Staff

Edith Pallencaoe

Dentist, D.D.S.

    Dr. Edith M. Pallencaoe grew up in San Diego and graduated from UCLA School of Dentistry in 2000. She completed an elective, one year General Practice Residency at the San Diego VA Medical Center in 2001 and practiced general dentistry in San Diego for 2 years before moving up to Paso Robles in 2003 to be with her husband, Dr. Douglas J. Harrington, who is an orthodontist and pediatric dentist here in town.

    Both Drs. McFarland and Pallencaoe live in Paso Robles and met while associating together in a local dental practice.  As luck would have it, they worked really well together, shared the same dental vision and philosophies, and decided to start a dental practice together in 2005.

    Drs. McFarland and Pallencaoe are both members of the local Central Coast Dental Society, the California Dental Association and the American Dental Association.

    Kathryn A. McFarland

    Dentist, D.D.S.

      Dr. Kathryn A. McFarland grew up in Vancouver, Canada and graduated from Loma Linda School of Dentistry in 1991. She practiced general dentistry in San Diego and associated and partnered in private dental practices in San Diego County for 9 years before moving up to Paso Robles in 2001.

      Both Drs. McFarland and Pallencaoe live in Paso Robles and met while associating together in a local dental practice. As luck would have it, they worked really well together, shared the same dental vision and philosophies, and decided to start a dental practice together in 2005.

      Drs. McFarland and Pallencaoe are both members of the local Central Coast Dental Society, the California Dental Association and the American Dental Association.

      Gena

      Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

        Gena was trained and worked as a dental assistant for five years before pursuing her passion in dental hygiene. She graduated from Northern Arizona University Dental Hygiene Program in 1998 and has been a practicing hygienist ever since. Gena has been with Gateway Dental Practice since 2005.

         

         

        Holly

        Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

          Holly started her career as a dental assistant for seven years before becoming a hygienist. She graduated from San Joaquin Dental Hygiene Program in 2000. Holly has been with Gateway Dental Practice since 2006.

           

           

           

          Chelsey

          Dental Assistant (DA)

            Chelsey completed her dental assistant certification at Gallen College in 2000. She has had advanced assistant training in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. Chelsey has been with Gateway Dental Practice as a dental assistant since 2006.

             

             

             

            Carey

            Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
            & Administrative

              Carey has been in the dental field since 1998 and has been trained as both dental assistant and dental office receptionist. Her love of people has kept her in the dental profession. Carey applied for her Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) certificate in 2018. We have been very fortunate to have Carey on our Gateway Dental Practice team since 2007.

               

               

              Candy

              Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
              & Administrative

                Candy completed her Registered Dental Assistant program at Orange Coast College in 1972 and has been in the dental profession since. She started training and working as a front office receptionist and dental billing since 1994. Candy has been with Gateway Dental Practice since 2008, left the area in 2013, and happily rejoined our family in 2015.

                 

                 

                Ana

                Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) &
                Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

                  Ana is amazingly dedicated to dentistry. She received her Registered Dental Assistant license thru Allan Hancock College in 2007. She continued to train and received her specialized certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant in 2013. We were happy to hire Ana as our newest hygienist when she completed her Dental Hygiene Certification and Associate Degree from Taft College in 2017.

                   

                   

                  Raina

                  Administrative

                    Raina started working in the dental field in 2010. She was highly interested in the administrative aspect of dentistry that she completed a degree in Health Care Administration thru LA College International in 2011. Raina has been a part of our dental team since April 2013.

                     

                     

                    Jesse

                    Administrative

                      Jesse started as a dental assistant with experiences as a Care Giver and Dental Laboratory Technician. Jesse loved the administrative side of dentistry and she became office managers at several dental offices before joining our dental family in 2017.

                       

                       

                       

                       

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