• MEET OUR TEAM

iSmile Dental Care Team Members

Providing Excellence In Dental Care For Our Patients and Their Families

Dr. Faye G. Uy

Doctor of Dental Surgery
Your smile is important to me. That’s why I became a dentist! My staff and I work hard to create a fun and friendly atmosphere at iSmile Dental Care so that you and your family will not only feel comfortable but will enjoy coming to see us.

I obtained my Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from University of the Philippines in 1996. After that, I completed a postgraduate residency program in Oral Surgery at the Philippine General Hospital. In 1998, I became a full time dentist with a private practice. In 2006, I moved to Southern California where I worked in both corporate and private dental settings. On August 8, 2010 I opened iSmile Dental Care in Lakewood. It was a very proud moment for me!

Since that time, I have been privileged to serve the wonderful community of Lakewood and its neighboring cities. I am a big believer in minimally invasive dentistry and I strive to bring the very best dental care to my patients. This includes using state of the art technology and continually developing my skills and knowledge. I regularly attend dental seminars and workshops around the country to make sure I know what the latest developments are in the industry to serve my patients better.

When I am not in the office I really enjoy cooking and spending time with my family and friends.

My team and I look forward to seeing you and brightening your smile soon!

Alex

Registered Dental Hygienist
Hello, my name is Alex and I am your dental hygienist at iSmile Dental Care. I began my career in dentistry as a Registered Dental Assistant in 2008 and received my Associates in Dental Hygiene from Concorde College in 2013. What keeps me passionate about dentistry is caring for people and using my ability to help them maintain a healthy dentition.

Dentistry is very exciting because it is continuously evolving. As professionals, we seek new ways of improving patients’ overall well-being by achieving excellent oral health. I am currently back in school working on earning my dental degree.

In my free time, I love to exercise, go sight-seeing and attend live performances. I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve a healthy, attractive smile!

Jinky-Mae

Dental Hygienist
Welcome to our office! My name is Jinky-Mae and I am enthusiastic to share my knowledge and experience serving as your registered dental hygienist here at iSmile Dental Care. Before pursuing my dream as a hygienist, I was a dental assistant for 6 years working both front and back office. I also previously worked as an office manager.

Now, I am a proud graduate of West Coast University, with a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene. I pursued my dream to be a hygienist because I promised my grandmother that I would personally clean her teeth for her one day. Although I could not keep my promise because she left me too early, I'm sure she's very proud of me. Because of this, I feel a very strong connection with all of my patients and treat them like family. I personally take pride in changing lives one smile at a time (:

When I am not at the office, I spend as much time as I can enjoying the company of my family & friends. I stay active by regularly working out at the gym and doing Polynesian dancing and fire dancing.

I also find pleasure in traveling as it has enabled me to appreciate different cultures, savor exotic food and bask in breathtaking scenery.

Sandra

Office Manager
I started my career as a certified dental assistant in 2002. Educating patients and being able to give them comfort made me love this profession. I've been working with Dr. Faye since day 1. Being a part of and seeing iSmile grow has been one of the most rewarding experiences I've had.

Outside of work My husband Adrian and I have two handsome boys, Aaron and Aiden who keep us very busy. In our free time we enjoy traveling and exploring new places.

Ashley

Patient Coordinator
Hello! My name is Ashley and I am your patient coordinator. I am excited to be a part of this team that shares the common goal of ensuring the best care possible for our patients. Here at iSmile, we emphasize quality over quantity. We treat our patients like family. I am fairly new to the dental field and in a very short time, I have learned so much working alongside my knowledgeable peers. I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work in an environment that strives to keep up with all of the current techniques and technology that dentistry has to offer. One of my many tasks is to work with our patients and create a plan to help them achieve and maintain a happy, healthy smile. Seeing the joy and pride our patient take in their smile after their visit gives us an indescribable sense of fulfillment.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. They are my greatest supporters and I am grateful for all of the time I get with them. Creative is one of the words would best describe me. Learning new crafts and trying new projects are some of my favorite hobbies. It is so satisfying to finish a project that you created all on your own. If I am not with family I am most likely out traveling to experience new places and food.

I take great pride in being a part of such a passionate team and I look forward to meeting each and everyone one you.

Gerson

Patient Coordinator
Hello my name is Gerson. I have been working alongside Dr. Faye Uy since 2016. My career in the dental field started back in 2012 when I worked for a major dental supply corporation serving and assisting multiple offices. Fast forward to the present, I am now a patient coordinator here at iSmile Dental Care. Being a patient coordinator is more than just a title to me, it motivates me to provide the best service and care our patients deserve.

In my free time, I enjoy concerts and outdoor events because of the atmosphere and the memories I am able to create. Other things I do for entertainment include watching shows such as The Office, The Walking Dead, and occasionally listening to podcasts.

Joining the team has been very rewarding; everyone inspires me to surpass my limitations to be the best that I can be. I find fulfillment in seeing the joy in patients’ faces, knowing that our team made a difference in their lives. I look forward to helping and providing you with the best patient care.

Rachel

Registered Dental Assistant
With an accounting background, I started working in the dental field in 1991, taking on both front and back office responsibilities. Having gained the necessary experience, I challenged the Board Exam and got my RDA license in 1997. Through the years, I have witnessed the growth and advances in dentistry and while it has been very challenging for me to cope with modern dentistry, I feel blessed to be part of the iSmile team since Day 1.

I have observed how Dr. Faye incorporated the best products and modern technologies into her practice, how she untiringly studied to better herself, how she subjected her team through rigid trainings, and how she painstakingly hand picked every member of the team. I feel proud to share her commitment to giving our patients the best care possible.

Here at iSmile, we all share the same enthusiasm of creating a happy and pleasant environment for our patients. Seeing a glowing smile on our patients' faces is the goal that the whole team strives for! Because of our amazing team, coming to work is so enjoyable for me. iSmile is my home away from home.

Outside of work, I enjoy serving at church and sharing my faith. I have 2 sons who have given me 4 beautiful grandchildren. Adrianna, Charlotte, Isaiah and Ezra are my pride and joy! They keep me busy, happy and young!

Erika

Registered Dental Assistant
Hello, my name is Erika Mora. I am a Registered Dental Assistant at iSmile Dental Care. My main responsibilities include making sure every one of our patients is comfortable in the chair during treatment and to assist the doctor with different procedures.

I have been an RDA for over 16 years, having worked both front and back office. I prefer the back office duties because I feel I get a closer connection with our patients while in the chair.

As an assistant, I am exposed to the different specialties and people from all walks of life. I personally love working with kids, they make my day be fun! Speaking of fun, outside of work, I like to take long walks in the park with my three dogs: a Chihuahua named Chiquita, a Jack Russel named Nano and a Schnauzer named Rocco. I also enjoy watching basketball games and miss listening to Vin Scully on TV. Go Dodgers!

Sam

Dental Assistant
I graduated from the Registered Dental Assisting program at George Brown College Waterfront in Toronto, Canada in 2016. I believe in the value of a healthy, beautiful smile and enjoy contributing to help patients achieve the smile they have always desired. I understand that having a nice smile boosts an individual’s confidence and can be a life enhancing experience as well.

The leading-edge technology and equipment at iSmile Dental Care fascinate me and I utilize them to give the best patient care and experience possible. The office strives to be always on top with the best and latest technology and materials to achieve optimal efficiency and higher quality dental care. I am pleased that Dr. Faye and the entire team share the same vision.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, turning up with his friends, playing basketball, as well as taking care of my sneaker business.

WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY ABOUT US?

I've been going to Ismile for two years now, I love them very modern and up to date facility. Friendly staff who are very knowledgeable and make sure you are satisfied with your consultation. Today I decided to try the zoom whitening service they offer and my results are awesome! I highly recommend them to friend and family. Anytime your a patient, you don't have to be bored and stare at the ceiling because they have a tv right over you and you get to chose what type of movie or show you want to enjoy while they work on ur smile.

Teresa G.

Artesia, CA
Been a part of Dr Faye's extended family for 5+ years. Outstanding service. First impression is everything... Clean office and greeted with friendly office staff. Never waiting more than a few minutes. Dr. Faye is so nice with great bedside manner. She always makes you feel important. She always takes the time to speak with me to make sure I understand the dental plan & everything  that's happening. She and her staff are very knowledgeable and well versed on latest technology in the industry.  Me and my 3 daughters come here and are ALWAYS pleased. From the greeting at the door to the hygienist to Dr. Faye, you will get EXCELLENT service and treated like family.

Lori C.

Long Beach, CA
I've been going to I smile dental care for a while now and I love everything about it ! The patient care is amazing! Never had a cavity! Doctor is amazing ! Alex the hygienist is so great! Can't forget the receptionist Ashley Gonzales ! Thank you so much I smile for taking care of me and my teeth !

Taylor G.

San Pedro, CA
Very professional and friendly staff. They don't miss your name if you're one of their patients already. They always make you feel welcome. My kids like it here as they can watch Netflix during their appointment. No long waiting time if you have appointment unlike others.

JL M.

Lakewood, CA
Been a part of Dr Faye's extended family for 5+ years. Outstanding service. First impression is everything... Clean office and greeted with friendly office staff. Never waiting more than a few minutes. Dr. Faye is so nice with great bedside manner. She always makes you feel important. She always takes the time to speak with me to make sure I understand the dental plan & everything that's happening. She and her staff is very knowledgeable and well versed on latest technology in the industry. Me and my 3 daughters come here and are ALWAYS pleased. From the greeting at the door to the hygienist to Dr. Faye, you will get EXCELLENT service and treated like family. A

Lori Cisneros

Google Reviewer
iSmile Dental Care is an Outstanding place for your dental needs. As a first time patient at iSmile Dental Care,I am beyond satisfied and would definitely recommend to everyone who is in need of a dentist. When I first came to iSmile Dental Care,I was in so much pain and very fearful. Dr Faye and staff made me feel very comfortable and ready to answer my questions and made me feel at ease. They go above and beyond to calm my fears. iSmile Dental Care has a very knowledgeable,professional and friendly staff. Alex the Dental Hygienist is Awesome!! I greatly appreciate his patience,kindeness and his hard work. He is always ready to listen to my questions and concerns and makes sure I feel comfortable at all times. I am very happy to have him as my dental hygienist. Overall,my experience at iSmile Dental Care was phenomenal.. Thank you Dr Faye and staff for such an Outstanding service. I am one happy patient who will definitely look forward to come to future appointments at Smile Dental Care.

Maria Bonilla

Google Reviewer
Love, love, love my dentist and the entire staff! They are efficient, punctual, and kind! No one ever up sells or convinces you that you need additional services!

Rosalyn Hairston

Google Reviewer
Awesome service. Feels like family.

Patricia Artiga-Cortez

Google Reviewer
This place will give you the idea how great the Doctors and staff should be. Very warm staff. They gave me a tour around and i can tell that they are really professional Dentists who can really address my needs. Usually, whenever I visit a dental clinic I can only see a dental chair, but this clinic is fully equipped with advanced machines to make sure every option is available. Dentists were very accomodating especially Dr Faye Uy. I will surely go back and this will now be my Dental Clinic and for my family. Thank God!

Ferdie Talam

Google Reviewer
I have to say EVERYONE here is GREAT! I am such a big baby when it comes going to the dentist they were very patient with me and very kind and explained everything they were going to do, they always made sure I was comfortable and if I felt anything they numbed me more I have to say I I haven't been to the dentist in 7 years because of fear but everyone at ismile made me feel relaxed and I will be visiting again in six months for my cleaning. The office is very clean very up-to-date.

Karen M.

Lakewood, CA