Our dedicated team of dental professionals is what makes our dental practice special. Both our Manhattan Beach and Woodland Hills locations feature educated and professional team members who use their experience, technical skills, and compassion to make your dental treatment a positive and comfortable experience. Take a minute to learn more about us by reading our biographies below. We look forward to welcoming you!
Joel Gould, DDS - Dentist
Meet Our Team
Elaina Godinez, RDAEF - Registered Dental Assistant with Extended Function
Elaina hails from Long Beach, California and attended UCLA School of Dentistry where she earned her education in dental assisting. She has been with the Modern American Dentistry team for over ten years and plays a crucial role in our practice.
Being a part of our team under the leadership of our highly skilled dentists is something Elaina takes great pride in. She also enjoys helping patients to achieve their dream smiles.
Elaina enjoys time with her husband and kids or reading a good book.
Martha Garcia, RDAEF - Registered Dental Assistant with Extended Function
Martha is originally from California and studied at the University of California, Los Angeles.
In addition to providing patients with high-quality dental care, she also enjoys getting to know our patients and helping them feel comfortable and welcome during their appointments.
When Martha spends time with her family, you can find them bike riding and trying different places to eat.
Ayrn Taylor - Hygiene and Sleep Study Coordinator
Ayrn is originally from Mar Vista and attended Santa Monica College. She joined our team two years ago. She enjoys helping our patients to achieve their best smiles.
In her spare time, Ayrn likes to read, work out, and enjoys the outdoors.
Mara Cuarenta - Insurance Coordinator
Mara joined Modern American Dentistry over a year ago but has been in the dental field for 12 years, after earning her education from Venice Skills Center and taking her registered dental assistant certification requirements at USC. She continued with several dental administration courses such as medical and dental billing.
Because she likes a challenge, Mara loves dentistry! She finds it interesting and constantly educational. Her job gives her a great sense of accomplishment.
Mara is an outdoors person and loves staying active by going to the gym, hiking, and bicycling.
Sonia Packer, RDH - Dental Hygienist
Victoria Fisher, RDH - Dental Hygienist
Victoria hails from Philadelphia and attended West Coast University where she earned her Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Dental Hygiene. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and we welcomed her to our practice three years ago.
When thinking of what she loves about her job, she sites providing therapeutic and preventive care that will benefit her patients’ overall health.
She loves seeing patients smile at the end of their appointments!
In her free time, Victoria enjoys hiking with her dogs, skiing, traveling the world, and trying new cuisine.
Jamie Packer, RDH - Dental Hygienist
Jamie is originally from San Pedro and attended Cerritos College to earn her hygiene degree and received an award from the Society of Periodontology. She joined our practice six years ago.
As the hygienist, Jamie gets to spend quality time with our patients and truly enjoys developing relationships with them. Being a part of our team gives her great satisfaction.
In her spare time, Jamie lifts weights!