Meet The Staff

 
Jeannette Christie, Scheduling Coordinator

Dentistry has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.  My dental career began right out of high school when I was a back office dental assistant.  I enjoyed the clinical aspect of dentistry and working closely with the patients to ensure their comfort.  For the last 14 years, I have been managing the front office.  Although I no longer sit chairside with patients during treatment, I still feel connected to them and an important part of their dental experience.  My familiarity with both aspects of dentistry (chairside and front office) gives me the knowledge and skill to deal with patients’ questions and concerns.
 
I am fortunate to work with two kind and hard-working dentists.  Our dental team works like a well-oiled machine, where every member of the team wants to help one another whenever needed.  I know that this positive energy is felt by our patients and appreciated by all.
 
In my spare time I enjoy hiking, bicycling and reading.  I have been married to the love of my life since 2012.
       
 
 
Terri Brown, RDH

When I was in 2nd grade and chose being a dental hygienist as my topic for “What I want to be when I grow up”…who would have known that I had chosen the perfect career for myself!  I LOVE my job!  I am proud to be helping improve the dental health of my patients and am having fun doing it!  My patients are not just a name in the schedule – they are my friends and a part of my life.  I have been in this office for 26 years and have watched kids grow up and marry and have kids themselves.  I feel connected to this practice and am proud to say that I really know my patients.
 
I went into the field of dentistry right out of high school.  I completed a dental assisting program and worked as a dental assistant for several years as I attended college completing my pre-requisite courses for dental hygiene.  I attended Cabrillo College and received my degree in Dental Hygiene.  I also have an Associate Degree in Biological Science.  In addition to working in private practice, I have taught at a private dental hygiene college.  I have also been involved in many community outreach programs over the years, volunteering my time in schools, group homes, and senior centers. I pride myself on continually striving to improve my skills and knowledge of my field.
 
My personal life includes my wonderful husband of 23 years and our 20 year old twins, Mia and Jordan.  I enjoy reading, scrapbooking and travel.  I love hiking and the outdoors and spend as much time as I can at our cabin in Arnold, California.
“I love coming to get my teeth cleaned.  It’s like going to get my hair done and getting caught up with an old friend.”  – Donna, patient
 


Kim DiVittorio, RDH

I am so excited to call Dr. Provenzano’s office my dental family! I joined our fabulous dental team April 2020. I have been a dental hygienist for 28 years and have a Bachelor degree in Dental Hygiene from UCSF.  I am here to help my patients achieve optimal oral health, but I am also here to help them relax and feel comfortable with their dental visit.  

I believe we are the best because we strive every day to provide the best possible patient experience.  When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, on the golf course, hiking and early morning workouts. I am looking forward to meeting you and your family!

 

Adolfina Lugo (Fina), RDA
 

I feel so lucky to have walked through the doors of this office 14 years ago.  I am fortunate to work for such a caring and confident dentist. Working with Dr. Provenzano, I have continued to grow to become the best Dental Assistant that I can be.  I care about my patients and see to it that they are comfortable during their dental treatment.  I am proud to say that Dr. Provenzano and I make a great team!
 
My career as a Dental Assistant began right after high school.  I knew that I wanted to go into a field that helped people and dentistry seemed like the right choice.  I completed the Dental Assisting program at San Jose City College and earned my Registered Dental Assistant License.  My schooling prepared me with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive.  I learned how important dental health is for a person’s overall health and well-being.  I also learned the importance of running the back office – sterilization and organization are my first priorities.  I continue to educate others about their dental health and am proud that I can make a difference.
 
Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.  I have a 5 year old daughter who I adore– she is the sunshine of my life!  My family immigrated to the United States from Mexico when I was very young and I speak fluent Spanish.
 
Joy Reynolds, RDH 
 
Carissa Austin 

Throughout the 19 years spent in my Dental career, walking into this practice and becoming part of the dental team has been an exceptional experience. Many of Dr. Provenzano’s patient relationships have existed for decades and the integrity and vitality of the dental family immediately stood out to me. I’ve genuinely enjoyed every moment here providing dental care and assistance in dental education along with getting to know each and every one of you.

I went to Dental school originally in Worcester, MA right after high school and moved to the Bay Area back in 2011. When I’m not working in the Dental office, I’m busy with my 2 children, Alex who is 17 and Tessa who is 7. And my little Doxle, Nugget that we rescued almost 3 years ago. We like to travel to see our family back on the East Coast and up this coast in Oregon whenever we get the opportunity. Beach trips, hiking relaxing trails or finding new things to discover in this area are some of the few things we enjoy doing together as a family. 

 
Bobbie Pino