Meet Your Sacramento Dental Team

Rebekah Grivas
Front Office

For the last three years, Rebekah has helped keep the office running efficiently. Her cheerful smile makes our patients feel right at home, and she loves interacting with patients. This busy lady, is also a hairdresser and she brings her ability to engender trust and put people at ease to our practice. She’s happily married to Dr. Grivas. They have two Great Danes, and are expecting a baby girl in September of 2015. Outside the office, Rebekah keeps busy cutting and styling hair, traveling when she can, crafting and cooking.

Ludie Cherkez
Registered Dental Assistant

Ludie has 14 years of dental experience, and more than half of that time has been spent serving our patients. She takes the time to connect with patients in order to make every visit as comfortable as possible. She studied at American River College, and holds dental assistant and CPR certifications. Ludie completed the Las Vegas Institute Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation training, and helps Dr. Grivas provide safe, effective sedation dentistry for our practice. Ludie grew up in Sacramento, and loves working and serving patients in her hometown. She was one of 7 kids growing up, and she is a busy single mom to her 10 year old daughter, border collie, and Siamese cat. When she finds a few spare moments, Ludie enjoys travel, extreme mud running, mentoring teens and singing.

Wendy Kindlespire
Office Manager, Registered Dental Assistant

With nearly 30 years of experience and more than a decade with our practice, Wendy makes every patient feel welcome, and strives to ensure they receive the best possible care. Dedicated to education, Wendy studied at Santa Rosa Junior College, and is a Registered Dental Assistant. Wendy has her CPR certification and her Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation certification. Her daughter will start at University of California Davis in the fall, and Wendy couldn’t be a prouder mom. During her down time, Wendy likes to travel and camp with her boyfriend.

Laura Burriss
Dental Hygienist

For 15 years, Laura has provided outstanding dental hygiene care. She has been serving our patients for nearly 8 years, and has developed lasting relationships with those in her care based on trust and respect. Laura received an Associate’s degree from Sacramento City College, and an Associate’s of Science in dental hygiene from Western Career College. She is laser dentistry certified, and patients trust Laura to provide them knowledgeable advice and experienced care. Outside the office, she is a proud mama to 2 feline fur babies and she loves traveling and attending sporting events.