Meet the Staff

Front Office

Marti

I have been working with Dr. Kahal for 33 years. I am happily married to my husband Jayro for 48 years and we have three grown children, 6 granddaughters and 1 grandson. I enjoy running, excercising at Orangetheory and long bike rides. We also enjoy vacationing to Hawaii.

Jerilyn

I have had the privilege of working with Dr. Wight for nearly 10 years and I feel very blessed and lucky to work for this team. Beyond the best of the best, I love jogging, watching sports and being with my son Justin. My family and friends are very important to me and I truly enjoy the time we share.

Joy

Joy joined Dr. Kahal and Dr. Wight over 5 years ago and has worked in the dental field for nearly 25 years. She brings not just years of experience and expertise but shares genuine determination to ensure that every patient receives exceptional and welcoming visit to our office. Within those years, she have had the pleasure of assisting dental providers improve patient oral health and have maintained her RDA license since 2012. She takes pride in her professionalism, positive and dedicated attitude.

Outside the office, Joy enjoys spending time with her family. She have been married for 20 years and have 3 kids. She loves glamping and hosting family gatherings, travelling, exploring new places, watching her kids play sports, listening to different genres of music, cherishes family DIY projects at home and is fond of watching Korean dramas.

RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist)

Sherri

I have been with Dr. Kahal and Dr. Wight for 9 years. I have enjoyed being a dental hygienist for nearly 25 years. I am married and have two grown children. I enjoy  riding horses, gardening and my new found love of grandparenting.

Rita

I have been working for Dr. Kahal and Dr. Wight for almost 7 years. I enjoy working for the best dentist in Orange County. I look forward to spending time with my family as well as cooking and baking.

  

Aracelli

Aracelli has been in involved with the profession of hygiene for nearly 10 years. She has been working with Dr. Kahal and Dr. Wight for

2 years. A bibliphile yogi, Araceli is a very active person who enjoys an occasional run or bike ride while daydreaming about food! 

Pat

Pat has the distinct honor of being the only spanish/italian person without a middle name although many patients refer to her as the "Flossing Queen". Pat was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, the third of four daughters - Pat is a proud mom

Fire Captain Andrew Bergen as well as her 3year old grandson!!

Pat graduated in 1977 with a degree in Dental Hygiene Education from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Pat ejoys organizing parties, decorating for the holidays, good restaurants, movies, traveling, wine tasting, taking fun courses at Saddleback College, gardening, camping and hiking. Pat has been with the practice for over eight years and takes pride in her care with exemplary dedication and feels very fortunate to be part of a great office for nearly 18 years.

RDA (Registered Dental Assistants)

Patty

I have been working at Dr. Kahal and Dr. Wight's dental office for 15 years and have accomplished in last 3 years obtaining my RDA licence. I have three kids that keep me very busy but would not have it any other way. I love being with my family!

Tannia

I have been working along side Dr. Wight for the last 8 years and truly enjoy it. I enjoy hiking, working out, spending time with my family, watching movies and and helping out at church.

Lisa

I have earned my RDA license in 1983. I started my career working in hospital dentistry at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. There I was part of a cleft pallate teeam and also helped in the training of dental residents with techniques to fully utilize the use of a dental assistant. With 32 years working with Dr. Kahal and Dr. Wight, I am the longest serving team member. Along with my husband, two sons and their wives, I have three small grandsons and I granddog. I enjoy spending weekends at the lake with my family.