Meet Our Team | Tulare Dental Hygiene

We know that our office is only as effective and as welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we take pride in our friendly and well-trained team members! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment in a supportive and nurturing environment. We promise to speak candidly with you about possible treatments as well as any risks and associated costs of treatment, and how treatment can address your individual needs.

Janet Borrego

Office Manager

Hi, my name is Janet. I was born and raised in Canada where I started my dental career in 1988. I have worked for Dr. Drilling since 2001 as her office manager and thoroughly enjoy my job. I have had the pleasure of getting to know many of our patients, and I enjoy being a part of a great dental team.  When I am not at work I enjoy keeping busy at home with my husband and two teenage boys. 

Kim Ford, RDA

Registered Dental Assistant

Hi, my name is Kim. I have enjoyed my career as a Registered Dental Assistant since 1991. I joined Dr. Drilling and her staff in 2003. I'm most passionate about communicating with our patients and helping each one reach their individual dental goals all while in a calming, comfortable atmosphere. Outside the office I enjoy spending time with friends and family, my two children Kassidy and Jace, and attending their sport activities.

Abigail hamilton, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

I was born and raised in Visalia, where I still reside. I received my license as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2016 from Fresno City College and have been working for Dr. Drilling ever since.  I enjoy getting to know my patients and helping to create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere for everyone. In my free time I enjoy traveling with my husband, Jake and spending time with our animals at home. 

Jennifer Walker, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi, my name is Jennifer.  I am a Registered Dental Hygienist. I have been blessed to work in the dental field for over 20 years.  I am compassionate about keeping my patients comfortable and ensuring a positive dental experience.  In my spare time I love spending time with my family, enjoying the outdoors, and gardening.

Cass Manzo, DA

Dental Assistant

Hi, My name is Cass. I am fluent in Spanish. I was raised in Lindsay/Strathmore. I entered the dental field after earning my dental certification at San Joaquin Valley College in 2021. I joined Dr. Drilling and her dental team in 2022 as an assistant, while currently working on receiving my RDA.

I love working in the dental field and aspire to become a dental hygienist. My favorite aspect of my job is being able to be part of an amazing team. My calming personality helps comfort patients before, during and after their dental procedures.

Outside of dentistry, my interests include traveling, baking and spending quality time with my family and my puppy, Zara. 

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