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Dental Arts Practice | Our Team in Walnut

Dental Arts Practice Dentistry for the Quality Conscious


 Dr. Maxwell Nazari, DDS, MS  - Dr. Otis Chong, DMD, MMSc - Dr. Armen Mardirossian, DDS, MS


Our Team

Patient Relations

Building great relationships with our patients is the foundation of our practice.  Our patient relations team will guide you through your experience from welcoming you, treatment planning, insurance relations, and lending a caring presence throughout your relationship with us.


Joanie Kaliher - Treatment Coordinator

Joanie was born in San Francisco, but grew up and spent most of her life in Southern California. She has been working in the dental field since 1972, originally working as a dental assistant. She has two sons and two dogs. Her hobbies include kickboxing, golfing with her husband, reading, and rooting for her favorite team, the 49ers. She has completed two marathons and several other 5K charity walks that benefit cancer research.  Joanie recently became a grandmother and loves spending her free time with her granddaughter and grandson.

Portrait_Sheila_W.jpg   Sheila Salazar - Accounts Receivable & Treatment Coordinator
Sheila is originally from Riverside, CA and lives with her grandsons. She spends much of her free time reading and watching old movies, but she is actively involved with her church as well. 
    Evelyn Ramirez - Treatment Coordinator
Evelyn was born in Los Angeles, CA. When she is away from our busy office she enjoys watching baseball, going on hikes, camping, traveling, and fishing but most importantly spending time her family. Evelyn has been in dentistry for 25 years and has extended knowledge in both back and front office.


Dental Assistants

The dental assistant is an important relational and clinical extension of the doctor and our assistants take great pride in caring for our patients both in and out of the dental chair.  Our dental assistants take personal responsibility in continually bettering themselves in all aspects of dentistry and are a joy to work with.

Portrait_Debra_W.jpg   Debra Anastasi, RDA
Debra was born and raised in Los Angeles and has been working in the dental field since she finished high school.  She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and stepdaughter, and doing anything and everything outdoors.  On weekends, you will typically find her and her husband out boating on the river, camping, hiking, or off-roading.  She also enjoys photography, particularly of the beautiful locations she encounters on her outdoor adventures.
Candice Castro, DA
Candice has been working as a dental assistant here at Dental Arts Practice for 13 years and is originally from Pomona. In her free time, Candice enjoys doing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, so be careful not to cross her! She and her husband have 4 wonderful children who also practice Jiu-Jitsu.

Becky Quintana, RDA
Becky has over 25 years of experience as a dental assistant. She grew up in La Puente, California and loves to spend time with her 8 grandchildren when she is not here in our office. Becky loves reading books, working on her garden at home, and is also an active member of her church.