When you walk into the office, I’ll be the first happy face to greet you. If we haven’t met already, here’s a little bit about me. I’ve been in the dental profession for 20 years. I am a transplant to this area, originally from Visalia, in the Central Valley of California. I moved here in 2010 with my husband Peter, who is a professional musician and a music educator. I have 3 adult children, Sean, Chloe and Mariah, and two grandsons, Ryden and Wolfgang.
I’m a musician as well, playing keyboards and singing in a cover dance band called Higher Ground, so you might catch me performing in Burbank, Calabasas or the surrounding Valley. I’m very thankful and proud to be a part of the Kutlay crew and look forward to meeting and welcoming you to our dental family.
Vanessa Office/Financial Manager
Vanessa graduated from Career Care Institute in 2005 for Dental Assisting. She has been highly motivated for the last 16 years and ensures patients and staff alike with her passion for giving the best dental experience and satisfaction. Vanessa has admired the aesthetic look of dental work and strongly feels that before any patient leaves the office they have an understanding of what they are getting done and all of their financial obligations. She has worked in all positions from back to front office duties, including marketing and dental educational seminars.
She knows that no single approach is the right one for every individual, which makes her very experienced in the field of dentistry. She has opened 3 dental offices and managed for over 10 years. Approaching these positions head on made her appreciate the dental community and has been part of the San Fernando Dental Society and Antelope Valley Chambers to help with community events.
Dental Hygiene Staff
I have been in the dental field for over 20 years. I worked 13 years as a Registered Dental Assistant before deciding to pursue dental hygiene. I graduated from Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC in 2012 with a Bachelor’s in Dental Hygiene. As a dental hygienist I strive to make patients feel at ease while providing the utmost care and giving them an overall pleasant experience. My husband and I have been married for 22 years. We have a son and a daughter. We enjoy camping and concerts in our free time. After 24 years in my previous office, I am fortunate and very happy to have found Dr Kutlay and be a part of his amazing team!
I’m Lisa Clyde. I live in Valencia with my awesome husband Andy. We have four amazing kids that are excelling as young adults. We couldn’t be more proud of them.
I am a Registered Dental Hygienist. I attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. It is a top notch program that I was honored to graduate from. I have been a hygienist for many years and I still love going to work every day.
I have been part of this practice since 1994. I worked for Dr. David Tanner for 25 years and now work for Dr Sean Kutlay. I truly feel I have been blessed to practice under such highly skilled dentists. Sean is not only a great dentist, he is just such a good guy. He runs our robust office with a mixture of expertise and fun. You are just going to love our place.
We are focused on building relationships with our clients. You are never just another patient. We have a relaxed atmosphere that creates ease and trust. I am really excited to meet you and help you achieve all your dental health goals.
Dental Assistance Staff
I grew up in the Santa Clarita Valley, and I graduated from Canyon High. I graduated from the Dental Assisting program at National Education Center in 1984. I have since been in Dentistry for 37 years, and I have been a RDA for 36 years. I love the artistic side of dentistry. I enjoy helping people achieve healthy beautiful smiles. I find it very rewarding to help make people want to show off their smile! My hobbies are hiking, traveling, watching football, and tennis. I like walking on the beach.
Jenn has been working in dentistry for over 20 years. She has been happily married for 23 years and has two amazing kids in college. Jenn spends her free time traveling, hiking, obsessing over true crime and petting any four legged creature with fur.
Leticia, RDA, EF-2
My name is Leticia Calderon. I am a Registered Dental Assistant with Extended Function licensed by the State of California, also known as a restorative assistant. I attended UCLA for the RDAEF2 course, which I completed in 2010. I have more than 28 years of experience in all aspects of dentistry and specialties from general dentistry to oral surgery and oral sedation to IV sedation. I am also a CDA-certified dental assistant instructor. I started my career as a dental assistant at the age of 19. I can proudly say that I enjoy my career and find it very rewarding, and I love making a difference in people’s lives.
My family has always been very supportive throughout my career. I have been married for 27 years and have three beautiful children, 2 sons and 1 daughter. I truly believe that I have been blessed throughout my life. I am excited and very happy to be part of this wonderful dental practice that is devoted to their patients’ well-being and beautiful smiles.
Mary attended Concorde Career College in North Hollywood for her dental assisting program and immediately became passionate about the dental field, taking on leadership roles among her peers. Shortly after graduating from her program, Mary passed the licensure exam to become a registered dental assistant. She has grown her skills and expanded her knowledge over the years, and remains eager to take advantage of opportunities to become better and better.
Mary’s compassionate personality makes her patient’s experience in the dental chair at ease, and she takes pride in her ability to educate her patient regarding their oral health.
Aside from her passion in dentistry, Mary enjoys going to concerts, hanging out with her loved ones, going to the beach, discovering new places to eat and staying active.
Mary plans to further her career in the dental field and become a hygienist in the near future. Until then, she is devoted to providing the best possible care for her patients.
Julian is currently studying human biology at California State University, Northridge. In the future, he plans on attending dental school and has an interest in specializing. In his free time, Julian loves going to the gym, attending USC football games and cooking.
Hi! My name is Paige and I’ve been a dental assistant for two years. I graduated from Santa Clarita Dental Assisting School at the top of my class and always strive to be the best. I love working in the dental field and aspire to become an Endodontic specialist. I enjoy comforting and conversing with the patients but most of all watching them leave with a confident smile! I love spending my free time outdoors at the beach or snowboarding.
Dr. Fahtema, DDSDental Associate
Dr. Sadat went to the prestigious New York University Dental School. Since graduating she has been honing her skills in cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, and orthodontic treatment. Dr. Sadat makes it a priority to provide her patients high quality dental care with a calm and compassionate nature. She takes the time to listen to her patient’s needs and concerns and ensures they feel comfortable every step of the way. Dr. Sadat is a native of Los Angeles. In her spare time she enjoys going to the beach, traveling and trying out new restaurants.