Our Sacramento Dental Team
Clinical Team & Dental Hygienists
Ericka – Registered Dental Assistant
Ericka joined Team Yasuda in 2015. She received her education from Sacramento City College and Carrington College. Her favorite part of the job is getting to help so many patients achieve the smiles they’ve always wanted! She’s very close with her family. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, working out, baking, and going to baseball games.
Freshta – Registered Dental Hygienist
Freshta is originally from Malmoe, Sweden, and attended Santa Rosa Junior College and Chabot College. She is our newest addition to our team, after beginning her career as a dental hygienist in 2009. Freshta enjoys the one-on-one interaction she has with her patients and being able to build professional relationships with them. Outside of work both she and her husband enjoy playing with their 2 children, Alex and Aria, watching movies, and reading books. Something interesting about her is that she’s lived in five different countries, including Thailand for three years.
Janet – Registered Dental Hygienist
Janet has been with our office since 2004 and has more than 35 years of experience in dentistry. She studied at both Sacramento City College and the Oregon Institute of Technology where she earned her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. She loves getting to know our patients and enjoys helping them maintain their good oral health. Janet has a daughter who is an RN and a son attending college. When she is not helping patients, she spends time caring for her mother.
Kiana – Dental Assistant
After earning her dental assisting certificate at Carrington College, Kiana joined our team in 2014. She is continuing her education at CSU Sacramento with her goal of becoming a hygienist. As one of our dental assistants, she loves getting to know our patients as she helps them achieve healthier, happier smiles. In her spare time, Kiana enjoys reading, hiking, volleyball, and visiting San Francisco. She also knows sign language.
Kimi – Registered Dental Hygienist
Kimi comes to our office with over 15 years of experience as a dental hygienist. She is proud to be a member of Team Yasuda and always looks forward to coming to work. Before joining our team she earned an associate’s degree from the Oregon Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree from CSU Sacramento. Away from the office, Kimi loves yoga and spending time with her friends. She is also curious about other cultures and enjoys trying new foods and restaurants.
Cynthia – Patient Care Coordinator
Cynthia is originally from the Bay Area and previously studied at Bryman College. As a patient care coordinator, she helps our patients receive the essential care Dr. Yasuda recommends. In her time away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son and daughter. They love visiting with extended family and watching sports. In addition to working in dentistry, Cynthia use to give ballroom dance lessons.
Debbie – Patient Care Coordinator
Joining our team in 2012, Debbie works with our patients to ensure they get the help they need to enjoy better health and well-being. She is a CSU Sacramento alumni and is married. After hours she enjoys kayaking, paddle boarding, and pheasant hunting with her husband and two Labrador Retrievers.
Teri – Business Administrator
Teri was first introduced to the business side of dentistry when she married Dr. Yasuda. When they started their practice in 2002, she stepped into the role as business administrator. Spending most of her time behind the scenes, she supports Dr. Yasuda and his team to keep the practice running smoothly. Teri is dedicated to her two sons, spending time cheering them on at their baseball and basketball games. She loves to try new restaurants and enjoys reading, baking and traveling.