Meet The Staff
Lizette Flores, Registered Dental Hygienist
I graduated from Cabrillo College in 2008 with a Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. I have been in the dental field for ten years and I enjoy taking continuing education in dentistry to further my skills. My passion for dental hygiene stems from sharing experiences with patients in the dental chair and and providing education to patients about oral health. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, exercising, and traveling.
I graduated From Bryman College in 2004 as Dental Assistant. I have been working at Smileworld Family Dental since January 2009. I started as Dr. Godiwala’s dental assistant and progressively took over the position of the office treatment coordinator and office manager. My favorite part of my job is helping patients learn the value of good oral health, and getting to work with such a wonderful team.
The best part of my job is listening to patients’ goals and concerns in order to create a healthy, beautiful smile. I enjoy hiking, photography, cooking, and when not working my time is spent with kids and family
Kelly (Dung) Pham-Registered Dental Hygienist
I graduated from Foothill College as a Dental Hygienist. I enjoy my profession because I’m able to interact with patients and build a relationship with them as well as promote overall health through oral health. I aspire in my career to treat each person as an individual and give the best treatment I can while educating and informing them of their current oral health. I love to travel, photograph my adventures and spend time with my family and friends.
I started my career in dentistry during my high school years. I went to Silicon Valley Career Technical Education to train for Dental assisting. As a part of my training, I did an externship for a while in 2016 at Smileworld Family Dental. I somehow made my way back to this wonderful office starting as the front desk and moving to the back where I feel I belong. I hope to get my Registered Dental Assistant license soon and eventually become an Registered Dental Hygienist. In my free time I enjoy going on little spontaneous trips with my family and exploring new places while capturing the moments with a quick picture!
Jacqueline Valencia (Administrative Associate)
I never thought I would have had the opportunity to work in the dental field but it has been very uplifting. I have learned so many new things and have gotten to meet a variety of great people. The dental field has opened my eyes and made me think about my future and how I want to keep learning and growing I have been given the opportunity to get my foot in the door from starting as an administrative assistant and eventually becoming a dental hygienist. I love the feeling I get when I see patients leave with a smile on their face! On my free time I love spending time with my daughter, family and friends. I am excited to continue my path in this field and make new memories to cherish and enjoy!