MEET OUR DENTISTS
Eugenio Bedolla, DDS
After obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from California State University, Fresno, Dr. Bedolla went on to the prestigious University of California, San Francisco, where he obtained the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. After dental school, he continued his education by completing a year-long residency in general dentistry at the University Medical Center and the Veteran’s Hospital in Fresno, California. While in that residency, Dr. Bedolla received advanced training in all phases of dentistry to further his knowledge and clinical skills.
In his quest to become the best dentist he can be, Dr. Bedolla completed a 3-year course and became a graduate of the United States Dental Institute, which is a comprehensive orthodontic post-graduate program. Further, he has received advanced education on Orthodontics, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, and Temporomandibular disorders. He is also an active member of the Spear Education faculty club, which is an international club dedicated to excellence in restorative dentistry, dental occlusion disorders and full mouth reconstruction. Dr. Bedolla also trained with Dr. Dave Singh, a prolific researcher and educator on orthodontics and an expert on craniofacial development.
On a personal note, Dr. Bedolla was born and raised in Michoacán, Mexico and has been in California since 1990. He lives in Watsonville with his wife and two children. He enjoys spending time with his family, caring for his fruit tree orchard, walking his dog, reading, playing the guitar, or watching sports such as basketball, football and baseball. He is an avid fan of the San Francisco 49rs, Giants, Golden State Warriors, and of course, the Fresno State Bulldogs.
Dr. Bedolla is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Monterey Bay Dental Society, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the Hispanic Dental Association, and the Spear Faculty Club.
Jason Cook, DDS
A native Californian, Dr. Cook graduated from San Francisco State University, receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. He went on to graduate from USC’s School of Dentistry with a D.D.S. degree. Building on the rigorous clinical curriculum that USC is known for, Dr. Cook continues his dental education every year by attending courses that entail the latest treatments and technologies in dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry is a field that particularly interests Dr. Cook, as he continues to refine and enhance his technique through continuing education courses and seminars. Additionally, he is now happy to offer orthodontic treatment as a service to his patients. He is excited to help his patients achieve the smile that makes them happiest, whether with traditional braces or with Invisalign.
Since coming on board with Green Valley in 2013, Dr. Cook continues to strive to build on the excellence that this office is known for. In addition to providing top-quality care for the members of our community, Dr. Cook ensures that his patients are informed, comfortable, and satisfied with their treatment.
Thanks to receiving his dental education in such a culturally diverse city as Los Angeles, Dr. Cook has enjoyed treating patients from all walks of life. He was also provided the opportunity to provide extensive volunteer dental care to underserved children in rural areas, as well as treating members of the homeless population in downtown LA. These experiences, along with offering volunteer dental care in the mountains of Jamaica, have truly enriched his sense of the impact that dental care can have on an individual’s health and happiness.
When he isn’t practicing dentistry, Dr. Cook loves going camping and hiking with his wife Julie and their two kids. He is an avid music lover and guitar player, and loves to BBQ.
Dr. Cook is a certified Invisalign provider and is currently enrolled in the United States Dental Institute’s Orthodontic program. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Monterey Bay Dental Society.
MEET OUR TEAM
Our team is committed to always putting patients first because your health and smile are our top priorities. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent patient service in a relaxed setting. Our team is committed to continuing education to provide the very best that dentistry has to offer. If there is anything we can do to improve the comfort and ease of your visits, please do not hesitate to let us know.
Vanessa has been in the dental field since 2010 and with Green Valley Dentistry since 2013. She started as our Treatment Coordinator, where she has excelled at her job helping our patients maximize their insurance benefits and creating financial arrangements that work best for them. Her work ethic, excellent customer service and dedication to Green Valley Dentistry’s patients have always been her forte.
Vanessa looks forward to use her post as Office Manager to insure that you receive the great patient care that you deserve.
Zulma is our appointment coordinator, and her smile is the first thing you might see as you enter our office. She is very excited to be with Green Valley Dentistry, where she has the opportunity of doing what she loves to do: Welcoming our great patients and communicating with them as they get prepared to see the dentist or hygienist.
Zulma has been in the dental field since 2009 and joined Green Valley Dentistry in 2011. Zulma has always enjoyed working with people and at Green Valley Dentistry, she has the opportunity to meet and get to know each patient. Helping our patients reach their oral health goals, communicating with them and scheduling their dental appointments is her forte.
On a personal note, Zulma was raised here in Watsonville and has three brothers. She is happily married and enjoys cooking and traveling.
Gemma is our Financial Coordinator. She is the person you might want to talk if you have questions about your bill, or anything related to finances and billings. She is passionate about her work and is very excited to have the opportunity to meet each one of our patients.
Lupita is responsible for presenting treatment plans to our family of patients and creating a financial plan that works best for them. Patients depend on her help to maximize their insurance benefits so that they can look forward to great treatment at our office. She especially enjoys helping patients schedule the care they need and deserve, and making their appointments as convenient as possible.
Lupita has been in the dental field since 1996. She is a very sociable person, who loves to talk to our patients, get to know them and help them make informed decisions about their smiles and oral health.
Registered Dental Assistant
Beatris has been at Green Valley Dentistry for over 25 years and is the longest team member here. With her vast knowledge and experience, Beatris has helped Green Valley Dentistry become one of the most successful dental practices in Santa Cruz County. She has the quality of being able to build a relationship with each patient. Beatris has also excelled at helping our patients understand their dental needs, and works with our dentists to insure the successful delivery and maintenance of excellent dental care. In Beatris’ words, “My mission is to serve our patients, help them and exceed their expectations”.
Registered Dental Assistant
Maria has been with Green Valley Dentistry since 2003. She has been an advocate for our patients dental needs and we are so fortunate to have her on our team. Her knowledge and compassionate nature have helped our patients be at ease during their dental treatment. She is very knowledgeable of all dental procedures offered at our office and always puts patient’s welfare above everything else. She is gentle, professional and dedicated to her mission to help our patients obtain excellent dental care. In Maria’s words “I enjoy assisting with cosmetic procedures and improving patient’s smiles and confidence. I look forward to meeting you!”
Yoselin joined our practice in 2012. Since then, she has become a great partner on insuring the delivery of excellent patient dental care. Her primary role is the preparation of dental instruments, chair-side assisting, patient education, and just about anything else that is needed to make your visit as smooth as possible. In Yoselin’s words: “My greatest pleasure is seeing our patients happy after we have improved their smiles”.
Joanna is a graduate of Watsonville High School, class of 2013. After high school she decided she wanted to be in the dental field. She enrolled in the Santa Cruz ROP program and graduated in 2014 as a dental assistant. She feels that Green Valley Dentistry has given her the opportunity to enhance her dental skills. She enjoys working with people and feeling like she has made a difference in their smiles. She hopes to become an RDA in the future and continue to enhance her knowledge about orthodontics.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Melissa grew up on our beautiful central coast. She began working in the dental field in 2003 and has enjoyed educating and helping others achieve oral health so much that she decided to make the dental field her life long career. She attended Cabrillo College Hygiene program and graduated in 2009 as a registered dental hygienist.
In 2010, Melissa joined Green Valley Dentistry and we are so happy to have her on our team. Melissa is known for her gentle hands, excellent clinical skills, professionalism, enthusiasm and genuine care for her patients. She looks forward to meeting and welcoming you!
Registered Dental Hygienist
Hans is our latest addition to the Green Valley Dentistry’s family. He grew up in the small southern California town of Ojai, but moved to Santa Cruz 10 years ago. Firmly established within the community he has no plans of leaving this wonderful region.
Hans enjoys educating our patients about gum disease and teaching them the newest techniques to prevent disease. Hans looks forward to meeting you and assisting with any questions you might have about how to improve your personal hygiene!
When not in the office, Hans enjoys cycling, photography, and his dog Randy.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Melissa grew up in Washington State but fell in love with the California Coast the first time she visited 20 years ago and is thrilled to now call it home. She went to Carrington College in Sacramento and spent many years working in a Periodontal practice where she developed her knowledge of advanced periodontal conditions and strategies for its treatment. She strives to provide the highest level of treatment available while continuing to advance her knowledge and skills. Melissa takes great pride in helping to make a profound difference in peoples lives.
Aside from dental hygiene, Melissa is an avid cyclist and has a passion for hiking and trail-running.