Dr. Malkemus would love to meet you and your family and provide you with the dental care you deserve!
Vickie has been in the health professional field for over 30 years and enjoys working with patients, getting to know them and their families, and helping to meet their scheduling and financial needs. We are lucky to have enjoyed her calm presence at our front desk for over 20 years. Vickie has two adult children and two grandchildren. She enjoys crafts and going to yard sales with her sisters. Her Beagle mix "Bernie" and her cat “Horseshoe” also provide her with endless entertainment.
Michelle is a people person and a problem solver. She has worked in dentistry for over 24 years and with us for over 13 years. She worked chair side as a registered dental assistant and still helps in the treatment rooms when we really need her there but her forte is treatment coordination. Having been an RDA she really understands treatment plans and is able to guide patients through the procedures they need. She has been married for over 25 years to her high school sweetheart and has two sons in college, who fill her life with lots and lots of baseball and football. She is an avid baseball mom, especially now with one son an Arizona Wildcat player! Her Boxer named Dallas keeps her laughing as well.
Mary Alice has been with the practice from day one in a variety of capacities. Nowadays she handles the bookkeeping needs of the practice and shares her desk with Dr. Malkemus. She’s mostly behind the scenes but she uses her x-ray license and sterilizes as well. She enjoys the science and seeing the terrific results of today’s modern dentistry. She has a master’s degree in molecular biology. She is learning to paint and many of her paintings adorn the office, as well as those of her mentor Carole Watanabe. She spends many happy hours with her twin grandsons, Ocean and Arthur.
Laura looks forward to coming to work everyday. She loves getting to know about our patients and finding a solution to their dental needs. Everyone is different and she tailors her delicate work to each person. She feels blessed that for over 14 years our patients have trusted her with their Dental Hygiene care. Laura is married with two daughters and two sons, has served on the Board of the Bay Area Turner’s Syndrome Society, and supports many community programs for Special Needs Children. Laura loves sports of all kinds, but baseball is her favorite!! She loves the Giants!! She grew up in Rohnert Park, graduated from Rancho Cotate High School and from Sonoma State University. In winter 2016 her golden doodle Maddie joined the family!
Barbara has been in the dental field for over twenty years and worked with Dr. Malkemus for over 20 years! She enjoys dentistry because she gets to work with all types of people and gets to be on the cutting edge technology of modern procedures. In addition to her many assisting skills, Barbara also organizes and keeps up to date with the hundreds of dental products we use. She has two kids and enjoys entertaining and hiking on the weekends with her husband. Her dear Schnauzer Belle is the baby of the family!