Mara Sandi, CDA
Mara was born and raised on Maui. She started working as a dental assistant after high school in 1996 where she first met Dr. Vallejos and Nora. Mara’s passion for dentistry blossomed as she attended numerous classes and dental seminars with the team.
Some of these classes include: Blatchford Practice Management, Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies Seminars, and Occlusion Connection Continuing Education. Although she started as a dental assistant, Mara’s genuine care for her patients steered her to the front side of the office where she was able to provide individualized comprehensive care for her patients; she is currently the office’s patient care and financial coordinator, as well. Alongside Dr. Vallejos, she is in charge of keeping the entire office running smoothly.
Mara’s knowledge of dentistry and practice management hasn’t gone unnoticed. Shortly after becoming a certified dental assistant in 2003, Mara was offered a position as the Dentrix Office Trainer for Maui, which is the software used by many dental offices. She was also offered a teaching position at the University of Hawai’i Maui College where she teaches clinical dental radiology and classroom dental practice office management.