Meet Our Dental Team- Cloverdale

candace1Candace Lawson – Practice Manager / Financial Coordinator

Candace has 27 years experience in her position and is knowledgeable in insurance benefits and takes enormous pride in helping patients utilize their dental reimbursement to the best advantage in order to achieve the healthiest smile possible. She will work with you to schedule appointments that will have the least impact on your personal schedule and will see to it that when in our office you will be seen in a prompt and timely manner.

As our Financial Coordinator, Candace works with our patients in order to make the smile they desire a financial reality. Along with the doctors she will help to plan out your treatment in order that it has the desired effect on your budget. If you need to work in phases she will set that up and if long term financing is needed there are options she will be happy to explain.

While Candace spends the majority of her time at our Santa Rosa location our patients in Cloverdale can be assured that she offers the same dedication to Cloverdale so that the patients there can benefit from the experience and expertise that she has.  Candace has enjoyed the challenge of our growth with the addition of our Cloverdale location as she has helped us achieve this with her 10 years of dedication to Dr. Le & Dr. Savko.

When Candace is not at work she enjoys reading, sewing and scrap booking. Her favorite pastime is spending quaility time with her husband Ken, their children and the 7 grandchildren they have.  Candace can often be seen in the spring and summer on many of our Sonoma County baseball fields as she cheers several of her grandchildren on as they play.


Rhonda1Rhonda Deines, Office Receptionist

Rhonda brings 6 years of dental experience to our Cloverdale office and can be found greeting our patients with her welcoming smile as they arrive in our office for their dental appointments.  She is always ready to answer any questions our patients might have and is happy to schedule appointments that will work best for their schedule while still allowing them the opportunity to receive quality dental care in a timely manner.

Rhonda was excited when we asked her to join our dental team as she is a resident of Cloverdale and looks forward to helping her community benefit from the expertise our dental team has to offer.   In the short time that Rhonda has been with our office she has been extremely helpful in transitioning our patients from the many years of care they received prior to our arrival to Cloverdale in September 2013.

When Rhonda is not at the office meeting the needs of our patients she enjoys spending time with her husband Andy and their family.


Cartoon tooth with toothbrushShelly M., RDH – Registered Dental Hygienist

Biography coming soon!


Elyse - Staff Cloverdale Dentist OfficeElyce Ostermann, RDH – Registered Dental Hygienist

Elyce Ostermann, Registered Dental Hygienist, B.A. Psychology, has resided in Cloverdale for 8 years and was previously raised in Santa Rosa.  She is a 2009 graduate from SRJC and a 2007 graduate from Sonoma State University.  She lives with her husband Matt Ostermann, a local vet tech, her newborn son Noah, and step-son Dylan.  She is passionate about dentistry, and loves participating in local dental events like Give Kids a Smile Day.  She is also laser-certified.  Elyce enjoys playing the flute, running, hiking, reading, and of course, being a new mommy.


stacey - Staff Cloverdale Dentist OfficeStacey Lands, RDA – Registered Dental Assistant

Stacy is our longest tenured team member in Cloverdale and welcomed us to our new location in 2013 as Dr. James Wood retired to pursue his dream of helping our community on a grander scale.  Stacy has 22 years of experience in the dental field and has been an amazing asset in assisting our patients during the transition with our arrival in Cloverdale. 

Stacy attended the SRJC where she earned her certification as a Registered Dental Assistant as well as her AS degree.  Stacy’s goal in the office is to make the patients feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible throughout their appointment.

When not at work Stacy enjoys spending time with her husband, their two daughters and the family pets.  She enjoys jogging, camping, swimming, biking and camping.