Meet The Team

Dr. Berkenmeier feels particularly fortunate to have a great team who have been together a long while and each knows how to get the their job done optimally. Each staff member performs their specific jobs in their unique ways but it all pulls together in a cohesive way to to provide optimal care including both the clinical and clerical details.


Administrative Coordinator

Our Administrative Coordinator, Veronica, is a Carpinteria native and a graduate of Carpinteria High. We are proud that she is has been an important part of our practice since her parents brought her in as a patient when she was just a very young lady. Her employment was preceded by her two sisters both of whom have been employed at our practice over the years. We are fortunate to have both Veronica and Kathy, (see below), keeping our office friendly and efficient.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Marta joined our office in 2014. A graduate of Oxnard City College Dental Hygiene program, she is bilingual Spanish/English. Outside our office she is mom to two young sons. She is a Oxnard resident and braves the morning traffic as our Thursday Registered Dental Hygienist.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Alex is an Ojai native and received her dental hygiene degree from Oxnard City College. She is bilingual English/Spanish and is our Registered Dental Hygienist on Mondays and Wednesdays. She has a son and daughter and has been with our office since 2008.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Karen is an Ojai native and received her dental hygiene degree from Oxnard City College. She is married with two daughters and is our Registered Dental Hygienist every Tuesdays and every other Thursday. She has been in our office since 2008.


Dental Assistant

Our Dental Assistant and Patient Coordinator, Kathy, is a native Carpinterian and a graduate of Carpinteria High School. Kathy began working with us while in high school and over the years came back to help during breaks from school. She has been with us full time since 2004 and has received additional training to assist us in the clinical area.

Kathy is bilingual in English and Spanish, (including complex dental terminology), and welcomes your questions and always advocates for your needs.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Joe has been with us since 2019 although we first worked with him when he helped us as temporary hygienist over a decade ago. Joe is an Ojai resident and has one daughter who recently went off to college. As you can see from his photo, Joe is quite the outdoor enthusiast and an avid runner.

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~Robert Berkenmeier, DDS ~ Janice Sugiyama, DDS ~

Carpinteria, California Dentist, Dr. Robert Berkenmeier is dedicated to cosmetic dentistry such as Exams, Teeth Whitening, Veneers and more.

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