Meet Our Dental Team in Bakersfield, CA

Our friendly team is excited to meet you! We are dedicated to providing quality dental care in Bakersfield, California. We welcome you to contact our office at 661-325-5751 to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. James Clark, and find out more about our services.

Holly Smiling
Holly – Office Manager, Registered Dental Assistant
Holly has 27 years of experience in the dental field, and she has been working with Dr. Clark since 2003. Holly knows our patients on a personal level, and it is her pleasure to treat each patient like a member of her family. Holly has many talents, but if we had to pick one, it would be her ability to navigate the world of dental insurance. She will work as a liaison between you and your insurance company to maximize the benefits you have paid for.
Sara Smiling
Sara – Registered Dental Hygienist
Sara graduated from the dental hygiene program at Taft College in 2011, and joined our team that same year. She regularly completes continuing education courses and is CPR certified. She does her very best to ensure that our patients receive the best oral healthcare possible and feel comfortable in a sometimes uncomfortable environment and situation. Sara loves being part of an office that feels like family. Outside of the office, Sara is a busy mother of two daughters and enjoys spending time with her family.
Sara Smiling
Dolores – Registered Dental Hygienist
Dolores graduated from the Taft College Dental Hygiene Program on 2019 and joined our team in May of 2020. She enjoys getting to know our patients and is excited to build lasting relationships with each person she meets. Dolores looks forward to a lasting career with her dental family here at Dr. Clark’s office and to offering our patients the highest quality of care and patient education. She is committed to putting her all into giving her patients the best possible care.
Ashley Smiling
Ashley – Registered Dental Assistant
Ashley joined our team in November 2016. She obtained her degree in dental assisting in 2015. Her calm and competent chairside assisting makes her a comfort to her patients and an asset to Dr. Clark. She has a passion for dentistry and it is reflected in her continued education and career goals. Ashley is also a true blessing to the front office as a patient coordinator. Any questions you may have she will be more than happy to help you with.
Candy Smiling
Candy – Registered Dental Assistant
Candy joined our practice in 2000 and received her Registered Dental Assistant certification in 2004. She and has been committed to providing her patients with comfort and quality care ever since. With her experience as a dental assistant, she really enjoys interacting with her patients and providing undivided attention while assisting Dr. Clark. Since Candy has been with the practice, she has continued to expand her skills and knowledge to stay current with the newest products and technology.
Debbie Smiling
Debbie
Now that the Clark children are grown, Debbie is spending her time assisting our patients and Dr. Clark. Her background is in marketing but she loves being at the office and helping in any way she can. You will find her at the front desk working with Holly. Make sure to stop by and say hello.

 

*Photography provided by Anna Clark at annaclarkphoto.com