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Meet The Team

Laura Lee Davis


Laura Lee has been into dentistry for about 35 years. She has been Dr. Yamada’s assistant for the last 27 years, since Dr. Yamada’s inception, a long road well-traveled.

Laura Lee is a Registered Dental Assistant with Extended Functions.  Extended Functions is a degree achieved by less than 5% of Dental Assistants in California.  Born and raised in San Diego, she received her education at Mesa College, UCLA and Irvine.

Laura Lee is a Humanitarian, devoted to the promotion of human welfare and advancement of the less fortunate.  On a personal note, Laura Lee enjoys her second home in Prescott, Arizona and has recently taken up archery.

Tiffany Johnson

Tiffany has been in the dental profession for over 20 years and has spent over the last 12 years with Dr. Yamada and her team treating all of their wonderful patients.  Her passion for dentistry started at 14 on a  dental humanitarian trip with her father and she feels very fortunate to be able to continue these types of trips with Dr. Yamada.  By day, she helps all of our fantastic patients with scheduling appointments, financial consultations and managing our busy practice.  By nights (and weekends) she finds herself traveling, doing crafts and spending time with her husband, new baby son and friends.

Vera Villalvazo


Vera, our newest addition to the team, graduated from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry with a Bachelors in Dental Hygiene and loves being a dental hygienist.  Prior to the becoming a hygienist, she served in the United States Air Force for six years as a military police.  Born in Brawley and raised in San Diego, she travels to New Orleans to visit her family every chance she gets.  She enjoys photography, watching MMA and is passionate about empowering others through community service

Michael Marasca

Michael is the Newest addition to our team with over 10 year's of dental experience. 


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