Sukut Dental has a highly qualified, expertly trained team to assist you in all aspects of your visit. From the hygienists and assistants to the ladies in the front office, you'll find a steady hand and an accommodating attitude, working hard to make you and your family's time with us both efficient and comforting.
Melissa Travis , R.D.A., O.M.S.A.
Lead Chair-side Assistant
Melissa is our lead chair-side assistant and has been working alongside our doctors for the past ten years. She is a certified Oral Maxillofacial Surgical Assistant through CALAMOS (California Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons). Melissa’s favorite thing about working at Sukut Dental is being able to visit with her patients. Her love for her patients keeps her job fun and worthwhile. She is fantastic at answering any questions you might have about the treatment needed. She excels at working with patients who are apprehensive and is much appreciated by our patients for her calming demeanor and attentiveness.
Melissa attended school in Michigan. She and her husband have two kids, Zoe who is 17 years old and Mia who is 13 years old. Melissa describes herself as a kind, caring, and compassionate individual. A favorite joke of hers is, “I used to think I was indecisive, but now I’m not so sure."
Karina Quiroz , D.A., O.M.S.A.
Oral Maxillofacial Surgical Assistant
Karina has been on the Sukut Dental team since 2011. She is currently a full-time student finishing her last year at Pasadena City College. While studying hard Karina continues to work for us part-time. Next, Karina will be transferring to UCI or Cal State LA with the end goal of becoming a dentist. She is a certified Oral Maxillofacial Surgical Assistant through CALAMOS. In Karina's free time she tends to her Boxer Pup, Chewy and is an incredible Auntie to her 2 younger cousins.