Meet Our Front Office Team
Sunny Larsen - Scheduling Coordinator, RDA
I have worked with this wonderful team since May 2006. I have been a Registered Dental Assistant since 2007, and became the scheduling coordinator around 2012 to broaden my knowledge in all areas of dentistry. Everyone here has become family; always safe and welcome. I have been married since June 28, 2008 and have been blessed with two sons. When I am not at work I like to spend time with my family and friends. We enjoy going to the lake and taking trips to Portland to visit my husband’s family. I love meeting our new patients and showing them they can trust us and feel confident that we will take care of all their dental needs
Tessa Hernandez - Hygiene Coordinator
I first started with Dr. Reading as a Hygiene Assistant in March of 2008, I moved into the Hygiene Coordinator position 5 years later. I feel complete at the end of every day knowing I am doing my very best to educate and help our patients maintain a healthy smile. I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else; I get the pleasure of working with the most warmhearted people, who I can call family. I feel excited to come to work every day and witness the excellent care that our patients receive from our staff and dental providers. I hold respect, loyalty and honesty at a high level. I feel like I genuinely care about others and always try to send love out. I believe I owe a lot of those qualities I have retained to the structure of my workplace. When I’m not at work you can find me spending quality time with family and friends. I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful children.
Jessica Velez - Administrative Assistant
I recently joined the team in July of 2019; it has been such a pleasure working with this group of people. They make you feel like family in no time! Born and raised in Yuba City, I married my high school sweetheart in 2011; we have 4 beautiful children. I have been in the dental field for 6 years, and I love what I do. I am so proud to be a part of a team that puts patients first. The doctors here are all amazing and I’m super grateful that I have been given this opportunity. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family. We typically are at baseball games or football games where I have the pleasure of coaching cheer. Other than that you can catch us camping or hitting up the beaches of California.
Lani Dal Porto - Social Media and Marketing
I became a part of this wonderful team in April of 2018 and every day here is a true blessing. From the second I walked in it always felt like home. I started my career in the dental field in 2010 right after graduating from high school. I was born and raised in Yuba City and now live in Live Oak with my husband and beautiful baby girl. If I'm not at work, you can find me spending time with my family and three dogs! I love being able to interact with the community on our social media accounts and getting to know our patients on a family-type level.
Anissa Kear - Insurance and Financial Coordinator
I became a part of this wonderful team in November 2017 and have really enjoyed my experience and work here. I have not only learned more about dentistry but I’ve learned a lot about myself because the doctors provide continuing education as well as personal growth opportunities. I love coming to work to learn something new every day and feel grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of a family that strives to provide beautiful smiles that will last a lifetime! I enjoy spending time with my friends, family, and dogs by having a barbecue and playing board games. I also love reading, shopping, and visiting the beach every opportunity that I can get!