Meet The Team
At Laguna Vista Dental, we understand that for many, visiting a dentist can be a stressful experience. Our comfortable surroundings and compassionate dental professionals are here to make your dental visit as pleasant and painless as possible.
Krystle Fenton, DDS
Dr. Krystle Fenton earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Andrews University. She then went on to Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, where she graduated with honors and is a member of the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) National Dental Honor Society. Dr. Fenton is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Sacramento District Dental Society.
Keeping up to date with the latest dental procedures and techniques, Dr. Fenton is able to provide exceptional care catered for each individual. She has received additional training in cosmetic dentistry, CEREC (same day crowns), Invisalign, Lumineers, traditional orthodontics, implant dentistry, and laser dentistry.
In her time away from the office, Dr. Fenton enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, spending time outdoors, watching movies, and taking care of her maltese dog, Molly.
Joleen Pearson - Front Office & Registered Dental Assistant
Joleen Pearson has been working in the dental profession since 1980. In her early years as a dental assistant, Joleen worked for a dentist in Redding, CA who taught her a great deal. Joleen was able to adapt and learn the dental techniques that he taught her very quickly. At the young age of 16, Joleen realized that dental assisting was a career she would enjoy. She went on to get her license as a registered dental assistant in 1981. Very quickly, Joleen had proven herself vital to the operations of the dental office. She was managing the office and working in both the front office, as well in the back with the doctor. Throughout the years, Joleen has had the privilege of working with many great dentists, from whom she learned many important skills. She assisted in full mouth reconstructions, as well as studied TMD therapies, orthodontics, and the latest bonding techniques for conservative dentistry.
Joleen has been with this dental office for 17 years. She worked for the previous dentist, Dr. James Aubrey, for 11 years and stayed with the practice when it was sold to Dr. Krystle Fenton in 2010. She continues to be a vital team member in the office, managing the front office as well as continuing to assist the doctors. Joleen is dedicated to helping patients understand their treatment as well as assisting them in navigating their insurance benefits.
Joleen enjoys houseboating on Shasta Lake, riding Harley's on the weekend, traveling, reading, hand carving emu eggs (or any type of egg), spending time with family, and playing with her dog Kami, a mini Aussie Doodle.
Margie Santos - Front Office & Reception
Margie Santos began her dental career in the late 1960's in Fairfield, CA. From Fairfield, she moved to Oakland and then to Sacramento. She has been with this dental practice ever since moving to Sacramento. She loves her patients and is very dedicated to them and the dental practice. During her time away from work, Margie loves gardening, making handmade jewelry, and spending time with her pets.
Cherish Martinez, RDH - Dental Hygienist
Cherish Martinez first started working in the dental field as a treatment coordinator and front office assistant. She quickly realized she had a passion for dentistry and decided to pursue a career as a dental hygienist. Cherish graduated from Carrington College in Sacramento in 2008. She is positive, understanding, and strives to set her patients at ease in the dental chair. She is passionate about educating her patients, and celebrating improvement in their oral health. When not working, Cherish spends time with her family and two adorable children. She enjoys sewing, running, and outdoor activities.
Shelly Strong - Registered Dental Assistant
Araceli "Shelly" Strong grew up in Mexico City. She graduated from the High-Tech Institute in 1997. Shelly has been a dedicated member of our staff for 13 years. She enjoyed working with the previous dentist, Dr. James Aubrey, and continued working with us when Dr. Krystle Fenton purchased the practice in 2010. Shelly enjoys working in this office because of our focus on working as a team, providing compassionate care, and focusing on integrity. Shelly especially enjoys working with our loyal patients that have been coming for many years and our elderly patients.
In her time away from the office, Shelly enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. As a family they go camping, fishing, hunting, and traveling.
Jenny, RDH - Dental Hygienist
Jenny is from Elk Grove, CA. After high school, she started her dental hygiene career when she joined the US Armed forces and served 8 years in the Army Reserves. This inspired her to return to college, and in 2004 she graduated from Sacramento City College to become a dental hygienist in the civilian sector. She is positive, understanding, compassionate, and strives to set her patients at ease in the dental chair while educating them about the process of achieving optimal oral health. Jenny enjoys nature, cooking, movies, gardening, and dining out with friends during her spare time.