Matthew Wetzel, DDS
Dr. Wetzel received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry and completed his residency in periodontics at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in West Los Angeles. Committed to furthering his education, he is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, California Society of Periodontist, and the Academy of Osseointegration.
Abbas Doctor, DDS, MS
Abbas Doctor was born in Huntington, WV. He completed a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science at Marshall University and decided to follow in his father's footsteps and pursue a career in dentistry. He was accepted to the WVU School of Dentistry, and obtained his Doctorate in Dental Surgery. After dental school, he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at the UMKC School of Dentistry. While completing the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency, he decided to specialize in periodontics. He then moved to Houston, Texas to attend The Universit of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Dentistry where he completed his Periodontics residency and obtained his Master of Science in Dentistry. .
When not practicing dentistry, he enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Tracy has worked in the front office for 8 years. Prior to working in a periodontal office, she was a daycare provider for 11 years.
Tracy was born in the Salinas Valley, has been married for 14 years, and has 2 children. She is involved in FFA and 4H with her children who raise pigs, lambs, and steers. Besides animals, she is a big supporter of local athletic teams. Tracy has a drive for fitness and can be found at 5am in the gym every day, her motto is ‘there is no better way to start a day then to get your sweat on.’
Yesenia Franco, also known as Yesenia #3 was born in Santa Cruz, Ca and raised in the Central Coast. She's been working at Dr. Wetzels office as treatment coordinator for a little over a year now but has been working in the dental field for about 10 years . The part of her job she loves the most is seeing how a smile can transform a patient’s confidence in themselves.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with loved ones going on hikes and watching anything Marvel, Star Wars and Harry Potter sci-fi is definitely her genre but she also loves reading Japanese comic books and eating ramen.
Maggie Guzman, RDH
Maggie has been a dental hygienist for 25 years, the last 3 of which have been in a periodontal office. Maggie continued her education and holds a BS in health science.
She enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and grandson. You will often find Maggie fitness-training at the local gym and don’t forget to wave when you see her on the freeway riding a Harley with her husband.
Yesenia Gutierrez , RDA
Yesenia Gutierrez (or Yesenia #2) has been with our practice since 2017. As an RDA, Yesenia started working in this office directly with patient care; she has since expanded her roles and now you might see her smiling face greet you at our front desk, help you with your insurance billing, or next to your chair assisting the doctor. Yesenia excels at making sure that all patients are comfortable with their enter visit, including our Spanish speaking patients.
Yesenia was born and raised in Salinas, CA. She loves spending time with her family and friends hanging out, watching horror movies, trying new foods and hiking.
Cheryl Still, RDA
Cheryl has been a registered dental assistant for the last five years. She is passionate about the work she does and is dedicated to our office and our patients.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, painting, cooking, and hiking with her dogs.
Andrea joined our practice in 2021, but has been in the dental field for over 15 years. She has experience working at the front desk assisting patients with scheduling and insurance and in the back office assisting the
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, outings with her mom and two daughters, baking and gardening.
Lorena Gonzalez, RDH
Lorena obtained her dental hygiene degree in 2018 from San Joaquin Valley College, and she also holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene (BSDH). Having a passion for continual growth as a hygienist, Lorena furthered her education at University of the Pacific and became a Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice (RDHAP). Lorena is part of a small group of elite hygienists that can independently practice in the state of California. She prides herself in the uniquely tailored experience that she can give to her patients. Lorena loves helping her patients achieve their oral health care goals and building close relationships with patients.
When not at work, Lorena enjoys spending time with family and her English Bulldog Enzo, cooking, hiking, playing sports, and traveling to her next desired destination!