Whenever we get a new patient we always try to make you feel like you are part of our family. We make our dental office a comfortable, pleasant place to be, while we take care of any dental issues you may have. Please consider visiting us soon!Request Appointment
Katrina has been at this office since 1996 when she worked for Dr. “Pete” deBruin prior to his retirement in 2003. Katrina brings an exceptional level of expertise to her position as Dr. Howes' chairside assistant. Katrina has mastered the fine art of assisting the doctor while, at the same time, monitoring the patient to ensure their comfort and well-being.
Katrina brings an artistic eye to smile design as well as vast knowledge from hundreds of hours continuing education classes, including advanced courses in implant surgeries and implant design as well as CAD/CAM fabrication of ceramic restorations. Also she has trained extensively in CAT scan imaging and design for restorative and implant treatment.
Katrina lives with her husband and three daughters in Livermore. When Katrina isn’t busy with family activities, she is working around the house, collecting Vintage Barbie Dolls or working on her computer.
Katrina is highly skilled and knowledgeable about every aspect of the practice, and she has a great concern that every person is treated professionally and comfortably. She takes great pride in the work we do and works very hard to gain the trust of each and every person that comes through our door.
Beckie started her career in dentistry upon graduating from High School. She attended Chabot Jr. College in Haward earing her AA degree in dental assisting. She also worked as a dental front office business coordinator before attending the dental hygiene program at Chabot College where she graduated in 1994. With over twenty years of experience and a truly caring concern for our patients health and comfort Beckie has been a great addition to the staff at Smiles by Design. Beckie is also certified in laser soft tissue dentistry and looks forward to helping all of our patients maintain and improve the health of their smiles.
Beckie has three children, Chris who is twenty-five and working full time while attending school to further his education. Sami is eighteen and is attending Las Positas Jr. College. She is very active and involved with her church as a youth leader. Madi was twelve when she lost her life on 2/17/2011 due to complications from congenital heart disease.
Beckie enjoys camping and hiking with her dog Emma. She is also active in her church family and she enjoys spending time with friends and wine tasting at our local wineries.
Patricia is a California native and has been a hygienist for over 30 years. She has a daughter who graduated from San Francisco State University and will be attending the University of Oregon for a graduate program.
Patricia is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and has completed a 500-hour teaching program. She enjoys baking, cooking, hiking and yoga. Patricia owns a small business which specializes in creating custom-ordered pillows, cushion covers, totes and yoga bags.
Cindy joined Smiles by Design in June of 2012. She has been in the dental health field for over twenty five years. Cindy brings a very caring heart and a lot of enthusiasm to our team. She had the opportunity to stay home and raise her three sons for eleven years and she loves being a Mom and being involved with her sons sports.
Cindy has lived in Livermore for twenty nine years and really enjoys the community. She loves the outdoors and enjoys riding her horse with her girl friends.
Cindy takes pride in caring for our patients and making sure they are comfortable during their time in our office. She brings years of valuable experience and maturity to Smiles by Design and is dedicated to making each patient’s experience a positive one.