Janey Christensen: Office Manager
Janey was born and raised in Petaluma and moved to Santa Rosa in 1976. She graduated from the Santa Rosa Junior College with a degree from the Dental Assisting Program. She has worked at Dr. Wilburn’s office for 21 years, starting out as front office receptionist and assistant, and later transitioning to the Office Manager position.
Janey enjoys working in Dr. Wilburn’s office and is quick to add: “Our patients are like family to us!” Patients can’t help but notice her easy going yet professional manner. It is easy to see how she makes each and every patient feel welcome and “a part of the office family”. She is a vital part of the practice… ensuring the office runs smoothly and efficiently.
Janey has been married to her husband Mark for 40 years and has three grown children. They are also very blessed to have two grandchildren.
Her hobbies include travel, reading, and exercising. She recently ran her first half -marathon and hiked to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite!! We feel very, very fortunate to have Janey as part of Dr. Wilburn’s staff.
Karre-Ann Wilke RDA: Dental Assistant
Karre-Ann was born in Petaluma. She attended Santa Rosa Junior College and continued her training at Bryman Dental Assisting School in San Francisco. She received her Registered Dental Assistant license in 1998. She has been our office RDA for ten years now and on occasion, will help in the front office. As Dr. Wilburn’s assistant, Karre-Ann is more than an extra set of hands…. Her gentle approach to assisting, her equally gentle X-ray technique and her warm personality are sure to make the patients feel at ease in the chair. Her personality is as sparkly as her bright blue eyes and she always turns a trip to the dentist into a pleasant encounter with a friend.
Karre-Ann lives in Rohnert Park with her spouse, Felicia Younger, and now lives directly next door to the elementary school she attended as a child! Her love of Sonoma County is indeed evident with her desire to stay so close to her roots!! She is the mother of two children and has recently become a proud grandmother. She is sure to make your visit to Dr. Wilburn’s office a pleasant one.
We feel very lucky to have Karre-Ann as our main back-office assistant and occasional front desk assistant.
Suzanne Sciucchetti: Front Office and Chair-side Assistant
Suzanne was born and raised in Healdsburg and began her career as a dental assistant in 1979 with Dr. Tom Conklin (ret.). Later she transitioned to a front office position in 1986 for Dr. Clint Weaver in Santa Rosa. She joined Dr. Wilburn’s team in 2006 and currently works part time in the front office and on occasion will also assist chair-side.
Suzanne lives in Cloverdale with her long-time companion Randy and has two grown children and 2 grandchildren. Her hobbies include cooking, reading and gardening. Of course, she also especially enjoys time with her grandchildren .
Suzanne has a quick smile and a caring approach while tending to each patient’s needs and requests. Dr. Wilburn has found a wonderful addition to the office staff with Suzanne and we are all so glad she is part of our team!!
Mary Ellen Collins RDH: Dental Hygienist
Mary Ellen Collins, “M.E.”, was raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She graduated from Idaho State University’s Dental Hygiene Program with a B.S., R.D.H.E.F. degree in l981. While attending school with a full academic course load, M.E. was also a member of the ISU cheerleading squad. Her ability to graduate through a strenuous program while cheerleading is a tribute to her commitment to work hard and succeed.
M.E. has practiced dental hygiene for 33 years and joined Dr. Wilburn’s dental team in February, 2012. She is very devoted to keeping current on the latest hygiene techniques and studies. She has been a great addition to the staff and is clearly loved by her patients for her enthusiasm and caring approach to her work.
Besides being married to her wonderful husband, C.J., M.E. has a beautiful daughter, Jasmine, who resides and works in Corona del Mar.
Her hobbies include traveling, playing soccer, cycling and readily admits she is fond of any activities that involve food and wine. She has a large heart and always finds the time to volunteer within the Santa Rosa community and lend a hand to those in need. M.E. loves working and living in the wine country and can’t imagine a better place to live.
It is a delight to have M.E. in the office and we are pleased and honored to have her on our staff.