Meet Our Team
I am a San Francisco native, graduate of ICA ’68, and graduate of UCSF Dental Hygiene ’72 with a BS degree in Dental Hygiene. I married my high school sweetheart of 42 years, Dr. Ken Bianchi. I am the proud mother of Kevin Bianchi, Dr. Erin Panarelli, and Erik Bianchi. I am also the loving Grammy of Addison, Anthony, Katherine, and Colin. I consider all of my patients my extended family and my concern for their dental health and needs includes their overall well-being. They are not just my patients, but have become my long-time friends, and I take a personal interest in their lives. I welcome all new patients into our family practice and consider it a privilege to be your dental health provider. I strive to do a thorough job in order for you to have good dental health for your lifetime!
Registered Dental Hygienist
I earned my Associates of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2000 from San Joaquin Valley College in Visalia. I continued my education at the University of Pacific Dental School, where I earned an additional licensure in order to provide dental hygiene services to the homebound. I believe there’s nothing stronger than what nature gave you, so I’ve set the personal goal of helping patients keep and maintain their original teeth for as long as possible.
I was born and raised in San Francisco and attended St. Paul's High School. Soon after Dr. Bianchi became a dentist, I was his patient since childhood. I have been a dental assistant since completing the Dental Assisting Program at City College in 2001. I enjoy spending my free time with my family, dog, and two cats.
I received my Associates Degree in Applied Science, specializing in Dental Assisting, from City College of San Francisco. I am also certified in Basic Life Support. My passions include spending time with my family and friends, and during my spare time I love to create interior and exterior home designs. I also enjoy the outdoors, sightseeing, watching sports, and tuning into Netflix.
I earned an AS degree in Dental Assisting from San Francisco City College more than 25 years ago, and I’ve worked in the field of dentistry ever since. Over the years, I worked as a Registered Dental Assistant, Office Manager, and as a Dental Assistant instructor. I’ve learned a great deal, and I’ve loved every aspect of each experience. I was fortunate to spend 18 years working with Dr. Muncheryan, but I’m excited to join Dr. Sandy Shih’s awesome new team. I’m committed to making a difference in the lives of others, and I strive to make every patient feel comfortable and well-cared for. Some patients need a little extra TLC, and I’m more than happy to provide it.
Financial and Scheduling Coordinator
As a native San Franciscan, I've been in the dental field for the past 10 years and am loving every bit of it. I was classically trained by Shan-Yee Poon Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Goh Ballet of Canada, and the Royal Ballet of London. I make toys and paint during my own spare time—dental by day and an artist by night. I have the best of both worlds, and I can't complain!
Financial and Scheduling Coordinator
I stepped into the dental field rather unexpectedly in 2007 and have been privileged to work alongside fabulous professionals in this field since! At Ocean Avenue Dentistry, you will find me at our front desk, humming along with our team, ready to take your questions, assist you with optimum care for your dental needs, and schedule your appointments. Don't be surprised if you find me chatty with our patients too as they readily become part of our dental practice family—I love watching and sharing video clips of animals playing, being adorable, or just being their amazing natural selves.