We are one lucky dental family. You won't find a more qualified, committed group of health care professionals anywhere. Every day, they contribute their expertise and graciousness to the well being of our most precious assets, our patients. We feel exceptionally fortunate to share our careers with these talented and caring women.

office manager Jo Ann inside the practice

Jo Ann - Office Manager

Welcome to our office. My interest in dentistry started very early, for I loved to go to Grandfather and Uncle's dental office and "help". (They were very tolerant). Dentistry has really changed from the "good old days". I moved here from the east coast 20 years ago and specifically looked for a modern, progressive office. I've been with Dr. Armel ever since. We have a great group of employees, all dedicated to offering the best in dentistry.

Cynthia Tilton

Cynthia Tilton – Treatment Coordinator

Hi, welcome to our practice. Glad you came to visit us. I'll be the one to greet you, schedule appointments, discuss treatment with you, make final arrangements and tell you how to best utilize your insurance benefits to attain the smile you always wanted. I have been working in dentistry for 8 years and with Dr. Armel since October, 2006.

I really enjoy working with our team, since Dr. Armel is a true artist and creates incredible smiles and happy patients every day! In my spare time, I love dancing, hiking, camping and my pet snake. Don’t let that scare you, he stays at home! Looking forward to meeting you and creating the smile of your dreams!

Pat McGuire

Patti Rae - Registered Dental Hygienist

I must say I blush anymore when someone asks me how many years I've been in Dental Hygiene. Having graduated in 1975, that makes me an old timer. I have been in this office for over ten years now, the staff and the patients are among my career favorites. I got into this business because I love diversity and the opportunity to be touched by a variety of different people.

My commitment both personally and professionally is to facilitate an increased level of awareness that supports happier, healthier lives. I also maintain a healing practice in the Sierra foothills and teach a class called BodyTalk which explores the mind/body connection. I love to laugh, travel and have fun.


Maria - Registered Dental Hygienist

I've worked in Dentistry since 1986, in dental hygiene since 1991, and with Dr. Armel since 1992. As simply as I can put it, what I enjoy about my work is participating in positive change. My role is small in the overall process, but it is one I appreciate. Outside the office I enjoy hiking and the outdoors.


Sharon - Registered Dental Hygienist

I am from Chicago area and graduated from Loyola University School of Dentistry. I practiced in Illinois and Arizona before moving to Sonoma County to be closer to my parents who lived in San Rafael.

I worked in Sonoma County from 1988 until my recent move to Mill Valley to be closer to my daughter and her family. I am thrilled to be able to join Dr. Armel's practice. I like him, I like his great staff , and love meeting and working with the wonderful patients in this office.


Cristin - Registered Dental Hygienist

I am originally from the Northwest and moved to San Francisco in 2008. I graduated from Loma Linda University in 1999. Dr. Armel is a joy to work for. He's as caring to his patients as he is to his staff.

In my free time I love to cook and explore all the amazing sights we have in the Bay area. I find myself venturing to the Napa Valley as often as possible for the amazing wine. With all of that eating I try and maintain an active lifestyle too!


Olga - Registered Dental Hygienist

I have been working in this office for five years, and I love this place. I'm fluent in English and Russian, so I can be helpful with some language issues.


Reina - Registered Dental Assistant

I have been in the dental field for 12 years and have been with Dr. Armel for over nine years. I enjoy being a Dental Assistant and working with Dr. Armel. He makes the patients feel relaxed and reassured. It's great to see the final results our patients get, and seeing the smiles is so rewarding. Also, working in the Town Center is a nice environment to be in. I enjoy spending time with family, going for walks, dancing and movies.

Kim Canady

Kim Canady - Registered Dental Assistant

I've been a Registered Dental Assistant since 1989 and just love my work. I especially enjoy interaction with our patients and helping them have a positive experience.

Outside of the office, I am a mom and have 5 children and a busy home life. I enjoy roller skating, fun art activities and travel. I've been working with Dr. Armel since 1999 and we have a lot of fun every day.


Anndrina Green – Dental Assistant

I enjoy very much working for this practice with its state of the art technology. I’ve been in dentistry four years and love my work. Working with Dr. Armel has been so interesting since we do a lot of advanced Cosmetic, Reconstructive and Implant dentistry. Every day is something new. I like learning and our office gives me that opportunity.

Outside of the office, I spend a lot of time with my family.Every 2nd Saturday is cousin’s day and we have a lot of fun! I also love basketball and football. I look forward to meeting you soon!

Veronica - Dental Assistant

I have been working in this office for nine years. Since I have been with Dr. Armel, I've learned that dentistry is a mix of science and art. We have a great working environment, great co-workers and lots of laughs. I have a wonderful daughter, and I love dancing and the outdoors.