Our Dental Team

Hillcrest Dental Arts

Kat Schenker - Office Manager

Kat graduated from the Bryman School as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) in 1996. She continued her education, initially planning to pursue a career as a dental hygienist, but ultimately finding her passion in dental office management. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and especially running the front office which gives her the opportunity to interact with patients on a personal level and help to create a positive, personalized dental experience. "It's all about making our patients feel comfortable and happy!"

When not working she loves doing anything crafty, from refinishing old furniture, interior design, floral design, and photography. She enjoys going to farmer's markets, outdoor fairs, and especially loves the beach and spending time with her friends and family. Kat speaks both Spanish and English.

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Marissa Lyon - RDA

I have been a dental assistant for over 12-years, starting my career in Santa Barbara, CA. Since then I’ve become an RDA and I’m continuing my education at Mesa College. My goal as Dr. Marsh's assistant is to provide a positive attitude and to make our patients feel comfortable and at ease. I am so thankful to have found such a fun and rewarding position at Hillcrest Dental Arts and to be a part of Dr. Marsh’s amazing team. In my free time, I enjoy activities with friends and family including hiking, being outdoors, animals, movies and live music.

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Debra Smith - RDH

Debra has practiced dental hygiene for over 40 years and in that time has always placed patient care above all else. Her goal continues to be honing her clinical skills in order to help her patients to achieve and maintain oral health. She loves being part of Dr Marsh's team which allows her time to build relationships with patients, fostering trust in an environment that emphasizes not only taking care of patients but also helping them to understand how they can better take care of themselves.

In her off time Debra enjoys being very active with her family and her church.