Meet the STAFF

Our staff is a group of highly dedicated individuals that work as a team from the moment your child walks in until the moment your child leaves. Our staff ensures that your child feels comfortable and at ease through exceptional teamwork and an individual approach to the needs of each and every child.

Dr. Parti

With over 15 years of experience in pediatric dentistry, Dr. Arpana Parti is committed to providing dentistry in a fun, caring, and efficient manner. She and her wonderful staff work with children for one reason—they love kids. At Healthy Smiles, the goal is to guide these young patients and their families towards a lifetime of quality dental care.

Dr. Parti has lived and practiced dentistry in Bakersfield for nearly 20 years. She and her husband, local anesthesiologist Rajiv Parti, MD, have three children, Raghav, Ambika and Arjun. When she isn't working, Dr. Parti loves to travel, cook, and spend as much time as possible with her family.

"I feel like I am contributing and making a difference when I see kids overcome their dental fears and I see healthy and happy smiles after their treatment."

-Dr. Arpana Parti

Maria Vaquera Brown

-Office Manager

I am the office manager and have worked in the dental field for over 20 years, mostly working as insurance and billing coordinator and love what I do.

I enjoy greeting patients at the front desk, I also enjoy working with people and kids. My goal here is to make sure everyday is ran smoothly and efficient. In my spare time I like to hang out with the family, cook, watch movies, dancing, shopping, and one of my personal goals is to go whale watching. I just like having fun and enjoying life to the fullest.

Eileen Castro


Welcome to our office. My name is Eileen, I have been working with Healthy Smiles for 5years. We are a close knit family that takes pride in what we do. We all strive to make sure your child has the best dental experience possible. During your visit I will explain to you any treatment if necessary, answer any and all of your questions to the best of my knowledge and ability. I want all of our patients to leave our office knowing their child will be in great hands, with all questions answered and if you forgot something feel free to give us a call. I look forward to seeing you soon!

Maria Ramirez


Hello my name is Maria Ramirez and I am a Registered Dental Assistant. I have been working with Dr. Parti for over 7 years. During this time, I have enjoyed working with her and with the kids.

I like to talk with the kids in order for them to feel comfortable during their visit. I am very friendly and kind, so come and visit us at our office.

Candice Garcia

-Scheduling Coordinator

Hello to All! My name is Candice and I have been working with the Healthy Smiles family for almost 3 years. When you walk through our doors I am the first person to greet you and your family. As the scheduling coordinator I work with you to find an appointment that best fits your schedule, time, and needs. I also make sure all your benefits are in order before your child is seen.

I enjoy working with children and love seeing their little smiles when they come in to our office. Working in the dental field is like second nature to me. Growing up, my mother use to take me with her to work, she too
worked in the dental field for many years. In my spare time I love to shop
and spend time with my boyfriend and two dogs.

Treshe Butler

-Dental Assistant

Hello name is Treshe Allyssa Butler, I am a dental assistant at healthy smiles and have been working with the healthy smiles family going on two years. Working with children takes a lot of patience and I can gladly say that's what I have plenty of.

My goal is to ensure to teach my patients fun and easy oral hygiene techniques, and teach them that visiting Healthy Smiles Kids is an amazing adventure which will always ensure them a perfect smile.

Eyla Navarro

-Dental Assistant

Hi, Im Eyla Navarro I have been working with Dr. Parti for 5 years as a dental assistant. I enjoy working with the kids and making sure their experience is a wonderful one.

Sharon Sanchez

-Dental Assistant

Hello, My name is Sharon Sanchez. I have been a dental assistant for five years. I enjoy working with children of all ages.

I strive to create a fun and friendly environment at Healthy Smiles. I love working here and making your child's trip to the dentist a good one.

Melissa Arviso

-Dental Assistant

My name is Melissa I have been a dental assistant here at Healthy Smiles for almost 3 years.

I love working with children and helping them feel at ease with their dental treatment.

David Davis

-Dental Assistant

Well hello there ! My name is David Anthony Davis I have been a dental assistant for 3 years at this office taking X-rays of children's teeth.

I enjoy my job with a smile making sure parents and kids feel comfortable before seeing Dr. Parti at HEALTHY SMILES :)


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