Outreach and Education

Wendy Lopez
Prevention Program Manager
wendy(at)pdisurgerycenter.org

 

Wendy Lopez moved to the United States from Oaxaca Mexico in 1995. Wendy previously worked with the Calistoga Family Center as the Community Liason and CAA (Certified Application Assistant for Healthy Families and MediCal for Families) and enrolled over 400 uninsured kids from Calistoga. Ms. Lopez also worked at the VITA Clinic as a Public Notary and assisted individuals to obtain an ITIN number to be able to file for their tax returns. She understands the struggles families have finding affordable, quality dental services for their children. Ms. Lopez lives with her family in Napa County. In 2016 she was recognized by the North Bay Leadership Council as the Latina Leader of the year.

 

 

 

Grecia Mora Bernal
Oral Health Educator
grecia(at)pdisurgerycenter.org

 

Grecia Mora Bernal is a Registered Dental Assistant working at PDI Surgery Center. Her mission as PDI’s Oral Health Educator is to improve our patients' dental and general health by providing them with education on oral hygiene and nutrition. One of her main goals is to provide our families with the necessary support and motivation they need to prevent tooth decay and make good nutritional choices. She loves when she hears a parent say, “Wow, nobody ever told me that! If I would have known, my child would not have all these cavities!” Grecia says, "It is truly motivating to see patients leave PDI cavity free and, most importantly, pain free."

Meesha Heydon
Oral Health Promotora

 

Meesha Heydon graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in general biology and a minor in chemistry. She began volunteering at PDI in 2009 and has since been working as PDI's Tooth Fairy and, most recently, as one of two brand new Oral Healthcare Promotores. She works to promote the importance of good oral hygiene to families living in and around Sonoma County. She hopes to pursue a career in public health and eventually join the Peace Corps.

Gustavo Sanchez
Oral Health Promotor

 

Gustavo Sanchez graduated with an AS Degree in Community Health Work from Santa Rosa Junior College and is currently completing his Bachelor degree at Sonoma State University. He has spent the last six years working and volunteering in the community teaching health classes, organizing and coordinating events, and supporting case management. He has worked with several dental clinics and private offices providing early attention and referrals to other dental specialists for uninsured, underinsured and underserved children in Sonoma County. He has special interest in helping patients apply for insurance through Covered CA, access Medi-Cal, CalFresh and other public assistance programs. With over 12 years of experience serving underrepresented people who do not have access to services due to language barriers, transportation or other circumstances, Gustavo has a demonstrated passion for making sure that they receive the care and services they need.