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Dr. Brian Gradinger, DMD
Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
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Meet Our Team

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Sarah

Treatment Coordinator / Insurance Guru

Sarah began her dental career as a Dental Assistant but quickly discovered that working up front was more to her liking - we’re certainly glad she made the move! She has been working in the dental field since 2010, and with the majority of working front office. She is knowledgeable with insurance, appointments and making sure the office runs smoothly. She is cheerful, funny and always has a warm and welcoming smile. Sarah has a young son who is full of energy and keeps her busy and on her toes. She likes to ride horses, go on hikes and fishes in her free time. 


Tracee

Office Administrator / Sheriff of Smiles

Tracee has been in the dental field since 2009 and became a part of our team in 2019. She started as a Dental Assistant and was quickly interested in front office duties. She has been happily married since 2003 and is a very involved mom of 2 boys. She enjoys going to their games, track meets and other activities. She loves her 2 dogs, Dexter and Lola, who are a huge part of their family. She roots for the Dodgers, loves hiking and watching documentaries.


Sara Battaglia, RDA

Sara adds so much to our team. She is sweet, always has a smile on her face and is very quick-witted and funny. She was a patient in our neighboring pediatric/orthodontic office as a teenager and came back years later to work there as a Dental Assistant. She then became a Registered Dental Assistant since she has always been fascinated with general dentistry and the rest is history! She has been working with us since 2017 and we are so grateful to have her in our office. She is considering furthering her career and going back to school to become an RDAEF2. Her daughter is the love of her life and they love hanging out together. Sara enjoys the beach, baseball (Go Dodgers!), chocolate chip cookies and her tuxedo cat, Miss Molly.


Allison Brown, RDA

Allie has been a big part of our team since 2017 and her passion is to help others. She loves the patients as much as they love her! She went to high school right here in the Santa Clarita Valley at Saugus High (Saugus Strong!) She has been in the dental field since 2015. She started off in the sterilization room and has since worked her way up to become a Registered Dental Assistant. She always loves to learn new things in the field. Allie is a big dog lover and has two handsome dogs – Miller and Cash. She craves sushi almost every day, is always rocking out to music, her favorite holiday is Halloween, and she enjoys spending time with her long-time Lineman boyfriend, Cody. 


Diana Tovar, RDH

Diana has been a Dental Hygienist since 1997 and has been an integral part of our team since 2018. Dentistry runs in Diana’s family - her great-grandmother was a dentist in Russia and her aunt is a pediatric dentist in Spain! She started her career in orthodontics as a Dental Assistant and loved the personal interaction with her patients. She studied at Pasadena City College and went on to become a Hygienist. Diana is known for her gentle touch and thorough cleanings – her patients’ comfort is her number one priority. She has been happily married since 1997 and has 2 wonderful kids. She enjoys time with her family and friends, reading suspense novels and taking weekend trips with her family. 


Jessie Johnson, RDH

Jessie became interested in dentistry after becoming a Dental Assistant at age 16. She decided that hygiene was the path she wanted to follow after assisting a hygienist and learning how oral health can impact your overall health. She is passionate about all aspects of healthy living. In 2007, she graduated from Salt Lake Community College in Utah. She has been married since 2005 and has 2 fur babies - a Chihuahua named Tank and a cat named Buddy. She enjoys creating and cooking healthy recipes, hiking, camping and being outdoors. She loves DIY projects, arts & crafts, is always working on a cross-stitch and enjoys reading a good book. Fun fact: Jessie is also ambidextrous! She has been a fantastic addition to our office since 2019. 


Kristy Rall, RDHAP

Kristy graduated from Clayton State Georgia in 1993 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She continued her education and was in the first graduating class from the UOP San Francisco as a Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice specializing in eldercare and special needs. She has been married for 34 years. Kristy has a son and daughter who are also married and is the proud grandmother of 3 amazing grandchildren. She loves to spend time with her family. Her hobbies include golfing, snorkeling and walking her dog Milo.


Cinda Novelli, RDA, DMRT

Cinda has been with our office since 2015. She provides our patients with a unique treatment for those who suffer from chronic headaches, migraines and jaw pain. She devotes her time to treating these patients and guiding them through the process of reducing their pain and changing their lives. Cinda brings light and humor to our office and is always available to lend an ear or give a hug to her patients and work-family. She started her career in the dental field as a Registered Dental Assistant in 2003 and then added Orthodontic Assistant as well. She earned her DMRT certificate in 2015. She has been married to the love of her life, Ben, since 1988! She loves a good true crime story, making scrapbooks on Shutterfly and is a devoted daughter and amazing mama to her kitties. 


Christine Bennett, RDAEF

Christine became a Registered Dental Assistant in 1998 after being encouraged to go to back to school by her dentist who knew she would excel in dentistry. After attending Dental Assisting School in 1998, she completed her Expanded Functions (EF) program at UCLA, making her even more valuable in the office. Christine has a special connection with her patients and offers comfort and care that helps them feel more relaxed during every appointment. She is an avid cowgirl who has won many competitions in barrel racing and roping. She has been with her husband since 1998 and has 2 adorable boys. She is always up for some fun and is very outgoing. 


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