We are a well trained team of dental professionals that have been working together with children for many years.

Our staff of dentists, registered dental assistants and office administrators is committed to serving children and supporting their caregivers. Whether our patients are just a few years old and visiting a dentist for the first time, or well into their teenage years, patients off all ages enjoy trips to Dr. B’s and receive the best care possible at each stage of their development.

Ana Chan-Low

Ana Chan-Low

Office Manager

Ana has been an office manager for Dr. Barrera’s for almost 17 years! Before joining Dr. Barrera’s team she was a pastry assistant for 3 years. With her history and experience at Dr. Barrera’s she oversees the day to day tasks of the practice and maintains a comfortable and smooth running office. She enjoys meeting new people and making new friendships with patients. Ana is a Chinese descendant born and raised in Mozambique, Africa and then moved to Brazil and lived there for 15 years. She’s been in the bay area since 1998. Ana is fluent in Portuguese, a little Spanish & Cantonese. In her spare time, Ana enjoys baking, hiking, gardening and spending time with her family, friends and 2 dogs, Cooper & Molly. She is always on the search for a great pastry shop with a nice cappuccino!

Cathy Barajas

Cathy Barajas

Sterilization Technician

Cathy has been a Sterilization technician at Dr. Barrera’s since 2002. She has been in the dental field since 2002.

She decontaminates and sterilizes instruments, medical supplies and equipment, and assembles wraps and sterilizes trays of instruments. She follows proper Standard Precautions while in decontamination and sterilization areas. She was born and raised in Michoacán, Mexico and has been living in the bay area for 20 years. Cathy is fluent in Spanish. She has 4 wonderful children.

Outside of work, Cathy enjoys working out, being outside at the park and spending quality fun time with her kids, family and friends.

Yesenia Picazo

Yesenia Picazo

RDA

Yesenia has been a Registered Dental Assistant at Dr. Barrera’s since 2015. She earned her Registered Dental Assisting at San Jose City College and has been in the dental field since 2008. She loves working at Dr. Barrera’s because she knows the office is dedicated to giving each patient the most comfortable dental care possible. Yesenia does her absolute best in helping her patients improve their dental education and experience. She was born and raised in Cuernavaca, Morelos and has been living in the bay area for 15 years. She is fluent in Spanish. Yesenia has two children. Brandon is 6 and Sherline is 5 years old. In her free time she enjoys going to the gym and spending time with her family and friends.

Maria Elena Arteaga (MEA)

Maria Elena Arteaga (MEA)

RDA

Vi has been a Registered Dental Assistant at Dr. Barrera’s since 2003. She earned her Registered Dental Assisting at San Jose City College and has been in the dental field since 1993. Vi’s passion in life is helping patients feel relaxed and overcome any dental fears, treating them just like family. Her sweet, gentle personality makes patients feel relaxed and puts smiles on their faces. She was born and raised in Vietnam and has been living in the bay area for 25 years. Vi speaks fluent Vietnamese. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with family, crafting, hiking, fitness, and meditation. She also loves to travel anywhere her friends and family wants to go.

Vi Nguyen

Vi Nguyen

RDA

Yesenia has been a Registered Dental Assistant at Dr. Barrera’s since 2015. She earned her Registered Dental Assisting at San Jose City College and has been in the dental field since 2008. She loves working at Dr. Barrera’s because she knows the office is dedicated to giving each patient the most comfortable dental care possible. Yesenia does her absolute best in helping her patients improve their dental education and experience. She was born and raised in Cuernavaca, Morelos and has been living in the bay area for 15 years. She is fluent in Spanish. Yesenia has two children. Brandon is 6 and Sherline is 5 years old. In her free time she enjoys going to the gym and spending time with her family and friends.

Lucy Carlos

Lucy Carlos

Schedule Coordinator

Lucy is the friendly face to greet you at the front desk at Dr. Barrera’s. Lucy has been in the dental field for over 15 years. She keeps the office running efficiently with her warm welcome and scheduling duties. Lucy loves interacting with patients who walk through the door. She is especially good at making them feel relaxed and at ease when they come in for their appointment. Lucy was born and raised in Terceira, Azores Island and has been living in the bay area for 49 years. Lucy speaks fluent Portuguese. She has been happily married for 42 years and has 3 children. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her 4 grandchildren. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors camping and loves cooking.

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