Dr. Calvo’s dedicated, knowledgeable and close-knit team is one of the things that makes her office so special. They are not shy about sharing why they love working with Dr. Calvo and making a difference in patient’s lives.
“For thirty years, I have invested my time and talent in the dental field, and it has been a privilege working with Dr. Calvo for twenty-five of those years. In that time, her patient “family” has become my own extended family as I’ve watched our younger patients grow up, go to college and even get married! I love my life… and as Dr. Calvo’s Office Manager, helping our patients make decisions about their dental health has been very rewarding. Cosmetic Dentistry is a dynamic field to work in, particularly as I watch some of our patients transform their smiles into a ‘dream come true.’ I’m a native of San Fernando Valley (Encino is in the Valley) and I consider it a blessing to have most of my family live near me. You can imagine how busy I keep myself! My favorite passions are gardening, sewing and going out to dance with my friends. I also believe in giving back to the community I work and live in, so I volunteer for several organizations and attend their fundraisers. I have two little granddaughters that are the light of my life and I travel as often as possible to see them in Tucson.”
Back Office Manager
“I can honestly say I get up each morning grateful and happy to come to work for Dr. Calvo and her Smile Studio LA patient family! My favorite part is, of course, our patients. It is a true joy to work with so many wonderful people and to be part of a great purpose. It’s amazing how a new, beautiful smile can literally changing a person’s life (you should try it)! I’ve known Dr. Calvo almost as long as I have been a dental assistant (for nearly 17 years). It has been a rewarding experience to have grown and learned so much from such a motivated and driven person. I have come to appreciate all the wonderful blessings life has to offer me — especially family. I’m married and love being a Mom to my two beautiful boys. My husband has also personally experienced the joy of what it feels like to smile with more confidence thanks to Dr. Calvo’s magical talent! Although it took a few years to convince him this was the right thing to do, he could not be happier because he gets compliments about his teeth and how much younger he looks (see honey, I told you). Beauty and smiling is very prevalent in my life, so I express that further when I work with brides through my side business designing floral arrangements for weddings. This allows me to continue to create beautiful things, and that makes me smile!”
Registered Dental Assistant
Although Judy has only been in our office for a few years, she brings with her almost 20 years of experience in the dental field. Judy is dedicated to her work and her patients. She is fluent in Thai and has been trying to speak Spanish ever since she set foot in California.
Judy spends her free time with her family. She enjoys reading, traveling, and knitting. She is an avid Harry Potter fan and hopes to see Harry's hometown one day.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Kelsey was born and raised in Manhattan Beach, CA She received her Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene from West Coast University. She is passionate about dental hygiene and always strives to take the best care of her patients. With her mellow and relaxed personality, you will feel that your dental cleaning was like a walk in the park.
When she is not in the dental office, Kelsey says she can be found spending time with family and friends at the beach or cooking. She loves traveling and enjoys an active lifestyle.