Lisa Kikuchi- Office Manager/RDA (Registered Dental Assistant)
Lisa is our office manager and is involved with every aspect of Imperial Smile Dentistry. With over twelve years of experience in the field of dentistry, Lisa brings her wide array of skills to help her team provide the very best care for all our patients. Lisa graduated from Cypress College in 2008 and joined Imperial Smile Dentistry in 2018.
Lisa believes that the mission of Imperial Smile Dentistry is to provide the highest level of care to our patients in a loving and caring environment. With her endless energy and extensive background, Lisa is committed to assisting Dr. Ha and the entire team display their unique talents. When Lisa is away from the office, you will find her caring for her animals and out in the yard gardening.
Claudia Mendoza- RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist)
Claudia is our Registered Dental Hygienist with over 8 years of dental hygiene experience. Claudia believes education is key to ensure success in the prevention of dental diseases. She started working in the dental field at the age of 17! As she says “There is nothing else I’ll rather do!” Claudia enjoys building strong long lasting relationships with her patients, is very compassionate, caring and gentle. She likes to treat her patients as if they were her friends and strives to work on individualizing treatment according to each patient’s needs. Also, her fluency in Spanish helps her drive an extra mile in treating her patients.
Claudia graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science and obtained her Dental Hygiene degree from Cypress College in 2012. In the future, her goal is to pursue a Master’s Degree in Dental Hygiene and wants to become an educator. Claudia strongly believes that becoming an educator; she will be able to help others achieve their dreams of becoming a hygienist.
During her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her fiancé, playing with her two cane corsos, hiking, traveling and being by the water!
Claudia always has a smile on her face and holds a positive attitude. She believes educating patients will help them make better decisions for themselves and therefore reach optimal oral health.
Erika Dillard- RDA (Registered Dental Assistant)
Erika has been a dental assistant for 17 years and has been a key part of our team for the past 7 years. Born in Mexico city, she is fluent in Spanish.
What she likes most about her job is the ability to help patients achieve and maintain the healthy, beautiful smiles they have always wanted. She makes it her personal mission to educate and encourage patients every step of the way.
Erika is always expanding her career, taking continuing education courses on complete oral health, oral cancer, and advanced training with iTero technology.
She has a background in assisting with pediatric dentistry and enjoys working with both adults and kids in our office.
When she's not caring for patients, Erika enjoys spending time with her family and fur babies, exploring the outdoors, hiking, and taking road trips.
Kelli Hill- Treatment Coordinator/DA
Kelli is the first person you will meet at our office and her passion for helping each patient shows through her bubbly personality and contagious laughter. Kelli graduated with a dental assisting degree from American Career College in 2010. Although she loves assisting, she wanted to explore other area in the dental field and became a treatment coordinator in 2016.
In her spare time, she loves going to Disneyland, spending time with her family and exploring new places. She also enjoys going to local breweries with her fiance and watching the LA Chargers!