Dr. Ljubica D. Petrasic, DDS
As a new dentist living in this area, I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. I graduated from University of Chile with highest honors in 1990. I have dedicated my career to cosmetic and family dentistry, oral medicine, children and adults with special needs and I have participated in dental research on preventive strategies while working as a clinical instructor for 10 years in Dental School. Also, I have participated in several dental programs to help the community. After completing all the requirements, I received my California Dental license in 2007. I am a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and Butte-Sierra Dental Society.
Dentistry has changed so much since I graduated 28 years ago; nowadays, everything is supposed to be done quickly and efficiently, which is understandable, but in my opinion, the quality time spent with my patients, listening to what their needs are, and helping them stay in good oral health, are still the most important principles that guide the way I practice dentistry. I am focused in preventive dentistry because I strongly believe it is the key to achieve good oral health that lasts over time. I think this is a community that will appreciate this kind of approach.
I invite you to visit our office for your dental care, I look forward to meeting each of you.
Crystal Walker, RDA
Registered Dental Assistant
She was born in Orange County, California and moved back to Grass Valley in 2006 with her family. Crystal has been a Registered Dental Assistant for the past 29 years. Her background is in general and family dentistry. Crystal is part of the team since January 2016.
Mollie Cuneo, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist
She was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mollie and her parents moved to the Sacramento suburbs when she was five. Mollie graduated from Sacramento City College Dental Hygiene program in 2008, with an Associates In Science, Dental Hygiene degree. Since becoming a hygienist, Mollie has worked in a variety of offices seeing very young toddlers, special needs patients as well as geriatric patients. Mollie has been a team member of our office since 2011
Front Office Coordinator
She was born in Santa Cruz, California and began her dental career at age 19 in a busy Oral Surgery Office in Watsonville. Nichole moved to Grass Valley with her family in 1993 and continued working in Oral Surgery until 1999. Then she discovered a new passion, working in Pediatric Dentistry and Community Service. After all these years of dental experience, she decided to continue working in the dental field as Front Office Coordinator. Nichole is part of our Dental Practice since 2012.