Lexie – Clinical Team Brentwood native Lexie enjoys chainsaw sculptures, singing in the car, and working out. She is the proud owner of the cutest fat little dog ever, Parker. When she is not spending time with family and friends, she is indispensable as Dr. Hockel’s “right hand woman” at the dental office.


Stacey – Clinical Team Serving as our Clinical Team Leader, Stacey has a true passion for helping people to improve their smiles and dental health. Her dental background spans twenty years and features advanced training in assisting. A Concord native, Stacey enjoys hiking and spending time on the beach with her three children.


Karen – Clinical Team Karen started dental assisting back in 2018. She is originally from a small town named Huron in the Central Valley of California, close to Fresno. She is a very hands-on person and enjoys the fast pace of dental assisting. When Karen is not at work, she loves spending time with her boyfriend, going out on long walks, cooking new foods, and learning new recipes.

Alba – Clinical Team Alba loves her job as a Registered Dental Assistant and has been in the dental field since 2018. She has lived in the Bay Area for over 22 years and has three fur babies: two cats (a Flame-point Siamese named Casper and a Bombay named Marceline) and a dog, Bella, who is a terrier/Maltese mix. When she is not at our office, Alba enjoys hiking, working out at the gym, and trying new restaurants with friends.


Jody – Clinical Team Our Imaging Coordinator Jody helps the doctors with CBCT imaging, intraoral scans and behind-the-scenes processing of our patients’ digital records. Her attention to detail and technological expertise is a key element in helping our patients’ appointments run smoothly. When not working, Jody enjoys spending time at the beach with her daughter and family. Her hobbies include camping, baking, gardening, and crafting.


Katie – Clinical Team Our Sterilization Manager Katie ensures that our treatment rooms and dental instruments are sparkling clean for every patient! Born and raised in Walnut Creek, Katie recently earned a degree in Biology from the University of Nevada, Reno, which will help her achieve her career goal of becoming a hygienist. When she is not at work she enjoys country concerts, wakeboarding on her family’s boat, and going to the gym.


Mary – Clinical Team Mary serves behind the scenes after school, helping maintain our beautiful facility. She is a junior at Northgate High School and would like to pursue a career in healthcare. Fun fact: Mary is the tenth of Dr. Hockel’s and Beth’s eleven children!

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