Dr. Emile Joseph Waked
Hi my name is Emile Joseph Waked (Wake-ed), I would like to say “Hello”, and take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. In 1996, I graduated dental school in Europe and came to UCLA to further my education in Cosmetic and Implant dentistry. After three years, I graduated with a fellowship in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. I started my career as an Associate Professor at UCLA, educating and training dentists, dental students and hygiene students. I got the opportunity to do some research, that I lectured on and published nationally and internationally. In 2002, I got married with Gabriela, became enchanted with the Central Coast and moved to Santa Maria; I practiced dentistry locally since 2002.
I am a father of four all born in Santa Maria, Andrea, Joseph, Christian and Natalia. I enjoy spending time with the family, helping our local Girl and Boyscouts, and being a member of Knights of Columbus at St Louis De Monfort. I am a wine enthusiast and a small producer. When not working you may encounter me riding my bicycle on our scenic roads or shooting trap in our local club.
I look forward to meeting each of you personally, to give you a chance to get to know me. I intend to continue my tradition of providing you with the best dental care possible. My policy in the office will be one of open communication, so that you may feel free to call any time with any questions or concerns you may have. I trust that you will feel that you can have all your dental needs met in our office.
Lori Mallory, RDH
I am happy to be a dental hygienist, working and living here on the central coast. I graduated from dental hygiene school in 1998, however I have worked in the dental field for more than 30 years. Making the patient comfortable, explaining procedures, and working to restore and maintain oral health are the goal of every appointment.
Theresa Prewitt, RDH
I received an AS degree in dental hygiene at Oxnard College and completed courses at West Los Angeles College to obtain licensure as Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice. I have been a dental professional since 2000.
My strengths include my ability to work with the anxious and fearful, as well as helping my patients see value in maintaining oral health and how oral health is connected to the balance and well being of the rest of the body. I place importance in lifelong learning and continue to take classes related to dentistry and dental hygiene.
In my spare time I make artisan breads and participate in CrossFit training.
Jennifer Denney, Office Manager
Shawna Moss, Appointment Coordinator
Hello, My name is Shawna and I am the Appointment Coordinator here at Smiles On Clark. My husband Bob, I and our German Sheppard Shelli moved here 4 years ago to start a new life on this beautiful Central Coast. My career in Dentistry has been the most wonderful experience for me, learning all aspects, from Orthodontics to cosmetics and how it’s done working in a Dental Lab for 4 years. I look forward to greeting you and your families and welcoming you to our practice.
Dory Hay, RDA
Hi, I’m Dory. I am a Registered Dental Assistant here at Smiles on Clark. I live in the Santa Maria Valley and graduated from Allan Hancock College Dental Program. I assist Dr. Waked on working to help you achieve your healthy beautiful smile. I enjoy working on patients of all ages and am looking forward to helping you feel calm and comfortable throughout your treatment from beginning to end! I hope you will stop in, and see us!
Viri Jauregui, RDA
Hello, my name is Viri. I was born and raised in Santa Barbara and moved to Santa Maria around 8 years ago with my family. I attended Allan Hancock College and graduated from their Dental Assisting program. I am a registered Dental Assistant. I have been here at Smiles on Clark for almost 3 years now. I look forward to meeting you and assisting Dr. Waked on making your visit in our office a positive one.
Denise Sanchez, DA
Hi, my name is Denise Sanchez. I am a Dental Assistant here at Smiles On Clark. I graduated from the dental program at American Career College in Los Angeles. I have lived here in Santa Maria for over a year. I enjoy working in the front office and assisting chair side with Dr. Waked. Getting to know our patients and assisting with their dental treatment has been a great experience. Helping patients feel calm, comfortable and welcome in our office is my top priority.