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At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.


Ami Cherry

Registered Dental Hygienist

Ami became a part of our dental team as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2011.  She has been in the dental field since 2003, starting her career as a dental assistant. She graduated with her degree in Dental Hygiene from Taft College in 2008.  She also holds degrees in Business Administration and Liberal Arts.  In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, hunting and fishing, and spending time with her family.

Alexandria Dyess

Registered Dental Assistant

Alexandria (Ali) has been a part of our dental team since 2014.  She graduated from San Joaquin Valley college in 2012 with an Associates' Degree in human science. Ali loves being able to bring healthy smiles to patient's faces.  In her spare time she enjoys being with family and being a part of the local Model A club.

Emily Hernandez

Dental Assistant

Emily Hernandez has been a part of our team since 2014.  She started out as an extern, volunteering her time while working as a dental assistant.  She graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Kaplan College. Since then, she has proven to be a great asset to our team and has continued to grow and is eager to help patients reach their goal of a beautiful healthy smile. In her free time she enjoys watching movies and spending quality time with her family and friends.

Teresa Hammer

Office Manager

Teresa has been working in dentistry since 2003.  She started out working as a dental assistant, and eventually moved to the front office learning all aspects of the business side of dentistry.  Since opening in 2008, Teresa has been a part of the management team here at Smile Studios.  In her free time, she enjoys shopping at antique and thrift stores.  She loves the beach and spending time with her family.

Connie Johle

Accounts Manager

Connie has worked in the dental field since 1983, starting out as a volunteer for the Red Cross in Greece while her husband was stationed there with the military.  She liked it so much she went on to get her license as a Registered Dental Assistant once she got back home.  She is an avid hunter and loves the outdoors and camping with her family.