Meet The Team

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 Enjoying some good BBQ with our friends over at Northern California Facial & Oral Surgery, May 2014.
A team that shops together is a team that grows together! December 2013 at Stoneridge shopping center in Pleasanton.
 Invisalign Course in Walnut Creek, April 2012Some of our team out to lunch at a local Thai restaurant in honor of Mary's birthday in November 2011 


Office Manager

Mary is one of our office managers here at Dr. Bennett's office. She grew up in Walnut Creek, CA and resides there with her husband and two sons. Mary started working with Dr. Bennett in 1991 and left in 1998 to start raising her family. She returned in June of 2006 as an Assistant to the Office Manager. 

Mary enjoys attending dental continuing education seminars and sharing this information with the patient to enhance their overall health. She also enjoys the opportunity to become better acquainted with our patients and helping them receive the best dental care possible. Her Spanish training has come in handy as well multiple times. 

Some of her favorite things to do in her spare time is enjoy the outdoors with her family and friends. Yosemite and Lake Tahoe are two of her favorite places for these activities. She also enjoys her book club and finding out what our patients are reading.


Dental Assistant

Galina is Dr. Bennett's friendly Dental Assistant. As a little girl, Galina grew up in the Ukraine, which was part of the former Soviet Union. In 1995, she moved with her family to the U.S.  She lives in Castro Valley with her husband. She also has two grown children and grandkids. 

Galina started to work as a Dental Chairside Assistant in 2002 when she received her RDA license. She previously worked in San Francisco for a Russian dentist and can speak Ukrainian and Russian fluently. She loves to help all of her Ukrainian and Russian friends be part of our practice here at Dr. Bennett's office.

Galina is very involved with her family and she has three children, two were born in the Ukraine and her youngest was born here in the U.S. Her hobbies are camping, reading and traveling to see her loved ones. Some of the places in her travels have included, Poland, Romania, Moscow, Mexico (on a cruise!) and Hawaii. She also is very involved with her Russian Church and teaches Sunday School classes to children. She always enjoys making new friends and meeting new people. Galina enjoys taking classes and learning new things to improve her dental skills.



Nancy is our dental hygienist on Thursday's. She graduated from Miami-Dade Dental College in June of 1979 with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been licensed in Florida, Texas, and currently in California.

Nancy's outdoor interests include; gardening, walking, biking, and swimming. She enjoys traveling in the U.S. and Europe. She has met a lot of interesting people throughout her dental career and her greatest reward is in playing a part in assisting patients in their personal dental education and preventative needs. 

Nancy looks forward to meeting you in Dr. Bennett's dental practice!

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