Meet the Staff

Periodontist and staff in Orange County 


Miss Becky Lara

Office Manager

Periodontal Office Manager in Orange CountyOriginally from Guatemala, I’m a mother of three wonderful kids. Having 21 years of experience in dental field, and working my way up from a chair side assistant to managing multiple offices, has given me a unique opportunity to expand my knowledge in multiple areas of dental field. I have been fortunate enough to attend many dental seminars and continuing education classes through the years.

I met Dr. Elyassian at a lecture he gave in the dental office I was working at, and was amazed of his knowledge. I actually kept his business card from that day with the intention of making an appointment with him as a new patient. Not only I became a loyal patient of his, but also ended up working for him in marketing, public Relations and as an office Manager. Working at such a state of the art office have been not only a wonderful learning experience but a great pleasure! Having been a patient of Dr. Elyassian and experiencing the amazing care he provides in a comfortable and pain free environment, has giving me the confidence to refer my friends and family to his office.

I love working with Dr. Elyassian not only because I get to see the amazing transformations, but because I value the unique relationships I build with each patient.

I enjoy spending time with my kids, love to travel and play volleyball.

Angelica Valencia

Receptionist and biller

Periodontal ReceptionistAfter working in the dental field for over 6 years, I decided to take a break in order to further advance my education. While being a wife, a mother of 2 children and holding a part-time job at a transitional center for battered women and children, I enrolled in college to obtain a degree in Criminal Justice. I received my Associates degree in Administration of Justice, and a Bachelors in Criminal Justice which opened the doors to became a youth counselor at a deviant behavior facility where I worked for 4 years. I then was presented with the opportunity to work alongside Dr. Elyassian and his team. Since working with Dr. Elyassian I have met many beautiful patients who have become like family. My passion has always been to help others in any way I can.

I enjoy teaching second, and third graders at Sunday school. I also love cooking and baking from scratch and during the holidays I attend several local charity locations to feed those in need. Furthermore I cherish my time spent with friends and family and enjoy our summer camping trips to different national parks. One of my favorite quotes; "I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples"– Mother Teresa

Luis Manzo

Dental Assistant

Dental AssistantPrior to working with Dr. Elyassian and his wonderful staff I worked in general dentistry for about six years. Throughout my years in dentistry I have gained a great deal of knowledge, not just in general dentistry but also in most dental specialties. I grew up in Orange County alongside both my parents and four siblings. During my free time I enjoy spending quality time with family and friends. Just as much as I enjoy working with an exceptional team, I enjoy providing quality customer care to all of our patients in order to make their visit comfortable and pleasant.


Dental Assistant

Dental AssistantI reside in Whittier California and am a mother of one. I have been working in the dental field for seventeen years providing excellent experience in both front and back office. Outside of work I enjoy spending quality time with my family. One of my favorite things to do is to devote most of my time to my granddaughter. She is such an amazing little girl that brings happiness to my heart. Throughout my career I have had the opportunity to meet great people. I got the pleasure to meet Dr. Elyassian through Miss Becky. It has been a great experience working with him because he has taught me so much about periodontal field as well as the new technologies that he applies in his daily services. One great characteristic that Dr. Elyassian has is that he cares for his patients and performs amazing work. I'm very grateful to be working with Dr. Elyassian and his amazing team. I look forward to working with him for many more years to come and continue to build great relationships here both with the staff and patients.

Claudia Walder RDH BS, BA

Dental Hygienist

Dental HygienistI am a Registered Dental Hygienist, with over 17 years of experience in dentistry. In 1999 I became a certified dental assistant, earned BA in Religious Studies from Pacific Union College in 2000, and continued my education in 2004, graduating from Loma Linda University with a BS in Dental Hygiene. As a dental hygienist, my goal is to build trusting relationships with my patients. I love to encourage and work together with my patients to teach good oral hygiene habits. My aim is to give each patient a positive experience with a gentle touch.   I bring knowledge from Europe, by having worked in Lucerne, Switzerland in a cosmetic and implant practice.   I enjoy spending time with my husband & two rescue dogs on the beach and traveling the world. I speak English, Spanish, and German. 


Periodontist and Staff