Mai began her journey as a dental assistant for many years before graduating from Carrington College and obtaining her Dental Hygiene Degree. Being a San Jose native, she started her dental hygienist career, working for several family dental practices all around the Bay Area. Mai has a calm, gentle, and easy-going manner with attention to detail. She enjoys baking and cooking when she is not at work, and she loves trying out new recipes with her family and spending time with her Siamese cat and American Eskimo.
Kirsten has worked in the dental field for over 20 years. As a dedicated and skilled clinician graduating 2nd in her class, her well-rounded focus on dentistry has given patients a positive impact on their dental health. She serves as the coordinator of the South Bay Perio Study club. Her easy-going and calm demeanor helps patients relax. Kirsten has a BA from George Washington University in Washington D.C. She also has diamond expertise and diamond grading certifications from the Gemological Institute of America and is a 1st-degree black belt in American Kenpo Karate.
Hi, I’m Joan and I am here to help with all of your billing needs. I started out my career in healthcare as a medical assistant and then as a treatment coordinator in a dental practice. I took a break from healthcare to work in tech for over 16 years, but I always knew healthcare was always what I really enjoyed. What I enjoy about the field of dentistry is interacting with people and building relationships. When I am not at the office I enjoy spending time with my 2 grown kids, cycling, and hiking.
Registered Dental Assistant
Catie is our Registered Dental Assistant with over 25 years of practice experience. Catie joined our team in 2002 and enjoys the wonderful relationships with patients which have developed through the years. She has a passion for aesthetics and a keen eye for detail. This has enabled her to use her aesthetic knowledge in dentistry since there is so much artistry involved in the process, as well as science. This passion has also fulfilled her entrepreneurial spirit to start her own skincare business, Skintuitions. Outside of the practice, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. You can find them spending time with family and friends, enjoying the outdoors, or working out together at their family
Welcome to our practice! You will find me at the front desk with a warm greeting when you arrive, answering your questions, and helping you check out at the end of your appointment. I love finding ways to help people smile and that includes building the confidence to share your smile! I am more than happy to answer your questions, discuss treatment, plan appointments, and help resolve any concerns. It is important to me that every patient enjoys a feeling of ease and confidence in our office.
I am a newer addition to Dr. Melko's team and I am proud to be a part of such an amazing and hardworking team! Prior to joining Dr. Melko's office, I was a Patient Care Coordinator for an Aesthetic Dermatology Clinic. Outside of the office, I love cooking, exploring our great outdoors, and spending time with my two puppies, Apollo and Luna.
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I love how every time I go for a cleaning Mercedes, the hygenist, is always incredibly gentle, yet thorough. The office environment is phenomenal, and the team as a whole is very professional and efficient. Dr. Melko always takes her time doing a precise exam, thus I feel cared for.
- Lia Y., Patient Review
This is a really top-notch office! Dr. Melko is smart and straightforward, with an excellent bedside manner, and someone I trust with my teeth. Beyond that, it's the office staff and the hygienists that really take the office from great to stellar.
- Christina C., Patient Review
Everything about this experience was great !! Great customer service and most importantly the process of pulling my teeth was very calm and relaxing I would definitely recommend this place for anyone that’s looking to get any dental work!!
- C. Diijames, Patient Review
- Mary W., Patient Review
The place was hygienic, the doctors and front desk people were super sweet. Would 10/10 recommend it!
- Vaishnavi R., Patient Review
Dr. Melko is great. All the staff is very friendly and professional. Been coming here for a long time and only have good things to say.
- Luis R., Patient Review
A note from Dr. Melko
When arriving at our office each day, my hope is that my patients will appreciate my gentle touch and my willingness to carefully explain their dental treatment in order to help each patient understand their unique care.
My specialty areas of treatment are implant, restorative and esthetic dentistry with a passionate focus on rehabilitating teeth and their supportive structures.
I require more than 100 hours of continuing education annually to ensure that our office is up to date with the most current advancements in oral health so that my patients can feel confidant they are receiving the absolute best care.
I'm proud to operate the first certified green dental practice in Santa Clara County as we take pride in helping make our community healthier and more livable.
If you see me biking around town, or hiking on local trails with my daughter, Atalia, I hope you'll say hello.