the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals
that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We
view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to
your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.
Registered Dental Assistants:
Debbie Bettger, R.D.A.
Debbie is a Registered Dental Assistant, she has been working in the dental field since 1987, and has worked for Dr. O' Connor since August of 1997. Debbie and her husband Gene have one son, Travis, and live in San Andreas. Debbie loves to shop and spend time with her family and friends.
Kendra Fleet, R.D.A.
is a Registered Dental Assistant; she has been working in the field since 2008
and has worked for Dr. O’Connor since April of 2013. Kendra attended Northwestern
Michigan College where she became a dental assistant; she later received her
California RDA license making her licensed in two states. She has a boxer/shar-pei mix dog named Turk,
and in her spare time Kendra loves to be outdoors participating in activities
such as snowboarding, camping, and running; she also likes exercising her creative
side, making jewelry composing art, (painting, photography, pottery, etc).
Registered Dental Hygienists:
Diane Shaw, R.D.H.
Diane is a Registered Dental Hygienist; she
received her RDH license in 1987 from West L.A. College and has been working
for Dr. O’Connor since 2005. Prior to becoming a hygienist, Diane worked as an
RDA in 1982. Diane married Chris in 1981 and in 1990 gave birth to their son
William. When Diane is not at work, she spends her time with her parents, gardening,
traveling, reading, and surfing the web. Diane has a very creative side; she
loves sewing, jewelry making, rubber stamping, scrap booking, and photography.
Nancy Burton, R.D.H.
Nancy is a Registered Dental Hygienist; she grew up
here in Calaveras County, and attended Avery School in White Pine and Calaveras
High School. After three years at UC Davis she attended UC San Francisco where
she received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Nancy has worked in the
dental field since high school where she worked for her father Dr. Burton in
Angels Camp and has worked for Dr. O’Connor since September of 2004. In her
spare time Nancy enjoys hiking, Zumba, and cycling all over the country; in
2006 she cycled across the U.S. (Washington to Maine) and n a few European
Beth Moon, R.D.H.
Beth is a Registered Dental Hygienist; she was born
and raised in Sonora, where her mother taught at the elementary school for 35
years. Beth graduated from Sonora High School in 2002 and from Columbia Junior
College in 2004. She attended Carrington College from 2008-2010 where she
received her AS in Dental Hygiene. Beth has been working in the Dental field
for over 4 years, and has worked for Dr. O’Connor since November of 2012. Beth has
been married to her husband Grant for over 10 years. Together they have three
dogs; Henry, Gracie, and Abby, as well as a cat named Lucy. On her spare time
Beth loves to attend Giants and 49ers games, read, travel, camp, and
spend time with her family and friends.
Vicki O'Connor, R.D.H.
Vicki attended Foothill College in
Los Altos CA where she graduated in 1983 with an Associate of Science Degree in
Dental Hygiene. She is a proud recipient of the “Golden Scaler Award”
which is given to the top clinician of each class. She has been working
in the dental field since 1984, beginning in the Bay Area working with several
general dentists, and has worked alongside her husband Tim O’Connor since 1997.
She has been happily married to Dr O’Connor since 1986, (they dated all through
their dental schooling!). Their daughter Katie graduated the University of Oregon with a degree in Sports Marketing in June of 2015, and is currently working for the Giants Association in sales. They also have a
yellow lab named Coda and two cats, Callie and Silver. Vicki enjoys exercising,
boating, and cooking/entertaining for their friends and family.
Holiday Calistro, R.D.H.
is a Registered Dental Hygienist, she has been working in the dental
field since 1999. She has been working for Dr. O'Connor since July of
2014. Holiday and her husband Ryan have two children; Rylynn and Luca. In her spare time, Holiday, enjoys cooking, baking, and volunteering her
time at her daughter's school.
Front Desk Personnel:
Becki Strawn, Office Coordinator
Becki graduated with honors from Andon College in 1994, and obtained her Registered Dental Assistant license shortly thereafter. She has been working for Dr. O’Connor since 2003. Becki and her husband Dale have five children: Marissa, Madison, Kali, Brandon, and Andria. Becki and her family enjoy gardening, fishing, and BBQing together.
Donna Finley, Office Coordinator
Donna is a Registered Dental Assistant and Office
Coordinator. She was born in New Jersey and grew up in the Bay Area. She
graduated from UC Berkeley in 1983, and attended College of Marin for their Dental
Assisting Program. Donna has been in the Dental Field since 1985 and has been
working for Dr. O’Connor since 2001. She has two daughters, Kailyn who graduated Sonoma State University in May of 2015 and Lauren who is attending Chico State; she also
has two dogs Kirby a border collie and Toby a golden retriever. In her spare time, Donna enjoys reading,
camping, scrapbooking, photography, gardening, being a mentor for the Calaveras
Youth Mentoring Program, and spending time with her family and friends.
Marisol Rodriguez, Assistant Office Coordinator
Marisol graduated Bret Harte High School in June of
2013 and is attending Columbia Junior College in the hopes of transferring to Stanislaus State University in the near future. She has been with Dr. O’Connor since October of
2013. Marisol has three sisters two older; Diana and Bianca, and one younger
Esmeralda. In her spare time Marisol likes to shop, volunteer at Mark Twain Elementary, travel, bake, and
spend time with family and friends.
Please contact our Murphys dental office with any questions or to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting you!