Meet the Team
Dr. Hatakeyama has had the privilege over his 30+ years in practice at 370 West Dunne Avenue Morgan Hill to have worked with a very high calibre group of dental professionals. Dr. Nguyen joined our practice in 2005 and has been a great addition. Our entire team are highly skilled and motivated to provide you with the best care in a most comfortable manner.
Dr. Hatakeyama’s Clinical Staff are all licensed and trained to provide the best care for patient needs. A Registered Dental Assistant, ( RDA), is a title granted to those with formal training and experience who are able to pass a State licensing examination. The clinical staff includes:
June Taulbee, RDA: Hygiene Recare and Roving Assistant.
Born and raised in Morgan Hill, she attended Live Oak High, class of 1973. She made her way to Gavilan College and then Andon College Vocational School for Dental Assisting. June started working in our office in 1977 and brings over 35 years of experience in the dental field. Now living in Gilroy, June enjoys jet skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, going to SF Giants games and travelling, especially to Hawaii. She and her husband also enjoy keeping up with their four legged family" of cats and a dog.
Mercy Cabrera, RDA Clinical Administrator & Registered Dental Assistant
Mercy brings over 27 years of experience to work for our office. She enjoys travel, blues music and reading non fiction crime mysteries.
Anna Rocha, RDA Post Operative Follow up & Registerd Dental Assistant
Anna has been in the dental field since 1989. She started as a certified dental assistant and is now a registered dental assistant. Born in Fresno California and raised in here in the bay area, Anna enjoys working in the dental field. She has been working with our office since 2012. She is a great team player, helping where ever she is needed as a dental assistant or in the front office reception area. She likes taking care of our patients scheduling and answering questions related to insurance reimbursements. On the weekends, she takes pleasure being with her family and church members.
Drs. Nguyen and Hatakeyama's Administrative Staff each have over 30 years of practical experience in billing of insurance, scheduling, and the financial needs of dental care. Your understanding of your dental care are their utmost concern. Our administrative team includes:
Dawn Wilson RDA, Scheduling Coordinator
Dawn has been in dentistry since 1991. Her years in dentistry allows her to confidently answer our patients questions regarding any treatment needed. Although she has a profound passion for dentistry, everyone quickly learns that she shares that passion with her husband, daughter and chocolate, in no particular order.
If you have met Dawn, you will immediately know she loves people and tries her best to help out. Dawn enjoys reenacting civil war days, making jewelry, outdoor sports, riding horses. In the past, she played hockey and flew helicopters as one of her hobbies.
Janine Sanchez RDA, Insurance Coordinator, Electronic Claims, Accounts coordinator
Janine is the newest addition to our office and joined our team with clinical and accounts coordinating experience. She is dedicated to educating our patients about their dental insurance and how to maximize their dental benefits. She enjoys interacting with patients and making their experience a pleasant one.
Born in Santa Cruz and raised in Tres Pinos, Janine learned to love the country and its beautiful views. She graduated from San Benito High and soon thereafter decided to become a dental assistant. While in braces, she always asked questions and was always interested in the instruments they used. Janine currently lives in San Juan Bautista with her husband, Tom and their 1- 1/2 year old son, Tommy. As a family, they enjoy quality time together by going to Giants games and classic car shows.
DENTAL HYGIENE RECARE STAFF
Our Hygiene Recare Staff is simply second to none. Our office has one of the most highly experienced and trained recare programs in the Morgan Hill and the South County Area. Our Hygiene Staff provides preventative sealant treatment for young adults, soft tissue management for gum diseases, and are very knowledgeable in all phases of cosmetic bleaching. Combined experience of this Hygiene Department is well over 50 years.
Rosa Rojas, RDH, Dental Hygiene Products Manager and Soft Tissue Management Coordinator
Rosa has been in the dental field for 34 years with 17 of those years with our office. Rosa is passionate about what she does states she still loves her choice of career. When not working or attending continuing education courses, Rosa is game for anything such as traveling with her husband Ray of 32 years or hanging out with her adult son Ray or daughter Raelene. The newest joy in their lives comes from a small bundle of joy, "Mila", their grand daughter.
Neva Peterson, RDH, Oral Hygiene Evaluations
Neva has been a Morgan Hill resident for 29years, loves the area and is very involved in the community. She is married to Phil and has 3 grown children. Neva has been on the committee for the "Magic Ship of Christmas" for the past 17 years, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 799, Kiwanis, and Crew 799 which is a co-ed high adventure group run under the umbrella of BSA. Neva enjoys reading, movies, swimming, canoeing, camping and scrapbooking.
Stephanie Soule, RDH, Oral Hygiene Evaluations