Our staff prides itself on their commitment to patient care and comfort.
As soon as you walk through the front door you are greeted by our front staff, Estelle or Nicole. They will help you with registration, insurance information, directions or any questions you might have about the office. Next, one of our Dental Assistants, Debbie, Dianna or Yuko, will greet you and escort you to the treatment area to coordinate your care with Dr. Vegter. Our two hygienists, Nathalia and Angella, clean and polish your teeth and provide dental education and instruction.
I’m Estelle. I attended the United Education Institute (UEI) here in San Diego, where I studied to be a dental assistant. I started as a dental assistant, and then learned the responsibilities and duties of the front office. I have worked in the dental field since 2008. I come from a big family, so I love family time and spending time with my boyfriend. I have been with Alpha Dental since October 2013 and am happy to be working with Dr. Vegter and a great team.
Hi I’m Deb. I have been at Alpha Dental for over four years. I truly enjoy working with Dr. Vegter and the rest of the staff, changing the world one tooth at a time. I attended Pima Medical Institute where I completed the Dental Assisting program with honors. I also received my Registered Dental Assisting license through the State of California. I continued my education at Costa Mesa College and completed a course for a certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Assisting program. I am married with two beautiful children. I like to spend my spare time with my family, go to the beach, and watch movies.
I’m Yuko, R.D.F.EF/OA. I was born and raised in Japan and began my training as a dental assistant there in 1985. After I moved to San Diego I became a Registered Dental Assistant in 1996. In 2010 when my boys entered middle school I went back to school to upgrade my dental license to a registered Dentasl Assistant Extended Functions and Orthodontic Assistant Permit. I have worked with Dr. Vegter since 2011. My RDA credentials allows me to place and contour fillings. I enjoy that aspect of my work and am also interested in using cosmetic fillings which mold to a natural tooth shape. In my spare time I like eating out with my family or friends, dancing zumba, and beating drums. I am also passionate about collecting and dressing Japanese kimonos.
Hi. I’m Nathalia! I graduated from the SWC Dental Hygiene Program with an Associate of Applied Arts and Associates of Science in Dental Hygiene. My favorite part about my job is seeing the improvement in someone’s mouth as they come in and show us that they have taken to heart what we’ve shown them. I truly enjoy working with the great team of professionals at Alpha Dental and knowing everyone is dedicated to our patients achieving a healthy and beautiful smile!
If I’m not in the office you’ll usually find me hiking with my dog and with my boyfriend and friends!