Your Amazing Dental Team
At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.
Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. Our dental assistants and hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. They are excited about what they are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients.
Our dedicated and motivated staff has one primary goal—your utmost comfort! We feel it’s important that you understand the treatment that you’ll be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure. Our staff is eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care. Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns.
Team Photos and Biographies
Dr. Cesar Macias, DDS
Dr. Macias was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he obtained his dental degree in 2001. He joined our practice in January of 2013 and values Dr. Lawson's whole-body approach to dental health. He loves helping others by improving their health through dentistry. Although you might not guess it, growing up Dr. Macias was afraid of going to the dentist! As a career goal he vouched to provide the most gentle and kind care to all his patients.
Caroline, RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist)
Caroline has enjoyed working in the dental field for the past 20 years and has been a hygienist in Dr. Lawson's office since 2010. She was drawn to this practice by Dr. Lawson's idea of what patient care is about: looking at the overall health and well-being of each person and providing excellent and comprehensive quality service.
She loves meeting new patients and educating them about their oral health. Her compassion and care put the most apprehensive patients at ease. She also values her "dental family", feeling that her fellow team members are the best at striving for excellence.
In her free time, this former Kansas girl loves spending time at the beach, exploring Northern California, and most of all enjoying time with her husband.
Patricia, RDA (Registered Dental Assistant)
Patricia has been an RDA for 20 years and has been working side by side with Dr. Lawson since 2009. She was introduced to the world of dentistry at a young age through her father, who is also a dentist. She likes working at the Family and Cosmetic Natural Dentistry practice especially because of the focus and care Dr. Lawson places on her patients' overall health.
Outside of work, Patricia enjoys spending time with her kids. She also loves baking and cooking, and more recently has been enjoying the health adventure of paleo friendly cooking and baking. Healthy and delicious, homemade, and organic meals are her passion. Patricia is originally from Baja, Mexico.
Bianca, RDA (Registered Dental Assistant, RDH 2020)
Bianca received her Dental Assisting education from the Carrington College of California. Bianca loves to learn, pursuing many areas of knowledge in the health and well being fields. She is currently studying to become a dental hygienist and is very excited to help patients achieve their best individual oral health. She was drawn to dentistry from an early age and really enjoys providing dental care for all patients. She continues to expand her dental knowledge and infuses the office with her happy attitude and friendly manner.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her dog Lollipop.
Andrea, Insurance Specialist and Treatment Coordinator
Andrea has been in dentistry since 2004 when she began working as a Dental Assistant. She immediately knew she loved helping people meet their oral health care needs. She has tremendous knowledge about insurance and dental treatments, and her expertise is in providing comprehensive and knowledgable care by bridging oral health and financial guidance.
She truly enjoys solving insurance problems and being a connection for patients from the clinical setting to the front office.
Andrea is a Bay Area native and loves Bay Area sports! In her spare time, Andrea loves to spend time playing and watching sports with her son Cayden. She also loves to sing and enjoy her family.
Jessie Black, MS, NC (Certified Nutrition Consultant)
Jessie received her holistic nutrition certification through Bauman College and her M.S. in Integrative Health and Clinical Nutrition from Maryland University of Integrative Health. She is also certified in clinical homeopathy. She loves sharing her passion for nutrition and and enjoys working with patients to address health concerns and enhance their quality of life with gentle, sustainable changes.
She offers individual nutrition counseling as well as community workshops. You can find additional nutrition advice and resources at her website.
When not working, Jessie enjoys being a full-time mama to her sweet toddler and hanging out with her husband and family. She also enjoys reading, exercising, cooking, and especially learning— there is always a new project to tackle, new information to absorb, or a new language to explore!