Hersch About Us

Meet the Team

MEGAN FELIZ
Office Manager 

Megan has been in dentistry since 2009.  She is an amazing asset to our front office.  No insurance company can get past her.   She is married with three children and is attending Southern New Hampshire University (online) full-time.  Wearing many different hats is her specialty.  Life at a fast pace is the only speed she knows.  She loves the beach, or anything with water. 


FEROZAN NADERI
Registered Dental Assistant

Fro has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 1998 and joined the team at Hersch Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics in April 2015. Dr. Hersch and Fro worked together back in 1998-2000 before Dr. Hersch started his own office. She loves working with children and currently lives in Lake Forest. When not in the office she enjoys travel, friends and family.   


CINDY OTTELE
Registered Dental Assistant/Patient Reception 

Cindy has been working in dentistry for decades and is passionate about teaching good oral health practices.  She is genuinely kind, gentle and awesome with young children, loves animals, and currently resides in Upland.  Fun fact, Cindy used to live on a farm with horses and other animals. ​


YVETTE COOK 
Registered Dental Assistant

Yvette has been a Registered Dental Assistant for 20 years.  She has spent all those years in the pediatric field.  Working with children holds a special place in her heart.   She is married and has two teenage boys that keep her active.  Her favorite weekend activity is walking her dogs at the beach, or camping.  Nothing is better than a quiet, chilly night under the stars.


CHERISE MILLER
Registered Dental Assistant

Cherise has been in the dental field since 2003 and is fascinated with all things dentistry.  She has worked with all ages during her career but especially loves working with children.  A SoCal native. She enjoys spending time at the beach with her husband and two young sons. She also enjoys practicing yoga and listening to her favorite podcasts when she has free time!


KARYN DURHAM
Registered Dental Assistant

Karyn entered the dental field as an RDA in 1999 and has loved it ever since.  She especially enjoys caring for our young patients. For fun, she enjoys doing activities with her pups,  Kaia and Dixie and also enjoys creating delightful culinary dishes and spending time with loves ones.                             


MAX DIAZ
Orthodontic Assistant/Registered Dental Assistant

Max has been working in the dental profession since 2010. He specializes as an orthodontic assistant and also has a lot of experience working with children. He enjoys exercising, watching movies and watching sports, especially basketball and football.


BRANDY HUDSON
Registered Dental Assistant/Orthodontic Assistant 

Brandy moved to Newport Beach from Bakersfield and joined our team in June 2018.  She had been a bright and cheerful addition to the office team.  She has two dogs, loves to exercise, and spend time with her family and friends.  Brandy, her husband Zach, and their daughter live in Tustin. Brandy will be taking some time off to enjoy her new baby.  


GRACE DIAZ 
Registered Dental Assistant

Grace has been a dental assistant since 2005 and a registered dental assistant since 2010. Grace joined our team in July 2021 and enjoys working with children.  In her spare time, she loves baking and hiking with her 4-year-old daughter and husband. Grace is currently taking time off to become a dental hygienist.   


Newport Beach, California

400 Newport Center Drive
Suite 701
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949-644-0611
​info@herschsmiles.com

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