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Meet the Team at Woodland Hills

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!

 

Gabe Adorjan

Dentist

I grew up in a small village in Hungary. My hardworking and brave father relocated our family to the United States when I was twelve to seek better opportunities outside of the restraints of communism.

Transitioning from a small community in Hungary and adjusting to the vastness of the United States was a huge cultural shift. It instilled toughness and resilience in me. My father’s bravery—relocating our family to achieve a better life—instilled determination. Bullying in school, which I overcame through toughness, also taught me to be compassionate to everyone, no matter their background or challenges.

I received my business degree from CSUN in 2001 and later graduated from UNLV dental school—choosing the latter because of its technology-driven dental school programs. It was here that I honed my skills and fell in love with the art and science of dentistry.

Today, I take a keen interest in oral surgery and implant dentistry, which are my favorite procedures to perform because they are both professionally challenging and transformative for the patient.

In my Woodland Hills, CA dental office, I treat patients the way I would treat a family member, always asking myself what I would decide if this patient were my mother, father, brother, or child.

I find that a hand to the shoulder or reassurance during a dental procedure really makes a difference, and I love guiding patients toward healthy, beautiful smiles and making a positive impact on their lives.

 

My proudest moments as a dentist are when I can unveil a new smile for my patients. That moment when they look in the mirror and see their results…it means everything to me.

 

I own my dental practice in Woodland Hills, CA, and when I’m not there, I love spending time with my family, including my wife, Tasha, young daughter Maddy, and our toddler Jameson. I also enjoy continuing education and recently joined the Spear Study Club.

To relax, I like to build things, hike, and run with my dogs.

Adri Herrera

Front Office Manager

Kenitha Taylor

Hygienist

Kenitha is originally from Tennessee and attended Tennessee State University and Meharry Medical College in Nashville. We feel fortunate that she has been with us for over ten years! As Kenitha performs each dental cleaning for our patients, she feels great satisfaction in immediately improving their health!

Kenitha's family is active and they enjoy staying active together playing paintball, bowling, and bike riding. They also enjoy movie night, card nights, and playing Taboo.

Denise Henry

Hygienist

Denise was born and raised in Southern California and is proud to call it her hometown. Denise is one of our dental hygienists and has been helping patients keep their mouth clean and healthy for 25 years! She has been with our practice for over 4 years now.

She got her degree in hygiene from Pasadena City College in 1992. She loves her job and loves that she gets to meet different people. She's always liked working with her hands so hygiene was a perfect fit for her. She finds it rewarding when a patient tells her how relaxed they felt during their appointment and gets satisfaction from knowing they had a thorough cleaning.

In her spare time she likes to spend time her two boys. She spends a lot of time cheering on her 18 year old boy Nick at his baseball games. Nick is hoping to make a career in baseball. Her youngest son Chris is 13 and is following in his brother's footsteps and hopes to join his brother some day in the major leagues. She also enjoys a good book, rollerblading on the beach while watching the sunset, or hunting for the best pizza in LA!

Hazel Bacat

Registered Dental Assistant

Hazel originally hails from Bohol in the Philippines but has lived in the Santa Clarita Valley since 1994. She got her training at Bryman College and has been in the dental field since the age of 18. We have been fortunate enough to have her with us for over four years now.

Hazel is a nurturer at heart and truly loves taking care of our patients. She likes to make sure everyone is comfortable and has the best experience possible at our office. She also loves being part of a wonderful team of dental professionals.

Hazel's two favorite things are her boyfriend Randy and their dog Trooper. She is very active and can be found on the weekends traveling, camping, hiking, going to the beach watching movies, or cheering on her cousins at their softball and baseball games.

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