About the Doctor & Staff

Dr. Glenn Sperbeck D.D.S. has an undergraduate degree in Biology from UCLA and graduated with honors from USC Dental School in 1982. Upon graduation from dental school he established a private general practice in Westchester, California with a focus on cosmetic restorative dentistry and the treatment of Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders. Dr. Sperbeck is enthusiastic about continuing education and advanced dental training, in quest of knowledge to provide the finest care, skill, and judgment that modern dentistry has to offer:

Member, American Dental Association
Member, Academy of General Dentistry
Member, American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Member, Doctors for Oral Conscious Sedation (DOCS)
Member, International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology (IAOMT)
Member, Orognathic Bioesthetic Institute
Member, Pankey Alumni Association Constituent, Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Active participant in dental study groups that consist of dentists who are dedicated to a lifelong pursuit of education and dental excellence.

Special Interests
Balancing his commitment to dentistry, Dr. Sperbeck thoroughly enjoys time with his family, reading (suspense) novels, fly fishing blue ribbon trout streams, and setting up camp before hiking the next picturesque mountain trail with camera in hand!

MONICA ARIAS (OFFICE MANAGER)

Monica joined our staff in January 2006 as the Office Manager. As a Registered Dental Assistant and member of the American Dental Assistants Association, Monica brings 16 years of industry experience packaged in a warm and cheerful personality. Monica married her high school sweetheart, Juan, in 2002 and they have two young children who keep them very busy! Monica loves to cook and bake everything. (We like this about her!)

MARIA ESTEEM (PATIENT COORDINATOR)

Maria joined our practice in August 2008. She brings a great deal of knowledge with her as she has 23 years experience in both dental and insurance fields. Maria attended Bryman Vocational College for dental assisting and front office management. She went on to work as a dental assistant, receptionist, insurance biller, floor supervisor, and office manager. Maria then expanded on to other branches of the field and joined the insurance world, where she became a team member of Prudential and Great West Healthcare. She worked in insurance for 8 years before returning to dentistry. Maria enjoys reading and going to Laughlin, NV every summer with her family.

GIOVANNA TOWNSEND (HYGIENIST)

Giovanna is our Registered Dental Hygienist who graduated from the West Los Angeles College / UCLA Dental Hygiene Program. Before joining our staff this year, she worked as a Registered Dental Assistant for 15 years, assisting dentists in general practice, periodontal, endodontic, and prosthodontic practices in Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, and Beverly Hills. Her experience and training has given her the skills to provide her patients with the best quality dental hygiene education and service. Giovanna loves her profession and takes pride in helping and educating her patients to improve their oral health. Giovanna lives in West Los Angeles and enjoys dining out with her husband and friends.

CINDY LA SALA (HYGIENIST)

Cindy La Sala is Dr. Sperbeck’s Wednesday hygienist. She was born in the Philippines and grew up in Pomona, California. Cindy has always been surrounded by relatives who are in medical and dental professions, and she had always known that she would someday have a career in the health field. Cindy received her Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene and Public Health from the University of Southern California in 2002. She moved to Arizona for a couple of years after graduation and has now relocated back to Studio City. Becoming a dental hygienist has led her into finding her mission in life, which is to serve the community and hopefully organize a dental mission in third world countries. With her background in public health and dental hygiene, she wishes to share her knowledge in health promotion and disease prevention. Cindy not only enjoys her profession, but she also loves playing tennis, cooking, and trying out different ethnic restaurants.

LESLIE MONTENEGRO (DENTAL ASSISTANT)

Leslie has been a Dental Assistant for six years now. Since this time, she has quickly emerged to be a great assistant. She possesses a gentle touch and shows a great amount of compassion toward patients. Leslie also works quickly and efficiently, limiting the time that you, as the patient, need to spend in the chair. She has an intuitive sense about dentistry and understands what makes our practice work well for our patients. She enjoys going to the beach with her friends and family, watching movies, reading books, and spending time with her nieces and nephews.

KRISTINA SPERBECK (DENTAL ASSISTANT)

Kristina joined the dental profession 2 years ago and works as our dental assistant. Demonstrating a natural ability to comfort, she enjoys her relationships with each of our patients. Kristina is delighted to see the progress patients make as they move toward a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile. Kristina spends her free time reading and going to the movies, and spending time with friends discussing books and Hollywood. Recently, Kristina learned to knit and the team is looking forward to new scarves!

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