Guilla Pagurayan

Surgical Patient Treatment Coordinator

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Guilla is a Filipina-American who was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and she is bilingual in both English and Tagalog.  Guilla began her career in the medical field in Optometry, and then continued her development at Seton Medical Center in the Department of Surgery and Radiology.  Guilla’s core philosophical strengths and interests lie in direct patient interactions, and she is responsible for numerous tasks across a variety of platforms to help patients navigate the complexities associated with surgical treatment at San Francisco Periodontics and Implant Dentistry.

As our Surgical Patient Treatment Coordinator, Guilla not only handles scheduling for Dr. Temlock at San Francisco Periodontics and Dental Implants, but she also works with your insurance carrier to identify and maximize your eligible benefits. She works tirelessly to cut through the insurance bureaucracy to pre-authorize treatment and understand your benefits plan, and it is her goal to ultimately help our patients comprehend their insurance carrier’s benefits and contracts.  Guilla truly enjoys helping patients understand their treatment plans by providing education and empathy, and she feels a tremendous amount of pride when she is able to help patients complete their treatment with a positive experience.  Guilla excels in new challenges, and she is constantly pursuing improved and streamlined patient communication to expand patients’ experiences navigating the difficult dental insurance marketplace.

When she’s not in the office, Guilla enjoys competitively training for powerlifting competitions.  Don’t let her small size fool you though!  Her personality, tireless work ethic, and empathetic demeanor are just some of the characteristics that make Guilla stand tall compared to others in this complex and demanding role!

Robin Crow, RDA

Hygiene Patient Treatment Coordinator and Surgical Assistant

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA), Certified Oral Maxillofacial Surgical Assistant (OMSA) by California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Robin was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and she joined SFPID after spending over five years as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Assistant in the East Bay.  Beyond her formal surgical assisting training, Robin also completed her certificate in both Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).  She has over a decade of experience in dental and surgical assisting, and she truly enjoys the intricacies of surgery, which allows her to become a vital team member in patient treatments.

As our Hygiene Treatment Coordinator, Robin is charged with navigating your insurance coverage with our hygiene department.  It’s a lot of work (and often challenging!), but there isn’t much that Robin doesn’t know about our Hygiene and Periodontal Maintenance Programs.

When she isn’t slaving away talking to insurance companies for our patients or studying for school, Robin enjoys cooking and a nice bottle of wine with her significant other!

Nakidra (Niki) Dobshinsky, RDA

Patient Care Coordinator

Registered Dental Assistant

Niki is a Bay Area native with many years of experience in the dental field.  She began her career as a registered dental assistant, and she continues to maintain her certifications and continuing education to retain her RDA licensure.  With over ten years of working experience, Niki has helped countless patients traveling the Peninsula and San Francisco in multiple clinical and administrative roles.  With her diverse background, she enjoys educating and supporting patients throughout their treatment at San Francisco Periodontics and Implant Dentistry.

On top of balancing a busy work and personal schedule, Niki continues to pursue studies in Holistic Medicine. In her spare time, Niki enjoys spending time with her young son.  She is also a foodie and whiskey connoisseur, so she is always open to sharing her current favorites when patients inquire!  She also likes to tune her voice during karaoke in her free time!

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