charisma’s patients:
“My visit with Charisma yesterday was great! She was very friendly, gentle, and thorough. My teeth are sparkling clean!”
“I liked the hygienist who cleaned my teeth today. She was interested in learning more about me, not just how my teeth are doing. I learned a lot about how to keep my smile healthy and my mouth feels awesome.”
“Charisma took my xrays and it was super comfortable. I felt very relaxed for my appointment.”
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. After earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene, Marissa spends part of her time teaching 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.”