Kimberly Cargile

Office Manager

Kim is the newest addition to our practice. Raised in the Bay area, she has lived in Tracy since 1999 and loves it here. She has worked in the dental field since 1991 and came to our office in 2010. Kim has worked in both general dentistry and oral surgery practices but prefers general dentistry because she is able to establish long term relationships with patients. Her warm and caring personality makes patients feel very welcome and helps to alleviate the apprehension of their dental visit. Kim is also very proficient in insurance billing and treatment plan presentation, so she will be able to help you utilize your benefits to the fullest.

When she is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Kim stays very busy with her three children, Kayla, Corin and Cameron. They enjoy visiting amusement parks and snowboarding. Kim also loves cake decorating, baking, reading and football.

Karen Schwab

Registered Dental Assistant

Karen has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 1988 and has been assisting at this practice since 1994. Licensed in Radiology, Coronal Polish and Ultrasonic Scaler, and certified in CPR, she also has accumulated knowledge from working in all of the dental specialties including Orthodontics, Oral Surgery and Endodontics. Her many years of experience and her confident manner easily put patients at ease. Karen is one of the best assistants in the field and we feel rather lucky to have her as a part of our team. Having seen just about everything imaginable in dentistry, Karen is extremely knowledgeable about dental procedures. She is also responsible for ordering dental supplies and maintaining the equipment. Thus, she is always up-to-date on the latest in dental products. Patients love her for her expertise and professionalism. Karen graduated from Andon College in Stockton, CA in 1988. Now, in her spare time she enjoys camping, cooking and gardening, in addition to working out at the gym and having fun with her husband Craig, daughter Megan and dogs Macy and Riley.

Emma Brewer

Registered Dental Assistant

Emma grew up in Stockton and has been a Registered Dental Assistant for over 25 years. She has worked in our office since 1997. A dedicated worker, Emma attained her license for dental assisting without any formal schooling, but rather, through studying on her own and learning on the job. Her commitment has earned her a certificate in CPR, as well as licenses in Radiology, Coronal Polish and Ultrasonic Scaler. Emma is known for her kind and reassuring chair side manner. She also has a flair for working with children. Our most anxious patients often request Emma because of her patience and compassion. She prides herself on helping her patients feel as comfortable as possible. Emma always strives to learn more about dentistry and enjoys taking continuing education classes to further her knowledge. She is particularly interested in Forensic dentistry. Emma's hobbies are interior decorating, gardening and playing softball. Emma and her husband Terence have two grown daughters, Kassi and Amber.

Kim Gustafson

Registered Dental Assistant

Kim, who is originally from San Jose, graduated from Bryman College and has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 1991. She joined the staff in August of 2000, shortly after Dr. Nakamura and Dr. Mitoma bought the practice. In addition to holding licenses in both Radiology and Coronal Polish, Kim is also certified in CPR. She has a calm, easy-going manner that patients can often relate to. She is an excellent assistant who also demonstrates natural artistic abilities when creating beautiful temporary crowns. Kim has a congenial chair side manner, which allows her to bond with patients of all ages. She enjoys arts and crafts, as well as outdoor pursuits, shopping, home improvement activities and reading. Kim and her husband Chris have two children, Josh and Rachael, a dog Piper and a cat, Chloe.

Kelli Murray

Registered Dental Hygienist

Kelli graduated from San Joaquin Valley College in Visalia, CA in 2004 with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She first became part of our dental team in September 2005. Kelli's familiarity with the field of dentistry stems from her mother, who is also a dental hygienist, and her father, who is a dental laboratory technician. She is certified in CPR and licensed in Radiology, Anesthesia and Soft Tissue Curettage. She is quite meticulous in her cleaning procedures and exceptionally thorough while being very gentle. She is excellent at screening for abnormalities within the mouth and assessing the health of her patients' gums. Kelli and her husband Matt have two boys, Dalin and Carson, and her new addition is little Mia born Nov. 2011. In her spare time, Kelli enjoys scrapbooking, traveling, and renovating and decorating her home.

Debra Metzger

Registered Dental Hygienist

Deb graduated from Chabot College in Hayward, Ca. with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She has 31 years of experience in the field of dentistry, first assisting in the examination room as well as in the front office, and then switching her professional focus to dental hygiene. Debbie has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 1994 and has licenses in Radiology, Anesthesia and Soft Tissue Curettage, and a certification in CPR. When she joined our office in January of 2001, she brought with her plenty of spunk and energy. Her warm chair side manner has gained her a devoted following among our patients. Exceptionally thorough and conscientious with her work, she will leave your mouth feeling super clean with no discomfort. Debbie is also able to offer suggestions for maintaining healthy gums without lecturing or preaching. Many of our new patients have commented that she gave them the best cleaning they have ever had. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, swimming, vacationing in Mexico and reading. Debbie and her husband John have two sons, Matthew and Brandon, and two daughters, Amanda and Madeline, as well as a dog, Buddy and a cat, Stinky.

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Edward Mitoma DDS
4423 1st St
Livermore, CA 94551
General Info: (925) 449-1768

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