Our Team

Anel and Rhonda make up our amazing front office team. They are the friendly faces you see when you arrive at our Santa Clarita practice. Arlene, Amanda, Molly, and Melanie complete our exceptionally experienced back office dental team.

The entire team has accumulated hundreds of hours of continuing education, study in advanced technology and proven dental techniques. Dr. Villar handpicked this team because of their skill and their way with patients.

They make my practice complete because patients look forward to coming back to see us. They are the gold standard you dream of in a team. – Alexander Villar DDS.

The Team Is Skilled In:

“We have a lot of fun here. We are all unique and everyone has a great personality. The patients pick up on that and really like it”. — Amanda

Watch our Team video below and find out why our patients truly love our staff! But don’t just take our word for it, book your appointment and meet everyone in person!

Our Dental Team

Whether you’re looking for custom cosmetic dentistrytraditional orthodontics / Invisalign or a sleep apnea solution, our team is ready to support your new path to dental health and a gorgeous new smile!

Arlene Zamora

Arlene Zamora

Registered Dental Assistant

Arlene is a Registered Dental Assistant and has been a dental professional for 10 yrs.  Arlene assists in general dentistry and orthodontics and oversees the Sleep Apnea Department.

She is also CPR certified and has had extensive training in the Zoom 2 whitening system. Arlene maintains her high level of experience by attending continuing education courses every year.

Anel Tenkerian

Arnel Tenkerian

Practice Coordinator

Anel has been a dental professional for over 10 years. She specializes in insurance verification, pre-treatment estimates, treatment planning and she is also currently overseeing our Sleep Apnea department. Anel is dedicated to making sure that our patients are able to maximize their insurance benefits.

As an RDA she has the knowledge and experience to help make our patients feel comfortable when explaining upcoming procedures. Anel is CPR certified and has completed courses in Invisalign, Sleep Apnea, and Oral DNA.

Anel’s strong dental background makes her an invaluable asset in planning patient’s comprehensive treatments. Her meticulous attention to detail and numbers makes her a perfect asset to our front office team.

Amanda Taoatao

Amanda Taoatao

Registered Dental Hygienist

Amanda graduated from Pasadena City College Dental Hygiene program as a member of the Sigma Phi Alpha National Dental Hygiene Honor Society.  She has been practicing dental hygiene for 6 years, but has been in the dental field for the past 19 years.

While balancing a full life, she continues to strive for more knowledge through continuing education programs.  Educating patients on their dental health and how it can affect their overall health continues to be a passion of hers.



Registered Dental Hygienist

Melanie has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for over 7 years. With her experience and gentleness, she will help you calm your fears and motivate you to achieve your dental goals.  Melanie deems it a priority to immerse herself in a variety of continuing education seminars to remain on the fore front of the latest dental technology.  Whether its periodontal laser gum therapy to sleep apnea, she will answer all of your concerns.

We truly look forward to meeting you and demonstrating our excellence in dentistry while also providing a relaxing dental experience. Our patients look forward to seeing us. We hope that you will too!



Registered Dental Hygienist

Molly graduated from Pasadena City College’s Dental Hygiene program in 2005. Prior to this she worked in the dental field as a Registered Dental Assistant. The favorite part of her profession is working with amazing people and families and helping them reach optimum dental health.

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Operations and Front Office Manager

Rhonda has worked in the dental field for 39 years. She began as a dental assistant and went on to become a dental hygienist graduating from Columbia University. Speech therapy and audiology were also an interest of hers in which she pursued and received her bachelor degree from USC.

In 1991, she joined the team at Dr. Villars office as a hygienist and over the years has become the practice administrator. Her many years of continuing education has made her knowledgeable in every area of dentistry. She is an invaluable asset to the team as well as an integral member of our staff.

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