Meet Us

Our Team

Administrative Staff

Meet Emileigh, Office Manager

Hi my name is Emileigh and I’m the Office Manager here at River Oaks Dental. I’ve been here for over 10 years! I really enjoy working here and building relationships with all of our patients! We have an incredible staff and wonderful patient base that continues to grow. If I’m not in the office you can find me spending time with my family and friends. I currently have one little boy, and a new baby girl. I look forward to meeting you at office!

Meet Jodi, Accounts Receivable

Hi, my name is Jodi. I been at River Oaks Dental for 11 years. I have worked in the dental field for 24 years! I graduated from Western Career College (now Carrington College) as a dental assistant. To further my career I took the California state board test to become a Registered Dental Assistant. To keep my license active I attended continuing education courses and try to keep up with all the new trends in dentistry. I love the insurance/billing aspect of dentistry and do my best to get our patients the most out of their dental benefits! Call me if you have any questions, I'm always happy to help you make an informed decision regarding dental companies and the benefits that they offer. I've been married for 21 years and have 2 FUR children. I enjoy reading, traveling, bowling and house boating. I enjoy working with all the great people here at River Oaks! You should come by and meet us!

Meet Tennley, Hygiene Coordinator

Hi my name is Tennley Putman-Matthews. I work in the front office and will usually be the one to greet you upon your arrival, as well as helping you schedule appointments with your hygienist. I have been in the dental field for 26 years and I love helping people! Before working up front I worked as a RDA assisting the doctor when seeing patients. I have been married for 18 years and have two miniature poodles. If there’s anything I can do to help your visit to the office go more smoothly, please let me know. I look forward to seeing you soon!

Restoration Specialists

Meet Melinda (RDAEF2)

Hi, my name is Melinda! I have been an RDA for over 15 years and am now licensed as a RDAEF2. I originally came from the small town, Orland. I have three children- 2 boys and a girl, with another baby boy on the way! My family enjoys the small town atmosphere of Yuba City and the friends we have created here. My favorite thing to do is spend quality time with my children. I look forward to getting to know all of my patients, which is the most enjoyable aspect of my job. I love meeting new people, hearing about their lives, and educating them on all the wonderful aspects of dentistry!


Meet Adria (RDAEF)

My name is Adria, I was born in Colusa, but I grew up in Marysville. I have been married for over 29 years to my high school sweet heart. We have two wonderful sons that we love spending time with. I am an RDAEF and have been assisting for over 30 years (I took 10 years off to be with my boys). Our family loves entertaining friends and watching football.

I have been working with River Oaks Dental for over 10 years and have made it my home away from home. We have wonderful patients (the best), and my co-workers are my extended family. I enjoy coming to work because I can be myself. All of us here at River Oaks Dental support each other and together we shine bright. Come check our office out, I guarantee you will feel right at home here!

Meet Ronda (RDA)

Hello. My name is Ronda Savage and I have been an RDA for over 24 years. I have lived in the Yuba-Sutter area all of my life and love the small town feel that we are so blessed to enjoy here. I have been married for over 28 years and have 4 children. We love traveling, camping and hanging out with friends. We attend church at The Bridge of Yuba City where we have an awesome family of believers that have encouraged us through many rough times. I love my job and all the people I work with here at River Oaks Dental and feel privileged to be a part of such a wonderful team of people that I call my friends. Can't wait to see you and participate in transforming your smile. We love to make people smile. God Bless.

Meet Gaylene (RDA)

Hello, my name is Gaylene and I am a Registered Dental Assistant here at River Oaks Dental. I graduated from Western Career College Dental Assisting in 1989. I have worked most of my dental career for Dr. Pelton. I was born and raised in Lakeport and moved to Yuba City in 1979. In my spare time I enjoy gardening, boating and spending time with family. I have a wonderful husband and 2 grown children that have blessed me with 2 beautiful granddaughters. I love my position here at River Oaks Dental and I enjoy chatting with all of our patients. Take Care and I will see you at your next appointment!


Meet Ashley (RDH)

My name is Ashley and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist. I live in Plumas Lake with my husband. We have 2 little boys and 2 dogs. I have worked for River Oaks Dental for over 10 years, first as a dental assistant, and now a hygienist. When you visit our office you too will see the many reasons why I absolutely love working at River Oaks Dental!

Meet Jessica (RDH)

Hello, my name is Jessica and I'm a Registered Dental Hygienist. Before I joined the team here at River Oaks Dental in June of 2015, I worked for Dr. Pelton for the 10 year prior to that. I live in the Yuba-Sutter area with my husband, my two sons and my two lab dogs. I enjoy spending time with my family, I love anything that involves being outdoors either it be fishing with my husband, hiking or taking my son to the park.

As being a hygienist I have had the ability to grow and learn new things, and hope to continue the same here at River Oaks Dental. With that I have had great pleasure in providing our patients with the knowledge and tools in order to maintain a healthy smile. I really enjoy what I do and I hope to meet you soon.

Meet Sandi (RDH)

Hello! My name is Sandeep and I am honored to be a part of the team at River Oaks Dental. I joined this wonderful practice in 2006. I have two beautiful children and another one on the way, with my amazing husband. I absolutely love outdoor activities, especially the ocean. That's a little bit about me... can't wait to meet you and put a sparkle in your smile!