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Meet The Team

Team member - Laser Dental Bakersfield

Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to communicate well with our patients and provide the best care possible.

Esmeraldo Umana - Laser Dental Bakersfield
Esmeraldo Umana

Dental Assistant

Jessica Lopez - Laser Dental Bakersfield
Jessica Lopez

Registered Dental Assistant

Chelsea Molato - Laser Dental Bakersfield
Chelsea Molato

Registered Dental Assistant

Silvia Maldonado - Laser Dental Bakersfield
Silvia Maldonado

Office Manager

Camille Molato - Laser Dental Bakersfield
Camille Molato

Dental/Office Assistant

Esmeralda Umana

Dr. Molato and I have been the dynamic dentistry duo for more than 25 years. I have been her dental assistant since she was an associate dentist at 8th and Alvarado Dental where we initially worked together in 1997. I joined Dr. Molato when she established her first dental office in Van Nuys in 1999. I recently worked with her in Simi Hills Dental from 2018-2019. I decided to move to Bakersfield with Dr. Molato in 2019 to be a part of the Laser Dental Bakersfield team. I believe in how Dr. Molato has served her patients for a quarter century. I have seen how she is able to help a lot of people with their dental needs. For me, this has been a very rewarding experience.

Jessica Lopez

I have been working with Dr. Molato since July 2021. Working with Dr. Molato has been an amazing experience especially knowing that we have been able to help many people to be more confident with their smiles and knowing that we are constantly making such a positive impact in people’s lives. I have learned a lot of stuff in dentistry and have seen so many instruments, dental materials, and equipment that I have never seen in the other dental offices I had worked for. The staff here has been so welcoming to me and my family ever since I became part of the team. In my free time, I love to spend time with my kids and fiancée and do what we love the most, which are road trips to discover new places.

Chelsea Molato

One of the reasons why I love being a dental assistant is because of the patient interaction. I have met some of the funniest, most interesting people while working at this job. Another reason why I love my job is because I get to spend more time with my best friend, my mom, Dr. Molato! I love working with the staff in all the dental offices that my mom has established. I have known them all my life because they have been with my mom for many years, and I basically grew up at the dental office. I joined the team when I was in 10th grade. I also enjoy attending dental seminars, where I get to meet very inspiring dentists, which help me envision myself as a future colleague.

I am on target to graduate from the Loma Linda School of Dentistry for the Hygiene/Dental Bridge program in 2022. I plan to enroll in the DDS program at Loma Linda in the Fall of 2022. I graduated from Cal State Northridge with a degree in Cell and Molecular biology in 2019. Even though I am a full-time dental student, I help the office remotely doing admin and billing. You can still see me work in the office from time to time when I visit Bakersfield.

Silvia Maldonado

I have been a part of Dr. Molato’s team since February 2021. My career in the dental profession started at Western Dental where I worked as a receptionist, and later worked as a customer service representative for Ashli Healthcare Inc. During my time at Ashli Healthcare, I developed leadership skills that later helped me become the Office Manager at Laser Dental Bakersfield. Since taking on this role, I have developed a passion for helping our patients achieve their oral health and cosmetic transformations by creating a custom treatment plan that is suitable for their budget and with their desired result. The most exciting part of my career is to see our patients walk out of the operatory with the smile they had been longing for. I leave the office every day with a smile knowing I took part in their journey to a smile transformation starting from the decision making of the patients. I am grateful for the opportunity Dr. Molato has given me, by entrusting me with her practice and employees, whom she treats as family. I enjoy working with this dedicated team, which works hard to meet our patient’s needs. I have 3 children, who love and support me and my career. I also enjoy spending time with my children and fiancé.

Camille Molato

I am the youngest daughter of Dr. Molato, and I practically grew up in her dental offices. That is why I consider our office as my second home. It is my pleasure to help the staff of Laser Dental whichever way I can whether in the back-office disinfecting and cleaning the rooms or in the front office making copies, filing and other tasks. It is a very rewarding experience to be a part of this extraordinary team of Laser Dental Bakersfield.

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