Rebeca- Dental Assistant
Hi, my name is Rebeca. I started my dental career as a dental assistant here at Dentistry by Design. Throughout the years of working alongside Dr. Tapia, I saw the amazing things our dentists were doing and that inspired me to continue to expand my skills. I have now been working at Dentistry by Design for the past 13 years and I currently work as the office coordinator. My passion, commitment, and the relationships I have created with my patients continues to fulfill my experience working here at Dentistry by Design, and ensures that every patient I assist leaves with a happy and healthy smile, and a great experience.
Stacey Meepos, RDH
Stacey has worked in the dental field for over 18 years. She has always enjoyed serving others and is extremely passionate about dentistry. Early on in her career she worked with a Maxio Facial Prosthodontist as a registered dental assistant. She specialized in working with cancer patients with complex dental needs.
Stacey moved from San Luis Obispo to further her career in dentistry. She graduated from Hygiene school in 2008. Stacey loves being a dental hygienist, especially motivating patients to achieve a healthy smile. Stacey balances her satisfying career with a husband and two-year-old son at home.
She is currently taking courses to get a degree in public health. Stacey’s long-term goal is to open a nonprofit dental clinic for underserved populations.
Judy Zweig, RDH
My name is Judy Zweig. I was born and raised in the Brentwood, Pacific Palisades neighborhood and actually still live here! I have loved practicing dental hygiene, having graduated over 30 years ago from USC. My favorite part about my career is developing relationships with my patients and helping them achieve a high level of dental health.
When I am not working I cherish the time I spend with my husband and two daughters. I love to cook and hike in the Santa Monica Mountains.
Hi, my name is Andrea and I am the Insurance Coordinator here at Dentistry by Design. I am originally from Southern Arizona, but I moved to Los Angeles in 2017. Here at Dentistry by Design, I have the pleasure of coordinating patient insurance benefits. I enjoy the constant opportunity to learn that this position provides and the ability to help spread smiles for a lifetime. I am currently pursuing a career in nursing as well, and I am bilingual. I enjoy reading, painting, and practicing yoga.
Hello! My name is Abby and I am a receptionist here at Dentistry by Design. I help patients schedule appointments as well as answer general questions regarding scheduling, account inquires, and more. I thoroughly enjoy being able to help assist our patients and make their dental visits easy and as enjoyable as possible! I am currently in school for Post-Production Film and Java Programming. In my free time, I enjoy reading and drawing as well as spending time with my family and two dogs.
Hello, my name is Fabiola Escalante and I have been a dental assistant since 2020. I graduated from American Career College and while I was studying there I was doing hours at a dental office called Long Beach Dental. After graduation, I was referred to Dr. Tapia and have been working at Dentistry by Design ever since. I love my job because I love working with my teammates alongside me in the office! In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and my friends from church.