Breann – Hygiene Team

Breann joins us with 12 years of dental experience, including dental assisting, and now as a hygienist. Originally from the East Bay area, she grew up in Fremont. When she is not in our office, Breann enjoys hiking and camping with her family, and on weekends she works at a winery!

Actual comments from Breann’s patients:

“My visit with Breann yesterday was great! She was very friendly, gentle, and thorough. My teeth are sparkling clean!”

“Breann was definitely awesome. She took the time to listen to my concerns without making me feel foolish for having them. During my cleaning, she successfully combined being efficient, thorough, and gentle. For me, the gentle aspect is extremely important… Thanks, Breann! You rock!!”

“Breann took my xrays and it was super comfortable. I felt very relaxed for my appointment.”

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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