Meet the Staff


Helen Alves

Registered Dental Hygienist

Helen has been with us since October 2007. She graduated as a Golden Scaler recipient in the Class of 2003 from Chabot College. She is passionate about her career and stays up-to-date with her continuing education. She cherishes the relationships she has made with her patients over the last 11 years.

When she’s not maintaining beautiful smiles, she is spending time with her family. Her son and daughter keep her on the go. She is very active in their school and church communities.  Her favorite pastime is dancing in her Portuguese folklore group with her kids!


Maria Ortiz

Registered Dental Assistant

Maria has been a Registered Dental Assistant for 10 years. Her favorite part about working in dentistry is making patients feel comfortable in the dental office during visits. Maria is happy to be part of a practice that provides high-quality dentistry in a gentle, caring environment.

She is currently continuing her education by finishing her prerequisites for Dental Hygiene school. Outside of work, Maria loves spending quality time with her husband and three children. Her hobbies include going to the gym, hiking, and listening to live music.


Gabriela (Gaby) Padilla

Registered Dental Assistant/Front Office

A Registered Dental Assistant, Gaby has been in the dental field since 2002. Besides her work in General Dentistry, she has worked in Periodontology for 14 years. She joined Lambing Dental (now Newbury Dental) in 2016 as part of the front office staff and works with us two days per week. She gets along very well with all of her co-workers and always comes to work with a positive attitude.

During her free time, she enjoys gardening, outdoor activities, traveling and spending quality time with her husband and three children.


Sheila Pfefferkorn

Front Office Manager

Sheila has been in the dental field since 2013. Her favorite part of working at Newbury Dental is spending time with an awesome crew of not just co-workers, but friends who make coming to work enjoyable.

When she is not at work, she enjoys hiking, gardening, painting, cooking for family and friends and traveling with her boyfriend to his softball tournaments almost year-round. Most of all, she cherishes the time spent with her three children.