Meet the Team
Garth B. Riopelle, DDS has a wonderful team of staff members that are dedicated to making sure all patients are comfortable and relaxed while in the office. We have dental experts who are here to make you feel welcomed and we cannot wait for you to meet the Garth B. Riopelle, DDS team below.
Heather Davis, RDA, Office Manager
Heather is a Registered Dental Assistant and has been in dentistry for over 20 years. With her experience in the back office assisting patients as well as front office management, she understands the flow of a dental practice. Her goal is for patients to feel cared for and comfortable from start to finish. Having her own smile transformation as a teenager with braces and whitening, she can relate to how a beautiful, healthy smile can make patients feel more confident and she enjoys being a part of that transformation.
Heather is also Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition and the owner of Solid Nutrition, seeing clients privately in the Brentwood and San Ramon community. She teaches people how to eat clean, remove toxins, and live a healthy balanced lifestyle. Her overall passion for health blends well with dentistry and nutrition. In her free time, she enjoys taking her kids to the ocean, reading, spin classes, and yoga.
Lupe Herrera, RDA
A native of San Francisco, Lupe has 20 years of experience as a Registered Dental Assistant and received her dental education from Bryman College in 1996. She trained in the latest technology in dentistry such as CERAC, VITA (custom shade), and Implant Dentistry. Her gentle and caring nature makes her patients comfortable and at ease during dental procedures. When she is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and watching her boys play sports. She also volunteers at her son’s school and her church.
Edith Abayan, RDHAP (Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice)
Edith joined Dr. Garth Riopelle’s office in October 2006. She received her Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Dental Hygiene, as well as, her Postgraduate Certificate in Oral Health for People with Complex Needs at the University of the Pacific. Edith strives to provide optimal preventive dental care while developing lasting relationships through health and total well-being of her patients. She gives back to the community by volunteering regularly at Give Kids a Smile Day and has spent time in Jamaica and Kenya providing dental care to children in remote areas. She is currently a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association, American Dental Education Association, California Dental Hygiene Association, and Mt. Diablo Dental Hygiene Society. In her spare time, she enjoys scuba diving, hiking, biking, and traveling with her husband.
Jackie Yeaman, RDH
Jacquelyn has been our hygienist since 2004. She graduated from DVC, one of the country’s top Dental Hygiene programs. Her outgoing personality and gentle nature puts her patients at ease. She is an active member of the American Dental Hygiene Society and Mt. Diablo Dental Hygiene Society. She volunteers in her community providing dental education as much as possible. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking, modeling, and spending time with her family.
When you visit Garth B. Riopelle, DDS in San Ramon, you will have the opportunity to meet our entire staff team and we will even provide you with a tour of the office, so you know what it looks like, how we operate, and see who it is who will be providing you with the dental care you need.