Meet the Team

Stacey, RDH

Clinical Hygiene Director

Stacey serves as our clinical hygiene director. She uses her knowledge and expertise to restore and maintain your oral health. Stacey is committed to delivering the latest solutions to make treatment simple, comfortable, and easy for you.

Stacey is a graduate of Cabrillo College. She is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She has earned certification in Diode laser use, CPR and massage therapy. Stacey has completed extensive post-graduate work with several leading dental institutes:

  • Crown Council Total Immersion Program
  • Spear Academy
  • Laser Tissue Management
  • Non surgical periodontal procedure clinical hands on training
  • Hornbrook Institute and the
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Stacey holds a deep love of family. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, exploring the outdoors with them and getting together with extended family for holidays.

Leann - Dental Care Team.

Leann, RDAEF2

Director of Clinical Restorations

Leann works directly with you to restore oral health. Her enthusiasm for advanced clinical training and pleasant personality makes you feel comfortable during teach restorative dental visit. Leann is an expert in the placement of porcelain crows, bridges, and tooth colored fillings.

After working for 14 years as a dental assistant focused on orthodontics and general dentistry; Leann decided to further her dental career by enrolling in the Registered Dental Assistant Expanded Functions Program at the University of the Pacific (UOP) Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2011. In 2012 she graduated at the top of her class.

Leann was invited to join the faculty at UOP in 2017. She was instrumental in helping choose relevant programs for dentists and auxiliary dental health care workers. She has been the perfect mentor and clinical care instructor for RDAEF students. In addition, Leann was invited by dentists present a lecture at the California Dental Association conference on utilizing an RDAEF in the dental practice. Most recently, Leann joined Monterey Peninsula College as an adjunct instructor for the Dental Assisting Program.

In her spare time, you can catch Leann with her husband and daughter who maintains a busier social schedule than her mom. With her love for the outdoors, she can be found hiking with her Shiba Inu, Skoshi at Toro Park then at home cuddling with her cat, Smokey. A dental nerd at heart, Leann is furthering her dental career through course work at Arizona State University.


Melissa, rda

Clinical Care Coordinator

Melissa is a registered dental assistant and patient care coordinator. She works with you and Dr. Frahm to ensure excellent care.

Melissa’s straightforward approach has won her many fans over the years. She is a ceaseless patient advocate in every regard. Melissa will teach you about the best approaches for home dental care and call your insurance benefits provider to insist that they cover your treatment in a single care visit.

“Watching someone smile after treatment is complete is my favorite part of my job,” says Melissa. “It doesn’t matter what the treatment is, whitening, veneers or a CEREC crown, it’s just the difference it makes for them that is priceless.”

An accomplished dental assistant, Melissa currently teaches in the Dental Assisting Program at Monterey Peninsula College. Melissa earned an Associates Degree in Science from Monterey Peninsula College. She holds certifications in Dental Assisting, Coronal Polishing, Radiology, and Pit and Fissure Sealants.

Active is the word that sums up Melissa’s lifestyle. She enjoys lots of outdoor activities with her husband and two sons.

yamilett, rdaEF

Dental Assistant

Yamilett has a passion for helping others. She works with you during your dental visits to deliver care. Yamilett assists Dr. Frahm with cosmetic, restorative, and sedation dental care.

Yamilett completed the Registered Dental Assistant Expanded Functions Program at University of California at San Francisco’s School of Dentistry in 2003. She holds certifications in Dental Assisting, Coronal Polishing, and Radiology. Yamilett has also completed training in management, patient comfort and CPR.

“I love building relationships with each and every patient,” says Yamilett. “I enjoy going the extra mile and making sure that every patient leaves better than they came in.”

Outside of our dental practice, Yamilett loves spending time with her husband and family. She is involved in the women’s group and food outreach at her church.


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Dr. Jeanette Kern - Dental Care Team.

Dr. Jeanette Kern

Dr. Jeanette Kern is a dental pioneer. She paved the way for women in the sciences to elevate their careers, and she continually improves lives through her dedication to health and the human spirit. 

During her tenure as the leader of this dental practice, Dr. Kern used a comprehensive approach to dentistry to restore the health and appearance of many of our neighbors here on the Monterey Peninsula. 

When it was time for Dr. Kern to broaden her presence in this world, by becoming a coach and mentor to dentists across the U.S., she hand-selected Dr. Sarah Frahm to assume the leading role here in Monterey.

Like Dr. Kern, Dr. Frahm is an active member of our healthcare and business community. Dr. Frahm is a member of the Monterey Chamber of Commerce, and the Professional Women’s Network. She consistently contributes to the community through Smiles for Life, and by serving on the boards of several charitable organizations. 

Contact Us

Let our team of dental care experts help you find your most vibrant smile. Please call 831-372-8011 today or contact our concierge care team to schedule your general dentistry consultation with Dr. Sarah Frahm. We serve patients throughout the communities of Monterey, Carmel, and Pebble Beach. 

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