Meet Our Team

Our educated, knowledgeable team is eager to serve you at the practice of Dr. Smith. We have years of experience helping patients achieve outstanding gum health through excellent periodontics in Merced & Turlock, California, and we look forward to serving your family’s smiles. Feel free to contact us today to schedule a visit with our periodontist.
Emily, Office Manager
EmilyEmily is our office manager. She has over 23 years’ experience in the dental field and maintains her RDA license. Emily also manages both office locations and our website and Facebook page. She is a wife to her husband, Jerry, and mother to Miranda, Matthew, and Mallory. She enjoys spending time with her family and baking.

Charla, Administrative Assistant
CharlaCharla is our front office coordinator in the Turlock office. She has over 21 years’ experience in the dental field. She is extremely knowledgeable with insurance billing and is available to assist you with any questions you may have.


Marlen, DA
MarlenMShe has been in the dental field since 2010 and recently joined our team. Marlen loves animals and her family. Her infectious smile will make you feel welcomed. We are delighted she is a part of our work family.

Cherina, RDA
CherinaCherina is our surgical assistant for both our Merced and Turlock offices. She has been with us since March 2016. We are happy to welcome her to our office family. Cherina has 3 children, whom she adores, and in her free time, enjoys baking, watching her girls play sports, and volunteering at her church.