Leah Chong, R.D.H

Background and Credentials

Leah received her Associates in Arts degree in Dental Hygiene from Cerritos College in 1997. She enjoys practicing clinical hygiene and she loves helping her patients achieve optimal oral health. She is attentive to her patient’s needs and she customizes periodontal therapy to address individual concerns.

She is a certified Arestin therapy expert and a published author. Leah enthusiastically educates and encourages her patients in ideal oral hygiene.


Stephanie Kern Amerian, R.D.A.E.F.

Background and Credentials

Stephanie has forty years of dental assisting experience. She is a Registered Dental Assistant with Extended Functions. She received her extended functions certification at the U.C.L.A. School of Dentistry.

This intense training included ninety hours of direct patient care and continuing education and this program culminated with a State Board Examination. She is proficient at dental assisting, fabricating provisional restorations, whitening trays, nightguards, placing retraction cord, and taking impressions. Stephanie puts her patients at ease as she expertly assists Dr. Novak.


Kim and Jessica

Kim has been working in the dental field for over 30 years. Her career in dentistry began as a dental assistant and she has embraced her current role as Appointment Coordinator. She enjoys interacting with patients and helping in the back office. She loves spending time with her family and she loves to bake!

Jessica has enjoyed working in the dental field since 2005. Her experience as a dental assistant has enhanced her skills as a treatment coordinator. Jessica discovered early on that she loves patient communication and she enjoys assisting patients with the complexities of their dental insurance. She is very knowledgeable in dental benefits, insurance billing and patient accounts. When out of the office, Jessica loves visiting the beach and having movie nights with her two daughters.