About Us

Nicole E. Pagonis DDS
Dr Pagonis

Hello, I am Dr. P and I look forward to meeting you! I am a native to the south bay - born and raised in Saratoga and currently living in Los Gatos with my husband and two daughters. It has always been a dream of mine to give back to my community. After graduating from Saratoga High School, I went on to Cal Poly SLO and then to University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco.
I have always had a love for people and interpersonal interactions along with a true intrigue for science and the human body. I have a constant desire to learn and an innate yearning to help others. I consider myself fortunate to have found a career in dentistry which lets me mesh all of my true passions into something tangible. Our practice philosophy is based on a commitment to listening to our patients and doing our best to delivery nothing but the highest quality of care and thoroughness to every individual young or old. We look forward to meeting you and really giving you the care that you deserve.

Mandy

Registered Dental Hygienist

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Mandy and Dr. Pagonis have been working together since early 2008. Mandy grew up as an identical twin in a large family in Southern California but has resided in Northern California with her husband Wesley since 2001. After receiving a Bachelors of Science Degree in Sociology from Southern Utah University in 1998 Mandy became a Registered Dental Assistant and worked chair side alongside several dentists for 9 years in Kansas, Wyoming and California, eventually returning to school to become a Registered Dental Hygienist. Mandy graduated with honors in 2007 from Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, with an Associate´s degree in Dental Hygiene. While in school, she was recognized for outstanding clinical skills and was awarded the Hu Friedy Golden Scaler Award as well as the Santa Clara Valley Dental Hygiene Association student leadership award as well as other various scholarships. She has served as the community dental health coordinator and for two years was president of the Santa Clara Valley Dental Hygienists' Association allowing her to work closely with other hygienists, students and volunteers.In 2010 she was given the Outstanding Member Award by her hygiene association. Spending time with each and every patient, providing quality care and getting to know each one of them personally is what Mandy enjoys the most about her profession and is very obvious in her popularity with patients. You will find that laughter, hugs and a sense of humor are always close at hand in the office Mandy feels so blessed to love her profession and the opportunity it provides her to interact and serve others. While not at work Mandy enjoys nothing more than the time spent with her husband and two precious and beautiful daughters Violette May and Ruby June.

Sharon

Registered Dental Hygienist

Sharon

Sharon brings many years of experience as a top performing dental hygienist dedicated to the supreme patient experience through exceptional patient care. Although many technological advances have enhanced diagnosis and treatment plans, she believes technology will never replace the human element. It is that element that has helped her become a sought after hygienist. For those considering cosmetic dentistry, she will also gladly demonstrate from personal experience how her own smile has been enhanced. She is excited to be re-united with Dr. Pagonis in her expanding practice. She has a passion for emphasizing early non-surgical periodontal therapy and coaching her patients toward optimal health. She is focused on understanding and validating each patient as a unique individual in order to present valuable treatment opportunities. With Dr. Pagonis, she has found a practice that shares her vision of exemplary dentistry and patient care. On a personal note, Sharon has raised her three children to adulthood and enjoys ballroom dancing, crafting and travel to tropical destinations.

Erin

Registered Dental Hygienist

Erin

Erin began her career as a dental hygienist in Boise, ID, where she was born and raised. She graduated from Idaho State University with a BS in Dental Hygiene. Erin has had the opportunity to practice hygiene all over the country relocating each time with her husband's finance career. She has worked in Idaho, Utah, New York, Connecticut, Minnesota, and now California. She is excited to be a part of Dr. Pagonis efforts to build individual relationships and provide superior care to every patient. Erin enjoys the challenge of learning new strategies of patient care that help her partner with patients to create successful long-term health results. Erin brings her caring attitude and technical skills to this office and wants every one of her patients to consider her a life long caregiver. Outside the office Erin has a wide range of interests that include running, interior design, and snow skiing. She is an accomplished competitive runner. Erin feels lucky to be a wife and mother to a very active son.


Karla

Dental Assistant

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Karla was born and raised in San Jose, California. She is a graduate of Carrington College, graduating with a degree in Dental Assisting. She was an intern in Dr. Pagonis' office and joined the team, working with Dr. Pagonis for over a year. Karla is known to be the main assistant in the clinic. She feels blessed working with Dr. Pagonis, and makes sure they deliver quality patient care, using high quality instruments. Karla loves to care for her patients and makes sure they feel comfortable throughout the procedures. She makes sure to educate her patients about the procedure, making sure they understand oral health. She is currently going to school for Dental Hygiene. After she graduates from Dental Hygiene, she would like to travel the world. Her hobbies include collecting make-up, listening to music and spending time with her family.

Zernette

Dental Assistant

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Zernette was born and raised in the Bay Area, but has also lived in the Philippines Islands for two years. She is a graduate from Foothill College's Dental Assisting program of 2014, with an Associates Degree in Dental Assisting. She has over 200 hours of internship experience from the University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry; primarily focused on general dentistry. She has interned in other clinics and was lucky enough to be an intern at Dr. Nicole Pagonis' practice around March of 2014. She was welcomed into the practice at the end of June as one of the chair-side assistants. Zernette loves working with Dr. Pagonis, and strives to learn advanced skills and techniques in order to deliver quality patient care. Dr. Pagonis and our team use high quality materials and educate our patients about oral health, making sure our patients are satisfied and know they are our priority! Outside of the clinic, Zernette loves cooking, playing musical instruments, and spending time with her loved ones.

Licha

Scheduling and Financial Coordinator

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Licha is the scheduling and financial coordinator with over 13 years of dental experience giving her the advanced training in all aspects of dental office administration. Her commitment and proactive approach to furthering her knowledge and expertise is obvious on a day to day basis as Licha assists our family of patients with their financial aspect of treatment all while maintaining the highest level of trust and patient care. At work Licha is driven by a team that is continually striving to provide quality family dentistry in a comfortable and family friendly environment. Outside of the office Licha enjoys gardening and relaxing in the backyard, arts and crafts and cooking; but, most importantly she enjoys being outdoors with her large family and many friends.